Artbooking’s Awesome!

For those of us who want to know more about making mini-books using the new Cricut Artbooking Cartridge….


Spooky Halloween Layouts

Check out these awesome Halloween layouts made using the new Cricut Artbooking Cartridge


The New Holiday Mini


Have you checked out the new Holiday mini?


The new mini-Holiday Guide

I’m loving this new mini catalog with exclusive holiday themed papers, stamps and accessories.!
When you place an order of $100 or more between October 15 and December 31 from the Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, you qualify for one free “star” item from the Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide.
You’ll love the sparkle, the ease, and the savings!
Receive one free “star” item for each $100 in your order.

Creations from the new Holiday Mini



The new Holiday Mini Catalog is available now!  Contact me for your free copy or view it online here.

I received my first box of goodies from the Holiday Mini and started creating.  There are some gorgeous holiday papers, accessories and stamp sets in this mini-Catalog!

This card uses the new holiday paper pack in the catalog,  Sparkle & Shine, along with the Polar Bear Holiday stamp set, the new Sparkle & Shine Workshop on the Go stamp set,  Cranberry Baker’s Twine, and Glitter Gems.  I used a Juniper cardstock mats under the polar bear, as well as Juniper snowflake and chevron accents inside the card. The self-adhesive glitter gem was also used to spice up the right panel of the card as well.

To see more of the fun new products in this holiday catalog, created by my fellow CTMH consultants, click on the thumbnail pictures in the linky blog hop below:

This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters. Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group.


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Stay tuned for more info on my upcoming Holiday card classes….

Crush Book Giveaway!

From Jeanette Lynton, CEO of Close To My Heart:



I’ve been told I’m a pack rat, but I know better—I’m a scrapbooker! There are so many precious little pieces of life that I want to hold onto for as long as I can, and all too easily those pieces get lost in the depths of a dresser drawer, between the pages of a thick novel, or (worst of all!) in the recesses of my memory. Life is so much easier to document if I do it as it takes place. I know many of you feel the same way.

With the My Crush™ books, new from Close To My Heart, I have a fantastic way to document those memories as they happen. Light enough to take with me anywhere I go, full of cute designs and with plenty of space for memorabilia and pictures, I know I’ll be keeping mine nearby.

If you feel as I do, and would like to win one of your very own My Crush™ books, tell me about the everyday memorabilia you want to save in a My Crush™ book. Post a comment here on Jeanette Lyntons blog, facebook or here on this YouTube video from now until Oct 31, 2013 to be one of 20 winners!

Sublime Sarita

October’s Scrapbooking workshop features the colorful new Sarita papers in cotton candy pink, gypsy purple, lagoon, goldrush and denim.  Perfect for those summer photos:





I love the gorgeous blues and oranges in this paper!  

I’ll be posting the 8 pages we’ll make using this paper packet. Keep an eye on this blog to see the pages….


If you’d like to join us in making these pages,  you can register now for  October’s Scrapbooking Workshop.  If you want to wait and see what the four layouts will look like…. keep an eye on this blog for an update on that soon. I’m in the middle of mad creation mode at the moment 🙂

The Sarita paper pack, extra pages, complements, wood buttons, and accessories are all provided.

When: Sunday, Oct 20th or Thursday, October 24th
Time: 2 pm to 5 pm or 9am to noon
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $25

What to Bring: Paper cutter and adhesive
RSVP: 571-276-5405   or

Please reserve your spot by  October 10th.
{so I can order your paper pack and Embellishments}

If you are unable to attend in person, you may order your complete “kit” to complete the pages above at home and pick it up in person or have it mailed to you.

Frosty Holiday Cards

So many of us are eager to get started on our holiday cards that I thought I’d do two sets of holiday cards, one in October and one in November. October’s cardmaking workshop features the Frosty paper pack with subtle colors of gray, frosty turquoise, whisper and Kraft and just a pop of color in blush and ruby. I have two versions of the cards shown below. The second set is designed for the holidays and the first set are gorgeous seasonal winter cards. We’ll make 5 each of the three cards. You can choose either set, or even mix and match!

We’ll make 2 each of five fancy fold cards like those shown below:

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We’ll meet on Thursday morning, October 17th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we enjoy creating these beautiful cards. For those that can’t make it on a weekday, I’ll repeat the class on Sunday, October 20th.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants. RSVP by October 10th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday October 17th at 9am, or

Sunday, October 20th at 2pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 15 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 703-790-3497

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:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

How to contact me:


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