Who is ready to join my team in April? I’m so excited for you because you will get over $227 in product for only $49! This is a great deal if you love Close to My Heart’s Products and you love a great deal. I started off as a hobbyist but when my circumstances changed this became a great outlet for me and a great source of income. If joining Close to My Heart is something you have thought about doing in the past now is the time to join.
Also get geared up for National scrapbooking month (May)! Close to My Heart is offering this beautiful paper pack “Dream Pop”! The cardstock sheets have glossy patterns on one side that coordinate with the B&T patterns for a pop of shine! This paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers You wont want to miss this one!
I am totally into Navy these days. I just love Navy and all the colors it can be combined with. So of course when I saw this Claire paper It just jumped out at me. I have made several layouts using it. It is a neat combination of colors and can really spread across several seasons.
Let me start of by saying Hello…I am back! I know I know you have missed me right? After a nasty virus and pnuemonia I’m hoping we are on the mend for a while. Come on Spring!
That being said I really took advantage of CTMH Studio J special and got a good bit of my scrapbooking caught up. (When you have two sick in your home Studio J is a god send!)
So my daughter turns 4 this year I thought it was time to finally scrapbook her 1st Birthday. I don’t know why I had put this event off. I have done all of her other birthdays but this one was overwhelming to me for some reason. I love the way the Chantilly looks with her pictures and so I think it was meant to be. I had to wait 3 years for the perfect paper! I hope you agree
I love our new fabrics but I really struggled with what to do with them besides making flowers. I don’t sew…let me rephrase that I can’t sew. Failed sewing class miserably! I was very thankful for this video on the textiles and some different ways to use them. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Ok so this is a question I get asked a lot. How do you create all these layouts without knowing what pictures go on them? Ill be honest and tell you I create both ways. Somedays I just want to copy other peoples beautiful layouts and somedays I have a specific project to work on. Two things I have found is that I always love to get the new items in the catalog and I am prone to be a Hoarder…shh dont tell my husband! I used to be so bad about buying an extra pack of my “favorite” paper only to have a new favorite come along and never again touch my stash. SO…a few years ago I began making as many layouts as possible out of the current paper packs even if I didnt have photos. (this is a layout I created several weeks ago)
How does this work? Well the trick is to leave your photo areas a common size i.e. 4×6, 4×4, 3×3. Most of the time I leave a title off and eventually I will go back and when I have a surplus of photos or events I just start searching my stash of pre-made pages. And if I have more photos than I have places enter in one of my most favorite products—-> Flip Flaps. With all of out sizes and varieties the amount of photos is endless!
Give it a try scrap an entire paper pack with or without photos. It cuts down on your stash and helps you get caught up!
Here are the other layouts I have completed. I still have several to go but feel like I have made a pretty good dent thus far. My creative juices are flowing and my daughter has become a sweet scrapbooking companion!
I placed a recent Studio J order. For 5$ a layout I just couldnt pass up getting my books caught up digitally! I love the way these pages look and really love that they fit right into my traditional album. Here are a few of my most recent layouts. This is my take on a layout I had seen on the CTMH website. I think I did a pretty good job making it mine but using a layout that I loved.
These photos are from my sons birthday and I printed off two copies of each so I would have one for my albums and one for his baby book. How cool is that?!