October 27, 2009

Thank You for Your Thoughtfulness

I have a dear friend who is fabulous at always writing thank you notes. She is very observant of people around her and often thanks people for ways they have influenced her life. It is a real inspiration to me. There is never an inappropriate time to thank someone! And a heartfelt thank you card always makes someone day. I have tried to learn from my friend and take more opportunities to thank people. It feels good to be grateful! Here is one of my latest Thank you cards that I've made to keep on hand for those grateful moments.

Grace paper Packet
Card Chatter - Thank You stamp set
Cocoa ink pad
Sanding kit
Basic buttons
Waxy flax

October 23, 2009

Inspired by Nature

Last week our kids had fall break and we went to one of our favorite places in Utah...Zion National Park. It was positively beautiful! The leaves were changing colors in the canyon and it was beautiful. I love fall leaves! I made this card while thinking about the beautiful changing leaves. To make the leaf look like it was changing colors, I first inked the stamp in Sorbet ink and then rolled the edges in Chocolate ink. Presto! It looks like it is changing colors! And each time I make a leaf it looks unique...just like real leaves in nature. So even nature can inspire our cards and layouts! :)

Happy stamping!

October 9, 2009

Want to Win a Free Scrapbook Album?

Love digital scrapbooking? Check out Close to My Heart's new online design software called Studio J coming out in the Spring! Go to StudioJ.com for details. Sign up for email updates, and you will automatically be entered into a weekly random drawing for a My Legacy® Dark Cocoa linen album!!! Woohoo!! If you didn’t get the album that week, don’t worry—your name is still in the drawing for the next week. I have my fingers crossed that you will win!

October 6, 2009

Record Breaking Scrapping Weekend!

This was a record breaking scrapbooking weekend for me! In just 2 days I created 20 scrapbook pages! WOW! I was really on a roll. Usually, like most of us, I squeeze in the time to put together a page here and a page there. But this weekend I started going and kept going! It felt so good! One year ago today I was in the Mediterranean on a Close to My Heart cruise I earned free (I LOVE this company!) and it was those pictures I was scrapbooking. It was so fun to relive that great trip while creating the pages. I loved it! There are still more pictures and memories from that trip to scrapbook, but here are just a few of the pages I did. :)

Here's to more scrapping time for all of us! :)