Today we welcome our friends from Close to My Heart to the blog today! Their new May-June catalog has just come out, and we are so excited about all of the new products in it! Let’s find out about one special collection in particular, from our friend, Jill Broadbent! 


Hi, friends! It’s Jill from Close To My Heart. As an avid memory keeper, National Scrapbooking Month is one of my favorite months, as I get to celebrate making and keeping all of our special memories. It’s a wonderful excuse to print those photos and play with products!

 I’m in love with the new Blue Skies collection from Close To My Heart! With vibrant colors, whimsical patterns, and some very special workshop kits and bundles, the Blue Skies collection is the perfect collection for any creative project! 


 One of my favorite products in the Blue skies collection is the Blue Skies 6″ x 8″ Scrapbooking Workshop Kit, which includes all the materials and step-by-step instructions you need to create a beautiful mini-album to hold a few of your favorite memories. 

 The smaller size of the 6″ x 8″ album allows for quicker and easier design and assembly. For example, the design of this page only takes a few straight cuts and some cute photos to bring it to life! 



One very cool feature of the Blue Skies collection is its UV-coated cardstock, which you can see here. This special coating creates a textured pattern that just pops off the page! 


Despite its smaller size, a 6″ x 8″ layout like this one still leaves enough room for photos, journaling, and some fun patterns to be present without being too crowded or busy. 

If you want to simplify things, even more, you can use a few fun stickers to create a whimsical title page…


 …or use them in conjunction with the patterns in the Blue Skies collection to compliment your photos.  

Designed to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, the Blue Skies line also includes a cardmaking workshop kit, a full-size scrapbooking workshop kit, a pre-cut layout kit, exclusive stamp sets and metal die-cuts, and much, much more! 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this small glimpse of the creative possibilities the Blue Skies collection has to offer and how you can celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in style! 

~ Jill 

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