Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Holiday Decorating Layout

I had a lot of fun creating this layout during a recent Scrapbook with me event. I wanted to capture the memories of decorating our house for the holidays and the Holly & Ivy collection was perfect for this layout!


The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from the LetsScrapSketches blog. You can see this sketch along with others here.


I loved how the papers from this collection worked so well with the pictures. I added some stickers from the collection along with the die cuts to embellish the layout.





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I hope you like the layout. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, December 5, 2021

Some more recent layouts

I cannot believe that we are in December now and with just getting through Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday right around the corner, I have not had time to share many Scrapbook with me layouts recently. I wanted to share a few of the layouts from my Scrapbook with Me events here with you today.

The "Heart Full of Thanks" layout features paper from the Pumpkin Spice collection. I have used this paper quite a bit lately as I am in love with the colors and patterns in it. This collection was perfect for capturing the Thanksgiving memories from this year.




The "Home Away From Home" layout features some retired Mix-In papers. I had fun documenting the dorms that Meghan lived in while a student at Champlain College. The title is a combination of the Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts set and stamped letters featuring the retired Farmhouse Alphabet stamp set. I had fun mixing the fonts in creating this layout.




The "Shake Shack" layout uses papers from the November/December Mix-Ins paper pack along with a title cut using the Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts set. The embellishments are a combination of stars from my stash along with enamel dots from the Black & White Dots set.




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I hope you like the layouts. Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Smitten

I know it's only December 1st but it's never too early to do some pre-holiday crafting! The new Smitten special from Close To My Heart is perfect for celebrating the fun side of Valentine's Day and I am so excited to start crafting with it. Before I do I want to share the information on this special with everyone.


This collection features a vibrant color palette with cute, whimsical designs. There is a paper packet, sticker sheet and a stamp set with Thin Cuts available with this collection. You can also save 20% on the Smitten products when you purchase the Smitten Product Bundle or Smitten Workshop Kit.



This special is available now through February 28th. You can see the entire Smitten Collection here on my website today.



Wonderland

Welcome to December everyone! Today I am sharing with you the 2nd collection from the November/December catalog called Wonderland! With the weather here in New England getting colder I am so excited for this collection. I am in love with the soft colors and fun patterns in this collection along with the adorable felt shapes and adorable images.




I love the options with this collection! There are 2 choices for the paper pack - each pack has 6 sheets, 2 each of 3 double-sided designs, you can choose the pack by itself or with a coordinating sticker sheet. In addition to the paper pack there is also a Coordinating Cardstock pack, Felt Shapes, Picture My Life Cards and a Digital Art Collection. If you are also into stamping this collection also offers a scrapbooking stamp set and a cardmaking stamp set.



In addition to the paper packs, stamp sets and embellishments, there are also 2 workshop kits available with this collection. Each workshop kit features exclusive elements that are only available through the kit. Exclusive patterned papers, printed die cuts and cardstock in the scrapbooking workshop kit and an exclusive stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts in the cardmaking kit.




I hope you are in love with this collection as much as I am! I have been busily creating with this and cannot wait to share the final results with you.

You can see and shop this collection on my website today - here!




Sunday, November 21, 2021

Candid Moments Scrapbooking Workshop

I have been having so much fun creating with the Candid Moments Collection from Close To My Heart! I am in love with the fun colors and designs in this collection. There are so many possibilities with this collection. I am happy to share the scrapbooking workshop I created with this collection with you!


This workshop creates 10 12" x 12" scrapbook pages - 5 2-page layouts.  Here are some previews of the layouts you will be able to create with this workshop.







If you are interested in creating this workshop for yourself or with your customers, there are 4 ways to get the files:

1. Follow the Buy Now link on the bottom of this post. The files are $12.00 (USD). 

2. Place a purchase on my Close To My Heart website for $35 or more (before taxes and shipping).

3. Join the VIP Program from Close To My Heart under me. All my VIPS get FREE access to my workshop files.

4. Join my Close To My Heart team, all team members have access to my workshop files.

Supplies Needed for this Workshop:

X7275S - Candid Moments Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7275C - Candid Moments Coordinating Cardstock
X7275D - Candid Moments Picture My Life Cards    
X7275E - Candid Moments Die Cuts
Z3274 - Clear Sparkles
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Here is what you will receive with the workshop files:
  • Welcome Page 
  • Cutting Guide with color photos of the papers and directions for cutting the papers needed
  • Layout Guide with supply list and color photos of the completed layouts
  • Maker Release
  • Social Media image for you to use in promoting the workshop for your customers

I hope you enjoy creating these layouts just as much as I did creating them! 



