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!

 

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Finishing up Season Expressions 1 Layouts

Whew… I made it through my first year of college teaching!  This year has left me with little time for scrapbooking but I was committed to finishing pages using each of the paperbacks in the Seasonal Expressions 1 before I ordered some of the gorgeous new papers in Seasonal Expressions 2.

The paperbacks I had left from Seasonal Expressions 1 were ones that I didn’t think would be my favorites, but once again, I discovered that really wonderful layouts can be made from even the least favorite of these versatile papers. In the end I love the pages!

So, without further ado, here are the layouts from Some Kind of Wonderful:

 

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The last paper pack I had yet to use up was Dreaming’ Big and I actually really liked these buggy papers, but wasn’t sure how to make layouts from them.  They worked great for my outdoorsy family hiking pics though:

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See?!!?  No bugs at all on that page 😉

Stay tuned for fun layout from the Seasonal Expression 2…  From the Little Dreamers paper for pics of the little ones, No Worries paper for those beach and seaside vacations to Prickly Pear for fun, fiesta days to the Jack paper for those little lumberjacks in the family.  Can’t wait to dig in and create. I promise to post layouts and prepare kits for those who want to play with these papers along with me!

 

Happy start of Summer everyone!!!!!! 🙂

Hello Lovely!

I am loving being back in Virginia for Spring Break with my family!!   One of the highlights of Spring in Washington DC is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which may be somewhat muted this year due to the late Winter deep freeze this past week.

The floral pages of the Hello Lovely layouts below will restore your faith in the coming Spring however:

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Love is in the air!

 

with room for over 30 pictures, the pages are a powerhouse of family love, designed for Spring and Easter!

It may not feel like Spring yet, but I can’t wait to get together with friends here….!

So, come join me either Thursday evening March 23rd at 7pm or next Saturday, March 25th at 9 am for some girl time and crafting….    I can prepare all materials for you to create these Hello Lovely Scrapbook 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, March 23rd at 7pm or Saturday, March 25th at 9am
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $25 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

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

Thin Cuts cards

Close To My Heart has a special on Thin Cuts this month and I am loving the matching stamp sets and thin cuts…. no more need for fussy cutting out highly detailed images.  I’ve put together a set of cards using February and March Stamps of the month as well as the Hello Lovely thin cuts and stamp set:

 

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I have had precious little time for creating this winter as I’ve been in the middle of a move across country and a new job – but I finally got this set of 10 cards (2 each of the cards shown above) done and posted.

Furthermore, I am back in Virginia for the kids Spring Break and can’t wait to get together with friends here!

So, come join me either Thursday evening March 23rd at 7pm or next Saturday, March 25th at 9 am for some girl time and crafting….    If you are interested in crafting I can have materials for you to complete these cards, or Hello Lovely Scrapbook 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 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.

I’d love to see you on Thursday eve or  Saturday morning for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fun while we create these beautiful hand-crafted cards to send out to your friends and family.

 

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm or Saturday, March 25th at 9am
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 10 cards with envelopes
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

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

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!!

 

 

 

 

 

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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 November 12th 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.

Watercolor cards

 

This month’s set of cards includes six beautiful watercolor cards. You’ll get to make two of each: one to give away and one to keep!

 

The Gold Watercolor PML Card Pack (Z3217), along with the  Hearts Thin Cuts (Z3260) are used to create these gorgeous cards

These are shown using three of many stamps sets that will be available for you to personalize your cards as you like:

D1700- Way To Go stamps

B1547- Wedding Wishes

B1539- Pen Pal Stamps

Gold Sequins • Gold Glitter Paper • Gold Embossing Powder  are used to embellish these cards as well as ribbon from the  Uptown Ribbon (Z3289) pack.

 

Come to my Workshop on Friday, November 11th at 7pm or join us on Saturday morning November 12th at 10am and make these beautiful hand-crafted cards to send out to your friends and family. Beverages and snacks provided!

 

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP to guarantee a spot.

♥   Come join us!

When: Friday, November 11th at 7pm or Saturday November 12th at 10am
Where: 6123 High Meadow Dr, Godfrey, IL 62035
Cost: $20 for 12 cards with envelopes
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:

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

Early Bird Special

The new 2016-2017 Idea Book goes live on August 1st but you can get  your hands on these new products NOW by signing up as a Consultant!

Join the Close To My Heart family as a Consultant this month and get your choice of a FREE Fundamentals paper packet* and its coordinating Complements. These brand new products won’t be released to the public until August, so joining today is your chance to get them first! When you sign up, you’ll also get $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on more new products, including the newest stamps, paper packets,
and cardstock colors.

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New Consultant Kit Over $200 retail value!

$75

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That’s $250 worth for an investment of only $75! You can sign up here or my website or Call or email me to find out how to join my Team today!

* Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion.

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