Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thank you 2009 - Hello 2010!

Lya Lin - Craftologista

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Warm hearts in this cold season..and more

This may be the coldest season of the year in the country but could be the warmest if you would...

You can do something to "grow" the warmth - if you want to...and I have few suggestions in here to light you up:

  1. send a last-minute card to someone long-distance;

  2. give a call if you don't have the address or don't want to send the card;

  3. if it's near by, just stop by and give a warm hug in person (how sweet!);

  4. pray for some person you haven't heard for a while...we never know;

  5. pay a visit to local foster home and send in some treats or sweets...the children will sure to love;

  6. give up some coats or sweaters you just don't need anymore and pass on to some homeless people;

  7. make a special donation for the missionary group of your church - this may be a great action to help them out while far away from their home town.

And these things are sure to keep many - or lots of hearts warm, even in the toughest weather!

May you and your have a WARM beautiful - wonderful - joyful Christmas!!


Happy Birthday... to my dear 3-years young boy - ...LOVE YOU!!

From our home to yours,

Lya - Craftologista blogger

Saturday, December 19, 2009

What's coming up next

Hi....while you may be all busy going around the Christmas things right now, so I'd like to share in here something THAT"S not so RED OR GREEN just to refresh your eyes:
The beautiful paper and stamp kit (limited edition!) that will be the "COVER-GIRL" for the 2010 January's campaign - all to celebrate the National Papercrafting Month!

You can get a brief idea now about what it is through these sample layouts...
I'll show some more details later on!
Have a warm dry weekend!
Lya - craftologista

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Art & Soul episode!

If you're like me - a "visual" person (when SEEING the process of making the creative result is much better than READING the "how-to"s) - you'll want to watch the newest Art & Soul episode that's available here

Some fun creativity easy and fast for your upcoming artworks!

These are some of the supplies used for the episode projects()Posterboard E-size Alphabets and Sweet Home Paper Packs, Level 1 & 2 and Stickease):

Happy Thursday!

Lya - craftologista

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The most wonderful month of the year


The campaign details and F.Q.A.:

WHEN: Wednesday, December 2, at 9 a.m. and continues throughThursday, December 17 (11:59 p.m. MT) or while supplies last.

Sale has quantities restricted to FIVE per item and continues through Thursday, December 17, or until stock is depleted. Regular retail items and clearance items may not be mixed in the same shopping cart.

  • What products are included in the clearance sale?
There are just too many items to list here! But watch for paper packets, My Acrylix® stamp sets, accessories, and more—something for everybody! You can view a complete list of the items and SHOP by visiting my Online Store at clicking on Holiday Heyday.

  • How will shipping/handling be charged on this promotion?
Continental US: orders of $100+ = flat rate shipping of just $5 ($99.99 and under have weight-based shipping)
Canadian and non-continental: orders of $150+ = flat rate shipping of $10 ($149.99 and below have weight-based shipping)

  • How will tax be charged on this promotion?
US: tax is charged on discounted amount.
Canada: tax is charged on discounted amount.

  • How does a customer order the items?
You simply add your desired clearance items to my MyCTMH ( , just as you would when purchasing any item through MyCTMH. However, that clearance items and regular items cannot be purchased on the same order. If you’d like to purchase both clearance items and regular-priced items, you need to place two separate orders. A special clearance sale link will be available on the MyCTMH shopping page during the campaign just for this purpose; only clearance items will appear in the clearance shopping area and only regular-priced items will appear in the usual MyCTMH shopping area.

  • Who can participate in this campaign?
Anybody! Call all your friends, family, customers, and neighbors. Tell them December is the time to stock up on great products at unbelievable prices.

  • Is there a requirement to qualify for this campaign?
No qualifications at all—shop on!

Wish you lots of fun shopping and creating!

Lya - craftologista

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


This is an "all-in-one" pack of clear stamps set you may want to keep for yourself. It has cute and versatile images and words that fit the season's projects no matter if card making or scrapbooking!
It's a collectible stamps set! Get yours soon - this is one of soon-to-be retired set!

Just to remember: STAMPAGANZA ends in 5 days!

Warm Hug from our Family to Yours.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Some updates here and there

Good morning!

Hope you're all doing well in this chilly weather - getting ready for the Thanksgiving and making plans for Christmas!

