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Fancy This: Love This

LisaSaundersFramed
We had the best Sunday earlier this month. It was just perfect. Family breakfast, lots of games, baking and this beautiful walk in the afternoon. We have this huge parkland just a 5 minute walk from our house. I love coming over here. I love the feeling of getting away, the freedom, the sillyness and laughter that always happens on our walks and I love it when it's just the four of us. It feels like the perfect quality family time.

Love this - Lisa Saunders - Fancy this - 31st Jan

Fancy Pants Supplies:
Tradition: Cards paper
Love Birds: Strips paper
Love Birds: Sending My Love paper
Love Birds: Birds on a Wire paper

Other Supplies:
Acrylic Paint
Embriodery Thread
Punches
Journaling Pens

I've used the Love Birds papers on my page. I love the contrasts of the pinks, reds, blues and the bright yellow in this collection. Such happy colours. My base paper is from the Tradition range and I love how the dark base makes my snippets of colour just pop.

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The ideas are endless with these papers. I've used some punches, cut out various pieces, the quote on the side of my page is one long strip that I've cut up into several lines.

Love this - Lisa Saunders - Fancy this - 31st Jan.3rd pic

The ruffled trim was made by cutting 3 strips of the paper and folding lots of tiny folds and sticking it in place. The stitching was done after the trim was firmly stuck onto the page.

I recommend the Love Bird papers for any happy pages. They really do put a smile on your face, to look at and to play with  : )

Happy Scrapping! xx
LisaSaunders
-Lisa Saunders

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New Release: It's The Little Things

AmyPetermanFramed
Guess what? We've got more inspiration here for you! This time our Pocket Chicks have been creating with It's The Little Things! Take a look ...

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Happy by Leah Farqharson
Leah says, "One of the things I've recently reminded myself about is making sure to take the time to take care of myself - to be sure that I'm happy - because it doesn't just benefit me, it benefits our kids to see a happy, healthy, well-balanced mommy. I'll admit it - this was my favorite line to work with! The colors are some of my favorites, so it was a bit of a no brainer. I also loved working with the new filter paper product. It's absorbent enough for great inking, but it didn't tear easily, so it was really easy to work with! I love how vibrant the ink colors came out after inking as well."


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Live Laugh Love by Amy Peterman
I can't get enough of this collection! The rich, sherbet tones, combined with black ... YUM! And all the little embellishments are so fun—I especially love the little definition blocks (see the SMILE definition between my two small photos?)—and versatile! I can't wait to create more with It's The Little Things!


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In A Nutshell by Amy Welch
Amy says, "The possibilities with the It's The Little Things line is endless! And I want to let you know that the new die cuts in this line are the best! You are going to want to get more than one package of these! I could use the die cuts on every layout I do!!!"


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It's The Little Things by Brenda Hurd
Brenda says, "My most favorite thing about this line is the soft colors, so versatile that can go with anything from a vintage layout to one like mine with my little girl enjoying ice-cream in the summertime.  The chipboard in this line is amazing, i only used a few pieces, but it's just a peak of how whimsical and fun this line is."


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Little Things Gift Box by Charity Hassel
Charity explains, "The box was covered with patterned paper. I cut the scallops from the strips sheet from this line. The flower was made by stacking the filter paper embellishments and holding them together with a brad in the center.  I used watercolors to paint three of the filter papers. The dotted, flocked transparency is so pretty. I cut petals from the flocked transparency and glued them into my flower. Leaves were cut from patterned paper and the tag was added as a final touch."


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Together by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa says, "I really love the vintage feel of It's the Little Things. This collection is full of beautiful colors and has such a happy feel to it!"


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Live Your Dream by Allison Landy
Allison says, "I love patterned papers as much as the next gal, but what really makes me giddy are the supplies that add extra texture and pizazz to my layouts. So, I may have squealed a little when I saw the coordinating flocked transparency for the It's the Little Things line. For this layout, I painted the background of the transparency with an acrylic paint and then used it like another patterned paper. I couldn't be happier with the result, and I can't wait to play more with this line!"


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Pennant Banner by Vicki Chrisman
Vicki says, "I created my pennant banner pieces from an old box (one that I had just unpacked new product from actually). I put a white wash on it using acrylic paints and then highlighted some areas with chalkboard paints (which is what I added color to the Filter Paper Embellishments with). I adore all the new Fancy Pants lines ... but It's The Little Things sold my heart."


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Live Laugh Love by Pamela Young
Pamela says, "I used one of the fantastic new filters and inked around it on my paper for a fun look.  I just love all these papers and I love the glitter embellishments too! I used a spray vellum adhesive to adhere the glitter cuts."


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Awesome by Jen Martakis
Jen explains, "When I first opened my box of goodies ... this was the first collection that I saw. I literally gasped when I saw it. I adore the colors and I can't say enough about the extraordinary embellishments. I had such a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to use on this layout. There is so much to choose from!"


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You Make Me Happy by Trish Harwick
Trish says, "It truly is the little things in life that are most important; and this line is perfect for scrapping all those everyday moments. I took this photo of my daughter on a quick trip downtown. The colors were perfect with this line ... and the filters make beautiful flowers! I had so much fun misting it and then folding it all up until I got the perfect flower ... the possibilities with the filters will be endless!"


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Happy by Lisa Andrews
Lisa says, "The die cuts in this line as so beautiful and there is such a variety of elements. They are perfect for clustering together as I did in a couple of places on this layout. They help a page come together quickly without a lot of fuss."


We hope you've enjoyed all of the sneak peeks and reveals this week! Be sure to keep coming back for more Fancy This projects, Pocket Chick Spotlights, Product Spotlights, Pocket Chick Picks (keep posting those layouts on our Facebook page - we might pick you next!), and maybe a few new things too, in the weeks to come!
AmyPeterman
-Amy Peterman

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New Release: Beach Babe

AmyPetermanFramed

So, you got a little taste of the new Beach Babe collection a few days ago ... well, how about some projects using this fun new collection? Our Pocket Chicks have been having a blast playing with the new product. Take a look at all of their fun creations! We know you'll be inspired!


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Princes of the Pool by Charity Hassel
Charity explains, "I layered transparencies, diecuts and patterned papers to make this page. I love those adorable fish!!"


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Splash Woo Hoo! by Allison Landy
Allison says, "The bright, fun colors and patterns of Beach Babe drew me in immediately! Beach Babe is the perfect summer line and was just what I needed to showcase my trip to Lake Powell. I added a die cut filter sprayed with ink for a fun added touch."


