Thursday, April 21, 2022

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Layout

I continued with my stash busting during my most recent Scrapbook with me event on Wednesday. I, once again, dug into my stash of Mix-In papers for this layout for my younger daughter's recent hair cut. It was hard to believe how long her hair had grown but not really surprising with not getting it cut for about 3 years!


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


With this layout I continued with my 2022 album and converted the 12" x 12" sketch to 8 1/2" x 11".  The circles were all punched at 1 1/4" and I changed the orientation of the pictures from landscape to portrait. I did using 3-D Foam Tape under a few of the circles for added dimension. For the title I combined die cut letters using the Simple Serif Thin Cuts set with some letter stickers from my stash. I added some enamel dots from my stash as well to finish off the layout.




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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

NES15 Retreat Layout

I have been on a Scrap my Stash kick this week and focusing on the Mix-In paper packs I have in there during this week's Scrapbook with me events. I added another layout to my Retreat Album during Monday's event and finished up some Mix-In papers while working on it.

The inspiration for this layout comes from this sketch from Scrapbook Generation. You can see this layout along with many others available for download - Free and for purchase - here.


This layout worked perfect with the scraps of Mix-In papers I had available since the squares are 4" x 4" in size. I also used the scraps to make the pennants in the banner. The layout base pages use Kraft Paper. The title was die cut using the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts set. I matted the right-hand page photos on White Daisy and used a .01 Journaling Pen to draw some faux-stitching in between the photos.






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Monday, April 11, 2022

March 2022 Recap Layout

My latest monthly recap layout features the In Full Bloom Collection from Close To My Heart which is the featured collection for the month of April. I completed this layout during today's Scrapbook with me event and had so much fun working with this collection.

The inspiration for this layout comes from this pattern from the Close To My Heart blog. You can download a PDF of this pattern and see how Close To My Heart used this sketch here. I converted the pages in this sketch from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11" as that is the size I am working with for my 2022 album.


The title was cut on my Cricut and comes from the March Digital Art file from Close To My Heart. I used some of the Picture My Life cards from the In Full Bloom collection to add some additional patterns to the layout. I also cut out the camera image from one of the cards to use as an embellishment along with the stickers and some Bitty Sparkles.






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Supplies list:
X7279S - In Full Bloom Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7279C - In Full Bloom Coordinating Cardstock
X7279D - In Full Bloom Picture My Life Cards
Z4350 - March Digital Art
Z1263 - Bitty Sparkles

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Breakout Layout

I love when paper collections contain basic patterns and colors that allow you to use the papers in layouts other than what matches the theme of the collection. I did just that with this layout done during a recent Scrapbook with me event. I pulled some patterns from the Cake Day collection to use in this layout for my daughter, Nicole's, part time job at an escape room.

The inspiration for this layout comes from this sketch from Sketches In Thyme I found on Scrapbook.com. You can see this sketch along with others here.

Since this layout is part of my 2022 album I did convert the sketch from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11". I used some of the paper along with Picture My Life cards for the patterns in this. The stitched circle was created by using a white gel pen and following the outline of a circle template. The title was die cut using the Simple Serif Uppercase Alphabet and I added some enamel dots for some embellishment to finish the layout.



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

Supplies list:

X7278B - Cake Day Paper Pack

X7278C - Cake Day Coordinating Cardstock

X7278D - Cake Day Picture My Life Cards

Z3760 - Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts

Z1513 - White Gel Pen

In Full Bloom OSW Card Workshop

I am so happy with how this new One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop turned out. This workshop features the In Full Bloom Collection from the March/April Close To My Heart Catalog. I love the neutral black and grey tones with the pops of Lagoon, Glacier, Avocado, and Mint along with the gorgeous floral images.



This workshop creates 16 cards from the 1 sheet of patterned paper plus 14 sheets of cardstock.  This is the cutting diagram for the patterned paper.


The stamped floral images come from the In Full Bloom Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts and the sentiments come from the In Full Bloom Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts. I used watercolor paints to color the stamped images in as well as add some splatters to the cards. I also used the Botanicals Embossing Folder to add some additional dimension on some of the background layers.

These are the 16 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:

    X7279B - In Full Bloom Paper Pack
   CUSTOM12 - Custom Cardstock Pack - 12 Sheets
        (2 sheets each - Avocado, Lagoon, Glacier, Mint, Black and White Daisy)
    Z4422 - In Full Bloom Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
    Z4423 - In Full Bloom Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
    Z4095 - Botanicals Embossing Folder
    X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
    Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Ink
    Z3225 - Medium Round Waterbrush
    Z3224 - Small Round Waterbrush
    Z3132 - Watercolor Paints

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!



Friday, April 1, 2022

In Full Bloom

Welcome to April. I hope everyone is getting to enjoy some spring weather. I cannot believe we are now halfway through the March/April Catalog cycle. I am so excited to share the second collection from this catalog with you. The In Full Bloom collection is spectacular with the floral designs in neutral tones with subtle pops of Lagoon, Glacier, Avocado, and Mint. If you have been following my blog you can tell already how much I love this collection and have been having fun already crafting with it.



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, Die Cuts, 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 have lots more crafting with this collection planned for the upcoming month.

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