Thursday, September 19, 2013

Just a few Layouts to Share

Hey all! I thought that since I haven't posted in awhile I might as well post some pictures of a couple of layouts that I have finished. These are pictures of that 10 page workshop I was working on. Sorry that it is too late for you to order the paper, but I hope you enjoy anyway. I will confess having this last baby is making everything go slower and take longer, so I am not making any more promises about blogging on a consistent basis. But I will keep posting when I have a minute or two. I hope you enjoy these layouts and I hope to post some more soon. Have a great day!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

10 page Dream Pop workshop

Hello everyone! Remember how I said I was working on a Dream Pop workshop? Well I finally finished it, and I am learning that everything is taking longer to do with 4 littles. So I am sorry this is so late, but remember you just need to buy the supplies before the last day of the month to get the Dream Pop paper pack for $10 (with a $35 order). I should be able to post some pictures later, either tonight or tomorrow, our disk reader is apparently having issues, or maybe it is the disk, who knows, but the husband is working on it. So for now enjoy the pictures that Close to My Heart Corporate has put together and know that I have added 2 two page layouts and 2 one page layouts to help you use some of the products and to enjoy the Dream Pop paper. Okay so here are the pictures:

Fun huh? Here is the supply list:

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

Z2162 Honey Exclusive Ink Pad

Z2193 Cotton Candy Exclusive Ink Pad

Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Ink Pad

Z2190 Gypsy Exclusive Ink Pad

Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Ink Pad

Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Ink Pad

2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Ink Pad

Z2173 Slate Exclusive Ink Pad

Z1799 Silver Shimmer trim

Z1844 Color Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes

Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet

Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems

Z1777 Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet

Z1817 Slate Polka Dot washi tape

Z1701 Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment

If you are wanting to do some fun treat tubes than add:

Z1823 My Creations Clear Treat Tubes

Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment

You may also want to make sure that your total is $50 to get the stamp of the month, though if you are not in love with it, not having it will not ruin your layouts, though they do make the layouts super fun and give them dimension. Also I used my cricut and the Cricut Artiste Collection (Z1790) to cut some shapes, though you can use plan old scissors if you want. I also used the Magic book and the Make it from your Heart book as well. So you may think of adding these to your basket. I am super excited about this workshop and hope that you will enjoy what I have come up with. I will post pictures as soon as I can! Thanks everyone!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Free Pajama Party with Big Picture Classes

Have you heard the news? Close to my Heart and Big Picture Classes have teamed up. I am super excited about this announcement because I love both companies a lot. I love the classes and eBooks that Big Picture Classes offer and I love the products that Close to my Heart make and offer. To me it is a match made in heaven! I am super excited about the first class that these two companies are offering, plus it is FREE! Gotta love free! Here is the project that will be the focus of the pajama party on May 30th, along with a quote from Stacy Julian:

This "Think Happy Thoughts" project features a sturdy kraft tube, bright papers, an inspiring stamped sentiment, and darling accessories brought to us by one of our favorite partners, Close To My Heart—plus 52 awesome downloadable creativity starters to go inside.

To register for this event just go here and register. (To set up an account is also free.) Not only is the party free, but Close to My Heart will be giving away prizes throughout the night, oh man am I excited! To order any of the products needed for this night and project just click here and join the Pajama party on the lower right hand side and get the products you need. Here is the list of supplies needed for the pajama party project:

My Acrylix® Frame Flair (D1546)

My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts (C1536)

2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® block (Y1009)

4" x 5" My Acrylix® block (Y1012)

My Acrylix® spritz cleaner (1778)

My Acrylix® stamp scrubber (Z1782)

Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1790)

Whisper Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2172)

Lagoon Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2195)

micro-tip scissors (Z534)

corner rounder (Z578)

paper trimmer

My Creations® kraft container (Z1833)

one sheet of 12" x 12" Crème Brulee cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5754)

one sheet of 12" x 12" Lagoon cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5762)

one sheet of 12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, 1385)

one sheet of 12" x 12" Whisper cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5929)

one sheet Pink B&T Duos® paper from Chantilly paper packet (comes with 6 sheets, X7163B)

two yards Grey Wool baker's twine from neutral assortment (comes with ten yards, Z1701)

three butterflies from Color-Ready Trinkets wooden shapes (comes with 57 shapes, Z1844)

three grey Sparkles from Sparkles black & grey assortment (comes with 108, Z1754)

3-D foam tape

You can use similar products that you have on hand and make it what you want it to be. While at the Big Pictures Classes website check out some of the other classes and things offered. If you decide to take a class please use my refferal link and you and I will get a code for a % off our next class. Just click here.

Also make sure and come back because in the next few days I will be letting you know what you will need for a Dream Pop workshop that I am currently working on. I have two of the two page layouts done and just working on a few more for you, it of course features the Dream Pop paper that you can get for only $10 with a $35 purchase (The workshop supplies will get you up to the $35 just in case you don't know what to get.) Thanks for stopping by and go create something special!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Virtual garage sale take two

I received a number of emails asking for pictures of the stampsets that were mentioned at the end of this post, so here they are:

C1464 Blue Ribbon: Used $7

B1360 Troublemaker: Used $5

D1320 Shining Star: Used: $7

C1516 Avonlea Scrapbooking WOTG: Used: $7

Just comment or email me ( to let me know what you would like. Also FREE shipping on orders of $15 or more.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Virtual Garage Sale

Spring cleaning around here and I have come across a number of items that I am ready to pass on to someone else, so if you are in need/want of some retired stamps, mostly used, just leave me a comment, first come first serve!

