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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's a girl baby book











My cousin Patti just became a grandmother to beautiful baby Sophia. Patti is a camera fiend. She means business when she pulls out her camera. I'm guessing there will be lots of pictures around there so I made a cute pink and brown 8x8 photo album to ship off to North Carolina. Here are just a few pages to share.

I used the same papers and embellishments to make the same book for a co-worker that just welcomed a little boy, Tristin. In following my resolution to use up the leftovers, I made two double page spreads for my baby boy's arrival 21 years ago and will do the same for Miss Mara.

Congratulations to both families and my apologies for taking so long to get these to you.

Queen of the unfinished projects

Off to see the wizard




One of my favorite Captured Moments 'make and take' was a set of adorable Wizard of Oz magnets Tiffany created. I love them and have them on a metal board in my studio. She also made a cute book with these fabulous Graphic 45 papers and acetate similar to this book.

One of my resolutions is to take the 'leftovers' from a project and do something with them rather than just stick them in the box of scraps. I have lots of uses for scraps and sometimes use them but I have wayyyyyyy too many scraps. I'm thinking I should do some page layouts while the patterns are fresh in my mind.

So here are couple of pages I created on my own, yes, on my own using the leftover Wizard of Oz papers. They're Wicked. They'd be perfect for memories of when Cathy, Allie, Mara and I went to see Wicked. Not sure if anyone took pictures. If I only had a brain.


Christmas spread



Last July I attended my first Captured Moments full day crop-Christmas in July. At the crop we each get a grab bag with some paper and embellishments. This papers are so simple and beautiful. The base piece already has an overall layout to it. The striped piece shimmers with a metallic touch that the picture doesn't capture. I topped it off with some Anna Griffin snowy rub on phrases that I've been hoarding for..........not sure what for. Here is my take on how to use the treats I received at the crop.

It was so hot that day it was hard to imagine cold weather. It's been so cold this week that it's hard to recall that heat. This past weekend I attended the Cropical Get Away crop, in the snow, thinking about tropical weather. Full circle cropping.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January Sketch It Class - Tuesday 1/17




Originally I planned this class to have three pages and now I've decided to make it two double page spreads so another page is in the works. I love the rich colors and design of these papers. The photos don't do the shimmer and texture of the papers but they are beautiful. The samples got a little bruised along the way.

The paper ribbon is made with a snowflake Martha Stewart punch on the snowman page. You may recognize the Tim Holtz snowman which was die cut with mat scraps from the framing department. The phrase on this page is a stamp I've had for quite awhile. And of course I used my fabulous Cricut to cut the titles on Snow Day and Winter Wonderland.

I'll be posting the Textured Wow pages and Smash book samples soon. Contact me if you are interested in taking the class. You can register for the class at the cash register at the store.

January 2012 Schedule



I've been remiss in posting my class schedule and samples and I'm resolved to improve. That said, here is my January schedule at Michael's in Latham.

January 15 Crop Day noon to 6 PM $5
January 17 Sketch it scrapbook class-6:30-8:30 PM
January 24 Textured Wow scrapbook class-6:30-8:30 PM
January 25 Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page class-6:30-8:30 PM
January 31 Smash Book-6:30-8:30 PM

I'm trying to get samples posted well ahead of the class date. For card and scrapbook classes, alimited supply of precut kits will be available.

Making these samples has been a lot of fun and I'm hoping to entice you to come join me for some creative collaboration. If you have questions about any of the classes or projects, please contact me.