Friday, January 30, 2015

Hopscotch Flip Flap Layout

Here is a layout using Hopscotch, the fun paper in Seasonal Expressions 1.  The colors in the paper are very versatile and would work for many different events.  It can look very "girly" by using more pink paper and yet it can look more masculine by using more blue paper.
    There is a 4" x 12" flip flap on the left side of the left page and there is an 8" x 12"flip flap on the right side of the right page.

Here is a look with the flip flaps open:

Here are close ups of each page individually:

 Left side:

 Right side:
The layout uses the WOTG stamp set and the Hopscotch Complements. It showcases 13 photos plus space for journaling on the left flip flap.  If you need space for additional photos you could add  4" x 6" flip flaps on top of any of the 4" x 6" photos. 

Contact me if you have any questions or need help with anything.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Artfully Sent Swing Card

Here is a fun birthday card using the fabulous Confetti Wishes paper.  It is the "Scene" card on page 30 of the Artfully Sent booklet.  Both pieces are cut at the recommended 7 inches.  The card base is cut in Thistle CS and the inside piece is Confetti Wishes B & T.  I did not try this card at a smaller size - the candle cuts are narrow so it may be too intricate to cut well at the smaller size. 

I wanted a colorful card so I backed the cut out candles with Pear and Pacifica CS and the stripe pattern of the Confetti paper.
I added more color on the inside too by tracing the frame shape and fussy cut it from Thistle paper.   The sentiment is from B1467 You Mean the World to Me.  Please contact me if you have any questions or need help with anything.
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Friday, January 9, 2015

January 2015 Joyful Stars Blog Hop

 Happy New Year!  Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop. Thank you for joining us.  If you arrived here from Krista's Blog, then you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop so you can start anywhere and stop when you return to the first blog.  However, you can go to Joyce's Blog if you would like to see the complete list of participants.  I have finally had a little time to play with my ShinHan markers.  They are alcohol based markers with both a broad and fine tip and come in 24 colors.  You can use these markers on many different surfaces that you could not color with a regular water based marker.   One of my favorite uses has been coloring bling and accessories to match cards and scrapbook pages.  Today, I decided to try them on a piece of acetate.  I wanted to use the new Hopscotch paper pack, so I chose three colors (R140 Light Orange, R11 Carmine, B62 Marine Blue) to match/blend with the colors in the pack.  First, I used the Chevron Embossing folder and embossed the piece of acetate.  The acetate I used was a piece of packaging that I saved.  It looked like this after embossing:
It was difficult to photograph due to the reflection of the acetate.

 Then, I colored the raised part of the embossed design using the ShinHan markers. 
 I also used the colorless blending marker.  It allows you to "remove" color if make a mistake or the color gets too dark.  I attached the acetate to a Colonial White card using Liquid Glass.  The word HAPPY is stamped directly on the Colonial White card.  The bird was stamped on Colonial White Cardstock, cut out and adhered to the acetate using Liquid Glass.  The stamps are from the set C1600 Happy Birds.  I guess you noticed by now, that I never did use any Hopscotch paper!  It looked too busy with the colored chevrons so I changed my original design.  But that is fine because I still
 have a small piece of acetate left when I trimmed it to fit the card.  So now I get to "play" with that and incorporate it on another project!
Now it is time for you to "HOP" to Cindy's Blog to see what she has created this month. 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January All Day Crop

All Day Crop

January 24, 2015
Come take time to scrapbook some of those holiday and winter memories or work on any project.  Imagine 7 hours of uninterrupted crafting!  You can bring along any type of project - cards to make, scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, beading or whatever you are working on right now.  I will bring my Cricut machine and all four of the CTMH cartridges.  Please bring your own mats (if you have them)  if you would like to cut anything.  There will be plenty of samples for inspiration.  Space is limited, so be sure to contact me  at to reserve your spot.

Bethel Hill United Methodist Church
2000 Bethel Road
Lansdale, PA 19446.  
10AM to 5PM
Cost is only $10.00

Cricut cutting station with all four CTMH Cartridges
Close To My Heart Scrapbook and Card Pattern Books
Studio J Demonstrations (Easy Digital Scrapbooking)
Cash and Carry Close To My Heart Products
Bring a bag lunch and a snack if you like
Drinks and snacks will be provided

Hope to see you there!

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