Friday, June 27, 2014

Yep. It’s Another Garland from Elizabeth.

I know. I know. I keep posting pictures of garlands on here.  But what can I say ... I love me some garland décor hanging from my mantle.  Fills the void ... the one across the top of my firebox ... and the one in my heart. LOL. So enjoy the July Fourth Banner eye candy coming your way below! 

No big scallop punch?  No problem!  Just punch a gazillion large circles then glue them individually to the backside of your project with only half the circle peeking out from the edge.  Viola!  Instant big scallop edging and chiseled biceps. It's a two-fer! : ).


The medallions' bottom pleated layers are made from a crepe paper streamer roll.  I. Love. Crepe. Paper. Streamers. Big bang for little bucks.  Try using it sometime ... gather it for ruffles, pleat it for medallions, snip it for fringe.  Very versatile. Just like the LBD in your closet ... work, date nights, funerals. One dress. Many uses.

Other details I love about this banner ... retro sequins, crystal droplets and tinsel ties.  Sequins have made a comeback ... so go steal them from your kid’s art supply box and put them to use on your own creations. The crystal droplets have two functions ... to add a touch of elegance and weight. Tinsel ties ... they’re sparkly. ‘Nuf said.

And on a complete side note ... because I crafted this banner many years ago and I have since lost a ginormous amount of brain cells due to parenting a teenager, I have a very vague recollection of the product sources. Let’s just say it’s all Melissa Frances and if it’s not, my apologies to the manufacturer I’m slighting.

Well, Happy Fourth of July everyone!  Enjoy the festivities of the day and be safe! 


Saturday, June 14, 2014

How to Choose Colors -- Scrapbook Video Saturday

Hi there! Carla here with another Scrapbook Video Saturday! Playing with color combinations is one of my favorite parts of scrapbooking. There are many different ways to combine colors on a scrapbook page. Like so many things in scrapbooking, there's no one "right" or "best" way. Here are a few tips for choosing colors for your next scrapbook page. Enjoy!

You can also view How to Pick Colors for a Scrapbook Page -- and all our scrapbooking videos -- 
on Howcast!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Hippo" Birdie to You!

Hey Everyone,  Anna here to share with you a card I made this past week end.  I just love these fun colors.  The black mat just makes the colors pop even more against the white.
I wanted to use a pattern paper that has lines at a slant and I found this pattern in my paper pad that I bought from Michael's by Heidi Swapp.  

The stamps are from Lawn Fawn.  I purchased them from Scrapbooks by the Sea in Myrtle Beach, SC while I was there on vacation a few weeks ago.  This stamp set also has a die to match to cut out all the pieces.  

The base that the image is stamped on (I used every stamp in the set for this card) was cut out using a die from Mama Elephant.  I just love the stitch lines it creates around the edges.  
I colored the images in with Colored Pencils & Gamsol.  I used a white gel pen for the dots on the balloon & the hippo.  

That's it for today.  Thank you so much for stopping by.