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Mini Albums made with CTMH products

Home is where the Heart is

It’s a saying you hear often, right? So, wherever your love is, is where home is, right? That is the theory I am working with for this week’s challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges! I have been working on a mini album, as you may know, for the trip that I surprised hubby with for his birthday a few years ago. We went to New York City, and that city hums on his wavelength.

We had so much fun there! I am so glad that we were able to do that! So, there aren’t any photos on here yet, but it is ready for the photos and the journaling! I think this might be a good page for when we were in Times Square!

Danielle and I did this layout during a zoom call for the Let’s Flock Together Facebook group. It’s a group that is participating in the #100DayProject with a video every single day!

Did you realize that Heart 2 Heart Challenges has a new challenge every week? And that you have the whole month to participate? We would love it if you came and participated with us! We are even looking for a few more people to join the design team!

Can’t get enough of this Music!

Happy Wednesday! Today Danielle and I used inspiration from the CTMH blog, Make it from your Heart. This layout (and the cards on the blog post as well) has a shaker bit on it. I did not do that part, but had fun with taking the rest of it into play!

If you remember, the layouts are going towards a mini album for the trip we had to NYC. This page is going to be about the concert we went to at Irving Plaza. I probably should have gone with red instead of glacier, but I liked this color! LOL!! I plan on printing out a nice copy of the logo for them, and putting it onto the left page as part of my title. (that’s why there is a big space there!)

I used the stamp set Can’t Get Enough for every bit of stamping on this mini layout! It has a little bit of everything in it, and I am LOVING it!

I even stamped lines (also from the stamp set) in linen ink on the right page for the journaling! I love that they will essentially disappear when I get the journaling down!

There are three different watercolor swooshes in this stamp set, and I used the smallest one, and ‘tucked’ it under the photo and mat, so that it only emphasized the word MUSIC.

All in all, I am super happy with how this layout turned out! It only uses cardstock, which is fun to do sometimes!

I would love to hear your thoughts on this! What else would YOU add? After you leave a comment, hop on over to Danielle’s blog to see what SHE did with this inspiration!

CTMH Items used:
Black cardstock
Glacier Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Can’t Get Enough Stamp Set
Archival Black Ink
Glacier Ink
Linen Ink
Tombow Tape Runner
Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Spring time Mini Layout

So, as you know, my mini layouts have been geared towards the trip that hubby and I did to NYC. Sometimes that becomes a bit difficult, but other times not so much. This time, Danielle and I chose this layout to be inspired by. It’s in a Traveler’s notebook, which is a different size than our mini albums. So, I was looking at the colors, the layout, all the little pieces.

When we were there, we happened upon the Easter Bonnet Parade! Totally unexpected event! Neither of us had ever heard of an Easter Bonnet Parade before! (and we had come upon people after the parade, as they were slowly dispersing, so it was a hat here and a hat there, and then more and more, and then found out what was going on!)

I don’t know if/what we got photos of (I didn’t consult the photo folder before making this page!) but I am hoping that we got at least a few! If nothing else, we will have something to journal on! LOL!!

I know it’s plain, kind of, at this point, but I want to get the photo on here before I add the title or embellishments (just in case I don’t have any photos that will work for what I want!)

Oh, that photo size, looks weird, right? I was going to do a 3×4, but then decided I wanted to have more space, so it’s a 3×6! I’m sure I can find something that I can chop off 1″ on the long end!

I would love to know what you think! Will you be playing along? Can you name the papers in this page? Leave me a note below, I would love to hear what you have to say! Then make sure to hop over to Danielle’s blog to see what she came up with for this page!

10 things mini

So, Danielle and I decided to do a 10 things layout. And, we both . . . kind of . . . have pockets on our pages. . . sort of. . . LOL!! I designed mine in design space, and then ended up not using that at all, but I wanted to keep some of the feel of it! We went off of this page as our inspiration.

I went ‘old school’ and every stamp on this page is retired. (sorry, not sorry!) I started with some sapphire cardstock, and stamped my NYC in Rustic Alphabet with versamark so that I could use the gold glitter embossing powder! It really does shimmer when it moves! Then I used Jennifer’s Hand with the versamark and white embossing powder. The little heart came from the Share the Love set, and I used the versamark and white embossing powder on it too. (The camera image comes from that same set)

To add some “stars” to the background, I used the Ink Blot set and the versamark ink with the gold glitter embossing powder.

