Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Prickly Pear

Hi everyone!!

This summer has flown by!!

We had great fun creating layouts using CTMH Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way!!  It was not one of my favorites, but The layouts are just amazing!!

PS this kit is only available through August 31st!!  So hurry up and place your order!!

This is the hostess club layout and it is based on Make it From Your Heart (MIFYH) volume III.  This is Pattern 2 and uses bulk paper. It's a quick and easy layout... easy to swap colors and even add more to it.  It would be fun to put some shimmer trim on the side cactus papers...  and even a big cactus would be fun to put on the page.  

Tina Lovell is such an inspiration.  I love love love this layout.  I love the combination of blues and greens and the sea glass and emerald.  It's such a happy layout out!!

This layout is inspired by Liz Johnson!  She shared her version on facebook the day I was working on this for club.  It was so light and fun... I had to try it!  I love how it came out!!  

This is another great layout!  It's quick and fun and festive!!  This lovely layout was inspired by Laura Fairbrother!!  I love the little details that really make this layout pop! (Side note, Theresa did some flipping of papers and they looked great!!)

This is another layout inspired by Laura Fairbrother!! I love that this paper layout looks so amazingly different from the other layout.  I love the flowers and the orangey freshness to it.  

And the last layout... for now anyway... uses the rainbow paper that is so bright and fun!  This layout is inspired from Susan Williams!  and it has fun written all over it!!  The best day is a 4x6 flip flap.  The white part on the very right is actually three 3.5x3.5 photos. 

These are all great layouts and were fun to do!!  Hope you will try them!!

Our next class will be Tuesday, September 12 and will feature Jack WYW.  If you want to join us, please place the order by 8-31-17.  The new Holiday Expressions is here!  LMK if you want your copy!!

See you soon!!


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone,

Hope this summer has been as enjoyable as it can be for you!!  Can't believe that it's August though!!  

Well, here are some of the amazing creations from Shoebox Card Night!!  We had a small group again... and hopefully this fall we will have more people joining us!  We missed those of you who were not able to come last night. 

I love the "No Worries" Scrapbooking stamp set and saw a lovely card by Jennifer Smith on pinterest and had to recreate it!!  Love this card... it uses a reverse circle stencil and sponge daubers to create the background (hint... do the yellow first).  The thank you if from a different stamp set.

Julie's super sweet card is "Beary" nice.  The heart was stamped for us... in a very light tan color allowing us to add color to the image.  She also had stamped the bears and cut them out for us.  I neglected to cut a slit around the flower that should have been in front of the card (Oops).  It looks much cuter when it's done like that.  Sweet Card Julie!!

Bears my be in the air tonight... here's a second card featuring a bear.  Melani's darlin card makes a for using two  sided paper.  And the trick is to cut the paper up 1.5-2 inches in the middle.. then simply fold the paper up... revealing the other side of the paper.  We also used watercolor pencils to color the bear and she had pre wetted cotton swabs for us to quickly outline the bear and quickly color him in.  Love this cute little card!!

Roxxy is the queen of thin cuts!!  This is a beautiful card... copper and seaglass.  It was a labor of love to find the pieces and put them where they belong.  The black paper is sparkly and the top layer is white glitter.  Such a pretty card!!

We love our crafting and card nights... Join us Tuesday September 5th for the next Shoebox card event!!