Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CTMH Seasonal Expressions and a Layout Kit

On January 1st, 2016 the Seasonal Expressions idea book from CTMH went live and it sure didn't disappoint! 

My favourite paper line right now is Charlotte and I also love the changes that CTMH has made to the workshop kits. They feature a new paper packet composition, more artwork and projects. Each scrapbooking kit features a main scrapbooking project that includes three traditional layouts and one pocket scrapbooking Picture My Life layout. Additionally, with the leftover materials from the scrapbooking kit you can make 9 beautiful cards.  Since I love combining traditional layouts and pocket pages I was a very happy scrapper to see this. Plus who doesn't need pretty cards

So I set out one crop day to make the entire workshop and see how it turned out. I was very impressed.

My husband's cousin got married in April 2011 and I have had these gorgeous pictures sitting in a folder since then just waiting for the perfect paper to arrive. Hello Charlotte! I made two of the three layouts using my favourite photos from the day. These layouts will live in my People We Love album according to Stacy Julian's Library of Memories system. 

Because I still had a a ton of nice pictures left over that told more of the story I used the pocket pages to make several more layouts. The kit shows you how to make a double pocket page spread but I was able to make 3 double page spreads by adding a few extra cards from other CTMH Picture My Life sets. 

Gold overlays were used in this layout. I love the peekaboo effect it gives the pages when they are laying on top of each other

It is hard to see in the picture but I used a white overlay on the right page as well as the gold bows from the Fundamentals Gold Assortment set. The "sweet and sassy" card is from the Beautiful You card set, another of my absolute favourites from the Annual idea book.

I used another gold overlay on the last page of my layout. 

These pocket pages will live in my 2011 album. And with that the wedding was finally scrapbooked and will get to be enjoyed by my family instead of continuing to sit in a folder on my shelf. It feels so great to finish a project. 

But I still had to do one more double page layout. I had the perfect pictures in mind when I saw the title card that came with the paper. 

For the first time in many years my entire family was together at Christmas so we hired the extremely talented Hannah Martin to capture some family photos for us. I will be making many more pages with these gorgeous pictures but this layout was a wonderful start. 

This workshop was a nice little break from my December Daily album that I have been working with since November 2015. I am almost done and am really looking forward to making the next new Seasonal Expressions workshop. Stay tuned to find out what will be next!

Click here to order your own Charlotte scrapbooking kit.

I hope you find some time to relive and relove your memories through scrapbooking. It is so worth it.