Showing posts from May, 2016

New Picture My Life Journaling Cards

Have you noticed that Close To My Heart has introduced new journaling cards in their Picture My Life line?  These cards are great for pocket pages or scrapbooking layouts.  These cards are accented with grey so they will coordinate with any layouts.

I recently created an album for my daughter and her fiance of their Study Abroad to Cuba.  I used several of these cards throughout so that she could fill in the details.   Here is one of the layouts I created using the Urban papers and one of my favorite stamps - Ink Blot!

Here is a close up of the journaling card.  This card only had the grey lines on it.  I added an Urban Compliment to the top and then I used 2nd generation stamping with one of the ink blots to stamp partially on and off the card.

I finished the album just in time for their graduation/engagement party.  I'll be sharing a few more pages I created over the next month.   I think they liked it.

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Gifting Cards - Happy Times Card Box

If you've been under a rock this month then you came out just in time!  There is just a little over a week left to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with Close To My Heart's Happy Times paper and stamp! One of the things I created with this beautiful pack of paper was a card workshop designed by fellow CTMH Consultant Michelle Snyder.   These cards are so pretty I thought they would make a great gift!  

I used  the My Creations Journaling Cards Box (Z1953) with my left over Happy Times paper to create a pretty box to hold the cards!  This sweet little box is so easy to cover.  I cut the pieces to fit the sections of the box and attached with Bonding Memories Glue.  I accented the box with a zip strip, gold shimmer trim and some flowers from the Happy Times Stamp set.  This little box will hold up to 8 cards and envelopes and makes a perfect gift!

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Georgie Paper - Not Just for Babies!

At first glance, when you see the Georgie paper by Close To My Heart, you probably think 'babies'. Actually this paper can be used for many different themes!  Here, you will see how I used the paper to feature pictures of my daughter's sorority sisters.  I paired the paper with the colors of Glacier and Peacock.

I used several different stamp sets with this layout.  My title is stamped with the Alphabet stamp - Typography (E1032).  I also used So Many Smiles (C1619).  The different circles can be stamped in so many different ways making this a very popular set.  I used Glacier, Peacock and Champagne inks to stamp the circles.  The diagonal stripe border and "awesome" bubble is from the set - Crazy Good (D1661).   I think this layout shows how you can incorporate several different themed stamp sets that work well together.   Other accents used - Gold Foil Tape (Z3129) and Blue Dots Enamel and Glitter Duos (Z3122).

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Shakin' it up with Calypso!

Here is a fun shaker card I created using leftover paper and compliments from my Workshop Your Way Calypso kit.  

I cut the ocean frame from the Artooking Cricut cartridge for my beachy theme.  I cut some of the words from one of the zip strips to use along with the leftover compliments for my shakers, Look closely and you will see an upside down "sun" word.  I cut the word "hello" from the Artistry cricut cartridge.

This was a great way to use up my leftover compliments.

Products Used: White Daisy Cards and Envelopes Value Pack Black Cardstock Calypso Paper Pack Calypso Compliments 3D Foam Tape Artbooking Artistry

Happy Times for Mother's Day

I'm a little late on sharing my Mother's Day card I made for my mom.   I wanted to be sure to share this because I created this card with this month's special - Happy Times paper pack.   The bright colors in this pack are beautiful, but these sweet tiny flowers in colors of Canary and Juniper really draw me in.  

I stamped the smaller flowers right onto the center piece and layered some hand cut larger flowers on top of the them.   For these flowers, I used the coordinating Happy Times stamp set.  My Mother's Day sentiment is from the stamp - Happy to Be Friends (C1605).

There are so many ways to use this beautiful Happy Times Paper pack!  But remember, you can only get it during the month of May!!

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Flamingos are Everywhere!

You know summer is coming when you see flocks of flamingos all around!  It seems like everywhere I go there are flamingos!  I went to Cracker Barrel recently and as I was browsing the old country store, there on a display all to itself were flamingos galore! Books, notebooks, pads, shirts, and even pajama pants!  I was so tempted to buy those - but alas they did not have my size.

Even Close To My Heart is keeping up with this flamingo trend!  Our new Seasonal Expressions 2 has an ADORABLE Flamingo stamp with coordinating thin cuts.  Oh and washi tape!!  Even our washi tape has flamingos on it.

I created this card using the stamp and thin cuts. Check out that washi tape!

Products Used:
Tickled Pink - C1651 Tickled Pink Thin Cut - Z3228 Calpyso Paper - X7210B Calypso Washi Tape - Z3219 Calypso Sequins - Z3215 Black Ink - Z2105

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National Scrapbooking Month - Happy Times

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating Happy Times! That's right - It's a paper pack full of happy colors and prints! You will love this gorgeous pack of 14 papers (2 each of 7 designs).  We also have a Happy Times stamp set that coordinates beautifully with the paper.  Today's blog hop features artwork created with this paper and stamp.  If you arrived here from Pricilla's blogyou are on the right track! If you are just getting started, don't worry, the hop is a big circle so when you get back to me, you have visited all the blogs! If you get lost along the way, you can see the entire list of hoppers HERE.

I chose to showcase these lighter papers because they give me the feeling of spring and newness.  I think this layout would be great for showing new baby pictures!    
I added glacier cardstock for my photo mats.  I used the Artfully Sent cricut cartridge to cut a pocket card for my title which has "sweet memory" stamp…

Congratulations Graduate!

May is the month for graduations!  High School and College!  Smarty Pants is the perfect stamp for that high school, college or even kindergarten graduation card!

Here are two cards that I created with this new stamp at the Seasonal Expressions 2 launch that I attended recently in Atlanta, GA.    

These cards feature our new Florence paper sequins!  

Products Used: White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack - X254 Florence Paper - X7208B Smarty Pants  - C1659 Florence Sequins - Z3213 Poppy Ink - Z2652 Peacock Ink - Z2649


New Seasonal Expressions 2 is Here!

If you have been surfing social media the last two then you probably already know that Close To My Heart's Seasonal Expressions 2 has arrived!

I'm so excited about this new book which has three new paper packs - Magical, Calypso and Florentine.  LOVE THEM!   How can you NOT be excited about a new Disney Themed paper pack and compliments or a paper, compliments and stamps with Flamingos??

Check out all the coordinating products that go with these paper packs!
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May Stamp of the Month - Celebrate with Cake

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Celebrate with Cake. This is a fun set of 13 stamps! If you have come here from Paige Dolecki'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.

What a fun stamp!  So many choices of cakes.  My first thought was do create a birthday card but I decided to do something a little different.   Since weddings are on my mind alot lately I decided to create a card using the "just Married" sentiment.

I used my watercolor paints on the cake and the cake stand.  I created the background for my card using the back of the little rose stamp.  I placed it upside down on my block so that flat side was up and image was facing the block.   Next I inked the rose in Pixie ink up to the leaf and then inked just the leaf in Sweet Leaf Ink.  I rand…

May is a Great Month for Scrapbookers!

Woo Hoo!! Check out all of these May specials!
May is the day we have been waiting for!   May 1 is the day our new Seasonal Expressions 2 is released  and there are so many goodies in this book!   

See the new book HERE!

May is National Scrapbooking Month!
Purchase $60 in CTMH products and gets this beautiful Happy Times paper pack for FREE!  (14 sheets of 7 designs!) Add the coordinating Happy Times stamp for $17.95! Paper pack can be purchased for $14.95 with no qualifying purchase.

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