Friday, December 30, 2011

MemoryWorks January Express Kit: Smitten

Such an adorable collection! I can imagine so many lovely pages and cards using these goodies. Check out the Idea Express for loads of great project ideas.

January 2012 MemoryWorks Kit Contains:  

 Patterned Paper
{1} 12x12 Valentine - Paper Hearts (Crate Paper)
{1} 12x12 Petals - Paper Hearts (Crate Paper)
{1} 12x12 Delivery - Paper Hearts (Crate Paper)
{1} 12x12 Love Letter - Paper Hearts (Crate Paper)
{1} 12x12 Numbers Grid - Love Me (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Love - Love Me (My Minds Eye)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Cherry Splash (Bazzill)
{1} 12x 12 Hot Fudge (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Date Swirl (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Walnut Cream (Bazzill)

{1} 12x12 Paper Hearts Chipboard (Crate Paper)
{1} 12x12 Sweet Threads Alpha Sticker (BasicGrey)
{1} 6x12 Sweetness Canvas Borders (Pink Paislee)
{1} 3x4 Love Struck - XOXO Clear Stamp (We R Memory Keepers)
{1} 3x3 Vintage Metal Heart (Maya Road)
{4} Red & Cream Heart Stick Pins (Maya Road)
{2} Kraft Die Cut Doilies (Maya Road)
{1} 3x4 Valentine Mini Bingo Card - Assorted Styles (Jenni Bowlin)
{3} Valentine Printed Tickets - Assorted Styles (Jenni Bowlin)
{1} ½ Yard Brown with Cream Dots Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
{1} ½ Yard Soft Pink and Cream Gingham Ribbon (Creative Impressions)

{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Cherry Splash (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Hot Fudge (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Date Swirl (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Walnut Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Raspberry Splash (Bazzill)
{5} 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes

The MemoryWorks Express kit is only $29.95* per month and packed full of goodies! *Does not include shipping, handling & sales tax

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Santa's Helpers Workshop Projects

These are the five projects we'll be creating on Saturday.

Blogger is giving me fits - it wouldn't let me load anything for the last 2 days, and now it loads things sideways! My apologies.

Notepad - cover

Inside of notepad

Treat box

Starbucks instant coffee card

Pop-up gift card holder

Inside of pop-up gift card holder

"Fry box" cookie holder

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NEW BoBunny Kits!

Hello All,

I'm back with not one, but TWO new kits! Yep, I've been busy.  :)

Both kits use the adorable papers and embellishments from BoBunny's Blitzen line. The bright colors and fun designs of this line make me smile, and they are SO much fun to work with!

So what've we got? First up is the card kit. You'll create 10 cards with lots of materials left over for more cards or gift tags. You get all the supplies, with complete full-color instructions for just $20.  (Sorry, {ippity} Season of Joy rubber stamps not included - contact me for purchase info)

Next is the layout kit. You'll create FOUR, count 'em FOUR complete, double-page layouts. I know for me, 8 pages is about all I need to really document my Christmas, and these pages are so CUTE! You get all the supplies to create them all, with complete full-color instructions for just $25.(Sorry, {ippity} Season of Joy rubber stamps not included - contact me for purchase info) Visit my Etsy shop or email me to order one or both of these kits. Get an early start on your Christmas crafting, and when the time comes, you'll be able to kick back and relax. 

Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 17, 2011


I'm back to announce the winner of my Christmas in October blog candy!

First, thank you for all your sweet comments on my cards. Thanks, too, for becoming NEW followers to my blog - you are AWESOME! I love doing these blog hops and plan to participate in lots more, so stay tuned for that and other projects.

And now, the lucky winner is....

Savannah! Who said:

These are great! I love the colors!
Congratulations, Savannah! I'll be in touch about getting your stamp set to you.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

{ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop

Welcome to the {ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop.  
If you are coming from Kim's Blog you’re on the right track. If you want to start from the beginning go to Heather’s blog.  I also have a list of the participating blogs at the end of this post. 

