Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Graduation Mini Albums

Do you have a child graduating this June? Or maybe she graduated last year and you haven't done anything with all those pictures you took before and after the ceremony. Maybe Grandma and Grandpa would love a keepsake of the Graduation Day as well? 

Since I do have a Grade 8 graduation this year and I need a gift album for my parents, I decided to make a workshop for all of my friends who also have children graduating in the near past or future. Is your graduation not for 2 years? Why not get it done now and you will be so happy when it finally arrives that you have that task already crossed off the to do list. Both styles of album are classic colours and designs so they won't look dated or too trendy.

Each kit will contain all of the supplies needed to make a 17 page mini album celebrating a Graduation Day with lots of spots for pictures of your grad in cap and gown, family and sibling photos, pictures with friends and favourite teachers, receiving their diploma and awards and, finally, pictures of the dance at the end of the night. 

I will be holding several workshops in my home to assist you in completing this project but it can easily be done on your own since all the pages will be pre-cut and detailed instructions are included. 

Workshops at my house will be held on 3 separate dates.  All of the workshops start at 6:30pm. You may be asked to join another workshop if minimum numbers are not met.

Wednesday, June 1st  Your order must be in to me by May 18th
Thursday, June 9th  Your order must be in to me by May 25th
Tuesday, June 14th  Your order must be in to me by May 29th

Both albums have the same title page and you can choose your own school colour for the title page. 

Classic Black and White Album Kit
$45 pre-cut pages ready to be assembled
$60 completed album ready for photos - yes I will put the album together for you and all you have to do is pick it up!

Here is a sneak peek at some of the pages in the album. If you are not a fan of the flowered paper there is a simple black and white pattern on the back that you can use instead.

You can also add a pocket page in between to hold wallet size photos

A spot to record your graduate's thoughts on his/her future plans
A spot to record their favourite things at this moment. Always something fun to look back on.
This is one of the pocket pages included in the kit. The "you got this" card is NOT included, it is a product from the extras list.  You have enough paper in the kit to use in the pocket pages but I loved the cards from the Beautiful You PML set so I wanted to incorporate them in my album
Another pocket page and Beautiful You card from the extras list

These are cards from the Beautiful You card kit that I stamped with the Smarty Pants stamp set.

These are more of the cards from the Beautiful You set that I will be using in my album when I put the pictures in.

Supplies Included:

Beautiful You Picture My Life cards $12.95
Smarty Pants stamp set $16.50
Jennifer's Hand alphabet stamp set $11.75
Handwritten Print alphabet stamp $35.50

Magical Album Kit
$42 pre-cut pages ready to be assembled
$57 completed album ready for photos

I stamped the cut apart sheet using the Smarty Pants stamp set.  Since there are two pages included in the kit you can stamp one and leave one blank for journalling or extra pictures.

Supplies Included:

  • 3 ring mini album
  • Magical pattern paper 12 sheets
  • black cardstock x 2
  • white cardstock x 2
  • class of 2016 in gold glitter paper
  • black shimmer trim 18"
  • 8" x 6" plastic pocket page with two 4" x 6" pockets x 3
  • 8" x 6" plastic pocket page with four 4" x 3" pockets x 2
  • 8" x 6" plastic pocket page
  • black shimmer trim 12"
  • precut paper
  • instruction guide

Hope to see you at one of these workshops!! 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Come Join the CTMH Regatta!

This month I have been playing with the Regatta paper collection from Close To My Heart. I tweaked the workshop kit a bit by adding a few extra sheets of white cardstock to use as backgrounds instead of the pattern paper. This allowed me to make an extra single page layout and make several more pocket pages. I still have more paper leftover to make even more pocket pages this week. 

I also added in some cards from the Picture My Life collection called Love Your Selfie. It matches very well with Regatta. This layout is going to be my title page for my Nangor Resort album so I will add an end date under the "2011" when it is completed (hopefully we will continue to go for many years!) Alphabet stamps used here are Framework and Handwritten Print. I also added gold sequins to my layouts which are not included in the workshop kit.

I also used the Ink Blot stamp set on the edges of the background cardstock

This is a layout from the workshop kit but I changed the background paper to the white cardstock. I wanted to use my Ink Blot stamp set in this layout and I love the way it turned out.

A 4x6 flip flap was used to add more pictures

This layout is almost exactly like the workshop kit except for some of the embellishment clusters and the gold sequins. 

I used one of the cut apart cards from the kit instead of a picture so I could use the Hit the Road stamp set. 

