H2H Challenge| You Are My Sunshine

Welcome to the next Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog post!

This time we are focusing on the theme "You Are My Sunshine" Anything that makes you think of sunshine, and includes at least ONE CTMH item will qualify! So now that you know the details, take a look at my inspirational project, and hop on over to the H2H blog to see all the design teams inspiration.

Using cardstock, cut 1 inch strips and coordinating 2 and 1 inch circles. to create the flowers, make lots of little cuts around the circle. to create the leaves, cut 1 and 2 inch circles from sweet leaf cardstock, and then cut them in half using the circle thin cuts. The title was created using block inking with alcohol markers and rubbing alcohol! Super fun. 

Now head on over to the H2H Blog to see everyones inspiration and to link up your project! 


Pre-Cut Card Workshop| So Grateful for You!

A new precut card workshop is headed your way, and I must admit, it is super cute! 

There is a bit of a twist this kit. You'll get more than just pre-cut pieces and envelopes. You'll also receive a project to house your cards...

Each pre-cut will allow you to stamp and assemble 12 cards, 6 each of two designs, and one card folio to house your beautiful handmade cards in. The card folio is a great way to keep your cards nice and neat until you are ready to use them! the front inside card holder even has a pocket for stamps, super clever, right!

12 grateful cards - 2 designs, 6 of each design. 

Front cover of the Card Folio, isn't that cover beautiful? I couldn't cover it, it was too pretty!

Check out that blush ribbon as a closure! LOVE how this just flows with paper! 

How to order: 

Pre-order is available through July 1st 2019, and kits will ship the week of July 15th 2019
Each kit is pre-cut sorted and ready for assembly for $30.00 and can be purchased using the secure paypal button below.
Do you need all the additional supplies, or want more blush ribbon?  Perhaps you need some inks, or just adhesive mention below, I have options to add those to your kit as well! One stop shopping, and the shipping stays a flat fee! 

Kit Contents: 

  • 1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
  • 2 – Sweet Girl sheets (Pre-Cut)
  • 3 – cardstock sheets (1 Fern, 2 White Daisy - PRE-CUT)
  • 1 – Gold Embellishing (Z4054 (FULL Pack)
  • 1- 16 in Blush ribbon 
  • 12 – white card bases & envelopes
  • 1 - set of printed instructions

Additional supplies needed from your statsh

  • Additional supplies needed:
  • Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831) add to your order :) 
  • New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2835) add to your order :)
  • Peach Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6502) add to your order :) 
  • Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2848) add to your order :) 
  • Glue Dots® Micro Dots (Z2089) add to your order :) 
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) add to your order :) 

Add on Options to the kit

I can't wait to get your kit out the door to you!



CTMH Technique Blog Hop| Pocket Power

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop! This Hop is on big circle, so make sure you visit all the pages for inspiration....If you have arrived here from Haley Dyer's blog, you are in the correct spot! 

We've got pockets; scroll through the hop to see how each consultant showcased the power of them! You will see some created with interactive elements on pages with Flip Flaps, Pocket Pages or perhaps the NEW Story by Stacy how-to book by incorporating various sized protectors into the displayed artwork!

I bring to you a layout using the 'Into the Wild' paper collection, with a 6x12 vertical  flip flap! 

With this additional 'pocket' page added there is extra space for photos or journaling without adding an extra layout. 

Now head on over to Miss. Carrie's Creations, to see what she has to show us with her pocket creation! 

If you need a CTMH consultant, I'd love to be her! Visit my website to contact me, check out the deals, and shop. 



Pre-Cut Workshop| Into The Wild!!!!

I'm back with a new workshop!

I absolutely LOVE this pre-cut workshop, it has 5 layouts, flip flaps, compliments, and beautiful a blue, green, and grey color combo. I am not sure I would have picked this combo on my own! And the scraps I have left when I am done, is barley enough to make a card! Seriously, I am thinking maybe one card, and a creative one at that! But thats awesome, we love it when we use our stash, and move on to the next project, am I right!?!

