Archive for January, 2018

Pointe Shoes Display Box

I could not be happier with this project! As a dancer, your first pair of pointe shoes are special and I wanted a way to display my daughter’s shoes. I was able to create this special display using leftovers from this month’s Love Letters special, paper from the Basic Fundamentals Paper Packet, and Gold Pearls for a finishing touch.

Here’s what the box started out as:

Daughter’s Name Monogram using Love Letters

These Love Letters were so much fun to make and so easy! All the flowers are pre-cut in the kit. The only thing I added was the heart foil paper on the top half, everything else was included in the kit and there were LOTS of extra flowers for use on other projects! Chose the letter(s) you want but they are only available through the end of the month so get them now so you don’t miss out on this great National Papercrafting Month special by Close to My Heart.

Family Name Monogram using Love Letters

Here is an example of this month’s Love Letters special. I left the pink flowers off for a more neutral look. The patterned paper on the top was added and there were many flowers left over.

Make Waves Workshop Your Way


On March 2, we will be creating the Make Waves Workshop.  If you are in Club, now is the time to order.  You need to order by February 2 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Make Waves Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1 – Make Waves Paper Packet (X7227B)
1 – Make Waves Complements (X7227C)
4 – Cardstock sheets (1 Pixie, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Make Waves Sequins & Gems (Z4142)
1 – Make Waves Shimmer Trim (Z4146)
Printed instructions

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:
Z3242 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 1
Z3244 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 3

Additional Cardmaking Project: Make 8 cards, 2 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!
Z4160 Make Waves Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z2806 Emerald Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2804 Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2832 Pewter Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2453 ShinHan Touch Twin Lavender Marker
Z3318 Thin Cuts – Basic Circles
Z697 Round Sponge
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Bashful, Black, Canary, Emerald, Glacier, Lagoon, Pansy, Pixie, Sorbet, White Daisy, Willow

Other coordinating products:
X7227D Make Waves Coordinating Cardstock
C1710 Make Waves – Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z4160 Make Waves – Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
D1764 Make Waves – Scrapbooking Stamp Set
D1769 Treat for You 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:
January – Bloom & Grow
February – Sunny Thoughts
*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 February – Sunny Thoughts.

The current Constant Campaign is:
January – National Paper Crafting Month – Love Letters
February – Pretty in Pink
*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 the February – Pretty in Pink.

Make Waves Artwork

If mermaids are your thing, check out all of these projects using the Make Waves Collection.


Pennant Banner
X7227B Make Waves Paper Packet
Z3237 White Glitter Paper
Z4142 Make Waves Sequins & Gems
Z3216 White Twine
Z3169 Cricut Artbooking Collection
Z3389 Cricut You Are Here Collection
Cricut Shapes: Artbooking 3″ Photo Mat 1 (p. 53, #M4235A) You Are Here 1½”

“LILY” Frames
X7227B Make Waves Paper Packet
Z3237 White Glitter Paper
X7227C Make Waves Complements
Z4142 Make Waves Sequins & Gems
Z3169 Cricut Artbooking Collection
Z3285 Cricut Flower Market Collection
Frames (3½” × 5″, 4″ × 6″, 8″ × 10″) Cricut® Shapes: Flower Market ¾” “THEREAREMILLIONSOFFISHINT HESEA,BUTI’MA” Artbooking 1″

“Mermaid” Shadow Box
X7227B Make Waves Paper Packet
X7227C Make Waves Complements
Z4142 Make Waves Sequins & Gems
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

7″ × 7″ Shadow Box
Artificial Starfish
X5966 Pansy Cardstock
X7227C Make Waves Complements
Z4142 Make Waves Sequins & Gems
Z3169 Cricut Artbooking Collection
8″ Chipboard Letter Cricut® Shapes: Artbooking 5½” Shift + Photo Mat 1 (cut4, p. 78, #M3DA57)


12″ × 12″ Magical Page
X7227B Make Waves Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5968 Lagoon Cardstock
Z3367 Vellum Paper
X7227C Make Waves Complements
Z4142 Make Waves Sequins & Gems
Z4146 Make Waves Shimmer Trim
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape4¼” × 5½” In a Pinch Card (Vertical)
Z4160 Make Waves Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
X7227B Make Waves Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5978 Glacier Cardstock
Z2806 Emerald Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4142 Make Waves Sequins & Gems
Z4146 Make Waves Shimmer Trim
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine

12″ × 12″ Be YOU Layout with Pocket Plus
Make It from Your Heart Vol. 3: Pattern 36
X7227B Make Waves Paper Packet
X7227C Make Waves Complements
Z4142 Make Waves Sequins & Gems
Z4146 Make Waves Shimmer Trim
Z3242 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 1
Z3244 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 3
12″ × 12″ Shine Page
X7227B Make Waves Paper Packet
X7227D Make Waves Coordinating Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X7227C Make Waves Complements
Z4142 Make Waves Sequins & Gems
Z4146 Make Waves Shimmer Trim
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape