Chocolate with Happy Times

Who would think Chocolate would work with Happy Times?  After I made a layout with our Kraft papers, I tried Chocolate and I think it works well!

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I used the full sheets of the ombre papers – both the warm yellow pinks and the cool blue green for this layout.

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Here’s the left page:

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I used scraps to make the pennants:

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As well as the gold stripe at the bottom:

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Course I added some flowers using the Happy Time stamps:

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I added Gold Sequins and glitter gems from my stash that I’m trying to use up.

This is your next to last day to get this awesome paper and stamp set to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.



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Happy Times Card 4

Here’s another fun Happy Times Card. It’s the 4th card in the workshop.

Card 4

I’ve made two cards, one matching and one where I changed a few things. Here’s Card A:

Card 4a

Don’t you just love the gold pennants!  I really like the way they show up.  Used the gold marker to doing the doodling.

Card 4a1

Card 4a2

This card uses a M-Stamp which there are several choices to use!  If you make them at my house, you’ll have choices!!  Card B:

Card 4b

I used the black and gold ribbon and I just loved how it looks!!  I added the black journaling pen in to the gold doodling.  And I love glitter so the retired glitter gems for this.

Card 4b1

Card 4b2

Gotta love me some Happy Time paper!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Flowers with Happy Times Stamp

I have to do a quick post on the awesome flowers from the Happy Times Stamp Set.  While I have to fussy cut them, I love how you can shape them and give them dimension this way:


I use my piercing tool but anything round and even your fingers will allow you to roll/shape the petals and leaves.

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I found that I liked to distressed the edges of the cut flowers and leaves with a sponge dauber and ink pads.  I liked the shading and feel like it make my fussy cutting look better.


Here I added more layering by having the ribbon lay under the petal of one of the flowers.  With the base stamp for the flower laying flat and by rounding the petals of the flower, I think the flowers look great.  I added gems and/or sequins in the center of the flowers.


I also used a shimmer spray to shimmer to the leaves and flowers.  Don’t miss out on getting this Happy Times paper for free with a $60.00 order and the stamp set for $17.95.  You’ll also be able to get the SOM for $5.00 with this order AND cutting guides/directions for layouts and cards featuring the paper and stamps.


Happy Times Card 3

Here’s the Card 3 from the Happy Times Card Workshop:

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I’ve made two of them.  One following the directions and one using some different ribbon and gems from my stash.  Card 3a

Interestingly, while I have had the Metallic Markers for a bit, I’ve not used them much.  I have to say, I’m impressed at how nice they are and how easy they are to use.  Very easy to doodle with.  A definite must to add to your basic supplies!


My second Card 3 is:

Card 3b

I added distressing to the edges and used the black and gold ribbon instead of the white and gold.  I love the look of it with these papers.

Don’t forget albums are on sale this month – $26.21 vs $34.95!  25% off!!

1605-cc-all-the-albumsI figured out if you purchased 2 albums plus a value pack of page protectors, it’s $72.37.  With this purchase you can get the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 and the Happy Time Paper Pack for FREE !!  The total value of the purchase is $122.75 and you’ll get it for $77.37 (37% off retail)!  What a fantastic deal!!  Don’t miss out.


Piles of cards from the Happy Times Card Workshop

Look at this pile of cards I made from one pack of the Happy Times paper!

Piles of Cards

Gotta love it.  Nothing having a stack of beautiful cards on hand to be able to use on a moments notice.  Here are the cards a bit more spread out.

Happy Times piles of cards

All 24 cards:

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Don’t you just love my pile of cards?!  Thanks for stopping by!



Sweet Memories with Happy Times

Since it’s National Scrapbooking Month, I created this layout “Sweet Memories” with Happy Times paper!

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I used Kraft paper as the base.  I really like how it turned out. I used My Reflections How To Book (one of my favorites) to pick pages for the layout.

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I used the Happy Times Stamp Set for the sentiments on the page as well as all the flowers.




I was trying to scrap my stash, so I used some of the burlap ribbon I had on hand and some of the pink glitter gems.  I also used the white and gold ribbon for the bows (the black and gold ribbon works well too).


I try to design my pages so they can be used with the 4×6 flip flaps.


I used the watercolor Picture My Life card on the bottom right corner.  They have clear embossed patterns or sentiments on them. You paint over the top of it and once dry, wipe off the paint/spray from the embossed parts which then show through in white.  I love our new watercolor brushes that you fill with water.  Saves on some of the mess.  =)

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More Happy Times

I just can’t get enough of the Happy Times Paper.  Here’s the 2nd card in the workshop provided by CTMH (free to you when you place an order through me).  I have made 24 cards now with one pack of Happy Times. This is the 2nd card from the workshop:

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I still have paper left over and plan to make a few more cards.    I made the first card to look like the workshop card:

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I make the second card to look similar but I changed things up.  I used some Pink Glitter Gems (retired) along with the black and gold ribbon.

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I distressed everything either in Pomegranate Ink .  Thanks for stopping by

Happy Times Card Workshop

Happy Times is our National Scrapbooking paper special and I decided to do some cards with it.  While I can’t take credit for the designs (it’s a workshop provided by CTMH done by a fellow consultant), I am really enjoying doing a little creating!

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There are 12 different card designs and I’m having fun putting  my own spin on things.  Here’s the first card:


My spin:

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I really do love the papers for Happy Times.  The flowers are just pretty!  Some of the bling I used was from my stash as well as new product.

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Thanks for stopping by.  If you would like to join the workshop on May 28, send me an email –!


Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

It’s National Scrapbooking Day and I hope you have planned for some craft time!

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My plan:


Don’t forget the wonderful specials that CTMH is offering this month to celebrate and support your efforts to preserve your memories:

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Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!!

May is National Scrapbooking Month!

National Scrapbooking Month—Happy Times

Linda 2 Happy Times FB Cover

Happy times can be yours during the month of May because it’s National Scrapbooking Month, and we’re offering an exciting promotion to celebrate! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more!


You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Additionally, we’ve designed a coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, to go with the paper packet, which you can purchase for $17.95. There’s never been a better time to treat yourself to some beautiful new paper!


Dates: Offer valid May 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – May 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

All Those Albums – 25% off – Need I say more???


May’s Stamp of the Month: S1605 Celebrate with Cake $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.


Time to celebrate some birthdays with this great stamp set that works for both cards and scrapbook layouts.




Be sure to come and join us on May 7 CropTastic for the National Scrapbooking Day Crop.  This is a very low key crop where you can purchase the awesome Happy Times paper or any of the new Seasonal Expressions 2 papers as we get ready for our Open House.  RSVP via the FB Event.

We’ll launch the Seasonal Expressions 2 on May 14, 2016 from 12-6.  Earn tickets to win various door prizes.  RSVP, bring a friend, tickets for every friend in your car, new to me friends, purchases, and more!  RSVP via the FB Event.

May CropTastic will happen on May 28th, 2016.  See the CropTastic Page for more details. RSVP via the Facebook event.

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