Today just some updates:
  1. Jennifer McGuire and her team are announcing the 91 prizes winners! So be sure to check her blog out to see the list of the lucky people who sent cards for Kate and Eric Drive!
  2. I'm sharing soon the pictures of the recent swaps - CARD & SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT - starting this weekend with some really creative ones!
  3. Showing another favorite stamp set - STAMPAGANZA is ending soon - so if you plan to "stock up" with these versatile and cool My Acrylix Stamps, grab your freebie* ASAP! :)....Just couple days left! The stamps image you see here is from the E-size set (the big one) called BAROQUE ALPHABETS - U$34.95 value - you can earn it for FREE by purchasing two E-size stamp sets of equal value! This set is wonderful as you can use it to anything personalized or for the special holiday projects!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Well, this is a new thing to do:
I'm so happy to see I've got many visitors to read this blog of mine.
Thanks you all for stopping by...

Like the talented Jennifer McGuire announced recently in her blog ( I'm copying her idea too...:), I'd like to "say a thank you" for people who come, read and leave a comment by starting today with RANDOM GIVEAWAYS.

It's simple: just leave a comment or answer the question from my post and I'll randomly pick a person and a prize* time by time.
*the name of the winner and the prize will be written in the text block I've created - located at sidebar's up right.

Now the image above you see is from a japanese gallery we visited weeks ago at San Francisco, they were displaying many of these artworks - simply beautiful. Just sharing!

Hope to hear from you!

Lya - learning everyday goodness through creativity.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

STAMPAGANZA # 4 - Art & Soul Featured

This stamp set(HEARTFELT CHRISTMAS - C1378) became one of my favorite for this holiday's projects.
And here I'm sharing the card I made for the recent Close To My Heart Regionals Celebration event's contest.

As you can see, these stamps can be used in so many ways...I used 4 different images to create the background strips on a variety of different paper colors and patterns. Then added a shiny look with a touch of Liquid Glass onto the intricate image details. The sentiment square was embellished with few tiny buttons within matching colors. Easy and simple.
You can have this stamp set by getting it through the STAMPAGANZA special offer( buy 2 get 1 free*) or go to the CTMH TV - Art & Soul newest episode (Nov.10) watch the show and purchase it with a special discount, through MyCTMH online shop - and under product code (AS1019).

Happy Monday!
Lya - on-going holiday paper crafts project

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

STAMPAGANZA # 3 we go with one of my new favorite, the brand new stamp set ( D1384 - Snow Flurries ) ...from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book - just perfect for your holiday projects!

When you're purchasing the stamp sets from your gift list - for every 2 stamps set, you can earn this set for free*(any stamp set sizes E, D or C to be qualified for this set ). Don't worry - the online shopping system will do all work for you - just add it to the shopping cart!
Check out more other new stamps sets for seasonal projects at:

Good Night!

Lya - holiday papercrafting right now

Saturday, November 7, 2009


More stampaganza to warm up creativities!
Now showing one more stamp set from my favorite list - again it is from the (soon-to-be)RETIRED list...

This is a very versatile set of stamp images - you can make so many projects with these 36 elegant, delicate, detailed vintage style stamps, talk about creativity in squares!

During this month you can earn it for free when you purchase 2 stamps set - all you need to do is to pick 2 of your fave sets (size D or E) and add this one -

D1328 Post Marked - as your third set. The online shopping system will automatically turn it into free item!

Happy stamping!!

Lya - enjoying holiday papercrafting

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November Trips - part I

Today we're heading to the 2009 Regional Celebration (Oregon-Portland) nov.6-7.
I'm so happy...and with reasons: it's our first time traveling together, driving across the state(my sweet husband, our busy toddler and me). It's my first R.C. and first time coming to Oregon too. But the biggest one is because today is my honey's and my dad's birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU 2 = my best friends in life!
For the next days I'll share some more of our trip and the R.C.. :)
Now just a reminder - if you already got the news that now you can buy the Close to My Heart retired stamps ( no longer available in current catalog and only while supplies last) DIRECTLY from my CTMH website , with the convenience of 24/7 shopping service just for you.
You'll find a section in the sidebar specially created for these "soon-to-be gone" stamp sets.
You can also take advantage of this month's STAMPAGANZA deal (buy 2 get 1 stamp set FREE*) to earn some of these goodies!
*The free stamp set will be equal or lesser value of the purchased sets.
The sample scrapbook layout you see here has the stamp image from the same set I've shown another day - I made a card ( remember?).
Well, this set (#C1301-thing of beauty) is in the RETIRED list and I find it truly worthy to share.
Have a great day!
Lya - C, with Love.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


