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!!!
Holy Scrap-a-Moly!! You guys – I totally hit a wall this weekend. My body literally revolted and would not let me get out of bed. You know how it is always so easy to tell others that they need to take of themselves while you continue running at full steam? Well, for reals, I am living proof that you can only push yourself so hard before you collapse. Friends, if any of you are in the same boat as I have been – please take some time to let yourself relax. It’s so much nicer when you make the choice to chill rather than being forced to stay in bed!
I hope that ya’ll had a better weekend than I did – although, I do have to say that I had a great Mother’s Day! I was almost brought to tears when my daughter walked into the restaurant with the card they decorated for me. Aren’t they just the sweetest????
So – now that I am feeling much better and have a renewed focus on self-care, I would love to show you my latest workshop – Little Dreamer!
I have to admit that this kit is not something I would typically purchase (although, really – who doesn’t love a magical unicorn?). So, I really tried to create bold layouts that will work for many different occasions. With all the purples and pinks, this kit is a little more on the feminine side – but you can always use more of the blues and eliminate the pink to get a more gender nuetral look for a couple layouts.
It’s May!!!! Can you believe it???? This time of year is completely INSANE in the MEMBRANE (insane in the BRAIN!) for me – so please bear with me as I roll out all of my new creations over the next few weeks!
Not only is it National Scrapbooking Month, it’s also the start of a BRAND NEWSeasonal Expressions Catalog!!! WOOHOO!!! I sure do love me some NEW stuff! The first workshop to be released will be Little Dreamer by Friday, May 12.
So – on to the SPECIAL!!! We are offering a Paper Pack, stamp set, and a (5) double page Pre-Cut Layout kit (called Cut Above) – all with the limited time only Live Beautifully papers! I am so EXCITED to share them with you! I actually PUT PHOTOS on my layouts!! Yes – I did!! I actually SCRAPBOOKED! Can I get a whoop whoop??!!?? Stay tuned to see them…..
Today, I would like to share with you my exclusive (5) Double Page Layout Kit featuring our special paper pack,Live Beautifully. The Live Beautifully Paper Pack features 16 paper sheets; 2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of 2 single-sided gold foil designs.Continue reading →
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.
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.
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!!!!
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 NEWRustic 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.