Thursday 1 August 2013

Close to My Heart NEW PAPER PACK Blog Hop!

Some of the gals from the K&W Ottawa Area CTMH group are hopping today, to show you the new paper packs from the Close to My Heart Autumn/Winter catalogue which debuts today, August 1st.
You should have come from Tracy Holmes, blog, featuring Laughing Lola.

I chose to feature Pro-Player, which has primary reds, blues, plus greys and black and lots of pixilated, wi-fi, gaming images and sentiments. I have three big boys who are avid gamers, so I was SURE I'd have a use for the papers, stamps and embellishments...

I am showing half of a two-page lay-out featuring photos from Mother's Day this year. The boys gave me breakfast in bed, a t-shirt from one of our favorite Sci-Fi shows--Firefly, and tickets to... COMICON!
What an INTERESTING event...excellent question-and-answer session with two of the actors from FireFly, then touring the Star Wars costumes, working Daleks from Dr. Who, role-playing board games and LOTS of peep dressed as their favorite character, just WAITING to be asked if they'd mind having their photo taken... Lots of spandex and make-up, and that was just the men... We got one family shot with the actor Ross Mullen from Game of Thrones (above), and he signed a face-shot from the show for me.

For the layout, I used one of the fabulous page over-lays from the new "ArtBooking" Cricut cartridge. It is intended for Memorial Day or July 4th, but the stars and gears worked great for this event, too. I cut the overlay in Ruby, layered over Slate cardstock.  Lots of left-over circles and stars for the rest of the lay-out! The photo-mat, also part of the "ArtBooking" layout, is cut from one of the Pro-Player double-sided papers.
The title is cut using the "Artiste" cartridge, in Pacifica, high-lighted with a silver pen.

Close-up of the overlay, with some of the ProPlayer embellishment pack goodies (coloured corrugated shapes and metal gems). These come with the Workshop-on-the-Go Pro-Player package.

To create a pocket for the journalling, I cut a slit into the background paper, and added a sleeve behind it with some scrap-paper. I added the Slate twist-ties to the journalling tag, as pulls.

Now, head off to the next blog, to see a close-up of the beautiful "Sarita" papers:
Diana Saunders: Sarita

Here's the rest of the blog hop list:
Tracy Holmes: Laughing Lola
Shelley Byers:  Huntington   Check out Shelley's more recent posts, for some more FAB creations!
Heather MacIsaac Hunt: Frosted
Diana Saunders:  Babycakes
And remember, all these goodies are available for order, starting today. Use the Shop-with-Me link at the right, if you are in Canada, or contact your own CTMH consultant in the US.

Happy crafting,

Supplies Used:
Pro Player Paper Pack  X7172B
Pro Player Assortment Z1879
Cricut Artbooking Collection Z1906
Card stock in Slate, Whisper, Black, Ruby and Pacifica
Silver Metallic Marker  Z1768
Foam tape


  1. awesome layout...looks like a fabulous day!

  2. WOW! your layout is awesome!

  3. Your layout is terrific, Caroline. I love that overlay. Can't wait to get my cartridge in the mail - any second now. Enjoy your vacation!

  4. I love what you did with the journaling!


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