Sunday, May 22, 2016

Oh How I Love Calypso Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog for this months Hop with the Stampers With An Attitude group.  We are making projects with the Calypso paper line and/or beach themes.  I wasn't sure at first if I would like the Calypso paper theme - say Hello pink flamingo's!  :-)   but turns out I LOVED  playing with them!

Welcome if you are coming from Melinda's blog!   I hope you will check out my projects below and then hop all the way through the entire Hop - we have 10 Close to My Heart Consultants participating this month - please leave some love in the Comments for each of them.

My first project is my very first shaker card. I made this with my monthly Club gals - we are looking for more Members for our Club so please e-mail me if you are interested in the details about joining us!

My next project is a scrapbook layout.  I was looking at the layout on page 26 of the Seasonal Expressions book and started laying some scraps down from my card project and this layout sort of built itself.  I LOVE when that happens!   I used one B&T sheet and one Cotton Candy sheet of cardstock for my base pages.  Wasn't sure how I would like the "mismatched " base pages but I think it's fine, don't you?!

Do you usually use matching base pages or mix them up? Leave us a comment about that!
Here are all the embellishments that came with the Calypso Workshop Your Way  - aren't they yummy?!

AND LAST nite I made a pineapple Planner Layout!  SO FUN!  

OK - thanks for looking at my artwork - now click  HERE  to see what Tammy has in store for us with Calypso and the Beach.  Enjoy the other 9 Blogs and came back and join us again next month!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

My Big 50!!

So.... way back on 2/28 I did a couple of Easter cards with Close to My Hearts Penelope paper line and I told you I was going to do a layout in my Planner which I posted on 4/27 and also I showed a pile of paper and embellishments that I'd planned to use for a layout.  I ended up putting 3 layouts together for my birthday in March and I love how they turned out!   I did just one page at a time so you could see as much detail as possible.   I apologize for the less than stellar photos - I'm strugglign with trying to make those turn out better!  

First 2-page spread - Left:

Second 2-page spread - Left:

Third 2-page layour - Left:

Thanks for looking and sharing in my birthday just a bit  :-)   I appreciate your comments if you have any and please be sure to check back and/or signup for my e-mail notifications for my next post.