Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blast from the Past

Happy Halloween everyone! My boys are gearing up for the big night, are you? From Millan.Net

Before you put on that costume and get that bowl of goodies out, watch this video with a creative blast to the past!

Coloring is a favorite part of creating for me, takes me back to being a kid again. How about you? Stay safe tonight!

From Millan.Net

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday

And by that I don't mean Halloween...which is tomorrow...feel free to go into panic mode if you're not quite ready for that yet! From Millan.Net

No, I'm talking about card #3 for my Pinterest Inspired Christmas card workshop.  I think this is my favorite of the bunch!  You can see the original inspiration here, and my version of it here:

Stamps: Universal Backgrounds, Holiday Cheer
Inks: Cashmere, Ruby
Papers: Ruby, Colonial White, Kraft cardstock
Accessories: Almond Glitz Gel, Brown and Tan Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

I don't know what we'd do if we actually got this much snow.
From Millan.Net

But it gives me a peaceful feeling all the same.

Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Merry & Bright

From Millan.Net  Good morning!  Chilly mornings means free A/C around here...though my boys all think it's too cold to have the doors open so early.
But that also means hot cocoa if they're up early enough. From Millan.Net

In my last post I shared one of the cards for my upcoming Pinterest inspired workshop.  This is another one we'll be making that day.  The original can be seen here.

Stamps: Merry and Bright
Inks: Ruby, Cashmere
Papers: Roxy Reflections Kit (retired), Ruby, Kraft, Colonial White cardstock
Accessories: Brown and Tan Sparkles, Almond Glitz Gel
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

My workshop is scheduled for Saturday, November 9 at my home from 12pm-4pm.  The cost is $20 and we'll be making 12 cards, 2 of each 6 designs.  If you're not local but would still like a kit, just send me an email and I'll get one set up for you!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year...Christmas Card Making Time!

I know, Halloween is still over a week away.  From Millan.Net

But I have succumbed to the crafters need to get Christmas cards started!  (Because if I start them now, maybe I'll actually have some done to send on time!)

I've been busy creating cards from some really great Pinterest inspirations.  And I think that's half the fun of Pinterest...seeing something and trying to recreate it with what you have!  Here is the original, found at Stamped Silly.

I love the large snowflake...even though we rarely see it here in Tucson.
Here is my version:

Stamps:  Merry and Bright
Inks: Cashmere, Ruby
Papers: Kraft, Ruby, Colonial White
Accessories: Almond Glitz, Brown and Tan Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut Cartridges

I've made a set of coordinating cards for this year.  I love the look of Kraft with the Ruby and Colonial White cardstocks!  I'll be back soon with more cards to share from the set.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Artbooking Baby Album

Did you know it is Babywearing Week?
From Millan.Net

No, neither did I until about a month ago.

My friend is a part of Babywearing, International, Inc. and is a Babywearing Educator.  That means she teaches people how to use wraps and carriers to...well, wear your baby.

Since my "baby" is almost 8, I never even knew this existed...aside from seeing her every Sunday with her little ones wrapped around her as she walked into church.  I was quite envious of how her arms were free to use though.  I always had arms full of boys and bags and car seats. From Millan.Net

Anyway, their local group is having an auction and I contributed a basket of Close To My Heart goodies.  I also made a new baby mini-album from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge and a framed layout.

I kept the colors neutral, as I don't know what beautiful baby photos the winner will add to it!

Inks: Sunset, Buttercup, Slate, Chocolate
Papers: Babycakes Reflections
Accessories: Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain, Babycakes Assortment. Baker's Twin Harvest and Neutral Assortments
Tools: Artbooking Cricut cartridge

The baby album was heavily influenced by Pamela O'Conner.  You can see photos of her album on her Cricut Craze Pinterest board!

This is the boys' last week of Fall Break.  I'm a bit happy and a bit sad about that.  When they get home from piano lessons we'll all have a quick lunch then head to the pool with some friends.  One of the great things about living in can still swim in October!
From Millan.Net

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Family Accordion Display Workshop

Happy Fall everyone! From Millan.Net 

Are you slowly getting all your holiday d├ęcor up around your house?  Save room for one more, my Family Accordion Display!

This month's Creative Class comes from my Holiday Stamp Camp project.  It features the new Huntington paper pack and the Rosewood Mini-Medley Collection.  (My personal favorite from the Idea Book!)  The project measures 5" x 19" and looks great on mantles or tabletops.

Kits include all cut pieces, Rosewood Collection, hemp, and directions for basic assembly.

Class Times
Thursday, October 17  9am-11am
Saturday, October 19  2pm-4pm
Thursday, October 24  9am-11am
Saturday, October 26  2pm-4pm
Class fee is $20 per kit  or  $15 with a $20 order.
RSVP by October 10 to save your spot!
Kits will be mailed to non-local class members for $5 extra.

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