Thursday, June 27, 2013

WOW... New 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book is the BEST yet!

I can't wait to share all the new product in this book.  I absolutely love every page... I love how versatile they have made the products.  I love that they added our own "project life" style product and I love all the new patterns.  Oh, and I can't wait to get the new Cricut Artbooking System.  It's perfect and so versatile for any project... Stay tuned... updates will be coming your way!

SAVE THE DATE: Idea Book Reveal Party is Saturday, August 10, 2013 (followed by an afternoon Stamp Camp)... you don't want to miss this!!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Later Sk8r with a **Girly** Option

 June's workshop is Later Sk8r.  This paper is very masculine, and some of my regular workshop attendees wanted a girly option so I created identical layouts, but added pink to make it girly!  I love how they turned out!

The basic photography theme of the first one make them very versatile.  Just add your favorite photos and this layout is complete.  The pink I used for this layout is Blush.  It offers a nice subtle color combination.  I did add a strip of paper (non-CTMH) that I found since all the colors matched and the paper packet and the little flowers resembled gears!

I love the banner look of the title.  

I just loved this photography quote, so I added it to save time from having to journal.  

For the above layout, I loved the gears on the paper and couldn't resist a layout reminding us to live life in high gear... in other words, live life to the fullest.  Since I needed a nice B&T for the background on this layout, I chose to use up some of my retired BULK Lucy B&T, so I used Cotton Candy for the pink in the girly layout.  I switched out some of the Later Sk8r pattern paper for the girly floral paper that resembles gears!  I love how that paper pulled it all together. **Don't mind the paper, it was extremely humid this week and I forgot to put the layouts in the page protectors so they started folding up.  

I added some flowers from the Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set to further soften the girly layout and added some of the circular stars as accents in addition to the gears that were cut on the cricut using the Artiste cartridge. 

I added a little bling on the gears of the girly layout.  It turned out adorable.

I saw these adorable candles and wanted to try them.  I realized the sentiment on this stamp set was perfect... so I added some grey baker's twine for the wick of the candle and some glitter tape to cover the ends and decorate the cake!  I love how it turned out.

I decided to add some clear bling to decorate the bottom of the cake.  

I can't wait to host my workshop tomorrow night and see how everyone loves these pages!

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Buzz and Bumble

I just love this paper pack.  I wasn't an immediate fan of the bees, but they quickly grew on me!  I am a little behind posting on my blog these days.  These pages and the card were offered to my workshop groups for $20 and included all materials precut and all embellishments you see on the pages/card.

I love the simplicity of the left page.  A little hemp baker's twine on the letters from the coordinating stickease and a strip of glitter paper give this page just the right amount of "wow".  I love the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet stickers... they are perfect for any page!

I just loved the Friends theme and as I was trying to come up with something for the blank rectangle (from the stickease packet) shown above, I remembered the May 2012 Stamp of the Month, Friendship Bouquet... it was perfect!  The sentiment matched the theme of these layouts perfectly, especially the little seed packet, which I adore!  Some of the flowers on this page are stickease and some of them are made with the stamps, inks and blending pen.  It's really hard to tell the difference!

This layout is my version of the Workshop on the Go.  I like that it offers a lot of spots for photos.  The "US" was cut on the Cricut with sunset behind and cocoa on top.

I like the look of the banners... just a pop of color.  I can't wait to find the perfect photos of me and my friends to add to these pages!  Again, the large flower and the smaller one on the left were made with stamps, inks and the blending pen... the smaller flower on the left under the bee is one of the stickease... they look very similar!  That's what I love about stamps... once you use a sticker it's gone... I can make as many of these flowers as I wish!

The 6 x 6 card was made from some of the leftover Stickease and the WOTG stamp set.  Very simple, but the message is so versatile.  I ended up giving it to my mom for her birthday... she loved it.

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