Sunday, January 18, 2015

Damask Divas Valentine's Blog Hop

Welcome to another fabulous Damask Divas Blog Hop! I'm super excited to share with you another great paper pack from Close To My Heart. If you have hopped over from Jamie's Blog then you are definitely in the right place. If this is your first stop, be sure to continue the hop and check out the rest of the fabulous blog posts. You can find the complete list of Blogs at the Damask Divas Blog.

I'm so excited to share the beginnings of my fun Mini Album using the Heartstrings Picture My Life Journal Cards. CTMH has made not only the Heartstrings paper pack, but a corresponding PML set. These can be used together or separately. I actually only had the journal cards on hand but they worked so great for this mini album. I decided to make it a 4 x 6 sized album, which is the size of the biggest journal cards. I picked two of the big cards as a front and back cover.  I decided I wanted to make it a romantic album, I hope to use it as a surprise for my Husband. So Shhhh, don't tell him. He actually was sitting with me when I was working on it, but I think he'll be surprised anyway.

Since I didn't have the actual paper pack, I looked up in the Seasonal to see what plain cardstock colors were included and used those colors that I had on hand. I also added in some extra patterned paper to give it more contrast. I made all the bases 4 x 6 and added the smaller 3 x 4 cards on top of them to create spots for journaling, as well as pockets for additional journal cards. I added some extra embellishments and have the beginnings of a fabulous mini album. It was super easy to do and you can make it as big or as little as you want. It can have only 4 or 5 pages, but can hold even more than that. Giving you the options for whatever you need it to be.

Journal cards can be used for so much more. They can be used to create cards, regular journal scrapbooking, they can even be used on regular 12 x 12 scrapbook pages. The options are endless, so don't feel like you have to use them in a very cookie cutter fashion. Step out of the cookie cutter and find the perfect fit project for you!

I had a lot of fun working on this. I won't lie though I'm not quite done with it, but I should finish it over the next couple of days. So make sure you stop back by to see the finished product. I hope that this has inspired you to work on a new project or even an unfinished one. Remember to Get Crafty!

Your next stop on this fabulous Blog Hop is over at Fromm the Heart with Melissa!

Items Used

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Project Inspiration: Transform Your Stamps

This week's challenge is to find a stamp set that you would be less likely to use and create a project using them in a unique way! Be creative and see all the possibilities! I would love, love, LOVE to see what you come up with! Share your project with me and I will select a few of them to share in a post at the end of next week! Don't be afraid to share your talents and your projects!

Don't forget to Get Crafty!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year, My Friends! I hope your year was full of fun and lots of crafting. And if it wasn't make it a point to ensure that 2015 is!!! January brings a fabulous start to the year with 2 Constant Campaigns and of course a fabulous Stamp of the Month!
 Just in time to start your Valentine's Day cards and projects comes this month's Stamp of the Month! What a super cute and totally fun set. I'll be posting some cute projects soon to get your creative juices flowing! Spend $50 and receive this set for just $5, which is a $12.95 savings!

 The first of the 2 CC's for the month is when you spend $50 you can get this fabulous Year>>Noted paper kit for just $5 or for an additional $5, add the new My Creations kraft mini album! What a great, easy project to start the new year with! Are the creative ideas starting to flow? I certainly hope so! 

Last, but certainly not least is for those of you who have been sitting on the fence about hosting a party. January is the perfect time to do so. This month, you can receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards! When your party reaches $350 in sales, instead of receiving $60 in Hostess Rewards, you will receive $90 in free product! What a fabulous deal! So why not host a party? Worried that your home isn't up for housing a party? No worries, we can set up a party that runs for a week all on Facebook and invite your friends & family to a week of games, crafting tips and more. Host a party in your pjs and enjoy the fun from the comfort of your home! Have you decided? Is a party for you this month? Contact me today and let's getting the party started! Time slots will fill up quickly with such a great deal!

I hope you are excited to get some crafting started this month! I have such fun ideas for the year and cannot wait to share them with you! I'm even planning a fun Scrapbooking retreat for March, where we spend three days & two nights learning new techniques, working on fabulous projects and just having fun! Keep checking back for updated information on that! Remember 2015 is the year to get your Craft On, so Get Crafty!