Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday spotlight, Two new kits in the store!

by Cheri Piles for The Hens' Den.

Using BoBunny Country Garden Collection

  • Album comes pre-cut and ready to assemble with detailed photographed instructions.
  • Using versions of the Chic Albums combined.
  • 6 pages front and back, including covers for a total of 12 pages.
  • Optional items for this kit: Claudine Hellmuth paint or Tim Holtz Distess Ink available in the store.

Click {HERE} to purchase this kit today by Cheri Piles.

Using Little Yellow Bicycle Saturdays Collection
By Charlie LaBonte for The Hens' Den


Using Little Yellow Bicycle "Saturdays" paper line and The Hens Den Sassy Chic album, this kit is pre-cut and includes illustrated instructions and embellishments. Including front and back pages, there are a total of 7 pages for your enjoyment and story telling.
Optional supplies that are available in the store: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Blue Jeans

To purchase this kit click HERE

Monday, July 30, 2012

Saturday Friends with Theresa the scrapbooking queen.

Saturday Friends ~ Little Yellow Bicycle
The Scrapbooking Queen

The Queen was blessed to attend CHA this year in Chicago 
and one of her dearest friends live close.
So we got to spend the weekend together and tour
downtown Chicago via a Double Decker bus. 
Good times and fun Saturday...

  1. Choice a base paper for your layout stage and theme
  2. Cut matching papers strips for banner back drop for photo
  3. Add pre-printed sayings "It's All Good"
  4. Stamp a fitting sentiment on a Kraft paper tag and distress it with Tim Holtz Distress in Vintage Photo.
  5. Assemble the pre-cut flowers and arrange them around your layout.
  6. Add some more pre-printed saying to your layout for tying into theme
  7. Photo of your choice to bring the whole "Saturday Friends" Theme together.
If you missed it this last weekend we are having a giveaway and a chance to get the know the team!


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Behind the Scene's- getting to know the chicks from The Hens Den & a GIVEAWAY!!!

We are so lucky to have such a great team of ladies, they all are so very creative!! If you only knew how much fun we all really have together!! We're so lucky to have one another.  

Each one of them is talented in their very own way and that offers you, our customers so much diversity in seeing different types of projects to help YOUR creative growth.

Hi I'm Charlie - I am the owner/operator and "Altered Items" are my specialty. I am close to celebrating 31 years with my husband, Glenn.   We have 3 awesome Grandchildren, Logan and Ethan who are twins and Autumn who will light up the world someday.  By day, I am a mortgage loan officer for a local credit union and have been doing this for over 20 years.   Counting the years now to retirement...whew!! You can find me on Facebook and my personal blog

Hi I'm Cheri - I am the Design team coordinator. Mini books are my thing, but honestly though I am a craft-o-holic when I am not working as a real estate broker, you will most likely find me creating something because my mind does not stop. You can find me hanging out at PinterestFacebookTwitterMy blog and  Instagram #Cheripiles 

I'm Carla, I am the assistant design team coordinator. My specialty is also mini albums. I am a working mother of two kids in college, 4 fur babies and I have been scrap booking for about 13-14 years now. You can find me at PinterestFacebookScrapbook.com and of course my personal BLOG.

Hi my name is Anita from MA. My specialty is card making and I love all things to do with paper, ribbon and glue. You can find me hanging out at: Pinterest Facebook Scrapbook.com And, last but not least my BLOG

Hi, I'm Carolyn and my specialty is layouts. I am a wife, mom, photographer, crafter and sports fan who is a bit of a control freak. I am addicted to reading and having clean laundry. I can be found hanging out at PinterestFacebook and my BLOG

Hi there I am Krystle. My specialty is creating two page layouts. I am an attorney, wife, and scrapbooker! You can find me hanging out at PinterestFacebook and here is my personal BLOG

Hi everyone, I am Lori and my specialty is like Charlie's I love altering projects. I am a wife and mom to 4 great kids, a part time college student studying graphic and web design., and a small business owner. In my spare time I love to exercise, read and of course paper craft. I love to inspire and be inspired. You can find me at my favorite places PinterestFacebook, and my BLOG 

Hi I'm Moriah and my specialty is cards. Currently living in MA, Creating paper art is a form of meditation for me. Cards are what I most often create, but lately I have gotten into more home decor creations. Come check me out at PinterestPaper Craft Planet2 Peas in a Bucket, and my BLOG

Hi I am Nicolle, my specialty is advanced layouts. I am a stay at home mom of 4. My favorite hobby at the moment is scrapbooking but I dabble in many others. Come on over and check me out at PinterestFacebook , Twitter and my BLOG

Hi I am Theresa and my specialty is card making too! Let's just say I love all things "Royal" and creating things that people say, I can do that. Inspiring to create fun and quick projects for everyone. Come check The Scrapbooking Queen at PinterestFacebookTwitter, and my person BLOG.

