Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 31: Bookish Lampshade, Stamping on Brads, Battle of the Crafters, TC Mega Runner

Books & Crafts: Beautiful Bookish Lampshade

Wendy Smedley from ellapublishing.com chats with special guest Staci Potter (thepotters-place.com) about how to create a fabulous, book-page adorned lampshade for your favorite reader. Also check out our weekly book picks at ellapublishing.com/bookpicks.

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Technique Tuesday - Stamping On Brads

Change your brads by using Stayz-On ink. Visit Scrapbook Expo's website to find an event near you. 

Battle of the Crafters - Egg Carton Challenge

LAST DAY TO ENTER!!! Would you like to prove your crafting skills before a panel of My Craft Channel Judges (nice ones of course)? Then join us in our first ever "Battle of the Crafters" challenge. Watch the episode today or visit our blog post with the details here

Featured Buy: Teresa Collins Xyron Mega Runner

  • Be one of the first to own this new tool by Teresa Collins and Xyron.  This great new product just debuted at the summer CHA show.  This is not just a refillable adhesive.  This is a long lasting tool that can be re-filled over and over again without getting gummed up or wearing out.  The Mega Runner is lightweight and compact with an ergonomic handle for comfortable rolling. Includes a cap to protect adhesive when not in use. The tool comes with 100’ of clear adhesive that is acid free and archival safe. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30: Mini Mini Album, Placemat Pillows, Faber-Castel, Binder Clips

Teresa Collins: Mini Mini Album

If you love darling and affordable mini books then today's show is for you! Teresa is going to show you how to create a MINI MINI album from THREE sheets of paper. Learn how to use embellishments to bring your projects to life. Teresa will showcase her brand new MINI flashcards, paper flowers and washi tape. Learn how to create dimension with paper flowers and how to create with washi tape...Teresa style! The project may be MINI but it's LARGE on inspiration! 

Teen Craft Connection: Quick Place Mat Pillows

Need a quick accent pillow/s to spiff up your couch, bedding ensemble or outdoor furniture? Teen Craft Connection host Sierra Evans shows how to turn decorative place mats into a attractive pillows in minutes with just a few easy sewing steps. Yet another simple project that is great for beginners. A few new pillows could be that new pop of color or added interest that you were looking for to refresh the room.

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Manufacturer Monday - Faber Castel 2  

Manufacture Monday Using Faber Castle Gelatos to change the color of ribbon. Visit Scrapbook Expo's website to find an event near you. 

Featured Buy: Raw Binder Clips 

One of our most requested Featured Buy Items. This kit includes: 2 small clips 2 medium clips 2 large clips. If you're not sure what to do with these, check out the fun episode from Kristine and then after that, be sure to check out Heidi Swapp & Staci Potter fun episodes featuring raw binder clips. They will inspire you to purchase 2 or 3 of these kits! 

MSRP $29.99

Today's Cost $12.99

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Guest Blogger: Jess of KinderStampO

Me with Tim Holtz

My name is Jess but most of you may know me at KinderStampO. I am a paperaholic and a certified stamp lover.  I've been crafting my whole life and love sharing everything I learn with others.  I have my own line of vintage inspired sentiment stamps designed to work well with any of your crafty creations.
Today's project is a 3-D Tea Cup created using the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Tea Cup, 3-D.  The paper collection is an Exclusive Sneak Peek of the soon to be released Authentique Papers Peaceful Collection and the sentiment is from the KinderStampO Vintage Halloween Stamp Set. You saw it here first : )

It's a fun little box that can be customized for any occasion.  Hope you enjoy it and I can't wait to see your version soon!
Live, Craft, Inspire...


