Having so much fun creating and getting ready for my Open House to celebrate the new CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book. Wonderful things are coming. It all happens tomorrow. Looking forward to sharing. #SomethingAboutSharing #ctmhconsultant #lovemyjob

 

Tomorrow is the big day. The Close To My Heart 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book goes live on September 1. It is full and overflowing with 161 pages of new products, creative tips & techniques, and beautiful artwork. Exciting things are just around the corner and I cannot wait to share it with you.

I’ve been creating new projects and workshops with so many fantastic new products. I love it all… gorgeous colors, awesome papers, so fun accessories, and many, many things you will enjoy creating with, too.

 

If you live in the Boise Area, stop by my Open House to see all that’s new, pick up an Idea Book to take home, make a project, and get in on some evening specials.

 

CTMH New Annual Inspirations Idea Book Open House

September 1, 2015

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Email me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com for location and directions.

 

If you are not in the Boise Area, be sure to add your email to the “Stay In Touch” box above, so you do not miss any of the new projects and workshops coming your way.

 

 

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I received a box of scrapbook pages that I made using Studio J and I just had to share this layout with you. Talk about “happy mail.” When a box of new scrapbook layouts arrives that I’ve made with Close To My Heart’s digital scrapbooking it’s a celebration here. It’s great fun to slip completed pages into an album and enjoy flipping through all those smiles.

This layout is one I particularly enjoy because the pictures are of the amazing CTMH Consultants that I get to work with as part of the Creative Hearts Team. It’s an honor to be the team leader for this incredible group and even more so to share my Close To My Heart journey with them. This layout does make me happy.

 

Team Convention Studio J Collage 2 PM

 

Last month many of us were able to meet at Disneyland in California to enjoy the 2015 Annual Close To My Heart Convention together. Getting to see all of these friends is one of my favorite parts of attending Convention. We come together from all over the country each year to be inspired, encouraged, laugh, learn, and have a whole bunch of fun. On this particular morning, we met in the Rose Garden at the Disneyland Hotel. Obviously, pink is our color, and our Creative Hearts Team shirt design added a festive touch to our magical days shared at the Magic Kingdom. So happy.

 

Team Shirt & Friends Collage

 

I do think I have one of the best jobs ever. Working with Close To My Heart and the Creative Hearts Team is an absolute blessing. So many smiles, so many delightful people, and so many wonderful opportunities. It’s also pretty cool to have a job where scrapbooking is part of my work day.

I think I may need to create some more scrapbook layouts in Studio J, today. Digital scrapbooking with Studio J is just so quick and easy…and who doesn’t like getting a package filled with smiles like these in the mail. Gotta love it!

 

If you would like to share in our adventures and be a part of something this totally awesome, email me at

Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com.

 

After 22 years with the Close To My Heart company, I can honestly say it is the best, and I would love to share it with you, too.

 

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Who says shopping for “Back-To-School” supplies is just for kids and teachers? It’s true I do not have children at home anymore, and I’m no longer a full-time Elementary School Teacher. However, every year I still enjoy walking up and down the school supply aisles. It’s one of my favorite things about this back-to-school time of year. There’s just nothing quite like a brand new box of color crayons, sharp pencils with erasers, fresh new markers, and a new Pee-Chee folder, of course. You know what I mean. It’s good stuff.

When you open a new box of crayons they simply look fabulous. The tops of the crayons are all even, the paper wrappers are crisp, and they are just waiting to bring the magic of color to your very next project. It’s kind of exciting, like, “Oh, the beautiful things I will make with these.” Possibilities everywhere!

I think that’s what back-to-school time is, in a way. It’s that new beginning of possibilities, an open door for more adventures, and everything that a new year of learning, exploring, and enjoying shared experiences can bring. It’s a new box of crayons and school supplies that are all ready for creating the next thing.

Are you ready for creating your next thing?

 

Traditional back-to-school basic supplies might look something like this…

School Supply Collage

 

Your updated basic supplies might look something like this…

 

Supplies Collage 4

 

Some new glue, scissors, a Mini Stapler and markers can be terrific resources for helping you along in your creative happy place.

I’ve been doing some creating and coloring with my ShinHan markers, and other NEW Close To My Heart products, but you have to wait until the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book goes live on Sept. 1 to see those. In the meantime, here are a couple of simple gift enclosure cards that I made. Just stamp in black, color, and layer on cardstock. So quick and so colorful.

 

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Have you tried the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers yet? They color beautifully. These markers have dual tips with an alcohol-based ink that helps them to blend smoothly without streaks. You can also build color up or even take color away with the coordinating Blender Marker. The special ink formula also lets you add color to more than just paper. You can color on top of neutral colored Close To My Heart accessories like Shimmer Trim, Sparkles, and Sequins to make them whatever color you need to coordinate with your projects. With 24 different colors to choose from in the CTMH ShinHan color palette you have so many options. Just imagine having 24 different shades of Shimmer Trim. Fantastic!

If you’re like me, you enjoy having lots of coloring options. That’s one of the tricky parts about choosing a box of color crayons, right? Do you get the box of 24, 48, or 64… oh my goodness, the choices.

I thought I would help you out with putting together a collection of ShinHan markers and I’ll give you some free colors along the way.

 

For every 5 ShinHan Markers you purchase through me,

you get a 6th ShinHan marker FREE.

 

When you have all 24 colors, I will also give you a free Blender Marker. That will help you add to your colors a little bit faster and save you $30 on your full set.

To make it easier to remember which colors you have, when you order ShinHan markers through me, I’ll send you a chart to keep track of the marker colors you have ordered and a color swatch chart for you to use as a reference when you are choosing colors for your projects. I have my color swatch chart out every time I use my ShinHan markers to make it easier to see which color I want to work with. You can order ShinHan markers on my website by clicking here or contacting me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com. 

 

Marker Charts Collage

 

I think you will enjoy coloring with these markers for so many different kinds of projects. As you choose some colors to start with, remember that the Marker Roll-Ups are available to help organize all of your colors, too.

 

Roll-Up Marker

 

The organizer holds all 24 marker colors with room for a Blender Marker, too. It rolls up into one handy little case making it easy to store your markers and making them very portable. There is even a hanging loop inside the organizer for easy vertical storage if that fits your space better. Having the perfect container to organize your markers is right up there with something to hold all of the school supplies inside student desks. The Marker Roll-Up is designed to help you have a place for everything, and everything in it’s place.

In August you can get a FREE “Balloon Wishes” Stamp Set when you purchase the Marker Roll-Up, so if you are thinking about picking up some new colors, this is a great time to begin organizing, as well. By itself, the stamp set would be $17.95, however, it’s free until August 31 when you purchase a Marker Roll-Up.

 

Balloon Wishes

 

It’s great fun to add a splash of color to your projects and having those essential supplies at your fingertips is important. If you enjoy new creative resources, having the right tools ready for the next project, and creating new things, here are a couple of specials that you might find helpful.

 

Back-To-School Specials

While I might not be teaching in a classroom anymore, I still look at this time of year with with anticipation for new experiences, changes, learning, exploring, creating, making memories, and keeping memories. It’s all such good stuff. Enjoy the magic of a new box of crayons, or new markers, or whatever creative resources get you excited about making the next thing happen. It’s a great season.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sometimes I’m going through the week, getting all the “have-to’s” done and I just feel like I need to do something creative. Does that ever happen to you? There is something about having a creative outlet that is calming and relieves some of the stress of the day. Tapping into your creative side is kind of refreshing and refueling, not to mention a lot of fun.

