CTMH Fundamentals Sale

Great news! During the month of November, receive 40% off your order when you purchase any of the Fundamentals bundles at Close to My Heart. If you don’t want the bundle, that’s ok because you’ll receive 30% off individual Fundamentals products. Bundles are made up of a Paper Packet, Complements and ribbon. “Individual” means purchasing any of those items on their own. Good deal, right?!

A couple months ago, I put together a mini album to use as a sample for an upcoming workshop I hosted. I used one of the Fundamentals bundles, and I thought sharing it would be a great way to show you how the fundamentals look when it’s in use. 

We used the Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, coordinating Happy Moments Complements and Adventure Ribbon pack. 




I included the prices in the pictures, so you could see how much they are while you drool over the colours and patterns. 

Below is what I created using these products. Keep in mind, the pages are 6×8 inches- much smaller than what I normally work with!









I chose the Adventure Fundamentals solely for the name- I thought it would work well to document whatever adventures happened during the summer. I also thought the kids would like the bright colours. I loved the soft watercolored patterns and the vibrant colours to match.

The next bundle I want to get is the Basics bundle! All I can say about it is pretty! It’s full of feminine patterns and just the right touch of pink to make it utterly classy. 


This is a graphic of all the bundles, but you’ll see the Basics in the top left corner. Yummy, right?! How dreamy is the cloud complement in the bottom left? That must be why dream is on it, because that’s what it is! Dreamy!

Anyway, which is your favourite? Which would you buy first? (Or are you like me and feel like you need it all?)

Visit my website to save! http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh.ca

I’m organizing an order that I’d like to place tomorrow. Any Canadian residents that want to add to it can comment below with their requests and you’ll save an additional couple dollars on shipping just for adding to my group order! If you miss tomorrow, that’s alright. Gather a couple friends and place your order together. The same deal will apply. Saving on the Fundamentals products lasts until November 30, 2017. Don’t miss out!

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CTMH Welcome Home Layout

It’s Friday! Woohoo! I think we could all use a lazy day or two. 


If you have kids or are privileged to be called auntie or uncle, you know they’re little hurricanes just waiting to happen. They always start out innocently enough, but it always ends in a natural disaster. 

I found Miss M playing in her sisters closet, cuddled up with her comforter and her sisters. She called it her new home. 

The patterned paper here may be old and retired, but the gold glitter paper and blue “solid” patterned paper certainly are not. I call that paper solid only because it appears to be; in reality it’s got a watercolored pattern to it. It’s very pretty and very subtle. The embellishments came from the Jack and Happy Moments Complements. 

Products Used

– Happy Moments Complements Z3355

– Jack Complements X7222C

– Gold Glitter Paper Z3238

– Adventure Fundamentals Z3351

– Handwritten My Acrylix Stamp Set E1030

– Desert Sand Exclusive Ink Z2818

CTMH Live, Laugh, Love Double Page Layout

I have this thing; ever since I was pregnant with the twins, it seems we wind up in Las Vegas for one reason or another. I’m not totally sure why, but its starting to become a thing for me. It began when I was pregnant with the twins, then we went a second time in 2014 to help a dear friend marry her soulmate. (There was five couples there that time. What a rush!) And, I’m hoping to attend CTMH convention next June, which happens to be in…you guessed it- Las Vegas! I’ve been saying for the past little bit that I’d like to spend my 40th birthday there…but, maybe if I make it to convention, I’ll change that to my 45th (wink, wink). Need time to save up, you know!

I mention Las Vegas because the next bunch of layouts I’ll be sharing with you are about my dear friends’ wedding in Las Vegas. Once again, because I’m trying to scrapbook events that happened during my ‘missing year’, pictures are scarce, but I’m satisfied with the amount of pictures I do have. (Also, I noticed that they are totally in the wrong months and year in my photo album on the computer. Not sure how that happened, but I’m still grateful I have at least some pictures from such a wonderful trip!)

Since A’s wedding happened in the middle of the desert, I tried keeping a consistent theme running throughout all the layouts of her wedding- sponging using orange, brown and some green and purple hues. She loves how each of the layouts turned out, and I do, too. I hope you enjoy, as well!

I tried staying away from bright whites in this series because you don’t find white in the desert! And, since A’s dress was also creamy in nature, I used layout bases with that color in mind. I used CTMH Colonial White pre-dominantly throughout these layouts. (One of my new favourites, by the way. I’m sad that its been retired!) I should point out that the title was created by stamping ‘Love’ with Staz-On ink and watercoloring with Glacier and Goldrush inks. Then, I fussy cut the letters out and adhered with pop dots.

Orange is a color that I rarely use in my scrapbooking. I’m not sure what my aversion to it is, but I think I had an easy time creating with it this time because of the ‘desert’ theme I had in the back of my mind. Its a good theory, anyways!

