Saturday, August 6, 2016

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart 

2016 - 2017 Annual Inspirations

New Product Blog Hop

In this blog hop, each participating consultant is featuring one or more products 
from our newly released idea book.  

I'm sure you are going to want to make your rounds in this blog hop to find out what exciting and fun stamping and scrapboooking products are in store for us this season.  

If you have never participated in a blog hop before, it is one big circle of ideas to see as you go from blog to blog.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to see where to go for the next stop.  If you are coming from Gina's blog you are on the right path.

Since scrapbooking is my passion and favorite pastime, I chose to do a layout featuring papers from the new Enchantment Fundamental paper pack and the School K-6 Complements.  I'm currently working on my grandson's book from the past year, so I did a Kindergarten layout.  (Normally I don't photograph my layouts in photo protectors, however to show the flip flaps and the page pocket plus protector, it works out better that way.)

Here's the Page Pocket Plus Protector - design 1 that fits as an insert in the layout.

Here you can see how well the insert fits into the layout.

One set of  new products I was most pleased to see were the additional new memory page pocket plus protectors and the new individual packs of flip flaps with vertical and horizontal tape strips.   

Since I almost always have more pictures than I have room for that I want to include as keepsakes or to tell my story, I was thrilled to find the inserts that I can use for additional pictures, journaling or Picture My Life elements. Both my customers and I have been wishing for individual packs of 4x4 flip flaps, so even though I didn't use them on this layout, you can be assured they will be a hot item in my future layouts and workshops.

New Products Used: click links to go to the Annual Inspirations Idea Book to see more detail and information.
Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet

I am super excited about these pocket memory protectors (inserts) since they also come in other configurations for pictures other than 4 x 6.

You can shop or see the new catalog on my website now.  If you are interested in getting your own copy, contact your own consultant.  If you don't have one, I would be happy to be yours.  Just contact me!

I am looking forward to seeing what the other consultants on this hop will be showcasing.  Everyone has her own favorites and it is always great inspiration to see what others have created.  So join me as we venture on.  Our next stop on this blog hop is Brenda's blog.  

If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can find the complete blog hop list here to get back into the loop.


  1. Wonderful layout and the Page Pocket Plus Protector is a great addition.

  2. You were able to include a ton of photos on this adorable layout!

  3. Nice layout! Love how you added all the complements and those papers are perfect for this layout.

  4. Great layout, and love how you used the extra page protector to add those few more photos. Great job.

  5. Beautiful layout (and pocket plus protector) Kathy! I am so inspired!! :)

  6. Fabulous use of the new Pocket Plus pages- and this layout works so well for school photos!

  7. Great layout, and I'm excited about the new forms of pocket page protectors, too.

  8. Great layout and love the extra photos.

  9. great layout, perfect for school photos

  10. I love this layout. you did a fantastic job. Can I ask if you have done any of the other school years?


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