Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Home Alone Layout

Finished another layout for our 2022 Family Album at today's Scrapbook with me event. While my husband and I were on our Rhine River trip both our girls stayed home together and we got daily selfies from them hanging out together. I used papers from the Four Seasons: Summer mini-Collection from the new Core Catalog to create this layout. I love how these mini-Collections contain a textured pattern, a themed pattern along with multi-use geometric patterns. There are so many possible uses for these papers!


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



It was a fun working on this layout from this sketch as I converted it from a 12" x 12" layout to an 8 1/2" x 11" as well as from a 2-page layout to a 1-page. The tab and tag were die cut using the Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts set. The title was die cut using the Slimline Alphabet Thin Cuts set - I used both Lagoon and Black cardstock for the title and overlaid the Lagoon onto the Black with a slight offset to add dimension to the title and make it pop on the page. I also added some enamel dots from the Black & White Dots set to embellish the layout.


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

Supplies list:

X8035S - Four Seasons: Summer Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet

X8035C - Four Seasons: Summer Coordinating Cardstock

Z3726 - Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts

Z3314 - Black & White Dots

Z4334 - Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The Black Forest Layout

During yesterday's Scrapbook with me event I created this layout for our first excursion from our Rhine River Cruise. We docked in Briesach, Germany and did an excursion into the Black Forest. It was so wonderful seeing the small villages along the way and getting to see a clock making demonstration as well as a glass blowing demonstration was so much fun!

This layout was inspired by this sketch I found on the CKC Blog Hop. You can see this sketch along with others here.

I continue to use the Hope & Kindness Collection with this layout. The title is a combination of a Cricut cut script font and a die cut using the Simple Serif Thin Cuts set. I layered some paper behind the Hope & Kindness Die Cuts and then trimmed around them to add some color to them. The journaling was done using the new Journaling Strip Stickers from the I finished off the layout with some Bitty and Clear Sparkles.






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

Supplies list:

X6062 - Harbour Cardstock

1385 - White Daisy Cardstock

X6045 - Sage Cardstock

Z3274 - Clear Sparkles

Z1263 - Bitty Sparkles

Z3760 - Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts

Z4673 - Journaling Strip Stickers


Friday, August 5, 2022

June 2022 Recap Layout

Took a break at the most recent Scrapbook with me event from working on my Rhine River Trip album to get caught up a little in my family album with this layout for my monthly recap series.

The inspiration for this layout comes from this sketch from ScrapMuch. You can see this sketch along with others here.


I transformed this sketch from a 12" x 12" to an 8 1/2" x 11" to fit with the family album size. The title was cut on my Cricut using the June Digital Art file. I added some acrylic and paperboard embellishments from my stash along with some Black & White dots.





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

Supplies list:

X9040 - Mix-In Paper Pack

X9041 - Mix-In Coordinating Cardstock

X6047 - Black Cardstock

Z3314 - Black & White Dots

Z4353 - June Digital Art


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

2022 - 2023 Core Catalog

All I can say is WOW! The new Core Catalog from Close To My Heart is now live and there is so much goodness inside! I am taking some time with this post to share with you a few of my favorite things out of the new catalog. This catalog begins on August 1st and goes through July 31st of 2023.


The first things I want to share with you are the 2 new collections that will be available throughout the catalog cycle. Each of these main collections features a paper pack containing 12 sheets - 2 each of 6 double-sided designs - along with a coordinating cardstock pack and embellishment pack.

Celebrating You features tones of Sapphire, Lagoon, Glacier and Honey Butter as well as some great geometric patterns that are perfect or many scrapbooking and cardmaking projects. The collection also features an embellishment pack with assorted white acrylic shapes as well as glitter and paperboard die cuts.



The second new collection is the Flower Shoppe collection. The beautiful floral prints along with geometric patterns in bright colors of Sapphire, Capri, Flamingo and Raspberry are great for so many crafting opportunities. The embellishment pack that coordinates with this collection features white and pink acrylic shapes as well as navy and wood-printed paperboard die cuts.





With this catalog Close To My Heart is also adding a new Four Seasons series of mini-collections - Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The paper packs in these collections feature 6 sheets, 2 each of 3 double-sided designs along with a coordinating cardstock pack.





