Fastest Way to Create a Layout!

One of the fastest ways that I know to create a layout is to use a sketch. I found this layout via The Memory Nest a few months ago and I knew that I just had to use it. I share how I used the sketch to create a quick layout on Amanda Robinson’s site. If you have never heard of her before then you are in for a fine treat. Amanda has wonderful die cut downloads for your die cutting machines. Amanda is a wonderful designer and she has some of the cutest cut files I have ever seen.

sketch memory nest

So for more on how I used this sketch and to see Amanda’s cut files and do a little shopping then bop on over to the


Rewards Club

I have been a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for a few months now and I have loved every minute of it. There are some changes that are coming soon that I have shared with you. With all these amazing new things happening I decided to launch a Rewards Club for all my Close To My Heart Customers!

iscrap-n-snap reward club

This is very exciting for me and now is the perfect time for you to join my Rewards Club and I will tell you why.

REASON #1: July is the last month to purchase the retiring products. I have shared with you all about the retiring products and some of my favorite retiring products Here. These products still remain on a while supplies last list, so get yours while you can HERE.

REASON #2: August is the month when all the new products will be available and there are some products that I just can’t wait to get my hands. I shared HERE all the new products that I am super excited about but I haven’t mentioned some of the paper packs and picture my life kits that are going to be released. The new ones are simply gorgeous and I cant wait to get my scrappy hands on all of them!

REASON #3: There is going to be a price increase on some of the products in August so why not be thrifty and get these products before the prices increase.

List of Price Increases:

  • Faux Leather Albums $24.95 to $29.95 without memory protectors included
  • Ink Pads $5.25 to $5.95
  • Ink Refills $4.25 to $4.95
  • Archival Black Exclusive Inks $5.95 to $7.50
  • Sponge Dauber $3.95 to $4.50
  • Watercolor Pencils $22.95 to $26.95
  • Piercing Tool Kit $5.95 to $6.95
  • Sanding Kit $3.50 to $4.95
  • Edge Distresser $2.50 to $3.95
  • Ruler $9.95 to $11.95
  • Stitch Guide $12.95 to $13.95
  • Bonding Memories Glue $6.95 to $7.95
  • Organizer – Small $12.95 to $14.95
  • Organizer – Medium $16.95 to $19.95
  • Organizer – Large $22.95 to $24.95
  • My Acrylix Organizer $12. 95 to $14.95

REASON #4: The July Stamp of the Month is a great alphabet stamp set and you can’t go wrong with an alphabet stamp set. You never run out of letters when you have a stamp set and you can stamp your letters in whatever color you want! The stamp set is only $5 with any $50 purchase on my site otherwise it is $17.95.

july sotm

REASON #5: The iScrap-N-Snap Rewards Club is absolutely free to join. All you have to do is sign up and shop throughout the year at your own leisure. After you hit your spending mark you get free product!

For more information about the iScrap-N-Snap Rewards Club click HERE and don’t forget to get your favorite products before they are gone or before the price increases.


Launching of a New Challenge Site!

“TakeHeartIdeas” I have been very hush hush about this new endeavor that I am on with two wonderful women, Kristie Sloan from Artful Adventures and Faith Wallace from Scrapbooker PhD.

We have come up with this wonderful idea to create a challenge site that is about inspiring you to use the wonderful products that Close To My Heart has to offer. The first challenge has been launched today and the three of us created wonderful inspirational pieces. Come and play along with us by entering the challenge at Take Heart Ideas.

I have been on a pocket scrapping kick lately and created two 4×6 pocket scrapping cards that were inspired by this summer color scheme from Design Seeds. 


watermelon hues

Watermelon Hues from

I used a Heidi Swapp Stencil, Memento Ink, Distress Ink and the wonderful Close To My Heart Stamps. The stamps that I used were Believe in Yourself, C1574 and Hopscotch Alphabet, E1028. I am in love with the alphabet stamps that Close To My Heart has to offer and you really can never go wrong with an Alphabet stamp set because you will never run out of letters!

Speaking of Alphabet stamp sets the July stamp of the month is just that. You can purchase the stamp of the month for only $5 dollars when you spend $50 dollars on my site. Check out this awesome video about the July stamp of the month where you can see all the versatile things that you can do with an Alphabet stamp set.

To place your order just click on the cart below.

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