Monday, June 30, 2014

Damask Divas Skylark Blog Hop

Welcome to Damask Divas Skylark Blog Hop!

My name is Traci Williams and I am an Independent Consultant with Close to my Heart and this is your first blog for the Skylart Blog Hop.  If you are just arriving here, please be sure to visit Damask Divas by clicking --> HERE or select Brenda Zimmerman "Keepable Paper Creations" at the bottom of my page to go through the hop.

My Skylark Blog Hop has several projects!  This paper pack is AMAZING!  Once you start working with it, you will find yourself in the same predicament; not being able to stop, that I promise!

So, in honor of my Grandmothers birthday on the 5th, I wanted to make a card and gift set...she has many pictures just sitting in shoe boxes, Oh MY!  Yes, shoe, I decided to make her an 8 x 8 mini album to be part of her gift set!

Using Close to my Heart's Cricut Collections, I was able to cut every part of these projects.

To start, I used the square "S" Swing Card cut from Artiste.  I then sized labels to work for sentiment.The card is just so easy to work with, using the B&T papers gives the swing cards a nice variation to a traditional card.  Added bonus on swing cards, you see both side of paper!!

For the 8 x 8 mini album, I cut out 8" square cereal box cardboard and cut B&T papers to fit.  I also did Mixed Media techniques to some of the pages.  It was so fun to create this!  Then I used my "The Cinch" to make it a spiral bound album.

For my final project to complete her birthday gift kit is of course FLOWERS!!  Love the spiral flower cuts from Art Philosophy!!  I used the pointed rose petal and sized 4" and 3.5".  Then used leaves and foliage to compliment.  The funnest part, was getting it all placed in the Pillow Box!

Thank you for viewing my projects using Close to my Heart's Skylark paper pack.  Next to see is Brenda Zimmerman's Keepable Paper Creations Blog!  If you are here and want to see all the Blog's, click -->HERE to visit

Thank you,

Traci Williams, Independent Consultant
Close to my Heart


Donna Williams said...

Very Nice Traci . I am a new consultant and it really was inspiring to come to your blog to see your work. Thanks for sharing.

Sheri Ann Henderson said...

Great projects and they are always very pretty!!

Madge Gillen said...

Traci- Great projects, look at all of the hard work that you went through! I am sure your grandmother will love this gift! The fun pill box full of yummy flower is so fun and the mini album great!!!! Love it ALL!! loves-Scrappin Madge

Irish Crafter said...

Love the projects they are all so great

CydneyF said...

Great job, Traci! I love the flowers in the clear pillow box and the mini album is well done. I have a Cinch too and don't use it nearly enough. Very inspiring!

scrapBugz said...

Super creative projects! Love them esp. the flowers!


Lady Rynn said...

I love it, Traci! I too am in love with this paper pack and the colors are gorgeous! What great ideas and they turned out gorgeous! Great job!

Lilian YF said...

Loved all the projects! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! =)
I have to try the cards from the carts more!