Snow Angel – a technique-laden layout

I left some samples at CHA.  Egads.  And I didn't take pictures.  Double egads.  So... among these I had to remake this layout which is part of my current teaching roster.  It's a single page layout - but baby, I'm pouring on the techniques with this one.   First we pull out the Glimmer Mist and Misting Screens (snowflakes) and … [Read more...]

Acrylic Hybrid Pages – a preview…

Here's something new for you!  In December, I was working like the mad scientist in the craft lab and experimented and came up with a way to PRINT directly onto acrylic XL shapes from Clearscraps using my inkjet printer.  I displayed the results for the first time at the CHA trade show in Anaheim. Everything but the pictures themselves is printed directly … [Read more...]

Frosty the Snowman card

Here in Connecticut, we've gotten 9 inches of snow today.  Mother Nature decided to do it big for the first real snowstorm of the season!  No little dusting would do.  The trees are full.  The puppy's fur is full of little balls of snow as we sit by the fire 'melting' together.  But my driveway is, thankfully, plowed.  However I have no … [Read more...]

Color and Texture Challenges

  It started simply enough - the task was to make a winter-themed swap card.  I hadn't planned to make any at the crop I was attending -- but then I got in a coloring mood.  So out came the Copic Markers and I attacked a sweet little Gerber baby-ish image in a Crafty Secrets holiday set.  I decided that I wanted to use it on the card. So dig dig dig in the tote … [Read more...]