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Life Captured 4th Quarter Kit Reveal

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Life Captured 4th Quarter Kit Reveal for the Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  It’s been a busy week in the studio getting this Life Captured 4th Quarter Kit Reveal ready for The Button Farm Club.  This is the final installment of our year-long project featuring monthly folios made with Simple Stories Life Captured paper collection.  It’s been such a fun year creating with these fresh, vibrant papers.  And now we are stepping into the most beautiful months of the year: October, November and December.

So many fun holidays and events take place during these months, and we want to preserve all the wonderful memories of time spent with family and friends. But documenting memories takes a lot of time, so often we just don’t get it done.  That’s why I designed these quick and easy folios so we can capture the faces and places we love so much.

Each of the folios can be completed in under an hour.  Yet, the simply layout provides loads of room for photos, journaling and sweet spots to tuck in memorabilia so we can look back at happy days and smile. Here’s a quick peek at the folios in this quarter’s kit.

The October Folio

Acorns, fall leaves, flowers and pumpkins take center stage in this vibrant little folio.

Wait ’til you see all the room this compact folio has inside!

November, November

It always seems to me that fall flowers are the most vibrant blooms of the year.  Do they know that winter is coming soon, so they decide to show off?  Whatever the reason, I decided to feature these gorgeous fall blooms on the cover of the November folio.  You’ll get to see all the goodies inside when you watch the video reveal below.

December: The Sweetest Month of the Year

December is made for memories, don’t you think?  Holiday baking, wrapping presents, decorating the tree, and then unwrapping on Christmas morning make for perfect photo ops.

Since baking plays such a huge role during the Christmas holidays, I decided to add some sweet little recipe folios to the design.  And honestly, how sweet is this paper?

Add On Storage System

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So how do we store all the  memories complied in these sweet little folios?  Well, After much thinking, planning and searching, I found these adorable magazine slipcases to house the folios.  They are a perfect color match for the paper collection: super affordable,  sturdy, easy to assemble and look great on display.

These are an optional addition for those who have been making the folios all year long.  You can find out about them HERE.

Life Captured 4th Quarter Folio Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to take a peek a the materials in this kit and walk through the finished folios, please enjoy this video tour.


If you subscribed to the Folio Kits, your order will ship out automatically.  But you don’t need to be subscribed to order.  The 4th Quarter Kit is available as a stand alone purchase.

We also have a limited number of kits available for Quarter 1 (January-March), Quarter 2 (April-June) and Quarter 3 (July-September).

If you’ve been making these folios along with me this year, I’d like to thank you for making this kit a success.  I hope you enjoyed making them as much as I did!

What’s next?  Well…I’m working on our September card kit. And it is going to be gorgeous!  I’ll be sharing that with you next month.

That’s it for me today, friends!  I wish you a day filled with joy and creativity!



Life Captured 3rd Quarter Kit Reveal

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Life Captured 3rd Quarter Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  Just popping in quickly today to share my Life Captured 3rd Quarter Kit Reveal with you. We created the January, February and March folios for The Button Farm Club back in December  2022.  Then in February we released the April, May and June folios.  Now we are headed full on into the summer months with the July, August and September release.  This year is passing by very quickly!

Life Captured July Folio: Watermelon Colors!

Is there anything more refreshing than a sweet slice of watermelon on a hot July day?  That’s what the vibrant colors of the July folio makes me think of.

Here’s a peek inside this fresh, fun folio design.

Life Captured August: Sherbet Colors!

The August folio has a back to school theme done up in the colors of sweet orange, lime and raspberry sherbet!  Just the thing to cool off the dog days of August.

Here’s a peek inside this jam-packed folio.  You’ll get a closer look in the reveal video below.

September Life Captured Folio

Hello, Autumn!  This colorful folio sets the stage for the arrival of fall with a cute vintage pickup truck filled to the brim with pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.

Filled with all kinds of room for photos, journaling, or receipts, these folios are great for documenting your memories.  They can also serve as a clever planner!  Each folio features a fun accordion fold pull-out section, pockets, waterfall features and lots of mini folios.

Need a unique birthday gift idea?  Give the birthday girl or guy the folio that matches his or her birth month.  Fill the pockets with photos and journal in memories from years gone by.  you can even tuck in small gift cards or treats as an extra surprise!

Life Captured 3rd Quarter Reveal Video

If you’d like to see all the wonderful supplies that come with this kit as well as take a closer look at all the various, flips, flaps, folds and pockets, please enjoy this short video tour.

The cost of the kit is $49.99 and is ready to ship at The Button Farm Club.

If you missed out on the 1st and 2nd Quarter folios, it’s not too late.  Laura tells me they still have some of those kits in stock.  You can find the 1st Quarter kit HERE and the 2nd Quarter Kit HERE.

Now I’m off to the kitchen to get some baking and food prep done for our family Memorial Day gathering tomorrow.  I hope you all have a wonderful time with your friends and families, too. I am so very thankful for the sacrifice of so many brave men and women in the military who have made it possible for us to enjoy our freedoms.  God Bless them, their families and God Bless the USA!




Life Captured 2nd Quarter Kit Reveal

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Button Farm Club Life Captured 2nd Quarter Kit Reveal: April, May, June

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe it’s time for my Button Farm Club Life Captured 2nd Quarter Kit Reveal?  April, May and June of 2023 may seem far away at the end of February, but we all know they’ll be here before we turn around twice.  So let’s get these fun folios ready to capture all the special occasions and events that are coming our way!

