Zoe Blog Hop

Welcome to the Zoe Blog Hop where we will be featuring some delightful projects created with our Zoe Paper Collection. 57451166_10156402517817686_3140454059333386240_nIf you have come here from Melinda Everitt’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next site. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas from some very talented Close to My Heart consultants. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

The Zoe paper pack was one of my favorites the first time around and, I am once again, sad to see it go at the end of April.  This adorable set of papers and stickers is full of happiness and sunshine. When I saw the little “Camera” in the sticker packet, I knew that I needed to use it to create a layout with some fun photos of my kiddos that were found on my phone years ago.

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How many of you have photos just like this?? Our kids snag our phones, play with the filters, make silly faces, and we end of finding them later.  I know that many of you post them to social media or upload them online, but have you ever considered printing them to record your thoughts and memories?

This is exactly what I chose to do. I wanted to record the memories of when I found the photos, record the relationship between these two goofballs, and record the fun many kids of their age have with cellphones. The stickers in the Zoe Paper Packet and  So Much Happy Complements were perfect for adding some of those thoughts to the page.

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I not only used stickers to add to my journaling, but I chose to add some fun statements to a Filmstrip Border I created using our Artistry collection. As a special gift, to you for stopping by my blog, you can have a copy of this Design Space™ file to create your own Filmstrip border.

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We often think of these photos as an everyday occurrence, but there will be a day that your kiddos no longer “sneak” silly photos for you to find. There will be a day when that silliness is gone and their relationship matures, and they are no longer big goofballs with their mom’s cell phone.

This is why we record our memories.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Gina Brandstetter’s blog to see her artwork! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Zoe Collection is only available while supplies last through April 30th. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order this delightful set before it’s gone.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Easter Candy Jar

As my children grow older, we have less baskets to fill and eggs to dye.  It can be a sad reminder of how fast time passes, but that doesn’t mean my children don’t still enjoy receiving gifts of some sort.  This year, I did not have a lot of time to create so you can imagine my excitement when Close to My Heart offered these amazing downloads on their blog.  I was able to upload these images into Cricut® Design Space and create a Print-Then-Cut image to make these adorable tags for my  jars. How cute is this?!

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Once I uploaded the image, I used my Slice tool to cut out the tag shape and added additional images from our Artistry collection.  This is what my image looked like on my Design Space Canvas before printing and cutting.

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These little Easter Candy Jars were so fast and simple to make using Cricut® Design Space and the Close to My Heart Spring images. If you would like to start making some of my Cricut® creations, right now is the perfect time to purchase a machine.  Cricut has some incredible deals on Cricut Explore™ machine bundles starting as low as $149.99! As you follow my weekly tutorials, you will find that I use many images from of our Cricut Collections. You can use the “Search” box to find each of the collections and how I used them in my projects.

I would love to see some of your Easter creations.  Feel free to share them on my Facebook page. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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