La Vie en Rose….

Life’s often better viewed through Rose colored glasses…   That being said, CTMH’s La Vie en Rose paper packet was not one of my favorites in the Annual Inspirations book. I’m not a “roses” kind of gal and none of my kids photos really belong on Roses either. I did like the classic black and white with accents of red in that paper packet however, so I took it on as a challenge to create layouts I could really use and here’s what I came up with:




In the end, I loved the pages so much I ended up coming up with six 2-page layouts!!  In one of the layouts I swapped out the red accents for purple ones to match my photos, but the rest used the La Vie en Rose papers and color palette.  I embellished the pages with Picture My Life Overlay cards in Black, Gold and Silver, as well as Fundaments Assortments. The new clear Picture My Life overlays, with gold and silver accents really shine on these pages as well.


In fact, these pages are so versatile that if these baby images are left off entirely, the pages are nice neutral pages for a wide variety of photos! So even if you don’t have a new little one in your life, you might enjoy making these pages.


I’ve added ten extra sheets of White and Pomegranate cardstock, along with gold and silver foil tape and some red enamel dots.

Come join me Saturday or Sunday, January 30th or 31st at 2 pm to have fun creating these layouts!
Cost: $30 for pages

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 January 24rth so that I may order materials for you….
RSVP: 571-276-5405   or


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.

2016: New Products for the New Year!

I hope you all enjoyed the New Year and celebrated in style!  My New Year’s resolution was to find more time for my own creativity in papercrafting. It’s nice to see some changes and embrace a new look!  Well, we have a new Seasonal Expressions to show you:


This mini catalog is live right now HERE on my WEBSITE (click to view).  You can get this lovely new mini catty for FREE when you place an order on my website.  Just add it to your order before checkout.  You’re going to love it!

There are three new kits: Charlotte, Penelope and Regatta!  Such stunning papers and artwork that really POP off the page!  I think CTMH outdid themselves with this new line.


What’s changed?  Well, instead of Workshops on the Go, they are now Workshops Your Way KITS

  • These new coordinated kits will include 12 sheets of pattern paper (2 each of 6 designs); 3 sheets of Cardstock; the Complements; the Accessory and another Embellishment (could be new ribbon).
  • All the products in each kit are new and can create 6 scrapbook pages AND cards too!
  • Now, you have the choice of adding a stamp set and buying it separately instead of it coming inside the kit.  This gives you more freedom to pick and choose what YOU LIKE or forego stamping and use everything in the kit.  In some instances, a stamp set has a coordinating THIN CUTS cutting system that works with a die cut machine.  You can cut up to 3 layers of a die at one time!

Here’s the new Charlotte Workshop Your Way kit:


So, what else is going on in January?

National Paper Crafting Month Special: Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with the exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—available for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. Get yours today for only $8.95 HERE on my WEBSITE.  Watch the video to learn more …

Finally, there’s January’s Stamp of the Month,  “Beloved Bouquet”:


used on this elegant card:


Isn’t this card gorgeous?  And so easy to do!    The inks I used were Whisper and Slate (grays); Cranberry & Pomegranate (reds).   This stamp set is available for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Of course you can just buy it outright for $17.95, but with so much new product, why not get it at a discount.

Oh yes … I am looking for two more gals to JOIN our Monthly Hostess Rewards Club.  Read all about it HERE and email me to sign up!  It’s only for 5 months and you receive FREE PRODUCT,  FREE CARD CLASS and FREE Stamp of the Month during your month for rewards.

There’s more coming up … but I’ll save it for another post soon!  Have a great start to the 2016 New Year!

Thank You cards

Now is the time to send out those Thank You cards!  Come to my Workshop on January 14th or January 16th and make this gorgeous set of    12 cards using CTMH’s new Charlotte paper pack and “Springtime Wishes” thin cuts die and stamp set combo. These gorgeous flowers and leaves in sorbet, champagne no longer need to be “fussy cut” but can be cut out quickly and easily with the matching thin cuts die.

After stamping the floral images on watercolor paper, they can be colored in with a watercolor wash or with sponge daubers and ink. The centers are decorated with your choice of sparkles, sequins, gold “puffies” and gray or white enamel gems.

We’ll make 2 each of the six designs shown below:

Join us on a Thursday evening for wine or a Saturday morning for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we create these beautiful hand-crafted Thank You and Best Wishes cards to send out to your friends and family.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by January 9th to guarantee a spot.

♥   Come join us!

When: Saturday January 16th at 10am or Thursday January  14th at 7pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 12 cards with envelopes
Bring your own adhesive

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:

  • $23.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

How to contact me:


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