Oh My!

I love to share what I have learned in the art of scrapbooking and paper crafts.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Masking Ideas

Here is a technique using masking and adding texture with stamps!  You can see the directions on Jeanette Lynton's blog.  Check it out.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Edit Your Photos With Studio J

Here is a video I found on the Studio J blog about how to edit your photos.  ENJOY!

Friday, August 12, 2011

What Are We Going to Do With Our Scissors?

Just kidding, but this Cricut Art Philosphy is sure to make our lives so much easier now.  I'm patiently (impatiently is more like it) waiting to place my order on Monday.  Thanks to my team mates Nancy and Dina, I have the snowflakes I need for my swap layouts.  I'll be sharing those with you soon.  Until then, enjoy the show!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Free in August!

Here are the two things you can get for free in August.   Beginning on August 15th, you can get two stamp sets for free. 
First, you must place a $75.00 order and you get a free stamp set called Pair A Phrase.  It is an all-occasion DOUBLE stamp set.  Then, this qualifies you to order the Stamp of the Month for $5.00, which gets you a free small stamp set called typeset.   It's a great deal.  That's why I'm waiting to get my Cricut Art Philosophy on August 15th and order my Stamp of the Month.  That order will surely be teaching me the virtue of patience. 

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for August 15th!

Workshops on the Go

I have always loved Close To My Heart's Workshops on the Go.  It is an easy way for me to create withouth the work of trying to really think about what layout I want to create.  The kits are so simple to use and the layouts are just beautiful.  Now, we also have the option of using our new Cricut Art Philosphy cartridge to make our layouts and projects even more beautiful.  Here is a video that shows you all you can do with our Workshop on the Go program.  You can find out about the workshop and the bonus project that goes with the Workshop on the Go on the Close To My Heart website at http://www.closetomyheart.com/.

I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my
Wonderland Workshop on the Go on Tuesday!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What to Do?

My goodies came and I can hardly stand it!  There are so many ideas running through my head, I just don't know where to begin.  First things first though.  I have to complete the items for my team swap.  I started last night and I'm having so much fun playing with the new paper.  I picked Wonderland.  I'm so glad we have a generic winter paper this time around.  I'm anxiously waiting for the pictures of my grandchildren sledding to arrive so I can add them to the layout I have created.  I have a few completed projects I made at Convention to show you so you can see how wonderful the new products are:

Now, here are all the goodies I have to play with.  I'll be sharing my creations as time goes on.  But for now, look at what I have!

This is Mischief, a fun Halloween paper pack.  But, it is also very versatile and can be used for an Autumn layout.

This is one of my favorite paper packs, Typset.  It has a cute Back-to-School theme, but is also very versatile.  I especially love the canvas Compliments that coordinate with it.

And this is Wonderland.  You can see that I have begun my layout, but I haven't added the bling.  Can't wait to finish this project. 

As you can see, I have lots of opportunity to create.  Stay tuned and I'll be sure to share as I go along.