Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Picture My Life - Chantilly

As long as I had those pretty Chantilly Picture My Life cards out yesterday, I thought I would make one more thing.  My little grand niece inspired me again for today's project!

This is our My Creations Kraft Ring Box.  They are so easy and fun to decorate, and I am sad to say that they are retiring on July 31st.  So be sure to grab yours now!  I cut apart 3 Picture My Life cards to decorate this box.  I printed off a photo (2 x 2) and attached it to the top of the box using Liquid Glass.  There are so many pretty little embellishments that match Chantilly.  Here's a good shot of the front so that you can see them.

I used some washi tape and a little baker's twine from my stash to wrap around the top of the box.  The other two embellishments are still available, but retiring on July 31st.  They are  Hollyhock Zipper Lace and Base & Bling Pink Jewels.  

Thank you so much for stopping in today.  I hope that your day is most blessed!
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Picture My Life - Chantilly

Today I am using two cards from the Chantilly Picture My Life program.  I want to show you how easily they could be used for creating gift wrapping.

This is one of our My Creations pillow boxes.  They are clear plastic, food safe, and there are three in the package for just $2.95.  What a great way to give little treats and gift cards!  

Life IS crazy good, don't you think?  And just to make you smile, I am going to finish off this post with my favorite little movie star baby (at least I think she looks like a movie star baby in this photo!).  This is my grand niece, and she is as cute as can be!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Picture My Life - Skylark

How are you liking the ideas for Picture My Life cards?    I hope you are finding little tidbits to inspire your own creations!  Today I've got a fun card for you using the Skylark Picture My Life cards.

I have a dear friend that lives long distance, and this is exactly how I feel about her.  Our time talking is just never quite enough, and I treasure every moment!  Isn't it nice that I could find the perfect Picture My Life cards for my feelings?  I used peces from 5 different cards for this creation, and I finished it off with some teal shimmer trim, a little hemp, and skylark flowers.

I hope that you are looking forward to a fabulous weekend!
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Picture My Life - Laughing Lola

The Laughing Lola Picture My Life cards are awesome for that special pre-teen or teenage girl in your life.  I would bet that she would love this mini album for her purse or backpack!

I grabbed eight cards, bound them with a jump ring, and added some sparkly embellishments.  I would have loved something like this when I was in high school!

Thanks for stopping in today to see another idea for Picture My Life!  
I hope that you are looking ahead to a fabulous day!!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Picture My Life - Babycakes

Today I have a simple baby card for you using Babycakes Picture My Life.

Let's see...I cut down one 4 x 6 card for the background.  I selected three 3x4 cards, cut out the pieces that I wanted, and the card was done!  How CUTE is that giraffe poking out from behind the clouds?!  This card is sure to bring a smile to a new mother's face!

Thanks for stopping in today to see more of my Picture My Life series!  May your day be richly blessed!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Picture My Life Cards

I am not a pocket scrapbooker.  I definitely see the usefulness of pocket scrapbooking.   I would have LOVED Picture My Life when Shane was growing up.  It would have made my scrapping life a lot easier, and it would have gotten a lot more photos in books.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Picture My Life program for so many other reasons!!  
Throughout the rest of the month, I am going to show you projects made with the Picture My Life program, and not one of them will be a pocket page.  
I firmly believe that this system is for every type of paper crafter!  
With eight themes (and 5 more coming in August), there is sure to be a program that fits your needs.

Today, I have one of our 6x6 display canvases using the Avonlea Picture My Life program. (I also think that some favorite discontinued papers come back to life!)

I love this quote, and it's an especially good one to remember if your family is going through something difficult.  I simply attached a card to some Avonlea paper that I had in my stash and used Liquid Glass to adhere it to the canvas.  I also had some slate ribbon and a cameo from the Avonlea assortment in my stash, so that was an easy finish to the project.  15 minutes, and I have a lovely piece for our living room!

Before I leave, I am going to say something about hoarding your supplies...USE THEM!  I promise that with every new Idea Book, Close To My Heart is going to have more pretty ribbons and embellishments and paper.  That was the end of my slate ribbon, but I am glad that I used it on this project.  Allow yourself to pile, cluster, and create with what you buy.  Truly, I know you will love the end result!

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Clean and Simple

Sometimes a situation calls for a clean and simple card.  
I will confess that I am not very good at making that type of card, so I probably labor more than when I make one of my regular cards.  But I was happy I had been hoarding some of this pretty sweet leaf grosgrain from years ago.  It made this creation a little easier for me and gave a beautiful finish to this card.

Thank you for stopping by and have a tremendously blessed day!
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chit Chat

We have some beautiful product that is retiring at the end of this month, and one of my favorites is Ariana.  The paper packet contains warm colors and beautiful floral patterns.  

