Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Now's The Time To Make Your Own Christmas/Holiday Cards!!!

Workshops Your Way Merriest Wishes cardmaking kit is an easy way to create your own Christmas cards. There is time for you to do this and I've made a video to show you how simple it is.

Here are pictures to show you what they look like:

Here are the pieces included in the kit:

Here is the video for the Merriest Wishes cards:

The papers used for the cards are also used to create the Beary Christmas scrapbook pages. In preparation for your Christmas and holiday pictures the Workshops Your Way are very easy to put together and require no stamping unless you want to. I usually do create pages for my club ladies, who are expert scrappers, and want a more complicated page with stamping and Cricut cuts. Here are the pages from the kit and use the guide that you can download from my website:

Here are the parts of the scrapbooking kit for Beary Christmas:

Supplies needed to create the cards and the pages:
  1. G1141 Workshop Your Way Merriest Wishes Cardmaking Kit
  2. Archival Black Ink Stamp Pad z3271
  3. Cranberry Ink Stamp Pad z2816
  4. Fern Ink Stamp Pad z2850
  5. New England Ivy Ink Stamp Pad z2835
  6. Sweet Leaf Ink Stamp Pad z2853
  7. Thin Cuts-Basic circles z3318
  8. Thin 3-D foam tape z2060
  9. G1137 Workshop Your Way Beary Christmas Kit 
Thanks for coming by!


Monday, November 27, 2017

Organizing My Close To My Heart Cardstock

Here is how I'm organizing my Close To My Heart cardstock with the help of Stamp n Storage open self boxes that have the perfect size shelves. I love them!!

I've used the annual catalog pages 102-105. The four color palettes are whimsy, adventure, enchantment and basics. I've enlarged the color spot and name to add as labels making the shelves so easy to read for me, I don't even need my glasses!! Yay!!

I keep the majority of cardstock in my office. The Stamp n Storage boxes fit in Ikea's 4-cube Kallax organizer PERFECTLY!!! I will add the names of the color palettes over each group with my Brother P-Touch label maker.

Click HERE to see a video I made labeling the boxes.

 Cardstock Organization

For my club room where my groups meet monthly, I have a hanging folder system, also from Stamp n Storage. I keep 6-10 sheets of each color in the system so we don't have to keep running to my office. 


At some point, I'll change out the labels to match my boxes and my ink holder.



Friday, November 24, 2017

Baby Girl and Baby Boy Cut Above scrapbook Albums

I've made 2 videos for you. 

The first shows the very easy to do Cut Above album for the baby girl. I created the pages, put them in an album then made the video to show you what it looks like. There are  10 2-page layouts along with embellishments preprinted backgrounds, page protectors, image placements for pictures, everything except adhesives and a journaling pen.

Here is a picture of the first layout:

Link to Baby Girl video

The second video is the Cut Above album for the baby boy. The pages are the same except for the colors. This video actually shows you how it is done in fast motion so it isn't an excessively long video.

Here is the Baby Boy layout:

Link to Baby Boy video

There is a Black Friday special for 50% off these kits and 30% off the albums to hold the pages!!

Supplies needed:

Happy Shopping!!



Kind Thoughts are Sent to You by Me!

You can create the prettiest cards with the Kind Thoughts workshop kit. 

Kit contents:

  • 1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
  • 2 – Cats & Bats sheets6 – cardstock sheets 
    • (2 Bashful, 1 Black, 1 Pebble, 2 White Daisy)
  • 1 – white twine (Z3216)
  • 1 – black & white dots (Z3314)
  • 12 – white card bases & envelopes 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Of course, the stamp lives on to makes endless cards with different papers and is part of your Thank You card making stamps.

Here is the kit and all that is included: 

Here are the cards that are the final product:

I especially love the embossing that was added to the cardstock. 

Supply List:

The rose on card 1 was stamped with 
I've made a video showing you how you can make these beautiful cards. 
You can click on this link to see it:  


Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Noelle - A Fast and Easy Christmas Layout

I'm getting a jump on Christmas this year with a new Close To My Heart kit called the Cut Above layout Noelle. The kit provides everything you need you just add the adhesive. You even get plastic pages for the layout.

I created a video of me putting together the kit to show you how simple and easy these Cut Above kits are. Please forgive me laughing and snorting at myself. Clearly, if I can do this, anyone can!!

Here is my video of Noelle:

What do the finished pages look like?

Supplies Needed:

Z4052 Noelle Cut Above Layout kit

Z3372 Adhesive Runner

Additional Supplies to make life easy:

Z1279 Versamat A grid mat to help make things straight 

Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-tip scissors

Z2046 Piercing tool

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment to tell me what you think.



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Never Stop Dreaming Part 3

Now we are onto part 3 of my Never Stop Dreaming layout. This is the third and final how-to on creating this lovely single layout found on page 12 of the 2nd seasonal catalog of 2017. Part 3 shows the cutting and placement of the flowers. It is the final laying out of the wreath along with the finishing touches.

It is important to note that other papers can be used in place of these papers. Pick your favorite colors or colors that go with your picture and proceed. Another stamp of your choice can even be used, depending on the time of year you are portraying. 

When you make these choices YOU are the one being creative!!

Here is the suggested Supply List for this version of the wreath:

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Never Stop Dreaming Video part 2

This is the continuation of my Never Stop Dreaming video. It is part 2 of 3. I got carried away and went from let me do a quick explanation of how to do the wreath to a full blown every step of the way "how-to" video. 

The continuation of Never Stop Dreaming scrapbook layout shows how to watercolor the leaves and berries. 

Supply List:

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Shop at:  https://dorothy.closetomyheart.com/

Background Music Rights Purchased from http://PremiumBeat.com.