Scrap Our Stash Challenge ~ Dots & Stripes

The April Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is Dots and Stripes with Birds, Butterflies or Bees from your stash.  Create a layout using at least one polka dot and one striped paper and either birds, butterflies, or bees.

Here is my layout:

Play Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Echo Park papers and stickers, Studio18 Rhinestones, and unknown flower rhinestones.  Sketch by Liz Qualman – My LIttle Sketch Book:

This was a pretty quick layout because I used a sketch and a paper packet.  It really doesn’t get much easier than that!

What will you create? Go to Scrap Our Stash to submit your own layout.  You have until April 29th.

Fabulous Fabric CTMH Video

Learn how to dress up a scrapbook layout with fabrics from the Chantilly and For Always textile collections from Close To My Heart. These fabulous fabrics are sure to punch up the pizzazz in your papercrafting!


Product Highlight – My Originals Matchbook Card Kit

CTMH Matchbox Cards by Wendy Kessler

CTMH Matchbox Cards by Wendy Kessler

With the My Originals Matchbook Card Kit you will complete 12 matchbook cards with surprise pockets and pull-out cards for special messages and gift cards.

Kit includes:
12 – 4″ × 3½” Matchbook Cards with pockets (3 each of 4 patterns)
12 – Journaling Cards
1 – 12″ × 6″ Sheet of Adhesive-backed Dimensional Elements
1 – 12″ × 6″ Sheet of My Stickease®
12 – White Daisy Envelopes

The cards is quick and easy to assemble.  I recommend additional adhesive for the chipboard pieces.  The cards are small so if you plan to mail them you will need to put them in a larger envelope.  My kids think they are really neat so I plan to let them use the cards for birthday gifts.  For those of you who like a pattern, I took extra pictures so you could see how I completed the cards.

CTMH Video: Cricut Foldables

Learn how to create foldable paper pieces cut with the Cricut® Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges from Close To My Heart. From yo-yos to bows, Cricut®-cut embellishments add something special to any scrapbook page, card, or home décor piece.

Oh my, this video makes me want to get out my cricut and play!!

CTMH Perfect Parents Contest

Close To My Heart’s Perfect Fit stamps sets are the “perfect” way to show love to your parents this Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Tell us why you love your perfect parent for a chance to win both the My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Mom and My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Dad stamp sets. Make a comment on this video post, our Close To My Heart Facebook page, Jeanette Lynton’s blog, or our YouTube channel by April 30 for a chance to win.