Monday, November 28, 2016

Swan Lake Workshop

Hi Everyone!!  Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving!!

Here are some great layouts to inspire you for any photos you may have taken!!

Hostess club layout using bulk paper and a PML card!! The grey squares were stamped and everything white or grey was sponges with whisper!!  I love this quick and simple layout!!

This second layout was inspired by the amazing Lynn Como... I love this layout and love this fabulous blue paper!!  The fun hearts and family just pop on the blue paper!!

The third layout was inspired by the talented Michelle Snyder!  this was a simple yet lovely layout and it uses zip strips!  love it!!

This has to be one of my favorite layouts... was sad the that back of the word paper is the beautiful blue paper... but loved how amazing the sponged leaves go on this page.  Special thanks to Charlene Weiss-Colgan.  Here is another layout with the hello card and we stamped an additional greeting on it!!

And because we had more paper and more time, we added another lovely layout inspired by Julie Scott!  It was a quickie and loved using Flower Market Cart cartridge!!

The next Hostess Club workshop will feature the City Sidewalks collection and will be on Tuesday December 13... doors open at 5:00!!  see you there!!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone!!

So excited to share these amazing cards with you!!  We had a great night!  Thanks to all who came and shared their talents!!  Thank you to those who also brought treats!!  We always need some energy after working on our lovely cards!!

Here's my card... It's the Dizzy Circles (spirograph) (retired) stamp set!  I love these colors together!!  Barn Red (retired) and Juniper.  We sponged the edges with a little bit of Juniper to soften the hard edges.  

Next up is Anita with a lovely Autumn card.  She taught us to make a button out of a punch and her secret to making this a stand up card!  The bottom makes a teepee like stand.  Such pretty paper and a lovely card.

Julie loves a good Turkey!! We had lots of different colors to choose from and we colored our turkeys and made a sweet little Happy Thanksgiving card!

Kathy shared a card making kit that a friend had given her and so we each got to choose any card and make it up!  Fun and quick and easy!  (love this brightly colored Argyle card!!)

Lori's lovely card was just fun!  She had done most of the work for us... the images were all impressed and cut out for us as well a the background being smooshed with color.  Just a fun and festive card Lori!!

Melani's creative card took lots of glue dots and lots of safety pins.  What a fun and clever card!  Would work as a baby announcement or a welcome baby card!  Very fun!!

Roxxy's card was a super cute owl and that we had to assemble.  Lots of great touches here... the background was fun and a great color, and the eyes with the mini pearls were really fun!!  and the swirl of branches that the owl is sitting on.  

Shannon's card was take on one of her first cards she made.  We used a watercolor brush and inks to color the leaves and the turkey. I love the effect of the inks as watercolors on this card and how it makes it feel softer!

Hope you enjoyed our creativity!  It was a great night and 
we had lots of great laughs and giggles along the way!  
Our next class will be Tuesday December 6th.

And our Christmas party will be Tuesday December 20th at 7:00 pm at my house.  Bring a hand made gift as well as a treat to share and we will also exchange our Christmas cards that night.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jeepers Creepers Workshop (October)

Hi Hi!!

First of thanks to my guests for being flexible and coming on the 18th due to me being sick. I am feeling much better now!!

Oh my goodness... this kit was so much fun!!

This first layout was our Hostess Club Layout!  It was inspired by Tina Lovell's (Hooligan's) layout.  I particularly liked the angled cut and over course the monsters are super cute ... and they are thin cuts!!  What fun!  Also, this kit could very easily be adapted to a birthday theme!!

This tangerine layout (tangerine is the new orange) layout was so much fun to do!!  Thanks to Lynn Como for her brilliant take on this halloween kit!  The edges of most everything are sponged with whisper and it's very subtle, but quite lovely.  

This next layout was also inspired by Lynn Como... It was fun to add the little touches.. the spider web, the spider, and the various stickers as well.  You might notice that in the middle is one of our new page protectors.. this one has four 3x4 horizontal slots.  perfect for photos and Picture My Life cards!  It's a great way to add more to your layout!

