Thursday, June 12, 2014

CTMH Convention 2014

It's that time of year when my thoughts are consumed by the upcoming Close To My Heart Convention.  It always feels like there is so much to do and plan for.  

Will I have the right clothes for the weather?

How will I ever meet up with all the new girls from Australia and New Zealand? 

Have I made enough cards to swap?  

What should I do for Roomie Gifts?  

Downline Gifts? 

Oh, I can't wait!  

Stop the clock, it's coming too fast!  

But it's a good kind of a anxiety... at least for me.  My family might feel a little different.  

I'm offering you a sneak peak of something I'm working on for convention.  To me, since I already know what it is, it seems obvious.  I wonder if you'll think so, too.  

There are no prizes for correct answers but if you think you know what I've made, leave me a comment.  If you get it right you get the honor.... of getting it right!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Jubilee! Welcome to the Paper Trail!

Welcome to the Paper Trail blog hop.  You can start anywhere on the trail and you'll end up where you start and never miss a post!  If you are already on the path you should have arrived from Linda's blog, The Paper Taylor.  

I had so much fun using this Close to my Heart Jubilee paper pack.  My layout is inspired by one of the layouts shown in the Idea Book, but I've added my own touches, including 4x12" extensions, made possible by using our flip flaps. 

First the layout as you would first see it while looking through the album.  

Next with the flip flaps open.  Room for so many more photos and journaling!

Left page, flap closed.

Flap open. 

Right page, flap closed. 

Flap open. 

I hope my layout has inspired you to use this fun and happy paper pack.  And while you are at it, experiment with some flip flaps, they are so much fun!  

Next up on the trail is Diane, The Happy Scrapbooker.  I'm sure you'll love what she has to share.  Below are the products I used for this layout which you can purchase on my website.  Click the item numbers to take you there. 

X7181B - Jubilee Paper Pack
X7181C - Jubilee Complements
Z3004 - Jubilee Assortment
Z1325 - 12" Flip Flap Assortment