Thursday, January 30, 2014

Giveaway Time & Big News

Let's get social!  I'm giving away 3 stamp sets on Valentine's Day!  Here's how you can get your name in the mix:

Comment or post a picture at

Comment on any post at

Tag @forsuchaseason in any tweet.
It's that easy!  Look for the winners posted on February 14th!  Also, be sure to check out my events page at for February's specials and events.  There's some BIG NEWS coming soon!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Transformed Recipe Box

I've had this blank slate of a recipe box sitting on my shelf for months.  Yesterday I set it on my table determined to turn it into something lovely.  Here is what it became:
 I covered it using retired papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart.  The music paper was one of my favorite Christmas papers ever, so I knew it had to go on something very special.  The smile stamp is a sneak peek at an upcoming stamp of the month from Close To My Heart.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Spring/Summer Preview Party

It's that time of year again!  Close To My Heart will release the Spring/Summer Idea Book and that means we're having a P.A.R.T.A.Y!!!  Join me on Sunday, February 2nd from 3 to 5 p.m. for all kinds of crafty fun - free projects, giveaways and oodles of eye candy.  Everyone will leave with a free copy of the newest book full of inspiration and ideas.  Of course, there will also be yummy treats courtesy of Miss Annie and a huge clearance sale to make way for new products.  I guarantee that this Idea Book holds something for every crafter, so be sure to stop by and get yours.  If you're not local or can't make it on February 2nd, please message me at mamacurls {at} yahoo {dot} com and I will get right back to you!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Loving My Washi Tape

I'd love for you to take a side trip today to my other blog at and read my post about my many uses for Washi tape.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Take Note of This

How often have you needed something quick and simple to give to someone?  This memo set is the perfect thing!  It's created with a mini composition book, scrap paper, ribbon and a pen.  I used Frosted paper and a stamp set from Close To My Heart.  I created several of these and have them handy for when I need something quick.
I'm hosting an {almost} spring cleaning sale with loads of crafty supplies.  All items will be listed at For Such a Season's Facebook page.  Be sure to stop by!


Friday, January 10, 2014

Finished Friday

On Wednesday I showed you my work in progress using my scraps from the Cloud Nine cardmaking kit. Today I'd like to share my finished project.

I created a 2-page layout using my kit and adding 2 sheets of White Daisy cardstock and some white scraps.  This layout will be for my son's 8th birthday party, so I used the Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges to add some life.

The best part is that I still have oodles of Washi tape and teal shimmer trim to create many more cards and projects!  Get your kit while they're still available so you can play with them too.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

January Stamp of the Month

January's Stamp of the Month is perfect for telling people that they are "sew special."
Here is an all-occasion card I made using this fun set:
Tools/supplies used:
January Stamp of the Month
Lovely stamp from the Cricut Artbooking Collection
Metallic Twine leftover from another project but coming soon in the Spring/Summer product line
This stamp set is only available through January 31st, so get yours today at!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday Work In Progress

Today I'm starting a new feature on my blog called "Wednesday Work In Progress."  I'm sharing the beginning stages of a project with you today.  I hope it inspires you to create something similar, whether it's the papers, embellishments, or project type.  I would love for you to share your inspired photos with me either by linking to your blog in the comments or posting your photo on my Facebook page at

This layout is from the leftover materials from my Cloud 9 cardmaking kit.  The card kit includes some sneak peek products from the Spring/Summer Idea Book, including gold polka dot washi tape, triangle studs, and teal shimmer trim.  When you're finished making your cards, you will have oodles of washi tape and shimmer trim left, as well as some paper and studs.  I used 2 sheets of white daisy cardstock and some colonial white scraps to get this layout started.  My inspiration came from Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.  Here's my work in progress:

I look forward to seeing your projects.  Come back on Friday to see my final product!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Isn't It Called SCRAPbooking?

Several years ago I was teaching a card class and something terrible happened in the middle of the class.  I realized that I had given one of the participants a piece of paper that had a logo on it.  So many thoughts went through my head as I scrambled to get her another piece of useable paper.  Would she think I didn't know what I was doing?  Would she be upset with me?  Would she ever come to another class?

None of those things happened.  When I apologetically handed her the new paper, she asked me why I wouldn't want her to use what was already in her kit.  I told her that I wouldn't want her to have to use the piece with the logo on it (duh).  "Isn't this a scrapbooking class?" she asked.  "This looks like a scrap to me and I don't see anything wrong with it," she stated matter-of-factly as she incorporated it into her card, strategically hiding the logo. 

Obviously this experience has stuck with me.  She did come back and is one of my favorite people to share this creative journey.  She has inspired my crafty goal this year.  I will be using or sharing all of my scraps and put the SCRAP back into scrapbooking (and all things crafty).  This will help me to focus (my word for the year) because it will cut down on my craft clutter that distracts me.

What do you do with your scraps? 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Kick the Year Off with the Cloud Nine Card-Making Kit

Here is a fun way to kick off the new year!

This kit makes 10 cards, 2 each of 5 designs and it's just $15 with each with a qualifying purchase of $35 or more (excluding tax and shipping) during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month.

**I will be offering a workshop for this kit on January 24th at 6:00 pm in my craft room.

The full kit includes:

1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
1 – 9" × 9½" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim
1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs
10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
1 – Instructional Brochure

Kits are available at