Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I've been telling you how different the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge is, and I've held classes for those who wanted to attend. Here's a short video designed to give you some pointers in using this fabulous cartridge. You can get this $125 value (700+ images on the cartridge, plus 3 beautiful stamp sets and 3 sets of chipboard Dimensional Elements) all for only $99 right here.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Are you making scrapbooks about your children or grandchildren? Sometimes it's hard to see the world through their eyes, but two things we know for sure: They are always curious about the world around them, and they LOVE to look at our scrapbooks.
Many years ago, when my children were born and my method of preserving memories was sticking Polaroids in those magnetic albums (hanging head in shame), I did have the forethought to save a Sears catalog from the year each of them was born. It's fun to look back through those to see what the styles were and how much things cost. And it will always serve as a fun frame of reference of times past.
Try these ideas for your scrapbooks.
- When we really look at children we see their attitudes, their mannerisms, their talents, and what frustrates them or makes them joyous. Ever catch yourself saying, "When he grows up, he's going to be an artist/architect/actor...? Write a letter to your child/grandchild on a particular birthday, the first day of school, middle school graduation. Make your predictions for a child's future, or just what you wish for their future. They will love to look back on these later in life and catch a glimpse of what you saw in them. You can hide these in a pocket on a page to be shown to them at some later date--perhaps at college graduation, or wedding, or when they have their first child.
- Make sure to note what is happening in the world around them as they grow. What are the news topics? You can include such things as--
- Who the President is, what is the cost of gas, milk, and bread
- Favorite movies of the year (save tickets)
- Favorite television shows
- Favorite toy was at that time
- Favorite foods
- Favorite games, and so on--you get the idea.
- Add a newspaper to your album, but be sure to use archival mist so you preserve it.
- You can add things that your child and family liked to do such as pictures they loved to draw, family routines and what mealtimes were like.
You can bet they will cherish these items and you will have done exactly what you set out to do--preserve precious memories.
Leave a comment below and tell me what you add to YOUR scrapbooks!
Posted by fleurty scrapper....Linda Fleur at 7:11 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
When I watched the Close To My Heart Artbooking video showing Halloween layouts, I thought they were so darn cute that I had to try my hand at them. I love the way they turned out! What do you think?
Because they were so much fun to make, I thought you might want to make them too! Get the kit to make these 2 spooky layouts for only $17.
You'll get the card stock bases, all the cut pieces, the Cricut cuts, and I'll even stamp the images for you! You can put these babies together in no time and they will be ready and waiting for your cute goblin photos.
All you need is adhesive and black ink and a sponge if you want to distress the pieces. You may also want to use some foam tape to pop up some of the elements and Liquid Glass to secure the glitter buttons.
You'll get an instruction sheet and a photo of the finished layouts. Easy peasy.
There are a limited number of kits, so reserve yours today! Email me at email@example.com to get yours, or you can use the Paypal button below to get yours right now. You can pay when you pick up your kit. (If you need your kit mailed, please add $5.)