So lets see these super fun layouts in this kit: 

How to Order: 

If you would like to receive your 'Into the Wild' precut kit, where all you need is adhesive and pictures, click the paypal button below.

Pre-orders are now through July 1st 2019, all pre-ordered kits will begin shipping the week of July 15th 2019.
Kit contents:

  • 1 Into the Wild paper packet precut/sorted
  • 1 sapphire cardstock precut
  • 1 new england ivy cardstock precut
  • 4 white Daisy 12x12 base pages
  • 1 Into the Wild Compliments
  • 1 6x12 flip 
  • 1 6x12 linen cardstock 
  • 1 4x3 flip flap
  • 1 3x3 flip flap

Additional Supplies needed:

Have you ever thought about becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant? Do you enjoy crafting and would like to make an income doing what you love? Or, simply receive a discount on the CTMH products you already purchase? Did you know that my team members receive my workshop files FREE of charge? I’ve already done the hard work, which means they have the opportunity to offer these ‘pre-planned and ready-to-go’ workshops to their own customers, resulting in sales commissions back into THEIR pockets! Just for being on my Team...ASK ME HOW!

Check out my past workshops, most have e-files available for sale!!!

Thank you again for supporting me!



H2H Challenge| woodwork

Hello - Welcome back to another Heart 2 Heart challenge.  

This week we are challenging you to incorporate some wood grain or some of our cute new wooden shapes into your projects.

Here is what I submitted for the Design Team inspiration: 

I used the 'Into the Wild' Paper collection for this weeks inspiration! 

I can't wait to see all of your Woodwork projects. Please link them up HERE and remember, you have all month long to join along on this challenge and all of the other June Challenges, and remember to include at least one Close to My Heart Item. 

Happy Crafting!


It's Your Day to Sparkle| ShinHan Markers

ShinHan Alcohol markers 

By popular request, here are the details on how I colored my cake...scroll down for the video to see it 'live'. Let's take this step by step!

1. stamp your image in alcohol friendly ink, such as Intense Black from Close to My Heart.

2. Creating the shadow on the cake. Take your colorless blender to the Turquoise Blue Marker. You will pull color to the colorless blender. 

3. Following the shade lines of the stamp, flick your color on with the colorless blender. Continue to add color to achieve the color you desire.  

4. Colorin the flowers, leaves, and cake stand. Start with your lightest shade, then add your darkest shade over the shadow marked areas of the stamp set. Apply a second shade of color with your lightest color, to blend. Try a flicking motion when applying the second layer. 

5. Finish the image off with some Shimmer brushes, fussy cut, and adhere to your card base! 

This is the finished card! So simplistic and stunning! 

Swing over to my website to snag your favorite ShinHan Colors and the June Stamp of the Month! 

Thanks for stopping by! 


SOTM| June It's Your Day to Sparkle

New Stamp Set!

A brand new stamp set has just been released for the month of June, and I absolutely love it! Appropriately named,'It's Your Day to Sparkle' this set of 39 images was so fun to play with!  

Here is my first take on this adorable stamp set. 

Happy Anniversary - S1906

Happy Anniversary S1906

Happy Anniversary S1906

The colors are so striking to me, and are from the CTMH ShinHan Line! They blend wonderfully together, and bring so much life to this image. To accent the beautiful coloring you can see (way better in person) the Sugarplum shimmer on the flowers, the Gold shimmer on the leaves, and the clear shimmer brush on the cake! The card was finished with some cute sparkles, and matted on an A2 size note card.

This was so much fun to create! Be sure watch the blog all month long for more inspiration using this stamp set! 

If you'd like your own 'It's Your Day to Sparkle' Stamp set, you can click here DanYellScraps to purchase one. This beautiful stamp set is $18.95, if you didn't know, you can snag this beauty for $5.00. To learn more about this special offer, visit my online shop today! 
Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by! See you next time


New Workshops| The Best Moments are Free!


