Through the Year Calendar/Scrapbook Kit Part 2

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In my last post I shared the first six months of the Through the Year calendar kit and the coordinating scrapbook pages I created based on ideas from Noreen Petty, one of my up-lines.  The page from the calendar kit is on the left and the extra coordinating scrapbook page is on the right.  Here are the final six months:

July

August

September

October

November

December

Luckily the Through the Year calendar kit is still available while supplies last!  If you would like to purchase the calendar kit, you can find it HERE.  If you would like to make the coordinating scrapbook pages, just let me know!  I will share my Design Space file with you so you can make the extra embellishments. You will end up with 12 two page layouts–one for each month!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are staying warm on this very brisk winter day!    Laurie


Through the Year Calendar/Scrapbook Kit

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I have been tucked away for several days working on the Through the Year Calendar Kit and some coordinating scrapbook pages.  This kit was the Close To My Heart special for December, but luckily we just found out that it is still available, but only while supplies last!  So if you were on the fence about purchasing this kit in December, you have another chance!

I made the calendar pages exactly as they were shown in the kit with just a couple of minor tweaks.  I then used ideas from my up-line, Noreen Petty to design a coordinating scrapbook page for each month.  That way I can add photos to each month’s calendar page and when the month is over, I will have a two page scrapbook layout for each month.  In the photos below, the left side of the layouts are from the calendar kit and the right side is my coordinating scrapbook page.  Here are the first six months:

January

  February

March

April

May

June

If you like the looks of these layouts and would like to make them yourself, you are in luck!  The Through the Year calendar kit is still available and you can purchase it HERE.  If you want to make the coordinating scrapbook pages, you will need about half a pack of Basics Fundamentals paper, a few pieces of cardstock, 12 white pages for the background and a sheet of gold glitter paper.  I would be happy to share my Design Space file for the extra Cricut cuts.  Just let me know!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Check back tomorrow to see the remaining six months of calendar/layout pages.   Laurie

 


Christmas Shadow Boxes

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I recently saw a cute shadow box that Lisa Bzibziak from Life of a BZscrapper made and thought I needed to give it a try.  I had made a bridge fold card a while back with a tree and deer scene that I really liked and thought it would be a nice backdrop for my shadow box.  You can see the card below.

I recreated the tree and deer scene and raised some of the images with dimensional foam.  The “Merry and Bright” image is from the Artbooking cartridge by Close To My Heart.  I purchased some mini ornaments from Michael’s to add to the inside of the shadow box and used some leftover glitter snowflakes to decorate the frame.  It was a bit hard to photograph this shadow box, so sorry for the not-so-great picture!

You should give these shadow boxes a try!  They are basically a large shaker card and the sky is the limit on the types of dimensional objects you can place inside!  But this is the perfect gift for a special someone on my Christmas list!

Hope your day is awesome!   Laurie


Thanksgiving–Anything Goes Challenge at BBTB2!

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It’s Monday and that means another challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2!  This week the theme is Thanksgiving–Anything Goes.  I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house later this week and thought it would be fun to make some decorative napkin rings.  I was inspired by a recent Close To My Heart blog post where they showed several ways to use paper crafting for your Thanksgiving décor.

I used a leaf cut from the new You Are Here cartridge by CTMH and clustered the leaves on a gold foil band which was embossed with the Leaf embossing folder.  Everything is tied together with some retired lace ribbon.  I think these napkin rings will make my Thanksgiving table very festive, indeed!

Now it’s your turn to create some type of Thanksgiving project–Anything Goes–and share with us at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Stop over to see the fabulous design team projects for even more inspiration!

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used to create these napkin rings, please shop HERE!  Thanks for stopping by today–I am thankful for YOU!!   Laurie

 


Feeling BASHFUL at Heart 2 Heart!

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I am hosting the challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week and it is all about BASHFUL–the color, the feeling or even Snow White’s dwarf friend!

I chose to make a non-traditional Christmas card using Bashful, the CTMH Color of the Year along with some paper from the Silver and Gold collection.  I just love the look of the pale pink Bashful paired with Black and Pewter.  I cut the poinsettia from the new You Are Here cartridge and added some Bashful glitter paper and Bashful pearls as embellishments.

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart Challenges to see the other beautiful design team projects.  I hope you can squeeze in a little crafting time this Thanksgiving week to enter our Bashful challenge.  You have until November 30 to link up your own projects.

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used to create this card, please shop HERE!   Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!   Laurie


Vines and Twine at Heart 2 Heart

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The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is Vines and Twines!  I chose to make a Christmas/Winter card using some Glacier Thick Twine to decorate my snowman and the sentiment panel.  The Cricut cuts are from You Are Here and Flower Market, both from Close To My Heart.  The background paper is from the Beary Christmas paper collection and I used Galcier, Fern, Chocolate and New England Ivy cardstock along with White and Sea Glass glitter paper.

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects and then be sure to play along with our Vines and Twines challenge!  You also still have time to join in the previous October challenges:  Under the Weather, BeYOUtiful, and Mad About Plaid.  We love it when you share!!


Let’s Go on a Road Trip!

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Don’t you just LOVE a good Road Trip?  That’s the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week!  Last spring I went on a good old fashioned road trip with a good friend.  We traveled across Nebraska, through the Rockies of Colorado, south along the eastern border of Utah and finally ended up in Page, Arizona.  We put in some long days of driving, but had so much fun and took LOTS of photos!  So, when the Road Trip theme came up at BBTB2, I knew I had to make a layout for some of those photos.

I used paper from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection and cardstock by Close To My Heart.  The Cricut images are all from the new You Are Here cartridge, also from Close To My Heart.  This layout is designed to add Pocket Plus Memory Protectors that will allow me to add lots more photos between the two pages while keeping the main design of the layout.

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 for more inspiration to make your own Road Trip projects.  Then link up your artwork for everyone to enjoy!  We love it when you share!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope your day is like a good road trip!    Laurie