Beautiful Friendship Grad Layouts

I have so much to share with you- and it’s all so amazing!

To start, I just wanted to share what I’ve been playing with recently. I can’t get enough of the new collection Beautiful Friendship. Have you seen it?! Not only can you use it to create layouts of the ladies in your life, it also works for grad layouts! I discovered that by accident πŸ˜ƒ

Don’t be fooled- these layouts weren’t for a girl. Flowers can work on boy layouts too! Honestly, it feels pretty good to have this album done. It took awhile to finish it, but I’m happy with the final result.

I’ll be back again soon to share everything that’s happening a Close To My Heart these days!

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CTMH Beautiful Friendship

Have you seen Beautiful Friendship yet?

Oh my gosh, the colors make it so warm and charming, and the patterns are the perfect mixture of bold and subtle. This collection from CTMH is ideal for all the ladies in your life, big and small!

The picture of this collection does it no justice. You need to see it in person. Stunning! For real, it does all the speaking for itself. See it in action below.

I used the cutting guide and instructions that comes with the scrapbooking kit, but re-imagined it (slightly) so that it works with my pictures. That’s the beauty of the kits- they’re meant to jumpstart your creative juices and help you along when in a rut.

This collection is currently available to purchase on my CTMH website. The entire kit is $38 and includes ribbon, those adorbs suede (seriously, they feel like it!!) bows, the stickers and chipboard, plus 24 sheets of all that sumptuous patterned paper.

You can create 4 traditional layouts, two PML layouts and a shwack -load of cards (optional) to boot! Once that’s done, you’ll still have supplies leftover. The paper in this kit goes a loooong ways.

Like it? Love it? I sure do. I added the coordinating stamp set to the scrapbooking kit for another $23. If card making is more your cup of tea (you’ll find lots of that in this collection), add the card making stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts instead. Find it all on my website right now!

Convinced yet? I think the suede bows is enough of a good reason to purchase this collection. But, that’s just me. You’ve got to feel them. So soft and warm feeling!!

More CTMH Postcard Perfect

I played with Postcard Perfect some more today!

Look at all those bright and warm colours, and that stunning vellum! And, as I said before, I’ll be hoarding this paper. I just love it too much.

In the top layout, I used one of the icons from the cut apart sheet of paper. It just jumps off the page!

This paper collection is coming to you next week! Yes, next week already! April has just flown by, and I’m super excited to share all May has in store for us! Keep coming back here- right here– to learn more!

April at CTMH

Welcome to April! I just wanted to give you a run down of what’s to come- this month, and beyond!

April is an awesome month to join my team. Get all the tools and materials you need to start your business and hit the ground running. It comes in a bright and happy pink box of goodness. There’s over $200 in product in that bright little nugget, and it’s yours for just $95. But wait. In April only, you’ll also get May, June, July and August’s stamp of the month’s- a $92 added value- as part of your consultant kit. 100% free! No one else is eligible, only new consultants! The rest of us have to wait until the month they’re available to purchase them.

In the graphic above, you’ll see all the items that’s included in your consultant kit. Underneath our micro tip scissors is a pink envelope. Inside it, you’ll find an additional bonus- and extra $60 to spend on whatever you’d like! That’s your CTMH cash- something you can earn and collect with the orders placed on your website. Shopping is made so easy with all this free product and extra spending money!

Are you a former consultant? We haven’t forgotten about you. We’d love for you to join the CTMH family again, so this deal extends to you, as well. If you’d rather not order the entire consultant kit again, that’s ok. You don’t need to! You can sign up again kit free for $65 CAD. You’ll still get all four stamps of the month AND the $60 CTMH cash shopping spree. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with $60.

What else is happening in April?

Well, maybe you’re not ready to sign up as a consultant. That’s totally fine. Maybe hosting your own Home Gathering is more your speed.

When you reach the third level of hostess rewards, you’ll be able to choose one of the stunning Cut Above kits for yourself. You’ll still qualify for your 50% off items, as well as all the other free product you qualify for.

Not ready to host your own party? Ok, how about Flash Sales every weekend through the month? Yes, that’s right. There will be a new flash sale starting each Friday and ending 24 hours later. Save big on current and retired items each and every weekend!

April is the last month to take advantage of the current Seasonal Expressions catalog. May 1 heralds a new Seasonal Expressions catalog, and lots of fabulous new products. How about a sneak peek?!

Keep your eyes peeled for the rich colours and deliciousness known as Beautiful Friendship. I’ve always loved wood veneer accents, and this kit has it!

The seasonal expressions 2 catalog goes live May 1. Contact me to reserve yours!

Do You Heat Emboss?

What’s something in your crafting that you haven’t done in a long time? For me, that’s heat embossing. I rarely do it, and I discovered that it’s long past time I ordered a new versa mark pad. The one I currently have is drying out. It’s got to be at least 8 or 10 years old. Possibly more.

Close to My Heart to the rescue! They have it, and carry a variety of Ranger embossing powders! (The versa mark ink is on my wish list for April).

