Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dad is Rad

So Glad You're Mine

Have you ever had a paper collection that you just were not sure what you would use it for?
This collection was a promotion was for father's Day.  My Dad is no longer here with me so I struggled with what to do.  Then I thought my husband is a great Dad and husband and this layout 
happened.  All supplies are CTMH except the texture paste, stickers, word stickers and stencil.  I used some texture paste and also distressed the background.  The title is from the Dad is Rad stamp set and the strips of paper were also stamped with background stamps. I just love the metal embellishments (trees, binoculars, and compass). These were from my CTMH stash of older supplies.  I really enjoyed working with the texture paste on the background.  You should give it a try.

I'm so excited.... Texture paste is coming to Close to my Heart in the 
new Seasonal Expressions this September!  

Stay Curious my Crafty Friends!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Postcard Perfect

The Adventure Begins

My husband and I have a Gold Wing trike motorcycle.  Riding it is my "relaxation" go to these days.
Every year we try to take a "big" trip with some friends of ours.  This trip was to the Florida Keys.  When this paper collection came out (Postcard Perfect) I knew it was made for documenting this trip.
I used cricut cuts for my title, flowers and my embellishments. I also used a older stamp set for the motorcycle and wings behind the flower at the top left of the layout.  It was cold when we left but the Keys were beautiful. I have lots of pictures to scrapbook and lucky for me lots of this paper.

If you have pictures that are perfect for this paper pack, there is some still available on my 
web site. Check the going soon tab under shop.

Tell us what is your favorite thing to do for relaxation time? 
Comment below and someone will be randomly selected to win a "goodie" 
pack of CTMH goodness!  Drawing will be August 31, 2018.

Stay Curious my Crafty friends!

Live Beautifully


I just love to try different techniques.  With these two pages I used the cut  out letter "LOVE"
on the top page,then I used the paper that I cut the "LOVE" from.  I backed the negative space 
behind the letters with different  papers. I added some angle cuts to the top and bottom with the gold dot paper in the "Live Beautifully" kit, fussy cut some flowers and water colored the large ones. Stamped some hearts, added some splatters with Juniper ink and added a tag at the top of my picture. I love how it turned out so soft and it compliments this picture of my Mom so well.

On the second page I used the cut out letters and backed them with some of my favorite papers.  I also added two strips of angled paper at the top and a black one on the bottom. I used a couple of doilies behind my pictures, some gold sequins, splatters, and fussy cut flowers from the paper collection. The title is from CTMH sticker pack and so are the gold hearts.  The word stickers and tissue paper are from my stash.  My journaling is a poem about sisters that I printed from my computer. These pictures are of my daughters when they were small and then as teenagers.
They were best of friends! (until the teenage years) I love how both of these pages turned out. 

Please like or comment. I love to hear what you guys have to say.  Visit HERE
to see our current paper collections.  While you are there be sure to visit 
the CLEARANCE page!  Also if you look under the Products tab at top 
you will find lots of information and videos.

I really enjoyed this technique. You should give it a try sometime.  
Stay Curious my Crafty friends!