Simple, cute, and fun. That's what I think of when I start creating my Christmas cards each year. I started with the Blitzen line from BoBunny and played with some Smooch spritz and {ippity}'s Season of Joy stamp set. This set has it all - from sentiments to titles to labels to embellishments. Well, see for yourself!
See what I mean? So many possibilities. Here are just 3 of the cards I created using this set (I also made layouts - come back to see those in a few days!):

On the first card, I "Smooched" the white cardstock with Vanilla, then added the Blitzen cut-out. Stamped "Merry Christmas" onto a circle I had inked, then added the Blitzen chipboard and baker's twine. It's difficult to see in the photo, but the Smooch really gives it a pretty shimmer. The second card also uses a stamped circle and Blitzen paper and cut-outs. On the third card, I stamped the oval label in a soft green and "Happy Holidays" in holiday red, cut it out, and mounted it with foam tape. The decorative ornament strip was a cut-out. I made a bunch more cards using this set - I love how simple and fun it is!

To purchase this set, visit my {ippity} blog and order using the $24 Stamp Sets - Holidays and Occasions drop-down menu.

Your next stop on the hop will be Susan B. But wait! Before you go, leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win the fabulous Thoughts From the Past stamp. Become a new follower and be entered a second time to win! Good luck, and happy hopping!
















Lisa H.

Susan B.




Monday, October 10, 2011

And the Winner is....

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Life's Celebrations Blog Hop! Wasn't there a ton of amazing inspiration on the hop? Remember that all the products that you saw from Simple Stories are now available to purchase. You can check them all out here: Simple Stories

Now, as the title says, the winner is...

Tracy, who said:

What fun projects.
Love the decorated bags :)
Your card is pretty, and the bag of candy is so Yummy :)

Congratulations! You'll be receiving the new Unity Life Documented Banner stamp!

And to thank everyone who left such nice comments and/or became a follower of my blog, I'd like to offer you 10% off your first MemoryWorks order with me. To receive your discount, place an order through my website. Go through checkout, then email me to let me know your order number and I will make the adjustment on your PayPal invoice. Easy peasy!  Please note: This offer is only valid through me as an independent consultant. Happy shopping!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Life's Celebrations Blog Hop

Welcome, welcome to the MemoryWorks TeamWorks members' Life's Celebrations Blog Hop!
(Try saying THAT five times fast - I dare ya!) Our hop is sponsored by Simple Stories, and throughout the hop, you'll see all kinds of projects showcasing the NEWEST Simple Stories lines. Be sure to comment on ALL the lovely projects, as Simple Stories will be giving away a prize to ONE lucky commenter from all the blogs. So the more comments you post, the better your odds of WINNING!

Now, onto my projects...
I used the Happy Day line to create my projects. When I first saw the elements in this kit, I couldn't wait to play. Everything is so bright and fun, and makes me want to party! LOL

Since the theme of the hop is Life's Celebrations, I decided to go with some gift-y items. Don't most celebrations include gifts? Yeah...

First up is the gift bag. This is a plain bag I had left over from Christmas. The color went great with the Happy Day line, so I just layered a few pieces together, tied on a bow, and voila! Instant gift bag!

Next up is a treat bag that can be used as a party favor. Just a strip of fun patterned paper, a strip of stickers, and a couple staples.

And last, but not least, a gift card holder. This is actually made from three of the trading-card size cards that I had not yet cut apart. I folded them into a tri-fold and glued one side down, forming a pocket (would be great for putting money or even another gift card into), then made a quick photo corner to hold the gift card in place.

If these projects seem simple, that's because they ARE! The Simple Stories lines have such strong, solid designs that you can do a lot with them without a lot of effort. I did bling it up a little with some Stickles, but even that wasn't necessary. Try it for yourself!

Oh, and before you go, I'm offering up a little blog candy myself! I love these coordinating stamps from Unity, and MemoryWorks has loads of them to offer. I especially love this little banner set that goes so well with the Happy Day line, so it's what I'm giving away.

To be entered to win become a follower of my blog. Already a follower? That's great! Any comments left on this post will count as entries too! Deadline for all entries is Sunday, October 9th at 8:00 pm CST. I'll draw for the winner the following morning.

