Sarita Layout

I really love all of the paper lines in the new idea book.  I only wish I had more time to work on my scrapbooks.  I guess this is a common wish of all scrapbookers.  I was looking at the Sarita paper pack and though it would be ideal for some photos I took last year from our trip to New Orleans to visit family last year.

I will walk you through the steps I generally take when I am going to scrapbook.  I start with picking and editing the photos.  I then pick the papers I want to use with the photos.  My next step is to look for a layout inspiration.  I love the Close To My Heart how to books as these are always great stepping off point.  For this particular layout I was looking at the Make it From Your Heart Volume 2.  I will look at the Quick Reference and look for a layout that will work with the number of photos I have.  In this case there were 5 photos and the layout 10 on page 24 looked perfect.  I then set out to design my layout.

Sarita Layout close up left

I used the awesome new stitch guide to mark my holes ant then went back with floss to add the stitching.   I have to be honest in saying this was time consuming and not something I will do on every layout but I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!

Sarita Layout right close up

I used the Sarita My Stickease Assortment to add additional details.

Sarita Layout_08 16 13_2041 copy

I have to be honest I did not realize until after I had completed my layout that this was the same layout that was chosen for the Sarita Workshop on the Go.  I guess great creative minds think alike.  So here is another variation of the WOTG.


Great Savings on Canvas Art Kit

Do you like or have you though about designing your own home decor? You may be seeing all those cool projects that people put on Pinterest.  In case you did not know Close to My Heart has been offering these wonderful kits which will help you design your own.  One of those kits is the Workshop on the Go Canvas Art Kit.  For the month of July you can purchase this Workshop on the Go for 50% off, it is now only $19.95 (plus shipping and tax).


This is an awesome deal as you get the following products in the kit:

  • A special My Acrylix Canvas Art Workshop Stamp Set – size C
  • 12″ x 12″ Printed Canvas Display
  • Cashmere Barker’s Twine (1 yard)
  • 10 Clear Sparkles (10mm)
  • Sparkles Flourish
  • 2 – 12″ x6″ Dimensional Elements In Color – Art Shapes
  • Instructional Brochure

Don’t miss out on this great deal as it is only offered through the month of July as it will be retiring.  You can click here to order yours today.  The added bonus is there is no qualifying purchase needed.


CTMH – Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop – Chantilly

Welcome to Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop!!

Roxybonds Scrappers

We are featuring some of the new product lines from the Spring/Summer 2013 catalog.  This month we are showcasing the Chantilly paper line.

If you have come from Jen’s blog then you are on the right path. Your next stop with be Tess’s Blog.  This paper pack is so bright and colorful!  It has been fun and easy to create with this paper pack.  For this blog hop I created a layout and some cards.

Finished page kit 2 - Version 2

For this layout I used the Chantilly paper pack, Twilight, Sweat Leaf, Buttercup, Cotton Candy and Daisy White Cardstock.  I also used the Pink Glitter Gems and the Chantilly WOTG stamp set.  The inks I used were Twilight, Buttercup and Cotton Candy.

Happy thoughts Card 4 - Version 2

For this card I used my Silhouette to actually cut the shape of the leafs and flower – no more fussy cutting here!!!  I used the Happy Thoughts stamp set with Cotton Candy and Sweet leaf inks.  I then went back over the flower with Stickles to give the glitter look. I also used and embossing folder to emboss the Cotton Candy cardstock. I am becoming addicted (just like everything else with paper crafts)  to Washi tape  which is what I used to in the middle of the card.

Chantilly Iris Fold card 1 - Version 2

Iris fold cards are so much fun and such a neat way to bring color to a design.  I used my Silhouette to cut the dragonfly then used Chantilly paper strips along with another pink scrap I had to make the wings. The sentiment was stamped in Cotton Candy using For Every Occasion stamp set.

