Friday, February 19, 2016

UYOP layouts

The Use Your Own Product (UYOP) workshop I took in Calgary Jan.30th was just as amazing as the last 3 I took!  Jennifer from Scrapbookin' Adventures is a fabulous designer and instructor, and whether you've known her 5 minutes or 5 years, she makes you feel like you've been friends forever!  
Once again, if you have never taken one of these workshops, I cannot recommend it enough!

Since that weekend I've been chipping away at adding those finishing touches to all my layouts (and finishing the ones I didn't get to that day, cuz, well, I just talk too much, lol!), and wanted to share a few.  Since I am predominantly a double pager, I turned most of the layouts into doubles, so in the long run I end up with closer to 40 layouts than 20!

This one still needs journalling, and I will be adding some CTMH Flip Flaps to it to get more photos on, but I just LOVE how much this layout highlights both the pattern paper and photos!

Don't tell my DD, but I think this layout (the one double Jennifer had prepared, so really the class was 21 layouts), was my absolute favourite!  This Simple Stories line was just perfect for misc. photos of my adorable - sorry, handsome and cool! - son :-)

And another favourite is this layout of my crazy parents.  I confess, it is actually a re-make.  I had participated in a layout swap years ago and added these photos to it, but recently while flipping thru my albums, I noticed that that layout was falling apart.  The adhesive was not of good quality and had lost it's stick completely, when I pulled the layouts out of the page protectors the fell completely apart!  Whoops!  Good reminder, scrappers, to use good quality adhesive for your projects, not only so that they stay together for years to come, but that your photos are protected.
Luckily, I'm quite happy that the original layout fell apart, as I LOVE the way this one turned out!

LOL!  I'm sure my parents will love that I posted these photos too!  Love these goofballs! XO

Hoping to get some more layouts finished up this weekend to share next week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappin'!


Monday, February 1, 2016

February Specials: Close To My Heart

Well it is February 1st - Happy Groundhog Day tomorrow, lets hope for an early Spring!  Does that mean he sees his shadow, or doesn't??  Does anyone actually remember that year to year?! lol.

The 1st of the month also means the new Close To My Heart newsletter is out, and I got to tell you, I'm excited!  Check it out and see for yourself - and when you're ready to order these great items just give me a shout or CLICK HERE for my online shopping!

Close To My Heart
Make a Difference, #SharetheLove
Purchase the limited-time My Acrylix® Share the Love stamp set and we will donate $7 USD to Operation Smile™, an international organization that helps children with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities receive life-saving and life-changing surgeries. 

Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve
Have you seen our Operation Smile™ t-shirts? When you purchase one of these stylish tees, $10 USD of the proceeds goes to Operation Smile! CLICK HERE to see all the styles, sizes and prices available.

A Stamp Set for Your Inner Party Animal!

Balloon Animals

Adorn your scrapbook pages with an adorable collection of balloon animals in an assortment of vibrant colors using February's fun-loving Stamp of the Month. Want to see what this set can do for a card? 

The My Acrylix® Balloon Animals set is only available during February!

Andrea Green 
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant