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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PDSS Challenges Resuming Soon

Hey all!!!

Just a quick post to let you-all know that our sketch challenges will resume on Tuesday October 12th see you soon for our card & layout challenge #18!!! ♥ ~ Nini xoxo

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Making Your Own Message Board

Making Your Own Messaged Board

I bought a piece of cork board a couple of years ago and never did anything with it. Now, that I've found it in my scrappy stash I decided to use it up before I lose it again! You can get cork sheets at any craft or office supply store.

I started by hot gluing a sheet of light weight chipboard to the back of it so it won't full apart from using push pins going into it over the years. I used hot glue, this helps it stay together really well and I don't think white glue would be able to keep the two together.

Once I was done with that I painted the edges so they would look pretty and you would not see plain old cork. I used copper colored paint.

To cover the cork I used Teresa Collins paper from her Documented line. I used the sheet with the big clock in the middle of the paper. I cut the clock out and distressed the edges of what was left with the paper and inked them with vintage photo distress ink. 

I then cut out a tag from the same paper line distressed and inked it as well using vintage pink glimmer mist to it. I also added some prima flowers and a few roses, feathers and a stick pin that I made. I punched two holes at the top and pulled lace though them so I could hang it on the wall. Lastly, I added a butterfly clip to the lace.  

Here are a few close ups...

I then made matching pins using my i-top I just toke the same paper line so that they would all go together.

Now here is how it looks hanging on my the side of my fridge. I had a lot of fun making this message board and it only toke about 2 hours to do!! Very fun and easy!!
I hope you guys have fun crafting!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Grand Opening, DT Call & more!!!

Hello everyone,

it's been a while since our last post, let's just say that we've been busy whipping up a lot of exciting changes we're bringing to the store. First off, we have a special announcement to make, Posh Designs Scrapbook Store will be opening its first brick & mortar store in Montreal!!! We would like to thank each and every one of you for making this lifelong dream a reality!!!

We're so psyched about this and can't wait to see you next month at our Grand Opening! Due to Bill 101 in Quebec our store's name will be changed to our registered company's name: La Scrapboutique à Nini translation from French: Nini's Scrapboutique!

In order to better serve our local clients, you may shop both in store and online with the option to pick up your order to save on shipping. More updates about the store will be posted on the blog and our other social marketing sites.

Oh and speaking of Social Marketing the fabulous author Jan Zimmerman has published an amazing and insightful new book called: Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies that hit the bookshelves just 2 days ago and we're so incredibly happy to announce that our web based marketing strategies and the story behind Posh's web presence are featured in this awesome book!!! Be sure to check it out it's worth a read especially if you're looking into internet advertising!!!

Last but not least we're searching for a couple of talented, upbeat and drama-free ladies to join our Design Team! If you love challenges, blogging and talking about crafts then you might be just the one we're looking for!!! Click HERE for our Design Team application.

We look forward to seeing your work!!! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to let us know!

Hugs & smooches :) xoxo

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