Fine & Dandy

Dropping in quickly to share yet another layout with you!

Once a year, I get the privilege to spend the weekend with my friends and scrap from sun up until sun down. It’s the one weekend per year that I look forward to. I snapped this selfie while I was waiting around in the parking lot to find out where we were supposed to be staying and playing. (It changes slightly from year to year).

I mixed Stargazer with Beary Christmas again. If you have coral shimmer trim, did you know it coordinates perfectly with the Beary Christmas paper, as well. The colour very closely resembles Poppy, which is the colour ink I used to stamp the flowers.

I’m hoping to find time to join you again tomorrow. I have one more layout to share with you. Until then, enjoy your day!


Oh My Stars

Here in my neck of the woods, it’s Family day. We were going to go out to watch a movie, but no one was interested in getting ready to go. So, we enjoyed a relaxing day at home. I got to play some more. Yay!

I got this stamp set- the Gimme Some Sugar scrapbooking stamp set- as a gift from my upline. Looking through the catalog, I didn’t think I’d get much use out of it, but I’ve proven myself wrong! It worked well on this layout, and another I hope to share tomorrow with you.

I mixed Stargazer with our (now) retired Beary Christmas Paper. Honestly, I think they were meant to be paired together. It’s a perfect match! I played up the ‘Shining Star’ portion of my daughters school award by making the title ‘oh my stars’ and stamping stars around it. It’s hard to see, but the little word bubble says, ‘are you kitten me’? So stinking cute. 😊

By the way, how great does Pacifica cardstock look with all that papery yumminess? It’s s nice change from using a Glacier all the time!

Hey Y’all

Hello friends, just wanted to share a layout with you that I created.

Pretty in Pink is in full force still, and I’m trying to create projects with that in mind. Believe it or not, this layout was made entirely of scraps I already had on hand. Look at all that pretty pink! It’s perfect for a pic of Bella with her best puppy friend Freddie. 😃

There are still lots of great pink and gold products available to purchase. Standalone products, like ink or cardstock, are 25% off each. Purchase one of the product bundles for a whopping 30% off! That includes the soft and feminine Bashful products too!

Visit my website to see more and get your shopping started:

There’s 10 more days to take advantage of this sale. Don’t miss out!

CTMH Pretty in Pink

February is going to be a busy month. Not like January wasn’t, just in a different way. Last month was full of family drama (for lack of a better word); this month will be full of CTMH business action! I’m excited and overwhelmed and nervous. So, even though I haven’t been checking in here, I have been busy. Wanna see?

First, I should mention that February is Pretty in Pink month at Close to My Heart. Select pink and gold product bundles are 30% off their regular price, while select individual items are 25% off. There are great products in this campaign! Go have a look- it’s on my website now! (Link will be provided at the bottom of this post.

With February’s constant campaign in mind, I created these projects:

I do have another motive for creating these projects, one of which is a home gathering that’s coming up in a couple weeks. (That’s the cards). The layouts are for another event that’s coming up, and it’s got me overwhelmed. And honoured. This is a huge opportunity for me. (And the cards actually. They’re pulling double duty). I won’t share more than that about my huge opportunity until I get the official word.

That’s all for now. I’ll have more to share again soon! Thanks for joining me today!

Friends Always

Hello friends! I’m dropping in to share another two page layout with you!

I’m crushing hard on Gimme Some Sugar. I love the colour pairings, the pattern (the flowers are great for fussy cutting and using as embellishments. Did you know that?!); it’s bright, fresh and summery. I can almost smell summer with this paper. (The pictures enable me to hear the sounds from the event- rodeo- we were at, too. I love it).

This layout is the third instalment in my layout Buffet. It’s coming up on March 24, from 5-8 pm. Kids are welcome- childcare is free at Bugz & Beanerz on Wednesday evenings! If you’re in the area, treat yourself to an evening out!

