Thursday, May 31, 2012


Please join us for any of my classes this month.

Album Class Date not yet on the calendar.  If you are interested in this class, please let me know.

Photos of classes will be posted soon.

June 6 - Altered Canvas Class
 10:30am at Sharon's Creative Studio
 Class almost filled, 1 place left.    $15.00
This class will feature a discontinued Paper Pack call Silhouette.

June 8 - FREE Cricut Art Philosophy Class.
 10:30am at Sharon's Creative Studio
Registration deadline - June 6
We will be creating three different boxes and decorating them.
Class Supplies - Bring 3 sheets of cardstock and two sheets of coordinating B&T paper.

June 9 - Scrapbook Workshop on the Go- "Footloose".
Registration deadline - June 2    $29.95 plus S&H
We will be creating 3 two page layouts featuring the Footloose papers.  This will be great
 for your summer or beach photos.

June 13 - Fun Summer Cards.
10:30 am at Sharon's Creative Studio
Registration deadline - June 9    $8.00 or Free with a $30 order
This speaks for itself.  We will be making 6 cards with various stamp sets.

*** Call 360-830-3630 or email to register for classes.***

Saturday, May 26, 2012


During May / June we will feature the Florentine Worksop on the Go.
These are the 3 two page layouts we will be creating.  If you are interested in attending the upcoming class, please email me at

The Workshop on the Go Florentine Kit includes:
* My Reflections Florentine Paper pack (X7153B
* My Acrylix Florentine Workshop Stamp Set
* Colonial White Cardstock Sheets
* Color- Ready Seam Binding Ribbon (Z1732)
* Instructional Book

G1038  only $29.95  plus S&H

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I recently chaired a Beta Sigma Phi event for
 several young ladies called "A Cupcake Affair" . 
 I thought I would share the invitation and paper cupcakes each girl received.

 Save the Date card, a paper cupcake, and an invitation are shown here.  The papers used are now discontinued.  They were from the Emporium Collection.  Thanks to my sorority sisters in Beta Zeta Master for all their help and in making the paper cupcakes.

 One girl was crowned Princess, and two were the royalty court.  We had more than 20 Legacies in attendance.  They all had a great time. It is always fun to see all of these young ladies dressed in their fancy dresses and having so much fun.
We had a terrific family that entertained us, called the "C Strings".  They played the fiddle, and guitar and ranged in age from 15 down to 4.
Of course we served cupcakes!



These three 2 page layouts are the layouts we did at our "Victory Workshop on the Go" class this month.

The guide that comes with the Workshop on the go walks you through each step as you create this beautiful layout designed by Jeanette Lynton.  The layout above is the alternate layout.

I haven't added my pictures yet as my class likes to have the layouts plain so they can picture their own pictures.  I'm not sure which pictures I'll use as my choices are many.  I will add them soon, and also title it at that time.  This is the featured layout.
This is a bonus layout I give to my club members.  It is from the book " Magic" and the layout is called Mystify - left and right.  By adding the "Victory My Stickease Adhesive Assortment" it becomes a fast and easy layout.

The "Workshop on the Go" Victory Kit    G1035     $29.95 plus S&H

Monday, May 21, 2012


As you can tell, this month's unit meeting swap theme was "Baby".  It is always interesting to see what everyone does.
Is there a baby in your future?  If so, here are some great ideas!

Thanks to our wonderful team! Thanks to Linda, Joyce, Angela, Mina, Brandee, Anna. I'm missing someone---I'll add you as soon as I remember!


We made these mini cards at our Unit meeting a couple months ago.  I just love minis, don't you?
They are so simple and fast, but the best part is you can use all those left over scraps.  We used the Pemberly Paper Packet (X7148) and Card Word Puzzle (C1494). The tag features the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and co-ordinating My Acrylix Stamp Set.  Now I'm off to make more of these minis.  I'll post them later.

 Happy Crafting!


Hi!  Today we played with our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  We learned about all the buttons and their functions, directions of cuts, and sizing.  They even had a homework card, and they passed!  If you live in the Puget Sound area of Washington state and you are interested in joining our "Use It Up Class", just email me at to reserve your place as I have limited space for this class.  This class is FREE and you can bring any papers, CTMH or not, to create your projects.  Watch for the next class date in June and supply list of what to bring.
We will be making boxes.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


I ran across this Mini Album I made awhile back, and just enjoyed looking at it again and remembering the nature walk my two guys took that beautiful day.  It was so much fun to make.  I thought I'd share it with you.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


I have been blessed with some of the greatest  ladies in my classes, and this month was no exception to the FUN!. Here are the cards we created in May's Creative Card Class. We used a variety of Papers, and supplies.

Relax Card
Products Used:
X7149B    Lucy Paper Packet
D1511       Kick Back Stamp Set
Z1617        Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Z2111        Chocolate Ink
X1410        Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
Z1151        3-D Foam tape
Greetings Card
Products Used:
X7153C   Florentine Paper Packet
Z1686      Art Philosophy Collection
Z1710      Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1698      Mini- Medley Accents Collection - Pacifica

 Hi Card
Products Used:
Dotty for You Paper Packet - This month only - just $5 with a purchase of $35 or $19.95  Don't miss out!
Z1383    Sweet Leaf Stitched grosgrain Ribbon
Z1612    Pin Clips
Care Card
Products Used:
Z1686      Art Philosophy Collection
Z1707      Bitty Pearls
D1476      Card Chatter- Sympathy

Friendship Card
Products Used:
Z1686      Art Philosophy Collection
Z1336      Opaques Adhesive Gems - Mocha
S1202      May's Stamp of the Month - Friendship Bouquet- available through the end of the month only!
Watercolor pencils - Discountinued
1771         Waterbrush


Cake:                                                 Filling:
3/4 cup flour                                      1 pkg. 8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 tsp. baking powder                       1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda                            6 tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon                   1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. ground cloves                      
1/4 tsp. salt                                      
 3 large eggs
 1 cup sugar
 2/3 cup pumpkin                     
 1 cup chopped walnuts

Combine flour,baking powder, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a bowl.
Beat eggs and sugar until thick, add pumpkin, then stir in  flour mixture.
Grease a 15"x10" jelly roll pan, line with wax paper before adding batter.
Bake at 375* for 15 min.
Sprinkle a thin towel with enough  powdered sugar so the cake won't stick.
Immediately loosen cake and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully
peel off paper.  Roll up cake and
towel together.  Cool on rack for 15 min.
Prepare filling.  Carefully unroll cake.  Spread with cream cheese mixture.
Reroll cake.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hr.  Sprinkle with
sugar powdered before serving, if desired.

One of my clients, Joan Speese, brought this dessert to our last card class.
It was so delicious I wanted to share it with you.

Friday, May 18, 2012


 In April we did a variety of cards using different paper packs.  This birthday card was created using the Lucy papers.

Lucy Paper Packet              (X7149B)
Lucy SOTM Stamp Set
Card Chatter - Birthday         (1475)
Grey  Wool Ink                    (Z2125)
Black ink                              (Z2105)
Cotton candy ink                  (Z2193)
Art Philosophy Cartridge      (Z1686)

 Superhero are the papers we used on these items. The item in the middle was made at our unit meeting and is a little Backpack Album.  Thanks Angela Tutton for sharing this idea with us.

                                                Superhero Paper Packet    (X7152B)
                                               A Garden                            (A1119)
                                               Brad Assortment - Blue       (Z1365)
                                               Cranberry Ink                      (Z2116)

 The Pemberly Paper Packet is so versatile.  Isn't it perfect for this baby card?

Pemberly Paper Packet    (X7148)
New Arrival                     (C1501)
Outdoor denim Ink           (Z2140)
Brad Assortment - Blue    (Z1365)
Art Philosophy Cartridge  (Z1686)

This Friends card uses the Florentine Paper Packet
along with the Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to my Heart.  This is a fast and easy card.

Florentine Paper Packet          (X7153B)
Mocha Opaques                       (Z1336)
Garden green Ink                      (Z2120)
Creme brulee Ink                      (Z2167)
Beautiful Friendship                   (B1400)
Art Philosophy Cartridge           (Z1686)

How about a little summer fun!  We used the stamp set from the Workshop on the Go.

Footloose Paper Packet     (X7151B)
Footloose WOTG stamp set
Waxy Flax                         (retired)
Creme Brulee Ink               (Z2167)
Lagoon Ink                        (Z 2195)
Olive Ink                            (Z2137)


OK, so I forgot to post these at Easter, but I just love them and wanted to share. It is so much fun to play with the Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to My Heart.  The creations are endless!

Be sure to come back to see more creations.  Enjoy!
If you would like to know how to make these yourself, just leave a message and I will get back to you.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


This is one of three double page layouts we will make at our "Victory Workshop on the Go" class.  I have the cutest pictures of my grandson in his camo shirt that will be placed on these pages.  

Victory Paper Packet 
Victory My Stickease Assortment 
Mini Medley Accents Collection
(Olive)       Z1489

Just email me and if you would like to attend.