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Friday, April 21, 2017

Stamp-n-Storage!

Stamp-n-Storage on Lisa's Workshop

Look at this BEAUTIFUL, organized space!!!

Stamp-n-Storage on Lisa's Workshop

The photo above is not from my Workshop but it does show various organizers by Stamp-n-Storage in the Ikea Kallax/Expedit shelves.  I’ve shared a little bit about this wonderful company and their products in earlier blog posts because I think their products are fantastic!   They even have an organizer for the CM Border Maker System!! 

The company’s Founder, Brett Haugen, is a self described “OCD mechanical engineer” who enjoys woodworking.  His wife, an avid paper crafter, was looking for better ways to organize her supplies. Storage space for her crafting was at a premium (sound familiar?), so Brett tried to make her the most space-efficient organizers that he possibly could.   Fast forward a few years and we have Stamp-n-Storage!

Stamp-n-Storage offers storage for many crafty things including:

  • Embellishments
  • Embossing Folders & Dies
  • Ink Pads, Markers & Refills
  • Paper
  • Paper Punches (Including the CM Border Maker System)

Stamp-n-Storage on Lisa's Workshop

Wall mount and Standard (desk/shelf) options are available for many organizers as well as items designed to work with Ikea shelves.

Stamp-n-Storage’s newest Punch Holder keeps all your Creative Memories Border Maker Punches together while allowing easy access. You can even store your entire Border Maker System with the Standard and Large Border Maker Punch Holders.

Stamp-n-Storage on Lisa's Workshop

Stamp-n-Storage on Lisa's Workshop

Another fantastic storage option are the Paper Crates - created for storing your papers in hanging file folders. The design was carefully engineered to make the Paper Crates easy to lift and stack in any order.  Stack'em, File'em, and Roll'em with the optional Rolling Base.  Paper Crates are available for both 12x12 and 8 1/2 x 11 paper!

Stamp-n-Storage on Lisa's Workshop

Stamp-n-Storage on Lisa's Workshop

Visit the Stamp-n-Storage website and be sure to sign up for the stamp-n-storage loyalty rewards program while you’re browsing.  You can redeem points for coupons worth $5 – $200 off your order!

Stamp-n-Storage on Lisa's Workshop

Sign up by clicking on the blue box at the bottom of the website.

Stamp-n-Storage on Lisa's Workshop

You can also sign up to win a $50 credit to Stamp-n-Storage! Good luck!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Kiwi Lane Easter Sale–Hurry!

My apologies for the late notice – this ends TODAY!

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You can also save all month long on these templates:

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Happy Easter & Happy Shopping!

PJ Party Virtual Crop!!

Creative Life Scrapbooking PJ Party Virtual Crop!

Creative Life Scrapbooking is having our first  Pajama Party Virtual Crop on Friday, April 28th and I hope you’ll join us! We'll be sharing ideas and projects featuring the Woodland Whimsy Collection, Scallop Dot Border Maker Cartridge, and 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch from Creative Memoires.

What to do in the time leading up to the crop?  Join the Facebook event page, print your photos and order your supplies now so you can crop along with us and share your finished projects. Those sharing projects made with featured CM products will be eligible for prize drawings.

Creative Life Scrapbooking PJ Party Virtual Crop!

Hoping to crop with you on the 28th!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

FSJ on Scrapbook Pages

 Fun Stampers Journey on Scrapbook Pages - Lisa's Workshop
Fun Stampers Journey is a direct sales company that sells a LOT of stamps, dies and other fun products.  Being much more of a scrapbooker than stamper, FSJ really wasn’t on my crafty radar until I learned that the Punches that FSJ sells fit in the Creative Memories Shape Maker System. This system (FSJ sells the system, too) is a favorite tool of mine and is being sold only while supplies last by CM.  CM only offers 2 additional cartridges for the system, too so I was thrilled when I found out FSJ has many more options for this great tool!! (Read more about FSJ Punches in the CM Shape Maker System in this blog post.)

Fun Stampers Journey on Scrapbook Pages - Lisa's Workshop

Fun Stampers Journey on Scrapbook Pages - Lisa's Workshop

I also fell in love with FSJs cardstock.  It’s more like the “old” CMs cardstock than that from the New CM.  It’s acid free, lignin free & buffered and comes in a lot of colors. Plus, the weight is consistent across the board, unlike new CM where there is a noticeable difference (all within the companies acceptable tolerance level) between some of the cardstock packs. 

