Blessed Beyond Measure

What a fabulous stamp set to add to your collection.  Here are some ideas I created with recipes of what I used to make certain items stand out.  If you take my Stamping Basics and Beyond stamp class, you would find yourself using some of these technques, kicking them up a notch.

Remember, this stamp set is available for $17.95 or only $5 with a $50 purchase exclusively during the month of September here on my WEBSITE.

Sept. SOTM

Sometimes, it’s the simple details that can make a card standout. Don’t you just love fall colors?  I created the card idea below using a RANDOM Stamped Background on swatches of cardstock and matching ink in Fern, Pomegranate & Goldrush.  Super easy and effective.


Using the same color palette of Fern, Pomegranate & Goldrush, I used our Confetti dry embossing folder, Circle Diffuser, Artbooking to cut the leaves in these sizes (two of the leaves are then stamped with the veins), and flaxen twine.  After I embossed the dot paper, I took goldrush ink and lightly swiped it across the dots to create this look.  The leaves were sanded before I stamped the interior.  The vine leaves were stamped in 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Fern ink.


Another card idea using the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation technique is shown below.  Plus I also used Rock N Roll to create the pumpkin on the card. I cricut cut the pumpkin and inked the stamp up in Tangerine ink. Then I rolled the edes of the stamp in Goldrush and stamped it on the cricut cut pumpkin.  Without reinking, I stamped the images in generational stamping onto the col. white card piece.  Add some twine and you’re done!


Stamping and piecing the pumpkin is super easy to do.  After creating two cricut cut pumpkins on tangerine cardstock, I then stamped both of them using the same colors and technique above (Rock N Roll).  Keeping one pumpkin as your base, sponge with Fern ink to color in the stem. Then you take the other stamped pumpkin and cut out the three center ‘ribs’ and sponge each rib with Goldrush ink. Pop up with pop dots onto the cutout, stamped pumpkin image #1 and add your twine. Loved the stem, berries and leaves … using a small waterbrush to color in the vine leaves.  I also did the TWO TONE stamping of the message but first dipping the message in Tangerine Ink, then dipping the top 1/2 into Goldrush to give it a two tone look.  (Sorry, the tangerine ink should be available soon)

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I hope you enjoyed learning some of these ideas.  I highly recommend you taking this Stamping Basics and Beyond class so you can learn how cool these simple, yet effective techniques can change a look on a card or scrapbook page.

if you feel inspired and want to own this stamp set, you can go SHOPPING HERE.

How much added value is in a KIT of the Month?

I'm so excitedOne of the things I love about many of our workshops is the fact of everything being coordinated so you don’t have to figure it out.  So, when I start to create a “Kit of the Month,” I am working with these supplies which makes it so much easier to transform into 6 or more scrapbook pages and/or cards.

What is the value of a KIT I create?

11 Wall of Art cropFor those of you who have walked by my booth at a crop and look at all the artwork … or you read my blog posts about each Kit of the Month, and wonder what it all means … it’s ADDED VALUE in it’s finest form.

Here’s a quote from a valued club member, Jennifer B.:

“I absolutely LOVE being a member of Lynn’s KOTM program. She has amazing layouts each month with easy to follow cutting and assembly instructions. I love the way she includes and utilizes the different CTMH products. She incorporates stamps, inks, ribbons, embellishments, life cards, cricut cartridges and flip flaps. I have learned how to use products I haven’t tried yet. She has your shopping all broken down in an easy format for you. Thank you Lynn for always helping us create fun layouts for our scrapbooking!!”

  • Where else can you go and duplicate 6 to 8 full embellished pages for around added value$5-$6 per page?
  • Where else can you complete a kit that is coordinated and very usable each month for 6+ pages or cards?
  • Many times, it includes a set of BONUS pages and/or a CARD KIT.
  • Tips, how to’s and photos are included in the directions.  Links to a complete slideshow of artwork are always promoted as well.
  • Good Value: You are always taking your purchase out of the bag and creating with it! I try to consume as much as possible and I’ve heard this line, “When you do Lynn’s kits, all you have left is confetti!” … Well, I do my best!

