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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Are you Addicted?

February 1st is just around the corner and that means another month of Brownie Addicts!

If you haven’t gotten your membership yet, you don’t want to miss out!  March of Marni Designs and Jackie of Jacabean Designs are co-hosting so you know you are going to love the kits! 

For just $7, you get an exclusive mini kit included in your membership download, then on the 1st, you get access to a private forum where you’ll find: a FREE Mega kit and immediate download of the Daily Bytes Add On kit, a FREE full size kit, exclusive freebies, lots of coupons, a QP exchange, and challenges with prizes!  Amazing right??  I told you that you don’t want to miss out!  But don’t wait, because the price goes up to $10 on February 1st!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Release – Fold Over Cards!

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These cute little note cards are perfect for Valentine’s day, slipping into a lunch box, or hiding in your sweetheart’s pocket! Each card folds in thirds with a fun shape on the front. Finished size is 3”x3” and includes an envelope that you can easily customize to match!

As always, my templates come in the following formats: PSD, TIF, PNG layers, and an outline only PDF, and are Commercial Use friendly!

Of course it's 25% off today too! Find it in the store HERE

Here’s some inspiration using these templates:

By Shelly:

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By Sarah:

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By Supreme Terra:

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January is almost over, and that means that you only have a week left for the January Hybrid Challenge!

Hop on over to Brownie Scraps to find out how to get Mackenzie’s Purse for free!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Get Organized ... Failed

Sarah here! My kids are out of school for a snow day. I really hate snow days, only because they throw my days and the week out of wack. Oh well, I had a little one home yesterday, as well, because of a pretty decent fever. Poor guy!

018/365 {2011} - Office Product Slave

So. That picture? My obsession. I'm ALL about the office supplies. I'm ALL about the organization and things like that. I'm really loving Avery's new removable labels. They work GREAT on planners.
The Sharpie "pencils"? Oh, they're AMAZING! I <3 them!

So, what's that have to do with hybrid scrapping? A BIG thing!

If you print out the instructions (like I do), you need a place to store them, right? Well, just hole-punch them, and put them in binders! Then you can use the labels and things, and you'll easily be able to find what you're looking for! No need to buy dividers. Though, if you're like me, you'll buy them anyway!

They also work great for organizing all other types of projects!!

What would you use some removable labels for?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pocket Calendar Winner!

I hope that you are having a good weekend! Today is my boyfriend's birthday, so I'll be back to show you the card I made him after I've given it to him :) I don't think he'll see this, but just in case I don't want to ruin it!

Yesterday I used random.org to pick the winner of the Pocket Calendar and the winning comment is......

Lori!!

lwentkie said... Such an awesome idea! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

It will be going out in the mail on Tuesday (since Monday's a holiday) - I hope you get lots of use out of it!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Playing With Children

Sarah here! Another "fun" tale of kids :)

Cuteness is Madi

One of the best things, I think, of having a little girl, is the ability to play with her hair. I have a living breathing Barbie doll.

My daughter, Madison, is one of the reason I got into hybrid scrapping. The projects around are just SO much fun and a lot of them are PERFECT for little girls!!



My daughter loves this little box to put candy in! She also suggested more than just using it for candy. Since I chose "Acceptance" as my "word for the year", that I can put thoughts and notes in it, something I can open and read if something is getting to me, something to remind me why I chose "Acceptance". She might only be seven, but she's SUPER smart!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Candy Wrap Up Release

Looking for the Pocket Calendar RAK? Find it here!

I am in love with my newest release - a fun easy treat box I call Candy Wrap Up! 

I originally designed it for the January Mega Collab, Ringin’ It In - which you can get FREE with any $10 purchase in January!

You will also receive this printable Candy Wrap Up with the collab!

 

And some more inspiration for you!

by Sarah:

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by Christina (Supreme):

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by Angie (Supreme):

 

by Sarah:

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Find it in the store HERE, 25% off today only!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pocket Calendar Freebie and RAK!

I don’t know about you, but I always get a late start getting organized for the new year.  I guess I’m so worried about getting through Christmas that I don’t think past Dec 25!  So come the first of the year, I am always looking for a fun new planner. 

I hadn’t decided what I was going to do this year until Crystal (krystlbear) posted at Brownie Scraps about a planner she found at Wal-Mart.  She found this one for $2.  My Wal-Mart didn’t have those ones, but I did find this one for $2.97.  It doesn’t matter what the picture on the cover is, because of course we’re going to make it cute!  I found some in the dollar bins at Michaels too, but they all had pictures of kitties and puppies on the inside too.

I altered away and here’s what I ended up with!

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I used Ramona the Pest’s gorgeous new kit, Today.  It’s perfect for calendars and 365 projects!

As a special thank you and welcome to 2011, I created a set of templates to fit each calendar and I’m giving them to you for free!  I am also giving away this completed planner!  See the bottom of this post for details.

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Download from Box.net - 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” Fits DaySpring 28 month planner

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Download from Box.net - 3 5/8” x 6 1/4” Fits Mead 2 year planner

Each template set comes with 2 designed templates and a plain one so that your creativity can run free!

The templates are slightly oversized to compensate for printer shrinkage.  There is a bleed layer in the template showing approximately what may be cut off when you trim it to size.  Do not put anything important in this space and delete this layer before you print.

Here’s how I assembled it:  Download PDF instructions (not included with templates)

1. Supplies:  Printed Cover, pocket calendar, scissors and/or craft knife, scoring tool, double stick tape or other adhesive, ink (optional), ribbon, fray check (optional).

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2. Cut on the solid lines.  Score on dashed line.

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3. Apply adhesive to the front of the calendar only. Adhere the front of the cover, lining up the edge carefully. Fold over and repeat on the back.

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4. Trim off any excess and ink the edges of all pieces if desired.

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5. Position the ribbon, leaving plenty of tail to tie. Use adhesive to attach to the front cover.

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6. Adhere any extra layers over the ribbon.

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7. Lay the calendar over the plastic case and use a craft knife to cut small notches on either side of the ribbon.
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8. Cut away the sealed edge to allow the ribbon to be threaded through.

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9. Repeat in the center fold.
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10. Insert the front cover into the plastic case, threading the ribbon through to slot. Thread a loop through the center slot to hold the pen.
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11. Repeat with the back cover, (carefully - it will be tight). Trim up your ribbon ends if necessary and apply fray check if desired.

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If you’d like to win it, just leave a comment here!  Make sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you win.  I will announce the winner on Friday January 14th!

I would love to what you create, link it up in my Brownie Scraps gallery!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Childhood Memories

Hi! Sarah here!
My daughter, Madison, and I have been looking at fun crafty projects for her to do, and a lot of them are bringing back memories.
Remember the fortune cookie things that you used to make when you were bored in class?
Madi now has one in fun Valentine's Day colors! So thinking of helping her make a whole set for the girls in her class. First, asking her teacher ;)

Another fun project the kids and I have been working on is something fun that you'll have to wait and see on Tuesday. Wendy has a GREAT hybrid project coming out for that ;) You'll LOVE it, trust me :)

Now I'm off to work on the new Hybrid Challenge at Brownie Scraps! I love anything I can put candy into!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January blog train is coming!

I'm sorry, I'm running behind - what with the holidays and my new store opening, but I will have my part of the blOg train posted in the next few hours!