Hello Pumpkin Scrapbook Pages

By now, you should have had a chance to browse (or drool over) the New Holiday Expressions Idea Book.¬† You may have noticed the ūü§© adorableūü§© Hello Pumpkin¬†Papers,¬†Complements, Picture My Life Cards, Cardstock, Washi Tape, and Heart & Star Shapes which I have been using for more than just Halloween projects.¬† Today, I want to show you the amazingly designed Workshop Your Way Scrapbook Kit¬†and give you a few tips for changing these layouts into something new.

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This kit includes supplies to create THREE scrapbook layouts and SIX cards with enough leftover to create even more fun projects.  Even though each one is designed for Halloween, you can easily change each layout to celebrate family, birthdays, dances, and more. How simple would it be to make a few changes to this layout and create and adorable Birthday page?

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You could flip over the “Halloween Words” paper to the other side, create a new banner to replace “Halloween” with “Birthday” and you have an adorable new layout.

This second layout would make an adorable fall family photos page.  The back of that pumpkins paper is a cute Black Flannel. ♥

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Just take off “31”, switch out the “Cobweb” Zip-Strip, add a few different complements and you have a fun layout for your fall memories. (Although, with my kids, “goblins” may have been a great description some days.)

This final layout is just too cute! I love the color palette and the placement of photos. My first thought РPUMPKIN PATCH! 

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You could switch out a few of the PML cards for photos, use our Hello Pumpkin Cardmaking stamp set to create a Pumpkins accents, and your are all set! Super easy and Super cute!

Even if Halloween is “not your thing”, you can still take advantage of this adorable Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way Scrapbook Kit and create some amazing layouts to record your fall memories. Remember, these Hello Pumpkin products are only available while supplies last, so make sure you purchase them before they are gone.¬† I can’t wait to see what you create!

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My Grateful Heart Scrapbook Kits & Guides

I really truly enjoyed creating layouts with the Grateful Heart papers.¬† These may not be your typical “Fall” layouts, but they reflect the types of photos my family has each fall and I can’t wait to record my memories on them.

 

My Grateful Heart Creative Club Scrapbook Workshop uses our New Grateful Heart products from the Holiday Expressions catalog to create three layouts.  Our Grateful Heart paper is so versatile, has a gorgeous color palette, and I only used a half of a pack for all three layouts. I am beyond excited about how each of these pages turned out. Each one is unique to the paper used, and are designed to display your photos and memories beautifully.GratefulHeartCC_ScrapbookLayouts-misscarriescreations

You can purchase these layout kits individually in my online store, or come one one of my Crafternoons and purchase any of my kits to create with me and a few friends.  Each scrapbook kit comes pre-cut and includes all the supplies needed to create each layout. All you need are photos, adhesive, scissors, and a journaling pen.

I will also have Workshop Guides available for purchase in my¬†online store. Each Workshop Guide includes a supply list, cutting guide, Cricut Design Space‚ĄĘ file, full-color photos, layout grid, and detailed assembly directions.¬†I do ask that if you are a consultant using these guides for you workshop, you do not share copies of the guides of the Design Space‚ĄĘ files without prior permission.

All of the HeARTfully Blessed Creations team members receive a substantial discount on all kits and guides, plus free online tutorials.  This is my way of saying Thank You for being a member of our team.  If you have considered becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant, I would love for you to be a member of this amazing group of ladies.

I will be creating many more projects throughout the month using these charming Grateful Heart products.  Make sure to visit me here or on any of my social media pages each week to see more creations.  You can also  join my VIP Facebook group  and see a few LIVE tutorials using our Close to My Heart products.  I can’t wait to see what you create with Boutique!

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October Kit of the Month

Are you “nuts” for fall? Do you enjoy the cooler weather, changing leaves, and warm autumn tones?¬† Then this layout is one you will defiantly want to purchase to showcase your awesome autumn photos.¬† Each month, I design a ready-to-assemble kit for my monthly subscribers, as well as a cutting guide for those who wish to us our designer papers, Cricut¬ģ collections, and embellishments to make their own layouts.¬† For the month of October, I have created this “Nuts for Fall” layout using our delightful Grateful Heart products.¬† Can you picture your fabulous fall photos displayed on this layout?

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So how does the Kit of the Month club work? Well, all you have to do is go to my Kit of the Month subscription page, sign-up for the Monthly, Six-Month, or Yearly subscription, and the kits are mailed to your door each month.  Yearly subscribers also receive four Seasonal Expressions mailed to them each year and save $2.00 on each additional kit ordered in my online store when it is sent with their monthly order.

