Archive for June, 2008

The talent we saw this time around for the Design Team call was incredible!!  We thank-you all so much for putting yourselves out there, well done! 

Unfortunately, as it goes, this call was only looking for two new team members… and we actually stretched that to three in the end!!  So without further ado, I’d like to give a HUGE welcome to our newest Design Team Members, they are…..

Aleksandra Sokal  (aka. Aleks)

Alidalis Acevedo (aka. Dalis)

Ann Seleshanko

We’d also like to announce that Tanisha Long will be joining our team, and Lacinta Naidoo will be coming on as our new Crop Co-ordinator!

The following Co-ordinators will be staying with us too;

Martina Brill– Design Team Co-ordinator

Shannon Wyman– Blog Co-ordinator

Katie Thornton– Promotions Co-ordinator

Renee McCloskey– Gallery Co-ordinator

We think we’ve put together a great team here, who are passionate about this hobby.  Their variations in style will provide you all with lots of fun and inspiration!

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Name Banner

Hello girls!!!  I have this awsome project that I want to share with you!!!!  I am going to show you how to make a “name banner”.  These are so cute ~ my mom and her friend have been making tons of them for friends and family.  The college girls love them to decorate their dorm room/door with.  

You will need: chipboard, pattern paper, large chipboard letters or large letter stickers, ribbon/lace, paint (optional) & misc matching embellishments.

Step 1 ~ Gather your supplies:

Step 2 ~ Decide what name you would like to create and trim enough chipboard for each letter in the name.  I used the 4″ Sizzix circle or you could just do squares.  Then paint the “backs” of you chipboard circles (or you could use cardstock or pp) and paint the front of your letters (if using naked chipboard letters):

Step 3 ~ Adhere co-ordinating pattern paper to “front” of chipboard squares (liquid adhesive works best):

Step 4 ~ Add letters and embellishments to the pattern paper/”front” side of your chipboard squares:

Step 5 ~ Punch holes opposite each other on the left side of the circle and the right side of the circle.  Tie short pieces of lace/ribbon to connect each letter in the proper order.  I used longer pieces for the ends so I had something to hang it by.  Hang & enjoy!!!!

The possibilities are endless and I would  love to see everyones projects ~ post them in the gallery at SnS.  Have fun girls!!!

PS:  Rhea ~ be looking for this in your mailbox in about a week (I plan on mailing it to you on Monday).  And I hope it will match your SB room (you recently painted it pink right?).


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SnS June ~ Midnight Madness Kit

What a beautiful and fun kit to work with! I used almost every scrap of ribbon in this kit! You can get the kit at the SNS Store right HERE

My First Project is a 12 x 12 Layout:

{Angel} SnS June ~ Midnight Madness Kit

{Angel} SnS June ~ Midnight Madness Kit ~Detail

I created it for Guest Designer Corry’s June Challenge – Cuttin’ It! What a fun challenge, as I don’t normally cut out pieces of Patterned Paper. All the Challenges are Great at SNS! You can check them all out HERE.

In My {Angel} LO I used from the SnS June ~ Midnight Madness Kit Black – White Dot Organza – # 0400 & White – White Dots Organza – #0177. So easy to work with:) Other products Used: Red Heart Scalloped PP by Reminisce, IOD “Caliope” by Prima Marketing, Queen & Co Heart Felt Fusion, Stash Black PP, Digital Credit {Love} to Rhonna Farrer.

For my second project I altered photo clips I found on clearance. I thought they were cute, but a little plain. So I added some Black – White Dot Organza – # 0400 & White – White Dots Organza – #0177 to the “stems”. Then came some Prima Sprites 2 Flowers from our Prima Sprites 2 Swap. Added some stash brads and rhinestones and called it done. Except it needed to hold something just as funky. My Hybrid Photo (credits to Rhonna Farrer) and stash heart stickers, brads and Prima Flowers – Essentials 4 Royalty completes the look. LOL BTW I used my laminate/magnet cartridge for the xyron to laminate the photo. When I’m done with this display, it’ll become a magnet for my fridge. (A big one! LOL)

{us} SnS June ~ Midnight Madness Kit

{us} SnS June ~ Midnight Madness Kit ~ Detail

My Last project is an altered photo album. From the SnS June ~ Midnight Madness Kit, I used EVERYTHING!! It was awesome! Black – White Dot Grosgrain – #0403, Black – White Dots Grosgrain – #0405, Black – White Swiss Dot Grosgrain – #0401, White – Black Dot Grosgrain – #0104, White – Black Dot Grosgrain – #0404, White – Black Dots Grosgrain – #0406, White – Black Swiss Dot Grosgrain – #0402, Black – White Dot Organza – # 0400 & White – White Dots Organza – #0177. The flowers are from the Prima Sprites 2 Swap. I decided to “stitch” my White – White Dots Organza – #0177 Ribbon to the Heart Felt fusion. Also used Stash vellum quote, stash flower.