A rented a studio-loft to stay in while we visited Vegas, and this is where she prepared for her wedding. It made for some stunning pictures with the city skyline behind her! I must say, B did a great job of doing her hair, too. She looked so pretty!

Products Used:

-CTMH Urban paper packet (retired)

*-CTMH Colonial White cardstock (retired)

*-CTMH Autumn Terracotta cardstock (retired)

-CTMH My Acrylix Live, Laugh, Love Stamp (retired)

-CTMH Glacier Exclusive Ink Z2841

-CTMH Goldrush Exclusive Ink Z2823

-CTMH Sweet Leaf Exclusive Ink Z2853

*-CTMH Desert Sand Exclusive Ink (retired)

*Note: There is an all new neutrals palette at CTMH! That’s right- the reason why you won’t find Colonial White, Autumn Terracotta or Desert Sand inks and paper is because they’ve been replaced with new basics- greys and browns. Here’s a peek:

Yummy! The featured colors include linen, mink, heather, almond, toffee, espresso, nutmeg, charcoal, pewter and pebble. They feature the combo light/dark style, too. Don’t they look great!? These are available on my website right now!

 

Peaceful Layout

Just  wanted to drop in really quick to share another layout with you.

I began by creating a watercolor background, then layered my matted photos ontop of it, on the right side of the page. I added stickers, ephemera and stamping to complete my page.

Smitten Layout

Good morning!

I’m sharing an “usie” of my husband and I. It isn’t often yours truly makes it into a layout, but here it is. Sick it up, because it’ll be a million layouts before I wind up in another one. Just kidding, lol. 

I began by creating a watercolor background, then layered scrap papers ontop of it. I used a CTMH PML card (Picture my life), stamped and fussy cut some elements, and cut the title with my cricut. 

To finish, I added some bakers twine, lace ribbon and old Jillibean ephemera.

This Shimelle Laine layout sketch inspired me.

Hello, Life Layout

Hi everyone! When you’re reading this, I’ll likely be well on my way into Edmonton to pick up my computer. It turns out the fan pooped out. Thank goodness for small miracles! We didn’t want to have to buy a new computer (or pay to fix what we thought the issue was!)

Even though I’m not here, you can still enjoy a layout I made. 

My little lady wasn’t a very happy camper here. It was wet and cold, and I think she’d had enough socializing for one afternoon! 

I picked up the yellows in M’s raincoat and carried it into the rest of my layout, as well as the pink. I began by creating a watercolor effect in the background.

Next, I layered MME and Jillibean Soup patterned paper scraps ontop of the watercolor and on the right edge of the page. 

I stamped some of the embellishments with ctmh stamps and ink, and used punches to create the rest. 

Lastly, I journalled directly on the layout base, creating a border along the right edge of the page.

This layout sketch by Laura Whitaker inspired my layout.

Explore Layout

Hi all, I’m back again today sharing another layout from our day spent at the airshow a few years ago. 

There was a lot to see and do there, which was great for keeping the little entertained. Emergency services was there, the local car dealership, various military vehicles and helicopters to visit. Lots of fun was to be had!

I began this layout with a watercolored background and some stamping. The cardstock and patterned paper strips are scraps and I stamped the adorable little truck on scrap cardstock, then fussy cut it out. 

I created my title using a sticker I held on to for way too long. It works really well here, though, so it’s a blessing in disguise!

This layout sketch from Shimelle Laine was my inspiration. 

Beautiful

Good morning friends! 

It’s another cool day, with more rain (possibly) forecasted, so the twinlets and I are laying low and just vegging today. 

This layout is a companion to yesterday’s layout- in that it continues telling the story of putting the finishing touches on our bedroom- mainly, converting my husbands watered frame to fit our current non-waterbed mattress and box spring. Before the bed was reassembled, I hung curtains in our room too- which hadn’t been there before. 

I began this page with some blue water colors, then spritzed ink over circles that were randomly placed around the paper. Once it was dry, I stamped the hounds tooth background and layered matted photos over top. 

I cut the title with my cricut, and stamped then fussy cut some of the embellishments around the page. (Some elements were just stamped directly to the page). 

Lastly, I added some washi, puffy stickers, enamel dots and a couple wood veneer embellies to complete the page. 

I was inspired by this sketch by the Memory Nest.

Let’s Get Together

Good morning friends! 

The layout I’m sharing today was created using a sketch for scrap much by Laura Whitaker. I replaced the stitched circle in the background with the yellow die cut heart instead. I used up more of my scrap papers by layering them underneath the pictures and at the top of my page to help direct the eye around it. 

I also snuck in some stamped and watercolored pieces throughout, as well. 

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.