I am very excited to be participating in a challenge along with some of my fellow Close To My Heart consultants. We have committed to completing and posting on our blogs at least 120 layouts in 2010! We have all linked each others blogs so that we are accountable in completing this challenge. Please feel free to visit everyone's blog to see what they've created and leave a comment if you like!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Happy Holidays everyone! I know we are all busy getting ready for the big day so I will keep this post brief, but I did want to let everyone know about Close To My Heart's upcoming promotion for National Paper Crafting Month. It starts December 15th and runs until January 31, 2010. Go to http://www.closetomyheart.com/ starting Dec. 15 to get all the details!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This past weekend I attended a crop hosted by Lora Leigh Zurstegge (http://www.loraleighzurstegge.blogspot.com/) and taught the make 'n take to attendees. We had so much fun creating this card together and many of you requested printed instructions. I have tried to make them clear, but there are lots of tutorials out there as well.
Start with a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock. Score at 2", 4". 8", and 10" mark. Turn and make 2 cuts between the 2" and 10" scores, one at 1 1/2" from the top, the other at 1 1/2" from the bottom.
You need two different double-sided patterned papers. With the first, cut the following:
2 pieces 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"
1 piece 3 1/4" x 2 1/4"
4 pieces 1 1/4" x 1 3/4" (use reverse side)
With second piece cut the following:
1 piece 1 3/4" x 2 1/4"
2 pieces 1 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Ink edges of all pieces and adhere to cardstock base leaving one spot blank for your stamped images. It should be fairly easy to determine what pieces go where based on thier sizes. Lay all pieces on the card first to make sure you are placing in the correct spot. Use scrap cardstock to stamp images and attach to card, embellish as desired. Fold card so that completed size is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (standard size). The centers should cross in a "Z" pattern when you look at it from above.
Have fun creating these! Try joining them to make a larger display and attach photos. The sky is the limit!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I spent the day yesterday at a friends house scrapbooking......her husband cooked a fabulous lunch and supper for us, it was a fantastic day. But a request from another good friend of mine in Ontario prompted me to post some of my creations here. The layouts I created yesterday and the card is for a swap that I am participating in. Thanks for looking!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
OK, I've finally succumbed and set up this blog to share artwork and ideas, list events I am holding or participating in, and to generally keep in touch with everyone! I am very excited and can't wait to get some photos uploaded. Like the title says, I am ALWAYS in my scrappin' room...just ask my family. They will readily admit that I spend most of my time here, but support me in my passion! I have been scrapbooking for about 7 years and I am still loving it! Cardmaking is my second love and a great way to use up my scrapbooking "leftovers". I look forward to sharing some of my layouts and cards with you!