Saturday, April 17, 2021

Lovely One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop and Operation Smile

I have been wanting to do some workshop crafting with the Lovely Collection from Close To My Heart that is in the current Core Catalog. My first workshop with this is a One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop that pairs paper from this collection along with the current Operation Smile Stamp Set - Every Bit of Wonderful. 


Each catalog from Close To My Heart has a stamp set in which proceeds from the set go to Operation Smile. If you are unfamiliar with Operation Smile it is a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates in children around the world. 

I found inspiration for the card designs on Pinterest to create the following cutting guide:

The cardstock used for these cards comes from the Lovely Coordinating Cardstock pack for the card bases and other elements. In addition I used White Daisy cardstock for the stamped elements. The brackets for the sentiments were die cut using the Stitched Scallop Brackets Thin Cuts set and the borders on some of the card elements were die cut using the Fancy Borders Thin Cuts set.







The sentiments and embellishments were die cut and stamped using the Every Bit of Wonderful Stamp Set. The images were stamped on White Daisy cardstock using Intense Black Exclusive Ink and then colored in using Triblend Markers.



If you are interested in creating this workshop for yourself or with your customers, there are 4 ways to get the files:

1. Follow the Buy Now link on the bottom of this post. The files are $12.00 (USD). 

2. Place a purchase on my Close To My Heart website for $35 or more (before taxes and shipping).

3. Join the VIP Program from Close To My Heart under me. All my VIPS get FREE access to my workshop files.

4. Join my Close To My Heart team, all team members have access to my workshop files.

Here is what you will receive with the workshop files:
  • Welcome Page 
  • Cutting Guide with color photos of the papers and directions for cutting the papers needed
  • Layout Guide with supply list and color photos of the completed layouts
  • Consultant Release
  • Social Media image for you to use in promoting the workshop for your customers
I hope you enjoy creating these layouts just as much as I did creating them!

I hope you like the cards. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies list:

X8015B - Lovely Paper Pack
X8015C - Lovely Coordinating Cardstock
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock
Z4260 - Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
Z3688 - Stitched Scallop Brackets Thin Cuts
Z3682 - Fancy Borders Thin Cuts
X254 - White Cards and Envelopes
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Z2496 - Pale Pink Triblend Marker
Z2525 - Vintage Blue Triblend Marker
Z2486 - Dull Green Triblend Marker
Z2519 - Gold Yellow Triblend Marker




Monday, April 12, 2021

Celebrate Layout

I did another Zoom Scrapbook with me event today with my group and created this layout from my husband's birthday in 2019.  If you aren't familiar with my Scrapbook with me events. Twice a week I post a sketch and supply list to those attending and we work from the sketch over Zoom to create our layouts. This has been a great way for me to keep up on my scrapbooking and my group has been very supportive and helped me step outside of my comfort zone in creating my own layouts.

The inspiration for the layout came from this sketch from Dusty Attic. You can see this sketch along with others here.

I have been doing some challenges with my group recently to convert single page sketches into double page layouts. I did my version today by mirroring the sketch on the right-hand page.

I dug through my stash to pull out some paper as a starting point and pulled the patterned pieces from the Woodgrain paper pack and the March/April Mix-Ins paper pack. I used the Love of Color How-To Book to give me inspiration for the color combination I used. I used the suggested combination of Espresso, Pebble, Peacock, Toffee and Glacier paper. 


The title was cut on my Cricut and comes from the Artistry cartridge from Close To My Heart. You can see all of the images available in this cartridge through my affiliate link - here.

The embellishments came from my stash as well.

If you are interested in joining me for one of my Scrapbook with me events, make sure to like and follow my Facebook page to get notifications of the upcoming events.

I hope you liked the layout. Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies list:

X8017 - Woodgrain paper pack

X9026 - March/April Mix-In paper pack

9045 - Love of Color How-To Book

X5951 - Espresso cardstock

X5955 - Pebble cardstock

X5958 - Peacock cardstock

X5950 - Toffee cardstock

X5978 - Glacier cardstock

Artistry Cricut Cartridge




Thursday, April 8, 2021

Eat Play Love Scrapbooking Workshop

I went to a retreat weekend recently and had a lot of fun crafting. One of the projects I worked on was this Eat Play Love Scrapbooking Workshop. I loved working with this collection from Close To My Heart. The bright colors and designs are so perfect for scrapbooking our family and kitchen memories along with many other occasions.


This workshop creates 10 12" x 12" scrapbook pages - 5 2-page layouts.  Here are some previews of the layouts you will be able to create with this workshop.









