Saturday, March 1, 2014

Skylark Cruises on the Paper Trail

Ooops, not the Buick Skylark! Although it is nice!
Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog hop.  You may be just getting started or you may have arrived from Connie's blog, Scraps & Stories

Either way, you are on the right trail.  We are a small circular hop and you will return to wherever you started.  Enjoy!

This month we are featuring the Close To My Heart Paper Pack, Skylark. I won't lie, it's my favorite pack in the new Idea Book.  These are my feel-good, happy colors!  Add birds and I am in heaven!

My two page layout for my March Scrap Class.  I've used the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge in two ways.  The first cut was an overlay centered on the two pages with lovely pops of color in each honeycomb.  The second use was to cut a smaller overlay and use it as a stencil, sponging color onto the lower outer corners of the full layout.

Left Page

Right Page

 Detail Left Page

Detail Right Page
Next is a My Creations Pennant Frame my daughter created using Skylark.  It was the perfect choice for my family photo.

For information about classes on these two projects, check my "Workshops Classes & Crops" tab above.

One of my new favorite Close To My Heart products is our Picture My Life programs for pocket scrapping.  The next photos are of the Skylark set, a perfect companion to my traditional pages!  

Now I must get back to my craft room as I hear the Skylark calling me back with his song.  You should hop on over to Karen's Inky Fingers blog for more Skylark inspiration. 

Skylark Paper Pack

Products I used:
(click on the item number to go to my website to order)

X7177B - Skylark Paper Pack
X7177C - Skylark Complements
G1072 - Skylark Workshop On The Go (exclusive stamp set)
Z1853 - Aqua Dots
C1537 - Honeycomb MyAcrylix stamp set
Z2160 - Twilight Exclusive Inks
Z697 - Round Sponge
Z1906 - CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge

Z1941 - My Creations Pennant Frame
Z2118 - Dessert Sand Exclusive Inks
Z1837 - Mini-medley Accents Wooden Collection

Picture My Life Scrapbooking Programs


  1. I really love your layout and your daughter's penant frame has me "almost" convinced to give it a try.

    1. You should do one, Tracey! Make it for the photos of your grandkids with Lollydoodle- it would be so cute!

  2. loved how you made your won stencil on the page! very pretty pages

    1. Thank you, Diane. I love the honeycomb shape and the stencil idea just came out of the blue - I really liked it in the end, too.

  3. Great layout, Betsy!!! Love the honeycomb, which I've been eyeballing each time I pull out my Cricut. Love the colors and designs with the Skylark!!!

    1. Don't know what it is about honeycomb, but it is appealing!

  4. Wow! I'm inspired. I love the honeycomb patterns on the layout, and I think I may scraplift the frame design!

    1. Scrap-lift away! It's what sharing is all about, right?

  5. Stunning layouts Betsy and I love what you have done with the pennant frame too. :)

    1. Thanks Trisha. I think I'll find an excuse to do some more of those frames!

  6. I love the honeycomb and have yet to try it...after seeing your layout, I just might have to!

  7. Stellar! Love the overlay and LOVE how you used it as a stencil in the corners. Beautiful!