Saturday, November 27, 2010

Same Pattern - Totally Different Looks!

Notice anything similar about these layouts? While the colors are vastly different from each other, the pattern is exactly the same! This pattern is called "Backstage" and it is featured in the new idea book from Close to My Heart called Magic. I recently got this book and I have to say I am very inspired by the cool new patterns in it! It also has a lot of ideas for making your layouts interactive. In the back of the book is a disc that contains all the patterns you need for cutting things like the scallop you see on these layouts or the little attachments you can make & place on your pages (like pull tabs, little booklets, photos that flip, etc.).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November Workshop!!

Here is a picture of the card we'll be making at this Friday's workshop! I really like these little owls and think they look so cute on this card! The textured background is made using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The little owls are colored in using CTMH markers, which is a fun technique! I just think they might be missing a little something....googlie eyes perhaps?
Who doesn't need a little pack of post-it notes? I use them all the time! This little pack is great for your purse, desk, by the phone, or even to give away!
The third project we'll be working on is to cover a 2011 pocket calendar. Each year I customize my own calendar that I keep in my purse. It's where I record everything throughout the year! As I was needing to make my own for 2011, I thought you might be needing one as well! Since we all have our own personal style, please feel free to bring your own paper, ribbon, & embellishments for this project. Two coordinating papers would work great, but even a single pattern would work. I'll supply the calendar and any needed cardstock. It will be a fun project and is also a great little gift to give away!

I hope to see you this Friday - we'll be having a fun paper crafting night!

Stamp sets used are: Love You Forever; A Little Thanks; Notice the Details; Moments in Time; Checklist (retiring 12/31/10).

Saturday, November 6, 2010

November Workshop Projects

Just thought I'd announce what we will be making at my upcoming workshop! We'll be making 3 cute projects:

1) A really cute card using 2 different embossing techniques. Dry embossing and heat embossing.

2) A pocket calendar, customized by you! You pick your paper & stamps and then customize the cover of your calendar. You'll be all set for 2011! Also makes a cute gift to give away.

3) A little post-it note & pencil set perfect for your purse!

I'm finishing up all the details and will post the actual projects as soon as possible. The workshop date is Friday, November 19th starting at 7 pm. Hope you can make it!