Friday, November 25, 2011


A fun layout showcasing the Believe paper pack. This fun bright paper is perfect for your holiday photos. I've added in a flap for additional pictures or journaling. I added in liquid applique to Santa's coat for some added texture.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Winter Wonderland

I love how this layout turned out and I can't wait to add some great winter photos to it. It uses the Wonderland paper pack. The title is cut out using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to my Heart.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


This paper is designed as a Halloween paper but here I've used it for my son's school album. I also added in some "bonus material" hidden behind the main photo with a pull out. A great way to add extra photos in when you don't have the room on the main portion of the page.

The last page is a close up showing the distressing I've added to the layout. I mixed Cocoa re-inker and Pearl paint and then using a stipple brush painted it on the pieces and main base page. It adds a lot of shine. I also painted the banners in the upper right corner and the tag in the lower right corner.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Typeset and Cricut

Here's a card that uses both the Typeset paper pack and the new Cricut Art Philosophy. I cut EVERYTHING so now that there are so many images that coordinate with our stamps I don't have to cut by hand! I'm loving my Cricut!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I love the new Elemental paper pack. Small background patterns in 6 different colors! They work well together or individually and really let the stamped images shine in art work. The stamp set is Zoology.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Here's a fun card showing how you can emboss on Kraft paper and get a big wow. I like how white embossing stands out.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wonderland Mini Album

Using the Wonderland B & T, cut the following pieces:
  • 5.75" x 2"
  • (3) 5.75" x 1.5"
  • (2) 5.75" x .75"
  • (2) 5.75" x 1.25"
  • (2) 2.75" x 2.75"
  • (2) 4" x 5.25"
  • 6" x .5" (can use border)
  • 6" x 1"
  • 4" x 4"
From the 12 x 12 Kraft cardstock, cut and score the following pieces:
  • one piece 5.75" x 12" and score at 3" and 9"
  • one piece 5.75" x 11.5" and score at 5.75"
To the card base, attach the two kraft pieces on the inside of the card. The tri-fold goes on the right and opens top/bottom. The half fold goes on the left and opens to the left.

Assemble as follows:
partway opened
completely opened

front cover

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Typeset Card

Here is one of the cards I made for my swap using the Typeset paper pack.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Typeset Layout

Here's a layout I put together using the Typeset paper pack in the new Autumn/Winter Close To My Heart catalog. With each new catalog I participate in a swap with 5 other very talented artists. This is the layout I made for my portion of the swap. I will be sharing the other creations here throughout the coming months.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Enjoy" Scrapbook Page Pops with Flowers: Project Inspiration Autumn/Win...

This video features ideas you can make with the new CTMH cricut cartridge. I love this cartridge and all 700 images you can cut with it!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thanksgiving Card: Project Inspiration Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book

Check out this great video on how make a wow looking card in just minutes. It's so much easier than you might think!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Miracle Layout

I used the Miracle paper pack to make this fun Outdoor Adventure layout. The colors in this kit are so versital. You can add a variety different accent colors to really change the look of the paper. Try adding in pink for a fun spring flower layout.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Celebrate - Simple Card

This is a super simple card with a big effect. Stamp any small stamp in a line near the top and then draw a ling around the card. Add a few sparkles to dress it up and bit and you're done. I got this idea from another consultant but can't remember who to give them credit. I adapted the card to fit my needs.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pinwheels Galore

Making pinwheels is all the rage and oh so easy. Take a square and cut in on all of the diagonal corners toward the center (don't cut all the way to the center). Fold every other corner toward the center to make the pinwheel. Now add a button or brad or fun center to finish. These are great on cards or layouts and can be made to any size.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

8 is Great

This layout will be used for my son's 8th birthday pictures. I utilized several products and techniques on this one. There are star dimensional elements and the great eclectic dimensional elements. I used an envelope template where I can add in additional hidden pictures or journaling. To jazz up the white paper I mixed Cranberry reinker and with water in our spray pens. You get a different effect time you use it. It's a great way to make your own paper!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stamping with Paint

This is a fun card using the Mayberry paper pack. I used pearl paint mixed with Olive re-inker to stamp the pear. This gives the stamped image a shiny effect. It's hard to tell in the picture but it's a really great effect.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Studio J - Scaling embellishments

On this Studio J layout I used the My Stickease to jazz up some of the blank space. You can scale up the embellishments as much as 200%.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Studio J borders

Another Studio J layout. I am using this to help me catch up and it's working! I can do a layout in about 30 minutes. Just think, you can get a scrapbook layout done on your lunch hour (maybe even 2 of them)!

Notice that the border on the top left of the picture on the left page and bottom right of the strip of pictures on the right page is made up of stacked buttons. The borders on the My Stickease just weren't working for me so I made my own.

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Paper! Typeset

The new catalog is here and I'm in love with all the new papers. Here's a card I made with the Typeset paper pack. This paper pack features Juniper, Creme Brule, Desert Sand and Black.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Studio J with Stitching

Here's a layout I created using Studio J. They've added stitching embellishments which are so much fun! Now I can stitch a layout in a just a minute or two!!! If you haven't tried Studio J go in and play around, it's FREE!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Best Dad Ever

Here's a layout celebrating Father's Day. It was such fun to make Dada a special pan of brownies decorated with a hand written message. My two boys are so much fun and I love them both dearly!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's Christmas in July

I'm finally getting around to finishing up a Christmas layout from 2009...better late than never right?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lucky You!

Who would have thought that that weed whipping would be so much fun? He was so excited to get to do this "Grown Up" job!!! I haven't decided on the perfect title yet to finish the layout but it's nearly done...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

I found this card on Vicki Wiznick's blog (she's an amazing artist) and loved it so much I scraplifted it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June Stamp of the Month - Simple Card

I found a fabulous card on a fellow consultants blog (Katy Donaldson) that was simple yet gorgeous. I decided to scraplift the idea an change it up with different stamps.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Circle Cards

I decided to experiment with the circle card designs from the Wishes book. I used Fanfare, Mayberry and Sophia papers and made 6 different thank you cards. These were part of the gift we gave as and end of year gift to a wonderful 2nd grade teacher.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Free For All with Studio J

For the month of June you can try out Studio J and get a FREE jpeg file of any layout you want! I love Studio J and am creating lots of layouts. I will never give up traditional scrapbooking but this is a fun way to get some of past layouts done so I can work on some current stuff and get caught up...can that ever happen? Studio J really is a fun and SUPER Easy way to scrapbook. Give it a try by clicking here. You need to create an account if you don't already have one (that's free too!) but then you're off to start creating.

Here's the layout I made in June and got the Free jpeg file of. You can use the file to post on the web or print at a local printer (Costco can print 12x12 and I believe other places can too). You get three files 1 for the web (a lower quality version of both pages together) to share on blogs, facebook or email and two high resolution pages (one of the right and left) to print with if desired.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Here's to all the great Dad's in all of our lives! I designed these two cards to celebrate with two of the three wonderful dads in my life (my dad and my father-in-law). The other dad (my husband) got a hand made card from my son...priceless!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Fun

It was time to finally put some photos on some layouts I'd made ages ago. I thought these fun summer pictures worked great with the Emporium layout. Now if we can only have some nice days again around here!

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