Monday, July 3, 2017

Vacation Memories Mini Album using No Worries

Have you ever purchased a paper pack and thought, I can't cut this paper it's just too pretty.  Or wondered how can I get the most from this paper pack?  I started with the WYW kit and switch a few paper pieces to save enough to create this super cute mini album.  Yes you can complete both projects.
Nowadays most of us share our vacation memories on Facebook or with friends by flipping through our smartphone, not really savouring those precious memories.

If you're like me you probably don't get away nearly enough, so why not create a keepsake you can share with your family and friends.  The best part of coming home is re-creating that feeling of fun in the sun by capturing those special moments.

From vacation, cruise or summer time at the beach this is the perfect keepsake.   This entire mini album was made using CTMH cricut cartridge, ARTBOOKING.
Cricut Artbooking
To help you complete this workshop, I've created a •READY•TO•GO•PROJECT• which includes (3) double page layouts + (1) mini album. You will need the EXPLORE Cricut machine to access the cutting efile from Cricut Design Space.

When you place a $30 dollar order on my website; you'll receive the assembly guide and the Cricut Design Space link for FREE. The efile will be emailed to you once the purchase is completed.
Cricut artbooking
You will need the following supplies to complete this project:
  • Papers: G1127 – No Worries WYW (*** included in the pack)
  • No Worries Coordinating Cardstock X7220D
  • Extra cardstock for mini album PROJECT 2: Lagoon (3), Canary (2) White Daisy (1), (scrap piece of Juniper)
  • Inks: Desert Sand, Glacier, Cashmere, Sapphire, Slate & Lagoon 
  • Embellishments: X7220C No Worries Complements ***
  •  Z3322 No Worries Sequins***
  • Z3323 White Burlap Ribbon***
  • Adhesives: tape runner, Bonding Memories Glue Pen, thin 3D foam tape & Liquid Glass
  • Tools: 1” circle punch & bone folder
  • Z3169 Cricut cartridge - Artbooking
Another way you can get this for FREE is by Join my team! I share my workshop instructions for FREE with my first downlines.

Here is a video to show the completed project.

Close to My Heart Sisters are also welcome to order the efile to use in support of their own business! Yes, this means you can copy/print/distribute the efile to your own customers and hold your own events using my designs and efiles!

Here are your purchasing options below.

A) Place a $30 dollars order on my CTMH website and get efile for FREE (Canadian orders only).
B) Just want the •READY•TO•GO•PROJECT• eFILE it's are available for only $15 through Paypal "For my US / Australian customers, PayPal will convert CAD (Canadian Dollars) to USD & AUD Dollars when they process your request.

or just click here

C) Canadians can also purchase the eFILE via e-transfers simply email:

What to see how to assemble to completed mini album, watch this video

Hope I've inspired you to save your vacation memories!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Atlantic Hearts 217 - Thanks Cards

Hey there, I am excited to be a guest designer for this week's Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  This week we are using sketch  #217.  A big thank you to my friend Michelle Steward for inviting me!

Here is the inspiration sketch 

I decided to combine this sketch with the workshop your way - anniversary kit.  I don't know about you but I love all things wood grain.  You can add pretty much any colour with this pattern paper. Here I've use Sapphire and both sides of the wood grain pattern paper.  I love the sentiment and the succulent flowers from this stamp set.  Do you know, we also have a matching succulent in the Flower Market cricut cartridge.

Here's the same design using Lagoon cardstock.  The WYW kit comes with both Smoothie and Sea Glass cardstock. As you can see the wood grain pattern paper lends itself to all colours.
Why did I choose to sand distressing all pieces of cardstock and pattern paper, well when cutting the small succulent flower the white cardstock core was showing and it this point my choice was to ink or sand.  I went with sanding and love how it turned out.

TIP:  when distressing small pieces place them on the back side of the VersaMat, (the cushioned side) gently sand from the centre outwards.

