Friday, September 20, 2013

Color Dare #61 - Olive, Autumn Terracotta, & Goldrush

This week's challenge is perfect for the beginning of autumn, my favorite season!

  • First off, I stamped a swirl stamp from the new Swirls Around stamp set multiple times in Autumn Terracotta onto a Goldrush panel.
  • I used the new scallop border punch, which I LOVE!  They did a nice job designing this punch.  It's easy to determine where to position the previously punched section to continue the design.
  • The grey panel came from the Huntington Paper Pack, and the zip strip from Sarita.  
  • The flower stamp, inked in both Goldrush and Olive, is from the lovely Happy Autumn set, and the butterfly is from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. 
  • I didn't have any Autumn Terracotta cardstock, so I created my own square by inking a piece of Colonial White cardstock.  I looks like suede!
  • I rarely find a card finished until it has some bling, so I added a button from the Rosewood Mini-Medley collection.  
I hope my card inspires to create your own Color Dare creation!  See more at:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sincere Expressions Cards

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Tuesday, September 24th – 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $18

Change out the sentiments within the shaped panels on these cards to make them the perfect card for any occasion... sympathy, get well, birthday, thank you, or thinking of you!  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Halloween Workshop

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Tuesday, October 1st – 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $18

In this workshop you will make several different types of greetings for all your favorite goblins.  You'll also learn some great techniques you can use in other projects.  Make an easy coin envelope without the use of a die cut machine, learn the very hot and trendy chalkboard technique, and decorate a fun treat tube!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Six Pocket Mini-Album Workshop

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Tuesday, October 8th – 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $18

As the title of this mini-album promises, it has six pockets to fill with tags, photos and mementos.  Two "hidden" pockets within the front and back covers, as well as four layered pockets within the interior layout.

This is the third unit in a new series of mini-album workshops I will be conducting this fall. Each mini-album can be used on its own or within a larger album.  Take all the classes, or just a few.  All the albums will coordinate so they can be used together, if you choose.  I will also be offering a class to make an album cover.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E01): Getting Started with Cricut Artbooking

The Never-Ending Card Workshop

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Tuesday, September 10th - 6:30 p.m.
Cost:  $18

This deceptively easily built card twists and flips to give you four beautiful layouts.  Makes a beautiful display piece as well as a fun stress reliever! 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Color Dare #59 - Slate, Whisper, & ...


This week's challenge was to choose an accent color to combine with the neutrals Slate & Whisper.  I love this chevron print from the Frosted paper pack.  It pairs Twilight with the two greys, thus fitting my criteria perfectly!  

I used several different stamp sets to create this page for my Designed D├ęcor Flip Stand Album.  The Viewmaster slide is from Reel Life, the hexagons from Honeycomb.  These images were all stamped with Slate ink.  The film strip, stamped in Black on the Twilight square, is from the Take Note Cricut set.  The smile, camera, and film strip cut outs are all from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  I added a piece of Slate Polka Dot ribbon and Color Ready Seam Binding ribbon to each of the rings.  And, of course, I had to add some bling with Stardust Glitter Gel and accents from the Rosewood collection.  As soon as I find some tiny pictures to fit in the frames, I will be good to go!  :)

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

You're invited to a 31 Party!

I'm hosting a 31 Party on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. Stop by or shop online: Just visit "My Parties" and click on "Shop Now" next to my name. If you have any questions, just let me know!

Great Special this month: Get a Super Organizing Tote or a Organizing Utility Tote for 50% off for every $35 you spend!