Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
It may appear as though I have been hiding from here but the truth is that I have a new Website which includes a new Blog location!!!
Friday, February 14, 2014
If you haven't enbraced Bloglovin' yet, let me tell you that you absolutely should!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Hello! Today I want to show you how I've used some of my Multi-Pocket page protectors 'IN' my regular scrapbook albums...I started with the Becky Higgins page protectors but now that I've felt the difference between those and our new Close To My Heart multi-pocket page protectors...I have to say that the CTMH ones are AWESOME!!! so sturdy, they are exactly the same fabulous weight that our 12x12 page protectors are which is fantastic!
Last year's trip to Hawaii was perfect for 'multi-pocket' scrapbooking...I took so many photos but did not want to scrapbook all of them! There are several photos that I wanted to highlight in a layout and lots of other photos that have their place in the album but not in a double page or single page layout...so this is what I did with our visit to Pearl Harbour.
I used some of the Tommy papers which were perfect for this outing...I had some other cards from my Studio Calico Project Life kits as well...I like to mix up my products...I like the organic look when I mix up the manufacturers.
These next two pages are at the very beginning of my album, after the title page (which you can see HERE if you'd like)...this is how it looks in the album:
The left single page layout was a great way to use up strips from a kit...also, I really wanted to create a layout with this photo...can you imagine a sandcastle sculpture in the middle of the hotel lobby!!! How cool was that!
All in all, using these fantastic multi-pocket pages in your albums makes recording your trips/events/year etc so much faster and easier...you can keep it simple or embellish as much as you'd like.
I hope you found this helpful, if you'd like any help with your project or have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me! If you'd like to see some of our various page protectors available please visit my website HERE or contact me for more information!
Happy Tuesday and thanks for stoppin' in!
Monday, February 3, 2014
Picture My Life...it's the new scrapbooking program that CTMH has just released to help everyone get their photos out of those shoe boxes and into albums! If you are someone who is collecting photos instead of putting them into albums so you can view them, then this is just what you need...and you didn't even know it!
Do you have a computer full of photo memories? When was the last time you actually printed photos? Momma, don't let your babies grow up to be JPEGs.....as much as digital photography has revolutionized our photo taking, photo editing and preservation of our special moments...it is also our downfall!
How many of us rush to the store to get our photos printed now? I venture to guess, a limited few...we might rush to upload them to our computers...but then what? Do they sit there for a week, a month, a year...longer? Lets be realistic...if we don't actually make an effort to print our important photos and put them into albums...how often do we even look at them?
CTMH's new Picture My Life program is a complete package...44 - 4x6 cards (2 each of 22 designs), 78 - 3x4 cards (3 each of 26 designs), 1 - 12x12 cover page and 10 - 12x12 Memory Protectors (various designs).
The following images are Later Sk8r, Babycakes, and Avonlea...just three of the available kits.
I purchased the Skylark, Balloon Ride, and Surf's Up kit and used some of them last weekend...I love that each Picture My Life kit includes a cover page and various Memory Protectors...I have purchased additional styles in the Memory Protectors that I know I'll go through. After spending a year doing 'Project Life' I know what sleeves I use more often...
If you are someone wanting to get your photos into albums or want more information about our Close To My Heart 'Picture My Life' scrapbook program, please contact me! I can't help but get excited about these kits seeing as I know how well they work at getting your albums complete!!!
thanks for stopping in!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Well it's Saturday and it's also February 1st!!!! Wowzers, where did January go?
This is the view from the lake first thing Sunday morning...it was cold and slightly freezing but a beautiful layer of fog was sitting on the surface of the lake as the sun was coming up over the trees...
What an amazing reflection...the water is so often perfectly still like it was here...the peace of the water is exactly how it sounded last weekend...all I heard was the sound of my own breathing...so quiet...as if I was the only person for miles.
Anyways, the part I really wanted to show you was how little I actually packed!!! I think this is the first time ever that I've come to Loon Lake with such a small amount of supplies...perhaps it's the fact that I'm now driving a tiny VW Beetle...? Or maybe I've finally realized what I will realistically get accomplished in a weekend!