WHETHER YOU’RE A LONG-TIME FAN OF STAMPS OR ARE just venturing into this fun hobby, now is the perfect time to grab some My Acrylix® decorative stamp sets!
From November 3–30, 2009, when you purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price you will receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)— a savings of up to $22.95!
Choose from any stamp set offered in any 2009 Idea Book or the current Product Review.
Add to your assortment of these innovative stamps sets!

*Shipping/handling apply. Offer valid November 3–30, 2009. Stamp sets available as the FREE set include A, B, C, and D-size sets only. E-size, customizable (K), Art & Soul® and Stamp of the Month are not available as the free set. Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A , B, C, D, and E-size sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul, Workshops on the Go™, and customized (K) stamps.

Be sure to take advantage of this month's deal and stock up your favorite stamps for the Holidays and even everydays projects!!

Lya - craftologista

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sharing a story

Hello everyone!
As consultant I receive periodically, from our corporate office, emails with news, updates, and also stories from real people - either consultants or customers out there, mostly are remarkable as they share their experiences or ideas. And this one you'll see is just one of what I like to's what SCRAPBOOKING is all about:

Memory Protectors® Helped Scrapbook Survive Fire

“I am a long time customer of Close To My Heart and had many scrapbooks done, including one for each of my daughters. We lost our home to a fire last year. Both of the girls' scrapbooks were on my kitchen table and we thought they were a total loss.

“Two days after the fire, we were rummaging through the ashes to look for some valuable jewelry and a friend came upon the scrapbooks. The table they were on was totally gone, as were most of the rest of our belongings, and both scrapbooks were badly burned but still fairly intact on the outside. We took them both out of the house and started looking at them and were super surprised to see that many of the photos were salvageable!

“However it happened, the Memory Protectors® sealed together and preserved most of the pages. We lost photos from the edges of some of the pages because of burning, and lost some to moisture from the water and chemicals used to try to put out the fire. But we were able to salvage an incredible amount out of those books. Both the albums and Memory Protectors were from Close To My Heart.”

“We just wanted to let you know how well your products did in such an extreme situation and that we have told all of our fellow scrapbookers about our ordeal.”
Kylie Mortensen, Customer, Trego, WI

Well, thank you Kylie for sharing your story and I do wish you can soon restore and create more amazing scrapbooks for all your family!

Have a great weekend!

Lya - craftologista

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sad News from Jennifer's Blog

For those of you who visit my blog and Jennifer McGuire's, you'd probably know the Card Drive she is having - ending October 31 - for Kate(the little girl with cancer) and Eric (the 9 years-old boy who has ALD).
SADLY - Eric passed away at Oct.25 night, day before his birthday.
I believe that lots of card makers out there, who lovely made and sent cards to the kids, felt the same as I did. Sadness and heavy heart.
Just wish Eric could get to receive the cards. They would surely make him smile.

To know details about Eric and his Family:

Prayers and thoughts going out to Eric's Family.

Lya - craftologista

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Hi there!

The images you see above are what I did last week for the CTMH BB Scripture Swaps. The pages are meant to fit in the My Creations Display Album (Z1054).
They are both 6" x 6" layouts with focus in following scriptures:

BELLA papers (the floral layout-sorry for the blurry picture): "Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in LOVE - 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NRSV"
SWEET HOME papers( the stripes layout): "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul...-Psalm 23:13 KIV"

The SWEET HOME is a paper pack featured in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book and BELLA is from the Summer Idea Book. I like that while BELLA is sweet and plenty of flowers, the SWEET HOME collection has elegant and neutral colors and designs, allowing lots of possibilities and both feminine and masculine themed items.

The stamp set used for these layouts are: ENDLESS FRIENDSHIP ( D1354) and WELCOME HOME (D1370).

That's for today! Hope you've enjoyed!
I'll post in here the complete swap layouts when I have them all set, including the display album.


Lya - craftologista

Monday, October 5, 2009

Some updates here...

