Friday, January 31, 2014

Project Inspiration: Scribble Sensational

Watch this video and see some fun and easy techniques that you can use to add to any project.  It's a short one with lots of great ideas.  Take a look.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Crush on Artbooking

I have been having so much fun helping my Grand kids make their own Crush Book.  I always save my leftovers and bit and pieces.  I we have been using them in their books.  I have little zip lock bags in both of their book and when I have little things leftover I put them in their for them to use.

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If you need some ideas to get you started you need to watch this video.

Have fun when you make yours.
What! You don't have one...  Get yours here.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Another Altered Box

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Well Jenn did this box.  She pulled out some of my older paper packs and chose Sofia.  She also used flowers stickers and brads to embellish this box.  We have several boxes that will fit in the cubbies of my Expedite so you can expect to see lots more of them.

 The only thing she used that is current is the zipper ribbon  at the bottom.  I love how it turned out.  This box will hold projects that I want to do.  

Thursday, January 23, 2014

DIY: Easy 3-D Effects

Just when you thought you have seen everything that you can do with the CTMH  Artbooking cartridge they have more to show you.  Make some great 3-D projects.  You will see a banner and a little book from the film strip.  Take a look and see.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Love, Love, Love

Here are 2 amazing Mini Albums that you can make with the Artbooking from pages 48 and 49.  They are 8 x 3.5.  Be sure to watch the whole thing and you will lean a couple of new techniques along the way.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

My Scrapbook Room 2014

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Okay well I am pretty well organized thanks to my wonderful DIL Jenn.  We still have lots to do but it is presentable now.
My first scrapbook room was my sons room when he moved out.   It was upstairs and some of my customers had a hard time going up and down the stairs.  Now I am down stairs after the daunting task of moving everything.  The nice part is that we literally had to touch everything.  In doing so we had lots of piles to keep, to recycle, and to put in a garage sale.   WOW was that a job.  Everyone pitched in to help.  You never know how much you really have until you try to move it.   What a great feeling it is to be done with that part.  You can see my old scrapbook room here!
This is what it looks like now.
Here is the Expedite that was in my other room and I was happy when it fit perfectly in here next to the window.

Here is a small wall next to the closet that I knew I would put all my Ikea towel holders on to hang my baskets and punches on.  I sold all my punches except these basic shapes in my garage sale.  I mainly use my Cricut or my Imagine to cut any shape I need.
This is the desk in my room.  My DIL Jenn wants to paint it and I think that will be the next project. You can see how she painted my hutch here.  I will have to add a picture of the old vanity of my MIL that she painted for my Granddaughter.
Here are all my stamp sets they are in baskets that I got from Ikea and cataloged in the binder next to the black bins. Idea books are in a little shelf unit that was in my house when I was growing up.  I painted it white and put a flower print vinyl for the backing to the shelves.  My ink towers are on a glass shelf that I had and they sit on the 2 kids toy holders  The pictures are from a trip to Italy, Positano and the Forum in Rome.  I use my dry erase board for anything I am doing in class or that I want to make for upcoming events.
This is my new and bigger Expedite from Ikea for all my paper. The stainless steel cart holds my Imagine and some of my Cricut cartridges.  The long picture is of Capri Italy.
This is my table that will seat 10 but I like to keep it to 8.  It is a sheet of steel that my husband sprayed painted white and adhered to a sheet of plywood for stability the legs are from Ikea and my 3 Grand kids love to play under the table and use the shelves for their play things and games.   All the dogs love to lay in the sun under the sliding glass door.  It has a little something for everyone.

 Well that is it for the tour.  I love scrapbooking, cardmaking, and paper crafting.  Thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think or if you have any questions. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Sunset

I just love a beautiful sunset.  So I had to share this with you all.  I don't think I need to say much about it, just enjoy!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Altered Idea Book Box

I was cleaning up my scrapbook room/classroom trying to get more organized for my classes this month.  I had all my ribbon in a tub and it was a mess so I had to stop and figure out what to do with all of it.  I need to see it and I wanted to make it cute too!
I had a bunch of CTMH boxes and I wanted to re-purpose at least some of them rather than throwing them out in the recycling bin.
For some reason I seem to collect a lot of ribbon.  It is one of those things that you can not have enough. Am I right?
Well I garbed a older paper pack (because I don't have any of my new ones yet)!  Maybe you can guess which one I used.
Leave it in the Comments section if you know which one it is.
I left the flaps up and added some cardstock strips to keep the flaps in place.  The Ribbon in from my stash and the 2 felt pink flowers and the 1 grey felt flower were left from my Frosted WOTG kit.  The paper pink flower is from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Here it is in my Expedite from Ikea.
Now with the help of my DIL Jenn, off to clean the rest of it up.  Check back I will have more pictures of my scrapbook room as we get it organized again.   UGH  What an ongoing process that is.
Happy Scraping!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Love Is in the Air

In this video you will get to see how 3 layouts were made using the Artbooking pages 58 and 59.  These will get you ready for valentines Day.  I love the Zebra print as a stencil.  Take a look you won't be sorry.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Creations Hip Pic Album Z1956

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I started this Hip Pic Album for my Granddaughter I used the Laughing Lola paper pack because that is her favorite one from this Idea Book.  Just wait until she sees the new Idea Book!!
I only did the first 3 pages and she can do the rest they way she wants.  I just gave her one of my cameras and she love taking pictures
The Hip Pic Album has 16 slots for 4x6 pictures and with the inside front and back you can put 18 pictures so she will have a great time filling it and decorating it the way she wants it.
Here is what I did with the cover
Here is page 1
pages 2 and 3
As you can see this will be a cute and fun projects for her to do and add her pictures to.
I think it is just the right size for her to work with.
I also used our Washi Tape.
All the products that I used are Close To My Heart.

My Creations Hip Pic Album Z1956
Laughing Lola paper pack X7170B
Slate Polka- Dot Washi Tape Z1817

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Embellished Burlap Bags (+playlist)

This video shows you how to embellish Burlap Bags.  Burlap is so hot right now that you will love it and you won't want to miss out on this one.  You can use it for Gifts, Gift cards, silverware and that is just a few of the things you can do with them.  You can see them Here!

Order yours here and join in on my online gathering
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Inspiration Mini Albums

This video uses the Inspiration-themed keys on pages 44 and 45 in the Artbooking handbook. It shows you how they made a mini album using theses 2 keys.  Take a look and give it a try with you most treasured memories  using border, overlays, an other complementary shapes from the catridge to make inspiring artwork of your own.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Free Pajama Party, with Close To My Heart and Big Picture Classes

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I have so much fun with the Free Pajama Party at Big Picture Classes and you can too.  Just join Here and proceed to check out then you will see it is Free.  Oh yes, did I mention it is FREE!
Click here to see all about it.

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes again to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this Valentine's Day scrapbook page.  It's the perfect way to showcase your you precious photos of that special someone.  Here is the list of everything you need to order on it.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

National Papercrafting Month Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit

I am so excited for the Cloud Nine Cardmaking kit.  You are going to like this one too.  The Cloud Nine Cardmaking kit makes 10 cards, 2 each of 5 different ones.  It is also a sneak peek and some of the new products that will be coming out in the new Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.  I will have the new catalogs ready for you the First of February.
You can get your by ordering $35.00 of qualifying product and you will be able to order the Cloud Nine Cardmaking kit for $15.00 (retail value is $46.00)  That's a great savings. You will then qualify for the Stamp Of The Month for $5.00.  Be sure to watch the Video at the end.
This offer is available from January 1-31, 2014 and it is while supplies last so get your now.  These are going to go fast.
Well here is what you will get.  It always amazes me that even through I have an 4'x 8' table in my room I seem to have to work in a 6" area.  Oh well I guess that's okay.  Or maybe I need to pick up after myself more often.
These are the Thanks cards you will make.  Notice the Gold Washi Tape.  Spoiler Alert
These are the hip-hip hooray cards.  Notice the Teal Shimmer Tape.  Spoiler Alert!
These are the Just Because cards.  Notice the Silver and Gold Studs.  Spoiler Alert!
These are the Happy Birthday cards.
These are the Love cards.
You will only need your cutter, scissors, and 3-D Foam Tape if you want to pop anything up.  It uses Slate, Whisper, Chrystal Blue, Twilight ink,
You can order yours here!

Here is a short video that will show you all about the Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year, Frosted Layout

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...We just closed out 2013 and now into 2014.  Looking back it was a pretty good year for our family.  I hope it was for your family too.
My Granddaughter was in the Nutcracker before Christmas.  She was a Magical Christmas Tree. What a beautiful Christmas Tree she was.  With all the pictures I took at dress rehearsal I thought I better do a Layout for her.  So here it is.

 They had 2 shows and she danced in both.  I was so proud of her.
I used the Frosted Workshop on the Go G1070 and I think it was the perfect one for her Nutcracker.  It matched the background to the theater perfectly.  With the WOTG you get everything you need to complete this layout.  You get the paper pack, Stamp set, embellishments, and complete guide with cutting instructions, placement, and stamping.  The only thing you need to supply is the ink and of course the pictures.
Do you love to scrapbook or make cards.  Join me in one of my classes.  You can see my schedule on My Classes, Workshops, and Club Schedules.