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I first began scrapbooking in 1981 when my oldest daughter started kindergarten, of course scrapbooking has sure evolved in the years since then and so has my own scrapbooking.
 I love to scrapbook & I love Close to My Heart Products. My desire is to share with you my love of scrapbooking memories, and ideas for making cards, scrapbooking layouts and home d├ęcor`. To order supplies I have used, and for tons of ideas, go to my website, www.inkypaws.closetomyheart.com

Paws-ing to wish you joyous memories, Barbi

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Baby Card with Babycakes Paper Kit

I made this 6 x 6 card for my daughter and son-in-law, who had a baby boy earlier this month. I used a retired kit called Babycakes as well as the canvas complements that went with it. I sponge the edges of the papers with chocolate and buttercup. I really love these papers. I am going to make a similar card in a couple weeks with our new baby themed papers, Georgie. Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for more posts.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Zoe Layouts

These layouts were made with our Imagine Scrapbook Program and the pattern - Sideline Surprise. I used pics of my daughter and granddaughter at the beach. I choose to use Close to My Heart's newest paper kit, Zoe. I also used Zoe Complements and Zoe Assortment. I cut clouds with our Newest Cricut cartridge Artistry, which I sponged with Slate Ink and glacier Ink. The photo mats are made with sorbet cardstock and sponged with Sorbet Ink. 

Featured Products:
X7197B Zoe paper Packet
X7197C Zoe Complements
Z3082 Zoe Assortment

Z2641 Glacier Ink

Z2173 Ink
Z2173 Slate Ink


Z3167 Cricut Artistry Collection

Sunday, August 9, 2015

SWAA Zoe Blog Hop

I'm participating in my Close to My Heart Team, the Stampers with Attitude Team Blog Hop this month. Our theme this month is artwork using the NEW Zoe paper line. In case you have not heard of a blog hop, it is a circular hop.  If you have come here from Melissa's Blog then you are on the right track. Don't worry about whose blog you start with, if you keep hopping you will get around to all of us. Then when you are done here, you will find a link near the bottom of my post, just before the list of all our bloggers. You will just click on the link to Kimberly's blog.  

This card and sleeve was made with our Artiste Cricut Cartridge. You will find it on Page 58; I cut it at 7". I distress  the Canary Cardstock with the direct to paper technique using Canary Ink, I did the same with the Sorbet Ink on the Sorbet Cardstock. Then still using Canary Ink, I random stamped using "Happy Birthday" from the August SOTM of the Month Stamp Set. I sponged the edge of the Background Texture paper with Sorbet Ink. and around the White Daisy Cardstock Cricut cut for the saying. The saying is stamped with Slate Ink. I used the Pretty Petal Stamp Set and using Sorbet Ink I stamped the flowers in first and second generation. The flowers are stamped in Canary Ink and the leaves in Sweet Leaf. Some of the flowers,  flower centers and leaves are raised with 3D tape.
Here is a Money/Gift Certificate card I made. Again, I used the Pretty Petal Stamp Set,  Sorbet Ink, Canary Ink, Sweet Leaf. The saying was stamped with Slate Ink and a stamp set (D1529) from the Artiste Cricut Collection. I laid a piece of White Shimmer Trim across the card before layering on the Flowers and saying.

This card I made using a pattern from our How-To Book, Originals. I used the pattern Pieced Panels which is a 3 x 3 card that I revised to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I stamped the frame and saying using the August Stamp of the Month. The saying is stamped in Sorbet Ink and the saying in Slate Ink. The arrow is from the Zoe Workshop on The Go Stamp Set and is also stamped in Slate Ink. The Background Texture papers are sponged with Sorbet Ink, Glacier Ink, and Slate Ink. Under the Frame which is raised with 3D tape I put a strip of Coral Shimmer Tape as well as on the end of the arrow.

Featured Products:
X71971B Zoe Paper Packet                 X7197C  Zoe Complements
Z3082 Zoe Assortment                        Z3088 Coral Shimmer Trim
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim               X5772 Canary Cardstock
Z2643 Canary Ink                               Z2164 Sorbet Ink
Z2641 Glacier Ink                              Z2173 Slate Ink
Z2154 Sweet Leaf Ink

C1599 Pretty Petals
S1508 August Stamp of The Month
Cricut Artiste Collection Stamp Set

Zoe Workshop on The Go Stamp Set

For some more awesome ideas, hop over to our next blog, by  Kimberly

Complete List of August's Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop Zoe Artwork
  1. Angie Wilson - http://scrappilyeverafter12.blogspot.com/2015/08/swaa-zoe-blog-hop.html
  2. Sheila Bennett - http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/2015/08/zoe-stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop.html
  3. Wendy Taylor - http://mistygirlinspirations.blogspot.com/2015/08/swaa-blog-hop-showing-zoe.html
  4. Jen Patrick- http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/2015/08/stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop-zoe.html
  5. Aggie Peters- http://busyaggie.blogspot.com/2015/08/stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop-zoe.html
  6. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com/2015/08/09/stampers-with-an-attitude-blog-hop-zoe/
  7. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/2015/08/swaa-zoe-blog-hop.html
  8. Melissa Robinson -  http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com/2015/08/swaa-zoe-blog-hop.html
  9. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/2015/08/swaa-zoe-blog-hop.html
  10. Kimberly Moss ~ http://www.kimspapercrafts.com/2015/08/stampers-with-attitude-zoe-blog-hop.html

Framed - August 2015 Stamp of The Month

Here is a gift bag in which the August Stamp of the Month, S1508 Framed is used.

And here is a card also made with the August SOTM.

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.
1" × 3½" (Y1002),
2" × 3½" (Y1009)

To order yours, just click on over to my website...... Barbi's CTMH website