Scrapbooking, Thanks, and Big News!


I hosted a Scrap-IN at Michaels on Saturday (more commonly known as a 'crop') and enjoyed catching up on some pages.  This page includes a new stencil from Ronda Palazzari, a favorite Stampers Anonymous border stamp, and the brand new #14 from Tim Holtz's Valentine Blueprints set.  I used the '14' to mark my son's age last year.

My friend Anita recently had a very generous giveaway on her blog and I was quite lucky to win the set of Tim's new stamps.  Anita sent such a beautiful (inside and out) package, including one of her very own handmade tags… what a very happy mail day!  Thanks so much, Anita!

On to the big news… last week I received a wonderful phone call announcing I'd been selected to join the Xyron Design Team.  I'm incredibly honored and excited to join this team.  I've been using Xyron products for over a decade, and I am a true believer.  I have three different Xyrons in my work space and use them every week. I cannot wait to start working with the team!

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope you have a great week.


Your comments are very much appreciated!


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  2. Amazing news Marjie. It is no surprise that DTs want you to be part of their team as you are an asset in the way you create with products and the way in which you promote them, always believing in the quality of what you create with.
    Your creative life is inspirational.

  3. A beautiful page!!! And congratulations on the DT!!!!

  4. Woo hoo, you are on a roll dear Marjie and so well deserved.
    I love this scrap page, cool colours and a great pic.
    hugs [brenda] x0x

  5. The blues are so wonderful on your page! Great use of white space (which I struggle with!)- Xyron is lucky to have you!

  6. Wow- what a fab page. The blue really really pops.

  7. Congrats on the Xyron DT! That’s fabulous news!!! Your son is so handsome πŸ™‚

  8. WOOHOO!!! Yay you! This is your year…ROCK ON!!! So proud of you Marjie…you are so full of talent to share with all the rest of us! WOOHOO!

  9. more great news from a great designer!

  10. Woo Hoo, way to go Marjie! Many congratulations, I adore Xyron and could not live without my (only) two. This last year has been fabulous for you and long may it continue to grow, you so deserve it. Thrilled for you. Oh yes, love the layout too, that border is one of my fav stamps. Hugs, Anne x

  11. Congratulations!…its always wonderful to be honoured in that way….enjoy the journey
    Keep it Crafty….
    Shamela πŸ™‚

  12. Huge congratulations Marjie! Love the colour, stamp and stencil on your layout too.

  13. My heartiest congratulations to you, Marjie! You will be a big asset to the Xyron team. I couldn’t do paper crafting without Xyron myself! I have been pushing Xyron since my teaching days in the early 2000’s! Love it, love it, love it! Xyron, that is!

  14. Big congrats on your new DT – didn’t even know what Xyron was – so I’ve been off doing some research (nosing around!)… The layout is fantastic!
    Alison x

  15. These are fabulous news, congrats on your new DT πŸ™‚
    You’ve created a wonderful LO.

  16. Love the page and the subject – congrats on the DT – can’t wait to see what yo come up with!

  17. Huge Congratulations Marjie x I am thrilled for you and look forward to viewing your designs.
    Love the Scrapbook page…….handsome son too πŸ™‚
    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

  18. Maria McGuire says:

    PERFECT boy scrapbook page for the new mixed media world πŸ™‚ Congratulations on Xyron!!!!

  19. Love love love love loveeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the colors, the masking and the big “14”!!! And CONGRATS on the new DT!! That is AWESOME! So happy for you!!!

  20. Great news! Can’t wait to see what you create for them!!

  21. Great news! Congrats for being selected for the DT. And I really love this page. Simple yet full of color and fun!

  22. Wonderful page Marjie, your son is around the same age as my daughter. Congrats on the big prize win at Anita’s blog and also on the Xyron design team!! Enjoy your new journey.

  23. You’ll have to do an “after braces” page. It’s quite an amazing transformation!

  24. Lucky you Marjie…congrats with your Design team selection! So nice foryou…enjoy.
    Greetings, Alie πŸ™‚

  25. congrats on your Xyron Design Team Selection!
    Great stencil design and gotta love that blue!

  26. Great design, Marjie….I like the way you cut around the photo and backed it with stenciling. And, I love the stamped border!

  27. YEEEEE HAAAAWWW!! Very excited for you!

  28. YAY!!!! WTG Marjie!

  29. Sharon Young says:

    Oh my goodness! Should have been shirt not ahirt. Loll.

  30. Sharon Young says:

    Love how you coordinated the blues with his ahirt. It’s nice to see a holiday stamp used for everyday. Congratulations on the Xyron Design Team. Have a great time with it

  31. Congrats, congrats and congrats! Inky and sticky that’s my girl! Have a great week!

  32. I did say World domination!! Seriously Marjie, I’m so made up to hear your news. What a massive journey you have been on over the past few months. Talk about stepping outside your comfort zone! Way to go you:))
    Hugs, Jenny x

  33. Yea and congrats Marjie…..what a great page you made for Adam….he looks adorable. xox

  34. Congratulations Marjie!! You’ll be a wonderful addition to the team!

  35. Congratulations on that great, great news. Love this page too!

  36. Way to go Marjie! I love Xyron too, so I’ll be looking for your things that you create.

  37. Whoop!!awesome news!!!

  38. whoooop whoooop….a HUGE CONGRATS Marjie!!! knock ’em dead!!!

  39. Huge congratulations! I use my 3-4 xyrons frequently as well. Will look forward to your “designs” (more of them, that is–already love all your stuff).