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Monday, July 30, 2012

Love You Card


Second to my liking for anything ladybugs are butterflies...especially the Stamping Up butterfly punch which was used to punch out the main element of this card.   A quick way to add some dimension to the butterfly is to cut a few snips in the wings, add a little ink in between the fringes, apply some blingy jewels, and you have jazzed up your butterfly in no time!

With the circle alphas, I matted them onto circle backs and used the Quickutz photo hanger diecut to hang them onto the twine.  


Supplies: American Crafts pattern paper, Ormalu brads, Bella Blvd alpha, Twinery twine, Stamping Up punch, Spellbinders label nesting dies.

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Doodlebug and Scor-pal wrap-up

Today I will be sharing my project that was featured on the Scor-pal blog as part of this past week's Scor-pal and Doodlebug cross promotion.  If you missed this project or any of the other great projects from the Scor-pal team you'll want to hop on over there and see what's been going on this week. Be sure to leave comments on each post on the Scor-pal blog for a chance to win some great prizes. Entry deadline in 8am Monday, July 30, so there's still time.

I was delighted for the chance to play with these adorable Doodlebug products along with my Scor-pal.   Here is a 3D House shaped card which you can use for so many themes such as new baby arrival, new house, etc.


Here are the steps:

1. Take a 6 x 12 double sided pattern paper.  Place onto the Scor-pal and score at the 3, 6, and 9 inch marks.


2. Rotate the paper and score at the 3 inch mark which is the vertical centre.

3. Look for the scored square pattern on your paper. Rotate so that you line up the opposite square
corners and score diagonally.  Repeat for the other opposite corners of the square. Refer to the photo to check the score pattern you should have.


4. Crease the paper along the diagonal score line and tuck in the side to form a peak- this the triangular roof shape of the house.

5. Place the house shape with the bottom flush along the Scor-pal.  Score 3/4 inch from the bottom just to the top of the underside of the triangle portion.
6. Use scissor to cut out the piece. (repeat on other side)

7. To keep the card together, use a staple or sew in a few stitches along the middle spine.

8. You have just created your house card.  You can decorate on all sides to really play up your theme!



Hope you have fun building and creating your own houses!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Doodlebug and Scor-pal week


Scor-pal and their designers are excited to announce that they are teaming up with Doodlebug for a fun and inspiring week on both the Scor-pal blog and the Doodlebug blog. The other Scor-pal designers and I have some exciting projects to share. Here's just a peek at what I have created for the event.



Be sure and check out both company blogs starting today, July 23, and continuing throughout the week to not only find out how to make this project and many more. Don't forget to check back each day and leave comments for a chance to win some great prizes.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cropfest Cambridge Registration

Hey all, hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Cropfest Cambridge  registration opens this Wednesday July 18!!  Lisa Furtney , owner of Scrapfest, is hosting one mega crop not to be missed on November 2 to 3, 2012


Imagine spending 36 hours of cropping (this year's theme is Pyjama Party--how perfect is that!), doing a little shopping (2 fabulous stores will be on-site,  The Scrapping Bug and The Art House Studio), and sampling some classes (teachers are Karen Ellis and myself) .  Sprinkled over the weekend is also a scrumptious cupcake buffet, Saturday lunch , goodie bag, mak'n takes and so much more.  I know November is a long way off, but it's never too late to make plans for a scrappy weekend (remember, Scrapfest crop sells out within days of opening registration).

You can read all about Cropfest and how to register here.

I have a few workshops and here is a sneak peek:

My first mini workshop is on Friday night and we will be making this fun and inter-active Boxful of Memories- can you believe this little project has 27 nooks and crannies to capture all your photos and journaling! We'll
push the fun factor over the top by embellishing with peek-a-boo frames, pockets, and shadow frames.  This would make an awesome Year-in-Review box that would be treasured for a long time.


