You Are Enough Is Simply Stunning

In May, we celebrate Nation Scrapbooking AND Mental Health Awareness. For me, these two go hand-in-hand. Crafting and memory keeping are great ways to re-live your best memories. They can be cathartic exercises that help you remember the best in yourself and others. When you create artwork with positivity at its core, you not only renew the happy feelings associated with those memories, but you also create new ones as you continue to do what you love. That is just one of the many reasons why I am loving the new You Are Enough Collection!

This gorgeous gemstone-inspired collection is the perfect foundation for inspirational artwork. The You Are Enough suite is full of dazzling patterns, eye-catching foil accents, and uplifting sentiments. It includes a stunning combination of patterned papers, rose gold cardstock, stickers, sequins, pocket cards, stamps, and butterfly thin cuts, and it is perfect for scrapbook layouts, cards, and other personalized artwork.

Along with all the exciting products in the You Are Enough collection, this special also includes two discounted bundles and three workshop options. The discounted bundles are available at up to 30%-off and offer various groupings of You Are Enough products, so you can pick and choose the bundle that works best for you and your crafting vision.

Here is What Your Get in Your Everything Bundle

Of course, the Everything Bundle has the greatest discount, but you also have a few other bundles to choose from. The You Are Enough workshops include a cardmaking, a scrapbooking, and a 6″ x 8″ Everyday Life™ album workshop—each of which comes with pre-designed projects and instructions on how to put them together!

Each of these bundles includes the supplies you need to make the projects that will be featured at the You Are Enough Live Workshops in June. You can view each of the projects you are going to make and download the cutting guides using the links below.

You Are Enough Card Kit

Live Event June 21st

You Are Enough Scrapbook

Live Event June 25th

You Are Enough MiniAlbum

Live Event June 23rd


If you love these collections as much as I do, you are going to want to grab them soon because the items in the bundles are only available while supplies last. With all of these different options, the You Are Enough special is a treasure trove of creative possibilities and the perfect way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!

I have already started creating a few projects using You Are Enough including a Back to School scrapbook page and a few fun fold cards I created for the You Are Enough blog hop. Today, I spent a few minutes on my Facebook page showing how to make those fun fold cards I created for the blog hop. Here is a simple little tutorial for you.


The You Are Enough collection is full of possibilities and options. You can choose to purchase the items from the collection and create whatever you want or purchase the workshop kits and bundles available through this special.

Remember! There are two discounted product bundles available through the You Are Enough special. – the You Are Enough Paper Bundle is available at a 20% discount, and the You Are Enough Product Bundle is available at a 30% discount – BUT they are only available while supplies last. If you are on the fence about this collection, don’t wait too long. It may be gone before you climb down.

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Tuesday Tips: Page Planning for Crops

Recently, I attended my first scrapbooking retreat “for fun”. I made a promise to myself this year that I would attend some events where I wasn’t a vendor or a host. The last time I did this was almost 20 years ago, which meant that I had to figure out a new way to pack to create scrapbook pages without taking my entire craft space. Today, I am going to share with you how I preplanned my page kits for my first crop.


I am overly-organized in my craft space and, to be honest, I get overwhelmed with too much “stuff”. I knew that I would feel the same way if I overpacked for the retreat, so I decided that page kit planning would be the best alternative.

Close to My Heart has some amazing plastic envelopes that work perfectly for page kit planning. They come in two sizes – 12″ and 6″ – and are extremely affordable, reusable, and durable.

In the catalog, these plastic envelopes are labeled as 12″ and 6″ envelopes, but their true measurements are 13″ square and 6-1/2″ square, so there is plenty of room to add memory protectors to your page kits.

Throughout the video, I walk you through my page planning process. I start with the photos and use them to help me chose the pattern papers, cardstock colors, and embellishments for my kit.

Now there is no way that I am going to use all the papers and cardstock pieces I picked for this kit, but it is much easier for me to have a small selection of pieces to choose from than it is to pack my plastic paper organizer bins.

To make the process easier, I took note of the colors on each of the pattern paper zip strips to help me choose the cardstock colors. Every current Close to My Heart paper has a product strip with a list of coordinating colors. I was able to reference these product strips and my Love of Color books to help me choose some colors to match the pattern papers and photos.

After I had chosen my papers and cardstock colors, I choose few embellishments for the kit. I will be bringing my diecut books to the retreat, so I won’t need to sort through those, but I will need to add some 12″ sticker sheets and other themed embellishments.

After everything has been added to the page kit from my craft space, I just need to place it inside the envelope and it’s ready to pack. These envelopes fit perfectly inside our travel case paper insert and our large plastic tub organizers.

These kits are compact, easy to travel with, and simple to create. All you need to do is pull out the kit you want to work on and make your scrapbook page.


For those who would like to see the full scrapbook layout process, I have created a quick Tuesday Tip video for you. I hope that it helps you the next time you pack for a crop or retreat.

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I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Tuesday Tip. Each month, I will be adding a few new Tuesday Tips to help you in your craft space. If there are any specific topics you wish for me to share, feel free to request those in the comments below.

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Join the Virtual Album Retreat

How would you like to create a beautiful scrapbook album from the comfort of your own home and learn some new techniques you can use on your future pages? Sounds like fun, right!? Plus, as a special bonus, I am offering some free products to those who purchase the retreat bundle from my website. Before I tell you more about your gifts, let’s talk about the retreat, the pages you will make, and how to earn even more free products as a VIP.


What is an Album Retreat? This is a virtual online event where you join a group of scrapbooking friends and learn some new papercrafting techniques as you create stunning pages. At each Album Retreat, you get to join the wonderfully talented ladies at Close to My Heart and go step-by-step through the process of creating an entire album’s worth of breathtaking scrapbook pages bursting with unique artwork techniques.

The next album retreat will take place on May 14–15. At this event, you will create ELEVEN two-page 12″ x 12″ scrapbook layouts, for a total of 22 pages. Take a look at these stunning layouts.

To participate in this event, simply purchase the album bundle from my website — there is no separate registration fee! The bundle includes the supplies you need to create all the album pages shown above and some exclusive products only available to retreat attendees. You will need a few additional supplies, which will be listed in your retreat email in the coming weeks.

For those who purchase the bundle from my website, I have a special Thank You gift just for you. After you have purchased the bundle, you will be gifted with an additional $25 in free products of your choice and two half-price coupons*. You can use this to purchase the additional supplies needed for the album retreat.

If you are a VIP, you also get an additional 15% back in rewards – that is about $40 in product credits that you can use to purchase more crafty goodies on my website. Make sure you sign up and join as a VIP before you purchase the bundle to earn those additional VIP credits.

Learn more about becoming a VIP!

Once you have purchased the bundle, you will need to watch your email for an invite to the Album Retreat private Facebook group where the event will be held. You will also receive a list of additional supplies you will need to complete the pages like adhesive, inks colors, etc.

There are a limited number of openings at this virtual retreat and the bundles will sell out quickly. The last day to order the bundle is April 19. Stop by my website today to order your bundle and watch for the email, from me, with instructions on how to order your gifts.

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*Rewards must be used within 20 days after they are earned from purchasing the bundle on my website and can only be used on full-price items. You are responsible for the balance due, tax, and shipping. Items are mailed directly to your home. For US Residents only.