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Build – with Frugal Metal Embellishments Featuring Graphic 45 In my house, there always seems to be bits of metal laying around – such as screws, bolts, washers and various other whatnots – picked up from who knows where and brought home because you never know when you might need it.  LOL.   I was tidying up one day and the metal washers caught my eye as a potential embellishment because they are flat and lightweight.  I repurposed most of the washers on this layout from my husband’s stash, but they are also very inexpensive to purchase at a hardware store, usually about 15 cents each depending upon the size. The Typography collection from Graphic 45 was perfect for this layout.  It is simply gorgeous. I used my favourite chalk ink in ‘Blackbird’ and a foam applicator by Clearsnap to smudge the edges of the layout in black and give…

LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout Jodi Wilton created featuring Fancy Pants Designs!  Take a minute and read the journaling! SUPPLIES: Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, cork and tags, American Crafts chipboard alphabet, Jillibean Soup stickers, Doodlebug Design twine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Singer sewing machine, unknown thread. Happy Scrappin

I am a big fan of “fussy cutting” and paper layering so the Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock was the perfect choice for this project. I created texture on the papers with the Sizzix template and then sanded the paper to really make the pattern stand out. I love sanding the papers and the seeing the two-tone effect because it adds a rustic, roughness that is perfect for scrapbooking my boys. SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, graphic 45 patterned paper, chipboard and alphabet stickers, Sizzix dies and embossing folder, May Arts Ribbon, Gesso, Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Liquid glue. Thanks for looking

Hello everyone – Christy Riopel here! I love Core’dinations ColorCore pre-embossed cardstock. It makes a great base for a mixed media technique page. I started by dry brushing gesso over the entire surface of the teal paper. Don’t add water as that may lessen the embossing a bit. I then added Clearsnap ColorBox dye ink to the raised surfaces by directly rubbing the ink pad on them. I love the how antique the finished look is. I used Core’dinations ColorCore die cuts on the page as some of the many layers I have under my photo. Supply list: Core’dinations ColorCore paper and die cuts, May Arts Ribbon, paper doily, gesso, Clearsnap ColorBox dye ink, Marvy pen, Beacon Adhesive, Photo by Allison Orthner. Have a wonderful Monday everyone! To see more of Christy’s work – visit her blog – Creating a Life I Love to Share

Every great scrapbook layout and card needs a solid foundation, and that is where Core’dinations™ card stock comes in.  Their booth at CHA was jam-packed with tons of card stock possibilities and more! Their sign says it all… I was VERY excited about their “Chalk Core” card stock.  There are 2 options: black exterior and white core, or black exterior and different coloured cores.  SO COOL! There are 5 colour options: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green and Orange. They come in smaller folded card sizes too! So when you emboss and/or sand to expose the core, you achieve that fun chalkboard effect… Totally love the distressed style you can create with Core’dinations Colorcore card stock! Also on display was designer David Tutera’s “Celebrate” card making system: These sets incorporate 3 steps for card design: 1. Select a card  2. Add a layer  3. Embellish  How easy is this? And just look…

Even before you step inside the DCWV booth at CHA, you know you are in for a treat!  On the exterior walls of their booth hang the most incredible works of art…designed by paper artists.  I just have to show you some of them!   Check out the paper layers in this one… Aren’t these astonishing?  And what’s also astonishing is the number of wonderful paper stacks inside the booth! The newest releases include the following Stacks: Citrus, Homeroom, Emerald Garden, Little Miss, Little Mister, Far East, Green, Linen Closet, Haute Pink and Modern Meadow. For those of you who love texture, there are SO many fantastic specialty paper stacks available! The Burlap and Corrugate and others now come in 12 x 12 Stacks. Let’s not forget about the card stock stacks! There is even glitter card stock… DCWV also offers trendy…

I know there are many of us in love with the gorgeous styles of stamps, dies and papers designed by Heartfelt Creations.  Their booth at CHA was sooo beautiful! I think this paper crafted dress form captures the essence of this wonderful company! Their floral dies are…well…to “die” for.  This is evident on all their projects on display. Their newly released “Majestic Morning” collection includes a paper pack, dies and stamps.  It’s gorgeous! All collections on display are stunning, actually. You can use Heartfelt Creations products to design scrapbook layouts and paper crafts too! Isn’t this birdhouse fabulous? Seeing this wall of layouts in their booth was inspirational. This layout is one of my favourites!  How elegant! Valentines and Easter projects were also on display. Honestly, my head was spinning…I’d never seen so many amazing projects on display all in one place! Walking…

It’s always exciting to step inside the Bo Bunny booth at CHA to see what’s new!  Their new paper collections on display are fantastic! First up….. “Baby Bump” How awesome is this?  A paper line devoted entirely to expecting mothers and babies! Naturally, a children’s collection follows…. “Our Lil’ Monster” Aren’t these bright colours and monster images fun? Here is a wonderful home decor project using Our Lil’ Monster: And a cute Mini Album… For those of us who have fur babies, here is the adorable pet collection called “Happy Tails” Um, I just might have to get a dog so I can scrap with these papers!! When your Lil’ Monsters grow up into teenage daughters, then you can scrap with “Modern Miss.” This collection is definitely on my MUST BUY list because I have 2 teenaged daughters! Take a look at this cute mini album in the…

One of the most colourful booths at CHA was Bazzill Basics Paper, with their incredible rainbow of card stock on display! The theme of the booth was 1950’s, with a red convertible car right on the tradeshow floor and a real jukebox standing nearby. FUN! There were 3 newly released patterned paper collections on display as well. “Vintage Lace” is a pretty pink and green floral palette reminiscent of a country garden. “Worldwide” is perfect for scrapping travel and trips, while “The Adventures Of” is a fun bright collection of retro primary colours with boyish charm. There were wonderful layouts on display. Bazzill Basics Paper is more than just card stock!  Click HERE to visit their website and find their full range of products.  Click HERE to visit Kelly Klapstein’s blog “Kelly Creates.”

Last summer, I first attended CHA in Las Vegas and was astonished by the Sizzix booth….the displays, the projects…so much eye candy! This winter tradeshow was the same experience with Sizzix showcasing an incredible and vast assortment of products and crafts. The really cool thing about the Sizzix displays are how artfully the products (dies) are staged with craft projects and overall decor. The new Tim Holtz Alterations dies are wonderful to behold, with a combination of die cutting and embossing paper crafts… There are also an assortment of new border dies and project samples that feature them… …along with the new Bigz dies. That is only the Tim Holtz line! There are wonderful other collections by their other designers.  “Susan’s Garden” is an entire line of dies designed to recreate perfect and realistic 3D flowers.  I had a nice…

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