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Sunday, August 30, 2009

The view from mine eyes - a layout

Basic Grey Porcelain papers, rubons, brads and chipboard letters.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Welcome baby


Card to welcome a little baby girl. Paper piecing has been my style for so many years. Thought I would create this giraffe to match the babyset gift I got for her. I used a scrap piece a paper, white card, nestabilities and cuttlebug folder, balloon punchs, circle punches, and a small bud punch.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Senior Portraits

I just love senior portraits -- especially one's like this one of my niece where there isn't a lot of predominant colors so I can use any paper I want! :) Used Basic Grey papers, HS flower and bling, Say It With Crystals bling bird, hand stitching (!!) and doodlebug paper frills. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Prom Perfect

This is the group of kids that gathered for photos prior to their prom this year. Hence the title "Prom Perfect" (picture perfect, get it?) I used newer Basic Grey papers and alpha stickers, MM buttons, DMC floss and CTMH stamp (for date) and inks. Enjoy!

Monday, August 24, 2009

More VB layouts

This was a quickie using the Imaginisce line of VBall papers and stickers. I actually used deco scissors for the scallops!! I cut the title "Shopping" from my KNK (which is yet another electronic cutter out on the market that hooks up to your computer and cuts any fonts you have on your computer -thanks for those of you who asked last time).

Sunday, August 23, 2009

My niece

Well, scrapped a few years late but this is on of my niece's senior portraits. I used Basic Grey sultry papers, a profusion of ribbons from MM, bling swirlies from Say It With Crystals, MM staples and used the cricut to cut the title. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cute as a Button - A Class

I love how this turned out!

This is the next class project for Thursday, September 10. You will be creating 6 mini cards with buttons and other paper embellishments. These cards are so cute you’ll need something to hold them so you will also be decorating a storage box.

That’s not all! As a bonus, I’ll show you how to create the tri-shutter card and a sample of how you can decorate the card with these button creatures.

Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: A Place in Time, Kailua
Cost: $25

Supplies to bring: Strong adhesive (like glue dots – large and small size); adhesive of your choice, Ailene’s Tacky Glue or other liquid glue, scoring blade, paper trimmer, scissors, pencil, brown chalk, black pen, brown marker, sewing needle and, if you have, bring black floss, beige or crème floss, deckle scissors, scallop scissors and a ripple scissors.

Special thanks to Beppie for the inspiration! You da bomb, girlfiend!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cool blue


Is this not the coolest photo? Some girl friends and I got together for dinner a few weeks ago. We had to have these blue drinks (can't remember what they were). Photos were taken and this one looks so cool.

Oops, caught in the act...


Hmm, I'm so happy to be able to use the HS crowns on photos of my little angel and her friends. So, not! This was a fun crazy very "teen" layout to do. Used some Elsie papers, huge rick rack (from HL) and some other odds and ends.

A couple of additional cards




More baby shower samples using CTMH products...

Karen


Baby Shower Invite



I made thirty of these cute little baby shower card for a customer for her daughter's shower. All papers are CTMH. The card was cut using my KNK. Flower is a QK die and the bib is Nestabilities by Spellbinders.

Wishing you . . . all the best


A quick card for a co-worker who is leaving. Used scraps.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tri-Shutter Card



This is the Tri-Shutter Card we made at the Club today using up those scraps that are just layout around, accumulating. Want simple, quick and easy instructions to create this elegant card?

You will start with a cardstock base 12" x 5 1/2"
Score at 2", 4", 8" and 10"

Now turn the cardstock 1/4 turn so that the 5 1/2" is at the top.

Measure in 1-1/2" and then slit between the 2" and 10" folds.
Repeat on the other long side.

Accordian fold the scored areas.
You are going to refold the center row so that its folds are opposite of the first and 3rd role. See my sample above. Refold the card. You have just completed the base of the card. Now embellish it.

Here are the measurements for the mats:
2 ea 1-3/4 x 5-1/4
2 ea 3-3/4 x 1-1/4
2 ea 1-3/4 x 2-1/4
4 ea 1-3/4 x 1-1/4
1 ea 3-3/4 x 2-1/4

The equivalent pattern paper sizes which are on top the mats:
2 ea 1-1/2 x 5
2 ea 3-1/2 x 1
2 ea 1-1/2 x 2
4 ea 1-1/2 x 1
1 ea 3-1/2 x 2

Special thank you to the ladies that corrected my measurements . . . you know who you are ;o)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tea? For 2 Card

























Remember the little tea bag pocket that Juana made for me last month? Well, here is my modified version. I thought it looked like a tulip so I lifted the holder and made this card. It's going to Daisy in Alabama.


With the tea bags, here is what the card looks like. It looks much better in IRL.






Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's Just a Day In My Life - BG Marrakech

Another layout for my BOM. This one using the Marrakech line.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Created by Mommy --

My little baby started Preschool today. On the supply list was a composition book. Well, mommy had to alter it so when keenan sees this, he'll know mommy loves him!

And, of course, he needed a name tag for his lunch pail:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tea Swap - From California!

Two cards from Juana S. arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to dig in! Check out the two beautiful cards she made. The cover of the right card actually held an extra tea bag in a tiny vellum envelope so I received 3 tea bags total: 2 - Honey of an Apple Snapple Black Tea and a Bigelow's Constant Comment. I'm sipping this Honey of an Apple. It is delicious and unique, haven't tried this one before.

One of the bags came in this handmade tea bag holder. Can you see potential in this idea? I see tulips! I think the next tea swap I'm going to leave this creative idea. Thank you, Juana, for the delicious teas and the creative cards!

If you want to join the fun, love tea, love creating cards, and meeting new people, let me know and I'll connect you to our Tea Swap hostess!

Monday, August 3, 2009

No More Babies - Basic Grey 2 page layout


For my Book About Me (BOM), using the beautiful Wisteria paper collection. I love this collection! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August Sketch -- 8 photos

It's August already and time for another sketch:

and here's my layout!


Sassafras Serendipity "Blue Boutique" line; TLC Letter stickers and QK Diesel