Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I have two classes coming up on me like a freight train!  Tomorrow night is my City Sidewalks layouts classes.  We are doing four pages, aka two 2-page layouts.  These are so cute & wintry.

This workshop is only $25 at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 1.  Contact me at for more information.  That's tomorrow, so don't wait!

My other upcoming class is a Christmas Tag & Box class.

Won't your gifts look fabulous adorned with these beautiful tags?  We'll be making 12 tags and the box for just $20. The date of this class is Saturday, December 3 at 10:00am.  Email me for more information and to reserve your place.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Calendar Full of Layouts

I shared with you the calendar we made in my classes, but I have been remiss in sharing the layouts.  At this point we only have January and February, and that's okay as long as we stay ahead of the current month, right? 

I hope you think these are as beautiful as I do! 

January Calendar with Layout Topper
Calendar and one page as they may look in your album
The other two pages in your album
These pages can be added to your album in any order. There isn't a right and wrong way. I've mixed up February a bit so you can see.
February Calendar with Layout Topper
Layout & calendar in your album
Second Layout in your album.
There is one way to display and organize your layouts, and here's another:
Calendar with Layout Topper
Suggested album arrangement 1
Suggested album arrangement 2

Monday, October 3, 2016

Close To My Heart Offers More Bang for your Buck!

Have you seen our new Flower Market Cricut cartridge yet? 

It’s AWESOME! And so much more than flowers.

I bet you don’t know what a great deal it is, though, and I’m about to tell you how to stretch your dollar even farther! 

I’m going to walk you through a little simple math….

First you need to know that this cartridge, filled with SEVEN HUNDRED images, comes with three D size stamp sets worth $17.95 each, and a pack of Adventure card stock worth $14.50. That means you are paying only $30.65 for All.Those.Images! (If you get the digital version you are only paying $10.65!)  

Seriously. $30.65.

And we can stretch your dollar even more.  

Yuletide Joy October SOTM
First we’ll add the Stamp of the Month for even more savings, because you will be receiving this $17.95 set for only $5.00.  Woot!

Card Stock Combo Packs
Then lets add all the card stock combo packs of colors at $14.50 each, Whimsy, Enchantment and Basics, giving you an assortment of card stock that will coordinate with any project you are working on. 
Journaling Pen
And because we are scrappers we always need a good journaling pen so lets add that for $3.25.

Don’t stop reading now – the best is yet to come!

We have just created an order to get that cartridge that you may have thought was pricey, but you are getting much more. You now have a selection of great crafting items that you will definitely use. These are things that are not going to wither away in the back of your craft closet.

And you have just qualified for HOSTESS REWARDS.*  With this order you are now eligible to select and additional $25 of Close To My Heart products for Free! Who doesn't love Free?

*The digital cartridge will require a little more to get to the $150 goal. I suggest adding one of our Fundamental paper packages.

Here are some important things to know. 
  1. This order must be set up by me prior to you placing it. Contact me at
  2. You can choose whatever you want to get your order to $150 to qualify for the hostess rewards. This post is just a suggestion.  
  3. The Hostess Rewards only start at this point, you can earn much, much more! 
  4. You can invite your friends to place orders, too for even bigger rewards.
  5. Finally, there are some limitations on what you can get free, you can look at those here.
What are you waiting for? I think you need the Flower Market.

Here are the product numbers.  Start your shopping here
  • Z3285 - Flower Market Cricut Cartridge by CTMH
  • S1610 - Stamp of the Month, Yuletide Joy (this will pop us as an add-on when you enter the Flower Market Cartridge).
  • X5940 - Whimsy Assortment Card stock
  • X5781 - Enchantment Assortment Card stock
  • X5933 - Basic Assortment Card stock
  • Z1979 - Journaling Pen

Sunday, October 2, 2016

A Beautiful Calendar, A Beautiful Gift

A sister consultant in Canada created a beautiful calendar and coordinating layouts that took my breath away.  I wanted to make her calendar and with her permission, am also offering classes to you, my friends.

Here are the months of the calendar, with some changes that better suited me. 

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith

Inspired by Jennifer Smith
I'm so excited to hang this calendar on my wall and track my day to day activities throughout the coming year.  Jennifer also designed two scrap book pages to coordinate with each month. Again, I've added my own twist and an extra page so when you include the calendar page, you will have two complete two page layouts for every month of the year.  What an awesome scrapbook you will have at the end of the year! 

Here is January.
Inspired by Jennifer Smith
By adding one of the layout pages when you hang the calendar you can include the photos that make you happy. You will enjoy seeing your calendar every day of the year! 

Inspired by Jennifer Smith
At the end of the month your page goes into your album along with the two other pages you've made.

