Today, August 15th is National Failures Day! That’s right… it’s a day to celebrate failures! Seems a little weird, right? But it’s actually a pretty good thing. In fact, the teacher my kids had the last 2 years of school taught their whole class that the word fail actually stands for:
This past Saturday my daughter had the opportunity to attend a Red Carpet Event with her Girl Scout troop along with 17 other troops. Each troop created their own movie and this event was the premier showing of those movies (luckily they could each only be 3-5 minutes otherwise with 18 movies to watch it would be quite the marathon!)
Today I’m sharing a little creative inspiration into the process of creating a scrapbook layout–CTMH style. Karen, will lead you through a wonderful football scrapbook layout where you’ll learn some techniques, design elements and see some great CTMH products in the process!
There are a couple hours left to enjoy the deals from Day 1 of Close To My Heart’s 4-Day Boxing Week Special. Each day–starting today at midnight (MST)–CTMH will be posting new deals that are good until 11:59 pm that day (or until supplies run out!)
CTMH Digital Cricut Flower Market Collection–30% off!
You can save up to 40% off fabulous Close To My Heart products. Today, you can save on cardstock, inks and reinkers from the Adventure palette. Or you can snag yourself a new album to start the year off fresh with your scrapbooking projects. But perhaps the most exciting deal, is that you can get yourself the Cricut Flower Market Digital Collection for only $55!
Be sure to check out today’s deals before 11:59 pm (MST) tonight on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
It’s only 26 days until Christmas. Can you believe it? If you are on my mailing list you’ve already received a couple of handmade gift ideas you could use this holiday season. And another will be coming out this afternoon (so if you aren’t already on my mailing list–it’s not too late! Sign up before 1pm Pacific to get this week’s project tutorial.)
But I figured you can never have too many handmade gift ideas, right? I especially love the one I’m sharing with you today. It’s sort of like an easy scrapbook for those who don’t want to scrapbook. It’s a Memory Shadowbox. It has a top loading mechanism which makes it perfect for inserting tickets from movies, sporting events, plane tickets, photos and more. Anything that you want to save to remember a moment.
The wonderful thing about this gift is you can personalize it easily. I chose to get a 12″ x 12 ” size Shadowbox so that I could adhere a sheet of scrapbook paper to the back of the box. This is where you can make it perfect for the recipient–choose a pattern of paper that fits their personality. Or you could do as I did and use a basic neutral pattern so that the photos, tickets and other items are what pop in the box. I used paper from Close To My Heart’s Basics Paper Fundamentals (which incidentally are 30% off this month!) You’ll have to excuse the reflection of the clouds in my photos. It was incredibly hard to capture a photo since everything reflected in the glass of the Shadowbox!
I used 3 of the fonts from Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Collections. “Memories” is from the newest You Are Here Collection, “The Best Things in Life are” is from Flower Market and “the people we love, the places we go & the memories we make” is from Artbooking. Luckily, all of these collections are still available in the physical cartridge collections. You might recall I shared the news weeks ago that Cricut announced they will no longer be producing physical cartridge collections. This means the exclusive CTMH Collections will be available on a while supplies last basis.
To make creating this Memory Shadowbox even easier for you, I’m giving you the Cricut cut file. Yay! So if you have a Cricut Explore you can create this project in no time at all. Just get yourself a top-loading Shadowbox, some vinyl and your favorite scrapbook paper and you’ll be all set!
Hi! I'm Kristina Baldwin, a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. I love crafting - Just like you! I hope there's something here that inspires you in your next great crafting project.
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