Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mt Storm after the storm...



We love Mt Storm!  It is an awesome place to sled and snowboard!  The "temple of love" is the most prominant feature still on the former Clifton estate.  I love the Reminisce pallette and the elegant winter additions look fantastic with the formality of the gazebo.  It actually sits on top of the water source for the former estate.

Winter Layouts


I believe I used DCWV paper here.  The second layout is of my studio 2 years ago.  Wow how it has changed!

Cheerful Winter Layouts January 2009



Having a young one, I love the Cheerful Power Palette.  This is the Cheerful Winter Additions with the Swirly White Alphabet stickers.  The first snow day of the year!  No school!

2009 Albums completed!!

6 albums!

Crop and Shop 'Till You Drop!: Join Us June 23rd to Crop and Shop!

Crop and Shop 'Till You Drop!: Join Us June 23rd to Crop and Shop!: Crop and Shop ‘Til You Drop! Saturday ~ June 23rd, 2012 10:30am – 11:00pm Miss Bridgette’s Performing Arts Centre 601 Norga...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Reminisce Layouts




More pictures from Washington, D. C. trip in August of 2009.  All of these use the Reminisce Power Palette.  The flowers are from Reminisce Spring Addition.  We visited during the Lincoln exhibit at the American History Museum.  The lines were the longest in this museum and we only caught a couple of floors on one wing. 

My first successful cricut layout!!



Here I used the Pagoda cricut cartridge to create custom embellishments for my two page spread using Creative Memories Rugged Power Palette.  The pictures are from our 2009 trip to Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Creative Memories Border Maker Banner with Cakes & Candles Layout






Continuing with my layouts utilizing CM's border maker system.  This is my first layout with the banner cartridge!  I also used the new Cakes & Candles Additions.  I made 2-two page layouts, 4 pages with this $9 addition!  I used a partial sheet of Green Apple cardstock to create the banner border.  One the right hand side I cut the border into pieces.

Creative Memories Border Maker Tree Layout

I am working on layouts utilizing Creative Memories Border Maker System.  This layout uses the Tree cartridge.  I used smooch moonlight to put some snow on the tops of the trees.  This is kind of old school using the white of the pages to keep with the white of the snow.  I thought the old CM laser cut stickers really enhanced the simple page that really focuses on the snow on the tree pictures.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

cards from scraps




I had made several of the dragonflies trying out my different embossing powders.  I have the matching punch. Stamp from Purple Daisy.  The paper I used was from a  Creative Memories 8x8 autumn package from a few years ago and Vintage Perfect Fit, a Basic Grey Christmas Stack and the patterned flower paper is from the DCWV Heirloom stack (new).  The doilies are from my first experiment with my Cricut Expression 2.  I added some shimmer mist to dress the white paper up.  Almost everything I used was from my scrap pile except the bling!

latest card

I purchased a new embossing folder and had to give it a try!  I used a version of this for my mother's day card.  I used the new DCWV Heirloom stack I just purchased at Jo-ann's.

studio final stages...







I have been working on my studio, utilizing the space, organizing and cleaning.  I plan on filling the last blank space on the wall with a repurposed medicine cabinet.  I am currently painting.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Let's get Started!

Wow, I know blogs have been around for a while but I finally decided to get one started.  I have so many creative items I want to share!