Monday, July 21, 2014

Picture My Life Cards

After creating a few scrapbook pages using the Avonlea Picture My Life I decided to use some of the cards included on some cards. I created a Birthday card and Welcome to your new Home card.



For the Birthday card I used the CTMH Stripe Embossing Folder with Smoothie cardstock. I also used some Silver Geometric Washi Tape to provide added dimension. The house card I used Whisper cardstock that I inked with Cyrstal Blue. I cut the house out from the PML card and also added a small black epoxy bubble.

  

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Close to My Heart Picture My Life Layout


In the last Close to My Heart Idea Book they introduced Paper Fundamentals. They offer a basic pack which includes browns, blacks and grays. Each piece of cardstock is double sided.




The Fundamentals are perfect to add to any paper pack to make your paper go further, or to use alone and create stunning layouts. I created this layout with the Paper Fundamentals, Sunset and White Daisy Cardstock, Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment and a title card from the Avonlea Picture My Life.






All the supplies can be purchased here.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Close to My Heart Picture My Life-Avonlea

I am a traditional scrapbooker and have been reluctant to try anything else. However, Close to My Heart has encouraged me to branch out. I have tried their digital scrapbooking program, Studio J, and now their Picture My Life program. I finally sat down and created some layouts using the Avonlea Picture My Life

I LOVED the Picture My Life idea. I was able to quickly add pages into my traditional scrapbook album. I am a few years behind and also found some old pictures to go in a prior year but in all honesty was burned on on scrapping 2010!!! Picture My Life was my answer. 

The Picture My Life bundles come with 10 memory protectors, 44-4"x 6" cards and 78-3" x 4" cards. The cards have designs, titles, quotes and plenty of room to journal about the pictures you are preserving. I also had plenty of cards left over to create traditional layouts and cards. (another blog post). 

Here are the layouts I created:










 

If you have any questions please contact me directly, otherwise check out the 8 Picture My Life sets available now.




Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cricut Artfully Sent



Once again Close to My Heart has done it again. They have created another AMAZING cartridge with over 700 images. This is a must have for all card makers. The cartridge contains:

              *700 images
             *25 cardmaking themes
             *400 different cards to create
              *7 card functions- Pop-up cards, Pocket cards,Overlay cards, Build-a-scene cards,                       sentiment  cards, swing cards and Picture My Life cards
               *An Alphabet
               *Envelopes

Comes with:
*3 Stamp sets:  Sentiments, Frames and 3 Alphabets
*White Daisy Cardstock



This cartridge will be available the middle of August. If you want to be one of the first to get this cartridge send me an e-mail and I will let you know so you can have it in time for Fall card making. 



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lollydoodle Cards

I have thoroughly enjoyed playing with the Lollydoodle paper pack from Close to My Heart. Last week I created two cards. One for a friend's high school graduation and another just to make!








 

To make these great cards I used the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. For the "Dream" card I cut the circle at 3 1/2". For the "Creative" card I cut the card (page 42) at 4 1/2" and cut a second one in pear cardstock and cut it in half  to use on the inside. 

For the "Dream" card I used the Wheel of Life stamp with Blank ink and heavily inked the stamp and then continued stamping in a full circle with the ink getting lighter and lighter. I then had to fussy cut the arrow and I attached it with a brad. 

For the "file card" stamp used the word Creative from the Wheel of Life stamp set and the Enjoy the Little Thanks. 

I have a few more projects on the table for the Lollydoodle paper pack and hope to get them done next week!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Everything ABC Blog Hop-M is for My Crush



Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter M. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their M element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy . If you came from Renee's Creative Queens then you're on the right track!

Today I decided to showcase the Close to My Heart My Crush Books. I created this book for my son's first grade teacher for her end of the year gift. She is going to Italy and Spain this summer so thought it would be a perfect way for her to remember her trip. 

Here are pictures of some of my favorite pages and then after the pictures is a supply list. 










I used the following Close to My Heart supplies for this book:

My Crush Modville (Z1855)
My Crush Best Day Ever Assortment (Z1887)
Outdoor Denim Cardstock
Honey Cardstock
Whisper Cardstock
Pear Cardstock
Milepost Shapes
Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes (Z1844)
Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon (Z1808)

All supplies for this project can be ordered here.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is " name of person " of " name of blog with URL link embedded".

We hope you enjoyed today's Blog Hop! Have a great weekend. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Lollydoodle Friendship Card





 

I have had fun with all of the Close to My Heart paper packs this Idea Book. I finally ordered Lollydoodle after seeing it in person through many customers! While I don't have a girl to scrap, this paper is perfect for Home Decor and cards. I used the paper pack with the May Stamp of the Month to create this card for a friend. To pull out the gray a little bit I also added some Sparkles from the Black & Gray Assortment. The ribbon is the old Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon that I inked with Cotton Candy CTMH Ink. 

All supplies to make this card and many other craft projects can be purchased here.