Tools of the Trade Video

The right tool can make all the difference in your artistic scrapbooking. See what tools Close To My Heart has to offer to enhance your creative experience!

Stitch Guide
Piercing Tool Kit
Foam Mat
Scallop Border Punch
Small Organizer
Daubers Foam Insert
Sponge Daubers
Pigment Inks Foam Insert

Artbooking Layout Series – Wintertime 2

Easter Wonder Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Artbooking Cricut Collection, unknown CTMH retired papers, CTMH Cardstock (Sweet Leaf, retired purple & pink), unknown rhinestones, Zig Markers.

I changed up this wintertime layout to create a springtime layout.  The overlays make it easy to add a lot of pictures to the pages.  I altered the “wonderland” title but cutting it so it became “wonder” instead.

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

Artbooking Made Easy: Elegant Mini Albums

Care for classy creations? Grace your eyes with artwork made from the elegance-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking Collection from Close To My Heart. See the video for your first tasteful touch with these keys and the elevated works of art they produce.

Featured items used in this video:
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
X7171B My Reflections Sarita Paper Packet
X7170B My Reflections Laughing Lola Paper Packet

Clearly The Best: Subway Speak

The subway technique is a fun trend in crafting. Intrigued? Learn how to do it yourself using the My Creations™ 6″ × 6″ canvas display and your own creativity by watching the video.

Featured products used in this video:
My Creations 6×6 Canvas Display
Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint
Reinkers
ProPlayer Paper Packet

Technique Blog Hop – Spray Pen

Welcome to this month’s blog hop!  This time around we are using the spray pen and hope you find lots of inspiration for this technique.  If you have already started the hop, you will be coming from Michelle.

Easter Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Unknown Paper Packet (retired), Sweet Leaf Ribbon (retired),
Colonial White Cardstock, Hollyhock CardstockCreate-a-Shade Paint, Spray Pen, Hollyhock Reinker, Cricut Artiste Collection, Just Blooms Paper Shapes – Petals (retired), and Colonial White Brads.  Sketch from Sketch Savvy.

I used the spray pen in a very simple way but it is my favorite.  I used it to spray the background paper of my layout.  This is a great way to add a touch of color and pattern without using patterned paper.  I also sprayed the Just Bloom Flowers, some lighter and some darker for variety.  For my mixture, I filled the pen with water up to the 7th line, then added reinker up to the next line, and added 4 drops of the Create-a-Shade Paint.  I always add the Create-a-Shade Paint because I like the extra little sparkle that it adds.

Hop on over and see what Sheila had created for you next!

Here are a list of all the participants:
1. Debi
2. Judy Faye
3. Theresa
4. Shirley
5. Michelle
6. Wendy
7. Sheila