Chantilly Happy Birthday 4 - Version 3

I have to admit Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration and ever scrap-lift. I was always told that scrap-lifting is the best form of flattery.  Well I took my inspiration from a card that was made by Christine Adams.  I used Pear, Twighlight, Cotton Candy and Daisy White Cardstock.  To cut the Cotton Candy scalloped circles, I used a Spellbinders die.  I used my 1 1/4″ circle punch for the circles and then used the Chantilly WOTG and Perfect Fit- Birthday stamp sets.

I hope you enjoyed these creations and if you need to pick you any supplies you can find most of them on here on my CTMH website. Now hop on over to Tess blog and check out her wonderful creations!!

Jen Patrick:

Cat Nowak:  <—- You are here







Christmas Album

Check out this adorable Christmas themed album.  This could be an easy way to get some of these wonderful Christmas photos in an album. The album could be a gift for a family member or it can become a treasured piece you display every holiday.  I designed this album as a kit for a friend who is hosting the workshop at her house. If you cannot attend or would like to purchase the kit so  you can do on your own is an option too. 

To sign up for this workshop Cat must receive your order and payment by October 30th at 6 pm.  This way all the product can be ordered and you can take advantage of the October Stamp of the month, which is a Christmas stamp set.

This workshop is using the My Creations  Bookmark Album.   The album is roughly 4” x 8” with 6 different pages plus the front and back cover.  The album is made of chipboard and has a magnetic closure and 2 binder rings. We will be adding a lot of embellishments to this album so you will learn how to modify this album to accommodate that.

Basic Kit:

The kit will include the Bookmark Album, the larger binder rings, Cranberry bakers twine, brads, ribbon to embellish.  The paper to be include will be half of the Pear & Partridge paper pack which will include one of each of the pattern papers shown here and one sheet of Olive, Cranberry, Cashmere, and Desert Sand cardstock.  You will also receive the velvet rub-ons and directions for $27 (this includes tax and shipping)



There are also several add ons which were used including Just Bloom Flowers and Buttons.  If you wish to put the kit together on your one you will need to purchase a few additional items.  All of the following stamp sets were used in creating the album:

– Merry and Bright

– The stamp set from the WOTG Pear and Partridge scrapbook kit

– October’s Stamp of the Month

– Inks: Desert Sands, Cranberry, Black and Olive

If you are interested in purchasing the kit please contact me as I do have some options to offer you the best pricing. The kit will come with colored photos and instructions on how to assemble.


October Blog Hop

Welcome to the Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop!  

This month we are featuring artwork from the Moonlight paper pack.

If you have come here from Jen Patrick, then you are on the right path.  Your next stop will be Stephanie Feist.

I am a scrapbooker and love Halloween so this months artwork was so much fun for me to create. 

For this layout I used created my own stencil which I cut out with my Silhouette. I chose goldrush and smokey plum inks and used the spray pens to create the bat in the moon effect. I then used the Moonlight paper, goldrush,, smokey plum and slate card stock. I used the swirl stamp from the Moonlight scrapbook WOTG to stamp the smokey plum cardstock on the right.

I got so carried away with this Moonlight paper that I created a second halloween layout. This one I designed as a page kit that I will be selling.

For this layout I used slate, black and goldrush card stock along with the Moonlight paper.  I used the mummy stamp from the Moonlight WOTG and the vampire and skeleton stamps are from the Creapy Creatures stamp set. I used a blender pen with my inks to give them a little color.

Now hop on over to Stephanie Feist for your next stop.

Here’s a list of all our team members participating:

Jen Patrick:

Catherine Nowak:

Stephanie Feist:

Denise Heiden:

Blog Hop September

Welcome to the Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop!

We will be featuring artwork from the Avonlea paper pack and/or the Scholastic Paper Pack.

If you have come here from Kat Ramirez , then you are on the right path. Your next stop will be Denise Heiden.

Today I have created two items. The first is a frame using our new My Creations Frame – love this product! I used the Avonlea paper to cover the front and inked the edges in Chocolate. For accents I used my silhouette to cut two flourish circles in the Avonlea Teal and also used Chocolate, Olive and Slate cardstock. I also love the dark chocolate stripped grosgrain ribbon. The stamps used in the top center is from the Avonlea Scrapbook WOTG.

