Journaling - Using your Alphabet stamps to the fullest

Hate your handwriting? Want your Journaling to stand out? Are your stickers always missing a letter or two? Why not use your Alphabet stamps? 

I interviewed my six year old on all of his favorite things. Using his answers, I journaled them as the background of my layout with my Simply Said alphabet stamp set.

Favorite Things

The end of each answer a heart was used to separate the next question. Each heart was then accented with a black shimmer brush, which adds just the right amount of sparkle. 

The rainbow wave line was created using Pomegranate, Pansy, Sapphire, Willow, and Goldrush inks, using the dotted line found in the adorable years of sweetness stamp sets. Each letter follows the same rainbow pattern. 

I just love some of his answers, be still my heart. 

Right now ALL alphabet stamps are 35% off in celebration of Close to My Hearts 35 years in business. 

Check out my other artwork using the simply said alphabet set (get yours for under $10) 

Look over all the stamp sets below or to shop, click here
Solid Classroom 
open classroom

Modern Typewriter
Brushed Letters
Morgan's Hand
Erin's Hand
Simply Said 

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Alphabet Letters - never need a sticker again

How many times are stuck looking at your sheet of alphabet stickers and wondering what you can turn around to make the word you need?
That's the thing with Alphabet stamps, you will always have all the letters you need, and you can customize the color to match your project. 

What else can you do with the alphabet stamps besides make a title? How about a background?

Check out this customized background, created with the simply said stamp set from Close to My Heart. 

Right now, all of the Close to My Heart Alphabet stamps are 35% off! That being said, check out the cute card, created with same stamp set.

This A2 size card, is easy to duplicate and keep on hand for that just because moment. 

Head on over to my online store DanYellScraps and stock up on your alphabet stamps today! 

*** I will receive a small commission when you make a purchase through my website, at no additional cost to you. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

Happy Craftings


Something Fierce - Scrapbook Product Feature

I am on fire with the Something Fierce paper collection!

Today I am using scraps to create a single page layout! I have LIVE facebook video of me putting this together, so for those visual peeps, I got your back! Scroll down to the end of this post to see the video! :)

Lets see this quick, quilt layout!

Something Fierce Scraps for a Quilt Layout

The base is a 12x12 (inches) Background and Texture Paper (B&T) from the new Mix in collection. The mix in paper packet is designed to be used with any of the CTMH paper collections. It comes with 6 double sided sheets! 
Next comes the white daisy cardstock - really this could be any colored cardstock - this was cut 9.75 x 9.75(inches) and centered on the 12 x12 base. 
Each square is cut just under 2 inches, and placed about .25 inches from the edge for the white daisy cardstock. The paper used for these squares is from the Something Fierce paper collection. This collection, has fun whimsical dinosaurs on one side, and for those without kiddos, has a lighthearted grown-up prints. 

The cluster title is taken from the cut apart sheet, and finished off using the January Stamp of the Month, Card Creations (not just for cards) behind the title you can see a small banner tag and a pewter colored star! 

Cluster title - Love Today
To finish the layout, a dot line was stamped around the white daisy cardstock, drawing your eye in. This dot line can be found in the Years of Sweetness stamp collection

Featured colors: Willow, Ballerina, Bluebird, Canary and Pewter

Here is the video tutorial that was recorded LIVE on my facebook page, and reloaded on Youtube. 

If you do not have a CTMH Consultant, I'd love to be her. Consider following me on facebook here, where you can catch my LIVE Videos! 

Happy Scrapbooking


Shaker Card - Making paper scraps go the extra mile

Happy Thursday!

I have been so busy creating with the new papers in the new Idea Book! If you have yet to see the new book, please check it out here!
Did you know you can receive a FREE copy when you place your first order during the life of the idea book?

When I made the adorable pencil holder valentines (click here to see those) there were left over super cute hearts. I had to just use them. First I thought a layout, but then a card idea popped into my head.

I started with a standard A2 card base (4.25" x 5.5") and lined my hearts so two hung off the side and the third was centered between the two.
Heart card starting place
Once I had my hearts placed where I liked them, I traced them. Using the pencil marks as a guide, I  cut my card based to create a window. 

Loose Silver Sequins 

A simple acetate sheet was placed on the inside, then a layer of 3D foam tape was added to the inside of the card base, and very closely around the window. Inside the winder, silver, loose sequins were added, and a white daisy card base adhered on top.

3D Foam Tape to create a window.

The sentiment "Happy Birthday" was stamped in versa mark ink, and heat embossed in Ranger White embossing powder, on Black Cardstock. The piece was cut in a dove tail at both ends, with a strip of 3D Foam tape behind it, and centered on the lagoon heart.

I'd love to hear what you think of my scrap made card in the comments below! 

Supplies can be purchased via my website DanYellScraps 
  • Mix in Paper Collection
  • White Daisy cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger White Embossing powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Silver Loose Sequins
  • Tombow Dry adhesive roll
  • Memory protector (cut to fit card window)
  • 3D Foam tape
  • CTMH Cricut Artistry Cartridge
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