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Frame by Vicki Chrisman
Vicki explains, "This is a Dollar store frame that I altered using the ohhh.. so cute.. Beach Babe line. I did the majority of the layout under the glass, but also added some of the "self-adhesive" chipboard pieces to the outside of the glass for added dimension."


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Summer Sweeties by Amy Peterman
I love the flocked, polka-dotted transparency in this collection! It made for a fun background and coordinated with my daughter's swimsuit so well ... and I am IN LOVE with the sparkley Glitter Cuts in this collection ... I mean, look at those adorable flip-flops! Too cute! I can't wait to create more with Beach Babe.


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Seaside Escape by Suzanne Sergi
Suzanne says, "I loved the Beach Babe Collection when I received it! It just screamed summertime, and it was perfect for this snapshot of my daughter on the Beach. The papers are full of colors, and fun graphics! With this page, I was able to play with the new paper filters! On the yellow filter, I simply misted, and misted again using a dot template. I wanted to create faint white dots on this embellishment. The filters absorb the color perfectly, and are a wonderful weight, too! I used it to anchor my home made flower. I created a flower to resemble the one on the paper itself. Of course, one of my favorite elements from Fancy Pants, are the premade title strips. Seaside Escape described this snapshot perfectly!"


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Sweet by Cindy Tobey
Cindy says, "I love the colors and patterns of the Beach Babe collection - which worked beautifully for these photos of my daughter and son. For the layered border along the bottom of my page I started with the yellow patterned paper, covered it with a strip of the flocked polka dot transparency, added a scallop punched strip of the stripe paper, and to finish it off I tucked a few of the filter papers (that I misted with blue ink) under the striped paper strip."


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Beach Bum by Jen Martakis
Jen says, "This is a seriously cute collection. I am in love with the Chipboard Banners. They add just the perfect touch to your layout."


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Sunshine Sweetie by Lisa Andrews
Lisa says, "As I was putting this layout together, I noticed that the filter paper would make a cool sun embellishment if I misted it yellow. After misting the filter, I gave it a couple of minutes to dry and the adhered it to the page."


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Play by Pamela Young
Pamela says, "I printed all my photos together, leaving one spot for my journaling. Then I layered papers and embellishments over the empty spot and added my journaling. My paper near the bottom is slightly rolled up, to varying heights, to add dimension and style to my layout."


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Soak Up The Sun by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa says, "The Beach Babe collection was so easy to use. All of the cute
embellishments and paper made it so easy to create this beachy layout of my
niece!"


So, aren't you just loving this new line? And, are you wondering about the fun Filter Paper Embellishments used on some of these layouts? They are a part of our Artist Edition collection, which you'll get to see more of in the next few days. So, keep coming back! Jodi will be here again this afternoon with a sneak peek at another new collection, and tomorrow, we'll be posting projects using To The Moon. See you soon!

AmyPeterman
-Amy Peterman

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New Release: Beach Bum

AmyPetermanFramed
In the middle of the winter, it sure is nice to get a glimpse of summer to make you feel warm inside, isn't it? I'm sure our Pocket Chicks were feeling this way when they were creating with the new Beach Bum collection. Take a look at their fun creations.

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Beach Bum Frame by Trish Harwick
Trish says, "I have been wanting to frame these beach photos of my son for a while, so when I saw this line, I knew it was meant to be! I embellished the cut out and fussy cut some waves and added sewing for texture. Those cute little fish added the perfect touch of whimsy."


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Summer Fun by Brenda Hurd
Brenda says, "I love the cardstock embellishment designs, that go with the new lines, they are perfect for making the theme of a layout POP without making it feel cheesy. The Beach Bum are my favorite with those cute little fishies to add the finishing touches. The Journal Embellishments are wonderful too if your anything like me and always forget to leave a place for journaling."


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Summer by Vicki Chrisman
Vicki explains, "I've been wanting to scrap these photos for some time now ... and when I saw this line, I was so excited! Perfect for these boy photos."


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Beach Party Invitation by Leah Farqharson
Leah says, "Both of our boys have summer birthdays, and living only minutes from the beach, it's the perfect way to celebrate! I loved layering the fun patterns and elements from beach bum to create this eye-catching invite!"


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Endless Summer by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa says, "The fun, bright and happy collection of Beach Bum, was perfect to help me capture the joy and excitement my little nephew felt while swimming in Bear Lake!


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Hello Summer by Lisa Andrews
Lisa says, "I have a weakness for all sorts of journaling tags and cards, so I was very excited to see a full pack of journaling cards that coordinate with the Beach Bum line. Usually, just one journaling space is needed on a layout, but I made room for 2 different journaling cards on this layout since I couldn't decied which one to use."


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Summer Beach Summer Sun card by Charity Hassel
Charity explains, "I handcut the waves from patterned paper, layered and added buttons from this line to finish."


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Summer by Jen Martakis
Jen says, "This layout was so much fun to create. I really wanted to showcase the super fun patterns and colors of the papers in this collection so I stared with a sketch by Page Maps. I just loved the little squares. Some of my favorite elements in the Beach Bum collection are the adorable fish. They are just the cutest!"


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Gone Snorkeling by Pamela Young
I wanted to use the flip flops on my page ... I just LOVE them, but I also knew I was doing a page about snorkeling. So I added a scene to my layout, including a little house and arranged the flip flops like the were on a clothes line coming off the house. So the flip flops are hung while the flippers are on.  :)"


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Summer Beach Summer Sun by Suzanne Sergi
Suzanne says, "Beach Bum is such a fun and whimsical collection! The colors are beautiful, and one of my favorite papers is the ledger paper. I used this to anchor my snapshot of my son. The journaling diecuts were perfect as embellishments, too. I finished my embellishment cluster, by adding the glitter diecut drops, at the top of my large circle element. I also pulled in a ticket from the It's the little things collection!"

Thanks for stopping by again today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for projects created by out Pocket Chicks using It's The Little Things!

AmyPeterman
-Amy Peterman

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Online Class Giveaway!

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Hello again! It's been a very busy week here in preparation for CHA and I forgot to get this post out to you all! We have an exciting online class that we are sponsoring over at My Creative Classroom ... taught by the talented Michelle Van Etten!

You can check it out here.

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And, My Creative Classroom has generously offered for us to give away TWO seats in the class. This does not include the class kit, but it waives your class fee! Please leave a comment below to enter and we will pick two winners for this great class!

