new catalogs have arrived!

Memoryworks has done it again!  The fall release is super and gets some creative goodness flowing.  I can’t wait to start making some fun seasonal projects, but like always the lists of ideas going through my head will long outlast my production.  That’s ok though.  I rather have too many ideas rather than not enough.Continue reading “new catalogs have arrived!”

august workshop ~ vellum

Posting for recording purposes rather than informational purposes since it’s september. Last week we played with vellum using it to journal, create a frame, anchor a title, & form florette embellishments.  We used a ton of techniques on vellum from: printing, punching, inking, tearing, crumpling, distressing and more.  as usual we created two 12×12 layouts.Continue reading “august workshop ~ vellum”

summertime workshops {june & july}

July workshop ~ abc, 123 In July’s workshop we learned creative uses for our many alpha numerals we all accumulate.  Alpha #s come in a ton of different formats from stickers to chipboard to acetate to metal to grunge board to stamps to….you get the picture. And it’s fun to mix and match and toContinue reading “summertime workshops {june & july}”

business update

technique based workshop~ May’s workshop focused on using 4×6 photos in layouts only; no cropping involved.  This tends to make for quicker, simpler & cleaner layouts.  We created a 2-page 12×12 layout and a 1-page 12×12 layout.     theme kits~ April’s kit was a {spring} theme.  Here are the kit samples.      May’s theme is kit {Mamarazzi}Continue reading “business update”

april workshop ~ chipboard

April’s technique workshop focuses on chipboard.  We will use decorated chipboard embellishments, raw chipboard elements and a raw slab of chipboard.  We will use different tools & supplies from paint, sandpaper, ink to punches & more to alter and decorate these different levels of chipboard.  As usual we will create 2 layouts. a 2-page 12×12 layout~   andContinue reading “april workshop ~ chipboard”

new memory-works 2010 spring/summer catalog released!

Memory-works has the new catalog available in record time!  This is the earliest they have been able to release the spring time catalog.  as usual it is chock full of eye candy and some very cool new lines.  I’m very excited to play & create with some new toys.  My supply of catalogs is onContinue reading “new memory-works 2010 spring/summer catalog released!”

march workshop ~ bling it on!

  This month’s workshop centers around anything bling-y, shiny, glimmery, baubly….  We’ll create a 1-page 12×12 layout (above) and a 2-page 12×12 layout (below).  We’ll use clear gems, glitter ribbon, stickles, gem brads, glitter stamping, pearl & clear charm baubles stick pin and more. Kit supply list: 6 ~ marah johnson 12×12 double-sided patterned papers/card stockContinue reading “march workshop ~ bling it on!”

february workshop ~ stamping 101

This month we’ll be focusing on stamping techniques.  We won’t only use different inking techniques but we will also distress emboss, flock, glitter & more with stamps.  We’ll find out how important the stamping medium is as well as the different types of stamps.  Red wood block stamps, acrylic stamps, red unmounted stamps, acrylic blocksContinue reading “february workshop ~ stamping 101”