Just to let you know (if you don't yet)because of the amazing quantity of cards that are being sent in to Cards For Kate, Jennifer McGuire (she is so creative...) decided to add another child - ERIC - to the card drive, which I found great...both children are such sweet kids!
To know more about this heartwarming card drive - visit:

And also I'm so happy to say I'll be going to the Close to My Heart Portland Regionals Celebration in November!!
I already got my to-do list for the 2 swaps groups I've joined - 2 pages layout and cards plus THE CARD and the scrapbook layout (two-pages spread) for the event contests.
As I received the featured colors and guidelines by Tuesday only, I've decided about my layouts and card sketches and the selected supplies last JUST need to cut ALL the papers and "dive" into the creative process until the end of the month. I'm very excited about this event.

By the experience of some fellow consultants, sounds like will be lots of creative inputs much fun!

I also just finished the Scripture Swaps I've joined with the BB ladies as well the cards for both Kate and Eric...( I had some delays in the last one to have all in one pack) and just waiting to be wrapped and shipped out...!


As for the pictures (both SWAPs, cards and layouts, AND the card kits I mentioned in another post) - I'll keep my words in posting them here by this weekend or so. Just need to get all organized by then...!

For now, the image you see here is the card I made and posted here before, just in the top view and also, the stamp set ( C1301 - Thing of Beauty) I used to create it.

Happy creating(a card? a scrapbook page?....think about it!)

Lya - craftologista

Sunday, October 4, 2009

fast, easy and simple

Recently got some people who asked if I'd be offering card kits that would have some "fast and easy" cards to make themselves.
Well, I have good news.
And I think we're just right on time with the approaching of the holidays!

It's the season that even the busiest person would stop for some minutes and send some warm words for a dear friend or a family member. And not just for the long distance ones. You can send cards even for the people that live in the same town. How nice that'd be?

Just imagine yourself finding a totally handmade card in your mailbox - I'm sure that would bring you a smile and make your day merrier!

Above I'm showing a card I made a time ago for a new customer that became a friend too. She got an accident - was in extreme pain and discomfort so I wanted to cheer her up. I'm glad she is now getting better and back to her routine.

The kits will be "released" at next post with some pictures and details.

Now how about writing down the names of people you'd like to send some warm words and get your list ready...I happened to do this every year since my college years...

Have good day!

Lya, craftologista

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

And the prizes go to...

Here is the September Giveaway Winners - hooray!
Thanks to all for your participation - Please send me your addresses and I'll be mailing out the goodies no later than friday - congrats and enjoy!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thinking Fall, living Autumn

We are again starting this beautiful and inspirational season.

Lots of people becoming busier than ever. Then more pictures getting into HD(hard disk) or HB(hard boxes) …accumulating files and piles.

I’d like to challenge you…

  1. Are you willing to start and do something for your family pictures... like,organizing them?
  2. Would you like to plan something ahead for your busy holidays precious memories?
  3. Are you ready to do some scrapbook page layouts or even a themed album?
  4. Would you like to make your own holiday cards and give to your friends and family?

I can help you. Let me show you how.

Email me at ! Check out my Calendar to see the classes available starting OCTOBER to DECEMBER.

Let’s share the love for our precious photos and memories – connect and inspire!

LOL (lots of love)


Just Sharing...(copy from my "story" page at

Leave your comment by answering ONE of the questions above and your name will be entered to a drawing of a "surprise element" - from me.:). I'll pick a name by Nov.30!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Just wanted to share some of the images of yesterday's party I hosted showing the Autumn-Winter Idea Book, new featured products, upcoming workshops (from the new WOTG collection) samples and some special projects of mine.

These are the MAKE-n-TAKE projects - 3"x3" card - sweet leaf paper with the new stamp set I like so much: D1371 Many Thanks!

I made some treats as guest gifts from the baby jars I saved - oh yes, I'm a huge fan of recycling stuff...!

Also you see there showing 2 of my "Playful Discoveries Series" (6"x6") accordion albums - Spring and Summer Edition! The box to keep all 4 of them is still in-the-progress. I'll probably posting and showing here by mid December or so. I'll try to get it earlier...I promise!
In the meantime..thanks for checking!

Good night!

Lya - Craftologista Weblog

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Yet September...

