November 30, 2010

Christmas Cookies

I am so not happy with the quality of this photo and I am definitely going to take some more tomorrow. But I really wanted to get this post up today (even though there is only 30 min. left in today)

This two page layout is based on 2 different Sketchy Thursday sketches. the page on the left is this weeks current sketch challenge. I hope if you click on the photo you can see the images better :(
My background paper is just plain red cardstock that I sprayed with Santa Baby glimmer mist. The patterned paper is DCWV Christmas stack from last year. The green lace trim is Prima and you can get it and many other laces at YMH. Can you see the tiny little cookie cutter embellies? They are just so cute and go with this layout perfectly! I got them a while ago at Hobby Lobby and I'm not sure if they are still available (sorry to tease). OK seriously, I'll be back tomorrow with some new pics. See you then!

November 29, 2010

It's Cyber Monday

Most of you probably already knew that. But for those who don't - Cyber Monday is the equivalent to "black Friday" for online retailers.
So who wants some deals?

We have tons of items already marked down 10-50% off PLUS for today only FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more to the U.S. and Canada with coupon code CYBER
So go fill up your carts and save big!

November 28, 2010

DIY Be Merry Sign!

Happy Sunday y'all! Did you make through Thanksgiving without gaining 10lbs? I don't think I! But now that Thanksgiving has passed & we have all lived through another Black Friday to tell about it, that means Christmas is upon us! Woo-Hoo! I am soooo psyched for Christmas this year, probably since I have more time than ever before to really focus on the holiday. And since I have some more time on my hands, I figured I would whip up a little Christmas cheer with an easy to craft (you can find most of the products in the Your Memories Here Store!) sign & share it with y'all!

This little sign, believe it or not, was a mere dusty leftover cabinet door sitting in the garage until a few days ago! I simply dug it out, unscrewed the handle & hinges, and then spray painted it black everywhere but where I knew my paper would be. After it was completely dry, I Mod Podged this beautiful diecut piece of Prima paper (which I had used black ink on to distress the edges) to the board. Next, I used some Prima crystals to outline the bird & a swirl to define a branch. Then, I used some black Tattered Angels cardstock (from the Spooky Findings kit) & my Cricut to cut the phrase. I used some silver ribbon to tie on some vintage jingle bells & then hot glued some black ribbon to hang it up with. I added a vintage black button to the center of the bow & for the finishing touch, spritzed it with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl for a lovely, subtle shimmer. I just loved how it turned out!!

So, do you have some old boards or cabinets lying around your house? If so, dust them & create a simple but fun Christmas sign. It's so easy & will add the perfect touch to your holiday themed decor! And, if you create something inspired by a post here on the YMH blog, we would love to see it!!

Make sure to visit the Your Memories Here Store for all your crafty needs...right now there is a fabulous clearance sale going on plus some awesome holiday/winter themed products you'll love! You can even add some of them onto your Christmas list! Until next time, Happy Craftin'!!

November 27, 2010

Prima Live: Fabric layout

I hope ya'll have been enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday. At my house, we're only half done as we'll be celbrating again today and then on Sunday. That being said, this will be another quick post. I've got my first Prima Live class projects to show ya'll today. I've been wanting to do one of these for a while now and decided to jump right on in. This is the fabirc layout one from YMH as I've also been wanting to play with cavas. I am really impressed with all of the goodies that come with the kit as I could make another one and really only need to buy another canvas page. I followed along with the link that YMH listed on the store site and completed this page in under an hour. The only I still need to do is include a little journaling (all of my pages must have a little something written) but I need to get the right pen from my mom. The video was easy to follow and bonus was that I could pause and rewind it when needed. Now that I've done one I can change it up next time is I wanted too. Ya'll have to check out the Prima Live products from YMH as there are some great choices. In fact, I just ordered the Art Try Display kit as my next one :)

November 26, 2010


So, do you have 10 minutes? Want to make a seriously simple scrapbook page that doesn't look like you spent 10 minutes on it. Well, step right up & take a peek at this:

 sorry, I couldn't take a better pic :(
To create this quick & easy page, all I did was use my Cricut (on my Gypsy) to cut the snowflake from the "When it's Cold Outside" cart. (Did you notice the snowflake is made up of little reindeer heads???) It went *perfectly* with the reindeer on the SEI Paper. I cut a mat layer for a pic added some Stickles and pearls to the snowflake and on the end of each reindeer, I added a red bling nose. Super easy peasy! Yaaaay!
Here's a closer peek of the reindeer snowflake:

My Cricut and the gorgeous SEI paper, made this project so easy to do. All the embellies can be found at the YMH store. Be sure to check out the Prima kits on sale too!

