Thursday, April 28, 2011
Last of pages I am sharing from the weekend. The masculine one turned out pretty cool so I may end up keeping it for myself for one of my boys pages. If you look at the star...it was actually cut from the photo matting paper but I placed the die so it would cut the design out to match the star. And then I zoomed in on the latest tool I have been having fun with .....Tim Holtz mini attacher!! The staples are teeny and add that little extra. I cross-stapled them to form stars to match the rest of the layout. Distressed the edges of everything a little with his inks and poof! A page. You can learn all these tricks we use by taking a class. The designers are always teaching techniques in our classes and you learn the different short cuts, fav tools and so much more each time you take a class with each of our designers.
*Don't forget: Annual Customer Thrift Sale this Saturday 10-4*
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The paper had the beautiful flower garden on it so I only added the framing for the photo and a sun and glammed it up a tad by adding Stickles to the ladybugs and hearts. Once again I added a flight pattern for more interest. The tiny ladybug print was the backside of the paper and since it was a 'last sheet wonder'....I had to cut the 5x7 out of the paper where I would be repacing it. But I then added a few mats to it to make it larger then the hole I originally cut so I had room to reglue it back down. I also added the picket fence at the bottom of the photo mat since it just seemed to go with this layout. The sunshine was inked to give it dimension as well.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
For this one I cut the main paper so I had a 3x12 piece and a 9x12 piece. The flowers were a little over-powering for the entire background and since the double-sided paper had coordinating color on the back....that is the other half of the page. I just attached them to a 12x12 white cardstock. Then hid the seam with a scalloped border punch. The various butterflies were punches out of matching colors and I drew a flight pattern on one for added interest.
Monday, April 25, 2011
I created over the weekend. Saturday I made a bunch of pages for sale from last sheets left. I love doing that. And someone had bought 20 Friday so I really needed to get more made. I will share some of them this week.
Then yesterday I was working on classes and ended up doing a card kit as well. The inside is as pretty as the outside.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A very elegant sympathy card. I am in a butterfly mood lately. I am trying to wish spring here. (not working since they used that nasty 'snow' word in the forcast again this morning)
I used border puches on front and a strip of twill down the middle and a beautiful Sizzix embossing folder on the inside.
Supplies: Spellbinder oval dies, Sizzix folder, twill, MS butterfly punch, Impression Obsession stamp and Just Rite stamp, Daisy D's paper, CS, Tim Holtz ink.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This glittery paper has been a favorite here lately with spring. We have used it on several projects. On the inside of the white circle I gently drug a lilac ink pad over it to soften the harsh white. And carried the
spring theme thru to inside with the picket fence border punch. The inside paper is the backside of the front glittery paper.
Supplies: Spellbinder dies, MS butterfly and fence punch, CS, Tim Holtz embossing folder.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Supplies: Basic Grey papers, CS, Spellbinders Label, Hero Arts pearl, Kaiser Kraft flower, flower punches and pop dots.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Last day of this months Fab 5. We hope you were inspired. I had to literally whip this one up just now. I used the new foilage Spellbinders dies by leafs. Love that they put holes in the back so it is way easier to remove the cut cardstock now. The base of card was embossed and then labels were also used for the tree part.
Here us just some quick bonus ideas using the same Hero Arts stamp set. Since I had it out and had some leftover pieces on my work area....poof! Its a fun set....I believe we have 3 sets left for sale in store. The oval
Nesties was also used along with little Copic coloring on leaves and Tim Holtz Distress Stickles was used on top card and right card.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Supplies: Spellbinders dies, My Favorite Things stamps, MS picket fence punch, Copics, Judith bee stubby, Memento ink, Basic Grey papers, CS, Cloud Stencil and Stickles.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Supplies: Spellbinders, Magnolia stamps, Copics, Basic Grey paper, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug, pop dots, CS.
Supplies: Spellbinders, Basic Grey paper, CS, Hero Arts pearls, May Arts ribbon, Pebbles Inc sticker, pop dot.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Supplies: Spellbinders dies, Stamp Avie stamp, Copic markers and Blender, EK Success paw border punch, ribbon, Memento ink, XPress CS.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Supplies: Spellbinders dies, Judith stamps, Copics, May Arts strings, Glossy Accents, CS.