Monday, April 30, 2012

RSVP for Pemberley Journal Class Today

Pemberley Journal Class
Date Saturday May 12, 2012
Time 9:30 am
Please RSVP and Prepay by April 30th
Bring standard class kit-trimmer, adhesive and scissors

Your Kit Includes
1-½ notebook
1 package of Sparkle Flourishes
1 package of Sparkles
1 package of binder clips
Cardstock and Patten Paper

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mother's Day Card

I did a Father's Day Card, so I thought I better remember MOM too! I used the wonderful rose pattern from the Dotty for You Special Pack of Paper. You can find out how to get your very own pack for $5 here. I also used some Bag Closures from bread, bagel, muffins etc. I was inspired to do so from a card in the Practical Solutions Issue of Paper Crafts. I added some twine, felt letters and a paper butterfly to finish it off.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Butterfly overload?

I guess because spring has finally arrived here in Texas I seem to be all about the butterflies?!? These are 2 more projects that my A size Stamp Club members will be making on Tuesday May 1st-can't wait to see you ladies then!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fancy Butterfly

When I spotted this card in the current issue of Paper Crafts, I knew I wanted to re-create it using the fun April Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart. I used all the fun large words from the stamp set and then added some smaller words from a few other stamps I had on hand. I really liked the bold colors of the butterfly and wanted to copy that. I used a retired butterfly stamp from last year and embossed it with black embossing powder and then used lagoon and sunset inks with a sponge to add the color. I can't wait to send this to someone special.
Would you like the great Stamp? To get the Stamp of the Month for $5 is spend $50 on my website!! What a deal! And you can get the Dotty for You paper pack for $5.00 as well! Head over to my website for all the details

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Pop Rocks

 While a Micheal's last week I came across this really fun wooden accent that says-My Pop Rocks--my 1st thought was how great it would go with the Dotty for You paper special. My 2nd thought was--oooh fun, pop rocks!  I created a simple pocket by scoring, trimming and folding for the inside. For the cover I just glued the wooden accent to the front of my card and then added a few rhinestone gems to the felt guitar.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pemberley Workshop on the Go Sign up for Class today!

Pemberley Workshop on the Go
Class Date: May 5, 2011
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House
Please RSVP & Pre pay by April 23
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive

Cost: $29.95
Pemberley Level 2 Paper Pack
Pemberley stamp set
Bouquet Assortment
Bitty Opaques Pearls
Workshop booklet & Card directions
($35.00 including tax and shipping)

Add On Suggestions:
Color Ready Wood Shapes (Z1718)
Neutral Cardstock Pack (x5913)
Love Cluster Stamp Set (c1484)
Total 57.80(total including shipping and tax 67.55)

Purchase all of the above and earn the stamp of the Month for only $5.00 more

Saturday, April 21, 2012

4x4" Clear Albums for Sale

 Just wanted to let you all know that I have some of the clear albums for sale in my Etsy store-look to the right in the side bar for a link.
 Here is a picture of the album I created, and I will have a limited number of kits for sale soon. You can have the directions for this album for FREE when you earn the Dotty for You paper pack, find all the details here.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Project Life 2012: Week 14 & 15

Here are my pages for week 14 and 15. You can see that for week 14 I focused on just Easter-I took about 120 pictures that weekend, but there was no way to fit all of them. I used the pocket page with the most pockets and picked my favorite pictures. You can see that I cut the larger one in half to fit.
Here is a close up of the title-I used some Martha Stewart glitter and a few embellishments for the title.
And below is Week 15.
I used some retired CTMH peach stamps to add a little fun to the page.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dotty for You Clear Mini Album-FREE directions with Purchase

First off I want to thank Mary H. for her inspiration for this clear album. I had sooo much fun making it and I love it more than anything I have made in a long while! The album is 4" in size and CLEAR!! I cut the album using the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. I use the Dotty for You special paper pack and the colors are perfect for my favorite Easter pictures. I bet you are wondering about the FREE part--
When you purchase the DOTTY FOR YOU PAPER PACK for $5, I will give you the complete color step by step instructions for FREE. To get the paper pack you will need to spend $35 on products from the current catalog or on my website.

The directions include the info on cutting your own album, but if you don't want to I will have for sale pre cut albums for $0.75!!

