Friday, November 12, 2010

November Club Layout

This month we are using the beautiful Magnifique papers and Foundry Flourishes embellishments.  The layout design is "Showtime" from the Magic book.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

November Campaign - A Little More Thanks... - Free Stamps to say Thank You in November

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Club Layout - Boo To You - October 7, 2010

This month we will be using the Hooligans paper pack to create a two page Halloween Layout. We will also be using the Hooligans adhesive backed felt monsters.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 2010 Cub Layout - Family - September 9, 2010

Hi Everyone,

Here is the layout that we will be creating for our September club night. The papers that we are using are the new set called "Olivia". The colors used are Barn Red, Pear, Smoothie & Sunset - (the last 3 colors are New). This layout will also use the new "The Present" stamp set and some of the new embellishments. This is also a layout from the new How To book, Magic - the layout is called Charmed page 80-81. For these pages, I used 1 - 5x7, 2 - 4x6's (portrait - there is room for 3), and 2 - 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 photos. If you do not have Portrait photos, the pages can be turned to suit. If you look at the third photo of the pages, it's hard to tell in the picture but there are 2 spots - 1 where the 4x6 is and 1 where the 3x3 which is a flap you lift for more photos, journalling etc..

I look forward to creating these pages with you....

Challenge 2010 - 47 Done, 63 to go...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cherry - O Layout for June 2010

For the few ladies who ordered in June, this is the layout kit that you received.

Challenge 2010 - 45 Done, 65 to go...

I'm Back...

Hi Everyone,

Sorry, I swore I wasn't going to neglect my blog and I did it again! It's hard in the summer because we try to be outdoors as much as possible and enjoy the short season. Hope everyone has had a great summer so far :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Graduation Album - May 30, 2010

I decided to make my niece a graduation album at the very last minute - 3 days before graduation :O, and in the end with very little time to spare, I ended up getting it done in 3 hours the night before her graduation!!! If I had a little more time I would have added a bit more but I'm happy with the way it turned out. My niece loved it too.
I matched the colors of the pages to her dress and the second and third page matched the colors of her cap & gown. In a few weeks, we're going to get together and I'm going to help her add her photos to the album.
Thanks Wendy for the idea of the Autograph pages. I actually made two of them which some family and friends wrote messages to her. I think it's a great idea and keepsake for her to look back on in the years ahead!

Supplies: Bazzill - Basics cardstock, Bling Flowers, Paper Flowers; Reminisce chipboard stickers - grad cap & diploma; g.c.d Studios patterned paper: Tinted Rose Stripe; creative Imaginations graduation brads; Martha Stewart Pink Glittered Alphabet Stickers; Prima Heavenly pink flowers, Say it in Crystals; Zva Crystals; Sandylion Graduation Stickers; Close To My Heart: Ink, Big Pinks flowers, Stamps - It's Your Day, Picture Perfect, Be Yourself; wide ribbon from Wal-mart.
Challenge 2010 - 43 done, 67 to go...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

National Scrapbooking Month - May 23, 2010

May is National Scrapbooking Month and to celebrate, Close To My Heart has come out with the "A Miracle Awaits" Kit which includes cardstock, patterned papers, diecut paper, stickease sheet, chipboard, and more. There are five ways to get the Miracle Kit: 1- Purchase it outright for $23.50, 2- place a minimum order of $47 and purchase the kit for $10, 3- place a minimum order of $70 and purchase the kit for $5, 4- become a consultant and get it free in your kit, or 5- be a hostess with minimum sales of $350 and get it free. This offer ends on May 31st.

May Club Layout - May 23, 2010

Here is the layout that we will be making for our May 2010 Club Night. We are using the Splendor papers from the new Summer 2010 Idea Books. The featured colors on these pages are Goldrush, Topiary & Moonstruck and everyone will get a package of the Splendor designer brads. I have also used three different stamp sets on these pages: Hot Diggity, Over the Rainbow and the Stamp of the Month for May, Cherish The Moment.

Challenge 2010: 31 layouts done....79 to go

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's Been Awhile....

Hi Everyone,

I apologize, it's been quite a while since I've updated my blog. It's been a busy March/April as I had a crafting Retreat on the weekend of March 19th and then a couple of days later, left on vacation to Costa Rica for a couple of weeks. The holiday was absolutely awesome and I have many photos to scrapbook!!!

I have done some scrapbooking since my last post so I have several layouts to upload. I haven't forgotten about the Challenge 2010 and will hopefully be getting lots of pages done in the next couple of weeks.

I'll start with our Club Layout for April 2010. The papers we are using this month are from the "Bella" paper pack. The main colors used in this layout are Olive, Smokey Plum, Cocoa, Desert Sand, Creme Brulee and Hollyhock. The B&T pages are two sided and on the reverse side you'll see the Hollyhock which you won't see much of on my layout because I've scrapbooked the photos of my Nephews. Even though the papers are floral, I think they still work for boys. I have used 4 portrait 4x6's but you can change it up or also rotate the pages if you want to use landscape photos.

