Sunday, May 15, 2011

In A Pinch Designs BIG SALE!!!!

Sheri and I have decided upon a date for our clearout....

JUNE 4th

8AM until everything is GONE!!!!

So we are motivated to sell!!!


As some of you may know, I have been a little busy the last months with getting well. But now I am very close to being 100% and Sheri and I have planned a great sale for all of you. On June 4th everything we have is on sale.

Here is just a sampling...

Ribbon .50 cents per yard or 10 yards for $4.00

Rub-ons and Sticker Sheets for $2.00

All Double Page Layouts $7.00

All Card Kits for $6.00

Album and Altered Item Kits for $10.00

Cardstock and Patterned Paper .25 cents or 20 sheets for $4.00

Coiled 6x6 albums for $3.00

So now that I have intrigued you, you need to know where to come. It will be at:

15 McMeeken Drive


So come and join us...We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 4th.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

All Good Things Come To An End...

The time has come for Sheri and I to let In A Pinch Designs come to an end. When we started IAPD, we thought it would be fun to start a small kit company. That little kit company has gotten a lot bigger than we both had anticipated.
Sheri and I both work full time; rewarding jobs that we are not willing to leave and IAPD designs has gotten so successful that it needs a fulltime person in order to continue. We struggled about what step to take next. Through much discussion and debate we have both decided this is the best move for us. This decision was slow in it's evolution, but when we let our website go at the end of December, it felt as though the writing was on the wall.
It has been a fabulous ride and we can only thank our customers for that ride. You welcomed our kits and gave us such encouragement to continue with each sale. It was always so rewarding to hear your comments at each show we attended. The wonderful emails we would receive after a mailed order. Truly fabulous customers!
We certainly cannot go another minute without thanking both Richard and Darren; our loving husbands. We could not have done this without their support. The insanity that would accompany the time leading up to each show was unbelievable. They both took it in stride and recognized that IAPD was a passion of Sheri's and mine. We love you both so much for all of it.
In regards to product that we have left over; Sheri and I are going to have a big local sale. You wil not be able to make any furthur purchases online, but we are planning 2 large garage sales. All of our kits will be half price and we will also be selling all paper, cardstock, ribbons and embellishments as well. Furthur information on these sales are forthcoming but needless to say it will be big. We will also be selling our kits at the Nottawasaga Go Scrapping Retreat in February as well; again all of our kits will be half price as well!!
So, where do Sheri and I go from here. To be completely honest, we look forward to simplicity. I think that is our word for 2011. Simplicity!!! We both want to get back to scrapbooking our own pages. We really have not done much for our own books for several years now. I know that Sheri want to start painting again. I looking for that first painting to come off the easel!
Again thank you so much for everything...Look forward to details about our garage sales coming soon.
With much love Judy and Sheri

Monday, November 15, 2010

Great New Kits...

A new week and time to share some new kits with you!!! The first one is a general kit that could fit pictures from a birthday party, a graduation, or a dream that has come true like a great vacation. It lends itself to many situations. It is availalbe in our shopping cart for 13.00. Also want to share a new Hockey kit for the upcoming Hockey season. We have left it black and white so that it may match many of the team colors that are available. The Hockey kit is available for 10.00 in our shopping cart. Hope you enjoy them both!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

BOO Mini Album

Just in time for those pictures from your recent Halloween or even use this for past pictures of yor little ghosts and goblins; this mini album is jam packed with great Halloween colors to compliment your pictures. It is available in our shop for 20.00. Remember our kits come all precut, ready to assemble; and this kit includes the black cardstock album already assembled with the coil. We have only made eleven kits and this one will go quickly, so don't hesitate.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Noel Canvas...

Our newest kit is all decked out for the upcoming Holiday Season. This 8x10 inch Noel Canvas Kit can house a 4x6 inch and a 2.5x2.5 inch picture. You can change the picture every year or you can use it for some past vintage pictures. A gift that could be used year after year. This kit is available on our online store for 15.00. Ready just in time for Christmas!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More New Kits to Share...

