Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Where is the Snow?

Goodmorning. The last day of January and we will be in the 40's today. I love it but the snow enthusiast and kids may not. Can't make snowmen with no snow.
This card was from our Extravaganza and I it just never got posted on my blog. I got the idea from a magazine and then used supplies I had on hand. I used liquid applique for the snow spots and just let it dry instead of heating it.  Also a gold leafing pen was used around the inside cut.

Supplies: Tim Holtz dies, Spellbinder Label die, Gold leafing pen, Liquid Applique, CS, Gems and gold string.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cats Pajama's

Finally, the third card from the 'Cats Meow' class. This one also had the original stamped and colored but for the 2nd part I stamped on patterned paper and cut it out and layed over original so there was minimal coloring when done this way. The oval Spellbinder die was left in place and used as a stencil to add some matching ink color to the inside of oval to soften the area.

Supplies: Great Impressions stamps, Judith paw stubby, My Minds Eye paper, CS, Bakers Twine, Spellbinders dies, Versacolor and Memento inks, Copics, popdot.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This Hugs for you

Second card from the class last week. If you have the winter blues....concider signing up for one of classes offered at Picture This. We'd love to have to join us, it is fun and you always learn something new!!
On this card I had them stamp and color the image but then also stamp again and cut out the mouse and tail, color and popdot over the top of the original image. This really makes the card more interesting. I think I have something 3D on ALL my projects now that I think about it.  A Candi was added to the center of the flower. Just that tiny bit of color to match the Bakers Twine ties it all together. I loved working with all the sherbert colors for this class.  Watch for the 3 featured cards to be one of the upcoming PT Boards of the month with specials on select stamps.

Supplies: Great Impressions stamps, Bakers Twine, Copics, Candi, Spellbinder die, Fiskars border punch, My Minds Eye paper, CS, popdots.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

One of those days...

Have you ever had one of those days? I think we all have. This is the look I get from my cats when they get their baths too....the WHY are you doing this too me?!   This is one of the three cards from my 'Cats Meow' class last week.  I used Glossy Accents on the bubbles to give them the wet look. And after coloring with Copics...I used the blender pen to put dots by the whiskers.

Supplies: Great Impressions and Judith stamps, My Minds Eye paper, CS, Bakers Twine, Glossy Accents, Copic markers.

Monday, January 23, 2012


I borrowed some of Lisa's pony photos to make this sample for the store. We have been busy making fresh samples throughout the store. And when we have over 300 page samples at any given time....its a lot!   This is the beautiful winter lline Bl Bunny released this past winter. All of us PT gals just love it. So I finally got to play with some of the paper from that line.  On the close up you will see I added bling and it was just the perfect touch. The paper is so pretty that I didn't want to over fill the page so you really notice the pony photos on this layout and the few accents are just subtle.

Supplies: Bo Bunny paper, CS, snowflake punch, clear gems colored to match with Copic marker, Zva bling.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Each Flower is a Soul

I have lots of photos of my flower beds. It was a passion of mine and one I had to give up due to my Chiari. Now my many beds are more weeds then flowers so we are slowing shrinking them. But I will have the photos to enjoy and that is why we all scrapbook....to preserve our memories!!

Supplies: Bo Bunny paper, Fancy Pants rub-ons, Cheery Lynn vine die, CS, flowers and pearls.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I Adore You

I played with a few different tools on this page. I love punches and dies....you can use them over and over and over. You will want to mark you calendar for our very first Punch Trade In Sale Feb. 3rd-4th.  You can trade in ones you no longer use and receive coupons to buy something fun and new.
On the close up you can see where I sanded the edges and that brought out the inner white core of the paper. You could also ink the edges for a more dementional look as well.

