CHA: Webster’s Pages

The Webster’s Pages booth? SLAMMED. Taking photos here was a challenge to say the least because whenever I’d get close to some of that goodness more buyers would come in, ready to order it up!

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So many of my photos are super zoomed in/taken over heads/etc. The good news? I think we’ll be seeing a LOT of Webster’s Pages in stores! Even better? It is AMAZING. I mean it – they nailed every release. Every line. I’ve always loved Webster’s Pages but what I really love now is that they really are getting great at making papers that are fun and easy to use, and they continue to improve and grow and well – I’ll show you! Continue reading “CHA: Webster’s Pages”

CHA spotlight: Allison Kreft and Webster’s Pages

If you’re looking for eye candy on the show floor – Webster’s Pages is always a spot to stop! Their trims and embellishments are truly unique – and always a personal favorite. So hard to not just run away with these spools of trim!

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Best of CHA: part 2

I’m having a fan-girl moment here. *sigh* Seriously excited about how my favorite companies just keep getting better, and shipping product to stores in the near future. Here are three specific examples:

I need to take a moment to love on Echo Park. The Christmas themed goodies, Victoria Garden, the Halloween line… oh there is so much to love. The *squeals* from me will come especially because they are taking it out of the paper realm and into brads and chipboard accents with this release as well. This extra bonus from a brand that is frequently among my favorites is most welcome! I’m looking forward to these brads in particular from the Holly Jolly Christmas line. I love using decorative brads in so many ways, and these are timeless and for the most part will work on both holiday and non-seasonal pages.

The Crafters Workshop showed us a lot of “WOW!” this show – and their teaming up with rock star mixed media artist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer for some new templates takes the company to a whole new level. With mists, paints, multi-medium, and a number of other ways to use them, these stencils will give added dimension to all kinds of projects. I’m obsessed with getting my hands on the “Punchinella” template shown above in particular. You will be seeing a lot of their templates both in my future classes *and* right here. So in love.

I am a fan-girl when it comes to Webster’s Pages trims as well as most everything they put out. They are always the most amazing on the market, and this show was no exception. With the wonderful textures and colors, variety of widths and materials, I’m always excited to see what’s next. I’m anticipating the arrival of all of the new ones, but most especially the “Western Romance” line trims pictured above.

Webster’s Hybrid Pages

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Webster’s Pages. How could I not be?! They’re super nice over there and they design amazing, beautiful stuff.

Want in on a secret? In my Big Picture class that starts on the 25th (in one week!!) there is a bonus handout showing how I use their digital products (available at + their paper goodies one of the weeks. I really like how beautiful the products are – and they are very easy to work with.

Yes, everything can be used in Word. Just insert the images (photos, papers, embellishments – they’re all “pictures” in Word) 

When you do that, you can go pull up files that you want to play with…

Then just arrange as you like. For this page I used images (sized small) and my handy underscore key _ _ _ to create journaling papers. I also printed a patterned paper sized to 6×6. This whole deal? 7 minutes tops!! I’m a big believer in doing things the easy way – and that hybrid does not = hard. To get your ___lines___ so close to the images just make sure you change the orientation from “in line with text” to “tight”. Then you can add in lines at will. I skipped a line in between to give myself more space.

Time to print onto cardstock and PLAY!

Just cut out & go.

If you’ve got extra that’s ok. Just save for future use!

Webster’s Pages designs such beautiful stuff – most of the things I used in this layout are from their Postcards from Paris line. *so* pretty.

I also used (American Crafts) embossed cardstock brushed with bundled sage distress ink.

I love that they do vellum and unique embellishments too. 

 I like how quick & easy I can print & use their digital offerings. carries a lot of their stuff – and I see that www.twopeasinabucket has their new 2010 papers in already!

I’m debating what I want to buy first – while waiting for the trims, sparklers, and other dreamy bits & pieces to release! In the meantime, I’ll keep making quick & easy digital pages.

Happy Crafting!