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Monday, June 13, 2011

Felt easy

OK I don't normally promote Michaels products, other than my classes, here - mostly because Michaels already has plenty of online visibility. However this time I'm pretty excited and I have to say something about two new product lines.

Michaels has just started carrying felting supplies, "Felt Works" - wool roving, wool felt sheets, felting needles and accessories and bits and pieces like leaves, flowers and ball. The range of colors is lovely, and I know that Jayn will be very excited. She loves needle felting.

The other line is: finally we have some actual art journals with different types of pages depending on the media plans. Plus we have some cute mixed media kits including ATC's and small pads of vintage style images. The kits are all color coded and are great for someone just getting in to art journaling and not sure about how to incorporate found objects.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Custom Scrapbooking Pages

Just so you know, my new site is live. Robyn Crops.

Also the next Crop Night at Michaels, Inglewood is Friday June 17th from 2-8pm.

Coming soon: Paper-Ed paper crafting classes for more advanced folks, who might have completed the Beginner's Scrapbooking course or have more experience. Lots of fun to teach, lots of fun to do.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Super quick and easy layout

Sometimes the papers do all the work for you. I used Cosmo Cricket papers and ready-to-cut borders and journal tags with a preprinted vintage style Christmas cardstock (K&Company "Yuletide") to oh-so-quickly put together this multi photo layout. The question is should it be called "Jayn" from the glittery tag (Cricut - Plantin Schoolbook End Caps) or "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from the printed title? The fun was in arranging the photos over the very lively mats to create borders. Last thing - three of my favorite stacked button brads in coordinating holiday colors.

With great thanks to Lynda for my new Nikon Coolpix P500 that is going
 to improve the quality of my photos immeasurably.

One thing this layout made me realize - that I have the year wrong on a couple of other earlier layouts. Oops - gave Jayn a whole extra year. Have to do some revising pretty soon. That's ok.