Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Layout featuring Picture My Life Cards

Did you know that Picture My Life cards make great layouts?

At one of the CTMH events we were shown how to create this adorable layout with PML cards.  Such a great idea and so simple.  It only takes a few minutes to put together one of these layouts. The gold polka-dot washi tape also makes the layout really look great.

Did you notice that both pages are basically the same layout?  I hope you enjoyed my layout.  I'd love to hear what you think.  Please leave me a comment below.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Urban Workshop Layouts

I just love the new Urban collection!  I hope you that you like it as much as I do.

I completed the workshop layout.  It can be completed using the Cricut Artistry cartridge.  This new cartridge has some amazing shapes on it, just as you would expect from CTMH. 

I love these little badge buttons from the Urban Assortment

I also completed the second layout from the workshop kit.  Well, it's basically the same layout.  I didn't want to use the peacock cardstock for the background so I switched up the papers. 

I really like how the papers compliment the photos. 

If you would like to see the instructions, you can find them here

Below is the CTMH version of the alternate layout.

 I hope you enjoyed my layouts.  I'd love to hear what you think about my version of the alternate layout.  Please leave a comment below.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Team Brae-er Album

This year we've been focusing our team activities on connections.  Part of that includes team challenges and events.

I've started my team album and really like that I have a reason and home for my scrapbooking adventures. 

When I complete a monthly challenge my team leader sends out new PML cards for me to include in my album. 

I try to attend every event I possibly can.  I'm so glad that Close to my Heart is making an effort to have events in Canada.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my team album.  Of course if you would like to be a part of such a fun team just leave me a note in the comments below. 

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Studio J layouts

I completed a whole bunch of Studio J layouts when they were on sale in July.  I was able to get so much closer to being caught up on my memory keeping.  Studio J is a fantastic way to scrap lots of photos really fast. 

Some of my layouts are from the new express collection and these ones are super quick to complete because all you have to do it insert the photos and then add some journaling.  I bet you can tell which ones are which! 
If you would like any tips or info on Studio J then just add a quick comment and I'll get in touch.  I hope you enjoyed looking at my layouts.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

CTMH Convention Part V

Here is my final piece of art from Convention 2013.  This is a mini book that I made for my roommates.  I also decided to make one for myself.  

I made the front cover in Photoshop using some graphics that I downloaded.  My intent was for it to be a sort of autograph book but it didn't really turn out that way.

Instead I just filled it with some pictures and memorabilia.   

It's a cute little book that holds some key memories as well as some of the connections that I made. 

A couple of little pockets hold business cards from fellow consultants and other little bits and pieces.

I added a little signature on the back.  I hope you enjoyed my Convention memories.  You can find the other below.

Part 1   Part    Part 3    Part 4

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Zoe Workshop

So I'm a little behind on my blog posts again.  I finally managed to take pictures of lots of my projects again.
Here is my Zoe Workshop layout.  I really love this paper pack.  It's so adorable and works for pretty much any photo.

If you interested in creating you own Zoe layout you can purchase it here.


Thanks for stopping by and if you are interested in coming to my monthly club to create layouts like this then just drop a comment and I'll give you all the details. 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

CTMH Convention 2013 Part IV

Welcome to part IV of my CTMH convention layouts.  If you missed my other layouts then you can find them here.

This is the second layout that we were given at convention.  I love how simple yet very pretty it is.  It includes some random tone on tone stamping on the base pages. 

I used a chipboard embellishment that I was given to put on my badge as a for symbol first time attendees, I believe.  I really wanted to include it somewhere and it fit perfectly with this layout.

A tradition during convention is to exchange roommate gifts.  I decided to make a mini book for my roommates and was given this Disney pin by one of them.  I love the pin because it's not something I would buy myself but it's a great keepsake from our resort.  I love that I was able to fit it onto this layout.  My other roommate generously gave us lots of Disney embellishments which you can find throughout my layouts.

Stayed tuned for my next and final layout in my convention series.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

August Team Brae-er Blog Hop - Annual Inspirations Sneak Peak

Welcome to our monthly team Brae-er Blog Hop featuring a SNEAK PEAK of some new product available from Close to my Heart. If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you get lost you can find your way by going to Brae's blog for a full list of participants. If you came from Darcel's blog then you are in the right place!

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

I choose to make a card with some of the new products.  All are available now.  The paper pack that I used is the wonderful Zoe.  I also used the brand new and super exciting Artistry Cricut cartridge.  It is a wonderful new addition to the CTMH Cricut collections.  It is full of titles and quotes as well as some wonderful shapes. 

The next stop on the Hop is Nicky. Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects from those that you have seen along the way.  Don't forget to hop along again next month.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

CTMH Convention 2013 Part III

Here you will find the secret component in my Convention layouts.  I used a retired True-Fit Folio to hold all of the larger memorabilia type items as well as some space for additional photos.

You can find this hidden behind my memorabilia layout shown here.  I purchased the CTMH official cd of all the images captured during convention.  It's a great way to get some of those photos that you just couldn't get properly and it includes all the artwork featured at convention!

I was running low on the convention paper so I decided to make my own B & T paper by random stamping with tone on tone.  I love how the background above turned out. 

Inside you can see some of our adventures in the parks.  We had two nights in which we chose to go to the theme parks with our FREE tickets from CTMH!  What a great perk of convention.

I also included the pocket that we were given at the hotel with our pertinent information in it and it is a great spot to keep park maps and other memorabilia.  I always keep everything when I travel.

That little white logo on the side here is actually a piece of the in room stationary.  I never leave behind a note pad and usually can find a spot on my pages for them.  Stay tuned for part IV of my convention series.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Later Sk8r PML Layout

Here's another pocket scrapbooking layout.  I'm finding these a lot of fun but sometime a little challenging.  They are quite different than traditional scrapbooking so sometimes I have a hard time deciding what I should do.

I usually follow a pattern or use a how to book for my layouts but with PML I just do what I think works.  The Later Sk8r PML kit was perfect for this layout.  It includes lots of sports images in addition to lots of others. 

I added a flip flap onto the right side as I had just a couple extra photos that I really wanted to include.  They fit perfectly on the PML pages.

I also included some retired enamel shapes and enamel stars

I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout and are inspired to create something fun of your own.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Project Life, CTMH & Heidi Swapp

I've started to create some Project Life layouts in order to try to catch up a little on my scrapbooking.  I wanted to see if it would be faster and easier and I've got quite a stash now of page protectors and cards.

This layout uses Heidi Swapp's really cool pocket pages.  They are larger than 12x12 as you will see below.  Each of these pages has a flip out portion that allows you to add way more photos and journalling.  

Don't you just love how much these hold?  I used the CTMH Seaside paper pack and PML cards

I added a selection of wood embellishments from many different sources.  In order to have them all coordinate together I used the Shin Han touch twin marker in bronze.  I also added some other coordinating colours.  

I hope you enjoyed looking and are inspired to make something fun of your own.