PAPER Engineering Examples

Outside flap … can be right or lelft



Inside flap … can be right or left



Page layering … pocket with open top & tag; flap sealed on top & bottom to create pocket with tag



Page layering … full page with tag used as quarter page.



More page layering examples



Layering … 3/4 page over full page



Bottom POCKET… full page width, approximately 1/3 page height



Side page POCKET … folded cardstock 3/4 page width, taped on top & bottom to create side pocket



Center page, add-on POCKET. Cut pocket, secure on top of page on 3 sides, add tag.


Somerset Studio Gallery – Got Published in Summer issue on stands now (pages 54-56)

Thank you Somerset Studio’s staff for selecting my art!  This is me today at Artsy Stamps and Papercrafts in Loveland, CO … I had a “meet the artist” day, and I sold all 24 mounted pear stamps and showed off my latest art that was published … can you tell I’m enjoying my 20 minutes of fame!  Thanks to Patsy and everyone who attended … very special day for me.



My studio … circa 2014

This is my art studio post-remodel. I have been organizing, thinning and labeling … better room label might be: “stuff, stuff and more stuff. I’ve been thru every box, drawer, tub and folder, so I can find things, many things. My friend Marie from Los Angeles gave me the old oak table and chairs.  Now it’s time to sit and enjoy!  The view from the picture window over the table is of my chickens at play and their condo. I’ve got a couple projects laid out … so from now on FUN, FUN, FUN!  I hope to soon get back to designing for my friend Linda of Lost Coast Design stamps.



Studio_7 window display and hoosier

Studio_3 work table

Studio_8 hanging ribbons

Studio_10a labeled drawers

Studio_11a labeled tubs

Studio_6 wall shelf and paper station

Studio_12 newly distressed paper cabinet

My little wandering postcard book of quotes

Spent most of October in California helping my dear friend Jessica move to the beautiful OC … and yet found time for a few hours here and there for my altered art.  So I ended up bringing home this beautiful little book of quotes … I can’t stop leafing through its pages!!  I was first inspired by a page from an old Simple magazine that listed 10 thoughts on simply being ‘simple’.  Then of course I had some paper I HAD to use … and I always love numbers … plus a few odds and ends Jessica shared from her little box of scrapes … have a look at some of the spreads below.  The first one is my favorite …


Little wandering postcard book of quotes ... cover






next up …

Well, I’m sorry to say that I did not make the graphic 45 design team 30 finalists … the list was posted on their blog this morning.  After reviewing the current team’s blogs and seeing their style (clean, neat, scrapbook-like) … I knew they would either like me because I was different or not, because I wasn’t just like them … oh well, I had a blast creating my blog, and was thrilled with all your lovely feedback.

So my next project is an entry for the Somerset Studios magazine call for work due April 15th … the theme is Poe’s raven.  I’ll post my progress, and then it’ll be back to writing my book.  I have all 13 projects finished, and have two chapters written … I hope to wrap up the draft by the end of March … probably not realistic … but why not?  Take care, and may God bless you all.  Cherri