Saturday, July 25, 2009

Toot! Toot!

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I have some exciting news! I am very honored to say that I am the new Design Team Coordinator at Crop Addict! Not only do I have the opportunity to stay on the team for another six month term and design with Debbie's awesome kits and work with a bundle of supplies from various manufacturers but Crop Addict is going to be introducing a whole bunch of page kits (all the supplies you need to make a quick two-page layout) and I am spearheading this effort. How cool! Plus, I get the opportunity to lead a whole new team of awesome designers. A big congrats to the new team...

Wanna Peek?

I had the chance to work with some awesome products that are available for in the Serendipity Scrapbooks store. On Monday, I will post my full reveals of some fun projects and you'll get to read my take on each of the wonderful products that I had the opportunity to work with. Until then, all you get is the peeks below but you can spend some time surfing the new and improved Serendipity Scrapbooks forum this weekend!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Core'dinations Cardstock Dymo Labeler Journaling Strips!

I posted this technique on Serendipity Scrapbooks this week and thought I would post it here. For this example, I used Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock in Mantra and this technique is also featured here on the Core'dinations blog! I hope you enjoy it and if you don't have a Dymo Labeler, I just gave you a reason to get one!

1. Gather your supplies: cardstock with a white or colored core, Dymo label maker, trimmer and sanding tool.

2. Trim strips of cardstock to 3/8” wide and load a strip into your Dymo label maker.

3. Punch out your desired text onto the cardstock strip. Hold down each punch for a second to apply enough force for the letter to show on your cardstock.

4. Sand your letters lightly to allow more of the core color to show through.

5. Apply your journaling strips to your project!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WOW! One of the best Crop Addict kits yet!

I didn't know if Debbie could top the May kit, but all I could say when I received my Crop Addict July Kit was...WOW! Loaded with fun and bright papers from Basic Grey (did anyone say Lime Rickey?) and Fancy Pants and a variety of awesome embellishments, this kit is perfect for all those summer and vacation photos. If you feel like splurging like I did, pick up the kit option also so you get some extra embellies including Basic Grey glazed brads. Here are my layouts that I created using this awesome kit! So get your kit now because I have a feeling they will go fast!

DCWV Green Collection and lots of Maya Road over at Serendipity Scrapbooks!

The Green Woodland Stack from Die Cuts With A View is so much fun to work with. Cute patterns, ultra-thick paper and the fact that it's made from 70% recycled paper make this collection a new favorite of mine. I also had the chance to work with several fabulous Maya Road porducts like chipboard flowers and leaves, mini sheer bird embellies and a cute apple-shaped chipboard coaster album. Throw in some felt Thickers and some finished chipboard from Pink Paislee and you know I had a blast working with this round of review items for Serendipity Scrapbooks! The spunky nature patterns and embellies led me to do projects on a variety of topics ranging from a Disney, to a walk in the park and cute babies. Read my full review here and check out my projects below!