Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Fond Farewell

Several weeks ago Lynette McAsh broke the news that Sweet Pea Stamps would be closing, and as any of you who have followed me know that they are my favorite. They will be sorely missed, but I think that the amazing images will live on for a long time on the blogs and in the hearts of many. So the facebook fan group has organized a big "Farewell Blog Hop". If you following along, then you are on your 3rd stop, so I hope I don't disappoint!

I couldn't decide which of the 60 or so Sweet Pea images I own to share with you for this event, but I narrowed it down to a seasonal image and one that I just love to colour... The first is Katerina Koutiotis' "Hope for the Holidays",  I am pretty sure the 2nd one is Rachel Anderson though I don't know the name. Both of my images are coloured with Copics.

This first image utilizes a bunch of the Close to My Heart White Pines scraps that I had out on my workspace (yeah still working on Operation Use Some Scraps)

The 2nd card I have uses some old Prima Firefly paper, some Viva Pearl Pens, a few tulips I  found and a Heartfelt Creations build a flower that I dusted with "Wink of Stella" (which may be the greatest scrapbook creation this year). Obviously I wanted to throw  some glitter ritz on the gorgeous fairy to show things out in style.

I will miss Sweet Pea, and I have been loading up on digis the past few days, so I encourage you to do the same thing! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your trip around the blog world, you are off to see Suzi next!!

Here is the complete Blog list!!

1,  (You already did this)
2. Holley's Blog (This too)
3. Colleen Dewis (you are here now silly)
5. Cindy van Oorschot
10. Olivia Rivera-Marmara
11. Winnie A Ludvigsen
12. Tera Thelma Borer- Fujan
16. Samantha Aguilera
17. Angelique Engeldesignsscrap
20. Hilde Larsen
25.   Ria ZonneStraaltje
29. Christina Gudgeon

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Do you LOVE Planners?!? How about one that doubles as a scrapbook?!?!

Well, as you may or may not know, Close To My Heart will be launching the next "Seasonal Expressions 1" Mini-Catalog in January. As a fantastic sneak preview, December is all about the PLANNER which are SO hot right now. But this planner is extra special because it not only is going to be super fun to decorate but it will also be perfect as a scrapbook for the everyday. Just add in pictures, mementos and your handwritten thoughts in and BOOM! Scrapbook done. If you want to check out Monica walking you through all the cool features, you can also check out this video . It almost makes me want to try to get organized!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Stamp a Stack of Holidays!!

So I have only now realized that none of the posts I though I had scheduled to go up during my exams didn't go up! So my apologies for not being on the ball catching that. But the good news is I am all finished my comprehensive exams, just waiting to do the oral defense.

This Saturday I am teaching a fun card class of 6 designs, making 4 of each design for $50. I posted it a little late, so it may just be me and one other person, but that is ok. If you would like to join us, let me know!! They are a fun combination of the great Close to My Heart stamps, papers, and of course some of the fun Cricut items. I even incorporated a little bit of the new water colour to make one of the backgrounds. I mean, how cute are the penguins?!?