Monday, March 12, 2018

CTMH Adventure - I Have Left My Heart Layout

Do you want to be able to quickly document a trip, adventure or someplace special?  This "Adventure" Cut Above Kit from CTMH will help you accomplish that goal.  The kit was a little boring by itself, so I added some bling and brought it up to my GIRLplusPAPER standard of cute.
The kit comes with the traditional 2 page layout.  I added some Silver Shimmer Trim and some retired CTMH sequins to make it cute.  That's not all the kit comes with though.  It also features 4 pages of Picture My Life cards and all page protectors.

I even added the Silver Shimmer Trim and Sequins to the PML pages too!  And here is an up close photo of the details from the traditional layout.
The Cut Above Adventure Kit will only be available for a short time, as they have now been moved to the clearance section of my website. 
(And they are now a steal!)

Friday, March 9, 2018

CTMH Make Waves Beautiful You for the Joyful Stars March 2018 Blog Hop

Welcome to GIRLplusPAPER and my project for the Joyful Stars March 2018 Blog Hop!  If you have arrived here from Debi's blog, That Might Look Good on a Card, you are on the right path.

  So, let's get started!  I have just one more Make Waves Layout that I would like to share with you.  This one is called "Beautiful You" and it completes my series of 5 double layouts in the Make Waves paper suite.  

This adorable layout is made using the Make Waves paper packet, along with the Make Waves Complements and the Make Waves Sequins and Gems

If you would like to look back on the other four layouts here they are:

That's a wrap on my CTMH Make Waves layouts.  I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the March 2018 Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  Please hop along to see what the very talented Michelle has in store for you over at Show and Tell with Michelle!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Bloom Layout with Making Waves

This past weekend, I held a no frills crop.  I wanted to be free to scrapbook my own photos for a change, and that is not something that is easily done at my full service retreats.  I was able to spend quality time with some of my team that attended the crop.  One of the life events that I was able to work on was my trip to Utah for the CTMH Convention last year.  It was there that I saw a beautiful layout created by our CTMH Art Department.  I wanted to try to recreate the layout, while changing it up by using Close To My Heart's Make Waves paper.  Here is the layout.
I used many different cuts from our CTMH Cricut cartridges including Flower Market and Artistry, but the rolled yellow flower came from one of our retired Cricut cartridges.
To finish off the layout, I pulled out my CTMH Thin Cuts - Block Alphabet.  I wanted to make my title sparkle a bit, so the word "BLOOM" was cut out of Bashful Glitter Cardstock.  That is always a little difficult to photograph well, but I think you can see a little of the glitter here.  
I wonder which talented Art Department member made the original layout.  I hope that I have done her proud with my interpretation.

I can't wait to share this layout with the girls on my team.  I am thinking this would be a very good layout to make at one of our meetings.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Pretty In Pink for the Joyful Stars 2018 Blog Hop

Welcome to my CTMH blog, and my entry for the February 2018 Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from Debi's blog, That Might Look Good on a Card, you are on the right track!
For my blog hop project, I have designed a card that used many of the products featured in the February Pretty In Pink special.  I wanted to pay special attention to the adorable stamp set called Banner Love.  I had seen some posts asking if anyone had made cards with the set yet, so I set out to make one.  I stamped both the Pebble and the Bashful cardstock with hearts and dots found in the stamp set.  I cut out the banner layers using the Thin Cuts Basic Banners set, and used some Gold Glitter Paper which is also included in the Pretty In Pink promotion.  Thin Cuts Basic Banners are the perfect tool to use with the Banner Love stamp set!

The card still need a little something, even after I added the sentiment on the banner pieces, so I pulled out my Thin Cuts - Heart Border.  This set has two pieces, as you see in the photo below, so I used Bashful Glitter Paper along with Gold Glitter Paper to make my border.  I can't begin to tell you how much I love this combination!!!
And the Pretty In Pink card needed a partner!  So I pulled out my Thin Cuts Gift Card Box and whipped up a box perfect to put in a little gift or a gift card.  Isn't it cute?

Here is a close up view of the card details.  It looks like it took forever, but it came together so effortlessly with the help of the Thin Cuts!

I hope you have enjoyed your time here at GIRLplusPAPER.  Feel free to pin this card to your Pinterest boards if you would like, or become a follower of my blog so that you don't miss out on any of the projects in between our monthly hops.