Look at all these colors!!!

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Those two product lines alone pushed me over the edge and long story short…I’m a Fun Stampers Journey Coach.

FSJ offers many coordinating die/stamp sets. I used one (called Sea Friends) on the layout below. Almost done - just need to do a little bit of journaling.

Right hand side of the layout. The seaweed, starfish & crab were first stamped and then die cut using the Journey Grand die cutting/embossing machine.Fun Stampers Journey on Scrapbook Pages - Lisa's Workshop

Left hand side of the layout - I started with Beech Breeze cardstock and stamped a random pattern with the Sea Friends stamps using Beech Breeze Color Fusion ink. I LOVE how the same colors carry over through the various products in the FSJ line. That fun Mermaid and the star/bubble stamp was a past Bloom Benefit – you get one Bloom Benefit for every $50 spent on FSJ product!Fun Stampers Journey on Scrapbook Pages - Lisa's Workshop

Added a little dimension with Small FSJ Foam Squares.

Fun Stampers Journey on Scrapbook Pages - Lisa's Workshop

This is one thing I LOVE about stamping backgrounds – the 2 pieces of background paper look like they were made for each other. They were! I just lined them up and stamped where both pieces met.Fun Stampers Journey on Scrapbook Pages - Lisa's Workshop

The "stitches" on the baseball in the layout below were made with the FSJ Chevron Trends punch (TO-0002) which sells for $11.96. This punch (and all those from FSJ) works with both the FSJ punch Handle Punch Handle (TO-0031 which sells for $10.36) and the CM Shape Maker System.

Fun Stampers Journey on Scrapbook Pages - Lisa's Workshop

Thanks for taking a peek! As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me by clicking on the “Email Me” button at the top of my blog.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's (CLS)  Spring Blog Hop!

Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

At CLS, we are a circle of photo lovers, memory keepers, scrapbooking and paper crafting enthusiasts, and bloggers. Our mission is to provide inspiration and education that will encourage people everywhere to celebrate their memories, exercise their crafty talents, and engage in a truly Creative Life!
Be sure to “Like” and follow our Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLifeScrapbooking/ for information about upcoming blog hops and more.

If you’re hopping in order, you’ve arrived from Karyn’s blog.  At the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Diana’s blog. Be sure to visit each stop – there are lots of  wonderful ideas being shared!  (More info, including the complete list of Blog Hop stops, is at the bottom of this post.)

Today I’m sharing some fun Punch Art Pals for your spring pages. 

Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

For the project I created for this Blog Hop I used products from 3 of my favorite companies; Creative Memories, Fun Stampers Journey and Kiwi Lane.  Most of the papers I used are from CM’s Woodland Whimsy Girl Collection.

Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

Here’s how I made the fun Punch Art Pals
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~Body
  Punch out a circle using the CM Shape Maker System with the Circle Cartridge from white cardstock
~Ears and Feet 
Using your
Custom Cutting System and Oval Patterns Make the following cuts:
White cardstock - 4IG x4
Pink Plaid paper from CMs
Woodland Whimsy Girl Paper Pack - 4IB x2 for the inside of the ears 
(If you are not familiar with the system used to label the CCS see this post.)
~Punch the following shapes using CMs Border Maker System:
~Lace Flower Chain Cartridge punch one flower from white cardstock and use for tail.
~Heart Chain Cartridge – punch once from the pink plaid paper from CM’s Woodland Whimsy Girl paper pack, saving the “leftover” hearts.  Use these hearts on the paws and for the nose.
~Using the Bubble Maker Cartridge punch several times out of black and white cardstock.  Use “leftovers” to make eyes. 
~Using the Bubble Maker Cartridge punch several times out of the pink plaid paper and use the “leftovers” on the top of the feet.
~Add detail with the fine tip end of CMs Black Dual Tip Pen.
~Assemble as shown below using your CM Tape Runner and the Repositionable Refill for intricate parts.

