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18 April 2012

Sip 'N Scrap Class

I am excited to have my first Sip 'N Scrap at downtown Purcellville's Above Ground Winery-Tasting Room on Wed., May 2, 7 p.m. We will scrapbook the enclosed wine-themed layout and wine tag. The cost of the class is $25 which includes all the supplies, snacks and the first glass of wine! Wine and scrapbooking - it doesn't get any better than that!!

The layout features Close To My Heart's Sonoma paper, Heirloom Assortment, Colonial White Brads, Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon with Waxy Flax, and CTMH's Cricut "Art Philosophy" and Cricut "Summer In Paris" shapes.
The wine tag features CTMH's Lucy paper, Cricut Art Philosophy tag and coordinating shapes, Lucy WOTG Stamp set, and Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.
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16 April 2012

I'm Dotty for "Dotty For You" Blog Hop

If you've come from Dawn Heuft's Blog for this extra special "Dotty For You" blog hop, welcome!! 

I am absolutely and completely in love with this Dotty For You" kit, Close To My Heart's upcoming promotion to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month. Starting April 17th through the entire month of May, you can get this fun paper pack for only $5 or even for FREE.
This 24-pack of double-sided paper contains bold prints, bright colors, and lots of dots. "Dotty For You" is the perfect name for this pack of paper - each sheet has a complimentary color with a tiny dot pattern. Plus, as a bonus, you receive a project idea sheet with the kit too.

Following are two 2-page layouts and a birthday card that I created, plus click here for two more Dotty layouts! that I recently posted for a sneak peak, and click here for another Dotty layout for my Convention Contest entry also using Dotty.

This layout includes the July's SOTM Stamp Set - just love it too much to wait - plus Baker's Twine, pieces from Sunset and Lagoon mini-medley collections, and a Cricut AP flower.
Basic layout design without title and stamping - waiting to decide which pictures will be perfect for this layout and will add finishing pieces at that time!  CTMH's Cricut Art Philosophy shapes are the extra special touch with pieces from the pewter mini-medley collection and olive pompom ribbon.  Can't wait to finish this layout!
This card features the "Hooray Bouquet" stamp set , one of my all-time favorites fro this catalog and the sentiments from the "Just a Number" stamp set.

To learn even more or to order this fabulous special paper packet, click here!

Now, on to Wendy Coffman's Blog to see her fabulous creations using this "Dotty For You" kit.  Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to see your comments and have you become a Scrapi blog follower.

"Lasso A Stamp Set" CTMH Convention Contest Entry

I am so excited to attend my third Close To My Heart Convention this July 12 - 14 in Dallas, Texas.  To date, we have sixteen people coming from our Get Fancy and Scrapi Sisters Team so it will be a fabulous time!  I'm especially excited about all the new fun crafting time we will have this year.  It definitely will be a can't miss event so if you are not registered yet, what are you waiting for?

Following is my contest entry for the "Lasso A Stamp Set" Contest.  Our only requirement was to use the enclosed "Stars Shine Bright" postcard.  Since I'm completely and utterly obsessed with the new National Scrapbook Month promotional kit, "Dotty For You", I had to use these papers to create my layout.  My Fall Pumpkin Carving pictures went perfectly with the kit colors and it was a nice fun change from the usual Fall papers!  I'm thrilled with how it turned out!
With the "Dotty For You" papers, I also used CTMH Dimensional Elements Notable Alphabet, Stars, and Persnickety Journaling Spots - all coordinating beautifully with my Cricut Art Philosophy shapes.  I also used our fabulous new Baker's Twine and finished the layout off with both Sunset and Lagoon Mini-Medley Collection pieces.

I hope you like it!!

15 April 2012

Dotty Sneak Peak!

LOVING this new promotional "Dotty For You" paper packet, Close To My Heart's National Scrapbooking Month kit.  Check out two of the many super fun layouts I've done with this unbelievable 24-page packet, and come back tomorrow for much more - a super "Dotty For You" Blog Hop and details on how to get your hands on one for yourself!

13 April 2012

Lucy So Pretty Just Like My Girl

CTMH's new Lucy paper is definitely up there as one of my all-time favorite paper packets. I used one of papers as my base, mixed in white daisy and olive cardstocks, images and dimensional element shapes from the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, olive and smoothie mini-medley pieces, and finished off with one of my favorite stamp sets - Hooray Bouquet. I love how pretty this layout is for my pretty girl!!

12 April 2012

Studio J Super Simple and Fun

In addition to the family album, I'm working on an album for my daughter's Girl Scout experiences over the last the last five years.  Loving Studio J for helping me put together some super simple, but super fun pages. Here's one I did for a recent yoga class the troop did.  The Yoga 4 Life Studio is gorgeous and incredibly serene with a wood burning stone, logs, and hanging lights so you feel nature through your practice. This older paper packet was perfect!