Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Go See Do - Summer is coming!!!! Yippee!

I don't know about you, but I crave for all things to be growing rather than dormant. In Spring and Summer I am at my happiest.  That's why I'm excited to show you what I've been working on for the upcoming vacation months. I've used Simple Stories Destinations collection to create a 6 x 12 mini album with tons of pockets, journaling cards, overlays, stickers and embellishments.

I'll be teaching this class at The Scrapbook Princess in Moody, AL.

  • When:  Saturday, March 31st 1:30 till 4 p.m. 
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Fee: $28

Class attendees may stay after and crop for free until 9 p.m.!!  whoop! 

Here's a few peeks of the album. This class is almost full, so call Paulette (205) 640-3999 this week if you want to be ready for summer travel.  Thanks y'all - happy scrapping.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Holy Scrap!

This past weekend I did nothing but play with my scrapbook stuff! Here are a few layouts I did with Authentique's new Celebrate collection. You'll also want to check out the cute Valentine cards that Mistylynn created with the same paper! It is such a versatile paper collection - I just LOVE it! You can purchase one or the whole collection at The Scrapbook Princess who, by the way, is a premier Authentique retailer! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Canvas Art Fun With Webster's

I treasure my local scrapbook store, The Scrapbook Princess. I recently was given the opportunity to teach an altered canvas class at the store. I used the lovely Country Estate collection from Webster's Pages. You can create the most awesome layered looks with their products. The canvas alone didn't seem to be "enough" so I added a little sign to hang from the Webster's chipboard buttons. One of my favorite elements of this project were the Webster's Whimsies. Those cute littel birds will be showing up on more of my projects.
See below for a few close ups and a photo of the final example for the class.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just a couple more layouts

Had the opportunity to attend the first "Journaling with Jenney" class at TSP (See the "Lucky Me" layout). I love taking classes because it always forces me to try different techniques. I'll be signing up for Jenney's next class in April.
After the class, a few of us stayed for the "2nd Saturday Crop". It felt good to get out the scissors, paper and glue again. (Thanks to Kristi for supplying me with some new pics of her beautiful kids!)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Women's History Month Challenge

Paulette has a challenge this month to create a scrapbook page about a woman that has been an inspiration to us. I immediately thought of my mom-in-law. She passed away at the age of 59, but during the time that I knew her, I witnessed an incredible woman. She raised 3 boys & 1 girl and was a devoted wife. The thing I loved most about her was her contagious love of life itself. She had fun everywhere she went & had many friends as was evident at her funeral. She truly loved my children and they loved her right back. I'd give anything to be able to spend just a few more hours with her right now. Here's my scrapbook page about Laura.
Hop on over to The Scrapbook Princess blog and add your layout to the challenge!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Trying to get back to creating!

Had fun today creating these pages for my 8x8 album of family & friends kids. This is Waylon, my Great Nephew. Can you tell he's a beach baby with that beautiful blonde hair??? He is, my nephew, Jordan's son. They live in Orange Beach, AL.

Monday, October 12, 2009

October 23rd is the date!

You're invited to participate in a Christmas workshop at ClearBranch UMC.
Friday, October 23rd, 6 til midnight!
Options are:

  1. just bring your stuff and scrapbook, visit, eat, visit, eat, scrapbook (you get the picture) $0
  2. do all of the above & make a cute little Christmas Planner - $15
  3. do all of the above & add on 15 gorgeous Christmas cards - $15

Let me know if you will be attending by Friday, October 16th. Bring a friend!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Christmas Planner (more photos)

I selfishly designed this little planner with myself in mind. I am a list maker, but I can't always find my list!!! This adorable 3-ring-binder has 5 divided sections to name whatever you want, paper for your lists and 3 calendar months leading up to Christmas. It can be used year after year by adding more paper and updating the calendar section OR you could turn it in to a mini-Christmas album after the holidays.

All products used were from Close To My Heart. The paper is brand new this year. This planner is easy to make and is sooooo cute! I'm booking workshops now so that you'll have this in your hands for the holidays!

Email me to set a date for your workshop -
Kit cost is only $15!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Christmas Planner anyone?

