Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Another Flower Card

I just can't help it...I love to make flowers! The petals are from an old book, I took a page & put it onto a cricut matt & cut it with our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Once cut, use your inks a sponge and colors that match your pattern paper. This paper is from our"Wonderland" paper pack. Pretty blues & purples.

Stay tuned...More flowers soon!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Close to My Heart Typeset Scrapbook Pages

More artwork with the Typeset Paper Pack! 
I'm going to add all the quirky things about me that make up my personality &/or loving attributes or maybe reasons why I annoy those I love! For instance:
   *I do like to be on time...but have rarely been!
   *I Love hot tea but...hate ice tea.
   *My clothing budget is spent on crafts. (Did I just say budget! Haaaa!)
   *I love word games but...can't spell.
   *I'd rather see the sun rise after being up all night than wake up early to watch it! 
   *I brake any vacuum I get my hands on within a year!

Those are just a few of the funny quirks in my personality! Gotta know me ta Love me!
It's a lot of "White Space" (unprinted area of a piece of printing, as in a layout or newspaper page, or of a portion of a piece of printing, as of an advertisement; blank space) for me...don't cha think! I wanted this look but had to view lots of websites to get energized for the simplicity & balance in these eyecatching pages. Sketchabilities is where I found lot of layouts I liked for this style. If your looking to get a lot of pictures on one page this type of layout is not going to work.  For one a two maybe three picture pages it's perfect or should I say "Picture perfect!"
 "Clustering" the butterfly, flower, tag & frame make an ideal shabby chic embellishment. The new Just Blooms flutter" Butterflies are so easy to create in any color you like! Just add ink! Use a sponge, brush, or dauber. Add one or more colors. I love that I can easily coordinate them with my pages. They come in various sizes & prints.
I also included corrugated chipboard (the tag has been edged in blk ink & the bracket was rubbed across vineyardberry ink & painted with pearl paint) The dimensional flower is a cut from our new Cricut Cartridge (That I now could not live without!) & loosely wrapped to keep the bulk down. There is lickerish pearls on the butterfly & a corduroy brad for the flower center.The brads & ribbon are in our Black Mini Medley Collection.
Posted by PicasaThe fluer de lee is also a cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I used my label maker for the words & date

Monday, September 12, 2011

Scrapbook pages with "Typeset Paper Pack"

Awe...Isn't he cute! Seems like it was just last year he was in Preschool! He started 5th grade & is excited to be in the highest grade in his school. I guess he's "cool" now because he is one of the oldest! Pulling pictures like this out now is one of the reasons that I don't scrapbook conalogically. It's so much fun to pull these older photos out & ooooh & ahhh over them (maybe even cry a little because they are growing up so fast!) He's already asking me about Middle School. Jarred slow down will ya!
These "back to school" pages were created with a new paper kit "Typeset" from the Fall/Winter Catalog that was released on August 1. I'm really enjoying this paper pack. It's colors & style will go with any age or boy/girl. Plus as an added bonus there is beautiful generic patterns on the back of these B&T Dous. Wait until you see what I did with them. (Pages to be posted soon!)
I've been researching a new technique "clustering" I spent some time scouring the Internet & magazines for ideas. Our new Corrugated chipboard shapes are perfect for this. I'm having sooo much fun with them. There are 48 different shapes & sizes in a package. You can ink them, color them, paint them, stamp on them & more. Plus I love, love, love our new "Typeset Canvas Compliments." You know why??? Because they are not a sticker! They are printed on canvas and have awesome texture! What a great price too, $5.95 for 2 yes that's 2, 6" x 12" sheets.

As some of you know I find it hard to use stickers. I just don't like the texture. When I do use them I sand them, ink them, stamp on them & layer them so they look more like an embellishment & not a sticker. Otherwise they are so "flat" & one dimensional. That's why I so love these "Canvas Shapes!" They add instant detail & color to everything you use them on! Great for pages, cards & altered items. (especially teacher gifts!) Check out some of the stars, journaling spot & alpha cards below.

Join us on Friday Sept. 23rd for may workshop with this paper pack. We'll be creating 4 layouts & learning new techniques.
Here's a supply list:

ORDER #               PRODUCT                                                      PAGE #                   PRICE
Z1464                    Milepost Shapes                                           128                         3.95
X5907                    Light Green Cardstock Shade Pack            8                             7.95
                              TOTAL                                                                                            27.80
1386                       Black Cardstock                                             8                           14.50
Z1393                     BackMini-Medley                                        127                         4.95
S1109                     SeptemberSOTM                                         140                         5.00
Z1463                     JustBlooms Flutter Paper Shapes             128                         5.95
                               TOTAL                                                                                            30.40

Z2165                    Juniper Ink Pad                                                9                              5.25
Z2163                    White Daisy Ink Pad                                        8                              6.95
Z2105                    Black Ink Pad                                                    8                              5.25
Z697                       Sponge                                                              132                         1.25
                                TOTAL                                                                                             18.70

Due to Labor Day weekend, Pink Friday & Fallasburg Fall Festival class will be held on Friday Sept. 23rd at 6:00. This class (only) will be at the Springhill Suites in Cascade (Behind Target on 28thstreet) 5250 28th Street, GRR, 49512. Future classes will be held at Lowell Arts Council on South Hudson, by the Fire barn & Mill. 

"Basic Kit” is necessary  for this class. “Better” & “Best” products are optional but may be used on the pages produced in class. We’ll be creating back to school & everyday moment’s pages at the crop. I'll be emailing the invitation out tomorrow with the supply list so you can order & have your product in time for the class.  Email me if you would like to be included in the invitation.

Call me with any questions 616-608-2653.

Jolene McCormick 
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