For me, getting creative can include a lot of different types of activities. It could be making a card to send to a friend, catching up on some photos on my computer with digital scrapbooking, trying a new recipe for dinner, painting an old piece of furniture to give it a whole new look, or any number of things. I really enjoyed when my kids were small and we would color, build with Legos, or decorate cookies. Kids are great at adding a creative twist to just about anything. What kinds of things make you feel creative?

 

I have been enjoying some terrific creative time with the brand new Close To My Heart Artistry Cricut Cartridge. Wow…it is overflowing with possibilities.

What makes this cartridge unique? Well, to start, there are over 700 new designs to choose from. I love all of the simple layering options, the addition of animals, cameras, cool trendy shapes, and a funky new font. There are a lot of options for layering messages, icon images, main focus pieces, and so much more. You just set your size dial to one measurement one time, cut the layers in the colors you choose, and they stack right on top of each other to add color and dimension to each piece. Here are some examples so you can see what I mean.

 

Zoe Collage 2 PM

 

Would you like to see a few of my first projects with this cartridge?

Here’s a scrapbook layout and a card featuring the fabulous new cake and some of the celebration die-cuts.

 

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Cricut Artistry Cartridge Scrapbook Workshop

 

 

I love being able to make the cake in any color, and with any color of frosting? Did you have a chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting at your party? No problem. Try a Chocolate Cardstock base and a Cocoa Cardstock overlay for the frosting. It’s so easy.

 

Chocolate Cake PM

 

Hear are a few cards using some of the same die-cut shapes in different sizes, along with some different designs. How about that monkey? The Artistry Cricut Cartridge has several really cute animals designs.

 

Zoe Card Workshop PM

Cricut Artistry Cartridge Card Workshop

 

Like I said, there are so many options. I was just getting warmed up with these projects. I made all of these cards, bags, and scrapbook pages using the paper in the new CTMH Zoe Paper Packet with Coral Shimmer Trim accents. I did add a little Chocolate & Cocoa Cardstock to make the monkey, though.

 

The Close To My Heart Artistry Cricut Cartridge comes in a terrific collection with three exclusive stamps sets and a combo pack of cardstock featuring the new Enchantment color palette. It’s a really terrific package and even a great deal. You get the cartridge with all 700 designs along with the three stamp sets and cardstock for only $99. (Retail value about $120)

 

Artistry

 

There is actually a new option for all of you Cricut Explore or Cricut Explore Air folks. You can get Artistry in a digital format. The Cricut Artistry Digital Collection still comes with the same stamps and cardstcok, however the 700 images are accessed using an online code instead of a physical cartridge. Since it does not come with the actual cartridge, it also does not come with the booklet of images. If you are working primarily digitally AND with Explore machines this can be a nice option. This collection is only $79.

 

I am really enjoying the creative outlet this cartridge has been lately. I’m thinking it could be a terrific creative outlet for you, too. To help you enjoy some creative time in your world, I have a special offer to share with you, complete with projects all ready to put together.

 

Artistry Workshop Kit Special

 

When you purchase the brand new Close To My Heart Artistry Cricut Collection on my website between now and September 1, 2015, I will send you one of the Workshop Kits shown above, absolutely FREE.

Both workshop kits come with the supplies and instructions to make the projects you see in the pictures above. Choose from…

  • …the Scrapbook Workshop Kit to make the two page “Eat Cake” layout and the coordinating card.
  • …the Card Workshop Kit to make five complete cards.

 

What do you think? Would you like to make a scrapbook layout or a set of fun cards? Wouldn’t it feel great to enjoy a creative outlet with project pieces already prepared, PLUS a new Cricut Cartridge to play with?

 

This special offer is only available through me and until September 1, 2015.

Just click here and it will take you right to where you can order the Close to My Heart Artistry Cricut Collection on my website. Shopping online is easy and creating will be, too, when your Artistry Cartridge and Workshop Kit arrives at your doorstep.

 

Once you have ordered your Artistry Collection, email me at

Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com

to let me know if you would like a Scrapbook Workshop Kit or a Cardmaking Kit.

