Friday, September 30, 2011

Take time to be Grateful For your Friendships...

Next Friday I will be teaching a new envelope mini album during my regular Friday and Saturday Ustream class. I have two kits available, a Friendship theme and a Gratitude theme. Both versions feature Bo Bunny paper collections: Garden Girl and Forever Fall. Both are saturated with rich color and are ...well...totally YUMMY!

This kit is the Gratitude Version featuring the Forever Fall Collection

This kit is the Friendship Version featuring the Garden Girl Collection

The kits are already up on the website and the pattern is nearly done and will be up Monday morning.

Join us tonight at 7pm Pacific time while we make the Mantel Clock project. I will show a sneak peek of this new album. It's super fast and easy - perfect for those "gotta have now" gifts!

See you tonight!!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finally!! The Clock patterns are up!!

The CHA Clock pattern is up on my website. My apologies for the delay. It is a detailed, photo heavy pattern, so it took some time. All ordered kits have shipped. Those shipped to domestic addresses should arrive in time for class.

The Stacking Cubes Challenge is posted on my Ning site. Click on the logo on my side bar to go directly there. There will be two Forums to post your project - one for projects using Graphic 45 paper and one for those using other manufacturer's papers. Make sure to post in the correct forum and NOT the general photo album. See the info on the Ning site later today with all the details. The randomly selected winners will be announced on October 12th on my regular Wednesday Ustream show, here on my blog and the Ning site. Graphic 45 has generously donated the prize package that will be given to the winner in the Graphic 45 catagory and I will provide a similar prize for the Other Manufacturer's catagory.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We're havin' a Blog hop!

The Graphic 45 Design Team is having a BLOG HOP this week!
For Summer CHA this year, Diane Schultz (the super fab head of Graphic 45) asked each of the DT member to create a treat bag with the Magic of Oz collection.

The always generous Graphic 45 is offering two awesome Magic of Oz gift packs as prizes this week! To win one of these awesome prizes, just click on over to the featured design team member's blog each day and leave a comment. Graphic 45 will choose two random winners from the design team member's blog comments and announce them on Friday, September 30th! Check out this amazing prize! A Magic of Oz 12x12 paper pad, Chipboard Button Staples, 3 chipboards from Imaginarium Designs, and some beautiful bling by Want2Scrap! Remember, there's two chances to win this week! (See the see the linked schedule below)

Here's my bag:

In the center is a tunnel opening that is about 3" deep with all the main characters from the wizard of Oz.

Here's the schedule for the week.
Lynette Carrol:
Jane Tregenza:

Laura Denison:
Robin Shakoor:
Tara Orr:

Sherry Cheever:
Jack & Cat Curio:
Nicole Eccles:

Nancy Wethington:
Hilde Janbroers:
Yuka Hino:

Melanie Forbes:
Gloria Stengel:

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to increase your chances to win!

The Stacking Cubes Challenge is still ON!
Watch the blog later today for the rules and location! It may end up on the Ning site as I am having trouble trying to figure out how to get the Face book "thing" to work the way I need it to....

Have an awesome day!!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mantle Clock

The kits for the Mantle Clock similar to the one I made for Tim Holtz Winter 2011 CHA booth are up on my website. They will be ready to start shipping on Monday and Tuesday. It looks like the pattern should go up on the website sometime on Tuesday.

Here is the clock in a lighter version than the CHA version.

The kits allow you to choose to make yours darker like the original of light like this one as well as a couple of tones in between! There are two options: with or without the configuration boxes.

Here's the original.....

The Stacking Cube challenge rules will go up tomorrow.... still trying to figure out the Facebook thing!

Have an awesome week.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Honeycomb Accordion Bound album patterns are up!

The patterns for tomorrow nights Honeycomb Accordion Bound Album Ustream class are up on my website.

Class will begin at 7pm Pacific time. Part 2 will be on Saturday at 10 am Pacific time. Here's a peak at the album:

It's going to be tons of fun! See you tomorrow night!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stacking Photo Cubes Dimensions

I had a blast during the Ustream show today!! Thank to Charee at Graphic 45 for joining us! Here is the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium version that we started on the show today....

Below are the dimensions as promised for the boxes:

Largest Box
Cut (5) 4" x 4" chip board squares. Cut a centered 1/8" x 1 1/8" notch in 4 of the squares
Cut (4) 7/16' x 3 3/4" chip board strips for raised box bottom
Cut (4) 1" x 3 3/4" card stock strips, score and fold in half down the length for joint strips

Middle Box
Cut (5) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" chip board squares Cut a centered 1/8" x 7/8" notch in 4 of the squares
Cut (4) 7/16' x 3 1/4" chip board strips for raised box bottom
Cut (4) 1" x 3 1/4" card stock strips, score and fold in half down the length for joint strips

Smallest Box
Cut (5) 3" x 3" chip board squares
Cut (4) 1" x 2 3/4" card stock strips, score and fold in half down the length for joint strips

Cut (1) 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" chip board squares. Cut a 2 1/2" centered square from the middle.
Cut (4) 1" x 4 1/8" chip board for sides
Cut (4) 3/4" x 1" card stock strips, score and fold in half down the length for joint strips
Cut (4) 1" x 4 1/8" card stock strips, score and fold in half down the length for joint strips

The Stacking Photo Cube were such a hit that we are going to have a challenge over on my Ning site. Stay tuned on Friday for the details!

