Happy December!!!! We are right on the brink of a cold front here in Michigan, so it is totally starting to feel like WINTER!!! I am happy to say that I have the majority of my Christmas decorations finished and we put up all our outside lights, too (you know, while it was like 60 degrees!). I absolutely LOVE this time of year, even though I am a little sad missing those family members that we have lost and looking ahead to next year when my son will be away at college. Life changes so quickly, but this is why I scrapbook – to preserve these precious memories that make my heart go bump.
OK – I know. I just released a Christmas kit with Beary Christmas! However, because some of us just can’t get enough of the holidays, CTMH gave us a second holiday kit with Silver and Gold. But, my friends, as you all know – I don’t follow directions very well. I created one Christmas layout (think of showcasing some of your favorite photos from multiple Christmas’!) and the others are entitled Joy, Birthday Cheer, and Love This. I am LOVING the black, white, silver and gold – can’t wait to get my photos on these pages!
Dont’ forget: I know this time of year is crazy town for lots of us, but I wanted to remind you that all of our paper packs in the Holiday Expressions will retire on December 31 (if they don’t sell out before then). Get yours before they are gone so that you won’t be sorry!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!!!
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.
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 →
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.