Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop - Letter E


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!













For this hop we will be featuring the letter E.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their E element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

I chose Christmas EVE as my E.  I just finished this layout and it is from leftover paper fromSparkle and Shine which is retired!  Also all of the cricut cuts were also leftovers from a workshop that I did 2 Christmases ago!
This layout is from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 Layout #12.  I just love our layout books when I am not feeling very creative because it makes creating so much simpler!  Black and Grey Glitter paper, Silver Sequin Assortment and a Sparkle finished off the look!




Hope you enjoyed my E!  Please leave a comment and enjoy the rest of the hop!








Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Marie Goetz - Marie's Paper Crafting and Such 

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
1. Linda Norman-Scrappy Therapy
3. Darlys Recker - Crafty Happy 
4. Janna Gray - The Creative Princess 
5. Pam Trostle ~ Pam's Crafty Creations 
6. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking   
7. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings
8. Lisa Plummer - Flaunt Your Creativity 
9. Dominique Groulc - Fun2cre8 
11. Wendy Kessler - My Scrapbooking Blog 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Color Challenge on ScrapMuch?

On ScrapMuch?, they had these colors as a color challenge and you had to use at least 4.  

I was planning on making baby boy thank you notes for a friend so I immediately went looking in my stash for paper that would work!

Miracle!  No not a miracle that I could find something that would work, I think I had several options, but Miracle the paper pack!  It was perfect for the blues, green and beige/grey colors.

This was my creation!

So everything I used is retired but I am happy to be using my stash except our Thin 3-D Foam Tape!  I didn't want to put too many thick embellishments because she will probably need to mail these!

Hope you enjoyed my brief post to share this sweet card!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Confetti Wishes Layout Class

Saturday, March 21 at 10 am 
or 
Thursday, March 26 at 9:30 am

Create 2 two page layouts with the festive Confetti Wishes papers and Complements and a few sparkles for $20!  

Everything is cut for you and you get the remaining paper!  

You will only need to bring basic supplies of adhesive, scissors, glue dots and pop dots. A Corner Rounder would be helpful if you have one!

Sign up and Pay $20 by March 14!

If you can't attend or live out of town you can order a precut kit and assemble at home for $20 plus acutual shipping!

To pay either mail me a check or pay in person or do paypal to cmncmn@satx.rr.com using the friends and family payment!  (call me if you need help to send a paypal payment!)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Studio J Yuletide Carol Express Collection

Every year I scrapbook all of our Christmas pictures after editing them! This is usually a LOT of pictures and some are not very exciting!  However, I want to capture those memories and stories while they are fresh too! 

So I have started doing them in Studio J.  This year Close to My Heart came out with a Yuletide Carol Express Collection of premade pages that are available only until the end of February! I decided to get my act together and take advantage of this special set of pages!

At a crop where I was tired and not feeling particularly inspired I pulled out my laptop and created these pages in just a couple of hours!





















Eight two page layouts with journaling and titles and some extra pictures added!

The extra fun thing for me is that I also could bring the Peace on Earth page a second time to put in my boy's album!  I put all the others in a Christmas album!  So I really created 9 two page layouts!

Studio J is simple to use and creates pages that look three dimensional not just flat like a photo!  It is free to try and costs Nothing until you order the pages which are $6.95 for a 2 page layout! Can you make 8 or 9 to page layouts in an evening?  You can on Studio J!

Check out other Studio J pages I have made here! 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #95














I saw this sketch and immediately thought scrapbook page not a card but I am generally not a one photo on a page type of girl. When I was moving things, ehem, piles around in my craft room and saw our Christmas letter sitting there and wondered if I could make it work!  I let it percolate in my head all day and then pulled out the Pear and Partridge paper from a couple of Christmases ago and made this page in about 15 minutes!















The retired Cranberry Chevron ribbon was a perfect compliment to the Pear and Partridge paper.  made a faux bow using glue dots so it wasn't so thick!  We have Cranberry Striped Twill Ribbon now that would have worked just as well , if I had had any!

For the sentiment at the bottom I used a zip strip and matted it on a small piece of New England Ivy and made banner ends to complete the look!

I love using the sketch in a different way!   I would love to see what you do with it!  Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!

 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop- Letter D


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!














For this hop we will be featuring the letter D.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their D element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

My D today is a little out of the box for me!  I did Death by Chocolate and Designed Décor! Love it so much I may have to play with one for me!




















So a friend of mine bought the Designed Décor Black Frame at least a year ago maybe longer because she saw the project Close to My Heart had done with the Stamp of the Month and the frame! 

It has been sitting at her house waiting to be made!  Her daughter has a tea party coming up and she wanted to finish it for that. She and I sat down this afternoon and whipped this cute thing out!

We used a retired Stamp of the Month with chocolates and cute sayings on it, Pink Glitter Gems, Mini Clothespins and retired Sophia paper, plus Chocolate, Blush, Holly Hock and Topiary Pigment Ink!









The biggest help was the Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge which the tags, circles, a tab, banners and title were all cut on!















It probably took maybe 2 hours to assemble including fussy cutting, stamping, coloring and putting together the tags and circles and them arranging it on the frame!












One thing to point out is we used the pigment ink we sell rather than our dye based inks because they are longer lasting when exposed to light and better for Home Décor!


Hope you enjoyed my D and continue on to the rest of the D's!





Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Wendy Kessler - My Scrapbooking Blog 


Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
1. Linda Norman - ScrappyTherapy
2. Wendy Kessler - MyScrapbooking Blog 
3. Janna Gray - The CreativePrincess 
4. Diana Saunders - Farmer DiStamps 
5. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking 
6. Pam Trostle ~ Pam's CraftyCreations 
7.  Lisa Plummer ~ FlauntYour Creativity 
8. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings 
9. Shelly Nemitz - Just OnePretty Piece   
10. Darlys Recker - Crafty Happy
11. Marie Goetz - Marie'sPapercrafting and Such   
12-Stephanie Feist-QuiltedScrapper

13. Dominique Groulx - Fun2cre8with Dominique