Saturday, September 26, 2009

Love the Crop Addict October Kit!

Debbie, you did it again. What a fantastic kit you put together this month! Full of cute patterned papers from Paper Trunk and Crate Paper and fun coordinating embellishments, this kit is sure to brighten your day! Although perfect for those all girly girl pages that I created for my baby cousin Cece's album, I used the kit to also create pages about a baseball outing, my scraproom and an All About Me reflection. I also got a cute greeting card out of it. Be sure to get your kit soon, because I have a feeling they will go fast!

Monday, September 14, 2009

The next Crop Addict cyber crop is coming up soon!

Join us Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th for a weekend jam-packed of awesome challenges, fun games and amazing prizes! Every two hours a new game and challenge will be posted so you'll want to make sure to check back often throughout the weekend. All the action can be found here on the Crop Addict forum. The fun begins at 6PM Eastern so get ready to scrap the weekend away for your chance to win one of the many prizes.

Monday, September 7, 2009

String Art Technique!

1. Gather your supplies: cardstock (or layout/card) where you want to place your string art, paper piercer, round brads, embroidery floss (divided into strings) or thread, pencil, scissors and shape template (if desired).

2. Using your pencil (and template), trace a star onto your cardstock.

3. Use your paper piercer to create holes at the points of your star.

4. Erase the tracing of the star.

5. Insert your brads in the holes at the points of your star and secure them loosely to the project.

6. Take a piece of floss and tie it around the bottom part of a brad.

7. Begin to wrap your thread between the brads to create your star shape. Vary which side of the brad you are wrapping to and from to give each line a slightly different path.

8. Secure the end of your floss by wrapping it a couple times around one of the brads.

9. Cut off the loose strands of floss.

10. Secure your brads tighter to your layout.

11. Now you have a cool String Art Star!

NOTE: Stars lend themselves well to this technique, but you can also try diamonds, rectangles, circles, arrows or even letters!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Crop Addict September Kit is so much fun!

You have to check out the September Kit from Crop Addict. This kit is prefect for those travel photos, especially those focused around the modes of transportation we use to travel. The kit is full of vintage-style travel products including amazing papers from Graphic 45 and some pretty Pink Paislee papers as well. Check out the layouts I created using this kit below and you can see more great work from the rest of the Crop Addict design team in the September 2009 Kit Gallery.

Pink Paislee: Crop Addict Manufacturer of the Month!

I love Pink Paislee - plain & simple. And what's a better excuse to use their products then for a contest? So be sure to head over to Crop Addict and check out the manufacturer of the month contest for September. All you need to do is create a layout using 70% Pink Paislee products and upload it into the Crop Addict Pink Paislee gallery. Here are some layouts I created using the Pink Paislee Fascinating Collection.