Saturday, March 30, 2013

Flowers, 'n Doilies, 'n Butterflies Oh My!

Hello! Today’s layout features a few of the stunning doily dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, and well as an assortment of their flower dies. 
Such a sweet array of flower dies to chose from, and so many different flowers can be made from each die!
Cheery Lynn puts such exquisite detail in each of their dies… it never ceases to amaze me!! 

Dies used: Sentiment Frame #1
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Forever Bouquet

Hello! I’m want to share some fun ideas I had taking my dies “outside the box” this week!
  I started by taking one of my favorite dies, the French Lattice Small Frame and cutting it apart to form corners for my layout. I just adore the pattern of this lattice! It’s delicate flair set the tone for my layout. Using the largest of the Mini Pearl Circle Reflections Boutique, I cut a circle for my background. I placed Lace Corner Deco B all around the edge of the circle to give it a lacy edge. The Victorian Garden Doily Frame surrounds my photo, matted with the Scalloped Rectangle Reflections Boutique. Tucked under my photo is Window A, framing my journaling words.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sweet Memories

Hello! Today’s layout was inspired by the March Sketch from My Creative Sketches, featuring dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Dies used: Lady Kate Edger
March Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Masking Tutorial

Hello! I’m here with another layout featuring the Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.
I have a stash of mists but I’ve found them to be a bit intimidating…I decided it was time to dig them out and play with the mask from the kit! I really love how this turned out! Here is how I did it.
I started with an old piece of 12x12 cardstock and a plate.
After deciding where I wanted the circle on my layout, I positioned the plate in that spot and cut around it with my craft knife. 
 Setting the circle aside for future use, I lined my cardstock on top of my background paper so I could use the circle relief with my mask. Be sure both sheets of cardstock line up perfectly so you don’t have overspray on your background! Place the mask over the circle and spray with your mists. 
  I chose to use three colors (blue, pink, and yellow) that blended well with the kit papers. Because the mask was smaller than my circle, I ended up moving and spraying three times, being cautious so not to spray over the done areas. Tada!!
 Because my mask was smaller than the misted area, it left lines from the edge of the mask. Not to worry! The line can be easily covered with the photo and embellishments!
The lace flowers were created using the grogeous lace from the kit. 
Using needle and thread, I ran a blanket stitch through the top of the lace, pulling the lace tight as I went.
  Once I had gathered enough lace to form my flower, I tied a knot in the thread. In this particular lace, four scallops is enough to create a flower, but I liked the dainty look of 5 better. 
  Using my craft glue, I adhered the gathered ends of the lace together. The flower center is an asterisks from the Thickers included in the kit.
I would love for you to share your version! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Studio Tour

Welcome to my studio! It is a small room, and when I get deep into a project it can get pretty deep and cramped but, I am very happy to have my own space!
  I have a fairly good sized desk. The Clip It Up houses my dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. The little blue tote is ideal for storing my scissors, adhesive, etc at arms length.
This set of shelving works great for me. When I am working, I like easy access to everything, but when the project is complete I can effortlessly tuck everything back in it’s place.
  The first section houses my computer and scanner. The top shelf has jars of buttons, lace, and twine, along with a basket of pearls and bling. The section on the far end has baskets of flowers, thickers, and adhesive. The little plastic drawers are wonderful for chipboard shapes, charms, inks, and stickles.
    I’ve opened the doors so you can take a peek. My rub-on’s are stored in the binders. I just slip them into binder sleeves making handy access, and well as easy clean up! One of my best investments, and favorite storage solutions is my Ribbon Rings!
 The little plastic pieces come in two different sizes. Just slip the ribbon through the plastic.
You can hang as many of the little plastic pieces as you want on a ring.
I bought a package of little Command Hooks and stuck them to the inside of my doors to hang the hooks on. I chose to store my ribbons by color so I have a hook for each color. No more knotted up messes. No more dumping and entire jar because the one I wanted was on the bottom. I tried wrapping them around clothes pins but I didn’t like that everything was creased….Now, no more creases! I just grab the piece I need and go!
Another great storage purchase is my Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer. It holds a tremendous amount without taking up more space in my room. I love that it is clear so I can see everything. It holds all my punches, diecuts, pins, and other odds and ends.
  The previous owners left this shelf when we moved. It is an old 60’s - 70’s shelf built specifically for storing the old vinyl LP Music Records. It is 12 inches deep, and the shelf spacing is 13 inches. Perfect dimensions for paper!! It has wooden dividers every 6 inches which is ideal for sorting…an area for cardstock, company papers, kit papers, and scraps! The top is just right for my diecut machine!
Thank you for visiting my studio! I hope you enjoyed the tour!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring Fun!

