Bats and Cats, Oh My!

As I’m getting ready for the new fall selection of paperpacks and exciting new embellishments and thin cuts, I’m working to use up all my older, unused stock.  This set of Bats and Cats paper from last fall was still lying around waiting to be made into pages…

Although we have 5 wonderfully, creative kids who have come up with amazing Halloween costumes, they are rapidly outgrowing that stage and my need for Halloween pages is diminishing.  Luckily the CTMH papers are versatile enough that I was able to make several non-Halloween layouts from this paper pack in addition to two decidedly Halloween-ish layouts.  See for yourself:

 

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Five versatile layouts for Halloween and more!

If you’d like to make these layouts as well….

Come join me either Thursday evening August  30th at 7pm or the following Sunday, September 2nd at 2 pm for some girl time and crafting….    I can prepare all materials for you to create these Cats and Bats Scrapbook pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi and socialize.  Let me know so I can have any materials ready for you.

I’ll have all of the paper, card stock, accessories and embellishments cut and ready for you so you can relax and enjoy creating… or simply socializing….

 

 

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday, August 30th at 7pm or Sunday, September 2nd  at 2 pm
Where: 6123 High  Meadow Dr, Godfrey, IL 62035
Cost: $25 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: marie.farson@principia.edu

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with directions and a photocopy of the layouts so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $25.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $30.00 – mailed to you first class
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City Sidewalks

I love the supper bright and colorful papers in the City Sidewalks paper pack, especially the yellow sun paper in the first layout below.  These bright papers are perfectly showcased by the kraft paper used as a base; I am really pleased at how they came out!

These are wonderful pages for summer photos of the kiddos:

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with lots and lots of photo mats, the pages are a powerhouse of family love!

 

Come join me either Thursday evening August  30th at 7pm or the following Sunday, September 2nd at 2 pm for some girl time and crafting….    I can prepare all materials for you to create these City Sidewalks Scrapbook pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi and socialize.  Let me know so I can have any materials ready for you.

I’ll have all of the paper, card stock, accessories and embellishments cut and ready for you so you can relax and enjoy creating… or simply socializing….

 

 

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday, August 30th at 7pm or Sunday, September 2nd  at 2 pm
Where: 6123 High  Meadow Dr, Godfrey, IL 62035
Cost: $25 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: marie.farson@principia.edu

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with directions and a photocopy of the layouts so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $25.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $30.00 – mailed to you first class

Musical Theater!

One of our kid’s favorite activities at Cedars Camps is the Musical Theater camp.  This year’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” was fantastic!!!   CTMH’s spring special “Showtime” featured papers that were perfect for the play:

 

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I can’t wait to get my prints back and mount them on these pages!

 

The gold foil paper adds a bit of glitz, along with the stamp set included in this special with it’s images of pennants, banners, stars, “showtime” and “fun”.  I’ll edit this post to show the pages again once the photos are added…..

Fresh Air

The Fresh Air paper pack from the Spring/Summer Seasonal Expressions is my favorite paper pack!  I love, love, love the woodsey colors, burlap, bark and leaves papers.

 

Every summer our family spends several weeks at a camp in the Ozarks. We enjoy canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, caving, zip lining, water skiing and other wonderful outdoors activities.  These papers are perfect for this summer’s camp photos.  Now I just need to get all our photos developed!!

 

Once again the open areas for photos and/or movable photo mats make these pages flexible enough to fit a wide variety of shapes and sizes of photos:

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Come join me either Thursday evening August  16th at 7pm or next Sunday, August 19th at 2 pm for some girl time and crafting….    I can prepare all materials for you to create these Fresh Air Scrapbook pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi and socialize.  Let me know so I can have any materials ready for you.

I’ll have all of the paper, card stock, accessories and embellishments cut and ready for you so you can relax and enjoy creating… or simply socializing….

