Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Another Workshop On The Go Layout


This is another of the Workshop on the Go Kits, Made with the Crusin Papers. I really like this layout for a couple of reasons. It is a little different in appearance…The little squares on the left page make it stand out from traditional layouts. And I get to use up some old photos. You know the ones, that were taken 20 plus years ago that were grainy and from cameras with no zoom. So I got to crop my photos into little squares, and you would never know that the images that I cropped were on regular sized photos with lots of blank space. Plus instead of one 5x7 photo I got to use the odd sized 3.5x5 inch photos that were printed back in the day. Retro Style I guess.

One other change I made was that I just couldn’t bring myself to use the only 2 Grey Wool Patterned papers (with another cool design on the backside) for base pages. So I used Grey Flannel Cardstock and I took my Grey Flannel Ink Pad and swiped it directly onto the cardstock to give it some texture. I think it looks just as nice.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart:

X7154B Crusin Paper Packet

Colors are Twilight, Juniper, Grey Wool, Black and White daisy.

Grey Flannel Cardstock

C1490 Crusin Stamp Set

D1136 Giggle Caps Alphabet

Z2160 Twilight Ink

Z2125 Grey Wool Ink

Z2124 Grey Flannel Ink

My Legacy Writer Pen

Z1681 Dimensional Elements Numbers

Z1691 Bottle caps

Z1471 Ruler

Z1151 3D Foam Tape


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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My website has a new design


My website has a new design and a new web address.  I would love it if you could go and check it out and while you are there save the new web address to your favorites on your computer. 

The new website is here:

The old address will redirect you for a little bit so please save the new one soon. 


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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lucy Workshop On The Go

_2266763 Maddison will always be my girl (Medium)

I made this layout loosely following the Lucy Workshop On the Go. I mean loosely, as I made several changes so that it barely resembles the original workshop. This is one thing I absolutely love about the workshops on the go. You have complete instruction to make the always fabulous layout or you can use the instructions as a starting point to make it however you feel like. One of the major changes was to use different background paper. I just like the flowery paper for this layout better than the one in the inst4ructions. I also did a different title, embellishment placement and even where I put the 2x2 photos. So you see, my own style.

All supplies are from Close to My Heart:

G1034 Lucy WOTG

Colors are Blush, Sweet Leaf, Crème Brulee and Colonial White cardstock

C1486 Lucy Stamp Set

D1487 Bingo Alphabet

C1494 Card Word Puzzle

D1386 Save The Date

Z2125 Grey Wool Ink

Z2106 Blush Ink

Z2167 Crème Brulee Ink

X7149C Lucy My Compliments Rub Ons

Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Z553 Bonding Memories Glue Pen

Black Journaling Pen

Foam Dots

Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge


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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Footloose Workshop On The Go


These Papers from the Footloose Workshop On the Go make me smile. They just seem so bright and fun looking. I knew my photos of fishing with family would go perfect.

I know that the instructions come with the Workshop on the Go kits but I still like to do a few things different for my layouts.

One thing I had to do was to make my own base pages. I just cannot seem to use the patterned paper in the kit for this. To do this I took plain Bamboo cardstock and sanded the edges with sandpaper. I then took my dotted stamp from the Argyle Background stamp set and randomly stamped it with Cocoa Ink, making sure to use different generations of the ink so it would be lighter in most areas.

One other thing I did different is only use one layer of wooden badge buttons as I didn’t want my layout too thick when it gets stored into my album. These buttons are no thicker than regular buttons but I do not see too much need to have your layout any thicker than necessary.

You can purchase this Workshop on the Go here

All supplies used are from Close To My Heart

X7151B Footloose Paper

C1489 Footloose Stamp Set

E1002 Rustic Alphabet

D1325 Argyle Backgrounds (retired)

Z2195 Lagoon Ink

Z2167 Crème Brulee Ink

Z2135 New England Ivy Ink

1703 Wooden Badge Buttons

Finger Daubers


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Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Celebrate Today

 _B105832 celebrate (Medium)

I was blog hopping one day and came across this layout from Sherri Tozzi I really liked it. So I decided to make one similar to hers. I made the scalloped circles with a 2 inch punch and cut them in half. I also took a 1 ¼ inch plain circle punch and punched out red circles and cut them in half too. I layered the circles together. I then took my 1/8th inch circle punch and punched out little circles in the scalloped part.

I took the Pennant Alphabet stamp and stamped out today onto sunny yellow cardstock and then cut out the pennants. I made the banner string out of waxy flax and tied little bows on the end.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Fanfare Paper Packet X7138B

Colors are Sunny Yellow, Cranberry, Pacifica White Daisy and Black

Pennant Alphabet E1018

Cranberry ink Z2116

Sunny Yellow Ink Z2152

Red Assortment Buttons Z1369

Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon Z1103

Yellow Waxy Flax

Stars Dimensional Elements Z1312

2 inch Scalloped Circle Punch EK Success

1 ¼ inch Circle Punch EK Success

1/8th inch circle punch McGill Co.

Finger dauber

Glue Dots

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge

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Friday, March 2, 2012

I love Summer and Bugs


Well that finishes another week of playing catch up with my artwork.  Stay tuned next week for more.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Card Class


I taught a class a while back where we made these cards.

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