Sep 18, 2013

We R Memory Keepers Thumb Notch Punch

I love supporting products that I have used and believe in. I also love sharing an awesome deal. So I had to let you know that We R Memory Keepers has the cutest new punch called the Thumb Notch Punch. It literally fits in the palm of your hand, but as is true of all We R tools it is well made and sturdy. The Thumb Notch punch was made with pocket page scrapping in mind. You can use it to punch notches in your pockets to easily pull the cards in and out of. But there are many more uses for this handy little punch.
Like, creating a gift card holder for a card:
Or making envelopes for an envelope mini album.
 I used the Bella Blvd Snapshots line. It was perfect for creating a mini album of envelopes to hold the many wallet size "Extras" I have collected!

The punch creates perfect notches which make it easy to slip photos in and out.
If you are interested in the Thumb Notch Punch you can get for a STEAL at It is usually $8, but right now it is on sale until Sunday for just $4.99!!

Have a great night!

Sep 17, 2013

Repetitive shapes used to create a background are super trendy right now, but you don't need an electronic die cutting device to create the look. A simple punch in a fun shape can be used too! I created this hexagon background with a hexagon punch and the Simple Stories Say Cheese collection:
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Using two punches of the same shape in slightly different sizes lets you turn your photos into fun shapes and your patterned papers into fun photo mattes. For these smaller shapes I use the 6 x 6 pad to include more of the design on each shape.
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And if you do happen to have an electronic die cutting machine, you can create a mixed font title by using Simple Stories stickers and a large cut title. I use the Simple Basics collection to cut titles.
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And to top it all off, a smattering of brads and chipboard scattered throughout creates a fun look!
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So pull out those basic shapes punches and your Simple Stories collections to create fun backgrounds!
Supplies Used:
Siple Stories Say Cheese Collection:
Expression Cardstock Stickers #3303
6 x 6 Paper Pad #3322
Chipboard #3328
Brads #3327
12 x 12 Simple Basics Kit #3301

Sep 14, 2013 Classroom Chalkboard

So the September kit is called Classroom Chalkboard and it is SO fun!! It includes My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants, Carta Bella and much more! There are challenges to join for a chance to win a 30$ prize pack. Go grab a kit and have fun making back to school layouts:
 Or general school layouts:
But this is not just a back to school kit. You can use it to make much much more! Here is a pool layout:
Are you all loving the chalkboard trend? So fun right? I noticed it a while back in home decor, but it is so fun in scrapbooking. The kit has the fabulous Fancy Pants chalkboard tape AND a signo Uniball pen which goes on like butter:

Sep 8, 2013

Scrapbook Circle Slice of Life

I love September's Scrapbook Circle Kit Photo Goes Here. I had fun creating a slice looking collage of photos and knew they weren't representative of anything important, just more of a slice of our life. Thinking that gave me the idea for both the title and design of this layout:

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I sliced strips of patterned paper from the Scrapbook Circle September kit and adhered them down on the gray cardstock from the cardstock add on. I sewed down each strip. These vertical strips lent themselves to a fun vertical title:

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All that was needed after that was an Elle's Studio journaling strip and some fun embellishments.

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Don't forget about the Scrapbook Circle coupon code that is still available rebecca10off for a first time subscriber or add on for current subscriber to get 10% off!

Sep 5, 2013

Scrapbook Circle Challenge, YOUR Chance to Win & COUPON CODE

Does anyone out there love American Crafts Thickers as much as I do? I am betting you cant possibly love them as much as I do, but I cant win the prize SO, I am willing to let you know that if you take part in the Scrapbook Circle Crazy for Cork Challenge you will be in the running for a HUGE lot of Thickers! And it is easy to take part. Here are all the guidelines, requirements, rules etc etc.
And here is my take on the challenge using this month's Scrapbook Circle kit Photo Goes Here (LOOOOOVE this) and Add On Snapshot (also LOOOOOOOVE this).
I used the Fancy Pants cork arrows to make a border of arrows pointing backwards since they were going BACK to school. I altered the cork a bit with a white gel pen and some gold stickles:
and broke one in half to turn a die cut into an arrow:
OOOOH and in super huge exciting news, I am able to give you all a one time 10% coupon at Scrapbook Circle!!!!! Go on over to Scrapbook Circle and order anything you want then enter this special coupon code just for my friends and you get 10% of your order!!! If you are not yet a subscriber it can be used on your first order. If you are a current subscriber it can be used on any Add On order. The code you need to enter is rebecca10off
Happy Shopping!