 

 

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday, August 16th at 7pm or Sunday, August 19th at 2 pm
Where: 6123 High  Meadow Dr, Godfrey, IL 62035
Cost: $30 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: marie.farson@principia.edu

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with directions and a photocopy of the layouts so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $30.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $35.00 – mailed to you first class

Documented

I love the way these darker, flowery papers can be lightened up with lighter map, brick wall and ledger pages.  This paper pack was 4rth favorite (out of four!) in the spring/summer seasonal expressions catalog but after working with them to create these places, I am really pleased at how they came out!

In the end, I love these pages for family photos of our daughters:

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with large open areas for photos, the pages are a powerhouse of family love!

 

Come join me either Thursday evening August  16th at 7pm or next Sunday, August 19th at 2 pm for some girl time and crafting….    I can prepare all materials for you to create these Documented Scrapbook pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi and socialize.  Let me know so I can have any materials ready for you.

I’ll have all of the paper, card stock, accessories and embellishments cut and ready for you so you can relax and enjoy creating… or simply socializing….

 

 

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday, August 16th at 7pm or Sunday, August 19th at 2 pm
Where: 6123 High  Meadow Dr, Godfrey, IL 62035
Cost: $25 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: marie.farson@principia.edu

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with directions and a photocopy of the layouts so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $25.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $30.00 – mailed to you first class

Beautiful Friendship

The Beautiful Friendship papers are lovely for cardmaking with tea cups and flowers…. It makes great scrapbook pages as well, for events not at all related to teacups and flowers!

 

My first set of pages here showcases my daughter’s gymnastics meet, and goes really well with these papers, picking up on all the yellow at the gym, with banners festooning the photos as well!  I’ve

 

 

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My second set of pages is lovely for showing off those portrait pictures that come along and don’t really belong on a set of pages describing an event.  I love the polkadots and warm, vibrant colors!

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My second and third set of pages were perfect for my daughter’s birthday party.  I used lots of flip flaps and managed to include 18 photos of her party and all her friends on these four pages, with seeming crowded at all. I LOVE the flip flaps!!

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Postcard Perfect Cards

As wonderful as the Postcard Perfect paper was to create layouts, it is even better for making these outstanding multi-layered cards:

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The gold arrow and heart clips really jazz up these cards

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LOVE the “Hi There” thin cuts and the flowery papers

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Choice of captions avail on the left card. Love the layered hibuscus blossoms

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Gorgeous leaf-embossed vellum on these cards

 

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If you are free and in the area, come join me Friday evening January 12th at 7pm  for some girl time and crafting….    I can prepare all materials for you to create two sets of 10 cards.

I have TWO KITS left for you to create these cards at home or with a friend, so email me and I will send you a kit with all materials prepared for you: color photos of each card, directions, cards and envelopes, cut paper and cards stock, sparkles, dots, twine, ribbon, stamped images, thin cut images and other embellishments.

♥   Come join me!

When: Friday July  13th at 7pm
Where: 6123 High Meadow Dr, Godfrey
Cost: $25 for all the materials to create these cards
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: marie.farson@principia.edu or 571-276-5405

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.

When you order my Card Kits by mail, you will receive the following:

Cutting Guide PDF for all pieces of Cardstock and paper used
3-Page or 4-page Instructional Guide with Color Photos and step by step instructions for completing the cards
Additional Supplies List + Cutting Guide Tips
Original jpg’s of each layout for easier reference
The prices are as follows:

$25.00 – you need to pick them up
$30.00 – mailed to you first class

 

Postcard Perfect

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the warm summer papers of Postcard Perfect.  They are perfect for those vacation photos of the beach….  The Postcard Perfect pack includes 10 different paper patterns, cardstock cutouts of flowers and other accents and 2 sheets of patterned vellum, with vellum zip strips!

The ombre sheets grading from light pink to darker tangerine as well as the blue to aqua ombre papers are my absolute favorite.  I had so much fun working on these layouts!!!!

