Hurray For You Card

Hello! What a miserable afternoon it is! There are weather advisories for my area…hubs is headed outside of town at 2 am tomorrow morning, and I worry it’s going to be slick with all the snow and freezing rain there is around me. If any of you’s have to go out, be extra careful!

For a change, here’s a card I made awhile back to beef up my birthday card stash. I was running low and needed more. This card is super simple to make and is a fantabulous way to use up scrap papers. 

Begin by trimming your papers to 0.5 inches wide. Arrange them how you like, then glue them down. Stamp yoyr message on scrap cardstock, trim to size and punch the corners. Add stars (die cut or ephemera), and you’re done! Quick, easy and super cute, to boot!

This birthday card I found on Pinterest inspired my set of cards. (I made a total of 5).

Hello Card

Hello friends,

I’ve got another card to share with you today! Sharing these with you is so refreshing- apparently it was time for a slight change of crafty pace!

This card features washi tape and stamping, once again. It’s angled vertically instead of horizontal. 

The patterned paper is Recollections; the washi tapes are CTMH. The stamping is, as well. 

I created this card (actually, there’s 5 of these ones) to add to my stash, scraplifting this SU (Stampin’ Up) card I found on Pinterest.

Thanks for joining me today!

Thank You So, So Much

Hello friends,

I have another set of cards I created to share with you today- these ones happen to be thank you cards.

I mixed washi patterns and manufacturers to create this eye catching set, adhering them to a 3×4 inch white cardstock mat. I left just enough space to stamp the message and tied neutral bakers twine at the top to finish off. 

These cards (5 of them), now have a home in my card box. Aren’t they lovely?!

Here is my inspiration. 

XOXO Anniversary Card

We’ve survived the week! How was it for you? It was pretty rough over here again (last week wasn’t fun, either), between insolent children and a husband that’s been away from home working the last two weeks. 

Rumor has it there’s more wage cutbacks coming too. Lord help us.

On a brighter note, I have something different to share with you- a set of cards!

I realized I didn’t really have any wedding anniversary-friendly cards in my stash, so I whipped these fun washi- inspired anniversary cards. The inside has Happy anniversary adhered in it. (I used my cricut to cut it, five times).

This card from cardmakermagazine.com inspired my set of cards (I made 5 in total). I used one of my CTMH stamp sets for the sentiment across the front, and used my Dew drops in Rhubarb for the heart (which was fussy cut and then adhered using 3D pop dots).

The cardstock is all Recollections, as is the washi tape. 

Snuggle Bunny

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Today’s layout was created for a different Scrapbook Generation challenge during their last online crop. The challenge was to scrap lift a tag they’d created. This sketch was my inspiration.

Instead of bordering two 4×6 photos, I added a third 4×6 photo and filled the empty space with two 3×4 inch patterned paper squares then layered my scraplifted tag ontop of those. I used a punch to round the corners on all the pictures and patterned paper.

I cut the tag with my cricut (as well as my title), then layered washi tape, die cut bunnies and some CTMH puffy stickers ontop to complete the tag.

The majority of the embellies here came from deep within my stash, and I stamped a few elements just for good measure.

Giggles & Grins

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Today I’m sharing a layout I made using Creative Scrapbookers May 2016 sketchy sketch. 

I started by giving the background a Gelato watercolor treatment, then layered strips of gradient cardstock and the photo on top of it. It’s hard to see, but there is a white strip of cardstock to the left of the picture.

Next, I cut the title and pennant using my cricut, then added ephemera from a variety of manufacturers and some stamping to embellish. Some mist splatters completes this layout.

Just Be You

The layout I’m sharing today was created for a challenge over at Scrapbook Generation. It was actually serendipity- I created it and then the challenge came along. It fit the challenge parameters perfectly, so I submitted it!

The challenge was to create a list of 8 things (I think- my memory is fuzzy now). There were a variety of options to choose from to make up your list of 8 things, but I chose to make my own list (obviously). My list: things I love about one of my daughters.

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I began by layering Momenta watercolor printed patterned paper ontop of CTMH White Daisy cardstock, then layered CTMH Eggplant cardstock and my photo over top. Next, I watercolored some white Daisy cardstock using a purple Gelato  (all the purple is for my daughter- it’s her favorite color), then cut the title from it. I also cut the pennants with my cricut. For a little extra oomph, I cut a strip from the watercolored cardstock and adhered it at the bottom of the focal column.

