Monday, December 5, 2011

Typeset sample

 A big thank you goes out to Sheri Rottler for sharing this cute Typeset layout w/me ( : enjoy!!

to complete this project you will need:
black cardstock as follows:
2-12x12 sheets, 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, 3-4x4, 1 1/4 x 6 1/4, 4 x 6
bamboo cardstock:
6 x 12, 4 x 6
desert sand cardstock:
2 - 2 x 5, 3 x 5, 2 1/2 x 5
juniper cardstock:
3 x 12 (optional: use 3 x 12 B&T instead of the 2 1/2 x 12)
creme brulee:
1 x 6
ABC B&T paper:
2 - 2 x 6, 3 x 6, 2 1/2 x 6
Juniper B&T paper:
2 1/2 x 12, 6 1/2 x 12 (includes the zip strip)
** Cricut cuts:
3 - 2" creme brulee stars
bamboo tag cut to match stamp
U, R, cut 1 3/4 in black cardstock
4 - bamboo banners cut to match stamps
bracket UR special cut to fit stamp
Letter boarder 1" black cardstock
Large rectangle bracket 5 1/2 juniper

Additional supplies - corrugated shapes (comes in kit), can use bronz glitz gel (small dots on banners, large dots where they connect and in the "valleys" of the corugated shapes), copper decorative brads, black and desert sant ink pads, vintage type stamps, wotg stamp set - distress in desert sand ink - all shapes, all creme brulee pieces, desert sand & bamboo pieces.


For December I chose to work with the Sanoma kit - I know that some of you will have chosen Typeset or maybe even Elemental.  Below are the samples of what I've made and a couple of cards as well - if you have picked a different kit to work with and need help let me know.

Materials needed:
YOUR kit chosen (mine is sanoma)
Fiskars Euro Trimmer
3-D foam if desired
blocks needed for your kit - if you are doing sanoma then you will need 1x1, 2 x 3 1/2 & 3 x 3
Sanoma also uses a sponge w/cocoa ink, corner rounder piercing tool
I used the new Kraft colored cardstock on my cards
Cardbases - colonial white card/envelope pack

Inks for sanoma are:
Smokey Plum

I've not put my title on the first layout yet but will add that - they use the Bohemian alphabet
Photos for Sanoma:
layout 1:
3 - 4 x 3 PORTRAITS

layout 2:
photos:1 - 5x7 LANDSCAPE
3 - 5x3 PORTRAIT

I made no changes really to the layouts at all - absolutely loved them ( :


Cards for this brochure are all in 6x6 format so I took 2 of them and recreated them basically in a standard cards size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
Card 1 is the Grateful Hearts card

cut 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 pinstripe B&T paper
1/4 x 5 1/2 Cocoa Cardstock
3/4 x 5 1/2 Kraft paper
1 x 5 1/2 Kraft paper - use the scalloping corner rounder along one side of this
2 x 2 Olive CS
1 3/4 x 1 3/4 Colonial White CS

Card 2 Thank You card
2 x 5 1/2 floral B&T
1/4 x 5 1/2 Cocoa Cardstock
1 1/2 x 5 1/2 Kraft Cardstock
1 x 5 1/2 Floral B&T - use scalloping corner rounder along one side of this
2 1/2 x 3 Cocoa CS
2 1/4 x 2 3/4 Colonial White CS
scrap CS for flowers

**I used the Colonial White MyAccents for these cards

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mischief Layout

Okay - so we will be working on the Mischief Kit this month for classes - I unfortunately only have this one layout ready to post - so this is what I'll post for you ( :
I cut everything to what is listed in the brochure on this layout - no surprises here.  All of the pieces are sponged in black and then the images are stamped in Colonial White Pigment Ink - remember when using this ink that you want to ink the image carefully as this ink is much pastier than the regular ink - you will need a stamp cleaner OR damp paper towel to clean off the image as it will not just stamp clean.
Here are the materials you will need this month for class:
Mischief Kit (brochure, paper, midnight felt sheet & stamp set)
Paper trimmer
1 x 1 block
2 x 3 1/2 block
3 x 3 block
3 - D foam
Sponge (for black)
colonial white card bases & envelopes if you are doing cards
**I will put my craft heater in the bag - you may want to use it to set the pigment ink if you stamp it too heavy.
Posterboard Alphabet
**I also used the A Type set we got for free in August for my trunk or treat words

Colonial White Pigment Ink

2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (wallet size basically) PORTRAIT
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 LANDSCAPE

Second Layout Helps:
the brackets you see below the "she is" and then for the journaling area - I believe you could use cricut image Rectangle 8 on page 65 to create this.  Hit cut to length and do it 7 1/2 inches and then cut off the top which you wont need or share it with a friend ( :
for the journal area - you may need to play around with that - I don't know what the width will be on that 7 1/2 cut - if it makes the piece 5 1/2 tall or larger then you can just cut 2 of those as you will need that journal piece to be 5 1/2 tall.
The rest of this layout is straight forward - I will try to get mine finished up and posted as soon as possible but didn't want to delay any longer getting this stuff on for you ( :

See you soon!!