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Each month, I challenge myself to find unique layouts to create so no two pages or kits look alike.  It shows you versatility and helps you think out of the box about a particular paper pack or theme. In addition, you become a better scrapbooker by incorporating the tips and tricks (ideas) into your own personal scrapbooking.

At a crop recently, Dawn C. commented to me as she was duplicating the Bonus pages below (from our Magical Disney Kit/ 8 page kit) and how it will be a great layout design to repeat using her scraps and such.  With 2×2′s; 5×5′s and fun accessories, you can easily enjoy another version with your pieces too:

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Here’s another quote from Stephanie W. on being a Kit of the Month Club Member:

“Wow- I have been “in the club” for years! Thank you Lynn for making this so much fun and so easy. I am still amazed by the creativity and artwork in your pages every month! I look forward to my KOTM email and I have even started doing the cards too. Thanks for sharing your passion for creativity.”

heartfelt thank youThank you ladies for your kind words and compliments!  I love hearing them!

So, what are you waiting for?

  • If you are at a crop, you REALLY NEED to make a KIT purchase and I’ll sit down with you and show you how to use my cutting guide.  It’s free instruction and many of you do not utilize your paper trimmer to maximum capacity.  I will show you how and you’ll be amazed at what you didn’t know!
  • If you have been eyeing the Kits each month and wondering if this is for you, customer serviceYES it is!
  • If you are completely new to my Club, I actually “pick up the phone” and chat with you.  I want to know your experience with cutting guides and the best time to go over how to use mine.  I do NOT want you to be left in the dust, but will make an extra effort to walk you through it. (Who does that kind of customer service nowadays?)
  • Need more proof?  Check out MY CREATIONS Art Gallery and pages of artwork I have created over the years.

There is so much great value in each KIT, but being a  Monthly Rewards Club Member has even more value.

  • You can READ all the DETAILS HERE on this LINK. 
  • Clubs are forming right now to start up in OCTOBER.
  • It’s only a 5 month commitment which goes by so fast!
  • FREE Rewards are given out each month to the Club Hostess (it will be YOU during the 5 months period)
  • Anyone can join (customer, consultant, single scrapper/cardmaker, or you have a buddy or two)

added valueYou’re going to really enjoy creating fantastic layouts or cards each month that are all coordinated for you!  When you break it down to an unbelievable price point per page (or cards) and the high quality of each page (or cards) created, you will truly see the great VALUE you receive.

Email me @ to JOIN TODAY!

Do you love paper flowers?

I need to embark on my next project which is a wedding album for my son, Nicholas and his wife Daria.  I have all the photos printed and ready to go … now just to find the time. But what has me really excited is being able to add paper flowers in “my color theme” to this project without having to go to the store and scour the aisles for the exact match.  This makes me very happy!  Introducing our new Flower Market Cricut Collection which contains hundreds of designs (and can be purchased in a digital version here ):

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As always, our cricut collections come with 3 coordinating stamp sets and cardtock combo pack.  Flower Market contains Adventure cardstock combo which offers 7 new colors to our line!  Yeah!  Plus the stamp sets allow you to add ‘texture’ to your creations … and the sentiments are so pretty too!

Just think of the endless possibilities with this cartridge!  You know how we love to coordinate everything, so anytime you use CTMH cardstock or pattern paper, it will match all your workshop kits.  Check out these beautiful sunflowers:

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The wreath, 5 sunflowers, 8 leaves and “Our Family” were all cut from Flower Market cricut collection and I added depth by sponging the flowers; stamping a texture stamp (from the collection) onto the leaves

Sunflower wreath Here’s just ONE page of the booklet containing flower options. Oh my goodness … so many to choose from (three pages):

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Have you ever wondered about images that can hold your flowers, like a vase, basket … or any holding container?  Well, here you go:

vessels to hold them

Do you love wreaths? Can I tell you that it is endless with the options you have on this cartridge to create for a layout or a card?  Is there enough time in a day to create them all? LOL

Wreaths so many

I know you love to look at fonts on a cartridge, and the Flower Market cartridge will NOT disappoint you:


Here’s a sample of a few items I created.  Absolutely love the wagon and bicycle and creating it in any color or size you can fit on your mat.  Plus the flowers have such depth when you add a little sponge, a little crinkle (bend) and pop ups:

Flower market sampling

When you look at some of the sentiments on this sheet below, I do like the ‘writing/script’ of the titles:


On the artwork below, Summer Days was from this cartridge and I cut it using our new Sea Glass Glitter paper:  It’s so pretty!


