Scrapbook Process: CTMH Craft with Heart November Kit

I am back with the second two-page layout using the November 2018 Craft with Heart “Be Merry” kit by Close to My Heart. I used the exclusive CTMH You Are Here and Flower Market Cricut cartridges for additional details. Watch the video below!



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I used lots of CTMH dies to add additional details on this page. Here you can see the Stitched Hearts, as well as the leaf sprigs I created with the Decorative Borders Dies.

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These adorable holly leaves were created with the CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge.

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I also used the Flower Market cartridge for the ampersand and letters in the title.

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Vellum circles cut with the Stitched Circles dies anchor these two snowflakes.

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And this adorable snowman and pine trees were cut using the CTMH You Are Here Cricut cartridge.

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Craft with Heart November 2018 “Be Merry” Subscription Kit
CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge (Holly, Ampersand, Letters)
CTMH You Are Here Cricut Cartridge (Pine Trees, Snowman, Snowflake)
Stitched Circle Thin Cuts Dies
Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts Dies
Decorative Borders Thin Cuts Dies
Black & White Dots
Gold Glitter Gems
Bitty Sparkles

Happy Scrapping!

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Stashbuster: U of U

As much as I love to shop for the lastest-and-greatest scrapbook supplies, I also really LOVE to use up the things I already have in my stash. I frequently go through my things and pass along things that I am tired of or that I have leftovers of, but there are a lot of “older” things that I still really LOVE … and want to use someday.

I love to scrap with collections, but I also really love to add new life to older patterns and supplies by combining them in new ways. An easy way to do this is to select a color scheme and then pull together items in those colors.


My husband and a co-worker both attended the University of Utah and had the opportunity to go and be a part of the football game on Halloween last year. Someone snapped this cute snapshot of the two of them and I wanted to add it to our family scrapbook.

I pulled out the plaid paper (My Mind’s Eye) first, because it incorporated the blue and red from the photo. That was my starting point for pulling in everything else.


The background paper is a sheet from the Echo Park Paper Little Boy collection. The ledger pattern works perfectly here because of the university theme.

The other patterns that I pulled in were the navy chevron (Pebbles Inc.) and the red graphic pattern (Bella Blvd.). I chose kraft and cork as accent colors because it reminded me of a football.


I used my Cricut and cricut cartridges to cut the title. The Us are from the Varsity Letter cartridge, and the “of” was created using the lower case script letters from the Opposites Attract cartridge. I spelled out “Alma Mater” using October Afternoon letter stickers.


That cute football was cut using my Silhouette Cameo machine and a football shape by Echo Park Paper found in the Silhouette online store. The cork stars are by Ali Edwards and the brads are various ones I’ve collected over the years from My Mind’s Eye … the glitter brads are by Darice, *I think.*

I added some punched glitter paper silver stars below the large cork stars to give them a bit more presence.


Have you ever scrapped a page using a color scheme instead of a collection?! It was a lot of fun and a great way to use up the paper scraps floating around in my scrap bin.


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A Couple More Cricut Party Items!

Hello Friends! Last time I shared with you a party set I created with the Cricut “Something to Celebrate” cartridge. Today I have a couple items for you using the Cuttlebug Chrysanthemum Quilling Kit. It doesn’t look like this product is available anymore on their website, but maybe you can find it by searching around the web if you’re interested.


Another option would be to create your own fringed paper strips using fringe scissors or something like that, if you’d like to recreate these projects.


I know that a lot of people are afraid of clowns, but I think this one found on the Wrap It Up cartridge is actually quite sweet. I used the fringed quilling die to create the pom pom for his hat and the collar to his costume. I also used it to create the flower accent.


The birthday candle number can be found on the Sweet Treats cartridge.

For the tone-on-tone background I used an embossing folder backwards, choosing to allow the folder to DEBOSS the images into the paper, rather than emboss them.


Tuck a treat inside this bright favor box adorned with more quilled flowers and then hand it to your guests as they are going home. Box created with the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2 cartridge.


Hope you have enjoyed seeing these birthday projects! I’ll be back Wednesday with another scrapbook page using the Noel Mignon Summer Lovin’ kit.

Have a creative week!


Cricut “Something to Celebrate” Party

I was recently going through my digital files cleaning out things that I no longer needed to keep and stumbled across a birthday party set that I created for Cricut back in 2012. They never used it, and so I figured, why not share it with all of you here on my blog?

This set uses one of my favorite cartridges by Cricut, Something to Celebrate. It is full of sweet images that make my creative heart happy! The paper collection used for this set is an oldie (but goodie) by Carta Bella Paper called Alphabet Junction.

First, set the mood for your party and get everyone excited for the occasion by sending out a fun invitation. I know, I know … a lot of people are texting or emailing party information these days, but I think it’s so much fun to receive something tangible. Even if you just drop the invitation by their home, instead of mailing it. My kids love receiving invitations! They carry them around the house for days in anticipation of getting to go and spend time with their friends!


Next, make some fun decorations for the party space. Even a banner draped across the mantle or hung over a window will make the day feel “different” than any other day.


Make the guest of honor really feel loved by giving her a fun crown to wear! I cut out a crown image and then simply hot glued it to a headband. Add a little trim and wah-la! Your birthday princess is ready to shine!


Kick those cupcakes up a notch by poking a cupcake topper into each one. Keep it simple with printables found online, or get more elaborate if you would like. Either way, it will help your table feel more festive!


Finally, one of my favorite elements of a good party … the favor bags! Let each guest know that you appreciate them coming to your party by sending them home with a specially wrapped treat. I always label them with the guest’s name and hand them out as they are going home so they have something fun to look forward to as they are leaving.


Do you love to throw a party? What are your best birthday planning tips?

See you again soon!