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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.

    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.