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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine Kit

This Close to My Heart Promotion is good until the end of January or until they run out...whichever comes first.

Whooo's Your Valentine

There are only 6 boxes shown above....You get twelve!  
It comes with a D size Stamp Set.....see some of the stamped images above.
Featured Products: Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022)

  1. 12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
    3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
    1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
    12 – Treat Tubes with Lids – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
    1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

These are great for gifts for classmates, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, party favors or anyone you want to give a Valentine goodie to.  I just love this idea for gift giving.
Mine are ordered......If you pick up one Workshop on the Go  (Kit of the Month) and a B size stamp set  ($9.95) you have your $35. qualifying order.
This is $40 value for $10 !!!!  Just type in  CC1022 in the Stamp of the Month..Constant Campaign section of the order form
Check out the LaBelle Ve Workshop on the Go and the coordinating stamp sets on  Page 41 in the catalog.. click below to browse or  to order.
You Can Place Your Order Here.
Don't forget to check out the January Stamp of the Month  available to you for $5.00 with a qualifying $50. order.
If you order by midnight  Dec 31 you can still get the December Stamp Set for $5 with $50 qualifying order here.

Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Anniversary Card

This is an Anniversary Card I made for my Parents 65th Wedding Anniversary

this is the same card before the added ribbon

I used the Tea Thyme Collection for the card.
 I hand made the flowers with the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.
Cut the vines with leaves to match the size of the flower with the same cartridge.

 This is the inside...I will write my own sentiment

* You can find an easy to follow tutorial on how to make the flowers here.  Go down to the flower ball and find the directions.

This is one of their Wedding Pictures that I stole so I could frame it and have it on the table next to the cake at their Surprise Anniversary party.



 65 years later.  I snapped this picture a few weeks ago on a quick visit.
Arn't they lovely!   

How lucky am I?
Love you Mom and Dad xoxo

Happy Anniversary to the very best parents, grandparents, and great grandparents ever!!!!!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Great Offer

This offer is good until Dec 10 2012

  Wow...Christmas is less than 30 days away!!!!

 I have a great  Christmas gift idea for anyone who has a cricut machine.  
The CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge Bundle for only $95

                                               Exclusive CTMH Cartridge Cricut Artiste      

I am offering the Cricut Artiste Cartridge Bundle regularly sold at $99.00 (+tax and Shipping total 113.37)  Now until December 10 for $95.00 inclusive.
This is not a CTMH offer so contact me to place your order for you.
Click on the link just above to see more on this cartridge.   It has up to 700 images, including 3-D objects, cards, books, purses, boxes, labels.  It has layers and accents.  The stamp sets and the chipboard that are included in this offer work with the images on the cartridge.....So you can cut out your image and then stamp right on it!  It is a truly incredible cartridge.
You can e-mail me at  GingersScraps@gmail.com

Place your order now and have it in time for Christmas.

Happy Holiday Shopping

While you are here have a look around and leave a comment.  Love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Nutcracker Clara

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and spent it with family and friends.  I had a wonderful day with my family and have so much to be thankful for.

Sitting at my craft table with so many projects to finish and more to start....I couldn't think about anything except making another tag to go with my nutcracker tag.   I took that idea and went with it and made a Clara version.....

I will be going to the Nutcracker Ballet this week with my daughter and two of my grandbeauties.  So this is my version of Clara.

I was so excited about this tag  that 
 I think I posted this a little early....I still want to distress and add the gold edges .  This makes the perfect tag to go with my Nutcracker tag from Graphic 45

Thank you to all who commented here and on facebook.  I love to hear from you.

Just a quick note that this is the end of the month and last opportunity to get the Close to My Heart stamp of the month for November You can pick it up for $17.95 or for  ONLY  $5 with a $50 purchase from the catalog.
Capture The Date, November 2012 Stamp Of The Month
Available November 1–30, 2012 only.                                                                             

Thanks for stopping by.....


Monday, November 19, 2012

Nutcracker Tag

This is a Christmas Tag I made after seeing the one that was on the Facebook Graphic 45 Page.  They give the directions there.      Will be sending this off as "something handmade" to go along with my secret Santa gifts.  I hope they love it...I do!

I just love this paper....I can't get enough of it.  :-)


Saturday, November 17, 2012

CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge TREES

I Just Put together a few cute little Christmas trees using the Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste Cartridge.
You can find and order this cartridge here.

You can fill these with small gifts or candies.  Decorate anyway you like .  I used my festive Christmas Paper.  I also used plain green and stamped and glittered or stickled.  They came out so cute.

