Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mary Poppins - paper piecing (Scrappy Dew)

Another Mary Poppins cut file pattern, this one is from Scrappy Dew.


Bowlers - Paper Piecing (Treasure Box Designs and Silhouette Studio Designer)

Played with the Silhouette Cameo and created these bowlers, Travis and Nicole, from Treasure Box Designs. We had a bowling send off party for my brother-in-law just after Christmas. These will be used on my layouts.

Here is a bowling cut from the Silhouette Studio Designer store.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Kim's April-May Workshop/Club Schedule

Kim's Workshop and Club Schedule APRIL-MAY 2014

Workshops are a great place for us paper crafters to meet and enjoy each other's company, as well as craft.  Come join in on the fun. 

April -
Apr 1 Scrapbook workshop $10 (Easter themed 2-page layout, supplies included) 6:00-9:00 pm**
Apr 8 Easter themed card workshop 6/$8 (supplies included) 6:00-9:00 pm**
Apr 15 Ariana WOTG (G1074) Scrapbook Club 6:00-9:00 pm ($29.95+shipping)  Order 2 weeks prior for on time delivery
Apr 22 NEW Hip Pics Album workshop $35 6:00-9:00 pm (supplies included)  MUST Pre-register by April 8

MAY 8 Scrapbook workshop $10 (Mother's Day themed 2-page layout, supplies included) 6:00- 9:00 pm**
May 15 Jubilee WOTG (G1076) Scrapbook Club 6:00-9:00 pm ($29.95+shipping) Order 2 weeks prior for on time delivery
May 22 Graduation themed card workshop 6/$8 (supplies included) 6:00-9:00pm**

** Please contact me at least 3 days prior to a regular workshop (not a club) if you are planning to attend at Visit my website to order your Close To My Heart products at, order $50 in products to receive a free workshop (clubs not included).
Do you have a long list of WANTS from the great Close To My Heart products... CONTACT ME TO SCHEDULE A GATHERING FOR YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY AND EARN FREE HOSTESS REWARDS!  I will help you earn those products.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gift Bag - Revamp (25th Wedding Anniversary)

When I was shopping for a gift bag for my husband, I did not find what I had in mind. So, I purchased a generic "Love" gift bag and personalized with my Silhouette Cameo "25th Wedding Anniversary" and a printed image of from our wedding day on March 25, 1989. Here are the finished photos...

Our family, dinner, Hummer Limousine, VooDoo Donuts and Plaid Pantry (had to get some milk), friends and good times to celebrate 25 wonderful years of marriage.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Celebrating! 25 Years of Marriage

Today we celebrate 25 years of marriage and the blessing of our 2 boys.

Enjoy life, enjoy one another each and every day!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: All-Star Scrapbooking

This week's Artbooking Made Easy focuses on the Team-spirit keys. Have a look and begin creating pages to commemorate your sports memories today.

FINAL WEEK for Studio J Savings - Close To My Heart

Digital Scrapbookers... check out the March Constant Campaign - Studio Savings. What a great deal... only $5.

During the month of March, order your Studio J™ layouts—including ones using our new Photo Express Collection—for only $5 each! Quickly create gorgeous, personalized studio layouts using our wide selection of papers, collections, patterns, and embellishments. And don’t forget to check out the templates in our new Photo Express Collection, which allow you to design layouts entirely comprised of photos in minutes. You’ve taken the photos. Now keep the memories.™

I just completed 3 layouts of Christmas photos in one hour on Studio J! Each one is complete with embellishing, journaling and photos and ready for placement in an album once I order and receive them.  I will continue to work on layouts throughout the month, place my order on March 31, and get each and every layout for ONLY $5!The BEST part, they will be page protector ready, no more work to be done! Who will join me in a month long endeavor to get some layouts completed for the year 2013 and the beginning of 2014?

Visit my website for more information and start creating at

Here is a birthday layout I completed in 20 minutes! Do you recognize the RETIRED B&T Paper, BOO! That's right, you have a TON of retired paper patterns to choose from in Studio J. Are you missing a particular paper pack, better check out Studio J, bet you can find it for that layout you have been wishing you had the paper to use on.

Here are last year's Christmas photos... upload drop, embellish and submit order. Right now only $5 a layout!!

I always enjoy finding other people's YouTube videos to support what I share. I only ask that you do be faithful to me as your Close To My Heart independent consultant when it comes time to ordering. I make it a high priority to keep my blog, Facebook and Pinterest sites active. With that said, check out Amy Ulen's video on why Studio J is so great.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Scrapbook Bling with Close To My Heart

Add some bling to your layouts with our Close To My Heart embellishments, glitter paper, background and texture paper along with our fabulous Cricut cartridges exclusive to Close To My Heart.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Ivy Lane Scrapbooking Club, additional layout and card

I just love the color combination of the Ivy Lane paper packet, add the Workshop On The Go embellishments and stamp set and you have the makings for beautiful scrapbook layouts and a card. There are always 2 two-page layout instructions included in the kit. However, I love to share with you the extra mileage you can get from these WOTG kits by creating a third two-page layout and a card from the scraps. After creating all of these I still have not used up all of my scraps, plus I have the stamp set to use over and over again. Great value for the cost... ($29.95+$4.95 shipping).

Third two-page layout made with scraps...

Card created using scraps...

Join in on the fun and creativity by ordering the next Workshop On The Go and coming to club. See the details in the sidebar to the right.

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Artbooking Made Easy: Trailblazing Travel Albums

This week's Artbooking Made Easy focuses on the travel themed keys of the Close To My Heart exclusive Cricut cartridge Artbooking to make a mini album.

Visit my website to order your Cricut Artbooking cartridge today.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ivy Lane Scrapbooking Workshop On The Go

I have finished the 2 two-page layouts from the Ivy Lane Scrapbooking Workshop On The Go (G1073)  for Tuesday, March 18 club. I will also be working on a third layout and a card, stay tuned :-)

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The Whole Kit and Caboodle

You can order these and other wonderful products on my website

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Rediscover Close To My Heart - My Creations Hip Pics Album and Base & Bling

A week ago I had the good fortune of attending a local convention for Close To My Heart. The featured project was created using the My Creations Hip Pics Album and a Base & Bling necklace. I love them both...although it is very helpful, the idea book sometimes doesn't highlight our products as much as seeing them in real life. These products were no exception. Here are my album and necklace.


I would love to share this project with you. This would make a wonderful gift to celebrate Mother's Day, a birthday, graduation or any other special occasion. Look for a workshop to be scheduled in April and/or May. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this project or to place your order today for the supplies.

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Mary Poppins - Cut File, ppbn designs

It's the weekend! Celebrating the completion of our school yearbook...submitted and on its way to publishing. Phew! Started the weekend off with a cut file from ppbn designs titled, Practically Perfect.

She will go on a layout for our trip to Washington DC in 2010. On the trip we also went to Philadelphia and New York. While in New York we saw Mary Poppins on Broadway. I have not found much in the way of embellishments for a Mary Poppins theme, then I came across this file. Love it!

Have a great weekend...Enjoy!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Happy Springtime

Springtime Keys - Artbooking Cricut Cartridge Layouts

Visit my website today to order your supplies to make these great projects