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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


Sunday, July 15, 2012


NEW Artiste Cartridge....The 3-D boxes and decorations  are great!   698 images and many that coordinate with the stamps sets that will be available

The New Idea book has so many new wonderful ideas and projects to make... It will be available August 1!!!  Please check back and see the catalog on my CTMH website......
Ginger.ctmh.com.   I will have the catalog in my hands shortly.

Oh and More inside info....

ALCOHOL INKS!     40 colors.... 2 coordinating colors in a package for $5.95 and of course a blender marker.

I will post as soon as the Idea Book is available.
Until next time.........................


Thursday, July 12, 2012

This just in.......
Close To My Heart has a new cartridge out..Lots of 3-D and over 700 images.  It will be available in August.  I am so excited.  I can't wait to get my hands on it.  I love my Art Philosophy Cartridge and can't wait to see what is new and exciting on the next one....someone said pin wheels and cup cake holders (to name a few) It will also be a package deal including stamps that will coordinate with the cricut cuts.
Will take preorders.  The New catalog book comes out in August.  My order will be going in on the 1st.
Will be back with more inside info soon.

For all the digital scrappers and those that might want to try this...

We wanted you to be among the first to know that as of July 12, 2012, we will be phasing out Studio J® memberships, making Close To My Heart's fabulous online design software more accessible and affordable for everyone! Whether you currently have a Studio J membership or have yet to try out this innovative product, here are some details that you’ll want to know:

Starting July 12 all Studio J kits and patterns will be available to all users, regardless of membership status. Those “Members Only” flags will come down for good, opening up previously exclusive content to anyone who checks out Studio J. Even better, the non-member price for layouts is being slashed from $13.00 to $6.95! On top of that, non-members will now be able to download JPEGs with every print order, as well as having the option of placing separate orders for JPEGs for only $2.95.

Monday, July 9, 2012

You are my Sunshine

Good Morning,
Starting the week off with a cute little pop up card.  I saw this done by Kim Score on Splitcoast Stampers and thought I would give it a try.  I think it came out cute.
I used my Close To My Heart Pemberley Paper and my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut out the butterfly, the leaves and the die cuts behind the Sentiment.   (See make you own sentiment here).  The Sun is cut with the Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge.   I cut the flower for the pop-up right out of the floral paper that comes in the packet and stickled the inside.  I used the butterfly from the "stickease" assortment that coordinates with the paper for the inside flower

You are my Sunshine

Still haven't found a cartridge I love as much as this Art Philosophy Cartridge

You can purchase the paper here.    This paper comes with 6 double sided medium weight designer paper and 6 pieces of colored card stock.  You can also purchase the coordinating stickease assortment or stamp set to finish your project. 

Thanks for stopping by...................................

 I will be entering this card in the following challenges
BBTB2  Here comes the sun - must use cricut

Friday, July 6, 2012

Published in Scrap n'Art Magazine

I am very excited to share with you that two of my projects have been selected to appear in the August 2012 issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine.
I have my good friend AnnMarie to thank as she sent me the info and suggested that I submit my recent challenge winning layouts.  "My Greatest Treasures" and "Summertime".
You can read all about this online magazine and even subscribe here.
I want to thank Scrap n' Art for this exciting opportunity to showcase my pages.
I will be removing these projects from my blog temporarily while they appear in the magazine.
Thank you for looking.

July Stamp of the Month

The July Stamp of the Month

This set looks like so much fun... $17.95 normally,  If you spend $50 you can get it for only $5.00
I especially like the stamp  "Soar" and "Imagine the possibilities"