Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pear and Partridge

I wanted to post all the layouts that I made with Close to my Heart paper, Pear & Partridge.  I used the Rub on Complements and the Dimensional Elements - Holiday to help with the embellishing.  I cut the title Merry Christmas, with the Artiste Cricut cartridge and covered it with prisma glitter. I used the inspiration from Karen Pederson for some of the layouts.

Layout using rub on complements and Artiste cartridge,

Workshop on the go with rub on.

Layout using pearl flourishes and holiday dimensional.

Layout with rub on and Artiste Title.

Close up Merry Title with prisma glitter.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Moonlighting Workshop

These are two of the Moonlighting layouts that we will be doing for scrapbooking class on the 15th of Nov. The third page will be a surprise. I love the colors that are included in this paper packet.  We will be using the sturdy Moonlight complements dimensional elements, the haunted assortment and the adorable black Glamour glitter alphabet stickers.  I have enjoyed using the CTMH Cricut cartridge, Artiste with the top layout.  The stamp set that comes with the Workshop on the go is so adorable with the lamp post, mummy and spider web just to name a few of the shapes. I have a great leader that helped designed the lower page Karen Pederson.  You may want to start following her blog, she is an awesome artist. 


I am holding a special holiday workshop On Friday November 30. We will be doing this cute calendar which has boxes with every date leading to the Big Day, Christmas. These boxes are large enough to hold several little treats inside. It is also sturdy enough to last through the years. I am having different packages available. Advent Calendar Box Shopping List Basic Package G1044 Advent Calendar WOTG Packet pg 67 44.95 (includes: My Creations Cubby, My Acrulx Advent Calendar Workshop Stamp Set, 15 Sheets of Cardstock, 1 pkg of bitty sparkles, 1 sheets of 12” x 6” Dimensional Elements Frames, Instructional Brochure) 1 extra sheet of White Daisy Cardstock and paper for bow FREE from Melanie Subtotal 44.95 Total with shipping and tax: $51.33 BETTER PACKAGE = Basic Package + the following Z888 Black Stazon Stamp Pad pg 121 9.95 Z1204 Bone Folder pg 134 4.95 Subtotal 59.85 (total with shipping and tax $68.35 without stamp of the month) ***BEST VALUE...Get the BEST PACKAGE (BELOW)AND YOU GET THE BLACK STAZON STAMP PAD AND THE BONE FOLDER ABSOLUTELY FREE! Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection pg 15 99.00 Subtotal 143.95 ( total with shipping and tax and Stamp of the Month added: $169.39) PLEASE bring these items with you to class: Glue Dots (LOTS), Tombow Adhesive (LOTS), If you would like Melanie to cut your packet for you ahead of time, add $5 to your purchase price. Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant: Melanie Beatty 435-680-7941 or shop at my web:

Christmas Advent Calendar

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I was excited to see how versital these new storage organizers are.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Crusin August Workshop Layout

This is our 2 page layout for our class on the 16th of August.  This is the Crusin paper packet from Close to my Heart.  I like the juniper  and black neutrals with a splash of Cranberry which can work for all sorts of out side pictures.  The title Road Trip, can be changed to your own personal choice. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Superhero layouts 1 and 2

These pictures of Mount Rushmore worked well with the Superhero paper packet from Close to my Heart.  We went there, this year for our road trip vacation.

oopps. I forgot that I took this picture without on of the pictures on it. It sure looks better with the last picture added. 

Superhero layouts

This is one of my many favorites layouts from CTMH idea books.  It is the third layout from our Superhero paper workshop .  It's an extra layout that went unclaimed so I just adapted it to work for our vacation to Wash. D.C. Thankfully these layouts are from different time periods and will not be close to each other.

                This layout is from our recent vacation to Yellowstone during the Fourth of July.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Picture Frames

These are three of the many picture frames that we made last month at our Saturday workshop.  The first on the left uses Sonoma paper, next is Baby pink card stock and the last is old paper called Game On.
We also made these shadow boxes with the names of our families, which will hold our family photo.

