Tuesday, April 1, 2014

LOAD 514 Past Perfect 2!

It's that time of year again to sign up for Layout A Day (LOAD) with Lain Ehmann at the early bird price!

I can't recommend this challenge class enough. This will be my 4th month participating and I have completed more than 90 layouts that I love because of it.


Click here to check out the layouts I made during the February 2014 LOAD class.

Here’s what you’ll get:
31 daily prompts on the topic of Past Perfect 2: Yesterday’s Memories, Today’s Pages

-31 daily videos
-Private message board
-Private gallery
-Interviews with cool scrappy folk (guest stars announced soon!)
-PRIZES ( I won a prize this past May!)
-Inspiration, fun, and companionship galore!

Don't miss out on the early bird price that is only available until April 10!

PLUS - as a bonus to all my friends who sign up through my link I will be giving away a prize to one lucky winner! The prize will depend on how many of you sign up. It could be a small pack of CTMH embellishments or a full size paper collection. Just sign up through a link on this page, send me an email letting me know that you signed up and you will be entered into the draw.

Click here to find out more information on the class directly from Lain.

I hope you will join me and the rest of the LOADsters this May!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

True Scrap 5 A La Carte


Big day today -- the individual classes from True Scrap 5 in October are now available for purchase a la carte!

Each class is regularly priced at $12.95, but Lain has them marked down to $9.99 just through Christmas, 12/25. It is the perfect time to treat yourself while in the midst of buying presents for everyone else. Just picture yourself settling in to watch Heidi Swapp make the cutest journal while the rest of your family plays with their new toys over the Christmas holidays.

Each class includes:

-Project video

-Hour-long "like you were there" video (including Q&A and chat)

-Supply list

-Project photos and/or handout if available

Click here to see the whole line up of classes available.


These are some of my favourite classes from the event:





Don’t miss out on these amazing online classes at a super price!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

True Scrap Pocket Pages!


You’ve heard about pocket page scrapbooking. You’ve got the photos and stories. You may even have the products. But you’re looking for information on how to put it all together, quickly and easily. We can help!

True Scrap Pocket Pages is the world’s ONLY learning environment that gives you online, LIVE access to the people, resources, and information  you need to simplify and create-ify your pocket scrapbooking.

Lain Ehmen of www.layoutaday.com has just announced that True Scrap Pocket Pages is coming on January 25!

This one-day live, virtual event will offer you the information and inspiration you need to use the pocket scrapbooking/Project Life format to capture your memories.

With sponsors like Simple Stories, Project Life, Gossamer Blue and Studio Calico, it's going to be an incredible event. You can find out more about the event here: www.truescrap.com/pocket.

Please click on ^^that^^ link to learn all about the event – when, instructors, cost, sponsors (who is providing all the awesome PRIZES}, etc.

You also need to go there because if you sign up for the True Scrap Pocket Pages e-mail list using my link, you’ll receive an early bird notification of a DISCOUNT CODE that will make attending so much easier.

I have personally taken many online classes from Lain and I have never been disappointed. You will have access to the class videos forever so you can refer back to them as many times as you need. Are you busy on January 25th? Its not a problem because the classes will always be available to you whenever you are ready to take them.

Go sign up now to get more information on this great new event and for the early bird price.


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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hello November and New Product Announcements from CTMH!

There are some new things happening at Close To My Heart this month! I am excited to share with you TWO great promotions that you can take advantage of this month...

I am thrilled to announce an incredible sign-up promotion! If you have ever thought about joining CTMH as a business builder or even as a Hobbyist, now is the time! CTMH just announced that from November 1—December 15, new Consultants who enroll with either the Essentials or Master New Consultant Kit may also receive a brand-new exciting product from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book. To be eligible for the free product, the new Consultant must remit $300 in commissionable personal sales by March 31, 2014.

What is the mysterious new product new consultants can earn? It’s the gorgeous new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program. There are 8 fresh and stunning design themes to choose from, each one featuring 122 double-sided, designed cards in a mix of 3" x 4" and 4" x 6", plus a 12"x12" cover page to bring your album together beautifully. You also get 10 Memory Protectors™ with new formats designed just for this program and lots of your photos. It's a retail value of $24.95 but it’s FREE to qualifying new Consultants!
If you have any questions about becoming a CTMH Consultant, feel free to contact me.
Are you ready to sign up now? Click here for the online application. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Project Christmas

  The Christmas season is full of beauty, love, and moments of magic just waiting to be captured in pictures. All it takes is the right perspective.

Project Christmas is a photo-centric daily guide to creatively and mindfully celebrating the season. With as much light and magic this time of year can bring, it's easy to be equally hurried and harried.

This 25-day online class is the perfect remedy for the holiday hustle. Seasonal photo prompts delivered to your inbox each morning will not only inspire your inner photographer but will encourage you to take a few moments to yourself each day to get creatively centered, one photo at a time.  

The Album

The second part of the project is to record those photos in an scrapbook album if you choose to do so. There are many ways to share your photos these days from paper or digital scrapbook pages, photo albums, printed photo books, blogs, facebook and instagram.

For the last three years I have documented my “25 Days of Christmas” by creating a 25-page paper scrapbook in November (no pictures in it) in order to be ready to add pictures and journaling to the completed pages daily, starting December 1st and ending on Christmas Day.   
december daily 2010 album pages

This class can help and encourage you to get your base album completed before December 1st, so you can sit back and enjoy all the activities, documenting them while your memories are still fresh. All you will have to do is print a few pictures and write a bit of journaling. Don’t think you can find time to do this daily? Don’t! As long as you snap your photos everyday and jot down a few points about the activities or feelings of the day you can always print your pictures weekly, biweekly or even at the end of the 25 days and add them in all at once.

