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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

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Stampers with An Attitude March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with An Attitude March Blog Hop. I bet you are wondering, just who are the Stampers with An Attitude?????   They are a Close to My Heart team of consultants lead by my awesome upline, Kimberly Moss.

Each month the Stampers with An Attitude Blog Hop focuses on a different theme. Our theme for March is focusing on the Penelope Paper collection or Boxes.  For this month's Blog Hop, I am following Karen Scott . So whether you arrived here from her hop or are just getting started, you are on the right track. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found at the bottom of this post. Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping

Here I have made a mini album using lunch size paper bags.

I think these are so cute!!

I just love making these little albums!!

I used six lunch bags to make this mini album and cut them at varying lengths.

Inside each bag is an insert made from cardstock to hold more photos or journaling. Also you can put memorabilia in the bags.

They make great gifts for kids and adults alike.

You can make one of these albums with any size paper bag. You can cut all the bags the same length rather than in varying lengths like I did this one. There is no end to the creativity you can achieve with these mini albums.

It is my hope that you enjoyed this post & that it gives you some inspiration. Should you decide to make one, I would love to see what you create.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Paws'ing for memories, crafting, and good times with family and friends.  
 I am sure you will enjoy what our next blogger has to share; so hop on over to Tammy Lubick's Blog and check out her creativity.

At the bottom of this post you will find a complete list of all the blog participants.

Supplies used:
C1599 Pretty Petals My Stamp Set            D1491 Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set
X7207B Penelope Paper Packet                Z2644 Pixie Exclusive Ink Pad
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock                     Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Ink Pad
X5769 Thistle Cardstock                           Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Ink Pad
X5764 Pear Cardstock                               Z2197 Pear Exclusive Ink Pad
X5772 Canary Cardstock                          Z2643 Canary Exclusive Ink Pad

Blog Hop Participants:

School Mini Paper Bag Album

Have you ever made a mini album using paper bags. Here is a School theme one that I made using lunch size paper bags.

You can make these is many number of sizes and ways. This one I made cutting the bags cut in varying lengths for the pages. I have also made them with the bags all cut same length.

The pages will hold a variety of photo sizes from wallet to 5"x5".

The papers I used for this project are from a  retired kit.

I am working on using up my old stash...LOL

Depending on whether you do any stamping and how much embellishing you do, these can go together pretty quickly.

I hope you enjoyed this post and it gives you some inspiration. I would love to see what you create.
Paws'ing for memories, crafting, and good times with family and friends. Barbi 

Monday, February 15, 2016

February Stamp of the Month - Party Animal

 The February Stamp of the month is SUPER CUTE. You will have so much fun with this stamp set.
Just look at some of the things you can make.

Product Description

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price. Set of 13
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)
Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167).


Charlotte Workshop Your Way

Here is a beautiful layout you can make with the Charlotte Workshop Your Way.
This is another layout you can make.
And these are some cards you can also make.

To get supplies to make these projects and more, click on the following link to go to my website.

Shop with Barbi
 If you have any questions please contact me at paws4memories@mac.com.

February Campaign


Share the love this February by purchasing the exclusive My Acrylix® Share the Love D-size stamp set (CC1060). Filled with adorable icons and loveable sentiments, this stamp set will be a beautiful addition to your collection—but there is more to this stamp set than meets the eye! Not only will you be getting a high-quality, swoon-worthy stamp set by taking part in this promotion, but Close To My Heart will also donate $7 USD of the proceeds from this stamp set to Operation Smile™, an amazing organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world*! Check out our social media channels all month long to see this stamp set in action, and remember to post your own artwork using the hashtag #ctmhsharethelove to help bring attention to a wonderful and worthy cause. Click here to go to my website to   Share the Love in February

For more information about Operation Smile and Close To My Heart’s relationship with this amazing organization, or details for this promotion, contact me.