Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pinwheel Tutorial

These are the basic pieces needed to create the pinwheel. 2 c/s
squares 2 5/8 and  b&t  (or c/s) 2.5x2.5 and four coordinating
 b&t squares 1.25x1.25

cut the 1.25x1.25 squares diagonally more than 3/4 of the way

write a g on the side that you want to glue
(glue the same side on each square)

Do a "Dry fit" to make sure the diagonals are long enough

Adhere the first piece leaving a small border on the outside

line up second piece like the first piece 

then turn the square to have the right angle.
Also the inside pieces should be right next to each other

all four pieces glued and the large square glued as well.

Carefully lift pieces and slip other square inside
(no glue needed)  Also be aware of  the angle of the
squares before adhering the top layer

Triangles can be folded back to put glue on

add a bigger brad to cover points and use to
decorate a card... I think this would make a
terrific  father's day card.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Shoe Box Card night...

The fourth Tuesday of each month is reserved for Shoe Box Cards.  It's an in person swap... We each design a card and then bring the supplies and teaches us to do their card.  Here are the May creations...

Deborah's card

Diane's Card

Diann's card

Dixie's card

Dulce's gift card holder

Lori's card

May Hostess club layouts...

I love Hostess club!  It's a great opportunity to get creative and play... Here's what we did in May... Dulce's page was not complete before she left but will update when she does.

This is my version... Using Pemberly

Aly's project

Christine's project

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Seam Binding Tape tip..

Have you tried our color ready ribbon yet?  I have taken sponge daubers and in from the ink pad and sponged it on... and here is another version... try it .... you will like it!!!

Take the seam binding ribbon , dip in water get very wet. Then squeeze the water out and blot with towel. Then use 2 - 3 different colors and color the ribbon. Not the entire width, just put marks on it , swipe the colors starting with the lightest to darkest. Then wad the ribbon up in your hand and sprinkle a couple of drops of water on it to blend the marker colors.
Then let dry!!

It is a lot of fun and a great way to make ribbon any color combination you want. 
Thanks to Debbi Foley for that great tip!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Diane's CMTH May Newsletter

Hi Ladies... 

Can you believe it's May already??  Did you know that May is National Scrap booking Month?  We are celebrating with the "Dotty For You" Constant Campaign!  

Dotty for You
This delightful paper pack has two sets of 12 bright and fun designs on one side and lots of dots on the other side!  You can get this great paper pack (a $20 value) for just $5 with a $35 purchase or two for $10 with a $70 purchase!  Come back soon for some fun layouts using this great pack

Here's a delightful card using the Dotty side of the paper packet.  
Happy Spring using Dotty for you paper packet
This is such a fun paper pack, and such a great value... so be sure to contact me asap with your order:)

Be sure to check out my OBA... Online Business Account for ordering, to see the idea book, the stamp of the month and so much more.  You can order there by yourself, join a party and add your order there, or contact me.

The May Stamp of the Month (SOTM) is S1205 Friendship Bouquet.  It's an exclusive stamp set that is available just during the month of May.  It's just $17.95 and with a $50 order, it can be added to your order for just $5.  Click on this link to see it on my OBA 

The June STOM is S1206 Life is Tweet.  It's a  frivolous fun birdie set.

**May is a great time to host a show... let me know if it's the right time for you!

Save the Date... Saturday June 9th It's an all day Stamp Camp... It's just $10 and you will receive a goodie bag and we will do a small project.  Bring a snack to share and sack meal or we can order out as desired.  You will have access to all my tools and stamps and can buy on hand items.  Please RSVP by Friday June 1st if you plan to attend.  The day is free with a $50 order.  Please have your order to me by May 28th and let me know that it's the Stamp Camp order.  Also, you will have the opportunity to do the Pemberly WOTG with additional pages if you choose.

Pemberly WOTG Wish list
G1033 Pemberly WOTG                             29.95
X7148B Pemberly level 2                             9.95

Other items
*Z1707 Bitty Opaques Pearls                     2.95
Z1718 Garden Ready Wooden shapes       5.95
*Z1694 Bouquet Asst                                 5.95
X7148C Pemberly Stickease                       4.95
C1494 Card Word Puzzle                            13.95
C1484 Love Clusters                                   13.95
Z2118 Desert Sand ink                                5.25
Z2162 Honey Ink                                         5.25
Z2140 Outdoor Denim ink                           5.25
Z697 Sponge                                                1.25
Z1151 3D Foam Tape                                  5.95
Paper kit for extra paper                             to be determined
*these items are in the WOTG kit

This is one of the pages we will be doing.  The first one will be altered and there will be at least two more layouts.

**Have your tried Studio J?  Do you have questions?  Set up a personal appointment and let's play!  This is a free service!  Studio J is fast and fun!  

Other events:
Hostess club Tuesday May 15th 7:00pm:  who wants to be the hostess??? Please bring your basic tool kit and join us for a fun night of creativity.  
**Bonus item:  With a $50 order, 15 sheets of your choice of selected B&T paper.

Shoebox Cards:  Tuesday May 22nd 7:00 pm:  Design a card and have prep for up to 10 people to recreate.  Bring your basic tool kit and any other supplies that you might find helpful.  Room for 10 and please RSVP.

Creative Card Class: Tuesday May 29th 7:00 pm: decorate a box and create 8 3x3 cards to go in it.  Please RSVP by Monday May 21st.

Card Box options
*Level 2 kit of your choice                  9.95
*Z1475 10 3x3 white cards               3.95
*Z164 My creations card box            4.95
With shipping and tax 21.67             (19.00)  Class cost

D1482 Love Life                                17.95
B1399 Crafted with Love                    9.95

Decorated Box

WOTG Tuesday June 1st 7:00pm: Featuring Foot loose. Bring your kit and come and play.
one of the two footloose layouts.
Bonus project with Footloose

back side of bonus project
Order list:

G1036 Footloose wotg                                  29.95
X7151B Footloose level 1                              9.95
Z1703 Badge Buttons                                    6.95
X7151C Dimensional Elements                   4.95
Z1693 Seaside wooden shapes                  4.95
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alpha                         5.95
Z1706 Durable rounds                                   3.95
Z1702 Bakers twine paradise                       4.95
C1500 Under the Sea                                    13.95
E1002 Rustic Alpha                                       29.95
Z2167 Creme Brulee ink                                5.25
Z2195 Lagoon ink                                           5.25
Z2135 New England Ivy ink                            5.25
Z2164 Sorbet ink                                             5.25
Z726 Sponge daubers                                    3.95
Z1294 Sanding kit                                           3.50
Z1151 3D foam tape                                       5.95

May Photos Ops...

Graduation ceremonies
Mother’s day activities
Memorial day parades
Visiting grave sites
Flags line the streets
National scrapbooking day
National photo month
National teacher’s day

Hoping we can connect soon and have fun!  Let me know how I can help you.

As always... 


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Lucy Layout one

Lucy Layout two
 Tonight we had lots fun creating the Lucy Layouts and using the rub ons... Our next WOTG layout will be Footloose... this class is held on the first Tuesday of the month...
Lucy Layout three