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 a graduation (+ a contest)

Happy Times - Layout 4b web

 Gold Foil Detail on paper crafting supplies are THE BEST

This is the 4th and last layout from the scrapbook workshop guide I will give to customers who place an order and earn the free Happy Times paper collection this month.  I love this sunny, sparkly, floral layout to showcase our photos from celebrating the 8th Grade graduation of my oldest daughter!

The HAPPY TIMES collection created to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month has gold foil details in

  1. the “go bold” wide gold & white striped cardstock and
  2. the “delicate” accent on a floral cardstock pattern.

Happy Times - Layout 4 webThis layout uses both types!

If you look closely at my die cut flowers, you’ll see the top layer showing the outline of the flowers were cut from the delicate floral cardstock and  just love how that sets the stage for the bling gems to be put into the center of those flowers.  

If you look across the horizontal center of the layout, you’ll see some of the bold gold stripes dividing the photos and journaling spaces on the top of the grid from the decorative elements at the bottom. Read more »

HAPPY TIMES: celebrating adult birthdays (+ a contest)

Happy Times - Layout 3b web

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 »

May 25, 2016 - Margots Mix Blog    No Comments

Albums, gorgeous Photo Albums….


#AllThe Albums:  on sale now from Close to my Heart!

I’ve been posting a few scrapbook layouts that I’ve made lately.  The best place to store all these beauties is in Close to my Heart photo albums!

They’re an amazing quality, durable wipe-cleanable covers and available in a 3-ring binder style and/or in a post bound style.  And in this month (less than a week left) you can get them at 25% off!!!  Click here to see all the photo album options.

And don’t forget — Close to my Heart offers the best page protectors.  Durable plastic with options for top-load, side load, and pocketed pages for pocket scrapbooking enthusiasts.  Here’s a link to all of our album accessories including said page protectors, flip flaps, spine expanders, album (spine) labels, and more.

HAPPY TIMES: honoring Mom/Grandma (+ win FREE product)

Happy Times - Layout 2a web

I have wanted to do a layout like this — honoring my Mom for the love she has shared with us through her hand-sewn gifts AND in the time she shares in teaching my daughters how to sew — for a long time!  The delicate floral papers from the HAPPY TIMES collection was perfect!!!

I love the combination of the florals with the bold gold cardstock and assorted shimmery gold embellishments and I think this layout could work for many other photos and photo subjects too!

This is another layout that features papers from the HAPPY TIMES collection that you can earn for FREE this month with a $60 order.

And I accented the layout with stamped sentiments from one of my favorite new stamp sets called Beyond Awesome because, well… my Mom IS Awesome!

Here’s the whole layout and some brief info on supplies used:

  • Happy Times - Layout 2 webStamps – Beyond Awesome (c1644)
  • Ink – Desert Sand, Gold Metallic
  • Paper – White Daisy CS (base pages and cricut cut doily element), Happy Times Paper Packet
  • Accessories – White/Gold Ribbon, Gold Fundamentals Assortment (z3105), Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tools – Heat Tool, Circut Art Philosophy

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