I've been finishing up a Christmas Planner using our new Jingle paper & our 5x7
3-ring-binder. I'm going to be selling kits to make on your on and I am scheduling workshops. If you are a "list maker", like me, you'll love having something cute to use year after year.
Let me know what you think! Here's a sneaky peek -

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Twitterpated! (google it)

Come join me for this workshop and get a free copy of our brand new idea book!

What: Scrapbooking Workshop featuring our newest paper –


When: Friday, September 18th
Time: 6 pm - midnight
Where: Lincoln office (off of 280 across from Chappy’s)

I know you’ll be pleased with this workshop. The Workshop Guide can be used multiple times to create other layouts and cards. The paper in this kit is super cute AND you’ll get an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that is only sold with this kit! We will be making the layout pictured and 2 additional layouts. The workshop guide also has directions for making 6 beautiful cards, if you would prefer to do that instead of the additional layouts.

Here are your options for the workshop:

Basic Kit..................Twitterpated Basic Workshop Kit (includes):
Paper.......................NEW! Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet ($12.95)
Stamp Set...............NEW! My Acrylix® Hello There ($13.95)
Ribbon.....................Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Chocolate Collection ($7.95)
Workshop Guide... NEW!($1.00)
Retail Value: $35.85
You Pay: $29.95 (plus S&H)

Add on these Embellishments for extra cuteness:
Dimensional Elements In Color $3.50 (pack of chipboard buttons, etc.)
Z280....................... Natural Hemp $2.25
Z1218......................Brads Basic Assortment $4.95

I hope to see you at the workshop. Space is limited, so please RSVP and pay by September 9th so I can order your supplies. If you can't make it to the workshop, you can still order a kit. Just let me know if you would like one.

From me to you:
If you are one of the first 5 people to RSVP, I'll include a pack of those new Dimensional Elements with your kit!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Always lookin' forward to Monday

The founder and CEO of CTMH, Jeanette Lynton, has started a Color Me Monday post on her blog. I am always blown away by the colors she puts together. The lady has a really good eye for great color combos. Check out the colors for this past Monday and some of her projects using this color combo. I would have never thought to use that bright green with the other soft colors, but her layouts & projects confirm that these colors are a delight when used together. I'm going to try to put something together using these same colors. I'll post it this weekend. Why don't you try the colors and email your creation? I'd love to see what everyone can do with this combo!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another Winner!

Guess what, Tracy??? Bella drew your name for my Deal-a-Day contest. You won a beautiful CTMH stamp set called Butterfly Wings. I believe this stamp set was featured in the Spring 2009 Idea Book as one of the Stamp's of the Month. Congrats to Tracy!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

June Stamp of the Month - Tender Tags

This month's "Stamp of the Month", Tender Tags is so pretty. If you are like me, you want it at a discount price! One of the best ways I've found to get more product for your money with Close to My Heart is buying the Art & Soul collection kits. Usually these kits include a stamp set, paper pack, embellishments, etc. Here's a good example of one of the kits -

Little Things Mean a Lot collection - cost $47
The contents of this kit are:
1 – My Acrylix® Essential Alphabet - $34.95
1 – Free Spirit Level 2 Paper Packet - $12.95
1 – Braggin’ Tags™ Mini Album - $4.95
1 – Edge Anchors™ Rustic Collecti - $5.95

Total retail of this kit is over $58!

If you only purchase this kit, Tender Tags is 1/2 price!

Currently there are about 10 kits or stamps for sell in the Art & Soul section of my website. Check out the other kits to see if there is something that you love. As a bonus - Art & Soul features videos of what to do with each of these collections.

Tender Tags will be available until the end of this month.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Will Bella draw your name?

Only a few more days to take advantage of CTMH's Deal-A-Day sale! Sale ends July 1st!
I LOVE a good deal and love FREEBIES even more! To sweeten your shopping experience on my CTMH website during our June Deal-A-Day sale, I'm going to have a drawing for a Free Stamp set. Each time you make a purchase during the June Deal of the Day Event, I will enter your name in a drawing for a extra scrapbook goody from me! Each stamp set purchase will add your name in the drawing 5 times. Each Goody Box purchase will add your name in the drawing 10 times! (I have to say I'm quite jealous that I did not order the 1st Goody Box. My friend, Tracy, got hers today and it was packed with stamp sets, paper packs and embellishments!)

