Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Power of Power Palettes

As promised I want to show you some more pages done using the method I described in the previous post.
At my beach retreat last May I was able to complete this pile of pages using this method!

I usually pre cut the power palette paper I am using. I just go through and cut all the sheets as described here.

It eliminates a lot of thinking and saves time!

I then adhere it to the scrapbook page and start adding my pictures - quick and easy

Then of course I journal and if I want I add a little embellishment.

If you have tried this method of cutting your paper please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Power Palette Paper

Sorry it's been a while since I posted. I've been so busy catching all my albums up to date before the page change transition period ends. I can't believe how many pages I still have that don't have page protectors on them!!!

Be sure and check through yours before the end of the month. You can order what you need off my website - just click on the icon on the right hand side of the blog.

Today I'm going to share with you how I currently use my Power Palette paper on my pages.

I currently use exclusively Power Palette paper in my albums. I love the selection that CM has - they are so beautiful and when you choose a palette you know that everything in that palette works together. You don't have to think!

It is just like the old Garanimal concept. Everything with the elephant tag matches!!!

The Power Palette can be used two ways - you can use the entire piece of paper to "wallpaper" your page. You cover the whole page with the paper.

I will do that once in a while but I prefer to make the paper stretch a little bit more.
One of my team members, Pam, developed a great technique for cutting the paper in a systematic way. It is called "To the Left" or TTL.

To use this method you will need our 12" trimmer and a sheet of 12 x 12 Power Palette paper.
Place the paper into the trimmer lining up the edge of the paper along the left hand side of the trimmer and cut.

Remove the cut piece and push the rest of the paper all the way to the left hand side again and cut again. You will have two pieces of paper that are the same size and will have a smaller strip left over.

You will end up with three pieces of paper.

Because all the Power Palette papers are double dipped you have pattern on the other side too!

I cut all my paper this way and then use the Storybox Mats to mat my photos.

The next step is to place your paper on the empty page - yes before you figure out where your photos are going to go!! This may be a new concept for you but trust me - it works!

The next step is to add your photos, your journaling and maybe a little sticker letter titling!

(I changed my mind here and switched to white pages!)

A quick and easy - clean and classic looking page and best of all - it's complete!!

I'll share some other page layouts in the next day or so - I promise!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Just a reminder

I am back from Creative Memories Regional Showcase in Anaheim.

I can't wait to share with you ALL THE NEW product that was unveiled. It will be available September 1st. I'll start teasing you with it next week!

Also - one more reminder that our transition to the True 12 x 12 pages will end the end of this month. Do not delay any longer to purchase the pages and page protectors you need to finish up any album projects you have.

As a reminder -

The old 12 x 12 pages and page protectors will fit in the new True 12 x 12 coversets

The new True 12 x 12 pages and page protectors will NOT fit in the old 12 x 12 coversets.

Be sure and order what you need before the end of the month!!!