Shimmer Brush - Tutorial and Tips

Did you know this shimmer brush can be used in other ways?

How about blending, or faux watercolor painting? Check out this S U P E R quick video show casing those techniques.

Now I have a few tips for you, with your shimmer pen when the shimmer is gone. 
  1.  If the shimmer is still there, but the liquid is gone, add some Alcohol (rubbing) to the barrel. This will allow you to use the rest of the shimmer. 
  2. The shimmer is all gone - rinse your shimmer brush until it is nice and clean. Add Water and you now have a BRAND new water brush. 
  3. Have plenty of water brushes? Clean your shimmer brush well, and add re-inker to it. You now have a colored paint brush, great for water coloring!!! 
Do you have a tip that I didn't share? Leave it in the comments below, I'd love to know what else there is to do with these wonderful brushes! 

Supply List for the items used:

Clear Shimmer Brush (back Order until May 1st - Tuesday) https://danyellscraps.closetomyheart.com/.../Product.aspx

Gold Shimmer Brush - https://danyellscraps.closetomyheart.com/.../Product.aspx

Bashful Shimmer Brush - https://danyellscraps.closetomyheart.com/.../Product.aspx

Chelsea Gardens Stamp Set (RETIRES TODAY)  - https://danyellscraps.closetomyheart.com/.../Product.aspx

Momento Ink (very important) - https://danyellscraps.closetomyheart.com/.../Product.aspx

Thank you for stopping by! 



Album and Cricut cartridges on sale!

WOW the very last Flash Sale featuring the fabulous favorites of CTMH is now live.

Here are my top five must have's for your stash!

Memory protectors are a must have for every 12 x 12 scrapbooker. These top loading protectors are on sale for $17.96. There are 25 per pack, that means you are paying less than $0.75 per protector! that is a DEAL

You are are here (Physical cartridge) Cricut bundle  $74.25 and comes with
3 D size Stamp sets that have matching cricut cuts ($53.85 value) , 1 enchantment two tone paper packet ($14.50 value). 1 physical cricut cartridge and book that includes 700 images, shapes, fonts, phrases and titles - Great that being broken down, you are essentially paying $5.90 for the cricut cartridge! I mean how can you pass that up?

Spray pens - mist your projects with water, or ink using these spray pens ALL three for $2.96, that is less than $1.00 each! Great Steal!

Red collection - Glitter paper (that cuts like butter and doesn't leave a mess $6.95 value), Red gems (4.95 value) and red shimmer trim ($4.95 value)! All for $12.96

Cut above layout kit. This kit has everything you need to assemble beautiful layouts in minutes. Can we say easy peasy crop supply kit (especially the ones that have challenges for most layouts done - winner winner chicken dinner) So you will finish this with 3  2 page 12 x 12 layouts and it even comes with 4 memory protectors! DEAL or STEAL - eh it's both

Hurry this sale is only 24 hours long...and times a tickin'

Danielle - www.danyellscraps.ctmh.com


Flash Sale #3 - My Top Five picks!

The 3rd Flash Sale is here! I can't believe how slow this week went. Okay down for the nitty gritty, my top five picks and why they are must have in your scrap booking arsenal. 

If you do not have a CTMH consultant, I will be more than happy to help you with questions comments or ordering. Shop me with me here: DanyellScraps. 

Have a wonderful weekend!!!



CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Creative with Cards

Welcome back to DanYellScraps! It's that time of the month, where we hop along with fellow CTMH Consultants showing off techniques, papers and all the goodies CTMH has to offer! 
This month we are getting creative with PML cards! If you arrived here from Sarah Devendorf 's blog, you are on the right track. If you are just joining in, that is okay too, we are big huge loop and you will eventually make your way back through. 

I am going strong this month with the stargazer paper. For my card I used our circle thin cuts, punny pal thin cuts and coordinating stamps, and the stargazer PML sheet. I have a step by step tutorial. 

Thank you for hopping along, now on to Tammy Lubick's blog. 

Supplies used:
Thin Cuts—Punny Pals CC1340 (while supplies last)

  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Pastel Green Marker Item Number: Z2459
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker Item Number: Z2452
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Light Orange Marker Item Number: Z2455 
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Warm Grey 4 Marker Item Number: Z2467

  • Danielle Wagner
    Independent CTMH consultant.


    My Top 5 must have Flash Sale Items!

    It's here - this has been the longest week in history, waiting for this Flash Sale!

    Here are my suggested TOP 5 must have's from this weeks Flash and WHY you need them.

    Versamark Bundle
    #1 SOLD OUT Less than an hour into the sale this has already sold out! I hope you got yours!
    There are so many thing that you can do with versamark ink, watermark, use with embossing powder, ink resist techniques, and so much more. This should be a staple in ANY crater's arsenal. BONUS this one has a .5 oz re-inker with it. My ink pad is drying out, and I am always misplacing it, this is on my list for this flash sale!

