Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Week 29 of My Project Life Album

I started my very first Project Life album back in January 2013 and was so happy that I was able to complete a full year. Yay! It was so inspiring and because I loved how it made me feel, I started another one for 2014. I may have shared a page or two from that album here on my blog but I'm sure it was quite some time ago so I have decided to share some of my favorite ones with you going forward. I most likely will not post each week but will try for at least once or maybe twice a month.

As you will see in most of my pages, I take lots of photos of birds and flowers and pretty much nature in general as I feel they make the best subjects since they never complain about having their picture taken like people tend to do.

So without further ado...here is week 29.

For this page, I'm using cards from the Chantilly Picture My Life kit from Close to my Heart. The colors are perfect and work well with all the flower photos and the green of the outdoors. 

I love using the totally cool 4" x 6" flip flaps from Close to my Heart! Have you ever tried them? If you haven't, you MUST! They are perfect for adding more photos to a layout 'cause you know sometimes you have an abundance of photos of a special event and you want to use as many as possible. They are great for that! Close to my Heart also sells many other sizes of these fabulous flip flaps to fit your project. They are one of the best inventions ever!

Here I'm showing you what it looks like with the flip flaps open. (That little white dot over my husband's face is there for privacy. He's funny like that!) 

I had a pack of some wooden flowers & butterflies (no longer available) from awhile back and have been wanting to use them up so I am happy to remove them from my stash! The small wooden bird is still available here but only until the 31st so get them now if you want. I am sorry to see those little wooden trinkets go because I use them ALL.THE.TIME. I will miss them!

Tip: use glue dots to attach the wooden pieces to the outside of the pocket page protector to avoid bulkiness under it and to keep the photos and cards from shifting within the pocket. 

This photo shows the inside journaling flap open. To create that feature, I connected two 3" x 4" cards together with a piece of white washi tape to create a hinge. Then slid the one card inside the pocket and left the right card outside as a flap. Pretty cool, huh?

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my page today! If you have any questions about the products used, feel free to ask. If you'd like to purchase any of them, click here to shop. 

Happy scrampin'!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sisters make the Best Friends

Don't you agree? Well, if you have a sister perhaps you do! I have two of them myself and I seem to be closer to one of them than the other (but love them both equally) mainly because one loves scrapbooking just as much as me so we have that passion in common. And although we live many miles apart, we can still scrapbook together through the magic of Skype. It's an awesome invention and I wholeheartedly thank the creator. But I digress.....

The two cute sisters in this layout are my oldest and my youngest granddaughters who got to spend a few weeks together this summer - one lives in Ohio with her mom and the other lives in Illinois with her mommy & daddy - and when they get together, they sure do have a lot of fun. 

Supplies used are all Close to my Heart:
  1. X7192B - Seaside paper (available August 1)
  2. 1388 Colonial White cardstock
  3. Z1991 Teal Glitter paper (available August 1)
  4. S1407 Circus Alphabet (July stamp of the month - available till July 31)
  5. A1160 This Is Good stamp set
  6. Z2037 Lagoon Paper Bags (available August 1)
  7. Z2641 Glacier ink (available August 1)
  8. Z2175 Cashmere ink
  9. Z2012 Gold Sequins (available August 1)
  10. Z2461 Peacock Green marker (available August 1) 
  11. Z2465 Turquoise Blue marker (available August 1)
  12. Z2469 Colorless Blender marker (available August 1)
  13. Z1998 Chevron Border Punch (available August 1)
  14. Z888 Black StazOn ink
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my layout. If you see something I used that you really like, you can find it here but remember not everything is available yet so plan to come back on August 1.

Happy scrampin'!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Get Them Before They're Gone!

With a new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations idea book & catalog going 'live' on August 1st, there are many fabulous products that will be retiring at the end of July. If there are any items you really can't live without, get them NOW before they're gone. Click here to see all the retiring items and while you are there be sure to check out the 'While Supplies Last' section for some great deeply discounted products.

Have a great day and happy scrampin'!


Sweet as Honey Close to my Heart-style

I am totally in love with this layout as well as the little girlie featured in it. I had a vision of how I wanted the layout to look and it came together very nicely! What do you think?

This little girl just makes my heart melt. She is such a happy, vibrant, energetic and so very expressive little person. She certainly is one-of-a-kind and I miss her so much.

Supplies used are all Close To My Heart unless noted - sorry so many are no longer available but perhaps you own some of them or something similar already.

