Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bliss Wedding Album

I had a great time making this 20-page wedding album for a friend of mine.  Everything is Close To My Heart, of course.  A supply list is at the end of this post.  


Supply List (All Close To My Heart):
Bliss Level 2 paper pack 
Additional cardstock - Vanilla Creme, Grey Flannel, Colonial White, Chocolate
Chocolate and Vanilla Creme Exclusive Inks  
   Our Wedding Day (ret'd.)
   Love Ya
   You & Me (exclusively available in the You & Me scrapbook kit - available thru 5/31/2011)
   Dreams Come True
   Cherished Flourishes
   Felicity (ret'd)
   Wings Workshop
   Simple Memories
   Sans Alphabet
   Bohemian Alphabet
All layouts are from Cherish, Imagine, Magic and Reflections "how-to" books
Other embellishments - Brads, buttons, Opaques, ribbon, Foundry Flourishes, Just Blooms, sparkles

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fanfare Scrapbooking Workshop

This paper collection reminds me of the 4th of July, small-town-parades & picnics and all things Summer! It's also great for pool parties and birthday parties.  If you'd like to create four 12x12 pages with me in June contact me by May 26th to pre-order your kit, or click here to shop on-line.  There's no additional fee, just your workshop supplies.

When: Thursday June 2nd @ 1:00 PM or Friday June 10th @ 7:30 PM, plan to crop for about 2-1/2 hours.
Where: My Home-Studio in East Mesa (Baseline/Crismon).

What you'll need: 
Fanfare Level 2 paper packet (X7138B) $12.95 pg.36  or Fanfare Workshop Kit (G1022) $29.95 pg. 42
Fanfare Level 2 My Stickease Asst. (X7138C) $4.95
Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $4.95

Please bring - paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive, piercing tool, glue dots, 3D foam tape.

This is a fun girls' night out.  Sign up today!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Paper Piecing

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month we are highlighting the “Paper Piecing” Technique as shown on page 27 in the CTMH Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Tonya's blog, you are on the right track. In the Idea Book this technique is highlighted with the Sophia paper packet, but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop.

If you would like to see details on the technique, please continue reading below.  If not, please continue onto Debi's blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Here we go...Since it's National Scrapbooking Month, I used the Ms. Scrapbook stamp set and an old favorite, Cherry-O paper collection for this two-page layout.  First, I stamped the image several times on different patterned paper and cardstock to create my "puzzle pieces." 

Next, I trimmed all the images

Finally I put all the pieces together to create one colorful image.  I could have colored in this image with markers or chalks, but by using paper piecing I can have plaid pants and a speckled apron.

An essential tool for paper piecing is the Bonding Memories Glue Pen. The chisel tip works wonders when piecing together all the shapes.

Here's how Ms. Scrapbook looks on the layout

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May is National Scrapbooking Month

I love that National Scrapbooking Month (NSD) and Mother's Day are both this month! And I'm excited to show you what Close To My Heart has put together for NSD.

Here's what you get

1 - D-size My Acrylix Stamp set
1 - 12" x 12" Colonial White Cardstock
6 - B&T Duos patterned paper (new heavier weight)
1 - You & Me Irrisistable chipboard die cuts
1 yard chocolate striped ribbon
1 pkg Opaques Mocha adhesive pearls
1 - Instruction Guide

Here's a closer look at the patterened paper:

You can get your exclusive You & Me scrapbook kit during the month of May for just $15 with a minimum purchase of $50 in Close To My Heart Products.  Or you can purchase the kit by itself for $34.95.  The kit is free when you become a Close To My Heart Consultant.  Visit my website to get yours today.

Now I've got to stop blogging and go play with my own You & Me scrapbook kit!