Wondering where the list if 8 things is on this layout? Well, see the grey ribbon poking out from behind the picture? That’s where my journaling, or list, is. I hid it, because it didn’t feel right being out in the open. So, I began my journaling below the title, and finished it on a little card I created that slides behind the picture. The ribbon acts like a handle so it can be pulled out.

This was today’s layout inspiration.

June CTMH Specials

Are you familiar with CTMH? Do you know what this acronym stands for and what it even is? I have been asked in the past, which is why I mention it.

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Close to My Heart, or CTMH for short, is a direct sales papercrafting business specializing in stamping and crafting products for over 30 years! That’s a long time! They offer a variety of products, from photo polymer stamps, to paper products, and jewelry products to to party supplies and home decor. There’s lots to choose from!

I am an CTMH independent consultant and have had my business for two years. I love scrapbooking (as you well know based on my blog), and I love sharing my passion with others.

Now that you’re caught up, I have some CTMH news to share with you! For the month of June ONLY, every weekend (Friday to Monday), there will be a flash sale. New product, retired product, you’ll get a little bit of everything out of each sale- at great prices, too!

You still have time to check out this weekends’ sale. It doesn’t end until 5 pm MST today! Get on it before things sell out! Here are a few of my favorites:

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There’s much more than just this that’s available this weekend. Visit http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh.com to check out all the sale items!

One of the new products that’s available at CTMH is Tickled Pink (stamp set), and the coordinating paper packet called Calypso. It can be purchased as a packet (just the patterned paper), or as a scrapbook workshop. The workshop includes stickers, ephemera, all the coordinating paper from the collection, and printable instructions for creating your layouts  (there’s 6 layouts in total!)

The coordinating stamp set (and die) is extra. They are super duper cute! I’m dying to order the die set, which will work in most die cutting machines (cuttlebug, big shot, etc).

*Just a note- these products are not necessarily part of the grab bags (flash sale) I mentioned above. These are products found in the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.*

Here’s the first few layouts I made using both these products. I hope they inspire you!

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All of these layouts were inspired by a variety of sketches, which can be found here. (Search for the board called Fave sketches.)

If any of these products interests you, there are a few ways to start an order. Visit my website at http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh.com; you’ll be able to order directly from there. You can email me at theeverydayscrapbooker@gmail.com or leave me a comment below! They’re all very easy, just choose whichever method is most convenient for you.

If you’re not Canadian (sorry), you can search for the consultant nearest you from my website. Once you get in touch with them, they’ll take great care of you!

Captain Underpants Layout

Hello everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We sure did. My daughter started feeling well enough just in time to head out of town and camp for a couple of days. I’m so relieved! It was a rough week, but I’m glad antibiotics and some good old fashioned r & r was all that was needed to get better.

Oh- I also wanted to thank everyone for their kind and thoughtful feedback on yesterday’s Pocket letters post. I knew it was a hot topic, but I wasn’t expecting such a warm reception to it on my humble little blog! I’m glad you proved me wrong! (Happily!) LOL 

In the next couple of days, I’ll be able to spill the beans about the other secret I’ve been keeping, but until then, I have a layout to share with you.

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Kids do the darndest things. That’s all I can say about this picture! They make me laugh all the time! This time was no exception. One of the twins thought it would be a great idea to pull her undies over her head. (And, since there’s a lot of pink in this layout, I’m guessing it’s the older of the twins).

I began my page by spritzing some mist in the background, then layered the heart die cut on top.  I cut it with my cricut. Next, I dove into my scrap storage and cut a bunch of pennants to layer across the page. I finished off with some CTMH ribbon and a simple title that was cut with the cricut. 

My inspiration came from this sketch over on Pinterest.

Please join me again soon for a unique and non-traditional way to “scrapbook” your camping trips or other special getaways.

Thanks for dropping by! Hope your week is scrappy!

Little Stinker Washi Layout

Hello, everyone!

As promised, today’s layout is full of yummy washi tape.

Inspiration can come from anywhere, at any time. It’s everywhere, you just need to see it. The inspiration for today’s layout came from none other than a card.

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Yep, a card.

I cut the title and skunk with my cricut and included journaling around the outside edge of my page.

Thanks for joining me today! Join me again soon!