Thanks Fancy Pants Fans!! See you at CHA!
JodiSanford
-Jodi Sanford

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New Release: Artist Edition

AmyPetermanFramed
Didn't seeing the Sneak Peek for this product, just make you giddy? So many new, artsy pieces to play with and endless possibilities in what to create with them! Take a look at what our Pocket Chicks came up with when playing with the product in the Artist Edition collection.

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4ever Valentine Banner by Suzanne Sergi
Suzanne says, "I love these new banners by Fancy Pants! I knew I wanted to create a Valentine Banner, and It's the Little Things had all the perfect embellishments! Every panel has different details from this collection. I pulled in the filter papers to create roses, flowers, a pocket, and even a heart full of layers! The design embellishment pack has 49 pieces of happy art! So embellishing was easy! I finished the tops of each panel with crepe paper to give it a festive touch! This collection is also perfect to document the everyday moments, too!"


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Random Notes by Pamela Young
Pamela says, "I knew I wanted to create circle photos to go on top of the filters. I did this in my photo program, and then printed them as circles."


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Love Banner by Cindy Tobey
Cindy says, "These chipboard banners are such an awesome product! I created this 'LOVE' banner for Valentine's Day decor. And since the package contains ten pieces I have six left to make something else with! I'm thinking a mini album..."


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Tie Dye by Allison Landy
Allison says, "I am in love with the die cut filters! I have been waiting for a supply that would allow me to do justice with all the photos I have of my kiddo wearing her tie dye t-shirts. The new die cut filters really fit the bill! For this effect, I played with my inks, water and the filters and voila' - faux tie dye. I can't wait to get my hands even more dirty with all the shapes and sizes!"


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Hello Banner by Allison Landy
Allison says, "These pre-cut scallop banner pieces are so fun and easy to use! Paired with the bright colors of the Beach Babe line it's easy to say "Hello" to summer! I layered the filter embellishments on top of the patterned papers and I love that they are slightly see-through ... like an updated vellum. I sprayed the ribbon that comes with the banner pieces with spray ink to give the banner another pop of color. What a great product that made banner making easy peasy!"


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Awesome by Lisa Andrews
Lisa says, "The new Fancy Pants filter papers are amazing. They are perfect for misting! For this layout, I misted the filter paper, let it dry (it dried very quickly) and then folded it like a fan to use as an embellishment behind my photo."


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A Little Birdie Told Me Banner by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa explains, "When I started making this banner, my hubby said, 'Where are you going to put that?' Men are so funny. They have a hard time looking at scrapbooking in any other way than just a layout. I told him that I was going to put it my daughter Janica's room. I thought it was perfect!  Live, laugh and love are things that I want my daughter to do and experience. The It's the Little Things collection has helped me to create this fabulous banner that my daughter can look at everyday to be reminded of the importance of Live, laugh and love!"


So, are you swooning over this gorgeous product, or what? I know I am! Come back again tomorrow for more projects ideas using more NEW product.
AmyPeterman
-Amy Peterman





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New Release: To The Moon

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Are you as in love with all of these new collections as I am? I mean, talk about sensory overload. Each of new Fancy Pants  collections is a perfect combo of colors, textures and design. I know the rest of the Pocket Chicks feel the same. You can tell they've been having a great time creating. Check out how they've worked their magic with To The Moon ...

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Oh Boy by CIndy Tobey
Cindy says, "Another awesome boy line by Fancy Pants! I love the bold designs and colors in this collection. I embellished the stars on the 'Shooting Star' patterned paper with glitter cut and printed chipboard stars. I also trimmed around the largest star with a craft knife and added some foam adhesive underneath to make it look like it's shooting right off the page."


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Cole's Room Door Hanger by Allison Landy
Allison says, "The new To the Moon line had me giddy with all the great pieces incorporated. I love the bold, happy, full-of-energy colors, and the robots and aliens just make me giggle. I love when a line just makes me happy. For the door hanger, I snagged one of the scallops from the new scallop banner packs and started layering. The cute brads were a perfect fit inside the buttons and of course, I had to add my favorite new product, a die cut filter. Cole can't wait to hang his name plate on his bedroom door!"


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Super Boy by Trish Harwick
Trish says, "The bright, primary colors of this collection made it perfect for this 'super hero' photo I captured of my little guy on a spontaneous photoshoot downtown (we went for cupcakes!). I cut the starburst pattern out of one of the collection's pieces of pattern paper and then embellished it with stitching and glitter. The To the Moon collection is filled with robots, stars, rockets and gears ... the perfect match for scrapping any little (or big) super boy!"



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Your Smile by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa explains, "I love creating layouts of little boys and this collection is perfect for boys! My favorite part of To the Moon is the fun chipboard pieces!"


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Magnet Board by Suzanne Sergi
Suzanne says, "As soon as I saw To the Moon, I knew I wanted to create a home decor item for my son's room. I purchased an inexpensive magnet board, and covered the top portion with one of the papers. I loved the Robots, and the gears! The perfect details that all boys love. With the diecuts, and cards I simply adhered a round magnet to the back of them. My son loves baseball cards, so I thought this would be a fun way to display a few of them. Finished the bottom of the magnet board with cork circles diecuts, and embellished with buttons from this collection. This collection is full of color, and the embellishments are out of this world!"


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Oh Boy by Jen Martakis
Jen says, "As a mom to 5 boys, this collection is PERFECT for me. I just love the fun theme and rich colors. Don't you just love that robot from the Journal Embellishments? I know that I do. :)"


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All Boy by Pamela Young
Pamela says, "I just thought these monsters were so cute! I wanted them peeking out. By grouping the embellishments by the photos, your eyes are immediately drawn to them."


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Top Secret Door Hanger by Charity Hassel
Charity says, "I covered the door hanger with patterned paper. I used foam mounting tape to add dimension to the top secret sign."


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ZOOM by Leah Farqharson
Leah says, "Our oldest was getting the hang of his two-wheeler last summer. The bold colors and fun patterns of this line are another great fit for our oldest boy! Love it!"
 

Thanks for stopping by again. Come back again this afternoon. Jodi will be giving you the last Sneak Peek and you won't be disappointed!
AmyPeterman
-Amy Peterman




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Sneak Peek: It's The Little Things

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Okay, Fancy Pants Friends and Fans! You've been so patient to get through these peeks with us ... it's always so much fun to share what we've been working on with all of you! This last collection is absolutely one of my favorites! It's simple and basic, yet sophisticated and vintage. It's all about the little things in life ... nothing specific, just everything in general! It's the Little Things! Yep ... and isn't that the perfect name? Isn't that why we scrap? Sure, it's about the big things, but it's also about the little things, the ones that are often forgotten if we don't take the time to scrap/journal about them! I think you'll adore this line as much as I do ... so enjoy the little things and keep scrapping!

