Sunday, July 1, 2018

Makin Waves

Hi everyone!!  

Here's another great Workshop Your Way!!  It features the Makin' Waves paper pack!  I love love love these colors and papers!!  

This first layout is the hostess club layout.  Using the Hello spring stamps, I used water color to do a messy paint to fill in.  It looks fun and it was fun and quick to do!  The beautiful flower paper is a nice accent near the bottom of the page.. as it includes many of the colors used and ties them together.  

This super fun layout was inspired by Jennifer Rubio!  It was so much fun making this layout.  The mermaid is a PML card and also a flip flap!  Perfect place to hide an imperfect photo!  Super cut layout!

This next layout was inspired by Chris Robertson.  I love the beautiful you part where beautiful is in pink and purple and You is in purple on pink.  Also, at the bottom of the page, some sequins were used on the flower strip.  Love that this layout is a perfect layout for a girl!!

This layout has a lot of cricut images.  The background paper that goes fro blue to green gives this layout a real water feel.  Thanks Julie Carriere for the Cricut file to make this layout come together quite easily!!  and thank for the inspiration!!  This is an amazing layout!!

I always love a blue/ green layout and this is one of my favs!!  Thanks Jennifer Smith for the inspiration!  I love the starfish border that goes the the middle and adding the gems really adds some sparkle to this layout!

This layout features cricut cut floral items and is very Hawaiian or tropical looking.  This is another layout inspired by Julie Carriere.  She really does such a lovely job incorporating cricut images in her layouts!  

This Mermaid inspired layout was inspired by Chris Lothian and was using up the last bits and pieces of the kit.  I just really enjoyed this kit and wanted to keep making layouts!  as you can see, there are seven layouts with this kit and they are all so fun and different!  What a versatile kit!!  

Join us this summer as we continue to create amazing layouts!!  There's always room for you!!  You are always welcome to join us!  It's definitely a creative atmosphere!!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Gimme Some Sugar Workshop

Hi Everyone,

Still catching up... Here is the Gimme Some Sugar kit.  I think we did this kit in May... 

Here's the hostess club layout.  Sweet and simple.  I love it!   We used two PML cards that can easily be made into flipflaps!  This was such pretty paper.

The first layout come directly from CTMH as part of the Workshop your way plan.  The stickers compliment this layout quite nicely.  Another quick layout.

Blue and Green is one of my favorite color combinations.  I love that this layout is so unexpected using this kit.  Thanks Anna Jarnigan for the inspiration for this layout.  We also used the cricut cartridge Flower Market!!  I love the basket on the bike!  What a fun layout!!

This lovely layout was inspired by Jennifer Smith.  It's so cute with all the stickers and is a soft sweet layout, sprinkled with fun!!

 And here's another layout inspired by Jennifer Smith.  I love the pink and brown combination on this layout.  This also uses Flower Market cartridge to make the pie.

And the last layout is super fun and called What's Cookin?  I intended to add stamped cooking elements to this page, but it's not quite finished yet... but wanted to get it posted.

This was a super fun kit to work with!  Hope you enjoyed the layouts!  See you at the next Hostess Club!  There are always openings!  Feel free to join us!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

June Hostess Club

Hi Everyone!!

The June featured kit is Beautiful You.  Theresa loved the colors of this kit!  Here are the creations using this lovely kit!!

The first layout is the Hostess Club layout and it featured the bulk paper pack.   This layout is inspired by Melinda Everitt. It features the floral pattern on one side and blue with little white polka dots on the other side.  There are also two flip flaps using PML cards.  I love this quick layout!!

Here's the first layout and it comes from the CTMH instruction guide that comes with the kit.  I love the flag papers and this layout!  It's another quick layout.  (Side note: this layout is mounted on white cardstock.  I did trim the bottom of the flag paper)  What fun!!

The next layout is a striking layout inspired by Lynn Como.  I love the combination of the sorbet and sapphire.  Such a great color combination.  Love the hint of flowers as well.  True Story is also a flip flap.

This "Sweet" layout was so much fun to put together. It's inspired by Doreen Watkins and was just fun and is so lovely.  It's just the perfect layout for a sweet friend, a sweet baby, or a tender moment.

Here's another soft and sweet layout inspired by Lynn Como.  It includes some light sponging and smooshing... is that a word?  but that's what I did... I smooshed it.  I love the combination of blue and pink together and the little bit of grey ... yummy!!

 And the last layout is probably one of my favorites!  Of course I usually say that after every layout I do.  LOL!!  This layout was inspired by Dana Kessler.  I love doing an unexpected layout and this one fits the bill!!  Love this layout!!

Join us in July for the next Hostess Club workshop.  We will be using the kit Fresh Air!!  Please order your kit by June 30 to join us.  We will meet on Tuesday, July 10.  Doors open at 5:00 PM.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June Shoebox cards

Hi Everyone!!  

Hope you are staying cool in this humid weather!  I have had some computer issues and am planning to get caught up this week with posting!!

Here are the great cards we made in June!!

It's my granddaughter's first birthday this month!  Here's the card I made for her.  It uses sweet birthday occasions.  It's super cute!  Thanks to Vicki Wizniuk for the inspiration!!

Anita's card is such a lovely card.  The paper is so pretty!!  The greeting is on a flap.  (the secret to the flap is scoring a 1/8 inches apart)  And she had the flowers pre-done for us.  Such a lovely card!!

Julie's super fun get well card!!  the card base is 4.25x8.  Putting the 8 inch side at the top, score at 1.25, 2.5, 5.5 and 6.75.  Four 1x4 panels (use fun coordinating paper).  Crossing strip is 5x1.25 tissue box 2.75x3 with half circle (or oval) cut out.  This card folds to fit in regular card envelope.