10 Page Footloose Workshop

These are a few of the 10 pages that were from the Footloose paper packet.  There is even a few scrapes left over after 10 pages were created.  Notice how versital this paper is.  These are pictures of Bear Lake and also of our weekend at Eagle Point.  The instructions are easy to cut and follow if you are still interested in this workshop you can still get it, just let me know. 

Remember you have till the end of the month to By Two Get One FREE!  What a great time to get some stamps that you have always wanted. Shop here and enjoy the savings. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

I know that this is late to post our May scrapbook pages.  I used the Lucy paper packet from Close to my Heart. It is flowery and girly, just what I like.  These are pictures of last years Memorial Day when we were up in Evanston.  Our friend made these beautiful flowers for us to bring to St. George to place on Jaymie's headstone. 
My brother and his family drove from Florida and met us in Evanston.  As usual it snowed in Evanston.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shadow Box Colors

 These are the colors that are available for the Shadow boxes.

Wings colors are Black w/ Juniper, garden green

Dreamn colors are Pacifica and Chocolate

Roxie colors are  Tulip and Black

Believe colors are Cranberry, sky, white daisy

Cherry O colors are Chocolate, tulip,

Olivia colors are Barn Red, Pear, Sunset

Create and Make up Day

Shadow Boxes and Frames

I have included a picture of the shadow boxes that we will be making on May 19th. I’m going to call this day a Create and Make Up day. We will spend the day creating these boxes, making flower frames and getting caught up on past projects.  The colors and or paper packets that can be used for these projects are:

Roxie (black and Pink) Typeset (Black and Juniper green) Wings (Black with dots and garden green) Believe (Red plaid or stripes) Dreamn ( Pacifica blue or chocolate flower) Sasparilla (Black and Barn red) Olivia (Barn redish and Pear or Orange) Cherry O (Brown and Pink plaid) Pemberly (Outdoor denim blue and Desert sand). 
The Shadow boxes will cost $25 for everything  and we will paint the frames dark
 brownish, the color of the Jingle letters that we did for Christmas or you can paint them what ever works for your decor.  You will also receive the $5 dimensional banners packet to take with you to use on other fun projects. You can do either style you like of the shadow boxes,

Shadow Box A style  Pemberly colors

Shadow box B style Sasparilla colors.
The Frames come as black or white frames which can be ANY color you wish, just let me know.  They will be $5 and I only have 3 black and 2 white left, so contact me right away if you would like to do these. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Victory Class pages

These are the 3 layouts that we will be doing for our class this Thurs. April 12th.  We are using the Victory paper from Close to my Heart.  This first layout is from their workshop on the go, and the other 2 layouts were designed by Karen Pederson.  When I saw her great layouts I knew we would love to reproduce them.  She used the Tough tags  as adorable accents.

I used some of the pictures that we took while up at Zion Canyon and Elk Meadows (Eagles Nest).  My brother and his family were with us this last summer.  The victory paper is great for any outdoor activity like camping, hunting, picnicing, hiking ect.  If you want to see the pictures enlarged just click on the one you want to see.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Studio J

This is when Trevor was in the Dickens Festival Play Scrooge.
  He was one of the Cratchet children and I was even in the chorus.

I was even a man in one of the dance scenes.
Trevor loves Egyptian history and he even drew and painted this on his bedroom wall.
 When he moved to the upstairs bedroom we decided to paint over his artwork. 
If you notice on the right layout the picture of the lady was two pictures and with Studio J,
 I was able to make them look thike one picture.
I have made several new layouts with CTMH's, Studio J online scrapbooking program.  They have made some new additions and updates to it.  I have so much fun creating on line.  I will include just a few of them.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Florentine patchwork Layout

