Friday, March 19, 2010

Freaky Friday Challenge 3/19/2010

From Zenita!!

Okay all week I've been using my product of the week ColorBox Chalk well you guessed it we are going to use them in our Freaky Friday Challenge. I want you to use a plain piece of cardstock and make the background with the ColorBox Chalk. In my sample I used Chestnut Roan and made flowers and then made more flowers in Tangerine and Yellow Ochre (sorry you can't see them real well on my sample). If you don't have ColorBox Chalks use any inks and make the background. You can go here to see the sample that I made

I also have a full tutorial on my blog and the promise of blog candy if you follow the directions that are on my blog. So have fun and enjoy!! Oh yeah I know it is a Fall page and we are now having Spring like weather but I ran across these pics and they were perfect for the Chestnut we just have to find the pics to match our products. :?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Freaky Friday Challenge 3/5/2010

From Jessica:
I've been going through a phase lately where I've been cutting out designs from patterned paper - like flourishes or flowers - to use as accents on my pages. I particularly like popping some of them up to add extra dimension.

My challenge for you this week is to use your patterned paper in a new way - either cutting out the designs to use as your page accents and embellies, weaving it or something else! I can't wait to see what you come up with.



Friday, February 26, 2010

Freaky Friday Challenge 2/26 from Christina

To begin I have to first give you the back story of this idea....
I took my mom to see Riverdance, and I ended up having to wear my old comfy shoes because my hip was hurting. So during intermission I was staring at my shoe and thought, hmmm that strip and button would make a cute embellishment on a page! Then a couple of days later i was getting a pair of jeans out of my closet and looked at the back pocket, and thought that would make a cute embellishment too!

So here we go after all of that.

Today's challenge is to use an everyday item as inspiration for your page. It can be anything, you just have to take a picture of the inspiration or explain what it was.

Have fun!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

BIG Sale!!

Hello everyone!
As you all know we are closing the AC Bailey part of our business...  :(
Since that is happening we need to clear out our old inventory!!!

What does that mean for you??

A BIG discount on the inventory we have left!!!

Starting today, 2/20 through Friday 2/26, you can receive 30% off your entire order.
The more you spend, the more you save!

Use coupon code BIGSALE to get your discount!

*discount applies to cash only orders - no other coupons or gc credits can be used, if there is a credit on your account you will be billed via Paypal for the difference and the credit will be returned to your account
*no free shipping discounts are allowed, even for current consultants
*discount valid for in stock items only, out of stock items will be canceled and payment will be refunded

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Technique Tuesday by Gin

Bazzill Institchz..I love them. They are just the perfect touch to finish off a layout. The first way to use them is the obvious, but in this layout, I made a border using the Granny Stitches, I also used the Flowers template to stitch a large flower then cut it out to be used as an embelishment.

Another way to use them that isn't as time consuming as actually stitching them, is to use the paper piercer to punch out the shape, then use a pen to "connect the dots". In this example I used the Angelic Uniball White Gel Pen to connect my dots and it looks like the stitching has been done, when really it hasn't! Try using different pen types and sizes to get different looks!

My last example is my most favorite technique. Take some cardstock or patterned paper that has either a white core or colored core like Core'dinations has, punch your design on the backside, then flip it over and sand over the design! For a little more added color lightly rub with ink or chalk to help accent those designs. I used the circle template here:

I hope I have inspired you to pull out those templates you may have been afraid to use! If you have any Institchz examples or tips to share with us please do! We'd love to hear about them!
Ginnifer Maloney

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Freaky Friday Challenge by Laura Lee

I could not decide between two ideas today, so I will talk about both of them....
they are similar so I think this will work. This week's challenge is to create a layout with doodling on your page or a hand written title.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Freaky Friday Challenge 2/5/2010

From Stephanie....

In keeping with our family's love of word-play (see today's QOTD), this week's challenge is to use an advertising slogan as your main title/journaling element. It's OK to tweak the slogan to make it fit your picture.  Also, use only one large photo and some buttons.
The journaling strips/title on my layout quotes our ds' actual Facebook status the day after his son was born.  When I read his status that day, I knew it had to be scrapbooked.  :) I took this picture the first time our ds held his ds.
Supplies: Paper:  Studio 8 Paper Company - Dinosaur Land Collection (Fossil, Brontosaurus, Jurassic, & T. Rex); CS - Georgia Pacific; Buttons - MM (In Bloom); Lettering:  American Crafts Thickers - Subway, Computer Font - Eurostile; Adhesives:  Glue Glider Pro, Gossy Accents, Xyron, Zots Glue Dots; Misc:  DMC floss, chipboard, Nestabilities Label 3; Design inspired by Pagemaps Jan. 2010


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