Monday, November 24, 2014

Staying Warm and Cozy

We had big snowflakes today, so it put me in the Christmas mood.  I put some Christmas music on and decided to make a mini album for winter photos.

I've used the Designer Creations Short Stack album.  Its filled with 10 kraft pages that are 5 x 7 in size.  I've used Snowhaven paper and complements to decorate this.  Now I don't plan to show you anymore today.  As I fill the album with our winter memories, I will be sure to show you the pages!

Thank you so much for stopping in today!  I appreciate your visits!!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Thank You Card Kit

One card kit I really love making is my yearly Christmas thank you card kit.  I think it's really nice to show gratitude for those wonderful and thoughtful gifts we receive.  I love the traditional Yuletide Carol paper, so that's what I chose to use with some pretty poinsettia die-cuts from Artiste.

With this kit, you will make two of each of these cards for a total of four cards.  I decided to use the Colonial White Die-Cut Cards that are being discontinued on While Supplies Last.  I wanted to give you options, so you have a choice of three kits!

  • Basic Kit  ($8.00) - This kit includes card bases & envelopes, pre-cut paper, die-cut poinsettas, stamped sentiments, and the Gold Sequins necessary for four cards.  
  • Better Kit ($11) - this kit includes everything in the Basic Kit, but you will receive a full package of Gold Sequins so that you can use them on other projects.
  • BEST KIT ($18) - This kit includes everything in the Better Kit, and you will also receive a Touch Twin Carmine (red) Alcohol Marker.  You will be able to color your gold sequins to make the red center for you poinsettia.  I know you will love this marker!
These kits will be available to order through December 10th, and they will be mailed to you on December 17th.  I have only 50 kits available, so order early! 
(Should they sell out before December 10th, the kits will be mailed out earlier!)

Christmas Thank You Card Kit

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Thursday, November 20, 2014


I am finishing up my Thanksgiving cards, so I pulled out my very favorite stamp set for the fall.  It is called Always Grateful, and I am not sure if I like it for the sayings or the trees.  It is a lovely set.

I used Pathfinding paper, bronze shimmer trim, and gold bling gems to complete this card.  The tree is stamped with champagne ink, and the sentiment is stamped with barn red.  This is what the Always Grateful stamp set looks like:

I am always grateful when you stop by!  Thanks for visiting and have a most blessed day!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Scrapbook Pages Kit

It's time share my December scrapbook pages!  You can order these very traditional Christmas pages using Yuletide Carol shipped directly to you at the bottom of this post.

This kit includes:
Pre-Cut Yuletide Carol and Cardstock
Yuletide Carol Stickers
Yuletide Carol Assortment
Gold Sequins (and the necessary colored sequins)
Black Striped Twill Ribbon
Poinsettia Cricut Die-Cuts
Full Instructions with Photos

The cost for the kit is $35.00 shipped directly to you.  
Order by December 1st, and all kits will be shipped on December 10th.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rose Blossom Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Rose Blossom blog hop!  This month, we are pleased to bring you some Holiday Decor ideas!  I have to tell you, I can hardly wait to hop to see what has been made!

If you came here from Barbara's blog, then you are on the right track.  This hop is a great big circle, and there are eight blogs to hop today.  Should you get lost along the way, I've got all the blog links at the bottom of my post.  

I actually make a lot of holiday decor.  I am one of those people that puts every single ornament that Shane ever made on the tree.  I don't need a matchy-matchy tree.  I need a tree that holds our life's memories.  So although simple, this is what I put together for you today.

I cut the medallion ornaments with the Artiste cartridge using Snowhaven.  These can be used in all kinds of places for Christmas decorating.  They can hang on your Christmas boughs or tree.  They make wonderful additions to the centerpiece on your table.  The largest medallion is 5", so that gives you an idea of how large these are!    

Now I'll show you what I plan to do with them.  There are some greens on my scrapbook shelf, and I plan to nestle them in the greens.  (If you come back to my blog in January, you will find me using them for something else!)

Now it's time to move on to Kim's blog!  I am sure she has something quite beautiful for you!!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday Inspiration with Studio J

Studio J has some papers that are specific to this online software.  I love Splash Zone - one of m favorites!  And as it's turning colder here in Minnesota, it's definitely fun to look back on these summer photos!

November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!
  1. First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail—an unprecedented deal!
  2. Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.
  3. If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
  4. For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!
  5. And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!
Studio J is a wonderful enhancement to your traditional album.  With all the papers, patterns, and embellishments, it's also a FUN way to add quick and easy pages to your scrapbook!

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