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Are you ready for some Enchantment?!

Enchantment L3 - detail on left 1 It’s all beauty… no beast!

rich vibrant colors:  eggplant, peacock, pomegranate, and poppy to name a few.

bold large scale patterns: big monochromatic spots, wide beachy/cabana stripes, AND

 several patterned papers in small-scale patterns to coordinate and keep it all balanced.

 

The March mix crop features 2-page scrapbook layouts with the gorgeous Enchantment Fundamentals, coordinating “My Boy” Complements, Enchantment Ribbon Pack and various enamel and glittered adhesive gems.  Attend the crop (Thursday March 23rd) or order the kit “to go” and you’ll be able to make all of these layouts for your own albums!  When you RSVP by March 14th, I’ll pre-order the kit you choose (see options here:   Scrapbooking Mix Crop – Kit Options for Enchantment) to have everything ready for you by next Thursday at the Mix Crop.  

Here are the three scrapbook layout samples 

Learn how to work with bold stripes.

Learn how to work with bold stripes.

Layout #1 – bold stripes — beyond the beach

I chose the bold striped patterned paper in Pomegranate and paired it up with the swiss dot patterned paper in the same Pomegranate color.  I can’t get enought of that deep red color!  For the most part I wanted to keep the whole layout monochromatic so my photos wouldn’t get lost on the page.

My photo subject for this layout was a Cubs Game outing …. when my oldest was just a baby and when winning the world series seemed like an impossibility…. so I did work in little bits of blue.  You can see it in the bakers twine from the ribbon kit, a banner and complement sticker, and the blue enamel dots.

Here are some extra photos zooming in on some of the layout details.  Thin cuts are all on sale this month so I added some glittery stars too.

Sentiment from the March Stamp Set of the Month -  Tea-rrific.

Sentiment from the March Stamp Set of the Month: Tea-rrific.

The Complement assortment included the "Picture Perfect" layout title.

The Complement assortment included the “Picture Perfect” layout title.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

learn how to keep bold paper patterns from overwhelming everything else on your layout

Learn how to keep bold paper patterns from overwhelming everything else on your layout


Layout #2 – seeing spots

Disclaimer – everyone in my family thinks I have gone bananas to do a whole scrapbook layout about my car.  But I  was really, really excited to move beyond my years as part of the (mini)Van-Clan.  If you laugh at me about this layout, know that you’re not alone.  :-)

 

With the exception of an embellishment cluster in the lower right corner and the XOXO element on the right side of the layout, I am letting the peacock colored spotted paper have the bottom portion of the layout all to itself — and then I’m adding all of my photos and most embellishments above that on some more subtle background paper.  I added a swath of the New England Ivy grid patterned paper in the center and then a swath of Memo Fundamentals patterned paper across the top.  Most of the kraft & black accents around the photos are from the Complement assortment but I also added in some satin ribbon from the ribbon assortment and some black enamel dots.  Here are some extra close up photos.

Enchantment L2 - detail on right sideEnchantment L2 - detail on left sideP.S.  The XOXO element was cut from another one of our on-sale this month Thin Cuts.  Love them!!!

 

 

 

 

everything but the kitchen sink

everything but the kitchen sink


Layout #3 – lovin’ the leftovers…

This layout with a basic grid of 3×3 photos will probably look a little bit different for each person who makes it and I know they’ll all be awesome!!!

  •  You choose which ever patterned papers you wish for the 3×3 squares between and around the photos.
  • And then what sentiments and accents you use and stamp around those pictures is also totally up to you.  I used a couple fun new stamp sets:  Silly Sayings from the Seasonal Expressions catalog AND This & That from the Annual Inspirations catalog.
  • You’ll have a lot of complements to choose from!  I also added some glittery black stars (Thin Cut) and lots of enamel gems in black, white, blue, green and purple.

I also just adore the bigger sentiment stamped on to the fern spotted square.  It says:  “Live in the moments and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”  Good advice if you read it in a card, on a home decor piece, or on a scrapbook layout!  Don’t you agree?

Enchantment L3 - detail on left 1Enchantment L3 - detail on right 2Enchantment L3 - detail on right 4Here are a few close ups:

 

 

 


If you’d like to get a kit to make all these layouts for yourself, here are the options:

  1. Plan to attend my March 23rd Mix Crop by signing up (send me an email with your kit choice) by March 14th.
  2. If you can’t make it to the mix crop, you can order a Kit “to go”.  There may be an extra charge if you want me to do any of the stamping before you pick up the kit.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  I hope you like what you saw!  

