H2H Adventure Awaits

Welcome to another week and another challenge from Heart 2 Heart!

There are so many Adventures in life and we can celebrate these moments in many way. For me I love to Scrapbook them. This spring we went on a camping trip. We went with a large group of friend (there were over 30 adults and 20 kids) to Fruita, CO. We took over most of the campground so it was fun to just let the kids run wild. This was a big step for us as this was the first time our son has camped and it has been over 40 years for myself.

We had a great time! I love this paper pack Into the Wild, it is probably one of my all time favorites from Close to My Heart!! So when I started this layout, I seriously agonized over it for three days!! You know this happens when you really love a paper pack and want everything to be perfect. Part of my struggle was I wanted to include so many photos and was trying to accomplish with just flip flaps. I finally decided to go with Pocket Plus pages so that I could incorporate some of the Picture My Life Cards from Into the Wild.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
This is the base layout

I added a few details to show you some of the unique elements. For starters I used two other pattern papers to piece together with Heather and White Daisy cardstock to make the camper. I also used the grass stamp from the Happy Trails Stamp set and Thin Cut. I also used many of Into the Wild Wood Shapes.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh

Here is another detail showing the stamped border I created using New England Ivy ink and cardstock using the pine trees from the Happy Trails Stamp set. I used Espresso Pigment ink to stamp the logs and Intense black to stamp the fire. I then use watercolors to paint the fire.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Layout with Pocket Page Two and Three
Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Layout with Pocket Plus Pages One
Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Layout with Pocket Page Four

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Please remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product to participate. You have until August 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Into the Wild

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge theme is INTO THE WILD.  For this challenge you can interpret this in any way you see fit.  Close to My Heart has a paper pack by this name which is one of my absolute favorites!!  Living in Colorado we love our big back yard!! My husband has one hobby ~ Mountain Biking!! I have been wanting to design a fun layout for this.  After seeing Miss Carrie’s Creations June Kit of the Month, I was inspired with her mountains to design this layout.

I used my Cricut to cut the mountains, #optoutside, Mountain bike and mountain scene. I used the Artistry and You Are Here Cartridges.

Here it is with the photos. I still need my husband to sit down with me to do the journaling.

I used the Into the Wild paper pack with New England Ivy, Sapphire, Black, Silver Foil and White Daisy. The ribbon has been retired but I love the green burlap ribbon.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until July 31th to participate in this challenge or any of the others we have going on this month. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Seaside Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seaside Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our SEASIDE Paper Pack which has been brought back from our 2014-15 Annual Inspirations Idea book . I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about XX consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I am going to share two layouts using the SEASIDE Paper pack.

You can find the details and my original post HERE.

For this layout you can find the details HERE.

Your next stop is along this hop is MISS CARRIE’S CREATIONS, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Celebrate Good TImes

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is about Celebrating Good Times.  This can be celebrating a birthday, graduation, birth, anniversary or anything that represents a good time.  For our family we embarked on a new journey back in October of 2018.  We decided to sign our son up for Taekwondo.  My husband had done martial arts in the past but this was new to Gavin.  He loved it and was soon after asked to begin leadership.  Since that time we have all joined and it has become an integral part of our lives.  This layout is to celebrate the first day Gavin started and became a white belt.

For this layout I used the Seasonal Mix In papers and Candy Apple and White Daisy Cardstock.  I also added a red pattern paper from Magical paper pack which has been retired. I also added a little Black Shimmer Trim.  I used a layout sketch that I found on Pinterest as my inspiration.  I tried to get my photos printed but with CTMH Conference I am running a bit behind.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until July 31th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Making Waves

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our challenge is MAKING WAVES!  When I think of making waves, I think of water and waves.  So that is why I choose this layout.  I had one more layout from our 15 year anniversary trip which is when we went snorkeling.

Close to My Heart ~ Catscrapbooking

I combined a couple of paper packs ~ Sweet Girl and True Love.  I combined it with Heather, Sapphire, and White Daisy. This layout if from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 and is pattern 11.

I used two of the waves from Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, then welded them together.  The Salty Vibes and snorkel mask are part of my Cricut subscription.  I added a few Silver Sequins and the Blue Burlap Ribbon.