If you missed out on the January-March folios, no worries!  Laura at The Button Farm Club tells me they still have open stock for this project, and they can get you signed up in a jiffy!  So if you’d like to get in on the fun of making these quick, easy and fabulous folios for 2023, you can sign up HERE.

April Showers

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April ushers in beautiful spring weather, Easter and Passover celebrations, and lots of fun outdoor adventures.  This 6 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ flap style folio has loads of room to document special moments.  It also makes a great monthly planner!


Look at all the room inside this cheery folio.  My favorite thing about this folio design is how quick and easy it is to create.  Let’s face it: life is busy, and sometimes simple is the way to go.

This great big pull out folio feature provides ample room for photos…or even recipes!  Each monthly folio has this great feature in it.

May Flowers

How much do we love these chipboard frames?  I teach you a few of my sneaky tricks for altering them in the video tutorial.  I

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Beautiful May flowers and fluttering butterflies are everywhere in this sweet folio.  You can see the fun surprise I built in to this folio when you watch the video reveal.

Joyous June

June is such a wonderful month!  The days get longer and warmer, summer vacation beckons, graduation ceremonies commence, and Father’s Day is celebrated.  So much good stuff!

I teach you some fun flower layering techniques, show you how to create an adorable banner with your leftover bits and bobs, and provide lots of great basic papercrafting tips in this tutorial.

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Wait til you see what’s hidden behind the pull out folio this month!

Life Captured 2nd Quarter Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to see more of these folios, please join me over on my YouTube channel.  I’ll also walk you through all the wonderful supplies that come in this kit.


What Comes in My Kit?

I’m always amazed at how much “good stuff” Laura and I manage to cram into these kits.  This month is no exception. Here’s what comes in your kit:

  • 2 sheets April Life Captured 12×12 designer paper
  • 2 sheets May Life Captured 12×12 designer paper
  • 1 sheet June Life Captured 12×12 designer paper
  • 6 sheets 6×8 Life Captured Designer paper
  • 3 Life Captured Chipboard Frames
  • Selected Life Captured Ephemera Bits
  • 7 sheets 12×12 Color Vibe Cardstock
  • 6 sheets 12×12 Simple Stories Designer paper
  • Package of Color Vibe Spring Flower Bits
  • Simple Stories Page Pieces
  • 3 metal charms (umbrella, enamel rainbow, enamel daisy)
  • 2 yards black and white Baker’s Twine
  • 6 colorful buttons
  • 3 mini binder clips
  • Full-color Basic Written Guide
  • Access to step by step video tutorials with Kathy Clement

The price for all of this is only $49.99.  I don’t know if you’ve been to the craft store lately, but it’s hard to get that much bang for your buck!

If you’re already subscribed to the Life Captured Quarterly Kit Club, your kit will ship out to you automatically, so there’s no need to order.

Do you want to get in on the fun?  Then sign up HERE, and ask Laura about the 1st Quarter Kits.

Previews of Coming Attractions!

So what’s on the docket for Button Farm Club Kits?  Well, in March, we’ll be making some gorgeous cards with Ciao Bella Sparrow Hill.  Oh, my…what a kit!

Then in April, we’ll be making a really fun mini album!  I’ll be sharing more about that soon.

So lots and lots of good things to look forward to, my friends!  It is always a joy for me to share these kits with you.

If you have ideas for future kits or collections that you’d love to see me work into a kit, please share those ideas with me in the comment section below.

I have a fun tutorial planned for our Throwback Thursday this week, and a wedding recap, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!




Life Captured 2023 Folio Kit Reveal

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Simple Stories Life Captured 2023 Folio Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in quickly on this December Monday Morning to share this Simple Stories Life Captured 2023 Folio Kit Reveal.  It’s my latest kit for The Button Farm Club, and I’m super excited about it!  These folios are just plain fun from the simple interactive design, to the fresh, cheery colors to the playful patterns and images.  I think you’re really going to enjoy this kit!

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This will be another of my Quarterly Subscription Clubs. Each quarter of 2023, I’ll release a new trio of folios using Simple Stories Life Captured.  The first quarter ships this month (December) then we’ll send out the next kit in February, another in May, and the final kit in August of 2023.

Here’s a little peek at what comes in this first kit.  So many great papers and embellishments to play with!  You can get a closer look HERE:

Capturing All of Life’s Little Moments

Life is busy, and we don’t always have all the time we want or need to create.  So everything about this folio design is quick and easy!  My goal was to create a folio that you could re-create in an afternoon or less. If you’re new to making folios, this is a great tool to add to your crafting tool box.

But quick and easy does not mean boring!  There’s plenty of fun, interactive elements built into each 6 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ x 1/2″ folio.

One of the things I appreciate about this folio design is how great they will look lined up on a bookshelf.  They are all the same size and shape, and the colorful spines invite you to pull them off the shelf to see what’s inside.

I have plans to create a Storage Box kit after we’ve finished all the folios.  This will double as a home décor item, and will be separate from the folio kit. So stay tuned for that toward the end of 2023.

Simple Stories Life Captured 2023 Folio Kit Reveal Video on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the folios, I hope you’ll enjoy this short YouTube Video Tour.

How to Order

The kits are available to order now on the Button Farm Club website.  You can learn how the subscription works HERE.

I think it’s going to be a very bright and cheerful year in 2023…and I know we are all ready for that!

Thanks for stopping by!