Monday, February 23, 2009


This is a workshop I will be doing next month. I decided to call it "build~a~page", because your doing just that. Scrapbooking a page is as easy as building or layering your pages. A great foundation begins with a fabulous template. I love the books that Close To My Heart offers. {You can find more information about them on the right hand column.} By simply using a basic template from any of the books you can lay down a base to build upon. It's good to keep in mind which photo's you'll want to use and be sure that your colors all coordinate when choosing papers. Next, you'll add your photo's to the layout. A strong title is key to the page, and once that is in place you only need to add journaling and embellishments. My hopes are that through this workshop anyone can scrapbook and will not be intimidated by the craft. Here is one page I completed of my own as a sample.

Base page/Template:

Add Photos:

Journal & Embellish:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Birthday Treats!

I whipped up a quick batch of more treat boxes. These are little treats for some of my daughter's classmates celebrating recent birthdays. They really are simple to make and I finished 8 of them in about an hour. Instead of the Ghiradelli chocolates, I filled them with rafia and chocolate kisses. I used spring colors, sentiment stamp and present stamp that I pop dotted to the top. All products are CTMH.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A student for the day!

I have not been a student for some time, always busy teaching others. It was a welcome change and a great experience to see familiar faces and new ones too! I finally met the gal that leads myself and several other area consultants. Her name is Karen Morris and she is a savvy business woman, a rewarded leader, and a creative spirit. Not to mention that with all of her accomplishments, she is completely down to earth, warm and friendly. Here is a picture of us at the recent workshop.

I was looking forward to all the advice and support, but mostly the projects we created. The first project was created by one of the first consultants I ever attended classes with, Julie Jay. This super talented lady created this Memory File. Her design was simply fabulous with the envelope pockets, tags and hidden magnet closure. Fairly easy to assemble and lots of fun to embellish.

Finally, Karen shared a treat box with us, perfect for tucking little Ghiradelli chocolates inside. Hers was embellished in a Valentine's theme, so pretty, but I chose a Spring theme. I used the Key to my Heart papers and the new Fancy Cut Botanicals. This also was a fairly simple project that would be great for making multiples for quick gifts or classroom treats.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I Love Mini Albums

Scince I can't post some of the things I'm working on, I thought I would dig up some past projects. These are mini albums I have made and continue to make new ones all the time. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my big 12x12 albums, but these mini ones are a whole lot of fun to make and look through as the years go by.

The first was inspired by a Close To My Heart publication last year. It required some sewing, which I'm not good at, but I sure can hide it with some paper and glue!

This next album is from a workshop I taught 2 summer's ago. It is made from a CTMH circle album, papers and stamps. We are huge Disneyland fans and loved that I could create the perfect Mickey mouse face with the circles. One day I'll get my pictures in it!

There were a few more pages in this album, mostly with coordinating papers, no specific theme. With the metal ring binder I can still add just a few more pages to it in the future. I hope to attemp a clear My Creations Acrylic mini album soon, stay posted!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Here I Am

I just wanted to say a quick hello and a sincere sorry. I have been a horrible blogger lately and not posting more often. Well, here I am, and here's the deal. I have been busy and some of my creations can't be revealed yet as they are gifts for someone special. Also, a couple weeks ago, I discovered a chip in the lense of my camera. My children have been making videos lately and let's just say that Sir Dragon Rider's sword swung too close to the camera. I have been researching camera's lately and finally found one that fits my needs and is in my price range too. I found a great website that fits your photography needs to a camera in your budget. Go here to find out more. Here are some pictures I snapped with my new Canon Power Shot of my Pot Belly Beagle!

{A dog's life is so ruff}