If you are looking for inspiration and ideas for your kits purchased at Lil' Lamb's Boutique, you've come to the right place. Some of the best paper crafters on the web are here to keep you up to date with new kits, tutorials and project ideas.

Kaiser Craft - Grandeur Board Book

I have just loved all the sneak peaks Tammy has put up here of goodies coming soon. I thought I'd jump in with this beautiful Grandeur Board Book that is in the Shoppe right now.

Made by Kaiser Craft, the boards are sturdy and easy to work. The scroll work on the first page certainly does add a sense of Grandeur. I love the finished look it gave my project.

I opted to paint all my boards white with Acrylic Paint and then add Crackle Paint (Pickett Fence) to various parts to give it a more worn or vintage feel. There are so many different options with these board books. You can you use stain, ink, Glimmer Mist or even Mod Podge scraps to cover it (which I'd imagine would take a while but would look gorgeous afterwards...hmm, making mental note to try that sometime).

I have more pages and the story behind my Board Book, that you can see here, on my Blog. We'd love to see your take on Kaiser Craft products. In case you missed it, here is Catherine's Kaiser Craft project.

Scribble Scrabble Sneak!

There are some adorable new papers coming out soon from Scribble Scrabble. Check them out! And don't miss our sale on all remaining Scribble Scrabble going on now!


I could hardly get the words out of my mouth when I saw BoBunny's new release. Seriously, isn't this the cutest?? They have 2 amazing holiday lines, a fabulous fall line, an elegant everyday and I can't tell you how excited I am to play with the Halloween kit. All of these goodies will be shipping to me next week... so keep your eyes open and grab them while you can! Last year their Christmas lines sold out in 2 weeks! In the meantime, check out our shoppe for another fantastic sale on all remaining BoBunny!

St. Nick

Tis' the Season


Hey there.... Delilah

6 new colors of everyone's favorite... Double Dot... come on Patti... you know you want this. ;)

and a new hauntingly fun Halloween Boo Crew kit!

Stay tuned.... more to come! And don't forget... there is still a $20 gift certificate up for grabs until the end of the month. It sure would help with all of the new items rolling in. Check out Cheryl's Challenge for more details! Have a great weekend!


Little Yellow Bicycle~ Fresh Print Traveler

Tammy sent me some Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Print Traveler to play with. As soon as I saw it, it just said "Fall" to me. Deep oranges and blues...fall! I just got my PaperTrey Ink's Vintage Picnic and loved, loved, loved the pumpkins. This was the first stamp I pulled out and it did not disappoint. I colored the scene with Copic's...and I need to get better about taking a picture of the color's I use. Obviously I used oranges and browns, and I stick to the "buy one color you love...and two of it's friends". I buy a color I love, then one color up for highlights, and one color down for shading. Last, I torn a small strip of muslin fabric and tied a small bow.

Happy Harvest! It'll be here before we know it.

Cosmo Cricket ~Early Bird~

I wanted to show another card I finished using this cute, cute Early Bird line by Cosmo Cricket! It's all on sale...now's the time to stock up! I colored this little mouse using my Copic's! I know Tammy's all sold out right now, but we can cross our fingers that she will get more in soon!

The early bird catches the sale!

Check out some of the fun items that come with the Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird" Card Kit. You guessed it... all Cosmo Cricket is on sale now to celebrate the arrival of their latest lines from CHA Summer 2009!

These adorable papers will be in stock on Wednesday!

Meet: Earth Love
And don't miss out on Jolly By Golly!

Cosmo Cricket never disappoints!

More CHA Summer 09 sneaks and more on sale!

This time Prima is in the spotlight! They never fail to amaze me with their new products and they always manage to take them to new levels. Check out a small sampling of lovelies which will be available next week! Believe it or not this is only the first shipment- there is still more to come. And you guessed it... there are tons of Prima items on sale 40% off in our shoppe now!

Be sure to check out our flickr gallery if you haven't already. We have our first fabulous entry for Cheryl's challenge! Does anyone else want to play?

Have a great weekend and happy scrappin' to all of my friends that will be scrapping in Milan on Saturday!


Are you ready for some sneak peeks?

Stay tuned over the next few weeks... we will be having our sneak peeks of the gorgeous new items that will be arriving from CHA! Also, to celebrate our favorite time of the year we will be having some amazing sales!
Here is a sneak peek of the new Pink Paislee... and hurry... all remaining Pink Paislee is now on sale for 40% off!!
Introducing... Twilight!

Amber Road!

Last but not least... Mistletoe & Co!

