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Hi, it’s Connie Nichol here today.  I used the September sketch in the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge as a jumping off point for scrapbooking this childhood photo.  I don’t have a lot of pictures from when I was a kid and virtually all of them are in 35 mm slide format, so I am slowly scanning, printing and scrapbooking them while my parents are still around to help me remember dates, places and people.

The layout doesn’t resemble the sketch much, but that’s the beauty of working with scrapbook sketches.  It’s a place to start.  And then once started, page elements can get moved around, added to or eliminated.

I have been working a lot lately with Close To My  Heart products.  They have some terrific stamps and I love the way the ink, cardstock and patterned paper coordinates.  Makes everything so easy.  This layout features the ‘Brushed’ patterned paper and stickers, which I think are retired now, but you could duplicate with any one of the paper lines that CTMH carries because all the patterns will go together nicely.  The ‘Treasured Memories’ title comes from Treasured Friendship stamp set.  It seemed a perfect fit for this picture of my mom and I from a very long time ago.  This layout is completely framed by cardstock despite what the im

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While everything was out, I put together a quick card using some leftover Brushed patterned paper and a sentiment from the ‘Framed’ set.  It was a stamp of the month from this past August.   Close To My Heart has a special stamp set for every month that is available for $6 with a minimum order of other CTMH products.

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Supplies:  Close To My Heart cardstock, patterned paper, stickers, embossing folder, stamps and ink;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and 3D Foam Squares, Brother sewing machine, EK Success border punch.

Have a wonderful Tuesday



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  1. Cath Supermom Thompson Reply

    looks great Connie..love the colors of them both!!!

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