Monday, November 2, 2015

White Pines Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Buds Blog Hop for November featuring Close to my Heart's White Pines paper.   You just left Leesa Bartu's Blog and landed here on the TexasScrapbookingQueen's blog!  I love her wreath.  Now to find time to make myself one.
Welcome!  I hope you find inspiration for your holiday pictures.  Take a look and see.  Please leave a comment at the bottom.  I would love to hear from you.
I am excited to share with you this great layout that I created using CTMH's newest Christmas themed paper, White Pines. This lovely paper is perfect for all of your winter and Christmas happenings for the upcoming season or maybe some of those pictures from the past holidays sitting in a box.  Grab them and get them in your scrapbook to enjoy with your family and friends every holiday!
Sorry, my picture has so much glare.  Above you will see the left side of my layout with the flip flaps up.  I love how I can always add extra photos to my layout with ease using CTMH's flip flaps.  Super easy and fun to do.  Just add your extra photos to the flip flap, pull off the protective adhesive strip and place directly onto your page protector.  By doing this I was able to add 6 additional pictures to my layout. 
Above is a close up of the right side of my layout.  I wanted you to see that I used CTMH's 3D foam tape to pop-up my holly that I placed on my wreath.  Along with the White Pines assortment and Red Enamel Gems my page has a lot of dimension. 
My page came together pretty easy!  Yes, it looks detailed, but you can re-create this layout in a snap!
I used Kraft paper as my base and as my photo mat. 
Now time to get your Cricut out.  I used CTMH's new Cricut cartridge, Artisty for all of my cuts.
Wreath (Fern) - 10 1/2
Berries (Cranberry) - 3/4"
Holly (Colonial White)
'In the Air There's a Feeling of Christmas' (Colonial White, mat cut 1/2 bigger w/ Cranberry)- use the dimension from the stamp set 
Just throw some paper on the mat, push a couple of buttons, hit cut and your layout really does come together. After I did all of my Cricut cuts it was time to assemble.
I stamped the pine leaves and cones for added dimension/overlapping onto Colonial White cardstock cut at 11X11.   Add that to your 12X12 Kraft cardstock.
Add your picture that you have matted with Kraft cardstock, not quite in the middle of your layout, just off to the right a bit.  Layer your wreath over your picture, stamped pine leaves and cones.   I used CTMH's Bonding Memories Glue Pen.   What holiday wreath doesn't have red berries?  Add your berries, again the glue pen works perfect.
Stamp your holly and 'Feeling of Christmas' using the Fern stamp pad.  Mat your stamp 'Feeling of Christmas' with the cranberry cardstock.  Add both using 3D foam tape for extra dimension.
Now all you have to do is add red enamel gems and some bling from the White Pines assortment. 

Why not enjoy your beautiful artwork through out the season with Close to my Heart's Designed Decor Black Shadow Box.  This wooden hinged frame opens for easy loading and has a magnetic closeure.  The interor dimensions of 12X12X1/2 and is perfect to house any of your 1 page layouts.

I hope you enjoyed my creation and that it inspired you to create something beautiful this holiday season.

Now you can hop over and see the beautiful creation Jamie Turner has created.  I always get a lot of inspiration from her!

Here is a list of everyone on this Blog Hop.  Have fun and make sure to leave a comment so we can hear what you think.  TIA

Tina Biorstand-Szafranski
Leesa Bartu
Lori Allen
Jamie Turner
Janice Wilson

Supplies used to create this layout -

Thursday, October 15, 2015

White Pines Christmas Card Workshop

Christmas is just around the corner.  It isn't too late to get started on those Christmas cards.  You are going to love how easy it is to create 10 wonderful cards with my White Pines Christmas Card Kit.  Everything you need comes in this kit for the great price of $25!  Your friends and family will love receiving a beautiful homemade card from you.

Your White Pines Kit includes:
- 10 card bases with envelopes
-  White Pines paper pre-cut and ready for assembly
-  Red shimmer tape
-  Red enamel gems 
-  Fern twine
-  Sponge - for distressing
-  Pre-stamped images
-  Picture guide for 10 cards

All you will need is your adhesive and scissors to complete this kit.   This kit is perfect to grab and go! 

Consultants can get this workshop cutting guide by placing a $25 order on my website.  

The White Pines Card Workshop cutting guide includes a picture guide for all 10 cards, cutting instructions, and shopping list.  The cutting guide includes a consultant release for you to create and use for your customers.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Products used to create these cards are:

Your scrapping friend and coach,

aka - TexasScrapbookingQueen

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sangria - 3 page Layouts

Can you believe that fall is here upon us?  I have been busy working on several projects and wanted to share my newest kit that will be available till the end of November exclusively through me. 

This kit uses CTMH's newest paper, Sangria.  The beautiful paper in Sangria features colors perfect for those fall pictures like: playing in the leaves, a fun day at the pumpkin patch, fall festivals and so much more.
All of CTMH's complements, assortments, and gems match perfectly and they make is so easy to layer your embellishments that help to create beautiful artwork with easy.  Notice that I use 3D foam tape to 'pop-up' some of my embellishments making it super easy to stack and layer.
On this layout I was able to use my pictures from our train trip that we took from Durango to Silverton, CO while visiting my husband's family for our summer vacation.  The views from the train were awesome.  We had wonderful narrators that told us of their family history that was linked with the train history from that era.  I even talked to the lady narrator about her family pictures and the memories that her ancestors have passed on to her. 
 Here you can see the lovely complements work well with the Sangria assortment (flowers) for that layered look. 
I really love CTMH's new complements.  The complements include 2 - 6X6 coordinating sticker sheets (generations & medallion sticker above), kraft die cuts (heart shape), and vellum die cuts (leaves above the generations sticker).  You can really mix and match and add a lot of dimension to your layouts and cards.  CTMH makes it super easy to put your projects together like a pro!

You can purchase this 3 - 3 page layout kit exclusively through me, the TexasScrapbookingQueen at

Your kit fee of $35 will include all of your paper pre-cut and ready for assembly along with a pack of Sangria complements, Cricut cuts, Sangria assortment, pink enamel gems, poppy twine, and coral shimmer.  This kit is perfect to take to your next crop.  Everything in a bag ready for you to create.  All you need is your adhesive and photos!

Products used to create these wonderful layouts are:

Till next time, happy scrapping. 

Your creative coach,

aka - TexasScrapbookingQueen