Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
First up I have just covered an old style pencil box... it will make a great Valentines box for my daughter for school.
second I have a candy or gift box. I used a dollar stamp from studio G. and rhinestones from Kaiser Craft. These papers are a must have.
I got my papers a bit late this month... I will try and squeeze something else out before the end of the month. The colors make you wanna play with them! Go and get some of your own! Now! :) You wont regret it. This is one of those lines that will not stay in your stash long!
I have gotten some grief over using this line for pictures of my youngest son, but I am sure this won't be the most embarrassing thing I do to him! (He actually wore pink one year for his soccor teams uniform!) I think the colors worked perfectly with the pictures as soon as I saw this line. I've had these two lonely pictures of him sitting on my desk for some time, not sure what to do with just two random pictures from his early pre-school years.
Making my first page was easy with the formal picture from school I had to work with. I usually then make a mirror of page one to tie them together, but I had an issue with this. I like to have my base or bottom piece of paper match my first pages base, but I didn't have another piece of that solid color to work with. I didn't want to use a similar cardstock because it would not have looked even close to the "solid" from this Basic Grey line. So I took a chance and went outside my box by using another paper from that line with the same color background but it has a print to it. I know, this may seem small, but it's all about baby steps! I was happy with the finished product because finised is better than perfect! (my mantra!) I used some of the same prints from page 1 to tie them both together and "build" up my single small photo. I also used a huge overlay to add visual interest and take up some dead space on my page. Thank you Basic Grey for helping me get out of my box!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Hello from Lisa C!
How many times in life have we run into someone and said we should really get together? Too many times with too few attempts at actual follow-through! At my 25th high school reunion in October 2008 my “old clique” said that very thing, BUT we have stayed true to our promise by getting together about once a month. God works in mysterious ways. Shortly after my friends and I reconnected, we would need each other to lean on with one of my girlfriends losing a parent and another battling breast cancer.
The new Sugar Rush line from Basic Grey boasts all the soft, feminine colors and designs perfect for this special photo of my dear “old” friends at one of our outings. The Laser-cut Doily in Confectionery/Grey was the inspiration for this layout. I hand cut the outline of this lacy paper to frame the page carefully leaving some of the flowers for each corner topped on Big Cherry paper for my base. Extra pieces of the doily were cut and pop-dotted on to my border. I cut strips from Fireball and Nerds multi-stripe papers then used my Dotted Wave Slim Edger punch from EK. Next I covered a chipboard heart from Technique Tuesday with a scrap of Sugar Rush. Add a few Bloomers, Buttons, and pieces from the Writer’s Block Journal Set and I was finished!! Basic Grey helped to capture all the feelings of warmth and happiness that I wished to convey from this meaningful picture. Thanks Basic Grey!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Lisa Hetrick here. It's a Sugar Rush kind of month. Just when you thought all the sweet goodness was over with the holidays, nope, nada, it's BACK in the form of a super SWEET new Basic Grey line. SUGAR RUSH.
This month, you'll see some super cool projects from the design team using this new line. I have some fun schtuff to share with you, too.
This triad of cards use several of the new Sugar Rush papers and brand-spanking new stamps from HERO ARTS. YUMMO! I love HERO. Just love it. And if you know me.... I love, love, lovey my copics. So, these are all colored up with copic lovelieness. You too can color like a pro. Join me for Copic 101 and 102 this month.
And, did you ever just want to make something for yourself? Well, this little project is just for me. I used a Kaiser pencil box, covered it with some SUGAR and copic colored stamps by Hero, bling, a little teapot chipboard piece and SHAZAAM. I made myself a cutie pie reminder of why I love to create little pieces of art. HAPPINESS. It's either going to go on my desk with some markers (copic, of course) or I'm going to store my tea in it. Happy!
Don't forget demo day is coming! I'm going to preview one of my NEW stamps sets. Tracy has been very busy getting NEW, NEW, NEW in. My new Unity sets will be in the store SOON. I also have a card class coming up at the end of the month using THREE of the new sets. PREVIEWS coming.
Stay warm. Have a cup of TEA with a little SUGAR!
EDITED to AD:
For anyone who would like to have the teapot pattern, please feel free to contact me via email at:
I have a .pdf, .eps, .jpg and and .svg cut file of this pattern.
or, stop in the store and pick up a print out.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I just had to "throw" one of these books together as a Christmas gift for my sister who recently got Maltipoo puppy named Max. Each paper in the tablet is 2-sided so I had plenty to cover the pages & make photo mats - many of which were pockets for hidden journaling and extra photos. The fabulous acrylic cover included with the album allowed me to add extra panache with a photo of Max and a little peek-a-boo into the next page. For the acrylic cover I used my favorite clear adhesive (for vellum and transparencies too) - Therm o Web's Vellum Adhesive Runner. Bo Bunny's Double Dot Chipboard Alphies was just the dimensional look I wanted for the title "Max". My final step on the acrylic cover was American Crafts rubons topped with Stickles, of course. The Paper Tablet even includes plenty of stickers for embellishing! I added LYB's Dog Journal Tablet to allow plenty of space for my sister to tell Max's story.
Now which of LYB's other Paper Tablets will be my next project . . . Family, Faith, Girlfriends? (One I will definitely NOT be using? The Pregnancy version!!)
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The first project I worked on yesterday was my Jan. Design Team layout. Oh my, I did get a sugar high working with the Basic Grey Sugared line! I may have overdone it with the embellishments, but I just couldn't resist using all the fun stickers. I love the "swirlies" - they are thinner and I had fun draping one between both my pages to connect the layout. My journaling spots are actualy the line's adorable "post-it" notes. I loved the dimension of the felt-flowers. And the colors and designs on these papers are so beautiful! I'll be creating some more layouts with the other papers,too. They are too fun to miss including in my albums.
Hope all of you enjoy working with the Sugar Rush line as much as I did .... have a SWEET new year, everyone!