Well, the 2016 Super Bowl is only two days away. Are you ready for some football and all of the festivities that go along with this big day? As I walked into the grocery store a couple of days ago I was greeted by big banners, signs, snack displays, and even all of the ingredient for homemade guacamole sitting right up front by the door. (I have to say I’m really looking forward to making a fresh batch of my homemade guacamole to nibble on while we watch.) Yes, indeed. It looks like we are all getting ready for game day.

How’s your Super Bowl checklist coming along? TV…check. Family and friends to cheer with during the game…check. Super Bowl snacks…gotta have ’em…check. So, how about your Super Bowl 2016 scrapbook pages?

I know there will be lots of excitement, shared experiences, and fun happening on Sunday afternoon, so I’ve designed a set of scrapbook layouts for all of those photo ops and Super Bowl memory making. No matter who you are rooting for, both teams are well represented on these pages. It’s going to be a great game day.



Super Bowl 2016 L1 PM

Super Bowl 2016 L2 PM



It’s a big year for this special football event. Can you believe this is the 50th Super Bowl? Amazing. I’ve tried to include some of those important details in the page design with teams names, logos, and dates, along with places for you to add your own story. I used four different Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges to put them all together. It’s so nice to have all those resources at my fingertips. When you order this Super Bowl Workshop Kit, I’ll have all of the Cricut die-cuts already cut for you.



Super Bowl 2016 Collage PM



No worries if you have more pictures of your Super Bowl festivities. Nearly all of the photo and journaling spots are sized 3″ x 4″ or 4″ x 6,” making it easy to add more storytelling spaces by layering Flip Flaps on top.  If you haven’t tried Flip Flaps, they are fantastic. Not only do they expand your memory keeping space, they create a fun, interactive element to your pages, too.

I think these special Super Bowl pages will be perfect for all of your game day highlights. I am putting together Workshop Kits with everything pre-cut and ready to go, to make scrapbooking the game easy. The Workshop Kits also include a set of the Close To My Heart Fundamental Sticker – Basics, so you can personalize your pages and even add the final score in the team banners at the top of the first layout.



Basics Fundamental Stickers



As you are checking off everything you need for Super Bowl 2016, remember to be ready to capture the moments and have scrapbook pages to preserve them, too. I can help you check those off your list. These Super Bowl Workshop Kits include all of the pre-cut project pieces, Cricut die-cut shapes, and a set of Fundamental Stickers.


Super Bowl Workshop Kits  – $20

(plus tax and shipping)


Contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com

to order your Super Bowl Workshop Kit today.





Have you ever seen the classic movie, “My Fair Lady?” I’m a big Audrey Hepburn fan and I always enjoy watching this film. If you haven’t seen it, put it on your list. It has a wonderful cast, great music, and in fact, it won 8 Academy Awards in 1965. It’s awesome! My son gave me this DVD many years ago, because he knew I enjoyed it so much. It’s been well loved.



My Fair Lady DVD Cover PM



While I was watching it recently, the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet and Assortment from Close To My Heart just kept coming to mind. What made me think of that particular CTMH paper? Well, maybe it was Eliza Doolittle’s dream to be a lady working in a flower shop. Or, maybe it was the marvelous black and white gown with rosy pink and red accents that Eliza wore to the Ascot Racecourse. Whichever point of inspiration tipped the scale, I just had to have some creative time with La Vie En Rose.

I really do love the combination of black and white with splashes of colors. It’s crisp, bold, and classically fantastic. For February Scrapbook Workshops I have designed a set of pages that pair the black and white patterned papers from the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet with the delightful gold-foiled Beautiful You Picture My Life Cards.

The papers and cards look like this. The cards actually come in a combination package of 56 different 4″x6″ and 3″x4″ cards. This picture just shows a small sampling of the card designs and below you can see the Gold Foil Tape and the Black & Gold Ribbon I chose for accessories.



LVER & Beautiful You Collage

Gold Foil & Black Gold RibbonCollage


While both the paper pack and the cards have some pinks in the mix, their black and white base make them beautifully versatile. In addition to the cardstocks that come in the paper packet itself, I have added some Cotton Candy to the first layout and a blend of Lagoon and Peacock to the second layout.


Here’s how the pages came together. Can you see a little “My Fair Lady” in there?


