4/09/2021

How to Tame Busy Paper!

Eat Pray Love is the April paper featured during this month! Designed to celebrate creativity from the kitchen to the craft room as a bright, cheerful paper collection!

While the paper is bright and cheerful, it is busy too. Sometimes busy paper is intimidating, but I want to share an easy tip to help eliminate those fears of working with busy paper. 
Small pieces,  thats right,  this one tip, will get you back to creating without boundaries.  Simply use the busy paper in small, complimentary sizes. 

I hope this piece of artwork and tip help inspire you to get creative.  

See the entire layout assembly process by joining my customer group on Facebook called, DanYellScraps & Friends. Come join us! 

Supplies used in this layout are listed below:
Inks: Lemonade,  archival black, candy apple red, Fern, Glacier and Lagoon.

Paper: Eat Pray Love pattern paper collection and coordinating cardstock pack.

Stamp: Eat Pray Love - Scrapbooking +thincut set. 

-Danielle 

4/07/2021

Why I Started My Own Stamping Business!

 Did you know today is Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Day? So in honor of this occasion, I am going to tell you exactly why I started my own stamping business with Close to My Heart. 


I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years. I started when I was 16 years old,  I started a new journey, and I also had to close a chapter as an emancipated youth. To help me deal with the closure process, my Aunt gifted me a scrapbooking kit from a big box store and said "Document the GOOD, the BAD and anything in between. So I did just that, and here is that beautiful,  20+ year book. I captured my mother's  pregnancy, my birth and ended the book with my college years. 


Since then I have filled so many scrapbooks with wonderful memories for myself and family members, that I HAD to show others what they could do to preserve their memories. So I started buying from a variety of companies that offered a consultant program. I was looking for a company that was geared towards scrapbooking, and had quality products. The next part is not bashing one company against the other, but it was a big reason why I choose CTMH. When placing my orders, the CTMH consultant was the only one to reach out to me with a follow up. Customer service is HARD, I worked in that industry for 20+ years before starting my stamping business. I have done it all, from a server to an international export specialist for a reputable battery company. That being said, the customer service by following through/up with me was what I needed to know CTMH would be the avenue I would use to spread my love of memory keeping and bring an income into my home. 

In 2017, I become a full time stay at home mom to our 4 children. I will celebrate 5 years of longevity with CTMH this month. Looking back on my journey, I am not only proud of my success in my business, but still very much in love with my job. Because I now do what I love, I have yet to work a day in 5 years. 


I hope I have inspired and empowered you to take that leap of faith and start your entrepreneurs dream today, whatever that might me.  

If you are interested in what I do with CTMH and my business, you can learn a tad bit more about me and reach out to me with any questions --> HERE

Thank you for stopping by!
Danielle

4/06/2021

Daisy Meadows 10 Page Workshop

Spring is filled with new beginnings and this workshop is designed to complement your pictures show casing new beginnings, spring and even Easter. 




When it comes to bright & cheerful, this kit will cover your options! I’ve created 10 pages + 5 cards using the Daisy Meadows paper collection, coordinating cardstock, and the Daisy Meadows Cricut Collection. I added a few stamp sets and thin cuts also.


 Colors showcased in this palette:  Peach, Smoothie, Cinnamon, Peacock, Mint, Fern, Sundance, Canary, Almond, Mink, and White Daisy. 

Jammed packed tips & techniques: working with distress oxide inks using embellishing thread, tips with enamel dots, the ease of Diamond Stickles, water based dye inks outside of stamping, How to create clusters. This is the perfect opportunity to join in and learn some new skills! The simplistic cutting guides will help you cut, and sort your paper for easy assembly. The full color PDF (e-file) will help you prep, stamp, add thin cuts, and cricut cuts for a lot of fun making up layouts and cards! In addition to the above, those that purchase the supplies to create this layout from me, will receive a private link for an overview, tips and tricks to assembling the layouts and cards. 



