Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Spruced Up Cards from the Jan-Feb 2020 Catalog

The cards shown on page 6 of the Jan-Feb 2020 catalog uses the Spruced Up paper and the Spruced Up Cardmaking and Thin Cut Stamp set. The cards are lovely and perfect with these papers. I'm so glad one of my club groups decided they want to make them because that means I HAVE to make them. I love them. I show you how to make them including the sizes of the cut pieces.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Save Space in Your Scrap Room! Stamp Set Envelope Snap Removal

After reorganizing my office, including my collection of Close To My Heart acrylic stamp sets, I saw that I still have lots of stamp envelopes that have the snaps on them. All the new stamp sets no longer have the snaps. The flap just inserts into a slit taking much less space in our large organizers. I did one of the 4 sections of a large organizer which held a snug 12 stamp sets. After the snap removal, 5-6 more stamp sets can fit into the same space. I'm not taking out the paper parts or the foam stamping sheet from each envelope, but if you did, I would estimate you could probably fit 10 sets into the same space. I used an old Radio Shack 100 watt soldering gun to melt and remove the snaps. It was easy!! I did 12 sets in 14 minutes including cutting a slit. This was a far better way to remove the snaps than my previous way which was a wire snipper. Snaps went aflying that way!!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Reorganization of My Scrapbooking Office 2020

I can find stuff now!!! Some people are so good at organization, I, sadly, am not one of those. My friend Sylvia is GREAT at organization. I've had to spend some money and add some hanging files and more Stamp n Storage boxes to help me with all my scrapbook supplies. All of the discontinued papers, inks and cardstock that have been in a "stash" are now readily available to my scrapping friends when I have a crop. Hopefully, I haven't made you dizzy with my handheld Go Pro. ;-)

Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Thanks for watching!!



Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Easy Peasy Scrapbook Subscription for February 2020

Oh my gosh these are so easy!! The February 2020 Craft With Heart subscription layouts are so very quick to do and so cute! I did the layouts but forgot to hit the record button. I was so mad at myself and tried to think of a way to save my non video by showing you the pages and adding additional embellishments from the Celebrate Today kit that coordinates perfectly with this kit. Why put embellishments into the stash when you can use them?! I did want to add some extras to the layouts anyway. I didn't want to waste my pretty peony sticker!

I didn't make big changes. I chose to use some of the stickers that were left over from Celebrate Today and some of the acrylic stars that I colored with a TriBlend Bright Pink marker. I also LOVE the rainbow zip strip and did not want that to disappear into the stash black hole (if you know what I mean)!


  1. Craft with Heart
  2. TriBlend Markers
  3. 3D Foam Dots
  4. Liquid Glass
If you want to create these very easy no cut layouts, please shop with me to start the fun!




Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Valentine's Cards from Mojo Monday and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

This video is about 2 challenges, Mojo Monday and Atlantic Hearts Card Challenge. The sketch challenges always have great ideas for any cards from birthdays to sympathy cards. You decide the sentiment and you decide the papers. I enjoy creating the cards using these challenges. The fun part is ANYONE can do these for your own use. When the cards get uploaded, you get to see how different brains create such different cards from the same sketch.

I take you from the sketch to the final product.


My card with a portion of the envelope.

My Card with a portion of the envelope.

My process video:


  1. Oh My Heart kit
  2. Stitched Ovals Thin Cuts
  3. Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts
  4. Stitched Scallop Circle Thin Cut
  5. Intense Black Ink Pad
  6. Raspberry Ink Pad



Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Celebrate Today Workshop-Pinwheels, Star Shaker Windows, Balloons, Oh My!!

Add some color into your crafting with this vibrant paper collection. Coordinating accessories, stamps, and project kits make it easy to create cards, scrapbook layouts, and more! Birthdays or other festivities will work well with these pages. The new techniques in this kit are pinwheels and star shaker windows. Both are a challenge, therefore a learning experience. Supplies:

Celebrate Today Scrapbook Workshop Kit Kit contents: 1 – Celebrate Today Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (X7252S) 3 – cardstock sheets (2 Black, 1 Raspberry) 1 – vellum paper sheet 6 – exclusive die-cut sheets; 12" × 12" 1 – set of exclusive clear acrylic shapes 1 – Silver Loose Sequins (Z4304) 3 – Top-load 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™ photo placeholders & printed instructions

Additional supplies needed:
  1. Blue Turquoise TriBlend™ Marker
  2. Bright Pink TriBlend™ Marker
  3. Black Journaling Pen (.01)
  4. All-purpose Mat
  5. Anti-static Pouch
  6. Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  7. 3-D Foam Tape
  8. Liquid Glass
  9. Glue Dots® Micro Dots


Project 2

Project 3

Project 4

I hope you enjoy watching the videos and maybe they will help you put your own pages together. 




