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Introducing {Sprinkles Craftbox}

Are you READY?! 

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We are SO excited to share the details of our Latest & Greatest... the Sprinkles Craftbox. This is something we've created just for YOU...and we hope you love it as much as we do!

Click this video for a quick intro {Because we're dying to tell you all about it!}

 

Have you marked your calendar? Set an alarm? You don't want to miss the first Sprinkles Craftbox...and when we say the quantities are limited, we really mean it...and when they're gone, they're gone.

Take a peek at everything you get when you order THIS Monday {it'll feel like Sunday night!} at MIDNIGHT EST over on our website: Aug_introThis very special product is here for a limited engagement. The sale is only 72 hours long {or while supplies last...}

And just in case you weren't taking notes during the video, here are the bullet points or

"WHY you NEED a few Sprinkles in your life..."

  • Each Craft Box contains a never before seen Webster’s pages item and an incredible deal {or both!}
  • Each box is only $10! {Yes, you read that correctly!} 
  • You also get FREE domestic shipping, and our international friends can get a $10 flat shipping cost
  • We're also providing FREE downloadable project instructions of exclusive project ideas, making this little box a GREAT tool for teachers!

And of course, if you're one of those thoughtful types {and we know you are}, The Sprinkles box would make the perfect gift for your favorite friends.

How would you like to WIN Sprinkles?

We're so excited, we've got to tell all our friends about it...and you should too! In fact, if you share the Sprinkles photo on Facebook or your blog, come back here and leave us a comment telling us you did! One lucky share-er is going to WIN the OCTOBER Sprinkles Craftbox

**We're also giving another October box away to one of the lovelies who purchases the September box!** So set that alarm because we're gearing up for our big sale! 

All of this is just icing on the cupcake...the truth is, we want you to have Sprinkles because you deserve it. 

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Letter Sticker Masks {And Sprinkles is Coming...}

Today is a big day for us...{Sprinkles is coming...} We're getting ready to share something SO FUN in just a few hours...we have itchy fingers and butterflies in our bellies... {Sprinkles is coming...}

But, thanks to Gabrielle Pollacco, we have a layout so inspiring with such a great technique, we have to show this to you first! Look at the gorgeousness...You-Shine_web

Gabi says, "One of my all time favourite products from Webster's Pages is the Storytellers Alpha stickers (the scripted style stickers in particular!!) 
For this page I used both styles of  Storyteller stickers, the scripted style and the book font. I used the smaller scripted stickers for the first part of my title and then did something a little different with the larger book font stickers.  

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"First, I decided where I wanted my title to be then flipped the alphas downward and gave them a quick spritz with glimmer mist (much like a mask). Then I flipped the letters back up and properly stuck them down...this created a reflection or mirror image look to the title, which I thought worked well with the word 'shine'."
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Stickers are such an easy to use, versatile product... why not stock up on both the Alphas and the Mini Message stickers for quick and easy additions that are just waiting for your creativity? 

Click on any of the images below to start shopping! 

And remember...check back this afternoon! {Sprinkles is coming!}

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{Free!} Digital Lunchbox Love Notes...Our Gift to YOU!

We had this grand plan...when we hit 10,000 Facebook fans, which we estimated would be right around, well NOW, we were going to give YOU, our favorite customers, an awesome GIFT...

But something funny happened in the span of literally one night. We not only HIT 10,000 fans, we blew straight on by, and let me tell you, we were EXCITED! 

We TRULY have the best customers! So, to say THANK YOU for supporting us, sharing the love and spreading the word about our products, we would like to give you a gift...Lunchbox_notes_download

Around here, we're big fans of brightening a kid's day...and one sure-fire way to do that is by writing a little love note and tucking it in their lunchbox. We thought we could make your morning a little smoother with these pre-designed Lunchbox Love Notes, which you can download for yourself right HERE on our website. 

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Click any of the images to find out how to download them for yourself! 

Aren't they the cutest? 

So download them, print them, share them...and tell all your friends! We love to spread the love!

We can't give too much away, BUT...
TOMORROW something really EXCITING is coming your way!
Be sure to check back for a BIG announcement...
it's going to knock your socks off! 

Now only one question remains...what will we do when we hit 11,000 fans!?

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Stuck on Stickers

This week we're taking a look at some of the fun ways you can transform your stickers, and today we've got two gorgeous Park Drive projects to inspire you. 

