Tuesday, October 9, 2007

More new items in today and yesterday!!! LOTS of different colors in Stickles. LOTS of different Halloween embellishments, especially a bunch from Jolee's. New baby sleep-time paper. New Fall and Thanksgiving paper. Restock (already!) of the latest Halloween papers. More of the giant fleur de lis and crown white chipboard (12x12), and more of the large metal fleur de lis and crowns from Creative Imaginations.

The Scrappy Sisters crop in Pensacola was lots of fun! We want to thank everybody that visited and shopped with us there. We also want to thank the Scrappy Sisters (Mary and Karen) for allowing us to be a vendor, and for including us in the goodies and lunch. I managed to get a Halloween Peek-A-Book done, as well as a chipboard tag book. For the make-and-takes (FREE!), I had 6 different Basic Grey Matchbook Albums available. The customer got to pick which collection they wanted to work with, and I showed them how easily the books came together. I think everybody really liked them. They are the perfect "brag book" size and will fit in just about any purse you might have.

This weekend coming we will be at the Girl Scouts' Leadership camp, teaching Girl Scouts leaders about scrapbooking. We have everything ready, and are really excited about going and spreading the word about how wonderful and fun scrapbooking is.

At the end of this month we will be the vendor for the Bayou Segnette crop, and are pretty excited about that one, too. We've never been to a Bayou Segnette crop, but have heard many great things about it. I'm not sure how many spots are left (if any), but if you want more info on this upcoming 3-day crop, please e-mail Debbie at dgauthreaux@jeffparish.net. They do not have a website for this crop.

What do you do with all your scraps? Have you ever heard of Serendipity Paper? If not, or if you've forgotten about it, I'll describe how to make it.

Save ALL your paper scraps, plain cardstock, vellum, and patterned papers. Take a piece of plain cardstock, any color, and use this as the background for your paper you're going to create. Take all those scraps you have, and tear them down into different sizes. It doesn't have to be strips, it can be odd shapes (actually, the odd shapes work best). Run these scraps of paper through your Xyron "X" to put adhesive on the back of them. Peel the scraps off the Xyron backing sheet and place them down in a random fashion on the cardstock, covering the entire sheet. You don't have to worry about colors clashing or not matching patterns. Just put it down in a completely random fashion. When you have the page covered completely, cut it down to fit a Sizzix die (or whatever brand dies you have), and punch different shapes out using this newly-made Serendipity Paper. The result is stunning. If you want to see a sample of this, we have one on the wall at the store. I cut a pocket out of the Serendipity Paper and put it on a piece of patterned paper that looked like denim jeans. It came out adorable. E-mail me pics of what you've created with this. I'd love to see them!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


1 comment:

  1. I use my scrap paper for paper piecing and card making.

    Go and visit my blog to see some of the projects that I have done with scrap paper.


    P.S. I also have a link on my page that links back to your blog.