Another Free Scrapbooking Class by CK DreamTeam Kim Watson!

Hey everyone!  The super talented Kim Watson, a member of the CK DreamTeam will be giving another free class this Saturday 11.00 am Mountain over at ClubCK.  Creating Keepsakes Magazine is the sponsor for this event.  Come on over and say hi.  If you can’t make the live class, the thread will be available later, but we’d love to see you during the event.

Can’t wait to see you there!


Free Online Scrapbooking Class

Hey everyone, CK is hosting a Free Online Class tomorrow, 14 July 2012.  Come join!

Dream Team Member Kim Watson is giving the class Live, but if you can’t make it, you can always come check it out later.  Don’t forget to post your work in the Members Gallery!

Tiny Envelope and Heart Card

So, I’ve recently joined Pinterest (*sigh* I know…. I’ve fallen prey to the Dark Side).  Found this gem whilst cruising over there:

It was made by the very talented Darlene over at Darlene Design.

Well, this morning my sister mentions that she has a wedding to attend this evening, and asked if I’d make her a card.  Sure!  I know just the one.

Here’s my version:

I used all scraps, from making the card from kraft paper to cutting the hearts from leftover Laundry Line.  The only thing that wasn’t a scrap was the card, itself.  Yeay!  Love it when I can use up scraps!

Anyway, I posted this on a Message Board I’m a member of, and got a request for the pattern for the envelope…. Pattern…. Right….. You mean, we’re supposed to use one of those?  Because, I’d just winged it.  So I figured I could work it out and figure out what the dimensions are.

My envelope is 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4 “.  So, that’s what I made the template for.  It would be very easy to make it bigger/smaller, but I figured I’d just give you what I did.  In the card I made, I didn’t put a top flap on.  You know?  The flap that comes down from the top of the envelope to seal it up?  Yeah, what was the point of putting that on if I was going to just cover it up.  But in the template, I’ve included the top flap.

Here’s the template:

And just for kicks and giggles, if you want to print off several at a time, here’s a full page:

You can print them off on heavy card stock and just cut and glue.  Or, you can print one out and trace around it as a template.  The files are 8 1/2 x 11, standard US paper.  You can click on the photo for a larger size.  Feel free to use the template, but remember, please link back here if you post it online!  Hope you enjoy it!

August Sketch Blog Hop

Hello!  And welcome to Adele’s stop along the August Sketch Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Toree’s Blog.  Doesn’t sound familiar?  Well, pop on over to Amanda’s Blog for the start.  There’re some fun things happening along the way, so come join!

First, here’s the sketch:

Today’s lesson, children, is … Blog Hop + Being Out of Town + Moving = Crack of Dawn Posting.  I had been thinking about the Blog Hop for ages, but hadn’t gotten around to doing anything about it because I was out of town.  Or packed up.  Or flying, so didn’t have my digi goodies.  Or…. you know how it is.  Fortunately, my computer had got unpacked and set up on Wednesday.  So last night I sat down and finally made the template for Amanda’s Sketch.  And then I managed to use the template, and create my own LO for the Hop.  Of course, because I’m moving, I don’t yet have internet at my house.  So at the crack of dawn I dragged myself out of bed and over to my sister’s house so I could get the post written and up on the Blog.

My appologies to Amanda for being an empty headed layabout and not having this done earlier.

But, I did it!  Here you go.  My contribution to the Blog Hop:

The Papers/Embellies I used were from One Little Bird’s Paradise Found, which I bought over at Designer Digitals.  The font is 1553, from  The Template I made (it’s a PSD file) can be found here.

As you can see, I followed Amanda’s sketch fairly closely.  But, I did a bunch of changes, as well.  No stitching, for example, on mine.  Which is funny, because I love stitching.  

But, let’s be honest… you came here for a prize!  Fair enough.  There are 3 ways to get a chance at a prize (Must be done by 9pm Pacific, Monday 21 August):

    1. Leave a comment on my Blog!
    2. Become a Follower of my Blog (there’s a button up at the top of the screen to let you do that, or an email subscription in the sidebar).  Be sure to leave me another note letting me know if you already are, or have just become, a follower.
    3. Use my Template, share it online, and come back here to post your link.

       Don’t forget, if you want to be entered into Amanda’s drawing, you’ll have to add your link to her site, separately!

      Plus, there’s an additional prize!  (This one never closes.)  My mother has written a book!  And it’s a brilliant book.  But, in order to get the 2nd book published, she needs enough sales of the 1st book.  So, an extra special, guarenteed prize, for anyone who orders her book off Amazon.  Just use the form below to send me an email with your order number from Amazon, and I’ll send you a special prize!  And, if you want an autographed bookplate (that I designed!) to put in the cover, let me know what name(s) to make it out to, and add your postal address.

