Saturday, February 02, 2008

A pleasant surprise.....

My breath was taken away when I opened my email to find this adorable layout using my Christmas Presents as embellishments...thank you Doreen for sharing your talent with us and I'm sure all of you will agree that this is an inspiring page!

Happy Seventh Birthday-

You have to agree it's a great layout! Her pictures are crisp and clear and she catches the exciting moment of opening presents. Not to mention how gorgeous her seven year old son is with that terrific smile! Gosh if we could only just keep them at seven wouldn't that be wonderful? Such an innocent age.

Doreen's choice in colors are amazing and the pattern paper perfect they look so boyish and birthday all in one.

Enlarging one of the presents and making it a journaling block is such a good idea...that's why I just love we have another element from one file...that's just plan smart!

And here is how Doreen made this layout:

{I changed the size of one of the presents and made it into a journaling box. One bow is covered in glitter, another is with varnish and pearl-ex pigment. The presents are chalked and some have glitter glue as accents. I also put some pigment into glue and painted around the title. The photo corners are chipboard (store bought) and covered in micro beads.}

I just wish we could see the work from her techniques they sound stunning!
Again thank you Doreen which she will receive her choice of file in equal value to the Christmas Presents file!

HaPpY ScRaPpInG!

Friday, February 01, 2008

The deadline is approaching

Have you submitted your ATC card? Well you have two days left to upload your creative card to the Paperthreads Gallery!

I just looked at the gallery and we are getting some AWESOME submissions!

I can't wait to see more! And if you can't come up with a card the represents you then do one on what you like...your kids, an animal, a word, a phrase the ATC card challenge is totally up to you!

Still not inspired.... how about a new file that you just purchased, maybe it's not small enough so think how can I trim some of this to fit? It's at least worth trying!

Chris, Jan and I have come together to give away some awesome prizes:

Here they are:

Grand Prize: $15.00 gift certificate to be used ANY way you want in the Paperthreads store.

1st Place: One file from each of the hosting designers:

Carrie's Creations: Valentine Love Words III
Visual Designs by Chris Durnan: Hugs Love & Kisses
Sam & Hailey's Designs: Frilly Heart Valentines

2nd Prize: One file from each of the hosting designers:

Carrie's Creations Valentine Clippies
Visual Designs by Chris Durnan: He is / She Is Love Wonder Amazing Strong
Sam & Hailey's Designs: Itty Bitty Flower

So come on Ladies let's see your cards!

I also want to thank those who responded to my plea for cutters I have my new cutters and feel so much relief! Now watch for my post on my call for a Creative Design Team! I keep thinking about this and adding more ideas it's going to be fun watch for my post next week.

HaPpY ScRaPpInG!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

cutters update

I am so excited with the submissions that I am getting for the cutter positions that I'm seeking. I just might get some free time soon!

I will continue through out this week looking at scanned files you send in.

If you are having trouble getting your scanned images to me try this email

Once you have submitted at least three cut files within a day or two I will send you some
test files for you to cut and get back to me.

Here's a big hint...I like vivid colors that fit the theme!

Thank you for considering this position and submitting your work!