The last few weeks have gone by so quickly, as I found myself in the middle of some large projects and life things that seemed to fill my days to the brim. Here we are back-to-school and beginning a new season. In between all of the other things, I’ve been enjoying some new projects, which is always refreshing. I’m very excited today actually have a moment to sit down and begin to tell you about some of the fun things I’ve been working on.
There is something about the process of creative problem solving and puzzle piecing things together in new ways that is energizing for me. In my down times these last few weeks, I’ve been puzzling together the pieces for a new scrapbook workshop. I specifically wanted to create a Workshop Guide that made a lot of pages from a little bit of supplies and that could easily be used over and over again, by just changing the paper choices.
I started with just a few Close To My Heart supplies…
- 1 pkg Adventure Fundamental Papers (Z3253)
- 1 pkg Good Life Complements (Z3264)
- 1 pkg White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
- 1 pkg White Twine (Z3216)
- 1 Black Journaling Pen (Z1979)
I mixed them and matched them together until I came up with ten different layouts that all came out of the same set of supplies. That’s 20 scrapbook pages all together. I compiled all of those pages into one Workshop Guide, so that all of the project pieces fit into a single cutting guide. How exciting is that? Are you ready to see them?
This Fundamental Scrapbook Workshop
makes all ten of the following layouts.
Close To My Heart Fundamental products are just terrific and they were fantastic for this project. Everything coordinates with endless mix-and-match possibilities. The papers are double-sided with lots of patterns to choose from. The Good Life Complements include coordinating stickers, teal glitter die-cuts, and vellum die-cuts with gold foil accents. There are so many accessories in the package, that there were plenty to do all 10 layouts. It was amazing. Here’s a closer look at a few of the Complements I used on the pages.
When I finished this one scarpbook project there were so many completed pages it felt like I had a whole album ready for photos. It was great.
NEW WORKSHOP GUIDES
I am also starting a new adventure and making my Workshop Guides available online. I have been making them for myself for years, and have had a lot of request to make them available for other people to use, as well. Each Workshop Guide will include an introduction to the project, supply list, project tips and techniques, photos, cutting guides, and assembly instructions. There will also be a Consultant Release Form for Close To My Heart Consultants to be able to use the workshops for classes, too. Having additional resources for new projects is always helpful to me. I hope that having these Workshop Guides available to you will bring you some new creative inspiration, help you complete your projects faster, and provide some fun, too.
The Workshop Guide I made to go with this 20 Page Fundamental Scrapbook Workshop is designed to be used over and over with different types of papers. I am doing another set of pages with this Workshop Guide, but using the Enchantment Fundamental Paper next. It can also be used with any combination of Background & Texture Papers and cardstocks. You simply choose your papers and plug them into the cutting guide that’s included. It really could be anything. You could use it to make an easy twenty pages for your family vacation pictures from the summer? Or to get ready for this year’s Christmas pictures? As you can tell, I’m seeing many different ways to use this Workshop Guide. I’ll be posting more ideas with this Workshop Guide soon, so come visit another day to see what comes next.
In the mean time, there are several ways you can get these scrapbook pages, and the Fundamental Scrapbook Workshop Guide to use with additional scrapbooking projects at home. Take a look at these options and see which one might be most helpful to you.
Option 1 – FREE Workshop Guide with a $25 order. When you place a $25 order on my website at www.michelle.closetomyheart.com you can receive the Workshop Guide absolutely FREE. Your $25 order can include the supplies to complete these pages or any other products you may need for your create resources at home. Once you place your order, simply email me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com to let me know which Workshop Guide you would like to receive and I will email your Workshop Guide to you.
Option 2 – Purchase the Workshop Guide for $10. If you already have all of the supplies you need to make the project, you can choose to just purchase the complete Workshop Guide on it’s own. Simply email me with the Workshop Guide you are interested in and I will contact you with payment information.
Option 3 – Attend a local Scrapbook Workshop in Boise. You can sign up to attend a Scrapbook Workshop here in the Boise area and come make a set of the pages with me. Workshop Kits include all of the supplies listed above, are pre-cut, and ready to assemble. It’s fun to get together and great to have time set aside to complete pages. These Fundamental Scrapbook Workshop Kits are $48 (plus tax and shipping).
The next Scrapbook Workshop in Boise is Friday, September 30 at 6:30 PM
Option 4 – Order a Scrapbook Workshop Kit To Go. “To Go Kits” are available, too. They come pre-cut and ready to assemble. Additional shipping charges will be added to the kit prices listed above, based on your location.
I would love to help you get lots of scrapbook pages finished for your albums. Using Close To My Heart Fundamental Papers and Complements with my new 20 Page Fundamental Scrapbook Workshop Guide was a great combination for me. I think it will be helpful for you, too.
If you have any questions about these scrapbook pages, my Workshop Guide, or you would like to reserve a spot at an upcoming Scrapbook Workshop, contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com.