The winner of the drawing will have their choice of either "Butterfly Wings" or "Annotations". (Both of these stamp sets were Stamp of the Month sets and are no longer available.) After Bella draws the winning name, I will announce the winner on my website in July.

Good luck to all and happy shopping!!!! GRRRR - woof woof!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Shop for a DEAL on My CTMH Website

Beginning June 1st, you'll find a different deal each day on my Close To My Heart website-a product special available only that day and only while supplies last.
Here's what you need to know to be prepared to shop:

  • My website address is:
  • The Deal of the Day may only be purchased through my CTMH website.
  • New deals will be posted at 10:00 am (CEN) each day in the month of June.
  • Best time to shop would be in the afternoon or later in the evening.
  • Credit / Debit cards are accepted on my website.
  • Shipping will be discounted!

Each day will bring on a different DEAL. The Deal will either be:
FREE ITEMS - popular products will be offered FREE with a stamp set purchase! OR GOODY BOXES - you can purchase a "goodie box" filled with enviable items priced well below retail! (There will be a different batch of products each time these "goody boxes" are offered.)

There are plenty of these products to go around so you don't have to be there when the "doors" first open. That way no one gets hurt! ; )

I'll be shopping with you in June!!!

IMPORTANT: When purchasing the Deal of the Day do not add any other products to your shopping cart. If you add anything other than the "Deal" you will not get the "Deal" price or free item at Checkout.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Be the first to

join one of my Hostess of the Month Clubs! Read on…

The Basics:

  • We will meet once a month for a crop or workshop.
  • Cost per month depends on how many club members we have.
  • Each member will have a turn at being “Hostess”.
  • While a member isn’t required to be at every crop, the commitment is to purchase the set amount each month until everyone has had a turn at being "hostess".
  • Cost will depend on how many sign up. 6 will keep the cost around$25 a month.
  • The "hostess" will automatically get $25 FREE CTMH products.
  • As "hostess", you can earn more FREE CTMH products with outside orders.

This is such a fun, no-hassle way to get some FREE products without “bugging” your friends to come to another “home party”! Even if you live outside my area, you can still have a Hostess of the Month Club - On-line is the way to go!

If you LOVE scrapbooking as much as I do, I know you will want to start a club with your friends. Contact me so we can set up a time to plan your Hostess of the Month Club. (shanherren at hotmail dot com)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Giveaway Alert!

Found a blogger today that is giving away an awesome collection of scrappy goodies! Sounds too good to be true, but who knows?
  • 1 pkg. Doodlebug Chunky Glitter Assortment
  • 1 Zig Zag Stitch Edge & Emboss Punch by EK Success
  • 1 pkg Flora Doodles by Petaloo
  • 1 pkg. Doodlebug Jeweled Brads ~ Sugar Cones
  • 1 set of Nestabilities Dies ~ Labels 3

Click here for the link. Good Luck!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

OK, so like I have two cute peeps that wrote comments on my last post for a drawing for a CTMH mini-stamp set. So, I emailed my BFF, Barbie and asked her what to do. I had a lot of trouble trying to draw one name out of a KFC bucket so... Barbie says you both win a free stamp set!!!
Congrats Paulette and Christian!
Since I know where you are, I'll catch up with you and deliver your mini-stamp set in person.

Thanks, Barb for helping me out of that blonde dilemma. Thanks for the comments chickas!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I've been so busy lately that I have neglected to blog! So get ready to catch up.

I really enjoyed this past weekend at Noel's. She hosted a National Scrapbook Weekend Crop.

I used all Close To My Heart supplies and just created my little heart out!

Here's what all I came up with:

This is my mom's senior portrait from 1939 - That's Amore paper was perfect for her. I also used that same paper for the Valentine page I did of me and the hubs.

This is a 6 X 12 page that I did for the "Shabby Chic" Challenge. I love this style! I used the Floral Tapestry paper to create this shabby look.

  • I also used the Floral Tapestry paper on this altered cork board that I got at Target in the $1 spot.

