Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday $2.00 Deals

For Black Friday, you are in for a treat! We have selected 10 products we think you'll love and put them at the rock bottom price of $2.00 each! Many will never be this low again! Check out all the designers at Pixels & Company for more deals. (click the images to shop)

Don't delay, these prices won't stick around for long!

Happy Tape Brushes
Peppermint Twist
Menagerie Elements
Chalkboard Elements
Weathered Elements

Weathered Elements - School

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Let's Scrap More Photos!

It's no secret that single photo scrapbook pages are all the rage right now.  And, while I admire that style, I also think that scrapping with multiple photos has its place, too.  Other people have mentioned to me that they find that style of scrapping intimidating, overwhelming, and often not enjoyable.  Since this is something I personally love, I thought I would pass on a few tips for creating layouts with two or more photos and journaling.

Tip #1: Use A Grid.

Using grids isn't a new idea, but it's so effective and pleasing to the eye that it bears repeating.  It creates little homes for each of your pictures, as well as journaling spots or titles.  Remember that grids don't have to be boring and you can still dress them up with elements or clusters.  Keep in mind that grids can have sections that are the same size, like the one pictured above, or you can vary the size or orientation of your sections for more visual interest, like the one below: 

Tip #2:  Build A Set of Photos into a Single Photo Mat. 

If you are used to scrapping one photo, then this should be an easy way to include a few more pictures.   In the ballet page shown here, I could've easily just used the photo of my classmate and I to fill that whole space, but instead, I created two photo masks inside the outer mat and clipped two photos into each one.  I like having another photo to help tell my story.

 I used the same idea in this page about our messy trip to the Dairy Queen.  It was easy to create a strip of photos inside the a space that some might expect to see only one photo, and instead of just showing the moment for one child, I could show how funny all of them were.  This page also gives a better overall feel of what our family life was like at this time.

Tip #3: Create a Large Focal Picture, Then Add a block of Smaller Photos.

This is another easy idea for someone who scraps single photos.  Once you have your photo in place, and before you add anything else, try adding in a set of tiny set of pictures near the top, bottom, or side of a larger photo.  You get more visual interest and more cute little photos to document the moment.
Here's a similar idea on this page about my daughter's trip to the orthodontist.  The two upper photos work together as the focal point.  I wanted to show some pictures when she was in the office getting the brackets on, but I wanted them to be secondary to her cute smile in the upper photos.

Tip #4: Make a Double Page Layout.

I admit that I favor my single page layouts, but if I'm being honest, my two page layouts are heroes when it comes to showcasing a lot of pictures and documenting our life stories.  I especially love them for event photos, which can be daunting at times. 

I usually choose somewhere between 4-10 photos, cull them down to the ones that I think will work best with the page I have in mind, and get going.  I tend to use grids or mirror the design from one page onto the opposite page, or I might flip the page design by 90 degrees, 180 degrees, and so on.  Simplicity in design and a minimum amount of fuss can remove a lot of the stumbling blocks when creating a two page spread.

Those of us in the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week, so take some pictures and create a layout about it with more than one photo.  If you don't celebrate this holiday, then find another set of photos and make a page with them.

If you are interested in the kits I used to create these layouts, you will find them in Celeste's Store at Pixels and Co.

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Did you know a turkey could be cheeky?

Neither did I until I saw the turkey peeking out of the corner of the Give Thanks paper!

To be honest, I'm more than a little afraid of turkeys, it all started when I was little on my grandparent's farm, those turkeys were big and mean! On more than one occasion I was chased by those mean birds! 

Enough about my phobias, lets look at the newest addition to the sweet caroline line:

You can pick up the full kit and get that cheeky turkey and some sweet song birds in the element pack, or pick up the pieces separately if that's what strikes your fancy. 

Sized at 8x10, just print and frame!

Lorrell made a two page layout highlighting this newest release, check it out:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Featured Favorites | Meadow Papers

This Featured Favorite was requested by Judy via the Facebook Page.

I love the fun mix of modern patterns and soft florals. The birds are the perfect touch of whimsy. 

Pick them up on sale Tuesday through Thursday!

Meadow Papers 1
Meadow Papers 2

If there is a Favorite you'd like to see re-released, send a message and it could be coming soon!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Brown Paper Packages | New Release

Kraft paper is incredibly popular in scrapbooking both digital and paper, and when you add in the simple colors of red and white, you have the perfect holiday kit. 

Brown Paper Packages brings together vintage images and modern patterns for a versatile, beautiful kit.

save when you buy the bundle

Brown Paper Packages | Elements
Brown Paper Packages | Red
Brown Paper Packages | White

Some inspiration from the Creative Team:

by Bea

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Featured Favorite | In Bloom

When P&Co opened, Celeste loaded one of the paper packs from In Bloom into the store. Since then, she has been getting requests to load the rest of the kit. This week you are in luck, In Bloom is live!

In Bloom Full Kit

Now in the store are the elements, solids and another patterned paper pack. As a featured favorite, In Bloom will be on sale Tuesday - Thursday. You can pick up the individual packs or the bundle for your crafting pleasure.

Pattern Papers 1
Pattern Papers 2   



The watercolor flowers and modern patterns make this kit perfect for documenting your loves and the solids are beautiful neutrals that you will reach for over and over again. 

Here is a layout by Tiffany, I love how she layered the papers and the color of her photo fits perfectly.
By TiffanyW

I hope you will share your creations with us. Happy Crafting!