I mention this because I heat embossed some elements on a layout I made today. I was thinking of ways to fill a space that felt too empty, and heat embossing popped into my brain. It was worth a shot, right? Here’s what I came up with:

The stamp I used is Showtime, the stamp set that comes with the Step Right Up paper packet. It’s still available- just a couple days left to get it, in fact. Want it? Head to my website. I’ll share the link at the bottom of this post.

Here’s a couple more close ups of this birthday themed layout:

Check out the heat embossing products we carry at Close to My Heart, or grab some Thin Cuts and the Step Right Up paper packet and stamp while you’re at it. These items are available for only a few more days; they’re all on my Close to My Heart website: theeverydayscrapbooker.closetomyheart.ca

April Layout Blitz Creative Projects

The layouts for my blitz in April are complete!

One of them is Christmas themed! If you’re feeling festive, then this event is for you! The deadline for registering is April 7; the fun happens on April 14. $40 gets you these four 2-page layouts, plus I’ll throw in the two bonus single page layouts for $5 each, making your total $50 CAD.

If you can’t make it, no sweat. Just let me know. I’ll make up a kit for you, as long as you’re able to supply the base pages and can purchase the Stargazer stamp set. It’s available only until March 31, so get your orders in soon! I’ll cut and stamp most everything else for you. It costs the same as above, plus the cost of the stamp set if you need it. Find it on my website here.

I hope to see you or hear from you- I’d love to share this workshop and kit with you!

April’s TEDS Events

TEDS, as in The Everyday Scrapbooker, as in CTMH πŸ˜‰

Lots of events are coming up, and I thought I’d share them with you 😊

In April, I’ve got two public events to share with you: on Saturday, the 14th, I’m hosting a layout blitz. There will be four 2-page layouts to create- make one or all of them! The choice is yours! The cost is $40, and includes two single page bonus layouts for an additional charge. The blitz begins at 2 MST!

Then on the 29th, I’m hosting my card blitz. There’s 11 cards to choose between. In 1.5 hours, make what you’d like. That could be three cards, or all 11. You choose! The fee is $25. 2 pm the fun begins!

Both events will be held in the breakfast room at the Days Inn Whitecourt.

Now, I have a little secret to share with you. National Scrapbooking Day is coming up. It’s on May 5, the first Saturday in May. I’m planning a special event for NSD, and I’m hoping to make it a monthly event. Isn’t holding paper crafting events such a great idea for NSD?!

The event I’m planning? It’s a Day Crop! And, the best part is that there’s no registration fee!! Instead, place a small order of $30 on my Close to My Heart website, and that will count as your registration fee! There will be no workshops, either. Bring what you’d like to work on, and that’s all you’ll need. Supper will be provided. Join me from 11 am-11 pm Saturday May 5. It’ll be a great day!

As always, if you’re interested in hosting a Home Gathering, or would like to join my team (perhaps do both??), comment on this post or send me an email. I’d love to help you with both!

theeverydayscrapbooker@gmail.com

It’s A Circus

Friends! Happy Saturday!

I have a new layout to share with you today. I made it for myself. NOT for a workshop. How great is that?! πŸ˜ƒ

My life is a circus these days. I’m sure some of you can relate. 😳

At least this circus is one that everyone would look forward to. It came to town a few years back. We watched as they set up their tents- it was a great way to build anticipation and excitement. When the day finally came for us to go see it, we were nearly bursting at the seams. It was a lot of fun. One day we’ll make it back 😊

I used some Stargazer to create this spread, and paired some Beary Christmas and poppy cardstock with it. It looks great together! The ticket and title located inside it, and the sweet little elephant, were all cut with my Cricut. It’s saved to my Cricut, but is not set to public. It could be…if anyone wants to create this layout, too! Comment below πŸ˜‰

Seasonal Expressions 1 Layout Buffet

Hi friends, I have a bit more to share today about a new workshop I’m organizing.

Coming up in March- the 14th from 5-8 pm, to be exact- I will be hosting my very first layout buffet! From my (limited) experience, this type of workshop is fairly new and considered “uncharted territory” by a lot of consultants. I’m excited to try it out, and I’m excited my customers are willing to experiment with me!

There are 4 double page layouts we will tackle, challenging ourselves to complete them in the 3 hour time limit. There will also be two bonus single page layout kits available for purchase, for $5 each. The fee for the buffet itself is $40. All the materials will be pre-stamped and pre-cut; everything will be supplied. Bring along your tape runner, if you have one, and just assemble!

Here’s how I envision it’ll work: to simplify the process for everyone, printed and illustrated instructions will be found for each layout spread at each of their respective stations. The sample I made will be displayed as well, with my pictures attached for a good visual. The samples are also posted right to the event page on Facebook- with and without my photos.

The bonus layouts will also have instructions included- for free. They will be displayed along with my sample double page layouts.

I’m currently still working on the projects we’ll create in this workshop, and I’ll share the rest here as I complete them. Here’s what I’ve created up to this point:

Project #1 with and without pictures

Bonus single page layout #1

I’m so excited about sharing these projects, I can’t remember what else I needed to share with you! Well, if I think of it, I guess you’ll be hearing from me again rather soon!