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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Fold 'Em!!

I bet you weren't expecting Kenny Rogers this morning!!  Hopefully, you won't have this song stuck in your head now, like I have for the past two weeks, since I thought of using it for my post title for today!!  :)  If you are wondering what in the world this has to do with scrapbooking...well, let me get to it!  Do you ever buy those gorgeous double sided papers and think...ugh, how can I use one side and have the other side go to waste and never be seen??!!  Well, I have a quick and easy little idea, that can help you show off both sides of those gorgeous patterned papers...FOLDING!  First, I'll share two pages with you, that I created using some of the yummy, yummy Miss Caroline goodies from My Mind's Eye, that Christy has in the store.

For the folding technique on these layouts, I cut several circles using my Cricut Expression.  You could also use a circle cutter or circle punch.  On the "Happy Leap Day" layout, I just folded a quarter of the circle over and then alternated the pattern to create a fun banner for my title.  On the second layout, "Enjoy Today", I folded over four sides of the circle to create a square shape.  I chose to use my shapes side by side, but you could also turn then corner to corner and create a fun diamond pattern on your page.  

I really hope you enjoyed stopping by today and that you will try this technique, that is very popular right now in the crafty world.  Not only do you get to show off both sides of those gorgeous papers, but you can also add a little texture to your pages without adding a lot of bulk!!  And don't forget the exciting news, that Scraphappy has a new location!!!  Come by and check out the new place and grab some of these amazing My Mind's Eye products and be on the look out for new upcoming products that were released during Winter CHA!!  

Friday, March 2, 2012

Moving! and Some Layouts to Share

Hello World!

In case you haven't heard, Scraphappy is moving! Yesterday was the last day at their location on Airport. The store will reopen next week on March 5 at its new location. The new address is:

7841 Pine Forest Road
Pensacola, Florida

Christy had a massive pre-moving sale, so be prepared to come to the new store and find lots of new items coming in. All those gorgeous new releases from CHA? Well, most of them start shipping within the next few weeks, and Christy has put in a nice, big order. So exciting! Fortunately for all of us Scrapbook Addicts, New Stuff started arriving last week before the move, so you only have to wait until the store reopens to get your Supply Fix. And to entice you further, I'm going to show you a few layouts I made using some of the new Miss Caroline line from My Mind's Eye.

Before you look at these layouts, you should know that my youngest is a Mardi Gras Baby. She is fully convinced that Mardi Gras parades are in her honor. When asked what she wanted to do for her birthday, she proudly announced that she wanted to go a parade and "get more stuff." And she wanted to go with her friends...hence the title and journalling on this first page, as well as the subject matter of my layouts.

(Supplies: patterned papers, rub-ons, and cardstock stickers - My Mind's Eye; letter stickers - October Afternoon; Stickles; brads)

(Supplies:patterned papers and rub-ons - My Mind's Eye; butterfly die - Tim Holtz Sizzix; brown ink, alphabet stamps, and staples)

(Supplies: cardstock - American Crafts; patterned paper, die cut, cardstock stickers, and rub-ons - My Mind's Eye; notebook punch; brads, grey ink)
Hope to see you in the new store!
- Cori