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We have TWO great new travel collections for you – Cool Serenity and Uncharted!  They are totally different, but both are beautiful!  I love the paper prints in both of these collections, but I really LOVE the die cut embellishments!  And to top if off, we have an item that has been on the top of my personal wish list – a new Grass Border Maker Cartridge!  Yay!  Here are some pages that I made with each of the new collections.

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I’m quite fond of this page that I made with our Uncharted Paper Pack, Embellishments, Stickers and Slide-In Pack!  Although it may look complicated, it was a snap to make.  The building tops are just small pieces of paper that I trimmed to points.  The green border on the bottom was punched with our Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge.

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For this page, I started with an Uncharted Predesigned Page and added a Crown Border to look like a railroad trestle.  For instructions on how to make both of these pages, please see my post on the CM Blog from June 14th.

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This is a Cool Serenity Predesigned page that I dressed up with some added embellishment.  The grass border and the sun were made with our Border Maker with new Grass Cartridge.  The banner consists of 2″ circles that were cut in half.

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This layout is made with Cool Serenity Paper, Stickers and Embellishments.  The border at the bottom was punched with our Border Maker with Grass Cartridge.  The cute clouds were punched with our Word Bubble Punch – which is now only available while supplies last.  For instructions on how to make both of the Cool Serenity pages, please see my post on the CM Blog from June 20th.

 

 

 

 

June Crop Club

For my June Crop Club, we made three layouts using the same page sketch from Noreen Smith and our CM Hello Baby Boy Paper Pack.  The CM Mint ABC/123 Stickers and some solid cardstock completed the pages.  If you would like to purchase the materials with instructions to make these pages or attend my Crop Club, please contact me.

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Noreen Smith‘s 1-2-3 Sketch

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Noreen Smith‘s 1-2-3 Cutting Guide

 

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The faux chevron border on this layout was made by cutting 2″ squares in half diagonally and arranging as shown.  Additional clouds were punched with our Word Bubble Punch.

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To make the border, use our Original Border Maker with Chevron Cartridge to punch two borders from royal blue cardstock.  Cut the border in half to make the feather-like strips.

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The borders on this page were punched with our Original Border Maker with the Crown Cartridge.

 

One Layout Done 3 Ways

One layout done three ways! That’s what my Crop Club is all about! At my monthly Crop Club, we use one layout sketch and one pack of paper to make three different layouts. At each session, you’ll learn a new technique and use our newest tools. The fee includes all materials – you just bring a basic tool kit. A special thanks goes to my friend, Noreen Smith, who shares her layout sketches.

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For this example, I used paper from our CM Hello Baby Boy and Watercolor Love Paper Packs and embellishments from our Watercolor Love and Pastel 2 Embellishments.  Using the same layout sketch, we made the following three layouts at my first Crop Club using our Hello Baby Girl Paper Pack and some additional sheets of cardstock.

 

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The fancy border was punched with our new Decorative Arcs Punch.  The flowers were made by folding and cutting circles.  See the CM Blog for a video instruction on how to make the flowers.

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The cute borders were punched with our Original Border Maker System with our new Button Cartridge.  The strawberries are heart punch outs.

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The borders were punched with our Original Border Maker with our new Chevron Cartridge.  I love how the three layouts are made from the same paper pack but have very different looks.  Although these were made with our Hello Baby Girl Paper Pack, they are not baby pages.  (The designs on the backsides of some of these sheets are very cute baby motifs.)

 

 

It’s Graduation Time!

Is your family celebrating a graduation this year?  Our new Achievements Collection has the perfect Fast 2 Fabulous Album, paper, stickers and embellishments to preserve your memories of this special day.  The white, black and grey hues are lovely and provide the perfect neutral background to personalize with your school colors.  I created these layouts for our CM Blog.  To see instructions for these pages and to see other blog posts with more graduation ideas, please visit my website and click on the Ideas tab.

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Celebrate Mom

Our CM Blog Hops are a great source of ideas and inspiration!  Our last Blog Hop celebrated Mother’s Day, and my layout below was the opening project that was featured.  I love the look of mixing our Hello Baby Girl Paper with the wood printed paper from our Fall-In Paper Pack.  To see instructions on how to make this page and for lots of other great ideas, please visit the CM Blog by clicking on the Idea tab on my website.

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This page layout was made with paper from our Hello Baby Girl and Fall-In Paper Packs, and embellishments from our Fresh Picks and Water Color Love Embellishment Packs, and stickers from our Hello Baby Girl Sticker Pack.  The border was made with our Button Chain Border Maker Cartridge.

 

New Hello Baby Collections

Last month, CM introduced our new Hello Baby Girl and Hello Baby Boy Collections.  Each collection features a beautiful embossed Fast 2 Fabulous Album, pre-designed album pages, a Slide-In Pack, a Paper Pack, and Stickers.  And there’s also an Embellishment pack that coordinates with both collections.  To compliment all of this cuteness, a new Button Chain Border Maker Cartridge was also released.  On April 29th, I was the guest blogger on the CM Blog.  Here are two page layouts that I created for my post about using the baby papers and fun color combos for non-baby pages.  To see the entire blog post with more page layouts and instructions, please click on the Idea Tab on my CM website.  If you love what you see, please leave me a comment!

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This layout was created with paper from our Hello Baby Boy and Hello Baby Girl Paper Packs.  The borders were created with our Diamond Scroll and Lace Flower Chain Border Maker Cartridges.

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This layout was created with our Hello Baby Boy and Hello Baby Girl Paper Packs.  The border was made with our Chevron Border Maker Cartridge.

 

Love This Paper Pack!

Here are two more reasons to attend my National Scrapbook Day workshop on April 22 & April 23!  I made these pages using our exclusive National Scrapbook Day paper and stickers.  Attending my event is the only way to get these great items.  Attend both days or one.  There will be lots of scrapping, make-n-takes, demos and displays, a page class, door prizes and more!  Please contact me for a registration form.

 

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I made the water using our Shape Maker and 2″ Circle Cartridge.  The boat was made with our Border Maker and Film Strip Cartridge.  The flags were either free hand cut or punched with our Chevron and Star Border Maker Cartridges.  The clouds are trimmed from our Word Bubble Punch.

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The pieces on this page were cut from the NSD paper and stickers.