Saturday, October 27, 2012


Hello! I'm here today with a 12x12 layout for Cheery Lynn Designs. I finally got a chance to play with some fun dies new to my stash!

I started by cutting the Mega Tea Party Doily in half and placing the halves toward to top and bottom of my layout. I added the Border Carnivale amongst my background layers. To the top right corner you see the Pennant Die dressed up with the Lace Light Deco Border for a bit of added elegance. Lace Corner Deco B dresses up the left corner of the photo. Backing my floral cluster is the Garden Gate.
 The large white flower is constructed with the layers of the Stacker Flower #3. I inked the inside of the flowers, and finished the edges with a light dry brushing of gold paint. Build a Flower Embellishment #2 was used to create the flower center, as well as the Baby’s Breath and small pink flowers. The edges of the Miniature Roses were also lightly brushed with the gold paint. Foliage from Build a Flower #2, Flourish Leaf Strip, and Rose Leaf Strip.
Isn’t the Bird Cage beautiful?! So many possibilities! Under the cage are branches, as well as Baby’s Breath and little pink flowers from Build a Flower Embellishment #2. The leaves are from Small Leaves #1 and Small Leaves #2. The Hummingbird flutters gently above the cage. Anastasia Border is tucked under the tear in the background paper.
Design sketch and papers are inspired by a from Quick Quotes.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Spooky fun!

 Hello! I'm here with a fun Halloween card for Cheery Lynn Designs.

I created the base of the card using the largest of the Classic Coved Rectangle Stacker Nesting dies. I then layered with the next smaller size followed with a Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker Layer. The Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections dies was used to create the matte behind the postcard. For a bit of spooky fun, the Creepy Gate is tucked in on either side of the post card.
 I propped the Spooky Tree with foam adhesive to add a bit of dimension. I folded the wings of Going Batty for a bit of fun texture and dimension.
The design of my card was inspired by Pagemaps.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Creative Sketches October Reveal

Hello! It’s time for a new sketch at My Creative Sketches! I used papers and embellishments from a mix kits purchased trough My Creative Scrapbook. You have until November 15th to participate for you chance at the gorgeous prize! Details Here
October Sketch
I had some fun by stepping outside my comfort zone and played with my Glimmer Mists and some Resist Canvas shapes from Prima. I added a few different colors to the banner. I really like how it turned out!
Here is another of the canvas pieces using three different colors, blending them in a little closer. This is actually a corner piece that I tucked behind the fussy cut clocks for a bit of depth and texture. To the right, you can see the chipboard frame from Leaky Shed. I painted it with Ranger Distress Paint, added some Ranger Distress Inks around the edges, and finished it off with some Kaiser Craft Pearls.
I layered fussy cut flowers, and the chipboard frame with foam adhesive for dimension.
Head on over to My Creative Sketches for some gorgeous creations from my teammates!! You are sure to come away with oodles of inspiration!!
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Monday, October 15, 2012

New die reveal at Cheery Lynn Designs!!!

Hello! Cheery Lynn Designs is releasing several new dies today, some of which are a fabulous new concept! I have just a few to share with you. Be sure to head to Cheery Lynn Designs blog to check out the gorgeous examples of the rest of the team! 

Don’t you just love the fun border around the edge?! How about the heart border around the photo?! Those are just two of the many borders on the Expandable Tiny Borders die. Yes, this die comes with about 10 different style borders on one die, AND you can make the borders as long as you wish!! Unlike the 8 inch dies, these can be cut to fit 12 inch papers! Around the photo I've also used the Border Carnivale and Victorian Picket Fence.

Here you can see the new Wreath Strip tucked in amongst the Small Leaves 1 and Small Leaves 2. I cut three layers of Stacker Flower #4 to create the flower, using a die from Snowflowers #2 for the flower center. The new Rose Leaves are tucked in behind the flower. Resting next to the flower is the larger of the new Fall Pumpkins. You can also see a portion of the new Blessings sentiment, which I cut from cork.

 To add a bit of dimension, I cut my pumpkins three times, removed the outer edges with a scissors, and layered them with foam adhesive.
Friends is another of the several newly released sentiments. The other words I created from the elegant new Delicate Lace Script font set.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012


Hello! Jodi here today with a 12x12 layout inspired by this weeks challenge, Orange and Black. Cheery Lynn Designs has so many fun Halloween dies. The dies I am sharing today are just a few. Check out the store for many other seasonal dies!
The Spiderwebs add a fun splash texture to the background. The Lace Light Deco Border has peaked scallop that flows nicely with the points of the Spiderweb, so I chose it to add to the edge of my banner. The font for Boo is perfect for a fun cutsie design, or works wonderfully with a more elegant design. I adhered the “B” using foam adhesive to add a bit of dimension. Notice the detail in the leaves?! Using Small Leaves #1 and Small Leaves #2, I cut from white cardstock and inked with an assortment of color of Ranger Distress Inks.
I cut Going Batty and Silly Spider from glitter cardstock for a bit of fun flair. The bats have wonderful detail lines in the wings. I folded the wings on those markings to add more dimension.
Since this layout is a bit flatter than I nomally create, I added dimension to Silly Spider by also adhering her with foam adhesive. The spider does come with diecut eyes, but by adding google eyes, it added a fun, light mood to the layout

Cheery Lynn Designs is releasing more beautiful dies on October 15th! Be sure to check it out as there will be beautiful dies added to some of the series, as well as a few dies with a new concept not done anywhere else on the market yet!
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Best Days

Hello!  Today I am sharing a layout I had published in the September Issue of PaperHaus Magazine using their Sept sketch.
I created the lacy background by piecing together pieces of the Tiffany Border. The Mega Tea Party Doily add the perfect amount of elegance, with an Exotic Butterfly #2 resting on the edge. Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections Boutique creates the ideal size matte for photos. I used the smallest of the Scalloped French Flair to back my title label. The Pennant Die finishes off the look. Darling Daisies are scattered about.
  Celtic Heart and a Scalloped Window Stacker adorn the journaling block topped with a sticker backed with Scalloped Coved Rectangle Stacker. Small Leaves #2 and the Mini Fanciful Flourish make the finishing touch.
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