A Little Bit of Love

This month’s Summer Crush campaign has everyone feeling a little enamored and we can see why! When you purchase any of the My Crush® books offered in the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book and their accompanying assortments, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE!

Summer Crush campaign

There are so many ways to fall madly in love with these crush-worthy books, but we wanted to share just a peek at another way to love them—a peek inside the books, that is. When you open any one of the wonderful books offered, you will soon see that the papers contained inside the covers are so beautifully designed, they may just jump right out of the covers and onto your scrapbook pages.

The page below features an entire page ripped from the My Crush® Modville book that was then sewn directly onto the page base for a trendy edge. Try it out for yourself! Add some stamping from the free My Acrylix® Reel Life stamp set, some journaling squares, additional stitching, and some Aqua Dots and you’ve got the ingredients for success!

Summer Crush campaign artwork

For a more streamlined look, try trimming blocks of paper from the pages you adore from your My Crush® Bluebird book and attaching them to your page base. Then pull a title and other shapes—like the banners and flower—from the assortment. Add some Oceanside sequins and stamping from the My Acrylix® Love This stamp set, like the pretty little butterfly, and you’re set with some swoon-worthy springtime art!

Summer Crush campaign artwork

The list of possibilities contained within the covers of each My Crush book is practically endless, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to become infatuated with these spectacular product pairings. This offer is only good through the end of June, and once these My Crush books are gone they are gone for good. So fall in love today by choosing your favorite My Crush pairing, adding your FREE stamp set, and getting your order in as fast as possible! Because who doesn’t need a little extra love in their life?

Recipes

12″ x 12″ Hello Life Page
Reflections: Quartet—Border Cutout™
B1431 My Acrylix® Reel Life, Z1855 My Crush® Modville Book, Z1886 My Crush® Besties Assortment, X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2153 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z1853 Aqua Dots, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® Le Pen™ Journaling Pen, Thread

12″ x 12″ Currently Page
Reflections: Front and Center—Main Idea™
B1432 My Acrylix® Love This, Z1856 My Crush® Bluebird Book, Z1889 My Crush® Favorites Assortment, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z3041 Oceanside Sequins, Z2462 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Peony Purple Marker, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® Le Pen™ Journaling Pen, Thread

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Jeanette’s Challenge Sneak Peek and a Bonus Giveaway

Recognize this artwork? Chances are good that you’ve seen it before—if not on TV, then at one of our spring Making Connections events.

My Crush™ book artwork

My Crush™ book artwork

If you’re having trouble placing the paper packet these fabulous papers come from, it’s because they don’t come from a paper packet at all: they come straight from the new My Crush® For Him and For Her books.

Are you already imagining what crafty things you can build with these beauties? We hope so, because Jeanette’s next creative challenge is for you to do just that! This is the official announcement, so pay attention: your challenge is to create artwork using the papers you tear from one or both of the My Crush For Her and For Him books.

We know it’s a few days early, but no one ever complained about a little extra time to make a masterpiece, did they? The deadline is midnight on May 31, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with—so hop to it! The winner will receive TWO My Crush For Her books with which to make even more great artwork.

You still have the full seven days to finish Jeanette’s current challenge, and the winner will still be announced on Facebook on Monday, May 25. We’re just so excited to see the artwork you make with the papers from these books that the overlap seemed excusable. The challenge is on!

To get you pumped for this unique challenge, we’re also giving away 20 For Her books to 10 winners with this post. That means 10 lucky souls will get two books apiece with which to make the finest layouts and cards out there. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below telling us about your favorite way to use the For Him and For Her books: as mini books, on cards, or on scrapbook pages. We’ll announce the winners of the giveaway on Tuesday, right here on the blog.

Best of luck to you, crafters!

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Just a Little Christmas Crush

Um, we don’t know about you, but we definitely have a little crush on Christmas. Actually, it’s kind of a big one, so we decided to get some of our holiday jitters out by showing you one thing we’re extra excited about! Sure, we know it’s only October, and, no, we’re not skipping Thanksgiving. Don’t worry—all of that goodness is still to come.

We just know December is a month that will sweep you up in flurries of Christmas lights and wrapping paper and then, come January, drop you in a pile of memories, feeling breathless and completely exhausted in the most wonderful way.

Once it’s over, it’s difficult to recall exactly what all of those glittering December moments were made of. We can remember that they happened and we remember they were wonderful, but the details tend to get a little fuzzy.

Enter the My Crush™ Holiday Happenings book:

holiday-happenings-book

Behind the adorable Christmas tree of this wire-bound book, you’ll find 30 pages in mixed styles, measuring 8¼” x 6½”, as well as multiple page protectors that also come in different styles.

Keep reading for tips on how to turn the pages of this book into your personal holiday mini album, so the details of your December will remain crystal clear.

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Click on any of the photos below for a closer look.

The My Crush™ Holiday Happenings assortment has the perfect mix of cards and stickers. Try adding tabs to the sides of your pages for a little variety. Here we’ve backed two tab stickers together to achieve a different design on each side.

Including pieces of the season, like gift cards, will bring back specific memories. You’ll love looking back at these odds and ends of life!

Save bits and pieces of seasonal goodness for your book that are unique to the holiday season. Here’s a bit of “junk mail” with a catchy phrase that prompted some insightful journaling! You can also add one of the My Crush™ Holiday Happenings badge buttons for a finishing bit of flair.

Use Shimmer Trim to attach one of your many Christmas to-do lists. Embellish your list with stamps and stickers while you’re at it.

Capture miniature moments and photos using the 2″ x 2″ slots in this page protector.

Some page protectors are perfect for slipping in photos along with the Picture My Life™ cards from the My Crush™ Holiday Happenings assortment.

The My Acrylix® Magical Moment stamp set is the perfect match for this book! Use it to document each day in December—or just the special ones.

Let your child write their Christmas wish list on the “Dear Santa” page. You will cherish those handwritten words for years to come!

The alphabet stickers from the My Crush™ Holiday Happenings assortment make great headings and titles.

This friendly quail is plump enough for you to jot down events of the season on her lovely calendar.

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Trust us, come December, you’re going to want this beautiful book by your side. With it you’ll be able to track the memories moment by moment, day by day, and then, after everything is over and it all melts away like snow on a rooftop, you can take out your book and remember once more.

So, what will your December hold?

For inspiration on using the My Crush Holiday Happenings book in an alternative fashion, read our newest post.

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