Friday, July 30, 2021

Plans that are fluid


A post is secure to hold a fence to keep things in or out.  Sometimes the fencing that is to help us begins to tangle us and we feel hurt and stuck and mired in time and space.  

I had cards ready to do for September, October and November and planned to start in person again.  That may happen or it may not.  I am redoing my cards to that they can be kits that people can zoom with or be socially distanced with their own supplies.  

I will post them when I can get them done.  If you are interested in an in-person class, Zoom class for either cards or pages starting September, please let me know.  We have to select dates and places.  

I have officially been with Close To My Heart for 15 years but used their products since 1979.  We just got done with convention and the catalogs and projects coming up are really fantastic.  We can't show them yet so hit the subscribe button so you know when the posting has begun.

1 - Let me know if you want to make cards or scrapbooks

2- I have set up techniques I was going to do with the cards (still may happen) but let me know if you want Facebook live or Zoom help to learn more techniques, learn how to use up your scraps and even learn how to journal without fear.   Let me know how you would like techniques and ideas.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Teacher Thank you cards

 This Memorial Day weekend, our grandkids were here and wanted to make 2 cards each for their teachers.  I made these samples.  They were able to punch out the glitter die cuts and do great coloring and pasting.  I did cut the papers out for them but they are almost at a stage they can do that on their own.  If you have any samples of cards you want to share, post them in the comments below.  

Return to the Happiest Place

 Last year the paper Happiest Place was a great hit.  CTMH is bringing it back and all the bundles and pieces are at 20% off.  This is a special from June 1 until July 31 or while supplies last.  Don't miss out. 

There are 2 new cutting guides

You can make 20 Slimline cards - 2 each of 10 designs.  It uses the National Scrapbooking Day stamp set of Party Girl.  

The album for last year was 8 1/2 x11 and this year you get 12x12 black paper to do the Cut above layouts on.  

You can still do the 8 1/2 x 11 album if you wish.

You can go to Promotions and click on Happiest place or you can click here to go to the website. This is great paper for Disney buffs to get their photos in a scrapbook.  It can also be for just summer family fun and vacation time.  

Check it out and share what you are making. 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sending You Hugs

 National Scrapbooking Day 2021 was filled with great projects.  One of them was called "Sending you hugs" and it was 20 cards- 10 designs of 2 each.  I loved the stamp set and have used it but found the paper that it came with and the original instructions.  These are so cute!!  

If you have made any scrapbook or card or album projects lately that you feel are "cute" - please post them here. 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Hillside pages and cards

 I like to do both pages and cards.  There is a card kit for scrapbooks and for cards on my website. These are pages and cards that I made with the kit.  The wooden embellishments for this kits are so cool.  The black plastic can be inserted into the wooden pieces or each can be used separately.  I really like the look and feel of the Hillside Cottage paper set.  Check it out.

Check out all the kits.  You can use the cutting guides with any paper and you have the stamp set and thin cuts to use!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Stars and Sparkles - cards

 Stars and Sparkles G1232 is great card kit to make.  I love that CTMH gives detailed directions. 

When you are looking at any workshop kit, you need to really look at the "Additional Supplies". This kit comes with the Thin Cuts and you will need to cut 40 balloons (they give you 2 thin cuts), 24 tassels (again 2 thin cuts), 8 bows, 8 Happy Birthday and 12 Strings.  16 of the tassels need to be embossed.  If you are not into fussy work, this may not be the cards set for you.  Close to my heart has brought back the Tweezers  which are really needed when you use a heat gun on the small tassels.  

Many of the card kits have had many tiny pieces lately.  I think the end product justifies all and work but you need to know what you are getting into before you start so that you have patience and the right equipment to get the tasks done.  

The anti static pouch is a must to have.  In scrapbooking, you can take the "sticky" off of the stickers so that you can slide the photo in later.  It is really important to use when embossing.

This was my set up for the embossing.  You see the craft jar  which houses my anti static pouch.  I hadn't put things in the other craft jars I had and I don't think I will.  I found that they are perfect to house all the tiny die cuts that you needed.

I loved this card set and I think you will to.  Let me know how it turns out for you.

Friday, May 14, 2021

National Scrapbooking Day Projects

 You can still get the National Scrapbooking Day projects as they are available.

1. Party Girl pages

2. More than you'll Even know pages

3. Sending you Hugs cards

4. These little piggies album

5. Cheerful Humor Cards.

The one that I want to showcase is the Cheerful Humor Cards.  One person referred to them as snarky.  They are cute and I am sure going to have fun with them.

Check out my website and see what you want to try making.

Post what projects you have made or what you have done with this great paper.