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.

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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

Catch up!

Whew! The last year has been jam packed with major life changes and scrapbooking took a back seat for most of the year.  I moved to Godfrey, IL with 3 of our 5 kids to start a new job with the DH stayed behind with 2 of the 5 so they could finish schools where we were.  In September we were all reunited and our household goods arrived in Godfrey. I was ready to set up my scrapbooking room and get busy!  Unfortunately life threw me yet another curve ball in the form of a bad tibeal plateau fracture, resulting in surgery to place a long steel plate in my leg, with 8 screws and 6 months of physical therapy to get back on my feet again.  I’m 90% of the way there, and the Spring Semester just ended, so my summer projects have begun: building a gazebo, a research trip to Africa and SCRAPBOOKING!!!   I  am starting by going back and using up the winter paper packs for which I hadn’t yet created pages. The first two are Making Waves and Stargazer.

Stargazer will be perfect for all those pictures I took during the eclipse viewing last August:

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Similarly, the Making Waves papers were wonderful for my summer swimmers, Cate and Annika!

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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….

Stay tuned in the next day or two for the remaining 2 sets of layouts using the Winter papers:  Chelsea Gardens and Gimme Some Sugar.

Then, FINALLY, I will be caught up and 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 kitscan 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.

Seeds of Love cards…

I just love January’s Stamp of the Month, Bloom and Grow.  Its inspirational messages of love and patience are a healing balm in today’s world.  This set of cards is created from this stamp set:

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ending with two always handy birthday cards:

 

Friends will be gathering in St Louis this weekend to create these lovely cards: 2 each of all 7 cards.  As always, you are warmly welcome to join us!

Additionally, I have one extra card kit still available for sending out to you if you can’t make it in person this weekend.

They are a nice mix of cards that will brighten the day of any recipient.  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 ribbons, etc.

If you would like to receive all the materials and instructions to create these cards in your own home, then I am happy to mail a kit out to you.

♥   First person to email me gets the kit!

RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com or marie.farson@principia.edu

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

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

Silver and Gold Pages

Happy New Year! Silver and Gold… in with the new and out with the old…..    CTMH’s Silver and Gold paper packet is also headed out of stock while the new Seasonal Expressions arrives with the new Spring papers……

New Year’s eve here was bracingly cold!!!!!   With a crisp layer of snow on the ground – perfect for staying inside in front of a warming fire and enjoying some family time and hobbies.  I’ve assembled 6 two page layout using the Silver and Gold paper packet.  I love the metallic accents on the papers and in the complements. These pages really sparkle!!

 

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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….    If you like these pages, I can prepare all materials for you to create these Winter Scrapbook 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, Complements, sparkles, gold glitter tape and other embellishments.

♥   Come join me!

When: Friday January  12th at 7pm
Where: 6123 High Meadow Dr, Godfrey
Cost: $30 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

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:

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

Keepsake to Last Through the Years

Photo calendars make great Christmas presents!!!!

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This Through the Year customizable photo calendar comes wrapped together in a kit containing everything you need to make one of your very own!

Easy-to-follow instructions included in the kit will guide you in creating each of the 12 beautiful calendar pages you see below.

Calendars make great gifts, so in addition to making one for yourself, consider making a second one to give as a gift, or even giving the kit to someone you know who will love the chance to be crafty! Whatever you choose to do with this kit, you will not be disappointed with the result!

Take a closer look at some of the beautiful details you’ll add to your pages using the custom gold glitter die-cuts, glitter gems, Complements, and papers included in this unique kit.

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Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #diy #photocalendar #calendar #kit #season #spring #fall #autumn #gold #glitter #diecut #die-cut #happy #day #leaf #leafs #leaves #gems

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Our November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year, makes the perfect companion for this project, too.

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If you didn’t get this limited-time stamp set last month, you can still get it by choosing the calendar kit that includes it! And, in case you did get the November Stamp of the Month, we also have this kit available without the stamp set.

