Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Packing for the Close To My Heart 2019 Convention in Provo, UT

And away we go!! I've packed my scrapping stuff and I've packed my clothes. All I need to do is pack my toothbrush and I'm off!!

My video shows you what I'm bringing and how I'm packing it. The only additional thing I need to add is a sweater for those crazy cold convention rooms. Sometimes they are so cold they kick me into hibernation, then I fall asleep!!

So here we go...



I hope I'll see you there. Stop me and let me know!!

Thanks for watching!

XOXO
Dots

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Scrapping and Embellishing the True Love Workshop and Cut Above

Having had recording problems, this video does not show you how I put the layouts together, but it does show you how you can take the instructions for the workshop and add embellishments using only the supplies that come with the kit.

The True Love papers from Close To My Heart are beautiful for weddings, engagements or any event that works with pinks, eggplant, sage or sapphire colors. The combination is rich, and sophisticated. The designs are gorgeous.

Kit contents:
1 – True Love Paper Packet (X7244B)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Mint, 3 White Daisy)
1 – True Love Complements (X7244C)
1 – White Pearls (Z3370)
1 – Gold Embellishing Thread (Z4054)
4 – Memory Protectors™ Top Load
photo placeholders
printed instructions



Supplies and How To Order:

Subscription information
Workshops Your Way True Love kit

Have FUN embellishing and remember to use your embellishments. They are pretty sitting in a box and never getting used!

Thanks for coming by!

XOXO
Dots







Tuesday, June 25, 2019

June Sketch Challenges

In this blog I'm going to have three sketch challenges. 

The first is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #322.

This is the sketch:



Here is my card:


I used the Sweet Girl papers and a Cricut cut from Artbooking to make the trellis. The flower and leaves are from the thin cuts Stitched Flowers and the sentiment is from the June Stamp of the Month It's Your Day to Sparkle. The SOM can be yours for $5 with a purchase of $50 or more.


Supplies:

June Stamp of the Month
Sweet Girl paper pack
Artbooking Digital Cricut cartridge
Sweet Girl Coordinating cardstock
Sapphire cardstock 
Gold Glitter Gems

The second challenge is Mojo Monday 518.  

Here is the sketch:

These are the colors from the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge 347:



And my card combining the 2 challenges:



Supplies:
June Stamp of the Month
White Cards and Envelopes


Thanks for coming by!

XOXO
Dots


Monday, June 24, 2019

Packin' for Scrappin' at the Close To My Heart Convention 2019





What scrapbooking supplies are you bringing to the CTMH 2019 Convention? I've taken the list of recommended supplies to bring and show how I am using one of the CTMH packing bags. Because of the size of the Versamat and my paper trimmer I have to use the larger one. If you have a smaller paper trimmer and chose to leave the Versamat at home, you can use a smaller bag. I've taken the opportunity to mark all my tools with a Sharpie and put my name on them. We will probably be at multi-top tables with a number of our consultant friends. It's easy to mix things up with others who have the same stuff! To "contain"  the small pieces as much as possible, I use see thru plastic bags to put like things together i.e. blocks, ink pads, adhesives, and pencils, scissors, etc. 

I haven't decided what to wear yet. That will come in a week or so. I will be using some of these packing cubes just to keep things separate and more organized. 

Please feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for coming by!

XOXO

Dots


Easy Scrapbooking-Cut Above Into the Wild




These layouts are from the Cut Above subscription of Into The Wild kit. There is no stamping or cutting. You can put together 2 two-page layouts. These pages are made for your boys or outdoor activities.  Everything needed is in the kit except for adhesives.

The kit contains:

1 – Into the Wild pre-printed backgrounds
1 – Into the Wild stickers for both layouts
1 – Into the Wild punch out die cuts for both layouts
3 – Memory Protectors™ Top Load
photo placeholders
printed instructions

Supplies and Subscription Information:


May-August Layouts for the Cut Above Subscription

Information


1.

Decide

Decide how often you’d like to receive your Craft with Heart™ deliveries; you can choose to receive monthly deliveries or once every 4 months. 

