Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blast from the Past

When Jeanette Lynton began her venture into stamping 30 years ago, she drew by hand all her stamp images. Originally made of rubber and set on wood blocks, a few of these stamp sets are available to you in clear polymer for a limited time only! Enjoy the intricate and cozy line designs in conjunction with our alcohol-based markers for fun accents that will brighten your layouts as they take you back in time.

Blast from the Past

Almost 20 years ago I was introduced to the line of these beautiful woodmounted rubber stamp images. I never looked back after I signed up with D.O.T.S. We have come a long way, baby :)

I hope you will enjoy this look back into yesteryear as much as I do!

Starting November you will have a very unique and limited opportunity as a new consultant to earn a free product from the new spring product line. Contact me to learn about the details!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Festive Mini Albums

If your photos from holidays past are haunting you by sitting untouched on your hard drive, now is the time to put them on display! With the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge, your photos will find a cozy home on the pages of a dazzling holiday mini album. In conjunction with the new Sparkle & Shine papers and embellishments, die-cuts from the Artbooking holiday-themed keys are just what you need to create merry and bright holiday projects.

Artbooking Made Easy: Festive Mini Albums (S01E09)

 Those mini albums are absolutely adorable! I love all those great tips in the videos as well. Check out my facebook page to see all the previous videos I have posted. Like my page to make sure you will not miss any segments!

I will also post my next card class coming up in November on my facebook page!

Have fun!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Embellishment and Trim

Soon I will be running out of space on blogger, so I can't put all my videos on here anymore, but don't despair! I will still share everyone of our great videos right here with you as they appear. You will just get all the great links from me and what you can expect. Just be sure to keep checking here and have fun!

Connect the Dots 

Create decorative lines on your layout using dots! With the right embellishments—Aqua Dots, sparkles, studs, and more—your dotted lines will be sure to draw the eye. Learn to do it yourself in this video.

Most of my projects have some type of sparkles, dots or some other embellishments on them them - come on - a girl has to have her bling!

Trendy Trims

Your layouts, wall hangings, goodie bags, and other projects will come to life with some of our fun new trims! Whether used as pattern pieces, background designs, or accents, these trims are sure to add a lot of zest and dimension to your papercrafting. See their versatility in this video!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Everyday Layouts (S01E08)

Compared to holidays and special events, everyday life is where most memories are made. For capturing those seemingly average yet so important days, the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge has just what you need! Watch the video for ideas on how to rally shapes from a variety of themes to create original artwork celebrating your day-to-day activities.

This cartridge is so versatile for mini albums to your regular size albums. Use your real dial size button and adjust the images to what you need! Have fun creating!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Creations® Craftable Containers

Thanks to the My Creations® line of products, you can make great projects from the outside in! These stampable, markable, craftable albums, bags, and ring boxes make the perfect packaging for the special projects and gifts you place inside them. Watch the video to get ideas for your own crafty containers.

This is a great look at our Kraft line products and how to use them! I love these products, because they are so versatile. You can do a lot with them or go easy - it is up to you how you decorate them. Put them in your bag and decorate as you go or decorate them at your next crop.

Have fun!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Holiday Gift Guide Blog Hop is Here!

This is the first time I participated in a blog hop, hopefully it will work out – if nothing else, you will enjoy everyone else’s artwork! (ha). Our new Holiday Gift Guide is now in full swing! For this card I used the C1567 stamp set, ruby ink pad, the Artbooking cricut cartridge, the X7176B Shine and Sparkle Paper Pack, honey marker, ruby marker, topiary marker, sparkles and our sparkle glue!

You can find all of those delectable goodies in our product section on my website. Here is the link for the new guide. You will also find that from Oct. 15 through Dec. you will be able to get a free starred item from this great guide for every $100 you purchase!

Please join the other artists for more artwork in this great blog hop.

Have fun and Happy Stamping!

