Sunday, January 25, 2009

01/25 CD Photo Cube Class

Valentine CD Photo Cube

What a creative use for the CD cases that all of us have accumulated. It doesn't have to be a Valentine's Day theme. I think this would be a great present for a new Father or Grandparent to show off their newest addition! I will be teaching this class at Scraporium on February 7th from 10:00 -12:00 p.m. The cost of the class is $15.00. Call Denise at (813)269-7946 to reserve your spot in the class.

You will need to bring:
Adhesive including a 'red line' tape
Paper trimmer and scoring blade or stylus
Bone Folder

The class will include:
4 empty CD's
Paper and stickers to complete the project.

This CD Photo Cube uses a Level 1 Unforgettable paper pack.

1/25 Open House Make-n-Take

If you missed my Open House or live across the country, I have put together the directions for the small project we made. We made an Origami Invitation card with the Emporium papers. It is quite simple to make and you can create all kinds of designs with this basic pattern. Enjoy!

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Call me or email me if you would like to order the January SOM D1339 Moments in Tiime this week. The possibilities of this stamp set are endless!

01/25 Team Create and Crop

What a great time we had yesterday at the Tomaino team meeting. I drove 2 1/2 hours in the beautiful Florida sunshine to 'play' all afternoon with my 'team'mates. Here are the cards from the Team Swap. Rules were simply - NEW,NEW,NEW! and that's what we got!

C1339 Kanji Phrases and D1335 Intrinsic Backgrounds by Daisy

X7107 That's Amore

X5806 Creative Basics Emporium Collection

C1347 Ms. On the Go, X7108 Daydream paper pack and our markers! (Eat your heart out Copic markers!)

C1340 Aspiration and X7106 Unforgettable paper pack

C1340 Aspirations, D1335 Intrinsic Backgrounds and Unforgettable paper pack

C1339 Kanji Phrases and Unforgettable paper pack

B1322 Believe in Your Dreams and X7109 Stardust paper pack

D1332 Boutique Borders and C1342 Damask Tiles

C1340 Aspirations and X7106 Unforgettable paper pack

I didn't keep one of mine so I could get an extra card! I guess I'll have to make a new one!


Sunday, January 11, 2009

1/11 Emporium Layout

I told you that you might get sick of this paper pack - but I love it! This layout is my take of the cover of the NEW Spring 2009 Idea Book by Close to My Heart. These darling kids are my 'adopted grandchildren'! They are children of one of my former students - aren't they cute?!! If you can come to my Spring Open House on Sunday, you will be able to see all of the new products featured on this page (and there are several!)plus a whole lot more!

If not check out my website and have it shipped directly to your home - so easy! Enjoy!

1/11 CTMH January Stamp of the Month

Moments in Time D1339 SOM Swap- What a great way to accent your layouts or cards with a date to remember!

Check out these terrific cards!

This is my 3.5 x 8" card

I love this card by Jan Dagley How cute a train!

Jen Rubio is so talented and creative. Check out this Valentine card!

A cute 3 x 3 card and envelope By Nancy Kearsley

A 6 x 6 scrapbook page by Starr Nelson

A Criss Cross card by Stacey Gibbs

Card by Denise Quinlan

Card by Jen Rubio

Coluzzle project by Laura Canup

These are all awesome - don't you think?!!

01/11 What is an Emporium?

I am not sure how Close to My Heart comes up with their names of their new paper packs. I think someone must be trying to educate our vocabulary and increase our success with crossword puzzles! I think of an emporium as a dry goods store with wooden floors and barrels of flour and sugar and bolts of fabric piled on the shelves. So I checked out and found the definition for Emporium.

emporium - (1) a large, retail store, esp. one selling a great variety of articles. (2) a place, town, or city if important commerce, esp. a principal center of trade: New York is one of the world's great emporiums.

This is my favorite paper pack (at the moment) and my style and colors. So you will be seeing many samples from this paper pack. This is a quick thank you card using the new booking stamp set - True Treasures. Enjoy!