Friday, July 30, 2010

August Workshop- "Passages"

At the August workshop class we will be creating 3 beautiful 2-page 12x12 layouts using the 4th and final  new Reflections Level 2 paper packet from the summer 2010 idea book.  I feel that the theme of passages is appropriate as sadly summer is winding down and we are gearing up for school to begin again.  Don't worry we will go out with a bang!

I will admit this wasn't my favorite paper packet, judgment based solely from the catalog, but by the time I finished creating these layouts I had become a huge fan!  this paper is very versatile as you can see by the titles of each of my layout. (I know you can't see the pictures but I have them ordered and on their way and the journaling and titles are already done. I will re-post the layouts once the pictures are on.)  I also really enjoyed the opportunity to use a stamp set that normally I would not have bought.  I love the keys and locks from the exclusive set the comes only in the passages workshop on the go kit.

Now you might be asking yourself "How can I get my hands on this great kit?"  Well that is easy! I have listed the shopping list below.  You can either shop online anytime from my website or call or email me today and I would be happy to help you with your order. Now that you know how to get these great products you might be asking, "How can I create these great layouts?" I can help you with that.  You can either come to my class on the 17th or 19th of August from 6:30 until 9:30 or you can create these layouts at home with the help of the workshop guide that comes in the basic kit and Close To My Heart's amazing how to books!  Orders for the workshop need to be to me by Tuesday, August 3, 2010. I can't wait to hear from you!!!

Shopping List

BASIC Kit G1010  $32.85 Value You Pay $29.95!!

BETTER (Basic Kit + More Accessories) $41.85
Add ons:
* Stamp pad colors used Barn Red, Brown Bag, Cocoa
 **All prices including kit prices are before shipping and tax

Nicole Norris

Monday, July 26, 2010

Photography Class- 3/4 of the way through

Today I am going to share a few more photos I took over the weekend for my class.  I have been LOVING all the things I have learned and can't wait to scrapbook some of these pictures! Speaking of scrapbooking, I am working on the August workshop layouts as we speak.  I will post them asap. Enjoy!

In Utah we celebrate Pioneer Day on the 24th of July.  The kids played with some sparklers and I played with my camera. I love knowing how to use my camera!

This is my sweet baby Allie who turned one last month.  I have decided that she is at a difficult age to photograph because she isn't walking and can't do very much.  I was very limited on posing options.

Mikele is very fun to photograph.  She is always pulling funny faces and shows so much personality.  I have Adobe Lightroom and used one of their presets on this photo to adjust the coloring.

I dragged my family up on campus to take pictures around Old Main.  There is a great view of the valley and I couldn't help but take this picture of the Logan LDS Temple.

I saved the best for last.  I love this picture of my son.  He told me he wasn't going to smile because he was looking "cool" instead.  I have to agree he looks pretty cool!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Card Swap- Birthday Theme

I love using up supplies! For this month's card swap group our theme was birthday cards.  I made this card using products that I had in my stash.  I did not buy a single thing. The paper is from the Perfect Day paper packet, the ribbon from a previous creative basics pack and the stamp set is called It's Your Day.  I added a little sparkle to the card with CTMH's Glitz Glitter Glue. The actual design of the card was inspired by my friend Lynette and was just adapted to the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size.
  On another note. You have 2 more days to sign up for the Clearly Splendor card class.  I have 3 spots left so email or call me asap!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Clearly Splendor Card Class!

I am so excited about this upcoming card class.  I had so much fun playing with these clear cards!!! Here is the information and date and time of the class.

