Sunday, May 3, 2015

May is National Scrapbooking Month!

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating with a tasty paper pack! During the month of May, get the Taste of Summer paper pack for $8.95!   This pack of 12 B&T papers has 6 yummy designs.  Mix and match the papers for some fun flavors in your layouts and cards!

Not full yet?  Add the Taste of Summer stamp set for $17.95 and you can come up with really great desserts!

I have been busy creating a lot of layouts and cards from this paper pack and stamp set.  I will be sharing my creations all through the month so be sure to stop by often!

A few weeks ago I spent the weekend creating with my Spa Girls in Virginia.  The Spa Girls are my group of CTMH sisters that won the Spa Retreat back in 2010.  We had such a great time, we make sure to have a lunch reunion at Convention every year.  Last year we decided to get together for our own little retreat.  This year, we were able to get our Taste Of Summer papers just in time to take to our retreat!  We shared ideas for layouts and cards which was so much fun!   This first layout I am sharing was designed by Shannon Pelletier.  This layout is based on Sketch #6 in Make It From Your Heart Vol 2.  Once she designed the layout, we were able to take it and run away with embellishments!

For this layout, Shannon added Pear Cardstock and then used the reverse side of one of the B&T papers for the photo mats.  The purple strips are zip strips!  I love the free-handed lines around the layout and photo mats that we drew with the journaling pen.  We stamped the lemon in Pear and Canary inks.  Then we cut out the middle of the lemon and layered it on top of the pear stamped lemon.   It doesn't show up in the picture, but we added liquid glass to the lemon.  When it dried, it has a clear shiny look.  To finish the layout we scattered some Purple Glitter Gems and also added Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon.

Are you ready to get your own Taste of Summer?  Shop my website and order yours today!

Visit my blog on Wednesday for our National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop! Over 30 Close To My Heart Cosultants will be sharing their artwook with this fun paper pack!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Stamp of the Month - Just Sayin' Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Just Sayin'a set of 14 stamps. If you have come here from Maureen O'Sullivan's Blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.

This stamp set is great for adding to your scrapbooking layouts but I needed to create something quick and easy to use in my Technique Tuesday class. I found a Triangle Fold Card that I thought would be fun.

I used paper from the Wanderful paper pack (X7191B) to make this card.  The flower is made from scallops that I cut with the Art Philosphy Cricut Cartridge.  The center of the flower is the the circle image from the stamp set that I punched out using a 5/8" circle punch.    I added flourish from the Sparkles Black Flourishes - Small set (Z1916).

When you open the card, a little note is revealed:

Pull out the note and write something special!

This is an easy fold card and fun to make!  If you are local to me, check out my Upcoming Events Tab here on this blog for the date and time of this Technique Tuesday Class!

This stamp is just $5 when you spend $50 in Close to My Heart products during the month of May!  If you don't already have a consultant, shop my website at 

Now it is time to hop over to Michelle Jones' blog and see what she has created! 
You are in for a treat!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Complimenting Jackson

Have you seen the new Jackson papers in Close To My Heart's new Seasonal Expression 2 book? I love the colors and textures in this pack.  These are great papers for those outdoor trips and events.   I put together the Jackson Workshop On the Go layout and had plenty of paper to create another layout.  On the back of the instruction guide, CTMH always suggest another layout that you can do with your leftover papers.   I loved the layout but I wanted to use the coordinating compliments so I created this layout.

I added 3x3 flip flaps to the photo mats in the upper right page.  This is a great way to add additional pictures to your layout.  I dressed up the flip flaps by added a few compliments directly to the flip flaps.

Products used for this layout:

 Jackson Workshop on the Go - G1094 
Jackson Compliments - X7195C


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