Thursday, March 20, 2014

WRM Flower Punch Board

The long awaited Flower Punch Board is here!  Susie and I got a chance to sit down and play with it. I had the great idea of turning our "ho-hum" pens we keep in the BEE at the counter, into a lovely bouquet. Let us show you what we did....


Following the chart on the board cut your paper in to the desired size.  The board has an inch and cm chart. Pretty nifty!  (A picture of that chart would have been good here, camera lady)


Pay attention to the DIAMETER measurement that's listed. We made a Large flower first, not noticing the diameter measurement, and it was a WHOPPER!

NOTE: those bigger flowers require TWO strips!

Take your strip and line the edge up with the first score line. Punch then score the diagonal line.


Slide the paper down until you see the line of the desired flower size through the slit that the punch makes. Have I lost you yet?  Hang in there. (Note to SELF:  need a picture of this part...oh but there's that chart we didn't have earlier!)

Score BOTH the vertical and diagonal lines.

Score Gently...

this bone folder, can cut like buttah if you press too hard.

I love butter. The real stuff. Not that plastic man-made stuff.

 

To make the flowers dimensional, lop off a petal or two (I did two) along the score line. I know, I know, all that work and now you're cutting it off....

Trust me.


At this point we inked the edges, cuz everything we do involves inking edges.

Well most everything.

Ok, maybe just some things.

Come to think of it, it's been awhile since I've gotten inky....hmmmm, gonna ink everything now, by george.

((who is George anyway?))

Sorry no picture of the inky goodness. :(
 (Camera lady is really pushin' the limit here.)

Now start accordion folding. The first fold is that first diagonal score line.  Fold it to the back. Continue back and forth, gathering and holding the bottom of each petal with your thumb.

Or a friend's thumb. Isn't Susie's thumb the cutest?



 Remember that first little vertical flappy thing that you folded to the back?  Put some adhesive on that.


Now is the tricky part.  It was all cake up until now.

Line up the other end with the vertical score line and press to adhere.  No picture. AGAIN.  Camera lady is excused, we needed her hands too.

You can do it. I have faith in you.

This next step is what takes the flower to a whole 'nother level.  Makes it so pretty, I could just cry.

There's a STICK thingy that has a little SLIT thingy at the end.  It's stored right next to the BONE FOLDER thingy.

Slip the petal tip into the slit (or not--either way it'll still give the desired effect) Curve each petal around that handy dandy little tool...and bask in your handmade flower glory.


((sniff, sniff))

Now go back. Repeat this process with different sizes and different patterned paper. You'll thank us later.

For our project, we used the stem accessory pack so that we could later adhere them to our pens. This was super easy...

Three little pieces and you've got the beginnings of a really PURTY BOOOOKAY!  


Those stems are REALLY, REALLY, REALLY long. So you'll need to cut them down.  

Or not. 

But if you do, you'll need some wire cutters.

Or pruning shears.


Who needs floral tape when you've got wasabi washi tape? Wrapped that ugly old pen and the PURTY flower together...

added a GIANT enamel dot for the center....


and BEE has never been happier!


Wait, what? What's that you say? You don't want a stemmed flower?

Ok. NO prob.  You'll need a big glue dot and a small circle of paper.  Stick that purty baby to that.

Add a cute button in the center...

or a big 'ol piece of bling.....

OR one of those Big BRADS you've never known what to do with but are still hanging onto and hiding in your stash cuz you don't throw anything away cuz you know as soon as you do you'll be needing it.

Now you've got yourself a floral embellishment that can be used for so many things.

Layouts, cards, a gift Box (remember the WE R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board?), gift bag (yep, there's a punch board for that too).

Put them on banners, string 'em together to make a lei, put 'em in your hair. Pin 'em to your clothes. Throw 'em at company as they come through the door....

Lots of possibilities.


You still with us? In a floral confusion haze?

No worries. Just watch this HERE. He makes it look so EASY.

Which it is.

We could have made these all day.

Well I could have anyway...

Pretty sure I wore Susie out.

Your gonna want this. And your gonna want to get one for your friend.

Come on by and pick your's up.

$19.99 + tax.

And yes, we'll be happy to give you a demo.

THE End.





Sunday, March 16, 2014

Favorite Scrapbooking Podcasts

I've heard scrapbookers talking about watching TV shows and movies while they scrapbook, however I prefer listening to scrapbooking podcasts when I'm crafting at home. I thought I'd share links to some of my favorite podcast with y'all today.

Paperclipping Roundtable - "the scrapbooking audio show designed to educate, entertain and inspire you." This is my favorite podcast, featuring scrapbookers who work in the industry discussing a variety of topics about our hobby.

Give Your Photos Stories - personal stories triggered by photos shared by everyday scrappers. (I was on a recent episode of this podcast sharing my Big Storm stories - click HERE to listen in.)

Adventures in Arting - Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and her mom discuss their arting adventures with a variety of guests.

Stacy Julian's Podcast - Stacy shares five podcasts on her blog with topics ranging from quick scrapbooking to the phases of creative growth.

What do you listen to when you scrap?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Busy Chicks Blog Hop Winner!

Woo Hoo!  


Thanks for hoppin' along!  It was Scrappin' Goodtime's first and it was so much fun!  We hope you got to know some new places and faces and Thank you, Thank you, for supporting small businesses!  Come and see us to shop, chat, spend the night, or all of the above. We promise, you will leave with new friends!

