Saturday, August 28, 2010


The new creepy papers and cardstock stickers from Bo Bunny are here. Spiders are definitely the theme for this line. I love all the colors they are using -- they have the traditional orange and black but have splashed in some aqua, lime, and purple. Imagine all the fun Halloween cards and treat bags you can make these papers.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My New Favorite: JUNK BINDER

Since Katie introduced the Junk Binder concept at Memory Bound, I've found they are my new favorite thing. The randomness of a junk binder makes it perfect to include not only photos & journaling, but also your memorabilia.

I started a Junk Binder to record my husband's and my 2010 happenings. I cut the covers from a hardbound book and added 7 Gypsies book tape, but you can also use chipboard and cover it with paper. I used book rings for binding so that it can expand. Each month has a tab and calendar.For memorabilia, I just punch holes with my Crop-A-Dile and add it like a page.

When I started out, I didn't expect to have much for our 2010 junk binder, but it is surprisingly very full! I've had so much fun recording things we've done. As I look back through it, I'm reminded of things I forgot even happened.

Here are memorabilia examples I've included:
  • movie/concert tickets
  • postcards
  • business cards
  • envelopes
  • die cuts
  • brochures
  • birthday/thank you cards
  • newspaper article (reduced on Memory Bound copier)
  • invitation
  • name tag
  • menus
  • wedding program

Take a look --- doesn't it look like fun!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Batty Halloween Decoration

When I got to work today, this was sitting on the counter.

Amanda had made a dimensional Halloween frame using the EK Success bat punch with a variety of black papers. She textured the tree trunk to look like bark with the Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint. What a fun decoration -- I LOVE it!

TIP: Wonder where to get a frame -- try Goodwill or other 2nd-hand shops. The frame color doesn't matter because you can re-paint it and add distressing.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Alcohol Ink Fun

These striking pieces of art were created by Linda with the Ranger Alcohol Inks and compressed air. Don't you love the vibrant colors! She has a class coming up on September 9, where you can learn this fun "splattered" technique and make several fun items.
CLICK HERE for our class calendar with details.

Card Idea Using Scallop Circles

Amanda created two cards inspired by an idea where you use scallop circle punches to make flowers.

1. Punch out the 2-3 scallop circles.
2. Cut into the center of the circles at each dip in the scallops to create flower petals.
3. Curl the flower petals around a pencil to round them and give them dimension.
4. Layer the scallop circles and attach embellishment in the center.