Thursday, July 30, 2009

{ Mel's AUGUST Challenge }

HELLO Everyone! My name is Melany and I am one of the teachers here at Picture 2 Page! and I have come baring a GREAT Challenge for you!
Now for those of you who haven't done one before here's how it works!

Here is my Card Sketch...
and here is my take on the sketch...I used: 3 bugs In a Rug paper, Kaiser Rub ons, rik rak, Bazzill cardstock, brads, Glitter, Kaiser paper flowers and Green Tara string.

Now it's your turn!


So it's winter, and I don't know about you but I'm freezing my butt off! So I thought we needed a little cheering up with some bright warm colours! RED/PINK & GREEN are looking good!
Here is a photo of some watermelon BEFORE my kids devoured it! I thought what a great natural combo of colours we had in just a piece of fruit!

* So You must use RED, PINK and GREEN on your card!
You can use other colours but these 3 MUST be in it!

* You have 2 WEEKS to complete this challenge {Friday 14th AUG}

*When you are done, You can either leave a comment on this post with a link to where ever you keep your card i.e. Your Blog or Flickr etc OR you can e-mail us at and we will be showing off your creations on our blog over the next 2 weeks!


There are PRIZES!
Great raks to give away to who ever gets their little Miss Creative Pants on (Or Mr Creative of course!) So MAKE SURE you get you stuff to us, this challenge will end MIDNIGHT Friday 14th Aug! Come and check this blog to find out who gets some blog candy!

Good luck everyone and may the creativeness be with you!

Hello, just thought I'd share my latest creations with you. I advertised a Black and Red card class on this month's class list with the ideas in my head but once I committed it to print - I had to make them!! The massive clear out of my office last week prompted me to take a second look at some old (and I mean OLD) magazines and surprise surprise - my head is now full of reinvented ideas!! I'm using napkins and the ever faithful Mod Podge for one of these cards this month as I loved the colours and it was one of the ideas in a mag - circa 2004! I also used the new range of Leone-Em jumbo punches we got in last week. The foliage punches are a great size for cardmaking! I also came across another idea for a vintage layout using corrugated card and packing tape ("back to basics" scrapping I'd call it!) Give me a few days to perfect the technique and I'll post it here! Bye for now - Maxine.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm back!!

Hi friends. I thought I would share a quick layout I completed last weekend. Here are the lovely Alison Ellis Design 'What Birthday' papers at work. A bit of ribbon and a couple of mulberry flowers to finish -nice and easy! Oh, and my new favourite punch at work - Fiskars Threading Water!
Check back soon for some sneak peeks of some inking techniques I have been playing with... bye for now!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hello everyone! I finally got some very helpful advice on writing a blog!! Not that I EVER run out of things to say of course! I just have a bit of trouble with anything attached to a power point!

The kids are back at school (I can hear you collectively cheering) and my brain has stopped spinning so I am going to start 'blogging'. If I run into any problems - I have my primary aged children to assist me - I now realise why I had them - fabulous computer skills!

Welcome to the new revamped Picture2Page website. It is still a work in progress and we will be adding to it frequently. One of our newest ideas is to add a public gallery so you will be able to post your latest creations onto our site through google. This is a great way to show off all your hard work and creativity and it is fabulous to see what you actually DO with all the stuff you buy from us as we don't often get to see the finished product. The gallery will be open for uploads soon!!!

We have secured some fabulous new teachers in addition to our already creative team and we have lots of new classes on during July and August. New from the UK is Debbie who has some great classes lined up in Iris Folding and Tea Bag folding along with lots of other great ideas - we are going to keep her very busy!!! As we are now open until 9pm on Thursday evenings, we have scheduled some evening classes for Thursdays. Check the 'Classes and Crops' page for times and prices.

Karen and I have been busy shopping and we have lots of new product in in the store. We have added new items to ALL of our lines, from stickers, paper, card and chipboard, to stamps, rubons, storage and albums. We've run out of room (again). The shop is chock a block with NEW STUFF.
Come and visit us soon and check it all out - the kettle is always on!!
Best Regards, Maxine.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Hi there paper enthusiasts!! Welcome to the Picture2Page blog.
This is Carolyn here with what looks like the first ever blog post. I hope Maxine knew what she was doing when she gave me the blog passwords. He he he!!

We are looking forward to keeping you updated with store news and scrapbooking tips. I thought I would upload what I have been working on recently and hopefully inspire you in some way.

This page uses the Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection. If you find it a bit bright and are worried about losing your photos in the patterns, try turning your photos to black and white. Your photo will stand out and the bright papers will give your page a bright happy feel.

This year, I have become the queen of scraps. Like many of you I have a large collection of patterned paper at home and I am trying really hard to use up some of the old collections. Don't forget that in a few years when people flick through your scrapbooks, you are the only one who might think 'oh look! she used old paper!!'.

So go down to the store, check out the bargain box of paper, which is constantly being updated to make way for new papers and see what you can come up with. This layout of my son used some old Basic Grey and my sewing machine.