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Christmas 2020

Well, Halloween has pasted and Hallmark is already showing Christmas movies!!!!  Nothing like rushing the season.  On some level, I’m wanting to rush this whole YEAR as it has been so trying for many. 

Scrapbook crafters (and really any crafter) always have something to do whether it’s inside/outside or alone/with friends.  So, 2020 has not frazzled me as much as some.  If you’re reading this, you know what I mean. 

Craft stores usually have Christmas stuff out early because people are getting ready for craft shows.  I wonder how many of THOSE we’ll see this year.  Probably only a handful is my guess.  So bummed!!!

Today I wanted to show the new Christmas paper from Close to My Heart (CTMH).  Honestly, it’s not my favorite.  I’d be terrible on QVC because I can’t just “love” everything.  Who does????   Perhaps it’s just age, but I love the traditional colors and images. 

Having said that, there was nothing traditional about 2020 so maybe this year’s paper is in good company. lol  So, without further adieu, let me present Jingle Joy.  The colors are Flamingo, Raspberry, Clover and Evergreen.  These are some pages I’ve created using the stickers as well.

Jingle Joy
Jingle Joy with space for Wish List
Jingle Joy

There is another choice for the Christmas line. It’s called Serenity and it’s Blue. I did not get this but the paper packet is as follows:


Of course, there are Christmas Gnomes. YAY! Not sure WHY I love these so. These come with or without thin cuts. You can always fussy cut them if you don’t want the thin cuts. Some people find it relaxing.

Christmas Gnomes with Thin Cuts

Well, you KNOW what my Christmas cards will be of (gnomes) but there are a lot of cute things in the Nov-Dec catalog. So check out the new stuff and get something to play with in case we get locked down again.

As always, comments and questions are welcome and encouraged. Until next week, Happy Scrapping.



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Party Time

I’m very excited to show you this new paper from Close to My Heart (CTMH).  I decided to join CTMH because I love scrapbooking, they have quality paper AND I get a discount.  Who doesn’t like THAT.  Do I use other store’s paper?  YES, if there is a craft store in sight, I’m THERE!!!  However, when you feel the difference between Michael’s paper and CTMH, you understand.  CTMH feels thicker and it’s all 2 sided as well — which I love.  The big downside for me is that the paper is only available for a limited time.   I wish it was open stock.

So, this is what I made from paper called PARTY TIME and used the Wishing You Everything stamp set.  Depending on which side of the paper you use, it can be for girl or boy birthday or any celebratory event you choose really.    

Party Time – Boy’s Birthday
Party Time – Girl’s Birthday

What do you think? I just love the colors! Can you SEE your photos on these pages? They’re so fun and festive. I know my grandkids love colorful stuff like this AND looking at their own photos. Honestly I’m not a fan of the acrylic yellow stars because I don’t care for “bumpy” pages but kids love to touch them. I guess we have to think about WHO we’re doing this for.

I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a new catalog. If you want to check it out, there are way too many cool things this time. There’s also a seasonal products catalog (good for Sept – Oct). While it doesn’t thrill me as much, I do LOVE the gnomes and generally I’m not a gnome kinda gal. They came with or without the thin cuts but I’m sort of addicted to the thin cuts now.

Spooky Gnomes

Happy Scrapbooking

Comments and Thoughts are welcome and encouraged.



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Full disclosure: if you purchase a product from my link, I get a commission. I was just excited this time and had to share.

Live Beautifully

I started “scrapbooking” before the term was even in the dictionary. So, I think it’s no coincidence that May is my birthday month AND National Scrapbooking month. At least that is my story and I am stickin’ to it. Some might say that Mother’s Day is in May and usually it is the woman who normally does the scrapbooking but I like my version better.

Regardless of how it came about, May IS National Scrapbooking Month and soon summer will be here. SO many moments to capture. It is hard to keep up. I will be posting some ideas about vellum and talking about different types of inks among other things so I hope you will visit often.

Just quickly though, I wanted to share some new product from Close To My Heart (CTMH). As you may or may not know, I DO sell CTMH but I am addicted to all products whether they are CTMH, Michaels or Hobby Lobby. I swear one day I’m going to start a support group for all of us that are addicted to paper crafting.

CTMH May Feature

May Special

In the meantime, check this out. It will be available in May. As with any CTMH product, it doesn’t last forever. It is one of the very few things that I hate about the company. The papers that I especially love, I buy a lot of before they go away. While the stamps go away, once you have them, it is not an issue. SO, here is the package (or you can get it individually):

I will post a link in May but I was so excited, I wanted to show everyone now.  It makes some beautiful layouts.

Here are some cards that I made as well.

So, what do you think???  Do you love it or hate it?


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