If you are interested in creating this workshop for yourself or with your customers, there are 4 ways to get the files:

1. Follow the Buy Now link on the bottom of this post. The files are $12.00 (USD). 

2. Place a purchase on my Close To My Heart website for $35 or more (before taxes and shipping).

3. Join the VIP Program from Close To My Heart under me. All my VIPS get FREE access to my workshop files.

4. Join my Close To My Heart team, all team members have access to my workshop files.

Supplies Needed for this Workshop:

X7267B - Eat Play Love Paper Pack
X7267C - Eat Play Love Coordinating Cardstock
X7267D - Eat Play Love Picture My Life Cards
X7267E - Eat Play Love Wood Shapes
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock
Z3826 - Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink
Z3830 - Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink
Z3833 - Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink
Z3866 - Mini Blending Tool

Here is what you will receive with the workshop files:
  • Welcome Page 
  • Cutting Guide with color photos of the papers and directions for cutting the papers needed
  • Layout Guide with supply list and color photos of the completed layouts
  • Consultant Release
  • Social Media image for you to use in promoting the workshop for your customers
I hope you enjoy creating these layouts just as much as I did creating them!




Thursday, April 1, 2021

Eat Play Love One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop

As soon as I saw the Eat Play Love collection and the Kitchen Gnomes stamp set from Close To My Heart I could hardly wait to start creating with it. My first workshop with this collection is a 10-card One Sheet Wonder workshop featuring these products.


With this workshop you will make 10 cards. The cards use the Eat Play Love paper and coordinating cardstock from the March/April 2021 Close To My Heart catalog that is available through April 30th. I added these adorable gnomes from the Kitchen Gnomes Stamp Set + Thin Cuts. I found inspiration for the card designs on Pinterest to create the following cutting guide:


I used cardstock from the coordinating cardstock pack for the mats for various elements as well as the White Daisy for the die cut and stamped images.






The gnomes were die cut from the White Daisy cardstock, stamped with Intense Black Exclusive Inks and then colored with Triblend Markers.

If you are interested in making these for yourself there are 4 ways you can get the cutting guide and the card guide:
  • You can purchase the full directions to this workshop at the end of this post following the Buy Now button which will take you to my shop.
  • You can make a $25 purchase from my website. Email me after the purchase and I will send the files to you.
  • You can join my Close To My Heart Team. My team members always have access to my workshop files for use in their own businesses.
  • You can become one of my VIPs. My VIPS get FREE access to all my workshop designs. 

I hope you like the cards. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies list:

X7267B - Eat Play Love Paper Pack
X7267C - Eat Play Love Coordinating Cardstock
Z3931 - Kitchen Gnomes Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
X254 - White Cards and Envelopes
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks



Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Recital Layouts and Mix-In papers

Having a daughter who has danced since she was 4 years old means lots of recital pictures to scrapbook. Scrapbooking those recital pictures over the years has proved very challenging! There are always lots of different colors to the costumes and backgrounds so choosing papers for scrapbooking these events has been tricky at times. 

I have been loving using the Mix-In Paper Packs from Close To My Heart for her final recital as she graduated from high school. I am excited to share these with you and show you how versatile these papers are.



I worked on these layouts during some recent Scrapbook with me events I have had. All three layouts use papers from various Mix-In paper packs combined with some black and white prints from other paper packs. I love that I can use patterns from multiple Mix-In paper packs and they work so well together! 

You can see the current Mix-In (Mar/Apr) paper pack along with a couple other retired Mix-In paper packs that are still available online on my website here.

I hope you like the layouts. Thanks for stopping by!





Sunday, March 21, 2021

Easter Treat Bags and a Tutorial

Getting ready for Easter here and had so much fun making these treat bags for family and friends using the Daisy Meadows collection. Excited to share the tutorial for this with you today.

The treat bag uses cardstock for the base and patterned paper for embellishments. I added some stamped images from the Daisy Meadows Cardmaking Stamp Set for some additional fun. I have included a link to a PDF of instructions at the end of this post as well as a process video.

To create this treat bag first cut a piece of 12"x12" cardstock to 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Score this on the 11 1/2" side at 3", 5 1/2", 8 1/2" and 11". Score on the 8 1/2" side at 2 1/2". Score again at 4 3/4" between the 3" and 5 1/2" score lines and from the 8 1/2" score line to the edge as shown in the diagram. 

Cut away the areas as shown in the diagram and then cut up along the score lines from the bottom to make tabs.

Adhere pieces of 2 7/8" x 5" patterned paper to the front and back panels using strong adhesive then line up these panels to punch a handle.

Using strong tape, adhere the side tab behind the front panel then fold in each of the bottom tabs and adhere using strong tape to form the base. Wrap a piece of 12" x 1 1/2" patterned paper around the base.

Add some stamped elements to embellish. Fill with shred and candy, tie with a bow and add a tag for a fun Easter treat.

You can download the PDF of instructions here.


I hope you like the treat bag. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies list:

X7266B - Daisy Meadows Paper Pack
X7266C - Daisy Meadows Coordinating Cardstock
Z3933 - Daisy Meadows Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Z2849 - Peacock Exclusive Inks
Z6502 - Peach Exclusive Inks
Z2896 - Smoothie Exclusive Inks
Z2496 - Pale Pink Triblend Marker


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Daisy Meadows Scrapbooking Workshop

Continuing with my Easter and Spring craftiness here! So excited to share with you my next Scrapbooking Workshop. I had so much fun creating this using the Daisy Meadows collection from Close To My Heart. The layouts in this workshop are perfect for scrapbooking those memories.


This workshop creates 10 12" x 12" scrapbook pages - 5 2-page layouts.  Here are some previews of the layouts you will be able to create with this workshop.












