How To Use Thin Cuts Video

Close To My Heart’s new Thin Cuts make die-cutting fun and easy! Use your favorite die-cut machine to produce detailed shapes, and then use the coordinating stamp set to add color.

Products featured in this video:
Stuck on You Thin Cuts
Stuck on You Stamp Set
Chocolate Ink
Fern Ink
White Daisy Cardstock
Cuttlebug Machine

Scrapbooking with the Urban Paper Collection

Rust. Metal. Peeling Paint. Wood grain. Scrapbooking. Wait, that doesn’t seem right. Or does it? Meet our Urban collection–it has a personality as big as a city. Watch as Monica shows how to capture that energy and bring it to life in your artwork.

Products featured in this video:
Urban Paper Packet
Urban Complements
Urban Assortment
Enamel & Glitter Duos Blue Dots
Whisper Thick Twine
My Acrylix Ink Blot Stamp Set
Versamark Ink Pad
Ranger Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder
My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner 
My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber
Make It From Your Heart Volume 2
Cricut Artbooking Collection

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (B)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter B. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “B” element will be featured in their post.10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_nIf you came from Stephanie-The Quilted Scrapper then you’re on the right track!

Thinking of You Card by Wendy Kessler
Beloved Bouquet Stamp Set (January 2016 SOTM)
Charlotte Paper Packet
Whisper Ink
Lagoon Ink
Quantrefoil Embossing Folder
Glacier Extra Thick Twine

B is for Beloved Bouquet (stamp set): I cannot believe how much I have used this stamp set.  I really only bought it because of the sentiments but I have definitely gotten my use out of the flower as well.  The two-step stamping makes details quick and easy!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Donna Long – Hints of Happiness with Donna.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

NEW: Workshops Your Way

In the upcoming Seasonal Expressions 1 and Seasonal Expressions 2 idea books you will see a transition to NEW Workshops!  These will be called Workshops Your Way.

Each Workshops Your Way kit comes with the following: a full paper packet featuring the new paper packet composition (twelve sheets of B&T Duos —two each of six designs, which is twice as many as before!), additional sheets of cardstock, and the Complements, trim, and accessory that coordinate with the given paper packet. Because of the sturdy and versatile nature of our B&T Duos™, there is less of a need for cardstock; however, there is still a few sheets included to complement the B&T Duos.

Each Workshop Your Way kit will have a workshop guide available as a pdf download (instead of the printed version in the current WOTG kits). Each Workshops Your Way scrapbooking kit has enough supplies to create three traditional scrapbooking layouts, one Picture My Life™ pocket scrapbooking layout, and a number of additional cards. The number of cards you can make with your leftover paper will vary with each Workshops Your Way scrapbooking kit but will often be between eight and ten cards.

LAYOUTS: The Workshops Your Way™ layouts include three traditional scrapbooking layouts that don’t require stamping and a pocket scrapbooking Picture My Life™ layout. The three traditional layouts use the kit Complements and the included B&T Duos™ sheet of Picture My Life cards, which is used to create titles and journaling spaces. The fourth layout, which is a pocket scrapbooking layout, can be created using your leftover Picture My Life cards, Complements, trim, and accessories.  The only additional items you will need are Memory Protectors for both the traditional layouts and the pocket scrapbooking layout.  You will also need trimming tools and adhesive.

CARDS: With the leftover paper from your scrapbooking layouts, a few other supplies, and the online workshop guide, you can create several cards. The number of cards and the number of card designs will vary from kit to kit; however, you can always count on them being beautiful! The additional cardmaking project will feature stamping as well as other techniques, like using watercolor paints. If you wish to complete just the cards, you can still use the cutting guides, patterns, photos, and techniques in the online workshop guide to do so, and you will be able to complete more cards because you will have even more paper!  The list of additional supplies needed to create the cardmaking projects can be found in the online workshop guide under the additional cardmaking project section (available on my CTMH website). There is also a list of these additional supplies in the corresponding idea book.

The current Workshop on the Go kits in the Annual book will continue to be available through August 2016.

New Instalife Products

Instalife™ Album
Z3206 Instalife™ Album—Black & White
Z3199 Instalife™ Cards—City Limits
Z3116 Memory Protectors™ Mini 4″ x 4″
Z3117 Memory Protectors™ Mini 2″ x 2″