Monday, September 27, 2010

My Mind's Eye Challenge 15

Sharing the sketch for My Mind's Eye Challenge 15 and the layouts from those of you that participated. Thank you!
I love to use sketches...they take the guess work out of all of it, fast and easy and already balanced for you...all you have to do is make it your own. Take it for a spin. My Mind's Eye does a monthly sketch and I encourage you to give them a try. You can win 3 complete collections and the runner up receives on complete collection. It's worth a few minutes of you time to play along.
I looooove this sketch sites too,,, and All fantastic sketch sites and I know there are tons more out there. It's not cheating, how may original sketches for a 12x12 or a card can still be out there. Everything possible has been take the sketch and make it your own and you have a totally original design and layout. No one's sketch turns out like the original, take a peek below and you'll see what I mean. Jan's take...
Chelsea's take..

Kara's ....



and mine.... See, none of them are like the sketch...they are all unique and incredible pages! Yay you guys for taking the challenge and playing!

Leave a comment for your favorite and the winner will receive a My Mind's Eye goodie bag from Altered Art and Scrap Playground.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Mind's Eye Challenge 15

Here's the sketch from My Mind's Eye! Always great sketches and I love these challenges! So much fun and such great inspiration! Here's my take on the sketch! Love this little boy!
Couple of close up's of the details!

He's is the sweetest little guy ever! Thanks Leah!

October Magazines are Here!!!

Don't forget the great price...40% off MSRP! They are fabulous, as always!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Classes for Sept 23 thru 28

This week's Wednesday Blue Plate Special...two Christmas cards with My Mind's Eye Lush Papers and the new taffeta ribbon from Creative Impressions. Come in anytime between 10 and 3 to make these two cards for $2.00. Please bring scissors and adhesive. That's it, just stop by, take time to create and have two cards done for the holidays in no time at all.Saturday, Sept 25 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.... Celebrate World Card Making Day a week early. I will be at Scrappin' Ladies Annual Fall Retreat on Saturday, October 1, which is the real World Card Making Day, so we have to celebrate a week early.
You will receive a 6x6 paper pad from Kaisercraft, with 24 sheets of Designer Papers from the 'Tis the Season collection including foil, flocked, spot varnished and 4 die cut pieces. A package of Kaisercraft silver bling and vintage seam binding. I will provide the card stock for your card base. I created 10 cards in no time at all, and have enough to make at least another 20 cards. I will try to add one more a day until Saturday. You can copy mine or create your own. Make 10, 20, 30...whatever you wish with your kit. Create and enjoy World Card Making Day.
Cost is $15.00. Please bring scissors, adhesive including glue dots and pop dots, a paper trimmer, and ink of your choice, I used brown. Call 721-7529 or email to reserve your spot for this great deal of a class!

September 28....Too good to Pass up Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Cost is $10.00.
Be all ready for Halloween and all of your pictures with this great layout featuring Teresa Collins Halloween Spooktacular! Super fun class! I love Halloween and love this layout. Pretty much all created from the papers, I only added some tulle and ribbon. Fun to see what you can create from just the paper!
Please bring scissors, adhesives (including pop dots, glue dots and a mounting foam tape, you need at the mounting foam tape for the frame on the second page to pop it up, or a ton of pop dots. The mounting foam tape is easier.) You will also need a paper trimmer and black catseye ink! Call 721-7529 or email to reserve your spot.

Monday, September 13, 2010

New My Mind's Eye Challenge!!

There is a new challenge up at My Mind's Eye! Great sketch, great challenge and great chance to win. You have until Sept 23 at midnight to submit you layout...that's all you have to do. But better yet, you could win a complete collection of your choice from My Mind's Eye and if you share you layout with Altered Art, you could win a My Mind's Eye Paper Pack. Just leave a link or send me a picture and your name goes into the drawing.
Sketches are simple, easy and you can just take off from the original...kind of just gets you started and your mind percolating, as Lori says. The work is done for you, now just make it your own.
Mention that your taking the challenge and say 15% on your My Mind's Eye purchases this week. The brand new Lost and Found, Alphabet Soup and So Sophie are awaiting the challenge!
Read their link and the rules and play's great fun...and I will post the entries that you share with me with your permission. I will be playing too!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Classes for this week...still spots available!

