Sunday, September 30, 2012

Christmas Card Workshop coming up quickly!

I am so excited to announce my Christmas Card workshop using our NEW Pear and Partridge paper kits.  Recently Close to My Heart released their newest Christmas Card Workshop on the Go kit.  I have taken that kit and changed it up a bit to give us a fun afternoon full of 12 cards and 2 gift cards for easy Christmas giving. 

Join me, SATURDAY, October 13th from 1pm - 3pm at my house as we create these beautiful cards! 

The best part of the workshop - ALL THE PAPERS WILL BE PRE-CUT FOR YOU!!!  WOOHOO!!!  Now for those of you who are regular attenders for my workshops, you know this is not what I typically do so this is definitely a treat!!!  Don't miss out!

Workshop options are as follows:

Basic Workshop- $25 and includes:
  • 14 Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
  • Pear & Partridge Paper and Cardstock
  • Red Glitter Glue
  • Monogram letter - please specify what letter you would like when signing up
  • Twill Ribbon

Workshop on the Go plus workshop - $40

  • Complete Pear and Partridge Cards Workshop on the Go kit that includes:
    • 15 Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
    • Pear & Partridge papers & Cardstock
    • Red Glitter SPARKLES
    • Bamboo Twill Ribbon
    • Special Card Stamp Set
  • Monogram letter - please specify what letter you would like when signing up
Your own personal items to bring with you to create the workshop:
  • adhesive
  • 3D Foam Tape (pop-dots)
  • If you have them: olive, cranberry, cocoa ink pads
  • sharp scissors

The sign up for this workshop is to the right, through Paypal and is only open for a very short time - Through Thursday, October 4th  at 5pm in order to give me enough time to place the order for your supplies and get them back in time so don't delay - sign up now!

Looking forward to getting up a jump on the holidays with you!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Let's Get Organized!!!

Recently Close to My Heart came out with their new organizational bins to help keep everything at our finger tips when at home or traveling to a crop or workshop.  Of course, I love to have my things organized and ready to go at a moments notice so I was so excited to get my hands on these beautys!!!  I got my in last week and have been loving them!!!! They are perfect and hold everything from ink pads to ribbon to adhesive and so much more, not to mention the beautiful etched design on the outside - BEAUTIFUL!!!

Here is a video from Brian at our corporate office showing off these beautiful new boxes.

To get your hands on these beautiful new cases, go to my website now.

Happy organizing!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Chalk Adds a Little Pop to your House

I was so excited to get a little time today to straighten up the house.  Many people wouldn't believe this but I actually LOVE to organize.  It gives such a feeling of accomplishment and order when everything is in their place and there is a place for everything!

I didn't have a lot of time but I did have enough time to organize the pantry which I have been severely needing to do.  We buy a lot in bulk (with 4 kids and a husband who is 6'5" you would too!) so I definitely need a good way to organize it all. 

So, I ran to my neighborhood Ross, bought these great air tight jars and got to work.  As I was working, I grabbed my little label maker and started labeling the containers since a lot of the items look alike.  BUT, then I stopped and thought - I can do better!  I ran upstairs to my scrapbook room and grabbed a sheet of  Close to My Heart's Chalkboard paper.

I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and our new Chalk marker and got to work. This is a small sampling of what I made - the lighting wasn't great to show you the whole pantry.

The best part of the full sheets is that you can cut them to any shape you want and with the cricut cartridge you can, of course, change the size of them.  For my cabinets I made some smaller ones for my little jars and some more of the size shown for my bigger items. When my husband walked in and saw what I did, he immediately commented on the stickers and how much he liked them. He even took me out tonight to find some more jars to label and organize with.  :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Memories with La Bella Vie

Wow!  What a crazy week this past week or so has been.We are back to school, I'm teaching at our homeschool coop, helping at the church and just trying to be a good mom and wife.  So it was nice to get together with some friends and have another All Day Crop last Saturday.  I usually just bring scrap papers to my all day crops, hoping to get a few cards made but also leaving lots of time to socialize with everyone and peruse their great artwork as well. 

However, this crop I came with the new La Bella Vie papers and had an idea in mind.  My husband and I celebrated our 15 year anniversary earlier this year and just recently I came across some pictures that we had taken on our honeymoon.  I thought these pictures fit perfectly with the theme of the papers and wanted to "play" a bit with them. 

Well...  What do you think?  we sure have changed a bit during the last 15 years and I am sure we will change a bit more during the next 15 years but I am so blessed to be married to my best friend. 

Well, I still had quite a bit of paper left and decided to create this layout with the pictures I found in my tote bag.  These beautiful pictures were taken by a sweet friend of mine who is a photographer in Franklin, TN - Captured Images by Andrea.   TinkerBell was so excited to have her pictures taken and Andrea did such a good job capturing the personality of my girl.

If you like these layouts and would like to create them yourself, join me on September 28th from 6 - 9pm as we, laugh, scrap and have a little girl time.  There are several workshop options to choose from so take a look to the left side and choose the best option that works for you.  Would love to have you join us!