First, let's look at this beautiful mini album from Designer Larissa Albernaz: 

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We are absolutely smitten with the texture all over Larissa's album, including both the right side of each page and the cover iteself. Notice how she's used a few different kinds of the Park Drive stickres. 

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Larissa's Classic style lends itself to a bit of artistic playfulness, like doodling right on the sticker or outlining it with a thin marker, like a fine tipped Sharpie. Fly-high-mini-page-1_web

Another way to make your stickers stand out is to mat them on cardstock and adhere them with a foam square or other dimensional adhesive. Mini-fly-high-opened_web

Our Sentiment stickers are perfect touches for adding both design elements and journaling spots... sometimes they're so perfect, you don't need much more! 

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Here's an image of the whole beautiful book--you can see lots of adorable stickered additions throughout the whole thing. Mini-fly-high_web

What about using other products, like papers and punches, to create elements that resemble stickers? That's just what Designer Emma Trout has done on this beautiful layout: 

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The little punched butterflies and circles have the look of stickers, but they're actually punched patterned paper. Outlined with a fine-tipped black marker, Emma's punched elements have the same look as Larissa's stickers...and it works just as beautifully!

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Adorn with some sweet pearls, and your hand-punched embellishments really pop. 

What's your favorite way to use stickers? We'd love to see! In the meantime, head over to our website and stock up on our Mini Message stickers...then see how you can transform them!

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Mixed Media Video Tutorial {With Emeline Seet}

We really love our new Halloween line, and we really love seeing all the creative ideas our Design Team has come up with to turn paper and embellishments into to super special projects. 

Emeline Seet has been hard at work creating this gorgeous mixed media project:

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Around here, we aren't stingy with our inspiration...we like to share it, so Emeline has created this adorable video to walk you through the steps of creating this project for yourself: 

Emeline has been getting all kinds of crafty with Once Upon a Halloween. This book is just one of the off the page projects she's created lately. 

Look at this adorable witch's hat she put together using various elements of this new collection. 

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Would this be a fun little addition to your Halloween decor? You could set it on a shelf or mantle or right by the front door to welcome guests.

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So, what about you? What was the last off to page project you created? We want to hear all about it, and if you're looking for something to snazz up your Halloween...click on the images below and stock up on Once Upon a Halloween! 

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Amp Up Your Stickers

If there's one product that's been around almost as long as scrapbooking, it's the sticker. 

And it's no surprise. Stickers are a wonderfully versatile and easy way to add FUN, color and whimsy to any layout. 

Today, we're showing off two different ways to use our brand new Mini Message stickers, which are available in both Once Upon a Halloween and Park Drive. 

First, take a look at this layout from Designer Stacey Michaud: 

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Stacey chose to weave stickers + words to create an adorable journaling block that became part of her design: 

Octoberfundetail2_457_webBecause the stickers are so fun with pops of color and design, they up the visual interest and make the layout that much more adorable. Plus, they're easily decorated with little embellishments that make them stand out even more, like this Perfect Accent Stacey added to the bottom sticker:  

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These stickers also make the perfect sentiments on handmade cards, illustrated by Designer Jill Cornell on this park Drive Card set: 

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Matted with a rounded strip of patterned paper, this sentiment is the perfect addition to this congratulations card, and we love the way Jill dressed it up with the gems on either side: 

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Here, Jill employs the same technique with the sticker on a completely different (yet complementary) card. The sentiment is matted and flanked with gems for the perfect expression of love: 

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Here's another way to make a sticker really stand out. Highlight one of the words with another sticker or image from a sheet of our patterned paper. By using foam adhesive, Jill was able to make the word "Home" pop up, taking the sticker and making it really special. 

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Stickers are such a fun part of scrapbooking, and part of that fun is transforming them! What are you doing with your new Mini Message stickers? We can't wait to see! 

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Look who's Joining the Educator Team in August!

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Larissa Albernaz (Brazil) her blog

Svetlana Austin (South Africa) her blog

Laura Cox (USA) her blog

Melinda Gallagher (USA) her blog

Ro Phillippsen (Brazil) her blog

Stephanie Rodgers (USA) her blog


 We are so proud to have these talented ladies teach & inspire us all. You can follow their classes by visiting their blogs & writing to them for classes & schedules.

If you would like to be a Certified Webster's Pages Educator, please write me! We select & grow our team monthly, so we'd love to hear from you!

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A Trendy Challenge

Today is the last day of our TrendWatch series, and we're pretty excited to end with a bang.

That's right. A challenge...for you. With a really great prize!

But first, we have two more trends to tackle, and that means gorgeous layouts to inspire you to create. 