Now the milk crate contained my 2013 Project Life album that I was 5 months behind on...yeah, you heard me, 5 months behind on...and I got completely caught up! Granted I spent three days prior to the weekend, planning what photos I would print and what weeks they will reside in...but the weekend was spent picking cards and embellishing and journalling...a little stamping and a lot of fun seeing this project getting completed!
I am so thrilled to have the journalling done and my 2014 album well underway...the teal trolley (from Ikea, if you didn't already know) was full of PL 4x6 and 3x4 cards, photos and embellishments...I brought along some paper packs (in the top bin) just incase I wanted a change of scenery but I didn't.
Not a great photo at all but you get the idea...I completed at least 20 two page spreads! I am amazed with myself...can you tell?!!
I will showcase a couple different layouts in the coming days...I dug into some new CTMH products for this album and I want to show you how I used them!
In the meantime, perhaps you'd like to follow this link and check out our newest catalog of super yummy new products?!!!
Take special note of our new scrapbooking program called Picture My Life...which follows the same concept as Project Life and allows you to get your photos into albums to enjoy without the need for scissors or glue...just slide in your photos and slide in some fun cards for journalling your memories and jazzing up the space around your photos...it's as easy at that and so fast that you'll be amazed!
Interested in seeing the Picture My Life Scrapbooking program? Click here
Want a peek at the entire catalog? Click here
Thanks so much for stopping in today! Now fingers crossed that this new app on my iPad, Blogsy, will actually successfully post (cause the last app was terrible)
Friday, January 24, 2014
This is a plate of cooked, nice and red crayfish… ready to be eaten with delicious schnapps and some singing (tradition). Every summer on 21st of July starts the period when catching these yummies is allowed. The same day several of the citys restaurants have these on the menu. Rich, and I really mean rich, people travel from the mainland as well as from Sweden for this one and only evening. The restaurant at the guest harbor has tables booked already for the next time. The people buy these for 8-10 euros/ pc and the table setting includes a bottle of vodka or another schnapps as well as wine bottles. The guests pay all opened bottles together with how many crayfish they eat. NOT a cheap evening at the restaurant, I can tell. (not that we've ever been as guests.. we buy them to a special price and eat them in good company at the cottage)
Anyway, this is your challenge:
You are free to use which ever LS sketch and what ever in this picture that inspires you. From the following list you are free to choose 3 items:
Bling, lace, ribbon/twine, flowers, cut outs, sewing, swirls,, something stamped, brads, journaling, five patterned papers, circles, stars or buttons.
So this is what I chose for my three items...five patterned papers (of course, cause I LOVE patterned paper!)...cuts outs and journalling!
This is a photo of my daughter showing off her Grandmother's Chicken Soup...with chicken FEET in it...oh yeah, I've never gotten used to it after 24 years but my husband grew up with it and loves it...we all love the soup, we just don't all love the feet!
Susanna's challenge photo got me thinking about this photo and the Portuguese Chicken Soup with all its contents...I pulled the red and blues from the photo into my patterned papers. I have to admit this challenge had me a tad stumped...but I like how it turned out in the end :)
This paper line is from Pink Paislee and it's called 'Snow Village' the cut-outs were from a huge package from the same collection...the left hand side of this Let's Scrap sketch was perfect for my photo and this challenge :)
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Friday, December 27, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
How is the Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program intended to be used?
The product was designed to fill the 10 included Memory Protectors™ following a guideline of 50% photos to 50% cards (which will give you several different card options leftover to give you choice as you create your custom layout.) However, it’s just a fun and versatile product—you can use it any way you wish! If you use a higher ratio of photos, you can purchase additional Memory Protectors™ separately (all styles sold separately as well as part of the scrapbooking program); you can mix and match cards from different programs, and you can absolutely mix Picture My Life™ with classic 12" × 12" layouts, including those from Workshops on the Go™ and coordinating My Reflections™ paper packets.
For those of you who love Workshops on the Go™, how-to patterns, and hands-on creativity, we strongly encourage you to continue on with this memory-keeping style that you know! You may wish to purchase Picture My Life™ as a way to EXTEND your hand-crafted layouts or Workshops on the Go™ projects. You might choose to scrapbook your favorite photos from an event, but then use Picture My Life™ for all the other photos from that event.