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Come for a free Make and Take!!!

Short notice, but this Saturday night at the Local Scrapbook Store, Scrappin' Bunnies, I'll be hosting a FREE make and take! We'll be getting you started early on holiday gifts. So if you live in the area I'd LOVE to see you there. Here's the specifics!

Where: Scrappin' Bunnies
400 N. Central Expressway
Suite 108
McKinney, Texas 75070
(Exit 40A from Hwy 75- Louisiana/Virginia
Street Exit. East side of 75 behind CiCi's)

When: Saturday, August 30 @ 7PM and again at 9PM!

Hope to see you there!


Every Other Tuesday-Quick Sketchbook

So this one is super easy to whip up! Gather the following items:

1 sheet of colored/patterned cardstock for the outside
5 sheets of cardstock, or more if you use plain printer paper (just remember your stapler will have to go through them!)
coordinating ribbon

Cut the following:
(2) 4" x 8" pieces for the outside of the notebook
(10) 3 7/8" x 7 7/8" for the inside

Now, just stack everything together and staple on the left-hand side. I then covered the staples with a piece of ribbon.
You can embellish the cover however you want. Try a monogram, embossed stamp, felt stickers, or anything else you'd like.
For mine, I used two strips of 8" long paper, one is 1" wide and the patterned paper is 3/4" wide.

Yep, really easy! Hope you like it!

(Also, I'm just about finished with an awesome autumn themed tutorial. So, dust off your sewing machines and prepare for some cute fall home decor items!)


Every Other Tuesday

So, how about a tutorial AND template for the first Every Other Tuesday event? Here is a little envelope template to get you started: You can download it be clicking here. (You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.)

Here's a quick tutorial on how to put it together:
The template will print out onto one piece of letter sized paper. For this project I printed it directly onto the back of the patterned paper. You could also print it, cut it out, and use it as a template. Whatever works best for you. :)
Below I've got the envelope and alternate flap cut out and scored on the dashed lines.
Fold the sides in, and adhere.
Fold the bottom flap up and adhere that too.

Adhere the coordinating paper flap on top of the flap. Now we'll add the brad fasteners. Just make a pencil mark about 1/2" from either side of the bottom of the flap. (See mine below:)
Place the brads into the holes you marked. Then cut a piece of embroidery floss 10" long. Tie it around one of the brads and wrap around the brads.

This envelope will hold an index sized card note, or recipe card. It would also work great for a journaling holder on a scrapbook page! Enjoy!

I'd LOVE it if you let me know what you make with it!

Now, since this is also a tutorial there's a giveaway! Yippee! Just leave me a comment with a joke or short funny story. Let's get each other laughing! I'll pick a random comment on Thursday night, August 14th. The prize will be as follows:
One package of the brads used to make the envelope. Don't worry if you don't live close. If you win I'll send you the brads for free!

Can't wait to hear your jokes/funny stories!



I am SUPER excited to share with you the talents of:

Kristina Werner!

She is an extrenely talented designer! For the months of August and September she will be showing us some awesome ways to use the Schlosser Designs Stamp Sets. Head on over to her blog and see for yourself the graphic designs of Kristina. You can see one here that she's already done. Kristina graciously answered a few questions for me. (Hope they weren't too cheesy, but I can't claim that I'm a professional journalist by any means!)

Besides making completely awesome cards and paper projects, what do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to read, but mostly silly entertaining things. Nothing too serious. And I also keep up with WAY too many television shows. I suppose you could say that I love anything with a good story, whether it be a good book or a even a television show.

Is there one particular moment that sparked your interest for cards and papercrafting?

Actually, I remember the exact thing I was looking at. :) Being that I work in the scrapbooking industry as a graphic designer I was pretty familiar with what was out there, but had never felt the urge to create anything myself. Then, I saw something that just made me what to create everything! It was a scrapbooking page by Laura Kurz. I was just so fascinated by it. It was this exact page...

Where do you look for your inspiration?

I tend to get inspiration directly from the products. I've always loved patterns and colors, so I just try to arrange them in a way that looks cool to me. :)

What is your favorite quote?

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

This is one of her projects that she wanted to share:

Outside of Starbook
Starbook when opened

You can find her post about this book here. There's downloadable instructions at the end of the post. I told you she was awesome! Welcome Kristina!


Ready to commit!

Ok, so I was waiting for things to calm down a bit around here but I'm ready...
On August 12th I'll be starting a new feature on my blog:
Check back every other Tuesday because I'll either be offering a new template, or showing you a new project tutorial. I've already got the first few planned out, and I'm warning you, they're way fun!

(Just a reminder: Every time I feature a tutorial with downloadable instructions, I do a giveaway. To enter is simple: Read the instructions in the post to see what to comment about and leave me a comment. Usually the giveaway prize will be a product needed to complete the featured project. I'm so excited! I love giveaways!)

I'd love to do it every Tuesday, but with the new stamp sets being designed I didn't want to disappoint and try for every Tuesday without being able to keep it up. I'll still be doing other posts throughout the week so you'll see me more than just Every Other Tuesday. :)

Can't wait to see you for the first installment of Every Other Tuesday on August 12th!