Wednesday, January 16, 2019


I loved putting this layout together as well as creating a couple of additional items to use in the planner.


All My Love DSP - # 148576 - $11 (Occasions 2019 Catalog Pg. 5)
Dazzling Diamonds Stamping Glitter - #133751 - $5 (All Occasions Catalog Pg. 203
Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets - #144106 - $10 (All Occasions Catalog Pg. 2130
Tabs for Everything - #143907 - $17 - (All Occasions Catalog Pg 49
Clear Enamel Accents (craft store)
Large Plastic-coated Paperclips ( office supple or box store)


Month On Two Pages
Do the spine strip first. - 8-5/8" x 3/4" ( cut 2)
Top L - 4-1/8" x 3/4" This one may adjust in length based on the length of the month name)
Top R - 5-1/4" x 3/4"
Bottom L - 6-1/8" x 1-1/2"
Bottom R - 4-5/8" x 1-1/2"
Calendar Squares - 1-7/16" x 1-1/8" (may need to trim slightly)

Daily Spread:
Top L - 6-3/4" x 3/4"
Top R - 5-1/2" x 3/4"

Page Divider Left - 7-5/8" x 1/4"
Page Divider Right - 4-7/8" x 1/4"

Good Through 9 p.m. CST Monday January 21


If you have any questions, please email me using the contact form or the information on the back of your catalog. 

Also, if you missed the link to why there hasn't been any card crafting since before Christmas, here's the link:

Creative Blessings!

Monday, January 7, 2019


Happy Monday, everyone!

After multiple attempts I finally got a Plan With Me video I can live with. At least everything is in frame. I wound up taking stuff with me and running away from home to get some things done. Today's video was filmed at the hotel yesterday morning.

My overall goal is to show how to make your Big Plans Planner 'dressed up' as well as functional.
Big Plans Planner kit and Refill can be found on Page 10 of the Annual Catalog.
Big Plans Planner: #146859 - $37.00
Big Plans Planner Refill Kit: #146861 - $27.00

I'm hoping to post Plan With Me videos between the 15-17 of each month. I'm hoping tomorrow is the last of the doctor appointments for Bob and I can plant myself at home in the studio for a lengthy period of time. I have so many cool things to show you from the Occasions Catalog.

If you do not have an Occasions/ Sale A Bration catalog set yet, please use the contact form on the sidebar and I'll drop them in the mail to you ASAP.

For January, I chose to use Twinkle Twinkle DSP:

Item # 146284
(12) 12x12 Sheets - $11.00

Correct dimensions for pieces are: 
Monthly Calendar - top left:  5-1/4" x 3/4"
Monthly Calendar - top right: 5-3/8" x 3/4"
Monthly Calendar blocks - 1-3/4" x 1-1/4" (then trim just a bit off. 1-1/8" is a tad too narrow)
Weekly Page - left: 1/4" x 7-5/8"
Weekly Page - right: 1/4" x 4-7/8"

Tabs For Everything - star bullet point: #143907 (Page 49 in Annual Catalog)

Here is the HOSTESS CODE:  6Y3WEV74
The Hostess Code will close on the 13th.

Here is the video for the January Plan With Me:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


I can't believe we are saying 2019! I have great plans to get back to creating more this year and I hope you'll come along for the journey and share your creativity, too.

I had planned to start the blog posts tomorrow but Bob is still home and he is trying to get some medical appointments taken care of before he goes back out. Those trips require near full days with travel/ appointment/ lunch. Ugh. One even has required an overnight to the big city.  That means I'm not getting the creating done ahead of a writing retreat I have this week. So my plan now is to spend the week following the retreat to get items made and scheduled on the blog beginning Monday January 14th. The Exception to this plan is that the video for the JANUARY PLANNER KIT will post on Tuesday January 8th. UNLESS, I can get the video done before I leave for the retreat. Our theme will be TWINKLE TWINKLE... a couple of prints lend themselves to a  a blue/ wintry  theme for January.

Let's jump in to 2019 full of creativity.

Remember, the Occasions and Sale A Bration catalogs launch in just TWO DAYS! If you need a set of the catalogs, please let me know via the contact form and I'll get them off to you as soon as I return from the retreat!

Creative Blessings!

Sunday, December 30, 2018


Hello everyone!

I'm so excited to be bringing my first Paper Share to you.
What is a paper share?

A Paper Share is your opportunity to purchase samples of all of the new Designer Series Papers in the Occasions 2019 Catalog (launching January 3rd!) There are two others I can't sell BUT you can get them for FREE if you act now!

