Tuesday 31 January 2012


It is that time of year CHA winter so all the manufacturer are releasing there new products and let me tell you there is some funky stuff out there- the creative juices are flowing but now i have to wait for all my pre-orders to start to arrive but i can but the ideas into motion- so stay tune

Page i worked on this weekend- i can get enough of sewing

Friday 20 January 2012

October Afternoon-Farmhouse paper collection

LOVE LOVE THIS PAPER COLLECTION- it has that old feel to it but is still bright and bold colors and reminds me of grandma wallpaper.

So i designed two layout for my living room, so they matchy but aren't too matchy matchy.  I don't like things to be too matchy matchy.  They both have the same idea of creating an interesting detailed background, using stitching and making a background pattern with paper, and of course both use chipboard but i have to have chipboard in every layout i do a layout is not complete without chipboard!!!



I start my making the background- i like to layer several pieces of paper together first- distressing and inking paper- usually make inside paper 0.25" smaller around all sides, sew them together, i don't attempt to make straight lines instead wavy and use differnt stitches to add more interest.  On layout A i used the chicken wire chipboard also as a template and used a combination of glimmer mist and perfect pearl mist to create the background pattern.  On both i created another pattern by cutting paper into A- honeycomb B- argyl distress and ink edges, i don't like a complete pattern so i remove some sections makes it look older and worn, sew on, now layer everything on top.

My other favorite from these layouts is i didn't use the chicken wire as a full piece instead ripped it apart and layered on top in corners- i don' believe you should every be afraid to rip materials there is no law that says you need to use in their as is shape!!!

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Graphic 45 Layout

Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue- super fun line with lots of bold colors but also neutrals that is great for layering. The paper also has great patterns that can be fussy cut out for embellishments on the page- angel fish, beach label, and stamps.  Finishing touches with Graphic 45 chipboard tags, and prima flowers

Sunday 8 January 2012


1.  Starting blogging more with items and new designs i have come up with
2. lose weight (every women's resolution)
3. go to church at least once a month.

let see if i can do it!!!