Saturday, April 12, 2014

Frugal Finds: Now You See Me...Now You Don't

This month I gave the ladies the challenge using anything their hearts desire,  BUT the trick was to hide it, mask, it, transform it! I think you'll all be surprised just what you can do with some of these things...

Now you see me:

 Now you don't:
Practical Scrapper Lanette used everyday plastic shopping bags to create the truffula trees on her canvas. If you would like to see how she did it hop on over to her blog to see the details.

Practical Scrapper Laura used a magnet board display saved from heading to the trash at a local store and also some mini flair buttons that were sitting around to create a little "now you see me, now you don't" magic, to make this magnet board set.  Details on her blog.

Now you see me...
Now you see me...

Now you don't...

Practical Scrapper Heather Sweet used the oh, so popular technique:  melting perler beads in the oven to make her own "enamel dots."  So many "enamel" dots in so many colors!  She used these to embellish some journaling cards she made for a friend's baby album.

Now you see me...

Now you don't....

Practical Scrapper Kerri altered this wok that she burnt her dinner in... so instead of throwing it away she repurposed it for a gift for a friend who loves snowmen all year round (Sorry about the bad picture- forgot to take a better one before I gave it to the friend).

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Card Sketch

Good Morning Practical Scrappers'fans! Today we have for just for you two brand new card sketches and samples from our design team to get your April card mojo going. Thank you Patty and Christine for your fabulous sketch  inspiration!

Card Sketch #1

Practical Scrapper Wendi Robinson

Practical Scrapper Lissa Mitchell

 Card Sketch #2

Practical Scrapper Majken Pullin

Practical Scrapper Cathy

Practical Scrapper Kelli F

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Inspiring Easter Projects

Easter is late this year and yet somehow it feels like it has still snuck up on me!  Today our designers have some fun Easter projects to share with you. Lots of stamping and bunnies hopping on here today!

Practical Scrapper Karen

 Practical Scrapper Wendi Robinson

Practical Scrapper Marcia Dehn-Nix (Yes, she stamped on an egg!)

Practical Scrapper Nicole Laha used paper strips to decorate an egg die cut. 

Practical Scrapper Kenya pulled out her Silhouette to make this Easter basket.

 Practical Scrapper Kelly Jean

Practical Scrapper Christine

Practical Scrapper Mary Pat

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Layout Sketch

Happy April Fools Day!  Today we have a new layout sketch from Christine and samples to share with you!  As always if you create something with it - we would love to check it out!  Share it with us either in the comments here or on our facebook wall!

Practical Scrapper Jennifer Haggerty

Practical Scrapper Wendi Robinson

Practical Scrapper Lissa Mitchell

Practical Scrapper Chrisitne

Practical Scrapper Charity

Practical Scrapper Majken stretched the sketch to make a 2-page layout.

Practical Scrapper Lee-Anne

Practical Scrapper Alison

Practical Scrapper Cathy

Full Layout
Practical Scrapper Heather Sweet

Friday, March 28, 2014

Shaped Cards

Who doesn't love a fun shaped card?  It's surprising, whimsical, and can just make you smile.  Our designers today have a series of inspiration for you featuring all kinds of fun shapes!

Practical Scrapper Marcia Dehn-Nix

Practical Scrapper Christine

Practical Scrapper Jennifer Campbell

Practical Scrapper Cathy

Practical Scrapper Mary Pat

Practical Scrapper Karen

Practical Scrapper Charity

Practical Scrapper Lisa P

Practical Scrapper Kelli F

Practical Scrapper Kenya

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ombre Inspiration

The Ombre trend burst onto the scene over a year ago and is still going strong.  Today our designers are going to share some of their projects showcasing this colorful trend!

Practical Scrapper Mary Pat

Practical Scrapper Jennifer Campbell

Practical Scrapper Becci Manies

Practical Scrapper Becci Manies

Practical Scrapper Wendi Robinson used ombre in her misting
and her papers down the page.

Practical Scrapper Karen used patterned paper scraps in varying shades to create this subtle ombre effect on her scattered hexagon background.

Practical Scrapper Cathy

Practical Scrapper Patty

Practical Scrapper Heather Sweet uses the ombre technique to make her own backgrounds for a fun tag.

Practical Scrapper Jennifer Haggerty