Monday, May 18, 2009
This is a GREAT card pattern! I "scrap-lifted" it from another consultant, who had used the design to make a blue and gold graduation card and posted it to our consultants' Yahoo group. (I think the original design came from Tina Sutton, a CTMH Senior Executive Director.) I took the layout and modified it for the Tinkerin' paper pack, and changed the size from 4 1/2" x 5" to 5" x 7". The unique layering effect is fun to make, and creates a great "opening" to get your recipient's attention. I've also used this pattern to make a birthday card, using the "It's A Guy Thing" paper pack. That one turned out great as well - the "guy" colors looked fantastic with this design. Check back later in the week for the layout "recipe." I was working from photos only, but have come up with paper-cutting measurements that seem to fit. My new "Bella" paper pack should arrive tomorrow, and I'll try using that as well!
I've been working on some thank you cards this week, using the Tinkerin' paper pack from Close to My Heart. These are all 3"x3" cards, and the designs are from the CTMH "how to" card-making book called Originals. I love these bright spring colors. The green reminds me of new grass. :~)
Friday, May 15, 2009
I love this picture, as I am holding my youngest nephew! I kept the layout really simple, because I wanted all of the attention on him. I used the Aspen Level 2 paper pack, Dimensional Elements Framed Fun, Outdoor Denim ribbon, Write-n-Rub pen and Prisma Glitter, and Twilight Ink.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Tomorrow I'm conducting a workshop for Nikki, down in Boones Mill, VA. We're going to be doing the "Tinkerin'" Workshop on the Go, from the new summer catalog. I made my sample pages tonight, and I've got a real tender spot in my heart for these pictures. They were all taken by my Great-Aunt Frances, about 35 years ago, give or take. After her death, her son, my cousin Mel, sent the pictures to my mother, and she shared them with my brother and me. They are treasures to me. My brother and I are, thankfully, very close, and have been for most of our lives. I love looking at these ... we were constant companions, and I'm so glad for those years together at home in Markham Hollow.