Sunday, August 19, 2012

Workshop on the Go Blog Hop

Welcome to our first ever Workshop on the Go (WOTG) Blog Hop!  Each month on the 20th, a group of talented Close to My Heart consultants will be featuring products made from any of the current 13 Workshops on the Go! 

If you are visiting from Shalana's blog you are on the right track!  If not, please start at the beginning by our hostess, Pam at 

This is my double-page layout using the Scholastic papers and the C-size stamp set included in the WOTG. I did not add a title because my scrapbook club created this project and I wanted to leave it open for them.  It could be first day of school, general school photos, or graduation. 

I used an edge distresser on all the cardstock to show the white core and give it more of a vintage look.  I also inked around all stamped images with desert sand ink.  The library date stamp was random stamped on the chocolate cardstock.  I made a journaling block by stamping the lines several times.  I never would have attempted this with a wood stamp!  I love CTMH's clear stamps!  They are the best!  I also used the stamp set School is Here (B1407).  That stamp set coordinates beautifully with the Scholastic WOTG. 

Thanks for looking!  Now, hop on over to Becky's Blog and see what fantastic artwork she created!

Here is a list of all the consultants that are participating if you get lost along the way!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Elemental Layout--Flashback Friday

The Elemental Papers (now retired) were so versatile and they were already distressed looking.  "Love Life" was the stamp set used for most of the layout.  The left side of the layout was CASED (copy and steal everything) from the Fall/Winter 2011 idea book.  There layout was slightly different and had a great picture of a beautiful sleeping baby on it.  But I loved how they had used the dotted scallopped stamp set as a border down the side and I just knew I had to copy that aspect of the layout. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

It's Here! The NEW fall/winter Idea Book!

The new Close to My Heart Idea book is here!  It is jam-packed with all sorts of crafting goodies!  13 Workshops on the Go!  13!  Two card workshops, one cricut workshop and two home decor workshops in addition, to the eight workshops that coordinate with the eight new paper packs!   I am LOVING the new papers and there is all sorts of new embellishments!  Absolutely stunning artwork to get your creative juices flowing!  If you would like to get a copy of this fantastic Idea Book, please contact me to get one in your hot little hands.  Or you can always shop my website and see the Idea Book online, too.