Thursday, June 30, 2016

Close To My Heart Magical Convention Contest Layout 2016

I am just back from the Close To My Heart annual convention for 2016, and I have so very much to share.  So, first up is my layout contest entry.  I designed a page that centered around a core memory, my husband's return home after a very long deployment to Iraq.  We were supposed to create a layout around a core memory, like in the movie Inside Out.  Deployment can bring you through all of those emotions that come into play in the movie, including sadness and joy just to name a few.  Do you see the celebrate flip flap in the upper right corner?  That contained our deployment story. 
To complete my layout, I began with a pattern from the CTMH Magic pattern Book.  It served as my jumping off point.  As I mentioned before, I used the CTMH Magical paper packet, black cardstock for the circle overlay, and Red Glitter Paper for the streaming stars and the word "complete".  The stamped words were all from stamps that can be earned by new CTMH consultants.  All of my Cricut cuts were created with my beloved CTMH Artbooking cartridge, which can only be purchased through a consultant like me!

And that Celebrate overlay...that was a series of 3 - 3"x4" flip flaps layered together to hold my journaling.
I hope that you like my layout.  It was fun to create using my Magic book and Artbooking cartridge.  Although I did not win the contest, I am so very proud of how it turned out, and most of all that our journey was captured in the journaling for my children to look back on in the future.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Magical Minnie Layout for the Joyful Stars June 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the Joyful Stars June 2016 Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from Marie's blog, you are on the right track! 
If you didn't already know this about me, I am just a little bit obsessed with Disney.  Alright, make that a lot obsessed.  CTMH has recently made me very happy with the release of their Magical line.  It is very geared towards a Disney themed layout (and so much more too!).  When I saw this adorable svg set offered by Miss Kate Cuttables, I new I needed to create a layout with it and the Magical paper line.  I imported the images into my Cricut Design Studio, sized them how I wanted, and sent them off to the Explore to cut. 
I can't wait to add my photos to the layout.  Maybe photos that I take at the CTMH Convention that starts in just over a week at the beautiful Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World.  I am just a little excited to see all of my creative friends again and see all of the new goodies that CTMH has in store for us!  So, here is the layout...
Here is a close up of some of the detail.
I hope that you have enjoyed my layout!  Thank you for visiting me.  Next up on the hop is my friend, Lori's blog.  Please stop back to visit me next month.