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20 December 2010

So Many Fabulous Options With Dimensional Elements Ornaments

I really LOVE CTMH's Dimensional Element Ornaments.  Here are three fun ones that one of my fabulous clients made at my special December Tag & Ornament class. So fabulous!  

18 December 2010

Level One Layouts Not Just For Beginners

I had my first class at "It's Bazaar on 21st Street", a "Scrapbook 101" class, and we put together three layouts (6 pages) of the Mistletoe Level 1 Kit.  Not only did I meet some wonderful new ladies, but I have a new love of Level 1 kits.  So beautiful and so easy. You'd never guess the pages are pre-printed. With just a couple additional embellishments (ribbon and sparkles), we put all three layouts together in under two hours.  Perfect for beginners and kids, but also perfect for everyone to use to catch up on their albums and crank out some gorgeous layouts!

16 December 2010

It's A "Scrapi" Scrapbook Party

Scrapi's First Birthday Party for 10 year old Riley.  I had so much fun doing a scrapbook party for Riley and her eight guests.  The girls all seemed to have such a good time crafting the holiday projects that Riley chose to do for her December party. Each guest made a "3-D Tree" holiday tag, a bedazzled tree card and a shimmery ornament. It was so special to be part of it! Happy Birthday Riley!

My friend and neighbor Pam made the cake. We used a picture I had of Riley from Scrapi's Summer 2010 Camp. It turned out perfectly. Riley LOVED it!

15 December 2010

A Little "Joy"

Here's something to bring a little "JOY" to this crazy holiday season!!  I had fun making this project and even did two at the same time. Yes, I'm a wild girl!

I used CTMH's Mix and Mingle book, scraps from my "Mistletoe" paper packet, "Snow Days" Stamp set, Cranberry and New England inks and cardstock, Colonial White ribbon, Pearl & Mocha opaques, Liquid Applique for embossing the snow, colonial white waxy flax, and Cricut cut letters!

07 December 2010

It's Not Hype . . . I'm A New Studio J Fan

I'll admit that I'm not a big fan of sitting in front of the computer even picking my pictures from Snapfish to put on my beautifully crafted Close To My Heart scrapbook layouts.  But on Thanksgiving this year, while the family was sitting around watching football, I pulled out the laptop and finally tried my first Studio J layouts.  The result - I just received six gorgeous layouts (12 new pages) to add to my albums.  I'm hooked.  Not only do I love the final result, but for even someone as technically challenged and easily frustrated as I am, this Studio J rocks. It took me no time at all to use Studio J.  I'm really digging the idea of mixing hand-crafted and Studio J layouts. LOVE it!  Here's another one that I did:

03 December 2010

Creating Fabulous Holiday Tags

Here is just one of the fun holiday tags that I'm making for my December Ornament and Tag Workshop on Thurs., Dec. 9th!   Making tags is so much fun and gives you instant gratification. I don't think I'll ever buy store bought tags again now that I know how quick and easy it is. This one is made using leftover Mistletoe papers and stamps from two of my favorite stamps sets this year - A Timber and St. Nick.  The tree is just two triangles layered. The base is adhered down and the top is folded in half to create the 3 D tree.  A star and CTMH Opaque finishes it off perfectly.  I cut the tag on my handy Cricut.  It just screams "Happy Holidays".