Friday, September 12, 2014

Seasonal Sampler Club

Please join me for my new Seasonal Sampler Club!
Scaredy Cat - Halloween
Designed by Michele Rowley

Snowhaven - Winter
Designed by Meredith Nguyen
Each month we'll make a sampler that corresponds with the holiday that month. Using the new home decor Shadow Box (available in two colors) we'll create an adorable holiday decoration for your home -- or for a gift! Your friends & family will love them! With our hook & loop dots, you'll easily be able to swap out the 12x12 sampler page each month. The page will then slide into your photo album as a great title page or you can store it for use next year!
Colonial White
How do you get started? Sign up for my monthly club by purchasing your initial supplies during the month of September. Everyone who purchases their frame this month will be added to a drawing for a FREE bonus embellishment that can be used on your samplers to add extra bling!

Purchase your items from my website & they'll be shipped directly to you or contact me to combine your order with my September order.

When do you assemble? We'll meet the 2nd Sunday of the month @ 1pm in Lynnwood. Because there's no stamping involved in this project, it shouldn't take more than an hour to assemble! Please see below for specific dates. RSVP each month via my Facebook event/page. If you can't make it, I'll provide you with all the supplies & you can assemble at your convenience!

What is the cost? The supplies you purchase in September will be used every month. Please see below for the monthly club items needed. Once you complete 8 samplers, I'll give you the 9th one FREE! Prices do not include tax & shipping.

September - Purchase base supplies
October 12 @ 1pm - Halloween
November 9 @ 1pm - Thanksgiving
December 14 @ 1pm - Christmas
January 11 @ 1pm - Winter
(additional dates will be added in 2015)

*I will sell individual sheets of card stock if you don't want to purchase the entire paper packet 

Want to get your Shadow Box Frame for 1/2 price? Host a workshop (choose any month) to make a holiday sampler with you & at least 5 of your friends. You'll qualify for hostess rewards that will allow you to purchase your shadow box for only $14.98 (plus tax & shipping). Contact me for available dates.

Monday, August 18, 2014


Welcome to the Evergreen Memories Team & Friends 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations New Product blog hop! If you've come from Carla's page featuring the new Chalk It Up paper, thanks for stopping by. Several of the items featured on the blog hop use the August stamp of the month, which you can purchase for only $5 with any $50 order. And many feature shapes cut from our three exclusive Cricut cartridges.

I'm so proud to be part of a team with these super talented ladies. I hope you enjoy the beautiful artwork we've created with the fabulous new products Close To My Heart has provided for us.

Last week, I gave you a sneak peek of all our projects. Here's mine - one of the 2 Christmas paper packets - Snowhaven. Every year, I think CTMH has created my "new" favorite snow-themed paper…and every year they come up with one I love more!

I really like the black & Whisper (gray) accents in Snowhaven. This packet also features one of the new card stock colors, Glacier. Another favorite! I used all 3 of our Cricut cartridges for ALL my projects. Did you know that many of our stamps coordinate with our Cricut cuts? Makes putting cards & tags together quick & easy!! And of course, some washi tape, sparkles & shimmer trim for a little bling :)

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Snowhaven layout using Cricut Artbooking
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Snowhaven tags using Art Philosophy

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Card using Make It Merry stamp

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Card using Be Jolly, exclusive hostess reward stamp

This paper is going to be perfect for all your winter cards, scrapbook pages & projects. Please watch my Facebook page for workshop details in the coming months.

Please continue on to Lalia's page to see what she's created with the Brushed papers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Product Sneak Peek

Have you checked out the new 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations Idea Book yet? It was released earlier this month as our new annual catalog & is full of new product for an entire year's worth of projects & holiday decor. It's so much fun looking through the new creative projects featured on every page…my creative juices have been flowing!

Here's a little peek of what our team has created recently. I'm proud to be part of a super talented group of women; and we did an artwork swap with the 9 new paper packets plus paper fundamentals, embossing folders & Picture My Life products. To see the full projects, I hope you'll come to my Scrappy Hour event on August 29. Please RSVP for directions.

CTMH, Close To My Heart
CTMH, Close To My Heart
Embossing Folders
CTMH, Close To My Heart
Picture My Life
CTMH, Close To My Heart
Whimsy - Paper Fundamentals
CTMH, Close To My Heart
Confetti Wishes
CTMH, Close To My Heart
CTMH, Close To My Heart
CTMH, Close To My Heart
Scaredy Cat
CTMH, Close To My Heart
CTMH, Close To My Heart
CTMH, Close To My Heart
Yuletide Carol
Which is your favorite new paper?

Monday, May 5, 2014

You've Got A Friend

At first I wasn't too keen on this stamp set…but it's growing on me! I've found mixing stamps sets on a card or layout, works nicely. I used the Eiffel Tower from the Every Day Life set (which came in last year's La Belle Vie workshop on the go kit) to coordinate with the french sentiment in the May Stamp of the Month. A few flamingo dots…a little bling…and VOILA! Do you know someone who'd love to get this card?

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You've Got A Friend SOTM
This stamp set is only available in the month of May. Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Stamp of the Month - Balloon Talk

This past weekend I attended my semi-annual scrapbooking retreat on Whidbey Island. I didn't do any scrapbooking…but I got a TON of cards made. Here's one featuring the April Stamp of the Month. I used the Skylark & Balloon Ride paper packets & Flamingo Dots to accent the flower. This card gets me in the mood for spring!

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Balloon Talk SOTM card

Check out my webpage for more ideas using the Balloon Talk stamp. These adorable tags are next on my list to create. They'll make great favors for my Easter Brunch!

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Balloon Talk SOTM tags

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. And remember, this stamp is only available this month so order yours today!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Join me for my first card workshop of the year! The winter blues are over & I'm getting ready to celebrate spring with this cheerful card kit. Sentiments are all occasion, but you can customize with one of our Perfect Fit stamps.

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LollyDoodle Card Workshop

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Workhshop on the Go Kit

Visit my 2104 Upcoming Workshops for details.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You Are My Happy - Blog Hop

If you're hopping over from Crafty Lalia's blog, you're in the right place!
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You Are My Happy journaling cards
For several years I've been hearing all the hype about Ali Edwards' Week In the Life; always after the fact & never in time to participate. But this year, I actually got the word a week before it started & decided this was the year to get on the bandwagon. And let me tell you, it was a major commitment! Because we were traveling last weekend, I didn't devote enough prep time - next year I'll do better. I did learn a few things however: (1) I hate taking photos of myself, (2) I need to figure out how to make my workdays less hectic, (3) there really is happiness in my life even without children (something I have to come to terms with daily) & (4) creative time truly refreshes my soul. I don't think I snapped enough photos of my daily life; halfway through my hectic week, I completely forgot about taking photos for a few days :( Next year I'll try using a tripod & my camera with a timer. And while I wouldn't consider it a resounding success it wasn't an utter failure either. I'll share a couple more posts of my finished project in a few weeks. Here are a few of my favorite photos from last week:

Saturday 3:39pm
Wednesday 9:15am
Wednesday 9:49pm
Tuesday 12:50pm
Tuesday 1:10pm
Tuesday 8:46am

Monday 6:25pm
This month's special fits perfectly with my WITL project. I made these journaling cards to help document my week. During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more get the exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! 

Check out Jessica's blog for more creative ideas with this month's trio stamp special & the stamp of the month.

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