Friday, September 3, 2010

Adding Photos to a Scrapbook Layout with Flip Flaps, Layout from CTMH Magic Book

It's Friday at the start of a three day weekend!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!  Before I get to the layout--I do hope all of you on the coast are out of harms way--as we all watch the weather--let's keep off of those in the path in our thoughts and prayers!
On to the layout-----
This is a double page layout using the Magic Book from CTMH.  I plan on this being the 'friends' page in my best friends birthday book--which I must finish this weekend (exactly one year later!)
I put pictures on cause these people will think they are famous now! LOL!
So here is where the wow factor comes into play......
so the 4x6 photos on the right hand side flip out --allowing you to have at least 7 photos on that page with only one needing to be cut down!  I used Flip Flap (4x6) and stuck them right to the page protector--HOW EASY!  you can layer up a number of flip flaps if you wanted to make a mini book!  The flip flaps come in a pack for 4x6 and now new with this idea book, a 12" assortment is available--talk about expanding your page!
I cut the title from the Cricut Sentimentals cartridge at 2", inked the edges and added some bling! I love an easy title!
This layout took just under 45 minutes---and i really think it will be one of the favs when the book is finished!  Alright off to enjoy the holiday--be safe and enjoy and we will see you back here on Tuesday!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Magic Book Preview Video

First off I am sorry I do not have a layout for you today--I started working on it and it just needed more time than I had to give today--so I made a preview video of the book.  In the CTMH idea book there is not a lot of preview and I think you should see what it has to offer--If I can answer any questions let me know--I swear a project will be posted on Friday!!!!

make it a great one!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's's September 1st!!!!!!

GOOD MORNING!!!!  Today is the day that the new Close To My Heart idea book goes live on line

The Magic book, the new workshops on the go, All the holiday stamps---and new colors that are beautiful!!! Trust me when I say I dove in head first and love everything I bought!  
And since it is a new month that means a new Stamp Of The Month--a must have for any Halloween fans--and you can get it at a reduced price or even free with qualifying purchase!  

Check it out and I will be back with a new project from the magic book on Thursday!  
Make it a great one!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

'Magic' and Cricut Lite Carousel

Tuesday, one day before the new CTMH idea book goes live on line and I have another 2 page layout from the new Magic book-this is called Levitate and is on pages 40 and 41.  I made a few small changes to make it my own!
This one was super easy and you could make it with scraps--I added solid card stock in orange and yellow to show you where the pictures are supposed to go.  On the left side there is one 5x7 and one 
5x3 1/2 photos, the right side has two 5x7.  
I used the Dimensional Elements Stars and just tapped them in my orange and goldrush ink pads--i then added some holographic embossing powder to add some sparkle.  
The 'MAGIC' in this layout is adding a spinning element on the out side of your page protector.  I used the Dimensional Elements Stars again, my stampin foil for a look to match the paper; I used a fine brush to stipple the stars once the powder was applied.  Once I had the foil on I punched a hole using my big bite and added a brad--the brad should go thought the page protector, the stars, and the layout.  I did not use a page protector here because of the flair I was getting in photos.
Here is the second spinner--one on the right and one on the left!  BALANCE! 
For the title I used the name of the place where my best friend had his birthday last year--cut both layers using the Cricut Lite Carousel cartridge--I do HIGHLY recommend that you cut these letters at 2" or larger as the layer is tough due to the thin edges.  I sent them through the xyron sticker maker face down and added clear micro beads.  I am going to add a small bit of info on the solid blue block--just the facts--date, time, address, etc.  I have some work ahead of me--I have been working on this book for a year and his birthday is next week--guess I could get last years party in a book before this years happens--LOL. 
I used 1) CTMH Magic Book--release date is Sept 1!  Item 9034 
2)You Rock Level 2 Paper Pack  Item X7122B
3) Dimensional Elements Stare Item Z1312
Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Scrapboking/Cardmaking Goodness!!!

Oh my it's Monday already!  This year has flown by and so did this weekend.  September 1 is just days away (important to note that on the 1st the new CTMH idea book will be up on line--a must see), the Workshop On the Go club is rolling, and I have started pulling my Halloween stuff together!  For some reason I have been crazy with Halloween stuff this year!  Halloween paper coming out my ears, come awesome cool stamps, GLOW IN THE DARK EMBOSSING POWDER (that is me excited)! I have had to stop myself from diving in!
This weekend I found some AMAZING deals--OK i officially have to stop shopping for craft supplies.  I am planning on going to a Scrapbook Show in Kansas City the weekend of October 1st so I better start saving my pennies!
I know I am going to sound like a trader to CTMH (which I really do love!), but my mom is a Stampin' Up dealer and I have to say the clearance rack is my weakness.  Of course I had to stop and look and I got  a ton of paper, some rub ons, glassine bags and envelopes, my fav ribbon, and did I mention tons of paper for like 2.49 a pack--if you want to check it out--head over to my mom's Stampin Up site by clicking here!  Tell her scrapguy sent you! She will get a kick out of that!
I will be back on Tuesday with another layout from the CTMH "MAGIC" book as we count down to the release!
Make it a great one!
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