Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kaleidoscope Spin Card [with tutorial]

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing with you my tutorial on creating this spin card.

The card in this tutorial will be part of my Fun & Fab Friday card workshop on Jan 29th at 6:30 pm and again on Feb 11th at 12:30 pm.  Contact me to RSVP to attend or request a kit.  You can see all of my events here on Facebook.



I posted a preview of my card on Instagram last night.  As luck would have it, my Instagram post turned out better than the one with my big fancy Nikon.  I know it's operator error, and I really need to learn more about my camera.  Below is a video of the card moving.  If you cannot see it, click here to view it on YouTube.


A video posted by Lalia Harris (@craftylalia) on

I used the Kaleidoscope papers with this card.  To see my Penelope versions, click here and here.

Before we get started, here's what I used.

Kaleidoscope Paper Pack
Spring Critters C1638
Ink Blot D1660
Spring Critters Thin Cuts Z3207
3D foam tape Z1151
Green Shimmer Trim Z3087
White Enamel Stars Z2010
Bulk White Daisy Card Base (from Value Pack) X254
Shin Han Markers Vivid Green, Leaf Green, Tender Pink & Golden Yellow
Black Memento Ink Pad
Topiary & Canary Inks
Glue Dots

2 pennies
3D foam circles I used the Studio G 12mm thick circles from Michael's Craft Store.

This is just an A2 card so I started with a basic card base and went from there.
I cut a 3.75" piece of Canary cardstock and random stamped it with Ink Blot with Canary Ink.  I did this because I'm planning a workshop and I love the Ink Blot stamp set.  If you're making only a few of these cards, I'd take the Canary Bokeh B&T paper from the paper pack.  That was my inspiration for the background.  
This Canary Yellow B&T paper would also make a great background.  A background is optional, but I like to have a little color behind the circles.  



Saturday, January 9, 2016

Nevermore is almost never-more (Get it before it's gone!)

I LOVE a deal.  Don't you?

Yesterday, CTMH added the Nevermore collection to the Clearance section of my website at 40% off.  A paper pack for less than 6 bucks!  It was  part of our Holiday Expressions for Halloween, but don't let it fool you.  It's not just for Halloween.




Check out these cards for year-around inspiration.  Many of these cards are from my card swap last year.

Created by a sister consultant.  I don't have her info.  
((feel free to let me know who you are!))

Created by Nichole Becker
Stamp set Positive Chemistry B1485


Created by Elise Sosa

Created by Carrie Ekeroth
Stamp Sets

by Debbi Foley


by Carrie Ekeroth


Click here to get the Nevermore paper pack for $5.97 before it's gone!


Thursday, January 7, 2016

La Vie En Rose Display Tray

Happy New Year friends! 
Yesterday I got a little crafty with my friend and upline Michele and here’s what I created!  Michele has made a couple of these display trays over the years and I thought it was high time that I get my tray dusted off (literally) and decorated.  I have a sinking feeling that they will be discontinued this coming summer so I thought I better make use of mine ASAP.  



Do you recognize the paper pack? It’s the La Vie En Rose X7201 paper pack (sans Rose portion).  I added Sapphire and Whisper cardstock to complement the colors of our portraits that we had done last year by my friend’s daughter, Atira, of Shaggy StudiosPhotography



A little embossing and sanding adds SO MUCH TEXTURE to the lower square.  The leaves and berries are from our new Artistry Cricut cartridge.  Art Philosophy--- our beloved first cartridge is a win with the amazing roses.  Artfully Sent has a LAYERED FONT when you use it in Cricut Design Space with a Cricut Explore.  

How would you like to make one for your family?  Perhaps a Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift?  You could also do Mother’s Day or wedding or birthday gift.  One of my resolutions this year is to get things done before the last minute

I’ll doing a workshop at my home (or yours!) February 6, 2016 in the afternoon.  
Please RSVP & Pay by January 24, 2016 to reserve your spot and have all of your supplies pre-cut and ready for the workshop. You can RSVP via Facebook here or email me.

