Monday, March 30, 2009

I am back and ready to post some more soon!

Hello everyone~

We are back from California and got my Mom's place all cleaned out. It was a big step for me and one that I kept putting off, but I did it. It has been 7 months now since she passed away and I needed to take care of her things. It was actually very good for me and I was able to really say goodbye to her, and to let her go. I know she is at peace finally, and I am getting there too.

So, that means I am home now and able to do some more creating. I will update you with some artwork early this week. And.............the new Idea Book will be out in 1 month, but I might have some sneak peaks for you before then. With a smile still, Tina

Friday, March 20, 2009

Flower card #3 and a brief tutorial

Here is the 3rd card I have made with this same technique. It is really quite easy. I will give a brief tutorial.
1. Start with a a 1 1/4 x 12 strip of BTP.
2. Cut one long edge with scallop scissors
3. score it every 1/2 inch the entire length
4. Accordian fold it, then glue the two ends together.
5. Cut a 1x1 piece of Cardstock and add a big glue dot to the center. This is a base.
Now this is the trickiest part:
6. Gather the non-scalloped side, and attach to a big glue dot on the cardstock.
7. Once you have the ends stuck down, push out on the scalloped edge to get the paper to lay flat like the flower shown.
8. Punch a small circle and glue dot that down right over the center of the flower.
This will give it added stability to stay together.
Don't get discouraged if this takes you a few tries. It is a bit difficult.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Eight page 12x12 Workshop featuring the NEW Fancy Cut Die Cuts






















This EIGHT page 12x12 Scrapbooking Workshop featured all four of our new colors: Tulip, Juniper, Sorbet and Creme Brulee as well as the NEW Fancy Cut Die Cuts, Spring Blossom Mini-Medley accent pack, a roll of Sorbet Designer Ribbon and the Perfect Day Paper pack. All materials were pre-cut for all the workshop participants, and they received a cutting guide with instructions.






2 EIGHT page 12x12 Scrapbook Workshop Kits -
















Hi Ladies,
These are the samples from the last 2 workshops I have created for my customers. This EIGHT page 12x12 Scrapbooking kit features our EVENSONG Papers and MyStickease, a Full package of the Fabric Tags, + an accessory pack of ribbon, photo hangers, brads and Red Sparkles.










Thursday, March 12, 2009

Another Emporium Layout






Good Morning everyone~ Today I wanted to post another one of the Emporium layouts I made this weekend. All of the layouts feature the Emporium Level 2 paper pack, the coordinating MyStickease and the winter Cozy mini-medley accents. These 2 layouts are designed directly out of the Reflections How To book by Jeanette Lynton. Enjoy~ Tina

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Layouts with the Emporium Kit & My Stickease






















Hello~ I thought I would share a layout I made this weekend with the new Emporium kit and Stickease. I actually made 3- 12x12 layouts and will share one a day for the next few days. These are going to be an upcoming workshop I do. I really like this paper a lot. Feel free to email me with any questions. With a smile, Tina












Monday, March 9, 2009

Acrylic Album- Memories of my Mom











Hi Ladies, today I thought I would post a few pages of the Acrylic Album I made in memory of my mom. As most of you know she passed away suddenly on Sept. 14th, 2008 at 57 years old. I started this album shortly after that day, but it has taken me until now to post some of the finished pages. We were so blessed to have her at our house for a visit in July, just 6 weeks before she passed away. She got to meet her 4th little grandson at that visit. For that time, I will forever be grateful. With a smile~ Tina




Thursday, March 5, 2009

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With a smile, Tina

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Another flower card from the same technique...




Thought i would share another accordian fold flower card I made using the same technique as the one I posted yesterday. This time I used the Daydream paper pack and the "Beleive in Your Dreams" stamp set with white embossing. Enjoy~ Tina


Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Monday~ Paper Flower Card




Good Monday morning. I thought I would share a card we made at my "Ladies Night Out" class last month. This card was created using paper from the new "That's Amore" scrapbook kit. The flower was made from a 1 1/4 x 12 strip of BTP, that was scored every half inch and accordian folded. I will post a tutorial on it soon. Enjoy!