Sunday, February 28, 2010

Teaching Scrapbooking Classes in March 2010

March 2010 will be a fun filled one for me! I again have two scrapbooking classes that I'll be teaching at two different stores in the San Joaquin area.
Memories for the Making (MFTM), Lodi Ca is a great store where I'm going a little dimensional with the next class! Here is a sample of two of the layouts from this class -- I call the class Shabby Chic with Scraps!

I'm very excited to teach this class because Shabby Chic is a new area for so many people! I really think that everyone will love the fact that they are going to be learning techniques they can use on all kinds of future pages!

My Scraplifting 101 class at My Scrapbook Dreams (MSD), Stockton Ca is going to have some fun layouts for the month of March. Here is a sample of one of the pages that will be part of the class!
This class is going to be another great class filled with tips and fun! And not to mention of course the attendees leave with the pages they created!

Cards for Soldiers

Whew! We made over 25 cards for soldiers in my Stockton/Lodi Scrapbooking Meetup Group this last weekend! It was great! Got to try new techniques and some fun cards came out of it. Here are the ones that I did:

Easter Wishes:
This card is super simple and guaranteed to make people go "Aaaahhh!" when they see this super cute chic/bird made from a button!
  • Cardstock: white, pink, and grass green
  • 2 mini brads - yellow
  • 1 small button - yellow
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - Black
  • Basic Grey Micro Chip Stickers - White Chocolate Chip
Butterflies and Best Wishes:

  • Cardstock: white and pink
  • Martha Stewart ribbon - Best Wishes
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
  • Decretive mini scallop scissors
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - Black
  • DCWV Mariposa paper
  • 5 Robin's Nest Pebbles - Cowboy
Bug/Thinking of you:
This cute little bug is super easy to make from a circle punched out and cut in half to create the two wings. I layered a second set of wings under to give it a more 3D look.
  • Cardstock: mat blue, white, and pink
  • EK Success 1 1/2 in circle punch
  • 8 mini brads - red
  • Lace ribbon - white
  • Pink Pebbles Duplicate Rob-ons - "Thinking of you" white
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - black
  • Signo Pen - white
Leaves/Thinking of you:
This card was a bit of an experiment that I think turned out fine! Basically the front of the card is cut (in this case in the shape of a branch/leaves) to reveal the inside of the card - in this case the white interior.

  • Pre-made orange/white card - unknown manufacturer
  • Reminisce - Unwritten collection, Paper Strips (butterfly strip)
  • Pink Pebbles Duplicate Rob-ons - "Thinking of you" white
  • Signo Pen - white
Inside - Thinking of you/Butterfly:
  • Cardstock: white and pink
  • Doodle Bug Designs, Inc. - Swimming Pool Crushed Velvet Cardstock
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - Black
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
  • EK Success 1 1/2 in circle punch
  • Cat's Eye ink - teal
  • Reminisce - Unwritten collection, Paper Strips (butterfly strip used as a mask)
  • Pink Pebbles Duplicate Rob-ons - "Thinking of you" white
Outside - Thinking of you/Butterfly:

Butterflies - Thank You:

I dry embossed and sanded the pink cardstock, overlaid the DCWV paper then added the popped-up butterfly to add a little dimension. I topped the card off with the green ribbon in a cute bow!

  • Cardstock: white and pink
  • Cuttle Bug embossing folder - flourishes
  • Sanding block
  • DCWV Mariposa paper
  • Small ribbon - green
  • Thank you rub-on, unknown manufacturer
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - Black

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spring is Here

I was inspired by spring today! It has sprung here in Stockton, CA. A nice walk was all it took for me to start thinking seriously green.

Layout Products:
  • Drk green, brt green, and lt green cardstock
  • Bazill Swiss Dot cardstock - white
  • Various green patterned papers from My Mind's Eye, Me & My Big Ideas, DCWV, and BoBunny.
  • ColorBok chipboard pieces
  • Basic Grey Micro Chip Stickers - White Chocolate Chip
  • K&Company Jim Coffey Designer Paper
  • 28 gauge green wire
  • Zig Calligraphy pen - black

And I made a cute little card from a small twig collected on my walk.

  • Drk green, lt green, brt green, green, and white cardstock
  • Various green patterned papers from My Mind's Eye, Me & My Big Ideas, DCWV, and BoBunny
  • Twig
  • Green ribbon
  • Zig Calligraphy pen - chocolate
  • Sm maple leaf punch

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #20

A creation for the ColourQ Challenge #20.

These were some fun shots from this past Christmas. The colors in the images seemed to just work with this ColourQ Challenge.

  • Real red, brilliant blue, tempting turquoise, and white cardstock
  • Imaginisce Wild Flowers - White Elephant
  • American Crafts Thickers, Lulaby Sunflower
  • Red brads
  • White velvet brad
  • K&Company Tim Coffey Designer Paper Pad
  • Embroidery thread - lemon
  • Iron on Butterfly/Flowers - unknown manufacturer
  • Sharpie Paint Pen - Red

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Another Triple Challenge

I've taken on three different challenges this evening!
In no particular order....
The layout design was based on this sketch. Not bad if I have to say so myself! :)

They put a challenge out to use a love note. This note (sorry about the handwriting) was from my hubby. I'd had it in a box just waiting to be scrapped! Thanks Lets Get Shabby for the inspiration!