2.2

 Deliver

We’ll deliver your creative projects to your doorstep on the schedule that you decide.

3.

Done

Completing the Cut Above® layout kits that come in your delivery is a snap — you’ll be done in no time!


Pricing Information

How much does a Craft with Heart™ subscription cost?


You have three Craft with Heart™ subscription options depending on how often you want to receive your Craft with Heart™ deliveries.

  • Monthly subscription: $17.95, plus $4.95 shipping, delivered monthly
  • 4-month subscription: $64.60 after 10% discount, plus $4.95 shipping, delivered three times a year
  • 12-month subscription: $172.32 after 20% discount, FREE shipping, delivered three times a year! Plus 30 free prints from Persnickety Prints, every 4 months




Thanks for coming by!!

XOXO

Dots

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Scrapping Workshops Your Way Into the Wild All 3 layouts!


I'm continuing to show the Workshops Your Way kit called Into The Wild from Close To My Heart. All three 2-page layouts are shown in the video so hold onto your hats because I've sped it up!! There is no stamping or complicated cuts. You can put together 3 two-page layouts and have leftovers that allow you to create additional cards or pages. These pages are perfect for your outdoor activities.

Think camping, hiking, cub scouts, boy scouts, girl scouts, summer camp, fishing, anything outside!

Everything is is the kit except for cutting tools and adhesives. The kit contains: 1 – Into the Wild Paper Packet (X7247B) 4 — cardstock sheets (1 Charcoal, 3 White Daisy) 1 – Into the Wild Complements (X7247C) 1 – Into the Wild Wood Shapes (Z4078) 1 – White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323) 4 – Memory Protectors™ Top Load photo placeholders printed instructions Additional Supplies needed:
Workshops Your Way Into the Wild Dual tip Multi bond Glue Pen Versamat Tombow Adhesive

Happy Summer Vacation y'all!!

XOXO

Dots

Monday, June 17, 2019

Scrapping Workshops Your Way (WYW) Into the Wild Cutting Guide


This series of Into The Wild is from the Workshops Your Way kits. There is no stamping (unless you want to) or complicated cuts. You can put together 3 two-page layouts and have leftovers that allow you to create additional cards or pages. These pages are made for your outdoor activities. Everything is is the kit except for cutting tools and adhesives.

Kit contents: 1 – Into the Wild Paper Packet (X7247B) 4 — cardstock sheets (1 Charcoal, 3 White Daisy) 1 – Into the Wild Complements (X7247C) 1 – Into the Wild Wood Shapes (Z4078) 1 – White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323) 4 – Memory Protectors™ Top Load photo placeholders printed instructions Supplies
Workshops Your Way Into the Wild

Thanks for looking! 

I hope you can see how easy it is to cut the pieces for these three 2-page layouts. You can do this!!

XOXO

Dots

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Scrapbooking Into the Wild Deluxe Layout 3




This is layout 3 of the Into the Wild Deluxe scrapbooking workshop. The deluxe kit focuses on using Cricut® shapes from the Artbooking collection, as well as ink sponging with stencils. This kit makes three 12" × 12" layouts, including one pocket page.

Kit contents:
1 – Into the Wild Paper Packet (X7247B)
10 – cardstock sheets (1 Fern, 1 Goldrush, 4 Linen, 1 Peach, 1 Saffron, 2 White Daisy)
1 – stencil sheet
1 – Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
1 – Round Sponge (Z697)
3 – Memory Protectors™ Top Load
1 – Pocket Plus™ Memory Protectors™ Design 4
photo placeholders
printed instructions


Supply List:

Into the Wild Deluxe kit

Additional supplies needed:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Dots

Scrapbooking Into the Wild Deluxe layout 2


This is layout 2 of the Into the Wild Deluxe scrapbooking workshop. The deluxe kit focuses on using Cricut® shapes from the Artbooking collection, as well as ink sponging with stencils. This kit makes three 12" × 12" layouts, including one pocket page.

