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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sunflower Studio – Coming Soon!

Sunflower Studio in Livonia, MI - Coming Soon!

After struggling with a lack of affordable locations to hold crops & workshops I've decided (with a little bit of a nudge and a lot of support from my husband, Rich) to buy a building! This space will not just be for my croppers - it's for others, too.
I hope to rent the space for an affordable price. Affordability is my main goal as well is a functional/comfortable space. I hope to make it as easy as possible for CM Advisors, Kiwi Lane Instructors & others to hold their events at the studio, too. Check in to the Studios page on Facebook for updates and to share your thoughts about what you’d like to see happen at the Studio!

Sunflower Studio in Livonia, MI - Coming Soon!
29820 Joy Road in Livonia, Michigan

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A blank canvas – renovations starting soon!!

CLS Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's (CLS) Fall Blog Hop! Bundle up and grab something warm to drink as we celebrate fabulous fall!  

If you’re hopping in order, you’ve arrived from Fran’s blog.  At the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Noreen’s blog. Be sure to visit each stop – there are lots of  wonderful ideas being shared!  (More info, including the complete list of Blog Hop stops, is at the bottom of this post.) CLS Fall Blog HopToday I’m sharing a fun little pumpkin made using products from Creative Memories and featuring the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack.  If you search Pinterest you’ll see all sorts of ways to make these, some pretty labor intensive but I think I’ve figured out how to make this rather quickly.  I’m a lazy efficient scrapbooker! Winking smile

To make the pumpkin as shown above, cut 8 strips (I cut them 12” x 1”) from the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack.  Lay them out as shown below, adhering each strip to the one beneath it. Use the Repositionable Adhesive so you can easily adjust these if needed.  The patterns facing up are the ones I’d like to have showing so this is actually going to be the outside of the pumpkin.

CLS Fall Blog HopOnce you’re happy with the position of the strips add some Repositionable Adhesive to the edges of each strip on the side of the paper that will be on the inside of the pumpkin (I had to flip my strips over before doing this.)

CLS Fall Blog Hop
Bring the edges to the center and repeat until all strips are adhered, making a pumpkin.  Make adjustments as needed & don’t worry if they don’t meet up exactly.

CLS Fall Blog HopFlip the pumpkin over if it looks better that way. Don’t over think it – pumpkins aren’t perfect Open-mouthed smile

CLS Fall Blog Hop

Add some leaves to the top of the pumpkin punched with the Maple Leaf Punch and a vine punched with the On the Vine Border Punch.

CLS Fall Blog HopTo make the stem, roll up a piece of brown patterned paper that is about 1” x 3”.  use Repositionable Adhesive, especially on the end.  I put a good bit of the Repositionable Adhesive  on the top of the pumpkin and then pressed the stem onto that. It is stuck down pretty good! I wouldn’t lift the pumpkin by the stem but I don’t think it’s going anywhere!CLS Fall Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope this idea has inspired you and I can’t wait to see your take on it! Please feel free to share what you’ve created in my
Lisa’s Workshop Facebook group.

Items used to make these borders
Pumpkin Spice Printed Paper Sunflower Borders - Lisa's WorkshopSunflower Borders - Lisa's WorkshopOn the Vine Border Punch
Sunflower Borders - Lisa's Workshop 
Maple Leaf Punch
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Repositionable Tape Runner Refill
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Here is the complete line up for today’s
Creative Life Scrapbooking’s Fall Blog Hop:

Please contact your Creative Memories Advisor to purchase Creative Memories products.
If you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I’m happy to help! 

You can find more information about the Creative Memories products used in this project on my CM Advisor site at:
http://www.creativememories.com/user/lisagraham
or if you’d like to contact me directly you can do that by clicking on the “Email me” link at the top of this page.

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    Sunflower Inspired Borders

    Have you seen the new CM Pumpkin Spice Collection?  The printed paper pack has one of the prettiest sunflower prints!  It inspired me to create these borders using the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge.

    Sunflower Borders - Lisa's WorkshopAll printed papers shown are from the Pumpkin Spice paper pack. To help everything stand out a bit I inked the edges (with distress ink and a dauber from Kiwi Lane) and added a little detail with a fine tipped pen. I used my trusty (and retired) CM Shape Maker for the circles and FSJ Scalloped Circle Punch w/the CM (retired) Shape maker System. I punched the Sunshine shapes out of a piece of brown printed paper and filled the center of the sunflowers with the "leftovers" - the Repositionable Tape Runner Refill came in very handy w/this border!

    Sunflower Borders - Lisa's WorkshopSimilar process as the border above but I used a border punched from the On the Vine Border Punch as a background.

    Sunflower Borders - Lisa's WorkshopThis Bronze Shimmer Cardstock is so much nicer in person! It's a nice weight and punched very easily.

    Sunflower Borders - Lisa's Workshop

    Items used to make these borders

    Pumpkin Spice Printed Paper Sunflower Borders - Lisa's WorkshopSunflower Borders - Lisa's Workshop

    Bronze Shimmer CardstockSunflower Borders - Lisa's Workshop

    Sunshine Border Maker CartridgeSunflower Borders - Lisa's Workshop

    On the Vine Border Punch
    Sunflower Borders - Lisa's Workshop

    Hope these brighten up your day & your pages!!

