Saturday, November 9, 2019

Holly Jolly Scrapbooking Workshop kit

I have completed the Holly Jolly Scrapbooking Workshop kit including process videos so you have a video go-by in addition to the instructions that are included in the kit. Project 4 was a corrupted file so you will see the finished product with a little explanation to go with it. Below, you will find a supply list for your convenience. I wanted to create all my Christmas pages before the holidays because things are starting to get hectic now and once a holiday passes, I kind of over it. This way my pictures have a home to go to before I take any!!  

Layout Images

Kit Contents

Supply List:

  1. Holly Jolly Scrapbooking Workshop kit
  2. 3-D Foam Dots
  3. Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  4. Aluminum Cut Rail Trimmer
  5. Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
  6. Black Shimmer Brush
  7. Tomboy Adhesive
  8. Black Journaling .05 Pen
  9. Black Journaling .03 pen
  10. Christmas Red Stickles

Hope you like the videos! Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think.



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Cedar and Pine Scrapbooking Workshop Kit

I am putting the entire Cedar and Pine how-to videos on this one blog instead of 5 blogs. I wanted to show you how easy it is to put all these pages together to prepare for you Christmas pictures. There are single layouts and 1, 2-page layout. If you prefer only 2 page layouts, you can add a paper pack and coordinating cardstock pack and simply use the same backgrounds. 

Final Look

Kit Contents Visual

Kit contents:
1 – Cedar & Pine Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (X7251S)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Evergreen, 2 French Vanilla, 1 Peach)
6 – exclusive die-cut sheets; 12" × 12"
1 – exclusive black glitter die-cut sheet; 10" × 10"
3 – striped ribbon bows
3 – Top-load 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™
photo placeholders & printed instructions
Additional supplies needed:
  1. Christmas Red Stickles™ Glitter Gel 
  2. Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  3. 3D Foam Dots 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October Creative Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge

It's amazing to me what layouts come from the same sketch challenge. I love seeing how different the pages look using different papers and embellishments. 

Let's Hear It For Creativity!!

I used some discontinued papers from my stash along with a new color cardstock (Paprika). The title is simply foam sticker letters that are white and can be colored to match. How great is that! Unfortunately, I used our ink pads that are water based. 2 days after I colored the letters, they wee still wet! One of the CTMH consultants, Michelle Johns, suggested I put our Liquid Glass on the letters to seal them. When I showed my Monday night scrap club the page, they loved the letters and said they look like ceramic! Be forewarned that you need to use alcohol based inks. Shin Han or our new Tri-Blend markers would do the trick. I used our new Julep Glitter Gems, just because every page needs bling!
the leaves were cut with our Cricut cartridge Artistry. 

Remember, just because you make a mistake doesn't mean you won't be better off for it!!!


  1. White Alphabet Foam Stickers
  2. Liquid Glass
  3. Liquid Glass fine tip applicator
  4. Paprika Cardstock
  5. Tri-Blend Markers
  6. Julep Glitter Gems
  7. Cricut Cartridges
  8. Artistry Cricut Cartridge

I'm enjoying the start of the fall weather in Texas! I'm just really glad the temperature is below 90!!! Yay!

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Close To My Heart October 2019 Subscription Layouts

Keep your creativity flowing with Close to My Heart’s Craft with Heart™ subscriptions, where you receive regular deliveries of Cut Above® card or layout kits that will keep you connected with your passion. Cut Above kits give you a shortcut to beautiful artwork since they include pre-printed bases that you complete with die-cut shapes and stickers. #closetomyheart#scrapbooking


  1. Craft With Heart Subscription  
  2. Tombow Adhesive
  3. Dual Tip Permanent Glue  

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Two Challenges Using Hawthorn Autumn Papers

I am combining three challenges I just created on one blog post. Several of my favorite are Mojo Monday, Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and Color Dare Color Challenge. The sketches are MojoSketch 523, AHSC 335 and Color Dare 362.

Here are my challenges: 

The fun part is combining the Color Dare challenges with the sketches so you get a 2 for 1. Can't beat that!!

Here are the cards I came up with (with a little help from my friends). You should be hearing the Beatles in your head now ;-).


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September Subscription Craft With Heart

Close To My Heart's Craft With Heart is a scrapbook subscription that can be delivered to you monthly or quarterly. There are 2, 2-page layouts per month that are fun and easy to put together. They are perfect as is or you can add to them for further creativity. You Decide!! On this video I've added embellishments to one of the 2-page layouts just to show you how easy that can be.#closetomyheart#scrapbooking


  1. Craft With Heart Subscription
  2. Liquid Glass
  3. Fine Tip Applicator 
  4. Tombow Adhesive  
  5. Dual Tip Permanent Glue 



Monday, September 23, 2019

Every Little Thing Cardmaking Kit

These are beautiful cards to create and can be used for many occasions. They are perfect to keep in your ready to go card stash for a "hello" or "thinking of you" cards. The kit comes with gorgeous Julep green sparkle gems along with a coordinating stamp and thin cut set and 16 cards and envelopes. There are 4 designs to make 4 cards of each design. We have Every Little Thing Vellum Die-cuts and Complements that can also be used to embellish the cards. #closetomyheart#scrapbooking

Supplies used for this project:

  1. Every Little Thing Card kit:
  2. Liquid Glass
  3. Fine Tip Applicator
  4. Tombow Adhesive
  5. Dual Tip Permanent Glue
  6. Anti-static pouch
  7. Wisteria ink pad
  8. Julep ink pad
  9. Intense Black ink pad
  10. Waterbrush
  11. Julep Glitter Gems
  12. Every Little Thing Vellum Die-Cuts
  13. Every Little Thing Complements

What an absolutely beautiful kit!! One of my favs!