Friday, January 20, 2012

Rock the Block

This is a very cool project, it also makes a great gift for someone special.  The new My Creations® Collage Cubes will be sold in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book for only $14.95 but until January 31st you also get  the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set for next to nothing; when you  place a $25.00 dollars order from the current Idea Book.  You’ll receive both for only $15.00.

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By flipping the three bottom horizontal blocks, middle then top you can rotate between the four surfaces.  It doesn’t stop there, blocks have 6 sides.
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Other materials used for this project:
  • Kraft Cardstock ~ Z1375
  • Tulip, Pear, Sky & Cocoa  Cardstock, Inks and Markers
  • Cocoa Ribbon ~ Z1316
  • Bonding Memories Glue ~ 1512
Julie’s tip:
Cut a piece of velum 4” x 6” (photo size used for this project).  Using a black marker, mark off a 2” x 2” grid (individual block size).  This will help you position your cut lines on your photo.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January 2012 ~ WOTG ~ Hostess Club

The following layouts were made using the Typeset workshop on the go from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book. I also re-created the layout from the Idea Book on page 16. This is my take on these layouts.

By using the back side of the B&T paper you can create a different look.

This is my re-creation of the layout in the Idea Book.  Using a few clever masking techniques you can change the look of any coordinating canvas, don’t let the pre-printed text limit your creativity.  You can find the template for this layout on page 94 of the Magic book.
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Some times you really don’t have a ton of photos to scrap and this layout is perfect for that.  These photos really came together with this layout. You can find the template for this layout on page 122 of the Magic book.
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This layout was inspired by a Regional Celebration workshop.  Use the cutting diagram on page 96 of Magic™.
  • stamp set used:  Happy Clusters for the circle pattern and larger star and Love Life for the swirls and smaller stars.
  • use up your Milepost shapes, I cut out a star from a larger piece.
  • using the small star from the Love Life stamp it on your base page using Juniper ink then using your Bronze glitter gel cover the image.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Birthday Card using the CTMH Art Philosophy

I've been waiting to make these wonderful paper flowers for some time now and when Granny's Birthday came up, I thought this was the perfect time to get creative.  This card was inspired by Polly, here the list of what I used to re-create this beautiful cards:
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  • Kraft Die-Cut Cards Z1414
  • Life's Delight (retired paper pack)
  • Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge Z1686 TO cut the following shapes:
    • Circle3 cut @ 5-=3/4" - p.4
    • FLurDeLs(font) cut @ 4-1/2", 3-3/4" and 3-1/2(flowers) p.6
    • Shape1 cut @ 3-3/4" - p.26
    • Border cut @ 6" fit to length - p.65

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Parliament Hill ~ Christmas Supper 2010

Last year a couple of girls friends and I went to Parliament Hill for a wonderful Christmas supper.  As we eat our dinner in the Parliamentary Dining Room, we asked ourselves:  “I wonder who sat in this very chair, maybe the Prime Minister him self?”  We had a great time!