Sunday, August 28, 2016

Papercrafting 101

I currently have 2 people interested in starting a Papercrafting 101 club. This is the perfect club for new papercrafters. I am super excited about this because I love to share my love for papercrafting with others. This group would start in September and run for 6 months. We will take December off. Who will join us? I have to have 6 people to make the club work. Contact me at djssundries@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MIA for Now

I know that I have been MIA for a few days.  Here is part of the reason:


After my big crop on the 4th and the 5th, I came home and brought everything in and dumped it in my dining room.  Why?  because I took so much stuff with me that I didn't want to move into the crafting space before getting it re-organized.  Here's the story...

We have a nice large family room that houses my craft stuff including my video set-up.  It also houses an entertainment center with a television and the video games for my guys, a stationary bike, a bookcase that is loaded to the gills and a few guitars and mandolins.  Yes, it's a crowded mess.  One corner is dominated with a very large corner desk that became a home for my Cricuts (and a disorganized catch all space).  While wondering through Ikea looking for storage options, I suddenly realized a way we could re-arrange the room and make it more functional for all of us.  At this point, I haven't bought a single piece of furniture or organizational piece but have instead started to go through and de-clutter. 

Unfortunately, I also have not been feeling great and typically come home from work too exhausted to even tackle the task.  However, as big as the mess may seem, I am really excited to pull all the extra stuff out of hiding to decide what I really need to keep.  It is an amazing feeling to see the pile of items build that I think will "bless" someone else.

Of course, it means that I don't really have a space to actually create projects, but it will get there.  In the meantime, hang in there.  Sometime soon, I will be organized in this space and ready to let the creativity flow.  In the meantime, check out all the great new products at Close To My Heart by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Watercolor Backgrounds


Playing with watercolors is one of my favorite things to do in the craftroom.  They are so versatile.  Today we will see two cards using different techniques.  Pairing watercolors with CTMH's Sea Glass paper creates a dynamic duo.


Here's what you need to make these cards:
Close To My Heart White Daisy Card Base
Close To My Heart Sea Glass cardstock
Close To My Heart watercolor paints
Close To My Heart Bitty Sparkles
Close To My Heart Black Exclusives ink pad
Close To My Heart Get Better stamp set
Adhesives 
This video will show you the different techniques.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Florence Scrapbooking Layout

Close To My Heart's Florence collection is gorgeous.  Several days ago, I showed you what you receive in Workshop Your Way.  Today, I am showing you a layout I made with this paper using the Make it From Your Heart, Vol 2.  Having books to help with measurements is a great way to help you do scrapbook page and card layouts.


Here's what I used:
Flower Market Cricut cartridge
Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2
Florence cardstock
Whisper Cardstock and Exclusives ink
Ruby Cardstock

Let's get started by watching a full video tutorial.



Do you like what you see?  Head over to my online business address here to get your own Close To My Heart new products.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Lunchbox Rose Card

I love little ways to encourage people or to tell them I love them.  These lunchbox cards fit the bill perfectly.  They go together quickly -  especially when you use the new CTMH Flower Market Cartridge.

Need some great products to make these cards?  You can find the items you need by clicking on each item description below:
Cricut Flower Market cartridge
White Daisy cardstock cut to 8"x4" with a smaller piece cut at 3.5"x3.5" square.
Fundamentals cardstock cut to 3 7/8" square and coordinating pieces to cut with the Cricut (you will use a pattern, a green solid and the coordinating solid)  I used the Adventure paper but you could use Whimsy or Enchantment.
Glitter pen (Currently out of stock.  Check back soon)
Black Exclusives ink
Hello Friend stamp set
Here's a complete walkthrough on how to make this cute little card.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Close To My Heart - Miscellaneous


This Annual Inspirations is so full of great items that I am sure you will want to pick up.  Here is the last video in the new product videos.  Check back soon to see what you can turn these items into.



Do you like what you see?  Head over to my online business address here to get your own Close To My Heart new products.  Check back daily as I will show you close-ups of many of the new items.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Close To My Heart - Stamps

Today we are getting back to basics with stamps.  I began my paper crafting journey a very long time ago with stamps.  I love them  Close To My Heart has by favorite stamps which is a big part of the reason I became a consultant more than 2 years ago.  Check out a few that you can find in this year's Annual Inspirations Idea Book.



Do you like what you see?  Head over to my online business address here to get your own Close To My Heart new products.  Check back daily as I will show you close-ups of many of the new items.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.