April 30, 2014

Good things will come, if you just believe

This is card number 3 from the April card class. I used our Close To My Heart "Skylark" paper line for it. I love the greens and blues/ turquoise in this pack. So how did we made this card?

Card base is made from white cardstock and measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". The fold on this card is at the top.

All pieces of this card were sponged around the edges with Chocolate Ink from Close To My Heart before adhered to the card.

Three stripes of "Skylark" paper were cut and adhered to the front. Start by laying the stripes on the front and see how much space is in between each strip and on the outside. I always start with the side pieces first. Make sure that they are evenly spaced from the top and bottom and the one side. The middle piece goes in last and is simply centered between the other two.

We stamped the sentiment "Good things ..." on a strip of kraft cardstock to the left. Adhere strip about an 1 1/4" from the bottom.   

Round edges of the green square and adhere to card as seen in the picture.

 The embellishment is made up from three elements. One is a punched out label from "Skylark" paper. Second is a punched out scallop circle from kraft cardstock with a flower stamped on. For the third item we stamped the flower onto "Skylark" paper and cut it out. To assemble: Cut label in half and adhere each piece to the side of the green square. The label just barely hangs over the square. The kraft scallop circle is placed in the middle on top of the label pieces. Finally the flower is raised with a foam dot form the circle. A rhinestone finishes this card off.

The fourth card will come in a variety of options, so hang on to see them too...

April 26, 2014

Thinking of you

I know you are waiting for the April card class samples and I apologize for being late. Well here they are...

As so often with card designs, sometimes the more simple once turn out the be a great one. Simple colors and a few embellishments, that's all you need for this card.

A piece of design paper 4x 5 1/4 for the background. The sentiment portion is assembled with a piece of gray, chocolate brown and white cardstock piece, all adhered together and placed with foam dots on the card base.

The flowers were stamped, colored in light green and embellished with some pearls, then cut out. I bend the pedals upward a bit and adhered them to the card.

Stay tuned for more cards to come ....  

April 25, 2014

A Wonder of Nature

I thought I share this wonderful surprise I had today with you. I came home around lunch and was so amazed about what I saw in our backyard. We have hear they are around here at some of the lake, but until today we never saw one.

Well I can say we had one in our backyard today and it was awesome. To bad it was raining. Hopefully he comes back...maybe he was looking for some new real estate? This will make us happy, but not the geese...oh would that be nice :-)

Oh, you are wondering who my visitor was? Well check this out...

A great day.....have a wonderful weekend

April 3, 2014

Boys Layout from Timberline Paper

This is the last of the three layouts that I created for the scrapbooking event.
I used the wonderful Timberline paper pack. This paper is ideal for all the men in your life or for some wonderful outdoor moments to share.

This set comes like the other two sets with all the papers pre-cut, all the embellishments you can see and even the extra photo flaps. Yes, all included. Instructions and sketches will explain how to assemble the set. You can find the layout also in the Close To My Heart book "Make it from Your Heart - Volume 1". Start by assembling your first page, then lay the base of the second page side by side with the first one. Now line up your wood-grain border with the first one and continue to adhere from there. This will make sure both of your layouts will match up in the scrapbook.

You might have noticed by now that this layout looks a lot like the Smilles-layout that I introduced a couple of days ago.... and you are right. It is the same sketch, the same elements, just in a different way assembled. I switched both sides and placed the paper strips here on top as a header. I also changed the picture size to larger photos instead of the smaller once.

Isn't it amazing how the same sketch and lead to two completely different layouts?

 Well, you might say, "but now I can only place two big photos in the middle and three small once on the side...oh no, look closer what I did...

Each 4x6 photo has a clear plastic flap adhered on the sides that can flip either to the left or right. This gives you the option to place another 4x6 or even two other 4x6 pictures in the same layout. You can also use the inside of the flap for hidden journaling or to keep tickets or other memorable items in it.

 Again, instructions on how to cut your sheet protector so you can pull the flap through and be able to open the flaps without pulling the page out of the protector are on the instruction sheet.

Never-the-less, here is a quick trick to add them to your page. Assemble the page completely, without the flaps. Place your pages into the page protectors and lay them on a flat surface. Now take the flaps, bend the part with the adhesive strip back so it is tuck away behind the front photo. Pull off the adhesive protector and stick the flap directly to your page protector above the photo on your layout. The adhesive on these flaps from Close To My Heart is very strong and can be used on the outside of a page protector without a problem.

These little fun flaps come in different sizes:

4x6, 6x12, 4x12, 8x12, 6x6 and also in 2x2, 3x3, 3x4 and 4x4

If you like to know more about them, how to use them or with any other question, please contact me.
You can also check sizes an prices on my website.

 I hope you liked these fun page layouts and I will promise, I will bring more in the next few months. This layout as well as the other two are still available in a limited number, so if you would like a set to work on it at home, please contact me right away before they are sold out ....