Through the Year Stamp of the Month

Through the Year Scrapbook Layout

It’s November!  It seems like it was just Halloween but here we are already at November 6th.  Time is really flying by!  With a new month comes a *NEW* Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  This month’s Through the Year Stamp Set is so perfect for creating calendars for holiday gifts. Put … Read more Through the Year Stamp of the Month

Another FREE Scrapbook Layout

Oh Deer Scrapbook Layout

With less than a week until Christmas, it seemed like the right time for another FREE Scrapbook Layout/Pattern courtesy of Close To My Heart! Close To My Heart has amazing How-To Books that take all the guess work out of creating handmade cards and scrapbook layouts.  Plus, they offer kits called Workshops on the Go … Read more Another FREE Scrapbook Layout

FREE Scrapbook Layout Pattern

Scholastic Layout Pattern Template

It’s Thanksgiving Eve and I’m thinking about all the things I’m thankful for–one of which is all the wonderful people who support me in my CTMH business.  So I thought, what better time than now to share a FREE scrapbook layout pattern for you to use for your upcoming Christmas memories! Close To My Heart … Read more FREE Scrapbook Layout Pattern

Free Scrapbook Template from CTMH

Florence Layout using Huntington Pattern

Florence Layout using Huntington Pattern

Do you ever find yourself in a creative rut?  Whether you’re a scrapbooker or cardmaker, Close To My Heart has the answer!  CTMH has compiled amazing “how-to” books that are full of ideas.  Each idea comes with a diagram, a cutting guide, step-by-step instructions and a color photo of a completed project using that template. It’s really quite awesome.

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How To Begin Organizing Your Christmas Photos For The Scrapbook!

For a limited time, CTMH has a *NEW* Express Collection in Studio J called Yuletide Carol.  From now through February 28th, you can utilize this paper kit to quickly load all your Christmas photos and then create layouts in no time at all. These pre-designed layouts are perfect for quick layouts that still look stunning. You … Read more How To Begin Organizing Your Christmas Photos For The Scrapbook!

Studio J: June Love Your Layout

In this month’s installment of Love Your Layout, you’ll see how you can use Studio J to create a beautiful digital layout in just minutes.  You’ll use text boxes in creative ways to add unique touches to your artwork.  Watch the video and then click HERE to give Studio J a try yourself!  

My Acrylix Stamps: Part IV

One of the newer and very popular benefits of Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix stamps is the fact that many of them coordinate with Cricut Art Philosophy shapes giving you lots of creative possibilities!  Cut the shape on your Cricut machine, stamp the image on the shape, and attach to your project.  In CTMH’s … Read more My Acrylix Stamps: Part IV

My Acrylix Stamps: Did You Know?

My Acrylix® stamps are clearly the best in the stamping industry, giving you incredible creative freedom loaded with possibilities. Did you know? My Acrylix stamps are ready to use right out of the package—no cutting out, mounting, or applying stickers required. Just place the stamp on your block, apply ink, and you’re set! My Acrylix stamps and blocks are … Read more My Acrylix Stamps: Did You Know?

How To Create Pin Flags Technique

I’m just loving Close To My Heart’s Dotty for You Collection especially for National Scrapbooking Month.  Here’s another technique that you could incorporate into your layouts, cards and more…a Pin Flag! You can make this darling accent from your paper scraps simply by trimming a complementary banner and wrapping it around a pin (like those … Read more How To Create Pin Flags Technique

Stars Shine Bright Layout

This year CTMH‘s Annual Convention is going to be held in Dallas, TX with the theme “Stars Shine Bright.”  As part of their marketing for it, they sent Consultants a die-cut postcard a few months ago telling of all the fun to be had.  Instantly I thought, I need to save this and use it … Read more Stars Shine Bright Layout

Dotty for You Polaroid Snapshot Technique

Have you purchased your Dotty for You Papers yet?  With such fun colors and patterns there’s no end to the possibilities!  Why not try out the Polaroid Snapshot Technique seen in this layout? Create a Polaroid snapshot look by first cutting out a rounded-corner rectangle the size of your focal point. Then, cut a larger … Read more Dotty for You Polaroid Snapshot Technique

Perfect Spring Digital Scrapbook Layouts

Spring is just around the corner!  Use Studio J to capture this beautiful time of year with fresh colors and simple techniques that come together in minutes to create the perfect digital scrapbook layout. Watch this month’s Love Your Layout video for instructions that will show you how to make a darling layout.   Plus, we’ll … Read more Perfect Spring Digital Scrapbook Layouts