February 6, 2016

Valentine Paper Piecing

Sami Stamps Challenge #34 calls for paper piecing - and that's what I love most about Valentine Rose - so much fun to paper piece.  I used scraps of cardstock to create the card. I enlarged Rose's heart haif and used them as embellishments at the bottom.
Also entering 

Bear Blowing Heart Bubble

Seeking approval to use digital files to teach papercrafting classes could be a full-time job!  Little Scraps of Heaven wants to know what I teach, so made a quick card to hopefully explain my purpose better.  So using their one of their freebies, I whipped up this quick card to send as an example.  I fell in love with the plaid paper years ago and still had some left - loving it even more with the dotted paper.  Add a cute image, and you have all you need for a quick and easy card.

February 5, 2016

Hobby Lobby Class - Cactus Cards

Hobby Lobby - Tucson
5555 East Broadway

Cactus Cards

Saturday - April 16, 2016
10 a.m.
Price - $20 (includes all supplies)

The Southwest is home to beautiful cacti.  These simle cards use public domanin clip art to share our beautiful foliage with others.  These cards work well for many occasions.
Paper colors/patterns may vary from pictures shown depending on availability.

To register, call or text me at 520-576-8465.

What other types of papercrafting classes are you interested in?  Any techniques you'd like to learn?  Please leave a comment below with your ideas.

AZ Scrapbooking Class - Eggstra Special

Located In the Green Valley Mall
101 South La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614

Eggstra Special
Tuesday - March 1, 2016
10 a.m.
Price - $24

Short on Ideas? Get into the Easter spirit by crafting three Eggstra Special projects. Create two cards and an Easter treat bag – you will love the look on their faces when you give them to family and friends – a special creation just for them.

To register call (520) 393-7755.

What other types of papercrafting classes are you interested in?  Any techniques you'd like to learn?  Please leave a comment below with your ideas.

February 4, 2016

Haunting Halloween in the Desert

I've always loved making Halloween cards - seems you can slap some orange and some black and a ghost or two on it - and everyone loves it.  I wanted to make some desert-themed Halloween cards - and I'm having a harder time with that.  But here's one - inspired by the challenge at Moving Along with the Times #13 - Things with Wings.  Let's take a look . . .It's simple - but it's a star.

Throwback Thursday for my In-Laws

Thanks for joining me today for the first page of the family album for my husband's siblings - where it all began with their parents' wedding.  The layout is inspired by the February sketch challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Celebrate a Birthday

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Inspiration Piece (image)
I wanted to make something simple tonight.  When I saw the Papercrafting Challenge #131 - the New Yorker Magazine, I quickly put this card together - Inspired by the colors of the magazine cover. I have penguin images left over from a scrapbook.  I added a birthday hat - and a quick sentiment.  Some pretty embossed cardstock just finished the card off.

February 3, 2016

Focused on 80!

Took a little more time than usual lately to make my cousin a special card for her 80th birthday.  
 Here is what the card looks like closed ready for mailing.
Entering this card in the challenge at Decorate to Celebrate! #3 - Anything Goes.

February 2, 2016

Layout with a Family Touch

It's February and cool outside - the best time for scrappin'!  The family scrapbooks I am working on for my husband's siblings bring so much joy - and being inspired by sketch challenges is just extra fun.  Today's layout is inspired by Sketches in Thyme #183.

Punxsutawney Phil with Copic Markers

In this post, I'm sharing a card for my favorite holiday - Groundhog's Day!  

February 1, 2016

Simplicity Unleashed

Needed something quick - fresh and fabulous without taking a ton of time.   
The border is from Miss Kate Cuttables - the photo frames are from My Scrap Chick.

January 31, 2016

It's Finished!

The last page for Nathan's scrapbook - and large pieces of coordinating cardstock are scarce! So hopefully here I made the most out of my scraps to amaze!
Entering this layout in the challenge at Lasting Memories - theme is "The Blues."

January 30, 2016

Adding Dimension with a Banner Title

Set your scrapbook pages apart with dimension.  Create a fun banner title with letters printed and folded in half - attached to a piece of twine.  These letters came from Fontaholic - Mini-Alphabet Bunting.


January 29, 2016

Sweet and FREE Digi

Since I learned Print-2-Cut on my Sizzix eClip 2 - I just love using images in a new way without taking much more time.  Here is a free digit from Angie's Cards and Digis - paired up with some scraps leftover and a birthday sentiment I won from Heartfelt Creations.  The grapes are free clip art from Apple Clip Art.
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January 28, 2016

Scrappin' Background

Page 18 of Nathan's scrapbook - and I'm running out of mojo and running out of coordinated papers.  But still pleased with the simplicity of this page...can't wait to have pictures of Baby Nathan to insert.

January 27, 2016

Page 16 with Baby Nathan

Today I was going for a playful page for not-yet-born Nathan (Page 17).  The page is accented with a Cute Penguin by Raccoon Girl Design. The fun background is Daily Junque by House of Three (misted with white paint)...and the layers some scraps from previous pages.  My inspiration for the layout comes from Scrapping Everyday Miracles January Challenge.  

January 25, 2016

Layered Paper Play

This layout is inspired by the challenge at One Stitch at a Time #254 - Anything Goes with Tic Tac Toe.  I chose the top row - three of more layers, lots of blue, and pearls.

I used Bo Bunny Double Dots Brilliant Blue for a fun and bold background and a variety of layers.  Strip pearls add a subtle finishing touch along some edges.

Playing with Scraps

It's easy to use us scraps to achieve a customized look.  This zig-zag design was completed in just a few steps - cutting the scraps into parallelograms.  To save time in lining up the scraps, I took an old sheet of 12 x 12 - and cut the image in the middle.  Placing that template on top of my page, lining up the scrap pieces took no time...creating a fun and unique background. 
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