Thursday, November 2, 2017

In LOVE with the November specials from CTMH!

Check out the awesome specials happening ONLY in November, and be sure to grab yours while it lasts and when you can save great money on beautiful crafting papers and products.  Love them both! 

Click this link to my website and click on "Promotions" to see them both, and add them to your cart if you like what you see.  :)

November Stamp of the Month:  This is a must-have stamp set, as it features all twelve months of the year plus an icon to match...perfect for scrapbooking, titles, cute cards and tags and home decor.  $17.95 or yours for just $5.00 with a $50 November purchase.  This font is just my favorite thing ever - stunning!

November Special - "Just For Fun":  Get ALL of our Fundamentals products (paper, complements, and ribbon) at 30% off all month long, OR save 40% when you buy them in coordinating bundles.  What a complete STEAL!  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Prickly Pear" July Scrapbook Club Projects

I'm completely in love with Close To My Heart's "Prickly Pear" line, and it's what I'm teaching with this month.  Check out the workshop kit HERE and purchase it while supplies last!  The entire kit with everything shown is just $26.95 AND you can download a free pdf guide for additional projects and instructions and ideas for fun things to create with this...for FREE!  The pop up box card is my new favorite fun and so easy!  Be watching for a posted tutorial soon!

"No Worries" June Scrapbook Club Projects

 The "No Worries" product line from Close To My Heart is fantastic for summertime!  Vacations, outdoors, and any 'playing' pictures you have are GREAT with this line.  Everything created here came from the "No Worries" Workshop Kit found HERE.  Check it out and get it before it's gone...just $26.95!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

"Little Dreamer" May Club Project (Star Album)

This project has been around for a while, so I thought it would be fun to resurrect it with some of Close To My Heart's brand new papers from "Little Dreamer".  This album is easy and fun to make, and uses lots of bright colors of your choice.  I love this paper because it's perfect for this time of year...GRADUATION!  Add some of your favorite graduate's photos and present it as a gift, tie it open and use it as a table display, or whatever strikes you.  The colors are bright and fun and it will be a cherished keepsake.

You'll see from the photos that there are three outside layer, a middle, and a front (the open, decorated part).  The basics of this album are that you'll need nine sheets of 12x12 paper...three for the outside layer, three for the middle, and three for the front.  The outside layer pieces are 6x12; middle layer pieces are 10x12, and the front layer pieces are 8x12.  After cutting, fold them in half to make 6x6, 5x6, and 4x6 folds, then layer them inside each other, into six different sets.  Then you'll adhere ONLY the outside edges of each set together.  When all six sets are adhered along the edges, then glue the sets together to form your album.

The photos below show the album closed, open, and then tied open fully to show the 'star' shape, as well as a photo of each page in the order I put them in my album.  The key is to decorate each front layer piece before assembling it, and be sure to use flat vs. bulky embellishments so that it will close flat.  You can add notes, photos, or whatever you'd like.  I only used products included in the "Little Dreamer" Workshops Your Way kit, which comes with all the cardstock, pattern paper, Picture My Life decorated cards, stickers, ribbon, and other embellishments shown here.  Click the link to order it from my site, or choose another workshop kit of your choice.

One of the layout pages uses our 3x4 Picture My Life cards as pockets...just adhere three of the four sides down, then take another trimmed 3x4 card and tuck it inside.  You could also tuck in some folded cash, a gift card, photo, or something else removable.  Enjoy creating this layout!  :)

P.S.  If you'd like the 3-page, full-color instructions and all cutting sizes included, simply click the link below and you can purchase the pdf instructions for ONLY $3.00. Be sure your email address is included and request 'Star Album Instructions' so I can email it to you.

$3.00 Star Album Instructions
Janene Wawro

Album Closed

Page one, 'Magical You' PML card and matching zip strips

Page two, "Today" PML card used as a removable tag, and two PML cards used as pockets

Page three, one PML card used and zip strips added for accent color

Page four, 4x6 PML card, trimmed off 1/4" from all four sides to make it a little smaller, and finished with a zip strip.

Page five, 4x6 PML card trimmed slightly (about 1/16" off all four sides) to fit nicely on the page.

Page six, 4x6 PML card cut in half, both pieces used as 3x4 page accents.

Star Album fully open and tied closed with attached ribbon.  You can staple the ribbon, add it with a brad, tuck it underneath the paper or adhere on top.  This shows off the star shape.

This shows the album partly open so you can see each layout set in the order I used, but feel free to change it up and create it any way you'd like!  :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dreamin' Big Scrapbook Club Layouts

This month, my scrapbook club members will be creating three layouts from the "DREAMIN' BIG" workshop your way kit, found HERE.  Anyone can buy the kit and play with it from home, but if you live in the DFW area, consider joining (or starting) a scrapbook club so that you can create layouts easily every single month and get on top of your photos and family albums.  It.  Feels.  Good!  LOL

If you click the link above, you'll see full color instructions on creating all three layouts and more, and it's FREE for you!  Go check it out and download it to your own device...wonderful when you need a little help and inspiration when sitting down to craft.  :)

Here are my adaptations of the Close To My Heart layouts - enjoy, and happy scrapping!

Monday, March 27, 2017

"Hello Lovely" Scrapbook Club Projects

Check out the NINE cute items my March scrapbook club members are creating this month.  All created with the "Hello Lovely" Workshops Your Way kit and a few additional supplies.  It's always so easy to create gorgeous artwork when you start with a full bag of supplies that match.  I love that!  I made all these and still had a lot of supplies left over.  I'm totally addicted to all of the Close To My Heart workshop kits!

You can buy this workshop kit on my website by clicking HERE!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I LOVE a good clearance sale!

Ok...STOP what you are doing and click THIS LINK to go to the clearance/sale section of my website.  There are crafting products starting at $1.00




Get on it!  ha ha!

I bought 10 black and white striped mini albums today.  They were only $3 each and will be AWESOME graduation gifts in three months.  Since they are a neutral color, you can wrap a ribbon around the front cover in the grad's school colors, buy a 10-pack of mini 4x4 page protectors to go inside, and you just spent a whopping $6.95.  Are we serious?  LOL!  Or go the extra mile if it's for someone close to you, and print 4x6 size photos of them, their senior year, or whatever you'd like, and trim off 2" to turn it into a 4x4 photo and tuck it in the protector.  They'll have a mini album ready to go.  Seriously so cute.  So easy.  And so affordable.

Don't wait - clearance items often sell out quickly, so go check it out and grab what looks good before it's gone.

p.s.  During checkout, if you attach your order to my open order titled "Free Complements", you'll be entered into a drawing for free stickers and embellishments this month!

Thanks for your friendship and business, and happy crafting!