Create a Stencil for Your Swimming Scrapbook Layout

A Creative Design Team Video Collab

Welcome to another Creative Design Team Video Collab! This month, our team was challenged to create something with stencils and you are going to be amazed at the projects we came up with.  When you have finished watching my video tutorial, you can click on the next video in the hop.  A complete list of the Creative Design Team & their creations can be found here on my blog

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I truly enjoyed showing you how I used the stencil I created in Cricut Design Space along with some of our Seas The Day products to create my Swimming Lessons layout.  Even though these memories are from many years ago, I am happy to see them on a page and ready to share in my family albums.

As you saw in the video, I created the wave background using a stencil that I created in Cricut Design Space.  After cutting it out from our Stencil Sheets, I inked the waves in Mint & Glacier Ink. Once the background was assembled, I began embellishing the layout with Seas the Day Stickers. 

To finish the layout, I dug through some of my stash and found some red round paper clips. If you have loved Close to My Heart as long as I have, you probably recognize these.  The clips were used to create a simple whimsical border on the layout.  I love how it turned out! 

I hope you take a few minutes to “hop” through all of our Creative Design Team Designs. Each one of these talented ladies did an amazing job with their projects. You are going to learn SOO MUCH from each one of their tutorials. 

Remember, the entire list of Creative Design Team Designers can be found here on my blog, or in the description of my video.  While you are watching, make sure to take a few minutes to subscribe to each channel and hit that notification button so that you will be notified when we upload a new Creative Design Team video collab. 

I hope you learned something new and were inspired to dust of your Cricut and create something using a stencil today. 

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Bring Back My Pack – Urban Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bring Back My Pack URBAN Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our distressed, industrial Urban collection. 80522132_10157018008727686_7350588741850759168_nIf you have come here from Brenda Lapp’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 blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

How do you feel about the rustic patterns in the Urban collection? Most see the industrial motifs, the roughed patterns, the splatters, and the blueprints, and wonder if they will be able to use them on anything other than metropolitan photos. Well, today, friends, I want to show you that Urban is so much more than it appears to be.


When I first spotted the re-make of this paper packet, that title jumped out at me. Most parents know that a positive attitude can make or break any activity your child is involved in.  In our family, each child was to learn music, join a sport, have a hobby, and be apart of something at church.  Our attitude affected their attitude as they were exposed to new things – like playing the piano. 

As I assembled this layout and added each of the layers and embellishments, I wanted it to reflect what life is like teaching three energetic boys how to play the piano – chaotic, rough, and rewarding.  I also wanted to reflect the melodic nature of the piano with the swirling stamps and staff-like stenciling.


I hope that this layout has inspired you to take another look at the Urban collection. If you would like to learn how I created this layout and learn a few tips along the way, you can view the process video below.  (If you have a minute, please subscribe to my channel.)

Now ‘Hop” on over to Krista Hershberger’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. These Urban products are only available through January 31stwhile supplies last, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order the supplies to make this layout.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is the list of supplies I used on my project

Urban Flair
Urban Flair Stamp Set
Mix-Ins Paper Packet
Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC12191)
Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
12 x 12 Vellum Paper
Wooden Arrows
Stencil Sheets
Mink Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Cricut™ Air Two
Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Cricut® collection image
CTMH Artbooking Collection
Pewter Journaling Pen (.03)
Pewter Journaling Pen (.03)
Foam Tape
Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen
Foam Dots
Micro-Tip Scissors
Mink Ink Blending Tool
Stitch Happy Sewing Machine
EZ Runner Grand Tape Runner
EK Success Ruler
Portable Trimmer, 12"
Cricut Portable Trimmer