B1365 Spring up: Used: $5

B1357 All the best: Used: $5

B1379 Sophia WOTG: Used: $5

C1477 Halloween stamp from a WOTG: Used: $7

CC1014 Double D: Used: $18

C1492 WOTG stamp: Used: $7

S1204 You Are: Used $9

D1327 Card Kit/ Just Because: Used: $9

D1458 American Celebration: Used: $9

A1113 A Game: Used: $3

S1108 Wicked: Used: $9

C1493 WOTG stampset: Used: $7

B1335 WOTG stampset: Used: $5

B1358 Heart to heart: Used: $5

B1349 Summer Wishes: Used: $5

Random Dimensional Elements: $5

Rock the Block set: Includes NEW Rock the Block stampset and the blocks: $13

Monthly bingo cards (not sure the company): $2

S1203 Potential: Used: $9

E sized stampset: Used: $11

Completed layout-just add your photos, journaling and title: $12

Jenny Bowlin Alterable Letters: $2

Not pictured:

C1464 Blue Ribbon: Used $7

B1360 Troublemaker: Used $5

C1516 Avonlea Scrapbooking WOTG: Used: $7

D1320 Shining Star: Used: $9

If you are wanting something, but don't like the price just make me an offer, just like at a real garage sale. I will remove things once they are sold. Also these prices do not include shipping, but shipping will be free on orders of $15 or more. Thanks for shopping!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Swartz/Stevens Fundraiser

Over the New Year's Eve holiday a couple from the Battle Ground area were in an accident and the wife was killed and the husband was badly injured. The couple have three children. With the funeral costs and medical costs a local salon decided to try and help out by having a fundraiser. I have donated a gift basket with a couple of scrapbooking layouts (all you add is the journaling and photos), three d-size stampsets, 10 birthday cards with a box to store them in, and a bunch of idea books that can be bought at the fundraiser on Saturday. (If you are local it will be at the Skilz Salon in the Battle Ground Village.) I am also donating 20% of the proceeds from an online Close to My Heart party. To order and contribute just go to my website ( and click join next to the Swartz/Stevens Fundraiser. It is as easy as that! Also don't forget that with every $50 order you can get the stamp of the month for $5. If I have the privilege of giving the family $100 or more I will send a FREE gift to everyone who placed an order of $25 or more. The party will close on April 6th at 11:59 PM so please hurry and get your orders in and help this father and his children!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

10+10+10 Challenge

Every now and again I need a little challenge to get me back into the scrapbooking mood. This challenge from Stacy Julian over at Big Picture Classes got my scrapbooking brain going. I sat down and in an hour completed the challenge with a layout that I am in love with, I hope you like it too!

All products used are Close to My Heart.

The ten products are:

1.Cardstock: grey wool (also retired), blush and white daisy

2. Background and texture paper (scraps from Typeset and Lucy both retired)

3. Silver shimmer trim (Z1799)

4. Dimensional Elements: Letters I (Z1662) U (Z1674) and a heart (Z1735)

5. Stamp pads: Grey wool (retired) and Black

6. Stamps: 10 things (C1474) and You and me

7. Alcohol Markers: Smoothie (Z2409) and Crystal Blue (Z2401)

8. Pink Flowers

9. Make it from your Heart (for the layout idea) (9035)

10. Sparkles (Z1104

The ten techniques:

1. Stamping

2. Sanding

3. Clustering

4. Intentional Imperfection (which is really hard for me to not straighten things, or re-cut paper to make them perfect)

5. Strip journaling

6. Edge distressing with ink

7. Layering

8. Coloring (yup I colored!)

9. Using 3-D foam tape

10. Masking (a stamping technique to use only part of a stamp)

The ten words:

1. Patient

2. Loving

3. Kind

4. Knowledgeable

5. Teachable

6. Humble

7. Hardworking

8. Thankful

9. Faithful

10. Wonderful

If you check out big pictures and are interested in any of the classes or books just click here (my reference link) to get a discount on your second purchase. I hope this challenge helps someone else to get their scrapbooking mojo back!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Studio J and Clearance items

Hello everyone, it has been a long time, I know, but I should be back a little more often now that our new little one has been born. I wanted to share a few things with you, first there are a ton of new items in the while supplies last section, so click here and check it out! Second thing I wanted to mention is that Studio J layouts are $5 (regularly $6.95) until March 15th. Studio J is the online digital scrapbooking using Close to my Heart product lines. It is super easy to use. To make it even easier they have added Express Layouts, you just have to add pictures and journaling and you are set. You can change a few things to make them your own as well. Plus you can head on over to youTube and watch some Love your Layout videos to see some tips and tricks. Here are a few of the layouts I created this month. You can get started on your own projects here. If you have any questions just let me know! Happy scrapbooking!