Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop "Life is Wonderful"

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is "Life Is Wonferful" a set of 8 stamps. If you have come here from Beth'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 49 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!

"Life"
The Mirror Technique

The sentiments from this stamp set are great for the chalk board effect.  I used some White Daisy Ink Pad and black cardstock to showcase the sentiment.  The stamp set can be used not only on your traditional scrapbook layouts, it's also perfect for the Picture My Life scrapbooks.  This layout also features my take on the mirror technique. You will notice that the same elements are present on both sides of the layout.



Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Cricut and Acrylic Blocks 

Stamps: Life Is Wonderful (S1507)

CTMH Products Used:

  • Seaside Paper Packet
  • Colonial White Card Stock 
  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Black Ink Pad
  • White Daisy Ink Pad
  • Marvy Uchida Le Pen Journaling Pen 
  • Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Dimensions and Instructions:


Page One


A -  Lay Out Base - 12" X 12" Colonial White Cardstock
B -  Blue Polka Dot Patterned Paper -  3.5" X 12"
C -  Fence Zip Strip - .5" X 12"
D -  Blue Distressed Wood Patterned Paper - .75" X 12"
E -  Diagonal Pink Zip Strip - .5" X 12"
F -  Striped Patterned Paper - 1" X 8.5"
G -  Coral Cardstock - 8.5" X 6"
H -  White Daisy Cardstock Frames - 3.5" X 4.25"
I -  White Daisy Banner - 3.5" X 6"
J -  Black Label (6" Length) Cut on Cricut Explore using Artiste Cartridge

Instructions:

    1. The base layer for the page two layout is a 12" X 12" Colonial White Cardstock.
    2. Using a tape runner, adhere layer B on the left edge of layer A.
    3. Add layer C on the center of layer D and adhere on the left edge of layer B.
    4. Adhere layer G on the top right side edge of layer A.
    5. Adhere layer E on top of layer G.
    6. Stamp the arrow image using the black ink pad in an alternating pattern on top of layer B.
    7. Stamp "Always Remember Something" and "It's About To Happen" sentiments using a black ink pad on layer H leave space on the center of the label for layer J.  Trim the tails to form the whale tale.
    8. Stamp "Remember" using the White Daisy Ink Pad on layer J.  Adhere on top of layer H.  Adhere on the top center of page one.
    9. Stamp the flourish on the corners of page one and the arrows in between the label using a black ink pad.
    10. Stamp the frame images on (2) pieces of layer I using black ink pad and adhere to the bottom of page one.

    Page Two


    A - Lay Out Base - 12" X 12" Colonial White Cardstock

    B - Blue Polka Dot Patterned Paper - 3.5" X 12"

    C - Fence Zip Strip - .5" X 12"

    D - Blue Distressed Wood Patterned Paper - .75" X 12"

    G - Coral Cardstock - 8.5" X 6"

    H - White Daisy Cardstock Frames - 3.5" X 4.25"

    P - Black Cardstock Banner - 2" X 3.5"

    Q - White Daisy Cardstock Frame - 4.25" X 5.75"


    Instructions:

    1. The base layer for the page two layout is a 12" X 12" Colonial White Cardstock.
    2. Using a tape runner, adhere layer B on the left edge of layer A.
    3. Add layer C on the center of layer D and adhere on the left edge of layer B.
    4. Adhere layer G on the top right side edge of layer A.
    5. Adhere layer E on top of layer G.
    6. Stamp the arrow image using the black ink pad in an alternating pattern on top of layer B.
    7. Stamp the arrows on the top and bottom of the Colonial White Cardstock frame.
    8. Stamp the flourish on the corners of page one and the arrows in between the label using a black ink pad.
    9. Stamp the frame images on (2) pieces of layer I using black ink pad and adhere to the top of page two.
    10. Stamp the frame image on layer Q using a black ink pad, you may need to draw in the extended line for the larger frame using the Journaling Pen.  Adhere on top of layer G.

    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 fun and easy scrapbook layout.

    Now "Hop" on over to 
    Pricilla'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 July SOTM is only available until July 30th, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

    Happy Crafting!


    Angela

    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Luvz2stamp Club Kit: Timely Tidings Cards

    Hi Everyone!

    Welcome to another Luvz2stamp Club Project. This month's card kit project features close to my hearts Timely Tidings Stamps and the Brushed Paper Packet. This project was inspired by a card I received from my Busy Bees Team leader, Sandie Alford (Thank you Sandie!). The "Timely Tidings Stamp Set" is available through Close To My Heart for only $2.95. All club members participating in the month of June will be receiving a set of pre-cut and pre-scored card kit along with the stamp set and embellishments needed to complete the project.



    Video Tutorial:




    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.


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


    Other Products:

    Tools:
    • Scissors
    • Cricut
    • Score Board
    • Bone Folder
    • Hot Glue Gun

    Dimensions:

    Layer A Card Base (White Daisy Cardstock) - 11" X 4.25" (Sorry, this is the correct size, not 11.5")
    Layer B - Inside Card (Hollyhock Cardstock) - 4" X 5.25"
    Layer C (Patterned Paper) - 2.5" X 4"
    Layer D (Patterned Paper) - 2.75" X 3.75"
    Layer E (White Daisy Cardstock) - 3" X 4"
    Layer F (White Daisy Cardstock) - .50" X 1.5"
    (2) 1/2" Circle Punched Pieces

    Happy Crafting!

    Angela

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    The Ultimate Getaway Scrapbook Layout

    Hi Everyone!

