Prickly Pear and Jack

It may be a bit past Cinco de Mayo, but I am celebrating FIESTA style using the new Prickly Pear papers from CTMH.  I’ve created six…. 6!… layouts from these papers, along with the stamp and thin cuts set featuring an adorable llama.  I used the “My Girl” complements instead of the Prickly Pear Complements to de-emphasize the whole cactus theme.  Luckily the “My Girl” complements use most of the same colors that are in the Prickly Pear papers so they work well together.   A sprinkling of Prickly Pear sequins adds a bit of sparkle to the bright, beautiful colors in this paper set:

 

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I’ve also been working on outdoors adventure pages using the 4rth and final new paper packet: Jack.

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and these two awesome layouts that I’ve CASED from one of my favorite page designers, Brenda Rose:

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These layouts are perfect for my Memorial Day family camp photos!! I love being caught up on scrapbooking my family’s adventures 🙂  We have another adventure awaiting us as we complete the move to Illinois this summer.  In the meantime, I’ve returned to Virginia and I am cherishing every last moment in Virginia.

I’ve really missed my Virginia scrapbooking friends and I can’t wait to get together with them soon….!

If you are free and in the area, come join me either Thursday evening June 22nd at 4pm  for some girl time and crafting….    If you like these pages, I can prepare all materials for you to create these Prickly Pear Scrapbook or Jack 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, June 22nd at 4pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
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

 

Summer Dreams…

School is out for me in St Louis and our family is reunited in Virginia!!   I am loving the chance to get caught up on scrapbooking finally, creating sets of layouts for each of the paper packs in the newest Expressions 2 flyer:  No Worries, Dreamin’, Prickly Pear and Jack.  I’ve got the first two done: shown below and kits for either are available (including all pieces pre-cut, all cardstock, and all accessories plus instructions and pictures for assembling your own pages):

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Pink and orange for a little girl…

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Blue and Teal for a little boy…

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Using Flip Flap for additional photos in the middle

I wasn’t too keen on the idea of rainbows and unicorns at first, but I actually really liked  the way they turned out. Using colored cardstock for the base pages makes them pop!

 

The No Worries pages are more subtle gray, white and off white with blue accents and are terrific for summer beach or cruising pages:

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Love, love, love these pages!!  I bought the thin cuts and stamp set for the beach umbrella and beach chair, etc.  They fit so well on these pages and I can’t wait to fill them with our summer photos.  My daughter and I are spending a week in Savannah, Georgia this month and these pages will be perfect!

I would love to get together with my No VA scrap friends once more this summer and say “good-bye”.  Email me your availability and let’s get together!

I’ll prepare these kits for working on together or to go ($30 each). Email me if you’re interested: mariefarson@juno.com

Summer Blessings to you all!

 

Home for the Holidays…

 

Wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful Holiday Season!

This year was one of great change for my family.  I took a new job teaching at Principia College, moving myself and half our children out to the St Louis area, while my DH stayed behind in Virginia with the other half of our children.  As soon as the High Schooler is finished in June, we will all be together again, in our new home in Godfrey, IL.  In the meantime, I’ve remodeled the new kitchen, repainted most walls in the new house and tried to get up to speed on my new job.  All of which has left precious little time for my passion: paper crafting!    Now that I am “home” in Virginia for a month over the holidays I’ve been catching up on lots and lots of scrapbooking.

Here are the results of my efforts:

Four Layouts with the Swan Lake papers….

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Four Layouts with Jeepers Creepers (I tried not to make them too Halloween-ish):

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Four Layouts with City Sidewalk (great for Christmas pictures!)

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and my favorite of the bunch, Oh Deer Layouts:

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Pine Trees and pinecones will be added to this layout on left edge as soon as I get my circuit going!!

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gold and silver embossing

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gold embossing on kraft paper

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torn, embossed edges to the birch paper really make it look like bark

 

 

I will hold a scrapbooking/card making session at home in Virginia in January, so if you are interested in completing any of these projects, please let me know before Dec 31st so I can order the materials for you – they all expire on Dec 31st to make way for the new paperbacks that come out in January.  I can also make up kits-to-go if you would like any of these projects to complete at home.

My New Year’s resolution to get a paper crafting group up and running in my new “home” so follow this space for more fun projects in the New Year!

