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Happy Easter!

These are some cards that we made in a recent card club.  I actually used retired paper and stamps, oh my!  All product is Close To My Heart.  The paper is from the Wings Creative Basics card kit and the My Acrylix® Stamp Set is called Sensational Season.  It'll always be a favorite of mine!  I used a lot of different Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pads and a waterbrush for some and a blending pen for others!

Happy Easter!


Dotty for You! Nat'l. Scrapbooking Month

Typeset – Making the Grade

Well, this weekend’s workshop was supposed to be Pemberley, however, there were quite a few gals who wanted to create the Typeset layout on the cover of the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book. So, we did a Typeset workshop and will work with Pemberley in a few weeks! The original layout used black cardstock and black ink but I chose to switch that out for cocoa on my layout. Typeset is still available in the 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book and based on the turnout for this workshop – it’s still very popular!

I kinda had an oops with the "G" - it' s up a little high but it was too stuck to pull up and move! Oh well, if it was perfect it wouldn't be mine!
Supplies are all Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified:
Paper: Typeset B&Ts, Colonial White, Cocoa, Vineyard Berry cardstock
Stamp Sets: Blue Ribbon, Trinity Alphabet, Vintage Type, Noted Backgrounds
Ink: Cocoa, Juniper, Crème Brulee, Vineyard Berry
Other: Complements Typeset Canvas Shapes, Milepost Shapes, Mini-Medley Accents Pewter Collection, Cocoa Ribbon, Dimensional Elements Notable Alphabet, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, 3D Foam Tape, embroidery floss (DMC)

"A Bowwow" Cards

I love this A-sized My Acrylix® stamp set called “A Bowwow”. It’s so darned cute and only $6.95! In addition to the dog, speech bubble and two sentiments it also includes a dog bone. I’ll have to be sure to use the bone on the next card.


Supplies are all Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified:

Left Card
Paper: Cruisin’ B&Ts, Black, Juniper, White Daisy and Honey cardstock
Stamp Set: A Bowwow
Ink: Black
Other: Exclusive Inks Markers (Honey, Blush and Grey Flannel), Mini Medleys Collection – Honey (button brads), 3D Foam Tape, Martha Stewart border punch
Right Card
Paper: Sophia B&Ts, Hollyhock and White Daisy cardstock
Stamp Set: A Bowwow
Ink: Black
Other: Exclusive Inks Markers (Blush and Grey Flannel), Hollyhock ribbon, Bling Assortment – Button, Black embroidery floss, Sparkles -2mm square (on dog’s collar), 3D Foam Tape, Fiskars Upper Crest border punch

Wings - St. Patrick's Day Card

Haven't been around to post much lately (was out of town for hockey).  Had fun, but glad to be home where I can play with paper and ink again!  This card was created with a retired Close To My Heart Creative Basics cardmaking packet.  Just messing around - trying to get back into the swing of things!  I started with the Mojo Monday sketch from last week and ended up with this!


All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified:
Paper:  Wings Creative Basics B&Ts, Colonial White, Juniper and Kraft cardstock
Stamps:  Special Occasions, In the Month of March (both retired)
Ink:  New England Ivy
Other:  2" Scallop Circle Punch, 3D Foam Tape, green rhinestones (unknown)

Pemberley Tea Bag Dispenser

There've been a couple of fellow Close To My Heart consultants who've posted these adorable tea bag dispensers.  Being a tea lover myself, I decided to make one too!  I used some the new Pemberley papers.  I just love the blues, tans and creamy yellows!


A tutorial for the dispenser can be found here.  Check out the dispenser that Vicki made with the Florentine paper packet and that Annette made with the Stella paper packet.  They're awesome!

All Supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified:
Paper:  Pemberley B&Ts, Outdoor Denim and Indian Corn Blue cardstock
Stamp Sets:  Pemberley WOTG, A Sip
Ink:  Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand, Honey
Other:  Designer Ribbon - Blue Collection, Liquid Glass, Outdoor Denim button, Bakers Twine, Bity Opaques - Pearl Adhesive Gems, 3D Foam Tape, Scor-Tape, chipboard

Join My CTMH Team - Get the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection FREE!

During the month of March, 2012, sign up with me, to become a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, and receive the Cricut®Art Philosophy Collection free!  The collection includes the CTMH exclusive cartridge (700 images, Font, Shapes and 3-D items), 3 - My Acrylix D-size stamp sets and 3 - 9” x 12” Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes). It’s a $99.00 retail value! 


What’s that, you’re not interested in the fabulous Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection (maybe you already have it)?   Well, if that’s the case you can choose to receive $100.00 in Select Product Credit instead.

Click here for a video and additional pictures!  Click here to read about the CTMH opportunity and to join my team!

Wings Wedding Layout

Seems that I will often come across a sketch or layout that I just have to duplicate, and then I’ll hit my stash of photos from Bill and Suzanne’s wedding.  The album I put together for their wedding photos just keeps getting bigger and bigger!  That’s what those album extender posts are for, right?

When I saw this blog post at The Scrappiest I stuck it in my "gotta do this" folder!  Liz's layout immediately made me think of the Close To My Heart retired, Wings paper packet.  The black background paper is so similar to the one in the Wings paper packet I used below.  I knew I had some of the Wings paper left in my stash, along with some My Stickease cardstock stickers, so I dug it out and made this layout!  It came together very quickly; I still need to add a little journaling but otherwise, it’s done.


All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified:
Paper: Wings B&Ts, Juniper, Vineyard Berry and Colonial White cardstock
Ink: Black
Other: Wings My Stickease, Wings Level 2 Assortment Ribbon, Black Button Brads, 3D Foam Tape, Martha Stewart border punch

Sonoma Birthday Cards

Just a couple of quick birthday cards using the Sonoma paper packet.  Sonoma is one of the four paper packets from the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book that carried over to the 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book.  It's elegant and fantastic for heritage scrapbook layouts or feminine cards.  The card on the right, below, was made using today's Mojo Monday sketch.


All supplies are Close To My Heart:

Paper:  Sonoma B&Ts, Kraft, Colonial White,Smokey Plum and Olive cardstock
Stamps:  Sweet Moments, Party Pennants
Ink:  Smokey Plum
Other:  Colonial White ribbon, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Adhesive Backed Pearls, 3D Foam Tape

Cruisin' - Good Times

I created this two-page layout using the new Close To My Heart (CTMH) Cruisin' paper packet.  I got the sketch for the left-hand page at the Scrappiest Blogspot and the right-hand page is from the book Cherish by Jeanette Lynton (founder and CEO of CTMH).  It's called Puzzle Junkie!  I added a super cute bottle cap; a new item from the 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book and a frame for the date, a few brads and photo clips and a handmade journaling block.  The black and white checkered paper is the strip from the edge of the patterned paper.  On each 12"x12" sheet of double-sided patterned paper there's a border strip.  Love that!  I'm going to dig out some old black and white photos from my childhood - they are a perfect fit for the mats in the layout.

Supplies are Close To My Heart, unless otherwise specified:
Paper:  Crusin' B&Ts, White Daisy, Grey Wool, Black and Cranberry cardstock
Other:  Grey Wool Exclusive Inks Marker, Mini Medley Accents Collection - Honey, Bottle Caps, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, 3D Foam Tape, Sure Cuts a Lot

Welcome to My Scrapyard

Hi!  I'm Mary, welcome to my scrapyard.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm a former Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  I love to play with paper, stamps and ink.  I'll be posting scrapbook layouts, cards and other paper crafting projects.