    Today’s project features Close To My Heart’s Wanderful Paper Packet and Complements.  I am getting ready to go on a small vacation with my family and thought that a getaway scrapbook layout is a great project to share with you today.  

    This is a simple one page layout created without any stamping, I plan to expand this to a two-page layout in the future when I have all my photos printed.

    If you are visiting my blog from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge "Around The World: Maps!" welcome to my blog and I hope you like today's layout project.




    Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Acrylic Blocks


    CTMH Products Used:

    • Wanderful Paper Packet 
    • Wanderful Complements
    • Colonial White Card Stock 
    • Flaxen Card Stock (2 are included in the Wanderful Paper Packet) 
    • Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
    • Liquid Glass

    Page One

    A -  Lay Out Base - 12" X 12" Colonial White Card Stock
    B -  
    Patterned Paper Border Trim 1/2" X 12"
    C -  Patterned Paper
     (Cream Colored Passport Patterned Paper) 4" X 12"
    D -  Patterned Paper (Blue Polka Dots) 8" X 12"

    E -  Patterned Paper (Dark Pattern) 1" X 11.5"
    F -  Photo Mats (2) - Flaxen Card Stock

    Instructions:
    1. The base layer for the page two layout is a 12" X 12" Colonial White Card Stock.
    2. Using a tape runner, adhere layer C on the right side edge of layer A.
    3. Adhere layer D on the left side edge of layer A.
    4. Adhere layer B on the top edge of the layout.
    5.  Adhere layer E on the center of layer C and D below layer B
    6. Add the stickers (from the complements) "Here", "There" and "Everywhere" on top of layer C in a diagonal pattern.
    7. Add the sticker (from the complements) "The Ultimate Getaway" on the top of layer D for a title.
    8. Add the (2) 4 X 6 Flaxen Photo Mats on layer D.
    9. Use the liquid crystal and add a line on the left and right edges of layer E.  Add the Flaxen Extra Thick Twine and trim to size.
    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.

    If you have any questions about the products, tools, dimensions and instructions, feel free to e-mail me at luvz2scrapbook.com.


    Happy Crafting!

    Angela White

    Saturday, June 6, 2015

    My Crush Constant Campaign Blog Hop

    Welcome to our special edition Blog Hop featuring the My Crush Assortments, Stamps, Complements and books from Close To My Heart.

    If you have come here from Lisa'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 36 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the My Crush product line 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!


    In The Pink Quick and Easy Cards

    I created a couple of quick and easy cards using the Close To My Heart My Crush In The Pink Assortments. 




    Tools: Trimmer, Scissors and Acrylic Blocks


    Stamps: In The Background (D1540)

    CTMH Products Used:

    • My Crush In The Pink Assortment
    • White Daisy Cardstock
    • Slate Cardstock
    • PixiePigment Ink
    • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151
    Dimensions:

    • Card Base - 10" X 5"
    • Slate cardstock layer - 4.25" X 4.25"


    Video Tutorial: 





    Now "Hop" on over to Darlys' 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, during the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush® book and its accompanying assortment pictured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That is a savings of at least $9.95 USD / $10.95 CAD! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to order your Close To My Heart products.

    Happy Crafting!
    Angela


    Happy Crafting!
    Angela



      

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Mojo Monday 400 Celebration

    Hi Everyone!

    I know it's not Monday but our team "The Busy Bees Stampers" have been challenged by our awesome team leader Sandie to participate in the Mojo Monday madness.  This sketch is special to Julie because this was her very first sketch.  So to celebrate with her I am posting my first Mojo Monday card using Close To My Hearts' "Team Player" stamp set.  

    This is this the Mojo Monday 400 sketch:



    In addition to this very special Mojo Monday sketch, Julie is offering two spots on her design team and "I want to be a Mojo Monday designer"!  





    "Good Sport Card"






    Close To My Heart Products:  Click on the link below to view the products
    Other Products:
    • Sizzix Star Embossing Folder
    • Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
    • Star Dies (assorted sizes) I used the Spellbinders Five Stars Nestabilities
    Tools:
    • Scissors
    • Trimmer
    • Die Cutting Machine 
    Dimensions:
    • Card Base - 8.5" X 5.5"
    • Pacifica Cardstock layer - 3.75" X 5"
    • Cranberry Cardstock layer - 4" X 5.25"
    Instructions:
    1. Using an 8.5" X 5.5"White Daisy Card Stock Base, score  at 4.25"fold in half.
    2. Stamp the diagonal stripes using the Pacifica ink on the card base.
    3. Adhere the Cranberry Card Stock using a tape runner.
    4. Cut the corner of the Pacifica cardstock using a Star die and a die cutting machine.  
    5. Place the cardstock in the center of the star embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine.  Distress the cardstock using a buffer.
    6. Cut a smaller Star die and stamp "Good Sport" using the cranberry ink pad.  Adhere to the bottom left corner of the cranberry layer.  Trim the sides that overlap.
    7. Color the white shimmer trim with the ShinHan Touch Twin Marker in Carmine.  Adhere on top of the Pacifica cardstock.
    8. Adhere the Pacifica cardstock on the center of the cranberry cardstock using 3-D Foam Tape
    9. To add some sparkle, use the Wink of Stella clear glitter brush and add some to the star.
    All the materials used on the project can be purchased on my Close To My Heart website at www.luvz2scrapbook.ctmh.com. If you have any questions regarding the products and directions used on this layout, please feel free to email me at luvz2scrapbook@gmail.com.

    Happy Crafting!

    Angela