Janel doesn't have a blog, so I’m posting one of the ‘Wood Stir Stick Albums’ here that she was inspired to create by her friend Khileen along with a Free-4-U printable tip sheet you can click on to print. Every time these albums are on display at shows, we get so many questions and requests for instructions, so we asked Janel to give us some instructions to print. You can also visit Janels Online Gallery HERE to see all her albums and projects on our website.
Drat! I just came back to edit this and say the printable tip sheet is not popping up to print, so I will have to have our webmaster add it to our website and eventually this link will work, once she adds it
Now, I have to tell you all about our 4 new Image and Journal Notes because we are bubbling over with excitement to share them with you! The 4 titles include: HIJ-1 Birds & Botanicals, HIJ-2 Childhood, HIJ-3 Homemade, and HIJ-4 Summertime. The books are 3" x 8" and the suggested retail price is $6.75. Each booklet includes 32 pages brimming with wonderful vintage images and journal notes! The pages are conveniently perforated along the top, so they are easy to remove.
I became addicted to collecting old vintage bird images for our Stamps and Cotton Scraps and as my collection grew I knew we had to include them in a image booklet. Adding botanical images seemed to be a perfect pairing and I'm thrilled with this Birds & Botanicals Booklet! It's filled with a mix of stunning florals, antique garden catalog art, beautiful birds, eggs, nests, seed packets and quotes! Cindy van Koll our graphic designer created several collage style images using old botanical images with a mix of antique French postcards, music paper and vintage script writing.
Our new Childhood Image & Journal Notes Booklet turned out so adorable I can’t even pick a favorite page! It took weeks of pouring over 1000’s of images in my antique books, magazines and postcard collection to choose everything. This booklet is filled with a delightful mix of dressed animals from bears, bunnies, frogs and kitties at school, playing and other childhood memories from birthdays to story time! There are color tinted and sepia photos of sweet children, great quotes and tone on tone matching journal pages which Cindy our graphic designer also created.
Our Summertime Vintage Image & Journal Notes booklet is packed full of wonderful mix of images from bathing beauties, road trips, picnics, BBQ, camping, fishing, merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels, the beach and surf boards, to seed packs, garden vegetables, garden catalog art and tinted photos. The images are paired with words and quotes designed to stir up nostalgic summertime memories with tone on tone matching journal pages. The eclectic and fun mix along with the stunning floral images are sure to be a hit! We’ve been crazy busy shipping the booklets out to stores the last couple of days so check with your favorite retailer! You can also order the books online now HERE at Shopatron, or check our Store Locator HERE but be sure to call ahead to check availability. Plus – over the next few weeks our design team members will be giving away some of these new booklets as well! Every time I post here I will add links to any blog candy giveaways for our booklet promo! Currently Vicki Chrisman from our design team is doing 2 draws for 2 pairs of the booklets April 21 here on her blog!
Janel Brown form our design team made this adorable layout with her grandaughter using the strawberry image and grocery list from our Homemade Booklet!
Vicki Chrisman created this pretty wall plaque using an image from our Birds & Botanical Booklet, with papers from our Classic Paper Pad all mounted on 1 of our new Chipboard Album Rectangle pages
Don’t forget – you can always visit any of our design team members blogs if you click on their links on the top right side of our blog. They will be adding more great samples soon and giving away their blog candy in more of the new booklets!
PS - We seem to be having trouble adding the Childhood title and will get it fixed, but I can see it on Shopatron here.
Please email us any cool samples you create to firstname.lastname@example.org or post in our online gallery. We love to share and inspire others to see lots of creative possibilities!