Saturday, September 24, 2016

Scrappy Saturday

Hello, for this week's post of Scrappy Saturday I would like to introduce
It's one of the new paper lines and Workshop Your Way featured in the
Holiday Expressions.
I love the it!
Even though my photos were taken in the heat of summer and this paper has a Fall vibe I thought it worked.
 These layouts were created directly from the WYW Kit with a few tweaks.
I will add some journaling about how thankful I am for my sister and my daughter and our fun trips, like this one at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
For my local readers,
this is one of the layouts we will do in the October class.
Details coming soon.
Here's a look at each page.
I apologize for the wonky stripes in the photograph.
I can assure you my scrapbooking skills are much better than my photography skills, lol.

The photograph on the bottom left is actually a photo of a quilt we saw in the special exhibit.
It made me think of this paper and inspired some ideas for cards which I will share later.
And of course, the LOVE sculpture behind us is quite well-known and created by
Robert Indiana.
I will be teaching my students about it next month so it will be fun to show them some of my pics.
Have a grand weekend and like the tag says "be happy"!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Autumn Inspiration


This month our team has been doing a photo-a-day challenge.  I shared that I was inspired by the above photo to create this...

These little treat holders can hold our M-Size stamps
or a couple of Ghiradelli chocolates, win win either way.
I created these with some retired Fundamental Cardstock and the leaves from our 
Here's another set.
The inspiration for this project came from another CTMH consultant's blog.
You can find the directions HERE.
Jacquie is so creative and I just love her work. 
What is inspiring you these days?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Fall!

Happy First Day of Fall!
Fall makes me happy!
(Even if it is still in the 80's in Indiana).
I love the colors, sights, and smells of Fall.
One of my fave treats are caramel apples.
I found some fun treats in this flavor and packaged them up for little gifties.
I am totally crushing over this stamp set,
Woodland Critters.
Which critter is your fave?
Raccoon?

 Owl?
 Or Foxy?
I am partial to the fox, maybe because I love that face! 
Here is a look at that adorable stamp set.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Thank You's

I have been busy creating Fall-themed "thank you" notes.
This design was lifted from the new
I just substituted some Enchantment Fundamental paper and the banner is from the
Swan Lake paper packet.
Of course, you've been seeing those leaves all month as they are from
the SOTM
You can never have too many thank you notes on hand, right?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thanks Gift Bag

As I mentioned yesterday I am doing a bit of stash busting.
I used the retired Pathfinding papers on this Kraft gift bag.
The cuts are all from the new
This weekend I played around with Chrysanthemum key on page 47.
Sometimes, I just take one key and cut everything on it and then just play.
It helps me learn the cartridge and what is available. I mean this cartridge has so much I will never tire of it and it seems I find something new every time I flip through the book!
You can check it out HERE.
That's a link to the index of all the images.
So many fun images.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fall Flowers

The first day of Fall is this week and I couldn't be happier!
Fall is my favorite season, as I love the cooler temps and the 
beautiful colors of the changing leaves.
I love Fall clothes (made quite a haul this weekend at the outlet mall)
and foods associated with Fall.
Okay, you get it, I LOVE FALL!
I was inspired to do some stash-busting this weekend as I created for Fall craft fairs.
The two Gratitude Journals above are covered with last year's
Pathfinding (sadly retired) papers.
But, I used the current SOTM (good news, you can still get that!) and
I mean aren't those flowers lovely?
Look at that Chrysanthemum!
Easier to make than it is to spell for sure.
And this pretty flower, love it!
Thanks for stopping by.
I'll be sharing Autumnal themed projects all week.
Have a good one.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Scrappy Saturday

Welcome to another Scrappy Saturday.
I will say the weeks are flying by now that school has started.
This layout was one I started in a creative class at the
CTMH convention.
I finished it up with my Adventure Fundamentals 
I was so happy to discover that the colors in my 
retreat photos went so well with these colors.
These are my CTMH consultant friends and I am sharing some watercolor techniques with them.
 Each of the consultants shared a technique or idea and we had a blast!
Our hostess, Linda (on the left) owns the Penthouse Retreat and she invited us for this fun retreat. Linda makes the BEST food, with so many fresh ingredients from her garden.
It was fun to reminisce about our creative getaway this summer.
Here's a look at each page.

Have a great weekend.  Hope you get some crafty time in!