Watch the video below or on YouTube for all the content details.

Here's the pricing:

You will receive 6x6 paper packs of each of the 8 different collections for
$27.52 + $6.70 flat rate shipping
Invoice total for $34.22

Place your order by end of day ( 6p.m. CST) Wednesday January 2, 2019 and you'll also receive:
Botanical Butterfly AND Foils (SALE A BRATION catalog)

Place your order after January 2nd and you will receive ONLY the Foils with your order.

Email me:  KellyH (at) artlover (dot) com  with your paypal address and I will send you an invoice. the faster that processes, the quicker I get your package in the mail. Keep in mind I will be out of town from Thursday Noon until Sunday night but will process the orders ASAP on Monday the 7th.

All orders include the Occasions and the Sale A Bration  Catalogs.
Of course, you may request those catalogs even if you do not place a paper share order. Just use the contact for on my side bar and email me.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


If you are looking for the PERFECT GIFT for that stamper in you life, 
consider me your Christmas Elf.
I have just what you're looking for!

Not only have Stampin' UP! released great new accessories for the Stamparatus, but they've come up with a fabulous way to keep everything together!

This stylish new tote has room for everything. The small grid paper is perfect for lining everything up, ensuring you are stamping in the exact same spot every single time! They've also added additional plates, giving you the availability to add more layers without moving your paper. Finally, for anyone who didn't heed the warning not to let the magnets touch, we now offer replacement magnets!

The price point is perfect, too!

Make that stamper on your Christmas list smile!

NOTE: To ensure Christmas delivery, all orders MUST BE PLACED BEFORE Thursday December 13th.  Please do not wait til the last minute. Order today and mark one more thing off your Gift Giving List - whether to Treat Yourself or Someone else!

To make your shopping easier, I'm offering a Hostess Code Good Through December 10th!


While you are shopping, click the Year End Close-Out button on the side bar for a PDF to extra items you don't want to miss out on!

I will be kicking off the 12 Days of Christmas soon, but keep watching here for other things you won't want to miss!
Creative Blessings!

Monday, November 26, 2018

MEMORY MONDAY - To You and Yours

Today, I'm working with the November TO YOU AND YOURS Paper Pumpkin kit. I really loved the patterns.

As in the past I pulled one each of the elements/ or sheets from the kit. Here's a reminder of what the kit supplies looked like:

Here's the Memories & More layout:

Everything in this layout is from the kit except card stock. I used Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler from my stash.

While some of the plaid had a Whisper White, the darker plaid had more of a Very Vanilla. The plaid is mounted on a Very Vanilla base. 

I was having coffee with hubby this morning while I worked on this. The sentiment mat (Upper Left) in the kit was in Whisper White. Bob had the idea to use part of the envelope (Very Vanilla) and just cut a matching mat. Isn't he a smart one? I stamped "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year' from the stamp set in the kit in Cherry Cobbler and added some of the adhesive backed sequins.

The bottom left panel is Very Vanilla cut to 4x6. Then I created a border with a strip of the Soft Suede card base, added a strip of the plaid from where I cut the 3x4  (Upper Right). I added 5 of the sequins.

Right hand page - top left panel is a 2-pocket. The first pocket is a 3x4 cut from the card base. I used the wood panel circle from the kit as a base and an entire sheet of the tree boughs. I added holly berries using a standard hole punch and a scrap of Cherry Cobbler card stock.

Top Right is another piece of the DSP from the kit cut to 3x4. I then cut a 1/2 mat using the Very Vanilla as I did the Top left-hand page. 

I kept the bottom pocket simple with the lighter plaid mounted on Cherry Cobbler.

Originally, I was going to start the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS tomorrow but I'm trying to get the house decorated so I can enjoy them for the first season in several years. Besides, a bit early to start that series. So new plan:

Wednesday will begin my paper ornament series. Probably only 2 days this week as Bob is home and I just don't take time away from our time together. Life is too precious and no card/ scrapbook page/ or ornament is going to replace that.

Craft because you love it but don't hide in your space. Involve the family or just spend time doing what they enjoy. For Bob and I, that is playing cards and watching our favorite TV series'. 
This morning, he made waffles and is now doing dishes so the kitchen will be ready for me to decorate when I'm done on the computer.

Creative Blessings!

Thursday, November 22, 2018


May you be blessed with the love of Family, Friends, Food and Memories.