Saturday, February 27, 2021

Sweet Little Animal Card

 This week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge paired with the Color My Heart Color Dare resulted in these sweet little critters from the Little Buddies stamp set. I colored the little guys with our Tri-Blend Markers. The Stitched Hexagon Thin Cuts were used to cut the 3 hexagons out of the Distress Watercolor Cardstock we carry. The hexagons are backed on 1 1/2" square of lilac, lemonade and sage cardstock. The strip of hearts is from a piece of gold foil paper that is discontinued, I placed it on a 3/4" piece of Lilac cardstock. I love these little critters, they are just too cute and can't help but make you smile! 

My Card

Color My Heart Color Dare

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Little Buddies Stamp Set

Sunday, February 21, 2021

My Card Challenge of the Week!

 My card and color challenge of the week gave me an opportunity to use my distress oxides and a beautiful stencil.

These are the challenges from Color My Heart Color Dare 432:

and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

This is the card I created by combining both challenges.

Thanks for coming by!


Sunday, February 14, 2021

A Card Challenge for a Lazy Sunday Afternoon

A Card Challenge for a Lazy Sunday Afternoon

It's snowing in Texas. This is going to be an unusually cold and snowy week in North Texas. We are never quite ready enough for these rare events. We don't have enough equipment, we sure don't have the driving skills and even my dogs look outside and look at me, as if to say, "are you crazy?"

I am lethargic and just lazy BUT I feel guilty for feeling this way so here goes...

This is a challenge card and here are the 2 challenges that helped me make this card:

Happy Cardmaking!!!


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Blossom - Bring Back My Pack Cutting Guide, Layouts, and Cards

Bring Back My Pack - Blossom!

The Blossom collection features the same classic paper designs that made it popular the first time it was available, with a refreshed color palette and several coordinating products, including a new sticker sheet, a coordinating cardstock packet, and two My Acrylix® stamp sets! Save 20% with the Blossom Product bundle, which contains each of these special items or with the Blossom Workshop Kit, which includes materials for creating scrapbook layouts and cards using this great paper collection!

The Close To My Heart Blossom Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Workshop Kit or Bundle makes beautiful layouts and cards.

In this video I am going through the cutting guide and stamping of the thin cut pieces:

The 2nd video shows the "building" of the three scrapbook layouts: 

Layout 1

Layout 2

Layout 3

This is the 3rd video showing the making of the cards from the Blossom Workshop:

Cards 1-4

Blossom Collections

Blossom Bundle

Blossom Workshop Kit

Blossom Cardstock

Blossom Papers and Sticker Sheet

Blossom Stamps and Thin Cuts

Shower Flowers Stamp Set

Lagoon Shimmer Brush


This is 3 videos. The first shows the cutting and stamping guide. The second shows the scrapbook layouts. And the third video shows the cards and several techniques that can be used on any project. 

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Valentine's Day is Coming!!!

 I decided to use this beautiful thin cut called Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cut to make a Valentine. The inspiration came from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and Color My Heart Color Dare. What an easy way and great way to dress-up a card. I had some fun using a variety of papers, some discontinued. The polka dot tag shape was traced from an older stamp and fussy cut. The Stamp of the Month, Doodle Borders, worked perfectly for decorative touches. The Candy Apple red ink and cardstock makes for a bright and cheery Valentine.

Supplies Used for This Project:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

A Card With a Flap to Flip!!!

 Here is an easy to make card using our 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards and envelopes.

The papers are the Lovely paper packet. The name is truly perfect for these beautiful papers. Lovely has pastel colors that are soft and delicate. I used the Canary cardstock for accent. I made a birthday card with the papers but you will find so many uses for these delightful papers.

Cutting guide:
  1. Cut 1/2" off front of the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card
  2. Inside B&T piece 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  3. Front Canary cardstock 3 3/4 x 5 1/2
  4. Front Floral 3 1/4 x 5
  5. Small folded card 3 1/2 x 7 score at 3 1/2
  6. Floral B&T on flap 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
  7. Canary flap 3 x 3 
  8. Sentiment on flap 2 1/4 x 2 1/4


The March Stamp of the Month will be available March 1st, 2021.

Hope you try out this cute card. It is easy to make and is great for scrap use!!




Monday, February 1, 2021

Home Sweet Home Decor - A Great Decoration for the Entryway of Your Home!

 Home Sweet Home

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with a beautiful wood frame designed for year-round décor! The unique Home Sweet Home Frame Kit includes wooden pieces and coordinating papers and die-cuts that come together to create a delightful year-round décor piece. Use the die-cut shapes to decorate the 14 wood circle pieces in a variety of ways. Your decorated circles can then be swapped out throughout the year to mark special occasions and changes in season! You save 20% when you purchase the Home Sweet Home Frame Kit, but you can also order the individual components separately in case you want additional circles, die-cuts, frames, or just the wood HOME sentiment!

The frame:

The decorative disks that fit in the O:

I've made 2 videos putting together the entire kit:

Home Sweet Home Part 1

Home Sweet Home Part 2


Thanks for watching!