Friday, August 23, 2013

Baseball Pages using "Flip Flaps" and Photo storage pages


Here are the additional pages of my grandsons Baseball game.  I completed them during one of  the Crops at CKC. I used CTMH's photo storage pages and a 4 x 6 Flip Flap because I wanted something fast & easy so I wouldn't need many supplies.
 I added the 4x6 flip flap where the blue arrow is.  When you open it I had room for some journaling and you can see the next picture. Aren't those boys so handsome.  As you can guess my grandson's number is #32.  I did not even need adhesive for anything but the journaling spots. Very easy.
This next page shows from hit base.! 
Using CTMH photo storage pages and Flip Flaps are a easy and creative way to scrapbook your pictures when you have several photos that tell your story. You can do a couple regular pages and add the photo storage pages.  Easy, cost effective and really cool!  You can find all the supplies you need for a project like this Here .  While you are on my website check out the inspiration page and on the Shop page check out While they last (great bargains).

 Be Curious!  Who's Telling Your Stories?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Creating Keepsakes Convention - Charlotte

Fun in Charlotte

Three days at CKC in Charlotte was busy...busy...busy.  We took classes, attended crops and of course shopped on the vendors floor.  Can you believe a hobby like scrapbooking generates this much product (only a small sample I'm sure).  Of course we set a budget....$$......we only went over a little.
 We stayed at Hampton Inn UpTown, only a couple blocks from the convention center. The weather was cool (like Fall) and we enjoyed our walks.  We only had rain on the last day.  This is a picture of the fog on top of one of the downtown buildings.  Beautiful!
Vendors Floor
Everywhere you looked, there was something new and cool!  Here are some pages we made during our classes.
Creative Color Techniques by Creating Keepsakes

Get it Together by Quick Quotes
Monochromatic by Lickety Split Scrapbooks

I also learned about "More Fabulous Flowers with Amy Tangerine" and "Backgrounds by You" by Nicole Peterson Designs. Close to My Heart was represented by Dr. Phil (consultant with CTMH)   It was a truly fun filled weekend and I got to spend it with my Daughter.  If you ever get the chance you should go to this event.   Happy Crafting everyone!

Be Curious!  Who's Telling Your Stories?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Only 145 days till Christmas!

Been working on some Christmas Cards.  Here are a few of them.

Embossing and coloring are fun things to do and they give your card that extra touch.  I love birds so this stamp is one of my favorites.   If you want to make your cards this year, let me show you how.  I Love getting homemade cards, it makes me fell special! Want that special stamp set to make your cards----go Here.  Click on shop and check out the Acrylic stamp sets for the Holidays.  Also while you're there, click on Inspiration and you will find videos, projects ideas and art work to inspire you.
What is your Favorite kind of Christmas Card....simple....lots of bling...vintage...jolly...colorful?  Post it the comments and lets see what kind of cards everyone likes.

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Play Ball

Play Ball
CTMH's new Artbook Cricut Cartridge

I just love this new cartridge.  It's so easy to make a layout.  All you do is select a layout, set your size at 11", choose your image and cut.  Everything you cut will fit perfectly on your guess work!  On this page I printed the overlay, photo mat, ball layers, the word Baseball and the stars.  It all came together perfect.  I added some of the negetive images, a journaling strip and some brads...a great page!

On this page I used the negative space cutouts on the bottom of the page and added the photo mats, the word All Boy and some brads. The small stars are the negative cuts from the stars on the 1st page.  To get the negative space cuts on the second page I sprayed them with adhesive while they were still on the cutting mat.  Then I put the second page of background paper over top the cutouts & like magic...I had the 
background for the second page!  This layout of my grandson playing Baseball was
 Fun, Fast and Fantistic to make.  

If you would like to make pages like this one, let me show you how.
The Artbook Cricut cartridge can be found Here
It's so Easy!  If you need help, I will be glad to show how easy it is.
Just contact me.

Be Curious
Who's Telling Your Stories?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pajama Party

Just finished the online Pajama party with Big Picture Classes and Close To My Heart
What a great time.  I got to prop up in bed in my PJ's and watch Stacy and her friends share some great scrapbooking tips & ideas.  Lots of Fun...giveaways....scrapbookers.....project ideas.  A great project using the new CTMH Artbook cricut cartridge.  (Only available from CTMH)  I've been playing with my new cartridge & I love it.  Just set your size at 11", pick your paper & cut.  Everything  cuts to fit on your page no guessing, fast & easy. Check back here & I will get some of my pages posted for you to see.  Happy Crafting!  Be Curious & come on back.   Good Night Ladies!