Inspired by Jennifer Smith
And include the calendar month itself as a record of the month and your journaling. This will become an amazing album to look back on.

We are starting by completing the calendar.  On October 22nd at 9:00am we'll be putting the calendar together in one session. And then we'll meet monthly to complete the layouts for each month. If you would like to participate in this class please contact me at There is no requirement to sign up for all the classes. You may do just the calendar or just the layouts if you prefer.   If you are not in the Northern Kentucky area but would like to make the calendar and/or the layouts as they become available, I will provide kits.  Shipping will be charged in addition to the class price.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Calypso Layouts

I've been so busy already this summer, I am falling behind in getting my classes posted! 

My July Scrapbooking class is two 2-page layouts using our beautiful Calypso papers.  Could you ask for anything more summery?  

Layout 1: Sunset on Cocoa Beach
Layout 2: Stormy Skies on Palm Coast
Layout 2 Detail
Please forgive my poor photography. Layout 2 appears a bit blue but the base pages are indeed white. 

You can see below (right hand lower corner of the photo) all the complements you receive with your class kit.  You will be able to really make your pages pop when you add the details that go best with your photos!

Class details:

Date:  July 27, 2016
Time:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Place:  Union, Kentucky (directions provided upon registration)
Cost:  $25

What to bring:  Your basic scrapping supplies:  scissors, trimmer and adhesives. 

These products are also available on my website through July 31, 2016 or while supplies last.

X7210B - Calypso Paper Pack
X7210C - Calypso Complements
Z3219 - Calypso Washi Tape
Z3215 - Calypso Sequins
G1109 - Calypso Workshop Your Way (Contains full size package of all items above plus 4 additional sheets of solid color card stock)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Thank You Card Class

My June card class is featuring these thank you cards made with our Florence papers and an assortment of stamps.  Dates & times are found below.

Class Dates:
June 8th at 6:30 pm
June 10th at 6:30 pm

$15.  Class price is reduced with qualifying Close to my Heart purchases.  Contact me for details:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Happy Times Twist

The layouts in my previous post used only some of the patterns of the Happy Times paper packet.  I decided to remake the same layouts using other patterns and color scheme.   

Classes are on June 15th or June 17th.
Cost is $40
You may choose either color scheme for your kit. 

Contact me at for complete details. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 National Scrapbook Month

Celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with Close to my Heart means using our beautiful NSM papers, Happy Times!  This is a pack I fell in love with instantly!  

My layouts with these papers were actually designed for Close to my Heart by Tina Lovell.  They are so very pretty I decided not to reinvent the wheel this month and use her layouts for my June classes. Here they are:
Happy Times Layout #1
Happy Times Layout #2
Happy Times Layout #3
If anything appears black in the photos, it's my poor photography.  It's actually a shiny gold!

With the plethora of paper and other elements in these layouts, my class is $40 this month.  It includes everything you need except your adhesives and you'll have almost a half pack of papers remaining to create with.  

Sign up by May 31st for one of my classes to allow time for to order & receive your supplies. Classes are held in Union, KY.

Class Dates
Wednesday, June 15th @ 6:30pm
Friday, June 17th @ 6:30pm   

Want the paper for free?  With every $60 you order on my website, excluding our currently 25% off albums, you receive one free pack of Happy Times papers!  But wait! There's more!  Available this month only we created this beautiful stamp set to coordinate with the Happy Times papers.  It's just $17.95!

I know, you are asking, "Betsy, what did you do with all that extra paper?"  Well I used a small portion of it to make these beautiful cards.  And I am going to keep right on creating more!  It's a great month in my craft oasis.  Lets just say I'm having "Happy Times!" 

Products used for Happy Times Layouts:

CC1063 - Happy Times Paper Pack

CC1064 - Happy Times My Acrylix Stamp Set
Z3217 - Picture My Life Watercolor Cards - Gold
Z1985 - Gold Shimmer Trim
Z2012 - Sequins, Gold Assortment
Z3090 - Red Enamel Gems
Z2653 - Pomegranate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2650 - Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2641 - Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2643 - Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X5780 - Pomegranate Card Stock
1385 - White Daisy Card Stock

Products used for Sympathy Cards:

CC1063 - Happy Times Paper Pack
CC1064 - Happy Times My Acrylix Stamp Set
D1584 - Big Hug My Acrylix Stamp Set
Z3099 - Fundamental Assortment Pomegranate
Z3090 - Red Enamel Gems
Z3039 - Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Z2027 - Mini Stapler & Z2097 Mini Staples
Z2653 - Pomegranate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2650 - Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2641 - Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2643 - Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2197 - Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2105 - Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X254 - White Cards & Envelopes
X5772 - Canary Card Stock
X5777 - Fern Card Stock
X5771 - Flaxen Card Stock

All items are available through my website,