Monday, November 29, 2010

How to....

Just a quick tutorial.  I had to test out a few techniques before I came up with one that would work for this.

Instead of stamping just one letter at a time on this layout, I lined up my letters and stamped the entire word. Kind of a time saver when you don't want to be applying one letter to the block, stamping, changing the letter, stamping etc.

I laid my stamps upside down (image side down) on my layout exactly how I wanted it to look.

Then I adhered my acrylic block to the adhesive backs.  You can ink and stamp quickly.

Try this the next time you want to get this unique look on your layouts.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Progressive Layouts

I saw Alyssa and Heidi do this for Couture Cardstock this year and I thought it was brilliant.  One person starts the layout and another finishes it.

We all swapped last month.  You can see more layouts HERE.

I swapped with Valerie.  I sent her a layout (but didn't get a before picture) and she finished it up for me.  Here is the finished product.

Then She sent me this:

And I finished it:

You can view more in my Gallery.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Stash to Treasure October Kit

So, in October, I partnered with Alyssa McGrew to start up an online class site that sells optional kits to go along with the classes.  You can either use your own 'stash' or purchase the kit to follow along.

I just happened to have enough of the Basic Grey Wander line to last me the rest of my scrapping days.  Alyssa put together a totally awesome kit though.

I put this book together using a few different products than what comes in the kit.  Everything is available in the store for this line.

I used Stickles on the cover because, well, its Vegas and nothing says Vegas like lots of glitter right?

I am a sucker for the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone so those were used in this album.  I love their size and the way they look with these papers.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2010 Fall Retreat

I just got back from a weekend retreat with 14 great people!  I laughed so hard my stomach hurt and I ate until so much I know I gained 10 pounds.  I'll do a recap of the house and retreat later because I need to start sharing what I got done!

First, my 2011 planner.  I found a download online for the pages and printed them all out.  You can get your own HERE.  Make sure you email her pictures of the finished project when you're done!  Mine is a work in progress but I have everything set up.  Just need to put stickles and a few more things on the divider pages.

I'll be adding photos from each month to these so by the end of the year, I will have a record of what we did AND photos from important dates.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Party

I promised party pictures and here you go!  I ran out of time and didn't get everything done that I wanted too, but I still got a lot done.  Everyone was excited to see the stuff I DID get done.

Inside Decorations

Outside Decorations

Trick or Treating

The loot!

The Party