Thursday, August 9, 2018

Card Challenge with Central Park Papers


Here is another Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge as well as Atlantic Hearts Challenge. This time I am using the Central Park papers from Close To My Heart.


Here are the challenges:




The Central Park papers are fun, colorful, cheery and whimsical. Perfect for summer fun and festivities. 

The supplies I used are:


  1. Workshops Your Way Central Park Scrapbooking kit 
  2. Central Park Paper Packet
  3. Pacifica Stamp Pad
  4. Gold Fleck Gems
  5. Silver Shimmer Trim
FULL DISCLOSURE 

I have made a lot of cards through the years and I do enjoy doing it. I'm not an artist or designer so I love these challenges to help me come up with these cards or pages. I'm also not great at sending cards so I have quite an accumulation. Lucky for me I do have scrapbook clubs with lots of very nice ladies. 

One of them came over this week and started telling me about a friend of hers who makes trips to nursing homes. She brings cards to the people in the home, especially the ones that don't get mail or many visitors. The old folks love these cards. One of the stories this lady shared with my friend hit me hard. A woman was left in the home by her son and daughter (lawyer and dentist). They never visit her and her robe was so tattered that this woman went out and bought her a new one. This made my heart hurt. I told my friend, Mary, that I want to give her friend a pile of my cards. Having these cards get used in such a beautiful way by such a beautiful woman gave meaning and purpose to them. 

As I make more cards, I will have this thought in mind. I will also try to send out more cards myself, because how nice would it be to receive something other than junk mail! I feel inspired by this woman I've only heard about.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Dots

Sunday, August 5, 2018

A Short Story by Stacy


A new product coming September 1, 2018 is our 6 x 6 Story by Stacy. This is Stacy Julian walking us through how to tell an effective story without taking a long time to do it. She prompts us how to think about the important points of the story in order to help write a summary of it. There are instructions for color balance, embellishment balance, ordering the pages, and a great "how-to" that are useful in on our other scrapbooking layouts. 




I am very excited about this new product and the other Stacy Julian products we carry in a smaller format (4x4). They make great gifts for family and are a terrific learning tool for our younger story tellers.

My video is a diary of an unplanned trip to NYC in May 2018 when we flew to Long Island to attend my nieces's wedding reception. My son was tired of sitting around the dining room table and talking "family stuff". He wanted to see the city so we took the train into the city early Sunday morning. I gave him the book for his birthday in July.

Hope you enjoy it. The Story by Stacy kit will be available on my website September 1, 2018. 

https://dorothy.closetomyheart.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Dots  


Monday, July 30, 2018

A Fresh Air Challenge for Heart 2 Heart

I love the Fresh Air papers from Close To My Heart, so doing a Fresh Air challenge was a no-brainer for me. I'm liking the starburst pattern that has been around for many years and for some reason it passed me by. Now that I know how to do it, I love it!

Here is my card using the starburst pattern with the Fresh Air papers:




Supply List:

  1. Mink Cardstock
  2. White Daisy card Value Pack
  3. Fresh Air Workshop Your Way
  4. Juniper cardstock
  5. Espresso stamp pad
  6. Bonding Memories Glue Pen
  7. 3D Foam Dots
  8. Tombow Permanent Adhesive
  9. Acyrlic Blocks
  10. My Acyrlic Stamp Scrubber
  11. My Acyrlic Spritz Cleaner
Thanks to the Heart 2 Heart consultants for the challenges. 

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Dots 

A Card Challenge for July

This challenge is for two challenges. 
Sketch #274 for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/ 
It's also using the colors from the Color my Heart Color Dare Challenge.  http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.com/

It's been awhile since I've done any challenges and miss the meaning and purpose they give me. Thank you to all the consultants that take their time to put these together and go over the entries. Time is time and nobody has a lot of it. So, again, thank you!!!

Here is my entry:


Supply List:
  1. Mink Cardstock
  2. White Daisy card Value Pack
  3. Bashful stripped paper from the Beautiful Friendship Workshop Your Way
  4. Bashful glitter paper
  5. Glacier cardstock
  6. Glacier stamp pad
  7. Documented Cardmaking Sentiments C1719 Stamp Set
  8. Thin Cuts-Scallop Border
  9. Thin Cuts-Basic Ovals
  10. Bonding Memories Glue Pen
  11. 3D Foam Dots
  12. Tombow Permanent Adhesive
  13. Acyrlic Blocks
  14. My Acyrlic Stamp Scrubber
  15. My Acyrlic Spritz Cleaner
FYI-Item #4 is the Bashful glitter paper. That is our Color of the Year. Our year starts September 1st so this gorgeous color will be replaced by a different color of the year. The ink, cardstock and glitter paper will disappear as the end of the year approaches. 

One thing I don't appreciate until I do a challenge and document all the items I use to do what I think is fairly simple is that I have everything at my fingertips from accumulating items over a period of time (10 years as a consultant and  more as a scrapper). I love that and I can do everything I want or need to do and never have to run out to the store that wastes so much time. WooHoo!

Thank You for Stopping by!

XOXO
Dots








Friday, July 27, 2018

Starburst Pattern using Documented Papers and Cut Above Family Ties

This is my first starburst pattern layout. It's way easier than I thought it would be. Thanks to all the consultants and scrappers that preceded me for paving the way! I'm using the rich colors of the Documented kit from Close To My Heart. These papers are available until Aug. 31, 2018 or until they are sold out. 


Here is my how-to video: 


Supplies List:

  1. Documented Workshop Your Way kit
  2. Documented Paper pack
  3. Documented Coordinated Cardstock
  4. Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
  5. Cut Rail Replacement Blades
  6. Tombow Adhesive
  7. Tombow refill
  8. 3-D Foam Dots
Documented Paper pack and Workshop Your Way kit contents



 The next 3 layouts coordinate with the Documented papers and are the VERY easy to put together Cut Above Layout Kit-Family Ties.
These 3 layouts take about 30 minutes to create. 30 minutes for 6 pages, all 3 layouts!! What a great way to start a family album!

Cut Above Layout kit-Family Ties




Cut Above Layout Kit- Family Ties Contents



Here is the how-to video for the 3 layouts:





Thanks for visiting!

XOXO
Dots

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Documented Papers with a Cricut Bike

My pink bike found a home on the Documented papers from Close To My Heart. I love the urban side of the papers with the old distressed doors and the whitewashed brick. I thought this was a perfect backdrop for my rather old-fashion looking bicycle. I used Central Park scrapbooking stamp set "Beautiful Reasons to be Happy. How can you not be happy with a pink bike that has a flower bouquet in it? 





Supply List:
  1. 3 x 3 Acrylic block
  2. Documented Paper Pack
  3. Documented Workshop Your Way kit
  4. Eggplant Stamp Pad
  5. Central Park Scrapbooking stamp set

Here is my video showing you how I put this layout together:


Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Dots





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