Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lucy Preview, Layout #3!

I have created a third layout with my Lucy Kit from Close to my Heart! I have to share it because I am so excited about how it turned out!

Lucy Layout #3: Pictures= 4 H 4x6, 2 V 4x6
I found the sketch layout inspiration for this at scrapbook dot com. I added a little yellow card stock to act as a photo mat and peak out behind my photos. I thought this sketch was really cute and I loved how closely the rub-ons would match the suggested flourishes!

The princess and floral motifs on this paper set are just the right fit for displaying my daughter's flower girl memories! Delicate, girlie, and pretty! The flower rub-ons coordinate perfectly!

I added a few bitty sparkles to the centers of the flowers to give it a little bling!

I purchased the keepsake felt alphabet seperately to compliment my kit. It made such an easy and effortless title, with a big impact. Because the font style is cursive you can try and connect the letters to each other too.

This is the third 2 page scrapbook layout that we will create at the Lucy Workshop on May 19th. RSVP soon to save your spot!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lucy Workshop Preview, Layout #2!

The fun I am having with the "Lucy" Kit from Close to my Heart continues! Here is the 2nd layout we will create at class.

Lucy Layout #2: Pictures= 1 H 5x7, 3 V 4x6, 1 H 3x4
The pink and green color scheme was perfect for scrapbooking my daughter's 1st Birthday! She wore a green and pink dress!


We will be using the colorful and glittery rub ons as quick accents on these pages! I used flowers in mine, but you could also use butterflies. The trick to rub ons is to be careful not to press anywhere that is not the piece you want to transfer. The set comes with a little wooden stick that you can use to press in tiny circle swirls against the transfer sheet of the item you are rubbing on. Once it is transfered it feels almost like a part of the paper! It is pretty neat!

We will also use two styles of zip strips on this page! We will use the giggle definition strip as a border under our rub-on accent space. Along the vertical side of the left page we will use the yellow lace zip strip. We will contour cut the scallop edge with our micro-tip scissors.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Let's Scrap Sketch Challenge

When I saw this sketch challenge from the Let's Scrap challenge I squealed a little inside!

I recognized right away that I could interpret the cloud background with one of the patterns from the new Dotty for you paper pack that I have from Close to my Heart! One of the patterns is a teal sky with cute clouds and hearts!

I love this paper for the background! I also found ticket stamps in my collection, a piece of ribbon that has stitching on it to mimic that from around the clouds, a bird and a sentiment to follow the sketch almost literally!

-Cloud pattern paper from Dotty for you paper pack (CTMH)
-Ticket stamps from "You and Me" stamp set (CTMH)
-Ribbon from Lagoon Mini Medley (CTMH)
-Pewter ribbon slide from Pester Mini Medley (CTMH)
-Grey Baker's Twine (CTMH)
-Grey and white cardstock
-Bird Stamp, Sentiment Stamp, and Punch (SUP)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Lucy Workshop, Layout #1

The Lucy workshop kit from Close to my Heart is so darling! I modified the main layout just a bit to come up with the first layout we will create at the workshop on May 19th.

Lucy: Layout #1: Pictures = 2 V 4x6, 4 square 2x2, 1 square 4x4

I love the colors and textures in this workshop on the go kit! The shades of Blush (Pink), Sweet Leaf (Green), Creme Brulee (Yellow), and Grey Wool are so pretty together. The textures are girlie and feminine with argyle, lace, flowers, and princess.

The Lucy kit comes with a beautiful floral stamp set that has some very useful sentiments in it. The flower stamps are pieces so that you can layer them together with different ink colors. There is an outline stamp, petal stamp, and cent for each shape of flower. There is also a whimsical little butterfly. The sentiments are "a dream come true", "watch me grow", and my favorite... "a person is a person no matter how small- dr. suess"!

I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from CTMH to cut out the flower shapes before I stamped them. That saved a lot of time that I could have been hand trimming.

If you would like to attend my workshop and learn how to create this layout for your own collection, please visit my facebook event and join for more details!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Grey Flannel and Smoothie

Grey Flannel and Smoothie were the colors of choice for this special card! I wanted to create something feminine, but not overly girlie. The papers from the Dotty for you paper pack from Close to my heart were perfect for this! I LOVE the little polka dots and chevron lines!

My sketch inspiration came from the Mojo Monday Blogspot challenge.

I used 3D foam tape and adhesive gems to create beautiful flower accents.

-Sophia Kit Stamp Set from Close to my Heart
-Congratulations Stampin' Up stamp set
-3D Foam Tape
-Dotty For You Paper Pack
-Grey Flannel Ink
-Smoothie Ink
-Adhesive Gems

Monday, April 16, 2012

"Dotty for You!", Special Edition Paper Pack!

Welcome to the "Dotty for you" blog hop! I know you will find lots of inspiration on this hop of almost 40 different Close to my Heart Consultants! If you arrived here from @ Home with Studio K then you are on the right track. I LOVE polka dots! The new "Dotty for you" exclusive limited time paper pack from Close to my Heart is making me want to clap for joy! :) Take a look at a few things I created with this adorable paper pack!

My Son's first trip to the Dentist.