Please hop along to see what the very talented Michelle has created for you over at her blog!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

CTMH Pretty in Pink Mobile

Learn how to make a show stopping Butterfly Mobile in this great video that explains it all.  During the month of February, all of the supplies to make this beautiful work of art are available in a bundle  on my Close To My Heart website.  And the best part is that the bundle is 30% off!!!  
Here is a video that explains it all!
Are you ready to make your very own butterfly Mobile?  
Shop for your exclusive bundle at

CTMH Silver & Gold Joy Layout

This weekend started early for me, as the kids had a snow day on Friday.  I decided to stay off the icy roads and spend some time creating layout kits for the girls at my crops.  This layout was made with CTMH Silver & Gold paper and Silver & Gold Complements, which are still available on the Going Soon shopping area of my website, if you would like to make your own layouts too!

And if you are interested, you can even click here to jump on over to another Silver & Gold Layout as well as several Silver & Gold cards that I shared several months back.  To shop for CTMH Silver & Gold products or any other CTMH products, click here.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CTMH Make Waves Be You Layout

My "Be You" layout is my third in the set of four double layouts created using the CTMH Make Waves paper Suite.  To complete this layout, I have continued to use the same exact Make Waves paper packet, Make Waves Complements, Make Waves Shimmer Trim and Make Waves Sequins and Gems as with the Shine layout and the Magical Day layout  as well as the last, not yet published layout.  That's four double layouts using just one set of everything!

Aren't those Make Waves Gems just so glittery?  To order these products and so many more, feel free to click here.  See you very soon for the fourth installment of my CTMH Make Waves layouts!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

CTMH Make Waves Shine Layout

My second Make Waves Layout is a little different than the others.  I wanted to steer clear of all of the mermaids for a bit.  So, I stuck to a more general feminine theme with my "Shine" layout.  One again, I used the Make Waves paper pack, the Make a Waves Complements and the Make Waves Sequins and Gems.  One common theme with all four of these layouts that you might be starting to notice is that there aren't Cricut cuts!  I know, that's kind of unusual for me, but I went old school this time with straight cuts resulting in easy to reproduce layouts.

To shop for these products and many more click here!

Friday, January 19, 2018

CTMH Love Letters and Cards

Have you heard about the stunning Love Letters being offered by CTMH for National Papercrafting Month?  I just got mine and put it together today.  It's simple, you punch out the flower petals, layer them to form flowers, and adhere it all together.  Easy peasy!  Here is my completed project.
After I completed my Love Letter A, I had so many flowers along with two banners left.  I decided to put them to use making four pretty cards.  I built the cards using CTMH Chelsea Gardens Picture My Life Cards cut from the paper pack.  I also added some leftover pink patterned card stock from the Make Waves paper pack.  I hope you like them!  Be sure to get your own Love Letter(s) before they are all gone!!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CTMH Make Waves Magical Day Layout

CTMH Make Waves Magical Day Layout
I think that I might have found my creative mojo again!  Do you ever go through creative slumps?  It's not fun.  I think this one was brought on by the holidays, lots of snow days and having to cut 14 Flip Flap kits that each cut up 12 pages of paper, all for a big class that I gave over the weekend.  Now that it is all behind me, I felt like having a little fun.
The cold and snow in Northern NJ has been brutal, so I decided to play with happy paper that reminded me of warm summer days.  The new Make Waves paper suite was just what I needed.  I created 4 two paged layouts, and I am happy to share the first layout with you today.  It is my Magical Day layout.
It is made by using the Make Waves Workshop Your Way, although I did not create the suggested layouts, and went my own way with it.  You could also purchase the Make Waves Paper Packet, Make Waves Complements, Make Waves Shimmer Trim and Make Waves Sequins and Gems separately if you wanted to skip the WYW. It's completely up to you.

Be sure to become one of my blog followers so that you won't miss the next three Make Waves Layouts!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Joyful Stars January 2018 Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I am a little late getting my post up for the Joyful Stars January 2018 blog hop, and I apologize for that.  If you have arrived here from Betty's blog, you are on the right path.
I am sharing a card that I made recently with the Christmas Paper Doll stamp set and Thin Cuts.  (She is still available!)  I wanted to give her a Valentine feel, so I put her against foil embossed heart paper from our Silver and Gold paper packet (also still available!) and pink rose paper from our Whimsy Fundamentals paper pack.  I colored my Valentine Girl with our ShinHan Markers and finished her off with Bashful Pearls for embellishment.

Thanks for visiting me!  Now, please hop along to see what the very talented Debi has in store for you on her blog, That Might Look Good on a Card.