Monday, April 23, 2018

Family Love-Truly Close To My Heart

A new Color My Heart Color Dare challenge this week got me to try to make a heart that was an inspiration to me. The colors of cardstock I used for this project are Raspberry, Mink and Juniper.

One of the CTMH consultants created a lovely one page layout using four colors in a fallish color theme. I loved it! Sometimes I need a shove, so I decided to use these 3 colors to get me off of square one. Using a heart from one of our CTMH Cricut cartridges, Artistry, I sized it at 9 1/2" and cut a white cardstock heart. I then picked a sheet of each color and cut 1 heart from each color. Stacking the 3 colors and holding them tightly together, I made cuts with my paper cutter keeping the lowest point of the heart as the starting point cutting 1-1 1/2" around each side. I used our Flower Market cartridge and cut a rose at 2 1/2" using a white background and raspberry highlight. I also cut some leaves for a little added interest. I used on of my favorite stamps, What Matters Most D1728, and stamped "family" "love" in raspberry. Bitty sparkles Z1263, lots of them, and a liberal use of the clear shimmer brush over the rose and the seems along the color divides. The center of the rose has a gold glitter gem.

Here is my final product:

The upside to this project is if you are cutting 3 or 4 colors, you can put together 2 or 3 additional hearts. Very cool. One for you and others for friends or family. WooHoo!!!!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Card Challenge for April 12, 2018

I made a card for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge for April. 
Color Dare #286--Tic Tac Toe with Stargazer Color Palette
Color Dare #286 - Closes Thur Apr 12th

With that challenge, here is a card I made with my son  in mind (who has always been a fan of Astronomy and anything to do with space). 

Using the leftovers of the Stargazer kit, I put this together using the Make It From Your Heart vol. 4 card templates. The rocket is one of the PML cards that I cut down. Crazy easy to do!!

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Designer Travel Cases part 2

I did a quick video on the second part of the Designer Travel pieces I received from Close To My Heart recently. The Designer Travel series are cases and luggage that can be used for carrying your scrapbooking supplies to retreats or your friends home, or wherever you are travelling and want to bring all your scrapbooking materials. You don't want your papers to get wrinkled or dogeared so the cases were designed accordingly. You want all your like things, for instance inks, stamps, tools, to be in separate containers for organizational purposes and away from your papers. The Designer Travel system takes all of that in mind.

Here are pictures of all the Designer Travel pieces from CTMH:

Here is my crazy video about some of the pieces:

To order any or all of the pieces, here are the links:
Designer Travel Carry-all is temporarily sold out.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

You Are More Cardmaking Kit

The Workshop Your Way Cardmaking Kit "You Are More" allows you to create 12 "just because"
cards. That is 6 of each design or you decide how many of each! These are cards that can be sent for any or no reason. They are "sweet" using the Gimme Some Sugar papers! Using the Bashful Shimmer Brush you can ice or frost any of the words that are stamped using the Archival Black Ink. I love the stamp set that has hearts and flowers that can be colored in with our Shin Han markers or Watercolor Pencils. The cuts are easy to do with one scallop cut using the Scallop Thin Cut.

I made a video putting together the 2 designs to show you that it is easy to create these cards.

Here are the cards:

Supplies needed to create this kit:

  1. G1146 You Are More Workshop your Way kit
  2. Z3348 Scallop Thin Cuts
  3. Z9977 Shin Han Markers
  4. Z3400 Bashful Shimmer Brush
  5. Z3271 Archival Black Ink pad
  6. Z2849 Peacock Ink Pad

Here is the kit showing all the items you receive when you purchase the kit:
Kit contents:

1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – Gimme Some Sugar sheets
5 – cardstock sheets (2 Bashful, 2 Peacock, 1 White Daisy)
1 – white twine (Z3216)
1 – Bashful pearls (Z3369)
12 – white card bases & envelopes
printed instructions

Additional items to create this kit:

Z3348 Scallop Thin Cuts

Z9977 Shin Han Markers

And here is my video:

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

An Easy Gift Card Box

I used the Gimme Some Sugar paper to make a gift box for my club on Saturday. They were perfect for a handful of jelly beans as a little spring gift.

You can make these either with a window (oval or rectangle) or without.

Use these thin metal dies to quickly and easily cut the shapes for a 3½" × 2¼" × ¾" folded box and optional windows or tags.
Use with the My Acrylix® In the Background stamp set (D1750) to create patterned numbers.
Thin Cuts are packaged on their own magnetic sheet and work well with most die-cutting machines.

Supplies I used to create the box:

Thin Cuts—Gift Card Box
Gift Card Box Thin Cut Z4150
Gimme Some Sugar paper packet x7228B
Whimsey Ribbon Pack Z3361
Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors Z1836
Adhesive Runner Z3372

Here's my box:

Here's CTMH's boxes showing the window options:

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3 Alternate Layouts for Gimme Some Sugar

I made a video that shows 3 layouts that I found on Pinterest. My inspiration is Jennifer Smith, a Close To My Heart consultant in Canada. Her layouts just speak to me so I love to figure out how to put them together and add my own touches. I hope you enjoy the video. Below you will find the suggested layouts from the workshop that contains a detailed easy to understand guide so you can create these layouts also. 

Gimme Some Sugar papers

I created the layouts from the guide for the Gimme Some Sugar Workshop Your Way G1145. 

The kit contains the following items:

1 – Gimme Some Sugar paper packet (X7228B)
1 – Gimme Some Sugar Complements (X7228C)
5 – cardstock sheets (1 Juniper, 2 Mink, 1 Peacock, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Gimme Some Sugar cork shapes (Z4153)
1 – Peacock-stitched ribbon (Z4144)
printed instructions

Use the materials in this kit to create three coordinating scrapbook layouts. 
  1. Gimme Some Sugar Workshops Your Way G1145
  2. Picture My Life Cards—Be-YOU-tiful Item Number: Z414
  3. Gimme Some Sugar Coordinating cardstock X7228D
  4. Gimme Some Sugar Paper Packet X7228B
  5. Gimme Some Sugar Complements X7228C
  6. Archival Black Ink Pad:
  7. Block set:
  8. Paper cutter:
  9. Microtip scissors:
  10. Versamat:
  11. Flower Market Cricut Cartridge (either a physical cartridge or digital cartridge is available).  https:

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Six Scrapbook Pages Three 2-Page Layouts in Less Than 30 Minutes-Believe It!!

The new Cut Above Layout Kit is called This Is Me. It's an interesting idea to get someone else's view of you. You are prompted to ask questions about you to someone (or more than one) you care about. It reminds me of the the original Scottish poem, “O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!" Or, in modern English, “Oh would some Power the gift give us, to see ourselves as others see us.” (copied from Google) Still it's a great idea and you would be brave to do this. 

Aside from all that, these are crazy easy layouts (3) to but together. I timed myself while I was making the video, about 26 minutes, and I was talking and thinking at the same time๐Ÿ˜‰!!

The kit paper uses the same colors and patterns as the Chelsea Gardens papers, which are glorious, in my humble opinion.

Here is a description of the kit contents:

Materials to make 3 coordinating 2-page scrapbook layouts, 
  • including pre-printed base pages, 
  • die-cuts, stickers, 
  • photo placeholders, and 
  • instructions. 
  • Also includes 4 top load Memory Protectors™.
Here is my video putting the pages together:


Hope you enjoy the video and buy the kit!๐Ÿ˜Š