Creative University Registration Opens Soon!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I have been a busy bee, getting the registration ready for Creative University 2012! I’m so excited to announce that registration will open on October 1st.

Dates: February 16-19, 2012
Location: Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Cost: $249/$299 includes classes, food & lodging

Read all about Creative University on the website.

Registration is currently open for past alumni (a perk of attending!), and will open to the public on October 1. Space is limited to approximately 60 guests.

I am predicting a record setting sell-out this year. Last year it took a few days, this year it may be sold out in one day.

If you plan to attend, register on October 1! Registration opens at 9 am pacific time.

Beautiful location.


Creative Classes.


Delicious food.


Hilarious hi-jinks.

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Little Lindy’s Sale

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lindy’s Stamp Gang is having a sale on all Little Lindy’s kits. Great “try me” collections for gifts, stocking stuffers, or those who love color matching!

Sale Price $11.95
Reg. $14.50
Now through Oct. 1

Click to Shop the Sale!

Watch an in-depth explanation of the products included in a Little Lindy’s kit…


Monday, September 19, 2011

hello butterflies

hello butterfly

I love embellishments that can be customized. The  Just Blooms Flutter paper shapes by Close to My Heart are white with black printing (some are just white), ready for you to color to your heart’s content. Or leave ‘em plain, it’s up to you!

Whatever Wednesday: Painting with Light

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

double click on video to watch on youtube

As a scrapbooker and artist, I can appreciate a truly talented photographer.

Eric Curry is a master at painting with light. I am transfixed watching how he can transform this image of a vintage trailer using multiple shots of the same subject, with carefully placed lighting. The end result is stunning.

While the final photo is created by using digital manipulation to layer all of the lighted photos, this is so much more spectacular than a digitally “ramped up” image using a single shot and clever computer tricks.

Due to copyrights, I cannot show you the photos on my blog except in the video format above. It’s worth watching the video, if only to understand how the photograph was created.

See more of Eric’s photos here.

Slider Card: the Missing Video?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Have you ever gotten half-way through a project, then set it aside to finish later – and completely forgotten about it?

I have to thank Sandra, one of my readers, for asking me about this. I honestly thought I’d finished this video, and yet I didn’t. Well, color me embarrassed.

I should have it up in a few weeks. Thanks for your patience. Like a year of patience.

Fall Colors, with a Hint of Shimmer

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

dreamin card

I’m ready for fall and all its glorious colors! The Dreamin’ paper pack is gorgeous with oranges, yellows, browns and blues, perfect for my fall fix.

I added a bit of glamour to my card with Glitz Spritz in Desert Moon Cactus Gold, from Lindy’s Stamp Gang. I love how it adds a subtle shimmer without changing the color of my stamped images. 

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Speaking of changing colors, did you know that all the Close to My Heart new level 2 paper packs include double sided cardstock weight patterned paper?

Look how easy it is to take the exact same card, shown above, and flip the papers to create a new look.

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Same paper, just used the backside! The hardest part, deciding which side of the gorgeous paper to use.

I know… make one of each!

Labor Day Sale

Monday, September 5, 2011

Lindy’s Stamp Gang is having another fabulous one day sale!

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Get 20% off your entire purchase with the coupon code laborday. Click to shop.

One day only, Monday, Sept. 5.

Great shipping rates and they ship anywhere in the world!

Cricut and Close to My Heart

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Find out why Close To My Heart's Art Philosophy Cricut® Collection is a must-have! With over 700 unique shapes, including rosettes, gift boxes, and lace, you'll learn how to create beautiful artwork with incredible ease.