Tomorrow is day three and it's getting tougher, I can tell you that!
Today is day 2 of my this week to see how many simple two page layouts I can get by using only one paper packet and one coordinating complements packet. I'm using the Close to my Heart paper packet of the month, Zoe and the coordinating Zoe Complements. The layout idea today came from two different layouts that I combined from the "Reflections Scrapbook Program" book, pages 16 & 20. To read more about my challenge, take a look at that blog post.
Tomorrow is day three and it's getting tougher, I can tell you that!
Here are the Close to my Heart products used to make this project. To purchase any of these products, simply click on the photo and you'll be taken to my online store.
I've challenged myself this week to see how many simple two page layouts I can get by using only one paper packet and one coordinating complements packet. Today is my first layout using the paper packet of the month, Zoe and the coordinating Zoe Complements. It's a basic layout that I could definitely jazz up a bit with Cricut cuts and a title when I get ready to put photos on it but it's also cute enough to stand on it's own. That's the beauty of scrapbooking. You can make simple layouts or use pocket page scrapbooking when you want things quick and easy or you can get as detailed as you like when you have more time. I like to make my layouts ahead of time and then choose photos for them later. I will typically put a title or some Cricut embellishments on at the same time I do my photos. That's what works for me. I'd love to hear what works for you so leave a comment letting us know.
To make things go even faster, I used a layout idea from a wonderful Close to my Heart pattern layout book, "Make it from Your Heart, Volume 2", Pattern 14. This book is a life saver if you have a mental block or you just don't like to design your own layouts. You simply pick a pattern you like and the book gives you cutting instructions and shows you how to lay it out with beautiful photos. If you haven't tried this book, I highly recommend that you do. It is only $7.95 and comes with 15 two page layout ideas, 2 one page layout ideas, and 12 card ideas. Each layout pattern also comes with an alternate idea so multiply every idea by two. It's an amazing value! Close to my Heart offers eight idea books in all and I use them all the time.
As you can see, other then adhesive, a trimmer, and scissors, all I used was a paper packet and the matching complements along with my idea book. To purchase either of these products, simply click on the photo and you'll be taken to my online store.
Tomorrow, I'll have another Zoe layout for you.
Today's card features the wonderful Shinhan Twin Touch Markers from Close to my Heart. I'm trying to get better at coloring so I'm just throwing myself into it and doing my best. I was in the mood for pink and chose it as my card base, color of the flower, and my accent pieces. I think it turned out lovely and I plan on sending it to a close friend who's struggling with a life change and is unsure what life has in store for her. This sentiment fits her situation perfectly!
Here are the Close to my Heart products I used to make the card. To purchase any of these products, simply click on the photo and you'll be taken to my online store.
Tomorrow I start a scrapbook layout challenge so be sure and watch for layout projects each day this week.
Here are my posts and projects for the week ending September 26. I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! For more information on any project you see below, simply click on the photo.
Today I have a tutorial video for you showing how I made the cute Halloween tag that I had on yesterday's project. If you missed it, please take a look at the Halloween Bag and Tag post.
Link to the ==> Cricut Design Space File
Hope you enjoy.
Today's project is a Halloween treat bag with a cute tag made using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. These bags are perfect for those extra special treats you want to give to friends, co-workers, or neighbors. The bag itself comes from Close to my Heart's Designer Creations Paper Bags. They come in four great colors and you get 12 bags, four each of three designs for only $3.95 plus tax and shipping. The size of the bags is 5 3/4 x 4 3/4, perfect for fitting several treats inside.
The tag was made using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. I made the tag by doing some manipulation in Cricut Design Space on a mini book page that I thought would make a cute tag. Tomorrow on the blog, I'll have a tutorial video showing you how I made those changes so be sure to check it out.
Here are the Close to my Heart products I used to make this treat bag.
The Cricut Artistry cartridge has some beautiful florals that I've wanted to use so I decided to put together a layout using some of my favorites. I love the layered look of the flowers and my color scheme was inspired by some paint swatches I saw on Pinterest. I sometimes get tired of girly colors and wanted something different so I liked having the swatch to help me branch out on my colors. The layout will hold one 4x6 photo and three 4x4 photos.
Here is a link to the ==> Cricut Design Space File
Here are the Close to my Heart products I used to make this layout.
Tomorrow's project is a cute Halloween bag followed by a video tutorial on how I made the tag on Friday.
A few months ago I made this invitation to send to my mom, sister-in-law, and niece inviting them to an authentic English tea party (well sort of authentic). I used Cricut Design Space to design the card and decided to try writing out the invitation as well as the envelope using my Cricut Explore and my Cricut Explore Variety Pen Set in black. I was so pleased at how it turned out. I could never in a million years write an invitation that neatly and I love the cursive font. It made the invitation look so formal and pretty (the black blurs were to mask the address). The invitation was a hit and the tea party was so much fun. I highly recommend throwing one yourself. We had scones, jam, and clotted cream that I was able to order off of Amazon along with cucumber sandwiches that were yummy.
If you'd like to recreate the invitation, here is the ==> Cricut Design Space File
Tomorrow on the blog, I have a garden themed scrapbook layout.
Today I have two additional layouts I did using the Studio J software from Close to my Heart. I have so many baby photos of my sweet niece that I was overwhelmed so I'm doing a combination of digital, pocket, and traditional scrapbooking to switch it up a bit and make things a little easier. These layouts feature the Zoe express collection which is perfect for baby. If you have any questions on how Studio J works, please visit my Studio J website or shoot me an email.
Tomorrow on the blog I have an invitation I made using the Cricut Explore.
Here are my posts and projects for the week ending September 19. I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! For more information on any project you see below, simply click on the photo.
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