I Heart Us Layouts

Of all the papers in Close to My Heart’s Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog, my favorite is this I Heart Us paper.  Love these layouts with their gorgeous splashes of color!!

 

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Gorgeous single pages with paper piecing and paper weaving

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Lots of layering on these pages

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Love the Rainbow colors!!

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Versatile with great journaling options

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Love the tiny hearts background stamping

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Fun title from the cut apart page….

I loved trying my hand with paper weaving on the first layout using the rainbow striped paper.  I used stamping and paper piecing to create the wreath on the other singleton page in this layout.  Theses single pages are useful as the first and last pages in an album where you don’t see a full two page spread at once.  The rest of the layouts made from this paper pack are a versatile set of colorful pages, easily complementing many sets of photos. I love the cheerful, spring-like pages!

If you’d like to make these layouts as well….

Come join me either Friday evening March 15th at 7pm or the following Sunday, March 17th at 2 pm for some girl time and crafting….    I can prepare all materials for you to create these Boutique 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: Friday, March 15th at 7pm or Sunday, March 17th  at 2 pm
Where: 6123 High  Meadow Dr, Godfrey, IL 62035
Cost: $30 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: 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 directions and a photocopy of the layouts so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

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

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

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

“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 

Whimsy Fundamental 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 16 cards using the new Whimsy Fundamental papers from Close to My Heart along with die cuts from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge:

 

 

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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 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 either Friday evening Sept 22nd at 7pm 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, September 22nd at 7pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $25 for 16 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:

  • $25.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $30.00 – mailed to you first class

Fundamental Fun!

Make It From Your Heart Fundamentally Scrapbook Club

I am so excited to announce my Fundamentals Scrapbook Club!  Developing scrapbook pages with Fundamentals last year was one of my very favorite things to do.  I loved creating and knowing that you would be storing your memories on the pages through words and photos.

So when we came out with a new Fundamentals line this year, of course I had to design a club around them!  I’ll show you September’s layouts first, and then I will tell you all about the club commitment.

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Can you even how wonderful all those polka dots are?  I’ve used the the new Cricut You are Here collection to create embellishments for these pages.  Right after summer, I wanted you to have pages for your summer fun!

So here are all the details.  I’ve got a link at the end for you to contact me to sign up!

Make It From Your Heart Fundamentally will be the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm or mailed to your home to work on at your convenience.

  • An 8-month commitment earns you a FREE welcome gift and a FREE faux leather album at the end.
  • Join by September 1st, 2017.
  • The cost each month is $32.00.
  • You can choose to join the club long distance. A shipping charge will be added to your order.
September 12th Enchantment Fundamentals
September 12th FREE WELCOME GIFT
October 10th Enchantment Fundamentals
November 14th Basic Fundamentals
January 9th Basic Fundamentals
February 13th Whimsy Fundamentals
March 13th Whimsy Fundamentals
April 10th Adventure Fundamentals
May 8th Adventure Fundamentals
May 8th RECEIVE A FREE FAUX LEATHER ALBUM (D-Ring or Postbound)

During the 8-month period we will use:

  • Over 150 sheets of paper including cardstock and printed Fundamentals papers
  • 48 yards of varied ribbon include satin, grosgrain, twine and jute
  • Over 275 complements that include stickers, printed chipboard, glitter die-cuts, and gold and silver foiled accents
  • We will use a lot of Cricut cuts during this year’s club.Along with the Fundamentals and cardstock, you will see me using glitter paper, vellum, and/or our new silver and gold cardstock.

The total cost for 8 months is $256, and you will complete 32 pages!

Make It From Your Heart Fundamentally Scrapbook Club is a great way to budget your purchase AND use bunches of product from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

NEW THIS YEAR!!  PHOTO PRINTING

If you would like your photos printed and ready when you come class, I can do that for you on my Canon SELPHY printer.  I love the quality of these prints and the convenience of the right size print, when I need it.  The cost is $0.40 per photo.

I will let you know each month what the photo sizes and orientations will be for the following month.  E-mail me your photos no later than one week before class.  I will have them ready for you when you come to class and you can pay for them with your club fee.

I am adding this as a service to you so that you can go home with completed pages!

FAQs:

  • I will send an e-mail or Facebook message one day before club to remind you.
  • We all get busy! If you cannot attend one night for some reason, I will contact you for your credit card number for the following month’s payment.  If you would like your kit mailed to you, there will be an extra $7 charge.  NOTE:  It is important that I collect money each class night because that is the money I use to buy the class materials for the next month.  Thank you for understanding!
  • We will be using Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 for the base patterns of all of our layouts.It is our new How-To book.  Because I pre-cut all the materials, I will not be creating cutting guides.  Rather, you will receive photos of the layouts with simple instructions.
  • After we have completed one Fundamental paper packet, you will receive all the extras.You will have remaining paper, ribbon, and complements to use as you’d like.
  • If you order the kit long distance, I can combine two months so that you save one shipping charge.The long distance kits will be mailed the same day as the in-home class date.

MONTHLY SUPPLY KIT:

  • Adhesive – Tape Runner, Glue Dots, 3-D foam tape/dots
  • Scissors
  • Clear Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Journaling Pen

 

**I will always have Versamats for your use.  I will also have adhesive tape runner, refills, glue dots, and 3-D foam tape and dots on hand for you to purchase.

 E-MAIL ME AT mariefarson@Juno.com TO SIGN UP!!

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.

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.

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
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

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