Valentine Balloon Treat Basket Design Space File Give Away

I have missed you all so much, that I decided to host a Valentine Give-Away.  These past few weeks I have been battling the flu and have missed being able to create in my Craft Space.  I am so grateful to all of you who sent well wishes as I have been recovering. Today, I have decided that, in lieu of a new creation (which I don’t have),  I will be giving away a Free Cricut® Design Space File of my Valentine Hot Air Balloon Treat Basket to FIVE people. 

These fun hot air balloons we inspired by an adorable creation I found while looking though some VERY OLD paper crafting magazines and I couldn’t wait to figure out how to recreate them in Design Space.®  Not only will I be giving away the Design Space© file I made, these five people will also receive the process video showing how to assemble these delightful Valentine Hot Air Balloons! 

How Do I Enter the Drawing?

You will need to own the images I used to create each one of these Valentine’s Day Hot Air Balloons.  Most of these are images I manipulated from the Close to My Heart Artiste collection and a few are from images that are available with the Cricut© Access Subscription.   These adorable balloons were created as Valentine gifts with the Oh My Heart paper and Stickers, but, if you are wanting a balloon decoration year-round, you can make one like I did for my Craft Space. 

On this delightful little piece of art, I used the Urban papers and sticker pack. I adore the vintage, steam-punk, distressed look of Urban and it matches perfectly with the other decor items in my Craft Space. Unfortunately, this paper pack is only available through January 31st, so, if you enjoy these designs, you will need to purchase this pack soon.

I hope that you are well, have avoided getting this nasty illness going around, and that you are excited to win one of the Cricut® Design Space Files.  I am excited to get back into my Craft Space and start sharing some new creations with you. 

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A New Year Full of Inspiration

With a new year, comes change. I know that many of you are currently surrounded by a mountain of paper, gifts, and leftovers, and cannot even begin to think about the new year, but, for me, it’s be a month of prayer, planning, and wrestling with the brain monsters as I have struggled over what would be best for you and me in the upcoming months.

I have made the decision to go back to doing what I love, which means that there will be some changes made to my list of classes. My goal for the new year is to be true to myself, inspire, and teach, and with those goals in mind, I am excited to share with you what I have planned in the coming months.


Coming Spring 2020

I have made the decision to discontinue my Kit of the Month, Workshop Guides, & Local Scrapbook Classes. Thank you to all of you who have supported me this past year and have purchased my kits, guides, and have signed up for workshops.  I have NOT forgotten you and I KNOW Memory Keeping and photo journaling is important to all of us, so I have decided to OFFER YOU SOMETHING EVEN BETTER!!

A PRIVATE group that you can subscribe to with exclusive content 

  • Tutorials and tips for creating scrapbook pages
  • FREE Cricut Design Space files of my own personal creations
  • Discounted Cutting Guides with supply list, instructions & photos 
  • Monthly kits that can be ordered from me at a discount
  • Live videos of page assembly
  • Workshop Guides designed for consultants 

NONE of these items will be available on my website, my VIP Group, or my Facebook page. This will ONLY be available to those who have paid the subscription fee to join my Scrapbook Techniques Group. 

I can’t wait to get started!

If this is something you are interested in and would like me to start sooner, please fill out the form below and I will add you to my list.


Thank you again for your amazing support in 2019! Without each one of you, I would not be able to do what I love each and every day. I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. 

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Using a Kit to Create Your Own Unique HOME Decor

Many of you have commented on the color palette of the Home Monogram Workshop kit and, honestly, I can sympathize.  Today, I want to convince each of you that the bright peach color scheme should NOT prevent you from buying the kit. With a little creativity, some manipulation of the Design Space™ file, and careful use of the papers in the package, I was able to create an adorable piece for my home.


My home decor is Rustic Americana (or kids can dent it and it’s okay). I knew, right away, that the bright peach cardstock on the original design was not going to match my space, but after looking through the contents of the kit, I thought, “I can work with this!”.  Here is what you get when you purchase the Home Chipboard Monogram Workshop Kit:

(6) So Much Happy papers (basically half a package)
(3) Peach, (1) Sapphire, (2) White Daisy cardstock
So Much Happy Puffy Stickers (Z4254)
Chipboard Monogram—H (Z3420)
Chipboard Monogram—M (Z3425)
Chipboard Monogram—E (Z3417)

See, plenty to work with! So how did I do it?

It first began with the careful use of the papers and cardstock. 

The “H” and the E” were cut from the Daisy paper, as close as possible to each other so that I could use the scraps to cut out a few of the Yellow Flowers in Design Space™.

On my “M”, I took advantage of the Floral Pattern at the base of one of the papers. By doing this, I didn’t need to cover the letter completely and used the remaining Heart paper to cut out leaves in Design Space™ as well as a few of the strips for the tops of the letters. (NOTE: Pay attention to the direction of the Hearts)

Remember that Floral Pattern I used? The back of the paper is the Red Stripe which was used for the Roof, Window sills, and the Door (grey on the back).

As you can see here, I also used quite a few of the Zip-Strips and Cut-Apart Icons to decorate my letters.

My design also required me to change the Design Space™ file.  I have decided that, instead of explaining all of my changes, I would just give you the LINK TO MY DESIGN. The biggest change was the “House”. My image was cut from Sapphire, the Windows from the Mint paper, and the roof from the Red Stripe.


I have a love of Dandelions and Daisies, so I chose to layer and resize each of the White Flowers to make them appear more daisy-like.

How easy is that? One Kit – Two Ways

Simple, easy, fun, and done. This was a perfect way that I could use the kit “as is” and still create something that fit my decor.  What if your home has more of a French Country, Modern, and Farmhouse feel?? In that case, just purchase the Monogram Letters individually and take advantage of the BOGO sale to use one of our other paper collections and match your own unique style.

Just download the Free Instruction Guide and Design Space File™ and do what I did to make your own unique piece. I am so happy that I gave this kit a second glance. Sometimes you just have start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can – you never know what you will end up with.

I can’t wait to see what you create!