Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blossom 8 Page Layout Workshop - Just in time for Mother's Day!

The CTMH Blossom paper collection is beautiful and feminine and I thought it would be perfect for a series of layouts celebrating Mothers – just in time for Mother's Day!  I'm going to use one of the layouts to celebrate my mothers (birth and adoption) and tell a little of my birth story.  Then I'll use one of them to tell the story of when I became a mother, and another to honor the mothers of my grandchildren.  I'm going to use the first one to highlight some of the women who have been an influence in my life.  
However, these layouts will be gorgeous for anything where flowers and soft colors are needed.  Weddings, showers, gardening, sisters girlfriends, baby girls...  How would you use this lovely paper collection?



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Key To My Heart Mixed Media Canvas

I took some of Jana Glosson's awesome mixed media kits on the road with me to Rockwall yesterday and taught these four ladies how to play with mixed media products. Fun Day!!! Thank you Jana for making your kits available through your ETSY shop.


Mixed media heart canvas from The Crop Spot in Tyler Texas, available at this link.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Look What I've Been Up To -- Finally learning about Mixed Media

LOVE IT!  Don't know why I waited so long to try Mixed Media arts.  My mind is swirling with possibilities.  I have so many project ideas in my head that I can't even take my afternoon naps.  Now that is serious! 

There is a scrapbook shop in Tyler, Texas that is wonderful and the owner Jana Glosson is a very talented and patient instructor.  I took a class last week to make this beautiful canvas with the cutest coffee cups.  Then I went home and started pulling out stamp sets and all kinds of things I want to play with.

And the huge bonus is that Jana is starting to offer some of her kits and classes online in her ETSY shop.  So even if you are not close to Tyler, Texas you have an opportunity to make some of her gorgeous kits.

Here's the Coffee Cup Canvas that I made last week. 
Can't begin to tell you how much fun this is to make.

If you want to order one of the kits and instructions to make one you can go to Jana's ETSY Shop - Vintage Crop Spot.
The listings for the kit and instructions also have a complete list of supplies needed to complete the project.  You can use supplies you already have or buy them from her shop.  One stop shopping.  I love it!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jackson 6 Page / 4 Card Workshop

Some patterned papers don't catch my interest when looking at them in a catalog, idea book, or even online.  But, when seen in person they are much more to my liking.  Then sometimes there's a paper pack that I immediately like and quickly have an idea how it should all go together.  Close To My Heart's Jackson collection is one of the latter.  Love the colors (Cocoa, Juniper, Glacier, Barn Red, Colonial White).  Love the patterns.  Love how all sides of the papers work together.  Love the theme.  Love the stickers.  CTMH hit a home run with Jackson! 
This workshop uses the patterned papers in big sections, just to be able to easily see how beautiful they are on the page.  There's three 2-page layouts and 4 cards in the Jackson workshop, a little more stamping than usual, but very few die cuts.  Sure hope you like this one!