Wednesday, March 23, 2011

key tag days at Two Scrapbook Friends

Grab your Two Scrapbook Friends Key Tag and start the car! There is a great sale taking place this weekend at your favorite scrapbook store!

It is time for our March Key Tag Days at Two Scrapbook Friends!

We have a great sale that you won't want to miss PLUS you will have the opportunity to win one of 8 Gift Baskets filled with fabulous products!

This Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, our key tag holders can purchase any of our in-stock Stamping Bella stamps for 30-40% off the regular price!

These fabulous rubber stamps are high quality and will give you a beautiful impression every time you use them.

PLUS with every $20.00 in product purchases - before taxes - you will receive a ticket for a chance to win one of 8 gift baskets! Each basket is filled with all sorts of scrapbooking goodness and has a retail value of $150.00!

With our sale on Stamping Bella stamps and with all the other irresistible new products in our store, your chances of winning one of the baskets is in your favour!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST the Spring Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today will be available on Friday! This fabulous magazine is FREE with any purchase (while quantities last and they disappear really fast!)

So grab your pink key tag* and start the car! You don't want to miss out!
We look forward to seeing you this weekend during our regular store hours:

Friday 10:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

*Note: You must have your key tag with you to qualify for this promotion but don't worry if you don't have one already. They are only $1 and you can purchase one at the store.

I'll be working Friday and Saturday so I look forward to seeing all of you at the store!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

prima canvas cut outs

There seems to be a trend in scrapbooking right now that is all about making your own flowers. Well Prima has come up with a very unique take on this trend with a sheet of canvas cutouts that are perfect for the 'do it yourselfer'.

The sheet is a stiff, natural coloured canvas with the outlines of several different flowers stamped on it.

The possibilities are truly endless in terms of what you can do with these flowers!

You can keep it natural with a little bit of ink on the edges

(I used one flower,cut apart and sprayed with mist, to create all the petals you see in the above pic)

I snipped the edges and used many coats of ink to get this bright yellow bloom

For this funky, striped flower I used double-sided tape as a mask.

I created this flower by spiral cutting a bloom then rolling it into itself. After spraying with glimmer mist, I attached all three layers with 3 in 1 glue.

For this one I layered brown and orange mists for a darker tone on the bottom layer.

This effect was done with a stamp and Staz On ink. Think of all the stamps you have and imagine them on canvas!

For even more texture how about embossing? I ran the flowers through the Cuttlebug then used chalk to make the pattern really stand out. I stuck the pin through the floss on the back of the button and used tacky glue to stick it all together.

You can use just about anything: ink, paint, mist,chalk, Copics etc to colour your flowers so they will be a perfect accent on your cards and layouts.

I made all of these flowers from one sheet which only costs $3.75!

(available at Two Scrapbook Friends)

Let your imagination wander, I would love to see what you come up with!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

let the new products roll....

It's been very busy at the store lately with all the new products flowing in fast and furiously. While Carolyn and Joanne work dilligently to get it all out on the floor I get the tough job of creating store samples. YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Here's what I came up with this week:

First from Imaginisce's Animal Crackers collection

Love the glossy papers and bright colours.

This collection works well for all kinds of activities like family movie night etc.

Next we have a little bit of Prima:

This is from the new Jack and Jill collection using the same sweet characters as their previous line. These papers cover lots of seasonal and occasion themes and are beyond cute. I hand stitched around the edge and if you look closely you can see that I drew in the boy's fishing line :)

I added some Stickles and Glossy Accents to this little cutie.

(Carolyn said that this is her in a bathing suit!!)

I did a monochromatic layout to really highlight the sepia tones of this photo my friend Jessica gave me. Don't forget that you can go black and white or sepia in your photos and they'll go with any papers you fall in love with. I used a border punch to create the dark brown frame.

The doily is from Kaisercraft and I am so in love with them.

You can even mist them!

I've also been super busy creating some new kits for Scrapfest: More Disney, camping, family fun, dance and more!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

design team March

I have been a neglectful blogger lately. I seriously cannot believe that February is over already. Where did it go?? It started out in California and ended in Gotta stay in the country or get a laptop!
Anyhoo, I attended a CHA crop at TSF this past Sunday which was great because among other reasons, I was able to complete my design team projects. I had Kaisercraft's seaside collection which if full of beachy goodness and distressed colours. I also used up a few rub ons from my stash which is always a good thing.

Here's what I came up with:

I was happy to get a chance to play with the new circle stitching template from Bazzill (thanks Darcy!) The store is currently sold out but I think I'll be picking one of these up when they are restocked! I used some red mist on the Maya Road chipboard alphas then inked them to get them the right shade.

It's hard to tell but there is mist sprayed on the craft paper here. I used my new notebook border punch and I know this one will be getting lots of use in the future. I distressed the edges of my photos with a file and I also used up a few rub ons from my stash.

I took these photos on our trip to CHA California and thought they would be perfect for this paper especially the background paper that has the names of many famous beaches on it. I brought the sand dollar back from the beach and figured I would add it into the layout as a little reminder of my awesome trip.

Who knew you could put rub ons onto shells?

a simple monochromatic can never have enough thank you cards!

This month we had a fabulous guest designer so be sure to check out her creations along with the rest of the team's here