Monday, March 30, 2020

We Rise By Lifting Others My Card from the Mojo Monday Sketch 534

We Rise By Lifting Others this is the sentiment I used on my card. The sentiment came from the "Love These People" stamp set that is being offered by Close To My Heart from now until April 30th. What a perfect sentiment for these tough times. The sketch comes from Mojo Monday.

May all of you stay safe and healthy. Please heed the warnings of distancing and washing hands. The measures we are hearing now came from the 1918 flu pandemic that was probably the worst deadly episode in history. The measures did help mitigate the transmission of disease.

Mojo Monday 534 Sketch


My card and envelope



Love These People Stamp Set

 Mix-in Paper Pack

My Process Video-How I made the card.



Supplies:

  1. Mix-in papers
  2. Love These People stamp set
  3. Circle embossing folder is discontinued
  4. Cards and envelopes Value pack
  5. Ruby Ink Pad
  6. White & Gold Skinny ribbon

Thanks for watching!

XOXO

Dots





Sunday, March 29, 2020

Julee from Mojo Monday has given us a trio of sketches to take us into April during the Corona virus Challenge. I like her challenge much better than the challenge that is facing the world. It's good to stay busy and give yourself things to do and find a reason to laugh. For this challenge I used the Yesterday and Today papers that are perfect for a heritage/vintage feel. The stamp set is the March Stamp of the Month and is only available until March 31, 2020.

The Sketch: 



My Card & Envelope:




Saturday, March 28, 2020

Mojo Monday 535 Sketch Challenges Process Video

Julee from Mojo Monday has given us a trio of sketches to take us into April during the Corona virus Challenge. I like her challenge much better than the challenge that is facing the world. It's good to stay busy and give yourself things to do and find a reason to laugh. Puns are funny so here's another punny card.

Here is the Mojo Monday 535 sketch:


Here is the how-to video:


Here is my card                              Here is the card and envelope:




Thanks for coming by!

XOXO

Dots

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 361: A Punny Card Interpretation

This is my interpretation of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 361 for the week of March 25, 2020. I used the upcoming April Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. It is so cute! I just couldn't help myself to use so many of the little parts. I love the puns, the smiling starfish, the cute shells, all the fish and happy lobster. I made a punny card!!! And, yes, I totally overdid it!!

Here is the sketch I worked from:  


Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

Envelope:


Back of the card:

Inside of the card:


I made this video showing how I created it and, yes, go totally overboard!!



Supplies:

  1. Seas The Day papers
  2. Stamps (available April 1)
  3. Cards and Envelopes Value pack
  4. Ink pads
  5. Adhesives
Thanks for watching!!

XOXO

Dots

Seas the Day Close To My Heart Workshop

This blog post will show all the projects and videos for Seas the Day Scrapbook Workshop kit. There are 4 projects, single and two page, and one that is shown as a single and I made it into a 2 page. 

Seas the Day Scrapbook Workshop Kit:

Project 1:

Project 2:

Project 3:

Project 4:

So project 1 was a 1 page layout and I changed it to a 2 page layout. I also used the Cricut cartridge You Are Here to make a palm tree and crab. On project 3 I created the "this is the Life" title from the same cartridge. I changed it from Bon Voyage. I changed the top border also. Not big changes, I just personalized it for my family. 


Videos for all 4 projects:













Supplies:


  1. Seas the Day Scrapbook Workshop Kit
  2. Adhesives
  3. Cutting Tools
  4. You Are Here Cricut Cartridge
I love this kit! It will be perfect for telling the story of any beach, boat, cruise or  type of water fun your family might have. 

Thanks!

XOXO

Dots



Sunday, March 15, 2020

Craft With Heart April 2020 Subscription Scrapbooking


This is the fourth Craft With Heart subscription for 2020. The April kit coordinates with one of the new paper selections from Close To My Heart's new March-April catalog available March 1st. These fun layouts are perfect with fun, light and breezy pictures with a touch of the tropical. I love how fast and easy they were to put together. It only took 30-35 minutes and, as usual, involved no cutting.



Layout 1

Layout 2




Supplies:

 Craft With Heart Subscription 

Shop with me at: https://dorothy.closetomyheart.com/

Thanks! 

XOXO

Dots

Friday, March 13, 2020

My Cricut Joy Arrived...Early!!! Oh Joy!!

Ok, I admit it, I went on HSN when I heard they were showing the Joy. Well, here it is! She's a little premie. I didn't expect her till next week. Oh Joy! She came early!!


I'll be playing with my new little Cricut in the next few weeks to "get" it. I think there will be lots of things both my hubbie, Jim, and I can do with this little machine.

Thanks!

XOXO

Dots

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Close To My Heart's Yesterday and Today Collection

The Yesterday and Today paper collection from Close To My Heart is perfect for any heritage or vintage photos. It reminds me of the wallpaper on my grandmother's living walls. The elegant damask design is timeless. Even though it has been around for centuries it is popular now. 

Here are all the pieces included in the Yesterday and Today Scrapbooking Workshop:



Here are the 3 projects that are suggested:


Project One:


Project Two:


Project Three:



I'm on the search for parent and grandparents photos to fill my pages. I have 1 smallish photos of my father's parents in their living room with very ornate wallpaper in the background. I'm going to enlarge it an change it from B & W to sepia. Can't wait to see how it comes out.

