Monday, June 20, 2011

POSTAL STRIKE!

Bugger! Well, we are just wrapping up week one of the lock out and hoping we are going to see some action soon.

Orders are still coming in and more product due in this week (this will probably be the last of the really new stuff until CHA Summer). I would like to thank everyone who has placed an order during this time and their patience with getting the product out (on Canada Post's time of course).

I am checking the Canada Post site daily hoping for good news...here's to some good news - SOON!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Scrapbook on the Road....

Here are some pictures of my pre-assembled Scrapbook on the Road album. I have used a lot of my stash items vs pulled new stuff off the shelves (I know, impressive aren't I)!

Here is the whole kit-n-kaboodle (so far)....

This is the embellishments I plan on using in the album...

Paper will be 7 Gypsies Camden Collection...

The front....
Above I am using shipping tags adhered together with a simple library pocket! I hear tissue tape calling for this one! The printed transparency on the right is Creative Imaginations Ticket Stub...perfect!

Throughout I have inserted a few 7 Gypsies Journaling Cards (Avignon).

Above is a piece of corrugated cardboard that I had kicking around and used one of my Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Die (File Folder).

I am using kraft envelopes (left) and extra pieces of Sticky Back Canvas throughout as well.

Above I have used a misc time sheet card that I think will be a cool as well as left over sheets of Grunge Paper.

Below are the last pages which will be a covered piece of Book Board (covered with Sticky Back Canvas) and the last page a piece of heavy clear transparency (this is the blue sheets you are seeing throughout) from my stash, but am currently on the hunt for more so you too can get some. I am going to use the 7 Gypsies Black Rubber Binding Rings.

I will punch holes for the rings with either my Crop-a-dile, Marvy Drill Punch (or if the new Tim one was here yet could use that) or perhaps the 7 Gypsies Binderie Punch!
Now it will be time to assemble, ink, junk, stamp, spritz, spray and get inspired!

** The base size of this album is 5.5 x 7" **

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A funny thing happened on the way to the shop...

I did a stop in my upstairs office and check the emails on the computer and had an email from a customer. At the bottom of her email were links to her blog & flickr sites...so like any interested scrapbooker - off I go to look.

Now I know why so many of you are ordering certain product right now! You are all taking the Ali Edwards Scrapbook on the Road class! I had looked at this in the past as Ali is one of the blogs I frequent daily for inspiration (and general interest)! Liked it, but not enough to actually pay for what seemed like a simple project. So after checking out the blog of this customer and her Flickr photos...off I went to Ali's site to get this class! The best part of the class I must say are the simple comments and ideas that Ali shares in here videos! It really makes you think back to the basics we all used to do years ago before we allowed all the new and shiny items to get in our way.

If you are looking for something different, or something to simply just inspire you to try something different - I strongly suggest you head over to her site and check out this class. Ali also has other classes (self paced & workshops) over at Big Picture Classes that will sure to grab your attention.

I had hoped to get started on it today, but no such luck. I couldn't believe it when this morning once again I had a few more orders with items I am sure will be used for this project! So now - with any luck I will be able to get a bit of inspiration tomorrow and get started on this project. One thing I am sure of is that I will be using a lot of my 'stash' to create this book. Whether I chose to do the same size as Ali or maybe a bit bigger...smaller...I guess only time will tell.


....stay tuned!


June 8 update: for all you doubters out there...I actually DID get the album somewhat assembled today. All the pages are cut and put in order with the papers, boards, pockets & envies! Will take photos tonight or tomorrow and post so you have proof! I was able to use most of my own stash of goodies...only had to sway to the store for two items!Link