National Scrapbooking Month—Happy Times

National Scrapbooking Month—Happy Times


Happy times can be yours during the month of May because it’s National Scrapbooking Month, and we’re offering an exciting promotion to celebrate! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Additionally, we’ve designed a coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, to go with the paper packet, which you can purchase for $17.95. There’s never been a better time to treat yourself to some beautiful new paper!

Dates: Offer valid May 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – May 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

ctmh albums

To supplement our Happy Times campaign and keep the focus on scrapbooking during May, we’re also offering a 25% discount on all of our currently available My Legacy™ albums. This is a sensational deal and a great opportunity to enjoy the quality and beauty of these unique albums. The sale starts on Friday, April 29. (The discounted price will be reflected on my website).

Regatta: Not just nautical

Regatta: Not just nautical

1604-maincarousel-regatta-us  One obvious theme for our Regatta paper kit is nautical; yet this kit, which is ONLY available for one more week, looks adorable with this cute beach photo that features the Beach Days My Acryilix stamp set.1601-se-salt-in-the-air-page (1)I feel the need to recreate this LO! 60b2e77b-d3d4-40b8-806b-c929c01843f3However,Even I still haven’t ordered this set, so I simply must get it before it retires on April 30th! (I wanted to remind you all that most items in the Seasonal Expressions 1 will be retiring on April 30 in case you’ve had you’re eye on something, but, like me haven’t gotten around to ordering it yet.  For a complete list of retiring stamps, click here). But, back to my original point…these cute cards feature the Regatta papers & aren’t one bit “nautical.”1601-se-set-of-3-cards-with-approval-stamps These cards also feature the soon to retire My Acrylix set, Stamps of Approval, which coordinates with our Cricut Artisry Cartridge.

6d92f3cc-e848-4cfe-b606-2d3d0e894c46   Again, I have this on my wish list, & need to get around to it quickly! If you are local & want to save on shipping, I WILL be placing an order on Thursday, April 28th, 2016. Contact me & I will be happy to add your last minute wish list items to my order & meet up with you to deliver when they arrive. (Or feel free to join my monthly Online gathering  & have your items sent directly to your front door).

Thanks for stopping by to see that Regatta is not just nautical!


Tomorrow, come shop: SPRING FLING CROP

Tomorrow, come shop: SPRING FLING CROP

I am excited that it’s finally here!  The Spring fling Crop in Shelbyville! Even if you can’t come to crop, feel free to come & shop! (But, food & door prizes are just for the croppers).scrapgirl1

 It is presented by:

Zeta Lambda Chapter

Delta Theta Tau Sorority  

Saturday, April 16, 2016 

      ST.VINCENT DE PAUL Parish Hall

4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

                  Pastries, soup/small sandwiches, fruit & veggie trays, desserts, coffee, tea, lemonade provided                                 Cost:  $25/ADVANCE ($30 AFTER 4-9-16)  (½ price for children under the age of 18 accompanied by adult)

There will be other vendors besides myself,  & we’ll have cash & carry items as well as DOOR PRIZES.

 Click here to register & reserve your spot.

Spend the Day Preserving Your Precious Memories.  Support a Worthy Cause.

Workshops Your Way: Charlotte

Workshops Your Way: Charlotte

This is a what comes in the CTMH Charlotte Workshops Your Way


This WYW kit is just available until the end of April, 2016. I love how many projects you can complete with these new kits without stamping one thing! Here is the first layout that instructions can be downloaded for.  1601-se-charlotte-wyw-lovely-day-layout As you can see below, I changed it up a bit to fit my pictures, which I printed in sepia on my own printer at home.

20160414_101824_1.jpgThere are still 5 pictures, just different sizes, & it worked beautifully. Here is the 2nd LO there are instructions for:

1601-se-charlotte-wyw-celebrate-love-layoutAgain, I changed this one as well.  I preferred the speckled B&T paper to the black floral because it “popped” the Christmas lights in my photos; & I had 6 photos rather than 4.  I love how it turned out.

20160408_214232.jpg Finally, here is the 3rd traditional LO that you can download  instructions for:

1601-se-charlotte-wyw-home-is-layoutMy photos were darker & looked best on the lighter sorbet B&T paper.  Since they were larger photos than the instructions called for, I didn’t feel the need to add the floral B&T behind the photos, which I left unmatted.

img_20160412_130139.jpgThe gold treasured puffies are so pretty as is the black & gold thin ribbon & Charlotte Complements (gold foil embossed stickers & die cuts) that are included in this kit.  Finally, 2 of the  12 patterned B&T papers in the kit are Picture My Life Cards that you cut apart.  Even though several were used as titles in the 3 previous layouts, there are plenty of cards left to make a couple pocket PML layouts.  Here is the CTMH sample:


And here is my version without photos just to show how the cards can be used vertically or horizontally.20160414_123909.jpg

I also used the April SOTM,  set to show where the photos would be placed.



Besides ALL of this, there is enough for a card workshop.1601-se-charlotte-wyw-cardmakingI haven’t had time to make all the cards yet, so I’ll post them later.  I had soooo much fun creating the layouts from last November & December when we took out exchange student downtown for the holidays.  I will have these samples on display this coming Saturday when I am a vendor at the Spring Fling Crop in Shelbyville.  I hope some of you can come out & join me. Thanks for staying with me for this long post.

Happy Crafting!

Regatta Artwork & Spring Fling Crop Reminder

Regatta Artwork & Spring Fling Crop Reminder

I am really enjoying the Regatta paper kit. Isn’t this artwork cute?


The layout below is just a one of the 3 layouts that can be made with the Workshops Your Way , which is only available until the end of April, 2016.

1601-se-regatta-wyw-happy-place-layoutI have been so busy working on my Arizona trip in Studio J before it retires at the end of the April, that I haven’t done very much paper crafting lately.

1601-se-my-anchor-set-of-3-cardsI plan to be using some Regatta paper to do some papercrafting when I’m at the Spring Fling Crop on Saturday, April 16, 2016. I hope that many of you will be able to join me that day. I am excited to be a vendor there this year!


Life In Pictures–April 2016 Stamp of the Month

Life In Pictures–April 2016 Stamp of the Month

02 – Sarita L3

Item Number: S1604


Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase!

Set of 13
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006)

02 – Sarita L3


Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products (excluding purchases made in Studio J®), you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

 Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.