What a perfect friendship card this turned out to be!  I really fell in love with the Ariana Dimensional Elements, too.  The designs from the elegant roses to the casual phrases make working with this paper a true pleasure!  The bow you see is from the Ariana assortment and have truly been my customers favorite embellishment.  I created the base and fun inside using the Artiste cartridge (Key A, Acccent 3 at 5-1/2").

Using my Artiste cartridge and the dimensional elements, this card came together fast, simply, and easily.  With the warm colors and unique design, it is sure to brighten the day of the recipient!

Thank you so much for stopping in today, and may your day be most blessed!

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Order Your Annual Inspirations Idea Book!

I want to give you a place to order your Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  There are so many wonderful ideas in this book along with to-die-for artwork projects.  You will want this book on your shelf!

Books will be mailed out on July 21st, and you will receive an $8 coupon to use on your first order from this spectacular book!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Halloween Shadow Box for Operation Smile Auction

This post is a little out of season, right? I'll give you a some background on my story...

I was asked to be one of the Creative Presenters for the Close To My Heart convention.  What an honor, but oh, how scary!  It will only be fitting then that I was given our new Scaredy Cat paper to work with! (You will see this paper debut on August 1st in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.)

You are going to love this new shadow box because it allows you the ability to add depth to your project.  I used the Artbooking (overlay, spider, roses) and Artiste (rosettes) cartridges to create this piece.  There are a lot of other little details in this frame - stamps, stickease, ribbon, enamel stars, and flourishes.

I have to tell you that I am not much of a "preparer" when it comes to speaking.  I am more of a "fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants" girl.  I just determined that instead of being nervous, I was going to teach to those 500 people just like I teach at home.  Because of that, I had a super fun time doing what I love!  I hope the people that attended the presentation felt like they learned something, too.

At the end of the Convention, the winning bid on this proect was $275!  It's takes $240 to do a surgery, so I am very, very happy that this work was able to help at least one child.  Thanks be to God!

I was also so thankful to work with my fellow presenters - Lisa Stenz, Beckie Lehman, and Pamela O'Connor.  What beautiful, caring, and artistic women!

Look for more Scaredy Cat projects in the days ahead.  I promise I'll wait till closer to fall when we are thinking about Halloween!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Class - Artiste Card Box - SOLD OUT!

My July class uses the Artiste cartridge.  It's a fun and easy to make this box with three swing cards and matching envelopes.  I've used Balloon Ride paper for this class.

If you would like to come to my in-home class, here is the information:
Monday, July 21st at 6:30 pm
(6 spots are available for this class.)

Starting July With a Bang!

I just came back from an amazing Close To My Heart Convention!  We were at Disneyland and had an amazing view of the fireworks from our room.  What an awesome way to celebrate - fireworks every night!

July starts with a bang, too!  
We have two brand new Consultant kits for you to choose from when you join us in this adventure!  
Whether you are a scrapbooker or card maker, we have the perfect kit for you! 

and click on the "What We Do" tab.  Complete the short online form - it's that easy!

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Last Day for the June Stamp of the Month!

(NOTE:  Be sure to stop back tomorrow because I've got news about a brand spanking new Consultant Kit available July 1st.  It contains NEW, NEW, NEW product from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book available on August 1st!)

Today is the very last day to order KABOOM!, the June Stamp of the Month.  I wanted to make a card using non-traditional colors with this set so that you can see it can be used all year round.

This card doesn't take many ingredients - white daisy cardstock, black chevron basic paper fundamentals, honey washi tape, and black archival ink.  You can use black dye ink as well, but I like the richness of archival ink.  I put a little honey washi tape on the back of a clear button to make my own embellishment for the center of the fireworks. Someone requested that I start showing the inside of my cards, so here we go!

Don't you love this set?  With a $50 purchase, you can add this set on for just $5!

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Friday, June 20, 2014


Today I worked with some Babycakes Picture My Life cards to create this card.

I am so enjoying cutting these cards apart to create, and I used pieces of nine journaling cards to make this.  Babycakes is such a fun paper, and I am glad that even though it is retiring at the end of July, it can live on through Picture My Life and Studio J.

Make it a carefree weekend!!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

You Are My Cup of Tea

I've been enjoying playing with the Picture My Life cards in the past few weeks.  Each Picture My Life program is bursting with 122 double-sided cards in 3" x 4" and 4" x 6" horizontal and vertical designs.  This system of scrapbooking is created to pair with approximately 100 photos that fill the ten included Memory Protectors.  There are eight different theme-specific programs, but they are easily mixed and mingled to create your own unique album in a flash!

Now, as fun as these programs are for scrapbooking, I've started to see other uses for them!  I've created some cards to show you in the next few days using cards from different programs.  

I used a couple of cards from the Chantilly program for this friendship card, and a sketch from Try Stampin on Tuesday for my inspiration.  These cards can be used as they are, or you can add a little something to them like I did with the bitty sparkles on the tea cup.  

Bits and pieces of embellishments from my stash finished off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope that you are having a lovely summer day!

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