Sunday, August 17, 2008

7 Gypsies Stamps

Have you tried the new 7 Gypsies interchangeable stamps yet? They are the handiest things ever! There are no excuses not to have at least a tiny bit of journaling with these cuties. Perfect for quickly adding a date or name, they are also pretty cool grouped together when you have more to say like I did in this layout. I just stamped them randomly on a piece of cardstock, cut them out, and then started writing! These are hot right now, so get 'em before they are gone!

7 Gypsies Round Naked Stamps
7 Gypsies Round French Seals
7 Gypsies Oval Created By Stamps

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Couture Paper Sale is on NOW!

Natalia is having a big sale in the Couture Store. Lots of scrumptious and yummy pattern papers for you to choose from. I found the papers used on this layout in the store and have included links for you so you can rush on over to the sale!

Hambley Metallic Lagoon Blue Paper:
Melissa Frances Pink Ambiente Paige Paper:
Jenni Bowlin Mini Label Die Cut Papers:
Have a SWEET day!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Teresa Collins

While I was at CHA, I had the chance to play with some Teresa Collins products for a make & take. Let me tell you, I'm in love!!

What is the object of my desire? The bracket covers and perfect closures. Let me tell you a bit about them.

The covers are chipboard and come in two sizes and a variety of colors:

The closures are leather and come with a variety of motifs on the metal.

So just what can you do with these products? Make mini albums, journals, or even recipe books. The chipboard covers can be altered and embellished any way you like.
The closures are so easy to attach. If you can set an eyelet, you can add this creative closure.

What to use as pages for these little books? Well, Teresa Collins makes a variety of die cut and trim apart pages for these books, but you could use anything you'd like.
Here is an example from the Bella Girl line:

So now that you have the makings for a great project, how do you put it all together?
You can use a Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the covers and bind with rings or ribbon. At CHA, they had a Zutter Bind it All for us to use, which is so easy.
Here is a picture of two I made at CHA. I can't wait to fill and embellish them.

Be sure to visit the Couture store to snatch up some of these wonderful products!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Scrapbooking Project - Using Jenni Bowlin

When we walked into the Jenni Bowlin booth at CHA winter, I was not impressed. I would have been happy if Nat wouldn't have ordered any of it - it just didn't appeal to me. WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME ANYWAY?? :)

Not sure if I hadn't had enough sleep or if I had just taken my dumb pill that morning by accident, but I'm SO glad she went ahead and ordered the stuff anyway - because I am SO in love with Jenni Bowlin's stuff right now!

Here is a scrapbook page project made with mostly Jenni Bowlin products that are available at the Couture Store and now that I look they *might* be on sale! (whooo hoooo!)

Products Used:


1- Cut a 1-inch strip from the left side of the Brown Bookprint paper.
2- Peel the backing off of the metal edging and clamp it down on the right of the paper strip you just cut. Embellish it more if you'd like - I just added some little pearls. Adhere entire strip to left side of the brown flower and vine paper.
3- Adhere your die cut pink label paper at an angle hanging off of the bottom right edge of your page. Trim off the edges hanging off the page.
4- Mat your 5"x7" photo with the remainder of your brown bookprint paper. Adhere it on your pink label paper at the same angle you adhered the paper in the previous step.
5- Apply your caption below your matted photo.
6- Add your title letters with the chalkboard stickers to the middle of the mini label paper (in brown). Add your small photos above and below the title.
7- Adhere your mini label paper at the opposite slant as your pink label paper, at the bottom left side.
8- With a black pen write your journaling around the large pink label paper border and embellish more if you would like. I also drew tiny black dots around the label paper as well.

Stay tuned to the Couture blog for more fun projects from design team members and I hope you have a GREAT week!
~ Holly