Posts Tagged ‘Me & My Big Ideas’

Preteen Journal

Here’s my final journal from last week and until the next birthday invitation comes along.  I used a bunch of retired Close to My Heart items to create the background paper (Doodle Art stamp set, and Watermelon, Orange, Sunny Yellow, Citrus Leave, Ocean, and Hydrangea ink colors).  I finished it off with a Soft Spoken 3D sticker embellishment by Me & My Big Ideas.

Using Studio J for paper layouts – 5th Grade LO

If I didn’t like paper scrapping so much, Studio J would definitely be my first choice for digital.  Or I would use it if I had a big project that involved multiple layouts or many that coordinated I would use it.  One of the changes lately in the Close to My Heart Idea Books is that the Level 1 layouts have changed from paper to Studio J.  This isn’t a bad thing because it is so easy to use.  As I look through the Idea Book, I find many of these Studio J layouts that I really like, however I have so many scrapbooking supplies that it makes sense to use these up.  I’ve decided to start taking these Studio J layouts that I love, just like any other layout I would find online or in a magazine, and use it to create my own paper layout.

Studio J layout:

My layout:


Supplies used: Making Memories Think Pink Slice paper, Close to My Heart White Daisy CardstockClose to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Close to My Heart Flip Flaps, Prima Iced Got Flowers, Kaiser Paper Flowers, My Mind’s Eye Kaleido Grams Small “5”, Me & My Big Ideas Rhinestone Word, and Close to My Heart Clear Sparkles.

These are some of my favorite pictures of my daughter.  They replaced her school photos since at this age they no longer trade with their friends.  I figured if it’s just for me and family why not get some really nice photos so we took a trip to a flower garden and got these great shots!  I don’t have the flip flaps on yet because I wanted to take my picture without the glare of a page protector but I have a stack of 4×6 photos on the right page that will be attached to my completed page with a couple flip flaps.  I am very happy that I like the page as well as I do the photos!

April 2012 Technique Blog Hop – Layering a Window Card

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the Layering a Window Card Technique as shown on page 33 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  What you do is create a pattern to adhere to your card so it shows through the window of your card.

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  So if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Lisa’s Blog.  If you get lost along the way, go to my previous post for a list of all participants.


Supplies used: CTMH Daydream papers (retired), Two Busy Moms paper, Recollections Glitter Adhesive Borders, Me & My Big Ideas Pink Princess Word, and Darice Finishing Accents, and CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  Dec. 20120 Page Map.

I really dug in my stash for this layout.  I was amazed at how hard it was for my to find purple!  For my variation of this technique, I first cut my window card (1st row, third button over).  Then I cut it at an angle to create photo corners and backed it with the purple paper.  Last, I added rhinestones to the flower centers.

We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit Technically Terrific where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Marianne Hancock’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Good Times Girl Scout Camp Layout

Supplies used: My Mind’s Eye paper, Me & My Big Ideas specialty stickers, Close to My Heart Sparkles, and Kaisercraft Rhinestones.

Summer Swim Layout

Supplies used: DCWV The Glitter Stack papers, Recollections Glitter Adhesive Borders, PC Stand-Outs, Heidi Swapp rubons, Me & My Big Ideas chipboard stickers, and misc buttons and dew drops from my stash.  I used a Sketch Inspiration Sketch.

The Monthly Challenge on Scrap Our Stash for April is “Bring in the Sun”.  I don’t know why this was so hard for me but I am very happy with the outcome.  First, I was stumped for what I was going to do.  I looked through my stash and didn’t have “sun” anything.  Then I found swim pictures and thought I would focus on the color yellow (one that doesn’t make it into many of my layouts).  Then, I added my own little mini challenge to not use pink. :-)  In the end, I love the layout.  I think because it is so different and that will make a nice addition to my books.  Go over to Scrap Our Stash and join the challenge!