This is ONE OF THE BEST cartridges we offer and the ideas limitless!  You will never need a paper flower in a particular color as long as you have the cardstock to create it!  I love that idea!  If you click on this link, it takes you to the complete index for flower market cartridge.

Enjoy this cartridge today and SHOP HERE on my WEBSITE.

September Kit of the Month: Rustic Home Fundamental

This is the very first product line from the NEW Annual Inspirations Idea book that I created with excitement!  I just couldn’t wait to play with this new line … paper fundamentals.  We have a few to choose from but the Rustic Home really appealed to me and I hope you agree!  It can be used for family, home, beach, pets … because the neutral tones of brown and gray can be transformed into a variety of cards or layouts where you can ADD the POP of color of your choice.  Here’s what I created …

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I added on the new “Color of the Year:  Sea Glass” which was the POP of color.  I enjoyed adding the new coordinating complements, All Together.  The Rustic Home Ribbon pack is perfect and the lace ribbon is very homey and I used it on my first two pages.  Plus I absolutely love the copper vellum sheet that is in the same pack. It can really dress up a paper or add a little pizzazz to your designs.

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Using the gray side of the chevron pattern, LOVE copper look complement and our new HEART thin cuts (3 variety sized hearts with solid and outline thin cut).  This page was another fun and classy layout:

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Ah … finally .. the new 5×7 flip flaps!  I loved being able to add this DOOR to my layout which can showcase more photos and add a fun design element.  It was super easy too using the flower sticker complements and burlap ribbon.  Don’t you just love flip flaps?

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Lastly, the WOOD (for me .. boardwalk) paper design lent itself to a beach page.  I just couldn’t resist adding a little bit of summer to this kit.  OMGosh!  The burlap ribbon is super easy to cut apart to make into strips or pieces to add to your layout. What fun using this, all the complements and the new Swirly Seashell stamp set.  I actually used watercolor paint and the new shimmer brush on these sea shells.  So easy to do!

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The layout above can quickly showcase more photos using a 4×6, 4×4 or 5×7 flip flap.

Here’s the links to important details:

Rustic Home Cards

If you love to make cards, Rustic Home Happy Heart cards creates 24 cards! There are 8 card designs/3 of each you can create with 1/2 a paper pack.  The other 1/2 can make all the layouts too!  We just need to add those extra sheets of cardstock found on the shopping list.

Don’t forget if you if you have a $50 purchase, you can add the beautiful Sept. SOTMSeptember Stamp of the Month, “Blessed Beyond Measure” for a discounted price of $5!  I finally had a chance to play and create these card ideas.  I love classy and simple and hope you enjoy them too!






Click HERE for more card ideas with Blessed Beyond Measure Stamp of the Month.

YOu can start to SHOP HERE on my WEBSITE




Limited Classes Available or Come SHOP with me

For the next two weekends, I’ll be vending with Cool Crops @ The Hilton Garden Inn in Glastonbury CT HERE.  You can come and SHOP with me starting Friday mornings @ 9:30 am and through Sunday @ Noon time these dates:

  • This weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11th
  • Next weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18th
  • Following weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23-25th in Portland MAINE HERE.

I will have my STORE with me showcasing our new Idea Book and Catalog!

Interested in CLASSES?  I will be able to offer limited seating for the following classes.  If you are interested, please email me @ and your cell phone #.

Friday starting @ 11:00 am:  Create Kindness Card Buffett (create one of each 4 designs) for only $5.0020160831_143351

  • stamp and color in with Markers
  • or stamp and color in with watercolor paint
  • then try our new Shimmer Brush for glitz
  • Materials Needed:  scissors, glue and everything else is supplied for you!
  • This all-inclusive card kit is a special this month and contains (8) stamp sets, 2×2 block, (24) 3×3 decorative cards, envelopes and circles, black archival ink and an organizational box to hold it all in one place!  