These items will ship separately from your cartridge, as they will be coming directly from me.

 

Here’s to a fabulous new creative outlet full of possibilities. And remember…it’s not all about paper. Watch for other ways to use your Artistry Cricut Cartridge this fall.

Enjoy! Michelle

 

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As I have been sharing the scrapbook layouts I have designed for August with friends it’s been so interesting to hear all the different types of pictures that they think about putting on these pages. I’m curious to see what story you might tell with this pages, too.

This month we are creating with the Close To My Heat Jackson Workshop On The Go Kit. These kits are terrific because they include coordinating paper, accessories, a stamp set, and instructions for how to make one full layout. Since I liked all of the parts and pieces to the Jackson package so much, I decided it was a great place to start in designing layouts for this month. I added a some extra cardstock to the package so I could make three full layouts, and this is what they look like.

 

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So, what story could you tell with these pages? Do you have camping pictures ready for these pages? This time of year anything outdoors is a perfect fit, however lots of other photo themes have come up as we’ve been talking about these layouts. How about Father’s Day, fishing, boating, a weekend at the cabin, a country Christmas, or family reunions? There are so many different ways this Jackson Workshop Kit could help preserve your family stories.

 

I really like the Brave Enamel Shapes and the Jackson Assortment accessories that are a part of this Workshop Kit. Both are adhesive-backed and easy to add to the pages. The Jackson Assortment is one of my favorites. These designs are metal-rimmed, enamel filled shapes that remind me of the fun pins you can get at Disneyland. So cool, right?

 

Jackson Assortment PM

Brave Enamel Shapes PM

When these accessories are combined stamped images, messages from the Zip Strips, and Cricut shapes in clusters around the pages they really add to the theme. Here’s a little closer look how the embellishments look together on the layout.

 

Jackson Collage PM

 

 

This workshop is going to be great fun, however, this Jackson Collection is retiring from the regular Close To My Heart product line August 31, 2015. It is now only available while supplies last, so that means you’ll want to order it soon before it’s gone.

If you live in the Boise Area and would like to attend a workshop where we can make the pages together, check the dates and see which one works best for you. If you are out of the area or the dates do not quite fit your schedule, I would be happy to put a Workshop To Go Kit together for you and mail it to you.

 

 

Jackson Workshop Kits – $35 (plus tax and shipping)

Workshop Kits Include:

  • G1094 Jackson Workshop On The Go Kit that comes with Background & Texture Papers, Cardstocks, coordinating stamp set, Brave Enamel Shapes, Jackson Assortment metal-rimmed, enamel-filled pieces, and an instructional brochure.
  • Extra Cardstock, Cricut shapes, and Supplies

 

Other Items Used On These Layouts:

  • Z2104 Barn Red Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Z2114 Cocoa Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Z2641 Glacier Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Z2165 Juniper Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape ($5.95)
  • Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors ($13.95)

 

Jackson Workshop Dates

Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 AM

Friday, August 21 at 6:30 PM

 

 

Contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com

to reserve a date or order a Workshop Kit.

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It’s true, I love to travel and enjoy new adventures. It’s also true that I take a lot of photographs along the way. I like to capture the moment, as well as all of the things that give that particular place it’s own special flavor. Are you the same way? If so, that means you probably have a lot of pictures from your summer adventures already, and it’s only mid-July.

So where have you been this summer? I just got home from Southern California, Disneyland to be exact, where I enjoyed the amazing Close To My Heart Annual Convention…and a couple of days at the Disney Parks, too. I’m getting my photos ready to put all of those magical moments into my next album.

 

Disney Collage

 

Before Disneyland, my last travels were to Hawaii where I enjoy some wonderful island adventures and a stay at the Disney Aulani Resort for a trip that I earned with Close To My Heart. Naturally, I took bunches of photos.

