Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I held my Fall/Winter 2011 Idea Book Open House on Friday and Saturday. I had a lot of fun playing with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to make goodies to show my guests.
I made these Take Out boxes and put little gifts in them as party favors.
Pillow Boxes cut from the Elemental paper pack.
3 1/2" Cut-out Card with Elemental for the trees.
Summer Fun Layout featuring the Elemental paper pack.
4 1/2" Square Card made with Sonoma papers, as well as the Harvest Happiness and Unscripted stamp sets.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I am going to be completely honest. I was one of those people who had no interest in digital scrapbooking - I love the feel and the smell of paper. So, believe it or not, this is my first Studio J layout! I started it a while back and just hadn't gotten around to finishing it. Now that I have I am wondering why I waited so long to use this wonderful program! The options available are endless. I definitely see the benefits of using Studio J and will be using it more often in the future. Don't wait! Give it a try today!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Every month our local unit does a card swap with the Stamp of the Month. This one is mine. I used the Dreamin' papers, added a touch of Smokey Plum, and cut my sentiment pieces with the new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I was immediately enamored by the Retro Tech stamp set when it was released this spring. After getting some inspiration from a fellow consultant, these cards are what I came up with. (I also took a little color inspiration from "I Love Lucy".)
Using five different card patterns from either our Workshops on the Go or one of our card design books, I created 8 Valentines using both the Sweetheart and Wings papers. I also used several different stamp sets, including A Game.
Since we now have circle cards, I thought it would be fun to use them to make Christmas cards this year. I also used the Mistletoe papers, the Mistletoe Level 2 accessories, and some Glitz Glitter Gel along with the A Timber and St. Nick stamp sets.
Another consultant created this 14-page layout workshop using the Reflections Design Book. I don't usually do 1-page layouts, so I paired them up to end up with seven 2-page layouts. I love how they turned out with the Lucky papers. I have photos of my son playing outdoors that I'm going to put on them.
Another name for this project is "Card-a-palooza". Using four different sheets of B&T (patterned paper), I was able to create 25 cards. These photos are a representation from two different examples I made for a total of 50 cards. The cards in the top photo were made using two patterns from Wings, one pattern from Wings Creative Basics, and one pattern from Emporium, The cards in the bottom photo were made using two patterns from Bliss, one pattern from Veranda, and another pattern from Wings Creative Basics. I used at least two different stamp sets, including Card Chatter - Birthday and Card Chatter - Sympathy.
This is still probably my favorite layout I've ever done. I used Close to My Heart's Passages paper for the perfect backdrop to my guys. The right page is interactive. I used hinges to create flaps with hidden photos underneath.
If you have unused Close to My Heart Level 1 Kits lying around, you can do so much more with them than what you might think. I took this Stardust Level 1 Kit and turned it into a Level 2 Layout with great results!