Friday @ 1:30 – 3:00 pm:  Stamping Basics & Beyond:  $12

Does this sound like you?  When I stamp …Stamping Basics 2

  • it comes out blurry… ugh!
  • I can’t line it up
  • I get ink all over my fingers
  • the stamps look blotchy and I think they are defective
  • I haven’t learned the proper care and cleaning and need help! 
  • Materials Needed: adhesive, scissors and Versamat (if you have one).

This class is for YOU! I’ll show you and you’ll learn HOW (especially seasoning your stamps) to get the BEST imprint.  Plus you’ll create 6 tags of techniques with written details on the back for you to keep as a reminder.

Friday Kit of the Month Choices @ $40 each: Magical or Florence

  • We cut @ 3:30 pm for the 8 pages kits (not cards)
  • We create the artwork starting around 7:00 pm (after dinner)
  • Materials needed:  paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive (pops, glue dots, etc.), versamat (if you have one), Whisper ink and sponge dauber (optional)
  • I supply the stamps and inks for the stamping station
  • NOTE:  This is while supplies last and class option may change.

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Saturday @ 10 am: Flip Flaps and Project Life Cards $6.00

  • *new* 5×7 flip flaps & one size packs; plus special Page Protectors!
  • Learn the BEST WAY to tackle photo overload and use FLIP FLAPS on your layouts AND Project Life pages.  I’ll show you how to incorporate a TON of photos on the same two page design!  The ideas are endless!  The product EASY!  The cost … priceless!
  • Materials needed:  NONE!  Just bring your excitement to learn!

Sat. @ 11 am: Flower Market Cricut SUNFLOWER Layout:   $18.00resized

You’ll enjoy learning about our new Flower Market Cricut Collection and what it can create for you!  The Sunflower page will be PRECUT with tips on how to use this cartridge.  It’s incredible!  Never buy paper flowers again!

Materials needed:  Scissors, adhesive, glue dots, fine tip glue pen and POP ups.  I’ll provide sponges and inks for added depth.

Saturday @ 1:30 pm: Watercolor Technique/Layout Class $25:Watercolor Class

5 fun and fabulous Watercolor PAINT techniques for you to learn.  Kit includes 5 tags with recipes; new Flat Waterbrush; Mister; (2) PML watercolor cards and  “Summer Days” page for you to apply your techniques too.  

Materials Needed: Watercolor paint, Paper trimmer & Scissors; Adhesives: double stick, pop ups, glue dotsand fine tip glue pen; sanding pad.


Saturday starting @ 3:00 pm:  Create Kindness Card Buffett (create one of each 4 designs) for only $5.0020160831_143351

  •  stamp and color in with Markers
  • or stamp and color in with watercolor paint
  • then try our new Shimmer Brush for glitz
  • Materials Needed:  scissors, glue and everything else is supplied for you!
  • This all-inclusive card kit is a special this month and contains (8) stamp sets, 2×2 block, (24) 3×3 decorative cards, envelopes and circles, black archival ink and an organizational box to hold it all in one place!


First come, First Served!

Cell phone #’s are definitely needed for anyone not attending the crop.

Email me @ to RSVP


It’s all about the CARD

Have you ever found yourself wanting to write and give a quick card that expresses just a few words of “Thanks!” … “I appreciate your kindness!” … “You made my day!”?  I know we all have moments where you just want to express some sort of gratitude or thoughtfulness, but need it quickly, right? Well, these are just the KINDS of CARDS you will want to CREATE and hand out.

The Create Kindness Card Kit is all inclusive (except the glue) and contains all of these items.  This is our National Stamping Month Special Promotion for September:

Create Kindness

PS:  This makes a great gift (birthday, holiday, hostess, teacher) for young and old who want to start creating cards! All you need are scissors, glue and your favorite coloring in product line.

You can keep it super simple and color in the flowers with markers, watercolor pencils, watercolor paint or waterbrush dipped into your ink pads:




You can have fun and add a coat of our clear shimmer brush which brings a little shimmer to your card.  I’m warning you though, once you start to play, you’re going to go crazy and branch out to create regular size cards, tags, gift bag toppers, bookmarks … the sky is the limit with your creativity!