  1. Z1939 Basic Fundamentals cardstock
  2. X7173B Babycakes paper pack (n/a)
  3. Free To Be Me papers (May special n/a)
  4. D1470 Dreams Come True stamp set (n/a)
  5. C1536 Happy Thoughts stamp set (n/a)
  6. C1537 Honeycomb stamp set
  7. B1436 Photogenic stamp set (Hip Pics album set n/a)
  8. Black, Honey, Buttercup (retiring 7/31) and Lagoon inks
  9. Z1853 Aqua Dots
  10. Z1844 Trinkets Wooden Shapes (retiring 7/31)
  11. Z1702 Paradise Baker's Twine (n/a)
  12. Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape (retiring 7/31)
  13. Various buttons
I hope you have enjoyed my featured layout today and that it inspires you to get some scrapping done!

Happy scrampin'!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

A New Consultant Kit is Available NOW!

Just wanted to let you know that a New Consultant kit from Close To My Heart is available for you to purchase for just $99 when you enroll and join my Scrampers with Heart team! The best part is...you now have a choice of either the Scrapbooker's kit, if you are more of a scrapbooker OR the Cardmaker's kit if you lean more toward making cards. How cool is that?

Click here for a detailed list of everything you get in each of the kits. The scrapbooker's kit has a retail value of $365 and the cardmaker's retail value is $370. And each one is only $99? YES! Wowzers, what an awesome deal and great way to jump-start a paper crafting business with Close To My Heart! Are you with me? Click here to join my team!

Scrapbooker's Kit - just $99 - retail value $365

Cardmaker's kit - just $99 - retail value $370

Let me know if you have any questions! I'm here to help you get started with your paper crafting career with a fabulously awesome, debt-free, gonna-be-here-for-a-long-time company!

Happy scrampin'!


Happy Anniversary to Us!

It's hard to believe but my husband and I have been married for 38 years today! My, how the time has flown! It hasn't always been easy or fun but it's totally been worth it! Here's to many more!

Have a great day everyone and if today is your anniversary as well, make it an extra special day!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Where Do YOU Shop for Scrapbooking Supplies?

I know that's a very important question, isn't it? With the closing of so many small scrapbooking shops in recent years as well as some online stores shutting down operations, where do YOU shop for your scrapbooking products? I'll tell you where I shop....Carol Labuski - Independent Consultant at Close To My Heart. Yep, that's right! I shop through my own website for the majority of my scrapbooking/cardmaking/papercrafting supplies. Surprised? Well, you really shouldn't be! Close To My Heart has awesome products!

Let me just tell you a little more about what we offer in all our color-coordinated glory: Workshops on the Go, Picture My Life kits, card kits - both pre-cut and more hands-on,  My Crush books, home decor items, clear acrylic stamp sets, fabulous inks, tools, embellishments and so much more! We take the guesswork out of creating fabulous artwork with such awesome products so you can have more time to play! No wasting time trying to figure out what goes with what because everything is already done for you.

Since becoming a Close To My Heart independent consultant almost 8 years ago, I have pretty much been loyal to the awesome products they offer. Why? Because 1) I LOVE the products, 2) I can shop from the comfort of my own home, no traffic or rude people to deal with! 3) Everything is color-coordinated, no guessing on anything and 4) I LOVE the products! Oh wait, I already said that! But it's true! I do!

If you'd like to see what Close To My Heart offers, go here. Peruse the site and check it out real good. I think you will like what you see! If I am correct, please feel free to place an order if you find some awesome products you really can't wait to play with. And I'm available if you have any questions at all!

Happy scrampin'!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's a Close To My Heart Circus!

What a fun alphabet this is! Can you imagine how awesome these playful letters will look on your cards and scrapbook layouts? I can! I have several grandchildren (as most of you know) and they are the subject of many of my scrapbook layouts so this alphabet will be perfect for them. I don't know about you but I can't wait to get this S1407 Circus Alphabet and start creating some awesome projects with it!

Just look at the beautiful artwork created by the very talented team at Close To My Heart. Isn't this a fun, playful alphabet? If the ferris wheels are spinning in your head and you really need to get this set, go here to place your order or give me a shout to order it for you! You can purchase it for the full retail price of $17.95 OR get it for just $5.00 with an additional $50 purchase. But get it by July 31 before it's all gone! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy scrampin'!

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