Sunday, December 31, 2017

Echo Park-- The Wild Life


When not using CTMH, one of my favorite go to lines is Echo Park/Carta Bella.  My all time favorite used to be October Afternoon.  But like so many others, they closed up shop in 2016.

I was then drawn to Carta Bella and Steven Duncan's retro designs.  One of my crafting friends recently told me that Steven used to design for October Afternoon and has created the Carta Bella 'Are We There Yet', 'Cowboy Country' and 'Country Kitchen' lines.  Now I know why I'm so attracted to Carta Bella-- more LOs to come!

Anyway, here is a camp LO that I did using Echo Park's 'The Wild Life'.
 For the design, I was inspired from the CTMH Seasonal catalog.  I just loved the 9 square look of the second page. You can fill the squares with pictures and others with stickers/shapes.

Like many LO ideas, there was not a first page. So, I added a set of 4 squares on the left side.  For the title, I cut out some camping shapes-- tent and tree and popped up a sticker for the title.

All and all, I'm happy with the design.  For me designing is what scrapping is all about.  I love to take papers and create something.

If you missed this line and have to have it, please let me know.  Again, I have plenty in my stash:)
Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

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CTMH Jack Layouts

Hi, I hope I'll be better posting next year!  What is funny is that I have been creating lots of LOs, but not posting them.  One of my New Year Resolutions will be to change this!

Here are 2 LOs using CTMH's Jack paper line.  The Jack papers are sold out, but of course I have a stash of them-- 7 to be exact. So, if you missed this paper line and want it, please let me know.

The first LO documents my daughter's summer camp.  Abby has been camping with the Girl Scouts for years.  For this LO, I was inspired from a sketch I found on Pinterest.  I changed it up and added some circles. I also stamped some footprints, which I love.

For the second LO, I was inspired from the seasonal catalog. I then created a second page that would compliment the first page.  Again, added circles and foot prints.

Well I hope you enjoyed these LOs. If you want the discontinued paper, please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Saturday, December 30, 2017

JilliBean Shaker Cards with Mary-Ann

Hello, I'm back again to show you some beautiful cards that the talented Mary-Ann Maldonado created!  Mary-Ann will teaching this shaker class at our annual Winter Wonderland Overnight Crop on January 13th at the Sea Crest Hotel in Falmouth MA.  (Card kits can be shipped if you can't make it.)

Mary-Ann has been on a number of design teams, including Simply Stories and Me and My Big Ideas and is currently designing for Fancy Pants, A Flair for Buttons, Button Farm, Paper Issues and Queen and Co.  Please check out her blog here:  HERE.

The cost of this class is $22.50.  If you can't make it to the class, then get the kit shipped to you for $6.00 more.  Kits will be shipped in mid-January.

Kits are limited to sign up today.  Sign up:HERE
Thanks, Maureen

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Friday, December 29, 2017

CTMH Silver & Gold Holiday Layouts

Hi, I hope you enjoyed the holidays!  We spend so much time preparing for them and it ends so quickly:(.

To help you document your holidays, I created three 2-page scrapbook LOs using CTMH's Silver and Gold line.  I paired the line with Glacier cardstock to give it a pop of color.

For the first LO, my inspirations came from the Seasonal catalog.  I also added some Vellum paper to give the LO some texture.

Here is a closer look at the first LO.  All the gold glitter shapes are part of the Silver and Gold Compliments pack.

For the second LO, I took out my paint brush and splattered light blue paint on the white cardstock.  We used this technique at a CTMH Album retreat in October.  I love this look because it fills up blank spaces.
Below is another look at the second LO.  I used CTMH's Flower Market for the wreath and decorat4ed it with the embellishments.

Here is the third and final LO.

I hope these LOs motivate you to print out those holiday pictures and stick 'em down!

To purchase this kit, please click here. The kit is pre-cut and contains written instructions with pictures.  I will be offering this class in January, with a class on Friday January 12th in Falmouth MA.  If you can't make the class, then order a kit and have it shipped.

Thanks and here's to a wonderful new year!
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