La Vie En Rose L1 PM


La Vie En Rose L2 PM


La Vie En Rose L3 PM



The Beautiful You Picture My Life Cards are sprinkled throughout the pages. Some are used just as they are when you open the package, some are layered, some make journal boxes, titles, or frames, and some are cut to make tabs or accent pieces. They are incredibly versatile.



Beautiful You PML Cards Scrapbooking Labeled Collage PM

La Vie En Rose Collage PM



While I have chosen specific Picture My Life Cards for each of the layouts you will enjoy having so many options to make the pages your own. With 56 different cards in a package, there are lots of designs to choose from. You can even use the extra cards with Pocket Memory Protectors for additional pages and simple story extensions, as well as for other projects all together.



Beautiful You PML PM



Speaking of “other projects,” with so many wonderful Picture My Life Cards left over after making the scrapbook pages, I thought it might be fun to use some of them as card fronts. Below you will see five cards that have been made with some of the extra Picture My Life Cards. My daughter helped me put these together and I think they just turned out gorgeous. You can make this set of cards along with your scrapbook pages, too. When you add the cards to your Workshop Kit, I will have everything pre-cut and ready to put together.



Beautiful You PML Cards PM


Add this set of five cards to your workshop for only $5.



February Scrapbook Workshops and Workshop Kits

Workshop Package – $37.00

  • X7201B La Vie En Rose Paper Pack
  • Z3181 Beautiful You Picture My Life Pack
  • Z3129 Gold Foil Tape
  • Z3197 Black & Gold Ribbon
  • Cardstock, Background & Texture Paper, Pre-cut Cricut Die-cuts, and Extra Supplies


Other supplies used for these layouts:

  • Z3078 La Vie En Rose Assortment ($5.95) *
  • Z3166 Fundamental Stickers – Basics & Gold Foil ($6.95) *
  • Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape ($5.95)
  • Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors ($13.95)


* Two optional accessories that I really love with this pages are the La Vie En Rose Assortment and the Fundamental Stickers in Bascis.The Assortment is adhesive-backed and coordinates with the rose paper beautifully. The Stickers include black, white, and gold foil letters, title words, tabs, and icons that really bring a little something extra to finishing up the story on these pages. I especially like the gold foil letters. They are perfect.


LVER Accessory Collage



Here are the February dates if you would like to attend a Scrapbook Workshop in the Boise area. Check your calendar and see when you can come enjoy some creative time. I would love to share these scrapbook pages and cards with you this month.


Workshop Dates:

  • Friday, February 12 at 6:30 PM

  • Friday, February 19 at 6:30 PM

  • Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 AM


If the dates do not fit with your schedule, or you do not live in the Boise area, you can order a Workshop Kit To Go. I’ll prepare everything for you and mail your Workshop Kit to you.


Remember…You can add the 5 cards for $5.


Contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com
to reserve a spot or order a kit.



I was thinking about sending some happy mail the other day and it came to mind that for me, happy mail is kind of a doubly awesome thing. Creating happy mail fills my cup and sending happy mail lets me fill someone else’s cup at the same time. It’s a definite win-win. Have you received or sent some happy mail recently? It’s so much more exciting to find fun things in your mailbox, isn’t it?

I have designed a card workshop that has been really helpful for me creating and sending happy mail. If you would like a quick resource for making a bunch of cards easily, I think you will like today’s project. At the end of this post there are a couple of options available for you to access the cutting diagrams and workshop instructions, so you can enjoy making cards like these at home. But first, here’s a little about the project parts and pieces. I think you’ll enjoy the final projects and the creative process.


I just cannot get enough of the Close To My Heart Fundamental Papers. Creating with these colorful cardstocks with fun patterns and two-sided textures is just a joyful thing. If you have had not opportunity to create projects with these papers yet, you should give them a try. The Fundamental Papers are available in four different color palettes. For the cards I’m sharing today I used the Adventure color group. You can see how vivid the colors are. To view all four palettes available in Fundamental Papers, click here.


Fundamentals Paper Adventure

I like to have some cards on hand so it’s easy to pop something in the mail or be ready for a special occasion. As I was designing this particular workshop, I specifically wanted something I could reuse in different ways. I started by choosing 5 card compositions from Close To My Heart How-To Books, and I compiled them all into one cutting diagram. The cutting diagram let’s you make 10 cards, two of each of the five compositions at one time. It is super simple to personalize cards for every occasion by just switching the papers, colors and messages as you go.

There are two sheets of ten different colors available in the Fundamental Papers. All ten colors look fantastic together, so I just pick four colors, plug them into the cutting diagram, and have some fun. Depending on the colors you put together you could have cards that work well with different seasons, or are more masculine, or are great for children…or you can make a little bit of everything. Here are examples of three different color schemes I put together. In these pictures I kept all of the messages and accessories the same so that you could see how the compositions are the identical, but the finished cards look different.



Fund Cards Blue PM

Fund Cards Pink PM

Fund Cards Green PM



Here’s a little closer view. You can see where sometimes I have the printed texture side up and other times I have the tone-on-tone embossed texture side up. There are just so many possibilities with this paper. Are don’t the colors just shout happy?



Fund Card Trio PM



One of the things I like about using this card workshop is that I can get a lot of cards put together with a variety of messages, so that I am prepared for any occasion that I might need a card for. Sometimes I actually just make all of the bases so that they only thing left to finish them up is adding a message. This way I can choose the message that best fits what I want to say. Close To My Heart has individual message stamps in the “M-Size” designs that you can choose from to personalize projects. Here are just a few of the message options that are available in these great little stamps. They all fit on a 2″ x 2″ My Acrylix Block, so they are really a versatile size.



M-Size Stamps Collage



Looking at the photos shown above, you will also notice that I have added some splashes of color behind the messages, as well. For these quick color bursts, I used some of my favorite go to stamp designs from the  Brushstrokes Stamp Set. This stamp set is fantastic for all kinds of crafting. The images might look like random swashes, but you will be amazed at what you can make with these designs… flowers? …birthday cakes? It’s true. You can see both and more in some other projects I have used these designs for in some previous posts. Just click here and here to link directly to them.

Brushstrokes Are you ready to make some cards? You can add some joy to your day using this card workshop and share a little joy with family and friends with your cards, too. There are three options for getting a set of the workshop instructions, so you are all set to enjoy creating and giving cards.


  1. Attend A Workshop – If you are in the Boise Area, you can choose a workshop kit and a workshop date to come and make a set of cards here in a class format. I pre-cut a set of cards and show you tips on putting them all together. You will have everything you need to make 20 or 50 cards depending on the package you choose. All packages include the reusable cutting diagram and instructions for creating more cards later on. It’s kind of nice to come to a workshop because you know you have time set aside in your schedule and you get to leave with completed projects.
  2. Order A Workshop Kit To Go – With this option I still pre-cut a set of cards for you and prepare the parts and pieces just as if you were attending a workshop in person. You just choose the workshop kit that you would like and I will mail the workshop kit directly to you, so you can create cards at home. It’s easy.
  3. Place An Order On My Website – The workshop kits I am preparing use the Fundamental Paper in the Adventure colors like you see show in the projects above. If you would like a different color scheme, this might be a good option for you. When you visit my website and place a minimum $25 order, including a package of Fundamental Paper in your choice of color groups, I will email you a copy of the workshop cutting diagram and instructions for you to use at home. This way you can choose your color group and other items based on what you need for your projects. You can check the list of products I used to make my cards to be sure you have what you need. If you already have card bases at home, but you would like the Brushstrokes Stamp Set or Thin 3-D Foam Tape, then you can order the things that would help you put your cards together. To shop online, go to www.michelle.ctmh.com.


If you have any questions about the workshop options, you can contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com.

I’m happy to help you find the right workshop kit for you.



Here is a list of Workshop Packages and Workshop Dates.


Workshop Package A – $39.00 (plus tax and shipping)
  • X3125 Fundamental Paper Package – Adventure colors
  • Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
  • X254 White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack (half package – qty. 25)
  • Your choice of two “M-size” message stamps
  • Black Enamel Stars, White Cardstock
  • Cutting diagram and instruction sheets
Workshop Package B – $53.00
(plus tax and shipping)
  • Includes all of Workshop Package A, PLUS…
  • X254 White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack 14.95 (full package – qty. 50)
  • Your choice of two additional “M-size” message stamps
Other supplies used for these cards:
  • C1608 Brushstrokes Stamp Set ($13.95)
  • Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad ($6.95)
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads in coordinating Adventure Colors ($6.95 each)
  • My Acrylix Blocks: Y1002 (1 x 3 1/2), Y1003 (2 x 2)
  • Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  • Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors



Workshop Dates:
  • Friday, January 29 at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 30 at 1:00 PM


Remember, if the dates do not fit with your schedule, or you do not live in the Boise area, you can order a Workshop Kit To Go and I’ll send it all to you.



Contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com 

to reserve a spot at a workshop or order a workshop kit.



Do you ever have those light bulb moments where you suddenly see something just as it should be? Early in December I was walking through a Christmas shop that I enjoy visiting during the holidays. As I walked past a Christmas tree covered in bright colored, whimsical decorations I spotted this snowman sweater ornament and new this would be the point of inspiration for some winter scrapbook pages using Close To My Heart Fundamentals. Are you ready for some colorful inspiration to begin the new year? I have some fun scrapbook pages to share with you this month.


Snowman Sweater


I have loved creating with Close To My Heart Fundamental Papers, Stickers, and Assortments the last few months. They are just loaded with possibilities. The Fundamental papers come in four different color palettes. I used the Adventure color palette for this project. The papers have a printed pattern on one side and a glossy embossed pattern on the other. There are two sheets of ten different coordinating colors in the package, so no matter how you mix them up they all look fabulous.


Fundamentals Paper Adventure

Creating these scrapbook pages was just so much fun. The whole time I kept hearing the song in my head from Disney’s Frozen that says, “Do you want to build a snowman?” And I did…just out of paper instead of snow. Here’s how they came together.



Snow L1 PM


Snow L2 PM


2015 Highlights PM


All of the pieces used to build the snowman come from a die-cut shape available on a Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge. I used the Art Philosophy, Artiste, and Artistry Cartridges on these pages. Each cartridge has 700 different designs on it, so there is a lot to choose from. I have to say, though, that I especially like flipping through the Cricut booklets that comes with each cartridge and finding different ways to use the designs.

For example, the hat and scarf on the snowman are actually the cap for the acorn die-cut on the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Can you see it? There are just so many fantastic options with Close To My Heart designs.


Acorn Handbook page



Workshop Kits include the pre-cut title pieces for the “#highlights 2015” layout. This is a great layout a year-at-a-glance type page featuring favorite photos. Your layout will hold a photo-of-the-month for each month in 2015. However, you could easily use this layout for any topic if you would prefer. The page composition if terrific anything you have a lot of photos to showcase.


You will also notice some smaller titles, tabs, and icon shapes on the layouts shown above. This is to give you some ideas of how to use the Fundamental Stickers to add color, help with journaling, and personalize your pages. The Fundamental Sticker packs have four sheets with alphabet fonts, instant titles, and accessories in the colors that match the Fundamental Paper. I will be adding more stickers to my pages once I have added the photos. Sometimes I even layer stickers on the photographs.

For example, I might use the alphabet stickers to spell “JAN” in the corner of the photo that I choose for the month of January. The stickers are the perfect size for adding to the pictures without covering things up or being a distraction. I highly recommend them. They are fantastic, and you’ll enjoy them.



Adventure Fundamental Stickers



There are several Scrapbook Workshop Dates to choose from if you live in the Boise area. I will also be putting Workshop Kits together to mail out if you live long distance or cannot make it to a workshop date. The Workshop Kits come pre-cut with simple instructions, so you can easily create the pages at home. I’m ready for a colorful 2016 with lots of fabulous memory making and storytelling. I hope you’ll join me in making these pages in January and get ready to have “Snow Much Fun” creating.



January Scrapbook Workshops & Workshop Kits


Workshop Package A  Includes – $34.00 (plus tax and shipping)

  • X3125 Paper Fundamentals – Adventure
  • Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
  • Extra Cardstock, Pre-cut Cricut Shapes, and Supplies


Workshop Package B Includes – $40.00 (plus tax and shipping)

  • Includes all of Workshop Package A, PLUS…
  • Z3163 Fundamental Stickers Adventure Pack


Other Items Used On These Pages –

  • Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors ($13.95)
  • Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape ($5.95)
  • CTMH Cricut Cartridges – Art Philosophy, Artiste, Artistry



January Scrapbook Workshop Dates

  • Tuesday, January 19 at 10:00 AM
  • Friday, January 22 at 6:30 PM
  • Friday, January 29 at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 30 at 1:00 PM



To order a Workshop Kit or to reserve a date for a Scrapbook Workshop,

contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com.




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