Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Come Play!

I hope you can join me this Saturday from 10:30 - 12:30 at Paper Niche for a free Make-N-Take.  We’ll use some of Tim Holtz’s goodies to explore the world of die cutting. Along the way, we’ll  see lots of different materials that can be used with the dies. Here’s what you’ll walk away with.

Here’s the “Head’s Up” on the next Workshop at Paper Niche.  I’ll be teaching this class on Saturday, March 29 from 10:00 -2:00.  You can sign up for the class here.  Looks hard, but it’s not, honest! Lots of layering and some fussy cutting make this wall hanging a stunner!

This canvas was done in January at Art-Venture, a 2 day workshop put on by Prima in conjunction with CHA. It is the creation of Frank Garcia, one of Prima’s extremely talented Educators . The paper line is Cartographer, the first collection designed by Frank.  We are extremely excited that he will be teaching 3 classes at the Store in April!  Thanks Frank, for the inspiration for this Workshop!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Happy Tails!

I thought I'd show you a layout I did as part of the Design Team at Paper Niche. Inspiration was the new "Happy Tails" collection and my daughter's 11 year old Cocker Spaniel, Autumn.  Autumn, as the name implies, is a rust colored Cocker and I can't wait to see her photos in this layout.

I started with 2 sheets of the "Bow Wow" paper, trimmed 1/2" off two sides and matted it with a dark teal card stock that matched the collection. The "Dots" paper was cut in half.  I cut the "Stripes" paper into strips and used the puppy paws section of the paper as a border around the "Dots". I inserted eyelets and ran ball chain through it and popped the whole section up with Pop-Dots. The puppy, swirls and title all came from the chipboard sheet. I used the "Jewels" to accent the swirls and one of the collars in the upper right.  The small dogs looking on from the bottom left are the bottom half of the "Jewels" packaging line. Never throw anything away! The puppy's collar was made with a sliver of the off-cut from the red chipboard piece. Enjoy!