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.

Let’s Head to the Beach! …Seaside Pages

Finally!  I got to scrapbook with my favorite paper from this year’s Annual Inspirations Idea Book:  Seaside.  I fell in love with this paper the first time I saw it last August.  I saved the best for last though and have waited until this month to break into my Seaside paper stash.  This set of pages completes the series of layouts we’ve done this year, using each of the papers available in the Annual Inspirations book, as well as the Seasonal Expressions booklets. Congratulations to those of you who have joined me each month in these pages. We’ve completed 65 two page layouts this year!!!!

The B+T paper with the underwater scene is so gorgeous I didn't want to cut it up!

The B+T paper with the underwater scene is so gorgeous I didn’t want to cut it up! The lagoon and glacier blues, accented with sorbet are my favorite color combination…

Based on the WOTG layout, I've included a cricut cutout as a "net", and a film strip and some of the metal shells in the Seaside Accessories

Based on the WOTG layout, I’ve included a cricut cutout as a “net”, and a film strip and some of the metal shells in the Seaside Accessories

More Cricut cutout for the surfboard and waves, accented with aqua sequins

More Cricut cutout for the surfboard and waves, accented with aqua sequins

More metal accesories, fun stripes and polka dots. The stickease on the left pivots aside to reveal hidden journaling.

More metal accesories, fun stripes and polka dots. The stickease on the left pivots aside to reveal hidden journaling.

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Last but not least.... I've already added my daughter's dive meet photos to this layout!

Last but not least…. I’ve already added my daughter’s dive meet photos to this layout!

I’ve added 6 extra sheets of Colonial White card stock, 2 extra sheets of Desert Sand Cardstock and four extra sheets of Seaside B&T paper,  plus the Seaside Complements pack, Seaside Assortment, lagoon enamel dots and lots of coral and aqua sequins.Come join me Sunday, June 21st, 1pm, or Sunday, June 28th at 2pm,  or any weekday in between now that school is out!  Just RSVP with the date and time that you’d like so that I can prepare your materials for you to make these five fabulous layouts.  (If none of these days works for you, contact me to arrange a different time in July or a kit to take and do yourself at home.)

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: 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.

Blossoms Galore!

Summer’s almost here! Cherry blossoms cover the ground like confetti and my dogwood’s in full bloom in the front yard while the azaleas brighten the backyard with their pink, purple and white blossoms. I’ve captured many of these springtime blossoms in the outdoors pictures I’ve snapped of the kids lately, now that the days are longer and the sun is shining.

I love these gorgeous Blossom papers for tucking all those Springtime happy snaps into my album:

The diagonal strip rainbow zips trip used here is one of the most fantastic parts of the Blossom papers! The stitching on this page adds a nice finish to it as well.

The diagonal strip rainbow zips trip used here is one of the most fantastic parts of the Blossom papers! The coral sequins are a perfect accent on the flowers. The stitching on this page adds a nice finish to it as well.

The Blossom complements, shown here in the title, journaling block and banner are perfect with this paper.  Love the painted metal accents as well!

The Blossom complements, shown here in the title, journaling block and banner are perfect with this paper. Love the painted metal accents as well!

A perfect balance of photos and floral accents on these two pages!

A perfect balance of photos and floral accents on these two pages! The extra thick twine is fun to work with as well. 

Lots of photos on this layout! Love the blue and orange combination....

Lots of photos on this layout! Love the ruffle ribbon and the aqua sequins here too. 

Using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge to cut the title twice: once on Blossom paper and once on Glacier card stock results in a this nicely shaded title.

Using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge to cut the title twice: once on Blossom paper and once on Glacier card stock results in a this nicely shaded title.

I’ve added 6 extra sheets of  White Daisy card stock, 2 extra sheets of Lagoon Cardstock and an extra sheet of Blossom B&T paper,  plus the Blossom Complements pack, Blossom Assortment, extra thick twine in Flaxen and Glacier and lots of coral and aqua sequins.

Come join me Sunday, May 17th, 4pm, or Friday, April 15th, 7pm,  to make these five fabulous layouts.  (If neither of these days works for you, contact me to arrange a different time in May or a kit to take and do yourself at home.)

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: 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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