Saturday, November 24, 2012

Black Friday Weekend Sale

I posted this on my Facebook page but totally forgot about my blog! Life has been so busy and doesn't look to be slowing down here any time soon! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family, friends, food, and of course some shopping!!

My Black Friday weekend sale is free shipping all weekend! Now through Sunday, Nov 25th get free shipping on all orders placed through me. If you place an order through my website I will not be able to do this for you. So email me here, or message me through FB here.

This is a great time to think about all those crafty family members and friends of yours! I also have gift certificates available!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Victory Layout

Fun two page layout I created using the Victory paper packet.

Materials used:

Victory Paper Packet  X7150B
Cricut Artiste Collection  Z1790
Dimensional Stars  Z1680

Click here to purchase any of these items.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Clementine Layout

I absolutely love our new Clementine paper pack! I also love our Brand New publication Make It from Your Heart Volume 1, filled with layout and card sketches. For this layout I used the sketch from page 23 and altered it a little to my liking.

Items used for this layout:

Clementine paper pack  X7156B
Cottage Assortment (fabric flowers)  Z1794
Cricut Artiste Cartridge (banner and stems with leaves) Z1790

To order any of these items click here.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dogwood Weekend Scrapbook Retreat

Getting ready for the first scrapbook retreat in October! I'm so excited to be organizing a fun-filled weekend with non-stop cropping! If you would like a weekend away with your friends this is the perfect place to be. Please contact me here for more information!

Retreat Details:

*Cost is $80 with double occupancy or $130 for single.

*Arrival time is after 3pm on Friday, October 26th

*Checkout is 3pm on Sunday, October 28th

*Everyone will get their own 6ft table

*Meals are as follows:
    Friday is on your own (many places to stop at on the way which are 10-15 minutes from the camp)
    Heavy snack on Friday night
    Saturday and Sunday is pot luck. (A sign-up sheet will be sent to you via email a week before the
*Make-n-takes and classes will be offered upon request

RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot! Space is limited!!

Visit Camp Dogwoods site to check out the camp's facilities and for directions.


Saturday, September 8, 2012


I've been a little preoccupied with a little project I got myself into. I took on the challenge of making fabric covered flip flops and hair bows for the girls gymnastics team. Both my girls are on the team with like 28 other girls! So in between every day chaos I've been busy with that...and I am so glad for it to be over! LOL Well I will be able to see all the girls wearing them today, its the first meet of the season and I know they are going to look so cute!! I will post a picture later with the results!

Anyways now that those are done I can concentrate on my papercrafts. So look for my new post this week because I'm going to layitallout!! Get it layouts all week? I know its not that funny...I smiled at it though! Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Project Inspiration: Harvest Banner

Another awesome video from Close To My Heart! I'm going to have to stock up on my markers! Shop with me here to purchase yours today!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Scrapbook Crop and Weekend Retreat Schedule

I am so excited to be hosting my own crops and weekend retreats! I've been working hard on finding a place and narrowing down the dates.

All-day Saturday Crops:

September 15th
October 13th
November 3rd
December 15th

Cost is $15, get your own large table and scrap for 12 hours!!

Weekend Retreats:

October 26-28th 2012
February 1-3rd 2013
September 6-8th 2013

Cost is $80. Scrapbook the weekend away with your friends on beautiful Lake Norman, NC.
Make-n-takes will be offered. Everyone will get their own 6ft table, sleeping rooms are double occupancy, and I'll have my stamps available for anyone to use.

RSVP today to reserve your spot!!
You can email me at

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

National Stamping Month

September 2012 Constant Campaign

Isn't this Double Stamp Set SUPER DUPER adorable?! It's ONLY $5 with a $35 order on my CTMH website. Hurry on over to shop and be sure to check out the While Supplies Last CLEARANCE section while you're there. Majorly discounted products just added like $2 albums and $3.50 paper packs! Happy Shopping!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

My Mini-Me Album

My mini-album was a challenge for me. I scrapbook about everyone else (mostly my kids) and never myself or my husband. Like the rest of us I'm the one behind the camera. Well my new challenge is to take more pictures of myself and scrapbook about it.

The mini album was fun and easy to create with the paper pack Avonlea (one of my favorites right now), Scholastic paper packet, and the brand new Cricut Arstiste cartridge. The pages of the mini album are dimentional elements that come in the Cricut Artiste Collection. I covered the dimentiional pages with our Avonlea paper which I cut out with the Artiste cartridge.
On the cover of the album I used our Houndstooth Alphabet for the title and inked in one of our brand new colors Slate.
I also added some Silver Shimmer Trim and a flowers from the Floret Papers Shapes pack throughout the album.
I used the brand new Approved Acrylic stamp set to make pockets, sayings and tabs.

