Phonto App Tutorial

phonto app
It has been a while since I have shared updated information with you about the Phonto app. Phonto is one of my favorite apps for how easy it is to add text to your photos. Not only can I add text to my photos but I can also journal directly from my phone, print out on my Selphy and add it to my project life or scrapbook layout.

Here is an example of how I added my journaling to a layout that I recently did.

full layout take heart

Layout completed with the Phonto app

journal close up chalk it up

Close up of journaling with the Phonto app.

Not only does Phonto have tons of fonts to choose from but you can also add your own fonts to the app through your computer. Here is a tutorial video that I created so that you can see what Phonto can do.

Do you have a favorite app for journaling with your phone?


Catching Up!

Well I haven’t had too much time to scrap this week and you add in a cold this means that I haven’t gotten much of anything done. As much as I love getting my photos in an album project life style there is nothing more satisfying to me then getting a layout done. I still love scrapping my 12×12 layouts. I know many people don’t scrap at all now that pocket scrapping is around but for me it is how I manage to get creative.

I wanted to share this quick layout that I did the other day of our traditional Bass Pro Shops Easter photos. This was the baby’s first year and with my daughter being six I don’t think I have that many years left of Easter bunny pictures with her, so it was important to me to document these.

I didn’t have much time and I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted the layout to look so I grabbed my trusty scrapbooking layout book from Close To My Heart. I absolutely love this book and it gets me out of my comfort zone. You can grab one of these inspirational books here.

Now for my layout I used some Websters Pages paper that I had. I love Websters Pages they are one of my absolute favorite paper companies.

in progress easter layout

Here is my layout almost done on my messy table :)

I used scrap paper to mat the photos and scrap paper for the strip down the side. I distressed the strip of paper on the side with some distress ink and I had the pink paper that I used as the mat for my journaling spot laying around on my table as well. The journal box is a project life card that I just cut down to the size that I needed it to be.

The layout was definitely done yet but the baby was yelling at me at this point so I had snapped a photo of it to look at while I was putting him back to sleep.

completed easter layout

Here is the layout all done!

As you can see I didn’t add much to it to finish this layout. I used some Thickers to add the title, added some journaling, and added little flowers on the corner of the photos. I then called this layout done. When I use patterned paper as my background I tend to not get to crazy with embellishments because I don’t want to over power the photos.

I was really pleased with this layout and it came together fairly quickly. Here are a few close up shots.

Where are you with scrapping your photos this year? Are you to date at all?


New Products, New Catalog, Don’t Miss Out!

Today is the day all the new products are finally available to all Close To My Heart customers. How exciting is this. If you want to see the new catalog all you have to do is click HERE. The new catalog is 190+ page annual catalog where all the new products will be available for the entire year. The new paper paper packs are gorgeours and their tons of new stamps and new tools as well.

You can download the PDF version of the new catalog HERE, you can order a copy of the new catalog HERE, or you can view the new catalog interactively on my website HERE.

You might be wondering what some of my favorite products are from the new catalog! So I am going to share a few of them with you

Picture My Life Kit Chalk It Up. Order any picture my life during the month of August & be eligible to add extra memory protectors for only an additional $3!

Don’t forget to join the Picture My Life kit club where you can earn free product all you have to do is sign up HERE.


Confetti Wishes Workshop on the Go! Perfect for all those Birthday celebrations

New Cardstock colors. They are stunning and will cut like butter in your Cricut!

New Teacher Appreciation stamp set which is perfect with school being right around the corner

These stamps work beautifully with the New Shin Hin markers or Copic markers or Pigment Inks and embossing powder.

Ok that’s enough sharing of a few of my favorite products because honestly I could just keep going and going and going. I love all the new products that are available in the new catalog!

The new August Stamp of the Month is just the cutest little Owl as well and is available for only $5 dollars with any $50 purchase on my site. These Stamps of the Month are a steal and I haven’t had one that I just didn’t adore!

August stamp of the month only $5 dollars with any $50 dollar purchase on my site

Don’t forget you can download the PDF version of the catalog HERE, order a copy of the catalog HERE (I only charge shipping for ordering the catalog) and you can view an interactive version of the catalog HERE.

You can also grab a catalog by adding it to any order that you place on my shopping site HERE. Don’t forget to sign up for the iScrap-N-Snap Rewards club when you make a purchase as it is completely free and you can earn free product just by being a customer!

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