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As for me, I will have my album ready for pictures on December 1st and will print my pictures every day, completing the page the next morning in time to send to you in your daily email (okay maybe not Christmas Eve but you never know!)

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This class would also be perfect to do with your kids. You could do one album together or each child could decorate their own and even take their own pictures.

This class can also be completed by digital scrapbookers too! Simply use the daily emails to inspire your picture taking, make your digital pages when you have time and print them out at the end of the month. It really couldn’t be easier.  

Class includes:
  • 25 daily inspirational emails
  • coaching and support for completing your album
  • Facebook group to connect with others taking the class
  • colour pictures and assembly instructions
  • Random prizes throughout the month
  • A month of FUN that I promise you will want to do again year after year
  • Option to purchase a kit through me
  • Album assembly workshop at my home on Saturday, November 23 ($$, space is limited)
Because I have loved participating in this project for the last 3 years and because I want everyone to give it a try I have made some changes to the class and lowered the price with the hope that more people will join the fun!

Sign up today for only $12 and start a new tradition you will carry on with year after year.

Can you believe all of this fun for under 50 cents per day? PLUS with a $100 purchase from the gift guide and/or the Fall Idea Book you qualify for a FREE product and class registration is FREE!


This is a STASH BUSTING project! I strongly encourage you to gather all of your Christmas paper, stickers, embellishments, etc. together and work from that.

If you are like me, you have been collecting all things Christmas for as long as you have been scrapbooking and now you have found the project that is going to help you use it! Of course I totally understand the desire to also use some of the new and fun Christmas paper that is out there so this year I have created a supply kit of product that I am going to be using for my album. Let me take some of the holiday stress out of your life and let me do the shopping for you!

This year I have decided to return to a smaller size album and will be challenging myself to include fewer and/or smaller pictures on each page. Feel free to choose whatever album format you are most comfortable with. The kit I have created will work with traditional 12x12 albums as well as pocket style and mini albums. I am offering this kit to you as an added bonus to save you time in tracking down and shopping for these items yourselves. All the contents of the kit will be current and will match with the CTMH Sparkle and Shine colours. You can also choose to order only some of the items from the kit.  

Supply Kit
 All products are CTMH unless stated otherwise   

Base Kit $50 (not including tax and shipping)
  Add Ons
  • Magical Days stamp set $17.95
  • Sparkle and Shine Washi Tape 3 pack $14.95 (save money and split this pack with a friend)
  • Sparkle and Shine Workshop Kit $29.95 (a small discount if you purchase this set which includes an exclusive D size stamp set you can’t purchase seperately)
  • 1 Simple Stories 6x8 album $20.00 (includes tax and shipping)
  • check out my saved cart at Bluemoon Scrapbooking for some other items I will be using. Use ID #: 10706 to see my cart. If you want any of these items and don’t want to order yourself, please send me your list and I will try to get them if they are still available.
  • I  will be using the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge to cut some of my pages for the album plus some very cool Christmas words. I will also be using my other CTMH cartridges to cut out various Christmas embellishments.
  • I will also be using the October Stamp of the Month “Scandinavian Wishes” only available until October 31st to embellish my pages.
  • Close To My Heart also carries a large variety of Christmas and Winter themed stamps.
I put alot of emphasis on completing my album before December 1st because, in my experience, the project is more likely to get done this way. When your pictures are ready all you will have to do is adhere them to your already completed page or slide them in a pocket. Its that easy. I will update my blog with pictures of my album as soon as I get the product in stock and assemble it. 
Click here to see a video of some of my completed pages from previous years.
Click here to sign up today! 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Cupcakes By Design #19


Here is the second sketch for September sketch challenges at 2 Broke Girls Scraps. Remember to post your sketch on the blog for a chance to win a prize!

Here is my take on the sketch:

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For this layout I used a variety of papers including Maggie Holmes, Amy Tangerine and DCWV (Michaels). I cut out the cute circle on my new CTMH Art Booking cartridge. The grey letter stickers are from American Crafts.

Don't for get to check out our Spice & Sugar Sketch A Thon all month long!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Sketch A Thon

  Welcome to the Spice & Sugar Sketch A Thon!  If you watch 2 Broke Girls you know the Spice & Sugar theme came from the "It's Not Pretty Enough" episode! Watch the clip here.

You will notice that our sketches are all black and white and fairly simple, so your mission is to add embellies and make them pretty! 

You will have the entire month of September to complete the sketch a thon, each design team member will be offering a small prize draw for completing their sketch, and 2 Broke Girls Scraps will offer a grand prize at the end of the month! Every sketch you complete will give you an entry for the grand prize. 

Make sure to become a follower of each design team members’ blog while you are there! 

Don't forget we will also have our regular sketches during the month of September as well! 

Here is my sketch!


And here is what I did with it

2BG september blog hop

This layout was done with the Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic paper pack from Michaels, CTMH rosette ribbon and various alphabet stickers from American Crafts and Heidi Swapp.

 Next on your journey is Tabby, so hop on over to her blog to see another great sketch. If you get lost along the blog hop, here is where you can find all the sketches! 

2 Broke Girls Blog
Tabitha Sketch 2
Tammy Sketch 3
Brandi Sketch 4
 Janet Sketch 5
Michelle Sketch 6
Miwa Sketch 7
Karen Sketch 8
Tabby Sketch 10
Michelle M Sketch 11
Darcy Sketch 12
Pat Sketch 13
Stephanie Sketch 14

Here is where you will link ALL your entries!

 Hope you join in the fun!!