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Monday, December 31, 2012

RESTOCKED!!! Album Refills by Making Memories, WRMK and Echo Park Photo Freedom at SnC

If you have been eagerly awaiting for multi page and multi size refills...we have finally restocked those from Making Memories, We Are Memory Keepers and we also have ECHO PARK Photo Freedom!!! 

Check them out now below and click HERE to buy them at

Kill Your Monday Blues with Hils Hints: Cutting up! - Seeing Double

Part 6: Seeing Double

One of the many great things about die-cutting is that you can use either the positive cut or the negative cut to get the result you want.

The positive cut is the actual shape that you have cut – eg a heart or a butterfly.  

The negative is the bit that is left behind – card with a shaped hole in it.

With just a little forward thinking, you can even use both, making your scrappy stash go even further.

These cards were very simple to make, and because I only needed to do one die-cut for both, they were fairly quick to do too.

My first step was to colour some card, using distress inks, to get a gradient effect.  Ideally I would have used distress stains for all three colours, as colouring with the stains is so quick.  But I only had one of the colours in the stains, so I used distress ink pads as well.  The colours used were Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Victorian Velvet.

I used my Silhouette Cameo electronic die-cutting machine to cut the flowers out.  This machine comes with computer software, which, among many other things, enables you to cut exactly the right size in exactly the right place.  As you can see from the die-cut, it also gives very clean and detailed cuts.

Once the flowers were cut, the rest was a matter of simple matting and layering, and in no time at all I had two co-ordinating cards.

Of course, you can use this technique with any die cutting machine, you just need to position the card in the right place.  If you are not confident that you can cut with precision, then just colour a slightly larger piece of card, and then you can cut the edges down after you have done the die cut.  Any small coloured strips left over could be used as an accent on other cards.

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HINTS!!! {hot tips}
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If you use an electronic cutting machine, make sure you use the right setting for both the material you are using and your cut.  You will need a greater blade depth for thick card than for patterned paper.  If you are cutting a detailed cut, you will need a slower cutting speed.  Also make sure that your mat is in good condition – a mat that has been used too often can eventually start spoiling your cuts.  I often find it is the mat that is to blame for ragged edges, not the blade.

Friday, December 28, 2012

RESTOCKED!!! Golden Paints and Mediums in SnC

OK, the GOLDEN PAINT orders are finally here at, and just right before the price increase next year too…

Please email us your order list for those who have placed special custom orders with us and we will arrange for an invoice for you.

If you have been contemplating on buying the mediums, this will be the last round of lower pricing for GOLDEN PAINTS

Due to the weakening dollar and increasing cost of raw materials, there will be slight increases moving forward. 

 If you are eager to try some of the mediums, Iris Babao Uy will be using some of these mediums on her weekend course here @, targeted to happen in April 2012 … with news leaking out fast, we've had a few bookings now. So if you're a huge fan of Iris Babao Uy or simply dying to know how to apply all these mediums, secure your place by emailing HERE

And more good news, is working with Golden Paints for a possible demo and class with their resident artists in 2013 … and yes, we are also working on having a HUGE and organised (wink) section for Golden Paints … yikes! We need more rooms!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

SnC's Christmas Countdown - Week 8

Yes, that's us - - the crazy gals who loves ribbon, ribbons, ribbons and more ribbons!

So this week, we're offering 20% discount on ALL ribbons in
Yes, this means you'll also be able to enjoy the new arrivals and new brands in store now.

Click HERE to buy them today… and be sure to check out the lovely Christmas themed ones.

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Discount Code in NEWSLETTER
Offer excludes items already on discount.

Offer is only valid for purchases on 27th December 2012


Availability of products is on a first come first serve basis.
Freebies and free shipping are not applicable for SnC's Christmas Countdown.
Separate your SnC's Christmas Countdown
 purchases from regular priced items to continue receiving your 10% loyalty discount (if applicable - please check your Loyalty Status).
Purchases already made on SnC's Christmas Countdown items/ offers cannot be cancelled nor amended.
. has the right to cancel all purchases not paid up within 2 weeks.

