Saturday, May 21, 2016

Georgie Welcome Sunshine Wreath

This quick video will show you a quick easy method to make a paper wreath - Enjoy!

Sunday, May 15, 2016


In 2015 our niece Lindsey moved to Colorado with her family and it seems like she posted a picture almost every day on Facebook of one of her kids or a family outing. I saved the photos and printed them to create a scrapbook for her. They are all back in California now & her scrapbook is almost done. If you decide to create scrapbook pages with Facebook photos, be sure you also copy the text posted with the photos so you'll have the complete post including the journaling for your layout.

This is one of those pictures that tells a story all by itself. So I wanted to keep the page simple but interesting. I used one of the new Florance papers for the background and left the zip strip attached at the top. To fill the "white space" below the picture I cut some leaves on the Cricut, I really don't like a lot of "white space" on my layouts even though that scrapbook method is trending right now. I kept the layout colors neutral so the beautiful photo would pop. I also used foam tape to mount the photo on the page. The leaves area attached with tiny glue dots so they appear to be floating on the page.

Thank you Lindsey for allowing me to share your beautiful pictures, we are so glad you are back in California!


Aunt Patty

Saturday, May 14, 2016

AHSC # 159 with Magical!

I took a flip flap scrapbooking class from the wonderful Cindy Baker that used the Magical paper collection and now I'm having fun making cards with these papers! I'm on a bit of a mission to use the entire package of compliments embellishments.

To create this card I used the shapes in the AHSC design and adhered the glitter star with some foam tape.

TIP: If you have a Cricut Explore the circle and star are basic shapes you just need to size on your mat and cut. My circle is 3.8 " and my star is 1.8 "

Here is this weeks AHSC sketch...
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Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Times & family

This simple layout is really fine just as you see it here - but I had one more really cute photo.
So I added a 4 x 4 flip flap...

I tied some twine and attached my page title, & when you lift up the flip flap....

you see my hidden photo and sentiment!

Thank you Lindsey for letting me share the photos of your beautiful family.



Sunday, May 8, 2016

AHSC # 158 with Happy Times!

I love the window effect in this week's challenge. I choose some Happy Times papers and had this made in no time. The CTMH Fern ink was the perfect compliment to these papers. These aren't colors I usually choose but they actually look great together.

Here's the sketch for this week...
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Saturday, May 7, 2016

National Scrapbook Day!

This layout was created by the Close to My Heart staff to celebrate National Scrapbook Day. It uses the Happy Times paper pack that was designed just for the May National Scrapbook Month celebration.