Both oval piece and smaller stamped flower are popped using 3D foam tape. I also  used the white burlap ribbon  behind the stamped flower.  You'll need to separate the strands from the ribbon using your micro tip scissors, simply run them between each stands to create single pieces.

If you'd like the cricut pieces to make your very own click here.

For more inspiration using sketch #217 please visit the Atlantic Hearts SKetch Challenge here. Want to see all AHSC Sketches go here.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful week!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dreamin' Big - 6 page workshop

Get this super cute paper before its all done.  Paper is available until April 30th or while supplies last. This Vacation Happy workshop was completed with the WYW kit .  You will need one extra (half sheet) of Juniper and Glacier cardstock.

Wanna get these instructions for FREE, simply order the kit from my website and I will email then to you, its that simple.
Only want the assembly guide  and Design Space efile.  The guide is ready to purchase!

scrapbooking workshop
layout no.1 
Scrapbooking workshop
layout no.2
scrapbooking workshop
layout no.3

Dreamin of fun and palm tree! Thanks for stopping by hope I've inspired you to create something fun with paper. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

National Scrapbook Month - Live Beautifully

April showers will indeed bring May flowers, the celebration starts on May 1st. Here is a preview of what Close to my Heart has in store for you.  Specials will be listed on my website May 1st!

Remember your life is full of everyday beauty that deserves to be remembered. This National Scrapbooking Month, celebrate the beauty of your life with this exclusive, Live Beautifully paper packet and stamp set. Featuring rich floral patterns, gold foil designs, and more, this paper collection is only available for a limited time.
*Offer available 1 May–31 May, 2017 while supplies last*

10 page scrapbooking workshop
I immediately wanted to create pretty layouts featuring not only this paper pack but you guessed it 3D flowers using the Flower Market cartridge.  I love the elegant look of black & white flowers, this paper was the perfect combination.

Take a look at my latest •READY•TO•GO•PROJECT• The assembly guide includes ten (10) 12"x 12" scrapbook pages (4 double-page layouts, plus a front and back layout) using the Live Beautifully paper suite from Close to My Heart. You will need the Cricut EXPLORE machine to access the cutting efile.
scrapbooking workshop

Let's take a closer look....

Front page - Live Beautifully
10 page scrapbooking workshop

Layout #1 - dream

Layout #2 - smile

Layout #3 - Love this

Layout #4 - Beautiful

Back page - just being me

Interested in this workshop please see the purchasing options below.

A) Place a $25 dollars order on my CTMH website and get efile for FREE (Canadian orders only).
B) Just want the •READY•TO•GO•PROJECT• eFILES they are available for only $10 through Paypal "For my US / Australian customers, PayPal will convert CAD (Canadian Dollars) to USD & AUD Dollars when they process your request.

or just click here

C) Canadians can also purchase the eFILE via e-transfers simply email:

Thank you for stopping by, hope I've inspired you to create something pretty with paper!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Hello Lovely Workshop

Lovely paper for sure...  This is my April workshop, I included the HELLO stamp set.
layout no.1

Scrapbooking Layout

Layout no.2

Layout no.3
Scrapbooking Layout

Have a great day!

Sugar Rush workshop

Here a little Sugar Rush minus the hero paper.... Dont' get me wrong the ice cream cones and donuts are super sweet but I couldn't find the right photos to go with the pattern paper.  So here's my take on the Sugar Rush workshop your way.  I took a different creative direction and love how it all turned out.

Scrapbooking Layout
layout no.1
scrapbooking layout
layout no.2

scrapbooking layout
layout no.3
Thanks for stopping by, have a great!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Some Kinda Wonderful Workshop

If you love bright and beautiful colours this is the paper pack for you.  The Black Glitter Complements really bring it all together. Don't afraid of the bold patterns, when used in small pieces it provides the perfect pop of colour. 

Black watercolour splatters work really well with this fun paper. You can also select the blues in the paper pack for a softer look.  The Glacier and Pacifica is a perfect combination. 

layout one
Birthday Scrapbook layout
layout two
layout three

Thanks for stopping, Happy Scrapping!