Sunday, July 27, 2014

Farewell To Heritage Scrap

My little corner at Heritage Scrap.

At times like this, it is hard to know what to write. Heritage Scrap and Kate McClellan are like pieces of me after being there with them for 5.5 years in various capacities. There were a lot of ups and downs but it was always "the little shop that could." Times change. Lives change. Sometimes we have to say farewell. Never fear, Kate has some great business plans she is working on and she will not be gone forever. I am looking forward to seen what happens in the future.  For now though, the shop is closing.  All designers have clearance pricing at Heritage Scrap.  You can find Forget-Me-Nots by Theresa Lindamood designs HERE.

A BIG THANK YOU to all my customers. I hope you make beautiful art using my designs. Please feel free to email me links any time - I love to see what you create. For the time being, I do not have plans to be in a shop, but I have not decided yet what I will be doing.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks for the Memories!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Heritage Scrap iNSD Sale

iNSD Sale!

My little corner of Heritage Scrap will be on sale for inter National Scrapbook Day.  Hope everyone has fun shopping and joining in all the games and fun all over the web or at a crop!  Happy Scrapping!

Marmee: New Kit For Mother's Day

Growing up, Mother's Day was always a special occasion where my mother's family gathered at Grandma Hopkins' house for a big meal and an afternoon of fellowship. We made a lot of happy memories on those days. Now I'm a Mom and I live 850 miles away from family and I miss those times.  Marmee was created to document the special mother's day gatherings or other occasions that honor your Moms, Grandmas, Aunts or other special ladies.  Naturally I love vintage and heritage styles, but I also wanted this to be a touch modern too so that it would adapt well to current photos as well as those from the past.  And since I love doing Project Life, I've included some 3x4 and 4x6 journaling cards as well. Of course I didn't leave my heritage roots. There are 2 pedigree charts - one is four generation and the other five - just in case you want to add a little genealogy to your family photos. Here is the description from the store listing:

Marmee is a digital scrapbook kit designed to honor our Moms and Grandmothers whether we call them Marmee or "just plain 'ol Mom". Bright spring and summer colors are perfect for scrapbooking your photos of Mother's Day or other events honoring the ladies in your life.  Included are 18 gold titles and two pieces of word art about mothers, as well as two gold pedigree charts if you want to include a little family history. The 3x4 and 4x6 journal cards are perfect for those doing pocket scrapbooking projects as well as for getting all the details down about your matriarch. Elements included have a garden and bird theme.  Happy scrapbooking! Thank you for looking.
31 300 dpi Papers
24 12x12 Background Papers
  7 12x12 Card Stock Papers
86 Elements
1 Beadspill
1 Bird
1 Lacy Border
3 Bows
1 Braid
1 Button
1 Charm
1 Lace
1 Fern
3 Leaves
8 Flowers (1 Recolored)
1 Doily
3 Ribbons
2 Ribbon Banners
2 Rosettes (1 Recolored)
1 Tag Cluster
1 Twine
2 Pedigree Charts  (4 & 5 Generation)
2 Autograph Books
9 Frames
1 Journal Note
1 Tab
6 3x4 Journal Cards
6 4x6 Journal Cards
3 Labels (2 Recolored)
2 Post Cards
1 Tag
18 Titles
2 Word Art

Thanks for taking time to stop by and see my new kit. I hope you like it! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Project Life Tuesday: 2014 Week 6 and a Calendar Card

Because of the weather, I had to take my photos inside this week, so they aren't so great.  However, I am not going to complain because we have been in drought and we need the blessing of this rain!

Here is the full two page spread.  It was a blue week!

This was a week mostly spent around the house, but it was also a week where a lot of things were accomplished, so there was a lot to write about.

Because the photos weren't very good I took a close up shot of the right side.  All the fruit trees bloomed early and they have been lovely.

And I decided to put in a small calendar each month.  I have the digital version of the Rain Core Kit and was able to choose one of the cards that is meant to be for the opening page.  Then I used a commercial use perpetual calendar template from one of my favorite designers, Miss Tiina. After flattening the image, I had it printed at Costco with the rest of my Project Life photos and I am pleased with the result. It was fun to add that.
All in all,I have loved doing this. It's so relaxing on Sunday or Monday to sit down with my prints and work on my layout - almost like a reward! My pages aren't overly exciting as far as technique and art, but they are DONE! And that is the exciting part to me and my family.
Don't forget to check other Project Life bloggers on the link up at The Mom Creative.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Project Life Tuesday: 2014 Week 5

Welcome back to my Project Life Adventure.  This week I am connecting up with Project Life Tuesday at The Mom Creative.  She has a great FAQ post this week. Be sure to check out the bottom of her post for those who have linked up.

I'm still working on getting better pictures - it's a work in progress. I don't have good light inside and the weather wasn't cooperating outside!  You win some and you lose some. If you are new here - I am just doing a very simple Project Life focusing on photos and journaling. I love the look of the pages with embellishments and pretty things, but at this point in my life, there just isn't enough time or finances to do that.  Primarily I am a heritage scrapbooker and I do that digitally as well as creating digital designs.  Project Life is my way of satisfying both my love of being the family historian and my love for hands on scrapbooking. I may add more as I go along though.  For now I am content using the Rain core kit from Becky Higgins, which I purchased at HSN. You can see my previous posts under the label Project Life.
My pages are just day to day life - nothing too exciting.  I focused on the weather since we are in drought and the little guy who is staying with us. We've also been having glorious sunrises this winter. The "snipping tool" in Windows has been my friend to grab graphics to document what is happening in the world.

This week I had so many pictures that there aren't many of the decorative card fillers to add to the design. We are excited to see seeds coming up and I caught the odometer as it hit 128k miles!

Thank you for dropping by to see what's going on in my Project Life Adventure!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Project Life Tuesday: Week 4

Yesterday it sure was a treat to get my new pictures and sit down and steal an hour of time to work on my pages for week 4!

I was glad to get my cover finished as well. In my stash I found some number letter stickers that I have had for about 10 years. I thought they worked perfect.  We added a picture of Hubby and the kids in front of our house. The garden is pretty brown and barren this time of year and it will be interesting to see what it looks like a little later in the year.  My son took a photo of Hubby and I as well.  It's not my favorite but I have made a commitment to include photos of myself in my scrapbooking so that my children will have memories of me as well.  The horrid thing is that hours after these photos, we began falling like dominoes with nasty Noro virus!

I'm still working on how to take better photos of layouts.  I'm not there yet!  Here is the two page spread of our week.

We had a busy MLK Jr three day weekend which began with extra guests. Hubby and I worked in the garden and my daughter sprained her wrist!
I've included information about our drought, the little guy who is staying with us and our Hebrew lessons.  The sunrises have been so beautiful lately that I had to include another one.
I'd love to hear about your Project Life!