Showing posts from June, 2013

Making the Most of Your Scrapbooking Time

With summer in full swing, activities pulling you in every direction and adding onto that a job, to pay for your scrapbooking obsession, time to get organized and let alone scrap is hard to find. So, over the next few days I will share with you ways to get organized and make the most of your scrapbooking time.

This first one is very ugly and intimidating, but you HAVE to go through your supplies and figure out what you have and will use and what you will never use. I did this recently and ended up getting rid of 2 huge boxes of paper that I knew I would never use. I donated both boxes to local organizations that provide crafts for kids, adults, special needs persons, senior citizens, etc. This is a great feel good way to get rid of supplies you have invested money in.

Here are the tips I used to pare down my "stuff"

Be honest with yourself on what you will use. You may love the embellishment but know you will never use it so please donate it!As you are sorting, also sort yo…

Close to My Heart Retiring Products and Chance to Win a New Paperpack

We are just days away from finding out what new and exciting products Close to My Heart will unveil for sale beginning August 1st. As with every company that brings in the new and the latest that means that some products will be discontinued.

Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment Z1410Antiqued Copper Designer BradsZ1704Pewter Badge ButtonsZ1703Wooden Badge ButtonsZ1821Buttons Black AssortmentZ1371Buttons Blue AssortmentZ1370Buttons Pink AssortmentZ1358Buttons Basic AssortmentZ1369Buttons Red AssortmentZ1372Buttons Green AssortmentZ1773Color-Ready Noted Canvas ShapesZ1718Color-Ready Garden Wooden ShapesZ1450Cork Color-Ready AlphabetZ1719Color-Ready Evergreen Cork ShapesX7164CBuzz and Bumble My Stickease® AssortmentX7155CAvonlea Complements Canvas ShapesX7167CLater Sk8r My Stickease® AssortmentX7166CClaire Complements Canvas ShapesX7156CClementine Complements Canvas ShapesX7157CDakota Complements Silver Foil ImagesX7159CScholastic My Stickease® AssortmentZ1326Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assor…

Monthly Scrapbook Kits

I hope you join me on my new scrapbooking adventure. For the next year you will create three 2-page layouts a month. Each month you will receive the following supplies:

CardstockPatterned PaperStamp SetEmbellishments (this month embellishments are star shipboard et and canvas complements)DirectionsOnce during your year commitment you will receive a Stamp of the Month for FREE and $25 in FREE Close to My Heart Product.
We will start in July with kits being mailed around the 10th of each month. July we will celebrate summer by using the Tommy paper:

This month we will create these layouts:

This monthly kit can be yours for $29.95 (plus tax and shipping). If you were to order the items separately your cost would be over  $37 (plus tax and shipping).

If you are interested you must contact me and provide me credit card information prior to July 5, 2013. Your card will be billed the 10th of each month with kits shipping out at that point and all directions will be e-mailed in a .pdf file. C…

Roxybonds Blog Hop "Surf's Up

Welcome to the Roxbyonds Scrappers Blog Hop. Tonight we will be featuring projects from the Surf's Up line.

If you came from Jen's you are in the right place.

My Surf's Up project is a layout I create for my page kit of the month club.

You can order supplies for this project here.

Your next stop on this hop is Cat.

If you get lost along the way here is a complete line-up:

Jen Patrick:
Stephanie Feist:
Catherine Nowak:
Amber La Mons:

The Flowering Bunch

Welcome to our June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp from Close to My Heart is "A Flowering Bunch" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from June 1 - 30, 2013.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2
Create.   If you came from Jennifer of 4 Hearts Scrapbooking then you are in the
right place!

I used the Chantilly paper pack to create this layout. It has room for one 8x10 picture and five 2 1/2" pictures. I got the idea for the layout from the current Idea Book.

For supplies I used the following Close to My Heart products:

Chantilly Paper Pack
June Stamp of the Month
Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Sunset Ink
Lagoon Ink
Pear Ink

Your next stop on our "A Flowering Bunch" hop is Cat of Cat's Scrapbooking.

Here is a complete list of participants if you get lost along the way: