Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Silhouette 3D Flowers

Last year, I had a really good friend tell me that I needed to buy a Silhouette because I would love all the things that can be created with a Silhouette. I had never really looked into it. Of course, I love Scrapbooking and I love die-cuts, but to buy a machine that just does die-cuts is that the wisest use of my craft dollar?

In April of 2013 I had the opportunity to buy a Silhouette at a great price from Allscrapbooksteals.com. My friend told me I would love it. To be honest it sat in the box for 6 months. I was excited to use it, but I did not have the time to figure it out and tinker around with it. In October, I went to a Pinterest show in Utah. As I was walking around the scrapbooking booths. I did a couple of make and takes. These make and takes had die-cuts that you make into 3 dimensional shapes such as flowers, pillow boxes and bows.

I came home from the show and unloaded my Silhouette. It took 5 minutes to figure out. (I don't know why I was so worried...thinking it would take longer.) I started looking through the items already downloaded in the program and then I used the $10.00 download card and downloaded more. I was hooked. I stared cutting out everything. I loved it. The cool thing is that you can pick exactly what you want for .99 cents and the shape is in your library forever. They also offer a free shape every week. I have used my Silhouette to make vinyl signs, gift card holders, cards, pillow boxes (in every shape), Christmas ornaments, flowers, banners, and garland. It is so fun to use.

I recently made these flowers from a 3D flower bought on the Silhouette. They were so easy. I have a confession to make. I love glitter glue. I thought I would try a little on the petals and it really made them pop. This was a really simple idea, I used 10 decorative straws, gold glitter glue, 5 sheets of 12x12 cardstock (2 per page), an empty chili can with the label washed off, jewel centers and some tulle ribbon. They turned out great. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline :-)





Monday, April 14, 2014

Fancy Pants Nautical Layout

Growing up, I spent almost every Saturday of Summer on the Lake. I love to water ski, wake board, ride on the round tubes, jet ski, or just lay on the beach. I love the water. This is what we did as a family. Nautical the new line from Fancy Pants is super cute and brings back memories of those lazy summer days on the beach. We all have those fun memories of summer vacation. Now is your chance to preserve those memories. Check out Nautical today at Allscrapbooksteals.com. Also, check your email or Allscrapbooksteals.com for new lines coming this week from Fancy Pants. If you don't receive our email sign up today! (Click Here) Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline


Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Blocks

YES...It is totally true... I love crafts! I love to scrapbook! I love to paint! I love to sew. I like to make pretty much anything for my home. All my children love my decorations, but as they got older. I started to not put out as many holiday decorations, if I put any out at all. There were just some holidays that are so short. It did not seem worth the effort.

A year ago my friend made these adorable blocks to represent Spring. Each letter was a separate block of wood with a square of scrapbook paper and a vinyl letter over it. She gave me blocks and letters to decorate my own set of Spring letters. I was hooked. I had to have blocks for every season and holiday.

I had seen the wood blocks that come in different sizes  3x4, 4x6, 5x7 8x10 and sometimes larger. I liked the idea of the pictures on the blocks, but I don't have a lot of surfaces to put decor on. I would rather hang pictures on the wall.  This is why the different seasons and holidays appealed to me. I could put up something small that would add a festive touch to my home. My kids (especially my youngest) love it. Now my older girls think I have an addiction. (They are probably right.) :-)

Last fall I saw some Simple Stories 3x4 and 4x6 Journaling Card paper used on different wood blocks. I fell in love with this look. Most of the scrapbook companies now do a journaling page for pocket scrapbooking with 3x4 and 4x6 sizes. These sizes are perfect for wood blocks.

When I was down at Echo Park seeing the new lines, I fell in love with the Hippity Hoppity Collection Kit SW4005. (Available at Allscrapbooksteals.com) I knew just what I wanted to make with this kit.... Easter Blocks!!! They are quick, fun, and simple to make. They can be made double or single sided. They are great for a table centerpiece, on a shelf or an entry way table. I made mine double sided and I added gold stickles glitter glue. (It is like adding fairy dust to a project... It makes your project magical). If you can't tell.... I love glitter glue. These blocks are the perfect addition to your Easter Decor. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline








Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pink Paislee Pen Pals

Pink Paislee Pen Pals is a great new line featured today at Allscrapbooksteals.com. The beautiful Americana feel, brings back memories of traditional hand written letters mailed by the post office. I love the paper in this line and think that it would be perfect for some ideas that I have planned for July 4. Good thing that I have some time to plan and craft. Check out Pink Paislee Pen Pals today at Allscrapbooksteals.com!!! Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline



Pink Paislee Switchboard

Hello Operator?...Can you hook me up with Pink Paislee Switchboard???? You don't need an operator to get in touch with this new line... Just check out Allscrapbooksteals.com. This new line from Pink Paislee gives just the right touch of nostalgia to any layout or card.  Make sure to check your email for all the latest news on the new lines hitting our store. If you don't receive our email...Sign up today (Just click here)!!! Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline (Layouts courtesy of Pink Paislee blog)



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Heidi Swapp's Color Shine

Heidi Swapp's Color Shine is so fun and so cool to use. It comes in amazing colors that turn any project into a work of art. We love it so much that we have made it available at Allscrapbooksteals.com. You are going to love the colors and the shine. The possibilities for creating with this product are endless. Check it out today at Allscrapbooksteals.com. Check out Heidi Swapp's blog to see a video of Color Shine in action. http://www.heidiswapp.com/color-shine-have-you-tried-it-yet/. One spray and you will be hooked!!! Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline




Monday, April 7, 2014

Heidi Swapp Mixed Company

It is so fun to see the new products and even more fun to see projects made with these new products. Today allscrapbooksteals.com  is featuring Heidi Swapp's Mixed Company and Color Shine.  These are two new amazing lines that you are definitely wanting to check out. We are so  thrilled they are here. On Heidi Swapp's blog she has some amazing ideas that make great use of these products. Check your email daily for more great deals coming from allscrapbooksteals.com. If you don't receive our email sign up here today. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline










Friday, April 4, 2014

American Crafts DIY Party Time!!!

I am thrilled that the weekend is here and with the weekend comes fun.  I love entertaining and being with my friends. American Crafts DIY Shop banners make parties a snap. These banners are quick and easy to put together. They look great and add a finishing touch to any party. You can buy all kinds of DIY banners at  allscrapbooksteals.com. Check it out today!!! Happy Crafting and have a great weekend!!! Jacqueline
(This awesome picture is used with permission from American Crafts catalog. Thank you for the great picture American Crafts.)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Heidi Swapp Dreamy

I just love this time of year. New products are coming in all the time to Allscrapbooksteals.com. Over the next couple of weeks we will be getting more new lines from Heidi Swapp and Pink Paisley. Check your email daily. If you don't receive our email. Sign up today. Today Heidi Swapp's new line "Dreamy" is available. This line has soft, fun, "dreamy" colors that are perfect for this time of year when the weather can't decide if it is Winter or Spring. Check out these amazing layouts from Heidi Swapp's blog. I can't wait to make my own books. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline






Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Studio Calico Lemon Lush Layouts.

Brand New today at Allscrapbooksteals.com is Studio Calico's Lemon Lush. We have had several requests for this amazing line. We have heard you and it is on sale now!!! YAY!!! I thought that it would be fun to share some super cute layouts from Studio Calico's Blog using the Lemon Lush products. Check out these great ideas!!! Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline