Saturday, August 25, 2007

M2R Site Server Problems

The M2R site has been down since Friday it is Saturday Morning and we're still patiently waiting....Some kind of Server Problem is what Robin said in her email....Soooooo!!!!

Thought I'd post here in case anyone came by the blog to see what was going on!!!! I'll repost here again as soon as I know we're up.....

Meanwhile have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Review of 3 Bugs "Cotton Shop" By: Val W.

3 Bugs In A Rug Cotton Shop!!!!!

This is such a fabulous line of papers!!! It has perfect fall colors and centers around a family theme. The Design Board and Chit Chatstickers are just the right elements to help bring together the family theme!! The brand new coordinating felt flowers are so fun and add such a nice, warm feel to any layout or project. The papers, which are all named after different types of fabrics, are a 65# heavy weight pattern paper. Each sheet has a wonderful pattern on one side with a coordinating solid color on the other side!! The Chit Chat Stickers are a heavy cardstock sticker. There are 26 stickers per sheet. Some of the stickers contain quotes or sayings about family. The stickers come in an assortment of shapes and sizes...making them an easy choice for any page!! The Design Board helps add just the right deminsion to a project. They are white core, which makes them great for sanding and giving an aged look to!! The Design Board comes in several shapes and sizes with family quotes and sayings on them as well. There is also a fun bookplate!! This collection of paper is so fun to use and the colors are fantastic!! The teals, creams and red tones make this line perfect for all those fabulous fall family photos!!

The Cotton Shop line can befound at the Moments To Remember store:

I chose to use this line for a 6x12 layout called, "Love of Family"
Bugs Cotton Shop Products used:
3 Bugs Cotton Shop: Velveteen, Poplin, Corduroy; 3 Bugs Cotton Shop Chit Chat Stickers; Other Products:Bazzill Hand Stitching

Another layout that features The Cotton Shop is called, "Sweet Treat"
3 Bugs Cotton Shop Products used:
3 Bugs Cotton Shop: Corduroy, Jersey, Velveteen, Poplin3 Bugs Cotton Shop Felt Flowers3 Bugs Cotton Shop Design Board Alphas and ShapesOther Products:BazzillVintage Photo Digi Kit (Overlay and Frame)Brown Zig PenColor Box Dark Brown Chalk InkMachine and Hand Stitching

The last project I have to showcase with this wonderful line is a "Thank You" card!!
3 Bugs Cotton Shop Products used:
3 Bugs Cotton Shop Seersucker (front and back)3 Bugs Cotton Shop Chit Chat Sticker 3 Bugs Beach Side Ribbon Other Products: Crafts Etc! Cardstock Color Box Dark Brown Chalk Ink Cricut Accent Essentials Cart

Thank you Val for a wonderful review!!!!

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Using Paint on your Layouts by: Jenn B.

Using paint doesn't have to be scary!
Have you ever wanted to use a piece of patterned paper as your background but it was too "loud"?
Have you ever wanted to "ink" something but didn't have the right colors?

Use paint!!!

  1. Paint can be used to:
  2. Brush over paper to tone down a pattern.
  3. Brush over paper and then used for a journaling spot.
  4. Make dots or other shapes to form a frame.
  5. Alter embellishments.
  6. Rubbed along the edge of paper or pics using the inking technique.
  7. Stamp! Get out those stamps, you can use paint just like ink.

The thing to remember with paint is, start out small. You can always add more! I find that the cheap sponge brushes from your local craft store work best for applying paints. Blot the sponge and start out by lightly adding your paint. If you want more coverage, just do it again! I like to mix colors, that is something you cant do with your inks! Try using a few different paints to create custom shades! Finally, let your paint dry before adding your pictures and finishing your LO!

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