Feature on the Webster's Pages Blog

There are times in my life when mere words cannot begin to express the depths of my gratitude or emotions. This is one of them, but I’ll try my best to explain…

Webster’s Pages recently added a few new features to their blog. Each day of the week, Mon-Fri, is dedicated to a particular topic. On Thursdays, the WP’s topic is “All About You” meaning us, the die hard fans of Webster’s.

Last night I was contacted by Brandin O’Neill, asking for a recent photo since the only image she’d ever seen was the back of my head (my profile pic on the Webster’s Page’s ning (InspireMe) and on facebook). Ha! I had to ask Larry to take a few since, well…I didn’t have any! When I asked her why, imagine my surprise when I found out that she was planning to feature ME on the Webster’s Pages blog! I’m still in shock! CLICK HERE if you’d like to see the post!

In case you don’t know, Brandin is the co-owner of Webster’s Pages (a family owned company) and the designer of the most gorgeous scrapbooking papers you’ll ever find anywhere! Her brother is her business partner and her sister heads customer service! How fabulous is that? I love that they are so close. 😀 WP also offers incredibly innovative and creative embellishments that coordinate with their lines beautifully. Have I mentioned yet how much I LOVE Webster’s Pages products? Every line they’ve designed is awe inspiring. How could anyone see these fantastic designs and not itch to create with them?

I feel so honored that Brandin selected me for today’s WP post. I’m touched that she took the time to do this! Brandin, a person I admire for her dedication, her talent, her love for her children, has shown me once again exactly why Webster’s Pages holds a special place in my heart. They’re not just a business, they’re REAL people who truly care about the individuals who love their company.

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Paper Secrets Birthday Bash!!!

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5 recycled toilet tissue/paper roll tags

This project uses empty toilet tissue rolls (some people call them toilet paper rolls) for the base of the tag. I lightly sanded the empty rolls then painted the edges on one side and the whole surface of the other side.

I then used leftover scraps from my previous layouts using the My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose collection papers in the Hazel range to decorate and embellish one side of the rolls. One is a Welcome Home gift tag, 2 are for Mother’s Day and 2 are basically Thank You’s. Each tag holder then has a pull-out insert (3 inserts are decorated with a flower and 2 have trim) where you can write the “to” and “from” along with any personal message to the recipient.

Here are some additional photos of the 5 tag holders and inserts:

I’ve heard of others using a similar method to create fun and interesting tag albums! You could also try sealing off the ends and creating inserts for the tops of the holder instead! All 5 flowers were handmade. It didn’t occur to me until I’d finished that a tutorial on the flowers might be a good idea, so I’ll try to post one in the near future.

TFL!

Materials:

empty toilet tissue rolls
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Sand paper
MME Hazel cardstock papers
MME Hazel “lovely” brads
MME Hazel “memories” trims
MME Hazel “lovely” label Stickers
MME Hazel “mother” layered stickers
MME Hazel “lovely” bits and pieces
MME Hazel “fancy” buttons
MME Hazel “special” buttons
MME Hazel “lovely” title
MME Hazel “mother” title
Heidi Grace Inspire Me “Pocket Buttons”
Cosmo Cricket tiny type alpha stickers
October Afternoon Mini Market alpha stickersRanger/Tim Holtz Distress Inks
DMC embroidery floss

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 quick dry liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Tools:

EK success large scalloped circle punch
Making Memories medium circle punch

I’m entering this project into the following challenges:

Two Peas in a bucket’s MME challenge, Sketches4all’s layered tags challenge, Just Us Girl’s zipper flower challenge and Frosted Designs reuse or repurpose challenge.

To enter the Frosted Designs reuse/repurpose challenge (entries must be submitted by noon (CST) Thursday, March 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Just Us Girls zipper flower challenge (entried must be submitted by 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 31, 2011 to be considered “chic of the week”), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Sketches4all group tag challenge (entries must be submitted by midnight March 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Two Peas in a Bucket Manufacturer challenge, CLICK HERE.

First Day PreK layout – The Paper Variety challenge entry

For this layout, I combined 3 challenges. I used the sketch provided by The Paper Variety for their weekly challenge, a manufacturer challenge on Paper Secrets and a number challenge on Sketches for All (1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 patterned papers, 4 flowers, 5 of any bling…I went with pearls). Here’s what I came up with:

TFL!

Materials:

October Afternoon Schoolhouse papers
Paper doily
OA diecut stickers
OA diecut alphas
American Crafts solid cardstock
Prima flowers
Bo Bunny buttons
DMC embroidery floss
My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Trim
Kaisercraft pearls
Tattered Angels shimmer mists
Martha Stewart marker
Inkssentials white pen

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 quick dry
Scotch Quick Dry Liquid

The sketch I used for this layout:

If you would like to use this sketch to create your own layout and enter The Paper Variety’s challenge (entries must be submitted by March 22, 2011 noon est), CLICK HERE.

To join the fun challenges on Paper Secrets, CLICK HERE.

To check out the challenges on Sketches 4 All, CLICK HERE.

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