Kathy's sweet card features tatted flowers... we stamped the stems, then the flowers and added the tatted flowers on top of the stamped flowers.  It really added some nice dimension.  and of course a glitter butterfly is just the icing on the cake!  

Roxxy's star spangled card is a festive way to start summer!  We used three strips of diecuts and trimmed to fit the white base. (hint, build on the white base before adhering to the red card base as it's easier to trim.) What a fun festive card!!

And on that note... Enjoy your summer!!

Monday, February 12, 2018

February Shoebox cards

Hi Everyone!!

Shoebox Cards is always the first Tuesday of the month!!  Here are the amazing creations for February.

This card is called a Joy Fold Card.  The card base is 8.5x4.25, scored at 5.5.  the smaller card base is 8x3 scored at 4. The background papers are 4x5.25, (2) 4x3 and (2) 3.75x2.75.  It is nice to have something like the hearts to tuck the smaller card in to keep it closed.  This is a great way to use up scraps that coordinate.  and it's a lovely card... fun to make and fun to receive!!


Here's Anita's LOL card... Lots of Love card.  Love the traditional colors and all of the little details.  The shadow layering... the heart shaped bling, using the shimmer brush on the butterfly, the embossed hearts and dots... Super classy  and rich card!!  

Julie's card is a Special Delivery.  It's a mail box that has been decorated and is over flowing with love letters.  Making the little envelopes was so much fun.  They are just rectangles with an edge folded over and trimmed to a point or trimmed to look like an envelope.  The fun little heart stickers made it super cute.  The envelopes are attached to little strips inside, adhered to a  (2) bar(s) inside.  So much fun!!

Julie had a bonus project... it's a love you box with a kiss inside.  Starting piece is 5.5x4.75.  Score with 5x5 at the top at 1.25,2.5,3.75, & 5.  Turning a quarter turn, score at .5, 1.75, 3, & 4.25. B&T paper is 1x1 inch. Cut 5. Use ribbon the top for ease of opening.  We also used a .5x2 inch strip of plastic to glue the kiss to.


Here is the cutting diagram for the box. cut on the lines.  Please note that some lines are not scored.  Also, you may want to angle some of the edges that are glued.  Next fold on the score lines and adhere the half flaps as needed.  (side note, the left over pieces make great envelopes for the mail box!!)

Kathy's super cute card includes a fabric yo-yo.  We used colored pencils to color the ears and cheeks... there was brown colored pencils to color the bunny, but I liked the white bunny and just colored the ears and the cheeks.  We used decorative scissors for the white.  (there was also washi tape available for another layer). Super cute bunny!! Cute Fabric!!  What a fun heart.

Melani's card featured hanging hearts.  We used one continuous string using glue dots to on the back of the smaller white cardstock.  Then we added as many pre-punched hearts as we wanted and added a simple XO stamp.  The layers really add another level to this card.  This is a sweet valentine card!!

Melani punched all of the hearts out and thought these might make a fun border, so we made an additional card with borders and scraps.  Anita brought a big heart punch, so I used that and made a very quick card using leftovers!  What fun!!

Roxxy has finished her night classes and attended for the first time in a long time.  Here's her sweet baby card... we inked the embossed white layer with yellow and then added the yellow pieces and some ribbon to simulate a baby blanket.  We punched a hole by the baby's hand and wrapped gold thread through it and added a lovely gold star.  This is a very sweet baby card.

Shannon's card used very pretty background and texture paper... very soft and elegant with the red hearts already in it.  We added a diecut Happy, stamped Valentine's Day, and added a few decorations to make a lovely valentine.  What a lovely card.

We had a full house and it was nice to have so many here.  We look forward to our next get together, Tuesday March 6 at 7:00 PM.  Until then... Stay Warm!  Spring is just around the corner!!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January Hostess Club layouts

January Hostess Club features CTMH Silver and Gold paper pack.  Because we did Beary Christmas .... I geared this one more towards New Years.  I added lagoon, because it's one of my favorite colors, but almost any color could be used and the guests had their choice of colors.  This fun layout was inspired by Chris Robertson.  

The first layout is inspired by Nicole Mann.  This lovely layout comes together quickly and is a festive new years layout.  Cheers!!

The second layout is inspired by Tina Lovell.  I love the gold trees and the gold HOLIDAY.  It looks great on the pewter background.  There is also an additional pocket pages and we used some PML cards and some bits and pieces of leftovers for additional pictures or journaling.  The first pictures shows the pocket pages as well.  (we did do both sides too.)

Here's just the layout below.

The next layout is inspired by Vicki Wizniuk.  one of the papers in the kit is black lines on white paper, and I like how the lines work on this layout and can be used for journaling.  I also really like the half circles on the right side.  I just really like all of the little adornments on this layout and it was really fun to create.  Also, I used the journaling pen to add fun lines as well.  

Joy is one of my favorite words, so I wanted to use it on a layout, so I brought back the lagoon. This layout is inspired by Carrie Simonds.  This layout also uses the the black and white stripes.  This was a quick and easy layout.  

Here's another great layout, no title yet, but easily adjustable for any event.  And this is another Nicole Mann inspiration. The original had the gold HOLIDAY letters on it, but I had already used them.  Still think it's a sharp layout!!

This layout is from the CTMH book.  I love the first page... 

And the last layout... I just wanted to use the gold striped paper... Doreen Watkins is the inspiration for this layout.  Again, I brought the lagoon back into this layout.  

The next hostess club will be Tuesday, February 13.  The featured kit will be Chelsea Gardens.   Please order your kit by January 30.