The scrapbook I’m working on for Hawaii is turning out to be a combination of classic scrapbook pages and scrapbook pages that I made online using Studio J. I do enjoy paper crafting, so I’ll always do the classic “cut the paper, glue things together, and embellish” sorts of layouts. However, I am really loving how Studio J is helping me complete my stories and preserve the memories a little faster.

Studio J has been perfect for vacations and events where I have a lot of photos, a bigger story to tell, or I want to make copies of my pages to share with family and friends. Not only do I use it to make actual scrapbook layouts, I also use it to print my photos in just the right sizes for my classic scrapbook pages. It’s quick, easy, and I can still creatively personalize the pages as much as I want to.

 

Would you like to see a couple of pages that I’m getting ready to put in my Hawaii album?

 

Let’s start with a couple of layouts designed completely in Studio J. I love how easy it is choose papers, colors, size pictures, add journaling, and embellish the pages. It really is as simple as upload the photos, drag and drop…no complicated computer stuff.

Oh…on a side note, I forgot that these pages have white base, so it’s a little hard to tell from these pictures where each page ends. I think you’ll get the idea, though. Just look for the edges of papers or ribbons to help see the spaces.

 

Hawaii Aulani Resort PM

 

Hawaii Character Breakfast PM

 

Hawaii Waterslide PM

 

 

These next pages show you how I used the photo Expression Collection in Studio J to print 12″ x 12″ pages full of nothing but photographs. The photos can be any size, including everything from a 1″ x 1″ to a 12″ x 12″ and any combination in between. Not only can I make the pictures the right size, but I can change the direction of the photo, make the subject larger, and even edit or journal right on the print. Gone are the days of cropping a photo with a paper trimmer and not getting it quite the right size. And the color is fantastic, too.

 

Hawaii Prints 2 PM

 

Hawaii Prints 1 PM

 

When the pages arrive, I simply cut them apart and attach the photographs to my classic scrapbook pages. Here are what a couple of the classic scrapbook pages look like after I added some of the pictures you see shown above.

 

Hawaii With Photos 3 PM

Hawaii With Photos 1 PM

Hawaii with Photos 2 PM

 

Looking at these pages definitely makes me smile. This Hawaii trip was fabulous. My daughter and I had such a wonderful time there and we will enjoy revisiting our fun-filled days through the pages in this album.

By the way…just curious. Did you notice that the Studio J scrapbook layouts and the classic scrapbook layouts use the same Background & Texture Paper patterns? It’s true. I used “Hopscotch” in both. Studio J is designed to coordinate with all of the Close To My Heart paper packets so you can mix and match pages in your albums while still having everything coordinating. Love it!

 

If you haven’t tried Studio J, I highly recommend it. It’s free to use. You can go in and create pages just for fun to see how it all works. You do not have to purchase anything until you finish a layout that you would like to have printed. There is no better time than right now to jump in, whether you want to scrapbook full layouts online or just get some perfectly sized photos printed for pages you already have in the works. It’s great. AND….

Between now and July 31 a two-page layout is only $5.

 

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Try Studio J and catch up on some of your travel adventures, family reunions, and summertime fun. Click here to go to Studio J on my website and see how easy it is to create online. Which also kind of makes it a perfect way to scrapbook as you travel. You don’t need any of your extra crafting supplies…just your pictures from the day and wi-fi. Hmmm…so many possibilities.

 

If you have questions, contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com.

 

I’m off to make some Studio J layouts with my Disneyland pictures. I’ll share them with you as soon as I’m finished. Enjoy your day.

 

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Are your summer adventures taking you seaside? Visit my blog for scrapbook layout inspiration and workshop kits. (link in profile) I love the coast. #SomethingAboutSharing #CTMHseaside

 

 

I love the coast and I have had a lot of fun getting creative with the Close To My Heart Seaside Paper Packet and Assortments. On these pages you’ll find some simple paper crafted shells, sea glass, and driftwood accents made from a variety of accessories. I’ll be posting steps for making quick fish nets from Flaxen Extra Thick Twine, soon. Add your email address to the “Stay Up To Date” box to be sure you don’t miss it. Enjoy your summertime memory making.

