Saturday, October 4, 2014

October "Pathfinding" Scrapbook Club Layouts

Happy October - it's Fall, Y'all!  LOL!  I'm a Texas girl...I can totally pull that off!

So, this month I'm using the awesome "Pathfinding" Workshop on the Go kit (found HERE) and matching chipboard complements, found HERE to teach in my scrapbook clubs.  Working with these papers and matching products makes me wanna go bake some pumpkin bread or something - the colors are just THAT yummy!  The colors are so rich, and I love the addition of blue - a little unexpected pop of color that completely balances the layouts.

I cut the arrows using Autumn Terracotta cardstock from our exclusive Cricut cartridge, "Artbooking", found HERE, as well as the cute pumpkin on the first layout.  As with most of my scrapbook club layouts, I rarely have my club members add pre-cut photo mats.  Instead, I leave lots of open space so YOU can do what you want with the space when you sit down to scrapbook.  It just makes scrapbooking so much easier.  Contact me if you live in the DFW area and would like to join a club.

I love this pumpkin cut from Artbooking, with the matching stamp from the workshop kit.  It makes adding cute finishing touches to your layouts SO easy when stamps and cuts match.  I stamped this pumpkin in Autumn Terracotta and then sponged on some olive ink to the top.  The cork leaf next to it also comes in the same workshop kit.  So stinkin' cute!

Don't you love it when the title is done for you?  The 'Give Thanks' title is directly from the chipboard complements - just pop it out and adhere it to your page.  :)

Here's another fabulous piece of chipboard - ready to pop and adhere.  The stamp set in the workshop kit also contains the really cute acorn stamp - simply stamp it using Cocoa ink and layer the flower on top.  Simple!

The second layout we are creating in club this month takes on a little softer look.  It's also SO easy and comes together quickly.  I've been doing this faux-ribbon technique a lot lately because it's easy and is more eye-catching than simply adhering a straight cut.

The ribbon cardstock cuts are simple - these are 2 x 10 strips of paper.  Place them in your paper trimmer lengthwise, with your blade centered in the middle at 1", then just run your cutting blade up only 1" and stop - this leaves a 1" slit at the bottom of the piece.  Then take sharp micro tip scissors (found HERE) and cut from the two bottom corners up to the top of the cut.  That's it - go try it.  No more guessing or eyeballing those cuts - let your paper trimmer work for you!  :)

This circle accent comes from the chipboard complements - the only thing I did was sponged Cocoa ink on the outside so that it stuck out from the page a little better.  The leaves are stamped in second generation Autumn Terracotta (which means, ink up your stamp, then stamp once onto a scrap piece of paper, then stamp a second time onto your  project - leaving the second, lighter color of ink on your project).  This technique is great when you want a soft, almost watermark look.

The word "Thankful" is a stamp that also comes in the workshop kit (seriously, you get SO much stuff in these Workshop on the Go kits!)  We inked it using Cocoa, and then repeated the second generation leaves to coordinate with the opposite page.  Time for YOU to go play a bit!  :)

September "Chalk It Up" Scrapbook Club Layouts

I'm completely in love with the new "Chalk It Up" paper from Close to my Heart.  At first glance it looks like 'back to school' paper, but it's SO versatile and bright.  You can see the Workshop on the Go kit HERE and the coordinating chipboard HERE.  Don't tell, but I purchased multiple chipboard complements because I KNOW I'll be using these tons.  Adorable!  :)  I cut 'Star' from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, also exclusive to CTMH.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

July Card Workshop

Six-Card Workshop w/Matching Card Box
Thursday, July 31st, 10am or 7pm session

Register & pay by Wednesday, July 30th

Cost is $15.00 local; $22 long-distance (includes pre-cut/pre-stamped kit and postage to you).  Pay via paypal, or drop off local payment directly to me.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Scrapbook Room/Office PHOTOS!

My Craft Space!

I have a new tab at the top of my blog with a link to my craft space.  Go check it out for lots more photos and details on how I store and organize some of my products!  Here's a sneak peek...I have these saved on Pinterest too, if you want to find my board and add these pics to your boards too.  :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

April "Ivy Lane" Scrapbook Club Projects

I have no words to describe how much I LOVE LOVE, McLOVE this paper!  LOL!  It was so easy to work with, and would be great for vintage papers, Spring, Mothers' many options!  You'll notice that the scrapbook pages I create for club are very open...I rarely add photo mats, as I don't want to choose your photo sizes or placement for you.  With lots of wide open space, you can decide what you want to put on your layout, how big, and where.

Layout #1

Check out the adorable title embellishment on this layout!  Start by adding the stickease swirls, followed by the "Pure Joy" stamped accent from the Ivy Lane WOTG kit, Cricut-cut and stamped in Smokey Plum Ink and distressed with Desert Sand Ink, and finished off with a gorgeous fabric flower and purple glitter gems.  Don't tell anyone...I'm a tiny bit addicted to how gorgeous this is!

Take the tag stickease and stamp the flower from the stamp set in Smokey Plum, and also finish it off with a purple Glitter Gem.  So easy!

Layout #2

 A title can be so cute and so simple.  This one was created with the same packet of Stickease we used in the previous layout, with the addition of awesome Wood-grain Washi tape (don't get me started on Washi...I won't stop.  I LOVE IT!)

The last accent on the layout featuring Washi tape, stickease and glitter gems.  When you layer matching products, it's so easy to create a cute visual accent.

5-Minute Cards - for real, so easy!  White card bases (I buy the bulk pack because it's SO inexpensive and includes envelopes) then layer with cardstock and B&T pattern paper, and finish with more stickease and embellishments.  And guess what - we still had a lot of products left over even after creating four pages and two cards!  A great way to build your stash!

One of my club members chose different papers and stickease, and just plugged them into this month's layout.  Isn't it funny how a layout looks so different just by swapping the products used?

March "Balloon Ride" Scrapbook Club Projects

These products were ones I liked in the catalog, but LOVED when I got them and played with them in person.  The stunning chipboard (Dimensional Elements) were gorgeous, accented with amazing sparkles.  Great use of the zip strips attached to our papers, layered over cardstock for quick borders, with stamping along the edges to make the first layout one of a kind!  The second layout featured a 4x6 flip flap, one of my top 5 favorite products from CTMH!


February "ProPlayer" Scrapbook Club Project

 We only created one layout in February because club members got the opportunity to view the NEW Spring/Summer idea book, and touch and feel tons of new products.  So much fun to see all the fun products at once!

This is a fun layout for boys, and I especially love the oversized stamped tag, and corrugated embellishments and badge buttons!


Great job to Kim and Betsy, two club members who created the club layout but chose different papers.  Look how different they look by using the same pattern! 

January "Laughing Lola" Scrapbook Club Projects

Club members created two scrapbook layouts, complete and ready for photos and journaling, along with two cute cards!