 

You don’t have to be a subscriber to purchase my kits.¬† You can simply go to my online store, purchase the kits you wish to create, and I will mail them to you. For those that wish to purchase their own supplies, I have Cutting Guides & Cricut Design Space‚ĄĘ files available for purchase. My Workshop Guides include a supply list, cutting guide, assembly instructions, full-color photos, and a Cricut Design Space File‚ĄĘ with custom designed images using our Close to My Heart Cricut¬ģ collections. (HeARTfully Blessed Creations Team members receive a substantial discount on all kits and guides.)

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You can subscribe to the Kit of the Month club and have the October Nuts For Fall Kit delivered directly to your door next month. Yearly subscribers pay only $12.00* per kit and will be receiving a Holiday Expressions with their order. I can’t wait to see what you create with this kit.

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*$12.00 price is for annual subscribers. Shipping costs are in addition to the monthly subscription price. Please visit my Kit of the Month tab for more information 

Fall Moments

It is finally starting to look like Fall around here! I just returned from my annual Fall Crafting Retreat that I host each year, and noticed and many of the leaves are starting to turn, the weather is cooling, and I am ready for some pumpkin bread.¬† To get you in the “mood” for fall,¬† I showing you one of pages I created for this year’s Extravaganza using a few of our amazing new products from the Holiday Expressions.

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The first thing you might notice is that gorgeous paper pattern.  Did you know that the Saffron paper comes from our Boutique collection?

 

Isn’t it just beautiful? I also chose to use Boutique Complements to add a few additional details to the layout. I just love that saying “Live for moments you can’t put into words”. This truly describes how we were feeling as we peered at the spectacular fall shades of trees and bushes against the cool waters of the Rocky Mountains.

 

As you can see I used those little “Washi” sticker strips and the¬†Boutique Cardmaking Stamp Set to add a few more details onto the layout.

 

Don’t you just love those little sticker strips? I have used them for quite a few accents on my cards and layouts, along with our new Thin Cuts. We have TWO new sets for you this season that you will ‚ô•LOVE‚ô•.

 

I am adoring all the new TAGS we have available for you in the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts Bundle. On my layout, I chose to cut one in half and use it as an accent. The stitching on the Circle matched perfectly with the stitching that I created with the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts Bundle on other parts of the layout.

You can view all of these new products along with many others on my website. When you place an order during the month of September, you will receive a FREE Holiday Expressions with your order. It’s defiantly something you want to get your hands on – just keep some tissue near by to catch all the drool. ūüėČ I can’t wait to see what you create with all these amazing new products!

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Boutique Scrapbook Workshop

Each month I create kits and guides using our delightful paper packs, and since next month’s paper pack has not yet been revealed, I am giving you just a few sneak peeks of my scrapbook kits and guides for the month of September.

 

 

My Boutique Creative Club Scrapbook Workshop uses our New Boutique papers from the Holiday Expressions catalog to create three layouts.  The Boutique paper pack is full of texture and color, making it one that was a joy to create with. I am beyond excited about how each of these pages turned out. Each one is unique to the paper used, and are designed to display your photos and memories beautifully.

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You can purchase these layout kits individually in my online store, or come one one of my Crafternoons and purchase any of my kits to create with me and a few friends.  Each scrapbook kit comes pre-cut and includes all the supplies needed to create each layout. All you need are photos, adhesive, scissors, and a journaling pen.

I will also have Workshop Guides available for purchase in my online store. Each Workshop Guide includes a supply list, cutting guide, Cricut Design Space‚ĄĘ file, full-color photos, layout grid, and detailed assembly directions.¬†I do ask that if you are a consultant using these guides for you workshop, you do not share copies of the guides of the Design Space‚ĄĘ files without prior permission.

All of the HeARTfully Blessed Creations team members receive a substantial discount on all kits and guides, plus free online tutorials.  This is my way of saying Thank You for being a member of our team.  If you have considered becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant, I would love for you to be a member of this amazing group of ladies.

I will be creating many more projects throughout the month using this delightful Boutique paper.¬† Make sure to visit me here or on any of my social media pages each week to see more creations.¬† You can also¬† join my VIP Facebook group¬† and see a few LIVE tutorials using our Close to My Heart products.¬† I can’t wait to see what you create with Boutique!

