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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SOTM Blog Hop "Thriller"

Bags & Tags with "Thriller"

Welcome to our September SOTM Blog Hop. If you like trills for Halloween then you have come to the right place. If you have come from Laurie's blog you are on the right track. Our September SOTM is a set of 9 stamps ready to give you and your friends some Halloween Thrills.

Get ready to treat or trick your Halloween guest with this assortment of fun filled bags embellished with your favorite "Thriller" tag and closed with a coordinating clothes pin. Each tag is made with a Journaling Spot from the Moon Doggie Collection and decorated with assorted stamped images, fabric strips, buttons, ribbons, and crochet flowers.

I search the house for every king of bag container I could find, filled with treats or tricks, and secured a tag with a clothespin.

Clear bag filled with popped corn and tied with a fabric strip.

Wind bottle Brown paper bag cut in half.

Cookie Bag with treats inside.

Mini brown paper lunch sacks.

Mini brown paper gift bags.


Need more thrills? Well, just hop over to Jenifer's blog to see her spooktacular Thriller surprise.

Fancy Folds at Heart 2 Heart

Tri Fold Tag Card

Front of Card
Inside tag with pocket to hold a gift card or cash.

Open other side tag to reveal the message.

Gift card inserted into the pocket.

Directions: Cut 8 X 10 cardstock. Score at 3 3/4 and 7 1/4. Cut your tags on the outside flaps. They can be any size. Mine are 3 3/4 x 6 2 3/4 X 4.


Supplies are CTMH:
Papers: Mistletoe
Cardstock: Bamboo. New England Ivy, Desert Sand, Colonial White
Stamps: St. Nick, Snow Days, Card Chatter-Christmas
Ink: Cranberry, New England Ivy
Embellishments: Colonial White Ribbon, Mistletoe assortment

Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart this week and find your favorite folding technique.



Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday Scrapbook Adventure

Helen's "Magician's Choice" from Magic challenge #73 was the inspiration this week's scrapbook project.
Every year the Ashley and Zach come home with their new school clothes and put on a fashion show. This layout has a little 3X3 accordion folded booklet that opens to see the rest of the show. I used the Notebook paper pack for this layout. The stitching is embroidery thread around the edge and the code labels from Code It are machine stitched. The fabric swatches are made by cropping a section of Zach's shirts and sewing them next to the word Fashion.

Classmate Alphabet and cut outs from the journaling sheet complete the look.

The blue square at the top is the accordion 3x3 booklet.

The accordion booklet opened.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Heart 2 Heart has us in Stitches

I was a seamstress long before I ever heard of Close to my Heart. So when I got my sewing machine out my daughter said "Oh, Mom, You're sewing!" Ya, but I'm sewing on cards! What a concept! And....soon I'm going to start adding fabric to my creations. On this card I added some antique lace.

This card has machine stitching on each part of the card and french knots with cranberry embroidery thread at the corners of the squares.

Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart for all your sewing tips and inspiration.

All supplies are CTMH:
Papers: Mistletoe
Cardstock: Colonial White. Desert Sand
Ink: Garden Green, Cranberry, Desert Sand
Stamps: Everlasting Life, The Present
Embellishments: Opaques, Heart Dimensional Elements, Red Embroidery Thread
Other: Ribbon and lace

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Some Color Me Monday Fun


Some Color Me Monday fun colors. I haven't played with Jeanette's color for awhile so I wanted to give it a try. I used some new papers that will be coming in the new Fall/Winter Idea book on September 1. I also made a layered flower with a flower punch and used the creative cluster technique featured on the current episode of Art & Soul. My cluster includes a tag from the Moon Doggie Journaling Spots, my punched flower, and some buttons.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday's Scrapbook Adventure

Helen's scrapbook challenge this week is "Ta-Da" from our new How to Book Magic that will be released for sale on September 1. This book will bring Magic to your layouts using clever interactive techniques.
The background shape for the title "Awesome Foursome" comes on the CD. The block shapes are cut from the Journaling Spots that coordinate with the Moondoggie Paper pack. Add some stamped images(surf boards, flowers) and a few stickies to complete the clustering technique.

The interactive part of this layout is the journaling piece that pulls out from behind the photo. I used the Foundry Tab on the top of a Journaling Spot for the pull tab.