Mischief Cards ( :

Thought I'd give you a card sample done 3 ways this month for the Mischief kit!  I actually "created" this card myself so I will give you all the measurements below for each card - it's the same card just rotated ( :  So let's get started!
first you will need to make a few cricut cuts:
Black cardstock:
Card 1:
square 4 pg 53 cut the LAYER piece 1 3/4 size
pg 53 square 4 piece 1/2 size (x3)
pg 64 rectangle 3 cut the FONT SHIFT piece cut to length 4 1/4
Card 2:
pg 63 square 5 LAYER piece 1 3/4 size
pg 63 square 5 piece 1/2 size (x3)
cut out of the autumn terracotta cardstock and then spone w/black ink:
pg 66 shaper 5 FONT LAYER piece cut to length 4 1/4
Card 3:
pg 33 square 2 LAYER piece 1 3/4 size
pg 33 squre 2 piece 1/2 size (x3)
pg 62 oval 5 FONT piece cut to length 4 1/4
 all the cards use these 2 measurements for the card bases - the large piece is 4 x 4 1/4 and the small piece is 1 1/2 x 4 1/4.  On card 3 I added a 1/4 x 4 1/4 strip of the autumn terracotta b&t paper - has the demask pattern on the back.  I also added sparkles and 3-D foam to all of the cards to jazz them up a little.  Feel free to sponge the pieces in black if desired.  The ink used is Barn Red and Black - with the Fringed Phrases stamp set being used.

October Technique Class Christmas Card

This is a super easy card to make that is postage friendly ( :  start by taking a white card base and stamping an image in the middle - in this case - I stamped the center tree.  Next you will need to make a mask of the center image - you can easily do this by stamping the image onto a sheet of thin copy paper - cut the image out on the line and then use a temporary adhesive to attach the mask over the top of the stamped image on your card.  This will protect that image as you add the chalked skyline.  Next take a piece of copy paper and place it across the card where ever you'd like your skyline to begin at - I did mine almost half way up in this sample.  You can use that same temporary adhesive to adhere the copy paper to the card base to keep it from slipping.  Then using a pudgy (the chalk tool that looks like an eyeshadow puff) you will drag the chalk starting on that piece of copy paper you've adhered to the card pulling the chalk upward.  I started with a light purple color and then added a darker purple and then finally a little dark blue on my card to give some color.  There is no right or wrong way to create this cool background feature so play with it and have fun!  Once you are satisfied with your skyline - gently pull off that piece of copy paper and rub off any remaining temporary adhesive - do the same for the mask piece that you have placed on the tree (or whatever image you've used).  Then fill in with whatever additional images you desire.  In my case I've added a few more trees to my forest and a couple of snowflakes.  Finish it w/glitter and a sentiment and you are off!  I love this card!  It was super easy to make and best of all cost regular postage for mailing since it's flat!  woohoo ( : happy creating!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October Projects - ROXIE ( :

This month we will be working with the Roxie kit - I absolutely LOVE this paper packet ( :  it is so fun to work with!!

You will need the following for class:
Fiskars paper trimmer
Roxie WOTG kit (paper packet, brochure, stamp set, embellishments etc)
3-D foam (if desired)
Black Ink
Desert Sand Ink
Tulip Ink
Craft cardstock OR colonial white card bases & envelopes for cards
brochure uses Chocolate alphabet small for title

2x3 1/2
Brochure layout:
3- 6 x 4 PORTRAIT
1 - 3 x 3

Second layout:
1 - 4 x 6 PORTRAIT
2 - 4 x6 LANDSCAPE **if you want to add more photos - this is a great place to do flip flaps (:

This kit does not call for cricut cuts - but I cut 2 of my pieces using the cricut to give you an idea of how to start adding in cricut accents.

Piece C - is a 9" circle - Cricut cut: Circle 3  - 9"
Piece F - is a 2 x 11 - Crictu cut: Petal 1, Font, Shift - scalloped boarder - I would click "fit to page" so you can get as long of a piece as you can.

**Keep in mind that you should have your paper saver button clicked so that you get the most from your paper.

Second Layout - I've added a cricut cut frame so far - my cricut actually had to be exchanged w/Cricut and I haven't gotten it back as of yet so haven't cut any additional pieces for this layout - that said - I plan to cut a boarder for the 2 circles on the left side of the page that would match the small frame on the right.


