AM/PM Story

The first story kit that I got from Ali Edwards subscription was the AM/PM story and I was basically supposed to document my morning and evening. Which I did of course and I finally got around to creating the layouts. I used White Daisy cardstock from Close To My Heart and a black Bazzil cardstock because I was out of black Close To My Heart paper.

The white paper I created my AM story and the black paper was used to create my PM story. I have to admit that I really enjoyed creating these layouts and telling the story about our morning and evening routines. That is what I like most about these story kits, I tell stories that I never would have told before. I had so much to tell that I even created a pocket page to go along with my AM/PM story.

AM/PM story ctmhHave you been getting your stories told this year?



Scrapbooking Preschool

We all get them and we all love them! I am talking about those school photos that we get of our babies every school year. I used Close To My Heart Zoe paper and complements and decided to add a little more creativity with y layout with some modeling paste! I even dyed my modeling paste which was a first for me.

I used the larger sized wallet photos and a 5×7  that you get in the package of photos and laid them out in a grid format. I was going to place the photos on a piece of patterned paper but my photos were not standing out enough for me and I did not want to add photo mats to my photos so I went with a white background using Close To My Hearts white daisy paper, which is perfect for mixed media I might add!

preschool layout ctmh zoe

After I had laid my photos out into a grid layout I realized that I needed something to fill out the grid. I had tried some of the other patterned papers that came with the Zoe paper pack but I didn’t like any of them. I decided to use some light molding paste and one of Tim Holtz stencils. I died my molding paste with some green acrylic paint. I added some stickers and vellum embellishments that come with the Zoe complements along with the green triangles. After all was said and done I matted the entire layout on a piece of patterened paper.



We Just Click

I have another Click layout to share with you that I have created with the brand new Zoe paper from Close To My Heart. This layout was a ton of fun to put together and different for me. I even broke out the old Creative Memories custom cutting tool set for this layout. I have always loved the custom cutting tool set and I have no idea why I don’t use it more often on my layouts considering I have tons of shapes.

Any who I cut two circles out on my Cricut one that was 10 inches and the other was cut at 9.5 inches. I could have cut the circles a little larger but I just went with it. Then I used the Creative Memories cutting tool to cut two of the photos into circles and the mats for the photos as well. The two photos that I cut into circles were not the best photos in the world. One of the photos was a selfie and the other photo was taken by mini me from a really bad angle.

After all the cutting was done I decided that I wanted to add some stitching to my layout so I stitched the big circles down onto the layout with my sewing machine. I love the look of sewing on a layout. Next I figured out the placement of everything as those of you that have seen my previous layouts know that I love a nice grid layout. After all that was done I stamped my title with the stamp set that comes in the Zoe workshop on the go. The hearts that are in the bottom right of my layout were made with my Cricut. I used a screen print on the largest heart with some gold paint to add the gold dots and then the other two I used stencils and the coordinating ink. All the embellishments came from Ali Edwards Click kit which happened to match really well with my layout.

I would have loved to have completed a process video for you all of this layout but I usually scrap in 10 to 15 minute increments during the day. Plus I generally decide what I want to do with my layout as I am doing it. Do you scrap your layouts in one sitting or do you just grab time when ever you can?

Products Used: I didn’t link the Creative Memories tools because I am not sure that you can purchase them at the new Creative Memories.