Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The patterned piece of Sweet Leaf is the back side of a pattern from an older paper packet- I can't remember which pack it's from at the moment but it was solid green- so I used Sweet Leaf ink to stamp the small flower from the Blooming Flourishes stamp set. It's hard to tell here but the main image piece and two white photo corners are all scored for a "framed" look. I used a sponge to color the larger flower Bubblegum and the smaller flower Blush.
Supplies: ALL FROM CTMH: Cardstock: White and Sweet Leaf Patterned Paper: hmmm... not sure but I used the back side of a pattern Stamp Pads: Sweet Leaf, Bubblegum and Blush Watercolor Pencils: Citrus Leaf, Clover Meadow Green and Bubblegum Embellishments: White Daisy Just Blooms (sponged with ink), and White Daisy Mini Medley (small white flower centers), Other: Edge Distressor, Waterbrush, Embossing Stylus (used with my paper trimmer to make score lines)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
First: "Hello" Card- Should be self explanatory as you read the supply list but to note: A circle was punched using a CM circle punch and the same egg image used to stamp the eggs was used to stamp the circle... love the polka dots!!
Supplies: White Daisy Cardstock, Let's Get Together Paper Pack, Sweet Leaf Ric Rac, Easter Eggs Stamp Set, Say it in Style Stamp Set, Bubblegum and Chocolate Ink Pads
Second: Not actually a card- but a bookmark!! I've been wanting to use these beads I bought from Hobby Lobby for quite a while and came across these bookmark holders I'd bought from Clearbags.com a while ago.
NOTE: the beads are perfect as the pack contains orange, blue, green, purple, clear and butterflies!!!
First I stamped the butterfly with black ink on white cardstock. Next I stamped the same image on vellum with Staz-on and cut around the wings and body(only the middle segment- not the bottom or head. I attached the vellum to the original image only at the body segment part so the wings are not "flat" I wanted the wings to lift off slightly and tried to think of what would work - I wanted it to be 3-D ish while still being flat enough to use in a book- so I folded a glue dot in half and attached it to the wings right past the body segment- it gives it just the lift I was looking for.
Supplies: CTMH: Ocean and White Daisy Cardstock, Vellum, Black, Ocean, Amethyst Stamp pads, March Stamp of the Month (Butterfly Wings- avail. March 1-31)), and Be True stamp set, Hydrangea embroidery floss
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I spent some time over the previous week planning for an upcoming class in March. It's the same group that has hosted Scrapbook Layouts previously. They will each receive half a Stardust paper pack and half the Unforgettable pack. They'll create 2- 2 page layouts from each paper style for 4 total 2-page layouts. My goal is to always make the layouts as gender neutral and age neutral as possible to make sure that everyone attending can use them at some point or another. Each person will be receiving the Connections Club clear shapes which is the reward after they've spent $200 in product. I NEVER incorporate these types of rewards into my customer project but this particular group of ladies have spent a fortune through me. This will be the 4th Scrapbook class in a row that the hostess will have hosted and most of the same people come each time. Several of them buy from 2-3 different consultants so if they're spending a lot with me- they probobly are with my downline as well and they deserve to be rewarded!! I hope they have as much fun using the clear shapes as I am designing the layouts!! One this page they are using the brackets. We are backing them with a patterned paper that matches the Topiary dotted pattern on the right page.