Great classes for this week! All classes have spots reserve your spot and time to create!
Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00 pm, Too Good To Pass Up Tuesday. Cost is $10.00.
Come make this gorgeous fall layout and learn to stretch the trendy die cut papers. They are beautiful on their own , but you can add lots of color, depth and great borders with these to get more bang for your buck! Mind's Eye So Sophie is featured in this class.
Please bring scissors, a paper trimmer, adhesives, including pop dots and glue dots and a ink of your choice to class! Call 721-7529 or email to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, Sept 15...Blue Plate Special from 10 to 3. Cost is $3.00. Stop in if you need a little time to create. A fun little card stock purse and four 3x3 note cards. Please bring scissors and adhesive. No need to reserve your spot!

Saturday, September 18 at 10 and 2. Cost is $12.50. Chelsea Van Wyk will be here teaching this great class, with a fun box, created by Chelsea and 4 cards to tuck inside. The cards feature Skipping Stones Designs new purse set and the Tim Holtz tattered flower die plus paper from Kaiser Kraft. She will be using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Versa mark for the great look. Come play and be inspired by Chelsea. She is an amazing paper crafter and designs for some great companies.
You can check out her blog and her style here at
Please bring scissors and adhesive to class! Call 721-7529 or email to reserve your spot.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Echo Park Paper's Merry Christmas has arrived!!!

The new Christmas line from Echo Park is here and it is incredible...if you haven't tried this have to! So easy to work with, great quality, great patterns and just super fun! I can't wait to work with this line. I have tons and tons of idea for will be perfect has is or perfectly distressed too! Oh the possibilities!
Leave a comment about what your ideas are with this line and you could win a collection pack!!! Yes, you have to share you ideas and thoughts! Can't wait to hear what you have in mind! I will draw for a winner a week from today, Friday, September 10. If you are receiving it by email, send a reply back and you can also leave a idea on the Facebook Page.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sharing Projects and classed for Tues, Sept 14 and Sat, Sept 18

Heather from Skipping Stones Designs stopped by on Saturday afternoon to share these beautiful cards with me and with all of you! Are they not gorgeous? Heather has just released this set of Christmas Stamps and the cards feature papers from the store. Makes for a pretty great combination! All of Skipping Stones stamps are available at the store as are the papers!

Sharing my Monster Stew layout with you...told you that I couldn't wait to create with these papers from Jillibean Soup and of course, I knew I had the greatest photo to go with them. Thank you Leah for sharing this great shot of your little guy with me. His eyes just melt my heart, and since he looks like he just finished a cookie snack, the journaling reads:
"Sometimes me think what is love, and then me thinks love is what last cookies is for. Me give up the last cookie for you. " Cookie Monster.
Tuesday, September 14, Too Good To Pass Up Tuesday features a fantastic fall themed layout using My Mind's Eye So Sophie Collection. Cost is $10.00. Please bring scissors, adhesive, (popdots and glue dots too), and brown ink of your choice to class! Call 721-7529 to reserve your spot or email
This layout staring my friend Angie's littles (as my folks refer to them) also shows how to use a diecut paper and get more bang for your buck. I know a lot of you don't like to use the fancy die cut papers, but My Mind's Eye keeps them at a reasonable .99 cents and you can stretch them and use them lots of different ways on your pages. You get lots of great patterns and fantastic borders to work with this way!
Saturday, September 18 at 10 am and 2pm, the very creative and talented Chelsea Van Wyk with be teaching this great box set of cards. Cost is $12.50. Please bring scissors, adhesives (including glue dots and pop dots), paper trimmer and brown ink to class. Call 721-7529 or email to reserve your spot.

Chelsea is a super creative paper crafter with tons of talent. You can read more about her on her blog, She is on some great design teams and is always creating for lots of companies challenges. Come join the fun and make a great gift for someone or keep it for yourself. ( I would)! We will be working with Distress Inks, Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Die and Skipping Stones Design Stamps. Too much fun to miss out on!