Thursday, July 30, 2009
The sun shapes can be used as templates to trace over a patterned paper you want to trim and then use to embellish your page, while still keeping the chipboard sun for later use. You can also trace the sun directly onto your page with a boldly colored pen.
I think my favorite way to use the chipboard suns is to lay then down onto cardstock and spray ink over them, creating a base for my entire layout design.
Another option is to trim the shape and simply staple it onto your layout, as Betsy Sammarco has done here: Both ideas are really simple and add a lot of pizazz to your layouts. What kind of ideas do you have for using the chipboard sun shapes?
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
All rub-ons available in both silver and gold.
All stickers available in brown, black, red, and blue.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
And for today's CHA Summer Peek, how about a Jenni Bowlin Special? Yep! Jenni's been scrapping! This layout features New Town Square patterned paper and New Border Stickers!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Link your JULY MERCANTILE LAYOUTS HERE for a chance to WIN our monthly contest!!! You'll have your layout showcased on our blog and this month's prize is the new bingo cards! Halloween and Back to School in both Jumbo and Mini sizes!!! Contest ends August 12th!
And on a side note, the Halloween bingo cards are not in the August kit. Sorry for the confusion there! I'll mention how much you love them to Jenni though and perhaps they will find their way into a September add-on kit. We are looking into getting those witches printed, but sadly we're having trouble locating the copyright owner. I'll keep you posted!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
. . . and here is another tiny CHA summer release peek. Doris (that would be me) is still working on that newsletter; she is every so slightly behind schedule due to a four day stint of jury duty . . .
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
As always, thanks for sharing your gorgeous work with us! I look forward to checking for more soon!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
I have been a collector of objects for as long as I can remember. It started early, with Charlie's Angels and Star Wars trading cards and Cracker Jack prizes. By the time I was an adult, I had graduated to objects with a bit more grown up taste, but just as fun. Some of my current obsessions are vintage trophy cups and old photos. The photos I buy usually speak to me in some way or another. I bought this one long before I had my first child, while I grappled with infertility. It comforted me to see the love between the young mother in this photo and her sweet baby, and gave me something to wish for and hope for during my struggle.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
To start off, decide how long you want your mobile to hang down. I used three JBS chipboard butterflies for mine. Decorate them as you wish. Take your hole punch or awl and punch small holes at the TOP and the BOTTOM of the chipboard shapes. Your sewing thread will be going through this.
After the string is attached to the first piece of chipboard, thread some buttons onto the string. Doesn't matter what size or color, just choose to your liking! After threading your number of choice of buttons, thread on the next piece of chipboard to be hanging in the mobile, and continue in the same process adding buttons and chipboard.When you come to the end of the string, you can just tie on another button or embellishment of your choice and you have just created your very own mobile.