This layout is exactly like the workshop kit except for the background paper. I loved this ombre paper so much I had to use it on this layout and I am extremely happy with the results. 

The following pocket pages document a three day trip to our favourite summer resort with friends. I also used the PML Love Your Selfie cards here. "Capture the Details" title was cut out on the CTMH circut cartridge Artbooking.

"You and Me" and "fun & sun" title were also cut on Artbooking circut cartridge. 

"You've captured my heart" stamp set is from the April stamp of the month "Life in Pictures"

"endless summer" and "paradise" cut out on Arbooking cartridge. Camp Rules photo was printed from Pinterest

"Smiles" cut out on Artbooking cartridge

Products Used:
Regatta paper collection

Love Your Selfie Picture My Life cards

Regatta Complements

Regatta Workshop Kit

White and Gold Ribbon

April stamp of the month Life in Pictures

This gorgeous summer paper collection is only available until the end of April so don't miss out! The April stamp of the month is also only available until the end of April.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Scrapping with Penelope!

I spent this past weekend creating beautiful spring and birthday layouts with this new CTMH workshop kit called Penelope

Layout #1

This page is just a peek into our lives during the spring of 2012

Layout #2

This paper line matched perfectly with Hilary's 9th birthday photos and our trip to Build-a-Bear

 Instead of a picture I used one of the Beautiful You Picture My Life cards

Layout #3

More birthday pictures
These two layouts will live in Hilary's set of albums. I had a lot more pictures from her birthday so I created a few 6 x 8 pocket pages to go in between these pages. I love how it looks and that I was able to use almost all of my pictures from that day. I saved a few more to go in my 2014 chronological album for the month of May. 

You can now get these 6 x 8" pocket pages from CTMH! Both 4 x 6" and 3 x 4"

Layout #4 using Pocket Pages

This layout is the start in a series that will capture our March break 2015 when family came to visit us

I will also create 8 cards with this kit but I haven't quite finished them yet so that will be in a later post.

Click here to order your own Penelope scrapbooking kit.

I hope you find some time to relive and relove your memories through scrapbooking. It is so worth it. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CTMH Seasonal Expressions and a Layout Kit

On January 1st, 2016 the Seasonal Expressions idea book from CTMH went live and it sure didn't disappoint! 

My favourite paper line right now is Charlotte and I also love the changes that CTMH has made to the workshop kits. They feature a new paper packet composition, more artwork and projects. Each scrapbooking kit features a main scrapbooking project that includes three traditional layouts and one pocket scrapbooking Picture My Life layout. Additionally, with the leftover materials from the scrapbooking kit you can make 9 beautiful cards.  Since I love combining traditional layouts and pocket pages I was a very happy scrapper to see this. Plus who doesn't need pretty cards

So I set out one crop day to make the entire workshop and see how it turned out. I was very impressed.

My husband's cousin got married in April 2011 and I have had these gorgeous pictures sitting in a folder since then just waiting for the perfect paper to arrive. Hello Charlotte! I made two of the three layouts using my favourite photos from the day. These layouts will live in my People We Love album according to Stacy Julian's Library of Memories system. 

Because I still had a a ton of nice pictures left over that told more of the story I used the pocket pages to make several more layouts. The kit shows you how to make a double pocket page spread but I was able to make 3 double page spreads by adding a few extra cards from other CTMH Picture My Life sets. 

Gold overlays were used in this layout. I love the peekaboo effect it gives the pages when they are laying on top of each other

It is hard to see in the picture but I used a white overlay on the right page as well as the gold bows from the Fundamentals Gold Assortment set. The "sweet and sassy" card is from the Beautiful You card set, another of my absolute favourites from the Annual idea book.

I used another gold overlay on the last page of my layout. 

These pocket pages will live in my 2011 album. And with that the wedding was finally scrapbooked and will get to be enjoyed by my family instead of continuing to sit in a folder on my shelf. It feels so great to finish a project. 

But I still had to do one more double page layout. I had the perfect pictures in mind when I saw the title card that came with the paper. 

For the first time in many years my entire family was together at Christmas so we hired the extremely talented Hannah Martin to capture some family photos for us. I will be making many more pages with these gorgeous pictures but this layout was a wonderful start. 

This workshop was a nice little break from my December Daily album that I have been working with since November 2015. I am almost done and am really looking forward to making the next new Seasonal Expressions workshop. Stay tuned to find out what will be next!

Click here to order your own Charlotte scrapbooking kit.

I hope you find some time to relive and relove your memories through scrapbooking. It is so worth it.