How to purchase DanYell Scraps Artwork/Kit:

In order to receive my cutting guide, instructions, and photos to the artwork, you must purchase the  Daisy Meadows product line from me (sorry no exceptions).  It has to be a minimum of $50 of the Daisy Meadows product line or shopping list noted below.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SHOPPING LIST

Once you make your purchase on my website, I will email you the the cutting guide and directions for my workshop.  If you would prefer for me to help you with your order, I would welcome it!  Please Contact Me here. To view the complete LINE for Daisy Meadows, please click on this link.


How to Purchase a Ready to Assemble Kit(s):

If you would like to purchase a kit that has been pre-cut and stamped for you, you can use the  PayPal link below.  

  • Option A:  Pre-cut Kit will include all the circut cuts, thin cuts, cardstock and pattern paper pre-cut and sorted, full accessory packages, and the base pages needed for the layouts and envelopes for the cards. 
  • Option B:  precut kit without stamping - with this option you will receive all that is mentioned above plus Daisy Meadows stamp + thincut Z3937 and the Sending Well Wishes stamp set (only) B1728 to do your own thincuts and stamping. (paper will be provided for the thincuts.)

Are you a VIP Customer of mine? If so I can apply materials cost to your VIP account (MUST be a VIP customer of mine to earn credits) If you are not a VIP now is a great time to join - Click here to learn more. 

Pre-Cut PAYPAL
Daisy Meadows PreCut Kit -10 Pages/5Cards


PERKS TO DanYellScraps Workshops: 

  • You will have a private link video(s) to help you prepare ahead: Overview of the cutting guides, how to prepare papers; stamping/thin cutting, coloring and more.
  • You work at your own pace (no stressing needed!) and PAUSE each video to follow along.
  • ALL great TIPS and HOW TO’s are included.
  • The event is RECORDED so you can watch at your convenience 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What will be shared in the private video links
  • Cutting guide how to tips
  • Stamping tips/techniques 
  • Coloring tips/techniques 
  • Assembly Tips/techniques 

When is the video available?

The link(s) will be made available with on 48 hours after your purchase if not sooner.

Are there any special perks or details I need to know?

This kit is available as a pre-cut option. See above for pricing and perks. If you have any questions, please contact me!

Where is the event?

VIA a private YouTube link only accessible by you, not open to the general public. Everything will be posted to that special link as a replay or file/photo. YAY for replay!

What if I'm not a YouTube user?

Anyone can watch YouTube, no special account required, just use the provided link. 

Is there a fee to get the links?

No, the fee is included in the purchasing requirements. Once registered, you will receive the links with in 48 hours for viewing the recordings as your time allows. 

Are there any purchasing requirements I have to meet in order to receive the private links, cutting guides etc, for this workshop?

YES! You must make a minimum purchase of $50 in supplies from Danielle Wagner in order to participate. Or Purchase the Pre-cut Kit Please see above for this workshops Shopping List(s)! Please email Danielle here.  with any questions.

For those that enjoy my designs, you should consider JOINING my Customer Facebook Group.

Thank you, 

Danielle! 


4/05/2021

What's Your Angle? | H2H challenge

Hello! Welcome to the first challenge in April with H2H Challenges. This week our challenge is What's Your Angle? and the goal is to use angles on your projects

I decided to use my fun little fruits at different angles. Because let's face it life isn't always straight lines and triangles. Look how cute they are angled in all sorts of directions. 

Now it is your turn to show us what you  create using angles. Just link up HERE by April 30th at 11:59 pm, you have a whole month to play along. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Danielle 

4/01/2021

The best April Fool's prank I've ever been part of!

 April Fools is today! 

So here I am sharing with you the best April Fool's prank I have ever been part of! Ready for it? None! Seriously I have never, ever participated in an April Fool's prank that was memorable. I have always wanted to do something epic, but I have never actually come up with anything that is awesome. 



So instead I am sharing with you 8 Pinterest finds that to me would be super fun to do, either yet today or save for next year! 

Now that you are running wild with Ideas like me, don't forget to have your camera ready so that you can scrapbook those funny results! 

Happy April Fools Day! 
Danielle

3/28/2021

A creative use for Slimline Cards

Welcome, thanks for stopping by! So, I am wondering, what is your take on slimline cards? Do you love them? Do you hate them? Could you take them or leave them? Have you even tried one? 


