Friday, January 15, 2010

January Close To My Heart Blog Hop ~ IMAGINE Scrapbook Lay Out Recipes

Thanks for visiting my blog...and hope you enjoy my creation for our group's first Close To My Heart Blog Hop. This month we are featuring our Imagine Scrapbook Recipe Book. This is a wonderful book FULL of scrapbook "recipes" and the one that I chose to make and picture hear is called "IN THE GROOVE" ; page layout recipe & a color sample of the lay out can be found on pages 20 & 21.
I made the scrapbook pages 9" x 9" (instead of 12 x 12). The scrapbook pages will be placed in a MyLegacy Linen Album for my son-in-law for his birthday in April. He's tired of digital pictures that he can't look at and share with visiting friends & family .....Makes totally good sense to me...and is right up my alley! Smart man.

All products used are Close To My Heart products:
X7111A   - Moon Doggie Level 1 paper pack
X7111C   - Moon Doggie MyStickEase embellishment stickers
Z2118   - Desert Sand ink pad
C1236   - Hook, Line and Sinker - My Acrylics stamp set
C1213   - Hunting - My Acrylics stamp set
D1342   - World's Best Dad - My Acrylics stamp set
Z1243   - Mini-Medley Accents Pewter Collection

Don't miss any of the wonderful scrapbook lay outs made by very creative & talented consultants. Thanks again for stopping in to see what I hop on over to Jenifer's blog to see something beautiful and inspiring! ;-)
Oh...and please stop in again soon....I'm always making something and LOVE to share my love of scrapbooking, cardmaking, & papercrafting..... 

Here is a list of the bloggers participating in the blog hop:
Kristie Herdener
Laurie Flannery
Tracy Oleksak
Cindy Leek
Jenifer Benner
Carol Loftus

Sunday, January 10, 2010

My "Veranda" Greeting Card Workshop ~ Create Some Beautiful Cards

This has become one of my favorite paper paks!! It's called Veranda.
Close To My Heart put together a Workshop-on-the-Go which is what I used to make the cards you see pictured here. The only changes I made were to use a butterfly in place of the hummingbird and I also applied prisma glitter to the flowers on one of the "thank you" cards since my rock-and-roll technique didn't satisfy me visually.

The Workshop-on-the-Go makes it easy to have the supplies you need to make these gorgeous cards. I was actually able to make 8 cards AND 2 scrapbook page layouts AND still had paper left!! That's a sure way to get a huge bang for the buck and have fun too.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Handmade Cards using Close To My Heart acrylic stamps & Creative Basics paper paks

Here are 3 very different cards that I made on a rainy day when I was trying out different techniques. As you can probably see, I really like the tearing technique. I also love to use ribbon on my cards.The paper paks used are Paper Garden, Silhouette, and More To Adore.

~ Thank you for visiting My Scrappin' & Stampin' Den. I cherish your thoughts, suggestions, and any comments you could leave for me. Please drop in again soon. Make it a terrific day!

It's time for me to get busy working on some scrapbook pages that one of my customers custom ordered for a bridal shower...more beautiful ink on my fingers. ;-)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Scrapbook LayOut Workshop for Ladies' Night Out

Here's a fun 12 x 12 scrapbook page lay out that I designed for one of my workshops. I love this paper pak!! It's super versatile...girl or boy, grown ups or children.

X7092B   Good Times Level 2 paper pak
Z2111     Chocolate Ink Pad
Z2160     Twilight Ink Pad
Z2153    Sweet Leaf Ink Pad
D1258    Friendship Word Puzzle acrylic stamp
D1288    June Word Puzzle acrylic stamp

Here's a close up showing the Buttercup Yellow Spiral Clip with the color coordinated Sassy Strands. We also used a Sponge Dauber to apply Chocolate Ink along the edges of each piece of cardstock where a picture can be attached -OR- where some journaling could be displayed.
We used the wonder Close To My Heart edge distresser to give depth to the layout as well as show off the white core paper.

This picture displays the random stamping we did using 2 different colors of inks and 2 different words from the Friendship Word Puzzle acrylic stamp set. I love, love, LOVE random stamping! We also applied Chocolate ink around the perimeter of the 12 x 12 base page.

Thank you for stopping in here at My Scrappin' & Stampin' Den to look at my 12 x 12 page lay out. I would love to read a comment left by you so I know that you've been here and so I can also visit your blog.'s time for me to create another project & get some more ink on my fingers....Please drop in again soon.  :-)