Since I got behind during the month of June on my Stamp Sundays, I am going to be catching up on Thursdays this month.  So, here’s a special edition!

D1491  Hooray Bouquet  $17.95

Supplies used: CTMH Hooray Bouquet stamp set, My Mind’s Eye paper, Zip marker, CTMH inks (Cocoa, Juniper, Goldrush, Smoothie), CTMH Waxy Flax, CTMH Buttons, CTMH Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel, and unknown ricrac.

The only time I ever leave buttons bare is because I’m lazy.  I much prefer a finished, stitched look.  Waxy Flax is my favorite for this.  It fits easily through even small holes without the need of a needle and it bends around the back nicely so I can add a glue dot and adhere to my page.  I usually like to use foam dots when adding flower embellishing like this but with the buttons I decided that there would already be enough thickness so I just glued them right to the page.

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!

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

Supplies used: My Mind’s Eye Just Dreamy papers, My Mind’s Eye Bohemia transfer title, and brads from my stash.  I used Sketch Inspiration #208 by Alphra Bolyer.

This was a fun layout of my nephew.