Saturday, March 21, 2015

"Lucky Girl" Shamrock Green Layout

My little "Lucky Girl" is an expert at finding 4-leaf clovers! She has found 65 so far! What better page to set out to scrapbook on St. Patrick's Day?! I used green on this project so I will be entering it in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge, "Green With Envy". The papers I used are retired and from my Stash, so I am also going to enter it in the Use Your Stash Blog Hop. Their theme for this hop is "It is Hard Being Green". If you are on the hop, then you hopped here from Michelles blog.

This is my first title that I used Cricut Craft Room to weld a word! I used the Artbooking font to create the word lucky by welding the letters together. The possibilities are endless now that I know what I can do in Craft Room! Watch out world!

My 2 page scrapbook layout was inspired by the Sketch Challenge at "Let's Scrap Sketches" blogspot! You can play along with this one until the end of March. How do you think I did?

Have you been crafting using the color green, stuff from your stash, or using a sketch?

Now follow the Use Your Stash Blog Hop and hop over to Terry's blog to see what she has created with green items from thier stash!

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Chalk It Up Card #3! Ribbon and Mini Stapler!

Chalk It Up Card #3! A Thank You card. Perfect for expressing appreciation to any owl lover. (I'm one of them- that and owl are super popular right now. Trending!)

What do you think of the ribbon crinckle accent? I am in love with the mini stapler! It is such an easy and quick way to add a nice finished looking touch to any paper crafting project! I love using on ribbon accents.

Want to check out the NEW Mini Stapler? You can see more about it on my CTMH website here: Mini Stapler. It's only $12.95!

Hope you can come to the March Workshop Club! If you chose Chalk It Up Cards you will be able to create 5 each of these three designs for a total of 15 cards! Get ready to mail out some awesome cards made by YOU!

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Chalk It Up Card #2! Paper clip flag accent!


"NoteWorthy", a fitting sentiment for school themed papers. Could make a great accomplishment card for a new job, Graduation, you name it!

I'd been keeping an eye on the paper clip flag accent idea I had seen while surfing arount on the internet. It was time to give it a try. I think it is so cute! I love office supplies, so working some paper clips into my craft projects is super fun for me!

I almost think this card could be presented vertical OR horizontal depending on your mood at the time you write a sentiment inside. What do you think?

Hope you like my card ideas! We will be making these if you choose cards for the March 21st workshop club!

Happy Crafting!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Chalk It Up! Scrapbook Layout #3!

This is the third Chalk It Up scrapbook layout that we will create if you are able to attend the March Workshop Club! I had a lot of fun with this one! (I'm going to keep having fun with it too because I plan to make a bunch of these to have on hand to sell at my next Vendor show which is in April!)
A little stamping and some layering reminds us of an important message. "Life IS good". Stamp in Lagoon Ink onto Lagoon cardstock. Clean and dry your stamp then stamp again in the NEW Flaxen Ink onto White cardstock. Trim and layer, then embellish!
I could not WAIT to use this sentiment! It is something I say to myself as I flip through my stacks of printed photos! Therefore it is perfect for my scrapbooking, one of those photos that makes me stop and stare a moment when I flip through will go here.
Another stamping and trimming and layering accent! Love the final look! Place the trimmed and layered piece off center a bit to create a drop shadow effect!
A little sorbet on the eraser of this pencil stamp + some flaxen for the wooden part + a little journaling pen = the cutest little "this rocks" pencil!
Won't this layout be cute for school pictures you need to scrap!? Maybe you are scrapping your own childhood or that of your smallest family members?
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Product Review: Lagoon Chevron Coated Canvas Album- post bound version CTMH

I am happy to offer this review of the new Coated Albums from Close To My Heart, as well as a BOGO offer good until Saturday February 28th 2015. I could not wait to see these in person as I had only been able to see photos of them in the online catalog. I tried to take some detailed photos for you so that you can feel as if you have held it in your hands, that's the best way to know if this BOGO deal is meant for you or not!

This product review is of the My Legacy Lagoon Chevron Post Bound Coated Canvas Album! This album retails in the USA for $34.95. This album is both cheerful in color but also sturdy and practical in function. In the above picture you can see the canvas texture. It is a thick scrim fabric feel, with a thin coating to make it durable against scratches or snags. The color and pattern is white and lagoon alternating chevrons.

In addition to the post bound chevron, there is also a solid black or red floral option. Each of those three colors can be selected in post bound or D-ring style.

