Two Page Layout Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Page Kit Love Ice Cream Baking Sweet Party Birthday #ctmhsugarrush #scrapbooking #pagekits #cricutexplore #scraptabulousdesigns

Get ready for a SUGAR RUSH! Brand New Scrapbook Workshop!

Happy 2017, everyone!!!  I hope you are all well and warm and full of creative ideas for projects to tackle this year. 

WHEW!!  I have had a crazy hard time getting things in gear around here.  However, I have FINALLY completed my work on the first of our NEW kits – Sugar Rush!  

Sugar Rush is super fun kit.  Now, I am not going to lie – Sugar Rush was my LEAST favorite kit in the new catalog.  It appeared a little too sweet and young for my taste and photos.  BUT, as so often happens, once I started to work with it – I LOVED IT!!  I tried to make these layouts more gender nuetral and created themes like Baking (no baking pictures?  GET ON IT!), Celebration (any kind), Sweets (ice cream, candy, SUGAR), and then Love You (Valentine’s, family, pet, friends).

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Two Page Christmas Holiday City Sidewalks Scrapbook Layout Page Kits #ctmhcitysidewalks #pagekits #scrapbooking #cricutexplore #scraptabulousdesigns

Christmas Scrapbook Layouts & FREE SHIPPING! Thank You!!

Happy Small Business Saturday, my friends!!!  Thank you so much for supporting me and my designs – you are all simply SCRAPTABULOUS and totally ROCK MY WORLD!  In honor of YOU – I am offering FREE SHIPPING on ALL of my IN STOCK PAGE KITS, including my brand new kit that I have to share with you today!  WOOHOO!!  Get them before they are gone – they will make PERFECT gifts for your scrapping friends and family!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I loved spending time with my family and today we are going to put some CHRISTMAS up here in da Kessler house!  WHOOP WHOOP – bust out the Christmas music, sip on some egg nog, and drive my kids completely insane while I reminisce about every ornament that I pull out of the box.  Ahhh, the holidays…..  LOVE!

City Sidewalks is such a great kit – you can hit everything from Christmas cards, getting your tree, decorating, baking traveling, family, gifts, and Christmas morning with these pages.  Check them out and see how they will work for you!  Remember, City Sidewalks is only available until December 31 or while supplies last.  Order yours quick so you aren’t sad!

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Two Page Scrapbook Layout Oh Deer Winter Birthday Outdoors Snow Magical #ctmhohdeer #cricutexplore #scrapbooking #pagekits #scraptabulousdesigns

Oh Deer! – It’s getting COLD outside!

So – it’s one week before Halloween and what do I have for you?   WINTER PAGES!  I know – kinda crazy, isn’t it?

Here is one thing I know for sure – TIME FLIES!  Before we know it, we are going to be well into the busy holiday season.  And how WAY COOL will it be (did you catch that pun?  Ha!) to have your Winter Scrapbook Pages already completed?  These Oh Deer! pages are sure to give you an extra incentive to get out and have some fun in the cold!  And, even if you don’t get snow where you live, these layouts can still be used for your winter adventures.

Make ANY photos coordinate with these layouts by turning your pictures black and white.  And – don’t forget your flip flaps!  Flip flaps are the BEST way on the planet to add more photos to your layouts while maintaining a clean look.

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Fall into Fall with the Swan Lake Workshop Your Way!

Hey everybody!  It’s FALL!!!  I just love these cooler temps and seeing the trees begin to change color.  It’s official – Fall just plain makes me happy.  And that’s all I have to say about that.

I have the completed the second paper kit from our newly released Seasonal Expressions Catalog – SWAN LAKE.  I have to admit I was a little skeptical when I first saw this kit.  SWANS????  Hmmmm….  But – as I have learned over many years of designing, never judge a paper pack until you have created with it!   I chose to create one layout for Thanksgiving (I swear I am going to take pictures this year!) and then the other 3 layouts can be used with a variety of photos.  Don’t let the small number of photo mats hold you back – just add your favorite flip flaps and all the photos you need will fit perfectly on each page!

I also used two of our new products with this workshop – the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors and the Coordinating Cardstock Pack.

The Pocket Plus Memory Protectors come in 4 different designs that allow you to showcase additional 3×4 and 4×6 photos in a super fun way!  Unlike a typical 12×12 page protector, these vary in size from 4×12 to 6×12.  They have the 3 holes for your album posts/rings and a full gutter to work perfectly in between your standard CTMH memory protectors.  These are one of my favorite new items!!!  Totally a MUST HAVE!

Coordinating Cardstock Packs are now available for all of our new Paper Packs!  Each pack comes with 12 sheets (3 each of 4 colors) of coordinating cardstock to really enhance your paper crafting.  Say goodbye to white cardstock and HELLO to an affordable way to get the perfect colors of cardstock to match your projects.  YAY!!!!

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Jeepers Creepers Halloween Monster Beware Trick or Treat Two Page Scrapbook Layout #ctmhjeeperscreeepers #scrapbooking #pagekits #halloween #cricut

Jeepers Creepers! Is it Halloween yet??

Happy September!  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this time of year???  My kids start back to school next week and I am looking forward to getting back into a routine – as much as I love the freedom of summer, all good things must come to an end.

