Happy 2018, all of my beautiful friends!!!! I hope you all had a SCRAPTABULOUS holiday season and took lots of pictures! Here is my tribe this year in our matching jammies.
And, just like that – it’s life back to normal in the FRIGID north! So, let me tell you how hard it was for me to work with Chelsea Gardens during our deep freeze….. Don’t get me wrong, the papers are simply STUNNING, but they make you feel spring and warmth and I was pretty much in crabby patty mode wishing that I could skip right from Christmas to Spring!
But, now that I finished this workshop, I have fallen in love with this kit. I even have some perfect photos to use with it!!! My goal for 2018 is to show ya’ll more of my finished work, which means that I actually have to print photos and get scrappy. I am WAY excited to see if I am up for the challenge! I totally went all in with the butterflies and colors in this kit, I didn’t even try to fight it and make it into something else. Sometimes, you just gotta go with the flow. For the last layout, I kept it all nuetrals and even included a large photo mat for an 8×10 family photo! Lots and lots of options for this layout. Continue reading →
Oh my NOVEMBER!!!! Seriously – where has time gone??? I hope you all had a Hauntingly Marvelous Halloween, because as you know, stores have gone from Halloween straight to Christmas! I mean, there is some Thanksgiving stuff out right now, but it has been out for ages, hasn’t it??
I have to say that I truly enjoyed working with our Beary Christmas papers! Traditional colors and just enough whimsy to keep it cute and fun. My daughter and I even had Christmas Bear pajamas last year, so I am thinking that I may use those photos on these pages! I love it when things work out like that!!!!
Don’t usually take a lot of Christmas pictures? Then use these pages as inspiration for some special photo shoots this year or compile photos from Christmas’ past – how fun would that be? As always, don’t forget the Flip Flaps if you take a bazillion holiday photos! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
It’s my FAVORITE time of the year – FALL!!!! The trees are just beginning to change, football is in full swing, and the weather (minus that CRAZY heat wave) is getting cooler, just perfect for snuggling up in sweatshirts and blankets. The holidays are right around the corner, too! Lots of fun decorating and time to spend with those we cherish most, our friends and family.
Falling for You has the perfect colors for autumn and will work great for Thanksgiving, pumpkin carving, fall leaves, and outdoor activities. I also created a fourth layout that is *not* necessarily fall themed, but still focuses on counting your blessings.
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).