I used one flip flap that was 3×4 and 5 that were the 2×2 size. I cut my cardstock to the right sizes and added the numbers. I haven’t decided if I am going to stick with just words for the numbers, or try to do some photos too!

Now, hop on over to Danielle‘s blog and see what fun stuff she has come up with! (I know she has a video for you too!)

Bubbling fun with a Mini Layout!

Ok, that may sound silly, but it’s what I see everytime I look at the sketch that Danielle and I are using today! Originally I think it was designed for a card, but I thought it could EASILY be made into a mini layout! So, that’s what we did!

Now, this could EASILY be done with my cricut, but I didn’t want to have to pull it out and do all that, I just wanted to sit at my desk and make it happen. So, I grabbed a few different dies! I used the large scallped circle from the card spinner set, and the three smaller circles from the Basic Circles thin cut set, and the large circle from the Shaker Window set!

The journal box comes from the New Beginnings set, which includes a die, too! I masked off “word of the year” on the journal spot, so I could have enough room for hubby to write Brooklyn Bridge, since that is what I will be putting on this page!

All of the papers are from the Mix In paper packet, it’s so versatile! Originally I had used glacier ink to put the color behind, but that just kind of vanished in the few hours that I had put it onto the paper! ACK! So, then I tore it apart, I know none of you have ever done that before, right? hahaha!! So, then I grabbed my lagoon ink and redid the sponging to get that color behind there.

Take a look at the difference! (I made a couple of other changes too, but essentially the same) WOW!

I really like how this turned out! I used the lines on the different papers to go with all of the cables of the bridge, I thought it tied it all together, really well!

I would love to know what you think! Leave me a message below, and then hop over to Danielle’s blog to see what she came up with! (it’s adorbs, btw, in case you didn’t already know that!)

Mini Wednesday!

Welcome back to another Mini Wednesday! Danielle and I are at it again! (you knew we would be, right?)

Today I chose this page to do a “choose your own adventure” type of page! There are so so so many options! I went with two 4×6 pieces, that will go in a page protector that is made for that. (I photographed them outside of it, as it’s easier to photograph!)

For the top piece, I use a piece of the Spruced Up B&T. Aren’t those trees just adorable? I found a piece of scrap vellum and stamped “grateful”, from the Say It In Style stamp set, in espresso ink and used my hair dryer to help the ink dry faster. I just glued it to the back side of the B&T. It will lay flat when it’s in the protector, no need for any other glue! My photo will be 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.

The bottom piece is the same piece of B&T, but the back side! This will be for journaling, but another photo could easily be added!

Super fast, super simple, and I have another page done!

I would love for you to pick and choose some of your own adventures, and make sure to share them with us!

Make sure to check out Danielle’s page too!

Mini Album Challenge, week 2!

Welcome back to the 2nd week of the Mini Album page challenge! Danielle and I are at it again with this weekly sketch challenge! We are having a LOT of fun with this, and we hope that you are enjoying seeing what we come up with each week!

Today we are working with this sketch.

For these challenges, we are picking a sketch, and we are working on them separately. That way you get two different ideas (in theory, at least!) for the same sketch! (in this case, if you follow the pin, there are even more ideas for this sketch, on multiple days)

Today I used the Spruced Up papers to make this fun little mini layout. the flip flaps allow me to add more photos to this small page! I just love how easy they are to add to the page protectors!

(I’ve found that it’s really hard to photograph pages in page protectors! Sorry!)

Now, I have actually created a cricut file for this page! You can find it here: Week 2 Sketch

This week I have a quick process video for you, the sketch is pretty simple, so I didn’t give any measurements, but it’s easy!

I hope you enjoy!

Remember, go over and check out the page that Danielle has for you! We would LOVE to see you participate! Let us know if you play along with the same sketch!

FBL: Into the Wild Mini Album ~ Completed!

On Sunday’s FB Live, we finished putting together the Into the Wild Mini Album! I need to order an actual album for it now! (There are a few more options coming up in the new book!) It was so fun putting it together!

