Thursday, October 28, 2010

Scrapbooking Retreat

I organize a couple of scrapbooking retreats each year at a location called Premier Estates in Wallis, TX. Nine other ladies joined me there a couple weekends ago and we had a fabulous time!  Premier Estates is a beautifully restored house nestled on a property full of trees.
The scrap room is all set up for us with tables, leather office chairs, desk lamps, etc. Here we are scrapping our hearts out...
The best part is that the weekend includeds five delicious meals SERVED to us in the dining room. The gals that run the property ring the dinner bell and we make our way to the dining room where our food is waiting for us - on the table - already plated. No cooking or clean-up for the is HEAVEN!
The highlight of our weekend was the Hayless Hayride! Our hosts, Sharon and Belinda, hooked up the tractor and hay trailer - minus the hay - and loaded it up with patio chairs. We all grabbed our wine and hopped on. We rode around the metropolis of Wallis, TX and waved to all the neighbors.
We had perfect weather while we were at Premier Estates, and even some beautiful sunsets.
Many thanks to my dear friend Cindy, who took the pictures. Check out her handmade baby lovie and baby blanket business here: The Little Turtle. They are super-cute, super soft and cuddly!

Monday, October 4, 2010

CTMH Festive Memories Card Kit

So many of the comments I receive when I'm talking about card making or scrapbooking are "I just don't have the time!". Believe me I understand. It's hard to fit it all in. That's where Close To My Heart's Card Kits come in. These nifty card kits are SO easy to put together - and there's no stamping involved!

The featured card kit in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book (page 88) is the Festive Memories Card Kit. This kit is for photo cards, which I personally LOVE! I almost always include some type of photo of my daughter or our family in my Christmas cards and this kit will make it that much easier. You simply print your 4"x6" photos and adhere them to the inside of the top of the cards.

Tip: Add your photos to the cards FIRST. Then fold the cards in half and add the stickers and self-adhesive gems. That way you can see your photo image through the "frame" and you won't cover up any essential parts of the photo with stickers.

The Festive Memories Card Kit kit includes the supplies to make 12 cards and includes the envelopes!

12 - 5"x7" Preprinted Cards (6 each of 2 designs)
3 - 12"x6" My Stickease Adhesive Sheets
36 - Tulip Sparkles (12 small, 24 Bitty)
36 - Sweet Leaf Sparkles (12 small, 24 Bitty)
12 - White Daisy Envelopes