Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CTMH Hawthorn Scrapbook kit Project 3 and Project 4-Love This Paper!!

I am ready for fall! I love these single pages from the Hawthorn kit. This layout is so perfect for your autumn pictures. The colors are great and will go with any fall colors. Especially wonderful are the background papers that look like cardboard. Such a great neutral! The pages are easy to do because there are 4 pages of die cuts on pop out pages. Supplies:
  1. Hawthorn Scrapbook kit
  2. Liquid Glass
  3. Fine Tip Applicator
  4. Tombow Adhesive
  5. Dual Tip Permanent Glue

I hope you love these layouts as much as I do! Get a head start on your fall pictures like the hay mazes and pumpkin fields. I can't wait!!



Close To My Heart's Hawthorn Scrapbook Kit is Perfect for Fall!!!

I am so ready for fall! 

Texas has had temps 10 degrees higher than normal and I want COOL weather! Making fall scrapbook pages and cards is reminding me that cooler winds will prevail. Bring them on!!

I love these single pages from the Hawthorn kit. One is Back to School and the other is fall. They are easy to do in part because there are 4 pages of die cuts on pop out pages. The other embellishments are from a 6 x 12 kraft chipboard sheet and a 12 x 12 sticker sheet. 

Supply List:

  1. Hawthorn Scrapbook kit 
  2. Liquid Glass 
  3. Fine Tip Applicator  
  4. Tombow Adhesive  
  5. Dual Tip Permanent Glue  
  6. Toffee Ink Pad
  7. Pebble Ink Pad
  8. Round Sponge
Here are my layouts:

I love this Hawthorn kit.  I love the added detail that Close TO My Heart is using on the new kits. I hope you do too!



Saturday, September 14, 2019

Close To My Heart Papers Using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch and Color Dare Challenges

I've combined the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge with the Color My Heart Dare Challenge and came up with a sympathy card with fall colors. I show you how you too can make a card filled with love.

  1. Cardstock
  2. Goldrush Ink PadNew
  3. England Ivy Ink Pad
  4. Charcoal Ink Pad
  5. Sunflower Sympathy Stamp and Thin Cut Set
  6. Acrylix Blocks
  7. Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
Thanks to the people that put together these challenges and allow the rest of us to create and bring a different look to our work!

Hope you enjoy the video!



Close To My Heart Meets Mojo Monday and Hawthorn Papers

Here is a very easy to make. I used the fall color papers from the Hawthorn collection that is available until October 31st. The stamp of the month (September) is perfect for cards! You can use this easy card layout with any of your papers, depending on the occasion, and it will look very different. Supply List:
  1. Hawthorn Cardmaking Kit
  2. Stitched Circles Embossing folder
  3. Paprika Ink Pad
  4. Saffron Ink Pad
  5. Charcoal Ink Pad
  6. Stamp Shammy
  7. Value Pack White cards and envelopes
  8. Hawthorn Paper pack
  9. September Stamp of the Month
  10. Acyrlix blocks

Hawthorn Cardmaking Kit

Hawthorn Paper Pack

September Stamp of the Month-Random Acts of Kindness
Stitched Circles Embossing Folder

Hope you enjoy the video. As you can see, this is a very easy card to create!



Saturday, September 7, 2019

Unboxing the Craft With Heart Scrapbook Subscription

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.

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These Cut Above kits are super easy to put together. Just add adhesive!!

I'm going to create the first one now. I'll make a video to show you!

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Hawthorn Cardmaking kit for Great Fall Cards!

This is the Hawthorn card kit that is shown in Close To My Heart’s new seasonal catalog. The 3 designs are easy to cut and put together. The kit includes complete easy to follow instructions, paper and cardstock, 15 cards and envelopes, a package of twine to coordinate with the colors, and best of all a wonderful fall stamp set and matching thin cut dies. Coloring is fun to do with watercolor pencils and a blending pen (not included).

You will be ready for any fall occasions where you need a card to send.
  1. Hawthorn cardmaking kit
  2. Watercolor pencils
  3. Paprika Ink
  4. Saffron Ink
  5. Charcoal Ink
  6. Stamp Shammy
Thanks for watching!