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Thanks for joining us this week! We hope you'll be awaiting the new product at your LSS or favorite online shoppe! And don't forget, we have more designs and full fledged product images to share, prizes to give away this week and we always have something new to share here and on Facebook daily (M-F) ... plus, we're always looking to have fun and give things away ... so stay in touch!!! See you at CHA!
JodiSanford
-Jodi Sanford

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Sneak Peek: Beach Bum

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Onto our next peek ... you've already seen our super summery Beach Babe line, so now it's time to share the more masculine side of this cute summer couple ... introducing Beach Bum!  Handsome, strong, tan ... just a few of the things you'll find in a Beach Bum ... and in this line! With all of the primary colors this line will carry way beyond summer projects, too!

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And, because we know this is what you are all waiting for ... here are THREE random winners from the blog posts last week.

So bright and cheerful! Just love the colors!

Posted by: Jean Marmo | January 19, 2011 at 03:26 PM

I'm loving the peeks!

Posted by: Cristina | January 21, 2011 at 08:40 PM

Super cute!

Posted by: Tami Mayberry | January 20, 2011 at 05:52 PM


We've also chosen THREE random winners from our Facebook page! They are ...

Andrea Amu
Beth Wolfgang
Jennifer Blomquist


Congratulations to our winners! Please send an email to: general@fancypantsdesigns.com with the following information:

1. Name of Contest (Winter 2011 New Release Giveaway)
2. Your full name
3. Address where your prize should be sent


Come back again tomorrow for our final Sneak Peek and many more projects from our Pocket Chicks.
JodiSanford
-Jodi Sanford

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Sneak Peek: Artist Edition

JodiSanford
Okay...here we go! We'll take a break from our fabulous paper collections to share a sneak peek at our brand new Artist Edition items!

This series is my creative mind at work :)...it's the way that we, at Fancy Pants, get to introduce those fun and innovative new items that you have come to expect from us! We're talking new twists, new turns, and new ways to do FUN stuff, and even better, ARTISTIC stuff, for your pages, projects and especially home decor!

I am thrilled that we have some basic items added to the series to offer really easy and affordable options for every crafter around!  And I'm SUPER excited about the innovative items that you might catch a glimpse of below...

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and you know this is a just a peek...more details to come on these items. Which reminds me, we'll be offering YouTube videos to show the clever ways that our team has come up with for using these awesome pieces...so stay tuned! Oh, and keep posting those comments here and on Facebook....we'll be doing our first drawing today...it's gonna be worth it!

See you again on Monday with another peek!

JodiSanford
-Jodi Sanford

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Pocket Chick Pick: Monique Liedtke

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Monique's page instantly stood out to me. I love the layering, the misting and the artsy feel of this layout. I liked the idea of creating a page with two very similar photos too.

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Simply Striped by Monique Liedtke

Just before one of my kids has a birthday, I like to document a few of their facts right now. So as Louis (my baby) is turning nine this month, this is his page.

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Turning Nine by Lisa Saunders

I wanted to create the papers behind the photos like Monique did, so I have taken several patterned papers from both the Love Birds and the Trick or Treat collections. They've been cut into different length strips and finished off with different border punches at the ends.

For my strips accross the center I used strips from the Love Birds papers and two of the Journal Notes from Trick or Treat. These were perfect for my facts and figures that I wanted to add.

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I really like being able to adapt my products to fit in with my pages. I really wanted a red title for this layout, so I've used the Alpha Stickers from the Love Birds collection and colored them over using a marker pen in red. My heart page accent was cut out from one of the coordinating papers, stuck on with a dimensional foam pad and glossed over with glossy accents.

To finish off my lift, I really liked the top left embellished corner of Monique's layout and chose a rub-on from the Trick or Treat collection for my boy themed page. This suited my layout much better. And rather than misting, I've taken a red mist and just flicked to make a few splatters of ink.

Thank you Monique for the inspiration you gave me. I love your ideas and your style.

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-Lisa Saunders

p.s. Come back this afternoon for our third Winter Release sneak peek that is sure to bring out the artist in you!

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Sneak Peek: To The Moon

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I think we are off to a great start...and we've only had one PEEK! Thanks for all of the comments...we'll be picking winners at random, at random times, from any of the sneak peek posts, so feel free to comment each day on our blog and on our facebook page to increase your chances of winning all NEW stuff!

Now, it's time for our next peek...3-2-1: TO THE MOON we go! This line is a really fun one...and I know you might have seen things out there that have some similar concepts, but (being as biased as I am) I think we pulled it off exceptionally well with quite a few subjects mixed into one fabulous BOY line! 

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This one is super fun...for little guys, big guys, in between guys or any other kind of guy you may know (?)! It's fun and funky with lots of graphic, spacey and unique characters and designs - it's definitely out of this world! :) I hope you love it as much as I do!

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See you all tomorrow!  

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-Jodi Sanford

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Pocket Chick Spotlight: Janis Medina-Maghinay

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Mabuhay from Manila, Philippines! I'm Janis Medina-Maghinay and I still can't believe I'm designing for Fancy Pants! I am big on using color on my projects so I always reach out for Fancy Pants yummy products! I have been scrapbooking since April 2008, I love that it gave me a new passion and a more profound perspective on life.

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Q: What is your favorite technique?
A: I love fussy cutting - I always look for patterns and designs to cut in my papers. I also love to layer and add dimension to my pages.

Q: What kind of scrapper would you consider yourself to be?
A: Meticulous and versatile. My style can very much adapt to the papers and embellishments that I design with although a play on bold and bright colors usually stands out on my pages (hence the moniker Ms. Bold and Bright among my scrappy friends!). I have a penchant for elaborate layouts - I sooooo love to add details and layers and a lot of other elements on my pages!

Q: What are some goals you have for yourself, scrap-related or personal?
A: I want to go to CHA! The family is building our house this year (I'm finally going to have my own room totally devoted to my scrapbooking - yay!) so all our funds and efforts are concentrated on that. Who knows what 2012 might bring, right?  I sooooo want to go!

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Q: What do you listen to or watch while scrapbooking?
A: I usually scrapbook at night time, when everyone is sleeping. No radio or TV for me!