Brand new workshops are an awesome thing! This month there are four limited edition workshops! These workshops are so cute and just what the doctor order for those fall crops coming up! 
Let's be honest, a kit at a crop is a life saver, am I right?!?! How many times are you sitting at crop spending more time designing then creating. Before you know it, its time to pack up for the night and head to bed!  
So this month can change all that - you see, when you purchase the Stamp Set(s) noted below, you are able to snag the kit and directions to make a two page layout FREE.  Yes, thats correct, purchase the stamp set noted below, and you will receive the paper, cardstock and some embellishments to go along with the stamp set for FREE! 

So there are 4 options to choose from (or get them ALL) so let's dive into each workshop.  
There is a super sweet deal at the end if you want to scroll down and check it out! 

Workshop #1  Happy Trails:

This workshop is perfect hiking, outdoor or camping pictures. I could actually see a layout geared around a 'Tiny House' (think outside the front door) using the camper as a tiny house. 

What your get with the stamp set: 

Workshop #2 Escape to Paradise:

This layout is perfect for any summer beach getaway or CRUISE! Remember the papers are double sided, so flip them over and make this your own! 

What do you get with your stamp set ?

Workshop # 3 Grillin & Chillin

Great for cookouts, family gatherings, BBQ's, Memorial day celebrations, fourth of July, Labor day celebrations, Father's Day layouts and more! This stamp set will go beyond this kit (as will all the stamps), and bang for your buck is what you want, am I right (again)? 

Workshop #4 Then & Now: 

Take your family back to yesteryear with this kit! Bring your pictures to life with this beautiful paper and layout designed to focus on the story your pictures are telling! The tattered paper give that nostalgic feel that fits almost any yesteryear memory! 

What do you get with the stamp set? 
Now here is the sweet deal! Are you ready?  GET ALL 4 Workshops in a Bundle Deal for $52.95! YES, you totally read that right, $52.95 and all four stamps sets, and workshop supplies are yours! So let's do the math on this. To purchase all four workshops it cost $71.80 (USD) HOWEVER, with the Bundle deal the total cost is $52.95, that means you save $18.95. Holy cow, batman! 

Let me add some sweetness to this deal, when you purchase the bundle for $52.95, You will become a member to the invitation only June Spectacular Scrapbook Facebook Group! Why is this so sweet? Because the Host is my very own upline Susan Williams! In this Group, we will walk through assembling the layouts, adding more flare to them, incorporating a technique and more! You will stay a member of the group for as long as Facebook keeps the groups around (so like forever) That means you can join in and watch, when it is convenient for you and your schedule!

How to Order? 
Click on any of the titles above to order a single workshop, or click --> The Best Moments are Free!

To order ALL four bundles, and to become a member of the INVITATION only June Spectacular Scrapbook Facebook Group (where we will ham up each workshop) Click here: 
I will email you a link to join the group once I receive confirmation of your order on my website! I cannot wait to craft with you this month! 

Promotion ends June 30th, DON"T snooze!

Happy Crafting


Purrfect| Mini Envelope Album

Hey! Welcome to my page! So glad you stopped by! 

Today I ventured off course from my usual crafting. I am creating inventory for the new artist co-op I am a member of, and had a request for a mini album, preferably a pet one. After watching hours of YouTube, my inspiration and creative juices starting whirling around like a tornado.  I had oodles of this cat themed scrapbook paper (no idea where is came from) and knew that a DIY envelope mini album would be the 'purr-fect' project for it. 

How cute is this cover!?!?! The cat was super cute alone, but add some snazzy red glasses, and oh my word! 

I ended up with 12 pages with pockets! Here are a few of the finished pages from inside...

Each page has a pocket on the left to house photos and such. 

It was so much fun to dress up many of the pages with cricut cuts and photo mattes! 

I am so excited to add this to my artist co-op group. The finished size is approx 5 x 7 inches The ladies will just love it! I'd love to know which page is your favorite, so leave a comment below. 


Thank you so much for stopping by! Stop back by Monday June 10th for a new H2H challenge! 

See ya soon!