Altered Photo Album - SnS June ~ Midnight Madness Kit

Altered Photo Album - SnS June ~ Midnight Madness Kit ~ Detail

Thanks for looking!

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This kit has some lovely summer colours and I really had fun creating these projects.

This layout features some Prima Flowers, Prima Bling, Thickers, Crate Paper, and of course this great ribbon kit

This layout uses Kelly Panacci papers, Daisy D’s rub ons, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters and black slick writer pen.

And here are some altered coffee and tea containers, using Kaiser Craft papers, Prima Flowers, Kaiser Craft gems.

This was fun to make!  A French Fries container using a template, and Kelli Panacci paper, Prima flower, Doodlebug brad.

You can have same fun if you get this fun Summer Lovin’ ribbon kit!!

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I had the pleasure of working with the ZZ June Sweet Magnolia kit this month. This is such a fun & whimsical kit to work with. Soft pinks and lace plus bright lime greens.

Set of four cards. Based off of scketches in Vikki’s June card challenge.

Altered photo frame using Glitter Cuts.

Simple layout using “white space”. I have also incorporated the SnS June Midnight Madness kit and SnS Funkalicious kit on this layout.

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This kit had such a great variety of ribbons to work with! Different colours, textures, shapes…I love it!!

Yummy Cards

I had so much fun making these delicious summery cards using 4 different ribbons from the kit: natural waffle weave tape, medium turquoise ric rac, small rust ric rac and orange satin gingham check.

Other supplies from the store: We R Memory Keepers Frenzy papers, Hero Arts clear buttons and Imaginisce Snag ‘Em Acrylic Stamp – Cupcake.


Play All Day layout

I used the waffle weave tape on this layout, and inked it a bit with brown ink to go with the rest of the layout.


Ian & Sean layout

I cut the black mesh eyelet tape to make tabs on the layout.


You 3 Make me Happy layout

I layered the orange satin gingham check and small rust ric rac together.  

Other supplies from the store: Fancy Pants True paper.

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Ribbon and Magic Mesh

I created a card this week, using Magic Mesh and ribbon from Savvy ‘n Sassy

I actually created this by weaving the ribbon through the mesh! This was very easy to do.

Here are the supplies I used:

The ribbon is from the JUNE Sweet Magnolia kit!

I used wire as a needle so that I could weave the ribbon.

I started to weave the ribbon through approx every 3-4 squares. I tied a know in between the weaving.

I used a couple of different types of ribbon. Here’s what the finished product looked like!

So..go ahead! Give it a try!! And don’t forget to share what you made in the SnS Gallery!!

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I got to work with the most amazing bunch of ribbons this month. YUMMY! These LO’s used June Summer Lovin Kit.

Other supplies: Bazzill CS, Basic Grey ‘ Two Scoops’ PP’s, AC Thickers, buttons, flowers, Zig Pen

Other supplies: Bazzill CS, SEI ‘Oasis’ PP’s, Primas Journaling Box & Flowers, Zig Pen, Paper Studio Brad

Other Supplies: DCWV CS, Basic Grey ‘Mellow’ PP, Prima Flowers & Say it in Crystal, Paper Studio Brads, AC Letter Stickers, Zig Pen

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Midnight madness kit

This kit is fabulous!! So easy to use, you will love it!  I used some of the ribbon from the kit to make these cards.

I also made this cute layout using ribbon from this kit. It gave such a fun feeling to this layout.

And then I made this layout as well. I wanted to use the ribbon in a more masculine way and thought it went very well with the soccer theme.

Be sure to head over to the store and grab a kit before they are all gone!

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I love polka dots. I love black and white ribbons. I LOVE this kit!!!

Share With Your Friends

For this layout I just used strips of the ribbon as embellishments. The white ribbon with black dots used under the black chipboard thickers really helped make them stand out from the background paper.

Other Supplies: SEI papers, American Crafts thickers, Autumn Leaves journaling stamp, Lil’ Davis alphas, Hobby Lobby felt heart, popdots

Family Pizza Night

For this layout I used stickers and ribbon in place of patterned paper. A hint when using knotted ribbon on a ribbon strip like this–you don’t have to actually tie the shorter pieces on to the long ribbon strip. Instead, just tie small knots and glue them on. 🙂

Other Supplies: unknown cardstock, 7Gypsies stickers, American Crafts and Paper Studio alphas, Martha Stewart red pen


Other Supplies: American Crafts Thickers and Papers, staples

Assorted Cards

Made completely with scraps. 🙂

Other Supplies: American Crafts and Scenice Route papers, AC rubons, Paper Studio alphas, Heidi Swapp and Kaiser Craft flowers.

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