    Mini Stapler
    #2 Speaking of staple, this mini stapler, (sort of looks like a whale - hehe) is perfect for those tight spots where adhesive will not work, say making a card box, or adding ribbon, twine, or burlap to a project. Another great idea is to use it as decorative elements on your card or layout.  Don''t forget to also add mini staples to your order as this only comes with 1 sleeve of staples (48 1/4"), and you will want more. Don't be like me where I thought a tiny stapler from the store was the same thing. MUCH Bigger staples, and I was in the same boat as if I had used adhesive (space wise)

    Rub & Remove Eraser
    #3 Another Stapler in your crafting arsenal! This removes adhesive, like tom-bow, ATG tape etc... where you have accidentally placed it, or rub-ons that are not working for your layout, card or project. I have gone through many of these, and they are a life saver!!!! 

    Cricut® Artbooking Collection (physical cartridge)
    #4 ANYTIME you can purchase a cricut cartridge at a discount, you should definitely stop in your tracks and see why. This bundle comes with the physical cartridge of 700 images. These include layous, mini books, and font....Yup this cartridge will cut an entire LAYOUT for you. Next, 3 stamp sets (that match up to images on the cartridge - awesome sauce) and finally a whimsy cardstock collection that is two toned. One side is the famous CTMH color and the reverse side is a lighter shade of that color form the whimsy collection!!! Well worth the deal, this was my first purchase when I signed up with CTMH. I use this cartridge the MOST.

    Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
    #5 Never in my life have I owed a pair of scissors that makes fussy cutting easy, until these came into my life. I own 2 pairs, that my children have decided are their favorites. These scissors do not disappoint when the cut through 3D foam tape, no sticky residue is left on them and they are still sharp. I will be ordering several of these from this flash sale. 

    There you have my top 5 reasons to shop from this flash sale! There are lots more items, shimmer trim bundles paper packs and more...head on over to my Website to see and shop for yourself. Leave a comment below, what your top five picks are! 

    Have a Happy Crafty Day! 


    More Artwork from Stargazer...It's Stunning!

    This one is for the boys...

    I am loving the stargazer paper packet. While it is geared towards boys, I feel like it was very workable to be gender neutral. Check out my posts on the one sheet one wonder method I used with the paper packet.
    The first set (One Sheet Wonder and Stargazer and March SOTM- SAY WHHHHHHHAAATTT) I used just the PML cards from the paper packet. The second set (One Sheet Wonder - Attempt #2) I used the canary yellow paper and black cardstock. The third set (Practice makes perfect...) turned out to be my FAVORITE set. So in all I have achieved 36 cards and a layout...Guess what, I still have some paper left!

    I found a layout on pintrest (Are you following me? Please do I love to share pins) I immediately knew I needed to recreate that pin or scraplift it. It' took me a matter of minutes to throw the layout together. Then it took me a few hours to decided on cricut cuts and placement. That being said here is my one day layout:

    Here is the low down on the show down AKA what I used to put this amazing (if I do say so myself) Layout together.

    Stargazer paper packet
    Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Canary Stars and title)
    Cricut Artistry Cartridge (Blue Stars)
    Cricut Artiste Cartridge [retired (Rocket & Planet)]
    Canary Cardstock
    Pacifica Cardstock
    Ruby Cardstock
    Black Cardstock
    Gold Shimmer Brush (seen on the starbursts and rockets)
    Liquid Glass (Seen on the title, and blue stars)
    3D Foam adhesive

    I hope you were inspired by this layout today! You can find all the supplies listed above on my website (minus the retired items).
    All orders placed in April will received the New Seasonal Inspirations Idea Book for FREE!

    Remember, every Friday in April at 2pm eastern a new 24 hour flash sale will be posted. Watch for my suggested MUST have posts each friday at 3pm eastern.


    24 Hour FLASH Sale - My Must have's and why...

    Fab Four April 2018 Monthly Special

    Welcome the amazing April Fab Fav Flash sale. This flash sale is every Friday from 2pm - 2pm eastern and I am here to tell you what I think are the MUST have's from this weeks FLASH sale. 

    These are my MUST have's from this Flash Sale and why. 

    Heat Embossing Bundle (CC4181)
    This is a great bundle! A HOT heat gun. quality embossing powders and versamark ink are KEY when heat embossing. This bundle has all of that. You can't go wrong with this set. 

    12x 12 White Daisy Cardstock
    White cardstock is must have in any stash! Works well from embossing to cutting like butter in your die cutting machines, to holding ink well. 24 sheets under $7.00 - your're crazy not to jump on that! 

    Gold Embellishment Bundle (CC4189)
    Gold Embellishments are timeless. Ribbon, shimmer trim, and twine are great accents as borders on pages and cards and more. The Gold embellishments are perfect for accents to your pictures, sentiments on cards, or even your day planner!!!!

    Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection (physical cartridge) (Z3168)
    This is one of my all time favorite (retired) CTMH collections. The card creation options are endless. Don't worry, there are amazing die cuts for scrapbook pages too. This come WITH the physical cartridge. PERFECT for those that have yet transitioned to the Explore Air or higher Cricut machine. Also included your will find three stamp sets that coordinate with the cut outs of this cartridge, and a pack of paper. I am not sure how many other Cricut collections come with such and awesome starter set., thus why this, is a must have on my list. 

    Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 1 (9035)

    Do you ever sit down to create a layout or card, and B A M you are hit with Crafter's Block?!?! This book is your key to keeping those dreadful blocks at bay. Seriously. this book has cutting guides for layouts and cards, that will keep your paper stash flowing and cutting and your scrapbooks and card collections full. 

    There are MANY more items in the flash sale, head on over to DanYellScraps & fill your cart! 

    Happy Crafting


    Tri-Fold Gift Card Class

    Hey Crafty Peeps and welcome back.

    I have such a treat for you all today! I have been itching to show you all this card, as soon as my April Creative card class was held yesterday, I took to creating this post. Okay my group absolutely loved the variation to a tri-fold card. What really makes it pop is the detail that goes into the front.

    I love the splatter of the black and the shimmer on the butterflies from the shimmer brush. There is a method to the madness in creating  the coloring on the butterflies, and I will save that for the class. I sure hope you can join me. 

    Here is what the inside looks like. You have room to hold a sweet gift card. 

    Supplies used: 

    Stamp sets:
     Chelsea Gardens—Cardmaking (stamp only) C1709
    Splash of Color D1733

    Black Memento™ Ink Pad Z899
    Lemon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z2808

    Waterbrush—Medium Flat Z3226 
    Shimmer Brush—Clear Z3293
    Watercolor Pencils
    Mini Stapler Z2027
    Mini Staples Z2097
    Liquid Glass Z679

    Stargazer B&T
    Poppy Card Stock
    Black Card Stock
    White Daisy Cardstock 

    I would love to create this card with you! I have a few spots open for my next April Creative Card Class on Sunday April 22nd! 
    Click here to RSVP on my Facebook Event Page

    If you are not local to me, you can join in the fun too! As with my live guests, any order placed with me the class if fee is waived. When you place an order directly on my shopping site, I will send you one kit for free. Here is what you will receive from me: 
    • One Pre-cut Kit - you will stamp your own images. 
    • One full color cutting guide and step by step instructions to recreate the card over and over. 
    • One free mini stamp set. 
    Use the supply list above to complete your kit using your stash, or the new order you placed with me! 

    I can't wait to create with you all! 



    April Stamp of the Month: FREE MAY Workshop.

    Hello Everyone! 

    April is here already. This month is crazy special for us, our baby (last one) turns one years old this month. I can't believe how fast an entire year has gone. With that being said, I have an awesome deal for you!

    The April Stamp of the Month is AMAZING - it is called Color your life! The really cool thing about the set, is you are not limited to the words that are captured here. Scroll down and I will explain...

    'Life', 'Courage' & 'Kind' can be mixed up to creat all sorts of different words. With a little creative thinking, you can have a stamp set that makes multiply titles instead of just 3. WAIT, are you like me and thinking outside of the box, sometimes makes you want to run for the hills?!?!
    Great have you ever played those word building games, and you have all those letters to build words with and nothing, and I mean nothing comes to mind. So you type in words using letters LIFECOURAGEKIND' and this website will generate a host of words for you using those letters?  Same concept here, just visit this word builder website and bam you will have words for days and an extended use of this stamp set. 

    Now on to the Free Part. 

    As a member of the Just Crazy Blessed Team, I am proud to present the April Stamp of the Month MAY Workshop created by my Dear friend and CTMH Sister Susan. 

    So for all of my customers who purchase the APRIL stamp of the month, at the qualifying $5.00 price, you will be invited to attend my May Workshop to recreate this layout for FREE. All you need to bring is your April SOTM, Favorite adhesive, and paper trimmer. I will supply all the materials for the layout! Seriously! For my In house attendees, you will have use of my blocks, ShinHan Markers, inks and more. 

    My May workshop will be held in Downtown Fremont, Ohio! 
    This workshop will be held on a weekday the 3rd full week in May. 

    Are you an out of town customer, or perhaps you won't be able to make the may workshop? No Worries, I will mail you your pre-cut kit for FREE. 

    Here are the supplies you will receive at the workshop or in the to go kit:

    Here are the supplies you will need to use from your stash or available in my shop:

    Below you will find more inspiration using the April SOTM:

    Thank you for your stopping by!

    I can't wait to create with your in May!