variation on a theme

So in my previous post, I shared a closer look at the pages that we make in my Silhouette: Just Add Color class. And once I took senior photos of my baby, Jordan (what? she's graduating???), I knew I wanted to show how to use those same techniques and shapes and color matching on a new page. I'm not exactly a big fan of reinventing the wheel every time, so this was fun away to modify my wheel--rather than reinvent it. I like the idea of using the same elements over and over, but in a different way or in [...]

October 31st, 2012|pages|8 Comments

a closer look at ‘just add color’

I thought that today might be a good day to share the full pages from my Silhouette class, Just Add Color. Each of the items you see here for these pages are made or modified all within the class. I also show you how to get colors to match your photos or to create fun new color schemes from different resources. Basically, when all is said and done, this class is all about getting the most out of your shapes, your colors, learning how to create new shapes, using great fonts, and all sorts of good stuff! With the exception [...]

October 29th, 2012|classes|15 Comments

new kit: inFORMS

You know, I love having options for journaling. I like being able to use something beyond just the ordinary 'type it up and print it out' method. Combine that with my love for office supplies? Um yeah, this is what you get:   This kit is perfect for working with Project Life because the journaling cards come in 4x6 and 3x4 sizes. But of course you can use these for your pages, cards, projects...whatever floats your boat! But wait . . . there's more! (you know how I love to say that) Not only can you use these as a [...]

October 25th, 2012|digital kits|4 Comments

what’s old–or broken–is new again

Or at least I hope so. I have to say, I've had a very interesting past few days. I was feeling so danged good on Saturday when we cleaned out the garage and I did some cleaning in my bedroom...getting rid of the stacks of things that had accumulated on my dresser. And lest we not forget the major purging of my closet that I'd done just a few days before. I was so happy. Then chaos began. We'd been having phone-cable-internet problems in that it just wasn't working, or it would pop up for a while and then get [...]

October 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments

need directions?

I'm an arrow collector.I think they add such a fun element to your project.So many styles, so many designs. It's never-ending. So that's why I'm so excited about this new kit: Need Directions? And I have to say, speaking of never-ending, I could have gone on and on with this kit.Will probably warrant a 'Need More Directions?" someday. ;) Lots of possibilities to play with this! And you know me and variety, I like both a straight edge and a rounded edge. I couldn't decide which one I wanted when designing, so, by golly, I just included both! Design tip [...]

October 18th, 2012|digital shapes, video tutorials|12 Comments

meet: naomi atkins

Hey everyone . . .I'm so excited for today! Help me welcome our newest creative team member Miss Naomi Atkins! I first saw Naomi's work a few months ago when she shared a page (using one of my shapes) with me. It was beautiful! Wanna see it too? Yeah . . . well . . .  it's on the cover of September's Scrapbook Trends Magazine! Is that not just gorgeous?? And her daughter...the lighting...hello! Beautiful!In case you hadn't guessed it, she's an amazing photographer too! Shall we see what she made for us?   [ Shapes | This+That: Autumn ('finding [...]

October 17th, 2012|naomi atkins, pages|4 Comments

i’ve become a paper snob, i think.

So during the big school rush in August, I went to Walmart and purchased some composition notebooks. That's when they have the cutest stuff available dontcha know. I came home with these two books in my bag. color. I was bound and determined to have color, not black and white as per my usual notebook insanity choices. Remember this ensemble? Their purpose? One was to be my new idea book and right-hand tool in my creative life and the other was to be my holding place for all the words and phrases I need to save--in a much more organized [...]

October 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|10 Comments

winners + classes

Goodness gracious!Looks like there's quite a few of you who are excited about this class!I can't blame ya, I think it's gonna be awesome! So, ya wanna know who the winner of the Studio Calico class is? Well, that would be: ASHLEY STARKEY - OCTOBER 13, 2012 - 3:24 PMMy name is Ashley and I’m from beautiful Oregon!! I’m in LOVE with using arrows and circles on my layouts right now!!! I Really love all the different arrow/circle backgrounds too… they are so fabulous!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win a spot in this class… it looks [...]

October 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

studio calico blog hop

Welcome! I'm so excited for the Studio Calico blog hop today!It's a BIG day! Lots of goodies to share! As you may or may not know (depending on if you're new here ;) ), I am a huuuge Silhouette fan! Digital cutting in general is just an ever-so dreamy way to scrap for me. I could live scrap on cardstock and Silhouette alone. And now, Studio Calico + Susan Weinroth have a brand new Silhouette class called Cut It Out.  The teachers in this class are phenomenal! Even our very own creative team members Nichol Magouirk and Robyn Werlich can [...]

October 12th, 2012|pages|259 Comments

here kitty kitty

We went 20+ years without a pet.You can't really count hermit crabs or fish as a pet, can you? Then all of a sudden, about 3 1/2 years ago,We got this little guy. He's a quirky little cat. Okay wait, he's not so little--in the immortal words of Helena Bonham Carter in Alice In Wonderland, "I love my fat boy." (I do think he's losing a little weight since cutting back on his food though. ;) ) His ears are larger in proportion to his head and somehow the end of his tail must have had some kind of trauma [...]

October 10th, 2012|digital shapes|3 Comments