Saturday, March 8, 2014

Paper Fundamentals for New Product Blog Hop

When I first saw Close To My Heart's NEW Paper Fundamentals, I knew I had pictures to scrapbook that could be featured on these spectacular glossy resist papers.
This photo is from our summer vacation last year, spent in Yachats, Oregon. We love to spend time there every summer and this afternoon we spent in the water with our daughters. We had fun running away and into the tide. This picture made me smile because my husband was like a little kid playing in the water.

 I started with the Black chevron page, as it made this shadowed image of my husband pop. I mounted the photo on Pacifica cardstock, then sponged Black in around the outside of both the photo and cardstock. The strip of patterned paper is from Ariana. I keep going back to this paper package for this blue pattern and the stripes on the reverse.

I cut the criss cross screen and "My Sunshine" from Artbooking, in Sweet Leaf and Pacifica cardstock. I inked the sentiment edges with Black ink. The ribbons are cut from Skylark and Ariana patterned paper. I added Sweet Leaf stitched grosgrain and Outdoor Denim chevron ribbon. The metal frame and brads are from a retired Olive embellishment package.

I used letters from the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet, for my headings. I covered both with Liquid Glass, for an additional texture. I added a card from Skylark Picture My Life for my description and wrote with our Black Journaling Pen. Here are close ups of each element.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Skylark; Skylark Picture My Life; Ariana; Paper Fundamentals
Cardstock: Pacifica; White Daisy
Ink: Black; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: Kraft Keyboard Alphabet; Olive Mini Medley; Liquid Glass; Sweet Leaf stitched grosgrain ribbon; Outdoor Denim chevron ribbon
Tools: Artbooking Cricut cartridge


  1. Great use of the mini-medley. I often lack creativity with them. This is very nice, Nancy! I'm sure it brings back wonderful memories. :)

  2. Fun simple layout. I love your choice of colors and papers.

  3. Very creative mixing black with the muted colors; love it!

  4. Love so much about this layout! The colors all work so well together, great job!


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