This kit doesn't feature cards - but I came up with a couple on my own to share with you all.  The brochure showed the Memory Box - and 3x3 chipboard that had been decorated - so I made 3x3 cards instead.  Then I thought - what about a regular sized card?  So I took the same designs and created standard sized cards as well :

Card 1:
I made this card up myself - it uses the zip top boarder for the background.  Those pieces measure 1/2 wide - so you could recreate a similar look using multiple pieces of 1/2 x 4 1/4 wide pieces.

Add a 2" wide piece + a 1 3/4 wide piece and some sort of focal and you are good to go!

I added the zip top boarder for my focal and then 3 small cricut cut banner pieces cut 3/4" I believe - added a few mini sparkles and 3-D foam

Card 2:
This is a 3x3 card from Originals (Pieced Panels) on page 12 - those measurements are in the book.  Here's the standard card measurements:
Piece A:  1 1/2 x 5 1/2
Piece B: 2 x 3
BACKGROUND behind piece C: 3 1/2 x 3
Piece C:  2x2  for mat or Cricut Cut: Square 2, Decorative Layer 2"
Add another cut of a 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in colonial white for a focal
I added a boarder as well - cricut cut

Card 3:
This is a 3x3 card from Originals (Triple Triple) on page 12 - measurements again are in the book (:
Standard card measurements:
1 1/2 x 3 (cut 3 or in my case I cut 2 in one pattern and then cut 1 in another)
and a mat! That's it!  I did a cricut cut mat as follows:
Shape 1 :  size 1 1/2
Oval 1  - size 1"

Add Opaques or Sparkles to bling up your cards and you are off!!


okay - I have tried and tried to get the calendar thing to work and it's just not working - so here are the class dates for the next few months:

Saturday 15th - 8am - 11:30am You Complete Me - cost $15 @ my place - reserve your spot
Saturday 15th - 9am - 11am Card Class @ my place Hostess is Dana!
Tuesday 18th - 7pm - 9pm Scrapbook club @ my  place Hostess is Deb!
Wednesday 19th - 7pm - 10pm Everett Scrapbook club @ Melissa's this month ( :

Tuesday 15th - 7pm - 9pm Scrapbook Club @ my place Hostess is Deniece!
Wednesday 16th - 7pm - 10pm Everett Scrapbook Club @ Jovanna's ( :
Saturday 19th - 8am - 11:30am You Complete Me - cost $15 @ my place - reserve your spot
Saturday 19th - 9am - 11am Card Class @ my place Hostess is Donna!

December ** we will move ALL classes UP ONE WEEK due to the holidays!!
Saturday 10th - 8am - 11:30am You Complete Me - cost $15 @ my place - reserve your spot
Saturday 10th - 9am - 11am Card Class @ my place Hostess is Judy!
Tuesday 13th - 7pm - 9pm Scrapbook Club @ my place Hostess is Renee!
Wednesday 14th - 7pm - 10pm Everett Scrapbook Club @ Adina's ( :

Hopefully this will allow you to set your calendars up and be ready for class each month - if you have any questions please feel free to email or call me ( :

Friday, September 2, 2011


Here's the projects for September!  We will be working with the Dreamin' kit - you will need the following for class:
Fiskars paper trimmer
Dreamin' WOTG kit (paper packet, brochure, stamp set, embellishments etc)
3-D foam (if desired)
Chocolate Ink
Goldrush Ink
Pacifica Ink
Shimmer brads (in kit)
Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel (in kit)
Edge Distressor (if desired - i didn't use it on mine)
Chocolate Sponge
small sponge wedge you can toss after for the glitter glitz
pudgies if you are using any cut lettering - so you can sponge the letters
Colonial White card bases & envelopes (if you want to make the traditional size cards)
OR Colonial White circle cards if you want to create the circle ones shown in the idea book

2 x 3 1/2

**my titles are a combination - I used cricut to cut letters for the "We are BYU", stamped "Families are" with the Trinity stamp set and used Oxford color ready letters for "forever", used a Dimensional Alphabet Letter for the "Y" and then Trinity stamp set for "bound"

Photos needed:

brochure layout -
2 - 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 (wallet size) ** I did 4 of these to add more photos

bonus layout -
2 - 4 x 6 LANDSCAPE or 1- 6x8 PORTRAIT **I did 4x6 photos and added flip flaps to give me additional photo space - the journaling area they show I have on the actual layout - then the flip flaps are on top of that area.

