Sunday, August 28, 2016

Dream Big

I LOVE that the Whimsy Fundamentals and the way they work for so very many photos and occasions.  This is a photo of my son at the end of his junior college years.

Because I am a believer in scrapbooking all things, I am keeping a book of his college days so that he will have it one day.  The thing is, I have a hard time getting photos of him!  He has never been good about posing (even when little), so I have to catch him quickly and with the burst feature on my phone.  LOL!!  

Let me tell you about this layout.  There is very little paper on this layout, but there is a lot going on, right?  I used five cuts from the Artistry collection - glasses border, "always learning," "film strip, photo tab, and "dream big."  I splattered watercolor all over this page - LOVE that for a college page!  The #MCTC is our new Marker alphabet.  It's super easy to cut out because of the thick letters.  The very light "52 credits" is Jennifer's Hand alphabet.  "way to go" is from the Way To Go stamp set - which I just can't use enough!!  

I hope you've had a great weekend!
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Make a Wish

I so love the Flower Market cartridge!  
I have a son, so any time I can make flowers, I am happy as can be!  

I used the Daisy cut on the cartridge to make these flowers.  The paper for the flowers and leaves is from Whimsy Fundamentals and gives the card a perfect fall feel.  

Such a fun cartridge!!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Crop Openings!

Best Western Plus
3420 Northdale Blvd NW
Coon Rapids

(1 opening)

$25 fee includes:
**Scrapping space (bring an extra small table for overflow and extension cord)
**Free Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions Idea Books
**Free Wi-Fi
**Full paper crafting project - suitable for scrappers and cardmakers
**Morning pastries and fruit
**Bottled Water all day
**Afternoon Snacks & Soda

It was a pleasure to work with this hotel to set this up, and I hope that you will enjoy this convenient location!  There are three restaraunts right across the parking lot - Broadway Pizza, Davanni's, and Applebee's. Coon Rapids also has a multitude of other restaraunts and sandwich shops.


Comfort Inn Plymouth
3000 Harbor Lane N

(4 openings)

$40.00 fee includes:
**Cropping space for the weekend 
**Table gift
**Free wifi
**Lots of girlfriend time
**Generous donation to Operation Smile!

We will have Silent Auction items, cards and product for sale, games, and prizes.
Those of you that attended last year know just how fun this event is!!

Reserve a room at the Comfort Inn so that you can crop late!  
They have given us a special rate of $71 per night.
Call the hotel to reserve your room (763-559-1222) and ask for the Operation Smile Scrapbooking rate.

As far as food goes, Lucky 13 restaurant is located right inside the hotel.  The meals are plentiful and can easily be split into two meals.  There is also a refrigerator and microwave in each room.  Other eating places and coffee shops are very close!

I know I speak for all the Rose Blossoms when I say that we are most excited to have you join us again!  We raised enough money for 10 smiles last year, and we can't wait to help even more kids!!

Contact me at for information on how to reserve your spot for either of these crops!

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Rose Blossom Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop!  This month we want to show you two paper packets - Rustic Home and Uptown.  This month during the Basically the Best campaign, you can get one of these paper packets FREE when you purchase Whimsy, Enchantment, and Adventure Fundamentals.  Check out that special HERE.

This hop is a big circle, and there are 7 of us in the hop this time.  I'd love for you to hop through and see all the amazing things that have been created.  This team of women is talented!!

I used a sheet of Rustic Home woodgrain paper.  So often we think that woodgrain has to be masculine, so I wanted to show you a different way to use it.  I enlisted the help of my Flower Market cartridge.  Have you looked through the images yet?  If not, the PDF of the shapes can be seen HERE.

This card is very simple to make.  This is a colonial white standard card base.  I layered it with a piece of gold glitter paper cut at 5-7/16" x 4-3/16".  I cut the woodgrain paper at 5-1/4" x 4". 

 I wanted to make it easy for you to duplicate this card, so if you have Cricut Design Space, 

Along with Colonial White, I used the new Adventure colors - Blossom and Raspberry - for the flowers.  And if you really want to add a little sparkle, grab a Shimmer Brush and put a light layer on the flowers.  You will love using that brush!!

Now it's time for you to move on to Lynn's blog where she's used the Uptown Fundamentals.  You are going to love what you see, and you are sure to be inspired!

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Basically the Best - FREE Paper! (And a Class!)

What could be better than treating yourself to brand new papers? How about getting even MORE paper for free!

During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packets feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique.   
What is the value of this special?  You will receive 84 sheets of paper for $59.85 (plus shipping and tax). This means you will pay approximately $0.83 per sheet!!  
Yep, this deal is basically the best!  I have added photos of all the paper packets below so that you can see the beauty of each packet below.  Also be sure to take a look at my Fundamental class below.
Click HERE to order your Fundamentals today!!

Adventure Fundamentals

Enchantment Fundamentals 

Whimsy Fundamentals 

Rustic Home Fundamentals
 Uptown Fundamentals

Make it From Your Heart...Fundamentally Club

If you would rather purchase these papers in the form of a class, I would love for you to take a look at my Make it From Your Heart...Fundamentally Club by clicking HERE.

Club starts on August 30th, and I wanted to share what we will be creating the first two months.  You will be using the Enchantment Fundamentals, two sets of Enchantment Complements (HERE and HERE), Enchantment Ribbon, and all the cardstock you need to complete the layouts I have designed based on patterns from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 book.

August 30th Club
We will use about 1/2 of the Enchantment paper pack, loads of embellishments, some ribbon, and do some stamping.  As a free gift for joining my 8-month club, you will also receive Jennifer's Hand alphabet stamp set FREE to use during our club months.  I know you will fall in love with it!

September 27th Club
We will use about 1/2 of the Enchantment paper pack, loads of embellishments, some ribbon, and do some stamping.  When we are finished this night, you will go home with loads of extra Enchantment products!

If you would like more information or if you would like to sign up, please contact me at  I'd love to tell you more!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Whimsy Baby Pages - Month 12

I love this last page of my great-nephew's book.  The three photos across the bottom are actually piles of 3x3 flip flaps.  Each set has 4 flip flaps, and they have blank cardstock for first year accomplishments.  What a perfect way to end the year!  This is also my favorite journaling!

Journaling reads:  "Whew!  It has been a year!  No one told me that when I left Mommy's belly I would have to learn so much!  I slept a lot because it is such hard work learning to do so many new things.  Don't even get me started on getting teeth.  Even if I was cranky sometimes, I am sure happy with my Mommy and Daddy.  It is fun to be silly and see them laugh.  I think the best thing I learned this year is how many people love me.  And they love me so much!!  I can't wait to talk next year so that I can tell them I love them, too!

Look for this workshop in the winter months.  You will be able to choose the boy's or girl's pages!

CONSULTANTS:  This workshop is offered in the Online Office.

During the month of August, purchase the WhimsyEnchantment, and Adventure Fundamentals, and you can choose the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals FREE!
(savings of $14.95)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Whimsy Baby Pages - Months 10 & 11

Journaling left page:  "Let's clear something up.  I really do love Great-Grandma.  She was squeezing me so I could feel how much she loves me!  I have to tell you something else.  Once in awhile I get pretty mad if things aren't going my way.  I have learned that Mommy and Daddy are really, really patient!"

Journaling right page:  "I really didn't know where my keys were.  One minute they were in my hands and then they were gone.  Who knew I could balance things on my head?  I don't know much about these pages with words.  But I think it's something pretty good.  I like when Mommy and Daddy tell me what the words say!

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