Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Upcoming classes...

If you live near North Attleboro, Mass. and want something fun to do for National Scrapbook Day, come and check out Right at Home Scrapbooking! They are having an all day crop this Saturday, May 2nd and I will be there teaching a frame class from 10-12 noon and a Pink Paislee card class from 2-4 pm. Visit Right at Home for more details!Hope to see you there! =)

Edited to add: the frame class is now full, I believe, but the card class is still available. You can sign up by going to Right at Home (see link above) and look on the left side of the page. It will say NSD card class with Danielle and a button to purchase. These kits will also be available to buy on-line for those of you who want a kit but can't make it that day! Thanks!

Monday, April 27, 2009

A fun technique!

Have you ever tried paper casting? I just discovered it a few weeks ago and couldn't believe how easy and fun it was! It's very addicting. Here is a card I made with it, the purple background is the paper casting technique that I did with a script stamp that I had...
This is the stamp that I used:
Tag: Creative Cafe
Stickers, pearls, rub ons: Melissa Frances
Clip: Making Memories

Ribbon: Offray
Twine: craft supply

Glimmer Mist: Deep Purple
Stamp: Stampin' Up!

Wanna learn how to paper cast?
To see the full instructions, go here to the Label Tulip blog.
Here are a couple more samples.
In other news, I was asked to guest design for Pencil Lines this week! I was so excited, they have a fabulous team and awesome sketches. Here is the sketch for this week:My little one is so in awe of her older sister, can you tell? ha These pics were taken last fall and they've grown up so much since then!
Dream Street papers, rub ons and white chipboard letters
Pink Paislee black Fashion script letters
Melissa Frances pearls

Thanks for stopping by! I'll have more info about my upcoming classes in Massachusetts for National Scrapbooking Day (May 2nd) soon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

All that I am....

Happy Wednesday! It's almost here...National Scrapbooking Day. What do you have planned? I've been busy, busy working on my classes for NSD that I'll be teaching at Right at Home on May 2nd for this fun scrapping holiday. Wanted to post a couple tiny sneaks of a frame project....I promise, you will LOVE this class! I wanted to create something that people will actually hang up in their house or feel good about giving as a gift. More info to come soon... (sorry for the glare).
That day I will also going to be doing a card class with a combination of the new Pink Paislee lines, so I will be posting information on that one soon as well. Stay tuned!

Over at Emma's Paperie, there is a cute sketch posted today by Jessica Witty! Check out the yummy inspiration over there.
This is what I did with the sketch. Papers are Cosmo Cricket's Ever After, Melissa Frances rub ons, Bo Bunny chipboard (swirl) and SEI coaster tag (Oasis)... all supplies that you can find at Emma's.
Isn't this saying so cute? My mom always tells me we are not raising children. We are raising adults. So true. Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Looking for a card challenge?

The next challenge is up at Cardalicious, and there is a prize up for grabs this week! Stop by and check it out!

Cardalicious #20

This week's challenge is to create a birthday card using blue, green and circles. Hope you can play along!

Green, orange, and blue cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing plate: Spots and Dots
Birthday rub ons, blue and purple papers: Melissa Frances
Star: Boy chipboard by Melissa Frances
Orange plaid paper: Pink Paislee
Ribbon: Offray
Purple button: Basic Grey

Monday, April 20, 2009

Exist to Cre8...

Good morning, hope your weekend went well! We had some nice weather and cleaned up outdoors yesterday...had to dig the mounds of leaves out of our gutters, trim bushes, rake the remaining leaves, etc. I can't wait to plant flowers again. I love gardening and being outdoors. I'd love to start a garden this year! (If you have any tips for me, please share!) The girls found a little patch of dirt and went nuts digging and getting dirty!

Speaking of getting dirty, I tried to channel my inner artist with this layout over the weekend. I like how it turned out, but wish I would have added just a bit more paint to it. I have been wanting to use these "Create" rub ons by Melissa Frances for a long time, and finally decided it'd be fun to scrap about scrapping. ha

I Exist to Cre8
Everything here is Melissa Frances, except these little red letter stickers by Pink Paislee. I love these things. They are the perfect size for titles, not too big and not too small. I added a bit of paint to the glittery chipboard letters.
Check out the cute sayings! I covered some Jenni Bowlin chipboard stars with the Maxine paper and then layered the photos and sayings on top. The arrows are stamps and I just zig zag stitched inside them with my machine.
Supplies by Melissa Frances:
Create Transfers
Matilda (lined) and Maxine (blue) papers
Arrow Stamps
Glitter Alphabet
Other: red sticker letters: Pink Paislee, paint: craft supply, machine stitching, old paintbrush.

On the next card, I tore 2 pages out of the Small Circle Open Up album by MF and machine stitched them together at the top. Then covered the front with the patterned paper. Makes a uniquely shaped card and the notebook edge is kind of fun!
Added some paint to the chipboard butterfly and then glittered it while wet. Before I added the "wings" rub on over the top, I just scraped a little bit of the glitter off in that spot.
Melissa Frances supplies:
Small Circle Open up album
Cecilia paper
Elegance Frame Applique resin
Surviving Cancer Transfers (saying)
Doodles Transfers (swirl)
Attic Treasures Pearls
Chipboard butterfly: Spring Chipboard
Other: Prima ribbon and twine/paint/glitter from craft supply.

