Sunday, December 27, 2009

You Rock Workshop

One of Close to My Heart's great new paper packs is called You Rock. I'll be hosting a workshop featuring this paper pack on January 17th. If you would like to attend, email me at

The featured Layout will look like this:

We'll also make 6 cards - 2 each of these 3 designs

The basic materials you will get in the Workshop package include:
Workshop Guide ($1.00)
You Rock Level 2 Papar Pack ($12.95)
Mini-Medley Accents Outdoor Denim Collection ($4.95)
Z1272 Top Coats™ Rockin' $4.95
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles $2.95
Z281 White Hemp $2.25

The cost for this pack of materials is $29.00

For this workshop, we will also be using an exclusive stamp set (only available with this workshop) called Just Be You. If you would like your own stamp set, the workshop fee will be $39.00

B1341 Just Be You

During the workshop, you will use the following tools and supplies. I will have these for you to share, however, if you have any of these you may wish to bring them, or if you would like your own, you can purchase these at the time you sign up for the workshop at the prices shown below:

E1002 My Acrylix® Rustic Alphabet $34.95
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2150 Sunflower Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z1297 Edge Distresser $2.50
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit $5.95
Y1001 1" x 1 1/2" My Acrylix® Block $4.50
Y1003 2" x 2" My Acrylix® Block $6.50
Y1005 1" x 6 1/2" My Acrylix® Block $6.50

Please bring your own:
Scissors, Tape or glue, paper trimmer

The pictures you will use for the workshop layout are:
Photo 1 - 4x6 landscape
Photo 2 - 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
Photo 3 - 4 x 4 (that you could cut in half vertically and have 2 useable images
Photo 4 - 4 x 6 landscape
Photo 5 - 4 x 4

You can bring these photos with you, or make the page at the workshop and insert your own pictures later.

An additional layout that can be made with this package is from the Cherish book, using the Unified Whole design.


The pictures for this layout are:
Photo 1 - 8 x 8
Photo 2 - 4 x 4
Photo 3 - 4 x 4
Photo 4 - 3 x 3
Photo 5 - 3 x 3
Photo 6 - 3 x 3

These additional card designs can be made using patterns found in the Originals card design book



If you are unable to attend this workshop, but would like to do this project on your own, or with my help and supplies at another time - please contact me at and I'd be happy to help you!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Everyday Celebrations

I made all 16 of these cards with Close To My Heart's Everyday Celebration Card Kit. The kit includes everything I needed: card bases and envelopes, the papers, a stamp set, inks, brads, ribbons, embellishments and an instruction guide. The kit sells for $39.95, but until the end of September, you can earn one FREE with a minimum purchase of $60 in stamps.

The best part is that I can use the stamp set and instruction over and over again to make more cards using different papers.

If you would like to get one of these kits, contact me.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thanks from Close to my Heart

Between August 3-17th, you'll receive a FREE paper package and a FREE stamp set with every order of $100. You can order from my website or you can email or phone me with your order.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Flip Flaps

One of the great products from Close To My Heart is Flip Flaps. What are Flip Flaps? They are an inexpensive way to make your pages interactive and add additional photos and journaling to your pages.

Flip Flaps come in a package of 15 4x6 protectors for only $3.95!

Here is a great video tutorial made by one of my fellow close to my heart consultants, Tresa Black, that shows how these can be used in your layouts.

If you would like to order some of these, you can contact me or shop online at my website.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Skate Star Layout with Notebook

This layout was made using:
Notebook Level 2 Paper Pack
Notebook MyStickease
Rustic Alphabet Stamps
Colonial White Brads
Shining Star Stamps
Desert Sand Ink
Holloyhock twill ribbon

This was Jenelle's first skating competition in March 2008, she was awesome and very excited to win a medal. I was very proud of her!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Game On Layout

This layout of my husband performing on his 49th birthday uses the "Game On" paper pack.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

ABC Book

These are pages for an ABC scrapbook. All the pages are made using the Stardust paper pack. This is a great present for a Mom because she has a scrapbook she can easily put pictures of her baby in without a lot of work.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Maui Scrapbook Layout
I made this layout from the Moon Doggie Workshop Guide. The original layout uses reds, but I liked the greens and blues from this paper package better, so I altered the paper and got a very different look.

My layout uses:
Moon Doggie Paper
Journey Journaling Spots
Cranberry Ink
Desert Sand Ink
Rustic Alphabet
Extreme Happiness
Colonial White Crocheted Ribbon
Post Card Travel Series

I love this layout because it evokes that tropical feel and brings back great memories of a great vacation.

Here's a picture of the example in the instructions:

If you would like to get instructions for this workshop, or purchase a workshop kit, please contact me at

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tea Party Layout

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This layout was made using Whoops A Daisy paper and the Cup of Friendship stamp set. The journaling tag is tucked in on the left side of the first page, with our names on the front and my journaling on the back.

I also used Just Blooms™ Summer Posies Paper Flowers to embellish.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Baby Face!

This is a scrapbook page I made inspired by the cover of the Close To My Heart Spring Idea Book cover. The cute little boy is my 'nephew' Christopher. My girlfriend Lora took the great picture.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Rock, Paper & Scissors

I labled the door to my husband's music studio with the word "ROCK" and the door to my scrapbook room with the words "PAPER & SCISSORS" - the two doors are right across from each other in my house.

I wanted to make a scrapbook page about this, but it's really hard to get a picture of the doors. I used the occassion of a visit from our friends Greg & Lora as an excuse to scrap this. During the visit, my husband Tim and Greg played guitar while Lora and I scrapped.


I made two doors out of colonial white cardstock and added rectangles to mimic the 6 panel doors we have.



I attached the 'doors' using hinges so the page opens and shows the layout inside.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Boating on Lake Tahoe Page

This is a scrapbook layout I made for a day my husband, our friend Joe and I had on Lake Tahoe last summer.


The paper used is Majestic Blue
The layout "Stars Above" comes from Imagine
The layout is edged with natural hemp strung through white daisy eyelets


The anchor is stamped from New Horizons
The jounaling box is accented with Photo Clips


Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm so happy Valentine's Day is finally here. I couldn't wait to share these pictures of the card (actually a chipboard book) I made for my husband.

February Newsletter

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Eve

We had an awesome New Year's Eve and Anniversary celebration. We celebrated at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville, California, which is where we got married 4 years ago on December 28th.