Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The time to be "HAPPY" is now...

Scrapbooking all of my memories makes me HAPPY!  I absolutely love the May promotion from Close To My Heart in honor of National Scrapbooking Month!  It's called Happy Times!!! Click the photo to get your hands on this amazing paper pack and coordinating stamp set while supplies last!  It is only available during the month of May! 

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, the designers over at Between the Folds Blog decided to feature the beautiful Happy Times collection.  We hope you stop over and check out the amazing artwork the designers have prepared.  Don't forget to submit your own beautiful artwork featuring the The Happy Times Paper.  You may also use the featured colors if you do not have this amazing paper pack!  Here is the layout I created using this amazing paper pack! It was so much fun to make and it truly made me happy!!

Here is another layout I created using the adorable coloring style background page!  You can leave it blank like I did, or actually add pops of color to match your project! 

The top FIVE Things that make me so HAPPY about this Paper Pack...
  1. You can earn this beautiful paper pack for FREE with a qualifying $60 order of CTMH Product
  2. If you don't want to spend $60, you can purchase this paper pack for $14.95
  3. It has an adorable coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95
  4. It features so many amazing papers, including gold foil, whitewash woodgrain, floral, polka dots, ombre and even a coloring style floral page so you can create your own background... it it just jam packed with today's latest paper crafting trends!!!
  5. CTMH has provided the directions for a 6 page Scrapbook Workshop using the Happy Times Paper Pack.  Once you have ordered your paper pack, email me at paperhugz@gmail.com with Happy Times in the subject line and I will send you the directions to complete this 6 page workshop (shown below).

What are you waiting for... get your Happy Times now... after all... the time to be HAPPY is NOW!! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

You've gotta Regatta!!!

I think you will agree that You've Gotta Regatta once you see this amazing paper pack and these adorable layouts.  This collection just screams SUMMER!!  In an effort to keep these layouts versatile, I concentrated on the Explore and Adventure compliments so really any photos can be used.  I finished this workshop off with the leftover Lobsters to make the adorable card (also included).  Does everyone know where the "You are my Lobster" saying comes from??


Let's take a closer look: 

LAYOUT 1 - Dream, Explore, Discover
This beautiful layout combines the coordinating floral complements with some cricut cuts to complete the title.  You can fit four 4x6 and two 3x4 photos on this layout!  **Click the photos below for a Close Up View of the details. 

LAYOUT 2 - Adventure/Happy Place
On this layout, I wanted to concentrate on the more traditional beach colors, using Glacier, Flaxen, Desert Sand and Sapphire. We add just a little bit of stamping to complete this layout using the My Anchor Stamp Set, perfect for these pages! You can fit four 4x6 and two 3x3 photos on this layout!  **Click the photos below for a Close Up View of the details.

The Card: You Are My Lobster

Very simple and really the idea came to me when trying to use up the last of the compliments.  Any Friends fans here???  If so, you will know exactly what this card means!

What is included:
For only $25, you will get to complete 2 two-page layouts (that's 4 pages total) and a greeting card. If you would like the coordinating BONUS ADD ON - Maritime Puffies for an additional $4, please let me know at the time you sign up for the workshop.

All pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble. All you need is your basic tool kit, including scissors, adhesive, glue dots, pop or foam dots and a ruler is always helpful.

DATES this workshop will be offered are:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

If you are interested in attending one of my workshops, or if you would like to order a kit, please contact me at paperhugz@gmail.com.

Embellishing with Close To My Heart

This project was inspired by our challenge on Between The Folds, which is a Close To My Heart Blog meant to challenge your creativity!  We hope you play along!

The current challenge was "CTMH Embellishments"... and we had to use any type of CTMH embellishments on our project!  This is such a fun challenge because an embellishment is really just a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive... so the possibilities are endless!  Let your creativity flow and see what you can come up with!!

I chose to make a simple card, which literally took me about 10 minutes.  Using two of our Picture My Life cards from the "Beautiful You" collection, I stamped the HI from one of our retired M-sized mini stamps.  I chose to fill the HI with the Flamingo Dots so it really pops in color and brings out the pink on the PML card.  I love how these cards already include the gold accents, creating a very modern look.  I decided to add a little color on the bottom of the stamped image, so I used our Blending Pen, along with our Hollyhock and Pixie Ink to add just a bit of coordinating color.

Don't forget to check out the inspiration from the other designers over at Between The Folds Weekly Challenge... we hope you will play along!