Here I used the same concept by tearing out a page from the small scalloped album and using it on the front of my card. These albums have tons of pages in them, so they can still be used for a mini album later!
Melissa Frances supplies:
Scallop Circle Open Up album (small)
Haley paper
Imperial Border Stamps
Thankful Transfers
Attic Treasures Pearls
Thankful 3D stickers
Other: misc ribbon, white cardstock, black ink, Cuttlebug embossing folder - swirls.

And last but not least, I used a Maya Road chipboard bird for the base of this card! Love to create shaped cards.
Melissa Frances supplies:
Kristin paper (purple)
Amanda paper (tail wing)
Spring Chipboard painted with a sage green color and softened with white
Baroque stamp (on flower)
Dorchester Keyholes White S/4
Spring Transfers
Attic Treasures pearls
Other: twill and gold twine, Maya Road bird chipboard, StazOn ink - black.

If you are looking for Melissa Frances products, stop by Emma's Paperie!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Destination home...

Happy Friday!
Each Friday over at Create My Keepsake, there is a new sketch posted called the Friday Formula and you have 24 hours to create a page based on the sketch! Everyone who plays along is entered into a drawing for prizes at the end of the month. Here is today's Friday Formula:
This is the page that I created with the sketch. Instead of 4 photos, I just used one and put some embellishments in place of the other pics. I used a variety of Melissa Frances products on this, along with some Prima flowers, SEI ribbon and craft store twine. My husband works about 45 minutes from home and I just love seeing how excited the girls are to see him when he gets home each day (and him too)! We were outside playing the other day when he got home and I happened to be taking pics of the girls playing, so I caught this photo. It's definitely one of my all-time fave photos!
I cut some of the negative chipboard from the sheet that the letters come on to create the little house in the title.
Supplies (all Melissa Frances unless otherwise noted):
Die cut paper: Attic Treasures, Deborah

Background paper: Sheri

Brown floral: Taylor

Paper that the scallops were created with (by punching circles): Hazel

Resin flourish: Stately Applique Set
Resin keyhole: Gloucester Keyholes white, CX 643W

Border stamp: Imperial Borders Stamps

Chipboard letters: Glitter Alphabet
Family sticker: Family Cardstock Stickers
Destination rub on: Travel Transfers
Flowers: Prima , ribbon: SEI, twine and embroidery floss: craft supply, machine stitching

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's me again!

I'm back with more goodies! This time they are created with the April kit from Label Tulip! You NEED to check out what all of the design team members did with this kit. Here is the gallery for this month. Some amazing talent! I feel like mine really stink next to their creations! These kits are truly amazing, if you've been looking for a kit club for scrapbook pages, look NO further!
Blossoming Little Painter
What a Lovely Day card was created with the kit for a monochromatic challenge, so I chose to go with the oranges and browns in the kit:
Love these Prima flowers that came in the kit! The stamp with the lines on it below is an exclusive Label Tulip stamp that comes in the add-on says "Not-to-do list" on it. I actually stamped it upside down just for an extra detail on my card.
On the Miss You card, I used a Hambly rub on frame in the center of the card and then cut out the middle so the inside of the card would show through.
I can't wait to see what next month's kit will hold!

Oh, and is there anyone from Massachusetts out there? I am very excited to be teaching two classes at Right at Home in North Attleboro for National Scrapbooking Day on May 2nd! NSD is coming soon, only a couple of weeks away! One class will be an altered frame project and the other is going to be a basic Photoshop class as it relates to editing photos and working with layers...tons of information for you and a packet to take home. Details coming soon!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thank you, mom...

Thank you, mom, for loving me with all your heart.
Thank you, mom, for guiding me in the right direction.
Thank you, mom, for always being there for me.
Thank you, mom, for all your hard work raising me.
Thank you, mom, for listening when I needed to talk.
Thank you, mom, for being the beautiful person that you are inside and out! I love you!

I know my mom has started to read my blog recently. Hi mom! This is for you! We were assigned a "Thank You, Mom" project for Emma's Paperie this week, so this is what I came up with. I wanted to tell my mom how much I appreciate all she has done for me. You don't realize how much moms do until you become one! I printed the little strips of journaling and put them in these 6" glass tubes..aren't they the cutest little things? I had to figure out a fun idea for them. Then I used the Prima flowers to tuck into the little tubes also by adding wire to them. I painted and glittered a little chipboard bird and made a card to go with it too. You can read the supply list HERE and see what the other girls came up with!
And the next card kit is up and ready for purchase at Create My Keepsake! Along with the kit, you will receive instructions, photos and patterns to create these 4 cards! Papers and rub ons are Dream Street's new Secret Garden line, chipboard is Basic Grey's Porcelain collection and lots more...

The kit can be purchased here: April's Garden Gate card kit. I'll be back tomorrow with some Label Tulip creations!