Saturday, September 26, 2009

Basic Page class at VU - Vigo

The other day I had the opportunity to do the basic page class with these VU girls.

Thanks ladies for inviting me, it was fun.

All the pages had a black and white background with colored cardstock and black cardstock like the ones below.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Monstrosity Page Layout

I decided to take a little break from work today and create this page using the Monstrosity line from Sassafrass Lass. As soon as I saw my nephews 3 month pictures I knew I wanted to use these papers. Of course he's no little monster, but it makes such a cute boy layout.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Easy embossed and glittered Halloween card

I made this easy card this morning, most of my cards include no coloring in of the stamped images. I'm just not that patient. But, I do like shiny things :) So, it was fun to work with the glitter, rhinestones, glazed cardstock, and glitter pen
Items used: Bazzill glazed cardstock, BoBunny Boo Crew paper, Prima Say It In Crystals flourishes, Great Impressions stamp, Glitter pen, Best Creations glittered striped Halloween paper, Raven Bazzill cardstock & glitter glue.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Card Organizer

Here is a sample of a recipe box I (LaDonna) just put together from Kaiser Craft.
I used the new Loire Valley Collection to cover their Beyond the Page wood box. Instead of using it for a recipe box, I will be using mine as a card organizer.

I can't wait to see other projects done with this paper line.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sassafrass Lass Layouts

We had 17 ladies join in the fun at the crop Friday night.
Here are some of the layouts they created using Sassafrass Lass paper.

Vicki H.

Teri W.

Linda H.

Barb W.
Nancy S.

Marquita H.

Robin G.

Theresa N

Karen W.

Marquita H.

Mary R. created a card with her supplies.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Amber Road mini album

Both of us were so excited when this line arrived.
LaDonna created this beautiful mini album using the new Amber Road collection from Pink Paislee. It has 17 pages. Here are just a few of them.

Friday, September 4, 2009

File Folder Mini Album

Here is a cute file folder mini album. It doesn't take long to make. Below I listed the step by step instructions.

Start with patterned paper of your choice. I used Enchanting from Pink Paislee.

You will also need a tape runner, circle punch, ruler, bone folder and a file folder. Open the folder and lay it flat on the table.Fold it from the bottom up, as shown in the picture below.

Then unfold and lay flat. Take the side with the tab and fold it to the middle. The tab should overlap the center fold, the rest should line up. (I have added the highlighted marks to show the example better. Do not draw on your folder.)
Next you will unfold that piece and fold the other side across to the middle. Line the edge up on the center fold.

Unfold, flip to back side and lay flat. With the tab in the top left corner, cut out the second rectangle in the bottom row. Set that piece aside for later.

Next, use your circle punch to make a half circle in the 3rd box on the top row. Add adhesive where all the yellow highlighted lines are, then fold up the bottom row. This will allow pockets in the 3 spots that have blue dots on them.

Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Round the corners and attach.
Turn file folder over. Cut 3 pieces of patterned paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, and one piece 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. Round the corners and attach.

Take scrap paper that is left over and cover the piece of file folder you set aside earlier. Then cut it in half and use them for inserts on the side pockets. You can punch holes and add ribbon to make it easier to pull the tabs out.

For the pocket in the middle of the book take 2 pieces of scrap cardstock 4 x 3, round the corners. Then attach them together to make them thicker. Punch a hole to tie your ribbon through and add it to the pocket.

Add photos,embellishments and a title to suit your theme.

Your done. Here is one more look at the finished product.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Mind's Eye- Only Smiles- Page Kits

These layouts were created using the Only Smiles kit in the
Breaking Free paper line by My Mind's Eye.

Created By: LaDonna M. (12x24) Created By: Melanie H. (12x24)

Created By: Teri W. (12x24)
Created By: Karen W. (12x24)

Created By: Joan B. (12x24)
Created BY: Gina G. (12x24)
Created By: Candy N. (12x24)

Created By: Angie S. (12x24)

Created By: Jill K. (12x24)

Created By: Ramona H. (12x12)Created By: Martha R. (12x12)Created By: Barb W. (12x12)

Created By: Theresa N. (12x12)

Created By: Robin G. (12x12)