Enjoy the rest of your week!


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stacking Photo Cubes Ustream....

Because of the overwhelmingly positive response to the Stacking Photo Cubes shown on the Graphic 45 blog yesterday, I will be teaching you all how I made them on tomorrow's (September 21) regularly scheduled Ustream class at noon Pacific time.

I will show you a Halloween version and we will make a Christmas version in class. This an extremely versatile project that will work with nearly ANY theme.

For the class, you will need medium weight chip board, paper, optional edge punches, and paper of your choice (Graphic 45, of course!)

Tag! it's Tuesday....

I just posted a new tag... well, actually it is one of the post cards from the Tag! You're it! Album... on Youtube.

Fun little butterflies made form leaf punches.

Gee, do ya think I may have been working on an Autumn Album???

Here's the video.

See you all tomorrow for the What's Up Wednesday LIVE! Ustream class at 12 noon Pacific time. Click the Ustream logo on my sidebar to go directly to my channel.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Blog Hop TODAY...

...and the rest of this week! Check out the Graphic 45 blog today to see what I came up with for the blog hop between Graphic 45 and Fiskars.

Both design teams are extremely talented so you can look forward to a full week of awesome craftiness!

(Pssst! Before you ask.... I WILL be showing you how to make this fun project soon! It can be made into a Halloween, Christmas, Baby, Birthday, Valentine, Mothers Day, ANY day themed project....)

Have an awesome week and enjoy the hop!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hall Pass Patterns ARE up on the website!

My website guru got the pattern up before she took off for a week to get married. She is the best!!! The patterns are available on my website.

All of the kits ordered so far are shipped and should arrive in time for class if you are in the US. Everyone who ordered the kits will receive there download link today as well. I do still have kits still available on the website.

Class will be at 7pm Pacific on Friday on Ustream. See you then!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

REVISED Crayon Box Dimensions Sheet

I posted the REVISED dimension sheets right after the show on Friday (see below). I had left off a couple of dimensions and had a couple of minor revisions. Make sure you have the revised Dimension sheets before you start your project.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Crayon Box Memory Album

This Crayon Box Album was featured on the Graphic 45 blog as one of my G45 Design Team projects a few weeks ago. I was overwhelmed with requests to show how I made this fun we will be making it tonight on my regular Ustream show.

Rather than having a pattern available for purchase, I am posting the dimensions here on my blog for you to print for yourself and follow along on Ustream. To print, click on the photo of the dimensions. It will open in a separate window that you can then print out.

During the show I will show you how to assemble the box and the the little accordion albums inside the little inside boxes. Here's what you will need:

Black heavy cardstock or poster board (two 12 x 12 or equivalent)
Kraft card stock for inner boxes (three 8 1/2 x 11 sheets)
Graphic 45 "ABC Primer" paper in 12 x 12 (8 x 8 will work)
Black card stock for accordion albums (three 8 1/2 x 11 or equivalent)
1" circle punch

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Quick note...

I have had several emails about this so I thought I should make a note of it here. The Hall Pass patterns (AND kits) were delayed when the class was delayed. I had to stop working on the pattern to get the Crayon Box instructions ready. The pattern will be up on the website by Monday at the latest (hopefully before). I announced this on Ustream but should have posted it here as well.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The White Album

I have decided to change up my Wednesday Usteam show a bit. I have been working on older projects to finish them up. Sounds like a great idea, but this morning I was not "feeling" any of the projects under consideration. So instead, Wednesdays are going to become a "whatever Laura feels like working on" kind of day.

Today on my Ustream show I started a new project....The White Album. This project is a challenge. I will be using only white base materials (card stock, ribbon, flowers, etc.) I am then using any technique and/or embellishing products (ink, paint, embossing, stamps, die cuts, etc.) to make a Halloween album. Here is the first page....

Everything here started out stark white. I used a variety of Distress ink colors to create the backgrounds and the paper for the die cut elements. During the show I made the page itself. I was having so much fun that I made the tags for the pockets after the show was over. Next Wednesday I think we might work on the cover.

On Friday morning I will be posted the supplies and cutting instructions/dimensions for the Crayon Box Album. I decided not to do a pattern for you to purchase but rather I will post the dimensions here on the the blog in time for you to print out the info.

See you on Friday! (7 pm Pacific time)


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hall Pass Mini Album

My kids go back to school on Tuesday. YEAH!!! Both are starting new schools so we have had orientation sessions this week. Both are getting excited (not more than Mom though...Ha! Ha!) To celebrate back to school, I have a new mini album coming up on Ustream on the 16th and 17th of September.

This Back to School mini fits into....

...a locker! This one is perfect for any age or grade.

I am still finishing up the mini that fits inside and will post some photo's when it is done.

I have two kits available on my website: a primary colored one with the Simple Stores Collection Elementary and a cool collection from Fancy Pants collection called Off to School.

I will be finishing up the pattern over the weekend and it will be sent to all who order the kits. It will be available as a pattern on my website by Monday, Sept. 12.

Tomorrow night we will be finishing up the Trunk Full of Memories project with the file album (7pm Pacific). On Saturday (10 am Pacific) , we will be making a storage box for the files.

See you all then!!