Wednesday, June 24, 2015

School Pictures- 3rd Grade


Most school pictures are not incredibly fun to scrap but I had fun with this one!  I searched Pinterest for school picture layouts and found one similar to this!  Digging through my old papers I found a few scraps from Scholastic and got to work!

The banners down the side seemed really plain, adding the Durable Square Studs, which are currently on sale in the While Supplies Last on my website!  Love the masculine touch it added!

The title is cut using my Explore and the Cricut Design Space using the Art Philosophy Cartridge!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #113- Father's Day Card


Father's Day, snuck up on me this year so I put this fun card together on Saturday for my Dad using the Sketch #113 for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Jackson paper is perfect for Father's Day!  I wanted to make this sketch with a little different feel so instead of ribbon I used the Feathers stamp to take it's place!  






For the medallion I used the Holiday Tags stamps and the Father's Day stamp on it.  The frame is also from the same stamp set and cut with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I took a chance and love the way it turned out!

We would love to see your version of the sketch!  Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop- Letter M


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter M.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their M element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

This one was easy for me!  I was working on my normal scrapbooking a couple of weeks ago and made this page!















It uses the Mistletoe paper, Hannah Montana and Music!  It also is made up of miscellaneous scraps from the Mistletoe paper!  Most of the strips I used to make the background paper were less than one inch wide to start with!
















The Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge had this alphabet on it that made the music title!  It was not very easy to get straight but it worked and was perfect for this page!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is  Darlys Recker-Crafty Happy

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy
2. Darlys Recker-Crafty Happy
3. Catherine Nowak ~ catscrapbooking.com  
4. Sue Hoback - CuriousCrafter3 
5. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings

Monday, June 15, 2015

School Picture Layouts 2012-2013

So school picture layouts are not too fun to do!! The photos take up a lot of the page and the information you would usually use for title and journaling are already right on the pictures these day!  



To make these pages more fun I used bright colorful papers and a really fun stamp to add the words down the side! The stamp is retired but I have kept it for years knowing I would need it for school pages!  There are lots of fun school stamps that are active though!  Check them out here!

Because I have twins, I mirror imaged their pages because they will go next to each other!








The other fun thing I wanted to mention is that the patterned paper was not Close to my Heart (CTMH) but the cardstocks were!  I used Sunset, Canary and Black.  CTMH seems to have some color that matches most every paper I have that isn't from CTMH!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

June Card Cafe

 
Just a few of the cards that you can make at the Card Cafe this week! Thursday, June 18 at 10-noon or 7-9 pm

Make up to 5 cards for $10 and more than 5 cards for $15.  You choose the cards!  

Everything is cut for you and you need only bring scissors, adhesive, pop dots and glue dots.  

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 17 at noon.

 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Stamp of the Month - June- Ice Cream Dream

So I think this is the cutest stamp set with an equally cute name- Ice Cream Dream!  

I can even see my kids using it and coloring in the images!  Color therapy might me in the near future for me too!  



Remember the Stamp of the Month is only available in June and cost $17.95 OR ONLY $5 with a $50 order! 

With the Summer Crush Special you are spending close to $20 so you are well on your way to getting this FABULOUSLY CUTE set for $5!


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Summer Crush

Summer, the perfect time for FUN- vacations, camps, special family events, etc!  Wouldn't it be fun to create a quick, fun memory book about that special event?

Well, Close to my Heart thinks so and is making it easier than ever, and less expensive too with the Summer Crush special!

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! Choose from five lovely My Crush book offerings that will provide a swoon-worthy background for your favorite memories. From family reunions to camping adventures to holiday countdowns—and much more—you will be crushing on all these books and the possibilities they provide. Every My Crush book features a hard cover with wire binding and cardstock-weight pages that are printed with eye-catching designs to form the perfect bases for your memory keeping. Additionally, each My Crush book also features unique details—from glossy print, to vellum pages, to gold foil, to ink-resistant patterns—that make displaying your personality easier than ever. Plus, once you add the artistry of the coordinating assortments featuring sticker sheets, envelopes, alphabets, cards, and journaling spots, along with your free stamp set, you will be well on your way to your own gorgeous mini book creation! This offer is only available while supplies last* and once they’re gone, these books are gone for good, so put your orders in early to get your summer romance rolling today!

CHECK OUT THE COMBOS!