Along with the new collections introduced in this catalog Close To My Heart is also introducing new colors into their exclusive Color Pallette. The new colors for this catalog are: Periwinkle, Mist, Seabrook, Pine and Honey Butter as well as the new color of the year - Melon. These colors are available in Exclusive Ink pads, Reinkers, Cardstock and Shimmer Brushes.



As I get a chance to play more with the products in the new catalog I will be sharing more goodies from it with you but I could not wait to give you a taste for what is new starting August 1st!


You can browse the catalog and shop online on my website at any time here.

 

Viking Gymir Layout

Back into working on my Rhine River trip album after a fun weekend in NYC with my daughter, Meghan. I completed this layout during Monday's Scrapbook with me event even though it was hard to just pick 6 main photos to show off the beauty of the ship we sailed on.



The inspiration for this layout comes from this sketch by Amy Alvis. You can see this sketch along with others here.



I continued to use the Hope & Kindness collection for this layout. The title is die cut using the Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts. I cut the title twice - once with Harbour and once with Papaya to offset the letters on the layout to add some dimension. I added some die cuts and stickers from the collection along with some dots to embellish the layout. Love the simplicity of this sketch and how it could work for many layouts.





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

Supplies list:

X6062 - Harbour Cardstock

X6063 - Papaya Cardstock

1385 - White Daisy Cardstock

Z3314 - Black & White Dots

Z4334 - Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Local Flavor Layout

Worked on this fun layout during today's Scrapbook with me event. I love checking out local stores and farmers' markets when I travel and enjoyed doing this while we were in Lucerne, Switzerland. Imagine my surprise seeing Dunkin' Donuts boxed and in a local grocery store!


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


The layout continues with the theme for my Rhine River Trip album in using the Hope & Kindness paper pack. The title was die cut using the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts set and Black cardstock. I did the "faux-stitching" using a white gel pen and added some chevrons punched from Black cardstock. I had so many food photos to scrapbook so I added additional photos using the 3" x 4" Flip Flaps and having them open up in opposite directions. I finished off the layout with some enamel dots for embellishment.




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

Supplies list:

Z1375 - Kraft Paper

1385 - White Daisy Cardstock

X6047 - Black Cardstock

Z3386 - Block Alphabet Thin Cuts

Z1513 - White Gel Pens

Z3314 - Black & White Dots

Z3230 - 3"x 4" Flip Flaps



Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Yum Layout and a Process Video

I had fun creating this layout as part of my Rhine River Trip album. It was a little too hot today to do a Zoom Scrapbook with me event so I decided to create this and do a process video of the layout to share with everyone instead.


The inspiration for this layout comes from this sketch from Even More Scrapping. You can see this sketch along with others here.

I continued to use the Hope and Kindness collection for this layout and the sketch worked great in letting me use up some of the scraps from my work so far with the collection. I decided to double mat the photo block to give it a little more pop on the page. The title was die cut using the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts. I added some Hope and Kindness Die Cuts along with some Clear Sparkles to finish the page.




If you want to see the walk through of the assembly of the layout, you can check out the process video here.


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

Supplies list:

CC5222 - Hope & Kindness Paper Pack

CC5223 - Hope & Kindness Coordinating Cardstock

CC5227 - Hope & Kindness Die Cuts

X6062 - Harbour Cardstock

X6047 - Black Cardstock

Z3386 - Block Alphabet Thin Cuts

Z3943 - Circles Thin Cuts

Z3274 - Clear Sparkles

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

More To See Layout

Today's layout is another one from our visit to Lucerne, Switzerland before our Rhine River Cruise. After our walking tour Mike and I did some exploring on our own so I wanted to showcase some of the additional sights we saw.

The inspiration for this layout comes from this sketch from Page Maps. You can see this sketch along with others here.

I am continuing with using the Hope & Kindness Collection for this album. The base of the pages uses Kraft cardstock with some White Daisy and Harbour added. The title was die cut using the Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts set. I added some smaller letter stickers from my stash to finish the title. I used some of the Hope & Kindness Die Cuts along with some Clear Sparkles to embellish the layout.





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

Supplies list:

CC5222 - Hope & Kindness Paper Pack

CC5227 - Hope & Kindness Die Cuts

Z1375 - Kraft cardstock

X6062 - Harbour cardstock

1385 - White Daisy cardstock

Z3274 - Clear Sparkles

Z3760 - Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts