Friday, September 15, 2017

Jack layout 4

This is the 4th layout from the CTMH Jack paper packet.


I added a Juniper and Daisy white card stock for the base pages.  I used zip strips for the small accent.  I used the 4 x 6 and 3 x 4 pocket cards for photo mats.  I cut one 4  x 5 inch photo mat from left over design paper in the black log look.  The journal spot is a 4 x 6 pocket card with a 3 x 4 pocket card on top.  This way fun fast and bit different layout then I normally do.

There is still a tiny bit of design paper left and I may make one more layout by adding some card stock.


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Jack layout 3

This is the 3rd layout from the CTMH Jack paper packet.

On this layout I used different sides of the paper and I added photo mats in Slate card stock at 4 x 6 inches.   I used a 3 x 4 pocket card for the journal spot and I topped it with part of zip strip.  This is blemished with the white and black dots.



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Jack layout 2

This is the 2nd layout from the CTMH Jack paper packet.


On this layout I used different sides of the paper and I added photo mats in Whisper.  Two of them are 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, one is 4 x 6 inches and one is 5 x 4 inches.  I love how masculine this layout looks as I tend to do more girly layouts normally.  This is embellished with the black dots.  The journal spot is a 3 x 4 pocket card topped with Whisper card stock.


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Jack layout 1

I will be posting 4 layouts made with the Close to My Heart Jack paper packet and some extra card stock.  These layouts are based on the CTMH Workshop your way layouts, but I have made changes to them.  I add photo mat in different sizes, I use opposite sides of the paper as well sometimes.  This give the layouts a whole new look.


For this layout I used the Juniper card stock for 2 large photo mats that I will put 4 x 6 or just a bit smaller pictures on.  The journal mat is a 3 x 4 pocket card and I added some bling with the white dots.


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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Cupcakes for family picnic

Feels like a fall day today so I made cupcakes.  For the base of the cupcake I use a mix but I put it together like LIZZY does at Your Cup of Cake.  This makes the cakes taste better and it is so easy to do. I also chopped up some Milky Way bars and added them to the batter.  There is a caramel filling as a small surprise in the center of these and caramel frosting.  For a festive look I topped them with fun fall colored jimmies and a piece of a Milky Way bar.


For the caramel frosting.
1 cup butter
1/4 - 1/2 cup of caramel (normally I make my own, but I used caramel ice cream topping today as I was in a hurry)
4 - 5 cups powered sugar
1 - 2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Milk or whip cream to desired consistency (will be about 4 tablespoons)

Beat the butter and caramel until creamy.  Add sugar about 1 cup at a time and beat.
Add vanilla, salt and some milk.  Beat until smooth and creamy and add more milk as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

Now off to the family picnic where I will be sharing these cupcakes.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Prickly Pear Layout 3

The layouts are based on CTMH Workshop Your Way.  I usually change it up just a tiny bit as I like to mat most of my photos.  I also sometimes change which side of the B&T Duo paper.  I may also change the size of the photo mats or add more as I like my layouts to have multiple pictures. 
We always make four 2 page layouts from the paper packs.  I simply add a bit more card stock and there is always paper left over for cards or some other craft. 

This is made from the CTMH Prickly Pear paper packet.


The photo mats are 4 x 6 in Daisy White and the Prickly Pear sequins add some bling to this layout.  I also used the blue Burlap ribbon on this layout.


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Prickly Pear Layout 2


The layouts are based on CTMH Workshop Your Way.  I usually change it up just a tiny bit as I like to mat most of my photos.  I also sometimes change which side of the B&T Duo paper.  I may also change the size of the photo mats or add more as I like my layouts to have multiple pictures. 
We always make four 2 page layouts from the paper packs.  I simply add a bit more card stock and there is always paper left over for cards or some other craft. 

This is made from the CTMH Prickly Pear paper packet.


The photo mats are in Popy.  The large ones are 4 x 6 inches and the small are 
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. 
Prickly Pear sequins add bling to this layout and the the journal spot is from s 3 x 4 pocket card.


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