Sunday, December 30, 2018

A Mojo Monday Card with CTMH New Papers

I created a card using some new papers from Close To My Heart but the biggest assistance came from the MojoSketch 505. Love the sketch and I think it works beautifully with the new papers, a new stamp and the January Stamp of the Month. I am looking forward to the new catalog become effective as of January 1st, 2019. BTW-HOW did it get to be 2019?! (in a day & 1/2)

Supplies include:
  1. Sugarplum cardstock
  2. Value pack of cards and envelopes
  3. Paper pack
  4. Stamp of the Month January
  5. Peony Stamp and thin cut set
  6. Sugarplum ink pad
  7. Intense Black ink pad
  8. Fern ink pad
  9. Charcoal ink pad
  10. Sugarplum shimmer brush
  11. Clear Shimmer brush
  12. Gold shimmer brush
  13. Bashful shimmer brush
  14. Watercolor pencils
To see my video of how I created this card click on the arrowhead:

I will add the new supplies on the 1st.




Something Fierce Subscription Layout

Creativity is more than something you do — it’s who you are. Keep your creativity flowing with Close To My Heart’s Craft with Heart™ club, where you receive regular deliveries of project kits that will keep you connected with your passion. This is my video showing you just how EASY it is to put together the January 2019 Something Fierce subscription layout.

See how easy it is to put the 2 2-page layouts together on my video:

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and get all your questions answered about the subscription.

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Card Organization

While I was putting together one of our card kits on video, I was talking about how I kept my cards organized. I decided I could make a quicky video to show you what I used and how I try to keep my cards organized. So here we go...

Here's the video:

Here I am putting labels on the top of our Large Organizer:

Our New Large Organizer is even bigger than our previous large organizer. As a result, I can fit more cards into the new one so I changed out my old organizer. 


I used my Brother P-Touch to make labels for the top of the box: Birthday, Greetings, Thank You and Other Holidays. Whatever works for you!




Unboxing My January-April Scrapbook Subscription

Creativity is more than something you do — it’s who you are. Keep your creativity flowing with Close To My Heart’s Craft with Heart™ club, where you receive regular deliveries of project kits that will keep you connected with your passion. 

The monthly subscriptions are a no-cut, no-measure easy and fast version of scrapbooking. It doesn't get any easier than this and you get 2 layouts per month for your family photos. You can keep up with your pictures and still have great looking layouts that can be put together in 30-40 min. All you need is adhesive-I use Tombow.

 My video of the unboxing:

How to get a Scrapbook Subscription:



Sunday, December 23, 2018

You Got This Card Workshop Kit Cutting and Assembly

The You Got This Card Workshop is my last kit from the our September-December 31, 2018. The cards are a set of thank you and encouragement cards. It is so nice to have cards readily available to send out without having to go out and send $$$ or one card! 

Here are what the cards are supposed to look like. I will be putting mine together tomorrow, so we will see.

Here is the contents of the kit:

My Supply List for creating the cards including the inks:

  1. You Got This workshops Your Way
  2. Aluminum Rail Paper Trimmer
  3. Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
  4. Saffron Ink Stamp Pad
  5. Sapphire Ink Stamp Pad
  6. Fern Ink Stamp Pad
  7. Acrylic Blocks
I made a video of the cutting all the pieces needed to create the cards. 

I also made an assembly video finishing all the cards.

My words to you-You Got This!!!



Saturday, December 22, 2018

A Christmas Layout Inspired by December Sketchy Challenge

Using the 'Tis the Season papers and complements from Close To My Heart, I created a single layout inspired by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine December 2018 Sketchy Challenge. It's glittery and glitzy and ready for Christmas pictures. 

Here's the challenge:

Here's my interpretation:

My Supply List:
  1. Tis the Season Workshop Your Way 
  2. Tis the Season Paper pack 
  3. Tis the Season complements 
  4. Flower Market digital cartridge 
  5. Red Pearls
  6. Seasons Mix-in Paper
  7. Tis the Season coordinating cardstock

This is my How I Did It video:

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!



Rock and Roll Technique for the Hugs for You cards

I created the cards from the Hugs for You Workshops Your Way. I wanted to show one of my clubs what they look like in person and to work out any kinks when you make these versatile cards. The cards have many uses including Valentines Day cards. I love the Stitched Thin Cut circles that is suggested in the instructions. It' also been awhile since we used the rock & roll technique, which I really love and wanted to show how easy it is do do. I decorated the envelopes that come with the kit also.

