Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Lovely Scrapbooking Workshop

I had a lot of fun creating this scrapbooking workshop featuring the Lovely Collection from Close To My Heart. I knew that I wanted to create these layouts to capture those everyday memories of those we love. The soft colors and beautiful patterns in this collection worked perfect for this!


This workshop creates 12 12" x 12" scrapbook pages - 6 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:

X8015S - Lovely Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X8015C - Lovely Coordinating Cardstock
CC2219 - Lovely Picture My Life Cards
X6048 - Blue Belle Cardstock (2 sheets)
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock (6 sheets)
Z7001 - Blue Belle Glitter Gems
Z3869 - Wood Hearts

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!



Friday, July 23, 2021

Fun on the 4th of July Layout

Had a blast working with the Stars & Sparklers paper collection for this layout from the 4th of July this year.  This collection had a classic 4th of July feel to it but is also perfect for celebrating all sorts of occasions like family get-togethers, backyard parties, fairs, festivals, and everyday fun. 


The inspiration for the layout came from this sketch which we used during a recent Scrapbook with me event. You can see this sketch and others from Scrapbook Generation here.


The title and some of the embellishments came from the sticker sheet that came along with the paper pack. I used a retired Thin Cut set to die cut some of the stars and the others were from the sequins embellishment pack that coordinated with the Stars & Sparklers paper pack. I used Thin 3-D Foam Tape to give some added dimension to the title, journal box and the stars.






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

Supplies List:
X7269S - Stars & Sparklers Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7269C - Stars & Sparklers Coordinating Cardstock
X7269E - Stars & Sparklers Sequins

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Christmas 2018 Layout and more White Pines

I continued using papers from the White Pines collection in my most recent Scrapbook with me event. I love how well these papers worked in this layout from Christmas of 2018. This was such a fun collection to work with and even after creating 2 2-page layouts I do have some leftover pieces I will be working into some cards for this holiday season.


This 2-page layout was based on this 1-page sketch from Allyscraps Blog. You can see this sketch along with others here.


To convert this 1-page sketch into a 2-page layout by mirroring it on the right-hand page. I also extended one of the background pieces so that it ended at the edge of the page. The embellishments came from the sticker sheet that goes along with the paper pack along with a few enamel dots from my stash. I popped the stickers up with 3-D Foam Tape to give some added dimension.








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

Supplies list:

CC7219 - White Pines Paper Pack P+ Sticker Sheet

CC72111 - White Pines Coordinating Cardstock


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

December 2018 Recap Layout and White Pines

 I am happy that Close To My Heart brought back the White Pines collection as part of their latest Bring Back My Pack special. I love the versatility of this collection for those winter and holiday layouts and other craft projects. I used this collection during a recent Scrapbook with me event to create this layout.

The layout was based on this sketch from Becky Fleck's Page Maps. You can see this sketch along with others here.


Instead of the strings of pennants I opted for clusters of embellishments. The title is stamped from the Retired December Word Puzzle stamp set and I added some bling from my stash of embellishments.






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

Supplies list:

CC7219 - White Pines Paper Pack P+ Sticker Sheet

CC72111 - White Pines Coordinating Cardstock




Monday, July 12, 2021

Explore More

I must confess that I am one of those scrapbookers who, as I am taking pictures, already has a layout in mind as well as what papers I want to use! My husband and I did a hike over at a local pond this past weekend and while we were hiking I was already looking forward to scrapbooking the pictures using the Wander Collection from Close To My Heart. I was excited for my Scrapbook with me event this afternoon so I could create this layout!

The inspiration for the layout came from this sketch from Page Maps. You can find this sketch along with others here.


The title block and camera were cut on the Cricut and are part of the Wander Cricut Mini-Collection. 


You can see this collection on my Cricut affiliate site here.

I added some miscellaneous embellishments from my stash for added dimension.





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

Supplies list:
X7271S - Wander Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7271C - Wander Coordinating Cardstock








Thursday, July 8, 2021

Throwback Thursday - Salem Mass Layout

Today's post is the first in a new series - Throwback Thursday. With these posts I will feature a layout or card done using one of the retired collections from Close To My Heart. This layout was done during one of my recent Scrapbook with Me events and features the retired Yesterday and Today collection. 

We decided to a day trip to Salem, Massachusetts this week since all four of us had some time off from work. Mike and I had been there before but this was the first time there for Meghan and Nicole. I love how the antique charm of this collection works perfectly with the pictures from the historic sights in Salem.


The inspiration for the layout comes from this sketch from the Even More Scrapbooking blog. I added some strips to the layout using some of the remaining scraps of paper I had in my stash. You can see this sketch along with others here.


The large bracket shape was cut on my Cricut and the title was done using the Block Letters Alphabet Thin Cut set. I added some stickers from the collection along with some Gold Glitter Gems to embellish the layout.






I hope you liked this layout. If you ever want to join me for one of my Scrapbook with me events, make sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page to get notifications for the upcoming events.




Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Close To My Heart July/August Catalog

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. We have definitely been experiencing some hot weather here in New England - some of the hottest days on record. I have been enjoying spending some of these hot days up in my craft room creating with the newest Close To My Heart Catalog. The July/August catalog is full of wonderful goodies along with two new, beautiful collections. I am excited to share a bit of the catalog here!


The first collection I want to share from the catalog is the Wander collection and is the Featured Paper for the month of May. This collection is designed to help you celebrate everything you love about the great outdoors.



There are so many fun 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, Chipboard Shapes, Picture My Life Cards and a mini Cricut Collection. If you are also into stamping this collection also offers a scrapbooking stamp set and a cardmaking stamp set.




As if there was not already enough in this collection, 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 and die cut shapes 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!