Thursday, November 11, 2021

November-December Mix-In Papers & Coordinating Cardstock

Today I made a two page layout using the November-December Mix-In Paper Packet and Coordinating Cardstock. Each Bi-monthly catalog has a set of Mix-In Papers and Cardstocks that will coordinate with and extend the use of the two Paper Suites in that catalog. 

These are photos taken on a recent trip to San Diego to visit my middle daughter and her family. One of the days while she was working, I took the grandkids to the trampoline park for a little jumping fun.

 used my Cricut to cut out titles & the people jumping. I did a splatter technique to distress the White Daisy base page. Next, I sponge distressed the edges of the base page, the striped paper and the stitched circle paper with Sapphire Ink. Then, I sponge distressed the edges of the Papaya circle paper & sponged the surface of my "Sky Zone" title that I cut from Papaya CS with the Papaya Ink. I also used Papaya Shimmer Trim.


I used the Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 5 for my inspiration. 

It features a versatile mix of 30 patterns, including 15 two-page scrapbook patterns, 5 single-page scrapbook patterns, and 10 standard size card patterns. These guides are sure to inspire a wealth of creative idea to pursue in your own crafting. 

The colors in the Mix-In Paper Packet are: Mink, Papaya, Sundance, Rosemary, Sapphire, and Wisteria.

Have fun with these papers; I would love to see you creations.

Happy Crafting, Barbi


Products used: 

X9034 November-December 2021 Mix-In Paper Packet, X9035 November-December Mix-In Coordinating Cardstock, Z5014 Papaya Shimmer Trim, X6047 Black CS, Z3510 Sapphire Shimmer Brush, Z6534 Papaya Ink Pad, Z2848 Sapphire Ink Pad, 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Slimline Celebration Cards

This week I have been making cards with the Slimline Celebration Cardmaking Workshop Kit, which includes...... 


1 – My Acrylix® Slimline Sentiments Stamp Set (CC9214)
1 – Mini Garden Gnomes Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC9215)
1 – Thoughtful Critters Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC9216)
1 – Fishy Greetings Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC9217)
1 – Circle Cluster Thin Cuts (CC9218)
1 – Star Cluster Thin Cuts (CC9219)
12 – cardstock sheets (1 Avocado, 1 Espresso, 1 Glacier, 1 Lagoon, 1 Mint, 1 Peach, 1 Shortbread, 1 Toffee, 1 Wild Berry, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
12 –white card bases & envelopes

You can also purchase the stamp sets separately with or without the Thin Cuts. The Star and Circle Cluster Thin Cuts can also be purchased separately. I have had so much fun with these stamp sets and look forward to using them on layouts as well. This was part of the special for National Stamping Month in September and is only available while supplies last for a couple more days. So don't delay get yours today.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Using Holly & Ivy Picture My Life Cards

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. The last couple weeks I have been working with the Holly & Ivy products from the September/October 2021 Catalog. 

I wanted to show you some cards I made using the Holly & Ivy Picture My Life Cards, Holly & Ivy Coordinating Cardstock, and the Sept/Oct Mix-In Papers. I even used a sticker left over from making my scrapbook layouts. I also used the Rose Gold Liquid Pearls.

For this card I used a small PML Card for the bottom and a portion of a larger PML Card for the top. There is so much you can do with these cards. 


 Here I used a small PML Card for the middle, Then cut a couple strips using one of the Large PML Cards, add a couple of thin strips of Evergreen CS. Just think of them as patterned paper and let your imagination go.

Here I cut most of the circle out of a PML Card going around the poinsettia. I also use 3D tape to raise it up. Stamped a sentiment in the center, add some dots with Sage Liquid Pearls and DONE!

On this last card, I used another small PML Card, then cut strips from the Holly & Ivy paper and the Toffee Mix-In paper. You could add a few gems if you wanted to dress it up a bit.

There are so many ways to use these Picture My Life Cards other than Pocket Scrapbooking. Give it a try using then on your tradition layouts or to make some quick and easy greeting cards.

