Monday, July 9, 2018

Fresh Air Cards for Joyful Stars July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars July Blog Hop.  I'm so glad you are able to join us today.  If you have come from  Michelle's Blog, then you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop so you can start anywhere and when you get back to the first blog, you will know you have seen all the blogs. If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of participants on Joyce's Blog.  Today I have cards that were made using the beautiful Fresh Air Paper packet.  The are both 5 x 7 cards.  I made them larger to accommodate the Thin Cut Alpha Letters.  They are great on cards or titles for your scrapbook pages.

The first one is a Father's Day card. 

The second one is a version of it with just a few changes.

I just love this paper pack.  It is very versatile and can be used for just about every type of outdoor event.

Now it is time to hop on over to Joyce Gough's Blog to see her creation.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Masculine Birthday Card

Hope you are enjoying this summer weather - or at least tolerating it well!  Today I have a card I made recently for my teenage nephew's birthday.  So I wanted something masculine and not childish. 
I used the CTMH retired "Happy" thin cut and cut the birthday using the CTMH Artistry font. The striped paper was made using the Shin Han markers by making free hand stripes.  The colors are Peacock, and the retired Whisper and Slate. 
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Punny Pals First Birthday Card

Here is a card I made for my cousin's grandson.  It was his first birthday! 
 The letters are the CTMH Thin Cut Block Alphabet set  and the cute little animals are from the Punny Pals stamp set and die cuts.
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Friday, June 22, 2018

Flash Sale!

Exciting news.  Close To My Heart is having a 24 hour Flash Sale starting at 5PM Friday June 22 until 5PM Saturday June 23.  There are limited quantities of some of the products so be sure to check it out HERE  on my website.
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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Fresh Air Layout for Joyful Stars June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars June Blog Hop.  If you have come from Debi's Blog then you are on the right track.  You can find a complete list of participants on Joyce's Blog. This month, I chose to use the Fresh Air paper pack from the new Seasonal Expressions 2.  If you have some photos from camping or outdoor family vacations, you are going to LOVE this paper pack! I have tons of photos from our outdoor adventures to scrapbook.  Looks like I am going to need to get a few more Fresh Air Paper Packs!  I had so many photos, I used our "Flip Flaps" to help me add some additional photos and journaling without making the layout too busy.  To design my layout, I started with Pattern 24 from Make It From Your Heart Volume 3.  Then I changed it up to suit my photos.  I like my photos to take center stage on my layouts so the amount and size of my photos always dictate the layout and colors for me.  There is no right or wrong way to scrapbook - it is just my personal preference. 
Here is the layout before I put it in the page protectors. 

Here is a close up of the right page in the page protector and flip flaps attached.  The flip flaps attach to the outside of the page protector so you can view the extra photos without actually taking it out of the page protector.

This is what the page protector looks like with the flip flaps attached.  It is like a "little booklet" on top of the page protector.  It is very east to attach the flip flaps anywhere on the page that works for your layout.  To determine the actual placement, you must put the completed page in the protector before attaching the flip flaps.

 There are two flip flaps attached to the page, so it is like a booklet on top of the page protector.

The layout uses images from the You Are Here Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge and the font is from the Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge Artistry.  

Now it is time to hop on over to my friend Krista's blog to see her wonderful crafty creation.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Postcard Perfect for Joyful Stars May Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Joyful Stars May Blog Hop.  I missed out on our Hop last month so I am happy to be back crafting again.  If you have come from Joyce's Blog you are on the right track. Close To My Heart has a fabulous special for National Scrapbook Month called Postcard Perfect.   The papers are great for any papercrafting project but the pack is especially designed for scrapbooking those tropical summer memories.

Since I am way, way behind on my cardmaking,  I decided to make a card for the hop.  The card is to celebrate my niece's 40th birthday.  The soft peachy and pink colors are really pretty.  The font is one from Cricut Access called Babette because I wanted to use a script font.  The flower stamp is in the  Postcard Perfect stamp set and the tropical drink complete with umbrella is from the fabulous CTMH You Are Here Cricut Cartridge.  It is a "MUST" have cartridge, just like all of the Close To My Heart cartridges.  Take a look at the SHAPE INDEX and see for yourself.

I hope you have enjoyed hoping with us this month.  Be sure to stop back again next month for our June Blog Hop! Now it is time to hop on over to Michelle's Blog
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Be sure to stop by my online shopping website each Friday in April.  There will be great deals on many products.  This sale is "while supplies last" so be sure to shop early.  It is only available on my website.
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