This has to be one of my favorite times of the year! Did I say that already??

Little Yellow Bicycle - Fresh Print Traveler

If you haven't seen the new Fresh Print Traveler line by Little Yellow Bicycle...you simply must. I love that they've stayed true to the boldness of their patterns yet have added a simple elegance to this particular line in theme and color choice.

Although my first thought was to grab my Arizona vacation pictures and utilize the earthiness of the color scheme, I quickly realized that I'd rather capture the elegance from the papers to scrap a friend's wedding. There is really such diverse possibilities with this paper kit.

Good news! All Little Yellow Bicycle products are 40% off this week! Now's your chance to try out this elegant paper!

Webster's Pages and a Recipe Stand!

Oh boy are you guys gonna love this!!

Tammy at Lil Lambs Boutique sent me some suuuuper cool stuff to play with! When I saw this plain recipe stand, I about fell out of my chair! I couldn't wait get a chance to alter it so it would match my kitchen! Kaiser Craft Recipe Stand
and used THIS great kit full of Websters Pages and created this:

To get the "cherrywood" look, I used three different Glimmer Mist's. First I sprayed with Juneberry Wine, then Graphite and last Coffee Shop. I sprayed then brushed the Mist all over the project in layers to get that reddish brown to match my kitchen cabinets!

I LOVE Webster's Pages paper, but my main issue is that they are too pretty to cut. So I started with my favorite full sheet (that I couldn't bring myself to cut) and added lots of cut outs from other sheets. I inked the edges of everything, then painted around each label with more Glimmer Mist so it added more dimension. I used my Copic Markers to color in the apron and top of our lovely cook! Finally I Modge-Podged the entire thing

For a finishing touch, I added Tim Holtz Metal Corners (also in the kit) on the bottom. It is now sitting on my butler's pantry waiting for a recipe!!

July’s ~Think Outside the Box ~ Challenge

We’re heading into the dog days of summer and the heat can really start cramping our creativity in our scrapping. So we’re here to help you “think outside the box” and get those juices flowing again. Your challenge is to create a layout (can be 8x8 or bigger) and think outside the box! What do I mean? Well how many layouts do you have where all the photos are either squares or rectangles, just matted and put on your layout. Boxes, all boxes! Let’s toss those boxes out and do something different. I want at the very least, a different shape for your photos. But if you really want to get creative, cut out those subjects from your photos and add them to the scene of your layout. Removing the frames around the subjects in your photographs adds instant dimension to your pages.

Here’s a design team sample below from Cheryl to get your ideas sparked.
She used Doodlebug Design’s “Cherry Jubilee” paper kit from our Shoppe to create this whimsical garden layout of her two daughters. So get out those scissors and photographs and start creating. You have until July 31st to submit your layout to our flickr group HERE. Tag your entry "NOBOXES". If you have any trouble uploading or tagging your layout, let us know in the Flickr group. We’ll be able to help you.

Here's another example of using circles for photos by Catherine:

Put those thinking caps on!! Let's see what you can come up with!
A winner will be randomly drawn on August 1st, and receive a $20 Gift Certificate to Lil’ Lambs Boutique so you can buy more cool stuff!

Happy Birthday BasicGrey!

BasicGrey is celebrating it's 5th Birthday! It seems like only yesterday I discovered this fun and completely unique company... and my, my... how they have grown! I've been inspired all day after receiving their July newsletter announcing the celebration. I decided I would take a break today and scrap in honor of their big day. Here is what I played with....

and their newly released June Bug!!

And now on to what I know some of you have been patiently waiting for... the winner of the Bo Bunny Freedom collection....
and the winner is....
Nancy L. said...
She is very talented, I'm loving her cards and projects!
Thanks to all who participated! Nancy L., email me with your address and I will get your prize out to you right away!
Have a great week!

Happy 4th of July!!

Just a short post today since I'm pretty sure I won't be able to leave my hubbie and five year old alone for too long with fireworks on hand. :)
To get you in the spirit I've got a couple of layouts done by design team member Cheryl Gramling. She's been busy, busy with the new Webster's Pages Deluxe kit, "Cherry Pie".
This line is perfect for your 4th of July photos but as you can see by her second layout it is versatile enough to be used with any theme.

Here is all of the yummy goodness that comes with this kit!

Check out Cheryl's blog to see how she did this technique- such a neat idea!

Have a safe and happy holiday!! Don't forget to search Lil' Lambs Boutique on facebook... there are still two chances to win the Bo Bunny Freedom collection! And as a little gift for the holiday all kits are 30% off today!

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