More Reasons to Smile

I’ve been working on getting these layouts done using two layout kits from “Reasons To Smile”. I’m inspired by a few different consultants putting my own twist on this. I plan to use this album for my “Gratitude” Journal for the next year. I’m participating in a challenge to document 3 things each day you are grateful for. I’ll share as I work on this throughout the year.

To do what I’m doing, you’ll need two of these layout kits:

Here are the first 6 layouts. The weather didn’t cooperate yesterday for me to take pictures of the other 7 layouts. I’ll add them when it dries out enough to take pictures.

I have created a private group. When you purchase 2 of these kits from me this month (they are gone after October 31, 2019), you will get an invite to this group and a special “mat pack” from me free (in addition to your Happy Mail). The Mat Pack will have the extra mats you’ll need to create the layouts as I have done. I like my photos matted and thought my customers would appreciate having this option as well. =) More reasons to get your kits to create these happy layouts!

Thanks for stopping by and/or letting me take a little bit of room in your inbox. Have a creative day,

True Love Collection

The True Love Collection is really a stunning color combination. While’s designed for weddings, I’ve been using it for everything else! =) Check out all the amazing components!

I have two lovely scrapbooking workshops available in addition to the workshops that CTMH has provided:

Here’s some art work from the CTMH Art Department. They really are a talented lot:

June Jubilee Specials!!

  • The Best Moments Are Free.  For this month only, we’ve paired each of these stamp sets with materials for creating a 2-page scrapbooking layout at no additional cost! You pay the price of the stamp set and get the layout materials FREE—a savings of up to 40%! Save an additional 25% by purchasing all four kits as part of the special The Best Moments Are Free bundle!
  • Host a qualifying party this month and you can choose one of the kits for FREE
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in June and get one of the new layout kits FREE!  Check it out. 
  • You’re The Best Mini Album:Save 25% on these supplies by purchasing a workshop kit that includes the stamp set. I have this wonderful workshop from Studio Sus giving you another, beautiful option for creativity
  • Stamp of the Month: I have an album of art up in the FB group.  Check it out Purchase for $5.00 and you will get a FREE Kit of the Month! We are trying something new this month and I’ve already done a private FB group for this kit. The lives are already loaded and ready for you to watch and create this kit!!
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Featured Paper Pack (s): True Love is designed for weddings. Drop the compliments and stamps and you can use the paper for just about anything. I’d add in vintage or family history pictures as well. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 is live and full of fun! Check out out.
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. Get your True Love Collection as soon before supplies run out. We are already almost halfway through the new catalog!

Don’t Let Your Babies Be JPEGS!

https://www.facebook.com/powerofpositivity/

Don’t let your babies grow up to be jpegs! This picture from Power of Positivity says it all. Check out this great article about leaving your pictures on a disc or in a cloud:https://petapixel.com/2019/03/04/the-lesson-from-costcos-photo-lab/?fbclid=IwAR2YRJohhACb3ub3WFRqRKBpaT5PThD5q2fMF2iVQ-6SMNOw1yh5taTVwXs

Use the Craft with Heart subscription to avoid this. When you do the annual subscription, you’ll get a coupon for getting 30 free prints from Persnickety Prints! Your family can look at the pictures and layouts. They can read the stories. They can laugh, joke, and smile over memories. Jpgs can’t provide any of this. And there’s a huge chance finding the picture you want to share, will be a task of hunting through files!

Here are the new layouts:

These layouts go together, lickety split, which I love, because I’m getting things done.

Check out the Marvelous March Specials!!

  • BOGO 50% Paper Party: Buy any My Reflections paper packet or coordinating cardstock, get one 50% off! As a papercrafter, you can never have too much paper! That’s why we’ve invited you to join us for a Paper Party all month long! Buy any paper packet or coordinating cardstock this month and get another of equal or lesser value at 50% off! For convenient ordering, we’ve also created some bundles that pair each paper packet with its coordinating cardstock at the discounted price. 
  • You can also get a FREE Mix-in paper packet by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month!
  • Love Blossom Stamp Set and Workshop Options:  There are several options for your customers to purchase the supplies used in the Love Blossoms workshop. Both the Love Blossoms workshop kit (CC21912) and the workshop kit + embossing folder (CC21911) include the stamp set, cardstock, four Exclusive Inks™ mini stamp pads, silver embellishing thread, and cards and envelopes needed to create twelve cards. These kits are offered at 20% off the retail price. The only difference is that one includes the embossing folder (CC21911) and one does not (CC21912).
  • Stamp of the MonthS1903 This Happened!
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. TBA
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in March and receive the Seasonal Mix-in Paper Pack!  Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):So Much Happy! My second favorite papers Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live and we are half way through it! Eek! 
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. Print those jpgs so your family can laugh, cry, and reminisce over the memories!

Important Things

IMPORTANT THINGS

Highlight the unique things that are important to you with The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop. This workshop shows you how to create eight 6″ × 8″ layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life™ album.

The base kit below provides the basic materials you’ll need, but you’ll need a few additional items to complete the project. If you don’t have these items already, make sure to also add them to your order:

  • Everyday Life™ Album — Black (Z4219)
  • Picture My Life™ Cards — Perfectly Imperfect (X7236E)
  • Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape (Z4214)
  • Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
  • Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)

Nifty November Specials To Remember!

  • Fund Your Fun!  Join CTMH in November for $75 and get $75 of CTMH Cash to build your own consultant kit!
  • Days of December – Capture 31 days of memories with this product bundle.  This will make a wonderful family project.
  • Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Kit – step up your crafting with this fun add-on kit to the Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way!!!
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Christmas Blessings – This beautiful workshop creates 12 cards in three different designs.
  • The Great Outdoors and True North – Celebrate 15 yrs with Canada with these two product bundles (save 25%) and workshops.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Stamp of the Month: S1811 Seasonal Trees
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the November S1811 Seasonal Trees for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive and extra $25.00 of CTMH Cash.   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Tis The Season.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $3.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!!  To view online, click on the image.

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  Take a few moments in November to contemplate and remember your important things.  Sometimes they got lost in the shuffle of life.

 

Short Story – Story By Stacy

Short Story – Story By Stacy

We got to create one of the Short Story albums during Convention this summer.  I felt so lucky to get a chance to create this with Stacy Julian!  I confess it was a little stressful to create because you are looking doing a “mash-up” of your photos to tell a short story.  Not chronological.  Gasp!  The only real journaling is on the last page of the book.   Whew, right?!  In the end, I was thrilled by what I had created.  It worked out so much better then I thought it would.

Product Description

Each workshop kit includes:
1 – 6″ × 6″ album
10 – 6″ × 6″ Memory Protectors™
12 – patterned paper sheets; 6″ × 6″
20 – White Daisy cardstock sheets; 6″ × 6″
4 – sticker and die-cut sheets; 6″ × 6″
1 – Black & White Dots
1 – white twine; 1 yd.
1 – black & white gingham ribbon; 3 yds.
1 – Short Story workbook

I’m working on getting my Short Story into a YouTube video so I can share.  I tend to do FB lives then need to figure out how to make them YouTubes.  =)

Sensational September Things To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   Be watching for some videos on the Short Story from Story by Stacy.  Don’t forget to join the Happy Mail gathering when you check out for more free fun!