Last Flavor of the Month Kit of 2017: Winter and Love

As many of the country is surrounded by winter weather what better way to celebrate by having a winter/love themed card kit? Valentine’s Day is by far a super popular holiday and who can resist sending a card to a loved one? This card kit will head your way in plenty of time for you to create some sweet winter love themed cards for all those people in your life that need a sweet little card! 

Our Design Team has brought lots of wonderful inspiration, process videos for you to enjoy! I hope you know we have been listening to your suggestions and we are very thankful that you feel comfortable enough to share them with us! 

Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter over on the Scrapping for Less blog for a chance to win one of the 4 collections for this month! 

Head here to sign up for a subscripition: Banana Split or Double Dip levels. Or to purchase a kit of either Banana Split, Deluxe, Double Dip, or Single Scoop for the month of December.

Also please know that we have several November kits and October kits available just in case you missed out!
I am so very glad to be back involved with the Blog Hops! Now, I am not going to promise I will be in every single hop this year but I sure am going to try my best! For a read on what has been happening the past year check out this blog post! Now on to my cards...and I made 4 of them! And all turned out absolutely great   ( I think anyhow!)

I pulled out a coloring medium I often neglect for my Zig Clean Color Brush markers. I hope you enjoy!

Other Items Used for my cards this month:
Whimsicle Stitched Waves by My Favorite Things
Zig Clean Color Markers
Stitched Circles by My Favorite Things
Sentiment Banners by Lawn Fawn
Circle Pouches by My Favorite Things (out of stock but you can join the waitlist)
Circle Shaker Window and Frame by My Favorite Things

Collection 1 Simple Stories Love and Adore
I used Sketch 1

Collection 2 Main Squeeze by American Crafts/Crate Papaer
I used Sketch 2

Collection 3 A Perfect Winter/Snow Fun by Echo Park
I used Sketch 3

Collection 4 Lawn Fawn Winter Plaid
I used Sketch 4

Next hop on Over to: Katie

And should you need some help along the way head to the Scrapping for Less Blog for the whole lineup.
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Life Update: Warning Long Post

I just wanted to pop in today and give everyone a little glimpse into where I have been since August (YIKES!) my last blog post here!

I will take this little story all the way back to October of 2016...I decided to expand my business "Scrapping for Less" and open a website. I had been content with the business being a Facebook pre-order site until my sales rep at the time (thanks so very much for that push, Steve Vos) suggested why didn't I expand to the internet and with an online store! Well after some thought and much hard trying and figuring (with his help) I just pushed through and went for it.

Okay, so let's now fast forward to January of 2017...I took my then Product Assistant...more about her on January 1! And a Design Team member and decided if I was going to expand and grow this website I needed to go to the industry's trade show (Creativation) and get my name out there and just see how well I was able to mesh into this wonderful industry!

Wow! what a whirlwind...I went to Phoenix, AZ as a little tiny website (totally unknown) and was a sponge...learning, meeting, and looking at all the possibilities and ways I could grow this business. I was so thankful that I and my team members were accepted with arms wide open by some wonderful companies.

So how does all that pertain to where I have been since August you might ask? Well, I was fooling myself to think that I could single handed practically run a website, a Facebook group, start up a card kit, and be the orderer, packager, and shipper of everything. And at the same time continue to create all the time for all the blog hops, and posts in between!

I tried really hard but I will be totally honest it took its toll and I not only began to put out creations that I was not proud of at all because they had been created at the last minute and under a severe time crunch but it also manifested itself in my health and well being also.

The result was to take a step back from creating, get myself healthy both mentally and physically, focus on growing and expanding the business and strengthening those relationships with others in the industry, and focus on getting some much needed help with the business.

I am here now at the end of 2017 to say that I was able to successfully do all of the above (more about direction, goals, and moving forward on January 1) and then some! I, of course would never say that I feel I am finished but I do feel like I am back to my old self and am wonderfully happy to be back to creating with my team!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and look into my little corner of the world!