These are simple to make with your Cricut machine and the newest CTMH cartridge.

 CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge

I drew lines where the folds are and tape on the sides that get taped

Fold on Scored lines

Add your goodies

Tape closed and Decorate


Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Version of FTPT Gypsy Christmas Caravan

Oh my goodness it has been soooooo long since my last post.  I have been busy but haven't taken the tmie to share.
 I am very excited to share my Gypsy Christmas Caravan that I have been working on and still have much to do.    I couldn't wait to get it up here.  I still have to finish the drawer in the back and do the album that goes in the drawer. I still have to make the pull.   I have been anxiously waiting for Laura to do hers but I got tired of waiting and went ahead and did my own version.  I LOVE IT!    


                                                                Thanks for Looking.....


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Christmas House Album

Christmas House Workshop is  $30  Bring your own Paper and Embellishments or 
$85 and We will supply Paper and Embellishments.

Getting ready for Christmas.

We are getting a wonderful Christmas project ready to share. Will take reservations to do this class.  Sandra Carcano and I will be doing this class together and preparing the kits to make it.  You must sign up for this class before  Oct. 8.  The class will be presented in Patchogue on Saturday, Nov. 10. 2012.
Full day workshop $85.

You will make the album itself and fill it with many interactive pages, pockets and other wonderful surprises.  Stay tuned.
If you cannot make this class and are interested...we will make other arrangements to hold a private class for you and your friends.

SNEAK PEEK 12 x 11 Christmas House Album
Revised 2012 version

Filled with Surprises!!!!

This Workshop is  $30 if you supply your own paper and embellishments
$85 and I will supply paper and embellishments
*See below description of supplies 

This album is loaded with pockets and we will make tags to go in the pockets
(not shown in pictures)

Please leave your name and e-mail if you would like to join us for a fun filled workshop.
You will learn many new techniques and go home with a beautiful  Christmas heirloom to fill with all your treasured Christmas memories.. .. or give as a lovely Christmas Gift to someone very deserving.

How often do you learn new techniques and spend tons of money on classes that you never use the project you worked on.   I promise you this will be different!   You will go home with a beautiful album for yourself.
Come sign up now before the Christmas or Holiday rush.
You can contact me at GingersScraps@gmail.com or leave a comment here on my blog

For anyone who would like to use their own paper and embellishments.

* Description of paper and embellishments.

2 Packs of  12 x 12 Designer Paper
30  Sheets of Kraft Paper
25 Red, Green, Cardstock for tags 
Sheet of Black Cardstock 
Tag punch
3-4 Chipboards for cover
Embellishment for cover
Embellishments for inside (optional)
10 Gold Brads
18 jingle bells
 1 1/2 yards of Gold Ribbon
2 sheets tyvec

***** Hope you will join us for this workshop. Thanks for looking..*****

                                                                        Ginger and Sandra

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tim Holtz at Queens Ink

I'm back from a long blog vacation.  Missed being part of blog world and aside from a very sore shoulder injury..I am hunting and pecking the keys so I can share the pictures of my fun time taking classes with Tim Holtz at the Queens Ink, in Maryland.

Tim was so much fun...a great teacher and even though there were 100 people there..he stopped by each of us and signed our articles with a joke and a smile for everyone.  We made these crazy  steampunk goodies, learned lots of fun techniques and just had a ball!

  He came around many times checking on our progress and complimenting our work especially if we dared to try something different.

Mario was the unsung hero behind all the work and setup.  He was running all day providing whatever anyone needed.  Kept that smile on all day.


I want to send out a big thank you to my fun and wonderful sister, Betsy.  We had a great time together.  She made me so comfortable I could have stayed and scrapped with her forever.  I wish we had so much more time to share.  Just too many miles separate us.  The only thing that would have made it even greater would be having our sister  Rianne share this fun scrap time with us.

 Thank you to my brother-in-law Bill.  He lugged my suit case, up and down the stairs.  He cooked us a vegetable lasagna with a side of shrimp and tomatoes.  The next night a big family dinner (my nieces and nephew and his finance) with baked chicken, corn on the cob and beets to die for.... fabulous dinners!  Bill served us wine while we relaxed and ended the days with a bowl of ice-cream and fruit. Oh, and we woke up to blueberry waffles one morning and a beautiful omelet the next.  I think I'm planning my next vacation with them.  Betsy, and Bill.......Thank you for everything!

Now off to figure out what to do about this shoulder... Oh the pain!!!!       Until next time.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer Sunshine Album Workshop

Sign up for this class will close on August 25!     Please sign up now.