  • And finally, you're likely wondering about these colors. They are compliments of the gang at Design Dollies Color Challenge LAVENDER, GREY and WHITE/IVORY.

  • White, grey, and lavender cardstock
  • DCWV Once Upon a Time - Unicorn Flight
  • DCWV The Glitter Cardstock Stack
  • American Crafts Thickers, Giggle Foam white
  • Drk grey lace ribbon
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
  • EK Success 1 1/2" circle punch
  • Provo Craft Paper Palette handmade paper
  • Drk pearls
  • Jewelers pin
  • Signo white pen

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cannot Cage Explorers

I still have many photos from my India 2008 trip that I've been working through slowly. This was a great shot of my travel buddies as we hiked to a temple.
  • Drk brown cardstock
  • Basic Grey, Milk Chocolate chip chipboard micro-chip stockers
  • American Crafts Thickers, Delight Fabric White
  • Making Memories, Clear Creations - Travel
  • Sticko, Jolee's Boutique Destination - India
  • Tan lace ribbon
  • Lt yellow rickrack
  • Sm black rickrack
  • Staples
  • Signo White pen
  • JoAnn Craft Essentials Vacation Acrylic Words
  • Rhinestones - Orange
  • My Mind's Eye - Bohemia Acrylic Borders
  • GCD Studios, Melody Ross Designer Collections - Transparency Designs - Artsy Urban
  • K&Company, Tim Coffey, Designer Paper, TC Bloomwood
  • DVWV The Mariposa Stack
  • Heidi Swapp World Traveler Glossy Extras dye-cut
  • Unknown manufacturer - orange travel quoted tag

A Mini Stovall Book

I decided to use up a short Acrylic book I've had for a while. I kept it pretty basic with just four main pages and very easy layouts for each page. And, since I had tons of leftover Martha Stewart butterflies... well, they came back for this project.
  • Black, red, orange, blue, and white cardstock
  • Various brads - black, white, velvet, orange, etc.
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punches
  • Various size ribbon - lt green, teal, black, white, lace, sheer, red, and orange.
  • DVWV Mulberry Mat Stack - Neutral and Classic
  • American Crafts Thickers, Lullaby Foam Charcoal
  • Basic Grey, Dark Chocolate chip chipboard micro-chip stockers
  • Basic Grey, White Chocolate chip chipboard micro-chip stockers
  • Making Memories Felt alpha - Red
  • Making Memories Felt alpha - Green
  • American Crafts Thickers, Delight Fabric White
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - Navy
  • 3 Binder rings - 1"
  • 8"x8" Acrylic Book

Butterflies, butterflies, and more butterflies

I think I'm obsessed with getting as many butterflies on my pages as possible! I just got some new punches - I put out for these Martha Stewart beauties! I just love how the butterflies look like they are flying across/up the page!

  • Lt. blue cardstock
  • Little Yellow Bicycle, Nita Bella Collection, Dark Blue Medallion
  • Blue lace ribbon
  • Lt. blue sm ribbon
  • Colorbok chipboard piece
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
  • American Crafts Thickers, Black Tie Velvet - Lt blue
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - Navy
  • Various blue brads
  • Various shades/patterns of blue paper/cardstock
  • Various word stickers - shades of blue
  • Tim Holtz Distressed Stickles - Broken China
  • Blue Rhinestones

A Little Valentines!

I did this super cute layout of my brother/sister-in-law having a whimsically lovely time.

  • White, red, and black cardstock
  • Me & My Big Ideas - Red/White flower patterned paper
  • Black buttons
  • ColorBok chipboard letters
  • Martha Steward butterfly punches
  • Pom-pom Back Ribbon
  • American Crafts, Holiday House Felt pieces
  • Unknown manufacturer heart chipboard pieces
  • Felt brads, white
  • Chipboard lrg letters
  • Making Memories Felt alpha - Red
  • Doodle Bug Designs, Inc. - Beetle Black Crushed Velvet Cardstock
  • Smooch Spritz - Cherry Ice
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - black

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Red, Black and a Neutral Challenge

I put this layout together for the Design Dollies February - RED, BLACK and ONE NEUTRAL - Color Challenge.

  • Me & My Big Ideas - Red/White flower patterned paper
  • PSX Paper Designs "Antique Wallpaper" - Tan-ish pattered paper
  • Doodle Bug Designs, Inc. - Beetle Black Crushed Velvet Cardstock
  • DCWV Taj Mahal Stack - Red/Gold patterned paper
  • Tan cardstock
  • Red cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Mark Richard's Crystal Stickers - Pearls
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - black
  • Lace Ribbon - red
  • Red button
  • Black buttons
  • American Crafts Thickers - Patchwork, fabric black
  • American Crafts, Holiday House Felt pieces
  • Color Box chipboard accents