What makes the Through the Year calendar extra special is that the pages are designed to be cut at the spiral binding and then put into Memory Protectors™ inside an album. This way, when you’re through with the calendar, the beautiful pages you’ve relied on through the year will last through the years to come!
Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #diy #photocalendar #calendar #kit #throughtheyear #scrapbook #scrapbooking #memorykeeping #memory #keeping #keepsake #gift #present #Christmas #holiday #sweet #life #you #me #gold #glitter #die-cut #diecut
What a beautiful way to put some of your most favorite memories on display and later preserve them! Make one of these Through the Year calendars for yourself or as a gift this Christmas!


Recipe

Through the Year Calendar and Album
CC1344 Through the Year Calendar Kit, S1711 My Acrylix® Through the Year Stamp Set (comes included in CC1344S), Z2826 Heather Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5202 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Brown, 4110 Memory Protectors™ Top Load 

Christmas Crafting

Loved four fabulous friends gathering together last Saturday for a festive day of Christmas Crafting!

We made gift boxes with candy and gift cards:

 

Christmas cards:

A box to store the cards with a flap for listing recipients:

and a Christmas ornament and gift tags:

 

So much fun to spend the day crafting with friends, enjoying delicious quiche, listening to Christmas carols and preparing cards and gifts and tags to share with loved ones!

A big shout out to my dear friend Leslie for hosting our Christmas Crafting day and baking such delicious quiches for us!!

 

Three sets of cards, card boxes, gift boxes and tags with ornament remain so if you would like to make these at home yourself, please contact me and I’d be happy to send them your way!!

Much peace and love to you all…..

 

Marie

571-276-5405

mariefarson@juno.com

 

Basic Fundamentals

CTMH’s Basic Fundaments paper pairs beautifully with CTMH’s annual color: Bashful. The rich and elegant colors in the Basics palette:  Charcoal, Pewter, Pebble, Linen, Mink, Heather, Espresso, Nutmeg, Toffee, Almond  are offset beautifully by the gentle pale pink of Bashful.  These gorgeous papers are used for December and January’s Fundamentals Club layouts:

 

If you are free and in the area, come join me Friday evening November 18th at 7pm  for some girl time and crafting….    If you like these pages, I can prepare all materials for you to create these Fall Scrapbook pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi and socialize.

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….

If you’d like to create these layouts at home, email me and I can prepare all materials for you: color photos of each page, directions, cut paper and cardstock, Complements, sequins, gold thread and other embellishments.

♥   Come join me!

When: Friday, November 18th at 7pm
Where: 6123 High Meadow Dr, Godfrey
Cost: $30 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

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:

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

Falling for You Pages

The maples are in full Fall glory at the moment and I am capturing their golden glow as long as I can before the bare winter trees are all that’s left….   Here’s beautiful sunrise I captured on the way to work last week:

CTMH’s Falling For You paper is perfect to showcase those Fall photos.  I’ve created six…. 6!… layouts from these papers, along with the coordinating Complements and bronze sequins.

 

A gold metallic thread adds a bit of sparkle to the bright, beautiful colors in this paper set:

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If you are free and in the area, come join me either Friday evening November 18th at 7pm  for some girl time and crafting….    If you like these pages, I can prepare all materials for you to create these Fall Scrapbook pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi and socialize.

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….

If you’d like to create these layouts at home, email me and I can prepare all materials for you: color photos of each page, directions, cut paper and cardstock, Complements, sequins, gold thread and other embellishments.

♥   Come join us!

When: Friday, November 18th at 7pm
Where: 6123 High Meadow Dr, Godfrey
Cost: $30 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

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:

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

“Basic” cards that are anything but basic…

The new featured colors for the “Basics” palette: Charcoal, Pewter, Pebble, Linen, Mink, Heather, Espresso, Nutmeg, Toffee, Almond combine beautifully to create these elegant cards that are anything BUT “basic”!   The addition of dimensional flowers from the Flower Market cartridge and coordinating ribbon make these cards truly one of a kind.  I had the pleasure of gathering with several out of town friends a week ago to create these cards:

 

 

along with one of the sliding cards from CTMH’s recent promotion:

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I have one card kit still available for purchase.

They are a nice mix of Birthday, Thank you and Thinking of you cards that will brighten the day of any recipient.  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 ribbons, etc.

 

If you would like to receive all the materials and instructions to create these cards in your own home, then I am happy to mail a kit out to you.

 

♥   First person to email me gets the kit!

RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com or marie.farson@principia.edu

Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards and directions 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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