Q: If someone was to walk into your scrap room/area right now, what would they find?
A: A huge long table with all my tools and paper organizers on top. Countless boxes on top of bigger boxes (for all my DT assignments) on the floor. Still can't find the time to purge - I have locked my hubby out of my scrap room for fear that he might do it for me! LOL!

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to share about yourself?
A: The secret to being able to create a lot of pages (I averaged 16 layouts in a month in 2010!) is having a patient and understanding hubby who puts the kids to sleep when mommy wants to scrap (I love you Dad!).  ;o)

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-Janis Medina-Maghinay

p.s. Be sure to come back later this afternoon to see another Winter Release PEEK, that's out of this world!

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Sneak Peek: Beach Babe

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Well, we don't normally start our peeks until next week, but we have so much to share, and, more importantly, are TOO EXCITED to wait any longer!  Be sure to check in here and/or our Facebook page through the start of CHA - we'll be sharing lots of sneak peeks, ideas, and giving away prizes of BRAND NEW FPD STUFF...yep...BRAND NEW... before you can buy it!  And, I think we've got some pretty cool stuff this time around, and we've definitely got some fun and innovative products that will make your mind swirl with ideas! 

So, without making you wait any longer, here is our first sneak peek! 

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Even though Winter is still upon us, I've been scrapping away knowing that Summer is just around the corner (yeah!) and this line is a favorite!  It's called Beach Babe (clue: it has a partner in this release so watch for it)!  It's filled with bright colors, FUN patterns and unique little things like lemonade stands, funky fishes, and the coolest surfer waves around!  Remember, this is just a peek...we'll have more to show next week!

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Thanks for looking...leave your comments below and on our Facebook page...you never know which post we'll decide to pick winners from!!!

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-Jodi Sanford

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Product Spotlight: Love Birds Valentines Cards

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Our Love Birds Valentines Cards are in the spotlight this week. This fun Valentines kit comes with cards, envelopes and stickers. Everything you need for giving these sweet little cards to all your Valentines. I love these little cards and can't wait to give the project I made with them (see below) to my sweeties this Valentine's Day.

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Valentines Cards by Guiseppa Gubler
Guiseppa says, "These cards are so adorable. They remind me of the Valentines Day cards that I got to pass out in elementary school. You know the kind....the one you were hoping to get from that really cute boy that sat next to you. Yes, that was me...I will admit it! 

These cards are so cute by themselves, but if you dress them up...the possibilities are endless. So, that is what I decided to do. I don't do much scrapping these days without pop dots, so I decided to give these cute things some dimension. I did some hand cutting out of some of the patterned papers and adhered them to the cards with pop dots, but my favorite one has to be the card with the tags.

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I cut out a small envelope and three tags. I adhered some cute sayings from "Only One" paper onto the tags. I again used pop dots. Then, I put the three little tags with the sayings on them into the envelope. Kind of a different approach to the average Valentines Day card."

 

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Love by Cindy Tobey
I decided it would be fun to put these little cutie-pie cards onto a scrapbook page, and by doing so, making one large Valentine for my three loves. Inside each envelope is a little personalized note that I've written - one for my husband and each of my children. This was such a fun way to use the cards and envelopes, plus the Valentines have already been scrapbooked and are ready to put into our album after I give this page to my family!

 

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Treat Containers by Amy Welch
Amy says, "Let me tell you these are the cutest little cards ever!  I love to make little teacher gifts for my son’s teachers, so I came up with some cute treat bags and a candy jar using these cute cards!"


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Valentine Note Pads by Amy Peterman
Amy says, "My daughters love to draw, so I created these little pads using some scrap paper and the Valentines as the covers. For each note pad, I punched two holes in one end, through all the layers, and threaded ribbon through to hold the pad together. On the inside of each cover my daughters can see which note pad belongs to them. I also tucked a few of the stickers into Josie's note pad (she's really into stickers right now). I left the stickers on their sheet, trimmed them to fit and peeled away the background to make it easier for Josie to peel them off. While I was at it, I made a couple extra note pads for some friends to stash in their purses."


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back later today for our first Winter Release Sneak Peek! 

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-Cindy Tobey

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Pocket Chick Spotlight: Yuka Hino

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Hi everyone! My name is Yuka Hino. I’m honored to be part of the Fancy Pants Team! Thank you so much! I live in Japan with my husband and our lovely daughter Maasa(3). I became absorbed in scrapbooking when I first discovered it in February 2008. I like fashion and interior decoration. I enjoyed dressmaking for many years. I haven't made any dresses lately, but I use the sewing machine for my scrapbook projects. ;-) I started a small scrapbook kit shop in May 2009. I live a happy life, although busy.

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Q: What is your favorite Fancy Pants product?
A: I love the Alpha Stickers. First, the shape is very beautiful. It's also good that the stickers are easy to peel off. Because I hesitate in the position in which the sticker is often pasted. ;-P

Q: What is your favorite technique?
A: I like cutting shapes out of paper. When I do this work, I can always concentrate. This becomes a stress reduction.

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Q: Where do you find inspiration?
A: Inspiration can be found anywhere. Dress, child's toy, and TV commercial, etc.
 
Q: What type of camera do you use?
A: I use the Canon EOS Kiss X3. It's the first digital SLR camera for me.
 
Q: Share something quirky about yourself.
A: Is my English strange?! I am studying English little by little now. Therefore, my English is still unskilled. However, I am so good at Japanese! Of course! LOL!

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-Yuka Hino

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Fancy Pants Designs Core Impressions

We are giving away 50 packs of our brand new, unseen, and not yet available custom cardstock line at this link. Enter NOW to win!

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Fancy This: Snow Day Mini Album

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This is a mini album that puts the focus on the photos. Each two page spread includes both a large print as well as a strip of contact prints of the same photo. This repetition makes the photos really stand out. Keep in touch with your great winter moments with a mini album!

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Fancy Pants Supplies:
Hot Chocolate: Wrapped in Chocolate patterned paper
Hot Chocolate: New Bird patterned paper
Hot Chocolate: January patterned paper
Hot Chocolate: Ice Mocha patterned paper
Hot Chocolate: Winter Park patterned paper
Hot Chocolate: Dark Chocolate patterned paper
Hot Chocolate: Cards patterned paper
Hot Chocolate: Element stickers
Hot Chocolate: Alpha Stickers
Tradition: Tags and Titles

Other Supplies:
punches
white pencil

Instructions:
First your photos: Choose six photos taken on a winter day and print them on a landscape format (9cm *13cm), then print stripes of the same photo on a contact sheet format.