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

2020 Reasons to Smile Close To My Heart Calendar

Close To My Heart's calendar for 2020 is called Reasons to Smile. It is a Cut Above kit meaning there is NO cutting, only gluing. It comes with 13 easy to put together scrapbook pages. You can add pictures as you go through each month. At the end of the year you have 13 pages ready to put into an album. There are die cut elements, stickers and picture backgrounds that are ready for your adhesive. The kit can come with a very cute stamp set to mark the dates for appointments for events. There are stickers for the days of the month. SO EASY!!!

Cut Above Reasons to Smile 2020 Calendar

Reasons to Smile Calendar kit with stamp set

Reasons to Smile stamp set

This stamp set is great for planners too. How cute are all those icons!!

Supply List

  1. Cut Above Reasons to Smile 2020 Calendar kit
  2. Journaling Pen
  3. Tombow Adhesive
  4. Tombow Refill
  5. Piercing Tool
  6. Microtip Scissors
  7. Intense Black Ink Pad
  8. Block set

Hope you love the calendar as much as I do!!!



Sunday, September 1, 2019

The New Close To My Heart Catalogs are Now Live!

Now available is the new Annual CTMH catalog and the Sept-Oct 2019 seasonal catalog.

See What is New Today!!

Shop:  https://dorothy.closetomyheart.com/


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Birthday Card Using the August 2019 Stamp of the Month

A great Stamp of the Month (SOM) for August gives us the ability to make cards for oh so many occasions. You can even tag the back of your card or envelope with the "from me to you" and some hearts. So Cute!!

The card was very easy to create. I embossed the dark side of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of sage cardstock. A 3 3/4 x 4 piece of the light side of the sage cardstock is the second background. Two pieces of B & T coordinating papers from the pack were cut at 3/4" x 3 1/2" and 2". Happy Birthday was stamped in Eggplant ink on a 2 x 3" white cardstock with a backing of 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" sugarplum cardstock. The flowers and leaves are from the sticker complement sheet. Easy Peasy!

August Stamp of the Month set

A quick birthday card and envelope

True Love Papers, Complements and Coordinating cardstock

Bye For Now!


Card Challenges for August From Mojo Monday and Atlantic Hearts

When I looked at the Mojo Monday sketch this week, my first thought was to use our new Sunflower Sympathy stamp and thin cut set that will be available September 1, 2019. As I started to create the card, I got a text saying a friends mother had passed. It's such a sad time for this family. I know they will miss her terribly. 

I love the use of the sunflower for a sympathy card. Little did I know it would be put to use so quickly. This is an example of why it is so good to have cards ready to go. The lighter looking stamp on the envelope is 2nd generation stamping. Also on the sentiment there is a faint leaf that is also 2nd gen. 
 Front of the card and envelope
 Inside of the card
Back of the card

Sunflower Sympathy Stamp and Thin Cut Set

  1. Sunflower Sympathy stamp and thin cut set (Available September 1, 2019)
  2. Toffee Ink Pad
  3. Espresso Ink Pad
  4. Fern Ink Pad 
  5. Goldrush cardstock (I used the light side)
  6. Value Pack White cards and envelopes
Thanks for stopping by. 
You can shop with me at: dorothy.closetomyheart.com


Monday, August 26, 2019

Seaside Sketchy Challenge

I've been incommunicado since July, so here I am getting back in gear. I'm starting off with the August Sketchy Challenge from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. The paper I used for the challenge is the Seaside paper from several years ago for the "Bring Back My Pack". Close To My Heart will pick a favorite paper from years ago to highlight in the Bring Back My Pack. This particular paper was especially pretty (in my opinion). It's perfect for any beach vacation. Since I get in brain ruts, I love using the challenges to give me a goal to create a new page. 

Here is the sketch for August:
I had fun making my page:

Seaside is back in a new, slimmed down paper packet! This paper packet features 6 paper sheets and a full 12″ × 12″ sticker sheet, giving you paper and stickers in the same pack! We’ve refreshed a few of the colors to create this updated pack and paired it with a coordinating cardstock pack and stamp set.
Save 25% on a workshop kit that includes all of these items, which you can use to create the awesome artwork shown here!
This collection will only be available through August 31, 2019, while supplies last, so order yours right away!
I had some teal Shimmer Trim from my stash to sparkle things up a bit.
Thanks for stopping by! 


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!


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!


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.


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:

June Stamp of the Month
White Cards and Envelopes

Thanks for coming by!


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!



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




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

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