Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weekend Crop Projects - Jacksonville

Many of our Close To My Heart 2-page Scrapbook Layouts include Flip Flaps.  If you have never used Flip Flaps before, come and see what you can add to your pages using various sizes of Flip Flaps!

Elemental Circle of Friends

Perfect Day $9.00
This layout includes the following Flip Flaps (1) 4X6) center left and (1) 8X12 left panel photo 2.

Elemental - Friends Forever $8.00
Includes the following Flip Flaps (2) 4X6 (1) 6X12
Room for lots of pictures and easy colors to work with!

BELOW:  Accordion Book $14.00
This class includes the book, the stamp set, ink pad and all the supplies
 to make this two-sided accordion book.

Elemental - Geometric Designs $8.00
Includes the following Flip Flaps:  (1) 6X6 (1) 2X2
These colors will work with lots of subjects and events!


Let Us Grow - Bella $9.00
This layout includes the following Flip Flaps:
(1) 6X12, (3) 4X6 and (1) 3X12
This layout will hold a ton of photographs!

Event Calendar $14.00
Create this recurring important events calendar and never miss an important date again!
Each month has it's own hand stamped top.  
Just add the special events and use your calendar over and over again!

La Belle Vie $8.00
You'll create a cute little two page Flip Flap book in the upper right corner (shown open) using a 3X2 and 2X2 Flip Flap. 

  Flirty Family Fun $7.00


Flirty Flowers $7.00

Monday, January 28, 2013

Scraptique Weekend Crop in Estero/Fort Myers - SO FUN!

We had a great time at the weekend crop in Estero, Florida sponsored by Scraptique, Kim Hodges.  If you love to scrapbook, make cards, papercraft, stamp or create other goodies with your friends, this is the place to be!

Coming up:  
Jacksonville, March 1-3, 2013
Fort Myers/Estero April 12-14, 2013
Tampa November 8-10, 2013

For more information or to join the email list to stay informed, contact Kim by emailing  Come join the fun and create to your hearts content!  (More info below).

I forgot to take pictures on Saturday afternoon and evening, but we had a massage therapist, Tami, who spent over 10 hours taking care of our weary necks, shoulders, and backs!  I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my time with Tami.  She was AMAZING!!!!

 We enjoyed a game of darts!  Break the balloon and read the note inside.  Lots of great prizes from Scraptique, Close To My Heart, and a FREE Weekend Crop!

Classes and Create & Take projects were a big hit.  Venia offered some small group instructions using our Cricut machines too!  What could be better than that?

This is an update on upcoming crop locations that are available and sign up options!

Jacksonville, Florida - Weekend Crop Date is March 1-3, 2013

Fort Myers, Florida - Weekend Crop Date is April 12-14, 2013

Tampa, Florida - Weekend Crop Date is November 8-10, 2013

All crops are held at the gorgeous Embassy Suites Hotels.  We have found these venues to be clean, easily accessible off the interstates, with a very professional staff with great service, wonderful food - just a win-win for all of us!! 

Click below to find the description and destination of your choice and join us at one of our fabulous Scraptique Crop Weekends throughout the State!!  All descriptions will give you specific location information for that venue as well as what is included with your crop fee.  Locations are easily accessible from most major cities!!  Sign up soon - space is filling up fast in Jacksonville and almost full in Fort Myers!!

Click Here For Crop Information

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Space Robot Party!

Even though I'm not in party-planning mode this time of year (thankfully. ..because I exhaust myself!) I put together this little space-robot party ensemble because this sweet little robot was just BEGGING to be added to party decorations.  I created an invitation, a straw decoration, and a little goodie bag.  Little treat bags are so irresistible, and they are so easy to find. (The party aisle at ANY store is a dangerous place!!!!)  

This project came together so quickly, thanks to the Outta This World stamp set, with coordinating Cricut Artiste cartridge.  
To create the straw embellishment, I simply adhered the stamped/diecut robot with adhesive foam dots.  (And added some jewels, for a little pizzazz!) 

This stamp set has everything you need to create an invitation, thank you notes, and party decorations galore! Have a BLAST!
xoxo - Laura,

Sunday, January 20, 2013

So thankful . . .

Hello 2013!!! I've been away from the blog for FAR too long, but I'm here with a card today!  I used the Love Blooms stamp set to create this flower.  I stamped it a few times on patterned paper, trimmed sections of it, and adhered it together with foam tape.  Then I scuffed up the edges a bit, and bent it up for some extra dimension.  I stamped the sentiment from A Friend Like You.  This is a great little stamp set - you can use the different sections together on the front of the card, or use the second half of each sentiment on the inside. (I'm pretty bad about finishing the INSIDE of cards - I just sort of forget about the poor plain inside most of the time!)
This little paper bag that I found in my stash of STUFF is the perfect size for a gift card or extra little note.  But its completely acceptable to put NOTHING in it too.  It's just part of the character or the card.  :)  (At least that's MY opinion!)

I hope your 2013 is off to a TERRIFIC crafty start! I hope to be back soon with NEW goodies to share from the NEW catalog. . .but I do have one other project to share with you next week, in the meantime! See you SOON!