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.