In the card ideas, I added some cardstock from our NEW Adventure Cardstock Combo.  We have 7 new colors of which I used these:  Pansy (purple), Raspberry (dark pink), Lemon (yellow), Tangerine (lt. orange) & Willow (green).  I also added our hot new color Sea Glass for the light blue green.  I just couldn’t help myself … it’s so pretty!  Plus with a little imagination (thank you Brenda Rose), you can cut flowers from our new Flower Market Cricut Collection!


I will be having a CARD BUFFET @ Cool Crops events (Glastonbury CT & Portland ME) where you can try it on for size and create 4 cards for $5 (bring your adhesive, pop ups and scissors).  Markers, watercolor paint, water brush and shimmer brush will be there for you to use.  Interested in joining in?  Email me @ so I can update you on date/time and availability.

Blessed Beyond Measure, Sept. Stamp of the Month!


So pretty, right?!  I love the sayings of Thankful, Blessed and Gratitude in this stamp set.  The pumpkin and leaves are soft and subtle, but you can make them pop.  With your $50 order you can purchase this stamp set @ a discount of only $5.00 (reg. $17.95).

Sept. SOTM

Click on this LINK to see the artwork for Stamp of the Month.  You’ll be viewing beautiful cards created by fellow consultants.  When I can find a little more time, I plan on playing with it too and share it with you!

free surpriseWhen you place any order on my WEBSITE HERE,  you’ll be able to ADD your FREE copy of our Holiday Expressions Catalog:

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Faux Leather Albums are IN!

Yeah!  With a HAPPY HEART I can finally share with you all of these NEW Faux Leather Albums are available for purchase HERE on this LINK:

Faux Leathere Albums

  • 6 solid colors
  • Post Bound or .. D Ring
  • Works with our Top or Side loading QUALITY page protectors and …
  • NEW mini protectors SLEEVES that holds 4×6 and 4×3 photos in between your 2 page layouts
  • And new 5×7 flip flaps and one size packs of 2×2; 3×3; 4×4; 4×6; 6×12



hurryGOING SOON!  If you click HERE, you can see all of the items retiring tomorrow, Aug. 31st!

If you missed my blog post, click HERE to view more details with photos of the KITS.

The August Stamp of the Month also retires tomorrow.  It’s perfect for Halloween which is being retailed in all the stores, so of course, we are jumping in on being early for this fun and colorful holiday:

S1608 Purr-fect halloween

With a $50 purchase, you can buy this stamp set @ a discount of only $5.00.  Or if you want to purchase it outright, it’s $17.95 and only available in August.  Here’s some cards I created with it:


SaleIf you LOVE a BARGAIN, you should check out the CLEARANCE Section found on this LINK.

Happy Shopping!

BYO Crops for YOU!

Cropping Season is about to start up with cooler weather coming soon (I hope so) which brings us back into our season to craft!  Here are my dates for 2016 and the start of 2017 with more dates to come.  You can come one day, two days or all three days … picking and choosing which day works best for you.

NOTE:  If you have your own group of gals and want to get away for a weekend, please SEND ME your DATE.  I will check my calendar and let you know if I’m available.  It’s been working out quite well with the gals that have taken advantage of this option.  Thanks!

BYO CROPS with Lynn Como in Portsmouth, New Hampshire 

  • Oct. 14-16 
  • Oct. 28-30 
  • Dec. 2-4 
  • Jan. 6-8, 2017

I love having the luxury of offering a personal crop for up to 12 people in an intimate setting, natural light and main floor entry (no stairs and we have a wide double door).  Attendees have told me they really enjoy how much they accomplish when they come!  It’s very peaceful and bright and the get A LOT done because there are no distractions.  They also enjoy the personal assistance I offer and classes where they can learn something new!  It’s been a great escape in a country like setting.  Enjoying meals on the deck is just an added bonus too!


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It’s truly a treat and I’m looking to share it with you!  

  • BYO CROPS:  you can “bring your own” or “buy your own” meals (keeping the event affordable).
  • Lunch is included on Saturday, Sunday is only $5 more. The Fox Run Mall and a variety of fast food/restaurants on Woodbury Avenue are only 5 minutes away.  Many low cost hotels too (I love using Priceline for the best price in hotel stays).   
  • Click here to read the flyer (contains details, RSVP info and more). 

