Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Adding Dimension Using Stickers: Lollydoodle Park Scrapbook Layout

Today I have another oldie but goodie to share with you. I used the retired Lollydoodle paper and embellishments for this 2-page layout. It worked beautifully for these cute park pictures :)

I love this little owl. I purposely placed the LOL rhinestone so it looks like it's falling from the tree. I also stamped the Ink Blots stamp set using tone-on-tone blue ink in the corners.

Lots of sparkle and dimension when you look closer. 

TIP: These flowers are actually stickers, but I didn't want the raised ones to be sticky on the back. So I stuck them onto cardstock then cut each one out. It's more time-consuming but I think the 3D effect here is worth it!

Thanks for visiting, I hope you are inspired!

Most of these products are retired but you can still get the fun Ink Blots stamp set!

Ink Blots stamp set

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Style Ink Pads Are Available in New Colors!

EEEK! Our NEW style of stamp pads are now available to order in the new Adventure colors: Raspberry, Blossom, Tangerine, Lemon, Willow, Emerald, and Pansy. Check them out >
The new design is larger and has an easy-open magnetic closure.

New ink pads for the rest of our exclusive colors are still on their way...I will update you when they become available.

Look at all of the new beautiful colors. They make my heart so happy.

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Have a great day!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Shabby Chic Baby Name Nursery Decor

I really love how this {What's in a Frame} turned out and I can't believe I never shared this project. I think I made it 2 years ago! The shabby chic look is so cute; the paper, fabric rosettes, and frame work in perfect harmony. 

I used a mix of 6" x 6" paper pads that I had in my stash. The fabric rosettes are from CTMH's retired rosette ribbon, as are the pearl flourish stickers.

I cut Sarah's name out of gold glitter paper using the font from CTMH's Artbooking Cricut cartridge. 

Thanks for stopping by! I still have lots more "long lost" projects to share :) And hopefully some NEW ones with NEW product soon, too!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Taste of Summer & Operation Smile cards

Happy Friday!
I recently ran across a ton of photos of projects I made last year and never shared. Yikes! So I'll be sharing them over the coming weeks. These older projects use retired CTMH products, and I just got a bunch of NEW CTMH products so I'll mix those in as I create with them, too!

First up are some cards I made with the Taste of Summer paper and stamp set that was a special last summer. I just love these colors! I also used the Operation Smile stamp set from last summer for the sentiments.

These products are retired, but check out the new yummy yellow and purple colors that Close to my Heart just introduced. The yellow is especially close to this color, appropriately named Lemon.

The white sequins I used are retired, but still available on clearance HERE. Snag them while you can! CTMH also has lots of new sequins. The best part of their sequins is that they come adhesive-backed.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Backyard Fun Picture My Life (Project Life) Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone. Today I have a Picture my Life (Project Life) 2-page layout to share. I used a variety of products here. 

The Title Card, "Backyard Fun," was stamped with the Handwritten Print alphabet set.

The watercolor-look cards are from CTMH's Through the Year kit (retired). I also used some various stickers and wood veneers from my stash. One of my favorite techniques in pocket scrapbooking is coloring the wood veneers with alcohol markers.

The glitter triangles below are a cut from CTMH's Artistry Cricut cartridge which came out last year.

Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Calypso Meets Picture My Life Meets Mojo Monday Card

Today I have an elegant yet fairly simple card to share. I used a past Mojo Monday sketch for this card along with CTMH Calypso paper & a Picture My Life card (retired).

The Calypso papers have a very summery feeling to them, as some designs have flamingos and pineapples, but this card shows how versatile the paper pack is as well. See all Calypso coordinating products >

The Calypso paper pack and sequins are available for just a little while longer, so hurry and snag them! The "Hello Friend" PML card I used is now retired. But there are more great pocket scrapbooking options now that the new catalog is live!

Calypso Paper Packet

Calypso Sequins
Shimmer Trim

Stamp of the Month

The August stamp of the month is so adorable! There are so many fun options for this Halloween cat. You can snag it for only $5 with a $50 purchase on my website. It won't be hard to find some must-haves now that the new catalog is live--like the new Cricut Flower Market cartridge (digital or physical cartridge) and lots of new stamps and papers
August Stamp of the Month - only $5!