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Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop
~Body  Punch out a circle using the CM Shape Maker System with the Circle Cartridge from yellow cardstock (I used the yellow plaid from CM’s Hello Baby Girl paper pack in the layout shown below).
~Wings Use CMs
Blossom Place N Punch to punch out one blossom from the same yellow used for the body.  Cut this in half and round of the pointy edges.
Punch the following shapes using CMs Border Maker System
~Feet Using the Lace Scallop Cartridge, punch once from orange paper (I used the orange striped paper from the WSL Year to Remember Part 2 paper pack by CM in the layout shown below).
~Comb Use the
Blossom Place N Punch to punch one shape out of the orange paper. Trim this to make the shape shown.
Eyes Using the Bubble Maker Cartridge punch several times out of black and white cardstock.  Use “leftovers” to make eyes. 
~Beak From the leftover piece from the orange blossom, trim a small pointy piece from between two petals. 
~Assemble as shown below using your CM Tape Runner and the Repositionable Refill for intricate parts.

Sheep
Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop
Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop
~Using the CM Shape Maker System and the 2” Scalloped Circle Punch from Fun Stampers Journey, Punch out one shape from white cardstock
(FSJ punches really do work in the CM Shape Maker System! Check out this blog post for more info!!)

~Using the CM Cherry Blossom Punch and black cardstock, punch one shape.  Place it as shown in the CM Shape Maker System with the Circle Cartridge and punch to get the sheep's face/ears.Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop
Punch the following shapes using
CMs Border Maker System:
~Legs
Using the Filmstrip cartridge, punch once from white cardstock.  Cut one of the leftover rectangles in half and use for the legs.
~Eyes Using the Bubble Cartridge punch several times out of black and white cardstock.  Use “leftovers” to make eyes. 
~Using the Medallion Frame Chain Cartridge punch once out of white and black cardstock.  Cut in half one of the leftover black shapes to use for the hooves and use 3 of the white shapes for hair.

~Assemble as shown below using your CM Tape Runner and the Repositionable Refill for intricate parts.

Kiwi Lane Templates
Kiwi Lane Designs (KLD) has a scrapbooking system that is simple, inspirational, and fun called Play-to-Create.

I use this system and Kiwi Lane Designer Templates often to plan out my pages, including the one shown below.  You are able to see through the templates so I was able to choose templates and place them so they cover up the deer design on the paper – it’s cute but I didn’t want it to show in this layout.  Once I was satisfied with the layout I traced these shapes on to my paper, cut them out and then inked the edges before assembling.
You can learn more about the “Play-to-Create” system here.
Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop
I used KLD Designer Templates from the following sets:
Tiny Brackets, Scallops, Large Bracket, Photo Mats and Mini Photo Set.
Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

Here is the finished layout!

Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop I love the way inking the edges brings the elements on the page together and adds just a little extra touch. Creative Life Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope these ideas have inspired you and I can’t wait to see your take on them! Please feel free to share what you’ve created in my
Lisa’s Workshop Facebook group.

Here is the complete line up for today’s
Creative Life Scrapbooking’s Spring Blog Hop:

You can find more information about the products I used in this project from CM, FSJ and KLD on my affiliate websites. I love the products these companies offer so much, and how they all work together so well, that I decided to sell and promote them!  Find more information about the products I’ve used and more on the following sites:
Creative Memories:
http://www.creativememories.com/user/lisagraham
Fun Stampers Journey: http://www.funstampersjourney.com/LisaGraham Kiwi Lane Designs: https://lisagraham.kiwilaneinstructor.com/

 You’re also welcome to contact me directly by clicking on the “Email me” link at the top of this page.

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It’s A Great Time to Join Kiwi Lane!

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Now is the perfect time to create your own Kiwi Lane Business! Become an Instructor with Kiwi Lane today and join a group of friends who love the things that you love and who will inspire you and be inspired by you! By joining the Kiwi Lane family of Instructors now, you will be getting in at the ground level of a rapidly expanding opportunity and you will get this DT Tray for free when you purchase a starter kit!

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This is a picture of my DT – I <3 it!my DT

I use the inserts that come in the packages as dividers between the sets.  This way I’m able to group similar sets together (you can move the dividers to where you like in the DT.  I chose to have bigger areas that hold more templates vs. each set in it’s own slot).  I like being able to look through the Designer Templates  quickly and I can easily see what is included in each set by glancing at the insert/divider.

Kiwi Lane has very low minimums for Instructors, a great discount right from the start and the chance to earn money while doing something you love! Don’t forget about the Design Templates!!  You’ll never find a better deal than you get with the starter kit!  

Like all good things, this free DT Tray offer will soon come to an end so please don’t hesitate to
visit my Kiwi Lane Instructor page for more information (including what’s included in the starter kit) or message me with any questions! https://lisagraham.kiwilaneinstructor.com/join