We have been busy little beavers since Scrapfest in Oshawa. We sold out of 7 kits there and need to replenish our supplies. Here are some great new kits that I thought you would all enjoy. A new Fall mini album to capture you fall memories.
Crisp Autumn Leaves

A layout to document your summer travelling memories.Are We There Yet

And a return of a continuing favourite that helps you treasure some fabulous memories from each month of your year. A Year Of Memories

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Kit...

Just dropping in to share a new layout available for purchase in our shopping cart. It is called Think Pink. Dedicated to those women in our lives that are battling or have battled and won the fight against Breast Cancer. You are all our heroes!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Scrapfest and an Online Special...

Sheri and I just returned from Scrapfest Oshawa and whew...what a ride!! We were so surprised to see how many of our friends from this area visited us at our booth. We were delighted to meet some great new friends and also meet some online friends. Lisa and her team pulled off another fabulous show. We look forward to returning next year. We will definitely include pictures over the next week to let you see how much fun we had.

During the show we offered a great deal and we would like to extend this offer to our online friends. For every 4 regular priced kits you purchase, you will receive a Bo Bunny Christmas Card Kit pictured below for FREE. You will love this kit in time for those special people in your life. We only have a few left, so hurry and don't miss out.


Monday, October 11, 2010

June Calendar Class...

I always look forward to the end of the school year. An opportunity to spend some extra quality time with the kids. That is what came to mind when choosing this older Basic Grey Offbeat pattern paper. Such great colors and just reminded me of an offbeat science motif.
I started with 3 sheets of the pattern paper and a sheet each of pale yellow, blue, and ilive green cardstock.
I cut one piece each of 2.5x11, 6x11, and 3x11 pattern paper.
Using the picture above for placement, adhere each pattern piece with the larger in the middle and each of the smaller pieces on the top and bottom. Each piece is flush to each other.
I cut 2 yellow 4x6 inch photomats with 2 blue 4.25x6.25 inch photomats. Also cut one 3x4 inch yellow photomat and one 3.25x4.25 inch blue photomat. Adhere all the smaller photomats to the larger photomats.
Now adhere your photomats to your layout.
I used this great die cut and matted it in the blue cardstock.
I used pop dots to elevate the die cut off from the paper.
I placed the die cut in the upper left corner of the layout. I then placed 5 buttons around the title. they have all been threaded with white embroidery floss. Now it is ready for your photos.

Monday, October 4, 2010

May Calendar Class...

I have loved this Basic Grey Oh Baby Girl paper from the first time that I had seen it. I bought so much of it and made many projects from it. So glad to be able to use more again for the month of May. I even had some of the large die cut letters left over and perfect for what I needed it for.
I also used a sheet of lavendar and baby yellow cardstock.
Cut the center from the yellow cardstock and set aside. I will use this later in the layout for photomats.
Cut the lavendar cardstock to 11.5x11.5 inches. Adhere over the center of the yellow cut square.

Using a 1.5 inch circle punch, cut 8 circles from a floral pattern paper.
Cut 2 4x6 photomats from the previous cut yellow cardstock. Cut a 3x11 inch peice striped pattern paper and adhere to layout but only adhering the right edge to layout. Now place all circle diecuts under striped patter paper for placement. Then adhere all circles once you get good, even placement.
Adhere large letters as seen in photo provided.
I have seen the following technique in many tutorials on the internet and thought it would look so lovely on this page. So, I used a large scalloped circle die cut punch and a smaller floral die cut punch. Get a bowl of water and place each die cut flower in the water. Very carefully take each flower out of the water and squeeze tightly to remove as much water as possible. Then place each of the flowers in the microwave for 15-45 seconds until they are dried. Take them from the microwave and carefully pull them apart from their crumpled form.
They will then look like the picture below.
As seen in the photo below, layer 3 larger flowers and a smaller flower over each other.
Place a brad through the center of the flower.
Adhere them to the layout as seen below. I also cut 8 photo corners from a pink floral PP and adhered to the photo as seen.