If you've been around in the card making world for longer than 10 years, you'll certainly know that slimline cards are nothing new. They, just sort of fell out of the in thing to do. Well, like middle parts and 80s mom jeans, they are back! But they are back in a good comeback kind of way!


So today's card features a usable bookmark with with front pocket. The inside is blank. 

This card comes from a crafty challenge I joined over the weekend. Craft roulette Facebook page. 

The challenge called for: 
a bookmark
Colors: Red, Yellow and Blue
Besties 
Dry embossing 

So this was super easy to make, and I had so much fun adding these elements into a card. below are the measurements:

Card base: 7x8.5 scored long way at 3.5
First Panel: 3.5 x 8.5 
Second Panel: 3.5x8.5 cut diagonally 2.75 inches from the bottom right to the top left corner. 
Bookmark: 7.75 x 2.25

Supplies used:
Inks: Intense black, Lemonade, Bluebird, Peach, linen, toffee, and Sundance.

I hope you enjoyed stopping by for a quick overview an easy slimline card! 

Danielle 

3/26/2021

Show & Tell | Winged Masterpiece


Hello and Welcome to my little crafty corner. 

I happy to show-off the new winged masterpiece stamp set and tell you all about the 5 cards I created with it. 

The first thing that stands out, are the delicate features of the butterfly and dragonfly. Then you move into the mixed fonts. This is something I look for in stamp sets that are meant to be versatile. With 15 images and sentiments, the card and scrapbook page ideas are endless. 
My first card shows off the stunning butterfly. I am using a retired paper collection called "Happy Times." I loved the blank space at the bottom, as I was able to use it for a sentiment. I chose on your wedding day. The black paper used on this card and many of the next ones is the black ore paper. Let me say this paper is nice and thick! So it is perfect for mounting those sentiment pieces. It would great as a standalone feature also. I finished each card off with drops of liquid pearl in onyx, I will note this along the way. 


I really wanted to show off these canary flowers. This background paired nicely with the new scalloped circle die. The Lucky to be your is its own stamp, so it can be paired with Husband or Wife. I started to us Wife, but thought how beautiful would it be for wife to receive this, and changed it to Husband! (This set will go to my parents, saving the day for my Dad, one card at time.) check out that black ore paper again, see the shimmer it has? 


While hard to capture in picture form, the beautiful paper is embossed in gold with flowers all over it. I thought it was so cool at how close it resembled the details of the wings of the butterfly and dragonfly. For that reason I did not add either of those to this card, so there wasn't a competition of patterns. Because, that can totally be a thing. I did add in some retired black and gold ribbon. and tied off a pretty bow and few drops of liquid pearls. 


This cut dragon fly had to be shared. But when I cut him out and added him to the card his stark white and black pattern stuck out like a sore thumb. A little bit of canary ink wisped on top of it, with some ink edges or distressed edges, helped soften him up. A few flower confetti pieces added, plus three dots of liquid pearls in onyx pearl tied in all the black and white. I added a sentiment dovetail piece with Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. Again, that mixed font really stands out, right!


The final design, shows a faint butterfly floating off the left side of the card. While hard to see in photo, it is just stunning person. With a little bit of clear shimmer added to the butterfly, a partial outline and three more of those onyx pearl drops, this card stands out for some well wishes. 


I hope I have inspired you to get crafty with these fun cards. Below are the details I offer as a consultant to my crafty friends who shop with me. So many thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to check out my show and tell!

Best regards and happy crafting!
Danielle




How to get these cards as a kit! 

1. Place an order on my website and qualify for the stamp set at the $5.00 price point. I will mail you the kit to make 5 cards, 1 of each design shown above. I will also email you the cutting files to recreate all 5 designs, 8 cards each for a total of 40 cards! The designs are easy enough to recreate using ANY paper collection you have on hand or from my website. 

SHOP HERE


If you have not already I encourage you to sign up as VIP Customer with CTMH under me. The VIP Customer Program is your chance to earn shopping credit on your purchases while getting access to exclusive product and perks! It is $25.00 and you get an instant $15.00 credit to use on your first purchase. Some of my customers have earned over $100 in free products so far! Don't miss out, join today! 