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Cut rectangles (16cm *13 cm) and stick your biggest photos on them. Add scallops to the bottom edge of the paper with a border punch.

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Stick your strips of similar photos on a coordinated paper that you’ve previously punched.

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Repeat these steps for each of your photos.

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Bind the pages together.
Embellish them trying to keep the unity and give a certain coherence to the overall album. To embellish the top of the pages, you can add a sticker and a piece of masking tape. Cut out the stars in the "New Bird" paper and stick a sentence from the "January" paper along the bottom.

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For the cover, use the same embellishments: stickers, sentences from the "January" paper, punched edges...and finally place your title.

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This mini album puts your most beautiful winter photos forward. It can also be adapted and suit other topics and styles - only the papers need to be replaced, the page settings can stay the same.

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-Benedicte Raphalen

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Pocket Chick Pick: Deanna Woodland

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Hello and happy 2011 to everyone! Allison here with my Pocket Chick Pick from our Fancy Pants gallery on Facebook. My pick comes from Deanna Woodland whose layout immediately caught my eye with all of its fun little details. I loved her use of smaller sized photos that, when grouped together, told a fun story of her holidays.  

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'Tis The Season by Deanna Woodland

This past fall I attended an author's release party and met Diana Gabaldon (of the Outlander series). I knew I wanted to use almost all the photos to share my evening's experience.

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Friends by Allison Landy

Taking a hint from Deanna, I went ahead and printed my pictures smaller so I could get them all on my layout and tell the entire story from dinner with friends to getting the author's autograph.
 
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I also liked the way Deanna's stitching framed the corner of her layout. For my version I dug into my stash of die cut felt and transparency overlays. A few added embellishments from the Hot Chocolate and My Family lines and voila!

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Fancy Pants Supplies:
Road Show: Printed Transparency
Artist's Edition: patterned paper (polka dot)
Fashion Sense: Sweet and Pretty felt shapes
My Family: Brads
Hot Chocolate: Winter Park patterned paper
Hot Chocolate: New Bird patterned paper
Hot Chocolate: Square Element Stickers
Rusted Sun: Laguna Beach patterned paper

Other Supplies:
spray mist
staples

Thank you, Deanna, for sharing your creativity with us!
AllisonLandy
-Allison Landy

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Facebook Contests!

Hey everyone! Our very own Dan Sekulich, is doing some contests on our facebook page. Head on over there and join the fun!

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Product Spotlight: Love Birds Die Cut Paper

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Today's Product Spotlight is one of my favorite things in the Love Birds collection—die cut papers. There's just something about a die-cut paper that adds a little spunk to a project. Take a look at what some of our Pocket Chicks did with these fun-to-play-with papers.

 

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Calendar by Rachel Tucker

Rachel says, "I love this range of papers, it’s so colourful and fun! The die cut papers are beautiful and I thought the perfect “shape” to make flowers from. First I cut the centre from the Love Birds die cut paper – Floral and then hand stitched the Lilac House trim to it. The flowers are made from the outer part of the paper with the scallop. I have just cut it up and formed it into petals. The paper is easier to shape if you wet it a little first. I punched out a circle and stitched it to the centre of the flower. I thought it a perfect way to start the year by making a beautiful calendar for my scrapbooking desk!"

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Family by Vicki Chrisman

Vicki says, "I love these papers!  Nothing better than having a fun shape for a base to your layout right? The shape, along with the fun design in the bottom corner, makes the layout so easy to put together and embellish.  I adore this Love Birds line, and not always for creating layouts with "couples".  There are lots of different "loves" in our lifes right?  That is why I wanted to do a layout about "family love".  The papers in this line have so many different cute shapes and elements you can use as is, or cut out to add to you projects.  One of my favorite papers , "Circle of Love", is filled with these fun polka dots.  I punched them out, and used the Double Alpha rub-on numbers as a fun way to share the number of people in their family. I added them to my layout with foam squares,for a little dimension."


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You Melt My Heart by Greta Hammond

Greta says, "Athough I love using the full die cut papers, I wanted to change the look a bit on this layout by using just a portion of the paper. By using only the bottom third, I thought it made a nice anchor for my photo strip while still providing some visual interest. I also created the heart embellishment by cutting a heart in a few descending sizes, folded them in half and the stacked them. A very simple easy way to get a bit of dimesion."

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Big Girl by Brenda Hurd

Brenda says, "I decided to cut the circle in half and use it on the top and bottom of the focus of my layout which left me the center to use on another project! There are so many different things you can do with the circle die cuts. I love the yellow and red polka dot and felt it helped me draw the bright colors out of the other paper."

Thanks for stopping by! Come back again tomorrow to get to know another one of our Pocket Chicks.

AmyPeterman
-Amy Peterman

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Pocket Chick Spotlight: Leah Farqharson

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Hello! I'm Leah. My hubby and I live together in the South Florida metro area just north of Miami with our two sons, Ethan and David. I homeschool them both, so that keeps me busy on the weekdays making sure they get their academics done so that I can tote them off to their other activities ... I run a fairly organized home {without being strict—I'm looking around at a mess at the moment, but there really is a place for everything!} One of my life philosophies is that I try to be as organized as possible doing the things I MUST do, so that I can accomplish them and get on to the things I WANT to do. So far, it seems to be working out fairly well! Scrapbooking has always been a creative outlet for me, ever since I started. But as much as I love a pretty page, I love it even better if it tells a story.


Q: What is your favorite Fancy Pants product?
A: Hmmm ... It's tough to pick, but I'd definitely have to go with the papers. Fancy Pants has a very distinctive style when it comes to them - I can always pick them out it a crowd!
 
Q: How long have you been scrapbooking?
A: About 4 years. I kept those magnetic albums filled with quotes, cards, ephemera, and pictures, etc in high school, but I'm not sure that I count that!

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A little about my layout: I've been blessed to find my soulmate in life. When we first met, I was not very confident in myself. My likes, interests and general outlook didn't really fit in with those around me, so I spent a lot of time trying to be something I wasn't. When I found someone who loved me for who I am, I gained confidence in myself. I found out that it was ok to be different. Journaling reads: because you loved me for who I am, it gave me the confidence to spread my wings. Now we fly together...

Q: What are some goals you have for yourself, scrap-related or personal?
A: I recently registered my articles of incorporation to start my own company. It's something I've dreamt about forever—it's exciting and scary all at the same time. So, I guess one of my main goals right now is building a successful company that reflects my personal style, loves and passions.