Feel free to leave a comment (especially if it’s a compliment) by clicking on the comments link at the top of this post.

 

March 2017 – Here’s the skinny…

Hello Spring

Happy Spring!  Just real quickly I want to give you a summary on what’s new with Close to my Heart and Night Owl Scrappers this month:

SOTM - Mar 2017♥  New Stamp Set of the Month

It’s called Tea-rrific and it features these darling 11 images & sentiments!

You can buy the set this month for $17.95 — or you can add it to your order (of $50 or more) for $5.

Click here to get all the details at my online store.

 

 

1703-cc-cut-it-out♥ New Constant Campaign — Thin Cuts are discounted by 25%

CTMH offers so many thin cut dies…

  • some versatile, all occasion thin cuts — the trio of hearts is my personal favorite.
  • and some thin cuts that coordinate with specific stamp sets — the sugar rush cardmaking thin cut bundle (that includes the stamp set too) is adorable!

Click here to see them all.  This link will show a photo of each thin cut die or die set AND the discounted price for this month.

 

Fundamentals - Enchantment♥ My next Mix Crop for making Scrapbook Layouts

Scheduled for Thursday March 23rd (just before Spring Break) and it features the Enchantment collection of Fundamental Papers and coordinating complements and embellishments.  We’ll create one layout featuring the bold striped papers, another layout featuring the large spotted papers, and a third layout to show you how to make the most of whatever you have left over from a pack of scrapbooking papers.  The RSVP deadline is Monday March 13th and I’ll post my sample layouts within the week ahead.  Here’s a summary of the kit options you can choose from when you RSVP for this crop:  Scrapbooking Mix Crop – Kit Options for Enchantment

Mother's Day and Thank You

Mother’s Day and Thank You

♥ My next Art Party for making Cards

Scheduled for Sunday April 9th and it features the Workshops You Way Mother’s Day Cardmaking Kit.  You’ll make a a set of 6 Mother’s Day cards and a set of 6 Thank You Cards and you’ll get to keep the stamp set that comes with the kit.  The cost is $28 and the sign up deadline is Thursday March 30th.

 

Happy Spring to you and yours and I hope we’ll be able to craft together soon!

MIX CROP for FEB – Sugar Rush (calorie & cavity free)

Sugar Rush 3a

The Sugar Rush collection from Close to my Heart is so yummy!!!  

And to scrapbook with it — is calorie free and won’t put you at risk for a painful trip to the dentist!  

Consider yourself invited!!!

  • WHAT:  Mix Scrapbooking Crop to create three 12×12 Scrapbook Layouts like those shown below
  • WHEN:  Friday, February 17, 2017 – 7pm to midnight.
  • WHERE:  My craft space;

(address will be provided to guests who’ve RSVPd upon payment for the Crop)

  • COST:  You choose your supplies kit:  $35 for the “Good” kit, $60 for the “Better” kit, or $80 for the “Best” kit.  To see what each kit includes, click Scrapbooking Mix Crop – Sugar Rush Kit Options or scroll down to the bottom of this blog post.

(At the crop I’ll make ink pads, acrylic blocks, and the other tools and accessories you’ll need — available so you’ll be able to make the layouts)

  • RSVP:  by email and send payment (VIA paypal) by February 10, 2017.

If you can’t make it to the crop I’m hosting, you can order a kit “to go” OR if you want to get a couple friends together to make the layouts, I can bring the crop to you!

1701-se-coverThe Sugar Rush collection is featured in Close to my Heart’s Seasonal Expressions catalog for the period of January-April 2017 (pages 14-19);  these items are available while supplies last during this catalog period — so I won’t be able to offer these kits beyond April 2017.

Would you like to see my sample layouts?

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The Scoop – January 2017

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Happy Happy New Year!  And Happy exciting news from Close to my Heart!

The picture above shows the gorgeous cover of our new Seasonal Expressions #1 catalog and there is so much excitement packed inside!  

  • 4 Brand New Paper Collections
  • 4 Brand New Card Making Kits and 2 Cut-Above Scrapbooking Kits — great for new crafters but gorgeous enough to be loved by all
  • 4 additional Complements Assortments for the Fundamentals line of patttered papers — one for each collection
  • 12×12 Albums available in 3 new colors — white, pink and seaglass.  they are stunning!
  • AND a whole bunch of fun seasonal stamp sets to inspire great cards, scrapbook pages and gifts for the months ahead as winter turns to spring,

and much more!  To check it out page by page online, click here.

