Monday, May 30, 2011

Las Vegas Convention Layouts

I made these layouts in Studio J.  The pictures are kind of dark, but I didn't care, I wanted to use them all anyway.  This was a Close to My Heart Convention in Las Vegas.  I got to go with my good friend and upline, Kelley, as well as some other members of her team and another good friend and sideline DeDe.

We had a great time, as usual, learning fun new techniques, seeing the new catalog and exploring Las Vegas.  We all roomed together which was so much fun!  We went out to eat at fun places like the Hard Rock Cafe.  I celebrated my 10th Anniversary with Close to my Heart this year which was really rewarding.


I used the Lucky digital papers and Stickease to create these layouts.  Each time I play with Studio J I learn new things about the program.  For example, you can add a text box anywhere on the layout and then you can change it to a photo well so you can add additional photos anywhere.  I had been limiting myself to how many photo wells are on the layout, I'm so excited to start creating more!


Last, of course, was the closing banquet which is one of my favorite parts of convention, yummy food, prizes, fun, dancing, what more could you ask for to close out a fun trip!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Time to Follow Your Dreams Scrapbook Layout

 My daughter has decided that dance is her dream.  These are pictures from her recital last year.  I used the "Magic - Showtime" layout pattern which has the cute flap book (which is on the right hand page and tied closed with Colonial White Ribbon). 
Right hand page
Left hand page

1st flap page open

2nd flap page open

I used the CTMH Bliss paper pack colors and added in Hollyhock CS and ribbon (the flower ribbons).  I thought the colors matched her costume really well.

3rd flap page open

Final flap page open
The last four pictures are of the flap book.  I cut my sheet protector so the flap book is easily accessible.  You can see in each picture how the flap book opens and reveals additional photos.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Upstairs Bathroom

Upstairs Bathroom Before
Upstairs Bathroom After
Obviously, this was a very girly bathroom before, so we wanted to change the colors for sure.  Then we found problems with the toilet and the vanity, so we decided to remodel the bathroom.

We had Shane Norris help us with this bathroom.  He replaced the tile floor, finished off the wainscoting all around the room, changed out the vanity, mirror, toilet and light fixture.  I repainted the walls blue and the trim white. 

Sink Before

Sink After

Most of this bathroom was completed awhile ago, I just finally hung a couple of pictures and feel like it is complete so I wanted to share the before and after pictures.

Suitcase Gift Box

I guess with my son leaving on a 2 year mission for our church I have suitcases on my mind.  I found this pattern online (it's an SVG file for my SCAL program to use on my Cricut).  I reduced the size of the pattern(finished it is 4 x 2 1/2 x 1).  Then I sanded the cardstock and used some Close to my Heart stamps to make it look like a well-traveled suitcase.  Then finished it up with some Hemp tied around it.  It's filled with chocolate.  I just think it is really a fun little gift item.  We will be making this in my June Gift Workshop.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Follow Your Dreams Card

I created this card from the Mojo Monday Challenge 190 pattern.  All supplies are Close to my Heart.  I used the new You & Me stamp set from the National Scrapbooking Month Kit special, Chocolate ink and Cardstock, Sophia pack B&T paper, Hollyhock ink, Cocoa Collection ribbon and a Canvas Badge Button.  I think it turned out beautiful.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cards for my May Workshop

These are the cards I made for my May Card Workshop.

This is an Originals pattern from Close to my Heart's card idea book.  It is just a cute little card, you untie the bow to see the inside.  I used the Ciao! stamp set and roughed it up to give it that old, weathered look.

This card was made using the National Scrapbooking Month Special from CTMH, it is such a cute stamp set.  It looks great in these masculine colors, and just as cute in pinks!

I think this card is my favorite, this stamp set, Chairs to You, is the May Stamp of the Month.  I used the Mayberry paper pack and paper pieced the chairs.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Place to Hang my Countdown Banner

I found a place to hang my countdown banner for when my son comes home from his mission in 2 years.  This is in my scrapbook room.  I just used some magnets to hang it on my workshop schedule calendars.
People were telling me that the pictures I blogged before made it look like it was really huge.  You can see it is long, but not huge. 
Just a few more weeks and I get to remove the "24 Months to Go" pennant.  I can't wait!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gift Boxes

These are the projects we made at my Gift Workshop.  These little boxes turn out so cute, the boxes are easy, but the lids are a little complicated, just lots of folding. 
We also made the Match Box and Milk Carton boxes which I have previously posted, but just added the pictures to show everything we made.  They are all pretty cute! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Megan's Birthday Layout

I had such a fun time creating this layout in Studio J.  I picked the new Sweetheart digital kit.  It includes some of the cutest elements.  I just love how it turned out!