Saturday, October 29, 2022

READY, SET, GO - Scrapbooking with Katy & Chris...

If you haven't heard already, Stacy Julian has come up with a NEW Product for her Story by Stacy collaboration with CTMH and this one is FUN!!!

READY, SET, is a look at the NEW STORY DECK! You will draw from each card category and use the prompts on these cards to help tell your story!

Ready card invites you to document a specific story or topic.

Set card invites you to use a particular approach with your memories, designs, photos, or words.

Go card directs you to use something specific, like a technique, product, or color.

Finally, a Bonus card will challenge you to strengthen skills or try something new!


A fellow Maker-Friend and I have decided to create a mini-series where we draw our cards then create LIVE (don't worry, they'll be recorded as well) using the prompts we drew.

Here is the video where we drew the prompts and explained the process...


Here is our first Episode where we created layouts based on those cards we drew LIVE...

Friday, October 28, 2022

30 Days of Sketches - Days 23, 24, and 26...

Let's play some catch-up on the 30 Days of Sketches YT Collab.

I took a break from the 30 Days of Sketches to teach over 300 men and women different Christmas Card designs and techniques...we have been doing an EXCLUSIVE VIDEO each day of October and it's been GLORIOUS!!! Don't worry...if you didn't sign up before the deadline, we will be reopening registration for the replay option shortly. 

Anywho...I LOVE the 30 Days of Sketches Challenge each series because I get a LOT of memory-keeping done so rather than just give in, I decided to finish the month by coupling sketches I missed with current ones to make 2-page layouts.

Here are the three that I did this week...I hope you'll take the time to head on over to YT and watch them, be inspired, and create your own!

Are you playing along? Have you joined the #30DSCBL FB Group to be further inspired.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

30 Days of Sketches - Series 10...

It's that time again...where I join other creatives and we bring you our takes on 30 Sketches (well, this year, it's actually THIRTY-ONE but we don't want to mess with the flow). 

I started out strong and was 2 for 2 then my creative juices were funneled to the CDT 31 Days of Christmas Cards Event. After my EXCLUSIVE Class for them on the 5th, I'll be back at it.

Here are the first two sketches and what I did with them. DON'T FORGET to watch the processes over on my YT can see so much more detail irl (is that what the cool kids say...hehehehe)

This first one was made using the NEW Freshly Baked Collection which is geared toward Holiday Banking...well, you can see here that this photo/layout has NOTHING to do with Baking nor the Holidays...

This second layout is using the NEW Cherish Collection and the current Mix-Ins...I AM IN LOVE with the softness that the Cherish Cardmaking Stencils added to this layout. This one is a MUST-SEE on my YT Channel or my IG...don't forget to follow and subscribe on those outlets while you're there 💓

Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to check back often as I share the rest of the 30 Days of Sketches (I even designed the one for Day EXCITED to share that one with you!)

Monday, October 3, 2022

Picture This Christmas Card Kit...

HAPPY MONDAY!!! I don't like to be the messenger of obvious (but maybe not-so-welcome news) BUT Christmas is LESS THAN 12 WEEKS AWAY which means if you send Christmas Cards, you might want to start thinking about what you're going to do.

Well, CTMH has a BRAND NEW Card Kit that is perfect for anyone!!! Let me introduce you to Picture This...

Featuring Cut Above®-style card kits, the Picture This Christmas special makes it easier than ever to assemble and personalize your own picture Christmas cards. Make your cards even more special with the shaker window options that will help you create truly unforgettable keepsakes!

Here's what the kit comes with: 

The Picture This Christmas card kit includes card bases, envelopes, stickers, and die-cuts, giving you the materials for creating 10 cards. Add an even more personal touch to your cards and save 20% when you get the card kit that also includes the exclusive Picture This Christmas stamp set and the 5″ × 7″ Envelope Flap Thin Cuts. For maximum creativity—and a 25% discount—choose the shaker card kits, which include all of these great items, plus confetti and acetate sheets!

I hope to have some samples in the next couple of weeks to show you but if I were you, I'd go ahead and add these to your cart so you won't forget (I'll probably remind you though...hehehehehe).