Here are three of the cards I made using the Sweet Home workshop guide. The guide includes cutting and assembling instructions for a layout and these three cards (x2), as well as photos of an additional layout and 3 more cards that you can follow our pattern books to make. We're using this paper for the September layout in my September clubs. Yikes...I don't exactly know what the card and 3-D project will be yet, but I have something Christmassy in mind.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Here's those cute little grandson's of mine again, this time with their cute daddy too! I actually created this 2 page layout 3 times, one for each of the boys' books and one for mine. It took less than 1.5 hours to complete the 6 pages. They were all pretty close to the same, I did the journaling on my computer in "CTMH Hippo" font; that made it very easy to just copy and past to switch up the words just a little for each one depending on who it is for. If it seems crazy to make so many; so be it!! I just have a feeling that someday I could be giving the boys their books and I don't want to be giving up the only layouts I have of many of the pics. The supplies I used were...Back Country Level I&II paper kits, Rustic Alphabet and Backwoods stamp sets. And oh yes, of course Simple Stitches. Colors are Outdoor Denim, New England Ivy and Barn Red. On the level one kit I covered up the tree pattern paper, it felt at first like I was maybe wasting the premade pages, but for as quick as they all went together I decided that it was not a waste at all....good use of supplies actually. Granted these are VERY simple, however, layouts like these cost about $3 which is less than 1/4 of the industry average! Amazing.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This is the birthday card I made my sweet daughter-in-law. I used the Medallion pattern from our Wishes book with Twitterpated Level II paper and the exclusive stamp set that comes with the Sweet Home Workshop. I'll be posting more regarding that workshop soon.
Monday, September 7, 2009
I made this real quick for my niece because, well I don't even want to talk about how late it is! No stamping here, just quick cute Boom Di Ada paper and Stickease plus a scrap of Twitterpated paper. Shhhhh, don't tell her it only took about 5 minutes!
I'm giving myself a week to get caught up on a back log of 2-do's so for today I had a bunch of fun to kick off a week of creative work. These are 1/2 the cards I made following the guide and instructions from the Everyday Celebration kit. I decided to save the remaining papers for a layout. Tomorrow I will post the other 1/2 of the cards made with Twitterpated paper. This kit is so nice, it includes everything you need to complete 16 cards, including the ink! Click on the button to your right to see how you can purchase it for $39.95 or receive it free, with a purchase of $60 in stamps.
The cutting guide and instructions are something that you'll want to use over and over again. You can make a pattern from one of the shaped cards so you won't hate using up the last one quite so much. I have to admit I'm surprised how much I liked the stamp set, since the August Stamp of the Month seemed so similar, but this one really has some extra useful stamps, I especially love the large dotted bracket stamp, the frame and "thanks so very much". The cake and the package were a good size and easy to stamp in two colors. The only other stamp I used was my trusty "Simple Stitches" set, I really never put it away I use it so much. You really don't need it for the cards but I have a hard time not throwing in a few faux stitches here and there. Sorry the pic's aren't the greatest, I really need some tips in that area.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I've been excited to scrap these pics since Lindsay took them on Mother's Day this year. Any day I get to see my any of my kids or grandbabies is a great day. Trevor left me the cutest messages during the day, I kept missing him, then finally when I called late to leave him a message he didn't answer but he called me back right away. . . it was around 11 p.m. their time!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thought I would pull out one of my favorites, this layout was super easy. I used Notebook Level II paper packet and Stickease, plus the Connection Club metal charms. Lindsay is such a little traveler she has been already overseas....I may never do that, there's still so many places I want to visit right here in our good ol' USA!