Like this one from Jaz Lee. Jaz chose to show use the insanely popular trend of using die cuts:

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Die cuts have been around since scrapbooking began, but they've "grown up" quite a bit. One of the most popular (and fun) hot trends right now is the use of die cut text, like Jaz's adorable title block and layers. 

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What a great way to make your layers even more interesting! And die cutting from your patterned paepr is an easy way to add that little something special...

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Another trend we've fallen head over heels in love with is the use of masks. With the addition of mists, paints and all things artsy, masks have become a really creative way to make a layout shine.

Tomoko Takahashi's gorgeous project is proof:

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This layered, artful creation is absolutely stunning, and so much more interesting to look at thanks to the negative space provided by misting over a mask. Tomoko1_web

The best part is, you can experiment and play...go ahead and stretch those creative wings. This month, we're challenging you to use Webster's Pages (anything you want!) to create a layout that uses one of the trends we showcased this week. Scroll down for a recap! 

So, what will you choose? 

Here are the details on this challenge: 

1. The layout must use predominantly Webster's Pages.

2. You must upload your layout to the gallery at InspireME on or before midnight EST on September 20th. Your layout title must include the words "August Trend Challenge"

3. Once you've done that, come back to THIS POST and comment with a link to your layout. The winner will receive the collection kit of her choice. 

Good Luck! And Happy Trending! 

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Trend Watch: Chevrons

You might already know we have a thing for chevrons. 

Our love for them is well documented, like in this Palm Beach pattern and now, this new Halloween overlay with the chevron'd owl...so it's no surprise that this is one trend we're happy to show off. 

And show off we will, thanks to two of our fabulous designers. Look at this gorgeous, chevron-filled layout from Designer Iris Babao Uy:

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Serving as a photo block and design element, these rows of chevrons take this layout to a whole new level. 

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Iris didn't just add chevrons to her incredible layout, she textured the chevrons  and then added them, and the results are simply stunning. 

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Anabelle O'Malley also got a little funky with the chevrons, adding the nifty little triangular elements in several different spots on this layout. Just look:

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We especially love the negative spaced chevrons behind the photo highlighted by the white-on-white chevrons that surround it. What a clever idea! 

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As if those weren't enough (and they are!), Anabelle also tacked down some black chevrons with her sewing machine, drawing the eye right where it needs to go...to the adorable picture of these two handsome boys. 

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How about you...have you tried your hand at a chevron-inspired design lately? We'd love to see! 

In the meantime, head over to our website where you can shop all our new (and old!) collections anytime! 

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Trend Watch: Mixed Media Doilies

There are so many fun trends to try out on your next scrapbooking project, we couldn't even come close to covering them all...but we're sure having fun with the ones we ARE covering! 

Today we have a special treat, an off-the-wall project from the newest member of the Webster's Pages family, Erin Blegen.

Mixed Media has taken off...and while it may seem intimidating at first, we promise, it's really easy to get started! Here, Erin shares some quick and easy steps to creating this mixed media canvas:

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Gorgeous, right? Webster's Pages products are PERFECT for mixed media. 

Step 1: Mix red and pink gelatos together, applying color to the edge of the canvas. Spritz the canvas with water and use your finger to blend colors together. 

Step 2: Apply gesso. Erin simply scooped some up with a folded scrap of photo paper and scraped it across the canvas. Some punched bits of paper got mixed in with the gesso, but Erin says, "the smattering of confetti was okay by me!"Steps-1_close

Step 3: Lay a mask across the top of your canvas and spritz brown mist, then pink mist over it. Do this at the top left and bottom right corners. This gives your canvas a bit more depth and dimension. (And any mask will work well!) 

Step 4: Add papers! Erin hand-cut a section of this paper: 

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She crumpled the paper and then added it to the canvas. Next, she cut the hot air balloon from the B-side of th paper along with some of the flowers on THIS SHEET, our Margaret paper. A few banners, a touch-up of gesso and the canvas is photo ready. 

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Step Five: Add some texture paste to the upper right and lower left areas of the canvas, giving the canvas that last bit of detail to make it even more interesting. 

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Now you can add the photo, frames and even a bit of journaling like Erin has done here. 

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Use gems and pearls to doll up the hand-cut elements and then step back and admire your handiwork. 

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So tell us...Have you journeyed into the world of mixed media yet? We'd love to see how you're using our products to embrace this artistic creative outlet!

