Excited to be spending another weekend with Aaron and the ladies at Scrap It Out Weekends in 2 weeks up in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY. I've designed 2 layout classes, one designed to match our Candyland/Wonka theme and another to showcase CTMH's beautiful paper. I'll also be adding some fresh new diecuts to the my store. She still has some room left at this crop if any of my peeps would like to attend.
Definitely my theme for this weekend. Between taking an awesome class with Selene from Chalk Coulture to seeing everyone's creative layouts all covered in bling. If your in the Windsor area, come by and see me at Hilton Garden Inn. I have tons of Close to My Heart goodies to fill your scrapping needs.
Today's class on this snowy Saturday is something to brighten your day. Think beach, thing warm weather, pull out those sunburn pictures and ready them for this quick and easy class. Plenty of spaces left so just let me know if you want me to set one aside.
I want to personally thank everyone that offered their condolences and sent cards over the past few weeks since my moms' passing. I'm amazed by the generosity and heart that our scrapbooking community has for each other. Putting together a Celebration Of Life service was extremely difficult but the one thing that helped was the scrapbooks that we created to hold on to our memories of her. During the service I was able to offer my family and her friends the opportunity to see her before she became ill, surrounded by her family, loving life. I think those scrapbooks helped us all heal just a little faster.
Today I'm creating diecuts with the ladies of Scrapbook New England in Hampton Beach, NH. So far I've got Tony the Tiger and a trip to Atlantis to celebrate. Each diecut helps tell a story and I'm glad to be able to offer my services.
If you are in the area, please stop by and say high and maybe shop a little. We have 4 awesome vendors onsite.
Can't believe it's going to be 80 degrees on the 10th of October. Not that I'm looking forward to cold weather, just missing the crisp fall days. I'm also desperately needing a day of leave peeking up route 8. There's just something about the changing of the leaves and vivid colors that helps boost your spirit.
I'll be heading down to Florida in less than two weeks drop my baby off at Disney for his 6 month internship. This will be the first time that the two of us have been apart for more than a couple weeks since the day he was born. I'm so excited that he has this opportunity but I'm also realizing how much I'm going to miss having him around. He fills up so much of my day that I'll have to fill it with something. Planning on doing tons of scrapping and die-cutting over the next few months.
I'm super excited to announce my first official online store. Right now it houses some of my latest die-cuts designed for the event last weekend. Mainly Disney & Harry Potter themed products. Check back regularly as I'll be taking photos of currently inventory and uploading items nightly.
Please let me know if you have any difficulties placing an order. This is a work in progress and I can tweak most things to make the store easier to use. Also, if you are attending an event with me and would like me to bring your order, please email me the Sku or name, quantity, and event. I'll be glad to bring them to an event so you don't have to pay shipping.
Plans are to add my layout kits to the store in the coming weeks so visit often!
Can't believe how quickly this summer has gone. With the end of summer comes the start of the fall scrapbook events! One of my favorite times of the year! It also heralds in a new catalog from Close to My Heart. This one is packed full of new products and I can't wait to show it off in 2 weeks at Girls Gone Scrappin'.
Last weekend I got to play with two of the new paper packets from the catalog, Boutique and Hello Pumpkin, I created a 5 double layout kit for each paper packet and wanted to showcase them today. Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing the kits. I'll be putting in an order tomorrow and can include your request if you are attending any of the upcoming crops with Girls Gone Scrappin', Swim across the Sound, Notre Dame Fundraiser or Sterling House.
Feel free to leave me any comments or questions. Love to hear from you.
Summer feels like it's finally here and what better way to showcase all the photos you'll soon be taking than this paper. "Central Park" is full of bright sun rays, green grasses, pinks and grays, all set to incredible patterns. If anyone is familiar with my scrapping style, I typically go for more tropical colors and not the primary spectrum. This kit changed my way of thinking. Close to My Heart created a wonderful mix of primary colors with adult textiles and patterns which combined brings a bit of sophistication. My layout kit instructions come with cutting guide, layout diagram and full color photos to help you create all 5 double layouts. If you are interested in ordering, please visit my website at laurafairbrother.closetomyheart.com, enter keyword search Central Park and order the following items:
I'll be catching up on some personal scrapping with Laura Lesko at Shelton Community Center on June 2nd. Let me know if you are attending and are interested in purchasing any of these kits. I'll make sure to have the instruction guides with me.
This weekend puts an end to a month long cropping bonanza! What an incredible month it's been with two weekends partying it up with Shannon and Amanda at Girls Gone Scrappin', a weekend with Alyse at the Temple and card making with the incredible Jenn Shurkus followed by scrapping at Sterling House today. I never get tired of sharing and receiving all the inspiration that these events provide.
Today I'm putting the finishing touches on the instruction guide for my Fresh Air workshop and starting the Documented instructions. For those that haven't seen our new catalog, your in for a treat. I've recently started a string of videos on Facebook taking a look at the 4 paper packs and the workshop kits I designed around them. Please like my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/foreverscraps if you'd like to view them. Here are the 2 kits that have been released so far, Fresh Air & Beautiful Friendship. Here's a quick look at Beautiful Friendship. If you liked to order the kit, please visit my site at laurafairbrother.closetomyheart.com. Let me know when you've placed your order and I'll send you the digital instruction booklet which includes detailed cutting and assembly instructions with diagrams and full color photos.
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Last weekend was a blast as I cropped along side Shannon and Amanda at their Girls Gone Scrappin' crop. What an awesome time we had jamming to the oldies, laughing with new and old friends and creating lasting treasures. My weekend was filled with layout designing. With our new catalog being released May 1st, I wanted to dive right in and create some layout kits especially cause the papers are just too dang cute!! I'm hoping everyone likes the layout below. Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing the kit(s).
Fresh Air - Close to My Heart hit this one on the bullseye. We've been asking for another paper geared for the outside like our Jackson and Timberline papers. They gave us this wonderful kit full of lush greenery, wood tones, and blues. Love the wood embellishments and hints of bronze gilt. Kit comes with paper packet, coordinating card stock, complements, wood accessories, green burlap, full colored instructional guide for $36.75 + shipping & tax. To order, go to my website at laurafairbrother.closetomyheart.com, click on May EZ Invite and add these items. Once ordered, please send me a quick email/message and I'll email you the instruction guide.
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