Thursday, April 30, 2015

May 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop "Just Sayin"

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is "Just Sayin" a set of 14 stamps. If you have come here from Cat's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog







This month we have 67 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

"Make A Wish"


Page One

Page Two

Tools: Cricut Machine, Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Acrylic Blocks and Big Shot or Cuttlebug Machine

Stamps: Just Sayin' (S1505)

CTMH Products Used:

  • Confetti Wishes Paper Packet (X7189B)
  • Confetti Wishes Complements (X7189C)
  • Colonial White Card Stock (1388)
  • Crystal Blue Card Stock (1 is included in Confetti Wishes Paper Packet) (1292)
  • Thistle Card Stock (1 is included in Confetti Wishes Paper Packet) (X5769)
  • Pacifica Card Stock (1 is included in Confetti Wishes Paper Packet) (X5759)
  • Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon (Z1990)
  • Thistle Ink Pad (Z2640
  • Crystal Blue Ink Pad (Z2117
  • Pear Ink Pad (Z2197
  • Cotton Candy Ink Pad (Z2193
  • Honey Ink Pad (Z2162
  • Liquid Glass (Z679
  • Marvy Uchida Le Pen Journaling Pen (Z1979
Other Products: 
Paper Dimensions:


Click on image to enlarge view
 
Page One

A -  Lay Out Base - 12" X 12" Crystal Blue Card Stock
B -  
Patterned Paper Border Trim 1/2" X 12"
C -  Patterned Paper
8 1/2" X 10 1/2"
D -  Thistle Card Stock

E -  Patterned Paper
F -  Photo Mat - Crystal Blue Card Stock
G -  1 3/4" Circle (2) Pacifica, (2) Honey, (2) Thistle

Page Two

H -  Lay Out Base - 12" X 12" Thistle Card Stock
I  -  Yellow Checkered Patterned Paper 6" X 12"
J -  Blue Patterned Paper 3" X 12"

K -  (2) Photo Mats - Crystal Blue Patterned Paper 7 1/2" X 5 1/2"

L -  White Daisy Embellishment Mat
M -  Blue Patterned Paper Embellishment
N - Crystal Blue Photo Mat

Instructions:

Page One
  1. The base layer for the page two layout is a 12" X 12" Thistle Card Stock.
  2. Using a tape runner, adhere layer C 1/2" from the right side center of layer A.
  3. Add the Patterned Paper border trim 1/2" from the top of the Crystal Blue Card Stock.
  4. Adhere layer layer E on top of layer D and then on top of layer C 2" below the top of the page.
  5.  Cut (2) 13" pieces of the Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon and adhere to the bottom of page one 1 1/2" inch apart.
  6. Add layer F to the right side of layer E slightly slanted to the right as pictured on the sample.
  7. Stamp the "Enjoy The Moment" Banner using Thistle Ink Pad on a White Daisy cardstock and fuzzy cut.  Adhere to the top left corner of the layout using 3D foam tape or foam squares.
  8. Stamp the "Date" label using Pear Ink Pad on a White Daisy cardstock and fuzzy cut.  Adhere above layer F using 3D foam tape or foam squares.
  9. Stamp the square image in Honey, the triangle in Cotton Candy and the circle image using the Crystal Blue Ink Pad.  Fuzzy cut and adhere on top of the 1 3/4" circles.  To give the shapes some dimension, color the shapes with the Clear Wink of Stella Brush marker and add liquid glass.  Let this dry before adhering on top of the Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon. Use the journaling pen to draw in the string below the circles.
  10. Add the "Make A Wish" Title using the letters from the Confetti Wishes Complements. 
Page Two
  1. The base layer for this two-page layout are 12" X 12" Colonial White Card Stock.
  2. Using a tape runner adhere layer I to the right side of the base layer.
  3. Adhere layer J on the left side of the base layer 1 1/2" from the edge of the page.
  4. Add (2) Photo Mat Layer K above layer J.
  5. Adhere layer M on top of layer L and add some stickers for the Confetti Wishes complements.
  6. Add the Crystal Blue Photo Mat below layer L.
  7. Stamp the "That Happened" label using Crystal Blue Ink and "Full of Goodness" label using Honey Ink.  Add Wink of Stella and Liquid Crystal if desired and adhere on the page layout using foam squares.
I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and 3-D Foam tape to give the accent dimensions. Feel free to add your own touch to this elegant scrapbook layout.