S1701 Adore You

S1701 Adore You

There’s a new Stamp Set of the Month for January!

It’s called ADORE YOU and it’s perfect for sharing how you feel about the people who mean the most to you.

  • The stamp set includes 12 images and sentiments.
  • It’s only available this month — January 2017.
  • You can buy it for $17.95…. or — better yet — you can get this beauty for $5 with a $50 order.

Click here to see all the details of this January Stamp of the Month Set.

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But wait — there’s more…..

If you are working on earning the January Stamp of the Month set for $5, then you’ll also want to know about the Welcome Home wreath!  This is so cool and you’ll be able to get it for FREE with a $60 qualifying purchase!  The kit includes die-cut paper pieces with gold foil accents and enough alphabet stickers so you can add your name or any welcoming message you choose.  It’s simple and fun to put together too!

This wreath is available while supplies last in the month of January and you can click here for more details

 

Finally I have planned out my spring schedule of Mix Crops and Art Parties for the Month ahead.

Card Making Club 2017 Jan-AprNew to papercrafting AND or interested in having a stash of awesome greeting cards?  Join my Cardmaking Club which will meet on the weekend afternoons of February 11th, March 12th and April 9th!  If those dates don’t work for you, we can take this art party “to go” for you and a few friends!

Sugar Rush WYWIf you want to make 12×12 scrapbook layoutsI’d love to have you join us at my Friday evening Mix Crops featuring various collections from the Annual Inspirations catalog AND from the Seasonal Expressions Catalog.  The first crop will feature the awesome Sugar Rush collection that you can see here to the right.

For more info on the events I have planned in the months ahead, click right here.

 

 

 

 

Oh Deer! scrapbooking Mix Crop

Here are the sample layouts for my Mix Crop featuring the YUMMY Oh Deer! collection featured on pages 45-49 of Close to my Heart’s Holiday Expressions 2016 Mini Catalog.  You’ll see I used this versatile collection for a variety of photo subjects in fall and winter months.

Layout #1 – pictures from an out of town visit during a dance performance of my daughters

Oh Deer! Layout #1

Oh Deer! Layout #1

Close Up on left page

Close Up on left page

Close up on right page

Close up on right page

The almost all white base of this layout was inspired by a JOY card made by a fellow Close to my Heart consultant.  And I just adore all the sparkly goodness of our White Glitter Paper used in the title and snowflakes, our self-adhesive silver sequins and sparkle gems!

Layout #2 – pictures from a roadtrip to Wisconsin’s Door County over a Thanksgiving weekend

Oh Deer! Layout #2

Oh Deer! Layout #2

close up on left page

close up on left page

close up on right page

close up on right page

And then just by changing the base pages to Whisper and using more of the green and kraft patterned papers and accents and all of sudden Oh Deer gets warm & cozy!  The design of this layout was very much based on a layout I saw on Pinterest by Dana Kessler.

Layout #3 – pictures from the celebration of my 50th birthday

Oh Deer! Layout #3

Oh Deer! Layout #3

close up on left page -- check out the sparkly birthday hat!

close up on left page — check out the sparkly birthday hat!

close up on right page

close up on right page

 

And this layout design came right from Close to my Heart — you can find it on page 48 in the Holiday Expressions Catalog.  A few tweaks to make it fit my photo subject a little better.


I will schedule a crop in my home so you can make these layouts among fun company later this month or early January — or you can order to kit to make them at your own convenience.  In any event I’ll need to order the supplies for all kits no later than December 15, 2016.

There are three kit options to choose from:

  1. GOOD @ $31 includes the Oh Deer! Paper pack, Oh Deer! Complements, White & Gold Twine and assorted additional layout elements I’ll add to the kit.
  2. BETTER @$53 includes everything in the GOOD Kit + lots of fun goodies (Silver Sequins Assortment, Clear 4mm Sparkles, Grey Enamel Gems, 4×6 Red Glitter Paper, & Red Enamel Gems), AND a pack of Tabbed Journaling Cards.
  3. BEST @ $82 includes everything in the BETTER Kit + two Thin Cut Dies:  “Winter” and “Celebrate”.

These prices assume you will pick up your kit from me at my home.  If you prefer to have me ship your kit to you, the cost for shipment will be added to your total cost.

Email Me if you want “in” (by Thursday December 15th).♥