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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.

    Friday, March 2, 2018

    Shamrocks and a Pot of Gold

    Every Friday at the CLS FB page we share a featured project.  This is the one I shared this week – a few ideas for your St. Patrick's Day or other Irish/lucky themed pages. Happy Friday!

    Shamrocks - St. Patrick's Day - Lisa's Workshop

    Does that rainbow look familiar? It was a #FeaturedProjectFriday post in August of 2017. Click here to get full instructions about how to create this using CM's Custom Cutting System and Oval Patterns

    Shamrocks - St. Patrick's Day - Lisa's Workshop

    Those shamrocks (punched from one of the patterned pieces from the Girl Woodland Whimsy Paper Pack) are actually is one of the flowers punched with the Embossed Trio Flower Punch. I think they're perfect for St. Patrick's Day pages! You could easily snip off one of the petals to make a 3 leafed clover, too.  Adhere the punched shamrocks and flowers from the Daisy Bouquet Punch to a border made using the CM Border Maker System and the Sprout Cartridge. 

    Shamrocks - St. Patrick's Day - Lisa's Workshop

    To make the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, use your Circle Patterns with the CM Custom Cutting System to cut a circle from black cardstock and trim it down a bit. (I cut an I2B circle shown here. If you're not familiar with the labeling system I use for the CCS you can check out this blog post: http://lisasworkshop.blogspot.com/2015/12/cm-circles-and-ovals-blog-hop.html )
    Use leftover circle pieces punched with the CM Border Maker System and the
    Bubble Cartridge for the legs of the pot and also the gold pieces – punched from Gold Shimmer Paper. The Repositionable Tape Runner Refill was a huge help in sticking down those little pieces of gold!

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Winter Blog Hop with Creative Life

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

    If you’re hopping in order, you’ve arrived from Karyn’s blog.  At the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Sarah’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 Glacier Collection. CLS winter blog hop - Lisa's Workshop

    I love winter and that’s a good thing because here in SE Michigan, we usually get a nice amount of snow each year.  Winter usually lasts long enough to get in some snow related fun and then,  just when you think you’ll freeze to death – spring arrives! 

    I am loving the Glacier collection by CM.  It features a stunning range of frosty blue hues inspired by a winter wonderland filled with cold temps, warm hearts and snow. CLS winter blog hop - Lisa's Workshop
    The Glacier Paper Pack features designs infused with elements such as snowflakes and falling snow, birch tree bark and frosty pine tree branches, as well as watercolor patterns and canvas textures that will be the perfect backdrop for photos of your enchanted winter moments.  The paper also has neutral prints in beautiful blue hues that are perfect for everyday photos, too! 

    CLS Winter Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

    To create the snowflakes shown below, use the Original Border Maker System and the Arrow Cartridge. Snip off the head of each punched arrow and also some of the tail pieces.  Arrange them in the patterns shown to create snowflakes.  Embellish with flowers and gems from the Denim Blues Embellishment pack (available while supplies last).CLS Winter Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

    CLS Winter Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

    CLS Winter Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

    To create the winter hat, use the Custom Cutting System and the Oval Patterns to cut a 5IR oval from Glacier Patterned Paper.  Cut the oval in half and add a strip of coordinating paper to the bottom and a couple of small flowers from the Daisy Bouquet Punch for the pompom.
    (If you are not familiar with the system used to label the CCS see this post.)

    Making the scarf is as easy as cutting a piece of patterned paper, folding it and cutting the ends for fringe with your All Purpose Scissors!

    These cute bundled up birdies and other stickers are from the Glacier Sticker Pack.

    CLS winter blog hop - Lisa's Workshop

    I elevated them a bit using Foam Squares.
    Photo mats are from the Glacier Variety Mat Pack.

    CLS Winter Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

    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. 

    If you’re looking for more winter ideas you’ll find some in this earlier blog post.

    Here is the complete line up for today’s
    Creative Life Scrapbooking’s Winter 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.

    Sunday, January 21, 2018

    Peekaboo Pockets by Creative Memories

    The post below was from one of our Featured Friday Projects at Creative Life Scrapbooking (CLS) on Facebook.

    CLS is a circle of photo lovers, memory keepers, scrapbooking and paper crafting enthusiasts, and bloggers. Our mission is to provide inspiration and education that will encourage people everywhere to celebrate their memories, exercise their crafty talents, and engage in a truly Creative Life! 

    This project features the Glacier collection and Peekaboo Pockets from Creative Memories. These products were perfect to use with photos I have of a glacier we saw on a recent trip. I took enough photos of that glacier that I think I could fill a whole album!! I didn't really want to do that but I did want to share a lot of photos without tons of pages dedicated to the glacier. Peekaboo Pockets to the rescue!