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Memories from Paper Crafters Get-Together V3.0 @ SnC

Remember the Paper Crafters Get-Together V3 that was held on 15th November 2012 at

Well, here's some photos of what happened and the creations that resulted from it…

The ladies sure had a blast! and the output were just amazingly creative.
Thanks Saza of Share Your Love with Cards for pulling this off the third time!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

NEW ARRIVALS!!! Martha Stewart Punch ALL OVER the Page Punches in SnC

Always wanted to punch something right in the middle of the page but your punch won't allow to?

Well, the answer is here!

The new punch all over the page Martha Stewart punches have a magnetic base and allow you to punch out beautiful patterns wherever you’d like on your paper.

Two powerfully magnetic alignment plates securely hold your paper in place. Simply position your paper between the plates, then punch! The complete punched shape is approx. 1.5" square.

No longer are you limited to the boring edges.

Buy them now at HERE

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

NEW ARRIVALS!!! Ranger Heat It Craft Tool in SnC

You asked, they listened!!! 
Ranger now has the Heat Tool in the European Version, which means can now be used here, in Malaysia!!! 
An absolute favourite among all heat tools and going only for RM135 at
Be sure to grab them if you've been waiting for these … heat tools are seriously HOT in our store.

Heat it™ Craft Tool
The quick, easy way to melt embossing powder, this heating tool was specifically designed for speed, quietness and convenience. Can also be used to heat set or dry ink.
3-1/2" x 6-1/4" x 2-3/4"
Easy to use
Great for embossing and shrink plastics
Won't burn your projects

Merry Christmas … Scrappers and Crafters

DEAR SANTA by Tina Walker Album is 3 x 4 ¾'. Patterned paper: The ScrapCake, vintage (music); Binder rings: 7 Gypsies; Ribbon, tags, kit (November 2011): The Paper Bakery; Die cuts: Pink Paislee; Stickers: Jillibean Soup (letters), Pink Paislee (all others); Spray mist: Tattered Angels; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Typewriter (Smith Corona); Adhesive: Helmar Design Studio (tape runner), Ranger (Glossy Accents)
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As we bid 2012 goodbye - how time has flown by and so much have happened in our lives at - we will like to live up to the spirit of giving by the 25th buyer who hits RM250 in a single shopping cart a FREE copy of December 2012 Scrapbook Trends

and the 1st buyer who hits RM500 in a single shopping cart will enjoy a FREE copy of December 2012 Scrapbook Trends + December 2012 Cards
FREEBIE valid for purchases made and fully paid (with proof email) on 25th December 2012 from 0:01 hrs to 23:59 hrs (GMT +8 hrs)

what's inside?

To help you enjoy and celebrate the fun of this magical season, we're bringing you a beautiful issue full of inspiration. You asked for more layouts with several photos, so check out the ten ways we've collected to help get you started. 

In Fresh Finds we feature 7 Gypsies' new Christmas line that we are sure you'll adore! Meghann Andrew used masking and misting to create the gorgeous layout you'll find in Award Winning Style. The holidays are filled with family gatherings. 

In Real Life: Generations: we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities this year to beautifully and meaningfully record the past, present, and future of your family tree. 

Don't miss Adora Concepcion's Christmas album in One Amazing Album and get inspired to create your own! 

Wendy Sue Anderson has collected five glamorous layouts for How To: Glitter to showcase this dazzling technique. Draw from the inspiration of the season and take time to document this joyful time of year.

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Our December 2012 Cards issue is incredibly inspiring. Check out October Afternoon's new holiday line in this month's Things We Love. It is packed with festive products that will be perfect for all your paper crafting and cardmaking needs! 

In Style Challenge, we're celebrating this holiday season with holly berry red, bright tree green, and a wintery aqua. 

Get to know Dawn Woleslagle as our Designer of the Month! A professional graphic designer, Dawn combined her love of graphic illustration with stamping and created WPlus9 Design Studio, LLC. Her cards are sure to inspire you this holiday season. 

