Friday, April 20, 2018

Picture My Life Optional Hop

Close To My Heart

Picture My Life Blog Hop



If you are not familiar with Picture My Life cards by Close To My Heart, they are 4x6 and 3x4 cards perfect for pocket scrapbooking.  However, as you will see in today's blog hop, they can be used for so much more!

A blog hop is just one big loop of fun, creative ideas.  If you are coming from Michelle's blog, you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Alayne's blog at the end of my post.  Each blog you visit will feature links to continue following the hop.  If you get lost along the way, you can always find a complete list of blog hop participants on Melinda's blog.
This blog hop features many creative uses of the Picture My Life cards available in individual sets or as a part of each paper pack from Close To My Heart.  At first, I was not a fan of PML (Picture My Life Cards) since I don't usually do pocket scrapbooking.  However, I have become a believer and use them regularly now in both traditional scrapbooking and card making.

For my blog hop project today, I used cards from the Be-YOU-tiful pack.

The cool thing about these cards is that one side of the card is printed horizontally and the other side is printed vertically.  My project is a layout for my granddaughter's scrapbook.  At 4 years old, she is little, but very determined and mighty, 
so the sentiments here fit her perfectly.


click on photo for a larger view


CTMH supplies used  (see links for a close up view of these products)
PML Cards: Be-YOU-tiful
Thin Cuts: Block Alphabet





Just another note:  Often times when designing scrapbook pages using our paper pack PML sheets, I look for sections of three PML cards that can be used together on a layout.  Sometimes I end up using one section as a picture mat, so I might place a photo mat in one of the three connected sections.  Here are some samples:

6 x 12 portion of PML sheet from Stargazer used on this layout.
6 x 12 portion of the PML sheet from Gimme  Some Sugar used on this layout.





Thanks for stopping by today.  Now, join me as we hop on to see what creative idea Alayne has for using Picture My Life cards.  

Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in on this blog hop for lots of inspiration.  If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.






Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April Scrapbooking Workshops

Time to Snip, Snap, and Scrap


Two Scrapbooking Workshops



Two page workshop - Thursday, April 12, 6:30 - 8:30
$8

All supplies needed other than your adhesive, paper trimmer, and scissors
 are provided the night of the workshop.  
For the two-page scrap night, if the colors/papers in this layout do not match your pictures,
you are able to swap out for paper better suited to your needs.




Multi-page Workshop - Thursday, April 19, 5:30 - 9:30

This month I am offering 2 sets of layouts for the CTMH Stargazer paper pack.
The first one does not include the Stargazer "hero" paper - Outer Space Theme.  These are bright layouts featuring primary colors great for many types of summer or kids' activities.
(Click on the pictures below to get a better look at them.)
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SET 1










SET 2
The second set of layouts uses the "hero" Stargazer paper or themed complements. 





Materials for this workshop need to be pre-ordered by April 12th.  Contact me.


See my website for the paper pack I used.


Hope you will join me for one or both of these workshops this month. 






Friday, April 6, 2018

April Calendar Update




JOIN ME FOR SOME CRAFTING FUN  
Beginners are always welcome

SCRAPBOOKING - 2 page -Thursday, April12 , 6:30

SCRAPBOOKING - 8 page - Thursday, April 19, 5:30

OPEN CROP - Saturday, April 21 - open work time 8am - 8pm

TECHNIQUE TIME - Card making - Tuesday, April 24, 6:30

OPEN CROP - Monday, April 30 - open work time 10:30 - 5pm

FAB FIVE SALES - Every Friday in April - on my website 
  •   Each sale will last 24-hours, from Friday 1:00 pm (CDT) to Saturday 12:59 am CDT).
  •   Different product and product bundles will be offered during each sale at 25% off the retail price.


