Before I tell you about the Circle Album I just wanted to make sure you didn't miss two specials that Close To My Heart is running through the end of January, 2007.
The January Stamp of the Month Eastertime is only available this month and the month is just about gone! I've made some fun cards with this set plus I can see a great scrapped page with tons of little Easter Eggs scattered all around. Purchase this set at my online store - Click Here!
Also don't miss the Close To My Heart's Heart of Winter Campaign it features an incredible, specially designed Serendipity paper collection, complete with darling die-cuts in floral and accent designs, textured cardstock, B&T Duos™ paper, and a brand new, coordinating D-size stamp set! You will be crafting to your heart's content, discovering new ways to layer and embellish the floral and accent die-cuts, adding stamping pizzazz to your layouts, and creating the perfect cards and projects.Grab this marvelous paper collection and enter the customer contest!
I used the Serendipity Kit to help create the Close To My Heart Circle Album. I love the colors of this paper and the fun flower die-cuts. (The colors are not showing up correctly on my blog - click on the Serendipity Kit link above to really see how beautiful this paper is!)
I added a popped up Serendipity flower die-cut to the front of the Circle Album - the edges of the flower are rolled on a thin paint brush handle to give them a little more dimension, then they are sponged with Close To My Heart Chocolate Ink and finally there is a Close To My Heart 3D foam square between the two petals to add even more dimension. What do you think? You like it?
I'm going to add a couple of the photo's from the Circle Album on the front page of the blog the rest will be in the Scrapbook Layouts Album on the right sidebar.
I've scrapped photo's of Tom and I on a crusie we took last August up the New England Coast into Canada. I love scrapping - you re-live the moments that you've captured in your heart thru the lens of your camera.
The cover of the Circle Album is a open cut out ring - I've added Close To My Heart Dimensional Elements Chipboard so I could add a title. The inside of the cover is stamped with the Close To My Heart Free Spirit Stamp Set (retired SOTM) - I sure hope they bring this stamp set out again this summer - I love the circle stamps in the set. Almost all of the embellishments on the Circle Album are Close To My Heart. The Album comes with a ring to hold it together - I removed the ring and added Close To My Heart Photo Hangers instead. The Photo Hangers are tied together with Close To My Heart Waxy Flax and then added some Close To My Heart Ribbon to the Photo Hangers to dress it up a little.
I love this photo - we had walked for quite aways down the beach to see two huge piles of Harbour Seals - we had to use our binoculars once we got to the end of the beach. But even to be that close to them was wonderful - it was quite a site and is a wonderful memory.
Check out the Scrapbook Layouts Album on the right sidebar to see the rest of the Album. I hope this inspires you to scrap a little today or make a card.