Monday, March 25, 2019

So Much Happy March 2019 Sketchy Challenge

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine freely provides us with their "Sketchy Challenge" every month. I love doing these challenges and get inspired by them. Close To My Heart's So Much Happy papers are available in the Jan-April 2019 Seasonal Catalog were a perfect inspiration for me to make a scrapbook page that I could use for spring flower pictures. You can see the layouts on the Creative Scrapbooker's Facebook page at:

This is the March 2019 Sketchy Challenge from the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine:

Here is my interpretation of the sketch using the So Much Happy papers:

The Flower Market Cricut cartridge gave me the flowers I needed to create a cheery spring flower page for my Texas Blue Bonnet pictures. The banner and title Springtime along with the blue bonnet and daffodils were cut using this cartridge. The flowers and all the layers were cut at 3 1/4 ". Once you decide what height of flower you want, all the pieces (layers) use the same measurement.  

Supply List:
  1. Flower Market cartridge
  2. So Much Happy Workshop Your Way
  3. So Much Happy Coordinating cardstock
  4. Glue Stick
  5. Foam Dots
Hope you enjoyed the video!


Monday, March 18, 2019

A Card Challenge with Pretty Spring Colors

I'm combining the Mojo Monday 511 and Color Dare Challenge 334 to get my new card.

Here is my combination of the two challenges:

Supply List:

  1. Sweet Leaf cardstock
  2. Lilac cardstock
  3. Peach cardstock
  4. Feels Like Home paper pack
  5. Feels Like Home Scrapbooking stamp set
  6. Heart and Home stamp set
  7. Intense Black ink pad
  8. Shin Han Markers
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Packing for a Seasonal Catalog Launch or Short Crop

Close To My Heart will have a new catalog coming May 1, 2019. For consultants, a catalog launch comes a little over a month in advance so we can order and prepare kits for our customers. This is such a fun time for consultants since we get together and ohhh and ahhh over the new papers, kits, complements, etc. We even get to create a little something together and chat about our business and share ideas to help our customers. I've taken the Supply List that was sent to us and put a little video together to pack up all the supplies I will need to create the project that we will be doing. This video is only a basic list of tools I would also bring for a crop. I would add more Tombow if I was going for many more hours or days. I would also add thin cuts, embossing folders, Cricut cartridges, Flip-flaps for fun additions.

I can't wait to see the new catalog!! WooHoo ;-)

Most of the supplies and tools can be found on my website at:



Monday, March 11, 2019

A Fun St. Patrick's Day Card Color Dare Challenge

This is a fun little card for St. Patrick's Day. I decided to make my pot of gold in the form of a shaker window and gold sequins. The shamrock from the Lucky Friendship stamp set was perfect! The inspiration came from the Color Dare Color Challenge #332 for St. Patrick's Day.

Supply list:

  1. Paper Piercing Tool kit
  2. Anti-Static Pouch
  3. Shaker Windows
  4. Shaker window thin cuts
  5. Loose Sequins-Gold
  6. Lucky Friendship Stamp
  7. I Heart Us Paper pack
  8. Value pack cards
  9. Clover Ink Pad
  10. Clover cardstock
  11. Gold Shimmer Trim

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!



Sunday, March 10, 2019

Lucky Friendship Cards and Two Tri-Color Stamping Techniques

Lucky Friendship cardmaking workshop kit makes such cheery, fun cards to remind those you care about how much you care about them. These cards are easy and fun to make and not very complicated. You learn 2 techniques for tri-color stamping and neither is hard or complicated. These techniques can be used for your other projects too. 

Supply List:
Lucky Friendship Cardmaking Workshop kit
Kit contents:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – I Heart Us sheets
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Sapphire, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Black Glitter Paper sheet
12 – white card bases & envelopes
printed instructions

Intense Black Ink pad
Raspberry ink pad
Lagoon ink pad
Thistle ink pad
Round sponge
3-d Foam dimensional tape
Acyrlic blocks

I Love these cards and you will too!

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Love at First Sight

These lovely cards are so artistic. The ease of using watercolor pencils helps to make you feel like an artist even though, like me, you may not be! These cards can be used for any occasion where you want to tell someone they are loved! Even the "happily ever after" cards can be used for more than weddings, they can be used for anniversaries also. I enjoyed making these cards and I give you an easy way to line up your strips of paper without having to think too much. This technique can be used in scrapbooking in addition to card making. You can also use the technique with any papers in your stash that coordinate and create cards, pages or whatever paper project you have in mind.

Supplies used: Love at First Sight Cardmaking kit Kit Contents: 1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size) 2 – Feels Like Home sheets 3 – cardstock sheets (1 Ballerina, 1 Charcoal, 1 White Daisy) 1 – Silver Embellishing Thread (Z4213) 12 – white card bases & envelopes printed instructions

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Love Blossoms Card Workshop is Beautiful!!

Create the beautiful cards shown above using the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set and workshop bundle. Not only will you make a set of 12 cards you can use to express love and appreciation, but you’ll also have fun decorating them using exclusive stamps. Get a 20% discount when you purchase the Love Blossoms Workshop Kit. Offer available through March 31, 2019, while supplies last. Love Blossoms Workshop Kit (CC21912 )
Includes My Acrylix® Love Blossoms Stamp Set, 6 cardstock sheets (1 Carolina, 1 Charcoal, 1 Lilac, 1 Peach, 1 Pixie, and 1 White Daisy), 4 Exclusive Inks™ Mini Stamp Pads (Charcoal, New England Ivy, Pixie, and Thistle), Silver Embellishing Thread, and 12 white card bases & envelopes. Retail Price: $60.72 20% Discounted Price: $47.95

The double stamp set that comes with this kit can be used for years to come to make cards for so many occasions!

These are probably some of the prettiest cards made from a kit that I've created. I love this stamp set and the colors of cardstock.

Hope you enjoy the video!