Springtime Layout based on a sketch from "Let's Scrap". (Find more details in this previous blog post)

Easter Thank You Cards (See more details in this previous blog post)

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May by mixing and matching to your heart’s content with our new Dotty for You paper packet! The trendy patterns on the front of the papers coordinate perfectly with the dots on the reverse side, giving you lots of options for crafting colorful layouts, cards, and other projects. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.

There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:
  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*. You can place an order with me on my new website HERE!
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
Now Hop on over to Allisa's Blog, "Rocky Mountain Paper Crafts" to see what she has been creating with this same paper pack!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Dirtday!

I needed a special card to celebrate a little boy I know who turned 3! What little boy doesn't LOVE trucks and dirt? I decided this theme would be a hit!

I found this sketch from two peas in a bucket by Kimber Mcgray. I was really excited to use the tire track stamp as the horizontal element of this card.

For the digging machine I used paper piecing and 3D foam tape to give dimension to the dirt scoop and the tracks. I also found some metal adhesive circles in a stash left over from years ago, they worked perfectly with the sunset orange ink I had used for the machine and they fit perfectly into the hubs of the track. I love when things comes together like that, out of sheer luck! :)

I made three piles of presents to represent the birthday boy's age. I figure he can count them with his parents or older sister. I used my tiny typewriter set to add a tiny counting number next to each pile.

I needed some colors that would work for this "boy" and "heavy equipment" theme. This card fits the ColourQ challenge #85. I used sunset orange, chocolate, grey wool, daisy white, and archival black.

Supply List:
- I Dig You stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Cruisin stamp set from Close to my Heart (tire tracks)
- Tiny Typewriter Alphabet Stamp Set
- Orange Adhesive Metal Dots from Colorbok
- Chocolate (brown) ink
- Sunset (orange) ink
- Grey Wool ink
- Archival Black ink
- 3D Foam tape from Close to my Heart

Happy Easter

I hope you all had a Happy Easter! We sure did! Church, dinner, egg hunts... We hosted Easter dinner at our house and our parents brought all the fixings to us, plus some great basket gifts for our kiddos. Before they had even left I had already started brainstorming a Thank You card I would like to make.

I smiled as I considered a chocolate bunny with a bite out of him as the perfect subject of my card! When I was making it I even laughed a little bit to myself. He's just too cute! I stamped the bunny in chocolate ink and then trimmed him out by hand. I used my scallop punch to take a "bite" out of his back, one that looks like two big teeth.

When my family was over for Easter it was not TOO formal. They politely looked over the "craft room" that is temporarily a counter in my kitchen. I am in the middle of a few projects so I tidied it up, but did not make it disappear prior to our Easter. But, they could not resist noticing a jar on my type tray organizer... titled "Bunny Butts"! It got a few giggles and sparked a couple conversations... :) So, it is only too approriate that I use one of the said "bunny butts" as a fluffy tail on these cards!

The new sketch challenge for April from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog was perfect for this card! The bitten bunny is the accent on the lower corner. An Easter egg is by his side. The different colored bands are chevrons cut from the Dotty For You paper pack promotion. The polka dot backgrounds are from the same pack. The "Grateful for you" sentiment is from the Pemberley stamp set that comes with the Pemberley workshop on the go kit from Close to my Heart.

This Easter themed card fits the challenge from Cas-ual Fridays blog challenge CFC#47.

Supply List:
- A Hop (retired) Stamp Set from Close to my Heart
- Pemberley Stamp Set from the CTMH kit
- Dotty for You Papers
- Micro-tip Scissors
- Scallop Punch
- 3D Foam tape from CTMH
- Chocolate Ink
- Fuzzy Bunny Butts

- Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog (April Sketch Challenge)
- Cas-ual Fridays (CFC47) "Let the Hunt Begin"

Monday, April 2, 2012

Superhero Preview: Layout #4!

This is layout #4 that I created with my Superhero kit from Close to my Heart. (CTMH)  I based it from the sketch pattern titled "Spellbound" from page 50 of the How-to Book, "Magic". This has been my favorite how-to book, I use it all of the time!

The little badge that reads "Vroom!" was perfect to pair up with this photo of my God-Son driving the little foot car in our living room! I set mine on the corner of the photo for extra emphasis, but any of the badges from the kit could be placed anywhere on this layout and still work.

I created this title with my new Cocktail Alphabet set! It has uppercase and lowercase letters. I tihnk it is really handsome for a boy page, but still cute enough for a girl page. I added the white chipboard stars and left them just the way they came in the kit. I really like how the white looks against the sky blue.

If you are able to attend the workshop I will have a table set up for you to create custom titles with my alphabet stamp sets and cricut. This is a great resource to take advantage of if you are able to plan the photos and theme for the page ahead of time.

Supply List:
-Superhero Kit
-2 Daisy White Cardstock Bases
-Cocktail Alphabet for title
-Pacifica Ink Pad
-White Chipboard stars
-Magic How-to Book: Pattern on page 50, "Spellbound"

Photo Sizes:
-3, 3x3
-3, 4x6 V

If this looks like a layout you would like to learn to create with me- then you won't want to miss the workshop being held on April 21st! Find the details here! Facebook Event on Heather Jane Design

Visit my CTMH website for more information about this kit and our other products!