If you’d like to join me in making any of these sets of pages after Christmas and during January, please let me know: mariefarson@juno.com so I can order the materials before they expire on December 31st.  I am available on Dec 30, 31 and January 7,8 and 14, 15.

 

The cost of materials for Jeepers Creepers or City Sidewalks pages is $25

The cost of materials for Swan Lake or Oh Deer pages is $30 .

 

All cardstock, embellishments, circuit cuts, sparkly bits etc are included and the papers pre-cut of your layouts.

 

Have a relaxing and wonderful Holiday Season!!

 

 

 

 

 

Florence in the Summer

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 14th 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.

There’s Magic in the Air!!

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 14th 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.

Aye Calypso!

 

The Calypso paper pack has a total of 12 patterned papers, so these pages use far more patterned paper and fewer sheets of cardstock. Two of the pages are cut apart cards in 4×6 and 3×4 sizes. I loved using these on the layouts as titles and journaling blocks. Additionally, I’ve used the fun Calypso washi tape with pineapples and flamingos as well as trendy pink and white and striped sequins on these pages.

I’ve added extra sheets of White and Canary cardstock, along with thin cuts and stamped images from the Tickled Pink stamp sets on these pages.

Come join me Saturday or Sunday, May 28th and 29th to have fun creating these layouts!
Cost: $25 for 8 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 14th 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.

Regatta Pages

My daughter had the opportunity to participate in a weird but cool sport on the Potomac River last summer:  Dragonboat Regatta races!  Being small and light weight she was one of the drummers chosen to ride in the front of the boat and beat a drum to keep the cadence going for the rowers.  She had tons of fun and it was a eventful and colorful day:

Capital Dragon Boat Regatta

When CTMH’s new Seasonal Expressions came out with a Regatta Paper pack I was really excited to create pages to feature last summer’s Capital Dragon Boat Regatta photos as well as our beach and summer photos. These papers are incredibly versatile and I love the nautical theme with blues and reds that fit all my pictures perfectly:

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The Regatta paper pack has a total of 12 patterned papers, so these pages use far more patterned paper and fewer sheets of cardstock. Two of the pages are cut apart cards in 4×6 and 3×4 sizes. I loved using these on the layouts as titles and journaling blocks. Additionally, I’ve used the elegant white ribbon with a gold thread down the middle and the blue Maritime Puffies to embellish my pages.

I’ve added 6 extra sheets of White and Glacier cardstock, along with thin cuts and stamped images from the Beach Days, My Anchor and Play Hard-Diving stamp sets on these pages.

Come join me Saturday afternoon, March 12th at 4 pm to have fun creating these layouts!
Cost: $30 for 10 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 14th 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.

Charlotte Pages

Northern Virginia came to a snowy stop last week as we dug out from under almost 30″ of snow and had 11 days off of school (counting weekends). I took advantage of the time to visit with my dad in California, and get some scrapbooking done.  I played with the soft and subtle Charlotte paper packs… here’s what I came up with:

 

 

 

 

 

The Charlotte paper pack has a total of 12 patterned papers, so these pages use far more patterned paper and fewer sheets of cardstock. Two of the pages are cut apart cards in 4×6 and 3×4 sizes. I loved using these on the layouts as titles and journaling blocks. Additionally, I’ve used the elegant black ribbon with a gold thread down the middle and the gold puffies in heart and “splat” shapes. Finally, the Charlotte complements and a handful of stamped images from the “Woodland Romance” stamp set provide finishing touches on these pages.

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I’ve added 6 extra sheets of White and Whisper cardstock, along with ribbon and gold puffies and some white enamel dots.

Come join me Saturday or Sunday, February 20th or 21st at 2 pm to have fun creating these layouts!
Cost: $25 for 8 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 14th 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.

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:

 

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

Urban’s for Boys

Love those beautiful flowers and dainty butterflies, but if you’ve got boys, you’ll need some rough and tumble scrapbook layouts as well!   I’ve created five 2 page layouts from CTMH’s Urban paperback that are just right for those sports and camping pictures of your favorite guy:

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I’ve added 5 extra sheets of Whisper and Colonial White card stock, the new Urban Complements pack, Urban Assortment, blue dots, extra thick twine and sequins. Come join me Sunday, October  18th, 2 pm to have fun creating these layouts!
Cost: $30The 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 October 15th 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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