Monday, September 13, 2010

Autum Splendor card

This is a card I made from the new papers "Olivia" from CTMH. I have to check on which stamp set I used. I left the inside blank to personalize it when I decide to whom to send it. It was super easy to make with leftover scraps from designing scrapbook pages.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Quartet photo page

This is a layout I used from "Reflections", a layout design book from Close to my Heart. The paper kit and Stickease are from "Cutie Pie" (discontinued).

I ink distressed all the edges before assembling with "Brown Bag" ink pad.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Memorabilia Pocket

Memorabilia Pocket
This is a Close to My Heart design, "Cutie Pie" (discontinued), the page is from the Level 1 packet and the tab (on the bottom photo) is a Stickease that came with the packet. This was an easy design to feature both the invitations and programs as well as some photos from the day. This page took me about 10 minutes to assemble, which included the time to pick the photos.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baby Baptism (12 x 12 Scrapbook page)

This is a Level 1 paper kit from Close to My Heart "Cutie Pie" (discontinued). This page took about 10 minutes to design and assemble, mostly due to finding the photos and deciding which embellishments to use.

The stamp in the upper right is CTMH but the ink is from Stampin' Up. The ribbon is from the craft store.

Welcome to Lavender Sage Designs!

Hi! Welcome to Lavender Sage Designs blog! A little about me:

I studied Fine Arts and computers at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown PA and after working in the business side of art for a few years, I married and settled down. Now in my free time, I am able to create the art that I want to create. And yes, my professors were right - I'm more crafty that artsy. After years of fighting it, I've learned that I'm okay with that. I have the skills to make fine art, if I want, but I am willing to work with what is available and right now with a toddler to chase after I find that I have more tempra paint and play dough around than oils and modeling clay.
Currently, I am focusing on scrapbooking and paper crafting because I have a strong desire to preserve my family's story. Both so I can remember it when I finally get caught up on sleep and can remember something for more than a few minutes but also so my son can look back and understand why I may be old before my time. I will continue my fine arts at some point, my journal is filled with sketches and thoughts on how to create them but that's just not where I am at right now.

I am also a new consultant for Close to My Heart. I have been a customer for many, many years and finally made the jump to keep myself in constant supply. While I still have a selection of supplies from other vendors, all products will be by Close to My Heart unless specified in the post. If you would like more information on one of my designs, please comment or email me and I will be sure to answer your questions.

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