Product List:
- KinderStampO Vintage Halloween Stamp Set (www.kinderstampo.com/p/online-store.html)
- Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Tea Cup, 3-D (www.sizzix.com)
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Exclusive Sneak Peek of the Authentique Paper Peaceful Collection - September 2012 Release (http://authentiquepaper.com/)
- Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and Helmar 1/4 in. square  Zapdots (www.HelmarUSA.com)
- Handmade flower
- White seam binding
- hemp cord
- doily
- Self adhering rhinestone
- Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
- Tim Holz Distress Ink: Black Soot
- Sanford Uniball Micro Fine line pen: Black
Sizzix 3D Tea Cup XL Die
  • Cut the Authentique Papers Chill paper using the die and your Sizzix Big Shot. (Note: you will need two cup shapes)
  • Distress all pieces using Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Draw faux stitching using your fine line pen along front of tea cup shape.
  • Score paper pieces as instructed on die and glue using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Fuzzy cut a bird from the Authentique Papers Solitude Paper. Adhere to front left of tea cup using Helmar 1/4 in. square Zapdots to add dimension
  • Create bow using white seam bind and hemp cord. Adhere to bottom right of tea cup using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Adhere handmade flower with leaves to top of bow using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Stamp sentiment on piece of scrap paper  using KinderStampO Vintage Halloween Stamp Set: 'Sweet Treats for you' sentiment using ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Fuzzy cut the sentiment words and adhere using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to tag
  • Attach tag to back of handmade flower with one Helmar 1/4 in. square Zapdot
  • Attach self adhering rhinestone to bird's eye
  • Fold doily in half and then fold corners toward the center. Adhere doily to back of front of tea cup using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
For more inspiration visit Jess's Website

Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27: Refashioned Tights, Circles, Echo Park

Refashion It: Knock Your Socks Off with Thrive

You'll be surprised at the amazing look that special guest Nike from Thrive is sharing with us today. A Mothers frustration with little girls tights sparks a genius idea! See how to save those tights with holes in them with women's sock and add some color and pattern to her wardrobe!See more photos of this project HERE.

Tip of the Day

Frugal Friday - Time Saver & Cost Tip 

When you have just completed a scrapbook project before you clean up your very creative mess why not make a card or two. You already have all the coordinating components ( paper, embellishments, fibers etc) out in front of you, so take a few minutes to make a cute card and before you know it you will have a nice little stash to use when you need them. Visit Scrapbook Expo's website to find an event near you. 

Featured Buy: This & That Charming Kit 

This is a beautiful collection from Echo Park. It is filled with nostalgic themed elements in warm earthy tones. Today's Kit Includes: 12 - 12x12 sheets of paper, 12x12 alphabet sheet, 12x12 element sheet, 6x6 paper pad and package of decorative brads.

Suggested Retail $26.99

Today's Cost $18.99

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 26: Pinterest, Scor-Pal, AdornIt, Matchbook Album, Texture

Inspired by Pinterest: Score-iffic Paper Craft Ideas

Have you ever wanted to know what those awesome tools like the "ScorPal" do and how many amazing things you can create with them? Be sure to check out today's episode as Lori Allred hosts her crafty friend, Tya Smith as they share some score-iffic ideas. Check out today's epsidoe to find out how you can win a ScorPal tool for yourself!

   Remember links to all original sources for the Pins referenced in today's 
Inspired by Pinterest episode can be found on Lori's Blog.  

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Technique Thursday - Matchbook Mini Book

Learn how to make cute little matchbook notebooks. Visit Scrapbook Expo's website to find an event near you. 

Adorn It Manufacturer Mini Series - Fun with Textures

The ADORNit girls show you how to add extra flair to any artistic project. They show you how to use the Hot Boss Tool and Texture Templates. Now it's time to get artsy!

Featured Buy: Sew Stamper by We R Memory Keepers Bundle 

The "Sew Stamper" is a great way to get the look of stitching without having to drag out the sewing machine.  Each head does over 1,000 impressions.  This kit includes the handle with the straight stitch head as well as six other heads including the following stitches: blanket, zig zag, burst, cross-stitch, hem, and scallop stitch.

Suggested Retail $27.00
Today's Cost $19.99