Thursday, November 18, 2021

Throwback Thursday - Happy Halloween Layout

I dug into my stash of Halloween themed papers for this recent layout from a Scrapbook with Me event. It was fun to be able to create this layout to showcase some of the Halloween fun that goes on where I work. Everyone enjoys getting dressed up and bringing in lots of food to celebrate this spooky holiday!



This layout was inspired by this sketch from Page Maps. You can see this sketch along with others here.


I dug into my stash and pulled out some retired Got Candy paper for this layout. To add a little bit to the White Daisy background, I sponged some Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink with a stencil before adhering the patterned paper. I added some ribbon attached with staples and then used some of the candy stickers from the collection along the top instead of the geometric shapes in the sketch.






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I hope you like the layout. Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Candid Moments OSW Card Workshop

I really enjoyed creating this One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop using the Candid Moments collection from Close To My Heart. The colors and patterns in this collection were fun to work with and the Candid Moments Cardmaking Stamp set gave me so many options for the sentiments on the cards.This workshop helps you make 12 cards to send to family and friends to let them know you are thinking of them.




This workshop creates 12 cards from the 1 sheet of patterned paper plus 6 sheets of cardstock.  This is the cutting diagram for the patterned paper.

The sentiments and embellishments were fun to stamp using different combinations of inks. For these cards I used Sapphire, Papaya, Sundance and Sage Exclusive inks but the possibilities are endless.

These are the 12 card designs you will be able to create with this workshop.




If you are interested in creating this workshop for yourself or with your customers, there are 4 ways to get the files:

1. Follow the Buy Now link on the bottom of this post. The files are $10.00 (USD). 

2. Place a purchase on my Close To My Heart website for $35 or more (before taxes and shipping).

3. Join the VIP Program from Close To My Heart under me. All my VIPS get FREE access to my workshop files.

4. Join my Close To My Heart team, all team members have access to my workshop files.

Supplies Needed for this Workshop:

    X7275B - Candid Moments Paper Pack
    X7275C - Candid Moments Coordinating Cardstock
    Z4394 - Candid Moments Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
    X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
    Z2848 - Sapphire Exclusive Inks
    Z6534 - Papaya Exclusive Inks
    Z6521 - Sundance Exclusive Inks
    Z6504 - Sage Exclusive Inks
    Z5014 - Papaya Shimmer Trim
    Z3274 - Clear Sparkles
 
Here is what you will receive with the workshop files:
  • Welcome Page 
  • Cutting Guide with color photos of the papers and directions for cutting the papers needed
  • Card Guide with supply list and color photos of the completed cards
  • Maker Release
  • Social Media image for you to use in promoting the workshop for your customers
I hope you enjoy creating these cards just as much as I did creating them!




Fall Fun

I am still catching up with scrapbooking some layouts and had so much fun creating this layout during a recent Scrapbook with Me event. I pulled out some more of my Pumpkin Spice paper to document this trip to Wachusett Mountain the girls and Mike took while I was at a recent scrapbook retreat.



The layout was based on a Page Maps sketch from Scrapbook.com. You can see this sketch along with others here.



The brackets were hand cut using an old template I had in my tool stash. The title was die cut using a combination of the Block Alphabet and Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts. I cut each word of the title twice - once with Harbour cardstock and then again with Shortbread cardstock. I then added a "shadow" to each letter by offsetting the bottom layer of cardstock. The embellishments were also pulled from my stash to add a little extra something to the layout.







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I hope you like the layout.

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Merry Making

I have been working on gearing up for the holiday season with some fun crafting projects to give to family and friends and was so excited when Close To My Heart announced the Merry Making special that is going on now through December 31st. 


This special features wood ornaments in four unique styles: snowflake, bell, striped, and round shaker! Each ornament shape comes in a pack of three shapes and includes a coordinating digital art file.

You can use the digital file to cut out the ornament designs from cardstock, patterned paper or glitter paper to add some fun decoration to your crafty gifts. You can use ink or paint to decorate the wood shapes as well as paper and create these to match any theme you want.





For a great savings you can purchase the Merry Making Ornaments bundle which includes a pack of each of the four ornament styles along with the digital files at a 20% discount.

Check out this special on my website today - here!