Saturday, August 10, 2019

Craft On--CCBH

Welcome to our August Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the  Craft On paper collection from Close to My Heart.  Where consultants from all across Canada share their ideas on how to use this awesome paper.

If you just came from  Jessica's  Blog, welcome.  

I have been busy crafting, well sewing.  And I thought this would be a perfect paper pack to use to document my projects, since I plan on giving most of what I make away.

Here are the first two pages of my album

And here is one of the pictures to be developed for this layout

Image may contain: stripes

Now off to see what   
Valerie has done.


A complete list of the blogs can be found Here

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Into the Wild CCBH

Welcome to our July Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring the Into the Wild  paper collection from Close to My Heart.  Where consultants from all across Canada share their ideas on how to use this awesome paper.
If you just came from   Jessica's Blog  welcome.

Per usual, I like to work outside the box, so I've modified the July Monthly Subscription 
(that's right, CTMH offers a monthly subscription that ships right to your house)
Part of the ease of the subscription layouts, 
is that they include everything you need (except adhesive)
 and you can literally create this layout in minutes.
Or
You can do something like this
I cut the base pages down and flipped them on their head
added a couple of photo mats, a spot for journaling, 
stamped an "Exploring" title
 and this page in my daughter's trip to Disney 2019 album is done.

(to see the complete album, click on the link above, 
it will open in a new window, so you don't loose your way in the hop)


Now it's time to hop over to    Valerie  and see what she has created.

A full list of the hoppers can be found here.


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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Disney Mini Album/Journal

My daughter is heading to Walt Disney World without me this year.  She's turning 21, and is going to celebrate in Disney with her friends.  But, I had to be a part of her Birthday Celebration, so I created this Mini Album/Journal for her to take with her.  I based it on her itinerary and left lots of room for her to customize it as she sees fit.

I used Close to My Heart's Everyday Album This is a 3 ring black faux  leather album (9 ⅜" × 8¼" × 1½")  that takes 6"x8" memory (page) protectors .   I created a 2 page layout for each day of her trip and then tucked a pocket page (that would hold two 4x6 pictures) between each day so she could add more photos .


My daughter is a bit of a "list" girl, so I started her album off with her top 10 
   
Then I gave her a spot to highlight the resort she will be staying at
Disney's Saratoga Springs 

Her first park is Animal Kingdom

And then Hollywood Studio's

Then the Magic Kingdom

And after that....Epcot

Sometimes, you need a break from Disney
So, she's doing one day at Universal Studios

And then a day at the beach. 
Well, sort of...Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Then back to Disney, and another day at Epcot
Funny, when she was younger, 
she didn't want to spend too much time in this park, 
but now that she's an adult, it's a bit more appealing.

And for her last day she's doing Hollywood Studios, again

I've left page titles off of all these layouts, so she can use them as she wants.
Who knows, once she gets her pictures back, she might re-arrange the whole album.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Days of Dec..Just for Fun

I like the Days of December Promo that Close to my Heart is offering this month.  
It's fairly simple, quick and easy.  It's also very traditional.  

Days of December

However, don't despair if you hanker for something just a little bit out of the ordinary.
CTMH also has this wonderful ...Just for Fun workshop kit 
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So I downloaded the instructions for the Days of December 
and then
with a little tweaking,
 a couple of extra sheets of cardstock 
and a little stamping,  and a few cricut cuts
you could make what I did.


         





the page above was inspired by Tina Law


The great thing about this mini album is that it uses a variety of pocket pages.
Pocket pages are perfect for slipping in a photo, with or without a mat.
And they make designing your pages so easy
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If you aren't into stamping and using your cricut
consider adding in the Picture my Life Holiday Style cards
12---3x4 and 12---4x6   festive cards with saying and patterns 
that work beautifully with the Just for Fun paper
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Hope you enjoyed this mini album
and I hope it inspires you



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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Tis the Season, CTMH Blog Hop

Love these hops, if you've never been on one, here is how it works...(if you know, just skip this paragraph)  
1st--- read my post, or skim it and just look at the pictures 
then at the end of the post there will be link to the next blog in the hop.  Click on this link (name) and you hop over to the next blog and get to see what someone else created using the same paper, or layout or whatever the criteria is for that particular hop.  There is usually a master list on someone's hop (and this will be noted in my post near the end) so if you get lost or a link is broken, you can check out the master list and pick up where you left off.   A simple and easy way to find ideas for your next project.