See the Google calendar on my blog (you need to click on Snips, Snaps, and Scraps below this email) 

click on the date of the event to find out more about each event


Contact me (upper left corner of this page) to register for workshops or Open workday






Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Stamp of the Month - Color Your Life

Close To My Heart 

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Color Your Life


A blog hop is just one big loop of fun, creative ideas.  If you are coming from Michelle's blogyou're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Vickie's's blog at the end of my post.  Each blog you visit will feature links to continue following the hop. 

This month's stamp set, Celebrate Life, features 12 stamps and is available only through the month of April.  You can purchase this set for $17.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 (US) through your Close To My Heart consultant. 


This month's stamp set includes great images for creating scrapbook 
pages and other motivational paper projects. 
Notice the the great little border stamps as well.



I used the stamp of the month along with two other favorite CTMH stamp sets to create this layout for my grandchildren's scrapbook album.




Let's take a look at the details from this stamp set.  
I love the letters that can be colored in to match your project.
Notice the border stamp used on the Smoothie strip.




CTMH supplies used  
Cardstock: White Daisy, Peacock, Smoothie, Glacier
Paper: Glacier print from the Whimsy Fundamentals paper collection
Inks: Glacier, Peacock, Smoothie
ShinHan Touch Twin markers: Light Orange, Peacock Green, Turquoise Blue, Pastel Peach, Clay, Mahogany, Bronze
Stamp Sets: Splash of Color (D1733) and Punny Pals (D1751) and Punny Pals Thin cuts (CC1340)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Now, join me as we hop on to see what creative idea
 Vickie has for this stamp set.  

Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in on this blog hop for lots of inspiration.  If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.



Sunday, March 18, 2018

March Scrapbooking Workshops

Gimme Some Sugar - Scrapbooking Workshops

Here are two workshops I offered earlier this month.
Cutting guides or pre-cut, and stamped images are available for sale in the U.S. 
upon request while paper kits supplies are still available.

Two page Easter layout  
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Eight Page Workshop 

Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack, complements 



Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Birthday Time

 Close To My Heart March Stamp of the  Month Blog Hop

Birthday Time




A blog hop is just one big loop of fun, creative ideas.  If you are coming from Krista's blog, you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Brenda's blog at the end of my post.  Each blog you visit will feature links to continue following the hop. 

This month's stamp set, Birthday Time, features 26 stamps and is available only through the month of March.  You can purchase this set for $17.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 (US) through your Close To My Heart consultant. 


This month's stamp set includes great images for creating party invites, 
great birthday cards, or my favorite -- scrapbook pages.  



I used this month's stamp set along with papers from the Make Waves 
paper pack to create a birthday layout for my granddaughter's 4th birthday.


The flowered picture mats are from the PML (Picture My Life) page in the paper pack.
The smaller 3 x 4 cards were corner rounded and matted with black yardstick   
The smaller cards could be for journaling or smaller pictures. 

Let's look at some close ups of the stamping.








CTMH supplies used  (see links for a close up view of these products)
Cardstock: Black
Paper: Make Waves paper pack
Ink: Mini-pigment inks - lagoon, pansy, pixie
ShinHan Touch Twin markers: tender pink, colorless
Shimmer Trim: Make Waves


Thanks for stopping by today.  Now, join me as we hop on to see what creative idea Brenda has for this stamp set.  

Be sure to visit the other 25 consultants who have joined in on this blog hop for lots of inspiration.  If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.




March Calendar Update




JOIN ME FOR SOME CRAFTING FUN  
Beginners are always welcome

SCRAPBOOKING - 2 page -Monday, March 12, 6:30

SCRAPBOOKING - 8 page - Thursday, March 15, 5:30

TECHNIQUE TIME - Card making (Random Stamping) - Thursday, March 22, 6:30

OPEN CROP - Monday, March 26 - open work time noon to 10pm

See the Google calendar on my blog (you need to click on Snips, Snaps, and Scraps below this email) 

click on the date of the event to find out more about each event


Contact me (upper left corner of this page) to register for workshops or Open workday