Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Color My Heart Challenge

Color My Heart Color Dare #53 using Close To My Heart Gypsy, Sorbet and Blush inks. TFL!

Heart 2 Heart Ombre Challenge

This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is ombre, which took me a while, but I love the look! Here is my take.
I used the Petite Perks A Touch of Fall stamps and sorbet, creme brulee and buttercup inks. The sentiments and vine were cut using the new Artbooking Crciut cartridge.

Artbooking Cartridge

I was finally able to dabble with my new Cricut Artbooking cartridge! I am falling in love with my Cricut all over again! I used it to scrap my husband being published in both Underwater Magazine and the local newspaper.

"You're a Star" stamp as well as the individual star stamp came as part of the Artbooking Cricut bundle and worked perfect for the page. I used the cut out stars from the background as embellishments, so I got two for one with that!

I had been trying to find a way to store the actual magazines and newspaper and the True Fit Folios file folders from Close To My Heart are exactly what I was looking for!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Flip Flaps

When I designed the LO I recently posted, I had so many photos to choose from and it was hard to decide which ones were going to make the cut.  Well CTMH has a great solution, flip flaps! They are small plastic pages that attach to your page protector, allowing you to add as many photos to your pages you want, helping you get your pictures out of the photo album and into the scrapbook.

They come in varying sizes and can be used for photos, embellishments, anything you want to add to the page.
Here is a great video on the flexability of these little gems!
If you want to check them out, come shop with me by clicking here.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Laughing Lola Startup Kit!

As a new Close To My Heart consultant, I recieved an amazing kit that came with a ton of great goodies! I'm talkin' paper, stamps, ink and embellishments along with an Idea book/catalog and sketch books for both cards and scrapbook layouts.

I love this paper line, the colors are great and a little funky, which I love! The scrapbook kit came with an instructional brochure that gave a lay out idea along with measurements in order to get the most out the paper kit.
Here was my take on it, I did make a couple of small changes to suit my needs and reversed the layout. The papers reminded me of my high school days with the patterns and colors, so it was easy to decide what my layout was going to be. I have been trying to get some of my high school pics scrapped for some time, longer than I choose to admit, so it was great to have the perfect papers.

(I did block out the faces for other people in the photos, to protect the innocent!)
This was the fastest I have ever put a 2 page layout together, the kits make it so easy!
 CTMH has not only scrapbook kits but card kits as well. To take a peek at all kits available, click here.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Close To My Heart

I am so excited to say that I am now a Close To My Heart consultant! I received my kit last week and I am so excited for this adventure! I love the products, which was why I decided to just go for it! With all of the options from stamping and scrapbooking to jewelry making, it's perfect for all of my crafting needs!
The Close To My Heart exclusive Cricut cartridges are amazing! I just ordered the new Artbooking cartridge and cannot wait to try it out!
All cartridges from CTMH come with stamp sets and chipboard! It's a great deal for only $99!
Here is a sample of what you can do with this awesome new cartridge.
There are also stamps in the new Fall/Winter Idea book that coordinate with this cartridge for endless possibilites.  If you want to try out the new Artbooking cartridge, or the Artiste and Art Philophy bundles, click here.  All bundles come with coordinating stamps and chipboard!