Sunday, January 22, 2017

Start 2017 in a Creative Way!!

I'm so excited to get to share Illustrated Faith's newest devotional kit with you!!
The Craving Connection kit is available January 24th for you to pick up at Dayspring!
Here's a close up look of the kit
Craving Connection Kit

Use code 25FORYOU to receive 25% off and free shipping on any purchase.

If you'd like to go deeper be sure to check out the
Be sure to check back tomorrow for all the information about the Giveaway!!
 when DaySpring(in)courage and Illustrated Faith will be switching things up in a Craving Connection Takeover. Be sure to check them all 3 out to see what they've got to share!

If you'd like to participate and share please use hashtags


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Monday, January 16, 2017


I'm finally back with the winner of Creating With Sketches V4!!

Thank you all for commenting!! I wish I could give you all a copy!

The Winner is

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Blogger Lara said...
How exciting for you to be published!! I have volume 2 that I purchased at a crop years ago and I love it. So giddy for the chance to win the newest collection of sketches.
December 2, 2016 at 6:14 AM

Congratulations Lara, email Kristine at CreatingWithSketches @ gmail dot come to claim your copy!


Monday, January 9, 2017

Planner Fun & Sale!!

Have you jumped on the planner craze? Or maybe you're like me and just have always had calendars and planners to keep your life organized.  Either way I hope  you'll enjoy me sharing how I  use and add a little bit of decoration to my planner.

Scrap Organizing Planner Process Video

I love using up my leftovers and bits and pieces. Adding them to my planner is perfect! This month I decided to use pieces from the Shots of Life kit from The ScrapRoom. They're perfect in size and theme to add to my days to help keep me organized at a glance as well as make me smile through out my day.

If you still need calendars or a planner for 2017 you don't want to miss this amazing sale from Dayspring!

Starting Monday, January 9th, 
all 2017 Calendars & Planners will be $1, $3, $5 or $10 each.

I love this calendar and the magnetic strip. It's perfect for my family calendar that stays in the kitchen on the refrigerator for all to use.

And this is identical to my scrap planner I'm working with today. I keep all my blog, youtube, and scrappy info in this one. The cover I'm using is sold out but this is the same just a different cover.

Dayspring Planner Sale

Supplies used in the process video



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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Santa's Cookies

  Today I have another Freaky Fast Friday challenge from The ScrapRoom. I did this layout using the Decembers formula and the My Minds Eye Sugar Plum collection from the December Flavors of the Month kit.

This collection is beautiful with it's pink and blues mixed with the touches of gold glitter.

Here's a look at the process

Supplies Used


Big Announcement!

I'm so excited to be asked by Christine to join the Paper House Productions Design Team for 2017! I'm looking forward to creating with all the fun product they have to offer! Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team and their work as well as the Paper House Productions store.

Stay tuned for future projects!! 😊

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hello 2017 and Things to Come

2016 came and went so quickly!! I decided to reflect back on all I accomplished scrap wise and this has definitely been one of my most productive years. I do believe that some of my favorite layouts are from this last year as well. I thought it would be fun to pick my top 16 layouts and share with you.

You'll be able to see all of them in process videos on my youtube channel as well as here on my blog if you'd like more details or a closer look!

As much fun as 2016 was I'm excited for 2017 and changes that are coming! I have some exciting news to share soon!

Personally changes have already begun. I've stepped down from some of my part time job so that I can attend school 5 days a week. That's going to be a big adjustment for me but one I'm looking forward to. It will have an impact on how much I can share creatively the first half of this year but don't worry I will still be sharing plenty! Hopefully you won't even notice.

I'm excited to be continuing as videographer for The ScrapRoom and I'll be sharing layouts I create with their fabulous kits all year long! If you haven't checked them out be sure to. I adore their kits and they're such an affordable way to keep up with all of the fabulous new collections that tempt us all.

You can expect to see inspiration every week on my Youtube channel!

I'll be bring you specials and projects from Close to My Heart as well. Starting this month with a FREE kit for an adorable Home Decor item.

If you've been following me this year you know I've gotten into Bible Journaling and have shared many great products and deals at Dayspring.  I am beyond excited to be starting a new partnership with them starting in February! I love their products and so it was an easy decision to partner with them! Be sure to check out their new kit format starting this year with the Goals With Grace kit.

AND......  Stay tuned for more news on a new collaboration coming soon!

All of this would not be possible without all you that support me by coming here as well as my Youtube channel to see what I'm creating. Thank you so much!! Thank you for enjoy my work and shopping though my links so that I can continue to share my passion with all of you! I hope you have a blessed 2017!!