purple layout

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New-Layout Kits!

 Yep, that's right! I have Layout Kits available! Ok, one layout right now but its so cute and so much fun to put together!
Clair Layout Kit 1. Isn't it cute?! It features the Claire Paper Pack and coordinating stamp set. The Layout holds two 4x4 photos. I used black and white photos on my sample so the colors didn't clash.

So what is the purpose of the kit? Have you ever wanted to make something, a card, layout, mini and just don't have the energy to get out everything? I have many times. What about a last minute gift, have you ever needed one of those? Yep, me too. Everything is pre-cut, coordinated and embellished for you. All you need to do is put it together and add your photos. No thinking, no getting everything out. Just go for it.

Each Kit will include:
All pieces needed to make this exact layout (not including photos or adhesives)
Detailed instructions including sketch, which pieces to stamp with which inks etc. (for my out of town customers)
A short list of additional items you will need to supply (photos with sizes, stamps, inks, tools. Again, this is for my out of town customers)
Help from me (via email)

The Kits work 2 ways.
Your first option is to have my Kits held as a class with you and your friends. The fee is $10 per person and I supply everything you will need.

The second option (mainly for my out of town customers) You can order a kit from me for $10 plus $5 s&h and you will also get the written instructions and email help.

For every Idea Book released there will be 6 kits total (2 each for 3 paper packs). This book's kits will be with the Claire Paper Pack, Chantilly Paper Pack and Later Sk8er Paper pack. You can also purchase the Paper Packs as well as everything else you need at www.lillypadcrafts.ctmh.com. The Kits are sold through me only.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Play Day

I am having a play day today! Its gloomy, cold and wet out and I needed a little break from online classes and preparing for upcoming gatherings. And what better thing to do on a gloomy day then play with paper....and yarn!

My "Happy Days" Layout using the Chantilly paper pack by Close To My Heart. I love love love this paper pack. All of the colors are happy and bright and remind me of some of the quilts my mom has made. I added a crocheted edge around the outside border and photo mats. I saw this technique in the CTMH Recollections Scrapbooking Program and needed to try it. I love the way it came out.

 Close up view of the embellishments.

And the top right corner showing the stitching and adorable bird.

Chantilly Paper Pack
Chantilly Compliments Dimensional Elements
Pink Glitter Gems
White Crochet Thread
1.65mm Crochet Hook
Paper Piercing Kit
CTMH Ruler
If you are interested in purchasing the supplies needed to create this layout (and many more!) visit lillypadcrafts.ctmh.com or if you are local email me to set up a class :)
I'm off to plan my next layout! Maybe this one will be a double!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

I am now with Close To My Heart!

Hello Crafters!
Its me again :) I wanted to officially share that I am now (finally) a Close To My Heart Consultant! Becoming a Consultant is something I have been wanting to do for a couple years now, I just needed to wait until things in my personal life straightened out :) I am really excited to finally be in my own business. I will be keeping my part time job for now, but hopefully soon I will be going full time with CTMH.

So, why choose this path as a career? Because I love it. Yes, its that simple. I love Scrapbooking. I love making beautiful pages with paper, photos and accents to help preserve my precious memories. I love building a mini album from scratch, dressing it up with accents and designer papers, and giving it it's own personality. I Love making home decor for different occasions, holidays, birthdays, seasons. But most of all, I love teaching. I love learning a new technique and then passing it on to my students.I love seeing my students think, ask questions, and then seeing the look on their faces when the light bulb in their heads go off. And when they start moving on on their own and making beautiful pieces of are using their own creativity. My students and customers make all of this worth it.

So here we go Crafters! Lets get this party started!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Whats going on?

Hi Crafters! Once again, life has been throwing curve balls at us. But, we made it safely (I think) through the holidays and we are ready to start 2013! Ok, I know I am a little late with this but I want to say that even though 2012 was very stressful it was great. We are so glad to be back in Southern Arizona again and slowly but surely we will get things straightened out.

I have a couple announcements that I want to share. J is doing GREAT in school. He loves it! He tells me he wants to be a scientist when he grows up :)

K is growing fast, talking and making conversation. He will be having one more surgery this year that we know of to finish up his eyes. I am already planning his 3rd birthday party. He will also be starting HeadStart this year too. He is a little behind because his eyes issues but other then that he is perfect!

N and I are perfect. We are knocking down obstacles and coming up with solutions to issues. Time for US is still minimal but y'all know how that goes lol

I have finally made the jump and started up with Close To My Heart! I am super excited about this too. It has been a long time coming and I am so glad my upline was so patient with me (Thanks Keeley!) It is finally the right time and LillyPad Crafts with CTMH is already taking off! I am writing a separate post with lots of pictures for that so keep watch.

Happy Crafting everyone! I will be back soon with lots more!