Did You Forget Anything?

Forgetfulness: absent minded and loss of memory.   This squirrel  brained, coffee drinking mama is constantly forgetting things like checking-out BEFORE a sale is over, or signing up for a class I wanted to take BEFORE the due date, or how many chocolate eggs I just ate while typing this post. Sound familiar?

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Before you try to remember what you might have forgotten, let me help you out with a few end-of-the month reminders.

APRIL SALES & SPECIALS

We have FIVE amazing specials this month that you may have glanced over and said “Oh! I need that” then ran to chase a beast through your house who just ate something they shouldn’t. Sooo…before the beast returns, here is a quick run-down.

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Bring Back My Pack

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Wild About You Mini-Album

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Made with Love Mini-Album

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Home Monogram Kit

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Love So Sweet SOTM

  • You can create some adorable spring projects using the delightful Zoe paper pack and matching 12″ x 12″ sticker sheet, coordinating cardstock, and stamp set.
  • Get ahead on your gift-making and purchase our TWO sweet little mini-album kits. These make the perfect gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day. (or just buy them because you need a quick, easy album to complete and feel accomplished.) 
  • If you have been eyeing some new home decor, you can still get the Home Monogram Kit.
  • How about a stamp set for $5.00!!! You can use the Love So Sweet Stamp set to create my Double Easel card. I video tutorial can be found in my VIP Facebook Group.

AND DON’T FORGET

You only have FIVE DAYS LEFT to shop from the Seasonal Expressions One catalog.  Those products are some that I have stocked up on – especially that Feels Like Home collection.  It has been one of my favorites.

I hope you all are having a blessed week and.. 

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Did You Forget Something?

I can’t tell you how many times I have added products to my cart only to find out they are sold out, discontinued, or the specials have ended.  I try not to cry in a corner and sulk over all the projects I “could have” made.  With a month full of sales and specials, it is for that exact reason that I am sending out a quick recap of what you might miss – I would hate for you to end up in a corner with a pile of tissues and “could have’s”.

BOGO Paper Party

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Pocket Card Celebration

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ShoptheSaleButtonBuy individual packs or choose the Pocket Card Celebration Bundle to get the 4 newest packs of pocket cards in one convenient bundle. Discover the fun and ease of pocket card memory keeping with Picture My Life™ cards!


 

Love Blossoms

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ShoptheSaleButtonCreate the beautiful cards shown above using the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set and workshop bundle. Not only will you get a set of 12 cards, but you’ll also have fun using stamps and embossing folders to decorate them.


WOW! What a month full of sales, specials, and inspiration. It’s almost maddening to know that the month is almost over, April will soon be here, and then everything in our Seasonal Expressions One catalog will be gone. How time flies?! I hope you take the time to check out each of these specials as well as the projects I created using each one of them.  I always enjoy inspiring you to make something new.

♥ 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.

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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:

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(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)
FREE INSTRUCTIONS & DESIGN SPACE™ FILE

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.

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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!

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