Tuesday, January 19, 2021

100% Cricut Cuts Scrapbook Layout from Close To My Heart Happiness Lives Here Collection

100% Cricut from the Happiness Lives Here Collection

This is a beautiful layout that is created entirely with the Cricut.


This is just one of the many exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut collections. 

Digital Image Set, Close To My Heart - Happiness Lives Here


The backgrounds are amazingly intricate. What an outstanding layout. This is truly a layout you will be so proud to show others. The detailed cutouts on the scalloped backgrounds for your pictures are gorgeous. The Beautiful title is a layered 2 piece Cricut cut. The background is white daisy cardstock while the top piece is Blue Belle with "Beautiful" cut out thinly. The flowers coordinate with the Happiness Lives Here papers. The bike is also a classic element on the sticker sheet. With the collection you can make as many bikes as you want in any colors that suit your project. You can even make lovely floral cards with the collection.

I enjoyed putting this layout together. You can put it together as you wish. I followed the picture for the most part but I do have differences. The order of my flowers is different and I made white flowers. Do it however you want to do it. You can certainly use a different color palette. This is the Happiness palette, mostly. The cardstock I used: White Daisy (3) Blue Belle (3) Smoothie (2) Peach (2) Sage (1) New England Ivy (1) Avocado (1) Canary (1) 

Here is my video showing you how I put it together: 


Supplies 
  1. Happiness Lives Here Digital Collection
  2. Happiness Lives Here Scrapbook Kit
  3. Happiness Lives Here Papers and Sticker Sheet
  4. Happiness Lives Here Coordinating Cardstock
  5. All Cardstock
  6. Adhesives

I loved making this layout with my Cricut Explore 2. You will need Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker and Design Space to make this and use our digital collections. I hope you are using your Cricut to a good extent. It's an amazing machine that is meant to be used. My Original Cricut sat in a box in the closet unused for 2 years ten years ago. It was fear. Get over any fear because you can do this. Remember it is only paper and you aren't breaking anything!

Thanks for watching!

XOXO

Dots

Friday, January 15, 2021

Subscription Scrapbooking and Cardmaking - Craft With Heart

 Craft With Heart

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. Cardmaking kits also include exclusive stamp sets and mini ink pads you can use for a truly personal look.

Cost of the subscription:

  • Monthly subscription: $17.95, plus $7.95 shipping, delivered monthly
  • 4-month subscription: $64.60 after 10% discount, plus $7.95 shipping, delivered three times a year
  • 12-month subscription: $172.32 after 20% discount, FREE shipping, delivered three times a year!

Billing:

  • Monthly subscriptions: on the first of each month
  • 4-month subscriptions: on the first of January, May, and September
  • 12-month subscriptions: on the first of January, May, or September, depending on when you originally subscribed
    • Subscribe from January to April, billing occurs on January 1
    • Subscribe from May to August, billing occurs on May 1
    • Subscribe from September to December, billing occurs on September 1

Your subscriptions come to you looking like this:

  • The pink box is scrapbooking
  • The aqua box is cardmaking



January 2021 Layout 1



January 2021 Layout 2


The first video shows the January - April kits 

The second video shows me putting the 2 layouts together. It takes me about 35 minutes to put the 2 layouts (4 pages) together. The layouts can be enhanced as much as you want, I'm showing the basic pages. 

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Thanks for watching!!

XOXO
Dots

Monday, January 11, 2021

Happiness Lives Here - Alternate Scrapbook Layouts & Cards w/o Workshops

 Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a Healthy 2021!!!


I'm beginning this year with the first of the new papers from the New Close To My Heart catalog. This collection is Happiness Lives Here. What a great way to start a new year with the words Happiness Live Here. It's a good thought to keep in your head considering the trying times we've been going through. 

I've created several videos showing you layouts and cards that are not using the scrapbook and card workshops we offer. The first video is a cutting guide that is in real time, meaning after you purchase the papers, cardstock, you can cut along with me! The second video shows the scrapbook layouts being put together. In the third video I put together 10 cards for various situations. 

