Saturday, November 18, 2017

Featured Paper Blog Hop-Silver & Gold

Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Silver & Gold Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Carol’s blog, then you are on the right track.

The Silver & Gold paper collection is BEAUTIFUL with lots of my favorite shiny, sparkly, blingy glitter paper and die cuts!!

My project is long BUT check out all the way to the end as there may be a giveaway involved, who knows.

I LOVE a great bargain and our black and kraft paper mini albums are in the Clearance section for only $3.50 each!! How could I pass that up and with the amazing Gold & Silver Picture My Life cards and Complements, you have the ingredients for a great December Daily mini album!

Now for the GIVEAWAY! I will be giving this mini album away to one lucky person. How to be that lucky reader, comment below! That is so EASY PEASY and if you would like to double your chances, go to my Facebook page and LIKE it, leave a comment on my Page to let me know so I can enter your name twice. I will draw a name on Monday, November 20th!! Enjoy

Next check out Haley’s blog.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Design Space Friday Faux Word Bubble

I wanted to see how I could create an offset look using a multi-layer phrase and the contour and weld tools. Here is what I came up with, enjoy.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Picture My Life Cards and Zip Strip FUN

Each Close To My Heart paper collection contains two sheets of Picture My Life cards, 4" x 6" and 4" x 3", to use with your layouts or your pocket page scrapbooks. However, they work great for cards.

Add them to the zip strip designs from each pattern paper and you have the beginnings of a great card design!

And don't forget to add some FUN to the inside and envelope!!

Below is the video sharing how these cards were created.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Not ONLY for Christmas

Joyful Tidings Cardmaking Workshop Your Way is not only for Christmas!  The versatility of our card kits is amazing!

Joyful Tidings will be my card club kit for December. I am introducing the NEW Online Facebook Hostess Club groups. Each group has six members committed to place a $25 minimum order for six consecutive months! I will share a monthly shopping list, photos of completed projects, videos, tips, techniques and more helping you to create your minimum 12 cards (you will always create MORE with the leftovers) at your convenience! Whether you are creating next years Christmas cards or changing them up with 

If you would like to start your own hostess club or join one, please comment or email me at

Friday, November 10, 2017

Design Space Friday Peek A Boo Window Card

Hello and welcome to another Design Space Friday! Today we will work on peek a boo cards. Here are three different designs I have created so far (as you will hear in the video, I have already started a New Year version) --

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Beary Christmas in November

Workshops Your Way® Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Kit

Each month I like to feature a Close To My Heart paper pack! November is the Beary Christmas collection.

And the BEST value for any paper collection is the Workshop Your Way, paper pack, extra cardstock, Complements, and two full embellishment packs. You can sweeten the value by adding the coordinating scrapbook stamp set or card making stamp set.

Here is my version of the three layouts you can create from the PDF guide available.

Here are the BONUS cards you can create with just a few added products, Cardbase and Envelope Value Pack, New England Ivy and Cranberry ink pads, and Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp Set with coordinating Thim Cut dies (Z4046).

See all the Beary Christmas products available HERE.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Calendars and Fundamental FUN

In preparation for our special for December, the Through the Year calendar kit, I am playing with some other ideas to create more calendars for gift ideas using the cutting and assembly directions from the calendar kit.

Here I am using two patterns of Glacier from the Whimsy Fundamentals with a little Silver Foil paper.

Do you think silver glitter snowflakes would be the perfect accent?

Using the November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year (S1711), I stamped the month and some snowflakes in Glacier ink.

I will add the numbers using Jennifer's Hand Alphabet stamp.

If you pick up the November Stamp of the Month for only $5 this month, you will have it ready for the calendar kit next month.

Grab up the Fundamental Bundles while they are on special. You get the coordinating Complements along with the ribbon pack!! All for only $22.71
Adventure Fundamental Bundle

Whimsy Fundamental Bundle

Basic Fundamental Bundle

Enchantment Fundamental Bundle

Jennifer's Hand B1484