Thursday, January 27, 2011

Flowers do go with boys

My boys LOVE flowers, but flowers are not generally associated with boys. So it is not typically seen to have pictures of boys on layouts about them with paper flowers, or flowery designs. I am going to show you that this does not have to be the norm. It is primarily based on the paper you use, and what the pictures are about.

The first example of this is the following layout. I used a very summer/beachy/ boy type of paper (splendor). The paper works well with flowers. Then my pictures were not overly "masculine" type pictures. They are fun care free. Another key element here is that the layout is not covered in flowers, the paper flower was used entirely to accent the page, and give it a little flare.

The next layout is easy, since my boys were actually in the "flower bed" sniffing the azalea bushes. Again with this I used colors that are typical for boys, (miracle paper) and since flowers and a flow to their design I was able to use a variety of ways to accent this layout.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Discounted items!

With all the items that went in to retirement in December we now get the benefit of getting a lot of items at discounted prices!

Close To My Heart is periodically adding more items to the discounted items section of the consultant sites. At the moment you can find things such as Stickease and ribbon discounts to wonderfully low prices. the discount ranges from 20% to 90% off! These great deals will not last forever though, and once these items are sold out they will no longer be available. So check them out today, on my site.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

mix and mingle

Today's featured product is the mix n' mingle. This product is not only cute but you can make several types of things with it. With it being so versatile it is a great way to make an affordable personalized gift for someone. here are a few ways you can use the mix n' mingle to make some great items:

  • A wall hanging ( my new year's post has an example of this)
  • A display ( it can be placed in an accordian fashion on a table, mantle, desk, or bookshelf)
  • a mini album
  • or used as a flip flap in a layout ( or just as a general accent on a layout)

Below is a picture of a display I did with the mix n' mingle, using the new spray pen that comes with the Wings workshop on the go, the paper I used was the wings paper.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a happy new year! I know that my holidays were filled with hectic fun, and the new year has been very similar.

One ting that seems pretty regular for people, is doing things to make their lives better or more efficient when the first of the year comes. Only problem with is , is when they do not follow through. So here is my try at improving myself , to help better inform you, and give you another outlet to help with your creativity.

Creativity is hidden within us all, it is just a matter of if we are able to find it.

So I am working on here and I will be on here frequently through the next few days, sprucing up my blog and making it a place you want to stop to check out the latest and greatest in scrapbooking. With that I am going to leave you with a wall hanging I made in December.