Saturday, November 16, 2013

Retreating with Laughing Lola

Having such a great time scrapbooking this weekend with a bunch of fabulous ladies.   Each year I try to use a paper pack to be the theme of the weekend.  This year it was Laughing Lola.  I absolutely love this paper. The purples, the blues, the swirls- Augh, how could you not love this paper.!!!!
So using Laughing Lola as my main paper pack, I created this layout to teach here at the retreat and to commemorate the weekend.   

I also used paper from the Scholastic paper pack and used or new Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  I love being able to use multiple paper packs in a layout and to use multiple Cricut catridges in a layout too!
Watch this video here that Close to My Heart created to help you learn to create amazing art work by using all of our amazing Cricut cartriges. 

To get your any of the Cricut Catridges shown or the beautiful Laughing Lola paper pack go to my website now!

Friday, November 15, 2013


Hello from the fabulous retreat house Grand Oak Retreat in Scottsboro, AL. I am here with 19 other fabulous women scrapbooking and stamping the weekend away.  I can't wait to show you all the fun projects we are working on but there are a couple surprises for them that I don't want to spoil. :)  I did want to show off the wonderful gift my kids made for the women though.

Look at these gorgeous caramel apples the kids made. And boy are they yummy!

In the mean time, I wanted to show off a cute necklace hanger that a friend of mine, Tammy Mobley, made using her scraps from our retired Stella papers.

Isn't that a great idea!!!  Thanks Tammy for sharing with me.  Have you made any fun projects using your scraps?  Send me a picture of your creation and receive a fun little goodie from me.   

Lastly, I thought I would share with you a new video the Close to My Heart corporate office created showing how to use background stamps to create authentic looking washi tape, textured paper and other cute ideas.

If you saw something you love, head over to my website and order your items today. Remember when you spend $100 you can order a special item from the Holiday catalog for FREE!!! With a $50 purchase you can get the stamp of the month for only $5. Love this months stamp of the month!!!