I hope you enjoyed these cards. Please share your thoughts and any creations you make using PML Cards.

Have a blessed day, Barbi

Friday, October 1, 2021

VIP Flower Shop Card Box

                                         Check out the VIP Flower Shop Card Box, isn't it cute.

Treat yourself to this one-of-a-kind card kit available only to our VIP Customers and Close To My Heart Makers! To see what all comes with the VIP Flower Shop Card Box Kit, Click Here.

The VIP Flower Shop Card Box comes with materials for creating and storing 15 beautiful cards. With pre-printed card bases, envelopes, an exclusive stamp set, stamping block, and mini ink pad all included, the only thing you need to add is your favorite adhesive! With a variety of interchangeable stamp sentiments, this kit makes it easy to whip up the perfect card for all kinds of occasions. Store your completed cards in the eye-catching box where they’ll be ready for you when you need them.

If you are not a VIP, no worries you can sign up and then plus this adorable card kit.
To Become one of my Close to My Hearts VIP's, Click Here today!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Pumpkin Spice Cards

This weekend I am teaching a card workshop using the Pumpkin Spice paper collection & coordinating products. The Autumn colors in these papers are gorgeous. The delightful designs are super cute. You will love creating cards & scrapbook layouts with these products. 
    The colors featured in this collection are: White Daisy, Shortbread, Nectarine, 

Sunday, September 19, 2021


2021 October Virtual Album Retreat

Join us online October 7–8 for our next virtual Album Retreat. At Album Retreat, we go step-by-step through the process of creating an entire album’s worth of breathtaking scrapbook pages bursting with unique artwork techniques! At this event, we will create 11 two-page 12″ × 12″ scrapbook layouts, for a total of 22 pages!

To participate in this event, simply purchase the album bundle (EB20218)—there is no separate registration fee! Visit the item page for EB20218 to get a closer look at the beautiful artwork, too!

The bundles will be available while supplies last and will be shipped following our normal in-house turnaround times. As we get closer to the event, we will send an email to everyone who has purchased the bundle with an invitation to join a private Facebook group where the event will be held. We look forward to having you join us!

Click here to order

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Boo Crew

Make your tricks and treats extra sweet this Halloween with the adorable Boo Crew collection! This Halloween-themed suite includes a brand-new paper packet, sticker sheet, coordinated accessories, and new stamp sets and Thin Cuts!

All the items included in the Boo Crew suite are available individually, but you can also get all of these crafting essentials in the Boo Crew Product Bundle (CC8217), which is available at a 20% discount! This bundle includes the Boo Crew Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC8211), the Boo Crew Coordinating Cardstock (CC8213), Boo Crew Sequins (CC8214), and a Boo Crew Stamp + Thin Cuts set (CC8216). 

Along with all these fun items, the Boo Crew special also includes the Boo Crew Workshop Kit (CC8218), allowing you to make t
hree 12" x 12" two-page layouts and a variety of fun treat holders! Whether you want to document new Halloween memories or moments of Halloween’s past, you’ve got everything you need for non-stop creativity! This workshop kit is also available at a 20% discount. Printed instructions for this workshop are not included with the kit contents, but will be These available for you to download on the workshop bundle product page on the CTMH website.

 For even more crafting fun, creators can join us on October 12 and October 14 for two virtual crafting events via Facebook Live! These events begin at 2:00 pm (MDT) and 4:30 pm (MDT), respectively. During the first event, CTMH will cover all the cutting for the layouts and treat holders. They will also create the layouts during this event. For the second event on October 14, participants will get to craft along with Monica and Maya Wihongi as they create the Boo Crew treat holders! 

This exclusive collection will only be available through October 31 while supplies last, so be sure to get these exciting new products to celebrate and document Halloween 2021! 

Click Here to see the Boo Crew products and to get yours today before they are gone.

November-December Mix-In Papers & Coordinating Cardstock

Today I made a two page layout using the November-December Mix-In Paper Packet and Coordinating Cardstock. Each Bi-monthly catalog has a set...