I was so impressed with this next layout, that I had to make it!  The lighting in this photo isn't the best, because the bows and the middle are supposed to be gray...  and you could use almost any color on this layout, as an accent color.  I chose pomegranate.  Incredible layout... inspired by Dana Kessler.  I love this black and white striped washi tape!!

And this one was just plain fun!!  I loved that it used many of the stickers and PML cards! This layout was inspired by Chris Robertson!!

Well, that's all I have so far for this kit... and it was super fun to work on these layouts... the stickers and diecuts were amazing!!  I loved all of the papers... well most of them...  and really enjoyed this paper kit.  

The next class will be Tuesday November 15th... and we will be working on Swan Lake.  Hope you all can make it!!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Magical Workshop (September)

Hi Everyone!!

Here's our take on Magical... this was a fun kit... and while Disney is very popular, it's also easy to try other things with this kit.

Here's the Hostess Club layout!  It's one we did at a corporate event and me being the rebel I can be, flipped the paper over... I liked the dots better than the stripes.

This fabulous layout was inspired by Dana Kessler (her layout was pink and hearts) but my guests went crazy for this layout!  It's just plan fun!!  and now that I look at it... I think that the pages are flip flopped... it should go the other way... but coolio... it looks good both ways!!

This layout was so much fun!!  Super cute and easy but it's the camera stamps that make this just plain fun!!

And the final layout... looks completely different than anything else and I love doing a surprise page... one that you say ... really this paper is part of the magical kit... LOL.  This delightful layout was inspired by Michelle Snyder's (calypso) layout.

I am so grateful for the creativity of my consultant friends!  and I love creating these fabulous layouts for my good friends.  I so enjoy spending time creating with them!  

Saturday, October 15, 2016

October Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone!! 

Finally have photos to upload... new to me computer system installed, but no slot for my memory card... technology... so I found a cord for my camera but still couldn't figure out how make it work... finally Scott came down to help... and really.. I just needed to turn my camera on... sigh... 

Anyway... here's the cards we created!!

This is my card and it was inspired by Liz Mullins Johnson.  It is a lovely card and fun too!  We stamped each color with a different stamp.  I had cut out the leaf shapes ahead of time and embossed them with gold embossing powder and then we sponged the colors on the leaf... starting with with the yellow, then red and finally green... using sponge daubers.

Julie's amazing card is next...

I must not have put on the stamped cover she gave us, but trust me... it's amazing.  When you open it up it looks like this!!  It pops out!!

We took an 8.5x11 cardstock and cut it and scored and added some decorations!  I love the square pumpkin faces as well as the Frank image!!...  What a great surprise!!

Lori's card is next!!  Fun paper and great Stamps make this card sweet and simple, but super fun and we couldn't help but giggle as we made this cute card.  (my favorite is the Frankie!!) This image is a little blurry and I will take a better photo and post it later.

Roxxy's card was this spooktacular scenery shot cut out and we stamped the images.  Love the purple background.  It was fun assembling this darling card!!  All of the images were precut for us!

Shannon's darling card was a candy corn mummy... we tore off pieces of 1 black,2 white, 2 yellow and 2 orange and inked them with black... Staring at the top, we assembled them down, putting the black in the middle of the yellow and added googly eyes.  Super cute!!

And Shannon provided us with another selection of papers to make a second similar card!  this one was fun as well!  Double the fun!!

It was a smaller crowd this month, and we missed Kathy, Anita and Melani and hope that you can make it next month.  We will be meeting on Tuesday November 8th (please note date change) instead of Tuesday November 1st.

Monday, September 12, 2016

September Constant Campaign... Create Kindness Card Kit

I am so excited about this amazing special!!  It's so much fun!!  

and when you order the whole kit and caboodle through me, you will get the extra papers to make these cards!  

The Kit includes:
2x2 acrylic block
8 "M" sized stamps
Mini Archival Ink Pad
24 Cards Bases
24 Circles
24 Envelopes
The Mini Stamp Organizer

And it's a great value with 15% off the retail value for just $46.95!!

Get yours today!! Or contact me to place your order!


PS special thanks to Aaron Brown for sharing her creative juices!!