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Trend Watch & Guest Designer {Wendy Sue Anderson}

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There's few things we enjoy more than seeing our products being put to great use...and today's post is chock full of inspiring projects...what better use could there be? 

We're so excited to welcome the fabulous Wendy Sue Anderson, our August Guest Designer. Wendy's clean, beautiful style is a perfect match for the two collections we sent her: Once Upon a Halloween and Park Drive. 

You can see more over at inspireME, but I had to share a few of her projects here.

First up, look at this gorgeous Park Drive layout: 

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This week, we're talking about hot TRENDS, and Wendy Sue has a couple right here on this page. The paper cut into ribbons is a hot look we all love...and a great way to show off some of the gorgeous Park Drive patterns. Then, of course, twine is still around and better than ever, especially when you mix it with a Perfect Accent like this one here:

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Wendy Sue also had a blast with Once Upon a Halloween, as you can tell by these adorable treat bags she whipped up: 

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Wendy says: 

I always love putting together little treat bags for my kiddos or for friends for all of the holidays.  For these little bags, I created banner pieces to embellish the fronts – the premade cards made it super easy!  My favorite part, though, was trimming down the transparency overlays and tucking them inside the cello bags – I love being able to see the design through the bags – and STILL being able to see the sweet treats that are inside!

Gorgeous! Of course, that's not all. Our designers were so inspired by Wendy Sue! Her inspiration layouts and a few trends made for some gorgeous creations, like this one from Kay Rogers:

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Kay shows off her hexagon crush with this layout featuring Once Upon a Halloween. Hexagons are huge right now, and we're all pushing aside our bad geometry memories to pull them onto our pages! What a fun idea to mix up the shapes a little bit. 

Finally, you can see another hot trend right here on Emeline's layout: Emeline_web

Emeline explains, "Ombre is the graduation of saturated colors to lighter shade. Ombre dyed hair and ombre nails are really popular and liking what I see in a lot of fashion magazines, so I translated the gorgeous effect of blending a combination of colors from a darker to a lighter shade." 

The results are just perfect, and prove that we're all perfectly in love with Wendy Sue's style! 

For more of her projects and to see how the rest of our designers were inspired by Wendy Sue, head over to inspireME...You'll walk away with tons of happy inspiration. 

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Trend Watch: Paper Feathers with Diana Brodeur

Do you follow the trends or make your own way? Do you jump right in with what's new and hot or do you take your time trying out the latest? 

This week, we're tackling some of scrapbooking's hottest trends and showing you how to execute them Webster's style... thanks to our local TrendSpotter, Anabelle O'Malley, we pinpointed some of today's hottest trends...and believe us, they are all inspiring! 

Today, we've got an adorable Park Drive layout from the fabulous Diana Brodeur showing off a fun and funky trend...can you spot it? 

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That's right. Paper feathers. Easy to create with a little hand-cut fringe effect, and these feathers come to life with just the right amount of texture to add tons of visual interest. 

We also love how Diana worked a visual triangle in to this layout, using three yellow paper feathers to flank her kitty cat photo. 

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Perfection!

What are some of your favorite trends? And have you caught on to the feather craze yet?

Don't forget to click the paper image below and start shopping today for the gorgeous new Park Drive collection...it started shipping last week and we can't wait to see what trends you tackle on your next project!  

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Park Drive {Delightful Details}

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The simple details are often what make a page something really special...and our collections lend themselves to showing off some perfectly simple details. 

Look at this layout by designer Stacey Michaud. Not only is this an elegant, beautiful layout, it's got these perfect little details, like the paper strip and trim at the top of the page. 

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Another perfect addition are our new Charms:

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We LOVE the way Stacey created this trail of sparkly details off to the right of the photo. Tied up with twine, it's such a beautiful little addition to this layout...

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Don't forget this collection can be all yours! Just hop over to our website and order today! 

Now, about that BLOG HOP! Remember we hid SEVEN mystery prizes throughout the blog hop? We've randomly selected SEVEN winners...you lucky girls! Here they are:

The winner of a digital Halloween Package (CAS & Classic Papers, motifs, journaling cards & each mini message sticker set) from Courtney Walsh's blog is: Pat Jones

The winner of a digital Park Drive Package (CAS & Classic Papers, motifs, journaling cards & each mini message sticker set) from Julie Walton's blog is: Patti Grace

The winner of Once Upon a Halloween papers and trim from Jamie Harder's blog is: Miss Kathy

The winner of Park Drive papers and trim from Iris Babao-Uy's blog is: Deborah Decker

The winner of Park Drive 6x6 paper pad, Perfect Accents & Perfect Petals from Gabrielle Pollacco's blog is: Queen Pam

The winner of Once Upon a Halloween 6x6 paper pad, Perfect Accents & Perfect Petals from Larissa Albernaz's blog is: Shell Carman

The winner of The Scrap On Special Edition Cameos, StoryMarkers & Charms is: Lillian Child

Ladies, email your address to me at cwalsh{at}websterspages{dot}com and I'll get your prizes shipped right off to you! 