It has been a busy month and I can't believe we're almost by the last weekend of September!
What a month for me!
I'm going to hold an Open House - right "out" of my home - and host a gathering party by this weekend. Still in the on-going process yet and I'm trying to settle all stuff* until Friday...

Hopefully I get all I need by the time!
STUFF stands for: sample projects - my artworks display - products samples - flyer display - guest gifts - hostess packet - special treats!

Now just a reminder...Sept.30(Wednesday) I'll be posting the names of prizes winners...there's still time to join me...just place an order through myCTMH shop ( and you'll be entered for BOTH Close to My Heart corporate drawing(for the daily giveaway of EVERYDAY CELEBRATION card kit) and my blog cool is this!

I'll be posting here soon some samples I made for the Gathering Party and Open House. so remember to come back and see!

One more thing: Are you checking often the Cards for Kate by Jennifer McGuire( If not, be sure to see what is going's amazing!

Happy Day!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


These are the prizes you can win when order a NEW PRODUCT from the just released Autumn Winter Idea BooK!
To know more, check the post of August 15!

CRAFTOLOGISTA September GiveAway
So, 5 lucky winners will be announced by the end of the month! Happy scrapbooking!

Lya, craftologista

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Up to date: September card kit drawing- good news!!

Just got a great news to share...!
Daily Card Kit Drawings in September
You already know you can get an Everyday Celebrations card kit free with a qualifying purchase of My Acrylix® stamps. But starting September 1st, anyone who makes a purchase will be entered into a daily drawing for a free card kit!
Just as reminder: to qualify for the daily drawing you only have to place an order through a Gathering Party Order, your individual Order, or a MyCTMH website purchase (

The unique scallop shape of the cards is beautiful. And how cool is the coordinated-shaped stamps that comes within the set! What a great idea! Not only can it be used on the cards in this set, but you can also use the stamp in so many other ways...and the best thing is: the card set is SO generic! It suits for both guys and gals!

Got card makers on your Christmas list...(or if they want it for Christmas to tell their significant others) this is a great gift and they can get their shopping done early!

Every ways of goodness for your everyday celebrations!

To get yours while supplies last, go to and place an order today!

Happy Card Making(and sending!)


Friday, August 28, 2009


DO YOU KNOW...September is National Stamping Month?

To celebrate, we are offering this amazing kit!

From August 18 – September 30, you can get a FREE Everyday Celebration card kit to make 16 beautiful cards!

Look what you can do to earn:
• Purchase a minimum of $60 in stamp sets
• Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales of $400 between September 1–30
• Sign up as a new Consultant between September 1–30

Contact me for more details!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Once again, seems like Jennifer is doing another wonderful job through her blog, calling the lovely card makers out there to send handmade cards to Kate, a beautiful little girl who is now in a big battle of her life - fighting against cancer.
You can find out more clicking in the widget at side bar.

And I'm so happy to be able to help Jennifer - this amazing designer and card maker!
So don't wait, make some cards from your own and send them out to the McRae Family through Jennifer...and "REMEMBER, whatever you do, make it from your heart".

Happy Card Making, y'all!


Friday, August 21, 2009


This club kit features papers and colors from the Back Country Collection - new item from the 2009 Summer Idea Book and Catalog.
Although it is a perfect choice to make cards to the men of our lives, they can also be done to be given as upcoming holiday cards.
The kit is available at workshop club now while supplies last. For US residents the shipping is U$2.00 only. People outside US, please contact me to calculate it accordingly.

Thanks for checking,


Saturday, August 15, 2009

NEW PRODUCT #01 - 'WISHES" PLUS a SPECIAL offer from my blog

This item - "WISHES"Card Confidence Program Book - was featured as my favorite item during June and July of this year. Even though it is not this month's new item, I find interesting to share something about it that you may like to know:

  1. comes with a template CD to make the cutting easier and more precisely;
  2. new patterns including many new card shapes and sizes;
  3. there are 3 unique instructions and cutting diagrams to make cards in bulk.

  1. all new techniques highlighted;
  2. tips from the author on how to make your cards special;
  3. artworks featuring current papers, embellishments and colors.
If you like to scrapbook and/or make your own cards, this may become one of your favorite book in your personal library - ready to get you inspired!
In order to celebrate the release( by the 1st of September), of the new idea book (Fall-Winter Edition), I'm making a special offer just for my CRAFTOLOGISTA WEBlog's visitor, yes...YOU!

