Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I used random.org to pick a winner and the prize goes to: Cyndee Kawa! Congrats, Cyndee! Heather will get your prize sent out to you soon!
Again, thank you all for participating. More fun challenges to come- keep checking Woodgrain Mustache!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
They are large enough to hold 12x12 paper and you can customize the boxes to fit your needs. I personally stack my boxes to store the paper flat and here is how I do it.
Step 1. Get some flat rate boxes. It's all actually amazingly simple because you can order the boxes from the US Postal Service website and have the boxes delivered right to your door!
Step 2. Assemble the boxes. It goes without saying that the boxes will arrive at your doorstep (or you can pick them up at the post office) flat. So follow the instructions and assemble the boxes.
Step 3. Cut the box. Here's a photo of where you should make your cuts for flat paper storage.
You'll end up with something like this...
Then just stack them up and fill them with paper! We live in a pretty small apartment which is hurting for storage. So my boxes sit stacked up in the closet like this.
Definitely not the prettiest thing in the world, but it works for me. I've seen people cover these boxes with paper to pretty them up. But I'm basically can't be bothered (especially they sit inside the closet.)
If you're looking for a vertical paper storage solution, check out this blog post.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Monday, October 31, 2011
It's Heather... I know that the ladies at Woodgrain Mustache have been a little busy... It's Fall. There are kiddos to take places, the beginnings of fall colds, school functions, holiday activities... All in all... We've been busy. Sorry. It's just that time of the year.
For this week's color challenge, I chose a fantastic grouping of lovely warm tones, with just a small splash of light aqua. I got the inspiration from Pinterest via Design Seeds.
Because I want to see how some of you use this color palette... I will actually be sending the winner just a small treat from my personal stash... Possibly even in this color palette!!
Use the colors that are shown in the color challenge for the week. Make sure that you stick to the color choices. White, black or kraft may also be used. Post the link to your card/layout/project that uses the colors for the given week before 11:59 PM the following Tuesday.
For this week, I will send the winner a small, color palette inspired prize!!
Friday, October 21, 2011
In the "US" layout below, the brown cardstock offers a slight visual texture, which is contrasted by the buttons, chipboard letters, and photo mats, which all appear reatively smooth. The pink paper appears to be weathered, offering a visual texture.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Shortly after buying our first home and finally having my own space to create, my husband stumbled across Scrapbook Steals and I have been hooked ever since. Not only do they sell deeply discounted, high-quality scrapbook supplies, they also have a fantastic online community of paper-crafters.
In May, I had the chance to meet a few ladies who are part of the lovely community SS has created. Heather encouraged me to get back into scrapping in June and I have more than a dozen layouts since!
Thank you, Heather for encouraging me to scrap again!
I am going to leave you with my favorite layout! It is inspired by the lovely Kristy Lee and her Topaz #4 sketch!
I used Echo Park: Little Girl, Doodlebug buttons, and American Crafts cardstock to create this layout about being an aunt.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
One of the elements of design is line. Line can express shapes, movement, and draw the eye into the layout. First, let's look at the line sketches. In the first, the proximity of the lines cause the eye to fill in the missing pieces and make the inner and outer circle appear complete. In the lotus sketch, lines of slightly varying width, give boldness and strength to the lotus. The diagonal lines against the horzintal lines in the third sketch give a feeling of depth to the image. The lines in the cherry bloom provide texture to the cherry blossom branch. The varying width in the final sketch implies motion.
In the "bounce" layout, line is implied by the placement of the letters and buttons. This is mirrored in the placement of the paper strips.
Are you ready to try it on a LO? The sketch below uses 3x3 photos to create horizontal and vertical lines, the papers behind provide additional line of different weight. The strips on the top and bottom of the layout repeat the line, and create an implied line vertically down the center of the page. The title and journaling mirror the papers. To switch up the LO, try a wave in the middle and top, placing the pictures in a wave pattern.
Full disclosure, I drew the sketch, but this LO style is very common, so there are many interpretations out there.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Each week one of us will be showing a color combination, your goal is to link your work that uses that color combination in its entirety. You may use white, black and/or kraft as needed... You can use the image as inspiration, but it is not necessary. Have fun, and link away!