Oct 30, 2009

Show off your Layouts

I know how much time everyone spends on designing the perfect layout, but what happens after you finish it. You put it in a book and tuck it away.

Pink Paislee has a fun way to display that page so everyone can admire it, then after a few weeks (or months) you can change the layout for a new one.

All you need to do is cut a wood dowel to 12" long. Tie a ribbon from one end to the other. Attach 2 Clip it Up clips to the ribbon and then clip up your 12"x12" layout. Make sure you use a Clip it Up clip grip to protect the paper from clip marks. Hang it in a special location and now you and your loved ones can admire your layout for days to come.

How easy and cute is that? Thanks Pink Paislee for sharing!

Simply Renee Inc

Oct 28, 2009

So when I was lucky enough to make the Clip It Up DT, not only was I able to get some AWESOME Clip It Up goodies but they supplied us with some other fun goodies as well. It was really great for me as some of it I had never worked with before.

Last month I was able to work with Graphic 45 for the first time and loved it. This month I got to work with some very pretty, sparkly, shiny Doodlebug Sugar paper! At first I was not sure what to do with the whole sheets but then I realized how great they all looked together as one. And wow do they pop and shine against white and black.

I used some Prima Acrylic letters and backed them with the sugar. I also used the papers to back up the black Prima felt border. Then I punched some hearts out. Now that was fun. I punched a ton, actually too many to use on this one layout but what can I say, the sparkly paper made me punch happy. BUT, I got a little baggie and put them----you got it----on my Clip it Up for later use!

Anyway, this is a layout of me and my fluffy woofer. She is a crazy dog but she is mine and I love her to pieces. I made the mistake of not scrapping the other dog I had until she had passed and it was just to difficult to do, so this time around I am scrapping the moments! Thanks for looking and HAPPY SCRAPPING!


Oct 26, 2009

Quote of the Week

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Winston Churchill

Oct 23, 2009

Clip it Up Valence

We met Kayla at CHA Winter 2009 and she is such a fun, creative person. A few weeks after the show she emailed me asking if she could purchase some Wall Mounts because she wanted to use them to make a valence for her scrapbook room.

What creativity!!! Here's her final result:

She used paper from Graphic 45.

"I can't think of anything more appropriate for a scrapbooking room than a scrapbook paper valance! The best part is the paper can be taken down and used if I want to change it. The ribbon is glued to the triangles, but the 12x12's are intact and usable. I also modge-podged my category drawers to go with the valance - a little too much fun with that paper! lol. " Kayla
Kayla thanks for sharing!!!
Simply Renee Inc

Oct 21, 2009

Organize stickers, felt & chipboard

I simply cannot tell you how much I love my Clip It Up! I really can’t explain! So can I show you in photos?!?!

I used to store all my letter stickers in a basket. They were constantly getting crumpled, stickers would fall off, they would stick to each other, and I would lose them. Some of them would get lost in the pile and I would forget I even had them!!! But, oh my! My Clip It Up keeps them all together! I was shocked just how many fit on the lower tier!!! And my many, many mini alphabets fit perfectly on the top tier!!!!

Impressive, right?!?!

But that is just the beginning of the awesomeness!!!

I have quite a bit of felt that was just floating around my scrap room. You know that the packaging from the felt is less than ideal for storing those strange shaped pieces! Well, the Clip It Up Zip Bags work perfectly!!!!! I chose to organize them by color!

The Zip Bags are also perfect for my large selection of chipboard letters!!!!

All that chipboard is really quite heavy. But when I hung them up the Clip It Up didn’t become unbalanced at all!!!! Sweeeett!!!!
I am soooo in love with this product – I just may purchase another!!!!!

Danielle Holsapple

Oct 19, 2009

Oct 14, 2009

Spooooky Door Hangers

Don’t you just love decorating for the holidays? I know I do! No matter what the holiday is, it’s always fun to brighten up my home with festive d├ęcor. Here’s an easy project that’s a snap to make. It’s a door hanger! I love door hangers because you can make every door in your home unique and festive for very little money and time.

There are tons of templates out there that you can download for free, but I made my own. I simply cut the base of my door hanger to be 9 x 3.5 and rounded the edges. I then cut a 2 inch circle in the top half of my base to fit around my doorknob. After that I simple layered paper on top of the next until I achieved my desired look. I made sure to continue to cut out my circles on each layer, using the first circle as a guide. I decorated with fun stickers, ribbon, and glitter and that was that! Voilla! A fun decorative Halloween door hanger!

I would love to see what kinds of festive door hangers you make! Post a link to yours and I’ll send out a RAK to a lucky poster!

* All products used to make this project are by Doodlebug Designs*

Robyn Weatherspoon

Oct 12, 2009

Quote of the Week

"Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it..."
~Wilferd Peterson

Oct 7, 2009

Domestic Goddess

It seems like every year as soon as it starts to cool off and the seasons shift to fall I feel the domestic mood settle in. Lately my biggest thing has been meal planning. The more time I spend cooking for my family the more centered as a parent I feel. I figured honoring that and creating a layout was the fitting thing to do. The domestic goddess line from Graphic 45 screamed at me to make this layout. I created a quilt like pattern for the background and stitched the blocks to finish the look (still working on the whole stitching thing, but it's fun trying!).

How's your fall going?
Lisa Day

Oct 5, 2009

Quote of the Week

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oct 1, 2009

The Winner Is...

Gina Ortiz!!! Congratulations Gina you won a $75 gift certificate to our online store at www.clipitup.com.

This is Gina's organizational problem:
"So I was thinking about what I need organized and actually it wasn't until I saw this question that I realized I had been ignoring my problem. It is make-up. I keep several cosmetic bags in my bath room but it is always a matter of digging through them to find what I need. Lipstick, liner pencils, eye shadow, mascara, blush ugh!"

If anyone has any solutions for her please leave a comment!

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Please continue to check our blog for organizational tips and future contests.

Simply Renee Inc
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