Friday, August 31, 2012

"It's Your Day" School Milestone

As summer winds down and the impending school year gets closer I always start to get a little sentimental.

This year I feel even more sentimental as I send my oldest off to Kindergarten.  She will start school next week and I can't believe "my baby" is now in elementary school.  How can that be?  She is not that she?

Of course this is a big milestone in her little life and of course I have to document it in a scrapbook layout.  The "Back to School" theme was also part of the challenge at Heart to Heart, so it was a good excuse to get this page finished this week.  I was inspired by several things when creating this page.  First, I found a tender "poem" on pinterest about a child starting school and had to incorporate it.  Secondly, I loved how CTMH created a layout using pocket page protectors for their "It Your Day" Double Stamp Set Promotion. And last the "It's Your Day" stamp set for National Stamping Month was perfect for this project.

I felt like I was truly scrapping when making this page.  The 4x6 rectangles were the perfect size to stamp and embellish separately with scrap paper.  The fun school colors of Outdoor Denim, Cranberry, Honey and White Daisy, plus a few like embellishments helped pull the page together.  Here are some of the pieces close up.      

 I used a 4x12 inch piece of paper for the "Kindergarten" page.  It was a little tricky to put the longer piece of paper into the pockets, but added a nice touch to the layout.

I am looking forward to adding some photos to this layout and plan to share once it is complete.  

Supplies used to create this page.
Pocket Photo Protectors
Kraft Card Stock
White Daisy Card Stock
Cranberry Card Stock
"It's Your Day" Double Stamp Set
Cranberry Stamp Pad
Outdoor Denim Stamp Pad
Honey Stamp Pad
Blue Buttons
Foam Tape

Happy Back to School time!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Playing with New CTMH Dakota Papers

I was happy to receive a big box a brand new CTMH product last week, and couldn't wait to dig into all the new supplies.  I started by creating the two layouts we will be making in my Scrappy Creations Class in September.  I love the country look of the Dakota paper pack and think the Dakota Foil Compliments finish the layouts perfectly.  
Layout #1 was copied almost exactly from the current Idea Book.
 Layout #2 was designed using Pattern 9 from CTMH's Make it From Your Heart , Volume 1 "How to" guide.
 This new "How To" guide is complete with 16-two-page layouts, 2 single page layouts and 12 card designs is a must have tool for any scrapper.  The simple cutting guides and directions make it easy for anyone to create beautiful projects.  Get it now for only $7.95.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"I'm a Little Bit Country...."

"I'm a Little Bit Rock and Roll!"  The new Dakota paper pack from Close to my Heart and the compliment foil images totally remind me of that classic Donny and Marie Osmond song.  Does anyone remember that song?  I loved it when I was a little girl. 

Summer is nearly over!  Time to start Scrappy Creation's Classes.  Our first Class will be Thursday, September 13 at 7PM.  We will be creating 2 scrapbook layouts using this very cute and very country Dakota paper.     

RSVP for this first class no later than August 20th.  Let me know which kit you would like.
Kit 1- Dakota Paper Pack ($11.68)
Kit 2- Dakota Paper Pack, Compliment Foil Images ($17.50)
Kit 3- Dakota Paper Pack, Compliment Foil Images, Black and Gray Sparkles (19.27)

I am excited for classes to begin and hope you will be able to join me sometime this year.  



It's August 1st and Close to My Heart has just released their new 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Like always they have added lots of beautiful new paper packs, new Acrylix stamp sets,  home decor items and accessories.  Peruse the awesome pages of the new Idea Book here.  
 Now, just for $49 dollars, sign up to be a consultant.  Share your hobby with others and get a great discount on quality paper crafting and stamping products.  Get $130 worth of product for just $49. Want at little more, upgrade your new consultant kit to $99.  You will get $280 worth of product, that is a savings of more than 60%. Who could ask for more!  Go to my website to sign up to be a consult now!  
And it doesn't stop there.  In August, each new consultant will receive this adorable scrap tote with any purchase of a new consultant kit.  Don't delay...these will only be available while supplies last.  Get your kit now.  Click here to order your consultant kit.