Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Kitz Girl Kit….”Cupid’s Arrow”

Love is in the air, and I’ve been inspired to create a new layout.  Everyone’s been asking me what my next kit girl kit would be.  I wasn’t sure.  When all the cute Valentine lines arrived at the store, I was inspired.  On Tuesday, after teaching my class, then putting out the freight, around 5:30 pm I started working on this layout.  By 6:15 pm I had the basis down.  I went home, slept on it, then came back the next day and finished it.  I can’t tell you how much fun it was creating this layout!


I love chalkboard papers and have never used them.  So that was my challenge.  The cute Jillibean’s Pea Pods are to die for!!!  There are 52 embellishments in this box and I almost used every one of them.  I love paper straws, and at my register I have a variety of them, and I keep adding designs to collection.  So many customers ask me “how do you use the straws”?  So here’s the perfect example of what to do.  I made a cute bouquet of balloons, lollipops and fun Valentine’s elements.  To top it all off I added a straw with a die that slides right on top!!!  There are all kinds of new patterns on the silhouette for shapes that fit on top of straws.  I just loved the “Be Mine”.  So I added that to the bouquet.

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Where does the Fox Go???

The fox was one of my favorite embellishments in the  Pea Pod pack, and just couldn’t find a place to put him!  Connie and Annie kept laughing at me….and couldn’t understand why I had a fetish with this cute little fox.  I think I figured it out.  He looks like my dog Meeko!!!  What do you think???  Of course, you need to look beyond the pink…..



He is definitely one of the little loves of my life and deserves to be front and center!!!  So, if it was my personal layout, I would place him here on top of the cute heart!  Feel free to think outside the box and change the layout to suit your pictures and your tastes!!!  Anyway….just wanted to let you know….you get this bonus  cute little fox with this kit!  You can decide where the fox goes!


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A sweet Scrapbooking Story…

The month of December was super busy at the store!  In addition to our classes, and our 12 Dolls of Christmas sales, we have customers that come in needing last minute help for finishing up scrapbook presents.  There is one special story I want to share.

Jonathan came in our store wanting to make a scrapbook for his wife.  He had all these ideas about how he wanted to do it running through his head and really wanted to do it himself.  You know, when a man comes into our store, it’s usually to get a gift certificate.  To actually want to participate in making a scrapbook for his wife is rare!  I always like to help men who want to take the time out to do something special.

Well, the next day he brought in all his pictures, cards and momento’s and spread them on the table and told me how he wanted to do it.   Me and my girls  (Annie & Anna) started helping him create this special scrapbook.  His work was laid out on all the tables all week, and many people viewed them.   By the end of the week he had won the admiration and hearts of all the women shopping and cropping at our store!

Here are just a few of the pages created.  NOTE:  He wrote all these sayings himself.  He also stayed by us all week journaling and making all the decisions on paper and placement.  (some things were blurred for his privacy).


baseba;; copy

loves of miy life copywalk_edited-1

holdmeanliness copy

blackwhite copy

wedding copy

At the end Jonathan brought in his daughter Ellia.  She helped paint the frame for the front of the book.  I took this cute picture of Ellia, Jonathan and Annie looking at the final book!  The front of the book was actually the baseball he proposed to his wife with.  Johnathan is a professional baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers, and got his start at our home school, ULL.


It was really a pleasure helping Jonathan create this memory that will be cherished by his wife and daughter forever.  It was also very refreshing seeing a guy so smitten with his wife and daughter!

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Here’s a baseball he signed for me!  I’m going to put it next to Danny Farquhar’s baseball that was sign just a few months earlier (Beatriz’s son).  So Cool!   Scrapbooking for yourself or for others can be rewarding in so many ways!


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