Friday, October 22, 2010

Adventure layout

I am in a 12x12 layout swap in which we are to use up old papers that we have stashed away.  (I have a LOT of that!!)  I chose to use the Back Country papers for an outdoor layout. The edges of all of the papers have been sanded with the edge distresser to give a more rustic look.

I used the Dynamic Design pattern in the Cherish how-to book, which Helen Onulak features in her weekly scrapbook challenge.

Here are close-ups of the left and right pages:

Supplies used (all CTMH):
Cardstock:  Outdoor Denim, Olive, Barn Red, Crystal Blue
Papers:  Back Country (retired)
Stamps:  Hook, Line & Sinker (retired); Backwoods (retiring 12/31/10); Campin' Fever
Embellishments:  Outdoor Denim ribbon (retired); antique copper brads and bitty brads (retiring 12/31/10)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tissue Stamping

This month's episode of Art & Soul is entitled "Autumn Projects to Fall For" and features tissue stamping.  What a cool technique, and all you need is your favorite stamp set, some ink and a few Kleenex's!  The episode also shows various ways to use the new flip flaps, as well as how to cluster embellishments in your Studio J layouts. 

To view this episode, click here!  To order products featured in the episode, click here.  Happy stamping!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Another Studio J layout and a scrapbook challenge

Fellow Consultant Helen Onulak posts a weekly scrapbook challenge on her blog that features a pattern from one of Close to My Heart's how-to books.  This week, her challenge features a member's only pattern from Studio J called Through the Lens.

I used this pattern for a layout featuring my son Riley, who graduated from preschool last spring.  The layout also features a member's only paper kit called Class Act.

To try your hand at the Through the Lens pattern, click the Studio J link here or to the right of my blog.  Be sure to check out Helen's blog for some very helpful tips on using Studio J.  I know I'll be trying them out on my next Studio J layouts!