Thanks for peeking today!
Gotta Go!

November 25, 2010

Pocket Mini Album

 I hope everyone has enjoyed their Thanksgiving! I sure did. Today I have a LWP Mini Pocket Album that I did and I LOVED it. The Prima papers are so nice and thick and easy to work with. I love all the flowers and that brown trim is so sparkly. I really like the journal cards and there are A LOT in there.
 I like the versatility of this project, it's an album AND a decoration! :)

 The little journal spot in the corner was punched from the packaging of one of the flowers. I really like the attention to detail, even in the packaging.
 The pockets are so cool and the journal cards fit perfect! I even used some Prima packaging for one.
 I love how it folds out and you can use it as a table decoration. This would be a great Christmas gift as well!
So go check out and see what Live With Prima kit you would like to try!
 Thanks for looking and I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2010

Happy Holiday Card

Hi It's Jess from KinderStampO.

The holidays are here and what better way to celebrate it than with some stars, kraft and polka dots.  You can find the paper at Your Memories Here.

Wishing you a holiday that is merry and bright too,


November 22, 2010

Live with Prima Class and Kit Today

Hey all, Kristina here. I promise to be back later today with a project that I actually made myself :) But I've been super busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and making treats for my girls to take to school today for their "Thanksgiving Share" parties. But I do have something to share with you, it's a beautiful Art Tray Display by Nic Howard. She made this for the next Live With Prima class today at 4:00pm PST (that's 7:00 pm EST for those who live in my time zone)
All the items are included in the class kit for this project are listed on the product details page at YMH. All of these Prima products are included in the kit:

But that's not all, there are also papers, note cards, a stamp and a chipboard alphabet. That's a lot of stuff! After you've made the project shown, just think of all the other things you could make with the remaining items! Hopefully you'll be able to catch the show later, but if you can't make it for the live class you can always watch the recording later.

Flower Wreath

Do you have a ton of Prima flowers? Well, they make great wreath cards and are quick too! I just arranged them in a circle and layered a few with a smaller flower and then a dew drop. Simple but pretty, don't you think? If you need more Primas and other goodies be sure to stop by Your Memories Here! Gotta keep this short and sweet! Thanks for visiting:)

November 21, 2010

Create a Blessings Board!

Hey y'all! I am back & this time I'm really shaking it up a bit by going out of my comfort zone! This week I am gonna share with you an easy to create Blessings Board featuring some yummy products from the Your Memories Here Store. Not only this is a great decor item for Thanksgiving, you can also change it out a little as far as the background goes to make it suitable for Christmas Blessings, Spring Blessings, etc. All you need for this scrappy little project is an old frame, a little spray paint, hot glue, some scrap fabric, vintage buttons, Prima pearls & bling, & some amazing Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist & Glam. The great about this project is also that it is a great one for recycling...items you can repurpose from around the house or pick up at your local thrift store.

I started with an old framed print - I took it apart & spray painted it a lovely yellow with some Krylon I had in my stash, but that I picked up for $2 at Hobby Lobby. Next, I used some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Copper to rub in the crevices & add a little sparkle, as well as depth. While that was drying, I used some lovely blue glassine paper from Martha Stewart (picked up for $1 @ Hobby Lobby awhile back) to cover the cardboard & simply used tape to adhere so it would be easy to change out when I'm ready. Next, I gathered up scrap fabric & ribbon, then simply rolled them into rosettes while hot gluing along the way. After the rosettes were done, I gave them a good spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl & then added some Prima pearls, Prima crystals, & vintage buttons from my stash. I adhered the rosettes with hot glue to the frame (after reassembling it & adding the glass back in, of course) and then spritzed some Martha Stewart (picked these up for 50 cents last year!) leaves with some more Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Sand & Fall Breeze. I adhered those with hot glue as well, tied on a pretty ribbon, & hung it in my newly painted hall below THIS PROJECT of me & the hubby. Easy peasy my peeps!