I look forward to sharing My Creative Studio with you!

I’m located @ 64 Gundalow Landing, Newington (Portsmouth) NH.  You feel like you are in the country, but extremely close to everything.  

In search of Crafting Queens

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Are you a crafter who enjoys card making and kits?

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Are you a dedicated scrapbooker who loves receiving a variety of layout ideas to create for their personal use?


Free Are you someone who loves detailed instructions, photos and FREE PRODUCT all wrapped up in a program?  If so, then my Monthly Rewards Club is for you!

  • Clubs are starting up in September with only a 5 month commitment
  • You don’t have to have your own group, but join one of mine.  Having a buddy join with you is always a bonus as you create together (girls just wanna have fun, right?!)
  • Each month, everyone takes a turn at being the hostess and NO, we don’t come to your home (no stress, mess or clean up involved).
  • Everything is done online!  Yeah! With only $4.95 to ship up to 10 lbs, that’s a deal and a steal!
  • PLUS, when you are the hostess, you receive a minimum of $25 in free rewards, but many earn $40 or more and any item @ 1/2 price (do I hear CRICUTS? Or do you need tools, albums or organizational items?)

Join Kit of the Month Club Bonus

The BONUS is I do all the work!  I organize the clubs (so you don’t have to know anyone to join or be in the same state).  I create all the artwork, cutting guides, directions and files of photos for you!  Everything is done via email and with a click of a button, you’re good to go!  I guide you each step of the way so you can feel comfortable and confident in your club membership.

noDid I mention there are NO FEES to JOIN?

Just a minimum of a $30+ product purchase each month for a 5 month commitment.

Click HERE to read all the DETAILS

 Clubs are starting up right now for September through January 2017!  Why not give it a go for 5 months to see how it works for you?

Just a little note:  I have been offering clubs since the early 2000′s and have had hundreds of participants over the years.  Some have been with me for a long, long time and others take a break and return when it fits their schedule. It’s a testament to a quality CLUB program that has worked like a charm for this many years.  I love it when people are excited by my creations and can’t wait to get started!  It’s very rewarding and I commit to creating 6 scrapbook pages (or more) each month and have added card workshops to the program as well.

Join now

Ready to get started?  Email me @ to register.

Have ?’s, please give me a call @ 732 266 1287 or email me … I’m happy to help.

Disney and more retire on 8/31!

Summer is flying on by and this is a friendly:


about fantastic products RETIRING in 10 days.  If you own this book:


most of these items are going to be put to pasture,  If you don’t own the book, and would like to view it online, please CLICK HERE.

#1 selling kit this season:  Magical for Disney.  Don’t miss out:

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Create these pages using my signature cutting guide plus 2 bonus pages (slideshow of artwork HERE):

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Magical 3

Magical 4Magical Kit, papers, complements and assortments are on this LINK.

Did you have an enjoyable summer?  Hit the beach, dive into the pool scene and party during the summer months?  Maybe a little tropical getaway? Well, CALYPSO is for you!  Enjoy the rave of the season with pink flamingos, cool colors and fun embellishments.  I couldn’t resist mixing it up a little:

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Calypso products can be found HERE.  If you would like to see closeups of the artwork, click on this LINK.

Lastly, FLORENCE is a kit filled with versatility for scrapbooking.  You can view the product line HERE on this LINK.  I created 8 pages and closeups can be found HERE on the SLIDESHOW:

Florence 2

Florence 3

Florence 4

Florence 5

The papers are perfect for cardmakers too!  The mini patterns in red, yellow and blue are happy colors/combinations.  Here’s the card kit I put together which used up my scraps:

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You definitely will want A Bunch of Love Stamp Set & A Bunch of Love Thin Cuts.  The Ornate Blossoms is another beautiful stamp set retiring too. You can find it all HERE on this LINK.

A Bunch of Love 2 stamp sets

New Website is MOBIL friendly with Shopping Cart  features found HERE.

Welcoming in the new* Annual Inspirations 2016-17 Idea book is Kristina Livingstone from CTMH … Just click on the picture to view it on YouTube.

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