Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I have so many nugget tins that I decided to use them for Halloween this year. I bought pumpkin light up necklaces for my class and made a quick card using Hooligans paper and the felt monster sticker assortment. For trick-or-treaters coming to our house the tins are filled with candy treats!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another Studio J Layout

Don't waste your time and money taking your camera's memory card to the store and printing photos. Use Studio J instead. For about the same cost you can create a beautiful two page layout in minutes. I'd love to show you how. Contact me for more information.

This is another layout I created with Studio J. These pictures are my brother's family. I'll be framing them for my brother and sister-in-law for a Christmas present.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Studio J Layout

The last time my entire family had a photo sitting my 18 year old niece was a baby in arms. That picture was hanging in the living room until I had a contractor repaint for my parents' Christmas present two years ago. This year's present is updated photos and framed prints. A few weeks ago my friend Randi took the photos. I purchased 13 x 19 paper for my Canon Pro9000 printer. Now all I need is frames! In the meantime I uploaded the photos to Studio J and created layouts. This layout is for my album.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Layout

This layout design is from Magic, Close To My Heart's newest how-to-book. In August I attended an event for consultants to work on Stamp of the Month artwork. It was hosted by my sideline, Krista. Recently her layout was picked as a winner by the corporate office of Close To My Heart. YAY! 

I love Krista's idea of using the stamped candy cane images in the title. First stamp your title. Then stamp and cut out the candy canes from the Stamp of the Month set. Next line up where you want the candy canes to be "hooked" and cut slits on both sides of the letter with a craft knife. Last slide the candy canes through the slits.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Cards

Share the Magic is the perfect stamp set for the Holiday cards, layouts, and packaging. Remember it's only available for this month, and you can earn it for free!

Liquid Applique was used for Santa's beard and Fun Flock was applied to his suit. 

A string of Christmas lights on Rudolph are accented with liquid glass. I think his nose needs some too!

The Frosty card showcases a brad from Close To My Heart's new Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment. I used my Gelly Roll Glitter Pen but I think it's too subtle. Maybe I should go over it with Prisma Glitter or Stickles glitter glue.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ice Crystals

I had to get the stamp set with the name Crystal in it! This was the third card that I prepared for the Christmas Card Extravaganza a few weeks ago. The design had gone through a couple of changes along the way. I settled on the "framed" feeling for the sentiment days before the event. I love how changing the inside greeting this could be more than a Christmas card. You could use it for a seasonal thank you, thinking of you, or birthday card. Here is the first version of the card with the color scheme.