I Heart Us Scrapbook Workshop

On March 29th, I will be hosting a workshop where I will show you how to create and assemble the I Heart Us Deluxe scrapbook pages.  These pages are filled with bright floras, rainbow stripes, and spring colors. You are welcome to attend my class, or purchase the kit and assemble it on your own at home.

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Sign-up For This Workshop

At my class, we will be assembling the three scrapbook page shown above. Your kit will also include additional supplies to create a “I Heart Us” everyday life mini-album, but you are welcome to use the supplies to create complementing pages for the other layouts.  If you are unable to attend the workshop, you can purchase the kit online.

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I Heart Us Paper Packet 
♥ (1) Ballerina, Bluebird, Lagoon, Mint 
and (6) White Daisy cardstock
Loose Sequins—Gold
Shimmer Brush—Mint 
♥ Memory Protectors™ Top Load
♥ Everyday Life™ Protectors™ 6″ × 8″
♥ Wordfetti Stamp Set (optional)
♥ I Heart Us—Cardmaking (optional)
Printed instructions for pages & album

♥ ♥ ♥ Purchase the Deluxe Workshop Kit ♥ ♥ 

If the Deluxe workshop doesn’t tug at your heartstrings, we also have an adorable I Heart Us Basic Kit that is sure to please. This kit has all the bright colors you are looking for with a less floral feel to the pages.

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This basic kit includes the I Heart Us paper and coordinating cardstock, as well as the I Heart Us Complements, Sequins, and Black Shimmer Trim.

Aren’t both of these kits simply adorable? I can think of quite a few photos that would work well with each of these.  If you plan on attending my local class, please make sure to RSVP before March 15th. This gives me time to order your kit and have it ready for you on the night of class. I will have the stamps and inks set out for you to use as well as some refreshments for you to enjoy. (Bring a friend to receive a free gift from me.)

If you cannot attend my local workshop, you can purchase either of the I Heart Us Scrapbook Kits on my website. All of the I Heart Us items are available, while supplies last, through April 30th.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Thin Cuts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thin Cuts Blog Hop where we will be featuring some delightful projects created using our Thin Cuts metal dies. MissCarriesCreations-ThinCutsBlogHopIf you have come here from Michelle Loncar’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.

Close to My Heart has created quite a few collections of metal dies, called Thin Cuts, that can be used for a variety of paper crafting projects. For this week’s blog hop, I am going to show you how I used some of our current Thin Cuts dies to create this adorable ” I am Blessed” card from the I Heart Us paper collection.

misscarriescreations-thincutsbh-blessedcard.jpgMany of you have expressed your fear of using this multicolored rainbow pattern from the I Heart Us paper packet.  It can feel a bit overwhelming, so, as I explain my use of Thin Cuts today, I am also going to show you how I “tamed” this list of colors.  I began with the base and quieted the pattern by adding a layer of Opaque Texture Paste then attached White Daisy Stitched Rectangle Frame with Thin Foam Tape. By doing this, I have muted the colors and kept the focus on the sentiment.

 

The “I am Blessed” statement was cut from the I Heart Us Cut-Apart paper using a stitched Oval, then layered it atop a Bluebird Oval Thin Cut. Why an oval, you ask? My stripes are going horizontally and that horizontal oval not compete with the stripes.

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I have narrowed down my color choices from the rainbow pattern by choosing to match the Bluebird and Pink from the sentiment.  This prevents me from competing with the multiple colors available in the pattern. After adding some complementing images from the I Heart Us Cut-Apart paper, I decided to add a sweet blue Butterfly Friendship image that was cut from matching Thin Cuts. (love these)

 

By choosing to mute the colors, complement the stripes in the pattern, and choosing only a few colors from the palette, you can also quiet this brilliant paper pattern and use it to make some delightful projects.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Katy Taylor’s blog to see her fabulous artwork! She never disappoints. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, all our Thin Cuts metal dies are only available while supplies last.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to see all of the dies we have available for you to use.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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He Makes Things New ~ Color Dare Tic-Tac-Toe

As I look out my window at the quiet iciness of winter, I was inspired to create this bright card for the Color My Heart Dare challenge. I know that, in a few months, once again, things will be made new and the bold colors of spring would be right outside my door.  Isn’t it just incredible how God makes all things new again?!

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For this Color My Heart Dare challenge, we have a fun Tic-Tac-Toe board inspired by our I Heart Us Collection. You can select Row, Column or Diagonal palette of colors to create with and add additional colors from the board if you wish. I chose to use Pixie, Bluebird, and Lagoon with a touch of Mint, Raspberry, and Black.

I will be recreating this card in a live video later this month, so, instead of telling you how I made it, I am going to give you a tip for using our Fancy Tags Thin Cuts.  When these Thin Cuts first arrived last April, I cut out one of each image from some scrap cardstock. These cut-outs are in a bag which hangs above my desk and can be pulled out anytime to lay atop a project.

As you can see here, I tried a few different tags on my card to see which look I preferred. This saves me quite a few steps (and supplies) when I am designing. I am able to play with the different Thin Cut images and see what each one will look like on my project before cutting them out of my paper.

I did finally decide on a tag that I liked and used our Hostess Exclusive Bible Verses stamp set for the sentiment. (Did you know that you can get this FREE♥ in February?)

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I hope you have been inspired by this project and that that you join this Color My Heart Dare challenge. You don’t have to have a blog to join. You simply create a project using the colors shown and link to your blog or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, Instagram).  How easy is that?!

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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