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NEW: Workshops Your Way

In the upcoming Seasonal Expressions 1 and Seasonal Expressions 2 idea books you will see a transition to NEW Workshops!  These will be called Workshops Your Way.

Each Workshops Your Way kit comes with the following: a full paper packet featuring the new paper packet composition (twelve sheets of B&T Duos —two each of six designs, which is twice as many as before!), additional sheets of cardstock, and the Complements, trim, and accessory that coordinate with the given paper packet. Because of the sturdy and versatile nature of our B&T Duos™, there is less of a need for cardstock; however, there is still a few sheets included to complement the B&T Duos.

Each Workshop Your Way kit will have a workshop guide available as a pdf download (instead of the printed version in the current WOTG kits). Each Workshops Your Way scrapbooking kit has enough supplies to create three traditional scrapbooking layouts, one Picture My Life™ pocket scrapbooking layout, and a number of additional cards. The number of cards you can make with your leftover paper will vary with each Workshops Your Way scrapbooking kit but will often be between eight and ten cards.

LAYOUTS: The Workshops Your Way™ layouts include three traditional scrapbooking layouts that don’t require stamping and a pocket scrapbooking Picture My Life™ layout. The three traditional layouts use the kit Complements and the included B&T Duos™ sheet of Picture My Life cards, which is used to create titles and journaling spaces. The fourth layout, which is a pocket scrapbooking layout, can be created using your leftover Picture My Life cards, Complements, trim, and accessories.  The only additional items you will need are Memory Protectors for both the traditional layouts and the pocket scrapbooking layout.  You will also need trimming tools and adhesive.

CARDS: With the leftover paper from your scrapbooking layouts, a few other supplies, and the online workshop guide, you can create several cards. The number of cards and the number of card designs will vary from kit to kit; however, you can always count on them being beautiful! The additional cardmaking project will feature stamping as well as other techniques, like using watercolor paints. If you wish to complete just the cards, you can still use the cutting guides, patterns, photos, and techniques in the online workshop guide to do so, and you will be able to complete more cards because you will have even more paper!  The list of additional supplies needed to create the cardmaking projects can be found in the online workshop guide under the additional cardmaking project section (available on my CTMH website). There is also a list of these additional supplies in the corresponding idea book.

The current Workshop on the Go kits in the Annual book will continue to be available through August 2016.

New Instalife Products

Instalife™ Album
Z3206 Instalife™ Album—Black & White
Z3199 Instalife™ Cards—City Limits
Z3116 Memory Protectors™ Mini 4″ x 4″
Z3117 Memory Protectors™ Mini 2″ x 2″

Thank You!

I want to give a special THANK YOU to Catherine Nowak, Lauren, Darlys, Nikka Geers, and Michelle Stewart for commenting so much on my blog during 2015.  I appreciate it!

New 2016 CTMH Seasonal Expressions

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You can now check out the new CTMH 2016 Seasonal Expressions Idea Book online HERE!

Tips and Techniques with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers


The ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers can take your artwork to a whole new level.  Close To My Heart offers a selection of 24 colors with everything from versatile neutrals to vibrant brights. Follow along to see how you can transform your projects with these markers.