Friday, September 4, 2009


This is my take on the new Close to my Heart Twitterpated Workshop on the Go. I was able to make both of the layouts pictured and 6 cards (2 each of the above patterns) and I still have 1 whole piece of Sweet Leaf cardstock and 4 whole pieces of patterned paper left in my kit, not to mention the various useful scrap pieces I still have left. I only had to add 1 piece of Colonial White Cardstock as I used a B&T paper for my background on my second page of my second layout. I am holding a workshop for this new set on October 2nd, please let me know if you would be interested in attending. You can get the entire basic Twitterpated kit which includes the paper and designer ribbon plus an exclusive stamp set for $29.99 (plus tax and s&h).

Friday, August 28, 2009

I got my craft room cleaned out again!

You would think I took pictures of the before and after, but no. I was much more interested in getting in there to work with my paper and stamps. I haven't really had a chance to craft much this summer and I had no idea how much it was affecting me. Yesterday I got a chance to make some cards during the day, and it really cheered me up. When Robert got home he kept asking me what was wrong, he thought I was being too quiet and maybe a little strange like I was mad at him or something. I couldn't figure out why he was asking, because I just kept thinking, 'I feel great'! Then I realized what he was picking up on was that I was just super-calm. I told him, I feel really calm and great, I got to play in the craft room today. He was just shocked, he said he should send me in there more often if I am going act that way. :)

So, I had a chance to work on even more cards last night and I finished them up this morning. I made 10 cards from 2 sheets of cardstock and 2 sheets of patterned paper. You need your own card bases and envelopes. I actually used a CTMH level one paper pack called Perfect Day, and just added a sheet of Tulip cardstock to use for some of my stamping and sentiments. Then I used some of the base pages from the level one to cover a tin that I got from JoAnn's on clearance and some of the Stickease from the paper pack. I don't use level one kits for scrapbooking, but now I will have to try and re-purpose them for cardmaking, I think it worked out well. The only thing on the cards that are not CTMH are the card bases and a few of the sentiment stamps.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My first two weeks of Project 365

These are my finished layout pages for my first two weeks. Sorry the pictures are kinda bad - I can't figure out how to take them without the camera flash shining back at me.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Twilight cube

So, I know I am obsessed with this story, I admit it. I made this cube as a gift for a friend who is also obsessed. I got the idea for the cube from another blog, she had posted a great tutorial on how to do the "X" inside the cube. This format gives you so much more space to alter and some a couple of the sides even have a dimensional look like a shadow box. I just glued down one side of the photo with a strong adhesive and then when you fold it to put it in the box, it just kind of gently bends in and makes the photo really dimensional. I just added quotes from the book. It was difficult to take photos of the finished cube - I think it looks better in person.

Some Photos

Fish Lips Anyone?

The Kiddos

Mr. 'Thinks-He's-a-Model'