Friday, July 31, 2009

Easy embossed bookmarks!

So I made these bookmarks for my class tonight! I figured everyone must have tons of time for summer reading now! LOL!

I used Playful Flourishes and Treasure Life stamp sets. Then I embossed with black powder and added Stickles for some bling!

Thanks for peeking- have to get ready for my workshop now!!

Jean :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Second Stardust layout using dryer sheet technique

Hi all- a very quick note to say hi- we went to Adventureland today and had a great time! We stayed for eight hours and nobody got cranky (a miracle!)

Here is the second Stardust layout for an upcoming workshop- I used the dryer sheet technique to create the bottom of the second page-

Close up of the dryer sheet technique-

Have a great night- thanks for peeking!

Jean :)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Stardust Layout!

Hi all- Good Morning! Just a quick post to share the Stardust layout I will be doing at a workshop in August. I did some random stamping, used a stipple brush, did some ink distressing and used Prisma glitter and Stickles to make the stars.

Here it is:

Close up of the left-
Close up of the right-

Thanks everyone for peeking! Have a great day!

Jean :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Too many pictures? Here's a solution-

I am always taking tons of pictures of my kids whenever we go anywhere! Then, I have problems choosing which ones to scrap. So- luckily, CTMH has a new product called Flip-Flaps. These are 4X6 mini clear page protectors that attach right to your layout so you can add more pictures to the layout. Woohoo!

Here is my example:
Sorry for the glare! So where are the pictures? Take a look-
Here are some more-

I was able to fit an extra 6 pictures onto the layout!

This is also going to be a workshop not only using the Flip-Flaps but also using a 9X9 page protector!

A funny story for everyone- yesterday I tool the kids over to see the lighthouse near us by Robert Moses Beach. After we walked the path to the lighthouse, we had some snacks and then decided to walk back. We wanted to walk along the beach so we set out splashing in the waves and enjoying geting our feet (and other parts) wet. However, as we were walking along, my older son David said to me, "Mom, that man has no clothes on!" I think to myself, that's crazy, he must have a thong or speedo or something. Well- he didn't! That's right, he was naked- along with all the other beachgoers at the beach! Apparently, we stumbled onto the nude beach! I had no idea there was even a nude beach anywhere near us! Needless to say, there were many snickers, giggles and tons of questions. All in all, my kids handled the situation well and we just tried to continue enjoying the beautiful day! We had lots to tell Daddy when we got home! LOL!

I hope everyone has a great night- Thanks so much for peeking!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

20 cards

Hi all- hope everyone is doing well. We are great here! Lots of fun going on with visits to the beach, the park and Captree to watch the boats.

I am one of those people always looking for birthday cards when my kids have parties to go to. For some reason I remember to get the presents but never the cards. So I created a 20 card workshop- 10 "girl" cards and 10 "boy" cards so that I'll always have a card ready.

The "girl" cards-

I used two B&T papers and two pieces of cardstock to create the cards and then used the Daydream My Stickease to embellish. I will also stamp the sentiments and add a few brads and such!

The "boy" cards-

I used two B&T papers and two pieces of cardstock to make the bases and then used Animal Cookies My Stickease to decorate. I still have to stamp the sentiments and add a few embellies to finish them.

More details about the workshop will be coming and if anyone would like the kit, please contact me-

Thanks for peeking!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Friday!

Hi all- just a quick note to say hi! We've been very busy here going to the beach and the pool. We also were so lucky to go and see the new Harry Potter movie. It was great!! The kids loved it and wanted to stay and see it again.

No projects this week, I've been working on getting ready for my next 18 page workshop. I'm using the Emporium paper. There are eight ladies coming and it should be a fun night!

Construction is going well- the new roof is on and the walls are going up!

That's all for now- off to get Emily and then go to bed- I'm exhausted tonight!

Thanks for peeking!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another basket, an oops and a card-

Good evening everyone! Wow have we been busy busy busy! I love summer with the kids!

So I made another attempt at the picnic basket. I made the large one this time- I like it better and feel like I can decorate it more! Here it is:

It's hard to see but I used stickles on the flourishes and am still figuring out how to make the ribbon stand up- I may tie the two pieces together after I fill it with treats. I already know that for the next one I am going to make it with butterflies!

Another project I worked on today was a birthday card for my mother-in-law. The first time I tried it, I decided to use my brayer to add some color over the background (kind of like Michelle Zindorf does so beautifully). The only problem is I am not so good with the brayer. I embossed the flowers and vines before using the brayer. Here is the card-

My plan was to add a third blue flower and pop dot it and also to cover the center of the green flowers with buttons or brads.

Anyway- didn't love it (don't have to wonder why) so instead I made this card-

Same idea, I pop dotted the blue one, added sparkles and used my foam tool to add some slight blue color for the background.

Thanks so much for taking time to peek at my blog- have a wonderful night!

Jean :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mini Picnic Basket!

Usually for each of my customers, I like to have a small treat at the workshops. This time, I decided to use a template I found at Paper Trey Ink created by Lauren Meader. The template costs $5.00 to download and then you have it forever. It is super easy to make the item once you have the template!

The one I purchased today has both a small and a large picnic basket but I only made the small one for now. I am going to use it to put in some tools my customers are receiving at my next workshop- sponge daubers and a stipple brush.

Here the small basket- not great but just my first attempt-

I also made a lid for it but it doesn't quite fit- LOL! I am going to have to play some more and really jazz these up!

Thanks for looking- enjoy the day!:)


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Emporium 18 page workshop!

Hi all- Happy 4th of July! I'm home still resting so I thought I would get a little ahead of the game by worksing on my next worklshop. I'm having another 18 page workshop this time using the Emporium paper. Here are some of the generic layouts-
Here is one with the pictures on it- I didn't get a chance to put the title and embellishments yet-

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Thanks for peeking:)


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Surgery went great!

Hi all- quick update- my surgery went great- I was home by 5:00 or so. Feel good today- only some referred shoulder pain.

Thanks for everyone's thoughts and prayers- will be back soon!

Jean :)