Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Work It Out!

Been hard at work the last couple of weeks now that I'm back at it! Below are some of the fun things I've been making!

Shadow box for a friend's new baby

Another new baby shadow box

Halloween party invitations

Examples for my upcoming paper pumpkin class at JoAnn Fabric

A friend watched Jack for me the other day so as a thank you, I made her cards with her kitties on them! :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Work Day!

My husband was on duty for the first time in a while so I took the opportunity to get some work done! Below are some of the highlights! 

I made almost 20 cards and then gave up working and watched Downton Abbey. haha Hope everyone else is having a productive night!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sneak Peek!

Hello again!

I've been so busy recently, between visitors from home, my husband being here and away a few times, and the holidays- I think everyone can sympathize with that last one! So today, to make up for being so busy, I really put my nose to the grindstone and banged out a few designs for Lila's Scrapbooking and More. This is a quick sneak peek at what's coming to her store in the next couple weeks!

First up, Authentique's Renew line:

Next, more Authentique, this time their "Seasons: Spring"line!

And lastly, the brand new, just announced "Hope", also from Authentique!

Whew! Exhausting afternoon, but I got a lot done! Go in to Lila's to see the designs in person!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tutorial Demand

Hey everyone! Glad to hear that you all liked the leaf tutorial I posted yesterday! I've had a couple requests for tutorials and I will do my best to get them together this week. The first request was for a basics of layout creation tutorial, and the other for more about inking.

I don't profess to be an expert at layouts, (I don't really profess to be an expert at much, except chocolate chip cookies, maybe) but I'll make a video that gives you the highlights of how I create a layout and you can take what you like from it, and leave what you don't. It's always nice to have a little guidance, especially when you are first getting started! I'll also include a little bit about what items you should buy if you are thinking about getting into scrapbooking, grouping them by necessities and accessories so you can manage your initial investment into what can be a very expensive hobby.

If you guys have other suggestions, let me know! I'd be happy to make more tutorials or answer questions.

Have a great day and check back soon for another tutorial!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Leaf Tutorial!

Hey guys!

I thought that since I had a little down time this afternoon between projects, I'd make a quick video tutorial on realistic-looking fall leaves for your fall projects. I LOVE fall (have I said that in every blog post since September started? If not, just a reminder, I LOVE FALL), so I love all the autumnal projects I get to make through the season. Check it out below and let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

All You Need Is Love

Making some cards for some upcoming meetings and I love this one so much, I want to keep it for myself. Not even keep it and then give it to a couple-- just keep it. Haha

I used some pretty corkscrew paper from Lila's and a lovely new stamp I just picked up. Pretty sweet little card in warm colors! 

Branching Out!

Hey, everyone- how is this fall weather treating you? Here in western Washington, we are enjoying some very pretty weather, sunny and in the upper 60's during the day and nice and cool at night. Autumn is my favorite time of year!

I've been out pounding the pavement for McLion, working on getting local businesses to carry McLion Design products. So far, two shops in Mukilteo are/ will be carrying our items in store, Mukilteo Chocolate Company (where we've had cards for months now) and Red Cup Cafe, also in Mukilteo. I'll also be working part time with the Chocolate Company, making some holiday packaging and generally helping out. Jan, the owner, is a fellow Navy spouse and we have to stick together, you know. I have a couple meetings with wine shops/ wine bars here in the next couple of days, as well. Movin' on up, folks!

Also, and I just shared this on Facebook as well, but here is a Halloween-themed tag I made for a housewarming gift I recently gave away. Check it!

I think it turned our pretty cute! 

Have a lovely week, everyone!