Kit contents:
1 – Into the Wild Paper Packet (X7247B)
10 – cardstock sheets (1 Fern, 1 Goldrush, 4 Linen, 1 Peach, 1 Saffron, 2 White Daisy)
1 – stencil sheet
1 – Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
1 – Round Sponge (Z697)
3 – Memory Protectors™ Top Load
1 – Pocket Plus™ Memory Protectors™ Design 4
photo placeholders
printed instructions

Deluxe Kit


Paper Pack


Supply List:

Into the Wild Deluxe kit


Additional supplies needed:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Dots

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Scrapbook Layout In the Wild

This is a fun layout to do. I learned to make a wood grain stencil to make my own background paper. The video gives you a how-to for the wood-look and it is easy!


The Into the Wild deluxe scrapbooking workshop focuses on using Cricut® shapes from the Artbooking collection, as well as ink sponging with stencils. This kit makes three 12" × 12" layouts, including one pocket page.
Supplies:

Additional supplies needed:

There are more layouts to come with In the Wild. Stay tuned!

Thanks,

XOXO 
Dots
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The World is Yours Layout 4 or How To Make a Large Shaker Window

This is the last of a series of four "The World is Yours" videos showing you how I put these beautiful layouts together including the details of each of the layouts. This is also a how-to make a large shaker window for a scrapbook page. The shaker is 10" in diameter!!



Supplies 
Cricut cartridges


Hope you enjoy the video. Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks!

XOXO
Dots

The World is Yours Scrapbooking layouts 2 and 3

This blog is combining the layouts 2 and 3 of The World is Yours papers from Close To My Heart.

Here is the Second of four "The World is Yours" videos showing you how I put these beautiful layouts together including the details of each of the layouts.

Here is the final for layout 2:

   

Here is the video that also can be found on my YouTube channel. Please consider subscribing to my channel.


Here is the Third of four "The World is Yours" videos showing you how I put these beautiful layouts together including the details of each of the layouts.


Here is the final for layout 3:


Here is the video of layout 3:




Supplies: 
Cricut cartridges needed-

  1. You Are Here digital cartridge
  2. Flower Market
  3. Artistry
Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Dots


Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Sympathy Card for the a Challenge

The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 318 and the Color My Heart Color Dare 343 are combined for a Sympathy card for a sweet scrapbooking and crafter extraordinaire friend who recently lost her sweet husband. What a lovely couple! They exemplified what every couple should try to be. So loving. I know he will be sadly missed by my friend.

The most recent sketch gave me a pattern to use for her card. The Color My Heart Color Dare gave me the palette. Thanks to both challenges!!

Here is my card:


and card and envelope:



The sentiment is actually on white cardstock. It loooks like there is a slight green tinge to it. Sorry I couldn't quite get the color right.

Supplies:
Flower Garden Embossing Folder
Thin Cuts Stitched Oval
True Love Coordinating cardstock
The stitched flower and lace border are out of stock now but will be available in July 2019.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO
Dots

Sunday, May 26, 2019

World is Yours Organizing the Layouts

Here is my warning...there are a lot of pieces for the 4 layouts in the special instructions of the World is Yours bundle kit. Prepare 4 envelopes for each of the layouts and as you cut the pieces put them in the appropriate labeled bag. Just know I'm trying save you from a case of the crazies!! ;-)






Beautiful papers, beautiful layouts, what more could you want. The video goes through me trying top sort the pieces I've cut and the pieces I cut in the video along with the Cricut pieces cut on Cricut Design Space. You don't have to figure anything out as long as you have the CTMH Cricut cartridges Flower Market, Artistry and You Are Here. Make sure that you have uploaded your cartridges to Cricut and the cuts will be available to you with the purchase of the scrapbooking kit or bundle.  

Major Supplies:

  1. World is Yours Products page  
  2. Cricut cartridge Artistry
  3. Cricut cartridge You Are Here
  4. Cricut digital Flower Market
  5. Cricut digital You Are Here
Now that I'm organized, I will start building the pages.

