Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chicago, Chicago! It's my kind of town...

One of the perks of working for Paper House Productions is that I get to attend trade shows around the country (and now Canada!). During the Summer 2010 show circuit, I helped our reps at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, only this time I took a day to do some sightseeing. And, why not scrap my wanderings using our very own 12x12 papers and cardstock stickers in our Chicago Collection?

I cut out part of each 12x12 paper (Chicago Map P-0280E, Chicago Collage P-0281E), leaving a top edge of 1" and trimmed about 1/4" off the bottom to allow for the top edge of the cardstock to show. Each photo is mounted on cardstock (Recollections). Stickles glitter glue adds the bling to the two "Chicago" cardstock stickers (STCX-0068E). Two Millennium Park images from our cardstock stickers fill in the center portion on the right-side page, and various chipboard banners and frames used for photo captions add an interesting touch (thanks, Shaena!).

Something I like to do with projects from my travels is to add pieces of brochures, maps, and other souvenirs that I collect on my trips. On these pages, I made a pocket from the same cardstock used to mount my photos. I decorated the pocket with a portion of the guide book map on which the hotel's concierge marked his recommended sights, then stuck my ticket stubs in the pocket. The Art Institute of Chicago's logo from their brochure cover, mounted on black cardstock, not only adds color and interest but covers up a part of the photo I didn't want to show!

Where to next....?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sticks and...

Veronica down Arlington (NY) way sent us this double layout featuring her son's Lacrosse team. I love that she took time to cut around the top stick on the Lacrosse paper so it would show in front of the photo. That, along with the use of pop dots for the letters and assorted cardstock stickers, really adds a great 3-D effect.

Products used:

P0219E Lacrosse Paper
P0264 Soccer Collage
P0300E Distressed Grass
STCX-0007E Lacrosse Stickers
Bazzill cardstock - 12 X 12
PSX ink stamps
Pebbles Inc. Mackavilli alpha stamps
Fiskars Deckle Paper Edgers

Left Page

Used the Lacrosse paper for the background.
Used a 5 x 7 picture of the team and cut it to 7 X 4 1/2 and matted it on a 9 X 5 1/2 partial piece of paper from the Soccer Collage
I cut around the lacrosse sticks so all of the stick could be viewed and layered it partially over the picture.
I added the cones and words SCOOP, CRADLE and THROW from the cardstock stickers on left side of picture.
I had taken a picture of my grandson's shirt (front & back) and cut out the designs and placed them on the corners of the picture.

Right Page

Used the Distressed Grass paper for the background.
I matted all pictures on card stock and inked the edges with brown ink.
I used alpha stamps for the word UNDEFEATED and used scissors to cut around edges
I raised every other letter with foam dots.
Placed quote, helmet, sticks and shoes (raised w/3-D foam dots) on corner

Thanks, Veronica!

Friday, October 1, 2010

And the Winners are....

September is over, and our Card & Gift and Scrapbooking retailers have waited long enough to find out if they won our promotion. Without further ado, the winners are (drum roll, please!):

Dogologie in Fredericksburg, TX

Pinestreet Papery in Sausalito, CA

Flowers Forty-One in Chicago, IL

Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps in Santa Fe, NM

Strand Bookstore in NYC

Congratulations! Thank you for your continued support of Paper House Productions!

If you're near one of these winning shops, stop in to congratulate them and check out their line of fun and fabulous Paper House Productions items!
Have a great weekend!