Saturday, May 25, 2019

Hugs! Chelsea Garden style.

This morning I wanted to share with you a card that I made quite awhile ago, and I just realized that I never posted it. I cannot take credit for the design as this was inspired by another consultant - I just can't remember her name.  The card is quite easy to create with our Block Thin Cut Alphabet set.  

To begin with, cut the background paper to the desired size - here I used White Daisy.  Using washi tape, tape down the letter dies where you would like them to be positioned - this way they will not move when being running through the Cuttlebug.  Run the dies through the machine and then remove the dies.  Cut the same size piece of paper and place under the one with the dies taped to it.  Run both through the machine and now you have a clean copy with the letters cut out.  You can use the letters on another project.

To make the words to "pop" from the patterned paper behind, adhere the "hugs" paper with Thin 3-d Foam tape to the patterned paper.  Embellish as desired.

Here is the awesome Thin Cut set that I used:  (Z3386) Thin Cut Block Alphabet Set 
Supplies used:
(X6027) White Daisy cs, (retired) Chelsea Gardens paper, (Z3314 )Black and White Dots, (X254) Value Pack cards and envelopes, (Z2060 )3-d Thin Foam Tape.

These cards are available as a set of 5 - which are all pre-cut for you - in my In All Sassiness Designs shop.  You can click here to purchase them.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

"Out the door dinosaur!"

What is about dinos that capture the heart of children?  I remember when my children were in this stage and EVERYTHING was dinos!  And now, my nephews are in the same stage!  Love it!  And I can't help but love Close To My Heart's adorable take on dinos in their Something Fierce paper suite.  Whimsical and filled with brought vibrant colors that make the heart happy!  Not to mention the cuteness of each and every dino!  I am a little late to the game playing with this suite as it is now retired but I just cannot get enough.  The good thing is although it is indeed retired, many of the elements are still available while supplies last so you can jump of the the cuteness opportunity!  Click here to shop Something Fierce!

Here is a layout that I created to celebrate my nephews love of everything Dino!  I printed my photos in black and white which really made them pop!  To see a larger image of the layout, simply click the photo and it will open in a larger window.

title details

Each number is represented so you can tweak your date.

If you would like to create this layout, the kit is available in my In All Sassiness Designs shop for just $12.  The kit includes 1/2 pack of the Something Fierce Compliments, bulk sparkles, the papers needed to create the layout, detailed instructions and a color photo to aide in your creating process.  Click here for details.

dino details

And here are a few cards that I created with the same collection!

I so love the wording of this card...such a cute sentiment..."Out the door dinosaur!"

Supplies used:
G1169 Something Fierce WYW, (X7240C) Something Fierce Compliments, (Z3274)Clear Sparkles, White Daisy cs, (Z2060) Thin 3-d Foam Tape, (X7240e) Something Fierce Picture My Life Cards, (Z3314) Black and White Dots.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Chelsea Gardens cards

I fell in love with Chelsea Gardens all over again as I worked with the scraps that I had left from last year.  These are a few of the cards that I have created with the retired paper suite in the past few months.  The cards are all available in my card buffet.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Stitched Flower sympathy card

Today I wanted to share a card that I made with our new Thin Cuts - Stitched flowers. This Thin Cut set is amazing! The possibilities are endless! They are beautiful in vibrant and pastel colors however for this card I wanted to add the elegance of a white flower. I love the way it turned out! The card will be a new selection in my card buffet and the Thin Cut set is available to purchase on my website by clicking here.

Supplies used:

The Dark Side - interactive layout

Love flip flaps do you?  I absolutely do with all my creative heart!  I love how they add excitement to any layout and how they enable me to add more photos to a layout without adding more pages.

In celebration of "May the Fourth Be With You" day, I created a Star Wars layout to teach for a class.  This layout was designed in shades of Black, White and Greys (Pewter) which worked great with me Stormtrooper photos!  Take away the title and this layout has so many possibilities for other occasions - dance, prom, sports, etc. and the neutral colors would also work great to pull in another color that would most certainly pop!

Closed view of full layout.

stacked shaker card elements.


shaker element inside flip flap

subtitle in flip flap

full layout before pictures

full layout with left page's flip flaps open

Supplies used:

If you missed the class but love the layout, the layout is available in kit form in my In All Sassiness Designs shop.  The kit includes all needed papers to create the layout, pre-cut stars, 4 shaker card elements, (4) 3" x 4" flip flaps, (1) 5" x 7" flip flap, bulk Silver Loose Sequins and Shimmer Trim, a pack of 3-d Thin Foam, detailed instructions and a color photo to assist in creating the layout.  The kit cost is $22.00 and shipping, if needed, may be combined with other kits in my shop.

Monday, April 29, 2019

How Did They Do That? It is so all about the triangles!

Last week I shared the first or two layouts that I was teaching for my How Did They Do That series.  This morning, I want to share the second layout - which is my absolute favorite!  The color combination, and the design of the left page just jumped out at me and I had to figure out how to, and to actually create the layout.  This layout is found on page 143 of the Seasonal Expression 1 Idea Book -- which by the way retired tomorrow (April 30th) so if you fall in love with any of the supplies, as I did, you will want to order them right away at:

Here is the original layout which was just a one page layout:

And here is my adaptation of the layout with the addition of the left page:

I did alter the title from "our whole world" to "his whole world" as I plan on using the layout for pictures of my son playing baseball.  To see a larger image of the layout, simply click on the layout and it will open in a larger window.

Here are some photos of the details of the layout which completely make the layout in my opinion:

Supply list:

Although I have offered this as a class, I do still have kits available.  The kits include the pre-cut triangles and Die cut pieces as well as other needed materials, a complete pack of So Much Happy compliments (which provides multiple letters to create your own subtitles or journaling points), detailed instructions and a color photo for your reference.  It can be purchased in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop by clicking here.

Friday, April 26, 2019

How Did They Do That?

Several times a year, I select, or ask my scrapbookers to select, a layout from the current Idea Book and then turn it into a class.  For the Seasonal Expression 1 2019 Idea Book we selected the neutral layout on page 91.  It is important to note that the layout was originally designed as a 6" x 8" so the first step was altering it to a 12" x 12" format.  Here is the original:

And here is my version of the layout - tweaked to fill in some of the white space that was present due to the size alteration.  To see a larger view simply click the image.

Here are some of the details of the layout:

Supplies used:

Featured Thin Cuts:  Z4305 Thin Cuts - Fancy Tags

Featured stamp set:  D1832 Custom Tags **retiring April 30, 2019**
Love the layout?  A pre-stamped version is available in my In All Sassiness Designs shop.