This is another layout that I had to scraplift from Tamatha Jenkins. If you are not a follower of her blog you should be.  Her artwork is awesome.  Think of this layout as having the left page turned 1/4 to match the patchwork and picture.  I just had to copy it some way, and since my picutres had to face this way I had to rotate.  I love how the patches pop! Hope you enjoy it. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Florentine final Layout

Third Layout
This is the 3rd layout of the Florentine workshop.  I haven't finished the title page because I have to think of a good 1word title.  The Florentine was one of my favorite paper packets.  It has the colors for our door pictures, which is what I take a lot of.   The workshop will be Thursday March 15th. I was nervous about coloring the seambinding ribbon, but it went smoothly.  What a great idea to be able to make your own color of ribbon with what ever project.  I liked the twisted look to make a center for a flower or what ever you choose. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Florentine Workshop

I can't believe that it has been that long since I have added a post.  Maybe because I have been sewing more than scrapbooking.  I have completed 4 pages of Florentine workshop on the Go.  I have been wanting to scrap these pictures of our California trip for quite some time. (I guess they are only 2 years old.) I wanted to use this paper right away, when I saw it in the new catalog.  The second set of pages was origionaly meant for something feminine. I hope you don't think I am too weird adding beach theme accents, maybe they are just subtle enough that it dosent take away from the layout.   I will have the last set ready in just a few more days. Let me know what you think.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Typset Layout

Each layout is for a different school experience from Trevor school.
This is the Typeset paper packet with a back to school theme. I got this layout idea from a fellow consultant, Aron Brown. I have made this 2 page layout to be each individual or a pair. In my case, I am using them as each individual title pages, but they were meant to be used together. Just make them your “own”. The first page is titled “bk 2 skl” or back to school. I have poped up the 4X6 picture of Trevor and placed a journal tag behind it. The second page has Trevors school year grade, and then the great cricut letters “fun”. So that’s how I made them to be individualized. 
If you haven't figured it out yet that I love to put banners on my pages and the Cricut cartridge from CTMH is just perfect to cut out all the different banners, in different sizes.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Frame with Flowers

I love the 3D flowers that the CTMH Cricut Cartridge makes.  I used the paper from the Wonerland paper pack.  This paper will not be available after January 31st.
Close up of the 3D flowers

Elemental Sacred Grove

Sacred Grove
I created this layout when I first got my hands on the Elemental paper. I thought that this paper reminded me of a quilt, and also this layout from the Imagine idea book.  I created this layout with that in mind.  We are at the Sacred Grove in Palmyra N.Y.  It is such a beautiful area you must be there to appreciate it.  The banner I made using the CTMH Cricut cartridge and the Pennant alphabet.  I love this chocolate stripe ribbon which is so versatile, and it comes in a roll of 5 yards.  You will be able to use it alot.  Thankfully it is staying in the new catalog.
WAIT! did I mention the new catalog?  Yes, Close To My Heart has a new catalog that will be live February 1st. I have it and can't wait for you to see the new papers, embellishments, stamp sets and much more.  Just think Super Hero.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Elemental January Club Pages

Orange County Fair using elemental paper.
When I first saw the Elemental Papers from Close to my Heart, I thought of a quilt.  So when I made our layout for Jan. I began to form a quilt pattern (sort of). I wasn't to happy with the layout so I created a new one which is not quilt like at all.  I hope you like the one I chose for our class. This layout is pictures of our trip to California, when we went to the Orange County Fair. Thus the title O.C. Fair. Trevor is not in any of these pictures because he didn't want to hang around with the two of us, so we went sight seeing without him.  I will include the other layout later.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Rock the Block blog hop

Join the craze! When you place a minimum order of $25 from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can get two new products for just $15. The My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and an exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set that is only available during this promotion. That's a retail savings of almost $30! You're going to love the Collage Cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set, which work together for interactive, 3-D fun! If you would like to see some wonderful ways in which you can use these items, check out the Rock the Block Blog Hop.
Watch the video from Close to my Heart below.