Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fanfare 16 Page Workshop

The following layouts were created from Close To My Heart's Fanfare paper pack.  This paper collection features bright designs in the colors Pacifica, Cranberry, Sky, and Sunny Yellow.  These layouts will be great for Independence Day photos, summer events and birthdays. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Miracle 18 Page Workshop

The colors in the Miracle collection are beautiful!!!  This workshop has 9 two-page layouts.

Thank You Card from the You & Me Kit

I am a lucky girl.  Amy makes lovely cards, and I get to be the recipient of some of them.  How great is that?  This is the thank you note I received for babysitting my grandson recently.  The card is made with Close To My Heart's You and Me Kit (National Scrapbooking Month special). 

Pretty, huh?

Colored Pencil Peacock by Amy

If you've been following my blog you may have noticed that artwork is posted here that has been created by my friends and family, with their permission of course.  There are so many beautiful creations that should be shared with as many people as possible.  I have just such a treat to share with you today.  My daughter-in-law, in addition to being a beautiful person, is a talented artist as well.  Amy created this gorgeous peacock with colored pencils, to be framed and hung over their fireplace mantle.  This just amazes me.  Beautiful work Amy.  Thank you for letting me share it on the blog.

Pinwheel Spinner Card with Miracle

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting with a great groups of friends (Lynn, Amy, Melissa, Julie, Jennifer, Gladys, and Desiree') at Lupe's home in Little Elm.  Lupe had prepared a whole array of yummy foods for our lunch.  The coconut macaroons were awesome!  She had crocheted beautiful little baskets to hold a bag full of chocolate candy - one each for all of us.   Wasn't that sweet???   I wish I could be organized enough to accomplish something that cool.  After we finished the project for the day and learned how to make a new paper flower, everyone worked on their own scrapbook pages and cards.  I actually was able to work on some pages also.  I usually don't get much accomplished because I like to visit and goof off too much.

Here's the baskets that Lupe crocheted for us.  Of course mine no longer contains the chocolates.  Wonder what happened to them.  Wink, wink.

Our project was this pinwheel spinner card.  It is made using the Miracle paper pack from Close To My Heart.  I used the cupcake card from the shoe box swap as inspiration for the design.  When tilted a little, the pinwheel tumbles down the slot in the card.  It was a BIG hit.  Someone suggested that it would make a cute 4th of July card with a fireworks burst in place of the pinwheel.  Or a great summer card with a beachball tumbling across the card.  I love being around so much creative thinking.

Finally, here's the little treat box that I made for the guests.  The one with the Just Blooms white flower is the one that I made.  Then I showed them how to make the "carnation" paper flower.  When I got home I decided that it looked really nice on the little box, so I took a picture of that too.

What a fun day.  And the best part was that our hostess, Lupe, earned $100 in products and two items at half price.  Not a bad way to build up your stash of gorgeous scrapbook and card making products.  Many thanks to Lupe and her family for welcoming us to their home for the day.