Now "Hop" on over to 
Pamela's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the March SOTM is only available until May 31st, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Happy Crafting!


Angela

Treats of Friendship Video Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today’s Card project features Close To My Heart’s Blossom Paper Packet and the Treats of Friendship Stamp Set from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog.  The card was also created using Close To My Heart's Artiste Cricut Cartridge.


Video Tutorial:




Cricut Design Space Project File - <Click Here>

Close To My Heart Products:  Click on the link below to view the products
Other Products:

Tools:
  • Scissors
  • Trimmer
  • Cricut Machine
  • Embossing/Die Cutting Machine
Dimensions:
  • Card Base - 4.25" X 5.5"
  • Layer A - 11.50" X 5.25"
  • Layer B - 2.25" X 4.5"
  • Layer C - 2" X 4.25"
  • Layer D - 2.5 X 4.5"
Thank you for visiting luvz2scrapbook.com and I hope you enjoyed today's video tutorial.  If you would like to see more video tutorials similar to this project, please give me a thumbs up and don't forget to subscribe to my channel.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cricut Sketch Thursday: Happy Mothers Day

Hi Everyone!

Mother's Day is right around the corner and I'm sure most of us will be celebrating this special day with our mothers, daughters and granddaughters.  I created this layout on Cricut Design Space using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart.



You can make this scrapbook page in a variety of sizes using plain colored card stock, patterned paper or glitter paper. Add your favorite embellishments and photos to fit your needs.

I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and 3-D Foam tape to give the accent frame dimensions. Feel free to add your own touch to this quick and easy scrapbook layout.

Cricut Design Space Altered Project Link: Happy Mother's Day

If you have any questions regarding this sketch or any Close To My Heart products, please feel free to email me at luvz2scrapbook@gmail.com. 

Happy Crafting!
Angela

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Denim Pocket Birthday Card Video Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today’s Card project features Close To My Heart’s Confetti Wishes Paper Packet, the Distressed Background and the Tagged With Love Stamp Set.  Tagged with Love is a Hostess Rewards Stamp Set from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog. Hostess stamps are exclusive sets that can only be purchased with hostess rewards dollars.  




Thank you for visiting luvz2scrapbook.com and I hope you enjoyed today's video tutorial.  If you would like to see more video tutorials similar to this project, please give me a thumbs up and don't forget to subscribe to my channel.


Video Tutorial:





Close To My Heart Products:  Click on the link below to view the products
Other Products:
Tools:
  • Scissors
  • Trimmer
  • 1/8" Hole Punch or Crop-A-Dile
Dimensions:

  • Card Base - 11" X 4.25"
  • Front Layer Pacifica Cardstock - 4" X 5.25"
  • Confetti Wishes Yellow Checkered Patterned Paper - 3.75" X 5" 
  • Pocket Base White Daisy Cardstock - 3" X 3.5"
  • Pocket Fold White Daisy Cardstock - 0.75" X 3"
  • Card Inside Pacifica Cardstock - 4" X 5.25"
  • Card Inside White Daisy - 3.75" X 5"
  • Card Inside Border Confetti Wishes Patterned Paper - 0.75" X 5" and 1" X 5" 



Monday, April 13, 2015

Monogram Stamp Note Card Video Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today's project features Close To My Hearts "Monogram" Stamp available through Close To My Heart for only $2.95.  All the letters of the alphabet are available for purchase on my online store just click on the link below.  This note card is our Luvz2stamp Club kit of the month, all my new members and club hosts for the month of April will be receiving a pre-cut, pre-embossed and pre-scored note card kit along with their chosen monogram letter stamp to make 6 complete note cards.



Thank you for visiting luvz2scrapbook.com and I hope you enjoyed today's video tutorial.  If you would like to see more video tutorials similar to this project, please give me a thumbs up and don't forget to subscribe to my channel.


Video Tutorial:




Close To My Heart Products:  Click on the link below to view the products


Other Products:


Tools:
  • Scissors
  • Die Cutting/Embossing Machine (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Big Kick, etc.)

Dimensions:

Card Base - 8.5" X 5.5"
Colonial White Inside Card - 4" X 5.25"
Yuletide Carol Pattern (Dark) - 3.75" X 3"
Yuletide Carol Pattern (Light Side) - 3.75" X 2"
Colonial White Cardstock Strip - 0.75" X 3.75"
Black Scallop - 1.75"
Kraft Circle Shape - 1.375"
Colonial White Circle Shape - 1.25"

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cricut Sketch Thursday: Prom Night

Hi Everyone!

