Zoe’s Here!!

I am so excited to see all the new paper packs and stamp sets and accessories in the new Annual Expressions book!  All of these goodies will be available September 1st, but we get a sneak peak in August with the Zoe Paper pack. This is easily my favorite from the new papers (…yeah, I know I say that about each of the new paper packs as soon as I start playing with them, but Zoe really is terrific!). The luscious Glacier, Sorbet and Sweet Leaf colors of Zoe are so versatile and cheery:

The new Zoe Paper pack....  check out those gorgeous colors!

The new Zoe Paper pack…. check out those gorgeous colors!

So….   let’s dig in and play!   I’ve created four 2 page layouts and a single page layout (you need one of these every now and then at the front of your scrapbook):

Single page layout

Single page layout

Love the new coral shimmer trim!

Love the new coral shimmer trim!

Zoe LO2

The new Complements packs include tons of velum accents, super thin chipboard accents, as well as stickers now – more ways to personalize your page to exactly match your photos

Love those polka dots!

Love those polka dots!

I've got a whopping 8 full size photographs on this layout - LOVE my flip flaps!

I’ve got a whopping 19 full size photographs on this layout – LOVE my flip flaps!

I’ve added 3 extra sheets of Whisper card stock, the new Zoe Complements pack, Zoe Assortment, lagoon enamel dots, the new coral shimmer trim and aqua sequins. Come join me Saturday, August 22nd, 10 am to have fun creating these layouts!
Cost: $30

The kit 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 by August 10th so that I may order materials for you….
RSVP: 571-276-5405   or mariefarson@juno.com


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.

Open House Party

You are invited to  a party!!

Come join me and enjoy some gourmet coffee, yummy pastries and a fun morning of playing with the new papers and products from CTMH….


Studio J Flash Sale!


Do you have an account full of Studio J® layouts waiting to be printed? How about a big photo order you keep meaning to make? Well, now is the time to log in to Studio J and order all your layouts and photos! From July 15, 2015, 9:00 am MDT to July 31, 2015, 5:00 pm MDT (16 July 2015, 1:00 am EST to 1 August 2015, 9:00 am EST), all layouts in Studio J are only $5 USD/$5.95 CAD/$7.50 AUD/$8.25 NZD each!

If you haven’t yet played with digital scrapbooking in Studio J, you can try it out HERE for FREE!  It is always free to use, with new designs and papers added monthly.  You only ever pay for a high quality print of your layout. Optionally, you may purchase the jpeg file and print the layouts yourself wherever you like, but I’ve honestly never seen printouts that are as high a quality as the ones you get from Studio J.

Have fun exploring!

Jump On It July!

While you are waiting for the new Annual Inspirations book from CTMH, with all the new goodies, don’t forget to check out the “Retiring” and “While Supplies Last” items that are disappearing fast, as well as the FREE stamp set available only in July!


List of Retiring Items…

As you know, we always need to RETIRE some of our favorite products in order to make room for NEW items!  There are a lot of items on the list and a few are already sold out.  The list is good until the end of August, but it will be while supplies last. You can easily VIEW the RETIRING PRODUCT LINE here on my site.  Some items that are no longer available are the Chocolate and Outdoor Denim Faux Leather albums, Snowhaven Complements … and 1″ posts. However, the 1/2″ posts are still available for expanding our faux leather albums which can be found on this LINK.  Additionally, Brushed & Wanderful Workshops on the Go are SOLD OUT but the paper pack and complements can be purchased while supplies last.

I know many of you LOVE our color palette and will want to know what colors are retiring.

  • Outdoor Denim
  • Autumn Terracotta (great for fall)
  • Olive (green)
  • Indian Corn Blue (such a pretty hue)
  • Smokey Plum (victorian and lovely)
  • Ponderosa Pine (blue/green)
  • Barn Red (burnt red)

So, these are the products you would want to purchase NOW:

  • If a color is on your WISH LIST, purchase the INK PADS HERE.
  • If you have an INK PAD, you should juice it up and purchase the REINKERS HERE.
  • If you love the CARDSTOCK, purchase a PACK HERE.

Discounted products on Sale!

In addition, if you are looking for a some deals and savings, you may want to visit While Supplies Last section on my website HERE.  The list has recently been updated with new items to view and there are some great deals to be had there.

July’s $5 Hostess Stamp Set or Free SOTM Stamp set!

When you SHOP HERE for STAMP SETS (grab retiring ones before they are gone!), and purchase $25 worth, you’ll have the option of adding a Hostess stamp set (that were only available to Hostesses) to your cart:

Jump on Julyor grab the July Stamp of the Month for free!

Happy shopping!  I will have artwork to share soon using the July Stamp of the Month and Wanderful papers.  It’s an excellent stamp set for scrapbooking!

Just Back from Convention – Wowee!


I just spent an exhausting, exhilarating week in California at CTMH’s Annual Convention, with the movie “Up” as the theme, held at Disneyland.  We enjoyed four fun-filled days of learning about the direction of the company (onwards and upwards!), playing with new product and visiting Disneyland, of course!  CTMH also sponsored an early morning 5K race through the parks before opening as a charity benefit for Operation Smile. Having a close family friend who was born with a cleft palate, I love the fact that CTMH supports this charity, helping less fortunate children around the world receive the medical help they need for it.


There is a new focus on phone photography (we all do it!) that is amazing.  CTMH gave out a dozen or so Selphys printers and Fuji Instapix cameras, both of which produce on the spot photos from your phone or the camera in credit card size or full size print. How cool is that! These work great with Picture My Life style pocket scrapbooking and in mini-albums with our new 4×4″ divided page protectors for instagram style pics … oops, I spilled the beans again!  Alas, I didn’t win one of these beauties but I may need to break down and buy a Selphys printer soon…


Stay tuned for more sneak peaks at the new product lines, appearing on my blog throughout the coming month.  (As a spoiler, I can reveal that there is a new Cricut cartridge, 8 new paper packs to start with, loads of new accessories, new organizational items, 7 new colors!!!!, new Base and Bling jewelry, and water colors 🙂   The new catalog and the new products go live for customers on September 1st.

The new Zoe paper pack is available for August however, yippee!!!  Check it out:

The new Zoe Paper pack....  check out those gorgeous colors!

The new Zoe Paper pack…. check out those gorgeous colors!


Zoe Creative Insider Layout

Zoe Creative Insider Layout

Put the date of my Open House, August 22nd on your calendar and plan to come. You’ll have to opportunity to see all the new products and play with them hands-on, including completing this Zoe layout!

See you then!!

Spread some Seaside Happiness!

CTMH’s July paperpack, Seaside, coupled with the “Have A Happy Day” stamp set makes the most beautiful cards to share with friends…

seacard1 seacard2 seacard3 seacard4 seacard5

Flowers and sentiments stamped in pear, thistle and whisper inks, aqua sequins, and thistle striped ribbon round out these cards.  I’d love to get together with you this summer for a fast and fun card class!  Join this month’s card class and we’ll make 2 each of these five cards, for a total of 10 cards plus envelopes, easily completed in one hour.  Sequins and ribbon provided, as well as precut card stock pieces and card bases.

Join me on Saturday, July 18th, at 9am for some iced coffee, pastry and crafting while we create these fun cards. For those that prefer a weekday morning or afternoon or evening, you are welcome to join me on Thursday, June 16th  and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself. Let me know what time of day is convenient for you.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Saturday, July 18th at 9am, or

Thursday, July 16th anytime

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 10 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

As always, 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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