Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Biking Jackson Pocket Scrapbooking Layout

When I got these pictures I knew immediately which Picture My Life cards I wanted to use for the layout - Jackson!  They worked so perfectly with the pictures and it was so fun and easy Taylor is going to just love her scrapbook when she gets home, only a year to go! :)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Special Delivery Card

This month my focus was on the Jackson papers, the nice thing about these papers is they make great masculine cards which I hear all the time are so hard to make so hopefully you will get some ideas from my cards this month.

This card was made using the Finding The Words stamp set, Jackson paper packet, Colonial White and Barn Red cardstocks, Cocoa and Glacier inks, mounting tape and the mini staples (aren't they so cute!).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Our Town Flip Flap Layout

My daughter loves to share stories of our town because it is very unique.  It is a logging town and you can definitely see that in its d├ęcor and events.  She went on a photo taking journey through our town one day and I created this layout from those pictures.

I may have gone a little Flip Flap crazy in creating this layout as each photo is a 3x3 Flip Flap, but I had a theme of photos with each section so I love it despite the many, many Flip Flaps. :)


Monday, May 18, 2015

Embossed Happy Birthday Card

This was a fun card to create because I used both dry and wet embossing.  I took the Chocolate banner and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Dot embossing folder from CTMH then I ran the Versamark ink pad very lightly across the top of the dots trying to only get ink on them, then added the gold embossing powder and heated up to melt the embossing powder.  Other items used in this card were the Jackson paper pack, Lagoon cardstock and ink, White Daisy cardstock, Glacier Extra Thick Twine and brown Sparkles.  It was fun doing a different technique and since the wet embossing was just for decoration it didn't have to be perfect.c

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Track Jackson Digital Layout

This month I have been featuring the Jackson CTMH papers there is also a Studio J Jackson digital kit.  I've been working on finishing up my scrapbooking from 2009 and I have a lot of track pictures for my son and I thought the outdoor and masculine feel of Jackson would work perfectly. 
His school colors are burgundy and gold so some of the Jackson colors work great and some not so much.  The Glacier blue stripe paper just wasn't the right color so I changed it to have the Barn Red color and then matted some items in Honey to finish off the right color scheme.  I really love how this turned out and I can't wait to finish the rest of his track pictures with the Jackson digital kit!

Monday, May 11, 2015

World's Best Father Artfully Sent Card

What a fun card, right?!  I cut this out using the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  I used Cocoa cardstock and various patterns from the Jackson paper packet.  I mounted the mustaches on the card.  A really fun card to make!

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Specials

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month during the month of May with our exclusive mouthwatering Taste of Summer paper packet, available for only $8.95! Featuring bold, vibrant colors, this exclusive paper packet is perfect to pair with your sweet summery memories, and provides delicious designs for your layouts, cards, and more! Contact your Independent Consultant for information about workshops for this paper packet. Watch Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month for more projects inspired by Taste of Summer. This paper packet is only available during May while supplies last, so get your order in early. No matter where you are or what the weather may be, you deserve a little taste of summer in your life! As an added Bonus, you can now get a special Taste of Summer stamp set for $17.95!
 
*Offer valid May 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–May 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the item ($8.95).

 
 
May Stamp of the Month:  Just Sayin’ (set of 14) $17.95 USD/$19.75 CAD S1505
Purchase this D-size stamp set—available for one month only—for just $5 with your qualifying purchase.  That’s over 70% off retail! Simply place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products to qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.
 
Recommended Blocks: 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Missionary Training Center Pocket Scrapbook Pages

These are pictures from Taylor at the Missionary Training Center in Mexico City most of them showing her in class, studying, etc. so I thought the Chalk It Up Picture My Life cards would be perfect for the pages.  The photos are 4x6 or 3x4 (which I just trimmed down) then slid them into the pockets, added the cute cards and viola, pages done!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Easter Basket Prize

These little baskets turned out so cute!  I cut them out using the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge.  The cutting image doesn't come with a handle, I just added one.  I used the Brushed paper to create the baskets then filled them with Easter basket grass and chocolate eggs.