Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Real. Life. Scrapbooking.


We had our magazine delivery from the States today and as well as the fabulous Creating Keepsakes and Simple Scrapbooks mags we also received copies of the new book from Simple Scrapbooks. Real.Life.Scrapbooking is absolutely gorgeous! I had a flick through and was blown away with this book, I don't do clean and simple scrapbooking - its just not my style but the designs in this book are lovely. the thing that captured my attention was the stunning journaling - perfectly in keeping with my theme for this month! Rebecca Cooper and the other designers featured show you amazing ways to write your journaling, playing with fonts, size and colour to create captivating pages. I only have 6 copies here but I may just have to get one to come and live at home with me!!

Rescue the other copies from www.totalpapercrafts.co.uk - quickly!! LOL!!

Karen :o)

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Get journaling!



I spent a happy few hours today putting together this page for my club next week - the technique is journaling and the papers etc. are new from Sandylion. I loved the idea of the questions on the paper when I chose it and thought it would make a good prompt for anyone who struggles with what to journal. I saw a fab page from another club organiser this week who had cut out specific questions and added them in strips to her page and then got her 6 year old daughter to actually write her answers directly onto the page! How brave was that?!! I'd have been pooping myself that they would have had a 'mad crayon' moment and scribbled over the whole thing - we had the walls to prove it not that long ago!! I think Melissa would love to do that but both of the boys at 6 would have been crayon mad!

For once I handwrote my journaling. I prefer to use the computer because I can get more into a small space but it was quite fun to add little bits of my own handwriting to the journaling stickers in the kit. I even made a hidden journaling block that slides under the photo for the main body of my writing (the bit with the torn notebook effect edge). I used my Art Warehouse circle stamps on this page as I absolutely LOVE them! Each circle is a seperate stamp and so you can create loads of different effects from this one collection - fabulous idea! I have a few of these left if anyone wants them - grab them quickly as they are sure to go next week!! You can find these stamps and lots more gorgeousness at www.totalpapercrafts.co.uk

K x

Monday, 18 June 2007

New K&Co!!




The new delivery of K&Co is just in and I just love it. The Bailey collection has to be my favourite but they all have something different to offer and thats really great as there is sure to be something for everyone!

I decided to use the amazing Bailey scrap kit for my club this week and eventually found the time today to design the project! I really love the soft colours of the papers and you get 8 sheets in this kit plus an epoxy alphabet, chipboard words and 3d floral embellishments. These are such great value for money and if you are stuck for inspiration they even give you page ideas on the back of the pack! If you can join us for the class you get the kit at a reduced price plus the instructions for the page and the templates!! (Plus this week we'll be having cake to celebrate two birthdays - mine and Val's!!!).

As well as the scrap kits in a number of different designs, we also have ribbons (totally gorgeous!!), rub-ons (I used one of the sets on the page above and they are divine!) plus the oh-so-cute tag pads which are perfect little tags of patterned papers that have spaces for your journaling. I'm bursting to make something just using these tag pads as they are fab - and really cheap at only £1.60 each!

Take care! K xx

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

The 2nd October crop class is up!



It seems really odd to be releasing the classes for the October crop with 4 months to go but these things have a habit of catching me up all of a sudden and biting me on the bum - and so today I have the 2nd class up and ready for booking! I fell crazy in love with the Daisy D's 'Chasing Butterflies' line and so decided that we had to have this for a class! The class project is a stunning vintage look album that can be used for just about any theme of photos - male or female, travel or family, anything goes!

The kit contains 24 sheets of patterned papers, 4 sheets of die-cut flowers, tabs, photo corners, journaling blocks and more - plus chipboard, book rings and a pack of ribbons. This is amazing value for money as you will create an entire album in the class for only £8.50!! You can book the class online at www.totalpapercrafts.co.uk if you have booked for the October crop.

If you weren't able to book the October crop, why not join us in November when we'll be offering more classes and getting well and truly into the Christmas spirit (heck - I'm talking about Christmas already and we've only just started Summer!!!!) You can book your place at www.totalpapercrafts.co.uk - hurry as we only have a few left!