Friday, February 28, 2014

2 Of A Kind

I just loved playing with the Laughing Lola paper - it is so versatile.
I made a 6x6 card using the 'Satchel" pattern from the Wishes Card Confidence Program.
The CTMH Cricut cartridge was used to cut the fun scalloped background from Crystal Blue cardstock and I used the new CTMH Scallop Border punch along the top of the card.
I added Liquid Glass to the word friends and used sequins to 'dot' the letter 'i'
Hope you like it - Love Sara xxx

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Smile Layout

Here is another Costa Rica layout from CTMH - Loved the little green lizards which I stamped in Pear ink and rolled the edges in Topiary ink.
I used the Glamour Uppercase Alphabet for the words and stamped it in Cocoa ink on the Kraft cardstock - again I used the scallop border punch to decorate the edges of the Kraft cardstock.
Hope you like it :O)
Love Sara xxx

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hat-titude Layout

 Once again I used the photos taken by my amazing friend Jennifer Cashin from JLCashin Photography
for this fun layout - which makes me smile. I was laughing so hard at myself - terrified I was going to fall into the water but trying to look elegant LOL :O)
Again I used the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge for the layout design and then added lots of 'Bling' - 
Of Course I did - would you expect anything else ???
 Here are a couple of the close ups of the embellishments clusters. I made paper flowers using the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and added the Base and Bling metal flowers - love them.
I also added the Laughing Lola Dimensional Elements and the pins from the Black Mini Medley.

Hope you like it - Love Sara xxx

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Costa Rica Layout

CTMH suggested titles for all of the layouts - but I wanted to make the pages and add the titles later - that way I won't be limited for the occasions I have to use them.
The colors of cardstock on this tropical feel layout are Smoothie, Ruby, Honey and Sorbet with Sweetleaf cardstock mats
Hope you like it as much as I do :O)
Love Sara xxx

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Touch of Sass!


 Here is a fun card - perfect for the teenage in your life :O)
Here I added one of the swirls from the Wooden Mini Medley - I added Liquid Glass to it to give it that glossy sheen.
I used the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge with the Black glitter paper to make the Zebra background and some of the Colonial White Rosette Ribbon which I colored pink.
Laughing Lola paper was used on the bottom and behind the saying and a cute black mini bow along with the sequins add that touch of Sass :O)
Hope you like it - Love Sara xxx





Friday, February 21, 2014

Explore Paradise Layout

Here is the 2nd layout which I made with the kits from Close To My heart - the green Skylark paper has a fun design which reminds me of foliage and I LOVE that Frog !!!
Hope you like it too - Love Sara xxx

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Skylark Workshop On The Go - Scrapbook Class - March 14

Oh I just LOVE the new Skylark paper pack - it has to be one of my favorites.
This is my Class project for March - and I am so excited to teach it :O)
The center section with the bird lifts up to add more two  4 x 6 photo spaces.
We will be adding direct to paper distressing and using the scallop border punch along the Juniper Cardstock.
Adding the new Teal shimmer trim will be an optional extra.
I love it and hope you do too :O)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cruise 2013 - Scrapbook Layout.

 Yes - I know - you are going to tell me that this layout looks awfully familiar !!
And yes - it does lol :O)
I love the layout which I made with the Tommy Paper so very much I wanted to re-create it - so I did
but with a different color palette. and I LOVE IT :O)
I used the Laughing Lola gold cardstock and added the black and gold paisley print paper - not very nautical I know but it works perfectly :O)
I put 2 layers of crystal blue cardstock - one I left plain and the other I cut using the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge. I turned the pattern through 180 degrees so that it looked more like fish scales (well it did to me anyway) and then added the pale tan glitter paper.
I was so geeked with this layout - one of my favorite every I think - hope you like it too - 
Love Sara xxx

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Welcome Baby Explosion Card

 A friend of my daughter is expecting a baby girl in a couple of weeks so I made this adorable owl card for her baby shower.
Okay at this point I have to fess up that I was still hoarding some of the old style background and texture papers and this stripe design is one of them - in Hollyhock.
I added Sweetleaf, Desert Sand and Blush card stock to it and made the card base from a sheet of 12x12 Colonial White 
The cute owl was cut using the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge using the 'Eek" key.
I also used D1561 B is for Baby stamp set.
She was thrilled with it and I hope you like it too :O)
Love Sara xxx

