Wednesday, October 14, 2009

On the Boardwalk

One of my favorite classes at CKC this year was the Shape Up Your Layouts class sponsored by Memory Lane. The premise of the class was to learn how to use die-cut papers on a layout. We worked with beautiful papers from Making Memories and My Mind's Eye to create four unique 12x12 layouts. We also walked away with color pictures of another ten layouts. If you ask me, this class was well worth the price of admission.

This layout uses the die-cut paper in its entirety as the background paper. We cut down strips of solids and patterned paper to layer on top, The scallop edge on the solid pink was made using a Fiskars border punch. (On a side note, I like the Fiskars border punch so much more than the Stampin' Up! Scallop border punch that I own.) So here's my layout:

I used letters from my stash to create the title. I also recycled the stick from the free Skinny Cow I got at the Vendor Fair. (The stick reads: All's well that ends with dessert. Talk about finding a unique embellishment!)

Journaling reads: Bethany Beach 2002 -- There's nothing like an ice cream smile!

Patterned Paper and Tag: My Mind's Eye; Stickers: American Crafts Remarks (Sarah Script), Making Memories Tiny Alphas (Sabrina); Flowers and Buttons: Making Memories (Noteworthy); Border Punch: Fiskars; Ice Cream Stick: Skinny Cow.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Happy belated World Card Making Day. A couple of personal things kept my creative juices from flowing over the weekend but this morning, I was inspired to make a Halloween card based on Carla Peicheff's sketch which you can find here Here it is:

This is one time when it paid off to have all of my Halloween goodies stored together because, other than the sketch, I had no plan. I just kept digging through my stash as I went, looking for the next layer.

So, It's October 5th and I've actually made a Halloween card! If only I can mail it on time then it will be a real treat for the special person who is going to receive it!

Ingredients: American Crafts card stock; Making Memories patterned paper (Halloween); Little Yellow Bicycle laser paper (Halloween Words); Queen & Company felt fusion; Creative Imaginations epoxy sticker; Bazzill paper flower; Technique Tuesday stamp (Swiss Dots); Tim Holtz distressed ink (Spice Marmelade), Ranger ink (Jet Black); Stampin' Up! punch (Scallop); ribbon from my stash.