Friday, September 10, 2021

Smarty Pants School Layout and Birthday Layout Class


Two 2 page layouts- One with Smarty Pants paper is a School layout. The second one is a Birthday layout. Everything is cut for you! You need only to bring adhesive, pop dots and scissors. Photo of second layout in the comments.
Sign up and pay $30 by Sept 14.
Also anyone out of town who would like to do these I can send you the supplies and you can join us by zoom or I can do a separate zoom recording to send to you! For mailing postage would be $5.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Using my stash is my goal these days and this was a challenge in a group I was in and I dug out the paper I thought of for the color of the shirt on the left.  It is the retired Dotty paper that I am still using up the small bits of.  I also mentioned in my last post that I pulled several paper packs that I was going to use for cards.  The pink paper came from it and the back of the paper is the light green paper so Used most of the rest of the pack on this page!

I love the way this came out!  I also used our new Black cardstock that is really black and doesn't show fingerprints like our old paper did!  

 Close to Heart is also having a Cardstock Carnival special this month where all the cardstock is on sale!



Friday, March 19, 2021

I'm back! Using up your stash!

Earlier this year I pulled several paper packs from my stash that were nearly gone.  I knew there was enough that I wouldn't trash it but not enough to do a lot with it.  Setting them aside to do cards when I had time, I kind of forgot them.  
Recently, I was doing a challenge that required an embossing folder so I immediately thought of quilts and the cards I have made before with embossing folders! I also remembered those scraps and how perfect they would look on a "quilted" card.




This is what resulted from that inspiration for using an embossing folder!  I used the retired Zoe paper and stickers.
The really funny thing is I was making all theses squares to use on a card and was inspired to make a page with all of them instead!  I used the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 layout on page 12!  I love how it turned out and GUESS what- yep, there are NO more scraps!  I even used a significant amount of the coordinating stickers!

I also found the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog is to use 2 or more Patterned papers and these were all Perfect!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Create 3 two page layouts with the fall inspired Hawthorne paper, sticker sheet, compliments and exclusive die cuts and wood shapes. Cost is $40.

Thursday, October 17 at 9:30 am
OR
Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 pm

Sign up and pay ASAP!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #333

The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge  this week made me want to think outside the box and do a scrapbook page!  So I pulled out my scraps from the Hawthorne Scrapbooking Workshop Kit  and some Saffron, Julep (the Color of the Year for CTMH) and Paprika ( a new color!) and the NEW fabulous Layered Leaves Thin Cuts and went to work!












The Layered Leaves are cut from the Hawthorne papers and a couple of cardstock that coordinate!  They make the prettiest leaves!  I guess since we don't have fall leaves here I have to get them some way
!
  To add a finishing touch I used the Julep shimmer brush (if you haven't tried these you NEED to) on the plaid leaf-see the shimmer?   Our shimmer brushes come in 9 different colors- a great one to start with is the Clear Shimmer Brush.  Plus the Julep Sequins we a great final touch!  Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week or any week and share your interpretation of the sketch!

Julep Sequins


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #331

 It has been a while but I am back for a bit with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge as sort of a substitute design team member. 








This sketch was super easy for me because I just pulled out my sample papers for the True Love paper pack and a few sequins for some bling! I picked the papers 
that I thought would work and it came together really quickly! 







I also used the Stamp of the Month - From Me to You for August.  This stamp has amazing sentiments for cards, scrapbook pages and mini albums and MORE, in a few days so get it now! Before it is gone!  


For the inside sentiment I used a retired stamp set called Stonger Together.  

The card is for my niece who is the mother of 5 and was recently was diagnosed with breast cancer after giving birth to twin girls.  She is doing well but I wanted to send a note saying we are praying for her and encouraging her.

We look forward to seeing your interpretation of the sketch this week or any week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!



Saturday, August 24, 2019

Every Little Thing Layout Class



Check out the NEW workshops with the beautiful new Every Little Thing paper and stickers plus exclusive die cuts and butterflies and title.

Everything will be cut for you! NO fussy cutting! you will have minimal supplies leftover and beautiful completed pages ready to place your photos on!

Cost is $45 and you must sign up and Pay by August 31.