Pre-cut, ready to assemble kits can be shipped for $6 with the US.  The display tray will be drop-shipped from CTMH directly to you.  If you need any other items, I can add them to this shipment for no additional shipping. 


Here’s the best part:  It doesn’t have to be Sapphire blue!  Close to My Heart has 30 gorgeous colors and a pallet of neutral colors too.  How about Pomegranate, Poppy or Peacock?  Eggplant or Lagoon?  These are just a few of my favorite colors.

La Vie En Rose Display Tray kit - $31
6 - 3x4 pieces of La Vie En Rose Black & White B&T
4 – 3x4 embossed Sapphire or other color of cardstock
4 – 3D flower spirals to make roses in Whisper grey cardstock
1 – black mat
1 - Sapphire or other color of cardstock mat
4 – fern branches in Whisper grey cardstock
4 – berry branches Sapphire or other color of cardstock
1 – Monogram letter of your choice (two layers)


Display Tray (Select local pick up or Shipping)
Enter accent color choice
Enter Monogram (One letter)


Supplies you’ll need to complete the project
Dauber or wedge of sponge
Exclusive Inkpad (Sapphire or coordinating color)


Photos 4x6, 6x4 and 3x4.  You can also use a 4x6 and 2-3 3x4 photos. 
If you want to add any of these items to your order, contact me before placing your order.  

Are you a consultant or a DIYer? 
Receive a full color instruction sheet for assembly and the Cricut Design Space link to cut these items on the Cricut Explore. These files will be emailed within 1 day of receipt of payment.
La Vie En Rose Display Tray files - $6


Friday, December 4, 2015

White Pines Sampler

Thanks to a couple of my customers, I've been encouraged to keep creating art for the Shadow Box frame.  


This year's Christmas sampler was created with the White Pines My Reflections paper and Complements and the Artistry Cricut cartridge.  It was inspired by a couple pieces of artwork I've seen this fall created by Leesa Bartu.  

The White Pines paper is full of elegance and whimsy as you can see with the beautiful flowers and the cute forest critters.  

In making this sampler, I had TONS of complements (stickers, chipboard diecuts and clear accent pieces) left over so I'll make up a few gift tags too.  When I created the "Joy, Peace, Noel, Merry and Bright" background with the Artistry Cricut Cartridge I filled in the rest of the 12x12 piece of cardstock with simple tags shapes in my Cricut Design Space File.

Want this sampler?  You can order the White Pines Paper and Complements from my website and I'll send you the instructions and Cricut Design Space File. You'll also need clear sparkles and the Artistry Cartridge.  You can order a kit from me for $15 + shipping.
My kit will also include cut from Cranberry and Colonial White Cardstock and a few clear sparkles.

You will also need 3D foam tape, Liquid Glass and Bonding Memories adhesives to complete the project.

Contact me to order your sampler today.  Kits are only available while supplies last.  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christmas tag workshop

Lets create some adorable tags for Christmas!  


I'd love to host this workshop in your home in the month of November or early December with your friends.  Each set of 12 tags (2 of each) is just $5.  Everything is pre-cutb .  Just add adhesive!  

My 1st workshop featuring this kit will be Saturday, November 14th at 1pm.  
Please RSVP no later than noon on Friday if you want to attend.  

I plan to have at least one more workshop in the next 4 weeks as well.  I just haven't picked a date.
Let me know in the comments if you're interested in attending an upcoming workshop.  

Want a kit in the mail?  (US addresses only.) I can ship pre-stamped ready to assemble kits.  A handout will be emailed to you to help you assemble them.

Select number of sets
Don't wait!  Nearly all the paper I have for these kits are retired.   When I run out, I'll change the design (the tea cup & latte cup wrapper will be the first ones to be changed).

Want to create your own tag workshop?
You'll need CTMH Cricut Cartridges Artiste, Artbooking, Artfully Sent and Artistry.
Get the Cricut Design Space for Cricut Explore for just $5

I also want to thank my upline Michele Rowley for her inspiration on this tag workshop.  She helped me get started on this kit yesterday and she designed the JOY and nativity tags.  Thank you Michele!