Monday, September 27, 2010

April Calendar Class...

I was inspired by some old but fabulous Crate Paper for this Spring inspired Calendar Page. I don't usually work with purple but did love it. I am lovin' the large tulip...So pretty!!!
I started with some cream, light purple, pale green, and dark purple cardstock. Made some pretty die cuts including the title and the tulip.
Cut the plain cardstock to 11.5x11.5 inches to be centered over the striped cardstock pattern paper. Using the lighter purple cardstock for a photomat; adhere it to a larger photomat. Only adhere the left edge of the photomat to the layout. Adhere the tulip on the left side of the photomat. Curl the tips of the tulip and leaves for added dimension.
Make a tag from your pattern paper and then make a mat for the same tag. Pierce a hole for the ribbon and thread the ribbon through the hole. Adhere the title to the title mat using pop dots; adhere the title to the tag. Adhere the pattern paper to the right edge of the photomat. Then adhere the photomat to the pattern paper. Adhere the tag over the photomat, in the lower left corner of the layout.

Monday, September 20, 2010

March Calendar Class...

I was so excited about the creating the next page of our calendar. I have always wanted to create a shamrock-filled page and have really never had the opportunity. So this was my chance. Hope you enjoy. And just a reminder that the diecuts that are present are available for purchase. Just a quick email and we will be able to get them to you.

I started with some old Basic Grey papers and some dark green, light green and white cardstock. Printed a familiar Irish expression on the computer...
Using my die cut machine, I cut some large, medium and small shamrocks and a vine that had shamrocks attached to it.

I cut the white cardstock 11.5x11.5 inches and centered and adhered it over the dark green cardstcock. Using three different shades of Basic Grey and other patterned papers cut in various lengths, I placed them as seen below in a L-shaped pattern in lower left corner of page.

The circular bottom border PP is 4x9 inches. The outside vertical PP is 2.5x11 inches. The middle vertical PP is 3x10 inches. The inside vertical PP is 2.5x9 inches.

Using white and dark green cardstock for the picture matting, I placed it on an angle as seen below. As seen in the pictures above and on the layout below, you can see how I have placed the shamrocks. You can also see that I have added a few more embellies such as the green gems and the pale green flowers.
I also curled the edges of shamrocks so it adds a little more dimension to the shamrocks and I also thought it just looked pretty!

I hope you enjoy putting together one of your own calendar pages.

Monday, September 13, 2010

February Calendar Class...

Well, in keeping with the month of February and the Valentines' theme, these pinks and browns speak to the month so lovely. These are again old Bo Bunny Papers that have turned into a great Calendar Page.
I have trimmed the darker pink cardstock to 11.5"x11.5". Adhere it to the brown 12"x12" cardstock.
I used a 1 1/4" scalloped punch and punched 8 scalloped circles from the light pink cardstock.
Using a 1 1/2" circle punch, cut 8 die cuts from the brown cardstock. Adher the light pink scalloped circles to the brown cardstock circles.

I used a 1" circle punch to cut circles from the pink circle patterned paper. I then adhered them to the front of the pink cardstock circles.

The three die cuts as mentioned above.
Cut a 12" length of vintage trim.

Adhere the 6 x 11" patterned paper over the bottom half of page. Adhere vintage trim to lower half of patterned paper.
Adhere the die cut circles as seen in photo provided.
I have cut a die cut called "be mine" and cut a brown mat for the same title.
Looking at the finished page you cansee that I have added several embellishments from some old Bo Bunny stickers and some of my favourite Prima flowers as well as a flourish die cut.

Once again the diecuts on this page are avialble for purchase. I hope you enjoy this page and are abale to adapt it to your own calendar.