Cross Canada Blog Hop: Let’s Document It!

posted in: Layouts, Workshop Your Way | 10

Welcome to another Cross Canada Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Diana’s blog you’re on the right track.  If you’re starting here, just keep clicking the links at the bottom of each post and when you make your way back here, you’ve feasted your eyes on all that we have to offer.  If you get lost along the way for some reason, the full list can be found on Michelle’s blog.  Now, on to the artwork!

This month we are focusing on the Documented paper suite, and I think this one might be my absolute favourite from the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogue.  Let’s start with what you can find in the Workshop Your Way kit.

Documented WYW kit
Kit contents:
1 – Documented paper packet (X7234B)
1 – Documented Complements (X7234C)
4 – cardstock sheets (2 Linen, 1 Saffron, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Documented titles (Z4171)
1 – Documented dots (Z4177)
printed instructions
photo placeholders

I had a lot of fun with this kit and the layouts are beautiful.  I wasn’t able to find photos in time for my third layout, but I look forward to taking some photos of my daughter to add to it.  The first layout worked perfectly for our weekend away to Stratford to indulge in my first love, live theatre!  And the second one was great for documenting the relationship my kids have.

I used the 4×6 space to put 2 smaller photos of my husband and I at the two different shows.  I also used my photo-editing software to put two even smaller photos together for one of the 3×4 spots.
Not all the photos I wanted to use had colours that matched, so I changed those ones to black and white.
All ready for photos!

It’s time to hop on over to Brae’s blog and see what she’s created with this gorgeous paper suite.  We are in the last month of this catalogue, so if you see something you like, be sure to contact your consultant right away so you don’t miss out.

Happy Creating!

Celebrate Your Favourite Hobby with the August Stamp of the Month

posted in: Layouts, Stamp of the Month | 0

The August Stamp of the Month is so fun!  Here is the chance to show the world just how much you love your favourite hobby…papercrafting!  This set is full of the perfect sentiments that, well to be honest, only other papercrafters may really get.  😉

Isn’t it perfect?!?!

Instead of just showing you the artwork from the Home Office art department, I have some of my own to share!  I was completely inspired by Tarina Lafollette who posted this stunning layout on Instagram.  Here’s my take on it.

The background was created by cutting 2.5″ circles out of a White Daisy piece using my Cricut, and then I backed it with squares of paper, from the full-size sheets as well as the Picture My Life cards.  To keep those pieces from catching on other papers, I added another sheet of White Daisy on the back.

I had fun using up some scraps from the Documented paper suite.  In fact, the only things I added were some Gold and Bashful Shimmer Brushing and the stamped image from the stamp of the month.  (Oh, and a few staples.)  Here’s a couple close ups of the shimmer I added.

You can get this fabulous stamp set until the end of August.  If you would like to get your hands on a set, like some of my customers have already done, just shoot me an email.  Remember, by ordering $50 of other fun products (like the Documented suite!) you’ll get this stamp set for just $6 (retail is $23).  

Until next time, happy creating!  (And thanks Tarina for posting such a gorgeous and inspiring page!)

Craft with Heart Subscription is Here!

posted in: Cut Above, General Info, Layouts | 0

I am SUPER excited about this brand new program that just released on the 1st.  It’s a new scrapbooking subscription.  Imagine, a pretty pink box showing up on your doorstep on a regular basis.

Have you thought or even said these things?

I don’t have time to scrapbook.  I’m not creative enough.  It’s too overwhelming.  I don’t even know where to start!  This pretty pink box is the answer to all of that.  Right now you can sign up for 12 months of Cut Above layouts delivered right to your mailbox, in 3 easy shipments.  You’ll get 4 months of layouts at a time.  Each month’s kit contains 2 double-page layouts.  Take a look:

Aren’t they beautiful?  I know you’re thinking, I can’t make those!  But you can!  Every kit comes pre-cut with all the stickers and pieces needed along with full-colour instructions.  You just follow the steps to assemble, add your photos and tell your story.  The only additional items you need are some adhesive and a journaling pen.  I promise it’s as easy as it sounds.

