Friday, May 28, 2010

May Monthly Challenge

The May Challenge is called Mix & Match Scraps.  All entries will have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the ES store so you can snag some of the new products that are just flying out the door.  You have until midnight EST on Sunday, June 13th to enter.  Post a link to your creation back to this thread for your chance to with the GC.

We're challenging you to use your scraps (we know you have a ton)  in ways that make them fresh & not boring.  How you do that is up to you....  It can be making embellishments, mixing the old with the new, a design that is on trend, etc.

Here's my take on the challenge using some of the scraps from My Mind's Eye Grow line mixed with other papers that coordinated.

I had a small piece of a KI Sheer left so I cut out the shape & used it in place of a flower.

The geometric pattern wasn't too feminine (since layout was about my dad flowers wouldn't have been right) the sheers worked perfectly.  I adhered them with Diamond Glaze adhesive.

They seemed kind of flat so I added a Prima - Pebble.  Since I only had 1 left I had to brainstorm what to use on the other 2.... brads, buttons... no.... how about Tim Holtz Fragments... perfect.  I didn't even need to adhere patterned paper to the frag as I usually do because the sheer pattern coming thru was decorative enough.

I know you want to see what Teresa did with the challenge so head on over to her blog.  My other project is created with the new Echo Park Paper - Sweet Summertime line which is THE HOT product out there right now.  See my blog for photos & design details.

Design Team Work

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Time is running out!

Just a few more days until the sale ends on the new merchandise at the STORE. Make sure you check it out by midnight Friday.

Product is flying off the shelf so hurry in! Don't miss it.

Free Shipping on orders of $35.00 or more for Memorial Day weekend. Use code Veteran at check out. Offer to US residents only. International customers will receive $5.00 off their shipping.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Goodies!

I'm so excited to announce to you that the first round of new goodies has been posted at the store. Remember they are 15% off release week!

I have lots of limited time only items as well. I have the spring line of glimmer mist, grab it now while I have it!
I have Starlight by Pink Paislee & I brought in the 365 Impressions Stamps, Queen Bee Impression Stamps and Bayberry Cottage & 365 Degrees ribbon pleats. The purple & green ribbon pleats are SOLD OUT at Pink Paislee so I can't get any more of these. What I have is all I'll have.

Hope you enjoy, there is more to be loaded on the site tomorrow and there is more on it's way. Echo Park should arrive late tomorrow and be online Friday, and the summer glimmer mist should be on their way very soon!

Friday, May 14, 2010

ES Inspiration Day

Teresa & I are super excited by all the new product Heather ordered & pestering her to death if it's there yet like 2 little kids on a long car trip lol.  Soon.... so we're trying to be patient.

Until then we have both pulled out some of our favorite past products in the store.If you don't have some in your stash from previous orders you may want to add some to you cart next time.

So head on over to our blogs to see what we've made to inspire you. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I"m so excited!

I'm so excited! I just ordered the brand new company Echo Park. (pictures below in an older post) I just ordered some Tattered Angels, Some October Afternoon, Some Jenni Bowlin and some other misc. scrappies. YEAH!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Give me your thoughts!

I just got an email from a brand new company. This company is based in UT and their products are american made. This line that I'm asking for your opinion on is a summer line with great bright colors! Let me know what you think, would you order it, what would you order etc..... They will start shipping this line Friday so I'll be taking the feed back I get today and tomorrow and ordering on Thursday evening.

These papers will sell for .79 a piece, this includes the journaling card paper (that paper has journalling cards on one side and a pattern on the reverse)
The stickers sheets will sell for 2.49 each.

Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Scrapbooking Recipes

With the holidays coming so fast we need more hours in our day. One way I've found to help is quick and easy meals. Here is one that I love to use when I have a full day.

Lazy Log Cabin Casserole:

1lb stew meat cubed
1 can of Cream of Celery
1 can of Cram of Mushroom
1 packet of Beef Onion Soup (I don't use this. I just add salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onions but I'm an eye ball cook)
Toss all this in the crock pot together give it a stir put it on low and cook it for 6 - 8 hours. Home cooked meal with just a few moments prep. Put a salad bag with it and your hubby can't be upset that there isn't a home cooked meal on the table.

Do you have a quick recipe? email me