Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Family Mini Album

_1236512 little things album (Small)

I am really impressed with the way this album turned out. I fell in love with the paper kit when it came out in the Spring 2012 Close To My Heart catalogue. Also the Color Ready Garden Wooden Shapes make the cover of my album stand out. Just Beautiful.

_1236513 little things album (Small)

_1236514 little things album (Small)

For the scalloped frame I used the art philosophy oval D2 through Cricut Craft Room and used size 6”wide by 4.194” long

_1236515 little things album (Small)

_1236516 little things album (Small)

On the right hand page that semi circle is a pocket and the photos are on removable tags.

_1236517 little things album (Small)

_1236518 little things album (Small)

All Supplies are from Close To My Heart:

X7153B Florentine Paper Packet

X5642 Cocoa Cardstock

X5666 Twilight Cardstock

Goldrush Cardstock

1301 Bamboo Cardstock

X7153C Florentine My Stickease

Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Z2114 Cocoa Ink

Z2167 Crème Brulee Ink

Z2137 Olive Ink

Z2160 Twilight Ink

Z1718 Color Ready Garden Wooden Shapes

Z1333 Opaques Mocha

Z1689 Timeless Charms

Z1694 Bouquet Assortment

Z1151 Foam Tape

Z341 Mini Glue Dots

1772 Glue Dots

1224 All Sorts Mini Album


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Monday, April 23, 2012

Another Miracle Paper Layout


I just Love the Miracle paper packet. Enough said.


All supplies are from Close To MY Heart

Magic Illusion Sketch

X7133 Miracle Paper Packet

Colors are Crystal Blue, Heavenly Blue, Sweet Leaf, Bamboo and Colonial White

Z2153 Sweet Leaf Ink

Z2103 Bamboo Ink

Z2117 Crystal Blue Ink

D1482 Love life Stamp Set

Art Philosophy Seasons Stamp Set

Z1286 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Z1104 Sparkles

Blue Buttons

Sweet Leaf Ribbon

Sweet Leaf Waxy Flax

Corner rounder

Glue Dots


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dotty For You April/May Special

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Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May by mixing and matching to your heart’s content with our new Dotty for You paper packet! The trendy patterns on the front of the papers coordinate perfectly with the dots on the reverse side, giving you lots of options for crafting colorful layouts, cards, and other projects. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.

There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:

  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.


Here is a picture of all the papers that come in this incredible kit.  You can purchase it on my website Westman Scrapbooks.


_4027035 The lip (Medium)

Here is a layout I did using the “Dotty for you” papers. 

When I seen the Dotty For You B&T Duos Special I knew I had to use these Photos of my granddaughter. The colors in the photos just go with the papers.

One thing I did to this layout was to stamp on of the flowers in the Hooray Bouquet Set to form by bottom border. To do this I drew a line in pencil 2 inches up from the bottom of the paper and one inch from each side, then I inked up the stamp and stamped the flower making sure that it was centered on the line. Then when I paced my orange dotty paper I placed it exactly on the line that I drew so only the bottom half of the flower shows.

I cut 3 different sizes of the flower with my coordinating cricut Cartridge, Art Philosophy and stamped the flowers then layered them. I gently bent the petals downwards and popped them up with a foam dot for dimension.

My title was made with the Pennant Alphabet, cut out by hand then placed along the bakers twine string, with foam dots too for dimension.


All supplies are from Close To My Heart:

CC1017 Dotty For you Paper Packet

Colors are Sunset, Sweet Leaf, Honey, Smoothie and Colonial White

E1018 Pennant Alphabet Stamp Set

D1491 Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set

D1053 Kid Power Stamp Set

Z2153 Sweet Leaf Ink

Z2137 Olive Ink

Z2191 Sunset Ink

Z2162 Honey Ink

Orange Bakers Twine

Z1338 Sunset Mini Medley Accents

Foam Dots

Glue Dots


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Sunday, April 15, 2012

My Toopie…

_2056641 my toopie (Medium)

I knew I had a couple of 5x7 photos that I wanted to use so I went looking through my CTMH Sketch books and came across the sketch Jazzy Combination in the Imagine book. I used the basic sketch but I tweaked it to make it more my style.

I used the Pemberley paper packet as well with the general colors that coordinate to the paper but I also wanted to use a little bit of Sunset as it was the color of Goofy…or I mean Toopie’s shirt. LOL

For the embellishments I used the Color Ready Garden shapes and colored them with desert sand, then highlighted them with Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel. I really like this stuff. It goes on fine using the micro tip and you can spread it around with the same tip. I also left a little spot to either place a sparkle or a pearl.

I used liquid glass on all the dots in the background and Texture paper. Just a subtle little bit but it does look really nice in person.

Another thing I did was to make my title from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge but I want to weld the letters together so they are one piece instead of individual letters. To do this I went to the cricut website and downloaded their FREE program called Cricut Craft Room. You can do some pretty cool things there. You need to hook your circuit up to your computer and once that is done you can start playing. OMG…try it out for yourself is all I can say.

_2056643 detail (Small)

One last thing I did was I made the scalloped border with the corner rounder. I took off the guide that goes around the punch so I can punch a strip instead of a corner. I turned the punch over to the backside so I can see and punched starting at one side making sure to line up the little V at the bottom of the punch where your corner would normally go. Then I moved the punch over so I could just see where the last punch was made then moved it just a little farther, maybe an 1/8 of an inch, really guessing at the distance then punched again. I continued on doing this for the length of the paper. I think it turned out beautiful!


All Supplies are from Close To My Heart:

9030 Imagine Scrapbooking Program Sketch Jazzy Combination

X7148B Pemberley Paper Packet

X5903 Sky Cardstock (Light Blue Shade Pack)

1301 Bamboo Cardstock

1275 Outdoor Denim Cardstock

1273 Desert Sand Cardstock

X5758 Sunset Cardstock

D1464 Card Chatter Love Stamp Set

D1386 Save The Date English Stamp Set

Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Ink

Z2140 Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink

Z1718 Color Ready Garden Wooden Shapes

Z1710 Just Blooms Paper Shapes Paradise Flowers

Z1333 Opaques Mocha Pearls

Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment

Z679 Liquid Glass

Z1483 Glitz Bronze Glitter Gel

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

Z578 Corner rounder

Z1363 Outdoor Denim Brads (Blue Assortment)

Z1338 Sunset Mini Medleys

Z726 Sponge Dauber

Z1151 3D Foam Tape

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Using the Workshop On The Go Layouts with different papers

_3317027 Moments to live for Stella papers (Medium)

I know that I am always talking about the Workshops on the Go Kits and the layouts they have instructions for, so today is going to be no different LOL. I used an old Workshop On the Go Instruction pamphlet from the Veranda Kit and used my New Stella Papers and this is the result. The basic Idea is the same but with different papers and embellishments you would never know it was the same sketch.

You will notice that down below is two more layouts using the same WOTG Sketch.  You can see that by using different papers and a few different embellishments you can totally different looks. 


_3317029 Perfect Day Lighthouse (Medium)

For this layout I used the Sarsaparilla Paper packet.


_3317031 Something Wonderful happens (Medium)

For this layout I used the Fanfare paper packet. 

Try this sometime.  Take the same sketch and use different paper and see for yourself how nice and different the layouts turn out.  And in doing this you will also save time scrapbooking as you will already have decided on the layout, and have the paper measurements handy. 

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Don’t Just Scrapbook Occasions


Sometimes we only scrapbook occasions. That is okay but it doesn’t tell the whole story of our lives. I do take some time and scrapbook the little things that make up my life. Technology is forever changing at a fast rate and it seems like we cannot keep up with it. That is why I scrapbooked about our TV’s. From our first Black and white to my flat screen with PVR it tells how TV has evolved in my years…something that my kids can think about in a few years themselves and remember some of what I am talking about.


I did have so much to say and describe that I had to hide it behind one of the photos. To do this I used our Flip Flap memory Protectors. So you see, that these flip flaps have another purpose that to strictly add more photos.


All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

X7126 Passages Paper Packet

Colors are Cocoa, Brown Bag, Desert Sand, Garden Green and Colonial White

Z2114 Cocoa Ink

D1370 Welcome Home Stamp Set

D1447 Life’s Framework Stamp Set

C1446 Retro Tech Stamp Set

Z4114 Flip Flaps Memory Protectors

Z1460 Foundry Ribbon Slides

Black My Legacy Journaling Pen

Cocoa Ribbon

Corner Rounder

EK Bracket Punch


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Monday, April 2, 2012

A 15 Minute Layout


This layout was so quick and easy I think I was done in about 15 minutes. I used the Magic how to book and picked out the Enchantment sketch, cut the papers then attached them to my card bases. I finished off the layout by attaching the coordinating My Stickease Stamped a saying, wrote the date and I was done. You just cannot get any better than that…faster, simpler, easier.


All supplies are from Close To My Heart

Magic…Out of the Box Sketch

Sonoma Paper Packet X7143B

Colors are Smokey Plum, Cocoa, Olive, Bamboo and Colonial White

Sonoma My Stickease X7143C

Smokey Plum Ink

Black journaling pen

D1363 Picture Perfect Stamp Set


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Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Stamp Of The Month

You Are..., April 2012 Stamp Of The Month

Available April 1–30, 2012 only.

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for just $5.00! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.


You can order your Stamp Of the Month Here