And there are perks to signing up for the 12-month option.  First, you get FREE shipping!  (Woohoo!)  Second, the kits themselves are cheaper.  (Yay for saving money!)  Third, you get a coupon code from Persnickity Prints for 30 free photos with every shipment!  That’s 90 free photos.  (Canadians still need to pay shipping, but still … free photos!)

 

So, are you ready to jump in?  Here’s how you sign up:

Go to my website.  Just click here.  It’ll open in a new tab so you can follow the instructions here if you get lost.

Step One:  Click subscribe.

Step Two:  Sign in, or create an account.

Step Three: Choose the number of subscriptions you would like.  Just one for yourself, or give as a gift to your bestie, or both!  Then click Continue.

Step Four:  If you haven’t ordered from my site before, you’ll need to add your address. This is also where you’ll add your friend’s address if you’re purchasing for someone else.  Sorry, kits can only be shipped to one place at a time.  If you want to create a subscription for yourself and for someone else, you’ll need to go through the process two times.  Hit continue when you’re done.

Step Five:  Enter payment info and hit continue. (Getting the hang of it?)

Step Six: Click Subscribe!  At the bottom of the screen you’ll see all the details.  Subscription starts immediately, and you won’t have to pay anything else until Sept. 2019!

And you’re in!  You’ll see this notification that your next shipment will be in January.  That is for the SECOND shipment.  Your first set of 4 kits will be shipping soon after you subscribe.

 

 

And that’s it.  You’ll now be able to create 2 double-page layouts every month.  Or do all 8 in one sitting if you’re really hardcore.  🙂

Stay tuned.  I might be starting a monthly meet up to create these pages together.  Either way, I hope you’ll share your completed layouts with me.  I’m excited to get caught up on some of my story-telling.  I hope you are, too!

Happy Creating!

 

Here’s To You

posted in: Cards, Layouts, Promotions | 0

 

 

I promised all the details about the new product bundle Close To My Heart released on the 15th and here it is!  Here’s to You has a wedding theme, but it also can be used to celebrate any friendship or relationship.

This set of products includes 4 exclusive stamp sets and two special discounted bundles of products that allow you to create a one-page layout and a set of cards if you follow a set of instructions created just for this special.

Here are the projects you can make:

Aren’t they pretty?  And you can easily make this layout to celebrate a new marriage or an anniversary.  The cards are flexible as well.  The samples, and the instructions, require the use of the Artistry Cricut cartridge, or you can make it your own using whatever you have access to.  For those with an Explore, the instructions include a link to a Design Space file, so no need to guess which images and what size!  Love that.

So, the details about the bundles.  There are two options, one with a Rose Embossing folder and one without, which is great since I already have the folder as some of you may too.

 

 

This the kit.  Here’s what it all includes:

1 – My Acrylix® To You Stamp Set (B1597)
1 – My Acrylix® Wishing You Joy Stamp Set (B1596)
1 – My Acrylix® Flourishing Friendship Stamp Set (B1599)
1 – My Acrylix® Sending Sunshine Stamp Set (B1600)
11 – cardstock sheets (1 Bashful, 1 Glacier, 2 Juniper, 1 Lagoon, 2 Linen, 1 Pacifica, 2 White Daisy, 1 silver glitter)
1 – Vellum sheet
1 – White Pearls (Z3370)
1 – Rose Embossing Folder (Z3343) (or without this)
7 – white cards & envelopes

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to do the projects as pictured, you’ll need to make sure you have Glacier, Pacifica and lagoon inks, as well blocks, you adhesives and Foam Tape or Foam Dots.

Here’s a close up of what those stamps look like:

You can get them all individually as well as part of the bundles.  Just a note, the red line shows the Cricut cut, it’s not part of the stamp image.

Want to get your own?  Just click here.   You can also download the instructions by clicking that link.

Happy Creating!