Boxful of Memories workshop: Friday Nov 2, 7 to 8 pm

Cropfest being in November I can't help but get giddy for Christmas.  I have a few workshops planned that will be perfect for upcoming Christmas memories or if you are still playing a little catch up, photos from past Christmas seasons.

The 2nd mini workshop on Saturday is a project template that I have designed called the Onion Envelope. This is like a card, mini-album, inter-active paper craft project all in one.  Unfold and reveal each layer of delightful holiday memories.   This would be a perfect little Christmas stocking stuffer gift idea.  I think once you make one, you can't stop making one for all your friends and family.

Onion Envelope Workshop: Saturday Nov 3, 9 to 10 am
The 3rd and last workshop involves a little cardio scrapbooking.  You know those page making and card making muscles you have?...yes those one, well why not give them a little workout?  This workshop is jammed with lots of product and techniques playing with cheerful pattern paper, diecuts, and glittery elements.  Your class kit comes with all the supplies to finish two double page spreads and 4 Christmas cards!

Christmas Layout and Cards workshop: Saturday Nov 3,1:30 to 3:30 pm
Well that is sort of my classes in a nutshell, I am thrilled to be part of this inaugural crop and I hope to see you there! 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Reasonably Ribbon and Scor-pal wrap-up


Today I will be sharing my project that was featured on the Scor-pal blog as part of this week's Scor-pal and Really Reasonable Ribbon blog week. Of course, if you missed this project or any of the other great projects from the Scor-pal team you'll want to hop on over there and see what's been going on this week. Be sure to leave comments on each post from this week for a chance to win some great prizes. Entry deadline in 8am Monday, July 16, so there's still time.

Scor-tape comes in various widths, is double-sided, and terrific to use with with sheer ribbon.  On my first card I connected two types of sheer ribbon using 1/8 inch Scor-tape.  Then I used 1/4 inch Scor-tape on the bottom and scrunched in a circle to form a ribbon flower. 





For my next card I use  small sheet of Scor-tape and apply to white cardstock.  Peel off the tape backing and layer your ribbon down on the adhesive.  Make sure all the adhesive is covered before you roll it through your diecut.





Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Cards that pop!


I was thrilled to take part in the summer issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today's 3 Designer Challenge where Danielle Flanders, Davinie Fiero, and myself were given the same set of supplies to create some summer projects.  I love the pages Danielle and Davinie created, you can read all about their projects and the entire summer issue for free here:

I created 2 cards using gorgeous American Crafts paper, a fun butterfly punch, and a great selection of embellies from Maya Road, Queen & Co, Ormalu, and Bella Blvd.  Here is one of them:


A close up here show the butteflies popping off the card. I love popping up elements but sometimes I don’t like to see the 3D foam adhesive visible under my punched out shapes.  Here is what I like to do:

Punch out the shape 3 times.
Fold 2 punched out shapes in half.
Layer the 3rd shape over top and glue the assembly to your project. Voila…your shapes are jumping off your card!



This technique also works for non-symmetrical shapes, on the card below I popped up the non symmetrical flower on this birthday card.

Supplies: American Crafts
Cut out 3 pieces of paper the size of your die-cut shape.
Fold 2 pieces of paper in half,  place over your shape with folded spines together and cut out.
Take the 3rd piece of pattern paper and cut out a single shape. Tip: normally you die cut your shape with the pattern you want facing down on the die, here you want the pattern to face up.
You end up with 2 folded cut outs and one full shape.  Layer the full shape over the two halves.
Glue the 3D shape to your card!







Hope you have fun adding 'pop' to your projects too!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Reasonably Ribbon and Scor-pal

Scor-pal and their designers are excited to announce that they are teaming up with Really Reasonable Ribbon for a fun and inspiring week on both the Scor-pal blog and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. The other Scor-pal designers and I have some exciting projects to share. Here's just a peek at what I have created for the event.



Be sure and check out both company blogs starting today, July 8th, and continuing throughout the week to not only find out how to make this project and many more. Don't forget to check back each day and leave comments for a chance to win some great prizes.