Now, I can simply write on the glass with a dry erase marker & wipe it away whenever I want to change it! I love having this where I can always see it...making me that much more aware of how much I truly have to be thankful well, it makes it easy to write down a blessing as soon as I get the urge - or for anyone else in the family to do so, too. These have been popping up all over the web lately & I am so glad I gave one a go! I hope you pop on over to the Your Memories Here Store to pick up some awesome Prima & Tattered Angels products, as well as check out all of the other rockin' products. And definitely check out the clearance/sale items...they are awesome! I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving & if you have a chance, check out my blog HERE too! Until next week, Happy Craftin'!

November 20, 2010

Quick Card

With all of the hustle and bustle the holiday season can bring. I like to be able to make quick, last minute cards. The great things about this one is that by changing up the colors of the paper and flower you can come up with a whole new look. Make sure to take some time to enjoy the start of this year's season.

You can get all these goodies or something really close to them at Your Memories Here.

November 18, 2010

Sisters Wall Hanging

 Hello! Today I have a wall hanging I made for a friend for her sister for Christmas. The Prima flowers were the perfect touch to add some elegance to this project and nothing is done til it's got some Prima Bling!
 I found this metal hanger at Hobby Lobby in the clearance aisle. Not exactly sure what it was for but it was 70 cents and it worked perfectly. The Prima Lace was the finishing touch.
 You HAVE to check out and see all the fun new things that have been added! Don't forget the clearance section never know what you can find in the clearance section!
SO...I hope you all have a super crafty day and please check out the store!
Thanks for looking and see ya next Thursday!
Kim   :)

November 17, 2010

A Vintage Christmas Tag

Hi everyone:

It's Jess from  KinderStampo.  When I say the beautiful stripes on "The Paper Studio" Jolly Diagonal Stripes paper I found at Your Memories Here , I knew I had to make a vintage christmas tag.

This was a quick project : ) The base is chipboard cut at 2 1/2 in x 31/2 in. I layered it with a piece of scrap black and white paper. The Santa image I found over at and printed it in black and white instead of color then placed in on the base using Black Helmar Zapdots.  I cut a piece of the Jolly Diagonal Stripes 1 in x 6 in. and folded it accordian fold at every 1/4 in.  Then I made a half circle to place under the image and glued it with Helmar 450 Adhesive. I added a skeleton flower and a curly flower and just added some color by painting them with some mist. I then put a hole on the top of the tag and ran some twill ribbon and tied it off with silver floss and added a littl jingle bell. 

I can't wait to make some more to add to all the homemade gifts I'll be giving this year. Hope you enjoy it : )

Happy Crafting,

November 16, 2010

Is It Too Early?

Hey everyone! I have been seeing some really great Christmas decorations, cards and tags lately. I keep telling myself *it's not too early to 'make' Christmas themed items, as long as I don't display them until after Thanksgiving.
So here is my first Christmas themed project for the season:

This is a wall hanging/wreath type decoration. I was inspired by the ornament made by Lolly (she gives an amazing tutorial for it HERE) Lolly's is ornament sized but I made mine slightly larger using 3" squares for the cones and a 5" circle for the center(which I sprayed with Snow Queen glimmer mist, one of the new winter colors) . The completed size of it is about 9". For the entire project I used only 3 sheets of double sided paper, 2 of the "Snow Day" and 1 "Winter Wisp" Both available at Your Memories Here with lots of other fabulous double sided papers.
I used thick chipboard letters to spell out the word "JOY". I painted the edges of each letter with purple acrylic paint first, then glued the patterned paper to the front. I added a coating of Mod Podge to each letter to make sure the paper doesn't lift up. Then I inked all the edges in dusty concord distress ink and added some icicle Stickles around all the edges too for a frosty ice look.

The letter "J" is embellished with some tiny jingle bells strung on light blue fibers, wrapped around the letter. I used a little dab of hot glue to keep each little bell in place.

The letter "O" has a few purple and aqua rhinestones embellishing it.

And finally for the letter "Y" I used some snowflake shaped brads, cut the prongs off then I smooshed (yes, that's a technical term) them into an embossing ink pad to get them well coated and sprinkled them with a light purple (Thistle from American Crafts) embossing powder and heated carefully with my heat gun. I used some hot glue to attach each one.

To attach the letters to my cone wreath base, I used the hot glue again. It seems to be holding up pretty good. Since the letters are made of chipboard they're pretty lightweight.
When it was all finished I proudly showed my hubby and he asked "Is that for someone named Joy?" Gosh he can be such a smart arse sometimes!