ADD TO CARTMy Crush® In the Pink Combo
Purchase the My Crush® In the Pink Book with the My Crush® In the Pink Assortment and get the My Acrylix® Glitter Glam B-size stamp set for free!
ADD TO CARTMy Crush® Wildwood Combo
Purchase the My Crush® Wildwood Book with the My Crush®Wildwood Assortment and get the My Acrylix® Born to Roam B-size stamp set for free!
ADD TO CARTMy Crush® Holiday Happenings Combo
Purchase the My Crush® Holiday Happenings Book with the My Crush®Holiday Happenings Assortment and get the My Acrylix® Magical Moment C-size stamp set for free!
ADD TO CARTMy Crush® Modville/Besties Combo
Purchase the My Crush® Modville Book with the My Crush® Besties Assortment and get the My Acrylix® Reel Life B-size stamp set for free!
ADD TO CARTMy Crush® Bluebird/Favorites Combo
Purchase the My Crush® Bluebird Book with the My Crush® Favorites Assortment and get the My Acrylix® Love This B-size stamp set for free!

Get yours now before the supplies run out!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blossom Layout Class

Be aware the photos are not mine so the layouts will have some differences but will be similar! 

Blossom Layout Class

Saturday, June 20 at 1:00 pm
or
Thursday, June 25 at 9:30 am 

Create 3 two page layouts with the Blossom papers  and complements for $30!  
 
Everything is cut for you and you get the remaining paper!  
 
You will only need to bring basic supplies of adhesive, scissors, glue dots and pop dots. 
 
Sign up and Pay $30 by June 11! 

Feel free to stay and crop after until 4!
 
To pay either mail me a check or pay in person or do paypal to cmncmn@satx.rr.com using the friends and family payment!  (call me if you need help to send a paypal payment!)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #111- Puppy Love

Finding one photo to use for this challenge was my challenge but boy to I love the outcome!

I used the Chalk It Up papers I had leftover and my lovely Cricut Explore along with a little retired ribbon! The hearts were cut from George and Basic Shapes and the title is from Artbooking!  



The bone is a leftover from when my son broke his arm and is cut using the Mickey Mouse Font Cartridge!

Using up my scraps is one of my major goals when I am not preparing for a layout class, this one was easy to use scraps and using the retired ribbon was fun too!  







Here is the Sketch that inspired my page!


We would love for you to join us and share your interpretation of the sketch on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!












Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop- Letter L


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!












For this hop we will be featuring the letter L.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their L element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

For My L, I chose Lemons and Limes from the Taste of Summer paper and stamp set!  Isn't my layout simply sub"L"ime!?

This is very similar to another Taste of Summer layout I made but with different paper choices!  


I love how the paper makes the colors of their tongues pop!  

The Simply Sublime stamp is on the zip strip as well as a little bit on the paper!  This was an experiment and it turned out fabulous or Sub"L"ime!

The purple mat is a retired textured paper from my stash!


The Lemons were stamped in Canary and Rock and Rolled with Honey and the Limes were stamped with Pear. More about Rocking and Rolling can be found in this video!




Rock and Roll your way through the rest of the posts and I am sure none of them will be lemons! (sorry I had to go there! ;)



Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is  Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)

1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy - You are Here!
2. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings 
3.Catherine Nowak ~ catscrapbooking
5. Darlys Recker ~ Crafty Happy 
6. Mildred Sue Hoback - CuriousCrafter3 


Friday, June 5, 2015

June Events and Classes


Thursday, June 18-  Card Cafe- 10 am- 12 or 7 pm-9- Create up to 5 cards of your choice from the buffet for $10 and more than 5 cards is $15.  Let me know if you are coming by Wednesday, May 20 so I can be prepared for you!

Thursday, June 25 - 9:30 am- Blossom Layout Class- 3 two page layouts for $30 with Blossom paper and Complements. Sign up and Pay by June 9.

Saturday, June 20 - Crop-12:30-6:30pm- same info as above!!

Saturday, June 20 at 1 pm-3:30ish - Blossom Layout Class- 3 two page layouts for $30 with Blossom paper and Complements. Sign up and Pay by June 9.

Saturday, July 18Crop 5- 11pmBring your projects to work on. Free use of my stamps, inks and Cricut. If you plan to use the Cricut, please bring your own Cricut ma
t or $6 to buy one from me.