Here is the list of all the essential products I purchased for the projects:

  1. Happiness Lives Here papers and Sticker Sheet
  2. Happiness Lives Here Coordinating Cardstock
  3. Happiness Lives Here Wood Shapes
  4. White Daisy Cardstock
  5. Happiness Lives Here Cardmaking Stamps and Thin Cuts
  6. Blue Bell Ink Pad
  7. Intense Black Ink Pad
  8. Peach Ink Pad
  9. Sage Ink Pad
  10. White Cards and Envelopes
Here is the list of items needed that were in my tool stash:
Here is the list of the optional products is used for my layouts:
  1. Blue Bell Shimmer Brush
  2. Clear Shimmer Brush
  3. Peach Shimmer Brush
  4. Blue Bell Glitter Gems
  5. Blue Bell Pearls

Happiness Lives Here Collection

Happiness Lives Here Papers and Stickers


Happiness Lives Here Coordinating Cardstock
Happiness Lives Here Cardmaking Stamp Set & Thin Cuts


1.  Cutting Video


2.  Layout Video


3.  Card Video





Thanks for stopping by! Please shop with me and start creating for the New Year! It will make you feel good and it's good for your brain!

XOXO

Dots

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Moments Like These Calendar or Scrapbook Pages-You Pick!!!

 Moments like These

Get ready for 2021 with this exclusive calendar project featuring pages for each month of the coming year!


The Moments like These special features a collection of products designed to get you ready for a new year! Use the die-cuts, stickers, and base pages in the Cut Above® layout kit, to create 13 single 12″ × 12″ pages you can add to a scrapbook album or to the pages of a calendar! Save 30% when you purchase the bundle that pairs this kit with the exclusive My Acrylix® Moments like These stamp set and a base calendar!


See a pick preview of the pages and the calendar



Moments Like These with Calendar



Moments Like These with Calendar and Stamp Set


Moments Like These Kit



Blank Calendar ready for facing pages



I've made four videos showing how each page comes together.

Moments Like These Calendar or Layouts-You Pick!! Part 1

 

Moments Like These Calendar or Layouts-You Pick!! Part 2

 

Moments Like These Calendar or Layouts-You Pick!! Part 3

 

Moments Like These Calendar or Layouts-You Pick!! Part 4


Moments Like These will only be available until 

December 31, 2020 or till supplies last!!


Thanks for stopping by!!


XOXO
Dots

Saturday, October 31, 2020

2020 Close To My Heart Subscription Album

Craft with Heart™ Scrapbooking from Close To My Heart
Be ready to preserve memories as you make them with a Craft with Heart™ Scrapbooking subscription. As a subscriber, you’ll receive regular deliveries of Cut Above® layout kits, each kit featuring two beautifully designed two-page layouts. Your layouts come together in minutes thanks to pre-printed base pages, with complementary die-cuts and stickers to help you preserve your memories in style.

December 2020 Subscription

Any of these pages can be embellished to your hearts content
or you can leave them as is.

2020 Subscription Scrapbooking Album



Subscription Information

Monday, October 26, 2020

Comfort & Joy Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Workshops

 Get a jump start on the holiday festivities with this exclusive collection, which features classic designs that make it ideal for all of your crafting traditions, from holiday cards to scrapbook pages and everything in between!

In these videos, I am showing you both the scrapbook pages and the cardmaking workshop. You will be so ready for your sending out your Christmas cards and for scrapbooking your Christmas pictures. Comfort and Joy Scrapbook and Cardmaking workshops are available until Oct. 31st. Purchase while supplies last!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Bloom With Grace Cardmaking Workshop Cutting and Assembly

 The Bloom with Grace Cardmaking Workshop from Close To My Heart shows you how to create 16 cards, 4 ea of 4 designs. The cards have inspirational sentiments which would be useful and helpful to this COVID environment. People have lost jobs, miss out on seeing family members in general everyone is experiencing tough times. Some inspiration and cheery yellow flowers would be a nice change of pace! The Tri Blend markers used are Brown Grey, Gold Yellow, Yellow Green.