Here is the process video for creating the chevron pattern on Layout 1 of this workshop.




If you are interested in creating this workshop for yourself or with your customers, there are 4 ways to get the files:

1. Follow the Buy Now link on the bottom of this post. The files are $12.00 (USD). 

2. Place a purchase on my Close To My Heart website for $35 or more (before taxes and shipping).

3. Join the VIP Program from Close To My Heart under me. All my VIPS get FREE access to my workshop files.

4. Join my Close To My Heart team, all team members have access to my workshop files.

Supplies Needed for this Workshop:

X7266S - Daisy Meadows Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7266C - Daisy Meadows Coordinating Cardstock
X7266D - Daisy Meadows Picture My Life Cards
X7266E - Diasy Meadows Dots
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock

There are optional Cricut Cuts that go with the layouts from this workshop. The link to the Cricut Design Space file is included in the Cutting Guide. You will need to own the Daisy Meadows Cricut digital file collection from Close To My Heart in order to use the cuts in the file. You can purchase the Cricut collection through my affiliate link by clicking on the Cricut icon on this blog. To do the Cricut Cuts you will need the following optional supplies:

X6047 - Black Cardstock
X6044 - Peach Cardstock
X5985 - Smoothie Cardstock

Here is what you will receive with the workshop files:
  • Welcome Page 
  • Cutting Guide with color photos of the papers and directions for cutting the papers needed
  • Layout Guide with supply list and color photos of the completed layouts
  • Consultant Release
  • Social Media image for you to use in promoting the workshop for your customers
I hope you enjoy creating these layouts just as much as I did creating them!






Friday, March 5, 2021

StarFun Layout

I am in love with this recent Scrapbook with me event layout I completed! The layout used up most of my scraps from the Sweet Safari paper pack along with some leftover Picture My Life cards. I have been using a lot of sketches lately that use smaller pieces of paper or cardstock. These are perfect for Bashing your Stash to use up any leftover papers from a collection.

The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch. You can see this sketch along with others here.


The squares are all 3"x3", 2"x2" or 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" in dimension with banners that are 3/4" or 1" in width. I die cut the title from Canary cardstock and stamped on them using Intense Black Exclusive Ink.

To add something extra to this layout I die cut the stars from Canary and Lagoon cardstock and then ran them through my die cut machine with a dot embossing folder to give some texture to them. I added some faux-stitching to some of the squares and banners as well as around the outside of some squares.





I cut down a 4"x6" Picture My Life card to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and matted it on another card that was cut down to 4"x4" in place of the 4"x4" photo on the right page to have a journaling box.


If you are interested in joining me for one of my twice-weekly Scrapbook With Me events, make sure to like and follow my Facebook page to get notifications of upcoming events.

I hope you like the layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies list:

X7265B - Sweet Safari Paper Pack

X7265D - Sweet Safari Picture My Life Cards

D1966 - Simple Serif Uppercase Stamp Set

Z3760 - Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts

Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks

Z3515 - Black Journaling Pen (.01)




Saturday, February 27, 2021

Easter Cards and a One Sheet Wonder Workshop

I have been having so much fun creating with the paper from the upcoming March/April Close To My Heart Catalog. The first collection from this that I am working with is the Daisy Meadows collection. I love the soft colors in the papers along with the adorable Easter and Spring images. I am excited to share with you the first of the workshops I have created with this - a One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop.

With this workshop you will make 12 Easter cards - 3 each of 4 card designs. The cards use the Daisy Meadows paper and coordinating cardstock from the March/April 2021 Close To My Heart catalog that goes live on March 1st. I added these adorable Easter bunnies from the Daisy Meadows Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts. I found inspiration for the card designs on Pinterest to create the following cutting guide:

I used cardstock from the coordinating cardstock pack for the mats for various elements as well as the White Daisy for the die cut and stamped images. I embellished the cards using enamel dots from the Daisy Meadows Dots pack. I have included the link to an assembly process video I did for these cards at the end of this post.






Here is the link to the Assembly Process Video to give you some tips for putting these adorable cards together.



If you are interested in making these for yourself there are 4 ways you can get the cutting guide and the card guide:
  • You can purchase the full directions to this workshop at the end of this post following the Buy Now button which will take you to my shop.
  • You can make a $25 purchase from my website. Email me after the purchase and I will send the files to you.
  • You can join my Close To My Heart Team. My team members always have access to my workshop files for use in their own businesses.
  • You can become one of my VIPs. My VIPS get FREE access to all my workshop designs. 

I hope you like the cards. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies list:

X7266B - Daisy Meadows Paper Pack
X7266C - Daisy Meadows Coordinating Cardstock
X7266E - Daisy Meadows Dots
Z3933 - Daisy Meadows Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
X254 - White Cards and Envelopes
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Z2849 - Peacock Exclusive Inks
Z6502 - Peach Exclusive Inks
Z2841 - Glacier Exclusive Inks
Z2896 - Smoothie Exclusive Inks
Z6521 - Sundance Exclusive Inks
Z2496 - Pale Pink Triblend Marker