In case you are not interested in cut you own clear album using the cricut cartridge I will have some for sale in my Etsy store (I should have time to cut several this weekend, so look for them next week) I also will be making a few pre-cut kits and adding them to my Etsy store as well, but it wont be till mid-may and they will be limited in number---

To make it easy for you below is a list of supplies that I used that you might want to purchase to earn the paper pack for $5

Dotty For You Paper Pack (National Scrapbooking Month Special)
Z1612 Pen Clips
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment
Z1718 Color Ready Accents
Z2353 Sweetleaf Marker
Z2118 Desert Sand Stamp Pad
Z1702 Bakers Twine
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
Z1708 Sparkles Flourishes
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z2396 Smoothie Marker
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad
Z2296 Smoothie Re-inker
Z1380 Spray Pens
Z1039 Create-a-Shade Paint
A1117 A Typeface stamp set
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Here is a close up of the cover-
The directions are 6 full color pages of step by step instructions created by me. A purchase is required to get them.
Start shopping now and get your Dotty for You paper pack and FREE directions. Click Here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Glitter Buttons

For this card I used an assortment of colored buttons from CTMH and Prisma Glitter, the best glitter on the market. I also used one of the new Die Cut cards and covered it with the Dotty for You special paper.(Details below)
To glitter the buttons I used liquid glue and then used my tweezers to dip the wet button in to the glitter.
Take a look at these lovely papers-to get your Pack for only $5 go here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Butterfly Card with Tutorial

Stamp Club Members, mark your calendar because you get to make this card on May 1st! But for those of you not in the club here is a little step by step of how to make this fun fringe. For this card I chose to use some vintage book print. I used 6 pieces 1 1/2" wide folded in half and then fringed. (I folded and fringed 3 layer together)
If you have some of those fancy fringe scissors this will go faster, but I don't so I just cut about 1/4" wide slits in the fold.
I attach the bottom layer (note-put a staple in the layers to hold them together) and then I add the next layer slightly higher.

Lastly, fluff with your fingers.
Don't you just love that pattern paper-get your pack today for only $5-all the details are here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Recycled Egg Carton

After Easter and the egg dying there are several carton leftover. I decided to use the new Dotty for You special paper to cover an egg crate and fill it with homemade buns! (I got the idea from Pinterest, have you been there yet? So many ideas, so little time......) You can find out all about the Dotty for You special here.
I used the Enjoy stamp set to create the band for the recipe and then I use on of the metal clips to attach to the carton with some bakers twine. I popped up the center is popped up on a wooden button.
Don't those homemade buns look yummy-here is a link from the Outdoor Kitchen on how to make your own Claire's Nettle Buns.

Friday, April 13, 2012

On the Road Again

This is the card I sent to my team this month. Doesn't make you want to take a trip? In a camper? I love that little trailer stamp because it makes me think of my Lucy Trailer. Have you been wondering about the trailer? Well now that the weather has warmed up much more work will take place in her, in fact my sister is coming this weekend and we are going to work on some things for her!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Free Cricut ClassTonight

Free Cricut Class

Thursday April 12th at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by noon today so I can have can have your supplies ready

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

This was the 1st book (that I remember) reading that was just letters. The whole book is a collection of letters written back and forth between several people. This is the story of Guernsey Islands after the 2nd World War, focus on the German Occupation of the Island. There are some really sad parts in the book were the English Islanders were treated badly by the Germans, things that make me very thankful for the time and place that I live. Even though there are sad parts the book has lots of happy and funny parts and ends on a great note. I would highly recommend this book, I learned somethings I didn't know about.
One thing that one of characters writes " reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books" I think that is so true. I love reading and will read just about anything, but a good book will stick with you forever!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Crusin 3x3 Cards

I am so glad April has arrived, this month I am featuring the Crusin paper pack from CTMH and it is one of my favorite packs in this catalog! For this cards I used the fun stamp Born to Ride! Now I am not a motorcycle person, but I can surly appreciate the manliness, the shinny chrome and the macho feel of hitting the rode!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fry box and Card Class

Fry Box and Cards Created
Date: April 21, 2012
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House in Lubbock
Please bring standard tool kit-paper trimmer, adhesive and scissors
RSVP and Pre Pay to hold you spot by Monday April 9th
Cost $11.50

Your kit includes:
4 cards/envelopes
Tapestry Velvet Rub-ons
12” ribbon
1 cardstock
2 sheets of pattern cardstock
Step by step instructions

a big thanks to Lori Miller for this project idea!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Project Life 2012: Week 12 & 13

Both Week 12 and 13 were pretty un-eventful..... but I did manage to get some picture of everyday things on a few days. The picture below show a Saturday night game of Skip-Bo as well as a picture of our rain gauge. Because we need rain so badly I thought it would be a good idea to use the stamp I had with the Bible verse Psalm 118:24. I stamped it right over the picture using staz-on ink.
Week 13-I choose to combine my handwriting with some type writer text.