Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stay Focused

An absolutely gorgeous layout by Melissa Mann!

I used the Prima packaging that the crocheted flower came in.  It had these beautiful doily patterns on the clear acrylic backing of the package.  There were only halves of the doilies, but once I cut them out, I just stuck them "underneath paper and you would never know!

Prima Marketing Flowers Sweet Taffy Aqua
Lily Bee Design DOMESTIC BLISS Scrapbooking Paper 
Lily Bee Design DOMESTIC BLISS Scrapbooking Chipboard Stickers
Pink Paislee House of Three Parisian ANTHOLOGY Scrapbooking Elements 
American Crafts Thickers 

October Afternoon Homemaker and Schoolhouse Video

A little video to watch today showing the October Afternoon Homemaker and Schoolhouse collections.

Basic Grey Sizzix Dies

These new Sizzix Dies are designed by Basic Grey!
The Bigz Dies.

 Many Sizzlet designs with Embosslits too!

There are 8 new fabulous embossing folders.
Come over to the store to see the whole collection - here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday

Our Cyber Monday Special
Spend $50.00 and recieve a
FREE Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
FREE shipping!
Write "Cyber Monday" in the comments section when checking out.

Also, we will honor Friday's coupon for 40% off Echo Park, Jillibean Soup, Lilly Bee and Bella Blvd
use code SALE11 at checkout in the coupon section.
Click here to start shopping!

Party Time

A fun layout by Julie Tucker-Wolek!

I loved mixing the papers from the different manufacturers that I used on this layout! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Sunday, November 28, 2010

BlueMoon Newsletter

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Sizzix teaming up with Basic Grey - love these Bigz dies, Embossing Folders, Sizzlets and Embosslits!

Tattered Angels
Great new selection of clear stamp sets, screens, crepe ribbon AND 2 new must have Heidi Swapp products.
The Once Upon a Springtime Collection with magical fairy dreams and a sprinkle of pixie dust.
American Crafts
The Classics Collection, like a warm latte at a coffee shop, it's always the right time to pull out browns from American Crafts.
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Skater Girl

A fun layout by Susan Coish!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

She's Pretty

I love all this Basic Grey Doilie fun by Julie Tucker-Wolek!

I wanted to showcase our new car! Its not always a topic that people choose to scrap about, but later on down the road, I will love that I documented our "New Ride" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Friday, November 26, 2010

40% off Sale

The Curiousity Sale
You've always been curious to try out the new collections -here is your key.

Use code SALE11 when checking out in the coupon section.
Sale ends Saturday night at midnight.

All Echo Park Papers, Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd and Lilly Bee will be discounted after using the coupon :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Now Cook This

A fun and beautiful layout by Melissa Mann!

I accidentally discovered a quick, easy way to add a little spice to a layout that has a piece of paper with a straight edge is to take a punch (I used the Martha Stewart starburst punch) to take a "bite" off the edge.  I also did this on the journaling card that I typed on.  It just adds a touch of variety and yet still ties in with all of the punched circles on the left hand side of the layout.
*This layout was inspired by a layout done by Jen Jockisch.*


Basic Grey CURIO video

Our Basic Grey CURIO product video.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Man of the Hour

A stunning layout by Susan Coish using the ever versatile feathers from Feather Expressions!

I love these feathers!! I used the BIG feather and shaped it around my Pink Paislee Artisan elements!!


Snow product review

A quick review featuring the new SNOW products in the store - you can decide which is best for you.

Snow-Tex is the most like paint. It feels like paint when applying and has small chunks of texture resembling stucco.
I applied with a brush, but a palette knife works too.
A deep rich white color which takes paint well if you want to change the color for different projects, like brown for tree trunks, wood, or creamy beige for a layout with less white.

A foam texture snow, so you can get peaks with a popsicle stick application.
I added Ranger Perfect pearls and Tattered Angels Glam to mine for different colors.

Arlene's Glitter Snow is just like True Snow, but with a touch of glitter.  You can add Diamond Dust over the top of it when you want lots of icy pieces.

This is very thick and I would recommend a popsicle stick to apply. This has a chunky texture. Great for an icy snow look.  I loved using this with Art Glitter (pink) sprinkled over it while still wet, for girly scrapping.

All 4 work well, way fun to play with, but each for different purposes.  For soft snow mounds use True snow, Icy steps Fantasy, Snow tex is the most multi purpose but lacks the unique texture of the others.

Suggestion -  paint/swab a sample right onto the label on the conainer - you'll have the texture right there on the bottle for the next time you use it.
This quick video shows the snows at the end.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

BlueMoon Newsletter

New scrapbooking goodies your your online shopping this week!
Maya Road
Wonderful rich ribbon from Maya Road along with New packaging and fun shades of Maya Mist.
Pop over now, you'll LOVE the alterable pieces.
Echo Park
Choo, choo steaming into town is the bright, gleaming Echo Park Little Boy train... all a board!

Vintaj Natural Brass
One thing for sure adding a Vintaj natural brass piece to your creative project will bring an organic and unique look.  As an added bonus, you'll find your creativity expands to new places :)

Favorite Product Video
On the Edge Dies by Tim Holtz Sizzix.

Keep an eye out this week for sale items.  We have put many BasicGrey and Sandylion items on sale yesterday!   More to come.
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October Afternoon Schoolhouse

What a great collection called Schoolhouse by October Afternoon!  Full of childhood memories of school with colorful banners, alphabets even doilies for fun. 
Click here to see all of October Afternoon.

Friday, November 19, 2010


A beautiful layout by Julie Tucker-Wolek!

A tip I would like to share on how I made this LO! :)  To make my Maya Road Kraft Dollies go further on my page, I cut them all in half and then 'pretended' to tuck them under my papers.  That was it appears that I have used 4 of them on this page, when it is only 2 whole ones cut in half! You can see that I did that also with the Jillibean journal tag! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)