Thursday, May 19, 2022

Fresh Paint OSW Card Workshop

I had so much fun creating this One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop featuring the Fresh Paint collection. I love the vibrant patterns and colors in this collection. I especially enjoyed working with a black base for each card and adding a border detail using a White Gel Pen.

This workshop creates 12 cards from the 1 sheet of patterned paper plus 7 sheets of cardstock.  This is the cutting diagram for the patterned paper.

The stamped brush strokes come from the Brush Strokes stamp set and the sentiments come from the A Million reasons stamp set. I added some coloring to some of the sentiments using a water brush and ink and added splatters to coordinate as well. I used the Circles Thin Cuts set for all of the sentiment circles. I did add a little bit of bling using Sparkles on each card.

These are the 12 card designs 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 $10.00 (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:

    X7280B - Fresh Paint Paper Pack
    X7280C - Fresh Paint Coordinating Cardstock
    B1799 - Brush Strokes Stamp Set
    D2072 - A Million Reasons Stamp Set
    Z3943 - Circles Thin Cuts
    X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
    Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Ink
    Z6528 - Capri Exclusive Ink
    Z6509 - Candy Apple Exclusive Ink
    Z6507 - Clover Exclusive Ink
    Z6517 - Lemonade Exclusive Ink
    Z6510 - Nectarine Exclusive Ink
    Z3224 - Small Round Waterbrush
    Z1513 - White Gel Pen set
    Z3274 - Sparkles

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
  • Card Guide with supply list and color photos of the completed cards
  • Maker Release
  • Social Media image for you to use in promoting the workshop for your customers

I hope you enjoy creating these cards just as much as I did creating them!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Spring Fling Retreat Layout

I had fun creating this layout today during my recent Scrapbook with me event. I wanted to get this retreat scrapbooked right away and had fun working with the retired Lovely collection for this layout.

The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog. You can see this sketch along with others here.

The title is die cut using the Simple Serif Uppercase Alphabet Thin Cuts set. The tag and tab along the side of the left page were die cut using the Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts set. I used some of the stickers from the Lovely Paper Pack to add some additional embellishment.

If you are interested in joining me for one of my Scrapbook with me events make sure to Like and Follow my Facebook Page for notifications on upcoming events.

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

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sunny Days Ahead Layout

Sharing another workshop layout from this weekend's scrapbook retreat. I love the soft colors and fun summer-themed patterns in the Tutti Frutti collection. It was a fun workshop to teach and a great sketch to use again and again.

I used a sketch from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 How-To Book from Close To My Heart for the base design of the page and then added some digital cuts from the Digital Art Collection that coordinates with the Tutti Frutti paper collection.

You can see and shop the whole Tutti Frutti Collection on my website - here.

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

Friday, May 13, 2022

Wild + Free Layout

I had so much fun playing with the Fresh Paint Collection from Close To My Heart to create this layout for a recent workshop I taught at a weekend scrapbook retreat. I used the Fresh Paint Paper Pack and Coordinating Cardstock along with the Digital Art Collection to change up a layout format from Close To My Heart.

The base layout design comes from this layout from a Close To My Heart workshop. 

I wanted to change it up a bit so I incorporated digital cut shapes instead of stamped images in the layout.

I used various elements from different files in the Fresh Paint Digital Art Collection to create the title, stars, and peace sign shapes. I cut these on my Cricut using the Coordinating Cardstock Pack. I love being able to work with the Digital Art Collection - you can easily take elements from multiple files to combine to create your own artwork with them.

You can see and shop the whole Fresh Paint Collection on my website - here.

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

Monday, May 9, 2022

Let's Rock Layout

Had a lot of fun creating this layout at today's Scrapbook with me event. I was so excited to be able to go to this concert on my birthday this year and could not wait to scrapbook this. I knew as I was taking the pictures that I wanted to use the new Fresh Paint collection in this layout. 

The inspiration for the layout comes from list sketch from Dusty Attic. You can see this sketch along with others here. Since the layout is part of my 2022 album I converted it from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11".

The title was die cut using the Slimline Alphabet Thin Cuts and the pocket and tags were die cut using the Buildable Tags Thin Cuts. I used the tags to document the set lists for each of the groups that played at the concert.

I used some of the VIP Rainbow Acrylic Shapes along with some Sparkles to embellish the layout. I also created a faux-stitched border using the White Gel Pen and a ruler.

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 notifications for upcoming events.

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


X7280S - Fresh Paint Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet

X7280C - Fresh Paint Coordinating Cardstock

Z1513 - White Gel Pen

Z4387 - Slimline Alphabet & Numbers Thin Cuts Bundle

Z4106 - Buildable Tags Thin Cuts

Monday, May 2, 2022

Hope & Kindness for National Scrapbooking Month

May is National Scrapbooking Month and for this Close To My Heart has introduced a gorgeous new paper collection, Hope & Kindness.  

This collection features a selection of 12 patterned sheets, including cut-apart paper sheets, and is complemented by specialty cardstock and die-cuts, stamps, and Thin Cuts.

Hope & Kindness Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet

Hope & Kindness Paper Pack

Hope & Kindness Coordinating Cardstock

Hope & Kindness Stamp Set

Hope & Kindness Die Cuts

Fancy Doilies Thin Cuts

There are also 3 exclusive workshop kits for scrapbooking and cardmaking, as well as 2 discounted product bundles.

Hope & Kindness Cardmaking Workshop Kit

Hope & Kindness Album Workshop Kit

Hope & Kindness Scrapbook Workshop Kit

Hope & Kindness Product Bundle

Hope & Kindness Paper Bundle

This special is available May 1st through June 30th. You can see all the parts of this special and shop it on my website here.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Fresh Paint

Welcome to May everyone! With the start of May I have a new Catalog from Close To My Heart to share with you. The May/June catalog features 2 new collections along with some fantastic new stamp sets and embellishments.

The first collection from this new catalog is the Fresh Paint collection. I love the vibrant colors and patterns from this collection. It will be perfect for so many crafting projects.

I love the options with this collection! There are 2 choices for the paper pack - each pack has 6 sheets, 2 each of 3 double-sided designs, you can choose the pack by itself or with a coordinating sticker sheet. In addition to the paper pack there is also a Coordinating Cardstock pack, Acrylic Shapes, Picture My Life Cards and a Digital Art Collection. If you are also into stamping this collection also offers a scrapbooking stamp set and a cardmaking stamp set.

In addition to the paper packs, stamp sets and embellishments, there are also 2 workshop kits available with this collection. Each workshop kit features exclusive elements that are only available through the kit. Exclusive patterned papers, die cuts, and acrylic shapes in the scrapbooking workshop kit and an exclusive stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts in the cardmaking kit.

I hope you are in love with this collection as much as I am! I am planning on spending some fun time this coming weekend in my scrap room crafting with this collection and will share the results with you!

You can see and shop this collection on my website today - here!