    This last one is another 6 x 12 page using the Perfect Day paper. The challenge was to create my own background paper. I used the Connections stamp set to create the background.

What a fun crop! I really needed some time to play with the CTMH papers and stamps!

I'm so glad you are still reading. Leave me a comment and I'll put your name in the hat for a mini stamp set! I'll draw for the prize next Thursday evening (May 13th). So get your comments in and tell me what you like best about the Close To My Heart products I used or any other of our products.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

"Look, Ma! No embellishments!"

Here's another layout I did for The Scrapbook Princess. I didn't use any embellishments because the Webster's Pages patterned paper was so "busy". I did some cut work around the leaves and added some CTMH Liquid Glass to the butterflies to make them shine. My journaling for the page was done on a vintage postcard that I downloaded FREE from Fairy Davis.
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

BFF Jennifer

This layout is about my BFF, Jennifer. She is always there for me and wearing a smile.
I used Webster Page's/Raspberry Truffle patterned paper, Making Memories flowers, Heidi Swapp heart mirror, buttons, Close To My Heart cardstock, stamps, ribbon & Pretty Pins and Pebbles Chips. You can purchase everything but the CTMH items from Paulette at the Scrapbook Princess. You can see my layout IRL at her store also.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

SALE on Stamp Sets - beginning March 3rd!!!

Tomorrow on my CTMH website you can purchase retired stamp sets on the Discounted Products section. These stamp sets will be available beginning at 10 am (CEN). The stamp sets will be available at 40% off current retail pricing.

Available stamp sets will be the following:

  • Wisdom (B1199)

  • Groovy Celebration (C1232)

  • Love of My Life (C1258)

  • Card Sentiments (D1111)

  • Memories (D1127)

  • Follow Your Dreams (D1152)

  • Steep and Deep (D1175)

  • My One & Only (D1197)

  • Friendship’s Garden (D1202)

  • My Farm (D1219)

Let me know if you have questions or have any problems trying to find these. Happy shopping!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

March Workshop with Close to my Heart!

I've been a CTMH consultant for a few months now and really love their products. They are good quality and also EVERYTHING is already color coordinated for you. I want to jumpstart my business by teaching workshops each month. My March workshop is this little (5x5 inch) picture cube. How cute is this??? This was made with all Close to my Heart products. I used the new Emporium papers to cover the My Creations Cube and added some ribbon, flowers and stickers. If you would like to make one, I would love to show you how.

You can either schedule a workshop with some friends at your home OR you may purchase the kit and instructions. Class size should be limited to no more than 6.

  • Earn a CTMH My Acrylix stamp set when you host a workshop in your home. I'll also include a 2009 CTMH Spring Idea book for free! This 100+ page book is packed with ideas, gorgeous layouts and cards.
  • Place an order in March and I'll give you a Spring Idea book.
I've got my own CTMH website now so you can check out the on-line tutorials and shop at your convenience:

Check the website out and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear what you think about the products too!!!
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Word!

Lately I've had a lot of time to think about my goals and what I want to accomplish. What I came up with is "simple". I know that if I shed some of the excess "treasures" that I've been holding on to, it will make it easier for me to move forward to the next goal.
My initial inspiration first came from watching "Clean House". I crave to have less! I'm going to go through everything and have the biggest yard sale ever this year.
Knowing that it's not enough to just remove the clutter, I picked up When Organizing Isn't Enough by Julie Morgenstern. This book is more than just organizing. I think it's going to give insight on how to establish what I want out of life.
OK, OK...I got way off the subject of the layouts. Paulette aka Scrapbook Princess posted a challenge to pick a word that best describes your goal for 2009. I made two layouts of my word, which is "simple" - one for the store and one for me. I used the same idea for both layouts. I love the little vintage recipe cards that I used to journal on. Those came from one of my Noel Mignon kits. The patterned paper and alphas are Scrap Within Reach (still lovin those colors!).
Anyone else have a "word" to share???

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Give-a-way alert!

You've got to stop by Glitter and Bliss! Leslie is having a drawing for one of her crystal pendants. The only requirement is to leave a comment on her blog of what you want your pendant to say. If you haven't seen them, go check them out. They are scrumpteous!