Ideal for showcasing classic (or printed) 12x12 layouts side by side with Memory Protectors deaturing the lay-flat seam. Sturdy binding is ideal for supporting thicker layouts. Memory protector capacity varies depending on the thickness and weight of layouts. My style of scrapbooking appears to be able to house about 50 protectors in this album with the use of spine expanders for spacing.

I have found the easiest way to slide in your albums spine cover is to rest it on its front and back cover opening facing down to the table. Just gently rock it back and forth as you slide it in.

There is about a half inch gap at the end of the album cover. (Using Close To My Heart page protectors). This is ideal for finger grip for cover flipping, but also would allow you to add decorative section tabs to your pages if the ocassion called for it!

Let's talk about the all NEW 1 1/2" binding! Thick posts fit snug in the three holes set in your album covers binding crease.

The NEW post tops are very user friendly! Now I won't have to keep track of a screwdriver when putting an album together or re-arranging a few pages. (One less thing to keep track of works for me! how about you?) There is a tiny ring shaped handle that can flip up to give you grabable leverage when tightening your post tops. The ring then snaps down flat to be closed inside your binding crease fold.

During the month of February, when you purchase one of the Close To My Heart's NEW alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a 2nd album of your choice at half price! That is a savings of over $17 USD!

My review of this album after seeing it in person is a big thumbs up! Will you BOGO?

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chalk it Up Card and Mojo Monday 385

It was time sit down and create a card with my Chalk It Up papers and I needed a place to get started. Sketch challenges always get my mojo going. Mojo Monday sketch challenge #385 to the rescue!

Isn't it a cute sketch? I don't often think of diagonals on my own!

This is my take on the sketch using Chalk It Up papers from Close To My Heart. I love the school and chalk board vibe to this paper set!

If you are attending my March workshop I will show you how I stamped the pencil! Hope you can join us!

Happy Crafting


Friday, February 20, 2015

Rolling Tote for FREE! Ask me how?

Is NOW the right time for you to consider becoming a Consultant with Close To My Heart? March is an amazing time to join and earn our most expensive item for FREE! Do you LOVE the new Rolling Tote from Close To My Heart? Would your heart skip a beat if I told you it could be yours for FREE?! (I know, right!?) That's not all, the matching shoulder tote TOO! I'm NOT kidding!

Here are the details:

Thinking about joining Close To My Heart? March is the month to join my team! During the month of March, new Consultants who enroll will receive a FREE shoulder tote (a retail value of over $26 USD / $29 CAD) in their New Consultant Kit. Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 USD / $109 CAD and includes nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies. Including your FREE shoulder tote, that is a savings of over $290 USD / $320 CAD! Additionally, new Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote (a retail value of $149.95 USD / $164.95 CAD) as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling- I checked, the shipping is about $15)! These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last, so plan to sign up March 1st!
Dates: Offer valid March 1, 2015–March 31, 2015.

Shoulder tote bag (Z3031) retails for $26.95. During March will come FREE with your Consultant Sign Up Kit! Snap closure. Comfortably fits our 12" × 12" paper organizers. Perfect for carrying projects in progress, idea books, papers, small tools, and embellishments. I am planning to get one for errand running, it looks like the perfect size to have some scrapbook papers with me for when I'm waiting at doctor's appointments! 

Rolling Tote (Z3032) retails for $149.95. During March will be earned FREE when you make $300 in sales in your first 40 days after becoming a Consultant! Durable rolling bag designed to hold organizers in various sizes. Top zips all the way down for easy loading. Front pocket sized to fit 12" × 12" paper, plus two additional side pockets to store more! Finished size 25½" × 16" ×17½". Some assembly required. I don't have the shoulder tote yet, but I JUST got my Rolling Tote and it is AWESOME! I am in love with it! The clear organizing boxes fit inside it perfectly in any order you like. I can pack it up with all the things I need for my gatherings or monthly classes and leave it there to use each time. No unpacking and repacking. Plus, I can't wait to pack it up and take it with me to a scrapbooking retreat in May!

Want to know more about what comes in your New Consultant kit along with your FREE shoulder tote? Follow this link (New Consultants Kits) to see an itemized list of the value in your kit. Keep in mind you can choose a Scrapbookers Kit or Card Maker's kit, depending on which you are most passionate about. Your sign up kit
is only $99 which is only a fraction of the retail value!

March is here! Contact me today! I would love to work with you and have you join my team.