Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Falling For You Workshop

I finished my Falling for You workshop!  As with previous workshops this is the standard Workshop Your Way kit with the added coordinating cardstock package.  I did change up one of the base pages for the original workshop but otherwise they are the same.     

If you don't know, I host monthly club nights at my house, typically on the third Friday of the month.  While some folks work on these kits other just work on their own projects.  It's always a fun night and we usually get a lot done.  If you're interested in joining in just let me know. 

If you're not local to Barrie, Ontario and would like the instructions for this workshop you can purchase it for $10 or it's free with your online kit order.  Just email me at paperplayroom@hotmail.com for ordering details.




The above layouts are the kit layouts and the next ones are my bonus layouts. 





Saturday, 1 July 2017

STAMPAGANZA!!



Yeah, so excited for the return of STAMPAGANZA!  If you weren't aware, every now and then Close to my Heart will hold an event called Stampaganza and during that month you get a FREE stamp set with every two that you purchase.  It's such a great deal. 


As an added bonus this month only (July 2017) you can purchase these very popular retired stamps sets.  It's a great chance to grab those ones that you missed out on.



And even more, this amazing stamp collection is also back for this month only.  You can of course purchase just the ones you like or the entire set! 


Even better yet, if you host a qualifying party then you can get all of them for FREE!  Yes, I said all of them.  How amazing is that?  You can also get the entire set free if you decide to sign up as a Close to my Heart consultant this month.  What a great way to kick off a new venture. 

You can check out all of our amazing stamps here.  If you have any questions or would like more info on this special just comment below or drop me an email at paperplayroom@hotmail.com.

Have an amazing July!




Sunday, 11 June 2017

June Team Brae-er Blog Hop - No Worries

Welcome back to our monthly team Brae-er Blog Hop featuring the brand new No Worries Workshop Your Way kit.  If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop. If you came from Sheena'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!

This month we are featuring our No Worries Workshop Your Way kit.  I have been purchasing the coordinating card stock with each kit lately and I love doing that now.   It allows me to create so many extra layouts and use up pretty much the entire kit this way.  I haven't completed all my layouts yet but here is a sneak peak at one of the extra layouts. 


I haven't had a chance to add my pictures yet.  Keep following along and I will post the rest of the workshop layouts soon.


The next stop on the Hop is Michelle. 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.



Sunday, 28 May 2017

Live Beautifully Mini Book





In honour of National Scrapbooking month Close to my Heart created this stunning paper pack with amazing gold foil images. 





I took their pattern for this little mini book and added some additional pages and different embellishments and here is how it turned out.













This album was just perfect for my parents honeymoon pictures.  I love how great they look together.  The Live Beautifully paper is only available until the end of May so don't miss out. 

Monday, 22 May 2017

Little Dreamer Workshop Bonus Kit

I've recently started to develop extra layouts to use up all of the papers in a Workshop Your Way kit.  This time I've done the same for the adorable Little Dreamer WYW kit.  All you need is the kit and the coordinating cardstock pack. 

I love all of these layouts and was surprised that I was able to find pictures for all of them!  That's often difficult when I have two little boys and not much pink and purple in my life.


I am planning on completing this kit with my club ladies on June 23.  If you're local (Barrie) and interested in joining in, just let me know.  If you would like to purchase the kit then you can do so online at the links above and I will send you the instructions by email. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

May Team Brae-er Blog Hop - Little Dreamer

Welcome back to our monthly team Brae-er Blog Hop featuring the brand new Little Dreamer paper pack.  If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop. If you came from Michelle'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!

This month we are featuring our Little Dreamer Workshop Your Way kit.  For this layout I took a single page layout from the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book and made it into a double page layout.   


With all of the new Workshop Your Way kits I have been purchasing the coordinating cardstock pack and making at least 4 additional layouts.  I think this one is super cute and a lot of fun.  Keep watching for the rest of the layouts.




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.

Friday, 10 March 2017

March Team Brae-er Blog Hop - Dreamin' Big

Welcome back to our monthly team Brae-er Blog Hop featuring the brand new Dreamin' Big paper pack.  If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop. If you came from Michelle'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!

This month we are featuring our Dreamin' Big Workshop Your Way kit.  I simply LOVE this paper.  It is super cute and versatile.  For this page I decided to use the new cut apart sheet to create a layout.  I haven't really used these cut apart sheets very much since they started making them.  I'm really happy with how this page turned out and I'm going to make a point of doing this more often. 






The next stop on the Hop is Sheena. 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.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Huntington Halloween

I've been getting caught up on my Halloween layouts.  This is a retired paper but it suited the subject.


This is the workshop layout but I changed the title to suit my needs. 


I've used the swiping technique to stamp my title images.  So simple but a great effect.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

January Team Brae-er Blog Hop - Sugar Rush

Welcome back to our monthly team Brae-er Blog Hop featuring the brand new Sugar Rush paper pack. We've all been very busy lately so it's been a long time since we've done a blog hop.  Hopefully we are back to a regular schedule again.  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 Emily'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 think the new Sugar Rush paper pack is adorable.  I wasn't sure at first as it is a bit feminine but I think this layout works great for my son's garden pictures. 
The next stop on the Hop is Jennifer. 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.