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You’ve Got Class Blog Hop

Welcome to the You’ve Got Class Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from the¬†You’ve Got Class 39521996_10217478329729317_3142872847475539968_n.jpgcollection which¬†features unique papers, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed preserve the best of your child‚Äôs school years.¬† If you have come here from¬†Katy Taylor‚Äôs blog, you are on the right path!¬†When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.¬† If you get lost along the way, you‚Äôll find the complete list of participating consultants on¬†Melinda‚Äôs Blog.

As I put together the You’ve Got Class school album kit, I realized that there was a possibility that I “might” have a few more photos than the album allowed room for.¬† As a mother of many, I have found myself incredibly behind with my memory keeping, so pocket scrapbooking has become an accepted way to catch-up. That is why I decided to create some matching You’ve Got Class Pocket Cards that can be used in conjunction with the¬†You’ve Got Class¬†kit.

 

Once I complete the album, I had PLENTY of paper and cardstock leftover making it easy to create some additions to my album.¬†These You’ve Got Class Pocket Cards are designed to work in conjunction with our pocket Memory Protectors.

 

I began by cutting some of the papers and cardstock remnants into 3″x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ sizes. I knew I wouldn’t need many since most of my “pockets” would be filled with photos.¬† Once I had a pile of “bases”, my creative brain took off using the paper scraps¬†along with the¬†You’ve Got Class and School Kits stamp sets to create some adorable additions to my album.

 

Aren’t they just the cutest? I plan on showing my School Album Workshop attendees how to create these at my next class.¬† Our You‚Äôve Got Class workshop contains enough materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts with enough left over for more pages or pocket cards.

You can continue through the blog hop and see¬†more ideas¬†from a few other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the¬†You’ve Got Class collection¬†and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now ‚ÄėHop‚ÄĚ on over to¬†Darlys Recker‚Äôs blog¬†to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the You’ve Got Class products and stamp sets are only available until September 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant, or¬†visit the Promotions tab of my website¬†to see all of the products available in this kit.¬† I can‚Äôt wait to see what you create!

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Craftiness Documented

As many of you know, we have been in the process of a full home renovation which includes moving fifteen years worth of crafty goodness into a new space.  I have slowly been documenting this adventure through photos and plan on using this layout below as a way of displaying these memories.

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The patterns of our¬†Documented Paper Packet fit my crafty area well.¬† My new space is full of found items of metal, wood, and wire, so the distressed doors and brick patterns will complement my photos.¬† ¬†The images and sentiments from our¬†For the Love of Crafting stamp set was used to explain my craftiness to a tee and that “If you can’t stand the mess” is my current attitude.¬† If you could only see the of paper, cardstock, old product, new product, and the “why did I keep this” piles that are currently invading the old and new spaces right now, my friends.

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If you look closely at this layout, you will see that I added some embellishments from Documented Complements. The complements were originally Kraft colored, but I wanted them to be black to match the wire and pipes in my new space, so I shaded them. This is a simple way to make our Complements fit your project. Our markers, shimmer brushes, and watercolors can be easily used to change an embellishment to fit your needs.

 

My new craft area is still in process and full of mess, so the photos I have taken for this layout have not been printed nor organized.  In fact, my own personal scrapbooking has taken a backseat until I have an organized space to craft. My goal is to have it completed by Christmas and then you will be able to see my beautiful, crazy,  work space.

Both the Documented products and the For the Love to Crafting stamp set are only available for another week.¬† If these are items you have had on your wishlist, make sure that you go to my website and grab them before they are gone for good.¬† You can visit the GOING SOON section and see all of the items that are (sadly) retiring on August 31st. I would hate for you to miss out on those papers, cardstock, or stamps you have been wanting. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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September Kit of the Month

This week, you are getting a little sneak peek of a few of our upcoming products that are being showcased in my September Kit of the Month.¬† Each month, I design a kit for my Kit of the Month subscribers that is easy-to-assemble and ready for filling with photos.¬† For the month of September, I have created this “Blessed” layout using a few of our new upcoming products that will be available in the upcoming Holiday Expressions catalog.

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The Boutique paper pack was the one I was blessed with to use for the Convention Extravaganza.  As a presenter at Convention, I was able to create some beautiful projects using Boutique products and, I have enjoyed the paper pack so much, that I have continued to create even more to share with you during the month of September.

