Saturday, September 8, 2012

Scrapbook Memories Now Online!

Show 1610 is now airing at  I love this particular show because it was all about flowers.  Flowers and shells are my two favorite things.  I used to collect wild flowers, press them between the pages of the telephone book then feature them in a wildflower journal.  Wish I still had it - it was quite a collection.  Now I take photographs instead - that way I don't end up in jail...LOL - since it's illegal to pick wild flowers in many parts of the world.

Like the shells I collect, I kept the pressed daisies and buttercups picked from lawn in the front of the house and put them to good use.  In the late 90's I used them on a scrapbook page I created while hosting "More than Memories".  I think I was considered somewhat of a rebel, after all they weren't exactly "acid free".  I really didn't care - I liked my page and the flowers were the perfect accent!  Soon after that a company started selling pressed flower stickers......   acid free, of course, since that was a really big deal in the 90's and up to 5 or 6 years ago.

Beth and I opened the show by showing lots of flowers:  shapes, punches, etc then Julianna Hudgins showed us how to create flower accents for her project using a digital die cutting machine and software.

Love those machines!  I've had a Wishblade for 6 or 7 years now.  I loved that it worked with my Mac and I could cut out anything that I drew.  Delicious!  As usual, I digress.   

Our next segment was shot on location in Orlando, Florida at the summer CHA Trade Show.   I was in the Flower Soft booth with Noreen McKie from "jolly ol England" as you can no doubt tell by her accent.  She's actually from my neck of the woods, but quite a bit further North.


Flower Soft "sprinkles" is such a great product, I hope you'll give it a try.  If you can't find it in your local craft store, try Paper Wishes.  A subsidiary, or partner company with Hot off the Press, you can find a lot of really cool supplies here for paper crafting.

Last, but definitely not least, Julie Fei Fan Balzer showed how to add a hint of glitter to paper with a Sakura glue pen.


Lots and lots of ideas over the years and all the instructions are on our website (most of them anyway).  I like to look at the projects from earlier shows.  It's interesting how much has changed over the years and how much hasn't.

Blogs and Pinterest have become a great resource for inspiration over the past couple of years.  I founded the Designer Crafts Connection a little over a year ago.  It's a group of bloggers who are either CHA designer members, or work for CHA manufacturer members.  We're linked together as a webring and the first Monday of each month we post a project based loosely on a theme.  We all create with different supplies, so it's interesting to see what everyone comes up with.  This month's theme is "Vintage Showcase".  Basically crafting with old stuff...  You can see my post below.  We're also hosting a blog hop this month and there's a giveaway.   Just look at all this great product you can win.

Look for the blue Designer Crafts Connection logo in my sidebar on the left, then click on "hop forward".  It will take you to Carol Heppner's blog where you'll be able to see what she made and how to enter to win these products.  There are 12 of our designers participating in this hop, so hop around via the logo and when you get back here, you'll know you've seen it all.

Please "like" us on FB (there's a button in my sidebar for that too) and you can see everyone's projects on our Pinterest board (the  P  button).   Good Luck with giveaway!  Y'all come back now.........

Yours truly,
Julie :)

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