Saturday, February 6, 2016

February Scrapbooking Workshop!!

I'm especially excited about the 
workshop kit I'm offering this month 
because I designed it ALL myself!!
(and they are simple/basic pages
that look great and go together fast!)

February's kit contents include:
1-La Vie En Rose Paper Packet ($9.95)
1-roll of White Shimmer Trim ($4.95)
1-Childhood Picture My Life Assortment ($8.95)
1-Silver Sequins Assortment ($2.95)
2-sheets bulk Clear Sparkles ($2.00)
Additional 4x6 and 3x4 pieces of white daisy
cardstock to use for photo-matting,
and step-by-step assembly Instructions!
(actual retail value totals 
more than the $32 price!)

For $26.95 (plus tax and s/h)
each of my monthly workshop kits 
will allow you to create:
3-12x12 layouts (6 pages)
1-Picture My Life layout (2 pocket pages)
and 8-9 standard-size cards!!

 Layout #1 - You are my Sunshine!
Add 2-4x6 wide photos and 3-4x4 photos.

 Layout #2 - Love you to the moon and back!
Add 3-4x6 wide photos and 2-3x4 wide photos.

 Layout #3 - Life is a daring adventure.
Add 2-4x6 tall photos, 2-4x6 wide photos, 
1-4x4 photo, and (optional) 1-2x2 photo OR journaling.

FIVE standard-size embellished greeting cards (no stamping involved!!)

THREE standard-size cards using left-over PML cards 
with a little bit of stamping (quick and easy)!

The value of what you get when you join in is so simple
(yet genius)! All of the new monthly kits we have to offer
are designed to help you "use it all up" and consume
(not just collect!) your scrapbooking products.

In February, I am offering TWO
different workshop dates/times
for you to choose from including:

Friday 2/19 (6pm-9pm)
and Saturday 2/20 (1pm-5pm)
Join me either date (or both!)

To attend, please reserve your kit now:
Get $32 cash/check (per kit) to me asap
(and NO LATER THAN 2/13!!)
so I can get your supplies ordered for you.
You can also pay easily and securely online
using PayPal (contact me if you would like
me to send you an online "money request").

Non-local customers who reside in the U.S.
can order this kit from me also for 
$40 (price includes shipping!)
When pre-ordered by 2/13, I will mail your kit
to you on Monday 2/22, complete with
your papers pre-cut, pre-stamped, and 
including the step-by-step assembly instructions.
(PayPal payments can be sent to
and/or email me with your questions).

**Please note that card bases and envelopes
as well as the 12x12 memory protectors are NOT
included in the price of the kit. Since some may
already have these items on hand that they've
already purchased, you are encouraged to
bring/provide your own to use at the workshop OR...
If you wish to add those items on to your kit,
you can add the 8 card bases/envelopes for $3,
and/or the 6-12x12 memory protectors for $7.50,
for your use on the day of the workshop.
You will also have PML cards left-over that can be
used to create additional pocket-page layouts if
you want to ($1.25 per each pocket-style protector).

Bring/purchase your own adhesive to use
and please RSVP asap, as space is limited!
When you RSVP I need to know which date(s)
you plan to attend also please!!

All are also welcome to participate in my 
Those who purchase a scrapbooking kit
from me every month for 6 months in a row
(online or in-person)
will received their 7th kit FREE!
(a savings of $32!)

Feel free to tell and invite your friends!!
I'm really looking forward to helping you
complete more pages with this fun and colorful kit! :)

Share the Love stamp set Blog Hop!!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
Share the Love
Promotional Blog Hop!

Today, 26 consultant artists are sharing

artwork they've created using this stamp set
available during February 2016 only
from Close to my Heart!

When you purchase this stamp set 
this month for $17.95,
a $7.00 donation will be given to
Operation Smile, our affiliated charity!
(Learn more at

If you've just arrived here from

then you are on the correct path

Here are three standard-size cards I created using this stamp set along with a little bit of the "La Vie En Rose" paper packet (X7201B) and a few "Childhood" Picture My Life cards (Z3178). The telephone is paper pieced together using Black and Lagoon ink, and the camera was stamped with Lagoon ink and then fine lines were drawn in to add some details using my favorite fine-point black permanent ink pen (Marvy Uchida LePen Z1979). Embellished with Sequins Silver Assortment (Z2013), White Shimmer Trim (Z3024), and Clear Sparkles (Z1752).

Lastly, here's an image (below) that shows all of the stamps included in this stamp set
that is available for purchase this month only (February 2016):

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting
HELEN's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

February SOTM (Balloon Animals) Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM: 
Balloon Animals S1602

If you've just arrived here from
KATHY's BLOG then you are on the correct path.

Today I'm sharing this fun Easter Card I created using the Balloon Animals stamp set and the NEW Penelope paper packet (X7207B). I stamped the bunny/rabbit balloon using Saddle (brown) ink and the background dots were stamped with 1st and 2nd generation Crystal Blue ink). The grass was cut from Pear cardstock using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (p. 73, accent 3 + shift) at 3/4" tall. The "Happy Easter" sentiment that is stamped with Black ink comes from another stamp set that is shown on p. 19 of Seasonal Expressions 1 (C1638 Spring Critters).

Lastly, here's an image (below) that shows all of the stamps included in this stamp set 
that is available for purchase this month only (February 2016):

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting
MARIE's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!