Plus, the issue is full of Christmas tags, New Year's cards, ideas for adding glitter and sparkle to your designs, gift card holders for those holiday gifts, and so much more. Wishing you all a very merry holiday season and a creative new year!

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For all subscribers, this is already on the way to you.
SUBSCRIBE today to enjoy better discounts on Northridge Publishing items in today.
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Check out back-issues which are currently discounted in store as well

Monday, December 24, 2012

HOT NEWS!!! SnC 2013 Celebrity Art Retreat …

Yes, some of you have heard it … and a number had gone ahead to confirm even without the details!

Well, Iris Babao Uy will be here on April 20th and 21st, 2013 to host:
one 1-day ART RETREAT 
two 1/2-day ART RETREAT

LIMITED to 15 pax per session for's supporters

If you're a fan and have been following her, you'd know that off late Iris has fallen heads over heals in love with mixed media … playing and experimenting with mediums, paints and pigments to create texture and glam in her layouts, canvas art, albums and even art journals.

The planned ART RETREAT will be jam-packed with scrapbooking and mixed media techniques, combining Iris' famous dreamy romantic look with vibrant colours and textures.

Stay tuned to find out more.

Kill Your Monday Blues with Hils Hints: SnC Christmas KOTM

Early Christmas with SnC's Christmas KOTM

Christmas came early for me this year, when Valerie sent me a gorgeous festive kit to play with at the start of the month!  

It was filled with goodies, and I couldn’t wait to start playing with it!

The first things that caught my eye were the Making Memories Traditions Shimmer Paper, with a beautiful tree and the word Believe, and the sparkly Making Memories Glitter Bling frame.  

As soon as I saw these, I was reminded of some photos of my son meeting Santa on a pre-school trip.

The photos weren’t that good, but I thought if I used them small (not usually my style, but sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got!), and highlighted one with the frame, they could work well.

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At first, I tried to use the paper as the base, but the positioning of the tree just wasn’t right for the title and photo I wanted to use.  So instead I decided to go for a more layered look, and used the Crate Paper Snowy Day Collection Festive as my base, with the Little Yellow Bicycle Decorative Edge Cardstock on top for contrast.

I put lots of Crystal Stickles on the tree, and covered the word Believe in them too.  The title was downloaded from the Silhouette online store.

There was a second photo, but this just didn’t fit the layout, and so I mounted it on some of the MM paper, stapled a Christmassy ribbon to it, and hid it under the bottom of the tree.  A couple of embellishments – a Paperie felt clip, also from MM, and a charm I picked up in Chinatown, completed the layout.

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Did you know you can make a whole mini-book out of just two sheets of Simple Stories paper?  

They are all double-sided, and are meant to be cut up to fit into multi-pocket scrapbook inserts.  But this also makes it easy to create a mini album instead.  I had two sheets of their 25 Days of Christmas.  One had two 6x12 elements – I cut each of these in half, giving me four 6x6 pieces which I used to cover chipboard for the front and back covers.  The other sheet had two 6x8 elements, which I cut down to 5.5” square to make inside pages.  It also had three 4x4” quotes, which I inserted between the bigger pages for added interest. 

The title was created with Tim Holtz Sizzix alpha strips (they are perfect for mini books, just the right size fonts).  The ribbon and the bow were recycled from Christmas wrapping, and all the other embellishments have been collected over the years – this book gave me a good excuse to use loads of them!

I’ve still got enough of my kit left to make a good half a dozen or cards.  I’ve loved playing with it – all that new scrapbooking stash in one go, all co-ordinated and ready to use! – and it represents really good value for money too.

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Don’t waste your gorgeous papers when you layer them – gut the bits that are covered by other papers, and you’ll still have enough left for another layout or a couple of cards.  For example, the Crate Paper in my first layout only shows in the corners.  Before I used it, I cut a circle, smaller than the red die-cut one, from it.  Now I have another, different, Christmassy die-cut that I can use on another layout!

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