Supplies:


I've made videos showing the kit and how to put project 1 together. More to follow!!





XOXO

Dots




Tuesday, March 3, 2020

March 2020 Sketch Challenges

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketch Challenge

I couldn't wait for the March 2020 Sketchy Challenge for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Facebook page. I'm really enjoying creating pages for Jim's plane building scrapbook. I bought a Close To My heart 3 ring binder album for him and told him to make a vinyl front and spine title for it. He's gotten to be a pro at heat transfer vinyl so I figured he could handle it. 






Jim designed the plane and made the file


He did good, didn't he?

Supplies:
  1. Urban papers-discontinued
  2. Sapphire Ink Pad
  3. Linen Ink Pad
  4. Pebble Ink Pad
  5. Saffron cardstock
  6. Sapphire cardstock
  7. Linen Cardstock
  8. Dreams Take Flight Stamp and Thin Cut set
  9. Saddle Brown D-ring Album 


The next challenge is from Mojo Monday. I'll start with the sketch.




 Seas the Day Cardmaking kit



I used the Seas the day papers and linen cardstock to make the front of the card. The cute whale is in a shaker window trimmed in white glitter paper with 
silver loose sequins.

Supplies:
  1. Seas the Day Cardmaking kit
  2. Silver Loose Sequins
  3. Sapphire Ink Pad
  4. Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts
  5. Sapphire cardstock
  6. Value Pack cards and envelopes
  7. Shaker Window Foam & Acetate
Thanks for stopping by!


XOXO

Dots

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Wild & Punny Makes a Cute Birthday Card

I love the Wild and Punny stamp and thin cut set. As it turned out it is perfect for me because it has a Happy (belated) Birthday sentiment with it and a very cute, sleepy sloth. Since the sloth is from the rain forest, I decided to use the discontinued papers, Chelsea Gardens. 

This card is for a friend that enjoys pretty things and Chelsea was one of our especially beautiful paper packs. Of course, she likes anything shiny also, so I am also using a glitter paper and I'm pretty sure it is Julep. I love making shaker cards and I just got the new silver star confetti, so they got added to the Julep Sequins. I worked with this woman for decades and she is definitely one of a kind! The funny little chameleon and his pun were THE PERFECT addition to the envelope! I colored the sloth and his branch with the Tri Blend markers. I really enjoyed making this card thinking how much she will enjoy it when she opens it up. I can hear her laughing now! :-)  







Supply List:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Dots

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A Combo Challenge Using New Colors For Me

This card is a combination of the Color My Heart Color Dare and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

So, here we go. 

Color my Heart Color Dare 382:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:


Here is my interpretation:


Supply List:

 I distressed the edges of the card front and sentiment with Lilac ink using my new fav (a make-up brush from a store front called Daiso) The bristles are so fine that you get a very soft edge. Think I'm going to go back and get more of them. Understand this is an import place and the brushes are $1-4 depending on the size. You can't tell from the image but all the berries and leaves were colored with one or the other shimmer brush. Since I could only use purples, I didn't color the leaves green.

Not a pretty picture...but here it is.


The February Stamp of the Month is a good one. Cards for all your female relatives can be created with this stamp it is great!!

 Didn't I tell you it was a good stamp. February 29, 2020 is the last day.

Thanks!

XOXO
Dots



Monday, February 24, 2020

February Sketch Challenge from Creative Scrapbooker's Sketchy group

I'm enjoying the sketch challenges from the Facebook Creative Scrapbooker Magazine group. This is the second of the pages I'm putting together as my hubby and his friend are starting a plane build in our garage. The Urban papers work perfectly but are discontinued. I should have gotten many packs when CTMH did a Bring Back My Pack. What was I thinking!?

Here is the sketch. There is a lot of latitude to interpret so it is up to you to work it. 




Other February Specials are running till the end of the month include:


Stamptacular Sale  this is fabulous! Check it out! Huge savings!!!

Be Mine an adorable wooden banner.

All Around Creativity  Create a beautiful, wooden décor piece with these easy-to-use wreath kits!

Oh My Heart   Feel the love with this exclusive paper packet and stamp set, made especially for Valentine’s Day! I have used it for non Valentine's pictures like my son with his little bunny pet Bun Bun. It is perfect with this paper!!

Thanks!!!


XOXO

Dots

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Mojo and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges for February

I purchased a manly stamp for my husbands cards. It will be available March 1. It is called Dreams take Flight. I used it for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. 


My interpretation


Here is the Mojo Monday sketch:


For the Mojo Monday challenge I used the February Stamp of the Month. 



Here are a couple of ideas from CTMH:


Here is my Mojo Monday card 


I always decorate my envelope to match my card so I used a portion of the bouquet and stamped it in Ballerina. The bouquet was colored with the TriBlend markers using the various shades. 

Supply List:

The Mix-in papers are so easy to put together and the quantities are running low since it is the end of the catalog this week.

Other February Specials are running till the end of the month include:


Stamptacular Sale  this is fabulous! Check it out! Huge savings!!!

Be Mine an adorable wooden banner.

All Around Creativity  Create a beautiful, wooden décor piece with these easy-to-use wreath kits!

Oh My Heart   Feel the love with this exclusive paper packet and stamp set, made especially for Valentine’s Day! I have used it for non Valentine's pictures like my son with his little bunny pet Bun Bun. It is perfect with this paper!!

Thanks!!!

XOXO

Dots