Join me again tomorrow so I can share the last project we’ll be making. You won’t want to miss it!

CTMH Kitchen Traditions Cut Above Kit

Getting back to you took way longer than I anticipated. Life. It’s a wonderful thing, isn’t it?

Here’s what I wasn’t able to share with you earlier. Remember this layout?

I created it using a mixture of Whimsy and Basics Fundamentals. The coordinating Whimsy complements and our stamp of the month, Bloom & Grow, made sneak appearances, too.

Since it’s been so long, you may not remember the post where I shared the Gimme Some Sugar layout and the promise I made in that post. View it here.

The coordinating set to Gimme Some Sugar comes from the Kitchen Traditions Cut Above kit! Available as a set or separately, preserve your cherished recipes and their authors in this stunning collection.

The price may seem daunting, but it’s worth every penny. It’s actually a great deal for all you’ll get with it. Aside from the recipe cards (sixty 4×6 cards), page protectors (10), stickers (2 sticker sheets) and Bashful Everyday Life album, you’ll also receive the coordinating stamp set, which on its own is over $20! Great value, if I do say so myself.

Kick off National Paper crafting month with CTMH Love Letters. It comes as a kit and includes flower die cuts, rose gold accents, sturdy chipboard letter bases and letter stickers. Choose any letters you want; purchase 5 and get the 6th free! OR, join my team and it’ll be added to your consultant kit- whichever kits you choose! I think that’s great incentive for joining!

Thanks for your patience and joining me today!

CTMH Gimme Some Sugar

Welcome to a new year!

First page of a brand new book. How’s your story going to go?

I sat down to play for the first time in dayyyss yesterday, and instead of prepping for my workshops, I changed gears and did some personal scrapbooking. It felt awesome!

I pulled out Gimme Some Sugar, which made its debut today, along with all the other collections I’ve recently shown you. The Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog went live today, meaning you can now order all the great products I’ve been showing you! The waiting is finally over. Whoop!

Visit my website to get your shop on!

This is what the scrapbook workshop looks like:

It includes everything the collection has to offer, along with instructions. Instructions to create 6 fabulous layouts, that is! Why wouldn’t you want the collection? Scrapbooking is made super easy this way!

I used the bulk paper option to create my layout, which has a summery theme. But, here’s a secret: it coordinates with a really great recipe book!

More details to follow. Stay tuned!

CTMH Make Waves

Ready to feast your eyes on another delicious collection that’s soon coming out? Meet Make Waves- for all the sweet mermaids and mermaid lovers in your life.

It isn’t often that a collection includes purple- from any manufacturer. The fact that purple is so dominant in this collection makes my heart happy. The colour scheme works for both my daughters! Pink for M and purple for A!

The twins’ favorite part of this paper- the ombré purple and teal zip strip. I have to agree. It is pretty great. So are the coordinating sequins. I don’t have them yet, but they’re rainbow. Check it out:

Fun right?

Stay tuned for more using this sweet paper collection from CTMH.

Always Cuddle Time

I really love Bashful paired with the neutral tones of the Basics Fundamentals collection. I couldn’t help choosing it for this layout of Miss M. Pink is her colour.

I used Cats Meow again for the title on this layout, and I added the negative portion of a die cut I had lying around, as well.

I’m hoping to have new goodies to showcase in the very near future, but it’s becoming painfully obvious that mail has slowed down due to the Christmas rush. I’m sitting on pins and needles over here!The goodies I’m waiting on will be available to you beginning in January. They are all out of the new seasonal expressions catalog, and they’re all stunning. If you have little boys in your life, there’s a collection for you. If you need a great gift idea, there’s a fantastic recipe album in there for you. There’s also the calendar that’s available this month. We’ve got a new travel tote and coordinating accessories, as well! I won’t have that in my order because I’m not ready to order it! I wanted my obsession- Paper- instead 😊

I hope you like it just as much as me! Stay tuned!