Monday, May 30, 2011

"Bliss"fully Satisfied

So, I have a confession to make ... when Close to My Heart's new Idea Book came out and I got all of my new paper packs, I didn't like "Bliss." I tried to like it; I used it once or twice to see if that made me like it better; I still didn't like Bliss. Well, for our Sassy Crop next weekend, Tonya (my upline) asked if I would bring some Bliss artwork to share. So, I set myself a goal to make a "Bliss" layout that I LOVED. Not liked. LOVED.

And I think I have succeeded! I actually wound up making two layouts, one dedicated to my mother, and one to my father. When I sat down to work with the papers, I finally pinpointed the problem I was having. Bliss has all neutral colors, and unless I am doing a wedding album, or a heritage album (which are both pretty specialized projects and not part of my regular scrapping repertoire), my layouts are usually focused around a more vibrant color. Then, I realized that all of that "neutral" gives me the perfect opportunity to highlight any color I choose! So, for my mother's layout, I emphasized the chocolate in the Bliss palette. For my father's layout, I added a couple of sheets of "New England Ivy" green cardstock. I was thrilled with the results! What do you think? Do you like it? Let me know!

You & Me Layouts

I've spent some free time the past couple of days scrapbooking! So, I want to show off the layouts that I made with the "May is National Scrapbooking Month" kit, which is called "You & Me." I was really delighted with the way they turned out!

Friday, May 20, 2011

May is National Scrapbooking Month!

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month in May with a fabulous promotion! During May, when you place a minimum order of $50 US for any Close To My Heart products*, you can grab an exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for just $15—that’s more than half off the retail value of the kit! Woo-hoo! You can also purchase the kit outright for $34.95 with or without a minimum purchase. It’s a charming kit you are sure to love. It features two fully embellished layouts, each with their own unique personality, a D-size stamp set, and an instruction guide to step you through the creation process. As part of our promotion, we’re also offering new Consultants who join Close To My Heart in May one FREE You & Me scrapbooking kit plus 50% off their New Consultant Kit! It's an incredible value just for May!

*Products or memberships purchased on a Studio J® website do not count toward a qualifying purchase.

Offer ONLY valid May 1–31, 2011. Don't miss out!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Scrap-tastic Day Crop!

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011.
Time: 9am-11PM
Best Western Hotel & Conference Center
Waynesboro, Virginia

Cropper amenities:
Each cropper will receive his/her own 6 foot table for their scrappin' space. Also included:

-a scrapbooking gift valued at $20 upon arrival

-entry into Sassy Grand Prize drawing and hourly prize drawings, full use of Cricut Electronic cutting system (please bring your own Cricut Mat), Sizzix & Cuttlebug die cutting & embossing machines

-A Layout contest...details to be announced at the crop!

-Specialty Workshop (s) will be offered for an additional charge; details to be announced closer to the date of the crop

And did someone say Chocolate?
One cannot scrapbook without chocolate! So of course, there will be chocolate!

With this Sassy Crop...the's included!

Dinner will be catered by a local company. More details to follow. Beverages will be available all day and well as a fruit & cheese buffet for your healthy snacking (after all, we have to counteract all of the chocolate right?).

Lunch is on your own. However, the hotel is adjacent to a Cracker Barrel. Sassy Crops will be placing a carry out order for lunch for those who prefer to not leave the crop and would like their lunch delivered to their seats. (This meal is at own expense--if you would like to order with us, please plan accordingly and bring cash for your meal).

Need to shop?
Never fear, we will have our "store" available for your scrapbooking shopping needs. Extra Cricut mats, adhesive, the newest trends in the industry and plenty of scrapbooking supplies will be available at your fingertips!

Want to make it a weekend of it?
We are working with the hotel to establish a block of rooms with a variety of room choices. More details when they become available. Croppers are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations.

Registration cost: $50.

Registration is open until May 20th, or while seats are available. If there are spaces still available at this time, individuals may still register, however there is a $10 late registration fee making the registration $60.

Register here: