Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DeNami Class Report

I have received fantastic reviews from all those who took the DeNami classes...but I would love to have everyone be able to read about the classes themselves...so, to all you who took those classes, please put a comment here about how you enjoyed the classes...and I will randomly select someone to win 3 jars of DeNami glitter--your choice of the colors we have here.

Also, we have the Tim Holtz new stamps in stock...but they are going fast..see my newsletter from Nov. 12 for photos and ordering info. You can find the newsletter on our website, www.absolutelyeverything.com, just go to the "news"  page and read current newsletter.

Monday, November 3, 2008

AE First Random Drawing Stickles Winner!!

and the winner is...

" angelabranon (who) said...
Does it count if I once went on a bus trip?"
Apparently, Angela , it does..we will mail these to you or hold them in the store...let us know what you prefer.

Meanwhile, I have some good ideas to share with
the rest of you. I'm sure many of you have seen
the die-cut lace look papers, from a bunch of
different companies. Here is a photo of one of them.
I am refering to the blue piece in the photo.

So, from Ali Edwards, (thanks, Ali!) I learned the following technique. Spray the back of this lacy paper with glue spray (Vellum spray works great here) and place it in top of the cover of your album, or piece of cardstock. Paint the whole thing one color, and you will have a mono-chromatic look with embossing...I added some Stazon Black Cherry to my original Ranger Dimensional Pearls, so I could have a mottled look.. Below is a photo of the cover of my latest Christmas album.

Also, we did this in the store-- on a white piece of paper, we added a white die-cut sheet that was glittered...and then we used our new 3-d snowman die cut...very cool...pics tomorrow of that.

Below are some photos from the book. The left hand photo shows a piece of printed clear acetate, covering a page with the poinsettia stickers. On top of the acetate, I placed the green bling over where the centers of the flower is, and when you turn the
page, the centers move with the page, ( it is a good idea to match the exact bling on the reverse side of the acetate so you don't see the unfinished backs of either)but when it is lying on top of the page, the bling creates flower centers.

Another page shows the American Crafts "Thickers" (chipboard stickers) covered in Platinum Stickles, also from Ranger...a technique introduced to us from Mr. Tim Holtz himself. This creates a great vintage look.

Finally, one more idea...actually, one of my very own!!...using the faux postage sheets we have here, distress the edges, layer on top of each other a bit and put a Christmas postmark over it....we did this on the "letter to Santa" page.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Deadline for the Stickles Drawing

I will give you guys until Monday morning, November 3, at 10 am for posts to the blog about the bus trip. Any post will count. I will announce the winner shortly after 10am, here on the blog. I will do a random picking , by number, and that person will win. If you are, by some odd chance, not the winner, there will be many more chances for different prizes...and , yes, Stickles will appear again sometime.