 

Don’t you just love all the little details on this layout? I really ‚ô•LOVE‚ô• that sparkle.¬† My September Kit of the Month layout allows room for four 4‚Ä≥x 6‚Ä≥ photos, but all of my kits are easily modifiable to the photos you have.¬† I designed this layout to allow you add more photos with the use of our Pocket Plus‚ĄĘ Memory Protectors.¬† You can use either Design 4 or Design 2¬† to make room for even more memories.

 

You can subscribe to the¬†Kit of the Month club¬†and have the September Blessed Kit delivered directly to your door next month. Yearly subscribers pay only $12.00* per kit and receive additional perks each month.¬† Workshop Guides will be available shortly in my¬†online store.¬† The Workshop Guide includes a supply list, cutting guide, assembly instructions, full-color photos and a Cricut Design Space File‚ĄĘ with custom designed images using our Close to My Heart Cricut¬ģ collections.

I can’t wait to see what you create with this kit.

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*$12.00 price is for annual subscribers. Shipping costs are in addition to the monthly subscription price. Please visit my Kit of the Month tab for more information 

The Challenges of Documented

It’s depressing really, that such a beautiful paper pack has been set aside for the last four months crying to be turned into a card, or layout, or even a simple tag. Oh, dear Documented. How sorry I am that my summer got away from me and I haven’t taken the time to use the intriguing parchment full of doors, nor have I layered with your bricks. I have lacked the time to use up all of your glorious complements. Oh, dear Documented. Today is the day we finally play.

 

Documented was one you may have found intriguing and, maybe like me, you set it aside hoping for inspiration.¬† I made a goal to use up these papers before the season ended so¬† I decided to seek inspiration in this week’s¬†Color My Heart Dare and Heart2Heart Duly Noted challenges. By “forcing” myself to use up these papers, I was able to come up with a glorious layout full of texture and shine.

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This layout involved layering various paper patterns from the Documented pack onto that glorious brick background. I added some stitching, Flower Market Flowers, a few stickers, some Silver Glitter paper and ended up with what you see here.¬† I honestly didn’t expect it to turn out the way that it did, but all the patterns and colors of the Documented paper pack really play well together.

I will suggest that when using Documented that you keep your color palette simple or you will feel a bit overwhelmed.  Since the Color My Heart Dare required the use of only Peacock, Linen, Eggplant, and Silver, I was able to keep my color choices to a minimum and really make those paper patterns shine.

I hope you take a little time to play with Documented before it retires. You should also join in this week’s¬†Color My Heart Dare and Heart2Heart Duly Noted challenges. I always love seeing what you create!

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Craft with Heart

Who wouldn’t love a subscription program from Close To My Heart that sends ready-to-make scrapbook layouts directly to your door?!¬† Our¬†Craft with Heart‚ĄĘ¬† subscription delivers an exclusive Cut Above¬ģ¬†layout kit in the mail to you making it a little easier to stay on top of your passion for memory keeping.

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You can choose the program option that works best for you with our monthly, 4-month, and 12-month subscription options.   The monthly and 4-month options are not available until September 1, but because we know you’re just going to ♥love♥ this program, we are releasing the 12-month subscription option a month early so you can get started recording those memories on these beautiful layout kits.

 

 

Each kit comes with all the pieces needed to make two two-page 12‚Ä≥ x 12‚Ä≥ layouts. Our Cut Above¬ģ layout kits give you everything you need to assemble scrapbook layouts in one convenient kit: base pages, pre-cut pieces and die-cuts, stickers, and photo placeholders‚ÄĒall you need is adhesive and a journaling pen!

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Not only is the 12-month subscription available now, you also get the best deal. With the 12-month option, you receive four layout kits three times a year at a 20% discount, plus¬†FREE SHIPPING! AND . . . with the 12-month subscription only, each Craft with Heart‚ĄĘ delivery also comes with a code from Persnickety Prints for¬†30 FREE 4‚Ä≥ x 6‚Ä≥ PRINTS!¬†(The code comes on a small card in each box, just like the one you see in the photo above.) That‚Äôs¬†90 free 4‚Ä≥ x 6‚Ä≥ prints each year!

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I am ‚ô•LOVING‚ô• this Craft with Heart program! You get a layout kit for each month delivered directly to your door and you will have scrapbook pages that are perfect for preserving everyday moments! I can’t wait to see what you create with these kits!

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excerpts taken from the Close to My Heart blog