Hello! Today I want to share two projects I created for Cheery Lynn Designs! The first is a masculine card featuring the Schooner.  
The navy base is cut from the Scalloped Rectangle Reflections Boutique set. I cut the background using the Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections Boutique set , then I created the sunset background with my distress inks, and used the Classic Circle Silver Stacker for the sun. The cattails were cut from the bottom of Fathers Day Homeward Bound. Outlining the portrait is the Celtic Chain Reflections Die.
  Next I would like to share a layout I had published in the March Scrap & Scrap Arts Magazine!
 The dies used:  Mega Tea Party Doily
  There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win the $20 shopping spree!
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Friday, March 8, 2013

Blog Hop Winner!!!

I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of you that visited the PaperHaus blog hop, and for leaving such sweet comments!!! I really enjoyed reading each and every one of them!! 
Now, on to the winners! 
The winner for RAK #1 is...    Wendy Brassart said...
Adorable card! I love all the colors of spring! I love seeing things come back to life! (leaves on the trees, the grass is green, flowers are blooming, etc.) It is hard not to be happy in spring!
  The winner of RAK #2 is ....       Kirsten said...
wow love that card, super cute. i love spring because it means winter has gone
  Ladies, please send your address to me at and I’ll get your prize right out to you!

Again, thank you all so much! I hope you enjoyed the hop as much as I did!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook March Reveal!

Hello! Time for another fabulous reveal from My Creative Scrapbook! I was blessed to work with the Main Kit and the Album kit! The Main Kit features papers and embellishments from American Crafts, as well as a mask and flowers from Prima! I really enjoyed experimenting with the mask! You’ll be sure to see more in my future creations!
The Album kit is chocked full of papers and goodies from Little Yellow Bicycle!

  Be sure to check out My Creative Scrapbook to see the full reveal, and stop by the Design Team Gallery to check out the amazing inspiration from the entire design team!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring Fever

Hello and Welcome to the PaperHaus Spring Fling Blog Hop! We are thrilled that you joined us in celebrating the release of the Spring Issue of PaperHaus Magazine! We are excited to share all of the amazing projects and inspiration in it with you! Please take some time to Like us on Facebook (

click here to view The new Spring issue!
 If you are joining me from Leah’s blog, you are right on track. To start at the beginning go to the PaperHaus blog
I've got Spring Fever and decided this was the perfect opportunity to create a fun springy card using my dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

 I started by cutting the Little Pink Bicycle twice and piecing the parts together. The flowers in the basket are from Build a Flower Embellishment #2. The Grass Border is layered twice, with the bike tucked between the layers. I inked the background onto a Classic Oval Silver Stacker, layering it atop the Scalloped Oval Stacker Nesting die. Of course we need a couple Mini Dimensional Butterflies! The Swedish Spring Oval Frame has the perfect dainty touch to bring it all together. For some fun texture, I embossed the yellow banner with the Flutter Bys Embossing Plate, and the card base with the Dotted Swiss Embossing Plate. The card base was then cut from the Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker, layered with the Scalloped Coved Rectangle Stacker Nesting Die.
Now, how about a fun little prize for stopping by! Actually, I've got two! 

 Follow my blog, and leave me a comment telling me what you love most about spring for your chance to win! The winner will be announced on March 8th. The hop will be running from March 1st through the 7th to allow you plenty of time to check out all the inspiraion on each of the members blogs.....lots of prizes along the way too!

 Next stop on the hop is   Heather Leopard
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  Thanks for stopping by!