Saturday, May 27, 2017

"Little Dreamer" May Club Project (Star Album)

This project has been around for a while, so I thought it would be fun to resurrect it with some of Close To My Heart's brand new papers from "Little Dreamer".  This album is easy and fun to make, and uses lots of bright colors of your choice.  I love this paper because it's perfect for this time of year...GRADUATION!  Add some of your favorite graduate's photos and present it as a gift, tie it open and use it as a table display, or whatever strikes you.  The colors are bright and fun and it will be a cherished keepsake.

You'll see from the photos that there are three layers...an outside layer, a middle, and a front (the open, decorated part).  The basics of this album are that you'll need nine sheets of 12x12 paper...three for the outside layer, three for the middle, and three for the front.  The outside layer pieces are 6x12; middle layer pieces are 10x12, and the front layer pieces are 8x12.  After cutting, fold them in half to make 6x6, 5x6, and 4x6 folds, then layer them inside each other, into six different sets.  Then you'll adhere ONLY the outside edges of each set together.  When all six sets are adhered along the edges, then glue the sets together to form your album.

The photos below show the album closed, open, and then tied open fully to show the 'star' shape, as well as a photo of each page in the order I put them in my album.  The key is to decorate each front layer piece before assembling it, and be sure to use flat vs. bulky embellishments so that it will close flat.  You can add notes, photos, or whatever you'd like.  I only used products included in the "Little Dreamer" Workshops Your Way kit, which comes with all the cardstock, pattern paper, Picture My Life decorated cards, stickers, ribbon, and other embellishments shown here.  Click the link to order it from my site, or choose another workshop kit of your choice.

One of the layout pages uses our 3x4 Picture My Life cards as pockets...just adhere three of the four sides down, then take another trimmed 3x4 card and tuck it inside.  You could also tuck in some folded cash, a gift card, photo, or something else removable.  Enjoy creating this layout!  :)

P.S.  If you'd like the 3-page, full-color instructions and all cutting sizes included, simply click the link below and you can purchase the pdf instructions for ONLY $3.00. Be sure your email address is included and request 'Star Album Instructions' so I can email it to you.


$3.00 Star Album Instructions
Janene Wawro

Album Closed

Page one, 'Magical You' PML card and matching zip strips

Page two, "Today" PML card used as a removable tag, and two PML cards used as pockets

Page three, one PML card used and zip strips added for accent color

Page four, 4x6 PML card, trimmed off 1/4" from all four sides to make it a little smaller, and finished with a zip strip.

Page five, 4x6 PML card trimmed slightly (about 1/16" off all four sides) to fit nicely on the page.

Page six, 4x6 PML card cut in half, both pieces used as 3x4 page accents.

Star Album fully open and tied closed with attached ribbon.  You can staple the ribbon, add it with a brad, tuck it underneath the paper or adhere on top.  This shows off the star shape.


This shows the album partly open so you can see each layout set in the order I used, but feel free to change it up and create it any way you'd like!  :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dreamin' Big Scrapbook Club Layouts

This month, my scrapbook club members will be creating three layouts from the "DREAMIN' BIG" workshop your way kit, found HERE.  Anyone can buy the kit and play with it from home, but if you live in the DFW area, consider joining (or starting) a scrapbook club so that you can create layouts easily every single month and get on top of your photos and family albums.  It.  Feels.  Good!  LOL

If you click the link above, you'll see full color instructions on creating all three layouts and more, and it's FREE for you!  Go check it out and download it to your own device...wonderful when you need a little help and inspiration when sitting down to craft.  :)

Here are my adaptations of the Close To My Heart layouts - enjoy, and happy scrapping!









Monday, March 27, 2017

"Hello Lovely" Scrapbook Club Projects

Check out the NINE cute items my March scrapbook club members are creating this month.  All created with the "Hello Lovely" Workshops Your Way kit and a few additional supplies.  It's always so easy to create gorgeous artwork when you start with a full bag of supplies that match.  I love that!  I made all these and still had a lot of supplies left over.  I'm totally addicted to all of the Close To My Heart workshop kits!

You can buy this workshop kit on my website by clicking HERE!




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I LOVE a good clearance sale!

Ok...STOP what you are doing and click THIS LINK to go to the clearance/sale section of my website.  There are crafting products starting at $1.00

One

Dollar

People!

Get on it!  ha ha!

I bought 10 black and white striped mini albums today.  They were only $3 each and will be AWESOME graduation gifts in three months.  Since they are a neutral color, you can wrap a ribbon around the front cover in the grad's school colors, buy a 10-pack of mini 4x4 page protectors to go inside, and you just spent a whopping $6.95.  Are we serious?  LOL!  Or go the extra mile if it's for someone close to you, and print 4x6 size photos of them, their senior year, or whatever you'd like, and trim off 2" to turn it into a 4x4 photo and tuck it in the protector.  They'll have a mini album ready to go.  Seriously so cute.  So easy.  And so affordable.


Don't wait - clearance items often sell out quickly, so go check it out and grab what looks good before it's gone.

p.s.  During checkout, if you attach your order to my open order titled "Free Complements", you'll be entered into a drawing for free stickers and embellishments this month!

Thanks for your friendship and business, and happy crafting!

Janene

Oh hey...wanna earn money CRAFTING?

Yes, the title of this is accurate!  You CAN earn money sharing awesome crafting supplies from Close To My Heart...scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking, you name it.  We are a great resource.

The month of February is an exciting one!  This month, when you sign up as a consultant, you get a $50+ bonus in the form of three FREE stamp sets...the February, March, and April SOM sets come in your kit...no waiting until the month they're featured to buy them with your order.  Get them free right now.  #lovethat

The kit is only $75 and includes products and supplies to get you started, PLUS a $50 product credit so you can shop for more fun things that YOU want.  Plus the three free SOM sets as this month's bonus.  I don't do math...I craft...so I don't know exactly what all those savings adds up to, but the kit is a steal and an awesome investment in yourself and your future income with CTMH.  LOL!

*Former consultants:  If you are a former consultant and would like to come back, there's NO waiting!  You can choose a 'no-kit' option for $50 instead of the full product kit for $75.  No kit ships, instead you just get the $50 product credit applied to your account, and they'll send you the three free stamp sets.  The $75 kit is a much better deal in my opinion, because of the goodies you get, but you do have a choice.

So come on back - I'd love to have you.  :)

Click here to check out some consultant info!






Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January Scrapbook Club "Just To Say" Card Kit

This month I'm changing it up for my club members!  Instead of making scrapbook pages, we are making ONLY cards!  This is from a super cute card kit called "Just to Say" that we ordered last month while it was still available.  Although it's now no longer available for purchase, the idea and assembly is cute and easy. We made the cards the same as the pattern with minor changes, and we swapped out the Color Of The Year "Sea Glass" cardstock with our beautiful Sea Glass Glitter paper.  I LOVE glitter paper and this color is even more beautiful in person. 

Check it out on my website at www.janene.closetomyheart.com.  Just click the search icon/magnifying glass and type in GLITTER and you'll see everything in our product line with glitter, including this gorgeous glitter paper.  :)



December Scrapbook Club "Oh Deer!"

These layouts were SO fun and SO easy, especially with the addition of the Picture My Life cards included in the kit.  They are super easy to use and really versatile for titles, accents, card fronts, journaling blocks, and more.  And every paper pack and workshop kit comes with TWO full sheets.  Watch out...I might be addicted to these!  LOL