Adore You!

This Stamp of the Month is just in time to let your loved ones know how much you love them!  And it goes so nicely with the Sugar Rush featured paper packet.

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This D-sized set comes with 7 sentiments and 4 images.  The mix of sentiments are sized well for cards or scrapbook layouts.

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This card is a variation on the extra card projects found in the Sugar Rush Workshops Your Way cutting guide (the original was a vertical card and had sprinkles & donuts.  It also didn’t use the washi tape.

The base is a 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 piece of the big polka dots, then a 3 1/4 X 4 1/4 piece of Whisper.

pmlI decided to use the pink cross-hatched 3×4 card from the Picture My Life sheet of pocket cards (2 each of these sheets are included in each paper packet).  These cards are quite versatile because one side gives you a portrait orientation and the other landscape.

 

Honestly it took me a few tries to get the color combo I wanted on this card (I used up both sides on the 2 cards in my paper pack).  I finally settled on Whisper ink for the heart/flowers and Cocoa for the sentiment.  I sometimes like to use Cocoa or Chocolate instead of Black because it gives the stamped image a softer feel.

I finished this one off with 2 lines of washi and a couple of Bitty Sparkles.  Another quick and easy card – ready for Valentine’s Day or anytime you want to spread some love.

Enjoy!

~Gerri

Remember – this Stamp of the Month is only available until 31 January.  Get yours for $17.95 – better yet – place a $50 order and get it for just $5!

You can find the SOTM and additional products used at gerri.closetomyheart.com:

 

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A Scrapbooking Sugar Rush

Another Workshop Your Way kit – 3 more double paged layouts – and 20 more pictures on pages.  I’ve mentioned several times that I wasn’t sure how to mix these sweet sugary papers with my rough & tumble boys – but I’m so glad I didn’t just dismiss them.  While looking through my pictures to see if anything would work – I found several of my son making cookies and candy.

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The ‘Hugs & Kisses’ title inspired me to use these pictures of my son & mom making candy – particularly the picture where he’s giving her a kiss.

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I also found these pictures from Easter 2005 – my son happened to be wearing a burgundy coat which matched pretty well with the pomegranate papers in this layout.

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This was the layout I struggled with the most – all that pink!!  Don’t get me wrong – it’s cute – but the pink didn’t really flow with my pictures.  Thankfully, CTMH B&T Duo’s have patterns on both sides.  The opposite side to the pink was this grey with diamonds.  Then, I also needed to make some changes where the original used Whisper card stock.  I used the the Seaglass patterned paper (the backside to the base pages in the 1st layout) to replace the Whisper matte and I swapped out the dovetailed flag on the top left with a pomegranate piece.   The Seaglass patterned paper came from an additional paper pack.  If you didn’t want to purchase another pack – there is enough leftover White Daisy you could cut the mat and then ink the edges to create that contrast.

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The Seaglass patterned paper came from an additional paper pack.  If you didn’t want to purchase another pack – there is enough leftover White Daisy you could cut the mat and then ink the edges to create that contrast.

scrapbook-wywThis WYW kit comes with the Sugar Rush My Reflections Paper Packet, extra cardstsock in Whisper (1) and White Daisy (3), a package of Sugar Rush Dots, Sugar Rush Complements, and Sugar Rush Washi pack.

You can find these products & the cutting guide online at gerri.closetomyheart.com until 30 April 2017 – or I will keep the cutting guide posted on my Facebook VIP Group – look under files and they are by Year/Date based on the featured paper month (Sugar Rush is featured in January 2017 – so all Sugar Rush files start with 1701) – don’t worry, they also have Sugar Rush in the title!

Enjoy!

~Gerri

PS – I’m also running a contest through 31 January – find the post in my group page – then post a picture of your completed craft project – bonus points if you use Sugar Rush or the Welcome Home Wreath Kit!

Happy Mother’s Day! (a little early)

Or Thank You… these are the sentiments in the exclusive stamp set for the Cardmaking Workshop Your Way kit using Sugar Rush paper, dots, & white twine.  This is the first cardmaking WYW that I’ve tried and I love how quick, easy & versatile these cards where.

The cutting guide for these cards make it so that you can use either stamped sentiment interchangeably – which really saved my brain because I was trying to figure out what I would do with 6 Mother’s Day cards (I guess I could make them for my boys to give to me – LOL!!)

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Each cardmaking WYW comes with an exclusive B-sized stamp set that’s only available by purchasing the kit.  This set has some great additions that I’ve used on other cards (the hearts, and little splash drops)

This kit comes with 2 sheets of patterned paper (pink on one side, grey on the other), 1 sheet of White Daisy, 1 sheet of Raspberry cardstock, a package of white twine, a package of Sugar Rush Dots, and 12 white card bases with envelopes.  All you need is a paper trimmer & adhesive to make 12 cards. card-wyw

 

I thought these cards were a great addition to my card class, and this is a great stand alone kit.

Enjoy!

~Gerri