I also designed a two page layout using the Avonlea papers. The layout was based on pattern 06 from “Make if from your heart” Volume 1. In addition to using the Avonlea pattern papers, Chocolate, Olive, Slate, and Whisper cardstock were used. Everything was inked in Chocolate as well as all the stamping using the Avonlea Scrapbook WOTG stamp set and Chocolate Alphabet large stamp set. The other accents used was the dark chocolate striped grosgrain ribbon and chocolate buttons.

Now hop on over to Denise Heiden for your next stop

Fall/Winter 2012-13 Clubs and Workshops


Below is a preview of what I will be offering this fall to coincide with the new catalog.  I will be having an open house so you can come preview some of the new products as a Scrapbook Club on August 21st at 6:30.  You will be able to create a Scrapbook layout like we will be doing in the club. I will not be charging anything for this event, so be sure to save the date.   

1)     Scrapbook Club – I will be holding this the third Tuesday of every month starting officially September 18th at 6:30 pm.   We will create a 2-page scrapbook layout each month.  In return you will need to commit to purchasing $25 in CTMH product.  This will be a six-month commitment whether you attend or not.   Each month we will rotate who will be the “Host” and earn $25 in free product.  Please let me know if you are interested in participating as we need six members.

2)   Workshops on the Go – as you look through the new catalog you will see there are a lot of great workshops!  I will host one a month and the dates will be determined later.  The way these will work is you will have to purchase the WOTG prior to the scheduled date.  We will then get together to assemble the workshop.  I will have all the inks and stamp sets that are listed to use on the WOTG.

  • September we will do the Avonlea Scrapbook kit
  • October we will do the Moonlight Scrapbook kit
  • November we will do the Advent Calendar Kit
  • December we will do the Pear & Partridge card making Kit and/or Scrapbook kit
  • January we will do Dakota Scrapbook kit
  • February we will do Clementine Scrapbook kit 

3)    Workshops – I will also be hosting a workshop each month where we will be making different craft items.  

  • Card work shop – we will create 10 cards for different occasion
  • Recipe/Photo box workshop
  • Gift Tag work shop – we will make 25 gift tags for Christmas
  • Frame workshop

If you know anyone who may be interested in attending please feel free to pass this information along or let me know and I can send it to them directly. Please let me know if you wish to participate and any of the above events so I can reserve your spot.  



New Idea Book preview

I was planning on posting this two days ago but it is hard to find a few minutes to sit at the computer and type with ten month old.  I was able to spend some time looking at the Fall/Winter 2012 idea book and I am so excited!!! My wish list is a mile long.  I will try and give you all some of the big highlights.

  • There is a new Cricut cartridge called Artiste!!

  • There are 62 new stamp sets – 10 coordinate with the Art of Philosophy and 15 coordinate with Artiste.
  • There are 6 new colors – Cashmere, Champagne, Saddle (browns), Whisper & Slate (greys) and Ruby (red)
  • New Markers – two of each shade which are alcohol based
  • Pigment inks in small squares which will come in stacks of 10
  • Cardstock will be available as individual colors in packs of 24 sheets no more shade packs
  • 52 new accessories
  • 5 new My Creations
  • 8 Scrapbook Workshops On The Go (WOTG); 2 card WOTG and 3 home decor WOTG

Phew, I think that covers most of the new things.  Are you excited yet???

I wanted you all to know that they are discontinuing some of the inks so if you want any of the following colors be sure to order before then end of July.

  • grey flannel
  • grey wool
  • brown bag
  • parchment
  • vanilla cream
  • amethyst
  • baby pink
  • heavenly blue
  • key lime
  • lilac mist
  • sunkiss yellow
  • taffy
  • dutch blue
  • holiday red
  • moonstruck
  • sunflower
  • sunny yellow
  • garden green
  • petal
  • spring iris
  • tulip
  • vineyard berry
  • garnet
  • pansy purple

I should receive my catalogs next week.  You will be able to start purchasing the new items August 1.  I am working on the workshops and clubs I will be offering starting in August, so be on the look out for an update on that in about a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions

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