Margit aka Srappingbee

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Clearly the Best: Preserve with Pizazz (S02E02)

Family history is fun, especially when you add colorful papers and embellishments! There are so many ways to protect your pedigree and make it fun at the same time. Watch the video to learn how to turn a kraft pocket album into an attractive family history book.
Another great installment of this great how to video series! Everybody has a history they want to start preserving! It does not have to be fancy. These little pocket albums are perfect for collect little pictures, add fun little trinkets. Start your preservation now! I would love to help you get started!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Fall into Artbooking (S01E07)

You’ll fall for the Cricut® Artbooking collection when you see what it can do for your autumn-themed projects. Its festive overlays, borders, shapes, and other autumn-themed pieces will give your layouts and cards just the warmth they need for this chilly season. Watch the video for great ideas on using the cartridge!

Have a happy autumn with this beautiful layout!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Clearly the Best: A Burst of Creativity (S02E01)

Missing the sunshine of summer? Make your own! In this video you’ll learn to make a burst of sunshine on your cards with fun Background & Texture papers.

Hello everybody - I am so glad we have another segment of "Clearly the Best!"

This is a wonderful technique to dress any project up and make it "burst", don't you think? With Christmas coming up, you can make some wonderful ornaments not just on your cards, but you could make some ornaments for your tree or even gifts. Let your imagination fly! For this card Christine and Monica used the Cricut Artiste cartridge, you can find 700 images in this cartridge alone!

Have fun!

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E06): Designed Décor Flip Stand Album

Making home décor is easy with the Cricut® Artbooking collection! Watch as various icons, shapes, and titles from the cartridge are used to make adorable pieces of artwork perfect for all the nooks in your home.

Don't you just love those little flip albums? I think they are stinkin' cute! If you want to have a little brag album handy - this is it. You can't stick it in your purse (we have other albums for that) but you can put it on your desk or anywhere in your house to pull out and show to a visitor! You can show it off to them if they want to see it or not (lol). Love them!

You can find those little babies in our Designed Decor section. Have fun with them, I would love to see what you come up with - share!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Project Inspirations: Background Stamps

Don't let the title fool you; background stamps are for far more than just background designs. Transform pieces of cardstock into attractive embellishments for your layouts with just a few easy techniques.

I love background stamp sets, they are so versatile! I highlighted just a few sets above. But as you browse through the sets that we offer you will see, that we carry quite a few you can use to enhance your projects. The sets may be called "background stamps", but you can easily make them your "main event" with your choice of placement or color choice. Have fun creating!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Eight Great How-to Helps (06)

In need of inspiration? Get it from any or all of Jeanette Lynton’s eight how-to publications, the finest guides in scrapbooking and cardmaking! With helpful hints for the novice crafter all the way up to the experienced scrapbooker, these affordable books are a must-have for you and your customers. See for yourself some of the blueprints, cutting diagrams, instructions, tips, and full-colour artwork for hundreds of layouts and cards here. You’ll be crafting like a pro in no time!

From the first day the first of these books were introduced I loved them! They are full of great ideas and instructions - and no advertisement. Yes, no advertisement. Don't you hate it, when you buy magazines and you get 20 pages of advertisement and 5 pages of ideas and instructions and who knows how much you paid for that magazine! Here you get every pennies worth. Every one of our idea book will refer to these books, what pattern was used to help you how to recreate the artwork yourself. Contact me, so I can help you make the most out of these books and all the great resources we offer! Have fun!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E05): Halloween Mini Albums

Using just 2 Halloween-themed keys, you can make truly terrifying (and terrific!) mini works of art. Get great ideas for your own creepy creations in this video.

Don't you love those mini albums? I love how this video shows the steps of how to put the little pages together :). This video shows how to make little mini albums, but you could also use these very steps to just create a fun little card for Halloween. Give it a try! If you do not have this cartridge yet, you can get more ideas and the cartridge right here!

Hello and thank you for stopping by!

This is my first attempt on a blog - can you tell? I am sure you can. From what I have learned about blogs they are like an online journal and you are getting a peak into my soul ...

At this time I am trying to learn how to post my artwork with watermark and copyright and all that jazz -but I a, learning. My plan is to post my work and along with it I will explain what I used and how I made the project.

As we go along, I will also give you a peak into my life. I will share some pictures of my family, places we have been, places we have visited. So, please come back and visit often. Just know, that I am very new to this blogging thing! So, at this time - any help you can give me is highly appreciated in growing my skills in "blogging".

If you live close to me and you would like to join me in my craft place or one my crops please, check my calendar for any upcoming workshops!

A scrapbooker's quilting bee!