Since it rarely dips below 60 degrees in LA, it seems silly to have a winter collection, but Wintersong from SEI is so elegant, I couldn't resist. Each paper is accented with velvet flocking, pearled effects or glitter. And with prints on both sides it's really versatile.
Here's the layout I created. (Click on the image for more detail).
I have the following 6 papers in stock from the Wintersong Collection, plus 3 different coordinating accents.
I have been STRUGGLING to get into the Holiday Spirit. Maybe it has to do with the stress of what felt like the world's longest move (completed yesterday!!!) or the fact that it's been 80 degrees and sunny (sorry rest of the world...) But I sat down a couple days ago, iced peppermint mocha in hand and MADE myself be creative.
I made a snow village scene from My Mind's Eye's Colorful Christmas collection, accented by Sparkle Burst Brads from Karen Foster. It's the equivalent of a 4 page spread, but I've got it up as a decoration in the shop. I absolutely LOVE the color pallette in this line and they whimsical design. Here's a close up.
So here's how I did it. First I taped my background sheets together to form one long piece of paper. Then I used my wave tearing ruler from Fiskars to create snow drifts, layering different patterns of paper. Then I found clip art on Microsof tWord (included here) and scaled them to different sizes, printed them and used them as templates. Finally, I finished it off with popped up die cuts and the sparkle burst brads!
Also, My Mind's Eye is so cool! They sent out an email with 5 projects and the full directions, so I thought I'd share them with you. Click on the projects and you'll get the instructions.
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This project has been marinating and simmering in my creative pot for quite some time now. In fact, I had the idea before I even received the collection, began working on the sample, ran out of materials, reordered, continued to work on it and now need to reorder supplied if we're ever going to have a class. The elements have been very popular on their own and in combination, they're irristable...if I do say so myself.
This is the "Nook & Pantry" Recipe Book featuring elements from Basic Grey and Melissa Frances.
The book features sections for 8 recipes plus room for photos and general cooking tips.
This book will make a great holiday gift and is a great way to showcase your keepsake recipes. Or grab a group of friends, take the class and have a recipe swap. The possibilities are endless.
The class will be offered Thursday, November 19th & Tuesday December 1st. You can come any time to complete the project...please allow 3 hours to complete the book. The cost is $45...but if you book your class by tomorrow, November 13th, your cost is only $35. Now here is the rub...I'm having a hard time reordering some of the rub ons for this class...so I have 5 complete kits as pictured in the photos...after that we'll adapt the book and adjust the price if need be.
Wow, I haven't blogged in a while! Life has been crazy...decided to move in October, not the shop, just the Sonja and the Pepper. So I've been packing, cleaning, sorting through memories and getting settled in my new place. Pepper is finally adjusting.
My friend Alex is turning 3 today so yesterday I put together a Pretty as a Princess card for her. I thought I'd share it with you since it's nearly the only creative thing I've done in a month!
This is a Kaisercraft wood project Glimmer Misted with 3 different shades of pink. Then the pieces were laced together with some Bazzill Basics Ribbon.
I used Meri Meri Accents, Glittery Thickers and a Vintage Frame from Melissa Frances for decorations.
I couldn't resist adding just a bit more sparkle, one of the new Sparkle Burst Brads from Karen Foster.
Happy Birthday Alex!!!
And finally, we had a hauntingly good time at our Halloween Crop last Saturday!
Donice and Violet were dressed as Scrapbookers!
Linda embraced her dark side....
Michelle and Irene dazzled us all with their beautiful costumes and I donned the apparel my addiction...Starbucks...notice the IV drip bag?
Have a great time this weekend and if you're stopping by for the Shop Hop Bonus week I'll have my make n take & pins available as well as some goodies!
Karen Foster recently announced that they are running low on their popular 3-D Countdown Calendar Box and no longer plan to produce them. There are still calendars in stock and I have an order ready to ship so if you'd like one of these boxes, please call and place your order ASAP!
Sonja's Scrapbook Spot will be the Tattered Angels' Featured Store in October and I'm celebrating in a big way!
First, let's start with a SALE....there's no better time to stock up on Glimmer Mist than right now because I'm offering all Glimmer Mist at $6 a bottle starting October 1st - October 31st. Yep, that's right, $6 a bottle! That's for in stock colors and any colors that you special order and prepay! There's no limit...you can buy as much Glimmer as you want at this price!!!
Secondly, I'll be taking orders on anything from the Glimmer Mist catalog with no minimums. That means you can order anything through me, even if I've never carried it before. I'll be placing 2 orders in October...October 16th and October 30th. You must prepay for your order but you will still get discount pricing on the Glimmer Mist. Sorry, I will not be accepting any other discounts on pre-orders.
Thirdly, I've had the new Glimmer Mist Color Chart professionally printed on cardstock and laminated with 7mil and it's yours with any Tattered Angels order over $100.
Fourthly, during the entire month of October there will be an open Glimmer Bar set up at the shop. Come see what all the rage is about, test new techniques and just have a glimmery grand time!
Fifthly(...is that even a word?), I'm hosting 3 Tattered Angels/Glimmer Mist Contests...
1) Most Creative12x12 Scrapbook Layout Project
2) Most Creative Beyond the Page (Kaisercraft) Project
3) Most Unique Use of Glimmer Mist
Please submit your project to the shop by October 20th.
More details TBA
And last but not least I have some great Glimmer Mist projects planned for you this month:
Glimmer Gals Project of the Month
featuring the Spiders Web by My Mind's Eye.
Thursday, October 15th, anytime all day, $25. Please call to reserve your kit!
Glimmer Gals Bonus Project
Spooky Garden Journal by Ms. Monika Thomas
Wednesday, October 28th; $45.
Please vote for your preferred class time with the poll on the left.