Magic comes with a CD that includes all the patterns for its exclusive parts, shapes, and embellishments.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's Back to School at Heart 2 Heart

Oh Boy.....a back to school challenge at Heart 2 Heart. If you haven't been to see the all inspiring art at Heart 2 Heart this week it is a Must Visit for all. You really don't want to miss the back to school ideas!
For my project I made a post-it note holder for the teacher (because "Teachers Rule"). This note holder is made with coasters(you can get them at most restaurants) and covered with Animal Cookies BTP. I used the Creative Cluster technique shown on Art & Soul this week.

Front cover of the post-it holder
Inside holder with coordinating RSVP pen
All supplies are CTMH:
Papers: Animal Cookies
Cardstock: White Daisy, Tulip
Ink: Tulip, Topiary, Sunflower, Black
Embellishments: assorted ribbon/ricrac, Pizzazz Irresitibles, Foam Numbers
Other: flower punch, scallop scissors, Coasters, RSVP pen

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monthly Calendar Workshop

Make your monthly calendar. All numbers are adhered with removable adhesive so you can change them each year. These calendars can hang on your wall or on your My Creations Art Board(while supplies last) or in your yearly scrapbook. If you missed the January-April or
May-June workshops and you want those pages you can order the kits.

Date: Saturday, August 21 Time:10:00 AM Cost:$5.00 per kit



Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hooligans Go Girly

Hooligans go girly with Ashley's 15th Birthday. This is the same Hooligans WOTG as Zach's Birthday layout with a girly twist.

Instead of the critters(not too girly) I cut paper shapes for gift boxes and used the feet and arms from the Hooligans WOTG stamp set "Troublemaker" for the bows.


Again I used the words in the Classmate Alphabet to tell the story.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday Scrapbook Adventure

It's a sneak Peek of our new paper pack coming in September. It's called Hooligans. Hooligans is designed for Halloween, however, in our family we don't do little critters for Halloween so.... my hooligan critters came to Party with Zach on his 11th birthday.

I also used the sayings that come with the Classmate Alphabet to describe the birthday boy.
For this page I didn't have a 5X7 photo so I used two 3.5X5 photos in the spot.

Coming Soon: the same layout turned girly for Ashley.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Sketchy Sneak Peak with Heart 2 Heart

This week at Heart 2 Heart is a sketch challenge. It's always fun to see all the creativity and inspiration you can get with one sketch. Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart to see all the really amazing creative ideas.

For my project I used the sketch for my annual Wish List card that everyone gets with the new Fall/Winter Idea Book. This is also a sneak peak of the new Olivia paper pack and the new colors Sunset, Pear, and Smoothie. These will be available beginning September 1.

For my Wish List Card I attached a pencil covered with btp for easy access to write your wishes on your list which is inside the card.


Inside the card is your personal Wish List for easy shopping.

All supplies are CTMH:
Papers: Olivia
Cardstock: Colonial White
Ink: Sunset, Pear, Smoothie, Barn Red
Stamps: The Present
Accessories: Mocha Opaques, Sunset Mini Medley
Other: golf pencil
If you can't come to class in September you can contact me on my website and I will send you your wish list.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

5 Card Fun at 5 Card Night

Thinking of You with Something Splendid SOTM
Buttons are clearly more fun on clear cards.

Fun with flower punches and sparkles.


Something Splendid peaks out the window.

Reverse Masking technique on a coaster.


5card night happpens the second Monday of every month.
Bring your adhesive, scissors, and pop ups for a fun time.
PS. We don't always make cards.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Saturday's Scrapbook Adventure

"On With the Show" is Helen's scrapbook challenge from Magic. Magic is our newest interactive technique How to Book. This exciting book shows the use of pop ups, pull outs, slides, cascades, and more. There will be lots more drama on your layout from Magic.



Ashley is showcased in this "On With the Show" layout. This dance was from the Spring Showcase and is titled "Uninvited." The eight dancers did not want her to dance with them so she was uninvited. As she began to dance they became inspired and invited her to dance with them. The two photos on the left each have flip flaps to show more of the story.

I used the Card Slide technique to tell the story. As you pull the tab the story appears on each side of the photo.
This layout also gives you a sneak peak of our new Mistletoe Paper pack coming in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book.