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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!

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