This month we are working at using up one of my favorite embellishments – FLOWERS!  So let’s just say I have a few to use. 🙂  If you are starting the hop here, just continue until you make your way back to my blog.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Shirley Ross.

Timeless Memories Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Veranda paper (retired), Juniper cardstock, Vanilla Cream cardstock (retired), Designer Ribbon Green Collection (retired), Just Bloooms – Spring Blossom (retired), Timeless Charms (retiring), Scallop Border Punch (available August 1, 3013), and Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood (available August 1, 3013).   I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy.

I just love when I can use up old stuff.  I really didn’t have a plan for this hop and I must have put it off thinking it was flowers so it would be easy.  So here I sit hours before it goes live trying to come up with something.  Quite awhile ago I matched up a bunch of pictures with papers and found this set to be inspiring.  I am so happy with how well it came together.  You know the feeling when you did your pictures justice?  These are among my favorite photos and now I have them on a beautiful layout!  I used up a lot of old stash and also incorporated some new accents and used the new scallop punch.

Did you see the card I made with the scraps?  Scroll down or go to yesterday’s post.

Next stop over and visit Janet McCormick and her flirty card!

  1. Wendy Kessler
  2. Janet McCormick
  3. Rachel Ventura
  4. Nikki DeWitt
  5. Tabbi Fritz
  6. Shirley Ross

Flower Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Veranda Paper and ribbon (retired), Vanilla Cream cardstock (retired), and Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood (available August 1, 3013)  Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenges

After I finished a layout today, I saw the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch and was inspired to use up my scraps!  This is a good 5-minute card!  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the layout!

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Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast about the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Purchase the collection beginning August 1, 2013 and revolutionize the way you scrapbook!

Tune in for the FREE webcast on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm (MDT) (so that’s 8:00 pm central) at During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Artbooking “2 of a Kind” layout.

If you’d like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a FREE account on the Big Picture Classes website.

We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of the new Artbooking collection as Kristine Widtfeldt and the Big Picture Classes crew make the featured project and share their tips and tricks. We know you will be chomping at the bit to make the Artbooking layout, so take this opportunity to sit back, relax, and drool over the items, then be ready to spring into action August 1 when you can buy the collection. Then tune
in to the archived event for step-by-step details on how to make the project.

To make the project, you will need the following items— or similar products—on hand:
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection*
1301 Bamboo Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
X5666 Twilight Cardstock
Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1853 Aqua Dots*
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z1294 Sanding Kit

*These products will be available for purchase beginning August 1, 2013.

There have been many changes in the scrapbooking industry recently with product changes and bankruptcies.  Close to My Heart has been around for almost 30 years now and they wants you to know that memory keeping will continue to be a priority.  You will see in this video some of the many reasons that I love being a part of such a wonderful company!  Whether you are a customer or are considering to become a consultant, it is great to know that you have a place with Close to My Heart, a company with a solid foundation that allows it to remain stable and strong.

If you’d like more information on CTMH products, you can visit my website or view the online catalog here.

If you are interested in becoming a CTMH Consultant, you can find information and an online application here.

Learn how to use Close To My Heart’s ribbons and trims to create elegant embellishments for papercrafting projects. From sophisticated shimmer trim to trendy chevron ribbon, there is a trim for every card, layout, or 3-D item! Watch the video to learn how!

Products featured in this video:
Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Tulle Ribbon
Silver Shimmer Trim
Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Burlap Ribbon
Natural Hemp
Colonial White Rosette Ribbon
Black Waxy Flax
Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Baker’s Twine
Holleyhock Zipper Lace
Black Shimmer Trim
Washi Tape
Slate Polka-Dot Satin Ribbon
Glitz Glitter Gel
Canvas Journal