I used the Fancy Tag Thin cuts for the journaling.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until July 31th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #350 ~ Inspiration Photo – 4th of July

Happy Friday!! Hope you are having a wonderful Fourth of July!!  This week for Color Dare #350 we have a great Inspiration Photo – 4th of July. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK , WHITE and NEUTRALS are free!

I could not resits creating a layout celebrating this holiday.  I choose a photo from 4 years ago as I am that far behind in scrapbooking.

I used a combination of papers for this layout.  The red and white polka dot is from Magical which retired.  The blue stars is from the Into the Wild Paper Pack. The base page is from retired Feels Like Home.  I created the other Candy Apple paper by using Glossy Texture Paste and Stencil Sheets. I used my Cricut to cut the Fireworks Overlay. Here is a close up of the paper.

I also used the Spark Joy special Thin Cuts to cut the banner which I used for journaling.  I used some of the loose sequins form Crafty and the red sequins are retired.  I used the star thin cuts which are now retired and stacked them.  The circle are cut using my Cricut and the stitched circle is a Lawn Fawn die.  The stamp is Happy 4th of July.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #350 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ You are My Sunshine

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks theme is YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE!  I was finally finding time to work on my Craft with Heart subscription.  And one of the layouts totally fit this challenge.  This layout is from the Craft On which is the August kit.  I ordered the year so I get the four with each new catalog at once. I have to be totally honest in that I was not sure I would love these kits as much as I have.  They have totally helped me to get more of my scrapbooking pages completed.  I know not every layout fits with the photos I want to scrapbook; however, with a few easy changes they can totally work for me.

This layout has bunch of flower, but it totally works for photos of my son on a nature walk.  I added a few insects to make it work better with these photos.  The stamp set I used is a retired one called Bugs and Hugs.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Craft On

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This challenge is Craft On!  While Close to my Heart does have a great paper pack with this name so that would be an easy way to participate in this challenge. But you can interpret this any way you see fit.

I decided to go with the Craft On Paper Pack.

I had these photos of my son and I, which was not as common for me to have.  Before I started taking selfies and mostly using my cell phone as my camera, there were not as many photos of the two of us as I am generally the one behind the camera. I used the Craft On paper pack, using 4 of the different printed papers.  I also used White Daisy, Emerald, Pixie and Lemon cardstock.  I am loving our thin cuts and used the Stitched Flowers and Fancy Tags.  I could not leave the layout without adding a bit of bling with the Crafty-Loose Sequins.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Sweet Girl Layout

One of the paper packs from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book is SWEET GIRL. While this paper pack it definitely girly you can totally pick the papers you choose to highlight and tone down the pinks.  I was looking through some of my photos and thought this paper pack would work well with our trip to Antigua in 2015.

Close to my Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Sweet Girl ~ Layout ~ 6 photo layout

So in 2015 my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and we took a wonderful vacation to Antigua and stayed at a Sandals Resort.  We had a fantastic time!

Close to my Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Sweet Girl ~ Layout ~ 6 photo layout ~ thin cutsI used the pinks to play off the colors in the photos.

Close to my Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Sweet Girl ~ Layout ~ 6 photo layout ~ thin cuts I am totally loving the new thin cuts with the Stitched Flowers thin cuts.  I also used the Sweet Girl Complements. The journaling tag is from the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts, I use my one of my copic markers to color the edges of the tag.  I also added some of the Blue Burlap Ribbon to the tag.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ National Scrapbooking Month

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

National Scrapbooking Month is all about getting scrapbooking completing pages and celebrating our wonderful craft.  I have to admit I am totally loving the Cut Above Layout Kits and The World is Yours does not disappoint. I am also loving the Craft with Heart subscription! With my subscription I have been completing so many more layouts!  Here is The World is Yours Cut Above Layouts.

With this layout I added a few of the Into the Wild Wood Shapes and some of the Bronze Sequins. Here are the pages closer up.

I did change the size of the two lower outer photos. They are 2×3 inches instead of the 2×2 inch photos the kit suggests.

The second layout in the kit is great too!

With this layout I did not change or add anything.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until May 31th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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