Here are some of the layouts that I’ve made using the Close To My Heart ‘Workshop On The Go’ packages. Each package consists of 12 sheets of coordinating paper, a small stamp set and embellishments. It also comes with instructions to make four scrapbook pages and either cards or a small scrapbook with the leftover paper, so you get quite a bit of stuff for your money. My CTMH Representative, Colette Dunlop, will often create different layouts with special elements, such as pullouts and fold-outs or she will teach us new techniques, such as the spatter patterns on the pages below.
Using the spray bottle was a little tricky at first. I had trouble aiming it the way I wanted and ended up making quite a mess, but eventually got the hang of it. I haven’t printed out many photos to add to my pages, yet. Eventually they will be completed and added into my daughter’s wedding album and my grandson’s baby album. Until then, I will make the pages and leave room for the pictures.
Colette’s creativity can be seen in the following pages that feature some of the fold-out elements I mentioned earlier. In this two-page layout, you will notice the big square on the left and the white strip on the right. Each of these elements will eventually hold hidden elements. Beneath the big square is a pocket with a pull-out element that holds another photo. The white strip is the ‘waterfall’.
Here is a closer look at a picture of it from the Magic book I mentioned in my blog post, Close To My Heart. The bottom pull-out portion gives room for journaling. Each ‘wave’ of the waterfall also has room beside the picture to add a word or two about the photo.
Another cool ‘Magic’ element is the following pull-out:
When you pull on the top, there is room for a picture or the word ‘BOO!’ as well as a pop out from the bottom with room for another hidden picture.
This technique worked very well for these Halloween pages, as you can see.
Another fun element was this fold-out segment. Undo the ribbon and find room for seven small photos!
On the left side of this two-page layout you will see a large button. The button is attached to a slide-out piece that hides another photo, or journaling, if you prefer.
There are all sorts of other ways to include journaling in small pullouts, such as in this layout. See if you can spot them.
There is a flap on the left-hand side of the left page with three small pull-outs behind the photos. You will also notice I finally got around to printing out some pics of my grandson. He was three months-old when these photos were taken.
Above are some plain pages with embellishments, some are my beginner pages, some more recent. If you’d like to see more scrapbook layouts, you can use the ‘Search’ box and type in ‘Crafty Wednesday’. If you have any questions or comments, please use the Comment Box. Thanks for dropping by!
These are amazing! Wow! So fun! Makes me want to start making memories worth presenting so prettily! 🙂
Thanks for dropping by to check them out! If you have the time, it is so worth it! 🙂
These are beautiful! I do some scrapbooking as well, but much more in the cut-and-paste, stickers, and pictures variety – not nearly as artistic as these. So creative!
That’s the way I started out. Then I took a few classes with a very creative young lady and…well, you’ve seen the results of her inspiration. 🙂
wow. I’ve bumped into so many creative bloggers today. Great blog you’ve go here.
Thanks, Nifti! I liked your blog, too. I roamed around a bit. Such heart-felt emotion in the stuff you write! I’m glad I took the time to check it out. Your comment had actually been caught by the spam detecter but something about your words made me investigate more. Hope you drop by again. 🙂
I am very glad you recsued my comment. I was amazed at how creative your blog is. Just had to comment. I’ve fixed my link, this comment shouldn’t be dragged into spam again.
following to stay in touch.
Thanks! I’m going to do the same. 🙂
Very creative scrapbooking. I’ve been scrapbooking with Creative Memories for 11 years … grandkids pretty up-to-date, since I scramble to get their pages done before they come. I have started to transition to combined digital/actual scrapbooking, using CM’s StoryBook Creator (and sometimes http://www.mixbook.com). That way I don’t have to print out all their digital pictures individually.
Thank-you! Combining digital and actual scrapbooking sounds like the way to go. I’ll have to check out ‘mixbook’. 🙂
These are great.. I like all the pull-out ideas. My daughter-in-law was a Close To My Heart consultant for a while, but miliary hubby kept moving her around. Hard to keep restarting your business. Have fun.
Thanks! I know they sell CTMH on-line. Perhaps your daughter-in-law can become an on-line consultant. 🙂