March 19, 2007


Posted in Companies We Love, discount, Email Us, promo, Ranger, Specials at 10:52 am by scrapbookdesigns

Monday Siren Specials are back.  If you don’t know how our blog specials work, here is the lowdown: Every Monday morning we bring you a super duper special.  The specials are valid from 9am Monday to Sat 1pm of each week. Instore, specials at Scrapbook Designs can be found under the orange balloons. We kick of this week with a fantastic offer on Perfect Pearls, so much fun! All week, you can get 10% off and a FREE roll of double sided tape to use with the Perfect Pearls to make excellent borders and more.  Here is what the manufacter, Ranger had to say about PP’s on their website: 

Create dazzling pearlsescent effects with Perfect Pearls™ and Perfect Medium™. Specially developed with a built-in resin, Perfect Pearls™ Pigments are easy to use wet or dry. Mix with watercolors, inks, acrylic paints, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel™, embossing powders and other mediums for radiant results!

lgpics_perfectpearlkits.jpg has all the tips and techniques to read about PP’s in the comfort of your own home with great step by step colour photos on the best way to use PP’s.  As always we are most happy to demonstrate Perfect Pearls and any other great product you have at home or have your eye on!!

Have a great week, Elaine and girls


March 16, 2007

Ranger memory glass and frames

Posted in Companies We Love, new stock, Ranger, Reviews, stock at 9:22 am by scrapbookdesigns

We have just received a large array of Ranger Memory Frames (available in 3 colours – black patina, copper and aluminium and in 3 sizes ( 1.5″x 1.5″, 2″ x 2″ and 1″ x 3″) and Memory Glass squares in the above sizes, clear and in new frosted too!

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 If you haven’t seen what you can do with these beauties, just check out our previous HOW TO link…

October 29, 2006

Distress Embossing Powders

Posted in Companies We Love, ideas, projects, Ranger, samples, stock at 9:55 am by scrapbookdesigns

Many of us know how to use embossing powders but using the Tim Holtz Distress Powders are a step up on how to introduce tactile character to your projects.  They can be used on top of all pigment inks and other embossing ink types such as Perfect Medium and Versamark. Below you will find a quick 3 step photo shoot of how distress powders look and work.  At Scrapbook Designs we stock all the colours of the full Tim Holtz Distress Range of products. 

STEP 1:Stamp your image with a pigment ink and apply Distress Powder just like you would “normal embossing powder”. Pour excess powder back in vial.distress-powders-1.jpg

STEP 2:Heat set your Distress Powder just like you would “normal embossing powder”.  You will see the colour change. When cooled, gently rub on the powder to “release” some of the powder that will reveal a distressed look. distress-powders-1a.jpg

STEP 3:The finished texture of the Distres Embossing Powders is grainy, almost like a fine sand has been used.  Of course it is similar to any other embossing powder in nature.  This means it will not fall off your project as it is permanently adhered to it during the heating process.


September 15, 2006

New arrivals from Ranger

Posted in new stock, Ranger, stock at 12:59 pm by scrapbookdesigns

Stocks of  fantastic Cut-N-Dry Stamp Pad Foam, Rubber Brayers, Paper Creasers & Full Size Non Stick Craft Sheets have just arrived in the last week. Check out the Ranger website for some great tips, techniques and ideas on how to use these fantastic tools in your next projects.

Ranger really does have the most amazing products to save you time. Lots of the tools can be used singularly or together to make your end result look fantastic.  Many of them also can be used multiple times or in a variety of ways for different effects.

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August 17, 2006

You asked for it, you got it – favourites back in stock!

Posted in Companies We Love, Ranger, stock at 3:46 pm by scrapbookdesigns

Wow! All we can say is that there must be a heap of happy and productive paper enthusiasts at the moment out there!  We have seen tons of lovely customers lately and everyone seems to be in productive mode.  Classes are booking out and stock is quickly vanishing from the shelves.  So much so that we are looking forward to publishing a revamped class schedule for September with lots of additional classes for you to take advantage of! Favourite stock lines that have been replenished include:

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Restocks of all 24 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads

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Restocks of all 12 Distress Ink embossing powders!

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Restocks of all 24 Adirondack Ink Pads! 

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Restocks of all Ranger Memory Glass Frames