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Friday, September 28, 2012

Fun Double - Berry Patch

Being on a Simple Stories kick, I went back to their Summer Fresh line and was not disappointed at how my layout turned out.  I turned a sketch from soul-scrappers where I once again found inspiration to get started and added a second page, as usual.  The Sketch Challenge was just what I needed for some berry patch photos I had. 
The "berry butt" picture is one of my favorites :) and it turned out just like I envisioned it starting out.  That rarely happens.

Here is the sketch...

Here is a close-up of the left side... 
I think this would look good as a single page for you those of you who prefer.  For those of you who like double page layouts I like to bring elements of one page onto the other to tie them in.  Sometimes it's paper or a continued embellishment.  Here it was the cardstock and the last of the 3 photos.

...and here is the right side.

So long summer.  You were great while you lasted :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wet Christmas

 White Wet Christmas
I don't think I posted this layout I did several weeks ago.  We were in Florida over Christmas.  A huge difference from Michigan!  The whole family really enjoyed the heated, outdoor pool.  It was also different to see the tiny tree barely taller than the kids vs. our usual, gorgeous, hand picked and cut-by-daddy pine :)

I was inspired by a challenge on Soul-Scrappers called gdt2.  Besides the single page sketch, which I stretched into a double page layout, it called for stitching.

The close-up shows the hand stitching I did to make the waves using my SEWeasy tool from WeR and also the "Wet" part of the title using Glossy Accents.

I wasn't as happy with the machine stitching I used to make my journal lines or to sew on the large circle in the upper right corner but I used the tiniest sewing machine on earth to try it out.  lol.  live and learn!

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September Kits

Only two of these fun kits left this month.  Hurry in to get yours because when they're gone, they're gone!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Using the Aug Kit :)

I was playing with the gorgeous August kit featuring graphic 45 paper from the Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe line.  It went perfectly with #3's photos from Branch Adventures Horsemanship Camp with a Kingdom theme, especially since he was in the Robinhood group.

So, if you haven't used your kit yet, you may still work on it and turn it in to have it voted on.

Here's the left side.

Fussy cut the old bottle and used pop dots to give a bit of dimension.  The double bottle has two pop dots stacked to give even more.

Of course all the little snippets had to have old fashioned font and then be beat up and ink applied to give them just the right abused look ;)

Here's the right side...

This close-up shows the sanding here and there and also the EK Success edger punches used to individualize them.

I used some old alpha stamps to just date and title for posterity.  


October Card Class Preview

Coming Friday, October 5th at 1:30 or 6:15 pm...
Here's the first look at October's Card Class with Missy.
This class will include two of each of these cards for a total of ten cards and envelopes for only $13.  With the purchase of a class, you may purchase additional cards for only $1 each to make in class.

New for this class:
Class To Go
Purchase your Class To Go and Receive a set of completely assembled cards and a set of pre-cut cards for you to assemble at your leisure for only $28.  Want to do it with a few friends?  Purchase Class To Go and purchase additional card sets for only $12 each.

Next month's card class will feature five all new cards for another 10 for $13 Christmas card class.  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Challenge Kit Available

Now through the end of the month pick up your September Challenge Kit for only $6.  Includes double-sided cardstock and a tag from Echo Park, ribbon, and choice of metal charm.  Use the kit to make a card, scrapbook layout or other papercrafting item and bring it in by September 29th to be voted on all during the month of October.

Winner, as voted by customers, will receive a $10 gift certificate.  All other entrants will be put in a drawing to receive the next month's kit - FREE!  What is it they say?  If you don't play, you can't win!