To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, Close to My Heart has created Postcard Perfect – a collection of bright, beachy products available exclusively during the month of May. I will be hosting three workshops featuring this exclusive collection where you can come create some memorable scrapbook albums and cards. This collection will be available for purchase on my website May 1st, OR order the papers, coordinating cardstock, or stamp set directly from me beginning April 15th.
Since every vacation is “Postcard Perfect” and worthy of remembering, I am offering two album kits to showcase your family photos. Choose from the twenty-page Mini-Album featuring places for over forty photos or the full-size Cut-Above Kit with three coordinating layouts. Each will be perfect for recording those “Postcard Perfect” memories. (The mini-album guide is available for sale in my online store for all my long-distance crafters.)
For all you card makers out there, I have found an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL card workshop that is “Postcard Perfect”. This card workshop was inspired by the talented Jacquie Paech, and each card has been designed beautifully for any occasion.
Isn’t this a wonderful way to celebrate National Scrapbooking month?! Remember, the Postcard Perfect products will be available for purchase on my website May 1st, but you can pre-order your products directly through me beginning April 15th.
You must reserve your kit before May 10th. Don’t forget to share this event with your friends! Every friend who comes will earn you an additional entry into the drawing for some free Postcard Perfect products. **
I hope you can come to this workshop! It will defiantly be “Postcard Perfect”!
** Workshop must have 5 or more attendees in order for drawing to take place. The more people…the more drawings. 🙂
Birthdays – everyone has them and some even enjoy celebrating them. I truly feel that our Stargazer papers are the perfect patterns for recording birthday memories, so I decided to find a way to showcase these momentous occasions. My April Club Kits will put you in a jovial spirit as you create a Birthday Blast Layout and four Birthday cards with our Stargazer papers and embellishments.
The Birthday Blast layout has some amazing details that you will learn how to create at my April Stargazer Workshop. From the multi-layered title to the space themed icons, this layout screams “blast-off”. You can choose to use this layout to record your birthday memories, or leave off the “Birthday” title and use the layout showcase your fun family photos the space museum.
You will also have the opportunity to create some festive birthday cards to give to your friends and family using PML cards. Did you know that each of our paper packs contains two sheets of Picture My Life (PML) pages that often go unused? Did you know that these pages can be cut up to create some adorable cards? At this workshop, I will be showing you a few ways that you can use those “forgotten” papers to create four bright and cheerful Birthday cards.
I know that you will enjoy this workshop. You can learn more about my event on my Stargazer Workshop page, or order the Workshop Guides through my online store. Remember, the Stargazer products are only available until April 30th, while supplies last. Make sure to visit my website and order your’s before they are gone for good. I can’t wait to see what you create!
As you know, I enjoy each week’s Color My Heart Dare Challenge. They inspire me to try something new with a color palette I would not have likely chosen. This week, we were challenged to use only Cashmere, Glacier, Lagoon, Sapphire, Whisper and White Daisy inks with the No Worries paper pack, so I chose to make a scrapbook layout for some fun summer vacation photos.
This layout is one that we will be making in my upcoming No Worries Creative Club Workshop where you will learn how to use our inks to enhance your scrapbook pages. On this layout, I used our White Daisy Exclusive Ink Pad to add foam caps to the waves. It really added dimension to the layout. You can find a list of the remaining supplies I used to create this scrapbook page at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to ask questions about the layout, my upcoming workshop, and the products used on this layout.
If you are one of my long-distance followers, you can purchase the Workshop Guide which includes a link to the Cricut Design Space file so that you can recreate this layout using our inks and sponging techniques.
Each week, I am challenged to create something new, and often, I try to maximize my efforts. For this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare, I found the perfect color combination for one of my upcoming Inked Background Workshop cards. Our Sapphire, Glacier, New England Ivy, White Daisy and Desert Sand Ink colors were a perfect combination to create this Oceanside scene for a retirement card. Can’t you just picture yourself spending the rest of your days on this beach?
This card is part of my No Worries Inked Background Card Workshop which you can attend in July. If you are one of my long-distance followers, you can purchase the Workshop Guide and follow the detailed instructions to recreate these relaxing scenes using our inks and sponging techniques.
This card uses our No Worries papers, which I had found to be one of the best paper packs to create with. You can find a list of the remaining supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to ask questions about the card, my upcoming workshop, and the products used on this card.
Here’s a Quick Tip when using our inks and sponges. I have found that it works best to cut our Round Sponge into sixths, then attach one end of the sponge into a Binder Clip. I have each of mine labeled with the color name on the top of the Binder Clip and they all fit into bin on my desk. This keeps my hands a little cleaner and prevents my ink pads from getting contaminated with other colors.
The adventures continue with Inked Background cards for my July workshop. This week, I created a simple Inked Background on the front of a rustic z-fold card using our No Worries paper and accessories. As always, I included a list of supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of this post.
In July, I will be teaching a workshop showing you how to create inked backgrounds for cards. If you love these Inked Backgrounds as much as I do, you will want to visit my blog weekly or subscribe to my workshops newsletter to learn how you can attend one of my workshops. The July No Worries Creative Club Workshop will feature three inked background cards and two layouts using inking techniques. I will also have Workshop Guides available, for those who cannot attend, explaining how to create these amazing projects.
If you decide to start trying to create some amazing Inked Backgrounds, and you suddenly realize that the background seems too dark or patchy, then I suggest you purchase our White Daisy Exclusive Inks Stamp pad. This ink pad is a Pigment Ink that works well to blend our water-based dye inks. Your colors will blend beautifully and have a gorgeous, muted, watercolor look. 🙂
This week’s Color My Heart Dare challenge focuses on our No Worries products and required the use of Cocoa, Lemon, Smoothie, Sea Glass, Cashmere and White Daisy. That may seem like quite the color palette, but I found it to be perfect for creating a beach sunset scene. As always, I included a list of supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of this post.
I have had many people ask how these backgrounds are created, so I have decided that my July Workshops will focus on Inked Backgrounds. I plan to teach how to create this card and two others. Visit my blog throughout the month to see what projects you can make at my No Worries Creative Club Workshop. I will also have Workshop Guides available, for those who cannot attend, explaining how to create an inked background.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order your $3.00 guide with detailed instructions for creating this card. As always, you will receive a FREE workshop guide of your choice with any $30 online order on my website (before shipping & tax).
If you decide to start trying to create some amazing Inked Backgrounds, I would suggest that you get yourself an All Purpose Mat. This tool is a time-saver when it comes to cleaning up your work surface after inking. Your hands may be a mess, but your work surface will be clean. 😉
Don’t forget to visit my site throughout the month so that you can see more ideas using the No Worries paper pack and accessories.