Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Lucy Chesna Sketch

The Visiting Therapists and I were blessed with a sketch JUST FOR US by the wonderful Lucy Chesna. THANKS LUCY! You can find all of Lucy's sketches at My Sketch World. We asked Lucy for a sketch that could be used for cards AND layouts. Look at what she came up with!

PERFECT for either a card or a layout!

Here is a layout by our Visiting Therapist Nicole Wise:

I love how Nicole painted and inked the chipboard leaves from the November kit. Aren't they beautiful?

Here is a card by... ME! :D

Here is another layout by our Visiting Therpist Arlene:

Look at that BEAUTIFUL blinged out butterfly! If you look you can see the sequins from the Making Memories Vintage findings kit. Don't you LOVE it?

... and... one more card by... ME again! ;)

I hope you can tell that I made my leaf into a butterfly. :)

If you haven't all ready, be sure to check out the BEAUTIFUL November kit! It's perfect for all of your fall pictures! (for those of you, unlike me, who live where you actually HAVE fall!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Let's just ride that piggy again!

Sandi got this to me last night and unfortunately work got in the way of me posting it right away but came home to get it up tonight. Sandi did this adorable card with another one of the Maya Road Flash Cards - she too decorated her card on a card and isn't it adorable!

Piggy backin' on those Sheers!

I wanted to jump on Debbie's bandwagon and talk to ya about the
cool and hip Maya Road Sheers in this month's kit.
You know what I like best about them?
Using them for something they aren't "normally" used for!
That's right, you know me...
I love to take normal things and use them for something else!
And the coolest part? What I do with them isn't rocket science! Ha.
Anyone can do what I do cause I don't have the knack of stepping out of the box,
but I can use something differently and so can you!

Here you can see I just used it as an added embellishment to the other
cool stuff in the kit. I wanted to use it as a journaling tag, but use the elements in the kit
for my journaling up on top.

This one I just cut, cause I wanted to savor all the Sheers I had!
I used it as a frame for the ticket in the kit here and just stapled it all
on the page!

Remember getting out of our boxes doesn't mean coming up with the latest and greatest!
It just means that you can do what you do with what you go!
Now go get those Sheers and rock them out!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Maya Road rocks the Flash Card Sheers!

I love these little flash cards that Maya Road puts out - they are so versatile and work so well on a page or a card. For mine I used the card as a palette for layering even more of the goodies Lynn put in our kit this month. Most of them contain a sentiment which can serve as the sentiment on your card or to express a sentiment you wish to add as your journaling tag. Just can't say enough good things about this kit this month. Check out the paper leaves and little pumpkin! Then add the chipboard leaves which I rubbed with some metallic rub I have had around here forever. Even the title Fall is a My Little Bicycle Felt Sticker. Thanks for stopping by and stayed tuned for more work from the Design Team showing off the wonderful goodies we received in the kit this month

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Making Memories Vintage Findings kit

What a fun little kit! It's chock full of bits and pieces to create with! On this layout, the glittery branches, leaves, peacock teal piece of paper, pumpkin, metallic thread and kraft journal paper with ribbon are all from the kit! I took out the ribbons from the kraft journal paper and replaced the red ribbon with the orange lace from the November kit. I also stitched around the kraft journal paper with the metallic thread from the MM vintage findings kit.

I know that you will have alot of fun coming up with creative uses for each little piece!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


...and fall is in the air

I want to point out that the Design Team picked out the papers this month, so please be sure to let them know how much you like them. I am so pleased with how the kit has turned out and want to thank them for picking such great papers. The kit is perfect for fall and Thanksgiving layouts. And our Visiting Therapist Nicole Wise has shown us that it's great for school picture layouts as well.

First I want to say as many of you know that I am not a big sticker person but I am finding that I love love love the word fetti type of stickers. And the Autumn Bliss stickers from My Little Yellow Bicycle are right up there at the top of my favorites list. Along with that are the felt stickers from MLYB. They are beautiful!

Oh and I am so in love with the new Maya Road items. Wait until you see them in real life -so much better than images from the internet. Everything is in full packages so you'll have plenty to use for this month and the next few.

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving. And be sure to let loved ones know that a subscription from I AM A Scrapaholic makes a great holiday gift.