Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Layouts

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite holiday's. I love visiting with my family and watching the kids, all excited, playing with their cousins. And, as usual I love how the CTMH papers and layouts always go so well with my photos. These layouts were done at my November scrapbook workshop using the Olivia paper pack. The top one uses the "Levitate sketch" from Magic and the bottom uses the "Role Play" sketch from Imagine. The nice thing about having them done ahead of time is that all I have to do is add the pictures. Sketches used to frustrate me because they didn't always fit my pictures. Once I learned that sketches are a guide for you to start with, I was able to manipulate my pictures to fit. For instance on the bottom layout, the left page used a 6 x 6 picture on top and two 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 pictures on the bottom. As you can see from my photos, the pictures on the bottom would not work at the 3 1/2 inch size. Instead of using those sizes, I used a 5 x 7 on top and 3 1/2 x 5 photos on the bottom. So there ends my frustration. It works.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Couple of Thanksgiving Cards

This has been such a busy month for me with Christmas Card Workshops, Scrapbook Workshops and working full time, but I managed to find some time for myself to make a couple of Thanksgiving Cards. Both cards are made using the beautiful "Olivia" paper. The card on the left uses the stamp set "Harvest Home" and the one on the right uses "Thanksgiving." Both cards are watercolored using CTMH inks and and a blending pen. I love to add sparkle to my cards and both of my cards have Prisma Glitter and Shimmer Designer Brads. All supplies are from Close to My Heart.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lexi's Thanksgiving Tree

I came home from work last night to this adorable Thanksgiving Tree that Lexi made. If you click on the picture, you can see what Lexi is thankful for. Her mother used a maple leaf cookie cutter as a stencil for the leaves and Lexi cut them out.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Convention Layouts

I had so much fun this past summer at Convention in Washington DC and can't wait until next Summer for the next one! The paper that I chose for my layout is called "You Rock" from CTMH. When I first saw this paper pack, I did not like it and set it aside. But, I love how well it goes with my Convention photos. The layout that I used is appropriately called "On with the Show" from "Magic."

Monday, November 8, 2010

Halloween Layout

I am giving a party for a new customer and she asked me to do a Halloween layout using glitter. I was inspired by a layout that was done by a fellow CTMH consultant, I wish that I remember her name, on the CTMH boards using "Raise the Curtain" from the Magic layout book. I did a modified version of hers by turning the first page upside down and putting the title on black. I used bulk Hooligans paper, and Black and Gypsy cardstock. The little monsters have Prisma Glitter on them and the title is stamped with the "Cocktail Alphabet" set.
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