Saturday, January 24, 2015
I was feeling creative and trying to design something to inspire others in their card making and came up with this sweet little card.  I thought it turned out pretty cute -- I really like the impact of the overlapping inks on the sentiment.  Some simple shimmer and sparkle dresses it up nicely.  Then I stamped the envelope for a final "kiss" of love.

This card used the "Hopscotch" papers from the Close to my Heart Seasonal Expressions booklet.  I love it!  But it's not going to be around for long.  The booklet ends March 31, but all items with a "clock" icon (including all papers and kits) are while supplies last.  So get it while you can!

The stamp I used was the January Stamp of the Month, called "This Moment".  You can get it for just $5 when you spend $50 or more.  Contact me today to place your order or shop online.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I am so optimistic about the year ahead.  2014 wasn't at all what I had planned -- with lots of ups and quite a few downs -- but I made it through smiling, with tons of support behind me.  Now, I'm ready to HOP HOP HOP and get the New Year going.

I was lucky enough to go to a Leadership weekend at my Upline Brae's home this past weekend, where we did a lot of talking about where we wanted to go and how we were going to get there.  Then, as the creative people we are, we expressed our goals and dreams visually.  I created this 2-page layout using the new Hopscotch papers and it will be a great way to remind me all year about what I want to accomplish.

Just as a side note, I'm surprised that I used the more muted, softer colours in this paper pack.  I generally a "bright and bold" kinda girl.  Maybe I really wanted my goals to stand out.  Or maybe, because I am coming from a "down" period in my life, the softer colours represent the foundation from where I can grow and brighten and get my "boldness" back.

Like these papers?  They are gorgeous!  But they are only here for a limited time.  As part of our Seasonal Expressions #1, they are only available while quantities last until March 31.  Then they are gone for good!  Get yours today by emailing me at or shop online!

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