Sunday, December 23, 2012

My Creative Scrapbook

Hello!  I'm here today to share a couple more layouts I created for My Creative Scrapbook with the amazing Main Kit....You can see the full kit here!
 Using my dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, I pieced together the Snowflake edger around the base of my layout to add a bit of elegance to the layout. The Mega Tea Party Doily is the perfect backdrop for the Santa that I fussy cut from pattern paper.
All the foliage was cut from the same off white cardstock as the edger and doily. I added color to the foliage using Ranger Distress inks and pouncers….colors used: Forest Moss, Pine Needles, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Shabby Shutters. A similar effect could be created using fewer colors. I use more colors to get more variation in different types of foliage used. To create the flower cluster, I started by choosing the placement of the flowers. Next, I tucked in the leaves, followed by the flourish. From there, I poke in one piece at a time until the bouquet it is pleasing to my eye.
Snowflake 2 and the Snowflowers floating about completes the wintery feel.
I placed a few more pieces of foliage here and there for a bit of interest.
 I created this layout to have a shadowbox effect by cutting my pattern paper into a frame and adhering it to the background using foam adhesive.
When cutting the frame, I fussy cut around the bird on the pattern paper. I added diecut foliage for dimension.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous and safe holiday weekend!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Non Traditional Holiday Card

Hello! I have my last holiday card to share!
 Stepping away from my comfort zone, I chose to use non traditional holiday colors. The background was cut using the largest Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker. Lace Corner Deco C adorns the corners. I turned the Dutch Scallop Square Frame at an angle for more interest.
 To create the flower, I cut Rose Leaf Strip twice. I staggered the leaves as I attached them. Once assembled, I added just a touch of Distress Stickles to add to the vintage flair. Build a Flower Embellishment #2 was used to create the flower center. Foilage was cut using Wreath Strip and Holly Leaves.   Tucked in behind the flower is Snowflake 2. 
Here you can see the details in the background. I covered the Diamonds & Starburst Embossing Plate with Ranger Distress Ink (Spun Sugar) to add a hint of color to the embossed areas. This is the smaller of the Merry Christmas sentiment set.
There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win the $20 shopping spree! Details Here
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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Collaborating with Hampton Art!

Hello! I want to give a huge thank you to Hampton Art for sending us such a wonderful package of goodies to play…um, I mean work with! I really enjoyed using their products!!
This week, the designers from Hampton Art and Cheery Lynn Designs have teamed up to share with you some beautiful Christmas projects to help you get into the holiday spirit!
The blogs will be sharing new projects throughout the week - plus each company is giving away a fantastic prize to one lucky commenter.
From Hampton Art one lucky winner will recieve this fun bundle of goodies
and from Cheery Lynn Designs one lucky commentor will recieve a
$25 Gift Certificate
  I created a holiday card with the stamps and inks I received. 
I started by stamping the  The Snow Cardnial with Prussian Blue on white cardstock. I cut the my card 3.5 inches x 6 inches and extended to 4x7 inches on the bottom to make my folds. I stamped the background paper with the Musical Border using Warm Red ink. The card base and matte were cut using the Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections Mega Dies. To the right of the image, I added a portion of the O Tannenbaum X-mas Tree, adding color and filling in the scene. On the first fold, I added the Garden Gate (distressed with Chestnut Roan), adorned with the Christmas Light Swag.  Pine Branches in the top corner add more color and texture. Snowflakes flutter about.
  Snow flowers #1 dress up the sentiment stamp (Love & Cheer), stamped in Dark Moss
Supplies From Hampton Art:
I hope you have enjoyed our venture with Hampton Art this week! Be sure to browse back and see the gorgeous inspiration my teammates my created for you this week. 
Also, head over to Hampton Art and elxpore the fabulous ways they have used our dies!
There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win the $20 gift certificate! 
  Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Creative Scrapbook December Reveal

Hello! I’m excited to share with you my first reveal for My Creative Scrapbook!
I am working with the Main Kit, stuffed with gorgeous paper and fabulous goodies from Authentique ,Echo Park, Creative Imaginations, and Prima!
Here are a couple of my layouts!  More to come!!
 Oodles of stickers  and chipboard, as well as beautiful lace and ribbon!
As always, gorgeous flowers!
 You can see all of the kit contents, as well as all of the other kits by going to My Creative Scrapbook. You’ll definitely want to check out the amazing inspiration from my teammates in the Design Team Gallery!

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Beautiful Grandmother

Hello! I'm here with a 12x12 layout for Cheery Lynn Designs.
  I set the feel of the layout by adding the elegant Francesca Border around the base layer. Down the center, the Tiffany Border pops! Behind the photo is the gorgeous Mega Tea Party Doily.
The white flowers were created with the Frangipani,. Build a Flower Embellishments #2 was used for the flower centers, as well as the small pink flowers.
 Build a Flower #2 was used to create the large rose. Miniature Roses can be found in yellow. The Exotic Butterfly Mini adorns the bouquets, while the Exotic Butterfly small #2 rests on the Victorian Picket Fence.
Leaf and foliage dies used:  Small Leaves #2
There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win the $20 gift certificate!
 Thanks for stopping by!!