The only thing that I did “off camera” was to cut the cut apart sheet pieces and die cut some of the shapes from White Daisy Cardstock. Everything else was the same as it was left at last week!

The items for this album will be retiring on Saturday, so make sure to get them before they are gone! As I said last week, there are a few options on how to get your hands on this fun-ness! Let me know if you would be interested!

I did make a quick walk through video, so that you can see the whole thing finished! Click here to see that!

To follow along with the making of the album, you can click here for part one, and click here for part two!

I hope that you enjoyed this little mini album! It was fun to make!

Thanks for joining me!

Adventure Awaits with H2H

Are you ready for another Adventure? I know I sure am! At the beginning of the summer, Audrey went on a trip with one of her good friends, and they camped for a couple of nights at Crater Lake. It’s a beautiful spot in Oregon, with a gorgeous lake, and a hike around the bowl, and so many beautiful sights to see!

When they got back into cell range, she sent me a few photos, and I knew I needed to scrap them! So, I went back to the mini album idea, I’m thinking she will like it, at least, I hope she will! The Cricut You Are Here bundle have some GREAT stamps for travel! (not to mention some great cuts, too!)

I started with a New England Ivy cardstock base, and realized that it was too heavy. So, I added a bit of the wood grain paper from the Into the Wild paper packet at the top of the page. I left the green at the bottom because A. it was a bit heavier, and B. it would work well with the trees that are in the photo.

I stamped 4 of the images on white daisy in archival black ink, and then decided that the road sign needed to be green instead. So, I restamped it in Fern ink. I wanted to put a little something over the photo (once I get it printed), so I used a bit of vellum and stamped on it with the archival black ink. I used two different stamps to get the sentiment that I wanted.

I wanted the wifi stamp on there since there was zero cell service up there for her. So I stamped it in second generation charcoal ink, right onto the wood piece. I haven’t printed the photo yet, but this is the photo that will be going onto this page!

This will be an awesome page, won’t it? She sent me a few photos, so I might add a few flip flaps to put other photos and a journaling spot for her. I did stamp the little ‘you are here’ markers from the Escape to Paradise stamp set and thin cuts in sapphire, lagoon, and candy apple red to put a marker on the photo, but since I don’t have it printed yet, I don’t know which would look best. So, I have them attached to the back of the page with a bit of washi tape!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you had this page, what photo would YOU put on it? Leave a comment and let me know!

All products used are CTMH unless otherwise noted:

You Are Here Cricut Bundle
Into the Wild Paper Packet
White Daisy Cardstock
New England Ivy Cardstock
Archival Black Ink
Charcoal Ink
Fern Ink
3-D Foam Tape
Liquid Glass
2 x 3 1/2 Clear Acrylix Block
1 x 3 1/2 Clear Acrylix Block
Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Celebrate Good Times at H2H!

This week we are celebrating! All those good times!

Today I have a fun mini page for you. This is a 6 x 8 page perfect for our mini album binders. Some of these papers might be hard to place, and that’s because they aren’t going to be where you look for them! The Hearts paper is from the Mix In Packet that is retiring in August. That fun striped paper? Would you believe it is the paper that is included in the Stories by Stacy Short Story Workshop? I had a bit of it left over that I haven’t used up yet! I thought it added the perfect pop of color on this page! I also used a tiny bit of scrap from the True Love paper pack for the sapphire topper on the journal spot.

There will be a photo at the top (obviously, right?) that will be of the gifts that we will be bringing to the nurses at Randall Children’s hospital for Audrey’s 1 year anniversary of her “got rid of me day”!

There is a little spot on the bottom right for some journaling about the day.

I used the Simply Said alphabet for the date that will go over the photo, and use the Sweet Girl Scrapbooking set for the line of dots on the date and the journal card, and the little sentiment on the left.

I really like how this page turned out! It’s not super busy, but it will be perfect for the day! And, should I need, I can add some flip flaps to the page as well, to add more photos!

All products used are CTMH unless otherwise noted:

Mix In Paper Packet
True Love Paper Packet
Story by Stacy Short Story Workshop
White Daisy Cardstock
Sapphire Cardstock
Archival Black Ink
Sapphire Ink *photo shows old style pad
1 x 3 1/2 Clear Acrylix Block
Fiskars Paper Trimmer