Once you're done here, hop on over to Sandy's blog!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Haunted Hallows Layout Kit

I've been having lots of fun lately getting inky and spooky! I created these two double-page Halloween Layouts using Teresa Collins's Haunted Hallows line and my {ippity} That's Creepy stamp set. As I said, FUN! I'm offering this kit complete with full-color instructions in .pdf format, to you as a PRE-ORDER, right here on my blog!

Based on an Alison Davis sketch
Based on an Alison Davis sketch

Here's what you get:
5 sheets 12" x 12" double-sided cardstock-weight patterned papers from the Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows line

1 sheet Haunted Hallows cardstock stickers

1 Haunted Hallows brads (26 pcs)

1 2 oz. bottle Tattered Angels Black Magic Glimmer Mist


1 set {ippity} That's Creepy Stamps (5 pcs)


4 sheets 12" x 12" kraft cardstock
2 sheets 12" x 12" white cardstock
24" orange ruffle ribbon

All this for just $29.50*, plus $6.50 shipping and handling. Click on the paypal button below to PRE-ORDER your kit today. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

*Scrapbook instructors, contact me for discounted pricing when you purchase 3 or more kits for class purposes.

Like this kit? Check out a similar card kit at my {ippity} blog!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

August Express Kit Projects

Here they are, as promised - my projects using MemoryWorks' August Express Kit, "Best Day Ever." This was a fun kit to play around with, with all the bright colors and the great Simple Stories accents. And I still have a TON of stuff left over for scrapping some more birthdays/celebrations. The kit is now for sale in the MemoryWorks store, so if you want it, grab it quick before they're all gone!



Sunday, August 14, 2011

Upcoming Class

Here are the layouts we'll be creating next weekend. We'll be using the Echo Park like "For the Record" line to make these two double-page layouts:

Just Gorgeous (based very closely on this layout)

Documented (based on an Alison Davis sketch)

For those who have been waiting patiently for this post, I do apologize - I have had too much going on this week.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

August Express Kit Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at some of the colors and patterns of August's Express Kit. This month, the kit will contain papers and elements from the Simple Stories Best Day Ever line. I personally can't wait to get my hands on it! AND - I'll be making lots of projects with it and sharing them right here and on the MemoryWorks blog! Stay tuned...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

100 Days of Summer Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! Our amazing TeamWorks team has done it again, and we're bringing you 12 pages of Simple Stories Inspiration! To follow along, simply click on the links:

1. MemoryWorks Blog (

2. Lacey Igo (

3. Sheri Feypel (

4. Susan Nichols (

5. Jade Wilson (

6. Sandy Zent (

You are here -------> 7. Lisa Harris (

8. Kelly Holbrook (

9. Sharon Hill (
10. Sarah Jimerson (

11. Christy Musack (

Simple Stories (

I've got some fun projects to share with you today using Simple Stories' new 100 Days of Summer product line.

First up is a layout based on an Allison Davis sketch focusing on my husband's and my 20th anniversary cruise to Mexico. The bright, fun colors really capture the fun theme of that trip for me.

Next, I created a cute little card. I love layering all the stickers and other elements from this kit!

Finally, I made my version of a "paper bag" album. It's sort of a cheat, because I didn't actually use paper bags. Instead I used a piece of 12" x 24" kraft wrapping paper (like you use for wrapping packages for posting) folded to create a 6" x 6" album with 6 pages and 4 pockets. Super easy, and I think it turned out super cute!

Front Cover

Pages 1 and 2. I don't know why Blogger is turning them sideways!

Pages 3 and 4

Pages 5 and 6

Can you see where I've stitched the open sides and bottoms to create the pockets? I used the Sew Easy tool with the straight stitch head, but actually sewed a blanket stitch. Love this effect!

For more information on these projects and MemoryWorks' fabulous product line, contact me anytime at

Remember, there will be a Simple Stories grand prize for one lucky blog hopper who comments a blog post, so be sure to leave a comment on this post, then get right back to hopping! Next on the list:

Kelly Holbrook


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