Sunday, July 22, 2018

It's All Documented on My Layouts!

Close To My Heart's Documented papers are rich in color. The deep, vibrant hues are beautiful. You can see the 3 2-page layouts that I created using the Workshops Your Way Documented kit in the video below.
  
Here are the layouts:




Here is my YouTube video to show how easy they are to create:


The kit comes with wonderful compliments and embellishments that adds interesting detail to your layouts without getting complicated. The instructions are very easy to follow. You don't have to be an expert to have expert looking pages.

Supply list:

  1. Documented Workshop Your Way kit  
  2. Documented paper pack  
  3. Documented Coordinating Cardstock  
You can shop with me at:  https://dorothy.closetomyheart.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Dots





Friday, July 20, 2018

Making a Bicycle using the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge


Is this the cutest bicycle you've ever seen? I LOVE our Flower Market Cricut cartridge. Everything is so easy to make. You can create the best layouts and cards with all the images that are available on our cartridges. The Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge called Flower Market has hundreds of beautiful images to cut. Besides flowers you can find so many containers for flowers including a bicycle with a basket that flowers can go in. I'll show you how you too can make a bike of any color to add to interest and personality to your layouts or cards. It's easy and fun to do. No stress, no exercise!



Supply list:
  1. Flower Market Cricut cartridge  
  2. Silver Foil paper
  3. Bashful cardstock
  4. Black cardstock


Here's my video from YouTube. Please subscribe to my channel!




Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Dots

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fresh Air is Great For Everyone!

I love the new papers in our new Seasonal Expression catalog that went live May 1st. I do have to say I am very partial to the Fresh Air papers, though.
Look at the glorious forest scene with the morning fog. Can't you just feel and smell the air? Anything outside will look wonderful on this backdrop. The PML (Picture My Life) cards are perfect complements to these papers. 

The Fresh Air Workshop Your Way has great embellishments that also coordinate with these papers.
Our workshops for scrapbooking and card making all have guides that are included in the kits to make creating easy and professional looking. The scrapbooking kits have instructions for making cards that use the remaining papers in the kit and you will still have some paper leftover for other projects. That's three 2-page layouts and 8 cards if you choose to make multiples of all of the designs. It is suggested to get an additional stamp set and maybe thin cuts to make the cards.

Here are my cards from the video I shot creating the cards:




Here is my video:
One of the new Workshops Your Way kits from Close To My Heart is Fresh Air. Along with the 3 layouts there are 4 cards that are included in the how-to guide. I show you how to triple color a stamp as well as put together these easy yet interesting cards.

The cards are very easy to make yet are so cute. I really love the versatility of the stamps and thin cuts make the cutting a breeze!

Supply List:






Monday, April 30, 2018

May is National Scrapbooking Month and CTMH has a Special For You!

May is National Scrapbooking Month. To celebrate, Close To My Heart has a special bundle available called Postcard Perfect. Pull out your tropical vacation pictures because this is the paper pack you need. My video shows you how to put together part of the bundle called Cut Above. You can create 3 two page layouts in 45 minutes or less. 

Here is my video: 


Supplies needed to create these pages:


  1. Cut Above® Layout Kit—Postcard Perfect
  2. Postcard Perfect Product Bundle
  3. Postcard Perfect Paper Pack
  4. Postcard Perfect Coordinating Cardstock
  5. Postcard Perfect Stamp Set
  6. Postcard Perfect Post-bound Album Bundle (Sea Glass Album)

Here's the Postcard Perfect Stamp Set:


Postcard Perfect Post-bound Album Bundle (Sea Glass Album)


Thanks for stopping by!!

XOXO

Dots


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Using Picture My Life Cards to Make Greeting Cards

Picture My Life cards have so many uses as I'm sure you know. I didn't get it at first, to tell you the truth, but here goes. 

  1. They can be used as titles for your scrapbooking pages. 
  2. They can be used as embellishments for your scrapbooking pages.
  3. There are somewhat blank cards that can be used for journaling.
  4. They can be mats for pictures.
  5. They can be used in the vertical or horizontal mode.
  6. They are great for the easiest of all scrapbooking, pocket pages where you add cards and pictures in page protectors, no cutting, no stamping, no adhesive. How easy is that?!
  7. AND
  8. They can be used to make all sorts of greeting or occasion cards.
This is what I chose to do to make a card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #261.


Using the Be-YOU-tiful Z4149 Picture My Life 3x4 and 4x6 cards, I created this card in very little time. 



The Bashful and green gingham papers and cardstock came fro the Gimme Some Sugar paper pack. The little bit of stamping I did, hi and feel better soon, were from my "M" stamp collection, which is getting quite sizable now. They are small and cover all sorts of occasions. They are very easy to go through when you keep them in the small organizational containers. LOVE THEM!!!!

Supplies used:
  1. Be-YOU-tiful Picture My Life Z4149 
  2. Gimme Some Sugar paper pack X7228B
  3. Juniper Ink Pad
  4. Tangerine Ink Pad
  5. Shimmer Trim
  6. Value Pack Cards and envelopes
Thanks for stopping by!!

XOXO

Dots

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!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Dots



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!!


Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Dots