A Trip to Sonoma

Although I've never been to Sonoma, I'm sure I would love it. Just the fact that it's the birthplace of wine-making in America is reason enough. And if Sonoma is anywhere as beautiful as this paper line of the same name by Close To My Heart, then it's definitely a bucket list destination for me.

Today I thought I'd share with you all the different layouts and projects I've made with this gorgeous paper pack. First up is my Kit of the Month which is available through the end of January for $16. Just e-mail me if you'd like one. The kit of the month includes these beautiful stickers plus all the materials you need to assemble the four pages.

My monthly scrapbooking club (called Cherish Club) will be doing these four pages this month...

(You'll have to be sure to click on each photo to get a better look at all the details.)

This month's Cards & More Club made the following projects...

This card utilizes both "Key Moments" and "Sweet Moments" stamp sets.

This card features a brand new stamp available starting February called "Quick Cards - Butterfly."

 I like how CTMH is offering large single stamps like this for just $6.95! To color the butterfly, I used watercolor pencils with the blending pen plus a little dab of Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel

You may have noticed the stitching on this card. Here's a closer look. I love the new Close To My Heart ruler because it has holes for piercing which makes for perfectly spaced stitching!

Finally, our altered item this month started with this plain wooden box from the craft store...

I was thrilled to find these divided sections inside.

Again, using the Sonoma papers and coordinating stamp sets, with a little help from a Cuttlebug embossing folder, we created this lovely little display box. That pretty dangling charm below the cameo comes from CTMH's Heirloom Assortment.

For the purple colored box, we mixed several drops of Smokey Plum re-inker with Pearl Paint, then finished it off with a staining of a little more Smokey Plum re-inker and a sealer. (I like Glue & Seal). The stamps on the inside come from CTMH's promotion pack called "Rock the Block." 

The Rock the Block promo is available for only $15 when you spend at least $25 or more on CTMH products before January 31. The stamp set plus the new Collage Cubes would normally retail for $44.90 so this is a fantastic deal. Get yours before they're gone! Start shopping here.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful Monday!


  1. I love them all Annette! I think the color combination is so beautiful. Remember to use your scraps for some beautiful tags!!

  2. So many beautiful projects with Sonoma. I especially love your Cherish layout. And the stitching ruler is awesome. I like to use it to measure a stamp on the carrier sheet, too, when I'm trying to match up a stamp with a certain size card template. :)

  3. Beautiful projects and gorgeous color combinations. The colors are all so ricj.

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  4. Annette,

    Absolutely amazing collection of Sonoma artwork! I'm in awe!!


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