Thursday, June 21, 2012

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - June Oldest Paper

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Terry Morrow's Blog. This month we are featuring our oldest paper from our stash.

There are 8 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers here:
  1. Rachel Ventura
  2. Judy Faye Garner
  3. Shirley Ross
  4. Joy McHargue
  5. Debi Barber
  6. Wendy Kessler
  7. Michelle West 
  8. Terry Morrow 

Today I am showcasing an Emporium layout that I completed a while ago but never blogged about it. I would have liked to actually use the oldest paper I had on hand but sadly that paper is back in WA and I am in IL still. I had planned to already be home by now but that doesn't look like it is going to happen until August. Any, rate, here are the layouts :)

Click any picture to zoon in:

This first layout is from the Magic How-To Book. I added some pewter designer brads too that I absolutely love as well as some colonial white ricrac ribbon (On Sale for $5).

This next layout I used up some of my epoxy brads and tiny tabs that I had. This layout was from a WOTG guide.

 Last, this layout was completed with the scraps I had left and some white grosgrain ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my layouts using one of our old papers. Now hop on over to Judy Faye Garner's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gen Con Layouts

I'll be starting the creative process of the 2012 Gen Con Layouts later this month. I received a picture from Jill Polanycia who attended my class last year of the layout she completed. It came out great! Check it out! (Click on it to zoom in)!

The other thing I need to work on is my Masquerade Mask for the ball this year. I'm thinking something like this...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Its all about Summertime Blog Hop

Thank you for joining the All About Summertime Blog Hop. If you are coming from Anita's Blog you are right on track.

I've created 4 summer layouts using the Footloose WOTG. This kit comes with a full level 2 paper pack, wooden badge buttons, an exclusive stamp set, and instructional guide. I added the wooden seaside shapes, durable studs, baker's twine, and footloose compliments.

Here is a blown up view of the left lower accents. I used my markers to color and shade the wooden shapes as you can see here on the starfish I added the baker's twine to help put a little color to them.

Here is another cluster for yoy to see. On this one I added the twine to the chipboard compliment (star). The metal studs are just peel and stick ons.

Layout 2 I kept kind of basic. I add the compliments in layers using 3D foam tape and then added sparkles around them.

Layout 3 I distressed all the edges of the paper using an edge distresser (only $2). I then stamped my own images using a multi-color technique. I stamped directly on the wooden badge buttons.

And finally in layout 4 I stamped on the buttons and stamped a few accents but kept this page fairly simple.

Thank you for hopping... now head on over to Misty's blog for more summer time fun!
Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone: Lynda’s blog (

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fathers Day Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Memories in Tyme blog hops - where you will find some seriously talented people who love to share their ideas with you! Our hop today and is anything relating to Dads - doesn’t matter if it is a layout, card, mini album, or decorating item, if it’s about DAD…it’ll be here!!! With Fathers Day around the corner - take the time to make Dad feel just as special as Mom feels on her special day - by making him something from your heart!

You should be coming from Rhonda's Blog. But if you get lost you can always start at the beginning Lynda’s blog ( 

Let’s get started! I made three cards, 2 of them I got from Pinterest (I've linked them below to the original posts).

The first card is a baseball card and I got the idea from here. Start out cutting your card base at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. I used Cranberry Cardstock, but Holiday Red also could work. Then fold it in half. You'll also need a red piece 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 as well as two pieces of daisy white at 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 and 4 x 5 1/4.
 Next I drew where I wanted my holes and stitching
Punch your holes large enough for the eyelets (our eyelet tool is on sale right now!) Then add all the eyelets.
I used a red yarn since I wanted the stitching to be thick but you could also use embroidery floss or waxy flax.
 Next I stamped the word "Dad" and some distress marks on the red piece.
 Using 3D foam tape I assembled the card.
 And here it is for the sports fan dad!

The next card was also from pinterest.  I used the Victory Paper for this card. First I will show how to make the shirt. Start with a 6 x 3 piece of paper.
 Fold in half and crease.
 Open up and then fold the edges toward the middle crease. Keep all folds crisp.
 Now you should have this shape.
 Fold about 1/3 way down so that the open area is against itself.
Now is the tricky part. Open up the shirt so you can pinch the folded corners you see below. Holding onto those corners you will need to close the shirt back up.
 The corners should be sticking out now creating the sleeves.
 At the bottom on the shirt you'll fold about 1/8" up and then fold it again up.
 Turn the whole thing over and using a diagonal fold create the rest of the collar.

 Now fold the shirt up and tuck under the collar.
There you go. I trimmed down a stickease to create a tie but you can use paper too for this.
For the card I cut 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 of the chocolate b&t, 4 x 2 3/4 of the blue b&t and of colonial white cardstock. I distressed them all with chocolate ink.
 I stamped "Father's Day" in the upper right and assembled the card.
Lastly I added Olive ribbon with glue dots and 2 durable studs in the lower left corner.
The last card I made with my mom using the bonus workshop on the go instructions. The ticket is stamped, trimmed, and wrapped in baker's twine. Two square brads are added to the left of the card.
Thank you for checking out my project, now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!! Next up on the hop is Deborah's Blog, make sure you check out her fun project!!!