Saturday, August 10, 2013

Home 6x6 Canvas

Here is one of the little 6x6 canvases from Close To My Heart.  These are so versatile!  You can do an individual one or use them to spell out a word, or group a square of them together to make a larger display.

I choose to feature the new Huntington papers.  There warm colors work beautifully with the cream of the canvas.

And the little owls and tree branch are cut from the new Artbooking cartridge.  I also used the Huntington Assortments to finish out the look.  Here's a detail of the little leaves cut from the B&T paper of the pack.

What a sweet little way to make your home festive this fall.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: All CTMH unless noted
Paper: Barn Red CS, Colonial White CS, Huntington B&T
Ink: Olive, Barn Red (pigment)
Stamps: Home Sweet Home (S1302)
Other: Hunting Stickese and Huntington Assortment, green buttons, Liquid Glass, brown sparkles

Friday, August 9, 2013

Big Boy 12x12 Layout

This summer I have the amazing chance to spend some quality time in my hometown with my parents.  My kiddos loved the beach, riding around in Pawpaw's golf cart and drinking milkshakes almost every night!

But one thing I will always remember is that it is the summer that my three year old son gave up his "bah" otherwise known as a pacifier.  It was a little rough at first, but not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  He's a big boy for sure now.  But when I watch him sleep I still think of him as my baby.

One morning I sneaked into his room and took this picture of the morning sun falling in over him before he woke.  I love love love it.  It will always remind me of the sweet mornings of this summer where we were lazy and relaxed.  I thought and thought about how to capture that feeling with the layout and decided to make it a simple one page affair with soft relaxing colors to compliment the colors of the photo.

The note pages are cut using the new Artbooking cartridge.  I attached the top on only at the bottom so you can lift it to see the hidden journaling.  I added staples as the only other accessories.  The star cutout is from Artbooking also.

This is definitely one of my favorite LOs.  Could have something to do with that little cutie sleeping there...


Supplies Used: all CTMH unless noted
Paper:  Sky CS, Pacifica CS, White Daisy CS
Ink: Pear, Pacifica, Gypsy
Stamps: Framework Alphabet (E1027) Take Note Cricut Bundle (D1574)
Other: Cricut Artbooking Cartridge, staples

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Work the Workshop Canvas

Last month I ordered the CTMH canvas special.  And then I had the chance to play around with it this last week.

It was a little intimidating at first.  I always have that moment of 'but I only have one what if I screw it up??' Then I get over it and start working :)

So I started out following the layout of the workshop guide, but as usual I decided to move it around and add my own bling to it and before long, I'm not even sure it resembles the original design.  haha

This is a picture of my beautiful daughter at the beach.  She wanted to show me this tiny shell she had, but I focused on her beautiful face instead.

This detail is to show the dimension.  I add my CTMH burlap ribbon to the canvas to give it a more beachy feel.

Sometimes when you punch chipboard shapes out (like these frames) they can have little bumps or tags of chipboard on them.  It is easy to use your sanding block to remove them and then in this case I added the pop of Lagoon Pigment ink to the edges.

I was happy with the final results.  Hope you enjoyed it too!  Have a great weekend and check back I have three more posts coming up with some layouts and new products!