      Ok…. onto the Next Stop: Shanon!

      Lost?  Confused?  Here’s the full Blog Hop list:

      Jennifer D
      Kathy K2S
      Amanda Johnson (moongirl)
      MBscrapping Cassie
      Andrea Joy
      Adele   ***YOU ARE HERE***
      Eternoly Yours Linda
      Lady of the Lake Andrea
      Laurie (Tulip scrapper)

Little Blue Dress

So pleased with this LO.  🙂  One of my dear friends in England is a semi-professional photographer.  She’d got a new lens and had asked me to be her subject so she could play with her new toy.  Obviously I said yes!  If you’re interested in seeing more of Rebekah’s work, this is her blog.  If nothing else, they’re beautiful photos to oogle!

Anyway, she must have taken hundreds of photos of me in this dress.  It happens to be my favourite dress, so I have to admit, I’m rather fond of the photos.  I’m actually planning a larger project with the full series (well…. more of the series, anyway!)  But, at the moment, this is all I’ve got accomplished.  One double page LO.  I did it for a sketch challenge on one of the message boards I’m part of.  The sketch was an Ali D sketch:

I loved the sketch as soon as I saw it, which is kind of funny for me.  I’m really not much of a sketch follower.  And yet, this is the 2nd LO from a sketch I’ve done this month!  I know, crazy.  And not only that, I’ve got another LO planned based on the same sketch!  Who knows, maybe I’ll end up as a sketch junkie, too.

Here’s my take on the sketch.

As you can see, I actually followed the sketch quite faithfully.  Oh, the dimensions on the orange block?  They’re 10×10 inches.  I don’t know if that’s to scale with the sketch, but it’s pretty close.  Would have been nice if that information had appeared in the sketch, too.

Here’s my list of materials:
PP – BG Marrakesh (which is seriously one of my favourties, ever!)
CS – Reflections Basic Colours
Glitz – I forget… have had them a long time.
Butterflies – MS Butterfly punch
Loops – MS Loopy border punch
Spritz – Smooch Pearl
Chipboard Letters – BG
Ink – StazOn Azure
Pen – Sakura Glaze White

Jurnaling reads: This is my favourite dress. I feel so pretty when I wear it. The photos are at the Priory in Colchester Essex, England. June 2010.

To make the title, I used BG chipboard letters in white.  I then sprayed them with Smooch Spritz in pearl.  Then, I took the letters for “blue” and I dabbed them in StazOn, Azure.  This did two awesome things:  One, it gave the blue a pearlecent effect, which is pretty cool.  Two, it left a thin outline all the way around each letter in white, making the word pop just a little more.  I was so pleased with that!  🙂  And, of course, the title is my homage to Coco Channel’s “Little Black Dress”.

The butterflies are only tacked down in the middle, leaving their wings free to flutter.  Also, I spritzed the paper they’re punched out of with the pearl Smooch, so they shine just a tad.  And, of course, I added the sparklies to them!  I love sparklies, so the more, the merrier!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope it’s been inspirational.

Sketch-It-To-Me Blog Hop *WINNERS*

Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping along here during the Blog Hop!  I had such a great time working on the projects.  Hope to see some of you using the template.  Such fun to see how different everything ends up in someone else’s hands.

And now for the information everyone has been waiting for:  OUR WINNERS!

Actually, I couldn’t just stop with one winner.  I decided to do 3!  I had a random number generator select 3 different numbers, and the corrisponding names are:


Beth H
Vee U
and Steffanie S!


Congrats, ladies!

As it happens, I already have your addresses, so I’ll just pop them in the post tomorrow on my way to work.

Thanks, again, for everyone’s participation!

Awesome Surprise!

Every week over on ClubCK the fabulous editors pick 10 projects from the previous week to highlight.  I love that day.  Most of the time I’ve seen nearly all of the projects in the gallery (because that’s where they’re chosen from).  But, it’s always fun to see which of the fantastic projects have been selected, and there’s always one or two that I hadn’t seen when they’d got posted.  Twice my own layouts have been selected, and that always give you a big thrill of excitement.

It happened again today!  One of mine was featured!  Oh, I do love that feeling.

Here’s the original LO.

It’s part of a project I’m working on for my mom, for Christmas.  In June we went to Jersey Island, in the English Chanel.  It was an absolutely fabulous trip.  I highly recommend anyone to visit.  If you’re interested in the details of the trip, you can read all about it here.  Since I’m in the process of moving (Eeek!  Wednesday!  5 days!) I don’t have any of my scrap supplies, so I’ve been doing some digi scrapping.  So, that’s what this project is part of.  My digi learning!

The designer information:  Papers and wave shapes are from One Little Bird at  Fonts are The Kings and Queens Font, Middle Saxony Script and Honey Script all from  I made the frames for the photos.