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MIX CROP for FEB – Sugar Rush (calorie & cavity free)

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The Sugar Rush collection from Close to my Heart is so yummy!!!  

And to scrapbook with it — is calorie free and won’t put you at risk for a painful trip to the dentist!  

Consider yourself invited!!!

  • WHAT:  Mix Scrapbooking Crop to create three 12×12 Scrapbook Layouts like those shown below
  • WHEN:  Friday, February 17, 2017 – 7pm to midnight.
  • WHERE:  My craft space;

(address will be provided to guests who’ve RSVPd upon payment for the Crop)

  • COST:  You choose your supplies kit:  $35 for the “Good” kit, $60 for the “Better” kit, or $80 for the “Best” kit.  To see what each kit includes, click Scrapbooking Mix Crop – Sugar Rush Kit Options or scroll down to the bottom of this blog post.

(At the crop I’ll make ink pads, acrylic blocks, and the other tools and accessories you’ll need — available so you’ll be able to make the layouts)

  • RSVP:  by email and send payment (VIA paypal) by February 10, 2017.

If you can’t make it to the crop I’m hosting, you can order a kit “to go” OR if you want to get a couple friends together to make the layouts, I can bring the crop to you!

1701-se-coverThe Sugar Rush collection is featured in Close to my Heart’s Seasonal Expressions catalog for the period of January-April 2017 (pages 14-19);  these items are available while supplies last during this catalog period — so I won’t be able to offer these kits beyond April 2017.

Would you like to see my sample layouts?

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Want to send an encouraging word?

June2016 - The Long Way Home - Bicycle You Got This Card 2

The June Stamp Set of the Month is so much fun!  

On initial glance THE LONG WAY HOME stamp set might seem like it’s just for travel and vacation themed scrapbook pages and albums.  But here I focused on one of the transportation vehicles (they bike) and paired it up with an encouragement sentiment from the CRAZY GOOD stamp set.  I also had fun incorporating some of the accessories which will be retiring soon:  Aqua Dots, Teal Glitter Paper, and Extra Thick Glacier Twine.  I’ll be sorry to part with all of them… sob!

Retiring Embellishments CollageHere’s a graphic of most of the accessory items being retired — so they’re only available through July or while supplies last and some are already sold out!  

If you want to snag any of these fun items, you can click right here to shop online.  Personally…

I know I need to stock up on some more of those Aqua Dots — love that they’re self-adhesive and they seem to coordinate with so many patterned paper collections!  

I also need to get some more of the purple glitter paper pack — the darkest shade is just the most gorgeous color of a plum/purple… it reminds me of Beaujolais Nouveau wine.

What about you?  What are your favorite accessory items from Close to my Heart?

Here are images of both complete stamp sets.

June2016 - The Long Way HomeTHE LONG WAY HOME — is the Stamp of the Month Set.  This is only available this month and with a $50 order, it can be yours for $5.  That’s a great value for a stamp set with 15 images!

D1661 - Crazy GoodCRAZY GOOD (D1661)- is being retired at the end of the current Annual Inspirations catalog year (July 31st).  It’s chock full of so many encouraging and upbeat sentiments for cards, gifts and scrapbook layouts so it’s a great one for anyone’s collection!  Any of these sentiments would have been cute with the trio of bicycles on this card!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!  Feel free to comment if you have any questions about products being retired or supplies used to create the card above.

SOTM Blog Hop – The ‘short’ way to adorable!

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Happy 1st of month….

er, Happy Rose Blossom Blog Hop Day

We have a brand new SOTM (Stamp of the Month) set to play with!!!  It’s called THE LONG WAY HOME but I really think it’s more like the short way to adorable!  If you landed here from the Memories in Thyme Blog of the charming, talented Kim Sparks OR if you’re starting here with me, you are in the right place and I’m so glad you’re here!

June 2016 SOTM set - S1606 - The Long Way HomeWithout further ado, here’s THE LONG WAY HOME — a 15-piece set with stamps:

  • for transportation by bike, retro sedan, and (be still my heart!) a microBus! 
  • PLUS:  cute road signs, fun travel sentiments, and even a cluster of luggage

AND this month only — June 2016 — you can buy this stamp set for $17.95 OR better yet… you can get it for just $5 with a $50 order.

Between everything retiring from the Annual Inspirations catalog AND then all the cheery new products available in the Seasonal Expressions catalog, it isn’t hard to come up with a $50 “must have” list so be sure to snag yours at the $5 price!

I can’t wait to tour the hop myself to see what all my crafty friends created!  But in the mean time, you can check out the scrapbook page I created… with this stamp set and with the CALYPSO Workshop Your Way Kit.

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HAPPY TIMES: celebrating adult birthdays (+ a contest)

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The HAPPY TIMES collection of papers is so diverse — there’s ombre’, there’s bold gold, there are several different florals… AND in this layout, I’m showing something new — wood-grain B&T paper!

Happy Times - Layout 3 webI’m a fool for woodgrain papers and HAPPY TIMES  actually gives you two different ones and they’re both in a nice go-with-everything neutral color.  This layout featured a wide stripe of woodgrain that is placed vertically on this layout.  FYI — on the flip side of the patterned paper shown, is a more narrow woodgrain in a diagonal stripe.

How wonderful it is to have options!  I like the smaller scale woodgrain for smaller sized projects (like cards) and I really like the wide grain for 12×12 scrapbook layouts!   And I think both look fantastic with the multicolor floral patterned papers!  Don’t you think so too? Read more »

HAPPY TIMES: celebrating kid birthdays (+ win FREE product)

Happy Times - Layout 1a web

This is a scrapbook layout idea for documenting anyone’s birthday — child, grownup, male, female.  And actually it could work for any photo subject that includes CAKE! 

This layout features papers from the Happy Times paper pack (that you can earn for FREE with a $60 order this month)!

It also features the stamp set of the month called Celebrate with Cake (that you can earn for $5 with that same $60 order)!!

Happy Times - Layout 1 web

Brief Supplies Info

  • Stamps – Celebrate with Cake
  • Ink – Fern, New England Ivy, Juniper, and Black; Watercolor Paints
  • Paper – Fern Cardstock (base pages), Happy Times background & texture papers AND some strips for Juniper CS and a little White Daisy CS for stamping
  • Accessories – White/Gold Ribbon, Gold Shimmer Trim (z1985), self-adhesive Gold Sequins (z2012), and AquaDots (z1853)
  • Tools – Scallop Border Punch (z1851), Small Round Waterbrush (z3224)

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