Again, thanks for stopping by! 
Danielle

3/19/2021

Can you really use scraps to complete a Sketch?

Hey there!

So today, I want to talk about using your scraps with sketches. 

Listen, if you have a pile, box, bag, file or what-have you of scraps, and all you're doing is adding and adding, why do you have scraps? 

Same with your pinterest boards! I am talking about the one that you save every scrapbook sketch to. The one you keep adding to but never really do anything with!  Time to marry your scraps and sketches and get those photos off your phone, and into an album!

Don't start tomorrow,  or worry about scraping in order....just start! 

Okay here is the sketch I used in today's inspiration piece: (Found on a public Facebook group)

I grabbed some scraps from the party collection and went to town! 
I guessed at the measurements,  and went from there. 
I should tell you those three long dovetail banners behind everything re scraps of paper. Those pieces do not extend the length of the page... see how wonderful scraps can be.
Have more photos to to add? Snag a package of the flip flaps from Close to My Heart ❤ seriously the best way to enhance your photo-estate! 

I add a (gasp) scrap dovetail zip strip to the edge so you know to flip it up. 

I truly hope I have inspired you to be crafty and to bust your scrap stash!

Danielle

3/18/2021

Why keeping your scraps pays off.

There are two types of crafters, those that keep their paper scraps and those that toss them when they are done. 

Here are a few layouts and cards I made by just using my scraps (not counting base pages)



So if you're one to toss your scraps, take a second look before tossing them. If you're one who keeps your scraps, I hope you find some inspiration! 

Danielle 

3/17/2021

How to color your images without markers, or water paints.

I love to color my stamped images. My favorite to color them is with water based dye ink and a water brush. I have gotten really accustom to created beautiful shades this way. But no today!

Today, we are digging into our stash, and we are going to paper piece our stamped image for coloring. 

This is fun and really does not take much more time, perhaps even less that watercoloring does. 
This cute images was stamped 4 times on,White daisy for the base, sweet safari for the skirt, scrap for the boots and jacket, and Sundance for the hair.  Fussy cut each small area out, add some gold shimmer brush for highlights in the hair and sun and you're good. 

I did come in with some peach dye based ink for some skin tone and to color the pot and flower. Opps I cocould't stay away from watercoloring after all. 


Video tutorial: via my Private Facebook group, DanyellScraps & Friends. 

Inspiration from page 31 of the March April catalog.

Supplies and measurements:
Mixing collection x9026 
8.5x11
4x2.75
.5x2.75
Diagonal cut 7.5 tall x 6.75 long
Zip strip .5x6.75 + .5x3
White daisy cardstock 8x10.5
Avocado cardstock 4x6
Smoothie cardstock .5x8
Ballerina Cardstock 4x6
Sundance cardstock fussy cut

Inks: Sundance, intense black, Peach, Toffee, Avocado, 
Gold shimmer brush (sun and hair)
Micro-tip Non Stick scissors 
Tombow mono liquid glue. 

Stamp sets: besties - kelsie Z3938 and sunny days ahead B1734

I hope I have inspired you to be creative. 

Danielle

3/16/2021

An easy to use your scraps up today!

Do you have LOADS of scraps, or just a few? This project is perfect using them up. 


I started with two bases pages in espresso cardstock, and 20 squares left over from the sweet safari paper collection and cut them diagonally to create triangles. 


Using an outline, I placed the triangles until I got the shape of a heart. I wanted the heart to look as if there was a glow behind it, so I blended tattered rose distress oxide ink  on the center of a 11.5 x 11.5 White Daisy cardstock. Still a little bland, I added some splattering with the black shimmer brush



I carried on the triangles with a line of them mismatched on the right side. To complete the layout I used micro tip scissors to cut LOTS of tiny cuts along the scraps avocado pattern paper to create grass. A few animals fussy cut from the HERO paper of the sweet safari collection helped tie in the theme. All of my pictures are matted using the stunning candy apple cardstock. I am still missing a title, but that could take a while, I couldn't want to share. 

I showed how to create the heart on during my Make it Monday Video tutorial in my group DanYellScraps & Friends. I'd love for you to join us. We have over 100 crafty peeps who share a love of CTMH, Challenges, Tutorials and more. 