Monday, February 17, 2014

This Was Epic - Wall Hanging

I made a wall hanging which was 12x6 for my friend Jen's daughter.
She takes a dance class so her outfit was fabulously bright and colorful.
I chose the Black and gold paisley and a touch of the Laughing Lola purple paper to highlight some of the colors in her top.
I colored the ribbon by sponging it with the Crystal Blue ink.
I embellished it with the Laughing Lola Dimensional Elements and paper flowers cut using the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.
If you look closely at the Laughing Lola gold cardstock you will see there is a faint pattern.
I cut a background lattice pattern from a piece of scrap cardstock using the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge and used it as a mask. I sponged Bamboo ink onto the gold cartridge to give it a very soft patterned look.
More of the Base and Bling jewel flowers and the Black mini medley to add embellishment to the corner of the wall hanging.
Hope you like it - Love Sara xxx

Friday, February 14, 2014

Cityscape card

I really do like C2563 Cityscapes.
The buildings have really cool 'window' spaces which you could color yellow for more of a night-time look.
I used the Black glitter paper with the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge to make the zebra patterned background.
I colored Rosette ribbon with the Gypsy ink pad but it seemed really dark so I washed the ribbon which left if with this cool dark lavender color which I LOVED :O)
I cut a flower from Crystal Blue cardstock using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and leaves from Sweet Leaf cardstock.
I added one of the peacock feather shaped Laughing Lola Dimensional Elements and some of the jewels from the Base and Bling sets.
I was really happy with it - hope you like it too  - Love Sara :O)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Costa Rica Land Tour Incentive trip Layout.

Not sure if I have told you lately just how much I love working for Close To My Heart -
One of the perks of being an Independent Consultant is that we have the option to earn cruises and trips. Close To My Heart generously pays for 2 people - their flights and trips and it has been a fabulous way for me to see more of the world.
My upcoming trip in March 14 will be to Costa Rica and I am super excited about it.
Apart for the trip and airfares - we are also given gifts  - and here is part of this trips gift.
 How cute is this limited edition trip specific stamp set - do you just love that little lizard and the cutest frog ever !!!!
Only the Incentive Trip earners get this stamp so I love to received them - it makes me feel special :O)
We also received the kits to make 10 double layouts featuring the new Skylark paper and a lovely black faux leather album to keep them all in.
Here is the first of the layouts - I will post pictures of them as I complete them.
I used Honey and Sorbet inks  for the butterflies and the lizards are stamped in White Daisy pigment ink. Because I am too impatient to let the pigment ink dry - I sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat embossed them - so my lizards are shiny :O)
Love Sara xxx

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love Pocket Card

A simple little card with a pocket to store your declaration of Love.
when you use the Black and gold paisley print with the leopard print zip strip and add crystal blue cardstock it gives you a more masculine feel to it.
I added the sequin ribbon from the Black Mini Medley and one of the button which I glued a
 tan sparkle to the center.
The Laughing Lola accessories have these darling bows - so I used the blue one to act a a pull tab for my Love note which was in the pocket.
Hope you like it :O)
Love Sara xxx

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Title Scrapbook page

Here is a single scrapbook page which I made based on a fun page which had been made at a CTMH scrapbook event.
I used the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge to cut the doily shape and the arrow and striped card stock pieces and mixed both the Laughing Lola and Frosted papers.
I love the Lagoon Washi Tape accents.
This would be perfect for a Title page for an album or for the final page in an album.
Hope you like it :O)
Love Sara 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Welcome Baby card

Another cute baby cad using the Babycakes paper packet - I have to say that I do like this paper.
I love the Giraffe - he is the cutest ever - and I love the dots - it would also be perfect for birthdays or vacations or a trip to the circus or school - or many other occasions :O)
I colored the baby rattle using the water color pencils and the added Liquid Glass to it to make it shiny.
the Babycakes assortment of adhisive gem buttons ad more sparkle along with the Bronze Shimmer Trim.
A quick and easy card which I hope you like
Love Sara :O)

Friday, February 07, 2014

Skylark Birthday Card

I really like this Skylark birthday card which has a fun scallop border to the side piece.
You know I use tags all the time - in my scrapbook pages and my cards and here I have added a scrap of paper to cover some of the words - remember you don't have to see or even use the whole image of a stamp - sometime partial images are better.
The new teal shimmer trim is just gorgeous and a small amount of 3D foam tape under the heart give it more dimension.
Hope you like it :O)
Love Sara xxx

