Monday, November 25, 2013

ProPlayer 7 x 5 Mini-Album

The CTMH ProPlayer paper pack, Stickease, stamp sets and accessories are perfect for teens, video gamers, music lovers or pictures of sports enthusiasts.  This little 7 x 5 album would make a great gift!   The featured colors are Slate, Black, Pacifica, Ruby, Whisper and White.  This workshop focuses on the Artbooking® cartridge mini-album pages and is a snap to put together.  There will be a little paper and cardstock left to add your own personalization or to make some cards.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Babycakes Workshop - 4 two-page layouts and 4 cards

The CTMH Babycakes paper pack, Stickease, stamp sets and accessories are just too cute for words.   I used some of the mini-album pages from the Artbooking cartridge as photo mats on a couple of the layouts and they worked great!  Chocolate, Buttercup, Sunset, Lagoon, and Slate are not typical colors for scrapbooking baby pages.  They are fresh and stylish and made four really nice layouts and 4 cute cards.  See what you think.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Frosted 24 Card Workshop

Here's a quick, easy and very versatile card workshop that can be adapted to many different paper packs.  This example was made from the CTMH Frosted collection.  You can easily get 6 cards from each of the 4 designs.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cool New Tool - Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

I resisted the "glitter thing", as I called it, for a long time.  However, as most paper crafters know, we all come around to the glitter side eventually.  A couple of years ago some friends gave me a set of PK Glitz glitters with some 3D Lacquer and I was hooked.  Loved the ability to be subtle or go all out mega-glitter if I wanted to.  My favorite though is the look of subtle shimmer.

Well, the Zig folks have developed a brush marker that makes the little bit of shimmer technique very easy and beautiful.  I think it must be fairly new and I had a difficult time finding the Clear one in stock, but it is very much worth the trouble of getting one in my hands.  Oh! My! Goodness!  Love these marker brushes.  With a simple stroke of the brush, the shimmer just glides onto the paper.  And it dries really fast!  I used the Silver color on the snowflakes in my Frosted workshop.

Many thanks to Judye Harris for showing these off at Janet Johnson's retreat.  I went right over to Scrappin' Goodtime in Corsicana, TX and got the last of the Clear and some of the other colors.  Check to see if they have any more Clear on order.  I think if you order by phone she will ship to you.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Frosted Workshop

The newest workshop is made with Close To My Heart’s Frosted Paper Pack and has four (4) two-page layouts and four (4) cards.

It has a winter theme, using Slate, Whisper, Blush, Colonial White, and two colors that are exclusive to the paper pack – Frosted Grey and Frosted Turquoise. Perfect layouts to scrapbook some of those great winter pictures.

(This one appears to have inking around the edges, but it does not. 
That's just shadows that I could not adjust out of the photo)


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Huntington 10 Page Workshop

I am very late getting started on workshops for the newest CTMH Idea Book. Right after receiving the new book I went to New Mexico for a month, then I had a wonderful opportunity to stay with two of my grandchildren for 10 days while their parents are travelling. 

The August temperatures in northeast New Mexico were much more to my liking than my home state of Texas. But eventually I had to come home and get some scrapbooking workshops finished.

Being a Fall Baby, the Huntington Paper Pack colors really were my favorites of the new Close To My Heart collections. Olive, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Barn Red, Champagne, Slate - oh my goodness - loved working with them!!! Gorgeous Fall colors!  

The overlays in the new Artbooking cartridge are awesome and this paper pack just screamed out for one (3rd layout). 

As I have mentioned before, I struggle with photographing the layouts. The colors and quality of the papers never seem to be as beautiful as they are in person.

(my favorite)


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chantilly 8 x 8 Mini Album

Close To My Heart’s Chantilly paper pack features colors of  Twilight, Buttercup, Cotton Candy and Outdoor Denim. The patterned papers are flowers and soft backgrounds.  Beautifully feminine look. Cheeful and fun to make!  There 7 two-sided pages, fully decorated.  Two of the pages also include flip-flaps to add more photos. This album is made with the new Kraft 8 x 8 3 ring binder from CTMH.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Claire Worshop

Close To My Heart’s Claire paper pack features colors of Outdoor Denim, Hollyhock, Sunset, Cashmere, and I added Smoothie to the palette. The patterned papers are flowers, chevrons, and a beautiful stripe.  It has a playful and very “girlie” look and spirit.  The “Girls Rock” stamp set is a great complement to the paper pack.



Saturday, May 18, 2013

Buzz & Bumble 8 Page Layout / 6 Card Workshop

Close To My Heart’s Buzz & Bumble paper pack features earthy colors of Cocoa, Champagne, Cocoa, Sunset, Cashmere, and Goldrush.  The patterned papers feature Bees and trendy honeycombs.  The honeycomb stamp set was fun, fun, fun to play with.  This workshop has four 2-page layouts, and 2 each of 3 card designs.  Hope you like the layouts and cards.

2 each of 3 card designs



Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Tommy" 8 Page Layout Workshop

Even though the bright colors and nautical theme of Close To My Heart's "Tommy" paper collection are perfectly suited for travel and cruise photos, it also works well for any kind of boating, outdoor fun, adventure, or even Disney pictures.  The featured colors are Outdoor Denim, Cranberry, and Honey.  I’m planning to use some grandson/playground pictures on mine.