Today, I am sharing one of our BRAND NEW paper kits from our newly released Seasonal Expressions Catalog – JEEPERS CREEPERS.  This fun and whimsical kit is perfect for Halloween, but I designed 3 out of the 4 layouts (YES!!!  I created 4 LAYOUTS this month!) so that they can be used in a non-Halloween way.  I don’t know about you, but now that my kids are older, I just don’t have enough Halloween photos to fill up 3 layouts.  But, don’t worry – if you know you’ll have a TON of Halloween pictures, they will all find a home with this kit!

I also used two of our new products with this workshop – the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors and the Coordinating Cardstock Pack.

The Pocket Plus Memory Protectors come in 4 different designs that allow you to showcase additional 3×4 and 4×6 photos in a super fun way!  Unlike a typical 12×12 page protector, these vary in size from 4×12 to 6×12.  They have the 3 holes for your album posts/rings and a full gutter to work perfectly in between your standard CTMH memory protectors.  These are one of my favorite new items!!!  Totally a MUST HAVE!

Coordinating Cardstock Packs are now available for all of our new Paper Packs!  Each pack comes with 12 sheets (3 each of 4 colors) of coordinating cardstock to really enhance your paper crafting.  Say goodbye to white cardstock and HELLO to an affordable way to get the perfect colors of cardstock to match your projects.  YAY!!!!

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All Together Rustic Home Fundamentals Scrapbook Layout Page Kit #ctmhrushtichome #ctmhfundamentals #scrapbooking #cricutexplore #ctmhflowermarket #scraptabulousdesigns

All Together with Rustic Home Scrapbook Layouts!

WOW!!!  Can you believe the summer is almost over???  I am kind of freaking out about it – but I am ready for a change.  I LOVE Fall and football season (well, let’s get real – I only watch my son play football).  But what excites me the most is that Fall means SCRAPBOOKING SEASON!!!!  And do I have a SCRAPTABULOUS kit for you to kick things off!!

I used our BRAND NEW Rustic Home Fundamentals and All Together Complements – I *swoon* for the wood grain, kraft paper, vellum, and pops of sea glass.  These papers are warm, woodsy, rustic and totes on trend!  So many different ways you can interpret the theme with your photos.  As a bonus, you will create (6) two page layouts with this kit. Trust me, you will need all 6 of them!

Please note:  The vellum has copper foil accents that are stinking hard for this amateur to photograph – it is totally gorgeous in person.  More like a shiny Kraft color than yellow.

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Purr-fect Halloween August 2016 Stamp of the Month SOTM thank you card #ctmhhalloween #cards #scraptabulousdesigns

August Stamp of the Month: Purr-fect Halloween!

August2016Welcome to the  August 2016 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you have come here from the fabulous blog of Tracey Pierce, you are on the right path! If you happen to get lost along the way, the complete list of hoppers can be found here.

Here’s the deal – and try not to hate me.  I am *not* a fan of cats.  Any cats.  I just can’t.  I know that lots of you LOVE them and that is PAW-SOME! (get it? ha!)  Me – I am highly allergic and my throat closes up and my nose runs and I can’t breathe and I start panicking and my eyes water and it is a HOT MESS.  Trust me – I can’t do cats.  Even stamped ones!

So, I chose to create my own geometric patterns using the eye and banner stamps.  It was super fun – and I didn’t even need my inhaler!

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Two Page Scrapbook Layout Florence Summer Fun. Page kits available! #scraptabulousdesigns #ctmhflorence #pagekits #scrapbooking #cricutexplore #ctmh

Fun with Florence! Workshop and Page Kits

Hi there, friends!  Today, I have the final workshop for the paper kits in our current Seasonal Expressions – Florence!  Our next Seasonal Expressions goes live on September 1, so make sure to get all your goodies from the current book before they are gone!  You don’t want to be sad.

Florence is a really great kit – it’s super versatile and will work with so many different kinds of photos.  Think travel pictures, black and white pics, selfies, outdoor picnics/adventures and family gatherings.  And, it is kind of funky and eclectic, too!

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Summer is Magical! New Scrapbook Pages!

Whew – I am finally coming up for air!  Life has been crazy, but I am trying to embrace these busy days because they, too, are fleeting.  In the not so distant future, my tribe will no longer need me like they do now.  So, every time my perfect plans get turned upside down, I try to take a deep breath and roll with it.  It’s all good, isn’t it???  It’s all good…

So – back to scrapbooking…..  I chose to do a #disneynotdisney take on the Magical Workshop Your Way.  While we loved our time at Disney when the kids were young, my family prefers other adventures these days.  The colors of this kit will work PERFECTLY with Disney photos, but for those of us who don’t have Disney photos, we can use these pages for 4th of July, summer fun, go karts, fairs, festivals, and more!

Also, because these papers are so vibrant, you can turn your photos black and white and they will look AWESOME against the bright colors.  Then, it doesn’t matter what colors your photos are – anything goes!

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Two Page Summer Calypso Scrapbook Pages Layouts Page Kit Fun Palm Tree Flamingo #ctmhcalypso #scraptabulousdesigns #cricutexplore #scrapbooking

Summer Fun with Calypso Scrapbook Pages!

YAY!!  It is finally summer!!  I cannot get enough of the warmth, sunshine, and flowers – I love being able to have fun outside!

I really like the Calypso Scrapbook Workshop – it is sooo super fun!  These pages will work for both genders, and don’t forget the flip flaps!  If you are anything like me, you have a TON of summer photos.  Flip Flaps help you keep your pages neat and clean and allow you to focus on each photo individually.

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