Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thanks for coming!

I hope everyone that came over this past Saturday had a "cherry" good time! It was a fun thing to do inside with air conditioning on such a hot day! Afterward I felt like it was the last day of school before summer vacation since I'm taking the next 2 months off from workshops ;)

So for those of you who purchased the Cherry-O kit/paper, I thought I'd post these cute pages to give you a bit of inspiration! These were winning entries from a contest put on by CTMH. I like the 2 page layout because it has 6 photos and uses the Cherry-O My Stickease that I recently purchased for myself! It was made using the "Ensemble Piece" pattern from the Imagine book. The single page is just plain adorable! The way the paper is pleated to look kind of like an apron is oh-so-clever! This layout used the Main Frame - Charmed pattern in the Reflections book.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Imagine" what a book can do for your layouts!

On our scrapbook retreat weekend, Rebecca put together this adorable layout about her family's trip to the zoo. Isn't it too cute! She used the Imagine book and followed the pattern on pages 90 & 91 to put her layout together. I love the way she did "zoo" in her title, using the negative space from her Cricut cut instead of the individual letters. My photos don't do it justice! (Being vertically challenged as I am, I should have put it on a lower table to get a better angle). I think if you double click on the photo it will enlarge it for better viewing ;)

The Imagine, Cherish, and Reflections books are really great resources for helping you to get more pages done in less time. The patterns in the books tell you what type & how many papers you need (ie: cardstock, patterned papers, photo sizes) and then give you all the measurements for cutting those papers & photos. Then you just sit down and put it together, adding your own embellishments to finish. Easy right? "Imagine" what they could do for your scrapbooks!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cropped 'til I dropped!

This past weekend was my yearly retreat, my "getaway from the house, kids, hubby, etc." weekend. I packed up scrapbooking supplies & lots of paper & photos and scrapped my brains out! I did 20 pages (well, some still need a bit of journaling) so it was quite a productive weekend! The warm weather & lack of air conditioning didn't slow us down much either. Although, the lack of sleep definitely made my return to the "real world" a bit of a challenge!

Here are some pictures. I'll be adding more over the next few days, so check back to see my completed layouts! :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Is it June already? I can't believe it! And if your summer calendar looks anything like mine - this month will be a whirlwind and over before we know it!

That being said, take a moment & hop through the blogs to see the great ways that so many creative ladies have used the more masculine June Stamp of the Month called, "Wonderful Friend". I don't have a lot of stamp sets that would lend themselves to making a card for my hubby or my Dad, etc. So I may have to pick this one up for myself!

Enjoy the hop by clicking HERE!