Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I have actually managed to complete several layouts all ready from Christmas 2011.  The Believe papers from the Fall 2011 catalog are so cute!  Even though the Level 2 paper pack is now retired, you can still purchase the Workshop on the Go kit with the Level 2 paper, Olive mini-medley, dimensional elements stars and an adorable stamp set featuring this cute santa - not the baby, but the stamped image in bottom left corner. The kit is available until February 29, 2012 while supplies last.

The baby is my youngest nephew.  The two boys on the right are his older brothers who are 6 and 3.  I have to find my white journaling pen to add their ages!  The santa suit has been around though since the 6 year old was a baby.  I love these little guys - they are so adorable!

Click here to shop for this cute kit:  Believe Workshop on the Go

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wonderland Layout

I have a love-hate relationship with winter.  I don't really like driving in snow or the grey slushy crap that accumulates after snow, but freshly fallen snow is beautiful.  This has been a mild winter in Michigan and we have had a couple of exceptionally beautiful days where everything was covered in snow and it clung to the trees. 

I created this layout with Close to my Heart's Wonderland paper pack and the Workshop on the Go Stamp set as well as the Snowflakes Stamp set.  The Level 2 paper pack is now retired, but you can still purchase the workshop on the go kit here:  Wonderland WOTG while supplies last.

For a closer look at the stamp set I used see here: Snowflakes

I adapted this layout from a Studio J pattern.  For more on Studio J see here: Studio J

At least the snow is good for something - pretty pictures!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Close to my Heart Catalog

It's here - the new spring/summer Idea Book from Close to my Heart.   Choose from eight gorgeous new paper kits, lots of fun accessories and beautiful stamps.  The first thing I chose was the Pemberly Workshop on the Go kit.  The colors in the papers were perfect for the photos I had of Hanna with her friend Alyssa from Homecoming last fall.  I love blue and yellow - my favorite color combination!
The workshop on the go kits are a great value.  They include a Level 2 paper pack, C size stamp set which is exclusive to the WOTG, full color instructional brochures, two additional sheets of cardstock and accessories.  This kit included the Bouquet Assortment (little blue and yellow dimensional flowers) and bitty pearls.  There are 7 other wonderful paper packs and Workshop on the Go kits to choose from.  I am anxious to work with Footloose for beachy photos and Cruisin for travel photos.

Here's more art done by Close to my Heart featuring Pemberly:

You can view the new idea book on my website at  or contact me for your own copy. or 616-350-0309.  Enjoy your glimpse of spring!