I hope you find this inspiring!
Danielle

*my group is open to those who are not already CTMH Makers and reside in the U.S. 

3/15/2021

The Midas Touch | A H2H color challenge

Welcome to a new Heart 2 Heart challenge. 
The Midas Touch!


Your challenge this week is to create. Project with gold. This week I focused on the gold shimmer brush. 


Now go upload your beautiful project here: H2H Blog

Remember your project should have CTMH products in it to qualify. 


3/01/2021

"Thank Ewe" A sketch with 8 variations

A sketch is always a jumping a point, something that can be followed to a T, or used for inspiration!
To start of March, the Heart to Heart Design Team is challenging you to create a card using the same sketch as they are. 

Here is my card:

To grab the sketch,  check the remaining design team inspiration pieces, and to link up yours visit the H2H Page


Happy crafting I cannot wait to see what you come up with. Hey, maybe you'll even be our winner this month! 

Happy crafting
Danielle 

Supplies used in this weeks challenge on my card: 

2/15/2021

Happiness Lives Here: 8 Page Workshop

Hello Crafty Friends,




I am so excited to share my newest workshop! This adorable collection of papers, is from the  Happiness Lives Here paper collection. White Daisy cardstock as bases gives this paper collection the perfect neutral background. You will find shakers, stamping, liquid pearls and bows in this new workshop!

Lets take a quick look at all of the layouts you will create with my free cutting guides!


Layout one






Layout two






Layout Four




Layout Three



WOW, four double layouts and with lots of fun shakers!!! I was super impressed with the final results of this workshop! 

There are a few ways you can grab this workshop and cutting guides for yourself. 

DIY Workshop with FREE cutting guides:

1. Place an order using the supplies noted below, or $35.00 of your choice before VIP Credits, shipping and tax. Receive the cutting guides via E-mail in full color PDF files and recreate the workshop at home or a crop at your leisure. 

Two ways to receive a pre-cut kit, ready for you to assemble:

1. Use the PayPal button below to purchase the precut kit, for $75 + shipping. Are you a VIP Customer with me? If so, I can apply up to $7.50 towards your credit balance earned. 
2. Place an order of $150 + via my shopping site and receive 1 pre-cut /pre-stamped kit per order (not per $150.00 spent).
    Precut Kit Includes: 8 White Daisy base pages, 5 pre-cut shakers, 1 full package of gold loose sequins, 1 full package shaker assembly kit, 1 sheet of precut Blue Belle Glitter paper,  Precut happiness lives here pattern paper, Precut happiness lives here cardstock. Pre stamped images. Coloring will not be included. 



Join my Scraparazzi CTMH Team! 

When you join my team you get access to all of my workshops for free to use in which ever business style you want. Hobbiest looking for a discount counts too! 


Fellow Close to My Heart Consultants 

are also welcome to order these files to use in support of their own business! Yes, this means you can copy/print/distribute these files to your own customers and hold your own events using my designs and files! Contact me today for an invoice

Supplies:

Happiness Lives Here Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet X7264S $9.95
Blue Belle Glitter Paper                 Z3442 $6.95
Happiness Lives Here Coordinating Cardstock         X7264C $9.95
White Daisy Cardstock (use 10 sheets)                 1385 $11.95
So Happy Together Stamp + Thin Cuts                 Z3765 $25.95
Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts                 Z4309 $21.95
Circle Shaker Window Foam + Acetate         Z4310       $4.50
Stitched Florals Stamp + Thin Cuts         Z3698 $25.95
Gold Loose Sequins                 Z4235 $5.95
Bisque Liquid Pearls™                         Z3792 $3.95
Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls™                  Z3790 $3.95
Ballerina Liquid Pearls™                 Z3798 $3.95
Gold Sequin Ribbon (substitute for gold white trim ribbon) Z4198 $6.50
Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad         Z4189 $9.95
Pale Pink TriBlend™ Marker         Z2496 $7.50
Light Green TriBlend™ Marker                 Z2485 $7.50
Citrus TriBlend™ Marker                 Z2482 $7.50
3-D Foam Tape                 Z1151 $6.50

Thank you for stopping by! 
Danielle