Supplies: Cloud Nine papers, Rose Creations & Birdcage set Spellbinder dies, brads, Creative Impression twill, My Minds Eye sticker sheet, MS twig punch, CS.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tim Holtz Doily Die

I purchased the Doily die a couple months ago and never got to play with it yet so I used it on a couple pages-for-sale so I could at least say I played with it. lol
It would be very pretty on heritage pages. I just added left over stickers to complete the pages and they'll be added to our basket of pages for sale. The selection changes weekly here and people love them since all they have to do is add their own photos.  So I won't list supplies for this one since it was odds and ends.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Up up and away

Join us today from 11-1 for this cute make-n-take. It was a joint effort between Kelsey and me. I had the idea and she got it assembled for me.  The background clouds is a cool stamp that will be featured during the make-n-take.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Another page created over the weekend to add to the pages-for-sale basket.  The flowers were left over from one of the previous pages posted and I used a journal rub-on. It needed a little more to tie it all together and the vine border punch seemed to pull it all together.

Supplies: My Minds Eye papers, Cloud Nine flowers, MS vine border, Fancy Pants rub ons.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Love Bug

Happy Tuesday. This is a quick card to make for someone for Valentines or an Anniversary. I cut a car out of the patterned paper and pop dotted it above another car image for added interest on the card.

Supplies: Paper Loft paper, pop dot, May Arts ribbon.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Floral Spray

Hope you are having a great weekend. My plan was to create all weekend for classes, samples, kits and pages for sale so hopefully all goes well for that to happen.  This page is going to be a sample in the store above the flower section. On the close up you can see the details better and I used a Zig pen to draw the lines for the butterflies flight patterns.

Supplies: MS butterfly punch, Cloud Nine papers and flower pack, Spellbinders foilage die set, Creative Impressions twill, CS, Tim Holtz doily border die.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

So Berry Sweet

This is another page I got done for our page kits at the store. A few different tools were used in the creation of this. A Martha Stewart border punch was used for the white vine across the page. A Spellbinders scalloped heart die was used and then I kept the die in place while I inked it so it has the white border. A Cuttlebug heart die was used and then I embossed with the Swiss Dots and sanded it. And a Cheery Lynn vine die was also used. Your tools are an investment but you can use them over and over and over. I love them.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Another layout featuring Shadow.  Why do cats love to mess up rugs and hide underneath them?
This is actually the Lily Bee winter line that I was dieing to play with since it came in before the holidays. I finally am and used the back sides since I loved the colors. I punched our several circles and put them down the side of the curved paper to kinda resemble the rug.  Then cut a matching heart and added that to the top on yet another circle to tie it all together. I like how it turned out...but the cat is by far cutier then the page. lol

Supplies" Lily Bee papers, EK Success cirlce and folk heart punch, Picture This Pazzle diecut machine, CS and jute.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bah Humbug

Several years ago when I had time to actually do fun things for my family (that'd be before owning a store) ha
I had the brilliant idea to go out to where my little sister had her horses and get photos of her prized horse at that time with a Santa cap on or the reindeer horns. Yea, the best laid plans and Leanns Law ...blah blah blah. It was freezing, I couldn't tell one horse from the next since they all looked the same and they were not thrilled to have anything on their head!!  But I kept at it until I had photo with each horse and figured once I developed them.....her dad could tell me wish one was the correct horse to make a 5x7 photo and frame for a xmas gift.
You can clearly see in the photo the horse was not pleased at all to be subjected to this.

On the close up you can see I added Flower Soft to the fence post for an added effect.  And I had to use one of the new Memory Box dies.  =)

Monday, January 9, 2012


This is my gentle soul kitty Shadow. He's a big cat but the most sweetest. My Siamese is sassy....as they tend to be. Lucy, the kitten, still has some of the 'feral' in her since she just doesn't understand to retract her claws! And Simba is Simba.
I used flower punches and diecuts to create the dream dots and added the fish and millk accents for a cute touch.  The paper already had the flourishes so I simply added some flower accents and the title to complete the page. Took very little time to make...and this is what we keep saying....you can get several pages done in a little time.  I did my journaling in tiny print along the edges of the vines. I am not one for journaling but it is important to get the names and dates so if I do not add them somewhere on the page...I at least write it on the back of the page.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lucy Girl

We took down a lot of the page samples in the store that the paper was no longer available so now we have to kick it in high gear to create new pages. I had some photos of Lucy from October so I put them on the new Bo Bunny  paper from fall. Then I used leaf dies and crinkled them and inks them, added a few twigs and a diecut with her name.  She still hasn't learned how to sheath her claws. She always has them out. I figure about a month yet and then she can be declawed and fixed. I always do both at the same time so its less tramatic on my cats.

