WOOOHOOO!!! It’s September 1!!! That means a BRAND NEW Holiday Expression from CTMH!!! New specials, papers, accessories, stamps and a whole lot of GOODNESS!!!
I am kicking things off with my Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Workshop. Now, if you are anything like me, I truly do not have the need for 4 Halloween layouts every year. So, with this kit, I decided to make 1 layout for Halloween and the other 3 for parties, outdoors, and friends. The colors are fun, gender neutral, and super trendy.
I used our BRAND NEW Cricut Collection –You are Here. This cartridge is AWESOME and I am so excited for all the travel and every day images!
DANA’S SPECIAL: Order theYou are Here Cricut Collection from me during the month of September & I will send you a FREE paper pack ($9.95) of your choice!
Happy Summer, everyone!! I can’t even believe it is almost August – it totally snuck up on me! Today I would like to share my Jack Scrapbooking Workshop, I am super excited with how these pages turned out! These papers are perfect to scrapbook your summer adventures, even those rainy, chill-axing days or those extra long car trips…..
Now, if you look at the complements, you will notice that I chose not use the “Little Man” title pieces or PML cards. If you have a Little Man in your life (even a furry one!), feel free to add these pieces back in. My “Little Man” is 17 and taller than me, so I left them out on purpose. LOL
As always, don’t be afraid to turn some photos black and white or use a super cool filter! And, I have been known to totally stage a photo shoot in colors that will match my layouts (think red plaid) when I love the papers!!!
Hey, ya’ll!!! I hope your summer is off to a GREAT start! It’s almost time for the Close To My Heart National Convention in Utah – I can’t wait! But, before I head out, I wanted to share with you my latest workshop – Prickly Pear. One of the most exciting parts of this new kit is this:
Do you see those people on that layout from the Seasonal Expressions??? THAT IS US!!! My family. Page 27, to be exact. For the first time ever, I actually submitted some photos to CTMH and they used one of them! So we are now like totally #famousnotfamous. HA!!!!
Ok – enough of my nonsense, back to Prickly Pear. I love the colors in this kit – it will be perfect for your outdoor adventures and summer fiestas! These pages will even work for the Fourth of July with the primary colors – YAY!!!
Woohoo!!! Summertime is almost upon us! I am *so* ready for school to get out (June 14th for my kids and June 16th for the school that I sub at). It has just been gorgeous here in Michigan – lots of sunshine and warmth. I am looking forward to chillaxing! And, of course, catching up on my personal scrapbooking!
So – this latest kit, No Worries. MUST HAVE. MUST HAVE. MUST HAVE!!!!! I kept the layouts simple and fresh because summer is all about spending time *making* memories, not preserving them. Whether you are at the pool, at the beach, at the cottage, on vacation – this kit has something for you! If you don’t boat, leave off the boat accents. If you’re at the pool, don’t use the surf boards. So QUICK and EASY and VERSATILE! Trust me, you are going to want to have this kit for your memories! And – remember to use your flip flaps!!! They keep your pages clean and neat while allowing you to include ALL your favorite photos.
Happy Spring, ya’ll!! I am so excited to watch things bloom and spend more time outside. I love Spring – the beauty, the fresh start, new smells, and the sunshine. After the rain and snow we had here this week, I have my fingers crossed that winter will *finally* leave!!!
Some Kinda Wonderful is a great transition kit for the season! There is lots of green, which will be perfect for outdoor photos. The blue and gray will pick up hints of the sky, while the black helps to keep the bright colors grounded. Super cute and trendy! If you aren’t a fan of hot pink, the opposite side of the paper is a patterned white, so you can still use this kit with boys. I plan on using the “You Make My Heart Happy” layout for Mother’s Day. My kids will have to do a photo shoot with me on my day, won’t they???
Hello, my LOVELIES!!!! I have to apologize for the tardiness of this workshop – I had the flu last week and it destroyed my timeline. Next year, my family is going to FIRST IN LINE for the flu shot. Losing a week to sickness is crazy town.
Hello Lovely is a gorgeous kit! The colors are soft and feminine and I love how they blend with the gold and blush tones in the accents. The thing I love most about these pages is that I feel like they will work with many different kind of photos – family, wedding, love, selfies, pets, relationships. Say HELLO to Hello Lovely, this paper collection is a MUST HAVE!!!
So – having explained myself, let me just say that the Workshop Guide for Hello Lovely will be completed tomorrow, February 10. You will get the link to the Guide (photos are loaded), and I will continue to add files as I complete them. Page Kits have been ordered, but I do not yet have them in hand to start cutting – so they will be ready for shipping in 7-10 days.
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).
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!
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 flapsare the BEST way on the planet to add more photos to your layouts while maintaining a clean look.
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.
ThePocket 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 Packsare 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!!!!