HSN Recap

Goodness! Where have the last two weeks gone?! We had a wonderful whirlwind of a trip to HSN and then when I got home, I got sick. I guess those 24-hour craft days combined with a crazy traveling schedule took it’s toll on me.

HSN was a blast! As always! I love going there. We always have a great time. Everyone is so nice there and the products did really well! It was so fun to watch Lisa present the Holiday Nifty Gifties I designed. Thank you to everyone who bought one! I hope you are receiving them and love them as much as I do! Please share what you make! I’d love to see!

Here’s a picture of Jennifer Duncan and I setting up tables at HSN. This was about 2 am, so we were a bit goofy!

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Here’s another one of me, Lisa, and Brad Brusa (from Craftwell). Love these two so much! They are so much fun to work with!

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I’ve been enjoying fall with my family and have been helping my daughter get ready for her first dance this coming weekend. She asked her date out by leaving a fake pumpkin on his porch filled with about 2000 tootsie rolls. He had to open all of the tootsie rolls to find the letters of her name (numbered, so they were easier to unscramble).

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We used black vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo machine to add a face to the pumpkin and then this is the poem that she wrote to go with it.

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I haven’t done much scrapping since I got back from HSN, but I do have a layout to share that I did awhile ago. I have a special place in my heart for daily deal sites, especially ScrapbookSteals.com. :) I bought the WRMK Jet Set collection and scrapped this two-pager using a Scrapbook Generation sketch as a starting point. I chose the green cardstock background to pick up the green color of the river in the photos.

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I can’t believe how fast the kids are growing up … they look so little here and this was only three years ago! Time is flying!

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I pulled out some letters from my stash and used orange microbeads to add texture to the word “windy”.

No, this bridge isn’t really called Windy Bottom Bridge … we just named it that because the public restrooms were porta-potty style and they were configured in such a way (I don’t quite understand it) where they vented outside to the canyon below … or something to that effect. It made for a very, windy bottom experience and was quite terrifying … you felt like you were going to be sucked into the canyon. YIKES! Okay … more info than you probably wanted to know … but if you ever visit Navajo Bridge (near Glen Canyon in Arizona), beware of the restrooms! It’s a strange experience.

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I added some yellow enamel dots from my stash here-and-there, and a bit of washi tape from an older American Crafts Halloween collection.

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Thanks for popping by! I hope you have a beautiful fall week! Enjoy the last few weeks of October! It’s my FAVORITE time of year and it passes too quickly!

Talk to you again soon!

JanaBold

Patterned Paper!

***Scroll down to the post below this one for the Holiday Nifty Gifties Giveaway … Entries open until Sunday, October 6th!***

Next Tuesday, October 7th, I will be in Florida with Lisa Bearnson helping out with her shows for 24-hour craft day. Do you plan on watching? I love 24-hour craft days. Back in the day, my mom, sister, and I would get together to scrapbook and watch all day long. It was so much fun!

This next product, Inspired Inc. Pocket Template Tool & Paper Kit, is another favorite of mine. This kit includes 64 sheets of patterned paper in a rainbow of colors, a cutting mat, craft knife, and a photo template. The papers are beautiful! I love all the various patterns in the rich bright colors. I had a blast mixing them together … like picking paint from a palette … a little of this a little of that. :)

Here’s a peek at the papers in the kit (you will receive at least two of each pattern, making it perfect for those of you who like to scrapbook double-pagers.)

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How about some pages with this kit?

PLAY

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THREE SISTERS

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HARVEST

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CHRISTMAS

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Isnt’ this a fun, happy kit?! I just love playing with these papers!

Did you notice the 3D Embellishment stickers on these pages? They are also available at HSN.com. Check out the 3D Embellishment kit HERE. They are a great price right now, too!

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I hope you are feeling inspired! Lots of fun new goodies to play with! I’ll be sharing more projects throughout the weekend before I head out to Florida.

See you again very soon!

JanaBold

More Pocket Cards on Traditional Pages

The weekend is here! Do you have anything fun planned? Are you planning on doing any scrapping? I am! I’m also hoping to convince the family to go on a fall picnic in the mountains … crossing my fingers they’ll all be up for it! The leaves haven’t started to change on the trees in town, but every night on the news viewers are sending in pictures of the gorgeous views up in the mountains. It’s making me itch to get up there and enjoy it! :)

But before I break for the weekend, I thought I would share with you a couple more block-style scrapbook page designs using the All-Occasion Title Card Scrapbooking set.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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One thing I never purge are my holiday papers and embellishments. They always mix together so wonderfully! Here, I used the All-Occasion Title Cards to add new life to an older collection that was hanging out in my stash.

In the top right corner of my page, I used one of the dimensional cards as is (I really liked all of the Halloween words and the fact that some of the words were already popped up on the card). Next. I cut out the green “Happy Halloween 31″ banner from another card, wrapped twine around the top, and then added a strip of black polka dot paper so that its height would “match up” with the other card. The spider dangling from the upper left corner was cut from yet another card.

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At the bottom, I used a horizontal 3×4 card for my  journal block. The photo on the right needed a little something, so I trimmed the “Spooktacular” word strip from another card, added it to the bottom,accenting it with a flair badge.

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 FAMILY IS THE BEST GIFT

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More 3×4 cards get stacked on top of each other to the right of the focal photo. I decided to cut out the “Ho! Ho! Ho” words from another card and add it to the journal card. A bit of pen-stitching and embellishments accent the Title card.

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I cut the “Merry Christmas” words from the same card as the “Ho! Ho! Ho!” word strip, notched the ends and placed it at the bottom of the page to accent the three smaller photos.

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Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope you have a great weekend!

JanaBold

Pocket Cards on Traditional Pages

Yesterday I shared with you what I’ve been up to with my family, and today I’m going to start catching up on what I’ve been doing scrappy-wise. I’ve been making lots of fun stuff with Lisa’s latest HSN products! I’ll share those with you this coming week, as well as what’s coming up for the October 7th HSN Craft Day. (Mark your calendars!)

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Back on THIS POST I shared with you a pocket page I created with Lisa’s NEW dimensional All-Occasion Title Cards. If you are looking for a pocket card set that will fill in all the holiday and seasonal spots in your pocket albums, then you’ll definitely want to check this one out! They are great for Project Life-style scrapping, but I’m also going to show you how you can incorporate them into your regular scrapping.

I LOVE a good grid or block design on a scrapbook page. These types of designs especially come together easily when using pocket cards. Arrange the cards how you like using pictures in some of the spaces.

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On the left side of the page, I used one of the vertical 4×6 cards as a place for journaling.

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On the right side of the page, I stacked two 3×4 cards on top of each other. How cute are those 3D apples all ready to go on that bottom card. … (You know me and my LOVE for dimension!) Add a die cut paper clip to the blue card, some stitching here-and-there, and a few embellishments around the page and your layout is DONE!

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Here’s another example of a grid design. This time I used I used all 3×4 vertical cards.

 LET’S GO

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I used my sewing machine to zig zag stitch along all of the seams between the cards to visually connect everything together and add texture.

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I used orange letter stickers to add a few details to the “Explore” card. Easy peasy!

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Tomorrow, check back for more ideas using the All-Occasion Title Cards (available HERE on HSN.com)!

(Note: All die-cutting created with the Silhouette Cameo.)

Hope to see you then!

JanaBold