Thursday, March 28, 2013

CTMH Later Sk8r Studio J Flip Flaps

Can you believe that within 2 weeks of returning from my Close to My Heart Puerto Rico Incentive Trip, I completed the entire trip album?!!  Yes, it's true and with over 35 layouts!!

How is it possible?  With Studio J, of course!  I love how quick and easy Studio J enables me to capture my memories in beautiful layouts in record time!

If you're like me, when I go on trips I tend to take zillions of pictures in an attempt to capture the beauty of all I see!  So it's very difficult to get home and narrow those photos down to a select few, especially all the scenery!  

I've found that Close to My Hearts Flip Flaps make that task quite a bit simpler...mostly in that I don't have to eliminate as many!  I can use more photos and still keep them down to a "single layout", just one that is a bit more interactive!

Here are 2 layouts I created in Studio J for our exploration of Fort San Felipe del Morro in San Juan.  However, in my album, this is a single layout that I've put together using the Flip Flap 12" Assortment (Z1325).

The layout below is the Studio J Magic pattern: Ta Da
This layout can be cut at 6" across the center and placed into our 12" x 6" flip flaps.

The next layout is Studio J Magic Pattern: Card Trick
Both layouts feature our Later Sk8r collection.  I'm really loving the color combinations: Outdoor Denim, Slate, Pear, Whisper and Lagoon making this collection versatile for so many of my photos and events!

Here is the layout as it looks in my album.  The TaDa layout is cut and placed in the 12" flip flaps over the right side of the Card Trick Layout.

Here is the right page with the flip flaps expanded.  A great way to create a "single layout" but truly using 4 - 12" pages!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

CTMH Later Sk8r Scrapbook Layout

Super quick and easy layout featuring Close to My Hearts Later Sk8r Paper Pack (X7167B) and My Stickease Assortment (X7167C) featured on page 46 in the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book!  

This paper pack has quickly become one of my new favorites...the colors have complemented my pool and beach layouts and it really worked for this layout of my boys breaking in the new park in our neighborhood, with the greens and turquoise-ish playground!

I modified stickease placement slightly from the layout in the Idea Book to work with the photos and also to enable me to create this layout twice with one set of Stickease so I have layouts for each of my boys albums.

A touch of bling with our new Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles (Z1806) and the Later Sk8r Assortment (Z1810) rubber shapes help pull it all together and still give me the variety of "textures" I like in my projects!

 I used foam tape (Z1151) to pop up a couple of the stickease to add more dimension to the layout.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CTMH Chantilly Card Workshop

The Close to My Heart pattern books are a fabulous resource for creating beautiful cards and scrapbook layouts.  Two of the previously retired books (Reflections 9036 and Originals 9037) have come back in a less expensive spiral-bound format.  PLUS we have our Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 (9035) pattern book that has a combination of layout and card patterns in one inexpensive book!

I used the 12 card patterns in the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 book to create the 24 cards shown below!  Using one paper pack, and adding either 6 sheets of cardstock or 12 card bases, I was able to create 24 cards!

The Chantilly Paper Pack (X7163B) is perfect for cards since one of the zip strips has sentiments and the Dimensional Elements Complements (X7163C) include plenty of shapes adding dimension and imagery to these cards!  Additionally, with the different color schemes provided by the reverse sides of the paper, you can create 24 cards from the 12 patterns and they'll look completely different!  If you're so inclined, you can add stamped images or additional sentiments to the workshop, but I think it works quite well as-is, making for a quick, simple and inexpensive workshop!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

CTMH Clementine Mini Album Accordion

Close to My Heart Clementine Paper Pack is still available in our new Idea Book, but don't delay, it will definitely retire in July.  
 My favorite is the complements are canvas stickers, which adds a different texture with adorable images!  These worked perfectly with pictures of our Texas Scrapbook Cabin Retreat Center and the country theme!  
 This is all put together on the CTMH My Creations Memory Showcase mini-album (Z1195).  I love the 6x6 size, which makes it super easy to create with minimal waste, especially with our double-sided patterned papers!!
 Love the Clementine Assortment, already layered with buttons, stitches and self-adhesive!  What more could you ask for?!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

CTMH Clementine Scrapbook Layout

The Close to My Heart Clementine paper packet (X7156B) is an adorable combination of neutral colors with a little Sorbet and Twilight thrown in!  It worked beautifully for my "country western" layout from our Close to My Heart Directors Dinner last July.  It's wonderful being able to connect with all my gal friends and so fun to use the great settings for these cute pictures!

We were entertained with a live band, then a dance lesson!  No pictures of that...not very flattering for me!  LOL

 Below are some fun projects created using the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge, the Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes (X7156C) and the Clementine Assortment (Z1794).  Also, some of our Brown & Tan Sparkles Assortment (Z1753) to add a little bling, but in keeping with the neutral it!