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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Queen & Co.

Queen & Co. introduced a slew of fabulous new products at CHA a few weeks ago.  I had the pleasure of  creating some projects for their booth. First off, I made a pair of paper shoes using the new papers and the famous Queen & Co. bling (gotta love that bling!!).


I also made some cards using Queen & Co.'s new Valentine's Tapes.  Here are a few of the cards I made:




These pretty new tapes are available through your local retailer, online scrapbook stores, and at Paper Source or through the Paper Wishes catalog.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Extra class kits for sale!

Hi everyone!  I have a few extra class kits left over from two classes I taught in November.  I'm trying to clean up my scrap area and get ready for my next class, so I'm selling these leftover class kits at a discount.  The class kits include detailed step-by-step instructions and all supplies needed to make these 2-page layouts (except basics like adhesive and ink).  Each kit is only $15 plus actual shipping (US only please).  Payment by Paypal.

The first kit features Prima's "Romance Novel" collection. It includes Prima's Romance Novel patterned papers along with a variety of flowers, crystal flourishes, chipboard dress form and title plaque, three types of lace trim, Prima washi tape, ribbon, doilies (each individually die-cut by me from acid free cardstock), acetate clock, extra rhinestone flower centers, pearls and more. $15 plus actual shipping.


The second kit feature's Making Memories' Modern Millinery collection.  This kit includes Making Memories patterned paper, flower and trim, plus additional goodies like doilies (each individually die-cut by me using acid free cardstock), glittered chipboard butterflies, chipboard title, ornate round frame, small rosettes, jeweled decorative hat pins, lace and rhinestones. $15 plus actual shipping


If you are interested in one or both of these class kits, email me at sjbarancik@aol.com or leave a comment with your email address.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Creative Spaces Volume 2 Giveaway Winner

Thanks for the great response to my blog giveaway for CK's Creative Spaces with Megan Hoeppner: Vol. 2!!  I can see it's going to be a very popular issue.  I used a random number generator which came up with #25.  That means the winner is . . . Amy Dougherty!!  Amy, I can't find any contact info on your Google+ page, so please email me (link on the sidebar >>>>) with your mailing address.

For those of you who didn't win, you can purchase a copy at your local newsstand or on the Scrap and Paper website: Creative Spaces Vol 2.    You won't want to miss this fabulous issue!! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

CHA + a share

I'm heading off to CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) tomorrow!  I can't wait to see all the new 2013 products live and in person.  I'll be sharing my favorites next week.

In the meantime, here's a quick little share for the day.  This is a layout I created for Creating Keepsakes magazine. 

As seen in the January/February 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.  Copyright Creative Crafts Group.  Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

I used  beautiful Melissa Frances papers and resin embellishments, then I added some Prima flowers and crystals.  I created the border by crocheting along one edge, then I layered it with lace and painted corrugated cardboard.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Creative Spaces -- Volume 2 (and a giveaway!)

Back by popular demand!! Creating Keepsakes just released Creative Spaces Volume 2, by the very sweet Megan Hoeppner. 

Creative Spaces with Megan Hoeppner, Volume 2, presents 132 pages of room inspiration, DIY storage and d├ęcor projects, and a behind-the-scenes look at the crafting spaces of personalities you know and love. Use this special issue from Creating Keepsakes as a resource to create a space that reflects your own unique scrapbooking style and fuels your creativity. 

Check out this link to the sneak peek:  Creative Spaces Sneak Peek

I was honored to have my scrap space profiled in Creative Spaces Vol. 1.  One thing I love about this issue is that it showcases a wide variety of scraprooms, from small to large spaces and from low to high budgets.  At 8 x 9 square feet in size, my scrap room is definitely on the "small" end of the spectrum.  It's also on the lower end of the budget scale.  I repainted our old kitchen table and I use that as my scrap table.  I bought all of the storage units on sale (most at least 50% off or more), and I use baskets purchased at the dollar store to hold lots of my goodies.

Here are photos of my scrap room, some of which were included in Creative Spaces Vol. 1.  My scrap room is right off of our kitchen (a former breakfast nook that we never used because we always eat at our dining room table).  It's the perfect location in the house because I have easy access to SNACKS!


I like having some plastic drawers for storage because it allows me to see what's inside.


Here are a couple pictures of the other corner and wall.

Would you believe it if I told you that my scrap room ALWAYS looks this clean and tidy??  If you believe that, I have some swampland in Florida to sell you. Wink, wink.

Here is a peek at some of my ribbon and lace storage.


I'm embarrassed to say that this is only a fraction of my lace and ribbon collection.  Yes, I admit it. I'm a trim hoarder.

Would you like to see more scrap spaces and storage ideas??  Then be sure to pick up a copy of Creative Spaces Volume 2!  Megan and Creating Keepsakes are generously allowing me to give away a copy of this fabulous special issue to one lucky blog reader.  To be entered to win, simply leave a comment here before the end of the day on Tuesday, January 15th.  Just for fun, tell me your favorite thing about your scrap space. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Giveaway winner -- CK Fast and Fresh Scrapbooks

I've been taking a little hiatus from blogging over my girls' winter break, so I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner of my blog giveaway for Creating Keepsakes' "Fast and Fresh Scrapbooks" special issue.  Without further delay, the random number generator picked number 3, which means that the winner is . . . Melinda!!  Melinda, I normally contact the winner, but I couldn't find your email or blog on your blogger profile.  Please email me (link on the sidebar >>>) and give me your full name and address.

I will be posting about another fabulous CK special issue (plus a giveaway!) here on Tuesday.  After that, I will get back to my regularly scheduled blog posting -- sharing layouts, cards, and other things I created in the past year that I haven't posted yet.  Yep, I was a bad blogger in 2012.  I'll try to get caught up in 2013.  

Happy New Year!!!