Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Urban Paper is Perfect for a Garage Plane Building Project

While Supplies Last!!

Bring Back My Pack—Urban

CTMH brought back another favorite paper collection that will add depth and character to any artwork.

This slimmed down and updated Urban paper packet is sure to become your go-to collection as you make scrapbook pages and cards for any occasion! This limited time paper packet is only available while supplies last, so be sure to get yours before it is gone!
Save 25% on a workshop kit that includes the paper packet + sticker sheet as well as cardstock and other materials for creating a whole collection of scrapbook pages and cards.
Jim decided he wanted to build another plane in our garage. He did a beautiful job of the first plane and really enjoyed the process of learning to work with metal. He sold the first plane before he installed the engine. (Long story) 
I decided this time I would document the process and make him his own scrapbook. I do enjoy doing various "challenges" for making cards or pages so the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a monthly Facebook "sketchy" Challenge.
Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout using the absolutely PERFECT Urban papers:

 The newly re-released Urban papers work great for boy projects. There are blueprints, wood,corrugated metal, crackle, grungy...perfect, right?

The papers and sticker sheet:
 The coordinating cardstock:
 The Urban Flair stamp set:

The full Urban Workshop kit:

 Kit contents:
1 – Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC12191)
11 – cardstock sheets (5 French Vanilla, 1 Peacock, 2 Pewter, 1 Saffron, 2 Toffee)
1 – Wooden Arrows (Z3552)
5 – white card bases & envelopes
Additional Supplies Needed:
Hope you like my layout. It was easy and fast to do. Here are some quicky instructions:
  • The pictures were cut 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 the crackle paper was cut 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 
  • The blueprint paper was cut 11 1/2 x 11 1/2



Monday, January 20, 2020

Oh My Heart Papers Create Adorable Valentine's Day Cards!

The Oh My Heart Workshop kit is not only great for scrapbook pages but also makes the CUTEST Valentine's cards. With all the stickers on the sheet, it makes card making so easy! You can follow the instructions or you can make the cards as easy as you would to make them. 

You have time to purchase the kit and make Valentine's cards now!

Additional Supplies needed are:



Friday, January 17, 2020

Oh My Heart Is a Perfect Specialty Paper for February!

Oh My Heart is a special paper kit that is only available until February 29, (Happy Leap Year!) 2020. What a great kit for Valentine's Day pictures or just of your favorite people or pets. The papers and stickers are fun and lighthearted. There are instructions for one 2-page layout and one 1-page layout. Both are adorable! There are also instructions for 40 cards!! Make these sweet 4 x 3" cards with pink envelopes. A full size stamp comes in the full kit.

Here is my video creating the 2 page and single layouts. You can see how easy it is to make pages that you will enjoy for years to come!

My Video:


You have time to purchase the kit and make Valentine's cards now!

Additional Supplies needed are:



Saturday, November 23, 2019

Best Friends Furever Cut Above 6 x 8 Album for Your Pets

Document your favorite memories of your pals with paws with this brand-new, one-of-a-kind Cut Above® kit! This 6" x 8" layout kit is the first of its kind and features reversible die-cuts, so you can choose dog or cat-focused titles and accents for this quick and easy project! Create even more fun pet-themed projects using our other Best Friends Furever items, too! These exclusive items are only available while supplies last, so get yours before they’re gone!

Offer available through December 31. 

Our furry friends play a huge role in our lives, and we want to help you document your favorite memories of your pals with paws. We’ve also designed a matching paper packet, sticker sheet, and two new stamp sets, to use in a wide variety of crafting projects. Also be sure to check out the Best Friends Furever workshop kit, which combines these coordinating items in a kit that you can use to create four pages and four cards.

Also comes with stickers, photo placeholders, 6" × 8" Memory Protectors™, and printed instructions.

Best Friends Furever Supplies:
  1. Cut Above Best Friends Furever kit
  2. Best Friends Furever Workshop kit with stamps
  3. Best Friends Furever Paper kit
  4. Best Friends Furever Coordinating cardstock
  5. 6 x 8 Candy Apple Red Album (other colors also available)

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Here are the pages I put together:

Here are the contents of the 
Best Friends Furever Workshop with Stamps

I hope you like Close To My Heart's first time pet scrapbook kits and stamps. This is a great kit to get your kids involved in scrapping their furry friends! 



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 

Thanks for stopping by!


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!

Thanks for stopping by!