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Two Page Scrapbook Kit Outdoor Adventure Teen Boy Masculine Camping Handsome Summer Hiking Axe Lumberjack #ctmhjack #scrapbooking #pagekits #scraptabulousdesigns #cricutexplore

Scrapbook your Outdoor Adventures with Jack!

Happy Summer, everyone!!  I can’t even believe it is almost August – it totally snuck up on me! Today I would like to share my Jack Scrapbooking Workshop, I am super excited with how these pages turned out!  These papers are perfect to scrapbook your summer adventures, even those rainy, chill-axing days or those extra long car trips…..

Now, if you look at the complements, you will notice that I chose not use the “Little Man” title pieces or PML cards.  If you have a Little Man in your life (even a furry one!), feel free to add these pieces back in.  My “Little Man” is 17 and taller than me, so I left them out on purpose. LOL

As always, don’t be afraid to turn some photos black and white or use a super cool filter!  And, I have been known to totally stage a photo shoot in colors that will match my layouts (think red plaid) when I love the papers!!!

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Two Page Scrapook Layout Prickly Pear Adventure Fiesta Party Celebrate Enjoy Summer Family Page Kits #ctmhpricklypear #scrapbooking #pagekits #scraptabulousdesigns #cricutexplore

It’s time for Summer with Prickly Pear!

Hey, ya’ll!!!  I hope your summer is off to a GREAT start!  It’s almost time for the Close To My Heart National Convention in Utah – I can’t wait!  But, before I head out, I wanted to share with you my latest workshop – Prickly Pear.  One of the most exciting parts of this new kit is this:

Two Page Scrapook Layout Prickly Pear Adventure Fiesta Party Celebrate Enjoy Summer Family Page Kits #ctmhpricklypear #scrapbooking #pagekits #scraptabulousdesigns #cricutexplore

Do you see those people on that layout from the Seasonal Expressions???  THAT IS US!!!  My family.  Page 27, to be exact.  For the first time ever, I actually submitted some photos to CTMH and they used one of them!  So we are now like totally #famousnotfamous.  HA!!!!

Ok – enough of my nonsense, back to Prickly Pear.  I love the colors in this kit – it will be perfect for your outdoor adventures and summer fiestas!   These pages will even work for the Fourth of July with the primary colors – YAY!!!

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Jeepers Creepers Halloween Monster Beware Trick or Treat Two Page Scrapbook Layout #ctmhjeeperscreeepers #scrapbooking #pagekits #halloween #cricut

Jeepers Creepers! Is it Halloween yet??

Happy September!  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this time of year???  My kids start back to school next week and I am looking forward to getting back into a routine – as much as I love the freedom of summer, all good things must come to an end.

Today, I am sharing one of our BRAND NEW paper kits from our newly released Seasonal Expressions Catalog – JEEPERS CREEPERS.  This fun and whimsical kit is perfect for Halloween, but I designed 3 out of the 4 layouts (YES!!!  I created 4 LAYOUTS this month!) so that they can be used in a non-Halloween way.  I don’t know about you, but now that my kids are older, I just don’t have enough Halloween photos to fill up 3 layouts.  But, don’t worry – if you know you’ll have a TON of Halloween pictures, they will all find a home with this kit!

I also used two of our new products with this workshop – the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors and the Coordinating Cardstock Pack.

The Pocket Plus Memory Protectors come in 4 different designs that allow you to showcase additional 3×4 and 4×6 photos in a super fun way!  Unlike a typical 12×12 page protector, these vary in size from 4×12 to 6×12.  They have the 3 holes for your album posts/rings and a full gutter to work perfectly in between your standard CTMH memory protectors.  These are one of my favorite new items!!!  Totally a MUST HAVE!

Coordinating Cardstock Packs are now available for all of our new Paper Packs!  Each pack comes with 12 sheets (3 each of 4 colors) of coordinating cardstock to really enhance your paper crafting.  Say goodbye to white cardstock and HELLO to an affordable way to get the perfect colors of cardstock to match your projects.  YAY!!!!

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Summer is Magical! New Scrapbook Pages!