You may have to visit each of our blogs to find the answers in the form below. To enter just answer ALL of the questions below and click on submit for your chance to win this  AWESOME exclusive CHIC mini album collection: 

  • Exclusive Chic Album "Classy Chic" by The Hens Den 9 pages total, 2 covers, 4 tabbed chipboard, 2 corrugated, 1 canvas page.
  • 5 sheets of music notes insert pages  
  • 5 sheets of dictionary insert pages 
  • 1 yard of green tweed ribbon 
  • 1 yard of green and cream stripe ribbon
  • 1 package of Petaloo flowers
  • Simple Stories Generations collection kit

You have until 5pm Sunday August 6th. The grand prize winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog on August 7th. Good luck and have fun!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Prima "memories" layout by Nicolle Kramer

Designed by: Nicolle Kramer
Featuring: Prima's Nature Garden

We enjoy going to the Erie Basin Marina here in Buffalo every summer. It tends to be a few degrees cooler by the lake and we love watching all the peoples boats in the distance. There is also restaurants, icecream, boat tours and a submarine, naval ships to explore. In the picture below we were on the little beach they made there.


Green Bazzill basics paper
Burning Ember Bazzill Basics paper
Misc: Martha Stewart punch, Black pearls, Green pearls, white pearls, foam squares, bling and glue.

Preparing your components:
  • Use Prima Blackthorn paper for base paper and distress edges.
  • Cut 9 1/2"x 12" from green bazzill paper and border punch sides.
  • Cut 7 1/2"x 12" paper from meeting a fairy paper, distress edges.
  • Cut 7" x 6" from midsummers eve paper and distress edges.
  • Cut (2) photos 3 1/3"x4" and mat with Burning ember bazzill paper cutting it 1/4" bigger all around photo.
  • Cut a 1" x 7 1/2" from green bazzill paper and border punch.
  • Cut 2 12" pieces of lace with pearl centers. Cut 7 1/2" piece from cotton crocheted trim.
Assembling your layout:
  • Take 9 1/2"x 12" green bazzill paper and center and attach to prima blackthorn paper.
  • Attach  7 1/2"x 12" paper from meeting a fairy paper to center of green bazzill border punched paper.
  • Attach  7" x 6" from midsummers eve paper towards top of layout and center over meeting a fairy paper. 
  • Attach pearl center trims to sides of meeting a fairy paper.
  • Attach crocheted trim to bottom of midsummers eve paper. 
  • Attach photos as shown above toward top of layout.
  • Attach flowers to top left of left picture and bottom right of right picture.
  • Attach chipboard flowers to center of photos adding flowers to each side.
  • Attach chipboard title under right picture.
  • I used a sketch for inspiration.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Amazing clock project with Lori using Teresa Collins Fabrications!

Cake Pan Clock
by Lori McClellan
featuring Teresa Collins Fabrication Linen line and Petaloo flowers
Decorative clock made from a dollar store cake pan.

Begin by gathering  your supplies.  You will need:
A cake pan (I got mine from the dollar store)
A Clock mechanism (great item to use a coupon on)
Pattern paper - Teresa Collins lines are Georgous! 
Assorted embellishments 
Pop dots

So this is how my project started.....
1. Begin by marking the center of your pan.  Use your drill (yea, power tools), to make a hole that your clock mechanism will fit through.

2. Take your cake pan and turn it upside-down.  Draw a circle the size of the bottom of your pan and cut it out.  (Note:  The black and ivory paper is the opposite side to the Teresa Collins Fabrications Linen Green Fleur De Lis)
3.  Adhere the paper circle to the bottom of the cake pan, and poke a hole in the paper where your center hole is.  The paper hung over a tiny bit, so I rolled the edges to give a bit of texture and interest.

4. Start adding your embellishment to the front of your clock.  I used several of the pieces from the Teressa Collins die cut sheet.  Use pop dots to give some dimension.  You can also add petaloo flowers, Teresa Collins buttons and some of the stickers from the Fabrication Linen line.  I added the Teressa Collins rhinestones and brads for the numbers.  Make sure you have a hole for the clock to go into.
5.  Put your clock mechanism through the hole and add the hands.
6.  Cut 3/4 inch strips of the Teressa Collins green brocade.  Line the strip up against the edge of the pan, fold it back and forth to create the curved ruffle.  Glue it to the pan.
And there you have it!  I hope that this project has inspired you to create something new.   I would love to see it, post a picture on The Hens' Den gallery for a chance to win $10.00 store credit.

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