Wednesday, June 10, 2009

So what do you think...

about the new 4x4 Chicken Noodle Alphabet? Have you ordered it yet? I know some of you wanted to see this alphabet used on a layout and Tammy was happy to oblige.

The idea from this layout came from 2 Peas member Linda Vegas. Tammy used the Revolution Tag and the Chicken Noodle font. It's a super versatile alphabet! Small enough for cards but not too small to use on a layout!

Jenn used Chicken Noodle for her title on this card...

She also used the super cute Chomp, Scrap-Mart's exclusive BossKut alligator, Cookie Cutter Nesting Scallop Squares and the Cuttlebug Spots and Dots Embossing Folder. This would be a fun card to give a loved one going away on a trip.

Here's another beautiful layout Veronica made by creating her own background paper.

She stamped her background with Unity Stamp's Half Flower Swirl and Hearts of Old. She used the Slice and the Basic Shapes 3 design card for her flourishes and the title is a mixture of Banana Split and the retired Fiesta font. This is a great technique!

Some of you, like me, may still be on the fence about the Quickutz Spring Gift sets. I FINALLY decided to grab Flirt and I'm lovin' it. Or, you may have one (or more!) and be thinking "now what?" We have just a few of the gift sets left so we thought we'd show you some fun ideas on how to use some of the shapes. PJ sent me some great ideas using the Relax Gift Set and I'll be sharing them with you over the next week or so. We'll start with my favorite...

This is the coolest journaling block! The best part is it is hand-made!!! She used the shapes from the Relax set and some lined paper. I love how she tore the paper along the bottom to create the sand. This would be awesome on a beach or summer layout! We have tons more ideas for you on ways you can use the gift sets so be sure to stay tuned.

We're glad you stopped by today and we hope you've seen something that has inspired you! If there's something specific you want to see or know how to use, leave us a comment or send me an email at and we'll get it done for you! We'll resume our Friday sketch challenges this week so we'll see you right back here Friday! Thanks and enjoy the rest of your week!



gemscraps said...

Great work ladies. Thanks for showing the font on a layout.

Jenn, love the "deep" embossing on your gator card. Did you emboss the paper first and then cut out the scalloped square or did you cut the shape first and then emboss it?

Jenn in MO said...

Hi Gemscraps - I always cut the shape first then emboss (otherwise the pressure of cutting the shape may flatten out the emobssing). I always emboss in my Sizzix Express machine - I get a nice deep emboss with the cuttlebug folders in there. A couple of other tricks I fine - use smooth cardstock, and apply your adhesive to the surface you are putting the embosses shape on b/c sometimes putting the adhesive onto the embossed shape flattens in out too. Hope this helps!!