Basic Kit - Make 8 "Clearly" stunning cards (8 different designs)
  • "A Posy" stamp set ($7.95 value)
  • 2 sheets of Colonial White cardstock
  • 8 Cello envelopes
  • 4 sheets of B&T paper
  • ribbon
  • 8- 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 cards: 4 square, 4 scalloped circles ($8.95 value)
  • Basic Brad assortments ($4.95)
 Basic Kit $28.00

 Double Your Fun!!! Order 8 more cards (2 each of 8 designs) 
for $10.00 more! Make the duplicates yourself or invite a friend to make them with you.
 Items you need to bring:
  • scissors ($9.95)
  • adhesive- I recommend glue dots and tombow
  • 3-D foam tape ($5.95)
  • Piercing tool and push pad ($5.95)
  • Optional: stamp pads in the following colors- moonstruck, topiary, goldrush and heavenly blue ($5.25 each)

Other items you might be interested in
  • Wishes Card Confidence Book $21.95
  • D1283 Say It in Style acrylix stamp set $22.95
  • D1258 Friendship Word Puzzle acrylix stamp set  $22.95
  • D1422 Happy Forever July stamp of the month $22.95 or less

Class Date and Time: Wednesday, July 28th 2010 
from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, July 15, 2010

June Booktable Layout

I would have posted my Booktable layout sooner but I didn't have the pictures yet.  They finally came so here you go.  I have to say I really thought this paper from Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel line is adorable.  Of course I added my own Close To My Heart touch with our foam numbers and I embossed the title and words along the right hand page.  The buttons are from SEI.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Workshop Class

Did you think I had fallen off the planet? I was doing so well at posting on a regular basis and then life happened. Well I am back and I hope I can get back into my routine. So to celebrate getting back on track I am posting the layouts we will be making at this month's workshop class.  If you would like to create these layouts check out the shopping list below the pictures. If you would like to join in the fun and attend the class or if you have any questions please feel free to call or email me!

July Workshop “Zippidee” Shopping List
Zippidee Basic Kit (includes Zippidee Level 2 paper packet, Ticket to Ride stamp set, Dimensional Elements Stars and workshop guide), Black Hemp, Holiday Craft Buttons, Finishing Files and Zippidee Fancy Fuzz.
Add ons:
D1409 July SOM: Happy Forever
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet
Z1151 3D Foam Tape
Z679 Liquid Glass

* Stamp pad colors used Desert Sand, Cranberry, Honey & Indian Corn Blue

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Photography Class- Day 1

I have been looking forward to July for months because I signed up to take a photography class with my friend Tracy from a local photographer.  Her name is Brooke Snow and you can check out her work and classes at her website. Well today finally arrived.  I new it would! I had my first class. Yippee!!! It was all I hoped it would be and more. So I am only going to share one photo with you, well maybe two that I took today with my new found knowledge. Enjoy!

Warning: if you live close by, I am armed (with my camera of course) and DANGEROUS!!! 

 “ You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. – William Albert Allard

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Stamp of the Month

   If you thought I had fallen off the planet you were almost right! I actually have been out of town at girls camp followed by youth conference followed by Allie's birthday followed by the Cherry-O Birthday card class followed by find my house followed by finally updating my blog. Wow what a crazy 10 days!!!
   Before we all head off to celebrate the 4th of July I wanted to post this very cute card sent to me by my friend and up-line Karen Pedersen.  She used the July stamp of the month (D1423-Happy Forever) that has to be my favorite from the summer 2010 idea book!  She also used paper from the splendor paper packet.  Here is her complete supply list:

CTMH products used: White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Splendor Level 2 Paper Pack (X7124B), Jingle Level 2 Paper Pack (X7115B), Black Stamp Pad (Z2105), Watercolor Pencils (3505), Blending Pen (3174), Corner Rounder (Z578), Brads Essential Assortment (Z1219).

 You can get your hands on this adorable stamp set the following ways:
  • earn it FREE when you spend $100 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • earn it for 75% off ($5.74) when you spend $75 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • earn it for 50% off ($11.74) when you spend $50 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • earn it for 25% off ($17.21) when you spend $25 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • purchase it for full retail price ($22.95)
Just head on over to my website and order your adorable little Hedgehogs today!