Complete list of winners:

1) Very Vintage Retreat- 1 complimentary stay, valued at $99.00 with 5 booking guests - Barbara Bateman
2)
Scrappin Good Time Retreat and Store- 3days/2night stay for 1 and $50.00 gift certificate - Jenny Bosley
3) Dallas Crafters Marathon - $50.00 gift certificates or merchandise - Maggie Castillo
4) Crafty Neighbor - 150.00 Cruise Voucher - Vicki Townley
5) The Little Blue House - Carrie Todd
6)The Crafty Scrapper - Jennifer Deen
7) Creative Callings - Amy Hudson
8) ScrapbooknSuch - Maureen Andrews
9) Cat's Creations - Angela Trindle 
10) Scrapbook Celebration - Chasity Wilbur

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Welcome to the Busy Chicks "Spring Fling Blog Hop"!  To start at the beginning of the hop, please visit The Little Blue House where you can learn how to win one of 13 FABULOUS PRIZES!



If you're visiting our blog for the first time, WELCOME!  We are a scrapbooking Store and a Retreat located in Corsicana, Texas. Over 6,000 square feet of Shopping, Cropping, and Dropping...All in one spot! We offer crops every Friday night, various classes each month, and a Goodtime seven days a week! You can get more information about the retreat, store hours, and pictures of our awesome place here

Now on to the Hop...

For my flower, I created it using this template from Twigg Studios. I printed it onto cardstock, cut it out, and using it as a template, traced onto watercolor paper. Using the Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Seedless Preserves, I layed down some color onto my craft sheet. I then applied the color to my flower shapes with a water brush. To get a darker effect, let it dry between applications or if you are impatient, like me, use a heat gun.

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To achieve the look of the center of the flower, I applied the Distress Marker direct to paper,...Just random dots. No Pattern. Don't stress. You can do it.  I then cut the flower along the lines indicated on the template, flipped it over and stuck 'em down with a little glue. Just. A. Little. Dot. 

Ignore the manicure. 

Or lack there of. 

And the mess.

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Last but not least, I curled up the petals using my super messy, inky fingers and then assembled the flower using a combination of glue dots and foam squares for dimension. These flowers can be used as embellishments on your scrapbook pages, cards, altered items, gift boxes, hair accessories.... earrings. rings....other piercings. : )

Gift Box using W R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board. One of my favorite things! 


I printed the template again, reducing in size to make a more "card friendly version".  This time I traced onto patterned paper, and inked the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Using Violet Crush from Kaisercraft and a little fussy cutting, I created a card to go with my gift. An empty box  ; )-


Don't be afraid to get a little inky...unless you have a brand new manicure. We've already discussed mine.


Or lack thereof.

So can you guess what flower you picked here at Scrappin' Goodtime? 

Please say it looks like an ORCHID. : )

Feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you think! Be sure to subscribe to our Blog (top left), check us out on Facebook, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter (bottom left).

Thanks for spending time with us today! Make sure to email your list of "picked flowers" by March 9th, to pickmebouquet@gmail.com   to be eligible to win one of the awesome prizes! 
Our contribution:

3day/2night stay at our retreat with a 
$50 gift certificate to the store


Now, hop on over to The Crafty Scrapper to "pick" your next flower!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mark your Calendars!


Monday, February 24, 2014

Garage Days Cards

After creating three layouts with the Kaisercraft Garage Days collection, I used the leftover paper scraps and die cuts on some masculine cards.


This is such a fun collection to create with!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Kaisercraft's Garage Days Collection

Kaisercraft's Garage Days Collection is a fantastic masculine collection of papers, stickers, and embellishments filled with tires, cars, bicycles, grease, and accolades for dad! Here's a look at what I've been playing with the last few days.

First, here's a look at the fronts and backs of the patterned papers.

And this fabulous 12x12 die cut piece.

The sticker sheet with border strips and letters.

And a die cut embellishment pack with over 50 pieces!

I was immediately drawn to the papers and embellishments with the bicycle theme and knew it was time to scrap this photo of my Daddy with me and my two sisters on his bike.

These papers were fun to layer and it was easy to create embellishment clusters with the variety of die cuts.

Here's another page - this one using the 12x12 die cut paper mounted onto white cardstock. The top border came from the sticker sheet and the bottom border is the product strip from one of the patterned papers. I mounted my photos on white cardstock and added a strip of washi tape along the bottom (simply because I am addicted to washi tape!). I also punched and layered some stars to define a visual triangle around the photos on the page.

You can see a third layout I created with this collection on my blog here.

This collection is also perfect for creating masculine cards for birthdays, Father's Day, graduations, thanks yous, etc. I'll be sharing some samples soon!

Please share your ideas for scrapping with these papers in the comments!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Quick Project For Paper Scraps

Here's a quick project idea with two benefits:
1. A great use for those scraps of paper left over from your scrapbooking/paper crafting projects.
2. A cute handmade gift for a birthday or other special occasion. They work well in goodie bags and as stocking stuffers. (It's never to early to plan for next Christmas, right?)


These mini-journals measure 4" x 5" and have approximately 25 pages (cardstock and double-sided patterned paper) and were bound using the Bind-It-All. (Binder rings or ribbon could be used in place of the coil.)

Here are a few ways to customize these little journals:
1. Add stamping and embellishments to the cover.
2. Include stamped images throughout the interior pages.
3. Make some pages with a pocket to hold tags.
3. Place a journaling prompt at the top of each page.
4. Remember that not all the pages have to be the same size - include a few smaller pages to add variety and interest.
5. Personalize the journal with a monogram on the front cover and/or each page.
6. Stamp an image on each page that can be colored to create a fun mini-coloring book for a child.
7. Tie a matching pen onto the binding.

Next time you have a pile of leftover papers, give this quick project a try!