Watch for more The World is Yours.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Dots

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Making coasters with Your Scrap Papers

I really had a lot of fun making this project. Using my leftover Picture My Life cards, Feels Like Home papers and some sticker complements or elements cut from the 12 x 12 papers from Feels Like Home paper, I cut 4 x 4 and 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 pieces and used the Mod Podge liberally on the tile and paper. As it dries the air bubbles need to be rubbed out from the middle out. I added Mod Podge to the cork and glued that onto the back for easy of washing. I used a sponge applicator but a brush could be used.

The Feels Like Home papers are no longer available but any papers you like can be used in this project.



Supplies:
Papers Picture My Life Cards Thin Cuts-Stitched Square Frames

Other supplies:
Mod Podge
Cork
Sponge applicator
White ceramic tiles

Have Fun with this easy project!!

XOXO
Dots

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Card Challenge for Just Us Girls

The wonderful people at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge brought us this sketch to play with this week:


Here is my card offering using the May Stamp of the Month and papers from the Sweet Girl collection from Close To My Heart:



I like to stamp the back of my cards for the "Hallmark touch".



I decorated the inside of my card also:


You can purchase this adorable May Stamp of the Month for $5 with a qualifying order of $50 or more.

The Sweet Girl paper was tooooo perfect for this card!!



Hope you like it!

You can shop with me at:  dorothy.closetomyheart.com/

Thanks for coming by!!

XOXO

Dots



Easy CTMH Scrapbooking The World is Yours Cut Above

I am highlighting the Cut Above kit for The World is Yours on this video:




Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month With This Exclusive Collection!
This May, The World Is Yours with our National Scrapbooking Month special. Whether embarking on far-flung adventures or enjoying life in your own neighborhood, you can use this collection to capture the best moments, preserving them for reliving again and again.

The World Is Yours paper packet sets the tone for this whole collection. This paper packet features a 12″ × 12″ sticker sheet and additional designs on vellum and kraft papers. Expand your creative options even further with coordinating products, which include a cardstock pack, an exclusive D-size stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit. 











Supplies:



Save 20% when you purchase a bundle containing the whole collection!
Thanks for watching! 

Shop with me at: dorothy.closetomyheart.com/

XOXO

Dots

Saturday, May 4, 2019

New May 2019 Close To My Heart Idea Book walk through and How I organize it

Our New Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book is Now Available!

Take a trip through one of our most beautiful Idea Books Yet, with me. 

Notice the "35" on the front. This is Close To My Heart's 35th Anniversary. There will be lots of specials through the year. 

I show you how I make my life a little easier by getting the catalog binding changed to a spiral bound book and add dividers that I label according to sections and papers. Saves me time and makes me look organized, lol. 

Here We Go!!


The new Idea Book is yours for free with a purchase on my website: https://dorothy.closetomyheart.com/

An exciting special available ONLY in May!

The World is Yours is the special for the month of May. This paper is made for travels, hiking, camping or ANYTHING outdoors. Whether embarking on far-flung adventures or enjoying life in your own neighborhood, you can use this collection to capture the best moments, preserving them for reliving again and again.
The World Is Yours paper packet sets the tone for this whole collection. This paper packet features a 12″ × 12″ sticker sheet and additional designs on vellum and kraft papers. Expand your creative options even further with coordinating products, which include a cardstock pack, an exclusive D-size stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit. Save 20% when you purchase a bundle containing the whole collection!
You can also get a FREE Cut Above Layout Kit when you become a Consultant or host a qualifying party in May!

World is Yours Bundle
How to purchase the World is Yours Bundle


World is Yours Cut Above kit


How to get the World is Yours Cut Above kit for FREE!
Host a party in May that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, and you’ll get a FREE The World Is Yours Cut Above® layout kit, with materials for creating 2 two-page layouts!


World is Yours Everyday Life


World is Yours Paper Packet


World is Yours Scrapbooking kit


World is Yours Cardmaking kit


Shop with me!

https://dorothy.closetomyheart.com/

XOXODots