Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CTMH You Are Here France Layout for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to GIRLplusPAPER and my entry for the August 2017 Joyful Stars blog hop.  If you have arrived here by way of Betty's blog, you are on the right track.

Today, I would like to show you another project that I created with the help of the brand new CTMH You Are Here Cricut cartridge, as well as CTMH's Flower Market cartridge.  I decided to print out some photos of my oldest daughter, Katie and I, at EPCOT's France.  We visited during the Flower and Garden show, and we were there to support my younger daughter during her FBLA competition.  While Bella was at one of her programs, we had a little time to explore the French pavillion on our own.  Anyway, I thought the You Are Here cut of the Eiffel Tower and the Girls Getaway sentiment were the perfect for match for my photos.  The layout wasn't really complete for me until it was embellished with lots of flowers from the Flower Market cartridge.

The layout bases are made from White Daisy cardstock, the floral paper is from the Adventure Fundamental Paper Packet and the blue patterned cardstock at the bottom is from the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet. You may also notice big photo mats of Bashful cardstock, as well as smaller mats of Raspberry cardstock.  These pieces were given to us as part of a layout kit at CTMH Convention that I did not make because I might have been too busy socializing!

You might also notice the gorgeous Bashful Glitter Paper that I used for the word "Getaway" and the little crown.  It is beautiful!  And CTMH now offers Bashful Pearls, so of course I had to make them the center of my flowers and spread some out around the layout.

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Next up on the hop is our very own talented NJStampingQueen, Marie.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 7, 2017

You are Here CTMH Cricut Cartridge for the Scattered Hearts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scattered Hearts You Are Here CTMH Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop!

  If you have arrived here from Heather's blog, you are on the right track.  

I just returned from a quick day trip down the shore.  Yep, that is what we call it here in NJ, down the shore.  It is actually south of where I live so I guess it is kind of accurate.  Both of my oldest girls had off from their jobs at the resort for the first time all summer, so I packed the four of them up and headed to Sandy Hook.  There was quite a rip current that day, but the weather was perfect for playing on the beach and swimming if you didn't mind working a little!  

I wanted to create a layout that featured the adorable seashore themed cuts out of our brand spanking new CTMH You Are Here Cricut cartridge, and of course, I wanted it to work for scrapbooking my own trip with the four kiddos.  The seashells, sand castle, waves and frames were the perfect shapes for our beach trip.  We don't have many palm trees or tropical flowers here on our beaches!!!
Oh, and that adorable little banner saying, "EAT. BEACH. SLEEP. REPEAT." just worked out perfectly too, and is also a cut from You are Here.

Although the photo of my layout in the entirety appears to have a black color for the frames and page outline, it is actually Sapphire cardstock.  It is an awful, rainy day here, and photographing is quite difficult.  I will try to update the photo asap!  The closer up photos are more true to color.

Here is a list of the supplies that I used.

I love how easily the CTMH Gold Glitter Paper cuts on my Cricut Explore machine.  I do keep one blade that is designated for cutting only glitter paper.  

Thank you for stopping by to visit me on the Scattered Hearts CTMH Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop.  I hope that you are leaving here inspired!  Please hop along to the fabulous Tina Sutton at Miss Gingerdots to see what she has created for you!