Saturday, February 2, 2019

Gather Layout

I'm back again today with another page using the Grateful Heart paper collection.

This was scraplifted from the Holiday Expressions book. I think only the title was changed because I had already used the blue one. My kids love to hang out with Grandma (and Grandpa, too). I jokingly asked my mom if she was excited to spend her 2nd "First" Christmas in her new home. I think it was about 21 years back that my parents had owned this house for one year. Then, my brother purchased the home from them and after many years of single life, he married and now has 2 girls. They quickly outgrew the house and since both were looking for new homes to either upgrade or downgrade to, it was an easy decision for my parents to take ownership of it for the second time. I snapped this picture with my iPhone, so it's just a tad dark, but I think it turned out super cute, nonetheless. 

I'm really starting to like creating single page layouts. They are just perfect for that odd occasion where you only get one or two pictures. 

Have a happy, cozy day!


Friday, February 1, 2019

February Promotions

February is a great month for papercrafting. We have several promotions being offered right now, and there's sure to be something for everyone.

First off, we have the Love Blossoms collection. A cardmaker's delight. :)

How sweet is this card set with the Love Blossom Stamp set? Create the beautiful cards shown using this exclusive stamp set and workshop bundle, or design your own! It's available here now through the end of March, while supplies last. 

Next up, we have the ever-popular (and my favorite) "Stamp of the Month".

February stamp of the month – Heartfelt Sentiments is an exclusive D-size stamp set – only available in February and can be yours for $5 when you place a qualifying order of $50.00 or more! Be sure to check it out here for more detail.

And last but not least, we have the "Heart Happy" promotions still going on this month, while supplies last. Cardmakers, scrapbookers and papercrafters unite!

I showcased the exclusive workshop bundles for Heart Happy in a previous post; be sure to check it out here for further details.

So much crafty goodness! 
To see these promotions (and more), be sure to head over to my online shop. 
Order today and have it delivered straight to your door!

Happy February!

Blessed Beyond Measure

Good morning.

I have to say that it's kind of nice that the kids have gone back to school. I like a snow day as much as they do, but three this week was starting to make everyone antsy. 

I am back today to share with you another layout using the Grateful Heart paper collection. 

I created this layout for my daughter's album. It was super cold the day we took these photos. She was such a trooper, though. 

If you use the Close To My Heart sketch books, you may recognize this as Pattern 26 from the MIFYH Volume 3. As I was trying to decide what pattern to use, it had to have a couple of things. 1) A 5x7 (Portrait) photo, and 2) be able to fit at least 7 photos. We took a ton of pictures, and it was hard to narrow down my favorites, especially for my girl. You may also have noticed that I tend to mat my photos; it just feels more finished to me. I didn't want to compromise on trimming down my 4x6 photos anymore than necessary, so I used an 1/8" size mat border instead of my usual 1/4" size. The other thing I did here was to use a lot of colored cardstock...bases, photo mats, and even one of the cut patterns (green). I also added some stamping from a "Story by Stacy" stamp set. It's the first time it got inky, and I love how it turned out. I decided on the glacier bases instead of white so it would enhance the colors going on in the pictures. Isn't it cute? I will definitely use this sketch again.

Let me know what sketch is your favorite to use. I'd love to try something new. 

Thank you for taking time to stop by. Have a blessed (and warm) weekend.