Friday, June 21, 2013

Heads Up

The new Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine is now in the store, so make sure you drop in to pick one up before they are all gone.  All you have to do is spend $20.00 and the magazine is then free to you, and this issue is packed full of ideas.
We are always happy to realise how "in tune" with the industry we are and once again some of the articles in the summer issue talk about ideas we have already presented to you.
On page 12 you can read more about colour inspiration, which I mentioned a couple of blog posts ago.  A customer was in the store on Tuesday telling me how very inspiring and educational she had found it...have you read it?  It was the posting of June 10th headed "Have You Been Surfing".  Scroll down there and there's an article similar to the one in this new issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today.

Another interesting article in the magazine is on page 41, part of the 3 i's. Ideas, insights and inspiration.  Emily Pitts has created an ombre scrapbook layout.  One of the challenges we presented to the scrapbookers at our Spring Mega Crop was to use an ombre border on a layout.
Don't miss looking at page 33 either, where you will find the same layout in easy, detailed and expert...really good ideas.
And of course if you are the lucky owner of a Silhouette cutting machine, they have treats there for you!  Read through carefully and you will find a number of FREE cutting files for you to download.

Don't despair if you're not a scrapbooker either, because there are some quick and easy summer cards for you to make.
We also have many customers who as they read through the magazine use it as a resource for products they are interested in, contacting us to ask us to order it in for them.  So make sure you read all the articles and advertising too, often there are some great products that you may not know about.
Didn't I tell you this issue was packed full of hurry in because there are a limited number of copies available and all you have to do is spend $20.00 to receive this magazine from us.

Remember that I mentioned to you that Lisa had shown me the great artwork she was creating with the alcohol inks?  Well she sent me a photo of   the one that I mentioned to you...what do you think?  Should she be working toward a show of  her own?  It's lovely isn't it.  Can't you just see an abstract field of summer flowers in what Lisa created? A little like a Monet even?

We were playing with distress inks again with some enthusiastic ladies at Wednesdays card class.  Using three inks to create a lovely background for the focal point of a card.  Thursday/Wednesday Technique Classes are a great opportunity for you to delve into an art that you may not have tried, or that you want to explore further.  We had three "newbie" card makers on Wednesday night, so Linda and I were kept hopping, but they went home very happy with what they had been able to create.

I've been busy tonight making a card for my dear Mother-in-law's 90th birthday which is coming up really soon now. I'll show it to you later, but it too was fashioned from one of the cards we made on Wednesday night. Maybe I should have you guess which one it was. The hardest part was to find a verse to put in the card.  I wanted something unique and somewhat special to mark this milestone, but couldn't find anything that appealed.  I ended up taking after one of my sisters and writing some verses myself.  Where do you find inspiration for the inside verses of the cards you make?  I'd be interested if you'd like to share your resources with our blog readers.

Until Later....Happy Crafting


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