Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY 1-27-15 "Fresh Home Decor Any Time!"

How would you like to have a piece of home decor that you could switch out easily for different seasons . . . even month-to-month?

Our Designed Decor Shadow Box is perfect for this!  Its wooden frame has a hinged back that opens for easy loading.  Sawtooth hangers on the back make for easy hanging.  Available in either Colonial White or Black.  A slick little magnetic closure allows for easy opening to refresh your decor, then holds it firmly in place.

Interior dimensions: 12 x 12.  Tray depth: 1/2".  Total depth when frame is closed 1 1/4"

Do you love playing with dimensional items, like paper Cricut-cut flowers?  This is the PERFECT place to do it!  Something that may be too bulky to easily mail via a card, or use in your albums, could work BEAUTIFULLY in this setting.  Opens up all kinds of creativity for you . . .

For just $28.95, this piece can bring a brand new look to your home decor as often as you like!

Click here for ordering info.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

It's a Springtime Papercrafting Getaway!

You’re Invited to a Mini-Retreat!

March 27 – 28, 2015
Friday noon – 11pm
Saturday 8am – 9pm
(You return home at night, or provide your own overnight accommodations)

Lake Stevens Fire Conference Center
10518 – 18th Street SE
Lake Stevens, WA

What To Bring:
·        Anything you want to work on!  Scrapbooking, cardmaking, papercrafting . . . what’s your pleasure?
·        You will have table space to yourself for the entire time.  The building will be locked overnight.

What Will We Eat?
We will have 3 SIMPLE meals together, with everyone contributing (Julie will organize)
  •  Friday Dinner
  •  Saturday Brunch
  •  Saturday Dinner

Feel free to bring snacks to share.

How Do I Sign Up?
Email me: JuliesPaperCrafts@yahoo.com or call: 360-805-1395
Mail Julie a check for $65 by Feb. 11:

Julie Reynolds
5713 – 205th Ave SE
Snohomish, WA 98290

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

January Stamp of the Month Art # 6

Art by Debi Gardner

Isn't it amazing what a little bit of outlining can do to add just the right finishing touch?  A fine black marker provide just what you need to give your work a polished look.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY (oops - Wednesday!) 1-13-15 "Less Is More"

Sometimes we can get our creative minds stuck in an OVERDRIVE rut . . . when it would be great to remember that LESS can be not only just fine . . .  but LESS can be GREAT!

These cards are taken from Page 13 of our Seasonal Expressions 1 issue.  Take a close look . . . Such simple stamping!  Such simple layering!  Such simple embellishing!  With this level of simplicity, does making a few Valentines suddenly sound like more fun???

Don't be worried about making something that is too "simple."  Wouldn't it put a smile on your face to receive one of these in your mailbox???

See more about these cards.

January Stamp of the Month Art # 5

Art by Kimberly Ganiere

Purple, purple, purple!  It's in the sparkles, it's in the ribbon, it's in the ink, the cardstock, and the Shimmer Trim!  Don't they all come together great, in this card?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January Stamp of the Month Art # 4

Art by Maggie Cameron

I especially love TWO things about this card:

1.  The circular stamp that is tone-on-tone in the background
2.  The Black Arrow Washi Tape that is used over a strip of Lagoon cardstock.

Take a peek at the Black Arrow Washi Tape.  When you see it in the catalog, you might think that, when used, it would look like a white piece of tape, with black printing.  But it's actually quite see-through, allowing the color of whatever is underneath to show through.  SO COOL!!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mini Message Book

I love this little mini book!  It stands just 3 3/4" high and is made with only 1 1/2 sheets of paper!

Make this one plus another book, with completely different papers/sentiments/images.  That's a total of TWO finished projects that you can use for thoughtful gifts!  All instruction and supplies provided for just $15.

Choose your class time:

Wednesday, January 28 at 10am OR 7pm.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

What? Win by Sharing?

This is a GREAT little video about a GREAT special in JANUARY! When you SHARE it on your own FB page, I will enter you into a drawing for a free Mini Book - your choice of Black or Kraft! Retail price $9.95.

A CONTEST! - with January Stamp of the Month Art # 3

Art by Becky Mackenstadt

This is actually a cute little 3 x 3 card. Here's the CONTEST question ..........  Can you name the stamp set which is used for the blue background stamp behind the "Be Amazing?"  It's not from the January SOTM set . . . Email me with the correct answer and I will enter you into a January drawing for a special prize!

Hint - it's currently available through one of our catalogs: 2015 Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 1

Monday, January 5, 2015

January Stamp of the Month Art # 2

Art by Shannon Law

This cool geometric pattern is easy, when you just cut squares and use your corner rounder on two opposite corners.

Friday, January 2, 2015

January Stamp of the Month Art # 1

Art by Julie Reynolds

So quick and easy to make a photo card, when you use our Cricut "Artfully Sent" cartridge!  Glue your frame to the card front, then just stamp the banner piece, trim, and adhere at the corner, leaving it free to float over your selected photo.  The arrow is automatically cut out for you, so all you have to do is place a contrasting piece of cardstock behind it.  Wa-La!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January "Inspired Designs" - SNOWHAVEN Layouts

Each month, I offer one or more "Inspired Designs" projects.  This one, for January, is three 12 x 12 double layouts.  You can receive a full cutting guide and step-by-step instructions with any $30 order, placed through the "Inspired Designs" link on my website, through January.

I am also happy to provide you with a "Shopping List" that gives you all ordering information you need to purchase the products for these layouts.  Just ask!


AND . . .   If you are new to "Inspired Designs," and would like to receive this first instruction pack FREE  with no obligation for purchase in January, please email me. I will gladly email you the instructions! Give it a try, and see what you think . . .  You may find that you'd like to lend your hand to creating something fresh each month.

Did you take photos over the holidays?

Want a quick, yet beautiful, way to get them into your album?

Would you love an easy shopping list and full step-by-step instructions?

Email me for your FREE trial of these January layouts!