Supplies: Bo Bunny paper, CS, Provo Craft leave die set, MS twig punch, Tim Holtz Distressed ink, Pazzle diecut machine and popdots.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I made 2 of these pages over the weekend that have hit the floor as pages-for-sale. There were 2 of the pretty acetate bulbs left and I knew they'd just hang in store for sale but as soon as we put them on a layout....then they sell.  I had Lisa cut the 'memories' title on one of our Pazzle machines and simply embossed the photo mats with a snowflake folder. I punched out a couple snowflakes and covered with Tim Holtz's Distress Stickles to add some more bling to the pages since the acetate has glitter in it. And used a red metallic paper for the shadow on the diecut. I splashed a bit more red in by adding ribbon to the corners of the mattings.

Supplies: Fancy Pants acetate, Fancy Pants papers, red metallic paper, May Arts ribbon, snowflake embossing folder, Hero Arts gems, Tim Holtz Distress Stickles.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Naughty Cosmo

Happy Friday.  I keep forgetting to post these photos to show everyone I tell about Cosmo how naughty he is. lol.   He is a sunflower "crack". I usually get to the store between 7-8 am and since the hamsters are in MY office.....this is what I have to listen to all the time. Hamsters nocturnal???  I don't think Cosmo got that memo.   He chews on the side of his cage until I go feed him sunflower seeds through the grids. He is always trying to get his sunflowers. And he has taught the other one to do the same thing. I can not tune noises out like most people so he drives me up a wall somedays. And you would think an hour in his ball each morning would do the trick of pooping him out. Nope. He's naughty I tell ya. We still love him though.  You can see on the close up that he is smart enough to keep working on the same grid....I assume hoping he will someday get loose.  Too smart for his own good.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Don't forget to join us today for our weekly make-n-take from 11-1.  For todays I used one of the
Memory Box dies and a Cuttlebug embossing border.  Hope to see you!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


We got a little snow the other day. Surely not enough for the kids to get to play in much. Just enough to make the roads nasty. It should only snow at night and then not on the roads. Wouldn't that be perfect?  My youngest now has his license so now I worry for both my boys driving on winter roads.

This page will be hitting the store floor as a page kit this week. I was anxious to try the new Memory Box Bianca snowflake die that arrived last week. It is soooo pretty. The detail is awesome.  And then I added a few more dies as well to complete the page. And all 3 different companies dies work in the Cuttlebug. NOW all we need is snow to take photos to add. ha

Supplies: Reminisce papers, Memory Box die, Sizzix snowflake & Alphabet dies, Provo Craft corner die, EK Success snowflake punch.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Carols

You had a wonderful Christmas and now you have all those photos to get made into pages? Here is a very quick page you can make and as I like it.....the paper does the work for you. You can not tell in the photo but the main paper is metallic so I used text weight metallic for the poinsettias I made as well to tie it all together and the completed project has a very elegant look.
I am still playing with my Spellbinders poinsettias dies. I absolutely love them. I added the large one in the bottom right and put a small one on the bell bow at the top left of the page. I then added some gold gems for the centers. I have also added Candi dots, Stickles, pearls and Flower Soft in the past for the centers. If there is enough request....we can turn this into a page kit for the store.

Supplies: TPC paper, Spellbinders die, Hero Arts gems, text weight metallic papers and gold string.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Goodmorning blog followers!! I was at the store all weekend creating.  I got another class put together and then some pages for samples and/or sale.  So it was a productive weekend. When I was straightening the other day I came across this paper and I think its cute so I put some in my to-do pile to make a sample for the store. The reverse side is the dragonflies so it worked perfect to use for the matting. With the extra I made another page for sale but you could do a 2 page layout instead. And I also had the extra to cut out some of the designs and pop dot them....like the tree and dragonflies. I used the Rose Creation to make the flowers and inked the edges.  And added bling to the girl unicorn for a necklace.  So a simple deisgn can easily be turned into a cute page.

Supplies:Three Bugs in a Rug paper, CS, Spellbinders Rose Creation, Versa ink, Kaiser word bling.