Introducing our


In this Summer Sunshine Album Workshop you will complete this beautiful 9 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch album.  It is a hardy 2 1/2 inches thick so that you have plenty of room to tuck in all your memorabilia from your summer fun.  Completed it has 8 double full size interactive pages with pockets and 4 small double sided pocket pages!

The pages are large enough that you won't have to crop your pictures.  You can "Snap and Scrap" them.
It is that easy!  It is loaded with generous sized photo mats and pockets to store pictures, cards, tickets and other goodies.

Everything you need will be provided so you will go home with a completed project ready for your personal pictures, postcards, hand made cards or little souvenirs.  This album is a great place to store all your summer memories.  (Vacation, family pictures, that special trip, the flowers in your garden, the children in the pool ....)

When:       Saturday, September 15
Time:        10:00 a.m. 
Where:      Patchogue, NY 
E-mail:      GingersScraps@gmail.com
                  or leave a comment in the comments section below

Cost of Workshop $80.00
Enrollment is limited to 10.  Please sign up a.s.a.p. so that we can prepare a kit for you.

You will receive all the materials you will need to complete this fun and exciting project all prepared for you.
*3 full size packets of designer card stock plus extra sheets
It includes a wonderful sticker sheet, 
4 x 6 elements sheet
6 x 12 card elements sheet
borders...and journaling elements 
1 package of designer page pockets
*25 sheets of Kraft paper
*25 sheets of colored card stock
Chipboard  (Yes we will make the cover and the spine!)
*Nearly 100 Sheets of paper to make this album!!!

We will show you a great method to attach your pages to the spine that will make turning the pages in your album seamless.  You will want to use this method over and over.  The pages have several different configurations to make the book fun and interactive.  This is a very substantial book and will last for generations


A light breakfast of bagels
coffee and tea will be available
snacks and chocolate
fun, friendship and Raffles!

Payment must be made to hold reservation.  Thank you.

Sneak Peak

What you will need:
Scor-tape (strong double sided tape)
tape runner
liquid glue
Score board and bone folder
paper trimmer

Sandra Carcano and I have joined forces and are very excited to present some new and exciting workshops.
We are already working on  a Christmas project and hope to have some sneak peeks to share with you at the "Summer Sunshine Album Workshop."
E-mail me at GingersScraps@gmail. com  to sign up or for more information.

We thank you for looking and hope to see you there.

  Sandra and Ginger

Monday, July 16, 2012

On The Road

The Journey can be fun and exciting even when it includes hardships and stress.  New beginnings are always a challenge and can bring new adventures, discoveries and treasures.  It is the man who digs in and fulfills his dream of starting over and doing it with gusto and perseverance that can look back and be proud of taking a risk and working hard to succeed.
Congratulations and Wishing you the very best........ on the road.  You can do it!

HERE WE GO......

I used the  Close To My Heart Cruzin  paper for the map background and the torn distressed paper is from the Super Hero paper pack.

I used the hexagon shapes to resemble street sign shapes to highlight the letters on the banner.  They were cut with the cricut machine using the Pixar World of Cars Disney Cartridge.  Bottle cap is from Close To My Heart it can be purchased separately Z1691 (8 different bottle caps in a  package). and it is included in the Cruzin Workshop on the Go Kit.

I used the Cricut Pixar World Of Cars Disney Cartridge to cut and paper piece the street signs...

Check out the tire tracks crossing the speed limit sign.  The tire track stamp is one included in the 
Cruzin Workshop on the Go.  The gas pump is another stamp in that set.  I just love those stamps 

The wind of change stamp is an older Close To My Heart Stamp Set.

 Just a little info to show how easy it is to use the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge with one of the  chipboard banners that come with the cartridge.  It includes 3 sheets of 3 coordinating chipboard sets and stamp sets

The banner is on page 49

Open package...choose the chipboard banner and set cricut machine at the 2 or 3 inches according to the banner you choose.  I used the 2 inch

The banner is on page 49 of the Art Philosophy Cartridge and it shows exactly where it is located on the cricut pad.  Push and Cut.

Cut the paper at 2 inches and match up with the chipboard...glue ..DONE

I will be entering this layout in the following Challenges:

CraftyCreations #178  Free For All
Crop Stop #80 Hexagons
One Stop Craft Challenge #191 Travel
Sentimental Sundays #111 Rough Around the Edges Distress..bonus color blue black white brown
Love to Create 3 of something  (3 Photo displays)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Monday #11  For Men