Saying Goodbye for Now

Here is a layout that I have been putting off completing as I struggling to find the right papers. I decided it was time just to let it go, as there may never be a perfect paper.

I have to say I am pleased the way it worked out. I used some papers from my stash one is a retired Close to My heart pattern. I used the stitched flowers with Daisy White, Goldrush, and Sage.

Hope you are finding the silver lining to the uncertain times we are experiencing.

Happy Crafting!

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Halloween Layouts

Here are a couple of Halloween Layouts that I have completed. They are using two different retired Close to My Heart paper packs. I am really beginning to feel accomplished with these layouts into my scrapbooks.

I did use the Make it From your Heart Volume 3 books to design these layouts. This layout uses Jeepers Creepers paper pack.

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Here is another layout I completed using Cats & Bats paper collection.

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Happy Crafting!

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Our Little Reindeer

So I have been catching up on some of my scrapbooking. I have been using my time wisely and tackling the stacks of photos that have been in my “to Scrapbook Pile. I will try and share some of them with you so that it may inspire you to put your new found time to crafting.

I pulled all of these papers from my stash to put this layout together. I believe that with completing this layout I can officially say I have completed the year 2013!!

Happy Crafting!

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Bring Back My Pack – Urban Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bring Back My Pack Blog Hop!

Today 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 the URBAN PAPER promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from DARLYS RECKER’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 10 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

This was one of my favorite boy/guy paper packs and I am so happy to play with it again. Here is a layout I created using the new stamp set and papers.

I used most of the pattern paper and only use cardstock for accents. The cardstock I used was Toffee, Saffron, Vanilla, Sapphire and Pewter. I a couple of the new stickers with this Urban Collection. The gears were cut with my Cricut.

I love the new stamp set that was created with this Urban Collection!! I used second generation Saffron ink with the Sapphire for the tittle. I did use my retired tag thin cuts for the journaling. I stamped it with second generation Saffron and Mink, then added some retired sapphire burlap ribbon.

I thought I would share a three of my projects that I created when Urban first came out in 2015.

Here is another layout using Urban.

Finally here is a card that I created.

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Anything Goes – Holiday

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is anything goes – holiday edition. Have fun sharing a holiday project with us. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your creation.

I have been wanting to get back to scrapbooking so I took this opportunity to create a holiday layout. I used the Cedar & Pine papers. I used the Make it from your Heart Volume 3, pattern 2 for my layout.

Here is the left side with my photos. The title is a Cricut cut that I cut in mirror so that the white edges were not as apparent. The Flower and branches are also Cricut cuts from Flower Market.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until December 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #366 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Hawthorn

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #366 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it correlates to the Hawthorn paper pack.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I love the rich colors of the Hawthorn paper pack. They are great for fall photos. I started with the first column ~ Sangria, Charcoal, & Saffron then added Sage, Sapphire, Toffee, Paprika and Pebble.

I used the Hawthorn paper pack with the stickers to create this page. I also used the Hawthorn Complements for the journaling hexagon.

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 #366  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 7, 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 ~ Pumpkin Spice

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

I do like pumpkin spice but I love all the things associated with it like going to the pumpkin patch. So I decided to make a layout from one of our adventures to Anderson Farms which is a pumpkin patch here in Colorado.

I used the Hawthorn paper pack for this layout. I used the pattern 21 from the Make it from your Heart Volume 3. I did make one slight change to the pattern since I have a few more photos in mind for my layout.

Here it the left side.

Here is a close up of the title. I used an image that is part of my Cricut Access fro the words but used the pumpkin shape from Artisty. I cut the base of the pumpkin in Toffee but it was not enough contrast to the wheat so I used my Charcoal Shimmer brush and it worked great! The wheat is from Flower Market.

Here is where I made the switch. I move the journalling space to a PML card and added an additional 4×6 photo under the pumpkins. The pumpkins are from the new Complete Creativity.

The sequins are the Loose Rose Gold which are still available.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Spooktacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spooktacular 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 SPOOKTACULAR Promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 8 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I designed this layout to showcase the photos from our Pumpkin Carving carving party. I though I would show you it with out the photos first.

Here it is with our photos.

Here is the left hand page. I used pattern 18 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3. The pumpkin carving cut is a SVG file from my Silhouette. I used the Spooktacular papers and coordinating Stickers.

Here is the right side.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #358 ~Back to School Inspirational Photo

Happy Friday!! Have your kids gone back to school?! Mine started back Aug 14th and this momma has been spending lots of time in my craft room!  This week for Color Dare #358 we have a great Inspiration Photo – Back to School. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK , WHITE and NEUTRALS are free!

Since I have a school age kiddo, I took this opportunity to create a scrapbook layout. I designed this page for my son’s second year of Pre-School which was a few years ago.

I used a couple of different paper packs- Into the Wild, Something Fierce, and Prickly Pear. I also used several of our cardstocks, Black, Charcoal, Clover, Canary, Bluebird, Pebble, Candy Apple, and White Daisy. I used several Cricut cuts for the title, crayon border, stars, and ruler. I also used two Close to My Heart stamp sets – Making the Grade and School Kids (which is retired).

The lines are from the Making the Grade stamp set and stamped in White Pigment Ink on Black cardstock. I used my new Shammy to clean my stamps. The ruler and the crayon border are both cut using my Cricut. The apple is also from the Making the Grade and then I used Liquid Glass to make it shinny.

Speaking or shammies…. Here is little preview of our new shammies! By the way I LOVE these things!!! It is a total must have!!

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 #358 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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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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