Monday, January 2, 2017

I'm Wild about Winter!

Most folks don't look forward to winter.  It's cold, it gets dark early, and sometimes it snows quite a bit and there's too much shoveling.  But, I like to think about the parts of winter that I enjoy, so I made this layout to celebrate the bright side of winter.  I love hot chocolate, sitting by the fire, watching the snow fall, and wearing my favorite sweaters.  It's also a good time to stay inside and scrapbook since I don't feel guilty for not going outside.
Wild About Winter - #ctmhohdeer at
This layout features the "Oh Deer!" paper collection.  I've used Seaglass glitter paper in the title using the font from Cricut Artbooking.  The pine cones and needles are from Cricut Flower Market and the Snowflakes are from Cricut Art Philosophy. I used two of my older stamps sets for the embellishments.  (D1480  and C1479)  The layout sketch is from the 'Cherish' How-To book.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Oh Deer! Christmas is right around the corner.

Oh how I love this pretty paper!  (Oh Deer! X7214B) I knew I would love making some Christmas cards using the coordinating stamp set, Perfectly Pine (A1191).

Oh Deer! X7214B
Perfectly Pine (A1191)

Here's a card I made using the Oh Deer! paper collection and Perfectly Pine stamp.  I also decorated the envelope flap using the Perfectly Pine stamp so it would coordinate with the card.

Christmas card and envelope using CTMH Oh Deer!  #ctmhohdeer -

I used a few older stamps sets to add the borders (C1450 Eclectic Edges - retired) and sentiment (B4103 To You and Yours - retired).  If you have these you may want to pull them out.  There are many other new stamps sets available for the holidays that will make beautiful cards.

Here are a few that will make wonderful cards:

All is Bright (A1190)
Sameach (B1538)
Jolly Holiday (C1654)
Season of Magic (C1665)
Very Merry (D1694)
Very Merry is also available in French (D1694F) and Spanish (D1694S).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Jeepers Creepers!

Are you ready to take fabulous Halloween photos and put them on a cute layout? 

CTMH Jeepers Creepers layout -
This layout is quick and easy using Close To My Heart's "Jeepers Creepers" paper pack (X7211B) and a quick stamped title with two colors layered over one another.  The bat and the friendly monsters were cut using the Artistry Cricut cartridge (Z3167).  Try adding some googly eyes for a touch of whimsy. There is a wide variety of paper and embellishments in the Jeepers Creepers line of products.

Do you have more than four photos?  (I know I will.)  Add some Flip Flaps for an interactive page and space for even more photos.

Left page: 1"x12" Slate is 3" from top.  Below that, 5"x12" Jeepers Creepers monsters and 2"x12" Slate.  Right page:  1"x12" Slate on the right.  Beside that, 5"x 12" Jeepers Creepers monsters.  Across the page, 1"x12" Pansy 2" from bottom of page.  All photo mats are 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" (Lagoon and Black).  Photo embellishment uses the "zip strip".  Journaling card is 3 1/2" x 4 1/2".  Bat and monsters are from Cricut Artistry.

Jeepers Creepers products

Jeepers Creepers paper packet (X7211B)
Jeepers Creepers Complements (X7211C)
Jeepers Creepers Assortment (Z4009)
Jeepers Creepers Washi Tape (Z4010)
Jeepers Creepers coordinating cardstock (Z7211D)