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Spooking Up Your Home {With Once Upon a Halloween}

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While October may seem like a ways off, now is a great time to start thinking about decorating your house for the holidays. In fact, you can eliminate some of that craziness if you start early, and we recommend our new Once Upon a Halloween collection to get you feeling inspired. 

This project comes to us fromt he fabulous Jaz Lee...and we are definitely getting in a spooky mood because of it...

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We love how Jaz cut out a portion of scrapbooking paper and framed it to create a coordinating element for her decoration. It's simple but has such a huge impact.

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In fact, cutting out the motifs from these papers is a great way to add interesting dimension to any project, and we are loving the way Jaz worked so many fun details into her altered creation. 

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Wouldn't this be gorgeous as a welcome on your entry way table? Or you could tuck it away on a mantle or end table and add a bit of Halloween cheer to any room!

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Tell us...do you decorate the house for Halloween? And if so, do you make those decorations by hand? 

Click any of the images below to start shopping for some fabulous supplies for your stash...we know you won't be disappointed!

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Clean & Simple Park Drive

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There's something so wonderful about a collection of papers that inspires you to create. 

And our designers have definitely been inspired by Park Drive. The new collection started shipping just this week, and we can't wait to see what you create when you get it in your hot little hands! 

Jamie Harder has been hard at work with Park Drive...though, we admit, this is the kind of work we could really get used to. You might've seen this layout in your inbox this week, and if not, but sure to head over to the Webster's Pages website and get signed up for our newsletter! (Top right-hand corner of the homepage.)

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This layout is such a stunner, and we are loving the way Jamie incorporated the circles in a grid-like pattern. She kept the Clean and Simple elements intact but still added tons of visual interest. 

And we especially love how she popped up some of the circles with foam adhesive. 

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As if the "Nature Girl" layout weren't enough eye candy for one day, Jamie also has another layout, and the sentiment is what's got our hearts all a-flutter...

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We love how Jamie is using her scrapbooking skills to inspire and encourage her daughter. What a brilliant idea! And this collection is the perfect choice! 

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We also love the detail Jamie added with our brand new charms.

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The way she added the large cream colored charm to her title cluster is pure perfection, don't you think? 

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So gorgeous! And shipping NOW! 

Have you decided how you're going to use your Park Drive? Be sure to share...we'd LOVE to see! 

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Once Upon a {Two-Page} Halloween

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Did we happen to mention that we're SHIPPING Once Upon a Halloween AND Park Drive this week? Oh, yes, we did! And we couldn't be more thrilled about it. 

All week, we'll have tons of inspiration for you and don't forget about our blog hop which started yesterday! (You still have time to check it out and leave comments for seven chances to win awesome prizes from our new lines!) We'll announce the winners on Friday. 

Speaking of which, check out this adorable Halloween-inspired layout from Designer Jill Cornell: 

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Once Upon a Halloween is the perfect collection for all your Halloween scrapbooking (and some not so Halloween scrapbooking!) The designs are bright but not overpowering with that touch of elegance we all love!TrickorTreat_details1_web

Jill always creates the most amazing two-page spreads, and this one is no exception. We love how she incorporated the journaling cards into the top of her layout creating the perfect border:

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Aren't those snazzy? Think of all the funky, fun things you could do with them!

And of course, don't forget to throw some Perfect Accents in your cart...they are such a fun little addition to every layout. Look at how this cat just struts her stuff right over Jill's title! 

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It's perfect! 

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Have you stocked up on Once Upon a Halloween yet? It's got your name all over it. 

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Shipping Week BLOG HOP & Giveaways {it starts with a special story...}

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It’s easy to assume scrapbooking is about paper and glue, about getting a great photo and scratching a creative itch. But at the heart and soul of scrapbooking…there are stories.

Stories that will stop your heart ?

It all started with a simple sheet of paper.

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Karen Otterbacher had been searching for the perfect collection to use in a book she planned to create to honor the memory of her sister, Margaret.