Thursday, January 30, 2020

So Easy So Fast Scrapbook Subscription January 2020

So Easy, So Fast!! Two 2-page payouts completed in 34 minutes (including boo boo fixes). No Time, No Problem! All you need is adhesive and you are good to go. Easy to follow instructions that don't require much reading. In fact, you can just look at the pictures to put these layouts together.

How ice it is to receive a pretty box at your front door 3 times a year. the larger box is for scrapbooking the smaller blue box is the cardmaking subscription.

Subscription Costs

  • Monthly Subscription: $17.95/month shipping and handling $7.95
  • 4 Month Subscription: $16.15/shipping and handling $7.95
  • 12 Month Subscription: $14.36/FREE Shipping and handling!! 20% discount

Both of these pictures are from my video. I created both of these in 34 minutes while making the video. You get to see HOW EASY it is to create these 2 cute layouts. I did use a ruler,but it was not absolutely necessary. All that is needed are adhesives. My link includes all of our different kinds of adhesives.


I hope you consider trying this easy way of scrapbooking. Working people have time for 30 minutes to put these together and remember, crafting is good for the brain!!



Tuesday, January 28, 2020

How to Create a Valentine Spin Card for Your Honey!

I've never created a spin card. Our new Close To My Heart Jan-Feb 2020 catalog has a new thin cut for spin cards. This die cut makes the creation of a spin card easy. We also have a Valentine's stamp and thin cut set in addition to a birthday rainbow stamp and thin cut set. It was easier than I expected. You can see me create one for the first time on the video. Warning-there is me thinking happening on the video. I've already done all the die cutting but you can see how easily it goes together.

  1. I Chews You Stamp and Thin Cut set
  2. Card Front Spinner Thin cut
  3. White Cards and Envelopes value pack
  4. Color Cardstock
  5. Ink Colors

I have to say, it was fun to make and not as hard as I thought.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Urban Paper is Perfect for a Garage Plane Building Project

While Supplies Last!!

Bring Back My Pack—Urban

CTMH brought back another favorite paper collection that will add depth and character to any artwork.

This slimmed down and updated Urban paper packet is sure to become your go-to collection as you make scrapbook pages and cards for any occasion! This limited time paper packet is only available while supplies last, so be sure to get yours before it is gone!
Save 25% on a workshop kit that includes the paper packet + sticker sheet as well as cardstock and other materials for creating a whole collection of scrapbook pages and cards.
Jim decided he wanted to build another plane in our garage. He did a beautiful job of the first plane and really enjoyed the process of learning to work with metal. He sold the first plane before he installed the engine. (Long story) 
I decided this time I would document the process and make him his own scrapbook. I do enjoy doing various "challenges" for making cards or pages so the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a monthly Facebook "sketchy" Challenge.
Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout using the absolutely PERFECT Urban papers:

 The newly re-released Urban papers work great for boy projects. There are blueprints, wood,corrugated metal, crackle, grungy...perfect, right?

The papers and sticker sheet:
 The coordinating cardstock:
 The Urban Flair stamp set:

The full Urban Workshop kit:

 Kit contents:
1 – Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC12191)
11 – cardstock sheets (5 French Vanilla, 1 Peacock, 2 Pewter, 1 Saffron, 2 Toffee)
1 – Wooden Arrows (Z3552)
5 – white card bases & envelopes
Additional Supplies Needed:
Hope you like my layout. It was easy and fast to do. Here are some quicky instructions:
  • The pictures were cut 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 the crackle paper was cut 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 
  • The blueprint paper was cut 11 1/2 x 11 1/2



Monday, January 20, 2020

Oh My Heart Papers Create Adorable Valentine's Day Cards!

The Oh My Heart Workshop kit is not only great for scrapbook pages but also makes the CUTEST Valentine's cards. With all the stickers on the sheet, it makes card making so easy! You can follow the instructions or you can make the cards as easy as you would to make them. 

You have time to purchase the kit and make Valentine's cards now!

Additional Supplies needed are:



Friday, January 17, 2020

Oh My Heart Is a Perfect Specialty Paper for February!

Oh My Heart is a special paper kit that is only available until February 29, (Happy Leap Year!) 2020. What a great kit for Valentine's Day pictures or just of your favorite people or pets. The papers and stickers are fun and lighthearted. There are instructions for one 2-page layout and one 1-page layout. Both are adorable! There are also instructions for 40 cards!! Make these sweet 4 x 3" cards with pink envelopes. A full size stamp comes in the full kit.

Here is my video creating the 2 page and single layouts. You can see how easy it is to make pages that you will enjoy for years to come!

My Video:


You have time to purchase the kit and make Valentine's cards now!

Additional Supplies needed are: