Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lollydoodle Card 11

I really like this "Amazing" Clean and Simple card that
 Mina Bingham made for our Unit Meeting Card Exchange.

  • Lollydoodle Paper Packet (X7183B)
  • Love This Stamp Set (B1432)
  • Flamingo Dots (Z1934)
  • Sparkles (Z1263)
  • Cotton Candy, Slate Inks

Scrapbook Elements- Ariana

Ariana is the paper pack we are using this month
 for our Scrapbook Elements Swap.

Click on picture for a closer look.

Have fun creating some of your own elements
 to be added to scrapbook or mini-scrapbook pages.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Scrapbook Elements - Lollydoodle

We used this cute spring paper packet from CTMH called Lollydoodle for our recent Lollydoodle swap.
  It works very well with my Easter layouts also.

Click on the picture to make it larger.


Lollydoodle Card 10

This was my exchange card for our Unit Meeting.  I already did a tutorial on how to make it, so check it out.

  • Lollydoodle Paper Pack
  • Feathers Stamp Set
  • Cotton Candy, Slate, Sky Blue, Lagoon Inks and markers
  • Create a Shade Pearl Paint, Reinker (Slate), Water and Spritzer Pen

Monday, April 28, 2014

Scrapbook Elements - Frosted

These Scrapbook Elements are from the Frosted Paper Packet
 and works great for winter and snow layouts.

Click on picture to make larger.

Can't wait until I get these scrapbook pages finished.


Lollydoodle Card 9

Linda Holliday made this lovely gift card for our card exchange at our unit meeting, using the Lollydoodle papers, and Color Ready Ribbon.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Scrapbook Elements- Huntington

I haven't posted some of the Scrapbook Elements
 from our swap for awhile,
 so thought I would catch up on some. 
 This one was from the fall using the
 Huntington Paper Packet from CTMH.

Click on the picture to make larger.

All of these elements can help you design your scrapbook pages.


Lollydoodle Card 8

Credit for this Lollydoodle Card goes to Cindy Kleinfelter.

  • Lollydoodle Paper Packet (X7183B)
  • Love You Stamp Set
  • Pear & Cotton Candy Inks
  • Washi Tape

Clearly the Best: Connect the Dots (S02E03)

Create decorative lines on your layout using dots! With the right embellishments from Close To My Heart—Aqua Dots, sparkles, studs, and more—your dotted lines will be sure to draw the eye. Learn to do it yourself in this video.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Clearly the Best: Random Stamping (S01E17)

"Random Stamping" features a stamping technique for creating your own background paper by randomly applying 
a stamped image to a plain piece of cardstock. 
 Watch this video to find out how.

Lollydoodle Card 7

Credit for this great Lollydoodle card goes
 to the talented Kelly Wittner. 
 This was her exchange card from our Unit Meeting this month.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Multi-Media Exchange

Each month I participate in a Multi-Media Swap.
  We usually have a theme, and anything goes,
 as it is however you interpret the theme.
.  This month the theme was "Feminine".

Cindy Kleinfelter

Linda Holliday

This was mine!

I'm sorry, I don't have all the names of those that participate. 
 I will try to get them by next month so I can give them credit.

I forgot to take pictures of these,
 so hurried up to get them on this post.
  I have already put this pencil holder to work by my desk.

I have also been using my luggage tag. 
 This was actually from an earlier swap.


Lollydoodle/ Feathers Card

Kelly Wittner taught us this technique
 at our Unit Meeting this month. 
 We used the Lollydoodle paper packet from
 Close to My Heart for the backround and the matching inks from the kit.  Starting with the lightest color,
 we layered the colors on the stamp, then spritzed the stamp
 with water before stamping the image.  


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Artbooking Luminary

Here is one of the  Luminaries I made recently
 using the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the roses and green pieces, and the Close to My Heart  Cricut Artbooking Cartridge for the black luminary overlay piece.
  They have battery operated candles in the center.

I made ten of these for centerpieces for a banquet later this month.  I will post a picture of the tables after the banquet. 
 I hope you give one a try.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Candle Stamping

Here is another home decor project. 
 It is made the same way as
 the favor I shared on my post yesterday.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day.
  What are you doing to save the earth? 
 I thought I would share a recycling project I recently finished.  I love to burn candle melts, but hated to throw away the wax when the scent had faded, so I poured the melted wax into a heart shaped mold to cool.  

This is how I made these cute favors.

  • Cool wax in mold
  •  Pop wax out of the mold 
  •  Using a small drill, put a hole in the center
  • Tie a string in hole
  • Stamp design with archival ink onto some tissue paper
  • Color with markers
  • Cut out as close to the design as you can
  • Placed the stamped tissue on top of the wax, then cover with wax paper (hold tightly over top)
  • Using heat tool and moving back and forth, heat the area until you can see the design getting stronger (Caution - you don't want the wax to melt too much)
  •  Removed the wax paper
  •  Immediately use a nylon stocking to rub over the surface to smooth areas that might have melted 
  • Apply glitter with finger

  • I just finished 63 of these as favors for a banquet  later this month.  They were easy, taking less than a minute to complete each one after they had been Stamped, cut and colored.