When we first shared the images of our newest line, Park Drive, Karen left us the sweetest comment. She told us that this collection had taken her breath away. It was exactly what she’d been looking for.

Our greatest joy is knowing that you’re using our products to help tell your story, to make your life beautiful. And Karen had a beautiful story to tell.

Let us introduce you to Margaret: 

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Margaret is behind the cake; on the right (next to grandma in white dress.)

Margaret and Karen were born on the same day—three years apart. Margaret, the oldest sister, was born with Fragile X Syndrome causing mild retardation, but you couldn't tell by looking at her. She was shy and sweet.

After graduating high school, Margaret was enrolled in a local program where she lived with other mentally and physically disabled adults. Because of this program, she went from school, where she was teased and avoided to a place full of friends who were just like her.

Karen explains that her sister became a social butterfly and credits this transitional living program with helping Margaret blossom. She was able to live independently and left that shy, withdrawn person she had been in the past.

But last year on New Year’s Eve, sadly, Margaret died alone in her apartment. Her heart had simply failed. She left behind a family who loved her and wanted to do her memory justice. 

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This is the last photo that was taken of Margaret on Christmas Day.

But it wasn’t just her life that Karen and her sister Jane wanted to document. They also wanted to remember the many, many blessings that surfaced in the midst of their grief. It was during that time they received God's direction to create a book honoring Margaret and all the blessings surrounding her life.

They needed a way to preserve the memories of those who loved her—people they didn’t even know who told stories of Margaret’s kindness and friendship.

These were the stories that stopped their hearts.

When Karen wrote to tell us her story, to tell us she’d be using our collection for such an important creation, we were moved to say the least.

We also wanted to do something to honor Margaret’s memory, and we’re thrilled that we’re able to name this sheet of paper after such a sweet and kind woman whose life touched the lives of so many.

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Our designer, Julie Walton also created this layout for Karen, Jane and their family to add to their Pink Petals book.

Because now Margaret is a part of our family too. 

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This week, as we start shipping our newest collections, we kick things off with a Blog Hop from our fabulous design team…and each of them will reflect on why they scrapbook. Because while we all have different reasons, the fact is, that this hobby really is important.

Telling our stories, like Karen’s done here…is important.

And we can hardly wait to tell you more.

How about a Giveaway? Oh, how about SEVEN?

The Blog Hop consists of 16 different stops along the way and on these blogs, we’ve hidden 7 PRIZES made up of our new collections. These 7 mystery blogs will each choose ONE commenter to give a prize to, so be sure not to skip any or you might miss out!

{All you have to do to be entered is comment! Simple, Simple!}

From here, head over to Courtney’s Blog for a taste of something elegantly spooky for Halloween… then follow the hop until you see all sixteen inspirational posts!

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Park Drive Card Set {Starts Shipping Monday!}

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Friday is finally here, which means, it's just about time to start celebrating because we are all set to start shipping two of our new collections, Park Drive and Once Upon a Halloween tomorrow! 

In fact, we're so excited, we have to tell you about our Flash Sale!Banner

This is a very limited time offer and we're ecstatic about it. Not only are you getting a discount on these gorgeous new collections, we'll also throw in a beautiful new Blueprints Journal for FREE! 

Go HERE to read more, order and redeem your goodies! 

Did we mention this is a limited time offer?

Lucky for you, today is chock full of inspiration. Look at this gorgeous Park Drive card set from Designer Anabelle O'Malley:

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Anabelle pulled out some of our favorite elements to create each of these perfectly designed handmade cards, and you can make some of your very own! 

Let's look at each card a little closer. This gorgeous well wisher features a Cameo accent along with some beautiful gems on a hand-cut hot air balloon, and wouldn't you love to get that in your mailbox?

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This next card shows off some of the beautiful new Park Drive trims along with a few patterns and a simple, clean design. 

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It's the little details that make these cards so special. 

The Cream Flower charm is the star of this next card, layered on top of that beautiful, textural trim. We love how Anabelle layered the punched out patterns underneath to really make the charm pop. 

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Yes, we're about ready to see what YOU do with Park Drive so be sure to head over to our website where you'll find everything you need to create your own set of Park Drive cards! {And yes, it going out the door starting next week!} 

Speaking of next week...get yourself geared up because MONDAY we're excited to announce that our Design Team will be hosting a Webster's Pages Blog Hop!

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The fun will start right here on our blog bright and early Monday so grab your coffee and prepare to be inspired! 

