About Me

My photo

I first began scrapbooking in 1981 when my oldest daughter started kindergarten, of course scrapbooking has sure evolved in the years since then and so has my own scrapbooking.
 I love to scrapbook & I love Close to My Heart Products. My desire is to share with you my love of scrapbooking memories, and ideas for making cards, scrapbooking layouts and home d├ęcor`. To order supplies I have used, and for tons of ideas, go to my website, www.inkypaws.closetomyheart.com

Paws-ing to wish you joyous memories, Barbi

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Stampers with An Attitude February Blog Hop

Welcome to the February's Stampers with An Attitude Blog Hop. I bet you are wondering, just who are the Stampers with An Attitude?????   They are a Close to My Heart team of consultants lead by my awesome upline, Kimberly Moss.

Each month the Stampers with An Attitude Blog Hop focuses on a different theme. Our theme for February is focusing on the Charlotte Paper collection or Easter.  This month I am following Sheila in the hop. So whether you arrived here from her hop or are just getting started, you are on the right track. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found at the bottom of this post. Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping.

For my cards, I chose to use the Charlotte Papers and our How To Book, Originals for my inspiration. The stamp sets I used were C1605 Happy to Be Friends, I love the variety of sayings in this stamp set. I also used D1663 Floral Banners, which not only has sayings but flowers, leaves, and Banners.

My first card is an altered version of the Three Elements 6x6 card on pg. 18. I made it into a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card. I used our Sorbet, Whisper, and Black Inks.


For my next card, I used the  pattern, A Message Secured on pg. 77 which I also altered from a 5 x 7 card to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.  In addition to Sorbet, Whisper and Black Inks, I also use Champagne Ink.

I would like to thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you were inspired by my projects. Our next talented artist's blog belongs to Karen I am sure you will enjoy what she has to share.

Here is a complete list of the February Stampers With An Attitude Blog Hop Participants.

1.Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/2016/01/swaa-focus-on-charlotteeaster-blog-hop.html
2. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com/2016/01/30/stampers-with-an-attitude-blog-hop-charlotteeaster/
3. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop.html
4. Tammy Lubick ~ http://tlubick.blogspot.com/2016/01/blog-hop-charlotte-and-easter.html
5. Vickie ODell - http://heartfulstamper.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampers-with-attitude-january-blog-hop.html
6.  Kimberly Moss --http://www.kimspapercrafts.com/2016/01/stampers-with-attitude-february-blog-hop_23.html
7. Wendy Taylor - http://mistygirlinspirations.blogspot.com/2016/01/who-loves-little-charlotte.html
8. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/2016/01/charlotte-stampers-with-attitude-blog.html
9. Barbi Kelley ~ barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/2016/01/february-blog-hop.html
10. Karen Scott - http://www.karenkraftswithpaper.com/2016/01/easter-blog-hop.html
11.  Jen Patrick - http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampers-with-attitude-charlotte.html

You can purchase supplies like those I used for my projects from my website.





Friday, January 29, 2016

La Vei En Rose Card from "Originals" How To Book - Pattern - Aubrey's Invitation


For inspiration for this card, I looked at one of our How-To books. It was in "Originals" that I found the card I wanted to make. I choose the pattern "Aubrey's Invitation".  I use the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet, Pomegrante Ink Pad, Pixie Ink Pad, Poppy Ink Pad, and Black Ink Pad, and Fern Thick Twine,

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Should you want to copy these projects and want to purchase the items, you can do so from my website

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Close to My Heart's first Planner System


This is the BEST planner system I have seen. 154 pages including 1 pocket folder page, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, 1 designed page finder, and 4 sheets of stickers; 3-ring hole punched; 8⅜" × 6⅞". The pages include monthly and weekly spreads that begin January 2016 and run through December 2016. The monthly spreads run from Sunday to Saturday, like a calendar; the weekly spreads run from Monday to Sunday, making it easy to review your weekend plans at a glance. The monthly tabs are reinforced with a Mylar coating for extra durability. The stickers are designed to work perfectly with the Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan roller stamp. The Everyday Life Album is an Hardcover black album with gold foil design. 9⅜" × 8¼" × 1½"; 1" 3-ring. Cover made of polyurethane-covered dense paperboard; inside lined with white photo-safe paper.


National Papercrafting Month

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with the exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—available for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. Get yours today for only $8.95 before this offer is gone!


Beloved Bouquet - January 2016 Stamp of the Month


Beloved Bouquet is the January Stamp of the Month

Available only January 1 - 31, 2016
Get this Stamp of the Month for ONLY $5 USD / $6 CAD
when you order $50 USD / $50 CAD in Close to My Heart Products.

La Vie En Rose Card - Pieced Panels

Here is another card for my January Card Workshop using the La Vie En Rose papers. This one is an altered design of Pieced Panels from Close to My Hearts How to Program book, Originals. The flowers are stamped and sponged using Pomegranate, Poppy and Pixie inks. The leaves are done with Fern ink, and the sentiments are with Black ink.
If you live locally and would like to come to my class on January 3oth, please contact me, or if you do not live locally and would like the kit to make them on you own, also please contact me at paws4memories@mac.com,
You can also order your supplies from my website and I will email you pics and instructions.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

La Vie En Rose Cards

This month I am using the La Vie En Rose papers for my cards. this first card is a tri-fold card with a small flap at the top. It is made from a 4 1/2 x 12 inch piece of Daisy White Cardstock. It is scored at 1 1/4 inches for the flap then the bottom is folded up to the fold. The saying is attached to a toothpick and stuck into the double sided tape used to raise the leaves. For all cards, I stamped the flowers and leaves with the January Stamp of the Month, Beloved Bouquet.
This Flowerpot card is also made with the La Vie En Rose papers and a sheet of Hollyhock cardstock.
Here is the flower pot and pull out sentiment. The flowers and leaves are layered with 3D tape.
All the flowers are made with a solid base stamp and an outline stamp. the solid base was inked with Pixie ink then I sponged it with Poppy ink and Pomegranate Ink. Then I stamped the Outline stamp with Pomegranate ink. Leaves were done 2nd generation with Fern ink using the solid stamp then with the outline stamp also using Fern ink. the sentiments are also from the January Stamp of the Month, Beloved Bouquet.

Items used:
X7201B  La Vie En Rose Paper Packet                    Z2105  Black Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2644   Pixie Exclusive Ink Pad                               1246    Hollyhock Cardstock
Z2652   Poppy Exclusive Ink Pad                             S1601  Beloved Bouquet Jan. SOTM
Z2653   Pomegranate Exclusive Ink Pad

You can purchase these items from my website.....  inkypaws.ctmh.com