Just updated my calendar using different washi tapes. It's make organizing much more enjoyable- plus if plans change I can just remove the washi tape. (I used sweet notes, composition & color, and freckled fawn arrows.
What are some of your favorite uses for washi tapes? If you have projects/links I'd love to check them out.
I'm so excited to annouce that we just added a line of stamps to go with my new collections! I have always wanted to design stamps, and it's so cool that we teamed up with Unity Stamps to make it happen.
Here are the details for the giveaway. I'll be giving away 1 complete set here on my blog.
To enter leave a comment below and tell me what your favorites stamps are. For additional chances follow me on facebook, instagram, sign up for the newsletter or PIN this giveaway. Leave another comment each time telling me what you did.
Have you guys played with the new mini paper bags yet? They are so much fun! You can get a pack of mixed designs or order in bulk with 25 of the same design- perfect for parties!
I also experiemented using one of the Tim Holtz bigz dies on the lid of a ball jar so a straw can go through. It was really, really difficult to cut (and I only cut one lid) but it turned out cute. I might try it again with a simpler shape.
If you need an easy valentine for today- Here's a tutorial on how to make these little paper fortune cookies. You can add a little note inside for a friend or loved one.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a special giveaway and exciting news. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
I just read through all the comments, Thanks for all your thoughtful comments. ❤ It's been a big adjustment since Hambly closed and I'm happy to have found a great home bringing my designs to Webster's Pages. The card above was from the make-n-take we did at CHA using a mix of the new products.
Winners: I used a random number generator to pick the winners and they are....
Nathalia O. said:I am so excited for these collections! I love the colors, patters - EVERYTHING. Thanks for the chance!
We had such a great time at CHA. I wanted to thank everyone who stopped by our booth and made it an amazing show. I always feel so inspired after I get home from one of these shows. You can place orders on the Webster's Pages website for Sweet Notes and Composition & Color if you haven't already. Everything is shipping in February.
Here's the layout I made using the new Composition & Color collection.
GIVEAWAY - Leave a comment below for a chance to win the entire Sweet Notes or Composition & Color Collection! For an extra chance to win follow me on Instagram @allisonkreft. Then come back here and leave another comment for the giveaway.
I wanted to have some vintage cameras decorated with my new designs for my booth at CHA. I covered three cameras with my new washi tapes, but I still wanted to figure out a way to transfer my other patterns to the cameras. I remembered Jonathan Fong showing me a wonderful product called Craft Attitude last summer. I thought this was a perfect application for this, and was super excited to try it out. This was my first time using the products, and it was everything I hoped for. Here is the step-by-step on how I created the cameras.
I painted the cameras with white spray paint made for plastic.
I printed my designs using my inkjet printer directly on the film. While I was letting it dry a little bit, I made a rough template for the camera out of paper.
I carefully laid the film on the painted surface and worked it until it conformed to the shape. I think the fresh paint helped it stick, and I used a glue stick and hair dryer to make sure it had good adhesion all around.
Once the face of the camera was covered, I cut away some of the extra film to make it easier to wrap around the sides. I used a glue stick and hair dryer again to finish it off.
I was surprised at how well it turned out, and I think I chose a hard first project to try it on. I used the Scrapbook Attitude, but I think any of the Craft Attitude products will work.
I also used it on the typewriter in the post below.
Just some quick pics from around the booth.
I covered these vintage cameras with washi tape & my paper designs.
(Here's the link to the tutorial )
My typewriter covered with one of the chevron designs using Craft Attitude.
We just finished our first day at winter CHA. It's very exciting to have my own booth and see so many familiar faces stop by. Visit us at booth #319 for make-n-takes, sample projects, show specials and to enter our giveaway. It will be fun to see what the rest of the show brings! Here's a photo of me & Brandin from Websters Pages. You can place an order for the 2 new collections, Sweet Notes and Color & Composition here. (wholesalers need to log in)
Before all the CHA maddness starts (which to be honest it all ready has)- I wanted to post about this very special magazine issue. I was lucky enough to have my creative space at Hambly Studios featured in Creative Spaces Vol. 1.
This is Megan Hoeppner's special project, and she is such a doll to work with. I was excited when I heard she was working on Creative Spaces Vol. 2 which went on sale yesterday.
You can see a sneak peak here. I can't wait to check out the new issue!
Thank you everybody for all the thoughtful emails and comments since I shared my big announcement last week. Your support means so much to me. I'm looking forward to CHA and seeing how you use the products more than ever.
If you have been following the webster's blog you've probably seen a few peeks of the collection by now. There's still more to come!
Plus there are tons of fun embellishments, washi tapes, overlays, paper bags & more. Visit the Webster's blog for more details.
I love this time of year for so many reasons, and one of my favorite things leading up to the holidays is participating in local art shows. I have so much fun at these shows, I meet so many interesting artists, and the shows motivate me to create new things. These were taken at some of my shows from November this year.
I still have another show next weekend, but decided it was a good time to reopen my etsy site. Here's a shopping code for 15% off to use through December - FRIENDS15.