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The Versatility of Once Upon a Halloween {Shipping next week!}

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We're gearing up! Ship Week is next week...these gorgeous products leave our hands and fly into yours... and we're in inspiration mode! 

One of our favorite things is to see our products in use, so we're going to share a couple of awesome layouts today so when your product arrives (you pre-ordered already, right?) you'll be so happy when it lands on your doorstep...then you can create a layout like this one from Diana Brodeur:

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We love the way Diana worked that gorgeous Large Natural Circles trim underneath her photo, and the way the colors just pop? Perfection. 

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We also wish we looked that cool in a fun Halloween wig, but we can't always get what we want now, can we? 

So, what if you don't celebrate Halloween? Or you've already scrapped the holiday and have papers left over? Gabrielle Pollacco didn't let the theme of the paper box her in one little bit. Look at this non-Halloween themed layout she created using our Once Upon a Halloween line:

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Gabi also used the Large Natural Circles Trim, but that's not all that's going on here. Gabi says,  "I love to play with my Websters Pages designer trims! Even though they are great for borders and edges, I also like to use them form making page embellishments like blooms.  Here I used the WP Mesh Ruffle trim in the Tutu Purple to make my flower accents. 

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I just punched a circle of purple patterned paper out, added some glue and attached the trim in a circular design. I added two layers of the trim for an extra fluffy bloom."

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Gabi layered it on top of a few pink Bloomers and then added gems to the center for extra sparkle. What a gorgeous outcome! 

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We are perfectly smitten with both of these layouts...two totally different styles and themes but each completely inspiring...be watching our Facebook page today for more chances to WIN BIG! And head over to the Webster's Pages website to start creating your very own Once Upon a Halloween stash!

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Off the Page Park Drive {Tutorial}

We've been looking forward to the day we get to send Park Drive and Once Upon a Halloween out the warehouse doors...and it's almost here! Monday, August 13th, we are celebrating our big Ship Day, which means that not only are we showing off a little Park Drive creativity today, but we're also offering you a chance to WIN BIG! Watch our Facebook Page throughout the day...we want to send our new collections to you! 

Today we're thrilled to have Designer Stacey Michaud here today to share her off-the-page Tutorial... helping us learn how to create this gorgeous vintage ornament: 

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Right there, you're seeing a sneaky peek of the new (yet-to-be-released) Best Friends Perfect Accents along with our gorgeous Park Drive Trims:

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(Yes, that trim can be yours next Monday too!) 

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Let's turn it over to Stacey for the play by play on creating this fun little accent. 

I love vintage décor in my home and create vignettes in many of my spaces.  I am always looking for interesting pieces.  When I can’t find them, I tend to make them.  Today, I will show you how to make a vintage tart tin ornament.  I found my tin at a flea market for under two dollars.  This concept would work with any metal tin.

To create the ornament, I first focused on the tin, which measures 2.75” X 3”.  I kept the alteration textural, yet simple and used only trim and a Perfect Accent.  Grabbing the Park Drive trim, I grabbed a piece of the yellow fabric.  I cut out a piece the size of two scallops and then cut the flat piece off.  I repeated this again with a second piece.

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Simply glue these pieces in your tin so that the Perfect Accent will have a pretty place to sit.  Adhere the Perfect Accent.  

To finish off the ornament, I used paper, a small wooden spool and two metal charms.  I simply strung a piece of hemp twine through the top of the butterfly charm, the inside of the spool and onto the gem.  Liquid glue will help the small spool and the butterfly stay in place.

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To create the paper element on the ornament, I combined four circles.  First, use a 1” circle punch to collect your circles.  

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Fold each circle in half so the backside pattern is showing.  Apply glue to half of one circle and glue it to the second one. 

Repeat with the other two circles.  You are now going to glue those together to make the orb.

Circlesinstruction_webGlue the hemp twine containing all the small pieces to the back of the tart tin.  Create a tie at the top and you are done.  I think these can make gorgeous additions to gifts, can enhance a vase of flowers or glass bottles at a party or can be used to add a vintage feel to a little girl’s room.

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Oooh, it might be time to snag some Park Drive of your very own...Pre-order today and they'll head out the door next week...mind-boggling creativity will surely follow. 

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Step-by-Step {Altered Overlays}

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Transparencies are such a fun addition to any papercrafting project, and we're loving the printed overlays in each of our new collections. 

Our overlays are perfect just as they are, but perhaps you'd like to get a little more creative?