    Sunflower Borders - Lisa's Workshop

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Gather Together Collection

    Did you join in on the fun during Creative Life Scrapbooking PJ Party last night?  If not, no worries!  The posts are on our FB page and you can access them when it’s convenient.  The PJ Party featured ideas using the Gather Together collection from Creative Memories.

    Gather Together by Creative Memories

    I think CM knocked this one out of the park!  The Gather Collection is fun & flowery but not too feminine, making it very versatile! The patterned papers, embellishments and mats have a fall theme and I think this collection was perfect for these photos! 

    Gather Together by Lisa's WorkshopLots of hexagons cut with the CM Custom Cutting System! They made a nice background for one of my favorite photos. I fussy cut out those leaves that are tucked behind the photo and in the embellishment cluster at the bottom of the page, but it was easy - not fussy at all!Gather Together by Lisa's WorkshopHexagon Sizes Shown: From the orange paper I cut a hexagon using the outside of the pattern with the Blue Blade. I then trimmed this hexagon down using the Red Blade & outside of the pattern but flipped the paper over to the dark floral pattern. The grey hollow hexagon was also cut using the outside of the hex pattern & first the Blue Blade then the Green Blade. Cuts made inside the hex pattern were made for the orange hexagon using the Green Blade and the green hexagon using the Blue Blade.

    Gather Together by Lisa's WorkshopSince the left side layout was a little busy I wanted to keep this side a little more simple. Using mats from the Variety Mat Pack under the photos helped to make this page come together in a snap!Gather Together by Lisa's WorkshopTucked a maple leaf behind one of the foil embellishments to help tie it together with the rest of the layout. Gather Together by Lisa's WorkshopThe yellow & green leaves are cut from one of the Gather Together patterned papers. The grey leaf is punched with the Maple Leaf Punch and the other 2 are from the embellishment pack.

    Gather Together by Lisa's Workshop

    Thanks for visiting!!  Hop on over to Lisa’s Workshop or CLS to share your version of this layout, or another using the Gather Collection! 

    Products Featured in this layout:

    Gather Together EmbellishmentsGather Together EmbellishmentsHexagon CCS PatternMaple Leaf PunchGather Together Variety Mat PackGather Together Patterned PaperGather Together Patterned Paper

    Lisa's Workshop

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Summer 2018 Blog Hop

    Summer Blog Hop with
    Creative Life Scrapbooking

    Welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's Summer Blog Hop!
    Grab something cool to drink as we celebrate summer!

    If you’re hopping in order, you’ve arrived from Julie’s blog.  At the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Candace’s blog. Be sure to visit each stop – there are lots of  wonderful ideas being shared!  (More info, including the complete list of Blog Hop stops, is at the bottom of this post.)

    Today I’m sharing a layout using products from Creative Memories and featuring the Mix & Match Collection.

    Summer Blog HopDesigned to make creating beautiful, coordinated layouts a breeze, these mix and match scrapbook supplies feature designs inspired by florals, geometric patterns and ornate patterns in monochromatic color schemes. The collection consists of Paper Packs and Embellishments in pink, yellow, blue, green and orange. You’ll love it for practically any theme, from birthdays and kids’ albums to Easter, Mother’s Day, day-at-the-beach photos and more.

    Have you noticed?  Mermaids are everywhere!! I love them and thought the colors in the Mix & Match collection would be perfect to create a layout featuring one.Summer Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

    To make my mermaid I used some favorite CM tools including the Custom Cutting System (CCS) and the Border Maker System.

    Mermaid tail – Double Heart Punch
    Mermaid bodyCCS Oval 6IB
    Mermaid arms – CCS Circle 2IB
    Mermaid headCCS Circle 1IR
    Mermaid hairBorder Maker System with the Lace Flower Chain Cartridge.  Snip apart flowers and adhere as shown.  I used some of the fun embellishments from the Mix & Match collection in her hair.
    Mermaid shell braBorder Maker System with the Lace Scallop Cartridge.  (Also used this cartridge for the photo corners)
    Mermaid eyes – Leftovers from using the Border Maker System and the Bubbles Cartridge.

    I placed my mermaid on a rock cut using a CCS oval pattern and a piece from the Stone Paper Pack.

    (If you are not familiar with the system used to label the CCS see this post.)
    Summer Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

    I used embellishments from the Mix & Match collection for seaweed & starfish.  I snipped one of the petals off of a paper flower to make the starfish & added a little bling to the centers.

    The waves were made using the Border Maker System and the Rolling Waves Cartridge.Summer Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

    Summer Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop
    The mermaid scale border at the top of the page was made by layering circles cut with the Custom Cutting System and the Circle Patterns (2IB ). 

    You could also repeat this technique on the mermaids body & tail using smaller circles.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    I hope these ideas have inspired you and I can’t wait to see your take on them! Please feel free to share what you’ve created in my
    Lisa’s Workshop Facebook group.

    Here is the complete line up for today’s
    Creative Life Scrapbooking’s Summer Blog Hop:

    Please contact your Creative Memories Advisor to purchase any Creative Memories products.
    If you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I’m happy to help! 

      You can find more information about the Creative Memories products used in this project on my CM Advisor site at:
      http://www.creativememories.com/user/lisagraham
      or if you’d like to contact me directly you can do that by clicking on the “Email me” link at the top of this page.