The kit contents include:

1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – Boutique sheets
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Saffron, 2 Sugarplum, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Mink Twine (Z4221)
12 – white card bases & envelopes
Create 12 cards using the materials in this kit and easy-to-follow instructions (also found below). Complete your cards using the exclusive stamp images designed to give you ultimate control over the creative process, so you can always make your cards your way.

  • Use these 4 thin metal dies to quickly and easily cut the shapes shown. 
  • Size of shapes: 2¼", 1¾", 1¼", ¾".
  • Thin Cuts are packaged on their own magnetic sheet and work well with most die-cutting machines. I use the Cricut Cuttlebug.

Here is my supply list:

  1. Hugs for You Workshop Your Way
  2. Charcoal Ink Pad
  3. Saffron Ink Pad
  4. Sugarplum Ink Pad
  5. Foam Dots
  6. Acrylic blocks
  7. Thin Cut Stitched Circles
  8. Micro tip scissors

My YouTube video showing how I created the cards and how to do the Rock and Roll technique using two colors on a stamp:

Remember, you can use the instructions and change the papers to whatever papers you want. Do it Your Way!

Thanks for looking!!



Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmas Card in Nontraditional Colors

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge has two challenges till the end of the month. #322 uses bold colors and is the one I chose to do. Using the whimsical and fun papers called Oh What Fun shows how cute and fun the nontraditional colors can be. 

I used my stash of pink Shimmer Trim (discontinued) to adorn the top of the card. The felt complements which is the pink present and the snowflake at the top of the tree, coordinate with the papers and the strip of fa la la is a zip strip from one of the papers. The candy cane green and pink stripe paper surrounding the Christmas Tree are the Picture My Life cards included with the pack of Oh What Fun paper. The inside was also decorated with 2 zip strips and the Wonder of the Season stamp set stamped with Raspberry ink. I distressed the edge of the card with the Sugar Plum Shimmer Brush. It made a beautiful edge to the card. 

  1. Oh What Fun paper pack
  2. Oh What Fun felt complements
  3. Wonder of the Season stamp set
  4. Shimmer Brush Sugar Plum
  5. Raspberry Ink Pad
Hope you like my little bit of joy!



Sunday, December 16, 2018

'Tis the Season Layouts My Way!

Today I am showing you the layouts that I created with the 'Tis the Season Work
shop.  Our kits come with easy to follow instructions that give you great layouts for your pictures. I usually choose to add my own touch. This because there is a failure to follow instructions in my DNA. I do that with cooking recipes also!! Just saying I have a problem with being told what to do. 

My YouTube video show you how I went about creating my pages.

Here are the layouts:

Here is the video for the wreath layout:

Here is the video for the other 2 layouts:

My Supply List:

  1. Texture Paste 
  2. Palette knives
  3. All Purpose Mat
  4. Tis the Season Workshop kit
  5. Ruby re-inker
  6. Mink re-inker
  7. Stencil sheets
  8. Artbooking Cricut cartridge
  9. Watercolor pencils
  10. You Are Here Cricut cartridge
  11. Gold Foil paper
  12. Season of Joy Cricut cartridge

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!I am ready for Christmas!!



Building a Fireplace for a Scrapbook Layout.

Here is the fireplace I created using texture paste and re-inkers to color it. I decorated it with stockings cut from a PML card from the 'Tis the Season kit. The mantle was cut from a wood paper from my stash. The fire was created from the You Are Here Cricut cartridge and colored and blended with our Water color pencils and blender pen. The plastic stencil was cut from the Artbooking cartridge using stencil sheets we just started carrying. I am having fun with that!

I made a video to show you how I created my warm a cozy addition to a Christmas scrapbook layout.

Here is how it looks on my layout:

My Supply List:

  1. Texture Paste
  2. Palette knives
  3. All Purpose Mat
  4. Tis the Season Workshop kit
  5. Ruby re-inker
  6. Mink re-inker
  7. Stencil sheets
  8. Artbooking Cricut cartridge
  9. Watercolor pencils
  10. You Are Here Cricut cartridge
Wishing you a warm and cozy Christmas!



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A Christmas Card Challenge

I've combined Mojo Monday and Color My Heart Color Dare Challenges to come up with a new Christmas card. This is perfect since I've addressed my Christmas cards and need more!

I made a shaker card for the Mojo Monday 504 sketch and used the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge 321.
Here is My YouTube video of me creating the card:

Here is the supply list for the card:
  1. Tis the Season paper pack
  2. Shaker windows
  3. Loose sequins white
  4. Season of Joy digital Cricut cartridge
  5. Wonder of the Season stamp set
  6. Acyrlic block
  7. Intense Black ink pad
  8. Watercolor Pencils
  9. Anti Static pouch
  10. Blender pen
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