Today, I wanted to use up some scraps of Sophia paper
 I've had sitting around, so I decided to make this
 Post-it holder for my girlfriend's purse.
Have you ever made a Matchbook Post-it Holder? 
 They are so easy and fun to make. 

I will post directions later this week.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Togetherness

Whether you’re celebrating romance, family, or friends in your papercrafting project, you’ll be head over heels for the together-themed cutouts on the Artbooking cartridge! With fancy frames, ornate edges, and faux flowers, you will be smitten with your finished products!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lollydoodle Card 6

Today's card is just plain fast and easy.

  • Lollydoodle Paper Packet ( XX7183B)
  • Joyful Wishes (A1152)
  • Cotton Candy, Crystal Blue, & Pear Alcohol Markers
  • Slate Ink ( Z2173)
  • Green ribbon ( from Stash)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fab Frames

Decorate your walls, tables, mantles, and more with these picture-perfect pennant frames, adorned with shapes and cutouts from the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge. From flowers to snowflakes to titles, you and your customers will love the versatility, ease, and look of these artistic embellishments.


Lollydoodle Card 5

This card is just a FUN card.
  It is appropriate for any occasion based
 on the sentiment put inside the card.

The flower was just fussy cut and the tag
 was cut with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

  • Lollydoodle Paper Packet ( X7183C)
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
  • Love This Stamp Set ( B1432)
  • True to Life Stamp Set (C1575)
  • Green ribbon (from stash)
  • Flamingo Dots ( Z1934) 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lollydoodle Card 4

This card uses the Diaper Wipe Technique for the backround feathers.  I also used the spray pen with water, reinker and Pearl paint to create the spattered backround.

The original design came from Aaron Brown.
  I loved her card, so wanted to give it a try.  This is my version of her card.  

  • Lollydoodle Paper Packet (X7183B)
  • Feathers Stamp Set (C1548)
  • Holiday Tags (D1580)
  • Lagoon, Cotton Candy, Twilight, and Slate Alcohol Markers
  • CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
  • Flamingo Dots (Z1934)
  • Slate Reinker (Z2273)
  • Spray pen ( Z1380)
  • Create-a-Shade Pearl paint (Z1039

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lollydoodle Card 3

This Mother's Day card looks wonderful 
with the Lollydoodle Papers.

  • Lollydoodle "Workshop on the Go" papers and stamp set
  • Art Philosophy Cricut cuts
  • Holiday Tags ( D1560)
  • Slate Ink
  • Trimmer, Tombow adhesive, scissors

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lollydoodle Card 2

This Easter card was made
 using the new Quatrefoil embossing folder
 and cuts from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

  • Quatrefoil embossing folder (Z1926)
  • Greatest Love Stamp Set ( B1444)
  • Daisy White, Cotton Candy & Pear papers
  • Cotton Candy Ink
  • Cuts from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
  • non CTMH punch
  • Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lollydoodle Card

Today I am featuring a card
 made with the Lollydoodle papers (X7183B),
 my chosen paper of the month,
 from Close to My Heart.

The butterfly was first stamped in Slate Ink, then rubbed with Glitter Gel to give it some sparkle.

  • Lollydoodle papers (X7183B)
  • Dreamer Stamp Set (B1439)
  • Flamingo Dots (Z1934)
  • Silver Glitter Trim (Z1799)
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
  • Tombow adhesive, scissors, trimmer

Artbooking Made Easy: Capturing Snapshots

Snapshots, circles, and fun inking techniques, oh my! Wondering what to do with all those snapshots you have lying around? The Artbooking cartridge’s snapshots keys are the perfect way to assemble those photos into one oh-so-memorable mini album, but with cutouts of cameras, dovetail pennants, and photo-strip frames, these keys are perfect to accent any project.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Studio "J" Layouts

Here is another of my recent Studio "J" layouts.
  I hope you enjoy them.

Click on the pictures to view larger.

Be sure to give Studio J a try!

Happy Creating!

Artbooking Made Easy: Artbooking My Life

Take your no-hassle, ready-to-use Picture My Life™ scrapbooking to the next level by incorporating various cutouts from the Artbooking cartridge! You and your customers will be thrilled with the infinite possibilities available when pairing Artbooking shapes with the easy, ready-to-use cards from the Picture My Life scrapbooking programs. Check it out here, along with charming Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Happy Creating!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Project Inspiration: Hip Pics Album

It's time to be thinking about Mother's Day for your Mom or any special Mom in your life. Here is a great project that comes together quickly and will be appreciated for years to come.

Create a heartfelt gift for your mother using the My Creations™ Hip Pics album and the My Acrylix™ Mother’s Day stamp set. Decorate the pocket photo pages with sentimental photos, stylish embellishments, and memorable words of gratitude to show her how much she means to you. 


Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Here is one of the Studio J layouts I recently finished
 about an excursion to the Car Museum in Tacoma, WA.
  Studio "J" makes scrapbooking fast and easy, without the mess of tradional scrapbooking.

Click on the picture to view larger.

LeMay's American Car Museum

Leavenworth, WA

Christmas Social

Special Celebration

Just click on the Studio "J" button to your right, make yourself
 an account (it's free) and start playing.  I think you will like it.