Sunday, April 26, 2015

More Jackson Kit Layouts

I did two more pages this week using the paper from Close to my Hearts  
Jackson Workshop on the Go kit.

Layout 5

I made the sign using Cricut cartridge Outdoor Man and ran it through my embosser using a wood grain folder then dusted it lightly with black ink for some dimension. Feed the animals came from the Animal Kingdom cartridge. I just didn't use the word Don't.
Layout 6
 For this I used several stamps that came with the Jackson kit. The first being the arrow tip stamp and I used Juniper ink to add a little detail and to draw the eye across the page.  The larger hexagon is 3" and I used the So Happy Here stamp with Cocoa ink. I masked the words leaving just the edges to stamp with so that I could do some (not so straight) journaling on it. I cut the hexagons using Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge and used real dial size so I could adjust the sizes. The diamond shape element on one of the hexagons also came with the kit.
The strip near the bottom is actually one side of the product description strip that runs along one edge most scrapbook paper. Don't you love it when the paper designer incorporates a design element on one side so the strip doesn't go to waste when cut off. Most of the papers I get from CTMH is like that.
I still have enough paper left over to make at least 1 more layout! I can’t believe how far this packet has gone!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Workshop on the Go

What a week! Hope you all had a wonderful, blessed, Easter. Our weather was wet, cold, and dreary. The day was spent with family though, so our hearts were full of warm sunny smiles that kept the dreary weather at bay. Seeing all the spring color dresses helped me to remember that warmer weather is just around the corner.

 I’ve been busy. I created my first scrapbook pages from Close to my Heart's Workshop on the Go Jackson pack. It came in my new consultant pack. This is the first time I've used a Workshop on the Go scrapbooking kit and I can tell you, I was impressed!
2 Double Page Layouts & still lots of scraps to make cards

OMG! Where were these kits when I first started scrapbooking?  They would have given me a real jump ahead when I was first starting out.  Not that this kit is for beginners only. It helps you create a great layout. Well actually 4 or may be 6 layouts. But if you are a busy person this kit includes all the paper you’ll need, a very nice stamp set, some embellishments and directions for creating your layouts, if you want to use them.  The directions are particularly helpful if you: 
1. Are new to making scrapbook pages.

2. Have a creative block. Yes, we ALL get them on occasion.

3. Love the paper but can’t decide what direction to go with it.

4. Don’t have time to have a scrapbooking marathon.
5. Need a springboard to help you dive into a project you want to do 
All you need are your photos, adhesive, stamping ink, scissors and about an hour of your time. The hexagons and trees where cut using the Cricut Artbooking collection. I don't have that cartridge so I used Create a Critter for the trees, Freshly Picked for FarmFresh, Winter Woodland for the hexagons.


 As you can see you don't have to use these as a double layout. Both pages can stand on their own.

Next week I am going to a craft retreat with my sister, my daughter, and her mother-in-law. I am really looking forward to the getaway. I'll be posting pictures next time so come back and hear all about our crafty weekend.
TIP:  to make my paper go further I cut the center out of the cardstock I am using for a background border. This is the back of the brown cardstock I used for the border around the colonial white scrapbook page. I got enough to make a card or mat several smaller photos.