PaperHaus Magazine Winter Issue

Hello! December is upon us! Time to get into the holiday spirit, and what better way than with a good cup of coffee and a new issue of PaperHaus magazine! This issue is overflowing with ideas for gifts, advent, cards, d├ęcor, and of course scrapping those holiday photos!
Now … refill that cup, grab a paper and pencil (to keep track of all those nifty tips and ideas!), and get comfortable! Here it is …PaperHaus Magazine Winter Edition!
To help get you into the spirit of things, we at PaperHaus Magazine are celebrating

from December 1st to December 12th with a giveaway, tutorials, creativity, all around spectacular inspiration!  Join us on PaperHaus Blog  and PaperHaus on facebook to join in all the fun!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fun with Angel wings!

Hello! Today I have a fun Thanksgiving card  I created for Cheery Lynn Designs!
  I created the fun scallop edge of my card using the English Tea Party Doily Angel Wing!
 I cut the strip for my card base, then taped the angel wing to the end of the strip so that it wouldn’t move as I cut it.
 Whaaala!! A fun decorative edge on your card!
 The frame was cut using the middle size Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker. I then cut out a portion of the coved rectangle block using Classic Square Silver Stacker making a fun frame for my sentiment! I finished off the frame with Lace Corner Deco B. I cut two layers of Fall Pumpkins, trimming off the outer edge of one layer and adhered it to the center of the pumpkin with foam adhesive for dimension to my pumpkin. I layered the pumpkins atop the larger of Two of Hearts tucking in leaves and foliage from Mini Fanciful Flourish, Wreath Strip, Small Leaves #2.
 There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win the $20 gift certificate! Details Here
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Little Things

Hello! Jodi here with a 12x12 layout inspired by this weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs, Autumn colors.
I just love to play with the border dies from Cheery Lynn Designs! They have so many details, and can be implemented on cards and layouts of any style. Here I have layered the Anastasia Border atop the Border Carnivale for a bit of fun, and added the elegant Tiffany Border around the photos.
  A fall cluster must have a Sunflower! I love the details cut in to the flower center! I cut two layers of flower, staggering the petals as I adhered them, then added the flower center with foam adhesive for dimension. The burgundy Mums were created by cutting two layers each of the large, medium, and small Darling Daisies. Using the tip of my stylus, I molded the petals forward to mimic the Mum. I them assembled them staggering the petals of each layer as I went.
The main flower in this cluster was cut with the Stacker Flower #5. I used two layers each of the large, medium, and small spiky flower center from Build a FlowerBuild a Flower Embellishment #1. The smaller yellow flowers throughout the layout are found in the Build a Flower Embellishment #2 set.
  Foliage and leaf dies used:
 There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to with the $20 shopping spree! Details Here
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Friday, November 16, 2012

November Sketch at My Creative Sketches

Hello! I’m here today with my reveal for the November sketch at My Creative Sketches!
 I left my design to reflect that of the sketch. I punched a couple of the strips, added some fussy cutting, and topped it all off with a banner. A beautiful doily was the perfect addition for the circle! I filled in the cluster with some goodies from Prima and diecut leaves from Cheery Lynn Designs.
Kit from My Creative Scrapbook
Head to My Creative Sketches to check out the fabulous inspiraion from the rest of the team!
You have until December 14th to join in the fun for your chance to with this months gorgeous prize!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fun Happenings and Announcement!

Yaaay!! I am so excited to announce that I have taken the position as Design Team Coordinator at My Creative Sketches!! I will also be designing with the incredibly talented team at My Creative Scrapbook! The kits are gorgeous and the ladies are super sweet! Head over and join in the fun!! If you are in the market for a kit, Pam puts together your choice of 3 different fabulous paper kits stuffed with oodles of embellishements, or chose a flower kit; Dusty Attic Chipboard kit; Mixed Media; and Off the Page Kit....something for everyone!
Also, Pam has a superb announcement…She is doing a special for the customers ...  Make a one time purchase to give the kits as a gift!  These are in limited supply, once they are gone, they’re gone!
Pam is also implementing a referral program. If a member refers a customer who signs up for a 3 month membership they will receive Prima Flowers and a gift. Email Pam the new Member name ans she will add the gift to your kit shipment!
Thank you so much for your amazing support and wonderful comments! 
 I appreciate each and every one of you!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fall Foliage

Hello! Jodi here sharing a 12x12 layout for Cheery Lynn Designs featuring an assortment of  leaves in fall colors!
  I’ve used the Bunny and Chick border to dress up my background layer. I split the Polynesian Sails Oval in half, layering each half on top and bottom of my photos adding a bit of elegance and texture to the layout.
 I cut two layers of Sunflower for each flower, staggering the layers as I adhered them. The flower centers were attached with foam adhesive to add dimension. Rose Leaf Strip was cut in green for flower leaves.
 Fall leaves were cut from Small Leaves #1, Small Leaves #2, Large Leaves #2. Other foliage filling in are Mini Fanciful Flourish, Fanciful Flourish, Pair of Ferns, Olive Branches, Wreath Strip, and Flourish Leaf Strip. The title was cut using the elegant Delicate Lace Script.
 There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win the $20 gift certificate! Details Here
Thanks for stopping by!!