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Monday, January 7, 2013

Auld Lang Syne

I love all of the Close To My Heart patterned paper.  In fact, every year I love the paper and the patterns more and more.  I wonder how anyone could think of new patterns and colors that would be better than the last season's patterns and colors and then the new Idea Book is published and I am in love even more.  This month we will be saying goodby to some of our dear friends.  Some of the paper packs will be retired at the end of January.  That means that in February, we will have all new paper packs to choose from.  If you wanted to order any of the following paper packs that will be retiring, I have an open Gathering on January 12th.  You can place your order on my website, just click the Idea Book on the right of this post. 
It will be sad to see these beautiful patterns of paper go and some of the wonderful stamps, but wait until you see what is in store for February!  I gave you a glimps of what you could expect when I took a picture of the cover of the New Idea Book.  Here are the retiring stamps from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book and the retiring paper packs, Workshops on the Go, and other items from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book:
Item # Item Description Page # Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book
A1104 A Tweet 90
A1111 A Tulip 68
A1116 A Melody 94
A1122 Bravo 92
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell 80
A1129 A Rainbow 85
B1365 Spring Up 71
B1369 Rosy Regards 67
B1374 Bee Happy 83
B1397 He Is Risen 74
B1402 My Peeps 72
C1439 Enjoy Life 95
C1440 Take a Picture 93
C1442 Tailor-Made 94
C1450 Eclectic Edges 99
C1452 Delight 71
C1455 Aspire 96
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures 68
C1457 Happy Camper 84
C1458 Paper Lantern 90
C1473 Remarkable Wreath 70
C1474 10 Things 105
C1485 Super Powers 47
C1498 Country Life 82
C1499 Perfect Day 80
D1195 The Works Alphabet 117
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet 117
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small 114
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet 114
D1303 Classmate Alphabet 114
D1462 Splendid Day 77
D1464 Card Chatter—Love 106
D1467 Trees & Things 76
D1472 Simple Memories 66
D1478 Bingo Alphabet 113
D1505 Roar! 89
D1508 Diverse Backgrounds 102
D1509 Magic Adventures 78
D1511 Kick Back 81
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet 114
Item # Item Description Page # Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads 127
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads 127
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment  127
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment 127
Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment  No Longer Available 127
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment 127
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment 127
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons 125
Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment 125
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet) 130
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers 130
Z1681 Dimensional Elements  Numbers  131
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments 131
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes 131
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes 130
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes 68
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment 68
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment 69
X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment 69
X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment    No Longer Available 38
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements 50
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements 56
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons 62
Z1464 Milepost Shapes 128
Z1466 Bling Assortment 128
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet  130
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet  130
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers 129
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides 126
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips 126
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates  126
Z1461 D├ęcor Journaling Spots 129
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment  128
Z1689 Timeless Charms 128
Z1692 Tough Tags 128
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment 128
Z1741 Haunted Assortment 128
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment  128
Z1763 Boutique Assortment 128
Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday 128
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection  126
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection                                                                                 124
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection 124
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection 124
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection 124
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons  130
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons   No Longer Available 126
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1407 6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1408 6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album 122

Thursday, January 3, 2013


I have been doing a lot of reflecting over the last few days. It seems that I am always a year behind in my scrapbooking.  This is never what I have planned but it still happens.  In reading one of my many emails from blogs that I follow, it was suggested that rather than make a resolution, one should choose a word for the year.   After reading this, I immediately though of my word - CONSISTENCY.
This is the word I need to repeat to myself  to help me to keep on track.  It applies to all areas of my life; healthy eating, going to the gym, updating my blog, reading my Bible.  The list goes on and on.  It's the perfect word for me.  What is your word for 2013?  

These are some of the things I've been doing while reflecting.

Marking the pages of all the things I need want in the Spring/Summer Catalog.
Playing with my new IPad and getting inspirations for my Project Life Album.
Watching the news to see if we are "going over the cliff."
Taking a picture of my workspace while I create wonderful memories.
I love my little area to work, but when I create I'm messy.  Being messy is okay if it doesn't hinder your creativity.  I am always amazed at the ladies who can have everything organized and neat while they scrapbook. I'm just going to work on cleaning up after.  I think I would be too distracted with keeping my area neat at all times. 
So now you know just a little bit about what my week has been like.   


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a Wonderful and Happy New Year!  It was a productive weekend for me.  I was able to catch up "a little."  It seems I'm never caught up, but then what fun would that be?  I'm sure I would be finding more memories to capture on my camera.  Have you made any resolutions this year?  My resolution this year is to spend more time capturing those memories.  As time goes on, I realize how important those stories are. 
Here are a couple of layouts I made using our retired Cruising paper pack.  It had a traveling theme, but I was able to change things up a bit to fit my pictures.  These memories are of the very first CTMH convention I attended.  My upline, Joyce Combs, was kind enough to drive our team to Washington D.C. to experience the time of our lives.  I'm still working on my photography skills for these layouts.  Please bear with me as I learn more about my wonderful new camera.

I followed the directions and made the layout in the Cruising Workshop on the Go for our sightseeing in Washington D. C.

I altered the second Workshop on the Go to fit the theme of the World War II Memorial. My dad was a WWII vet so I had to go see this memorial. It was a very touching and emotional experience for me. Dad was a patriot to the core and loved his country and he would have loved to see this. 
I just love how Close To My Heart paper packs are so versatile that I'm able to use them to fit the story I'm trying to tell.  Don't you just love the Cruising paper?  This pack is availalbe in Studio J so you can still use this wonderful paper pack.