Challenge 2010 - 17 Layouts Done...93 Layouts to go...

The next 8 pages are layouts that I worked on at the Spring Retreat that I hosted at Teen Time. There were a variety of craftings going on. From knitting to quilting to card making and of course, scrapbooking!

Prairie Gardens - These are photos/pages of my son's Grade 3 field trip to Prairie Gardens out by Bon Accord this past October.

Patterned papers: Three Bugs in a Rug Autumn papers, Close To My Heart cardstock & Flip Flaps.
Challenge 2010 - 21 Layouts Done...89 Layouts to go...

Mamma Mia Letsa Go - These were really fun pages to do. This is from my youngest sons, Ethan, 9th birthday party from last month. We had a Super Mario Bros theme which has great bright colors. It all started with the Ticket style invitation which I "lifted" from the net and created in Photoshop.

Supplies: Patterned paper, brads, & cardstock, Close To My Heart. Used the Animal Cookies paper pack.
Challenge 2010: 25 Layouts Done...85 to go...

The next four pages are layouts that I've done for 2 albums I'm working on for my twin nephews' first birthday which is coming up at the end of April :O. You're probably going to see alot of them the next couple of weeks. I don't think my sister knows I have a blog so hopefully she doesn't see this!!!
The theme, as you've probably noticed, is Canada's Olympic games. The first two pages are for Nathan's album and the last two are for Zachary. You'll see one of the same picture on both layouts but I corrected it after I took photos of the pages. Sometimes they are hard to tell apart and I had some photos mixed up!

Supplies: Provocraft Canada Paper Kit, Close to my Heart Cardstock, buttons.
Challenge 2010: 29 Layouts Done...81 Layouts to go...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March Club Layout

Here is the layout that we will be doing for our club nights this month. We are using the awesome "You Rock" papers. The main colors are: Outdoor Denim, Olive & Autumn Terracotta (it looks pretty yellow in the pictures above but its much more orange than it looks). We will also be using the coordinating stamp set "Star Power" as well as the "Rockin'" Top Coats overlays. This month we will also be sewing on your paper. Happy scrapping!

Challenge 2010 - 15 Layouts Done...95 Layouts to go...

Friday, February 12, 2010

February Club Layout - Pets

Here is the layout that we will be working on for February. The papers that we are using are Caboodle and the main colors are Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf & Buttercup. We will also be using the Flip Flaps, ribbon and other embellishments. I have created my layouts based on our dog Ozzie, but if you don't have a pet or do not want to make a pet page, feel free to use any other theme.

Challenge 2010 - 13 layouts done done - 97 pages to go...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Those Li'l Carts

This is a layout about my son pushing one of those small shopping carts in the grocery store and how it made me realize how fast he's growing up because he's getting too big for "Those li'l Carts" Camera phones really do come in handy!!!
Patterned Papers: Bo-Bunny Flutter Butter papers, CTMH Brads, Ink & Edge Distressor.
Title cut with Cricut/SCAL: Arial, Creampuff Fonts; Shopping Cart (My World cartridge). Journaling hidden under 4x6 photo.

Challenge 2010: 11 Layouts Done - 99 More To Go...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

16 & Rockin' It - You Rock Paper Pack

I just love the "You Rock" paper package. This is one that I'll use up on many different layouts. Here are a couple of pages of my oldest son's 16th Birthday.

Everything used on these pages are from CTMH except for thread used for stitching. The second page was inspired by the Sampler-Pieced Layout in the Reflections book pg 124.

Challenge 2010 - 10 Layouts Done...100 More To Go...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hearts For Haiti

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Throughout February, purchase a 12" x 12" textured cardstock combo pack and you’ll get one FREE—and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 US to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts. That means for only $17.50 CAN, you get two packs of our high-quality textured cardstock and you help this urgent, important cause.

Offer valid February 1–28, 2010. Tax and shipping/handling charges may apply. Donations to Haiti will be made by Close To My Heart on your behalf to Operation Smile’s relief efforts. To learn more about their efforts visit

Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Spring Retreat

I'll be hosting a Spring Retreat on the weekend of March 19th-21st 2010. Click the image for all the details. You can also find out more dates/events by checking my calendar here!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

2 More Layouts - Christmas 2003

Well here are a couple more Christmas pages (I can't wait 'til I'm caught up with Christmas!!!)

Cardstock, Vellum & Brads: CTMH; Patterned Paper: Around the Block, Bo-Bunny, The Paper Company; Stamps: CTMH No Peeking, Holiday Warmth; Cricut Cartridges: Stretch Your Imagination (Presents), Graphically Speaking (2003)

Challenge 2010: 8 Layouts Done - 102 More To Go...