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. 



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!


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.


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. 

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 


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, 



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!



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!