    Glacier Paper Pack - Lisa's WorkshopThe Glacier collection features a stunning range of frosty blue hues! Inspired by a winter wonderland filled with cold temps, warm hearts and snow, the Glacier items are perfect for snowy day photos but the blue, generic prints in the Glacier Paper Pack are fantastic for boy pages!! Bonus!

    Glacier Paper Pack - Lisa's WorkshopI wanted to keep the layout simple so I could focus on the photos of the glacier.  The pictures really don't do it justice!  Using the Original Border Maker System and the Snowflake Cartridge I added a little decorative detail.  Journaling on a mat from the Glacier Variety Mat Pack and highlighted the photos by placing cardstock under them.

    Glacier Paper Pack - Lisa's Workshop
    After I finished the layout, I added a Page Protector and some Peekaboo Pockets containing additional photos on top of that. I used the new Arrow Border Maker Cartridge to indicate where the reader should lift up to see more photos.

    Glacier Paper Pack & Peekaboo Pages - Lisa's Workshop
    Here you can see the Peekaboo Pockets in action. They are a great way to share photos & memorabilia without putting it into a layout. I added one vertical Peekaboo Pocket and 2 Horizontal on this page.

    Glacier Paper Pack & Peekaboo Pages - Lisa's Workshop

    Glacier Paper Pack & Peekaboo Pages - Lisa's Workshop

    Arrow made with the Original Border Maker System & the new Arrow Border Maker Cartridge.

    Registration is open for March 16-18 at the Novi Sheraton!

    Registration info was posted to my Lisa’s Workshop group on Facebook and sent out via email.  Our March weekend always fills up fast so please, don’t hesitate to send in your registration!

    Are you receiving my emails?  If not, you can view the latest email by clicking here and be sure to click “Subscribe” in the top left of the page. 

    Spring 2018Digital artwork is from the Imagine collection by Creative Memories!

    Monday, December 4, 2017

    *HOT* Imagine Collection from CM!

    Imagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's Workshop

    NEW COLLECTION: IMAGINE
    Starting Monday, December 4th at 4 pm ET on my CM Advisor site, you can grab all your family vacation photos and share magical memories using the new Imagine collection! Inspired by fun-filled family adventures, this collection features whimsical hand-doodled designs in red, black and yellow, and is perfect for everything from birthdays to graduations, fairs, theme parks, carnivals, parties, kids’ photos and more.

    Imagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's Workshop

    The collection includes an Ebony Album Cover with a foiled castle design, Paper Pack, Variety Mat Pack, Stickers, Laser Cut Embellishments, a complementing Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack, 8x8 Fast2Fab™ Album with a Ruby album cover with a foiled cloud, star and fireworks design, and 8x8 Fast2Fab™ Refill Pages.

    Close up of detail on 12x12 Imagine CoversetImagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's Workshop

    Paper PacksImagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's Workshop
    For your most fun-filled family photos, take a trip into a land of imagination with the Imagine Paper Pack! This 12x12 vacation, celebration and theme park scrapbook paper features a bold red, yellow and black palette, and whimsical, hand-doodled designs infused with elements such as fireworks, polka dots, twinkles, stars and adventurous words. It’s the perfect backdrop for photos from birthdays, fairs, theme parks, carnivals and parties to recitals, kids’ photos and more.

    Imagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's WorkshopNEW: Imagine Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack
    Complement your Imagine designer papers with the Imagine Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack! It features lively stripes and polka dot designs in tone-on-tone hues.
    This Paper Pack works great for school or sports team colors with black, red or yellow!
    Take a fun flip through the Paper Pack!
    https://youtu.be/EQIgltr0TLQ

    8x8 F2F Album & PagesImagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's WorkshopImagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's Workshop
    Check out the 8x8 Imagine Fast2Fab™ by clicking here:
    https://youtu.be/snaRcTcREfQ

    Stickers & EmbellishmentsImagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's Workshop

    Imagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's Workshop

    Mat PackImagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's Workshop

    Teardrop Lattice Border PunchImagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's WorkshopAdd playful OR elegant edges to scrapbook layouts, cards and projects using this punch!

    Digital ArtworkImagine Collection by Creative Memories on Lisa's Workshop

    You can find all these magical products on my CM Advisor site by clicking here.

    Monday, November 27, 2017

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    Cyber Monday 2017 @ Lisa's Workshop

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    Cyber Monday 2017 @ Lisa's Workshop

    Border Maker Punch Holder on SnS

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    Cyber Monday 2017 @ Lisa's Workshop

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    Cyber Monday 2017 @ Lisa's Workshop

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    Layout made with items from the Christmas Morning Bundle:

    Cyber Monday 2017 @ Lisa's Workshop

    Fun Stampers Journey

    Cyber Monday 2017 @ Lisa's Workshop

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    Cyber Monday 2017 @ Lisa's Workshop

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    Cyber Monday 2017 @ Lisa's Workshop

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    Cyber Monday 2017 @ Lisa's Workshop

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