Saturday, 27 February 2016

Blossom Layout for a Boy

So, I have two little boys.  I still love some of the girly type paper though.  I have found that I can make almost any of the girly type paper packs work for my boy layouts.

 Although there are lots of florals and pinks in this kit I pulled out those and used some cardstock to keep it simple and more masculine.


This paper is retired now but I bet that I can pretty much do this with any kit.  I challenge you to try this too.  I'd love to hear which kits you've done this with.

Picture My Life Mini Book

I don't know about you but I love Picture My Life cards.  I find myself pulling them out all the time to use for different things.  They are great to add to layouts, use for greeting cards or even make into a little mini book as you can see here.
Add some washi tape binding and assorted embellishments from your stash and it's done.  It only took about a half hour to finish this one up.


It's that simple.  Of course if you would like to have some help and more detailed instructions just let me know and I can set up a workshop were you and some friends can come and make these!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

February Team Brae-er Blog Hop - Valentines

Welcome back to our monthly team Brae-er Blog Hop featuring a VALENTINE'S THEME. We've all been very busy lately but it's good to finally be back into the swing of things.  If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you get lost you can find your way by going to Brae's blog for a full list of participants. If you came from Darcel's blog then you are in the right place!  

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

I am in LOVE with the new Charlotte paper and accessories!  I attended a corporate event in which we created the beautiful new style of Workshop Your Way kit with them.  I used a few of the left over pieces to create this lovely Valentine's card for my hubby. 

I don't often decorate the inside of cards but I just love this Spring Time Wishes stamp set.  Did you know that CTMH now has coordinating Thin Cuts for some of their stamp sets?  Although I love my cricut, these are super easy to use and I like that I can stamp them first and then line up the die to cut  it out. 

The next stop on the Hop is Rosalynd. Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects from those that you have seen along the way.  Don't forget to hop along again next month.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Jackson Mini Album

I created this cute little mini album as part of a challenge and just love how it turned out. 

I used the Mini Folio album.  It's a cute 4"x4" album that is great for those instagram photos. 
I used the retired Jackson papers for this book. 
I added in the retired Brave Enamel Shapes to the pages.
Even though the items are retired you can still find them in the while supplies last section, but hurry before they are gone.

I hope you enjoyed my little album and please leave a comment below. 

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Layout featuring Picture My Life Cards

Did you know that Picture My Life cards make great layouts?

At one of the CTMH events we were shown how to create this adorable layout with PML cards.  Such a great idea and so simple.  It only takes a few minutes to put together one of these layouts. The gold polka-dot washi tape also makes the layout really look great.

Did you notice that both pages are basically the same layout?  I hope you enjoyed my layout.  I'd love to hear what you think.  Please leave me a comment below.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Urban Workshop Layouts

I just love the new Urban collection!  I hope you that you like it as much as I do.

I completed the workshop layout.  It can be completed using the Cricut Artistry cartridge.  This new cartridge has some amazing shapes on it, just as you would expect from CTMH. 

I love these little badge buttons from the Urban Assortment

I also completed the second layout from the workshop kit.  Well, it's basically the same layout.  I didn't want to use the peacock cardstock for the background so I switched up the papers. 

I really like how the papers compliment the photos. 

If you would like to see the instructions, you can find them here

Below is the CTMH version of the alternate layout.

 I hope you enjoyed my layouts.  I'd love to hear what you think about my version of the alternate layout.  Please leave a comment below.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Team Brae-er Album

This year we've been focusing our team activities on connections.  Part of that includes team challenges and events.

I've started my team album and really like that I have a reason and home for my scrapbooking adventures. 

When I complete a monthly challenge my team leader sends out new PML cards for me to include in my album. 

I try to attend every event I possibly can.  I'm so glad that Close to my Heart is making an effort to have events in Canada.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my team album.  Of course if you would like to be a part of such a fun team just leave me a note in the comments below.