September Shoebox Cards

Hi everyone!!  Wow!  Did we ever have fun Tuesday night!!  Lots of great cards!  (we missed a couple of our regulars though and hope they will be back next month!! Kathy and Shannon)

Here's my card for this month!  It was inspired by designs by Marguerite!  I have been wanting to do this card for a long time!!  lots of little details... thinking of you is heat embossed and really makes the greeting pop!  Also there are little holes around the end of the flower as well.  Love a monochromatic look!! 

Anita is always on the hunt for a Great Frank card and she made this one special just for me.  Love it!! Thanks for always making a Frank card!!

At club, we didn't make Frankie... but we did get to make Mrs. Frankie!!  What fun!  Anita loves the sun burst card and bought a die to make it faster simpler and easier.  She also taught us to use press and seal to help keep our projects together till we glued it.  What a clever idea!!

Julie always amazes us with her cards.. this one had a great folding technique ... we cut the paper in the shape of a diamond and then scored at 1/2,1.5, 2,3,3.5,4.5,5,6,6.5,7.5,8,9,9.5,and 10.5. fold from the middle out.  Put glue on the back only... and then add greeting.  This was a super fun card Julie!! 

Lori has been teaching us great cards with great techniques... this one had an embossed back ground with anchors.  We stamped the lighthouse and the birds, then used a red pencil to color the door and then used sponges for the water, beach and sky.  Lovely card Lori!

Melani picked purple because Julie and Roxxy love purple!  We chose three flowers , added the fun Hello greeting and embellished with buttons from Melani's "Whitish Button Collection"!!  Apparently, she has quite a collection and a box for every color of buttons! oh my!!  What a quick and fun card, Melani!!

Roxxy's Sandpiper card was a big hit!!  We all oohed and aahed over the marbled paper!!  we also used the blender pen and ink to add the water and a touch of yellow on the grass to bring it to life.  Nice elegant card Roxxy!!

It was a fun night and the cards were awesome!  Can't wait till next month!!  Our next class will be Tuesday October 4th at 7:00 PM!!  See you then!!


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Florence workshop

These are the layouts we did with Florence!!

This first one is the Hostess Club layout featuring the bulk paper!!  We also used the hello thin cuts as well!!  What fun!!  It's a super cut layout for almost any occasion!!

Here's the first layout... and it's based on a layout from pinterest scrapbook generations. The colors in this kit are so vibrant and fun!!  The die-cuts have a little bit of rose color to them and so does the shiny tape... it just makes a nice finish to the pages.

This layout is based on the CTMH's WYW.  
We edged the white pieces to help them stand out a bit.  
The blue print is so pretty!!

This layout was inspired by Chris Robertson... my favorite part is the tabs going across the top.  We also used a couple of the PML cards when decorating this page!!

The next hostess club will be Tuesday September 13th and we will be creating with the Magical kit!! Come join us for a night of fun!  Doors open at 5:00 pm!!  see you then!!


Friday, August 26, 2016

August Shoebox Cards

Here's my creation!!  It features the watercolor set and I used the big wide brush from CTMH's brush set!! Also used the new thin cuts.. hello and the heart thin cuts!!  

Anita showed us a fabulous watercolor technique... we used a craft mat and used a brush to apply paints that went along with our solid color, then put white cardstock over it and used that as the background for the butterflies... (that Anita pre-cut for us) and we could add texture if we wanted and then added our butterflies back in and embellished with coordinating gems and sequins.

Julie continues to amaze us with her creations!!  This card makes a box that holds notes, gift cards and or money!  Such fun colors too!!



Lori's lovely card is soft and sweet and a treat for anyone who would receive it!! I love all of the special touches... the doily, the center of the flower and the tiger eye gem and the greeting on the silverish paper!! Very elegant card!!

Melani had us going in circles with her card... she gave us scraps of papers and punches and this is what we created... One tip, punch the smaller circles first... What a great way to use scraps!!

Roxxy bright and fun card features a pop out cake!!  She gave us an insert so that we could us colored pencils to color the greeting, but I liked just the insert and so used that and some balloons to decorate!  What a surprise greeting!!

Shannon's sweet card fits in a #10 envelope and is a popsicle!!  we used a flower punch for the bite and added decorations.  What a great idea!!

Hope you can join us for September Shoebox cards... Tuesday September 6th at 7:00 pm!!