This hop travels across Canada from Coast to Coast and features Close to my Heart Consultants featuring Close to my Heart products.  So if you like what you see and want to recreate it, visit my website  or your local Close to my Heart Consultant.

If you just came from  Brandi's you  are on the right track.  

This month we are featuring Tis the Season 
paper pack by Close to my Heart
product image
I created this quick and easy card
then I flipped the papers over and created the one below

And to show you just how versatile this layout is 
I created this one below using CTMH's Just for Fun paper

All 3 cards used the same stamp set and the
 and the same cutting pattern (below)
Hope you've been inspired.
Now hop on over to Kristine's 


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October Blog Hop - Hello Pumpkin

Love these hops, if you've never been on one, here is how it works...(if you know, just skip this paragraph)  You read my post, or skim it and just look at the pictures and at the end of the post there will be Name of the next blog in the hop.  Click on this name and you get to see what someone else created using the same paper, or layout or whatever the criteria is for that particular hop.  There is usually a master list on someone's hop (and this will be noted in my post near the end) so if you get lost or a link is broken, you can check out the master list and pick up where you left off.   A simple and easy way to find ideas for your next project.

This hop travels across Canada from Coast to Coast and features Close to my Heart Consultants featuring Close to my Heart products.  So if you like what you see and want to recreate it, visit my website  or your local Close to my Heart Consultant.

If you came from Alyson's you were just in Barrie, Ont.

And now you're here with me in Three Hills, AB.

My grand daughter will be turning 4 on Halloween
So, I am making her a little mini album
using the Hello Pumpkin paper.
Here is the front cover of the album



Now head north  to Janet in St. Albert and see what she has created.

The complete cross Canada list can be found HERE
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Friday, August 10, 2018

Documented -- August Blog Hop

Love these hops, if you've never been on one, here is how it works...(if you know, just skip this paragraph)  You read my post, or skim it and just look at the pictures and at the end of the post there will be Name of the next blog in the hop.  Click on this name and you get to see what someone else created using the same paper, or layout or whatever the criteria is for that particular hop.  There is usually a master list on someone's hop (and this will be noted in my post near the end) so if you get lost or a link is broken, you can check out the master list and pick up where you left off.   A simple and easy way to find ideas for your next project.

This hop travels across Canada from Coast to Coast and features Close to my Heart Consultants featuring Close to my Heart products.  So if you like what you see and want to recreate it, visit my website  or your local Close to my Heart Consultant.

If you came from  Kresten's you were just in La Broquerie, MB

And now you're here with me in Three Hills, AB.

I hope you like this mini album.









Basic supplies used to create this album
X5954 Pewter CS
X5941 Bashful CS
Z3190 Cricut Artistry Digital (Z3167-Cartridge)
X7234E Love Us-- Picture My Life Cards

X7234B Documented Paper Pack

Now head north  to Janet in St. Albert and see what she has created.

The complete cross Canada list can be found at Here
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

My Creative Consultant Showcase items at the 2018 CTMH Convention--part 1

This was my first time showcasing my creations.  I made some recently and some were items that I had created in the past.

My Cupcake Album was a huge hit.  More pictures can be found HERE
This was made with retired paper.  
I will be making a NEW one for this Christmas with our NEW Christmas Paper. 
Available in September. 


My Central Park Mini is made with the Central Park Paper available until the end of August.
More pictures can be viewed HERE



This is my favorite
Made with the THIS IS ME cut above kit
a little extra cardstock and B&T paper
a little bit of stamping and cricut cuts and voila
You can view the whole album HERE

I have a few more items to share
so please check back..  I hope to have them posted by the end of July.


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