Materials used:
z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
c1521 My Acrylix Approved
x7155b Avonlea Paper Packet
x7159b Scholastic Paper Packet
x5929 Whisper Cardstock
x5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
z1764 Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes
z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
z1802 Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon
z1263 Bitty Sparkles

To purchase any of the items listed above visit me here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Liebster Award

I received my very first blog award! I've been soooo busy that I almost forgot to share it! I want to thank Stacey for nominating me...please go check out her blog
Stacy's Scrap Corner

A little about the Liebster. This is how it works...

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.Post the award onto your blog.Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers.Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

My five nominations are....

Diana at
Jill Kaale at
Gina Brandstetter at
Mickie at
Sara Denyer at

Great work ladies. Thanks for sharing your creative wisdom with us! Now it's your turn! Choose one of the following to post on your blog and then choose your five nominees to share it with.

Today is the DAY!!

Its finally August 1st! You are probably wondering why today is the DAY...well today the beautiful Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book goes live to customers AND our August special starts. When you join my team this month you will receive our new Close To My Heart bag (while supplies last) that I received at Convention.

To make the special even sweeter, we have a new consultant kit for ONLY $49!! What a great way to earn money doing what you love to do, and receive a discount for your hobby! Helping others preserve their precious memories has been so rewarding to me, join with me and lets have some fun!! Join here.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Stepping Up Your Stamping

Wanted to share the new Close To My Heart inspiration video...the artwork is gorgeous!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Last Week of the Spring/Summer Idea Book Special

Recieve 10% off your entire order when you Pre-order your Cricut Cartridge Artiste Exclusive from Close To My Heart. (Release Date August 1st)
This offer is from ME Not from Close To My Heart. Go to the CTMH Website get your wish list / order ready and Email it to me today at
You don't want to miss this offer!!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

WOTG Scroll Album

Take a peek at my completed Scroll Album! This is such a fun and creative way to display photos in your home. And the best part, everything you need to create this comes in the kit! You will receive:

1-My Acrylix Scroll Album Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
1-7 1/4" Wooden Spool with 4 feet of Kraft Paper
10-Buttons (3 Twilight, 3 Chocolate, 4 Sunset)
1-Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon (1 yard)
2-12"x6" Printed Canvas Sticker Sheets
1-Instructional Brochure

Mine is going to look great on the bookcase so our family and friends can enjoy it too! To order a Scroll Album for yourself just shop with me here.

The Workshop on the Go instruction booklet with step-by-step instructions and the scroll all wound up tied with the chocolate ribbon.

Scroll Album completed and ready for a hall table or mantle to display for family and friends.

Please don't mind my mistake...I know, I know! I stamped the word upside down!

This workshop project is ideal for creating as a group or on your own and it only takes an hour to complete!! To order click here.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book: Home Decor

Check out CTMH's video featuring the new Scroll album and the Advent Calender kit, both are Workshops-On-The-Go kits in our brand new Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Close To My Heart Convention, New Idea Book, New Products, and MORE!!

I have been a Close To My Heart Consultant for two years now and I just attended my very first Convention in Dallas, TX! I had so much fun that I have already made plans to go to the next one in Orlando, FL! I may have gone alone, but I met so many wonderful Close To My Heart sisters, and they made me feel right at home. One of my favorite things I got to do there was participate in the card swaps. I only got around to making 75 of them...I know sad right? But I brought home 75 new cards with all diferent levels of talent. Next year I will make more!

New Idea Book
The new Idea Book will go live on my website on August 1st and it is jam-packed with over-the-top new products and artwork! If you would like your own copy of the Idea Book, you are more than welcome to stop by for a free one. If you'd like one mailed to you, just email me at

One of my FAVORITE New Products
We have a brand new Cricut Collection called Artiste and it is, in my opinion, the best cartridge on the market today...for so many reasons! Witt 700 exclusive images, the cartridge features themed projects, interactive cards, awards, and MORE!! From robots and spooks to wedding and Valentines, your cupcake liners, ivitations, and party favors will coordinate and quickly come together for any celebration!

* Cutting and assembling the MANY 3-D items is a snap using the projects reference
* There is a sepperate step-by-step assembly book.
* Each key has items that work together. For instance, if there are things that
work together, they are on the same key. If they layer with eachother: same key!
Get the idea?
* Many keys are themed for different things. For example: wedding, birthday,
space, ect.
* If you have your 'Real Dial Size' off, all layering pieces will automatically
cut to fit the bottom image, without having to resize.
* Many of our new stamp sets coordinate with this cartridge. As you go through
the new Idea Book (which will go live here on my blog on August 1st), you
will see many sets that have images the are outlined in red. Those items
coordinate with Cricut images. It will specify which cartridge (Artist or Art
Philosophy). When you receive your stamp set, you will see that it also tells
you what size to cut the image as well as which page to find it on the
instruction book.

When you purchase the CTMH/Cricut Artiste Collection, you'll get:
1-Cartridge (with 700 exclusive images including themed projects, cards, font,
shapes, cupcake liners, accordian and rolled flowers, and TONS of 3-D boxes,
purses, and other items)
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3-new D-sized coordinating stamp sets
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3-sheets of coordination chipboard shapes (with speech bubbles, a mini-album, and
lots of banner shapes)
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1-project reference guide
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1- step-by-step assemble book

Other New Products:
With over 60 new stamp sets, 8 new paper kits, 13 new Workshop on the Go kits, over 50 new accents, accessories and tools (from new stamp scrubbers, to organizational items, to bling and new chipboard home-decor items), 4 new Studio J Express Collections, a new publication with card and layout patterns, and even will just be brimming with excitement, just like I am! I can hardly wait for you to see it!

Studio J
Lots of great Studio J improvements were announced, including NO MORE MEMBERSHIP FEES!

Now everyone can have access to all of the layouts and kits without a membership.
* The layouts are only $6.95 and there are TONS of great kits. There are also new fast and easy Expressions Collections where you can create an entire 10 layout (20 page) album in less than a hour with themes such as Year in Review, All About Me, Little Miss, Little Man, School Days, and Travels! They are available now, so be sure to check them out here, on my website.

*If you already have a membership, you will get to participate in a special Members Bonus program. Be sure to check your email inbox for an email from CTMH explaining the details.

New Consultant Kit
You can now become a Close To My Heart consultant for as little as $49!

What a super deal! Check out the new consultant kit and sign up on my website today here. I'd love to have you join my team!

Business Classes
We were also treated to numerous classes to help us in our businesses. They are wonderful and I came away refreshed, renewed and motivated to continue to grow my business with Close To My Hear, I love this company!!

I had such fun with all my new friends and especially my roomie Audrey. I am so happy to be part of a company like Close To My Heart that attracts the kind of people it does; kind and giving people who share my love of what we do..papercrafts! I'd love to have you join my team!!

Well that seems like enough new information for now! Stayed tuned for my upcoming open house scheduled in August!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

I came back from my first CTMH convention recharged! I met so many new CTMH sisters, especially my roommate Audrey. The classes were awesome, the products BEAUTIFUL, the inspiration speeches brought on so many tears, and all I have to say I want to do it all over again!! I have so many new ideas swimming around in my head right now...and there is just not enough time in the day to get anything done! I have been ordering new business cards, Idea Books, Convention Bundles, and redesining my blog since yesterday! Thanks to my husband for the blog help! I can't wait to share everything with all my scrappy friends!! O and I almost forgot...I changed the name of my blog to the sassy scrapper! Just thought it was time for a change!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cupcake Birthday Cards

All of a sudden my girls have been invited to several birthday parties! So last week I whipped up some cupcake birthday cards out of scraps I've been wanting to use because I hate throwing away anything that has potential.

Late start to 2012!

I apologize to anyone who is following me...the last few months..well lets just say where did they go?! LOL Two of the kids had trips to Washington D.C. and NYC which I chaperoned both!! Fifth graders to D.C. and seventh/eighth graders to NYC....I know, I'm a bit on the crazy side!! We had so much fun though and I would do it again in a heart beat!

So my scrapping and crafting has been neglected and I'm ready to tackle my passion again! I did complete my sister-in-law's wedding album last week so I'll post that today, I did not use CTMH products because I have promised myself to scrap with whatever I already own. Trying to save money this year like everyone else lately. I also made a Valentines rag wreath yesterday and whipped up some quick birthday cards for kids!

I have some scrapbooking goals for this year, which includes stay current with my blog and facebook page, it helps that I already have three retreats to attend for the year!! Yay! Who doesn't love scrapbook retreats?? Here's to a new year of getting crafty!!