Q: Where do you find inspiration?
A: LOTS of places. Tumblr, flickr, the blogosphere, websites, home decor and lifestyle magazines, greeting cards, billboards ... I keep my eyes open and carry a little notebook in my handbag, so I try to make notes there or on my iphone.

Q: What are some other hobbies you enjoy?
A: I love so many things! Sewing, knitting, crochet, cooking and baking {I worked professionally for several years}, event planning, reading, photography, photoshop,  web design, movies, fitness —I NEVER get bored. It's more a matter of cramming all the things in that I enjoy!

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-Leah Farqharson

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Fancy This: Paper Snowflakes

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Bula!(Hi!) I have just returned to Japan from a midsummer island. I spent the year-end and New Year holidays in Fiji with my Family! I enjoyed sunny blue sky, crystal clear sea and white sand beach, but I love snow as much as them. Unfortunately, it doesn’t snow in our town so we visit Hokkaido, has many ski resorts in northern part of Japan, to enjoy skiing and snowboarding every year. Today, I am going to share a winter layout and show how to make snowflakes with papers.

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Fancy Pants Supplies:
Tradition: Falling Snow pattern paper
Tradition: Strips pattern paper
Tradition: Brrr pattern paper
Hot Chocolate: Marshmallow Cocoa pattern paper
Hot Chocolate: Cards pattern paper
Lilac House: Lavender Leaves pattern paper
Tradition: Element Stickers
Tradition: Tags & Titles
Tradition: Buttons
Tradition: Brads
Hot Chocolate: Alpha Stickers
Lilac House: Element Stickers
Lilac House: Brads
Lilac House: Ribbon/trim
Happy Together: Ribbon/trim
Happy Together: Alpha Stickers
Glitter cuts

Other Supplies:
Gesso
Snow tex
maker
punch

Instructions:
I often use snowtex and gesso on a winter layout. They give it a touch of snowy and frozen finish on it.
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I always make a big size of snowflake with my scissors. This is a kind of Origami technique. It’s easy! This is how to make it.

1. First cut a 3.5” x 3.5” square of paper.
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2. Fold it in half.
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3. Fold up bottom corners like this.
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4. Draw pencil guideline like this.
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5. Cut it out with scissors
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You can paint, apply snowtex or glitter glue on it, put brads, buttons ... you can add anything you like! I hope you enjoyed this idea. Please try it on your project!

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-Yuki Shimada

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Pocket Chick Pick: Tanya Tahir

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I chose Tanya's beautiful page for many different reasons. First, I was immediately drawn to this page, because of the bright colors. I am drawn to big, and bold colors when I am scrapbooking! It immediately reminded me of the Love Birds Collection, one of my personal favorites! I also loved the way Tanya, scrapbooked three pictures onto the page. Normally, I do tend to use one on my pages. Simply, because sometimes there is just the one snapshot that tells the story. However, this inspired me to change it up a bit. She captured her sweet little girl perfectly!

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Cutie by Tanya Tahir

I loved the artsy feel to her page too. She used all of my favorite elements when I am designing. Border punches, and flowers are a perfect combination! I simply love her placement of embellishments, and pictures. I love the matting,and the angle to them too. So I simply took Tanya's beautiful bits, and pieces to create my page!

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Suzanne Sergi

I loved her sweet flowers, so I was inspired to create my own from felt. I added a touch of tulle too, behind the bird image. I simply cut the size I needed from a spool of tulle, I have in my stash. My journaling is tucked into the sweet, tiny envelope.

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Finally, I decided to finish my page with hearts, too. I punched three different size hearts out of the papers, and layered with pop dots. I did emboss one of them to add more texture to my page. I embellished the top heart with two little buttons.

So thank you Tanya, for being beautiful inspiration! I hope my page has captured all of your sweet details, and the big splashes of color!

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-Suzanne Sergi

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Pocket Chick Spotlight: Lisa Andrews

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Hi, I'm Lisa Andrews and I'm thrilled to be part of the Fancy Pants Team. I live in Arizona with my husband and three kids. When I'm not creating layouts, I might be found baking brownies, driving my kids to many of their different activities or helping in my kids' classrooms.

I am very thankful that I found scrapbooking so that I have a creative outlet and a way for preserving our family memories.


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Q: What is your favorite Fancy Pants product?
A: It's the patterned paper. I love the designs! Plus paper has so many possibilities.
 
Q: How long have you been scrapbooking?
A: I have collected my photos in albums since I was about 8 years old, but I started seriously scrapbooking about 11 years ago.
 
Q: Where do you find inspiration?
A: I love to look at general design blogs plus scrapbookers' blogs. Plus, I am always looking for ideas in store displays, magazines and catalogs.
 
Q: What do you listen to or watch while scrapbooking?
A: I don't have a t.v. in my scrapbook room, so I never watch movies while scrapping. I usually just enjoy silence, but will sometimes listen to Pandora on my computer. A few of my favorite Pandora stations are Beautiful Day Radio, Wicked, Jon Schmidt Radio, and Coldplay Radio.
 
Q: What time of day do you usually scrapbook and where?
A: I like to scrapbook in the early afternoon once all of my errands are done and before my kids come home from school.
 
Q: What are some other hobbies you enjoy?
A: Besides scrapbooking, I enjoy baking, reading and watching movies. I just got a sewing machine for Christmas and I hope to add sewing to my list of hobbies!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

LisaAndrews
-Lisa Andrews

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Pocket Chick Spotlight: Iris Babao Uy

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Hi everyone! I am Iris Babao Uy and I am so thrilled to be designing for Fancy Pants. When I started scrapbooking, Fancy Pants products were always on my "have to get" list. So to be able to design for this company is a dream come true for me. I have been scrapping for almost 6 years now following the birth of my eldest daughter. I have two girls whom I am crazy about, and a husband who I am still madly in love with (wink wink hubby ... you reading this? lol!). I scrapbook for the pure joy of the creative process and for documenting all the wonderful, silly, memorable moments in our life.

Q: What is your favorite technique?
A: I'm a fussy paper cutting fan! I love to work the papers and create unique designs. I have to say that I start each scrapping session by cutting into a patterned paper. I also love to use mists, paints, stamps, and fabric.

Q: What kind of scrapper would you consider yourself to be?
A: I'm a fast artsy type of scrapper. I like to add details to my pages but  I don't stress too much about creating a different look every time I work on a page. I just want to enjoy the process and let the design take on a life of it's own. It's a pleasant surprise every time I finish a page.

