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Two of the biggest obstacles facing scrapbooks are 1) a lack of time and 2) a lack of money.  So often we see beautiful layouts with lots of intricate layers and details. And while we admire these creations most of us don’t have the time to create such detailed designs or the money to buy all the supplies needed.

Well I have the perfect answer for you. Bisous, pronounced (b-zoo), has the product for you. Their PDQ™ lines, with pre finished scrapbook papers will eliminate these obstacles but leave you with pages that have all the intricate details and the look of layers you desire without the cost or time.  Attach your photos; add some journaling and your done. From beginner scrapbookers to seasoned veterans, the PDQ™ lines have something for everyone. Weather you just add photos, build on the foundation to create your personal style, or cut the papers into pieces, you’ll find you have endless possibilities with the PDQ™ lines by Bisous. 

Go from this paper:

Hot Paper 3

Hot Paper 3

to this completed layout in minutes.

My Place

My Place

Here I used Side B of Hot Paper 3.  After attaching my photo, I added chipboard for the title and as a few embellishments. I completed my journaling, and added a few rhinestones to the stars surrounding the heart. 

Tip: To add some more dimension and make the designs on the paper pop, I traced around some of the designs with coordinating markers and black Sharpie pens.


Click here to see the complete article and more examples using Bisous at A Cherry on Top.  You can also watch this site over the next few days for more examples using Bisous.

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Little Yellow Bicycle has taken the best of what you love with their Love Letters Collection. It’s a lavish collection of saturated pinks, reds, greys (the new go-to neutral) that’s sprinkled with just the right amount of velvet and clear accents. There are vintage inspired details that have a modern sensible approach. Are you looking for a Contemporary or Romantic collection? Well the Love Letters Collection is both. Not only can you document those romantic events, you can showcase everyday moments with this collection. Check out the clear shapes and frames, velvet accents, decorative edged papers, epoxy, stamps and more…It’s all here!  You will love every day with Little Yellow Bicycle!!

Here’s just a few of the projects I created with these “lovely” products: Continued at A Cherry On Top.

 

Here’s a quick, little Valentine’s Day gift I made for my mom.  Instead of just sending a photo for her to hang on the refrigerator, I altered a magnetic frame. The reds from the Love Letters Collection added great contrast to our photo that a lot of black in it. As a finishing touch, I added some bling and a flower on the outside of the frame to give it some extra pizzazz. 

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I love candles; they’re such a great accent to any decor.  With the range in colors, styles, and smells it’s easy to find something that will match any personality and taste.  This year I’ve been altering candles with scrapbook / paper craft materials and giving them as gifts.  One of my favorite items to use on my candles is either Prima’s Voila! Felt or Queen & Company’s Felt Fusion.  Both the felt from Prima and Queen & Company are self-adhesive so they are very easy to use on the candles.  With the intricate designs of the felt you can create candles that are simple yet elegant.  For the first candle below I used the Swirly Snowflake Viola! Felt from Prima with a few blue rhinestones.  I love the look of the black outline of the snowflakes on the icy blue candle. 

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For the second candle I used Black Scroll Felt Fusion from Queen & Company.  Look at all those delicate swirls.  For the finishing touch I added a few small pearls from Kaiser Craft.

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If you’re looking for a great gift that’s easy to make try altering an candle with felt ribbon.  The possibilities are endless.

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The Holidays are here and finding the perfect gift can be a challenge.  This year why not give a piece of yourself?  Making gifts for the Holidays makes them one-of-a-kind and adds a personal touch you don’t get with a store bought item.  When you make a gift you are giving more than just a gift, you are giving a part of yourself.

Now you might be wondering what you can make that will be used and appreciated.  The answer is simple…a calendar makes a wonderful gift.  Here’s a gift that is used all year long and seen everyday and is extra special when it’s personalized for the receiver.  A homemade calendar lets you share photos of loved ones and pictures of special events and places.  You can further personalize the calendar by notating special days like birthdays and anniversaries in addition to the standard holidays.   Continued at A Cherry On Top.

calendar-cover   june

july  december

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It’s a conspiracy all right… a conspiracy to create, complete challenges, take classes, play games, win prizes and have fun.  Be sure to join us this weekend at A Cherry on Top for our CSI Crop.  This is crop will be so big, so much fun…it’ll almost be criminal.  The crop starts Friday, November 14th at 3 p.m. EDT and runs until 9 p.m. EDT on Sunday, November 16th.  This is the place to be for inspiration, games, and hanging with other scrapbookers across the globe.  Keep checking the November Crop forum for updates, class info, and all the crop events.


Homemade Holidays Class – Quick and Easy Projects 
November 16th, 12 p.m. EDT
 
 

 

 

Get ready for easy Holiday projects you can make in minutes.  Your time is precious.  So whether you need a last minute gift, a little surprise, a card, or cute holiday gift containers, this class is for you.  In this class you’ll get quick, easy ideas that you can use to make your Holidays homemade in just minutes.  This class will feature products from KaiserCraft.  For a complete list of class supplies, check out this thread at A Cherry on Top.

Here’s a few sneak peeks of the items we’ll be making.  To see more sneak peeks, check out this thread

Mark your calendars!! You don’t want to miss out on our “Conspiracy to Create” and have fun.

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I had a great time participating in the WeScrap.com Wicked Halloween Crop this weekend.  There were games, make & takes, and lots of great challenges.  I didn’t get as much scrapping done as I had hoped because of some errands but I did get a few things made.  I got 3 cards made, using black as the background and using the same patterned paper on each one.  The paper I used was from Fancy Pants Designs.

Happy Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Card

Decorative Card

Decorative Card

Thank You Card

Thank You Card

I also participated in the Halloween Treat Container Make & Take.  These are the cutest little containers.  They are like a medium-sized french fry container.  I liked my first container so much I made a second container to take to friend.  I filled her container with a Halloween card and some yummy chocolate treats!!

Halloween Treat Container #1

Halloween Treat Container #1

Halloween Treat Container #2

Halloween Treat Container #2

Container #2 with Treats

Container #2 with Treats

Tonight I’m going to work on a Halloween Costume layout and start on an acrylic album.  Look for more updates this week.  Hope you have a great week!

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I was honored to have my Halloween Candle Trio published in the October/November issue of Paper Trends Magazine.  Paper Trends Magazine is eye candy at its finest. The beautiful glossy photos are sharp and provide close-up views of the projects so you can see all the details. Besides the supply lists; you get instructions, tips, and ideas for modifications with each project.

My Halloween Candle Trio is one of my favorite Halloween home decor projects and it started me altering candles and candle holders for every occasion.  Besides decor for your home, altered candles make great gifts.  Check out my candles below.

If you’ve altered some candles of your own leave a comment here with a link to the photo.  I’d love see what you’ve created.

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