Thursday, February 06, 2014

You & Me Scrapbook Layout

 More Laughing Lola paper with the black glitter paper - just perfect for showcasing these sepia toned photos of my daughter Robyn and her boyfriend Mike.
 I used the You + Me 'key' on the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge which made the fun title, hearts and file folder at the top of the page - which I used to hide my journalling using one of the CTMH hook and loop dots to keep the 'file' closed.
 I used the Sparkle and Shine fabric to make the large flower and when it was combined with the Laughing Lola Dimensional Elements and Base and Bling purple jewels - I thought it made a fun multi textured embellishment cluster.
Hope you like it - Love Sara xx

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Buzz & Bumble Mini Album

Another of my My Creations Memory Showcase transformations - you know how much I love these little mini albums :O)

I used the Buzz & Bumble paper packet along with the matching assortment and the Brown & Tan Glitter Paper and C1537 Honeycomb stamp set and yes my favorite D1482 Love Life - I am in love with the huge swirl in this set :O)
 The spine was dry embossed and then inked with dots of Liquid Glass at the intersection of the lines.
 I accordion folded the 2 internal pages and then made pockets from 6x12 cardstock which I slid onto these pleats. Then added a matching mini album to the pocket.

 
 I also added the Color Ready seam binding ribbon - left in its cream color - as it compliments this project perfectly. The Glitter Paper honeycomb shapes I made by just stamping one of the honeycombs on the back of the paper and cut it out. Now that we have the new CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge you will find the corresponding image on there :O)
 I used the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut the borders from the Glitter paper.
 
 
 Again dry embossing adds texture and interest to the cardstock sections.
 
The following pages were variants of the first pages.
 
 
 
Another project where I was trilled with the finished result - hope you like it too :O)
Love Sara xxx

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A Touch of Class Photo Block Stack

This was a fun project to make as I had an idea about this a while ago but wasn't sure how it was all come together.
I had used the tray base for these blocks on another project and wanted to show a way of using the blocks without their storage tray - so here you go :O)

 I used the new CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge to cut the letters for the word SMILE
which I attached to the photos - sorry I know its a little difficult to see
 The words on the Dimensional Elements were just perfect with these photos.
My friend Jennifer Cashin from JLCashin Photography took the photos of me and
 made me feel like a movie star.
She is fabulous and I love her work. Check it out at www.facebook.com/jlcashinphotography

 Below is the last side of the stack - the cubes were all adhered to each other using liquid glass (you just knew I was going to say that didn't you LOL)
 I added the resin flowers from the Base and Bling Purple jewels for more texture
Hope you like it :O)
Love Sara xxx

Monday, February 03, 2014

Wild About Love - Stamp of the Month

I am Wild About Love - totally in love with the cutest foxes EVER !
This is the Stamp of the Month for February and I know you will be Wild about Love with them too :O)
This 1st card uses the new Skylark paper and I have added Hollyhock, Desert Sand and Blush ink
 I used the Skylark Chevron ZipStrip behind the title piece which I stamped in Chocolate and colored with a Sweet Leaf Marker.
 I used Babycakes paper on this one and stamped the I Love You saying all over the Colonial White base in 2nd generation Chocolate ink. I stamped the hearts in Sunset ink on Sunset cardstock.
I used the scallop border punch on the paper and the Whisper cardstock and Chocolate cardstock pieces
 Blush Chocolate and Hollyhock again were the perfect combination for this Hey Foxy card and pale green Epoxy Bubbles added a fun touch to the center of the flower and the title piece.
I used the Scallop Border punch on the title piece and its mat.
 Okay I am not quite sure what happened the the photo below - because that is Dessert Sand cardstock for the base and it sure doesn't look like it here !!
Anyway - trust me - it is :O)
And I used the new Ivy Lane paper in this design which was based on a card made by the Uber talented Lisa Stenz.
 Babycakes again on this one - I used the Goldrush Marker and then Liquid Glass on the heart on the tree trunk - CUTE :O)
 I used Ivy Lane paper on this cute Thank You card designed by my dear friend 
Dana Swadling - love it :O)
 More Babycakes Stripe paper and Chocolate and Sunset ink (perfect colors for foxes) for this card - again the Scallop Border punch was used along the bottom and Liquid Glass on the heart.
 And last but not least a card with no foxes - haha - here I used Laughing Lola paper and the Heart stamp along with Crystal Blue and Cotton Candy Ink to make a more modern card 
with not a fox in sight :O)
 Well I hope you like them as much as I like playing with this super cute set.
Make sure you order yours before the end of February :O)
love Sara xxx

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