Sunday, December 9, 2018

Joyful Stars blog hop - Tis the Season Scrapbooking

Welcome to our monthly hop!

We're excited to share our creativity with you using PRODUCTS
from Close To My Heart!!

Come on in and see what BEAUTIFUL projects my crafty friends have creating using the AMAZING products from Close To My Heart!!

 This blog hop is easy to do…just click on the link at the end of the post to go to the next creation!!  If you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to see the list of this month’s hoppers! 

If you have arrived from Joyce Gough's blog you are right on track.

Do you know how FABULOUS our Workshop Your Way (WYW) kits are at Close To My Heart??
Today, we are going to take a look at one of our beautiful kits!

Each paper suite on our Idea Books (catalogs) have a scrapbooking workshop kit we call "Workshops Your Way" (WYW). 

TODAY, we'll be taking a look at the "Tis the Season" kit and the beautiful pages you can create with the purchase of this kit! 

Here are the contents of this kit...

1 – ‘Tis the Season Paper Packet (X7239B)
1 – ‘Tis the Season Complements (X7239C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Candy Apple, 2 Linen, 1 White Daisy)
1 – ‘Tis the Season Buttons (Z4227)
1 – ‘Tis the Season Snowflakes (Z4226)
photo placeholders
printed instructions

Each month, I host a Scrapbooking Class using a WYW kit....and, I try and put my own "spin" to the layouts of each kit.  

Here are the layouts as CTMH designed them, so pretty! 

With this particular WYW kit, some of my ladies, weren't crazy about the thick snowflakes that CTMH had added to the pages. 
SO... I improvised & used our AMAZING Winter Flurries Thin Cuts instead!! 

Other items I added to my pages...
Gold Shimmer Trim
Gold Flecked Gems
White Glitter paper

I'll share each of the layouts below...the CTMH version & then my -FUN!!!

Layout 1
Tis the Season - WYW - layout 1 by CTMH

Tis the Season - layout 1 - Krista's version
I changed out a few cardstock colors, as well as adding that gold shimmer trim...and those gold flecked gems finished off the Thin Cut snowflakes! 

Layout 2

Tis the Season - WYW - layout 2 by CTMH
Tis the Season - layout 2 - Krista's version

Adding the gold Shimmer Trim to the top of the page, added just what I was looking for. 

I wish you could see the sparkle & shine the white glitter paper & gold foil embellishments give!!

Layout 3

Tis the Season - WYW - layout 3 by CTMH
Tis the Season - layout 3 - Krista's version
I added another photo well on my layout & also chose to use the "JOY" glitter letters from my Tis the Season Complements pack! 
It was fun to cut the Snowflake in half...putting one piece on the outer edge of each page! 

Layout 4
This is a layout I often create "on my own"...but this time, I looked at our Deluxe WYW kit & took one of the layout designs from that kit....

Tis the Season - Deluxe WYW -  by CTMH

Tis the Season - layout 4 - Krista's version

I hadn't used colored Cardstock for my base page in a little I pulled out my coordinating cardstock from my Tis the Season cardstock pack & decided to use the Fern Cardstock.  It's AMAZING how this changes the look of the entire layout!!

What BEAUTIFUL pages these turned out to be....all ready for my photos!!

If you enjoy Creating & having the ideas already created for you....I highly suggest you give one of CTMH's WYW kits a try!!  They are always beautiful pages & you can even change things around a bit if their design isn't quite like you like.    

That's all for today....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to go CREATE something on your own! :) 

Now it’s time to Hop on over to Joyce Houck's Blog and see what BEAUTIFUL, crafty item she has to share with us today! :) 

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger


  1. Your changes made these pretty layouts so much prettier, and I bet they fit in everyone’s albums much easier too!

  2. I love how you compared your layouts with CTMH. Nice job Thanks

  3. Wonderful scrapbook layouts! I love how you made each of the CTMH layouts "your own". Thanks for inspiring me today.
    :) Marie


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