Thursday, August 19, 2021

An Isabella Card for A Sketch and Color Challenge

 I combined two challenges, the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 434 and the Color My Heart Color Dare 457, to make a card using the Isabella papers and the Isabella Scrapbooking Stamp and Thincuts set. 

Here are the challenges:  (for this card I used the last column)

Here's My Card:


Sunday, August 15, 2021

Isabella Workshop Kit - Close To My Heart

 Celebrating relationships through papercrafting is more beautiful than ever with this month’s featured paper collection! This versatile collection of products will work wonders on cards, scrapbook layouts, and all kinds of crafts made for a variety of occasions.

The papers from the Isabella collection are summer ready with yellows and blues, lemon flowers and lovely tiles. The colors are bright and the patterns busy and interesting. 

The Isabella Scrapbooking Workshop Kit contains the supplies you need to create the pages. Additional supplies are a cutting implement, adhesives, and a Flamingo stamp pad. I've made all the projects from this kit. The videos I created while making each project are in real time so you can see how long it took and see each detail.

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3

The diecuts add so much detail to the layouts without adding much work. I love the lemons on the 2nd project. The are put together to add dimension and the title "Sunshine" is layered for definition. "BEST" is dimensional by using acyrlic shapes with flowered stickers inside the Letters. Flamingo ink is used for highlighting and is so simple to do!

To see any of my videos you can go to:  

Here are the 3 Isabella videos: 

Project 1-
Project 2-
Project 3-

Supply List for the Isabella Collection:

Additional Supplies:

Cutting tools (I.E. versamat, scissors, paper trimmer)
Papercrafting Tools (i.e. sponges, tweezers, daubers)

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Scrapbook Subscription Layouts from Close To My Heart

 I LOVE the Craft with Heart Scrapbook Subscription from Close To My Heart!

I order the Year Subscription since it gives me the best deal and because very 4 months I automatically receive a lovely pink box with 4 months of separated layouts that I can put together monthly or all at once. 

Each layout takes me 30-40 minutes to put together. All you need is your adhesive of choice. You do not have to measure and cut pieces for the two 2-page layouts for each month. I use a Close To My Heart Versamat for "Measuring" (mostly eyeballing) and lining up the pieces. Page protectors are included in each package, making the pages album ready. You supply the album!

Most every month I make a video for my YouTube channel:

showing just how easy it is to create the layouts. The easiest way to keep up with your scrapbooking is to take your pictures and put them on your pages month by month. The layouts are generally themed according to the time of year or season. There are celebration pages for family events. Of course, you can use the pages as you want! Close To My Heart just tries to make it as easy as possible for you. You can also change, glam up or embellish the pages as much as you want!

Here are my layouts from July and August. Click on the month and see the video:


Here is some info about the Craft With Heart Subscription:

Craft with Heart™—Subscriptions 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.” SUBSCRIBE

Cardmaking Subscription-Keep up with all the occasions in your life with a Craft with Heart™ Cardmaking subscription. Each delivery includes materials to create a set of beautiful, handmade cards, that will come together in a snap thanks to pre-printed card bases, die-cut shapes, and more. Each delivery also includes an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, complete with stamping block and mini ink pads, so you’ll have the tools you need to create your cards just the way you want them. These are super fun cards to make including shaker cards! And YES you CAN make them!!! Envelopes are included and are color coordinated! SUBSCRIBE

1 Decide

Choose what type of products you want to receive in your Craft with Heart™ deliveries: cardmaking or scrapbooking—or subscribe to both!

2 Deliver

We’ll deliver your creative projects to your doorstep on the schedule that you choose.

3 Done

Follow the simple assembly instructions to complete your Cut Above® cards and layouts in no time.

Free Stamp Set with 12-Month Subscriptions!

Sign up for a new 12-month subscription or renew an existing one to receive an exclusive stamp set FREE in your next shipment! That’s a $14.95 retail value!

If you are already signed up for a 12-month subscription, your next renewal will automatically earn you the free stamp set! If you are not, then follow the steps below to set up your 12-month subscription for either cardmaking or scrapbooking—or do one of each! This free stamp set offer starts with the September 2021 round of subscriptions and expires August 31, 2022. Manage existing subscriptions at any time by signing in, visiting the account page, and then clicking “Subscriptions.”

Here's a peek at the upcoming pages for the fall:





Cards from the Cardmaking Subscription


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