** I created this layout using the cricut cartridge - if you would like to create it as well - here's what you'll need:
2 extra sheets of Colonial White cardstock
Chocolate cardstock: 2 - 1 x 12, 1 - 4 1/4 x 12, 1 - 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, 1 - 5 1/4 x 6 1/4, 1 piece 1 3/4 x 12 (for decorative edge on left)
multi colored B&T paper: 1 - 4 x 12, 1 - 3 x 12

Cricut cuts:
**this is what I believe I cut on mine - you can adjust the size to suit your layout as needed
Goldrush cardstock:  pg 45 star 3 - size: 6 1/2",pg 40 star 5 - size 4" and then size 2 1/2"
Polkadot B&T: pg 43 square 3 layer cut size 2", pg 42 decorative layer oval (use center of that cut) size: 2 1/2 (i cut 2 of these), size: 1 1/2

I have a template for the decorative edge on the left side of the page for you to use at class.

I sponged all the pieces for these layouts and cards in Chocolate Ink -


Card 1:

blue B&T w/ white leaves: 3 x 4 1/4
goldrush cardstock 3 1/2 x 2 1/4
zip strip from paper for sentiment
16 " ribbon

Card 2:
brown B&T: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Zip strip from paper for 1/2 boarder across card
1/2 x 2 gold rush cardstock for sentiment
cricut circle 1: size: 2 1/2 in pacifica cardstock

Card 3: blue B&T w/white leaves: 1 1/2 x 5 1/2
1/2 x 5 1/2 Chocolate cardstock
3 x 3 goldrush B&T
I used scrap pieces for the ribbon sides
scrap chocolate cardstock for the leaves
zip strip from paper for sentiment

Card 4:
multi colored B&T 1 3/4 x 4
19" ribbon

Card 5:
blue B&T w/white leaves: 2 1/2 x 5 1/2
brown B&T 1 3/4 x 3
zip strip from paper for boarder across card
small piece of pacifica cardstock
zip strip from paper for sentiment

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

This month is Fanfare!

This month we will be working with the Fanfare workshops on the go kit. For class you will need the following items:
Fanfare kit (paper packet, stamp set, brochure & embellishments)
fiskars paper trimmer
glue dots
Scalloped punch (called for on the layout if followed as in brochure)
3-D foam (if desired)
bitty sparkles (if desired)
white cards & envelopes (if making cards)


layout 1: 6x5 PORTRAIT, 4 - 4x5 LANDSCAPE
layout 2: 5x7 PORTRAIT, 4 - 3x4 LANDSCAPE (or you can do 2 L and 2 P)

I have made a few modifications to this kit so take note of the following:

main layout: I used the FRONT of the main B&T paper instead of the all blue back - also added a paper inside the 2 white photo blocks on the right side - cut the measurements the same as for pieces I & K.  I used the blue sponged looking B&T there and also cut a mat for the main photo on the left side of the page.

I used the NEW Trinity Alphabet for the title - LOVE this set! It's a MUST HAVE for sure!!  Stamped the title using the kissing technique.  I inked the letter in Pacifica ink, stamped it off 2x so that I now have a 3rd generation ink left on the image - next I took the star pattern from the July stamp of the month and inked it with Pacifica ink - then I kissed that letter (which has the 3rd generation ink on it) onto the star - and then stamped my project.  It's a great effect don't you think?

second layout (Magic: Charmed pg 80):

Again I swapped the papers out on piece C & H and used the striped B&T there.  I also wanted to carry over that dark pattern from the first layout so I used that B&T paper for pieces D & E.

The cute foam #4 is from the animal cookies foam number set (which I know many of you have - those work great with this kit!).


here's where I made some changes:
I chose to use some of the B&T papers instead of the cardstock for the background pieces - I love the way it just adds to the card!   Add 3-D foam and sparkles for a little bling as well : )  Changing out the sentiment is also easy to do with these - I think this paper is great for making kids birthday cards!

The bonus cards are a 3x6 size - so I opted to make them as a traditional card size instead so I could utilize the card bases & envelopes we sell.  It was easy to do!  I looked up the card pattern in the Wishes book (pg81) and noted that piece A was 2" wide - so instead of cutting it to the 2x3 called for (for that pattern in the book) I just increased it to fit the standard card size 2x4 1/4.  Piece B was then cut to be 4 x 2 1/4 and piece C was cut to 3 3/4 x 2 1/2.  Now I truly didn't need to cut down these card measurements as they would have fit the card but I wanted to allow some of my patterned paper to show so I chose to reduce the size called for in the pattern by 1/2"

Making a few minor adjustments to a pattern is easy to do and it allows you to customize your cards or layouts to suit your needs.