Monday, June 30, 2014

Work Hard to Play Harder!!

If you are like me, you Work Hard to Play Harder!! Capture those moments and when you are far from a break, look back on the times you were able to renew and refresh. The new Retro Fresh This and That Journal is a wonderful way to have fun scrapbooking those memories. With coordinated Journaling Tags, Designer Stickers, Designer Washi Tape and Designer Series Paper you can take them along for quick scrapbooking that will be cherished!  See the many ways that I am addicted to Celebrating our Memories and Documenting our life with our Memory Celebrating Mondays.. with few hours to spare in the day, these ways are quick, efficient and yet stylish and fun!!
Craft On-The-Go and Celebrate these memories with:
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Retro Fresh This and That Journal (132998)
Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (132993)
Retro Fresh This and That Designer Journaling Tags (133526)
Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape (133001)
Perfect Blend stamp set (128703w/122892c)
Essentials Wooden Elements (132258)
Baked Brown Sugar ink pad (131174)
Glue Dots (103683)
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From a recent trip up to our beloved Big Bear, I couldn't resist crafting!  Taking the This and That books allows me to plot our life (well, I have one as a 'dream journal' where I post pictures from magazines and on-line that I love and dream of the day I will have it - lol).  I can document the memories we make as a family and even, with my children, teach them to document and appreciate their memories.  Recently, my son was journaling about how it felt to win an award at school - it was fun to see him re-living and evaluating how he felt.  (Not bad for a 10 year old boy.)
Journaling on our deck - I travel with a small Thirty One bag that has my This and That journals, washi tapes, designer stickers and tape.  I even keep it in the car and use it when I know I need to 'fill time'
Print photos from your recent vacation or a favorite get-away. Here the few moments of quiet with a cup of coffee, a fun cup and the lake, feet up... sigh.  With the Groovebook app I can print and carry photos from trips that are date stamped, bound but easy to remove.  It keeps my crafting clean and organized... we print more photos that I'd use so I go through and let my kids use them in their books as they document their time with family, friends and more!  Receive your first Groovebook book for FREE - as a gift from me!  No obligation to buy - I do not receive ANYTHING for this - I just can't resist passing on an amazing find to you - my readers!!
Adhere the photos to the Retro Fresh This and That Journal with the Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape. The fun and coordinated patterns allows me to add fun elements to my page.
Stamping the words from the Perfect Blend stamp set on the Essentials Wood Elements with the Baked Brown Sugar stamp pad. Adhere these to the pages with Glue Dots. (Such a fun and whimsical element, representing the Sun and Words....)

Stamp the Coffee Cup from the Perfect Blend stamp set on Very Vanilla and a then the band of the coffee cup on a piece of the Retro Fresh Designer Paper. Cut both out and adhere them together.
Journal some thoughts and take a moment to capture "your" time and thoughts (not just that of your family or friends) with the Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags. Adhere to the page with the Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape.

They will take the This and That book of their choice (there are three to pick from - see these options!!) and create a personalized book that they can document, remember and celebrate their lives as well as journal and dream in!!
This and That books are packed with patterned paper but a neutral debossed cover - with four fun pockets and coordinating washi tape, designer stickers (these will all come with the class and the books they pick) they will design amazing books that will deliver smiles for years to come!
Kids can craft too!  Give the gift of memory documenting to all generations!  These cost-affordable kits are great gifts.  My 6, 8, 10, 24 and 26 year old kids love them... then my nieces, nephews, college students we are friends with, moms, grandmothers and friends of all ages - these books are timeless! 
I'm offering a once-a-year This and That Book KIDS CAMP!  Hurry - RSVP ASAP so we can pre-order the This and That collection that you pick for your child and give them the gift of four days of crafting and customizing their books with my papers, crafts, accessories and more!!
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You work hard... so play hard and enjoy those 'you' moments (they are too few and far in-between). When you feel the pressures of life, take a moment to reflect on your down and refreshing time.. with this Retro Fresh This and That Journal!  

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