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Lucky - Live Beautifully

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This is my 5th and final layout that I created with my Live Beautifully Paper pack!  I decided to keep this layout simple using just the Thistle and Black design papers. My "LUCKY" title is from the You & Me Complements accented with Thin Cut Stars.


Products Used: Live Beautifully Paper Pack (CC1212B) You & Me Complements (Z3269) Thistle Cardstock (X5769) Black Cardstock (1386) White Daisy (1385) Black & White Dots (Z3314) Thin Cut Stars (Z3261) This & That Stampset (C1667) Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809) Black Exclusive Ink (Z2805)
ICYMI - See my May 1 blog post that gives the details on all of ourLive BeautifullyproductsHERE.

TheLive Beautifullyproducts are only available  during the Month of May! (while supplies last) ORDER HERE!

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop! We are showcasing many of the new products in our 2017 Seasonal Expressions 2 that was just released this month! If you have come here from Haley Dyer'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.

We have 4 new cardmaking kits in the new SE2 catalog.   I love these kits because they are versatile enough to keep using over and over.  I like to purchase the kit and make at least one of each of the card designs as shown in the instruction guide but then I'll go out on my own and create something different with additional supplies I have on hand.  Today I'm sharing the Workshops Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking Kit and the extra cards I created using the All About the Gold Fundamentals.



This kit includes:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)

Our Story - Live Beautifully

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Here is Layout #4!!  I created the layout with paper from the Live Beautifully paper pack adding White Daisy and Sea Glass Cardstock.  I love using black and sea glass colors together.   I added lots of Black Glitter complements from the You & Me Complements.  





Products Used: Live Beautifully Paper Pack (CC1212B) You & Me Complements (Z3269) Sea Glass Cardstock (X5789) White Daisy (1385) Capture This Stamp (C1702) Black & White Dots (Z3314) Thin Cut Basic Hearts (Z3317) This & That Stampset (C1667) Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809) Black Exclusive Ink (Z2805)
ICYMI - See my May 1 blog post that gives the details on all of ourLive BeautifullyproductsHERE.

TheLive Beautifullyproducts are only available  during the Month of May! (while supplies last)
ORDER HERE!

Live Beautifully - Smile

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Here is Layout #3 that I created with our special Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set!  This layout features the bold floral paper along with the 2 gold foil designed papers. I was also able to incorporate the diagonal gold zip strips into my layout.  I used Pomegranate Cardstock as my base pages.


I stamped the roses in pomegranate ink, and I also used gold embossing powder to heat emboss two of the roses. I stamped the word "smile" and sentiment in Desert Sand ink.  I have found that this color looks great with the gold embossing. I also used some of the gold glitter complements from the You & Me complements along with a few Gold Glitter Gems.

Products Used: Live Beautifully Paper Pack - CC1212B Live Beautifully Stamp - CC1212C Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)
Sea Glass Glitter Paper (Z4027)
Versa Mark Ink (Z891) Fern Ink (Z2850) Whisper Cardstock (X5929) Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Power (Z2068)
ICYMI - See my May 1 blog post that gives the details on all of ourLive Beautifu…

National Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Blog Hop

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May is National Scrapbooking Month! Close To My Heart has several exclusive products available during the month of May to celebrate!  I believe these products will fit every scrapbooker's needs whether they are first time scrappers, experienced scrappers, those that love to stamp and those that love to design their own layouts!  ICYMI - See my May 1 blog post that gives the details on all of our Live Beautifullyproducts HERE.  But, for now, lets get started on the hop! If you came from Haley Dyer's Blog you are on the right track! At the bottom of my post, you will find the link that will take you to the next blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE.
Today, I'm sharing one of the five layouts that I created with theLive Beautifully paper pack.  

















On this layout, I used the subtle Whisper diagonal stripe paper for my base pages. I chose the sea glass floral paper accented with the 2 gold foil designs. I stamped the flowers onto Whi…

This is Bliss - National Scrapbooking Month with Live Beautifully

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Today I'm sharing one of the FIVE layouts that I created with our exclusive Live Beautifully Paper.  This is Close To My Heart's special paper for National Scrapbooking Month.  ICYMI - See my May 1 blog post that gives the details on all of ourLive BeautifullyproductsHERE.
I love watercolor pages in this pack.  One side is pink and the other side is sea glass color. I used the pink side of this paper for most of the layout cutting off 3" to save for my Thin Cut Hearts and some of the pennants at the bottom.  For the top border, I used the black/white stripe paper that looks like big watercolor brush strokes.  I love how the You & Me Complements go so well with this paper.

The word "bliss" is one of the compliments.  I stamped "this is" from the stamp This & That to complete my title.   




Products Used: Live Beautifully Paper Pack (CC1212B) You & Me Complements (Z3269) Black Cardstock (1386) White Daisy Cardstock (1385) Thin Cut Hearts (currently una…

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Live Laugh Love

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Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Live, Love, Laugh. This set has 9 stamps. If you have come here from Tracey Pierce'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.


If you love stamping and coloring, this stamp is right up your alley! I know that coloring is all the rage right now but I just don't have the patience (or time) for all the detailed coloring.  I LOVE these words and the stamps are so pretty but I didn't want to color them! That is why I wanted to show how this stamp can be used in a NON-coloring way.  
For this one-page layout I used watercolor paper for my base page layered on top of Thistle cardstock. I painted swashes of color across the page for each word. I mixed my watercolor paints to get colors close to Glacier, Lagoon and Thistle. After le…

May Is National Scrapbooking Month!!

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There are so many new things going on in May with Close To My Heart!  FIRST and FOREMOST - it's National Scrapbooking Month!!Each year, Close To My Heart releases an exciting new paper that is exclusive for May ONLY!

OurLive Beautifullypaper packet and stamp set are designed to celebrate your beautiful life. This exclusive paper packet and stamp set can be purchased with no qualifying purchase required!  We also have an exclusive set of Cut Above®layouts that are designed to make preserving memories faster, simpler, and easier than ever.  Let's take a look at all of our Live Beautifully offerings! First up, our Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set!  The Live Beautifully paper pack includes 16 sheets of 12x12 papers (2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of 2 single sided gold foil designs). The Live Beautifully D-size stamp set features sentiments, titles and floral images)
Throughout the month of May I will be sharing 5 layouts that I created and designed with this pap…