Thankfully, we have a fun tutorial today from the lovely and talented Iris Babao Uy. Iris is not only on our Design Team, she's also one of our new educators, and she's going to show us step-by-step some clever ways to incorporate transparencies into your next layout.

Here's the project Iris created:

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Isn't it a stunner? Iris is using our new Once Upon a Halloween collection, including the gorgeous Owl overlay, which you can see HERE

You can watch this video to see Iris in action as she outlines each of the steps for you.

Here you can see how Iris used alcohol ink to color the back side of the overlays. 

 

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Then she added glass bead gels on the top side and let it dry. Next, she rubbed embossing ink over the glass bead gel and applied perfect pearls to add color and shimmer.

What a fun effect! 

And the rest of the layout is equally as gorgeous:

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With fun details, hand cut elements and so much to look at...what more could you ask for?

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So tell us, what was the last technique you played with?

Thanks, Iris for teaching us this cool new way to use our overlays...get your very own over on our Website. Once Upon a Halloween starts shipping next week! 

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Welcome our Certified Educator Founding Team!

Websterspages_educator_badge_blogSteph Ackerman (USA) her blog

Maggie Armstrong (New Zealand) her blog

Anna Belyanina (Kazakhstan) her blog

Sue Eldred (USA) her blog

Michelle Hartjes (Australia) her blog

Jaz Lee Soo Hui (Singapore) her blog

Trina McClune (New Zealand) her blog

Jing van Opstal (United Arab Emirates) her blog

Christine Ousley (USA) her blog

Mona Pendleton (USA) her blog

Candy Rosenberg (USA) her blog

Emeline Seet (Singapore) her blog

Shemaine Smith (USA) her blog

Emma Trout (UK) her blog

Iris Babao Uy (Philippines) her blog

We are so proud to have these talented ladies teach & inspire us all. You can follow their classes by visiting their blogs & writing to them for classes & schedules. Boy...wouldn't I love & NEED to take a class with any one of them!

If you would like to be a Certified Webster's Pages Educator, please write me! We select & grow our team monthly, so we'd love to hear from you!

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She made our Day ? Join me in celebrating her ?

Sometimes out-of-the-blue, for no perfectly planned reason, we change up our game plan a little...we have been big fans of her for a long time but she may not have known...so we decided to change that :o)

We are very. very. lucky... and very. very. humbled... to annouce a new addition to the Webster's Pages Design Team Family! Please join me in welcoming & celebrating Erin Blegen to the team!

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I love reading Erin's creative life through her blog, My Scrap Cabin. I think you'll enjoy it too! Erin has a way of warming my heart when I watch her process & read her stories through her pages. Here are a few of those examples, including this one which WON our JUNE CHALLENGE:

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We're thrilled to welcome Erin as the newest member of the Webster's Pages family, and we know you'll be as inspired by her work as we are. 

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Step-by-Step with Trendy Triangles {And Our New Park Drive Line}

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We are thrilled to have our lovely Classic Designer Anabelle O'Malley to share a little step-by-step in how to incorporate one of today's hottest trends into your scrapbooking. 

Triangles!

We see them popping up all over the place, so today we get to create alongside Anabelle to pull this trend into our pages!

Take it away, Anabelle...

I have been loving the trend of using triangles on layouts lately! I recently found an awesome inspiration photo on Pinterest and it sparked me to create a page using Park Drive. 

 

Here's the inspiration photo:

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And here’s my page:

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Let me show you what I did…

I decided that I wanted my flags to be triangles, so I cut a bunch of them from the paper. I made two different sizes.

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Next, I took twine and wrapped it around the cardstock. I taped it down on the back and stitched around the edges to hold it in place.

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Then, I adhered the flags to the page. I added some with foam adhesive for added dimension.

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I knew that I wanted to use some of the Park Drive trim to layer under my photo. But, I didn’t want to keep it yellow on here. So, I got out my spray mists and misted it green.  I love changing the colors of things. So easy to do! Decaf3

I added a couple of more Park Drive trims to the page and layered my photo on top of them.

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I used snippets of the yellow trim, some of the Perfect accents and bits of twine to accent the little flags. Then, I added a strip of the circles paper to the left side of the page. I like how the rounded edges of the half circles add a little visual interest to all of the straight lines and angles on the page.

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I finished off with a die cut title and added some letter stickers. It was a quick and fun page to pull together. 

So, as you can see, Park Drive and triangles really do go well together.

We agree! And you can create this gorgeous layout for yourself, just head over to the Webster's Pages website and pre-order your Park Drive goodies today! 

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