Saturday, May 23, 2015

Avoid Photo Overload. Namaste

You know how it is when you develop your pictures and you automatically think, Oh!  I have the scrapbook paper and embellishments that will match these perfectly!  That's how this layout came about.  I've loved working with the Hopscotch paper collection so much I ordered myself another pack before it was discontinued.  I'm so glad I did!  These yoga pictures were a perfect fit.
My story is that I 'taught' yoga to a huge group of residents in my previous community.  We called it "Yoga At Your Own Risk" What was risky about it ~ well I was never trained/certified as a Yoga Instructor and at times was just winging it.  But boy,  I had a following!  Sometimes we had almost 20 people at a time!  If you click on the picture you can read my journaling.  We had such a fun time!
When I started the layout, I knew I wanted to incorporate Flip Flaps.  From now on, I think  Flip Flaps will be in every layout I create.  Yup, they are that cool!  Are you wondering what the heck are Flip Flaps?  I put a notation on the picture above so you can see where I used them and here's a link to them on my Close to my Heart store.  They are so very helpful to avoid photo overload in your Scrapbook.  Instead of making page after page after page of the same event, you can use Flip Flaps to create more 'real estate' on your pages.  Check it out ~  Flip Flaps
That's it for tonight.

Friday, May 1, 2015

My Creations Mini Mix Album and Mini Folio

Oh My Gosh!  Take a look at these adorable little memory keepers!  Plus a video to boot!

 My Creations™ Mini Folio

Product Description

Item Number: Z3070    $4.95
5 – 4" x 4" panels in accordion fold. Kraft hardcover and clear plastic closure with black string wrap; ⅜" wide spine.

My Creations™ Mini Mix Album

Product Description

Item Number: Z3069 $.6.95
12 – 4" x 4" pages in a mix of vellum, white cardstock, and kraft. White chipboard cover; ⅞" wide spine.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Color Blocked Typed Note

Happy April!  Spring is springing!  Outside my window I can hear a lawn mower, birds chirping and someone is getting a new roof.  I love having my windows open!
So today's post features the April Stamp of the Month called Typed Note.  This is such a versatile stamp set, just look at all those sentiments!  

I created a couple cards and have many more swirling around in my head.  The background of both the cards reminds me of a color blocked dress my daughter had when she was young.

 What do you think?  Aren't they adorable?   They are both already in the mail....I wonder who the lucky recipients are.  :-)
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you are able to enjoy this wonderful Spring day.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Favorites

In honor of the long-awaited arrival of Seasonal Expressions 2, corporate has compiled a list of their 7 favorite products that are now available!  Taste your eyes on this adorableness!

1. Workshops on the Go® Blossom Cardmaking Kit
Grab your swimsuits, everyone! It’s time to take a dive into a pool of colors. We love this kit’s combination of the vibrant Blossom papers and the summery stamp set, which is available exclusively through this kit. Throw in coral reef sequins and Glacier extra thick twine, and you’ve got a recipe for a summer cooler we’ll happily sip all afternoon.

2. My Acrylix® Wavy Blooms
The flowers in this stamp set practically bloom off the page! They’re breezy and beautiful and will effortlessly take on any color you choose. We love using ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers to create luminous spectrums that radiate from the page, but feel free to color them any which way you please because, honey, you’re the only florist in this flower shop.

3. My Crush™ For Her and For Him Books
We know, we know, we’ve told you we’re in love with our My Crush™ books a thousand times, but this crush just isn’t going away. If anything, it’s getting stronger. We’ve got the love bug, and, with new additions like the For Her and For Him books, we’re proud of it! Everything about these books is on point and, let’s face it, we’re borderline obsessed with them.
4. Carnival and Boardwalk Washi Tape Packs
First there were the strawberries on the cover and now this? Summer can’t come fast enough with all of these new products pouring sunshine into our hearts! This is probably the most versatile washi tape that’s ever come through our doors—you can use it in strips or as individual labels. We can’t wait to see it popping up on all your projects!

 5. My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
Ever since we laid eyes on this little album, our imaginations have been going cuckoo with all the possibilities! It’s small enough to be adorable, but big enough to hold lots of bits and pieces, including all those square photos from your Instagram account. And the variety of vellum, kraft, and white cardstock pages keeps things a little mixed up in the best kind of way.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Happy Sunday my Blog Buddies!  I have a CRAZY FLASH SALE for you.  And it's only available TODAY!
I only have a few more hours to make my new consultant goal of selling $1200 in my first 3 months. 
So if you feel inclined to help a poor girl out, I have created this fabulous 
SALE just for you.

Go ahead...I know you want to!  This is a sale even a Kardashian wouldn't pass up! 
Here's a link to my shop.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Two Day Outrageous Special

Only two days to take advantage of this incredible offer.!!!!
I have only two more days to reach my current goal and I need your help so I am offering YOU a couple specials. 

  #1. If you have ever wanted to jump on the E-Files band wagon, NOW is the time!  I am offering three of my most popular E-Files to anyone who places a $35 order on my OBAOnly $35!!!!!  That's a $55 value! 
So besides purchasing any of the wonderful products available from Close to my Heart, you will receive  
all 3 E-Files of the these very Popular kits. ($25 value)
WORKSHOP KIT$15 value)

#2. Spend $99 (think Cricut) on my OBA  you will receive the same deal as #1  PLUS you will also earn a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!!!!
*from me!!  Wholy Smokes!!!  Anything from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and/or the **Seasonal Expressions #1 Idea Book.  ANYTHING!!
So lets recap ... order $99 from my OBA and you will receive
  1. Mega Hopscotch WOTG E-Files valued at $25
  2. Six Page Brushed Layout Workshop E-Files valued at $15
  3. One Sheet Wonder 8 Card Workshop E-Files valued at $15
  4. Shopping Spree valued at $25
Total FREE value $80!!!!!
That's it.  My Two Day Outrageous Special ends March 22, 2015 at 6PM.  Once you have placed your order, pop me an email and let me know what you would like for FREE!!!
Thank you in advance!  Love you all!!

* You will need to email me your $25 shopping spree order.  Do not order from my OBA..
** The Seasonal Expressions #1 Idea Book has many items that are now on limited supply, so not everything is still available

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tool Time Tuesday is so De-Stressing so How About a Give-Away?

  Crafting is my way of de-stressing.  I must be hiding an awful lot of stress, because I am crafting ALL the time! I mean every day, all the time, I'm doing something crafty.  In fact I have been broadening my crafting to now include pottery throwing.  oooo boy what a challenge that is!  Kneading, Centering, How much water to use, Thick or, I never know what my end product will be.  I've got some pieces that are being fired this week, so we will have to be patient.  uggg  But once I get them, I'll share.
  Now, Back on track.  Have you ever distressed your papers?  It creates such a cool affect and really changes up the look of your project.  Below is a 2 minute video talking about the different distressing tools from Close to my Heart.  Did you know that you can even use the distressing tool to sharpen your scissors??  I learned that from the video.  

Here is a little video sharing some cool distressing ideas

You can click here to see the available CTMH Distressing Tools
So how about a Give Away?  It's my first one, so it's a simple one. Become a follower, watch the video then answer this question in the comment section below ~
   Tell me how can YOU get a Distressing Tool. 
I'll draw a winner on March 17, 2015, Saint Patrick's Day! 
Good Luck!!