Monday, June 11, 2007

Countdown to Launch Day (Monday)

At the end of this long day, I'm feeling blah when it comes to inspiration. So, who's up for a fun RAK and a challenge that gives inspiration to others? All you have to do is post a comment and share a non-traditional scrapbook supply that you have used (or are planning to use) on a layout or project. If possible, link us to an image so we can check out how creative you are! I'll get us started....
Here, I used twine as the closure for this minibook.

And, here, I used a marquee letter as part of the title for my layout.

So whether, paint, lace, or masking tape is your thing, feel free to post. Repeats are okay as well. From the comments, I will draw a winner Wednesday night at midnight ET, right before the launch of Studio Calico.

Oh, and don't forget to check out Scarlet's blog and Caroline's blog for sneak peeks and fun things to come in the days ahead.

31 comments:

Anilu Magloire said...

That LO is amazing. Love your design!!!

scrapcat said...

I used some 2 cent stamps on a layout recently!

Here's the link:

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1160942

-Cathy

Pearl Maple - Mandy Collins said...

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1071314
I added postage stamps, coins and cards of buttons to a recent layout

Rebekah said...

i too, am obsessed with twine!!
here are a couple projects i have used it on:
Altered Tray
Altered Surfboard

Ashley said...

paint sample cards from home depot.

Francine said...

I love your minibook. Lately I've been using vintage trim from the flea market quite a bit. Like here.

I also like using cardboard!

stephanie said...

lace on every single layout!
antique ledger paper.
staples.
napkins
antique paper from a conducter's log

Vee said...

love your mini!!
I used bubble wrap in this mini :)
it's getting close to the launch, yay!! :)

Vee said...

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=1852&user_id=450
oops forgot the link :)

Natalie said...

Hey April! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!! Can't wait for Stuido Calico to launch. Its so exciting!!

kimosabescraps said...

I am actually super inspired right now by a large plastic dunkin donuts iced coffee cup! it has tons of bright color swirls and a surfer and just screams summer...
love it.. it makes me want to scrap!

Kim

Staci said...

beautiful layout!!

I used a poker chip, on a layout of us playing texas hold em.....

Nicole said...

i think everyone knows how obsessed i am with paper stuff found at antique shows...especially ledger papers and ticket stubs =)

Tracy said...

I've saved up a really fun collection of girls' clothing tags. I think they'll be cool accents on some fashion/back-to-school pages

Amanda L. said...

On this layout I used a piece out of the yellow pages, good ole' playing cards, and the flower is cut out of a sewing pattern. Can't wait to see the new site btw.

http://www.creativescrapshack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=620&ppuser=24

Marie Starr said...

Great Mini album!

I have used paper fasteners and clips; I, too, have used postage stamps and also real antique buttons and lace are fun!

tonya said...

I've used tickets, clothes brand tags, postcards, playing cards, chopsticks, washers, nails (the kind you use with a hammer), wire, and lots more. It's fun to come up with non-scrapping stuff to use.

Happay said...

here http://www.createmykeepsake.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11746&cat=665
I used this strange stuff with holes in it that I found at the fabric store.

Beckalicious said...

I got some clothes from Anthropolgie today... and they were wrapped in some super cute tissue paper that is going to find it's way on a LO very soon.

Greta said...

I used tags from a new pair of jeans, a part of a shopping bag, and pieces cut from an old pair of jeans on this layout: Maurices Jeans

I also like ticket stubs, pages from regular books, and paint chips that I pick up from Home Depot and places like that.

Scarlet said...

I must remember to start saving my clothing tags! And I love the idea of using a postage stamp on a layout, in fact... I had already planned on doing that soon!

said...

On one of my LO I used Starbucks coffee sleeves to make a 3D effect because I ran out of square thingys (I forgot what it's called)..

Good luck on the launch of your kits!

AFerguson said...

Great mini book and that layout design is fantastic!! I haven't gotten to it yet, but will be using part of a placemat from my dd's American Idol kareoke party on a page soon. Again, good luck with the launch...so excited for you both!!:o)

Mandy said...

I recently bought a package of paper doilies and I'm having so much fun using them on my layouts. Here is one I did recently:

http://tinyurl.com/3cq3w6

Ann Costen said...

I've recently used a wide sewing elastic in a minibook. It is ribbed, looks really cool. Looked even cooler after I painted it :)

Natalie Steinberg said...

Love that layout!!!

I'm LOVING any type of lace! Thick or thin in an array of colors!

tessa'en said...

I plan to cover one of my doughters Children books, one made of chipboard and make an album of it when she don't use it anymore.. Re-use instead of bying a raw chipoard book wich probably is more expensive!

Kim said...

I know it seems silly and I got the idea from a project kit, but I used lacey pantyhose to glitter up a layout. Using re--positionable spray adhesive, I coated my paper. I then laid the cut open pantyhose leg part on and stuck it down. Sprinkle glitter in all the openings and shake off excess. Carefully pull the pantyhose off and then fill in the remaining sticky spots with a different glitter color. Only my husband and I know the pattern is actually from some sexy stockings! :)

To set glitter you can spray with hairspray when you are finished.

em said...

Well, this isn't really very exciting...but I have some super cool stationary by Amy Bliss that I've used on a layout...

Guess I'm not very non-traditional!! ;)

Good luck with your site! I can't wait to see!

Barb said...

Wish I could say I'm creative about my scrap supplies. I do use Q-tips to do some of my painting.

Can't wait to see your first kit.

The Firth Five said...

I've used the Starbucks coffee sleeves. Not too original, but loved the holiday ones!