Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekend Recap

   Happy Monday to you! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and got a chance to play with some paper! I spent the weekend with some wonderful ladies cropping the days away! I had an excellent time, and am so glad to have met this group of gals!

   I was so excited to share some fun new things with these ladies over the course of the weekend, and they were so excited about everything we did and talked about that I thought I would share some of these things with you today! One of the things I brought to the crop was a CTMH Make-n-Take kit with 5 different layouts in it! We had a great time putting these together, and I loved how well they turned out! Here are some pictures of the final designs:
Sparkle & Shine Valentine Spread: uses Ruby and Slate cardstock, Sparkle & Shine B&T paper, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Silver Shimmer Tape, "Whoo's Your Valentine" stamp set, and Ruby and Slate Exclusive Inks.
Claire Layout Spread: uses Colonial White, Hollyhock, Whisper, and Champagne cardstock, Claire B&T paper, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Opaques Licorice Gems, Slate Exclusive Inks Marker Set, "Honeycomb" stamp set, and Sunet, Champagne, and Hollyhock Exclusive Inks.
Avonlea Layout Spread: uses Slate, Juniper, Avonlea off-white, and Olive cardstock, Avonlea B&T paper, and Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.
Laughing Lola Layout Spread: uses White Daisy, Black, Crystal Blue, Laughing Lola Purple, and Laughing Lola Gold cardstock, Laughing Lola B&T paper, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, "One-Way Borders" stamp set, "Framework Alphabet" stamp set, "Workshop on the Go: Laughing Lola" stamp set, and Black, Crystal Blue, and Pansy Purple Exclusive Inks.
Frosted Layout Spread: uses Kraft,Colonial White, and Slate cardstock, Frosted and Typeset B&T papers, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Frosted My Stickease Complements, Silver Geometric Washi tape, Clear Sparkle Gems, Clear Sparkle Flourish-Small,  "Workshop on the Go: Sparkle & Shine" stamp set, "Workshop on the Go: Babycakes" stamp set, Cocoa, Bamboo, Slate, Twilight, and White Daisy Exclusive Inks.
   The other project I brought to share was the free make-n-take card that I am also offering at the upcoming Preview Party on January 22nd! The ladies loved the new "Skylark" paper pack and new stamp set "Give A Lift" that we worked with! They also loved learning how to mask stamps to create different looks and colors with one image! I cannot wait for the rest of you to see this technique and play with these new products at the Preview Party! Here's a sneak at a similar card to what we made:
4x4 Mini Card: uses Colonial White cardstock, Skylark B&T paper, Desert Sand and Juniper Exclusive Inks, and a Teal acrylic flower.
   The last thing I brought to demonstrate was the Artbooking Cricut Collection by Close to My Heart! The ladies loved learning all about the cartridge, how to utilize the cartridge using Cricut Craft Room, and other tips and tricks to using a Cricut Expression machine! We had a wonderful time making layouts and die-cutting images for our projects! I will be demonstrating and making more projects at my upcoming "Crafting with Cricut" class on March 14th! Make sure you sign up today so you do not miss out on this awesome opportunity to learn more about your Cricut machine!

   I also started working on the project for February 5th's Workshop Wednesday, too, and I think you ladies are going to love this cute little Valentine's Day kit I'm putting together! I still need to put finishing touches on it before I post pictures, so stay tuned to see the final results this week! Oh and make sure to sign up for the class because spaces are filling quickly for all of my upcoming Workshops! Here is a little sneak peek of the Valentine Workshop Project for you to swoon over:

   I hope you all  have a very wonderful Monday, and, for all of my friends in the Midwest area, stay warm these next few days! Until next time:

Here's to life, love, and creativity!