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Archive | March 23, 2012

Giveaway | Signature Series: Teresa Collins – Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway from Northridge Publishing for the Signature Series: Teresa Collins books! The winners have been chosen, and the lucky Teresa Collins fans are:

  • Linda
  • Pamela Palmer
  • Linda M.
  • Dolli N.
  • Janet in the Jaw
  • Bernice

All of the winners have been contacted by email already, so please check your inboxes! If you weren’t one of the winners,  Signature Series: Teresa Collins is available in both print form ($17.95) and digital form ($6.95) from the Northridge Publishing website.

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Noteworthy | 3.23.2012

Things are warming up, and the paper crafting world is full of inspiring ideas, tutorials, new challenges, and even the announcement of a new e-book that will include Scrapbook Update editor Nancy Nally!

Let’s begin with a breathtaking tutorial on how to use Distress markers to stamp and create this beautiful card. Personally I’d frame Richele Christensen’s finished project instead! This would be perfect for a butterfly, flower, or any image really. I love the look and her photography of the steps and how-to instruction is concise and easy to understand. I am always amazed by her projects.

Jennifer McGuire shared a really interesting folded ribbon card on the May Arts blog this week, and it really caught my eye. Chevrons, banners, and twine are very popular right now, and this card combines the look of all three things.

My current favorite ribbon is this chevron twill. The colors are delicious, it is high quality and it seems to go with any type of project. For this card, I used a ribbon folding technique to add some fun interest and texture.

The post includes a video with how-to instruction, and the technique could easily be used as an embellishment on a scrapbook page, journal cover, or other project as well. Continue Reading →

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