Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's a guy thing...

With four grandsons, this (retired) paper pack ~ Later Sk8r ~ was awesome to use! I still have lots left to create another few pages featuring my other grandsons, but I love these photos of my youngest darling grandson as he learns the fine art of fishing. The smile says it all!!!

This layout was a Workshop on the Go, but it was changed around some. I apologize for not remembering the name of the wonderfully creative gal who modified the layout but I loved it so much I CASEd it!

I was so excited when Studio J added photo wells making it possible to use it to print any size photos. I spent an entire Sunday with my gathered unfinished layouts and uploaded the photos I wanted into the size of photo wells I created. Easy peasy!! And completed layouts!! There are lots more coming!

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #16

A friend is due to have her first baby and since I love the new Babycakes paper pack from Close To My Heart, I thought I would make her a card. Cardmaking isn't really my thing but just when I needed some inspiration, the Atlantic Sketch Challenge came up on Facebook. So I ran with it and came up with two versions.

Now I don't know which one to give her!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

For my monthly workshop, I had been asked to replicate the front cover of the Spring Summer 2013 Idea Book. I absolutely fell in love with the layout but would be working with Surf's Up paper pack and needed a companion page. I totally cased this layout from Julie (very creative lady from Ottawa!) and added in a few older stamp sets. I followed the 'use what you have' format to make up the embellishments and voila!!

The photos are those of one of my daughters taken at Wasaga Beach last month. She surprised me by appearing at my parents family reunion and then stayed for a few days with her darling little ones! We had an awesome time. Gman absolutely loved the beach!

I love the way this turned out!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Product Team Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart Consultants from The Brae-ers Team! We hope you will take the time to hop through and leave comments on our posts...we love the feedback.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop. If you get lost, you can find your way by going to Brae's blog for a full list of participants. If you came from Roz's blog you are in the right place.

This month, we are highlighting the brand new products from the Fall / Winter 2013 Idea Book. I am so excited about this catalogue with the fabulous paper packs, awesome embellishments, a must-have Cricut cartridge...well, you just have to look yourself!!

One of my grandsons enjoys the world of gaming so when I saw the ProPlayer paper pack, I was delighted! For  this layout I used a very simple sketch and only embellished a bit. Not usually one for only putting one picture on a layout, but for this one, I wanted Alex to be the focus. As my ProPlayer Assortment hasn't arrived, I improvised the badge buttons by creating my own. Other new items used: Midtown Cork Shapes (Z1863), Bronze Shimmer Trim (Z1849) and One-Way Borders stamp set (C1561).

Your next stop is Michelle Hughes' blog. Thanks for hopping along with us. We hope we have inspired you to create your own projects using the new product available now.