Archive for September, 2017

Falling For You Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way

On November 3, 2017, we will be creating the Falling For You Scrapbooking Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by October 6, 2017 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Falling For You Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1 – Falling for You paper packet (X7223B)
1 – Falling for You Complements (X7223C)
4 – Cardstock Sheets (2 Pebble, 1 Toffee, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Bronze Sequins (Z4029)
1 – White & Bronze twine (Z4030)

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to complete three 2-page layouts (shown above).


Additional Picture My Life Layout: To create the Picture My Life layout for this workshop, simply add:
Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 1
Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 3

Additional Cardmaking Project: (Make 9 cards, 3 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!)
Z4041 Falling for You Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2827 Almond Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Almond, Charcoal, Espresso, Fern, Goldrush, Linen, Nutmeg, Pewter, Saffron, Toffee

Other coordinating products:
X7223D Falling for You Coordinating Cardstock
X7223C Falling for You Complements (included in workshop)
Z4029 Bronze Sequins (included in workshop)
Z4030 White & Bronze Twine (included in workshop)
Z4041 Falling for You – Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
OR C1686 Falling for You – Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z4044 Falling for You – Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts
OR D1738 Falling for You – Scrapbooking Stamp Set
B1569 A Grateful Heart Stamp Set
B1570 Your Thoughts Here Stamp Set
D1748 Oh Snap! Stamp Set
D1735 Gone Hunting Stamp Set

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
Feel So Blessed (September)
Christmas Tunes (October)
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be Christmas Tunes.

The current Constant Campaign is:
From the Heart Card Kit (September)
Share a Smile (October) – Thin Cuts and a card kit that coordinate with the Punny Pals stamp set and supporting Operation Smile
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be Share a Smile.

Organizing Cardstock & Scraps – New & Improved!

After my initial post on how I organize my cardstock and scraps I have had many questions on where to find the organizers and I have had troubles finding them myself.  This brings me to this post because I have come up with a solution that I can’t wait to share with you!

I really like the system that I have…vertical storage, colors divided and tabbed, labels, and a place for scraps within.  The problem was finding the pocket organizers.  Well, do I have an awesome DIY fix for you!!  I still use the Vertical Storage (basically a 12 x 12 plastic file box).  But instead of the pocket folders, which seem to be impossible to find now, I have created my own.

Here’s how:
Start with this 12×12 Envelope from Close to My Heart.

Next you will need 6 x 12 Flip Flaps.  (If you haven’t discovered Flip Flaps yet, they come in many sizes and are a great way to expand your scrapbook layouts.)  You can purchase the envelopes and the Flip Flaps from my website or through your CTMH Consultant if you already have one.

There are a few different ways You can attach the Flip Flap.  You can put it inside the envelope or on the backside. Remove the adhesive strip, fold down if needed, and press firmly.  Done!

Another option (how I did mine) is to cut the top flap of the envelope off, then attach the Flip Flap with the pocket on the inside.

The adhesive strips on the Flip Flaps are amazing for this project. Of course I tried to rip it off!…not impossible but not an easy task. I was pretty tough on it. I put paper in it and even picked it up from the pocket and shook it around. These will hold up well!

Here are all the supplies and tools I used:

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Holiday Expressions Blog Hop featuring new products for the 2017 holidays!

If you have come here from Melinda Everitt’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Cardstock (Espresso, Almond), Gingerbread Friends Stamp & Thin Cuts, Ink (Pomegranate, Espresso, New England Ivy), Black Memento Ink, Red Glitter Paper, and Berry Christmas Paper Packet.

This was my favorite holiday stamp set! A stand up card like this is fun for the holidays and will be something that can be displayed after receiving. It was my 6 year old’s idea to use the bow in the hair and it’s super cute!

Now “Hop” on over to Brenda Lapp’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the From Your Heart Card Kit.

If you have come here from Melinda Everitt’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 


Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: From the Heart Cards/Envelopes, Cats & Bats Paper Packet, Charcoal ink, Black ink,  A New Adventure Stamp Set, and Bitty Sparkles.

Since I couldn’t find my stamp set, I chose to use the foil cards to create something totally different from the flowery look of the original design. I am so happy with this and this stamp set was fun to use!

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

We are Stronger Together

Proceeds from sales of this Stronger Together stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross to benefit disaster relief efforts.