Monday, July 29, 2013

Come Fly With Me

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Today's layout was made from the Close To My Heart Dream Pop Workshop!  I wasn't sure what to think when I saw this paper and the color combinations but I loved every layout I completed with this workshop!  That is one thing that I love about Close To My Heart, they really open your eyes to new colors, combinations and techniques along with providing great quality products!

This layout was inspired by the "Showtime" sketch in the CTMH Magic instructional book.  If you have ever been stuck for inspiration, pick up these instructional books as you will never run out of ideas!  There are 3 listed now but as of August 1st you will be able to purchase (4) scrapbooking books; Cherish, Imagine, Magic & Reflections, (2) card making books; Wishes & Originals and (2) different volumes of "Make It From Your Heart" which are a mix of scrapbooking & card making.  These books are very reasonably priced, $14.95 each and the "Make It From Your Heart" volumes are only $7.95 each. I find their instructional books so helpful as they offer full color artwork, cutting & assembly diagrams!  I love them!

For this layout I used the awesome zip strips which are the back of the 12x1/2" strip which identifies the paper name & info!  Isn't that cool?  No waste and they look great too! The embellishment flowers, circles & paisley were cut from one of the 12x12 sheets that came in the paper pack so if you don't like busy papers, cut out the elements to embellish your layouts.  The title was spelled with CTMH Color Ready Canvas Alphabet. The canvas takes ink beautifully!



Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta

Canadian Paper Shaper Blog

Friday, July 26, 2013

From Pit to Pool, Hope to Happiness

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Taking a trip down memory lane here, back to 1975!  The summer of 1975 we dug out a pit to the right of our home, in Silver Creek Estates, and after a lot of hard work we installed a swimming pool!  We spend all of our summers in the pool and this year our cousins Rick, Michael & Jason Green came to stay with us for a week and spent a month!  We lived in the pool and Mom sacrificed all her time to be the lifeguard to keep us safe.  After these photos were taken, we built a huge deck that surrounded the entire swimming pool but it seems there are no pictures that include that bright red deck :(

The layout and all of the embellishments were from the March 2007 Rhapsody Kit from Club Scrap.  The titles were cut on the Cricut Expression 2 using the Winnie The Pooh Font and the Mickey Mouse Fonts.


Thanks for looking!

Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta

Canadian Paper Shaper Blog

Monday, July 22, 2013

6x6 Mini Album from Close To My Heart

My brother, Dean Archibald along with his wife Brandi and their son Brandon, went on their very first cruise in February 2013 and they loved it!  Brandi's birthday is was in May and I wanted to make her something she could put some of those vacation photos in to keep on her desk at the office (for those daily 'mini vacation' we have at work everyday when daydreaming LOL).  Close To My Heart makes these fabulous 6x6 Memory Showcase white with chipboard covers and 4 pages inside, so that along with some 'beachy' papers & chipboard embellishments from the Footloose WOTG I made her this gift.
Front Cover
Page 2&3
Page 4&5
 Page 6&7
 Back Cover 

Thanks for dropping in to see my blog today!

Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta

Canadian Paper Shaper Blog