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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Summers End

Summer is coming to a close and school is back in session. How fast Summer goes!  Scrapping Happily Ever After had many great classes and crops over the Summer, but with so many pictures from Summer still to scrap, make sure you Check out the
Summer Layout Class on Wednesday, August 31st! 

There are two class times for a great Summer layout that will work for 20-30 pictures plus journaling space!   Also, do not forget to check out the calendar. Several new classes were added recently including layouts, Cricut 101, crops, and more!

So, what's more exciting than Summer CHA that was the highlight of the last blog post? The new products and papers CHA that are coming in each week, of course! Some new products just put on the shelf include several of the Authentique paper and embellishment lines. If you have not seen them yet, stop by. All the lines are gorgeous in person. Not only are there beautiful papers, but the embellishments are very usable and set at a great price point for those that like to have it all. The die-cut embellishments are even double sided to have a phrase or element on the front and a pattern on the back, which is a great way to get the most from your products.
Check out the lovely yellows and grays in this "Blissful" line from Authentique? This paper has a great texture to it. Don't miss the cool sheet with all the decorative rulers on it and the great damask prints! How cheerful, fun, and vibrant is this?

Love, love, love, the little letters and word stickers. The letters are great for smaller titles and also highlighting key phrases that need to be bigger than typical journaling. The words can become some of your journaling!

Summer is wrapping up and will be gone before we know it. It is never to early to look ahead to Fall and the Holiday season.

For Halloween, Authentique has the "Glowing" paper series. Some of these papers have such vivid designs they look like they should feel different than typical paper. Not only does this set have some great Halloween papers, but there is also plenty of neutral uses for the cream, black and orange designs.

For those working on their Christmas cards and holiday projects, do not miss the "Wonder" line for the holidays this year. The blend of greens with a true vibrant red and cream is lovely. It is a cross of vintage and contemporary with all the current elements paper crafters want to have in their projects right now!

Okay, so the theme today was "Authentique", which made me think of what it is like to be an "authentic" scrapbooker or paper crafter. Some definitions of authentic include: "Of undisputed origin; genuine," or "true to one's own personality, spirit, or character." Let's have a bit of fun with this. How would you finish the following phrase? 

"You know you are an authentic scrapbooker/paper crafter if...."
Some I thought of... dream about layouts and projects.
... you look up scrapbook stores to visit when on vacation. try to match the inks/chalks to your hair color to hide the grays!

Comment below with your ending to the phrase "You know you are an authentic, true, (or even addicted) scrapbooker/paper crafter if..." 
At the end of the week, one person will be chosen by to win a prize!!!