Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Studio J Snippet #8

Well it is almost the end of August and sadly I did not meet my Studio J Challenge of 30 layouts.  But I have used Studio J more in the last two months than I have in the last two years!  I am so pleased with how some of my layouts have turned out and I look back at some of my previous layouts and see how much I have improved!

Studio J snippet #8 - Create a totally different look by changing the colors of a paper pack and creating a matching embellishment by mixing up the My Stickease elements.

Here is a layout I did for convention in 2012 in which I altered the colors of the paper pack and created a totally different design using the My Stickease.

Here is the example I used to create the layout using the Mischief paper pack in Studio J.

I changed the color of the paper on the left from black to Lagoon and the color on the right from black to Cotton Candy.  I turned the lollipops stickers upside down and added a tag and a brad for the frosting and cherry!

I have also entered this layout in the H2H Challenge for this week "Inspired by ...Food!"  You can find the linky here.  Please join us - I am sure that you will find something to scrap about using a food theme!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Picture My Life Make-n-Take

Today I am a vendor at Scraporium's Crop in Tampa, Fl.  I told the ladies that there is a post on my blog to reference my artwork and their "Make-N-Take" project!

For their first inspiration I have posted the video from Close to My Heart showing them some of the examples of the ideas I was sharing today!


Since there are 122 cards in each collection, I knew that I had several to spare and share!

You can scrapbook 250 photos per collection - W-O-W! and there are a variety of memory protectors to choose from.

Skylark was one of the most popular paper packs from last season and so I started off with a few pieces of artwork.

Each kit comes with the following items:

44 – 4" × 6" Cards (2 each of 22 designs)
78 – 3" × 4" Cards (3 each of 26 designs)
1 – 12" × 12" Designed Cover Sheet
10 – 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™ (various designs)

My first sample is the mini-book using 6 of the 4 x 6" card.This took no time to create and is a nice gift to share with your family and friends.

The next project is a quick photo wallet and again is perfect for a nice little gift or an ideal little memory book with all of the babies' pictures in it.

Start with an 4 1/4" x 12" strip of paper.  Then score it at 

Kudos to Julie's Carriere Orleans of Ontario, Canada!  You can find the blog post here for the great inspiration and directions!

Our project today can be either a card front or a journaling box.  We are using the Z1946 Surf's Up Picture My Life Collection BUT we are mixing it with the Z7192 NEW Seaside paper pack collection.

Here are two designs that the ladies made - they are so creative!

I would like to thank Gina Brandsetter for the terrific inspiration for today's project!  You can find her post here for this perfect memory book for your summer vacation pics!  She was a guest designer for the H2H challenge Blog and this is her artwork for the last challenge in July.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Studio J snippet #7

It just seems like the summer is flying by!  All of the  kids are back in school here in the Tampa area.  At the end of the month, my husband and I are traveling to Alaska on the Pazzles cruise

I am quite excited and I have already started my scrapbook pages for when we return home.  I have one two page layout already finished and ready for photos. You can see the post here with the featured page.  I know that I am going to use 4 - 4 " x 6" photos and 3 - 3" x 3" to finish the layout.

Studio J snippet #7 - Use Studio J to plan your  photo picture experience.

So many times, I take random pictures and I can never use them in any layouts. With this layout I am ready with 15 photo wells!

I know I will have to take vertical as well as horizontal photos.  So many times I seem to take all of my photos horizontally and then I have have a hard time trying to fit them into a layout.  Now I am all ready  to go and finish the layout quickly when I return home.  Check back in the 2nd or 3rd week of September to see  the finished layout.

Here is another post where I used Studio J to plan out a layout for my workshop.
Check it out!

Monday, August 18, 2014

H2H Challenge ...Inspired by

Inspired by a book...

I have been driving myself crazy with this theme and then I had a breakthrough!  I have been working on a Halloween table runner all week and then I realized, was not use this book title as my inspiration?!

Inspired by the book "Wicked - The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West"

The book was originally published in September of 2007, but I did not start reading it until 2008.  It was a perfect read for an airplane trip to WNY and I became absorbed into the book throughout the entire flight.

I like to read the books before I see the movie or in this case, the play.  My friend Cherie and I went to the play in 2010 at the theater in Tampa and we both loved it!  Then Elizabeth and I went again in 2013 and we had great seats - front row balcony!

I created this layout using the remainder of my Scaredy Cat paper ( I guess I have to buy some more...) and a few pics from my October 2013 workshop.

The cuts are from the Cricut "Mini Monsters" cartridge and this is the first time I have actually used this cartridge.  Normally I use the CTMH cartridges but these images were perfect for this page!

I also created this broom card because this also fits perfectly with my book theme.

Colors used are thistle, pear, black, white daisy, honey, kraft and slate.  The stamp set is D1605 Halloween Greetings.  What a fun stamp set!

Come join us this week and show us your inspiration idea from a book!  You have until August 31st to participate in the August theme "Inspired by.."

You can find the link here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Studio J snippet #6

This week I combined my Studio J snippet with the H2H challenge of the week! This week's challenge is Inspired a song.  I actually took this challenge literally and created a Studio J layout for another page in my son's wedding album.  My goal is to have this album completed by Christmas!

Studio J snippet #6 -when you have multiple pictures of one event, select a layout that features them in a sequence .

The "Stars Above" layout is perfect for this type pf layout.

Very little journaling is needed for this layout and so I selected the title of the song and a few lines of the lyrics.  An interesting tidbit I have to add is this child knew the names of all four of the Beatles by the time he was 3 years old!  SO it comes as no surprise that this song was selected for their wedding dance.

Please join in the fun with the H2H Challenge this month.  You can find the linky here.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

AWA Workshop for August 2014!

Wow!!  It is August already and in the south, that means "Back to School"!  yep - the kiddos are going back to school in ONE week here in the Tampa area!

BUT the good news is YOU will be ready for those first day photos with the first "Artbooking with Addie" workshop for August.

Here is the layout using the BRAND new "Chalk It Up"!  I love this paper pack - it is so fresh and perfect for all of your kiddos pictures.

Your layout may look slightly different because I had a few more pics to add from my son's 'first day' pictures.

Be sure to RSVP for this awesome workshop!

When:  August 15th
Time: 6-9:00 p.m.
Where:  My home - email me for directions
Cost: $10 for a 2 page layout and a SOTM card
RSVP: by August 13th so I can have all of the supplies ready for the workshop.

Here are a few close-ups... the pleated ribbon...

Dates added with the Chalk It UP WOTG!

Come join the fun!

Inspired by... a movie!

The H2H Challenge this week was Inspired by a movie.  Well, that was easy! The theme for Cropmania 2014 was a movie theme.  Naturally my favorite movie is the Wizard of Oz and so I HAD to dress up!

This is the layout that I had created for the event and this challenge was the catalyst to get it finished! Since the cost of a photo booth was pricey, we built our own movie set!

This event was a fundraiser for Joshua House we held in May at the Fair Grounds in Tampa, Fl. (Only I now realize I wrote the wrong date- duh!) We all had a great time no matter what the date was!  We are now working on our next event for October 2015!
Come join us for this challenge!  You will find the link here.

Just click on it to join the fun...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Product Blog Hop 2014

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month consultants New Product Blog Hop!

How exciting to reveal all of the new artwork using the brand new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations 2014-2015. 

There are over 50 consultants participating in this blog hop.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to Melinda's link here. If you have been hopping with us, then you have arrived from Judy Faye's blog here.  She is already ahead pf the game thinking about the new school year coming up!

I selected the Scaredy Cat paper pack for my artwork and the BRAND NEW D1605 Halloween Greetings stamp set.

 We had such fun last year at my Halloween workshop that it must be recorded!  Here is my layout of my friends and I all dressed up for the event!

I did add the owl from the August SOTM set called S1408 What A Hoot and a few Cricut cuts to amp up the page!  I hope you enjoy the inspiration from me and all of the other consultants who are posting for this hop!

We are a huge group of creative ladies and we love to SHARE!  Now it is off to Melinda's blog here to see her awesome creative card!  "My question is "how does she do it?"

Studio J Snippet #5

It is Wednesday again!  This past weekend, I spent time in the "NO Internet Prison"!  A lightning strike killed every piece of equipment that hooked us up to the world!

We now realize how we rely on the internet to complete many of our daily tasks! So my snippet today is all about quick and easy!

Studio J Snippet #5-"5 minute layout" When you are in a crunch for time, it is all about "drag and drop"..

I selected a collection- Surf's Up and a layout and dragged and dropped my photos and stickers.  Typed up some quick journaling and the layout is DONE in 5 minutes!

Enjoy!.... and another page is done for my son's wedding album.

Inspired by Nature

In August we have a new theme for the entire month on the H2H Challenge Blog. Inspiration is a huge part of our creativity.   It may be the event we scrapbook or the outfit that helps to select the paper pack.  The month long scrapbooking inspiration is nature.

My design is pretty straight forward.  We  are traveling to Alaska at the end of the month and so I started a few pages because I know I will have tons of pictures! Since it is a scrapbook cruise, I will take them with me to start planning the finished pages immediately!

The layout is from Sketches for Scrapbooking  Volume 7 by Scrapbook Generation.

Since I didn't know the exact location for the pictures, I left a large enough space for the title.

You have an entire month to participate in this challenge.  Please join us and add your linky below.