Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Craft Fair

Our Customer Craft Fair went over so well for our vendors last month that they asked if we would please do another one. So ladies......mark your calendars for Dec. 7th 10-430 pm.   You can get some unique gifts for Christmas shopping.  The Garden Center also has their Ladies in the Greenhouse the same day so this will be the most creative lane in EC that day!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013


 Last of my pages-for-sale from Saturday. Hopefully you all got to create more then 3 pages while the men were hunting. I think they are insane! I got groceries that morning and froze just loading all that into the car. Burr! Burr! Burrrrrr!!!
 Paper had a hint of shabby chic to me so I used the distressing tool to shred the edges of the page and photo mats to carry the theme through. The butterfly on the page matched Tim Holtz's Walnut ink perfectly so I smudged and inked throughout the page to tie it all together.  The flower is frombook pages and the Rose Creation die was used to cut the flower. The brad matched the little butterflies and had a shimmer to it so that tied in well with the glitter already on the page.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Birdie Birdie

     Another page-for-sale from Saturday. This one I used a few layers on the photo mats since it would wipe out that line of paper and I wouldn't have any scraps laying around I still felt I had to use.
I used the Build A Flower Cheery Lynn die to make a cream cherry blossom to go with the page. And I had the bird cage and bird left over from a past project that matched the colors on the paper so poof! A page.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cherry Blossom

           Ran up to the store bright and early this morning to do boring bookwork but then rewarded myself by doing a few pages-for-sale. I haven't gotten to make any in quite awhile and I enjoy just being able to grab whatever and not have to worry whether it's product current and in-stock.
                                               Here I layered butterflies on a diecut doily.
  Scraps were used for these little butterflies and then I used the Viva Pen to do pearl dots for the
                    flight patterns. This was also done on the 3D butterfly and the banners.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Poinsettia Negative

On this card I cut the poinsettias our but then put a piece of red behind so it is actually the negative used on this card. Then the cut outs can be used on another project. So always remember to use your negative images as well so get more for your buck.  The leaf diecuts are Cheery Lynn and then Candi Dots were added for the centers. I pop dotted the white panel for added interest. Another easy idea for your Christmas cards. You could crank several of these out in no time.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


 This is a card from a past class and it was featured in our Christmas Extravaganza as on of the make-n-takes too. I am just way behind getting things posted. I do not have much time now with the store and the retreat so all my postings on this blog with be irratic. Sorry. But you have the store for constant fresh ideas, inspiration and the joy of walking the ilses and seeing all the new stuff. Just can't get that buying online. Small Business day is coming up the end of this month and all small businesses need customers to survive. I appreciate each and every one of mine.
The inside is a diasy diecut by Cheery Lynn and I used tweezers to curl the petals inward. The poinsettia is a Spellbinders die.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pretty Poinsttia Treat

Here is a easy holiday gift idea for you. You can even use your leftover Christmas papers from last year.  Just fold it up into a 'purse type' design and have your bag of treats inside. Or a small gift. Whatever your creative mood is feeling. Tie a bow to hold it all together and slap on a flower and poof! A fun, easy, quick treat gift. This can be done any time of year with different elements for the occasion.  The beautiful paper is My Minds Eye and I love the teal added to all the holiday papers this year.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Flowers and dies

 This card is also made from book pages. I had done a 3 card class featuring flowers from pages and dies. This one was colored with Distress Inks and just pouncing the color onto the diecuts.
I also added a butterfly diecut to the inside for more interest. Lots of compnaies dies were used. We love dies and love the selection out there so creativity can't be limited to just one. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Handmade flowers

These fun flowers were made from pages out of an old book. I spritzed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and crunches them up.  the fun curved border is a newer Spellbinders border die set.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Flowers! Flowers! Flowers!

 I have been busy since August teaching flower classes. Here are just some of the flower designs the gals got to create and learn while attending class. I am currently working on a Flowers #4 class since they are still not tired of flowers yet. I did have to give my wrists a break though from all the Cuttlebugging.
 These 2 versions of carnations are made from 2 different Cheery Lynn dies. One is fuller then the other. The tips of the white one are inked pink but it doesn't show up in this photo.
 Both of these are from the same Cheery Lynn die but you get 2 different looks. The gals got to see how versital all the dies were and how to use in multiple ways to really get your monies worth.
This was a favorite and made fromt he Shasta Daisy strip. Tips were inked with tea dye ink but once again the photo doesn't show it well. Everything is better in person right? Another great reason to take a class.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Anniversary Sale and Customer Craft Fair

Mark your calendars for tomorrow!! We have our annual Customer Craft Fair and it was 7 years ago today I took over Picture This so I will have an anniversary sale tomorrow as well to thank all my wonderful customers.