Whew – I am finally coming up for air!  Life has been crazy, but I am trying to embrace these busy days because they, too, are fleeting.  In the not so distant future, my tribe will no longer need me like they do now.  So, every time my perfect plans get turned upside down, I try to take a deep breath and roll with it.  It’s all good, isn’t it???  It’s all good…

So – back to scrapbooking…..  I chose to do a #disneynotdisney take on the Magical Workshop Your Way.  While we loved our time at Disney when the kids were young, my family prefers other adventures these days.  The colors of this kit will work PERFECTLY with Disney photos, but for those of us who don’t have Disney photos, we can use these pages for 4th of July, summer fun, go karts, fairs, festivals, and more!

Also, because these papers are so vibrant, you can turn your photos black and white and they will look AWESOME against the bright colors.  Then, it doesn’t matter what colors your photos are – anything goes!

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Two Page Scrapbook Layout Happy Times Summer Spring Celebrate Artistry #ctmh #ctmhhappytimes #scraptabulousdesigns #cricutexplore #pagekits


Hello, hello!  I am SO EXCITED to *finally* be able to offer what so many of you have been requesting – PRE-CUT Workshops!  All you have to do is assemble and add your photos!

To avoid any confusion, I am calling my PRE-CUT workshops Simply Scraptabulous Page Kits.

Here’s the scoop:  I am going to do all the designing, sorting, cutting, and Cricut-ing for each paper pack.  The fee for this service will be $10.00.  So, the cost for the page kits will be the cost of the products + $10 cutting fee + shipping to you.  Make sense?

I will also send you a link to the Assembly Instructions and Photos.  You can either print these items or work directly from your tablet or computer.  My eyes are getting old, so having access to a larger picture works AWESOME for me!  LOL

I will be offering a select number of Simply Scraptabulous Page Kits for each future workshop that I release.  I will also be offering retired page kits that I have in stock *and* page kits for select paper packs that are currently available in our Annual Idea Book.  PS  If you would like to request a current paper pack, send me an email!

All Simply Scraptabulous Page Kits will contain all the papers and embellishments to create (3) two page layouts.

Shipping will be by Priority Mail at a flat rate of $8.00 for 1 workshop and $12.00 for 2 workshops. Continue reading

Two Page Baby Layout Boy Girl Georgie #ctmh #scraptabulousdesigns #ctmhgeorgie #cricutexplore

Introducing Georgie – Baby Scrapbook Pages!

Hi everyone!  I know it has been a while since I posted – life has been crazy town!  We had back to back vacations and then recovery and then I had back to back weekend crops.  I am finally coming up for air!

Today I am sharing my Georgie Scrapbook Workshop – it is sooo super cute and fun!  I can’t wait to put pictures of my neice and nephew on these pages.  My kids baby pages are completed, but there is still something about baby layouts…. They just make me happy!

I intentionally did not add any pink embellishments to these pages so that they remained gender nuetral.  But, if you need some pink on your pages, there are plenty of girly embellishments in your pack for you to add!

And – just so you know, I am starting my workshop using Happy Times for National Scrapbooking Month tomorrow.  It will be out as soon as I can get it completed!  Thanks for your patience!

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November Stamp of the Month Cheers Dream Big Rainbow Card #ctmh #sotm #cards #scraptabulousdesigns

November Stamp of the Month: Cheers!

NovSOTMWelcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you have come here from the fabulous blog of Darlys Recker, you are on the right path! If you happen to get lost along the way, the complete list of hoppers can be found here.

It might just be November, but here at Close To My Heart, we are looking forward to the New Year celebration with this month’s stamp set, Cheers! .  I love the journal stamps and the fun and funky feel of this set!   I chose to create a bright and cheery card that you can use all year long.
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Two Page Scrapbook Layout Fundamentals 20 page workshop #pagekits #ctmh #cricutexplore #scraptabulousdesigns #scrapbooking

New Paper Fundamentals 20 PAGE Workshop!

It’s finally finished!!!  I have had so many setbacks getting this workshop out, it has been CRAZY!!!  However, I hope you think it is worth the wait – I sure do!  I love all the colors, themes and ease of these pages.  You can keep them simple or add some bling – the choice is yours!

Our NEW FUNDAMENTAL LINE is sooo incredibly versatile and fun to work with – get ready for lots of coming artwork featuring these papers!  I was blessed to teach a class on them at our CTMH Annual Convention in Disneyland this summer.

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