Here is how:
Starting September 1st through 28 , for every purchase you make, when you include at least one of the upcoming new items to be featured in my blog* you'll be automatically entered to a drawing to win prizes with CTMH products. I'll throw your name into the basket every time your order is completed through myCTMH online shop ( the more purchases the more are your chances!
This special offer is good for September only!
The name of the winners will be posted here after September 30.

Please remember that to QUALIFY for the drawing you need to check out often which are the new items I'll be posting here ( just to be clear the #1 is this book featured today) and then include it into your purchase.

Take advantage of this new SEPTEMBER CRAFTOLOGISTA's special to get your wish list items + chances to win more....!

The prizes and more NEW ITEMS coming soon, be sure to come back and see!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lya L.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Studio J and more news from CTMH

Studio J... You’ve taken the photos—now keep the memories. With Studio J™ online design software from Close To My Heart, you can create designer scrapbook layouts in minutes, ready to be custom printed for your cherished album.

The fun begins spring 2010; the excitement starts now.

Visit to watch the video and get to know more about this unique online software program that's all about...REAL LIFE.REAL SCRAPBOOKS. REAL TIME.

Friday, August 7, 2009


The CTMH 2009 Autumn-Winter Idea Book is around the corner!
To get it ASAP, you can pre-order now by sending me an email at:

Special offer for the pre-ordering: U$7 (shipping included): NEW IDEA BOOK + FREE gift from Craftologista Weblog*.
*Please note this offer is for the blog visitors only, not available at myCTMH online shop.

If you would like to order more copies, please email me for shipping details.

There are lots of new papers, holiday's stamps, project ideas and more...!!



Thursday, August 6, 2009

AUGUST - stamp of the month: IT'S YOUR DAY!

Birthday and party theme stamps are one of the favorite theme for scrapbookers and stampers of all ages, and this stamp set of the month is all about this fun!
You can use it to make your own party invitations, party favors, scrapbook and more!
It's available by August only! With qualified purchase in CTMH products you can get discount for it or even earn it for free!

Please go to myCTMH online shop for details.

Have fun!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Yes! It's a kind of celebration!
This August 3–17, place a minimum order of $100 and you not only get the August Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® It’s Your Day stamp set, for FREE, but we’ll throw in a My Reflections® Level 2 paper packet as well (a total retail value of $35.90)!
How about even more thanks? We’ll also cover the tax and shipping/handling on the free products!
Act fast, time is already running out.
This Thanks-a-bration only lasts until August 17!

Visit myCTMH today!

Lya - craftologista

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hello August News!

This month you'll get to see new beautiful things - about Close to My Heart and Craftologista web log- I'd like to share here with you:
  1. the constant campaign that's all about THANKS!
  2. the new idea book & catalog - FALL/WINTER EDITION! COOL!
  3. studio J*
  4. new projects - Craftologista * exclusive!
There are some fun stuff to see - I'll be posting often! Welcome back to check them out!

Keep coming!

Lya - crafting and loving, always.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Playful Discoveries Album Series - Spring Ed. Review

While the Playful Discoveries(PD) "Summer Edition" is on its way, I want to show bit more of the first 6" x 6" accordion style album - the SPRING edition - and review some interesting parts of it.

For you who are reading and finding this project of mine for the very first time ( I've shared it before in my previous blog without getting into details), here is what and why of this project.I find the 6" x 6" accordion album a great choice to make small scrapbooking because it works as album as well as a display, which is wonderful as gift or as my own keepsake. Close to My Heart offers 2 sizes of this accordion style album ( 6" x 6" and 9" x 9"). There is also a "MEMORY KEEPER" BOX that's easy to assemble and it's a must to keep both size of albums tidy and neat.
Small or mini albums are faster to make and it's great to organize themed photos as I want to separate them in a easy-to-find basis.
I started this PD serie with the Spring Album. I choose some of the remarkable shots of my kid from the months of the season and cropped to match each other. Because I turned the pictures all in B&W so it's a snap to coordinate colors. Then I used the CTMH Daydream Collection, w/ beautiful colors like SWEET LEAF, BLUSH, LILAC MIST AND CREME BRULEE.

As soon as I finish the Summer Ed. of my PD series, I'll post and share more, so you're welcome to come often & see.

Happy Monday!





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