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Q: Where do you find inspiration?
A: I am mostly inspired by moments and events I want to remember. So I need to have pictures that I love to be able to scrap something worthwhile. I am also inspired by beautiful products. If that is the case, I can even start a page using the products only and will just add a picture later on.

Q: What do you listen to or watch while scrapbooking?
A: I usually get to scrap when my kids are either sleeping or busy watching T.V. So it's either no music (when they are sleeping), or Barney, Dora, SpongeBob music (when they are awake) for me!

Q: What are some other hobbies you enjoy?
A: Is eating considered a hobby? LOL! I love to eat so I also have to burn it off. When I'm not creating pages or taking photos, I'm usually at the gym doing cardio workouts or outside running with my husband.

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-Iris Babao Uy

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Product Spotlight: Love Birds Alphabet Stickers

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This week our Love Birds Alphabet Stickers are in the spotlight. These bright and colorful alphas are perfect for all sorts of projects, as some of our Pocket Chicks show us with their gorgeous designs below.

 

 

 

 

 

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Love card by Charity Hassel

Charity says, "I used a journaling pen to outline the letters and also used glitter on the letters to accentuate them on this card."


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Summer Fun by Katja Schneider

Katja says, "I have used the alpha stickers in combination with some letters cut from my die cutting machine to make some of the the words standout. I have also run a marker along the edges of the letters to give them more definition. The collection used in the Mini Book is 'Love Birds', great for all the summer photos. I know it's winter where most of you are right now but here in Australia we are in the middle of summer."


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Brr! Brr! by Kim Watson

Kim says, "Have you thought about mixing collections like I did here? The beauty of Fancy Pants products is their versatility, which meant the turquoise alphas from the Love Birds collection matched the turquoise accent color of my winter page where I used the Hot Chocolate collection. By focusing on the blue...I was able to add a playful edge to my page of mostly neutral colors. Way to go Fancy Pants designers!!"


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The Sprinkler by Pamela Young

Pamela says, "I decided to make a banner using the alpha stickers. I put each letter on a piece of paper and then added stitching on top for a banner look. I outlined my letters as well to make them stand out a bit more. Then for the 'the' part I wanted it to kinda be in the background and not be so bold. So I cut around the stickers on my sticker sheet and then took the actual letters off and used the 'trash' part for my letters."

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-Cindy Tobey

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Pocket Chick Spotlight: Jen Martakis

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Hi! My name is Jen Martakis. I have been married to my best friend Nick for 15 years. We have 5 boys ages 18, 15, 12, 9 and 3. We live in Indiana right across the street from a corn field. ;)

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Q: How long have you been scrapbooking?
A: I have been scrapbooking 12 years now. I was accepted on my first design team in 2004 and my very first publication was in 2005.

Q: What are some goals you have for yourself, scrap-related or personal?
A: Scrap-related - I would love to create my own paper line. I am a digital kit designer and would love to take it a step further.

Q: If someone was to walk into your scrap room/area right now, what would they find?
A: A room FULL of stuff. I love supplies and you can tell. I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to my scrap stuff. I don't think I have ever "purged" my stash. So yes....you could find all sorts of goodies if you dug deep enough. ;)

Q: What do you listen to or watch while scrapbooking?
A: Nothing. I need it quiet to scrap. It seems I'm in the minority on this but I guess it has to do with having such a house full. I love my quiet time.

Q: What time of day do you usually scrapbook and where?
A: I have a scraproom right off of my kitchen. I scrap during the week, usually when the kids are in school and my husband is at work.

Q: What are some other hobbies you enjoy?
A: I love to read. My favorite author is Patricia Cornwell. Last year my husband bought me a Kindle for Mother's Day and I absolutely love it.

Q: Share something quirky about yourself.
A: I have quite a few quirks. I am claustrophobic, so bad that I can't ride in the car without the window cracked. I sleep with 8 pillows. I can not stand the texture of frosted glass, sand or terra-cotta. It makes my teeth "hurt" to touch it. :)

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-Jen Martakis

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Fancy This: Pencil Cup

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It is a new year! Time to clean out the old and get organized! It is time to find a place for everything and put everything in its place!

Today, I am going to share with you a personalized pencil cup that will be the perfect place to put your pens and pencils. I made several of these for Christmas gifts this year and they got rave reviews! Filled with candy and a few special treats, it might also make the perfect gift for your sweetie this coming Valentine’s Day!

Let’s get started!

Here is what you will need:

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Fancy Pants Supplies:
3-6 coordinating double – sided pattern papers (12x12)
Hot Chocolate: Glistening Snow pattern paper
Hot Chocolate: Chocolate Swirl pattern paper
Hot Chocolate: Wrapped in Chocolate pattern paper
Hot Chocolate: Chocolate Ice pattern paper
Hot Chocolate: Marshmallow Cocoa pattern paper
Hot Chocolate: Iced Mocha pattern paper

Other Supplies:
Paint
1 cylindrical cup (I used a Pringles potato chip can that I cut down)
Glue gun
Trims, ribbon and embellishments
A favorite (or new release) DVD

Instructions:
1. Prep your “cup” – I used a small saw to cut my Pringles can down to 5 ½ inches. Gently sand and then paint or spray paint a coordinating color. Set aside to dry.
2. Cut paper strips ½ inches x 12 inches. My cup was approximately 3 inches and it required 3 folded “ribbon” sections to circle the circumference.
3. Now it is time to pop in your favorite DVD and begin folding!
4. Fold the strips as follows: 

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a. Place the strips down on the table so they form a corner. (The vertical strip (A) should lay on top of the horizontal strip (B).)
b. Fold the vertical strip (A) down and around the horizontal strip (B).
c. Then fold the horizontal (B) strip over on top of the vertical strip (A).
d. Continue by folding the vertical strip down over the fold just made.
e. Then fold the horizontal strip back over the fold you just made.
f. Continue this pattern until you come to the end of the strips.

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5. Join the ribbons by tucking the folds into each other at the end of the chain (add some glue to make sure they stay!)

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6. Once you have finished enough strips to cover your “cup” you can begin attaching them using the hot glue. 

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7. When the “cup” is covered you can add your own personal touches… ribbons, embellishments, trims, flowers… personalize it!

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Best of luck getting organized in 2011! I hope this little project will be one that will not only be functional, but something that you can enjoy!

TrishHarwick
-Trish Harwick


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