Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Live Beautifully 2-Page Layout

I have had so much fun creating with the National Scrapbooking Month's Live Beautifully collection! Here is a lovely layout I made with it of my grandmother's wedding day:

The lovely florals and colors from the Live Beautifully collection look stunning with the black and white photos. I added some Sea Glass cardstock to make the photos and embellishment clusters pop, and used Uptown Fundamentals and Gold Glitter paper to bring in texture. The Hearts Thin Cuts and Black & White Dots make up my embellishment clusters.

You can still purchase this collection, but it's only available until May 31st, so get yours on my website today!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May Stamp of the Month - Live, Laugh Love Card

May's Stamp of the Month is a dream for coloring! 
I loved adding touches of color from the Live Beautifully collection, and adding a few other colors that go with the collection but aren't a part of it.

The paper is from Live Beautifully, including the paper I stamped all the flowers on - it adds subtle texture. I colored the "Love" with our Shinhan Touch markers and blinged it up with Gold Glitter Gems.

If you want the stamp set, make sure to get it now! It's only $5 with a $50 purchase (or $17.95 by itself). You can get it on my website until May 31st!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rose Blossom Blog Hop - Live Beautifully Layout

Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop! Come follow Close To My Heart consultants from the Rose Blossom team as we share our creations made using this month's National Scrapbooking Month collection, Live Beautifully!

If you came here from Kim's amazing blog, you are on the right path. If you get lost along the way, come back here and go to the bottom of the page for the blog hop list.

Inspiration: I love the simple layout on pg. 47 of the new Seasonal Expressions 2 mini-catalog, so I adapted it for this sweet photo.

Substitution: The inspiration layout had the focal papers cut diagonally; however, I had used so much of this paper that I didn't have enough to do that! So I made mine horizontal instead and added gold stitching to give it something extra.

Coordination: Along with Live Beautifully, I used papers from Uptown Fundamentals - the blacks and golds of this collection coordinate perfectly with Live Beautifully. Also, our Heart Thin Cuts look gorgeous with the florals.

You can get the Live Beautifully collection on my website

Now it's time for you to keep moving on the hop!  Head on over to Brenda's beautiful blog and see her artwork!

Blog Hop List:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Live Beautifully Card

The lovely new Live Beautifully collection for National Scrapbooking Month has so many beautiful colors and designs that you'll find it so inspiring to create with!

Inspiration: CardMaps Vol. 4; this particular card has lots and lots of layers, which I thought would be fun with all the lovely patterns.

Technique: I rubbed some Sea Glass ink onto my All Purpose Mat, spritzed with water, and got a brush wet with the mixture. I then flicked the brush on a piece of white paper to create a fun splattered background.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Seasonal Expressions 2 Mini-Catalog - What's Your Favorite?

Have you seen the new Seasonal Expressions 2 mini-catalog? It's full of gorgeous summer-themed collections! Check it out here!

My absolute favorite is the Prickly Pear collection (especially because of that cute llama stamp set!) What's your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully

For National Scrapbooking Month, Close To My Heart has created the lovely Live Beautifully paper packet and stamp set, designed to celebrate your beautiful life. This exclusive paper packet and stamp set are available for purchase as single items or as a bundle. See more details here.
In addition, these paper and stamp designs are also available in an exclusive set of Cut Above®layouts that are designed to make preserving memories faster, simpler, and easier than ever. See the kit on my website.