Friday, June 22, 2012

Banners are all the rage these days!

Good Morning,

Don't you just love all the designs with banners these days. They are such an easy way to create cute cards or scrapbook pages using basically scraps. They are also simple to create, with or without a cricut. 

These two cards feature banners using nothing but leftover scraps of B&TP. The first card, created by Wendy Coffman shows the banners separated, while I overlapped the banner pieces on the second card. There really is no right and wrong with banners... just start playing! With a smile, Tina

This card was inspired by a card I saw online but I can't seem to find it again to reference the inspiration. At any rate, thank you for inspiring this card!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Studio J Tutorial - Creating Banner Edges and Faux Poloraid Photos

Good Morning,

It's time for another Studio J online scrapbooking tutorial. There are SO MANY fun tricks you can do with Studio J and I am continually learning exciting new techniques. This video is no exception. I had no idea how easy it was to add a banner edge to a mystickease element. Wait until you see how it's done!!

This video also shows you have to turn your photo into what appears to be an old fashioned poloroid picture.... so cool. Sit back and enjoy.
If you want to play along, log into your Studio j account and follow. I learn better by doing it as I am seeing it so give it a try.  You will want to create a new project, choose the following:

  • Cruisin' Paper Kit
  • Harmony Pattern
  • Kit mix 3

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tri-Fold Card from the Footloose Workshop on the Go Kit

Good Morning,

Now it's time to share some cards created with the Footloose Workshop on the Go kit. These kits come with the papers, stamps, embellishments and design sheets... perfect for creating art quickly. Or, you can create your own design like Nancy Reding did here. 

This card is a whimsical tri-fold card created by Nancy Reding. I love how she added multiple colors to the turtle using a sponge dauber and the rolling technique. She also highlighted the bubbles with liquid glass. I can see lots of summer party invitations and thank you's created with these papers. Enjoy! Tina 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Fun Photos- Footloose Layout #3

Good Morning,

This is the third two-page, 12x12 layout featuring the Footloose Papers and Dimensional Elements. This  layout has room for 5-6 photo's, depending on your journaling preference. All the edges of cardstock are sanded to give it that beachy feel. Again, I accented with the blue sparkes from our Green & Blue Sparkles Assortment pack. Between the Footloose Complements dimensional elements and the sparkles, accenting these layouts was a breeze... and that's the way this busy mom likes it. Enjoy! Tina

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Another Footloose layout for those summer photos...

Good Morning,

This is the second of three 12x12 layouts I created using the Footloose papers. The colors I used are Lagoon, Sweet Leaf and Creme Brulee.  The complements that coordinate with these papers are actually made of chipboard so you get some great dimension with very little effort. I also did quite a bit of edge distressing with sandpaper as it made me think of sand at the beach. Again, a simple touch that adds a lot to the layouts. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer FUN means cute layouts!

Good Morning Everyone,

School is almost out, as is the sun in Oregon...ok, just kidding. We've seen it a couple of times now. hee hee! Summer does start late in Oregon but when it gets here it is glorious. 

Anyway, with summer comes some FUN summer photos that need to be scrapbooked and I have some layouts that fit the bill. This first layout is created using our Footloose Papers and Dimensional Complements. These would be perfect for any beach photos but can also be used for anything. Let your imagination run wild.

With a smile,

Friday, June 1, 2012

Stampaganza is Back!!!

Good Morning Ladies,

June 1st marks one of everyone's favorite times of year with CTMH- Stampaganza!!! So, for those of you who don't know what it is, let me share: Buy any 2 stamp sets, get the 3rd FREE! Love it!! 

Fabulous stamp images for your cards, scrapbook pages, banners and more can be yours free in June! All sizes of our stamp sets qualify: A, B, C, D or E! 

To easily check out all of the stamps simply view our online idea book. Have fun everyone.  With a smile~ Tina