 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do:

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My favorite layout, inspired by Kelly Baxter-Fitzgerald

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Great for those vertical portrait photos

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Love the zip strip on the top of this one

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So warm and colorful!

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Flexible photo mats on this layout

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A bonus layout using the remaining paper

If you are free and in the area, come join me in July  for some girl time and crafting….    If you like these pages, I can prepare all materials for you to create these Postcard Perfect pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi.

I have ONE KIT left for you to create these layouts at home, so email me and I will send me a kit with all materials prepared for you: color photos of each page, directions, cut paper and card stock, Cricut cutouts, sparkles, twine, dots, ribbon and other embellishments.

♥   Come join me!

When: Friday July  13th at 7pm
Where: 6123 High Meadow Dr, Godfrey
Cost: $35 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: marie.farson@principia.edu or call 571-276-5405

You can purchase these kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.

When you order my Scrapbooking Kits by mail, you will receive the following:

Cutting Guide PDF for all pieces of Cardstock and paper used
3-Page or 4-page Instructional Guide with Color Photos and step by step instructions for completing the layouts.
Additional Supplies List + Cutting Guide Tips
Original jpg’s of each layout for easier reference
The prices are as follows:

$35.00 – you need to pick them up
$40.00 – mailed to you first class

Catch up – Part 2!

The second half of catching up…..   Chelsea Gardens (my original favorite paper but more suited for card making.) Still I like these layouts:

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And finally, the Gimme Some Sugar paperpack, which was my least favorite by far since it focuses on cooking images and a lot of pink, neither of which seems very useful for my pictures. In the end though, I LOVE these layouts and they don’t have a cooking focus at all (the beauty of two sided paper!):

 

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Do you love these papers as much as I do?  Unfortunately they are now retired, so I won’t be offering scrapbooking kits for these pages….

Now, I am FINALLY caught up and will be posting pages designed using current paper packs and there are some REALLY cute ones that I can’t wait to design pages for!!!

Come join me later this summer and in the fall to have fun creating these layouts!
Cost: typically $30 for 12 pages

These kits can also be ordered to go so that you may assemble the pages at home if you are unable to join a workshop. Contact me to arrange pick up or the postage amount. RSVP at least a week in advance so that I may order materials for you….
RSVP: 571-276-5405   or mariefarson@juno.com

SCRAPBOOKING CLUB OPTION

If you want to complete lots of beautiful layouts and keep up with your family scrapbooking, consider joining my scrapbooking club. We will complete 8 to 10 layouts (or even 12!) each month for the 10 months.  Cost is $25 to $35 for each month’s set of layouts. If you join us at least 8 of the 10 months,  you will earn a free set of page protectors to put your layouts in and the option of purchasing any album at half price.

Central Park Card Workshop

I am so excited to be crafting again!  How would you like to spend a relaxing evening with friends and food and fun!!?!   Join me in creating these 10 cards using the new Central Park papers from Close to My Heart along with new Central Park die cuts:

 

 

They are a nice mix of Birthday, Thank you and All Occasion cards that will brighten the day of any recipient.  In addition, you’ll make this fun card wallet that holds all 10 cards and envelopes:

 

I’ll have all of the cricut cuts and thin cuts and pop ups prepared for you so you can  decorate your cards with your choice of sentiment, sequins, bling gems and embossing, etc. I have a choice of sentiments to personalize the cards for any occasion you like. All you have to do is show up and have fun!   So, come join me  for some girl time and crafting….

If you can’t come in person, but would still like to receive all the materials and instructions to create these cards in your own home, when you’d like a little relaxing down-time there, then I am happy to prepare a “to go” kit and mail it out to you.

 

♥   Come join me!

When: Saturday, July
Where: call or email for location
Cost: $25 for 10 cards with envelopes and card box
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com or marie.farson@principia.edu

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $25.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $30.00 – mailed to you first class

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Mariefarson@juno.com

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