 

Seaside Net PM

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July has arrived and so have the over 100 degree temperatures here in Boise. Whew…it has been warm this last week. However, that does make it great weather for a day at the beach, the lake, the river, the pool, or anywhere you can enjoy the sunshine and cool off at the same time. I grew up in Southern Oregon and loved spending the day at the lake.

To help with the photos of all those carefree summertime activities we are enjoying, I have chosen to create scrapbook layouts with the Close To My Heart Seaside Paper Packet for July. I’m super excited to share them with you, as well as a couple new techniques I used to add to the theme on these pages. There are six pages all together.

 

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Seaside L3 PM

 

 

Now for all the little details…that’s kind of my favorite part.

Do you ever find yourself looking for little treasures when you are at the beach? Things like shells, sea glass, and driftwood? I like to explore and see all of the different kinds of things that make a place unique. I wanted these pages to bring together a variety of pieces that you might find when you are out exploring places that have water, boats, sand, and things. This next picture will help you see more of the different types of embellishments that I used on these pages. What do you think?

 

 

Seaside Accessory Collage PM

 

Some of these accessories are things you may have used before, others are brand new, and still others add a twist to embellishing scrapbook layouts. Here are some examples of how I added new textures to these pages.

Flaxen Extra Thick Twine worked perfect to make a braided accent piece and a fishing net, in addition to using it more traditionally in knots and strands on the pages.

I wanted to have some sea glass or tile type pieces on the pages, so I used Base & Bling Square Glass Covers (designed to be used with making jewelry) with Liquid Glass and sanded Cardstocks to make shiny, raised, colorful texture pieces.

 I always look for little sun-bleached pieces of shells when I’m at the beach, so I made some simple white accents by making swirls with an Embossing Tool on White Daisy Cardstock circles.

And of course, I had to add a wood texture, too. The CTMH Wood Grain Embossing Folder was perfect for creating wood type pieces to use as journal spots, photo spots, and title “signs.” I ink distressed the embossed wood texture with a Bamboo Ink Pad to add more definition to the texture.

 

The other accessories I used are the Oceanside Sequins, Mini Stapler, and the Seaside Assortment, which includes the antique gold metal shapes . The combination of all of these accessories created a fantastic variety of textures. Clearly I had some fun thinking outside the box on this day.

 

Whether you find yourself at the beach, on the pier, dock-side at the lake, building sandcastles, enjoying a crab festival, or just kicking back doing your summertime thing, I think you will have some fun adding these pages to your albums to preserve the memories.

 

There are a couple of Workshop Dates available if you are in the Boise area and would like to come have some creative time. Check your calendar and contact me to reserve your spot at the date that works best for you.

You can also order a Workshop Kit if you live in other places, or the Workshop Dates do not fit your schedule. Just contact me to let me know you would like a Workshop Kit and I’ll put a packet together for you so that you can create your pages at home. All of these products are available through my website. You can shop online by clicking here.

 

Contact Michelle Snyder at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com to reserve a Workshop Date or to order a Workshop Kit.

 

 

July Scrapbook Workshop Kits – $30.00 (plus tax and shipping)

Workshop Kits Include:

  • X7192B “Seaside” Paper Packet
  • Z3041 Oceanside Sequins
  • Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
  • Z1967 Square Glass Covers – 2 pkg
  • Extra Cardstock and Supplies

 

Other Items Used On These Pages –

  • Z3014 “Seaside” Assortment ($5.95)
  • Z1996 Woodgrain Embossing Folder ($8.95)
  • Z2103 Bamboo Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Z679 Liquid Glass ($6.95)
  • Z341 Mini Glue Dots ($7.50)
  • Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors ($13.95)
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape ($5.95)

 

JULY SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP DATES:

  • Friday, July 17 at 6:30 PM
  • Friday, July 31 at 6:30 PM

 

I hope you are enjoying your summertime days, having fun making memories, taking pictures, and adding them to your albums along the way.

