Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Sampler

This cute holiday sampler is the perfect addition to your holiday decor.  Fits perfectly in an 8x10 frame.

Class will be Wednesday December 4th at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. at my house
 Cost is $8
Please RSVP by Monday so I can gather enough supplies.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Halloween Sampler

This Halloween Sampler will be a fun and cute addition to your Halloween decor. We will be making this at a class on Tuesday October 1st at 10 am or 7 pm. I will also offer this as a kit if you can't come, with everything pre-cut and ready to assemble. The price for either the class or the kit is $8.

Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest. It is a windy, overcast day today, so I had to take the pictures indoors, so you get the glare from the picture frame as well as my back door.
Here is the sampler, without the glare. 
This class almost didn't happen as my children have been less cooperative about their nap times and I haven't spent as much time in my craft room as I would like.  But, I got this done and I hope you like it.  If you have any questions about the sampler or the class please let me know.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Dresser Card

I've had this dresser card idea saved for a while now, and decided that it would be best used as the birth announcement for my fourth boy. Being the fourth, we have everything we need and most things we want so he's not getting a lot of new stuff, so I want something about his arrival to be special and I thought this card would do it. I had to follow a couple of links, but the tutorial I used can be found on Jackie Topia's blog.
I used crumb cake cardstock and the word window punch for the drawers and retired brads and stamp set for the onesie. Then I used my birthday present, a Silhouette Cameo and MDS to cut out the stars. The monkey was also print and cut on my Cameo. The drawers were a little difficult to adhere, I hope they all made it attached, through the mail.

 I'm hoping this blog post brings the end of my 4 month hiatus, but with four boys, I just never know what my day will look like or where my time needs to be spent. Hope you enjoy this card.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Page A Day in May: Jump twice

Another example of making a page once and copying it for each boy.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Page a Day in May: Read

I added some texture to this page by using an overlay.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Paga A Day in May: Ryan turns 2

The background paper comes from the Big Top kit and it has those colorful banners on it, so it's perfect for a birthday page.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Page A Day in May: Thanksgiving Point

This is a simple page, highlighting a picture as a background.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Page A Day in May: Let's Scoot Again!

So this is an identical page to another one I did (scroll down two posts), one for each boy. I know I've said it before, but I just love how easy it is to make identical pages for each kid.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Page A Day in May: Let's Play

We went to the zoo and caught the tigers in a playful mood.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Page a Day in May: Let's Scoot!

This is another page I made from the elements in the On the Go ensemble. I just love this kit. It's perfect for all my boy pages.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Page A Day in May: Ryan

This page is was so easy. This is a template that comes with the On the Go ensemble. I just plugged in my pictures and added some journaling. Easy Peasy

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Page A Day in May: Waterslide

This is a fun, colorful page to make. I made the rainbow by resizing a punch and then color filling it.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Page A Day in May: Exhausted

This is another page with a color combo that I wouldn't have thought of, but with the MDS color combo tool, I found these great colors that I love together.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Page A Day in May: Wearing a shirt for pants

Love these pictures of my little guy wearing a shirt for pants to keep him warm. Using a picture as your background is so easy to do in MDS.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Page A Day in May: Introducing Ryan

This is a pretty simple page. Let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Page A Day in May: Jack at 7 months

This is a color combo I would not have thought of, but My Digital Studio has a tool that gives you color suggestions. I've been trying to use it a little more to branch out so my pages aren't all blue and green. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Page a Day in May: Jack is Born

While expecting my fourth child, I realized that I had not done a single page for children 2 and 3. So I've set about trying to get a few pages done for them. This is child #3 after he was born. These elements are not Stampin' Up! Sometimes they just don't have quite the right embellishments for my pages, but I can easily import other things I find and use them in MDS.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Page a Day in May: Hiking the Canyon

This was a really fun page to put together. I love all the splatters.  It's such a casual fun page.  Nothing really complicated on this page, but if you have any questions, let me know.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Page a Day in May: Making Waffles

It's that time of the year again. Time to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day, which is May 4 this year. Every year, I try to post a page a day. I never quite make my goal, but it's something to shoot for. I don't have great hopes for this year either as my baby is due any day now. However, I have a few pages pre-posted and hopefully I'll get a couple more done. These first two pages are of my oldest and I making waffles. This used to be one of my favorite traditions with him.

These pages and all the ones I will post have been created in My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!s digital scrapbooking program. I love scraping digitally. It is such a convenience in my crazy life.  I could work on this page whenever I wanted for however long I had, and when I was done for the day, I just hit save and could come back the next day.  No mess to clean up or get out.

They have a 30 day free trial available which you can get here, and if you love it, the software is only $19.99.  And I'll always be available for training or to answer questions.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring Class

Spring is here and I thought I would create another insert for the shadow boxes. So this months class will be the Spring collage and a Mother's Day and Father's Day card. Because I'm expecting a baby soon, I won't have a class in May or June, so I thought we better get our Mother's Day and Father's Day cards done. However, I will have other sentiments available if you want to do something different.
Class will be Wednesday April 17 at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m.  The shadow box insert is $7 and the cards are $2.00 each.


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hexagon Folder and New Colors

I love this new Hexagon embossing folder from the spring catalog and I had seen lots of cards with paper filling in the hexagons.  So I thought I'd try it out.  It's definitely not a card for a class or workshop, but it was lots of fun to create.  I ran the papers through the embossing folder and then sat down to watch TV while I cut out each piece.  That made it a little less tedious.  After I cut all the pieces out, I went back and glued them on a white embossed pieced.  I left the top third unembossed so I could stamp my greeting there.

The color I used was Bermuda Bay.  It's a retired color and my absolute favorite.  Then on Friday I got happy news.  Stampin' Up! is bringing the color back.  Yay!!! They are changing a few other colors around too.  Take a look
You can click on the image to make it bigger.  I'm pretty excited.  If you have any questions let me know.