During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD/$55 CAD you are eligible to receive—as a special bonus—one of two chevron ribbons FREE!
Each chevron ribbon—Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95 USD/$7.75 CAD. So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities
are limited, so make sure to place your orders as early in the month as possible. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your
creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!

*Offer valid October 1–31, 2014 while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($6.95 USD/$7.75 CAD)


On November 7, we will be creating the Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by October 3 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop Kit includes:
1  – My Reflections Yuletide Carol Paper Packet (X7187B)
1 – My Acrylix Yuletide Carol Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
3 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Colonial White, 2 Kraft)
1 – Yuletide Carol Assortment (Z3007)
1 – Sequins Gold Assortment (Z2012)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you.  These items include a paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing and embossing tool kitMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Additional Supplies required to complete:
Black Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2105)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2118)
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2135)
Ruby Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2170)

Coordinating products:
Yuletide Carol Complements (X7187C)
Cricut Artfully Sent Collection (Z3017)
ShinHan Twin Touch Markers
Christmas Post Stamp Set (D1610)
Noel Stamp Set (C1598)
Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set (D1553)
Christmas Village Stamp Set (D1554)
Merry, Merry Stamp Set (C1591)
Make It Merry Stamp Ste (D1617)
Magical Days Stamp Set (D1552)
Santa Claus Stamp Set (C1567)
Trim the Tree Stamp Set (A1149)
O Holy Night Stamp Set (A1168)
Mary and Babe Stamp Set (C1562)
Reason for the Season Stamp Set (D1614)

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Black, Champagne, Colonial White, Desert Sand, New England Ivy, Ruby

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
(September) Family is Forever
(October) Home for the Holidays
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be (October) Home for the Holidays.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(September) #30 Years of Happy
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be the MONTHSPECIAL.

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

Merry Christmas Layout by Wendy Kessler


I changed the first layout by flipping the photo mats on each page to work with my pictures.  I don’t have photos yet for the second layout so I only attached one side of the elements that overlap onto the photo mats.  I also made the third photo mat on the second page the same size as the first two.  I don’t know if you can tell, but I wrote the size of the photo that I would need right on the mats so I won’t need to measure when it comes time to adding pictures.

Peace on Earth Layout by Wendy Kessler

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter T. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their T element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda Norman.  If you came from Linda Norman then you’re on the right track!


Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Key to My Heart Paper Packet (retired), Durables Triangle Studs, and Sassafras Cardstock Stickers.  Sketch from My Little Sketch Book.

My letter T is Triangles and Toys.  So I don’t have the title done yet.  It’s late, I’ve got a headache, and I have to be up early in the morning.  I plan to finish this and get a good picture up asap.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Linda Norman

2. Wendy Kessler – My Scrapbooking Blog

3. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking

Let your creativity flow with these bag toppers.  Use the XXX Cricut Cartridge and it will look like you spent hours on these adorable little gift bags!


Supply list for 4″ Treat Bag Toppers:
D1605 My Acrylix® Halloween Greetings
X7185B Scaredy Cat Paper Packet
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z3011 Scaredy Cat Assortment
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
1¾” Accent 4 <5> (p. 35)
2 ” Card <Hallween> (p. 77)
2½” Shift+Card <GiveThnk> (p. 78)
4″ Shift+Accent 4 <GiveThnk> (p. 78)