I just heard from my daughter (who is in high school) that it's prom season.  She's only a Freshman so she won't be attending one anytime soon but I thought it would be nice to create a layout that a lot of you can use.  This layout was created using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart.


You can make this scrapbook page in a variety of sizes using plain colored card stock, patterned paper or glitter paper. Add your favorite embellishments and photos to fit your needs.

I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and 3-D Foam tape to give the accent frame dimensions. Feel free to add your own touch to this quick and easy scrapbook layout.

Cricut Design Space Altered Project Link: Prom Night

If you have any questions regarding this sketch or any Close To My Heart products, please feel free to email me at luvz2scrapbook@gmail.com. 

Happy Crafting!
Angela

Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to our special edition Blog Hop featuring the new products from our Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog!

If you have come here from Catherine's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog



This month we have 43 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the new products from the Seasonal Expressions I catalog and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


Meow You Doin?




Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Cuttlebug Machine, Acrylic Blocks and Bone Folder

Stamps: Friendly Pets (B1481)

CTMH Products Used:

  • Jackson Paper Packet (X7195B
  • Cocoa Card Stock (2 sheets come with the Jackson Paper Packet) 
  • Black Card Stock 
  • Black Archival Ink Pad 
  • Extra Thick Twine Glacier 
  • Woodgrain Embossing Folder 
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151
  • Liquid Glass (Z679
  • ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (Marigold, Golden Yellow, Mahogany, Carmine, Light Grey 4) 

Assembly Guide:
  1. Card Base - The card base is a black card stock that measures 5.5" X 8.5", scored at the center and folded in half. 
  2. Layer 1 - Cocoa Card Stock measuring 4" X 5.25" Use Woodgrain Embossing Folder and Cuttlebug or Big Shot Machine to emboss the cardstock.
  3. Layer 2 - From the Jackson Paper Packet cut a piece at 1.5" X 4"
  4. Layer 3 - Cut the opposite side (Brown) 1" X 4" and adhere on top of layer 2.
  5. Wrap Glacier Extra Thick Twine twice around layer 2/3 and adhere on top of layer 1 using 3D Foam Tape.
  6. Stamp the Cat image on a piece of White Daisy cardstock measuring 2.5" X 3.5" using a black archival ink. Color image using ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.
  7. Add patterned paper on the sides of the White Daisy Cardstock and adhere to the front center of the card using 3-D Foam tape.

Now "Hop" on over to Tina's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!


Remember, all the products from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book are only available until June 30th, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to order your Close To My Heart products.

Happy Crafting!
Angela







  

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Friendship Wreath Bokeh Card Video Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today's project features Close To My Hearts "Friendship Wreath" Stamp Set available through Close To My Heart for only $2.95.  This card was created using the "Bokeh" background technique.



Thank you for visiting luvz2scrapbook.com and I hope you enjoyed today's video tutorial.  If you would like to see more video tutorials similar to this project, please give me a thumbs up and don't forget to subscribe to my channel.


Video Tutorial:





Close To My Heart Products:  Click on the link below to view the products


Other Products:


Tools:
  • Scissors

Dimensions:

Card Base - 8.5" X 5.5"
Inside Card - 4" X 5.25"
Black Cardstock - 4" X 5.25"
White Daisy Cardstock - 3.75" X 5"


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cricut Sketch Thursday: Happy Easter

Hi Everyone!

Easter is right around the corner and I know that all my scrapbooking friends will be takings lots of pictures of the kids running around looking for eggs and treats.  In celebration of Easter, today's Cricut Sketch Thursday is a one page layout dedicated to all the fun memories we will want to remember.  I used Artbooking, Art Philosophy and Artfully Sent to create this layout, feel free to add or change some of the embellishments if you don't have all three cartridges.


You can make this scrapbook page in a variety of sizes using plain colored card stock, patterned paper or glitter paper. Add your favorite embellishments and photos to fit your needs.

I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and 3-D Foam tape to give the accent frame dimensions. Feel free to add your own touch to this quick and easy scrapbook layout.

Cricut Design Space Altered Project Link: Happy Easter

If you have any questions regarding this sketch or any Close To My Heart products, please feel free to email me at luvz2scrapbook@gmail.com. 

Happy Crafting!
Angela