Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Frosted" Scrapbook Layouts - October Club!

Hey everyone!  I'm super excited to show you this layout because it features one of my top five favorite Close To My Heart products...Flip Flaps!  If you don't have any, have never heard of them, or if it's just been a while, check this out.  They are sheer magnificence for so many reasons!

Full layout - these colors are so lovely together!

Left layout page

Close up of title...stamped image from the "Frosted" Workshop on the Go kit, with a gorgeous sparkle cut in half and tucked behind it.  Really fun, fast and easy title!

I adore these trees and the best part is that they are 'My Stickease'...just peel and stick.  These are mounted on top of a zip strip cut from the top of our B&T pattern paper.  Freaking.  Adorable!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Chevron pattern in this paper...I would like about 20 more sheets of this please.  So cute!  

Close-up of the matching doesn't take much to tie it all together...but notice how the right side has a stickease and sparkles just like the larger, left page?  Help promote visual interest and continuity.

Here's where it gets fun!  Use two 6x12 flip flaps, adhered along the outside edge and opening in the center.  This adds a full 12x12 layout in space!  And it's always fun to have interactive elements on your pages.  Try these - they are wicked good!

This is the right page, with both flip flaps opened to reveal not just 12x12 space, but now a 12x24 space.  We just doubled the amount of room we have for our pictures.  You definitely need to incorporate these into your scrapbooking if you haven't already.  I use them all the time.
Close up of the stickease snowflake embellishments.

More stickease, with a cute stamped border featuring a stamp from the October Stamp of the Month set, available only through October 31st!

Make sure you head to my website to purchase some Flip Flaps if you don't have any.  I have tons because I use them a lot and they are musts for scrapbooking.  We have four package sizes and they are only $3.95 and $4.95 each.  That's right - they're affordable, close your jaw.  Ha ha!  Great deals for awesome products - go check 'em out right now!  They'll surely become some of your top 5 favorites too, I promise!   

Happy crafting, my friends!  Don't forget to add your name to my email list and subscribe; then you'll never miss a post!  :)

Janene Wawro

Friday, October 11, 2013

New "Huntington" Papers for Fall. LOVE!

Hello friends!  Don't you just LOVE when Fall hits?  The "Huntington" paper pack and coordinating products from Close To My Heart are magnificent for the season.  I don't use the word 'magnificent' in my vocab often, but let's be fits here!  Perfect for your family photos at the pumpkin patch, Fall Festivals, parties, and Trick or Treating.  And neutral/elegant enough to use for lovely thank you cards too.  Get them by shopping at my website in, click on 'shop' and type HUNTINGTON in the search field to bring up all the coordinating products.  Have fun and Happy Fall!


Check out this lovely layout with photo mats for at least four photos, plus additional room for journaling and more pics!

The stamp set above is stamped in "New England Ivy" ink and embellished with our awesome tan sparkles.  Yes, you can get sparkles that aren't clear or silver.  LOL!  So many pretty colors to choose from!  :)  Do you ever stamp something and say, "Now what should I do?"  Don't be afraid to add some sparkles to letters or accents within the stamped image.  Easy and cute.  And BTW (pronounced Bee-Tee-Dub for those of you without teenagers in your midst), CTMH has lots of colors of sparkles - full packs for just $2.95.  No lie.

The bottom right accent is a canvas 'stickease', exclusive to CTMH.  Just peel and stick.  Leave as-is, or add more fun things on top to layer.  I added a few sparkles, because again, I love sparkles!  :)

I love this layout because it took just minutes to assemble, and it's wide open for lots of flexibility in your pictures and journaling.  Clean lines and open space make it super easy to scrap your favorite pictures.  Or, you can just leave the pictures off for a bit and look at it.  Because it's pretty.  And scrapbookers like pretty things.  Baahaa!

Check out how adorable this title section is...layer stamped words on top of each to add an accent word layered with pop dots, and a simple accent (in this case, a painted wood button guessed it...a sparkle on top).  Many possibilities, and our titles don't always have to be flat and one piece.  Break it up for visual interest sometimes, people.  :)

Close-up of the bottom right corner accent.  How stinkin' cute are these painted, wood buttons?  And, lest you think I'm THAT talented to paint and decorate, I'm not, and I shant lead you to believe that.  (Okay, after typing the word 'lest', 'shant' just slipped out.  Sorry 'bout that.  My bad.)  But for real, how cute is this simple accent?  Add a fun sparkle on top as well, because I've done that multiple times in this month's layouts.  I may or may not be addicted to sparkles.  You decide.  :)

Happy Fall - go shop and get some fun things!  :)


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cricut/CTMH Artbooking for Halloween!

I forget to share the awesome videos from CTMH with my friends and customers following my blog.  Check out this new one for Halloween!