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Friday, August 31, 2012

Interactive Scrapbook Layouts

I've MIA and I sincerely apologize. I hurt my back and so bed resting is my life right now. Thanks to my friend Cindy Leek I am using this time to do some planning. I can't wait to share with you all the projects that will be featured in the next coming months. For now enjoy some of my recent creations before my back mishap.

 The top image is how the left page looks like with the interactive pages closed. It gives a hit to what to expect once you open the pages. The protective sheets shown here are adhered to the outside of your 12x12 protective sheet.

Once the page is open, as shown below, there's still another layer to be seen but this is a great way to add many photos without losing the theme.

Open the inner pages or inner flaps to reveal more pictures!
Notice that I always leave room for journaling. The tags allows me to write the dancers' names.
 Below is the second page of my layout.  Live, Laugh, and Love. I just think this expression really captured what we felt.
 Open the top flip flip flaps to reveal even more pictures. I haven't adhered all my photos but you can see that there's room for 5 more pictures or a combination of 4 photos and a journal entry.
The Close to My Heart supplies that I used to create these interactive pages were: 12" Assortment of Memory Flip Flaps (Z1325), Sweet Leaf Cardstock (X5639), Dessert Sand Cardstock (1273), Crochet Flowers-Bohemian Assortment (Z1687), Bling Buttons- Current mini medley (Z1466), Colonial White Mini Medley not available but can be substituted with Smoothie Mini Medley (Z1697), Flutter Paper shapes-butterflies (Z1465), and the paper packet that I used was Dotty for You (no longer available), and the wonderful stamped sayings and images were from D1482 Love Life.  I also used two Cricut Cartridges for the titles, Story Book and Plantin School Book.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Scroll Scrapbook Album. Not found in any store.

Okay so I've been scrapbooking for over 10 years and I can honestly say that I've never seen this in any store. I love to look out for the unique. This is project is fantastic because it's a hybrid of my favorite things...scrapbooking and paper crafting/home decor. Have you ever seen this before?

You too can recreate this through a simple purchase at my online store at
This kit includes
  • 1-My Acrylic Scroll Album Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
  • 1- 7 1/4" Wooden Spool with 4 feet of Kraft Paper
  • 10-Buttons (3 Twilight, 3 Chocolate, 4 Sunse)
  • 1- Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon (1 yard)
  • 2- 12"x 6" Printed Canvas Sticker Sheets
  • 1- Instructional Brochure
  • All this awesomeness for only $35.95
  • Item # G1042- Workshop on the Go Scroll Album Kit
Please tell me what you think of this project. Can you visualize yourself owning one to display for the holidays? How about a newly bride and groom gift? The possibilities are endless.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

NEW Cricut Cartridge called Artiste

If you ever loved the Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy then you will surely love Artiste!
  • Cartridge has 700 images, fonts, shapes and 3D items
  • Package includes 3 D-Sized Stamp Set
  • A coordinating 3 packages of Dimensional Elements (12"x9")
  • Retail Value of nearly $125
  • Priced to sell at $99
  • Item # Z1686- Cricut Artiste Collection
This will become available for purchase beginning August at my Close to My Heart website at