Wednesday, June 8, 2022

May 2022 Recap Layout

Sharing here my most recent Scrapbook with me layout. I created this layout during today's event to recap the month of May 2022 and follow along with my monthly recap series. The layout features papers from the May/June Mix In paper pack. Love working with these paper packs in combination with the other collections from the current catalog or as a stand alone paper pack.



The inspiration for the layout comes from this sketch. You can see this sketch along with others here. I converted this 12" x 12" sketch into an 8 1/2" x 11" sketch to fit into my 2022 Album and also changed it to be a 2-page layout from a 1-page sketch.



The title was cut on my Cricut using the May Digital Art file from Close To My Heart. The circle elements were cut using various size circle and scallop punches I have in my stash. I used 3-D Foam tape under some of the punched pieces for added dimension. I also added some machine stitching along the top as well as some Clear Sparkles to embellish the layout.





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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

1385 - White Daisy Cardstock

Z3274 - Clear Sparkles

Z4352 - May Digital Art

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Stamptacular Savings

If you love the Close To My Heart Stamp Sets as much as I do you will be excited for this special during the month of June. With this special you can save up to your 35% on Stamp Sets and up to 50% on Stamp Set + Thin Cuts bundles.


Close To My Heart has even introduced 5 New Stamp Sets designed exclusively as part of this special.


I would love to share with you all of the Stamp Sets and Stamp Set + Thin Cuts bundles that are part of this special but that would make this post pages and pages long. I will, however, share with you my Top 5 Stamp Sets and Stamp Set + Thin Cuts bundles (in no particular order).



B1770 - Embroidered Circles
B1771 - Embroidered Borders


D1966 - Simple Serif Uppercase Alphabet


D2051 - Perfectly Imperfect Patterns


Z3754 - Textured Leaves Stamp Set + Thin Cuts


You can see and shop all the Stamp Sets and Stamp Set + Thin Cuts bundles that are part of this special here


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Never Too Old Layout

I had fun creating this layout during a recent Scrapbook with me event. I have found that since I have switched to 8 1/2" x 11" format for my 2022 Family Album I am creating more single photo layouts and documenting these fun events that they are from.


The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Sketch Savvy that I found on Pinterest. You can see this sketch along with others here. This was another 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11" sketch conversion.




I dug into my stash and used up some retired Blossom paper for this layout. I loved working with the geometric patterns from this collection for this. The title was die cut using the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts set with some letter stickers from my stash added in. I created the faux-stitching using a black .01 pen and then also traced a circle template twice with an offset using the black .01 pen. I added a few stickers from the Blossom collection along with some phrase pieces from a Zip Strip to embellish the layout.




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


Tutti Frutti

Well, we are now in June and I for one cannot believe we are 6 months into 2022. With the start of June I want to share some information on the second collection from the May/June catalog - Tutti Frutti. This is such a perfect collection for this time of year with the soft colors and fun summer-themed patterns. I love the combination of Capri. Grape, Lemonade and Flamingo in this collection.




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, Mini 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 and die cuts 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 am planning on spending some fun time this coming weekend in my scrap room crafting with this collection and will share the results with you!

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


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Happy Bean Day Layout

Lots of fun creating this layout during a recent Scrapbook with me event. I dug into my stash for the retired Hopscotch paper for this layout. Hopscotch was one of my all time favorite collections from Close To My Heart. It was fun to document this birthday for my daughter's best friend Eli who is also like a son to me.



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


I resized the sketch from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11" for my 2022 Album. Part of the title was die cut using the Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts set. 

I added some 3"x 4" Flip Flaps to add some additional photos along with some journaling. I placed some twine underneath the bottom photo mat to tie the stack closed. When untied the first layer opens to the right for the journaling and then down to reveal additional photos. I enjoy working with Flip Flaps on my layouts as there are many ways to combine them to give additional elements to a page.




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

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Fresh Paint OSW Card Workshop

I had so much fun creating this One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop featuring the Fresh Paint collection. I love the vibrant patterns and colors in this collection. I especially enjoyed working with a black base for each card and adding a border detail using a White Gel Pen.



This workshop creates 12 cards from the 1 sheet of patterned paper plus 7 sheets of cardstock.  This is the cutting diagram for the patterned paper.


The stamped brush strokes come from the Brush Strokes stamp set and the sentiments come from the A Million reasons stamp set. I added some coloring to some of the sentiments using a water brush and ink and added splatters to coordinate as well. I used the Circles Thin Cuts set for all of the sentiment circles. I did add a little bit of bling using Sparkles on each card.

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:

    X7280B - Fresh Paint Paper Pack
    X7280C - Fresh Paint Coordinating Cardstock
    B1799 - Brush Strokes Stamp Set
    D2072 - A Million Reasons Stamp Set
    Z3943 - Circles Thin Cuts
    X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
    Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Ink
    Z6528 - Capri Exclusive Ink
    Z6509 - Candy Apple Exclusive Ink
    Z6507 - Clover Exclusive Ink
    Z6517 - Lemonade Exclusive Ink
    Z6510 - Nectarine Exclusive Ink
    Z3224 - Small Round Waterbrush
    Z1513 - White Gel Pen set
    Z3274 - 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!


Monday, May 16, 2022

Spring Fling Retreat Layout

I had fun creating this layout today during my recent Scrapbook with me event. I wanted to get this retreat scrapbooked right away and had fun working with the retired Lovely collection for this layout.



The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog. You can see this sketch along with others here.


The title is die cut using the Simple Serif Uppercase Alphabet Thin Cuts set. The tag and tab along the side of the left page were die cut using the Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts set. I used some of the stickers from the Lovely Paper Pack to add some additional embellishment.





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

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sunny Days Ahead Layout

Sharing another workshop layout from this weekend's scrapbook retreat. I love the soft colors and fun summer-themed patterns in the Tutti Frutti collection. It was a fun workshop to teach and a great sketch to use again and again.



I used a sketch from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 How-To Book from Close To My Heart for the base design of the page and then added some digital cuts from the Digital Art Collection that coordinates with the Tutti Frutti paper collection.



You can see and shop the whole Tutti Frutti Collection on my website - here.

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