 

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I have been creating little scrapbook treasures lately and am really enjoying the small format of Close To My Heart My Crush Books and mini albums. The albums I’m making are all different themes and kind of whatever I feel inspired by…my favorite things, people, places, etc. Today I want to share an album that I am really enjoying for scrapbooking my family Christmas time memories. It’s the Close To My Heart My Crush Holiday Happenings Book…and I love it.

 

My Crush Hol Hap PM

 

The Holiday Happenings books are 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ with 30 wire-bound pages in a Kraft hardcover. I am especially fond of the beautiful pages in this book have a variety of printed vellum, printed cardstock pages, a calendar, and page protectors in various styles. These books are kind of this fantastic blend of Crush Book meets Picture My Life style. Not only is this little album super cute, but it is super simple to use. All you need is a My Crush Holiday Happenings Book, a Holiday Happenings Assortment, a Black Journaling Pen, and some adhesive. The Assortment packages include pre-printed themed cards, envelopes, stickers, and alphabet fonts for personalizing the pages of the books.

 

Hol Hap Supplies PM

 

I am enjoying these Holiday Happenings books so much that I got three of them so I could make a little collection of them to bring out each year at Christmas time. Each album will be filled with the highlights and special moments of a different year. It’s kind of like a holiday time capsule. I have finished my album for 2013 (and yes, it’s okay to still be scrapbooking pictures that are almost two years old), and have printed the photos to put in my 2014 for last Christmas. That leaves one more for Christmas 2015 that I’ll be adding to this year.

I’m choosing to use these books as a holiday book, not just Christmas, so it has highlights of things my family and I do throughout the month of December. It has all of those things like Christmas shopping, going to classic holiday movies, holiday traditions, new holiday adventures…all of those things that become part of the holiday season. Here are a couple of pages from my 2013 book.

 

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Hol Hap Movie PM

 

It seems I always have lots of photos that I want to include over the holidays. The page protectors in the book make that super easy. One of the page protectors is sized for 2″ x 2″ photos. That’s 24 pictures, right there. I got so much in my 2013 Holiday Happenings book. Even those these albums are small, they are a wonderful size full of delightful details and places to create your own holiday story.

If you have Christmas pictures that could use a special home, these My Crush Holiday Happenings Books could be just the thing to help you get your pictures where you can enjoy them and share them.

 

There are two important things to know about the Holiday Happenings Books.

  1. These books will be retiring soon and are only available while supplies last. But that’s okay. It’s easy to shop on my website and get a couple in the mail to you before they are gone. Just click here to shop online.
  2. These books are on a terrific special during the month of June. When you purchase a My Crush Holiday Happenings Book and Assortment in June, you will receive the “Magical Moment” Stamp Set absolutely free. The stamp set retails for $13.95 normally, however you receive the set as a free gift with your purchase. The stamp set looks like this and is terrific for so many types of projects in addition to making Holiday Happenings Books.

 

Magical Moment

 

The holidays always seem so busy and then we head right into the new year. I’m thinking July could be the perfect time to catch up on some of those Christmas festivities. I am going to be hosting a Christmas in July Workshop in Boise so you can bring your photos and holiday memorabilia to put together your My Crush Holiday Happenings.

 

Email me at Michelle@SomthingAboutSharing.com

if you would like more information about this workshop.

 

Order your My Crush Holiday Happenings Books before they are gone. I really think you will enjoy putting these little albums together and then revisiting the memories each year when you bring them out to share at Christmas time. I may have to get one or two more for myself, too. They are just fantastic. I’m off to my next creative project. Have a fabulous day.

 

 

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