Friday, March 10, 2017

March Team Brae-er Blog Hop...Dreamin' Big

Welcome to the March blog hop for the Brae-ers, where we will be featuring projects created with the Dreamin' Big paper pack.
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you get lost youcan find your way by going to Brae's blog for a full list of participants.  If you came from Sheena's Blog then you are in the right place.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers...whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comment, we get to hear what you like and what you would like to see.
Thank on to our hop!

Dreamin' Big caught my attention right away.  I love the colors...there are so many of them in this paper pack...and they are so bright and cheery.

I chose to do another album with this paper pack.  I am not quite finished with it yet, but I do have the cover page all completed.  So that is what I am going to reveal for now...the rest is coming but you will have to be patient.

   I love the airiness of this page.  The wreath and the flowers were cut from the CTMH Flower Market Cartridge and the title "SWEET" comes from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  Both of these cartridges are wonderful additions to any cricuteer's collection.  I get lots of use from them.

Other products used in this layout are:
pink enamel gems for the centres of the pink flowers (They seem to be a little off color on this picture of the layout.
Bitty Sparkles to add a little more bling.  What girl doesn't love more bling?
Shimmer Brush - Clear I brushed all the flowers with the shimmer brush.  I like the softness that the shimmer gives to the flowers.
Shimmer Brush - Gold for the centres of all the yellow and seaglass flowers.
Embossing Tool to give dimension to all the flowers.  Do this before brushing the shimmer on and also before attaching the flowers to the page.
Foam Tape I used this to pop up the title and also the photo mat.
Liquid Glass to adhere the flowers and the wreath to the page.   Cut into the wreath and place part of it under the photo mat.  I find this helps to keep the true shape of the wreath.

The next stop in this hop is Emily's Blog.  Thanks for hopping with us...we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects from those that you have seen along the way.   Please come back again next month when we will have more projects to share with you.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Hello Lovely 10 Page Album

       I have been absent from the blogger world for a long time and now it is time to get back to it. Life has been extremely has taken me away from this blog for too long. I have set up a scrapbooking retreat centre called Country Escapes and it is up and running now. Come visit my website: and have a look. Book a weekend away with some of your friends and let us pamper you with fantastic food and lots of fun all weekend. Also like us on our Facebook page: Country Escapes.

       Now that that is done I can devote more time to being creative in the paper world. I have designed a 10 page album with one of my favourite paper packs this season and I am proud to be able to offer it to you as a workshop for customers and consultants alike.  If you would like it for free all you have to do it place a qualifying $35 or more order on my Close to My Heart website: (if you are in Canada.)  If you are not in Canada but would like to purchase the files for this kit just send me an email or use the PayPal option at the end of this post. 

                                                      WORKSHOP FILES - $12

Here are the pages in closer detail:

This kit requires the following supplies:
In the Workshop Files you will find:
  • Cutting Guide
  • Photos of each Layout
  • Tips and Hints
  • Consultant Release
I hope that you enjoy this album, whether it be for yourselves, your customers, or for a gift.

Have a great day!