Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy Papercrafting Month!!

Happy New Year!!
Happy New Seasonal Expressions Idea Book!
Happy Papercrafting Month!

I have LOTS of happy around here for you today!  Be sure to read check out all the exciting new Close to My Heart product and promotions as well as an upcoming workshop you don't want to miss!

Beautiful NEW Seasonal Expressions
Seasonal Expressions Idea Book: January 2017 - April 2017 
It's here and full of brand new awesome product!  So, buckle your seats...
- 4 stunning new paper suites
- 3 new album covers... LOVE!
- 8 new Thin Cuts
- INTRODUCING... Cut Above Layout Kits!
- Gold Shimmer Brush!!
- Loads of new stamp sets

You can view the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book here.  When you make that wish list and get ready to check out be sure to add your own free copy of this book to your cart!

Welcome Home Wreath Kit! Happy Papercrafting Month!!

Ready to fall in love?  Acknowledging playing with paper is pure JOY January CTMH promo is here for EVERYONE to enjoy! This kit is amazing and packaged so anyone can enjoy playing with paper!! The kit comes with all the pre-cut pieces you can pop out, assemble and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base.

There are 4 different ways you can get it:
- Buy it for $18.95 - no qualifying purchase required!
- Get it for FREE with a qualifying $60 purchase!
- Get it for free by hosting a party that reaches the 2nd level of Hostess Rewards.
- Get it for free when you sign up to be a Consultant!

No matter how you get it or how many you get you're be amazed how easy it is to put together. You're going to LOVE it!!

To sweeten the deal I'm offering a workshop at my home on Tuesday, January 31st from 6pm-8:30pm to assemble your wreath with a great group of gals!  You are welcome to come and use my tools, visit and off you'll go with your beautiful home decor piece!  Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 17th by email or Facebook event!!

Stamp of the Month: Adore You
Create beautiful artwork with this D-size stamp set, Adore You, available only during January.  This color-ready stamp set has sentiments perfect for Valentine's projects, weddings, anniversaries and more.  Adore You is just $5 this month with a qualifying purchase of $50.

Upcoming Workshops
Tuesday, January 31, 2017: Welcome Home Wreath Workshop & Product Party from 6pm-8:30pm
     RSVP by January 17th by email or Facebook event
Tuesday, February 21, 2017: Layout Workshop from 6pm-8pm

Happy Papercrafting!!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

'tis the Season Layout

'tis the season to believe in miracles (and magic)!

This layout was created in my EXTRA Happy, Happy Christmas scrapbooking layout workshop.  You can recreate this layout using Happy, Happy Christmas My Crush and Happy, Happy Christmas Picture My Life cardsCity Sidewalks complements and Oh Deer coordinating cardstock.

Elements of this design were suggested for the hinged display. Once I created all of my layouts in the Happy, Happy Christmas bundle I used remaining City Sidewalks complements, left over seaglass and white daisy cardstock to turn this into a two-page layout with picture my life spaces in the right.  

How cute is that Santa cruising in his car? 

Wishing you peace, love and happiness!
We believe!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Cards for Days!!

Receiving Chrstimas cards from friends and family is definately one of my most favorite traditions of Christmas.  My husband and I try to beat each other to the mailbox each day so we can open the mail first! If more than one card comes sometimes we'll share the joy of opening them... we love it!

What do you do with all of the Christmas cards that you receive? Do you display them? Keep them in a fun mailbox or container? What do you do with them when it's time to pack up Christmas or take down all the cards you have hung up?

I'm a Christmas card collector!  For sure.  Are you surprised?  In the 11 years that my husband and I have been married I have save each and every one.  We always put them up in a wall, door or some kind of display and then around February-ish I take them all down and put each on in our Christmas card scrapbook.

I have one (well just started our second last year) scrapbook for our Christmas cards.  Each year I create a one page layout with our card and include all the  cards from friends and family in layouts to follow. I generally carry thru one element from my main layout each year so i can easily tell which year cards are from.

This is my 2015 title layout, our card fit on the photo mat. This year was the first that I used PML memory pages to keep all the other cards in. This worked really well - I usually trim the cards down to just the main photos to make it all fit.  I also carried the element of the trees throughout the other pages.

This page was created using Rustic Home fundamental paper, City Sidewalks paper, City Sidewalks washi tape as well as white enamel dots. The trees can be created easily from rectangles. Make the rectangle the height you'd like the trees and the width you'd like. Once you have your rectangle, find the midpoint of the top, make a cut from that point to the bottom corner on each side. Hello, Christmas tree!

Wishing you peace, love and happiness!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Noel Scrapbook Layout

Don't you just love all these glacier patterns?! I created this layout using Happy, Happy Christmas My Crush papers, Happy, Happy Christmas Picture My Life cards and City Sidewalks complements. With a little slate cardstock this page is ready for any number of winter pictures!

Remember more picture can be added by simply using flip flaps!! A 6x12 flip flap would fit perfectly over the center photo mat strip and instantly you would have more space for so many more pictures or journaling.

Wishing you peace, love and happiness!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wonderful Scrapbook Layout

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas Layout created using CTMH Happy, Happy Christmas supplies.
This layout was created at my EXTRA Happy, Happy Christmas scrapbooking layout workshop.  We created 8 layouts!!! We did all of that in just 3 hours!  It was so fun and so productive.  I cannot wait to add pictures from this year's Christmas time to my layouts.  It will be so slick.  The best part of layouts that are all ready done and they can be finished by quickly adding pictures and if you need more space for more pictures it's easy to add flip flaps or pocket pages plus to get a few more in!  

Oh! And... I can coordinate our outfits to match my pretty papers!  What?! C'mon, I know you do that too...

You can recreate this layout using Happy, Happy Christmas My Crush and Happy, Happy Christmas Picture My Life cardsCity Sidewalks complements and Oh Deer coordinating cardstock.  Remember these supplies as well as all the other awesome product in Holiday Expressions retires December 31st!

Wishing you peace, love and happiness!