Monday, August 21, 2017

Rose Embossed Card


Hello!  Welcome!  

I'm so excited to share this lovely embossed card I made that you, too, can make!  

Making and sending cards is a wonderful way to celebrate relationships in this fast paced world.  Let's get started!

Bashful is the new Close to My Heart Color of the Year!  Bashful has a beautiful soft pink hue and will only be available for a limited time.  

As you can see in my color swatch, one side of the cardstock features a lighter tone than the other.  This is great for more color flexibility and coordination of other colors in the color palette.  

This 5" x 7 " Rose Embossing Folder is not only beautiful, but, oh so simple to use!  I "sandwiched" White Daisy cardstock in the embossing folder, and ran it through my Big Kick.

If you have not used an embossing folder, I would like to share a little tip with you.  When you are using papers with a white core, which all Close to My Heart cardstock colors have, be sure to follow the grain of the paper.  If you emboss against the grain, you are more likely to crack the paper, allowing the white core to show through or even ripping the paper.

Now, of course, if your intention is a distressed, shabby chic look, go right ahead!  However, if you want smoother embossing with little to no white core peeking through, emboss with the grain. So easy!

Not sure about the grain?  Well, no worries!  This is quite easy to do.  Just balance the paper on your fingers and observe how your paper naturally curves. The grain runs perpendicular to the arch.  If needed, mark the direction of the grain on your paper. Then, cut to the size you need, taking note of which way the grain runs.  Place your cut piece of paper inside the embossing folder, with the grain running vertically (toward the fold).  Place the folder between the plates, and run through the embossing/die cut machine.  Woo Hoo!  So easy!

After embossing, I wanted to add even more dimension, so I lightly "swiped" my Bashful Exclusive Ink across the raised rose pattern.  So pretty!


I built the front of my card using a white base, Bashful Cardstock, embossed White Daisy cardstock, a strip of Bashful and Bitty Sparkles.  I used both the Tombow adhesive runner and Foam tape. 

 For the inside sentiment, I cut 3 bases, Bashful, both sides, and White Daisy using my Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  This cartridge features a wonderful collection of staples for any crafter -- banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, etc., three stamp sets and the Enchantment cardstock combo pack.   

I stamped the "Love" sentiment with Black Archival Ink.  This stamp is included in the Artistry Cricut Collection.  You can see the two sides of the Bashful cardstock here.  I really like this new feature!  
 Thank you so much for visiting!  You are appreciated!  

Before we part, I do want to remind you of all of the awesome papercrafting specials going on now through August 31--Weekly Clearance Sale
Earn Extra Hostess Rewards,More Rewards for New Consultants$5 Stamp of the Month, and New Annual Inspirations Idea Book .
Oh the fun!  Just visit my website for all the details!

Remember, you do not have to be local to be a club member, hostess, or team member!  

Until next time --
Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,


Gayle Piron

Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

Monday, August 14, 2017

Two 2-page Layouts With The 

Little Dreamer Creative Collection

"Magical You" and "Always Be Yourself"



Hello!  I'm so glad you are here!


Today we'll look at two more 2-page layouts I made using the Little Dreamer papers and coordinating complements.  



When I first purchased this collection, I loved the color palette, but thought, unicorns? What am I going to do with unicorns?  

Then I started seeing them everywhere!  Too funny!  

One of my daughters received a unicorn float for her birthday, they are in many home decor stores, on shirts, pajamas, backpacks,  and my husband and I even spotted them at the Cracker Barrel gift shop after stopping in for a Sunday morning breakfast!  So, yes, unicorns are all around, and now you can create fun layouts with the lucky unicorn!   Let's take a closer look.  


Little Dreamer has such a delightful color palette!  It easily allows us to mix and match with blossom, emerald, glacier, lagoon, lemon, tangerine, thistle, and white daisy.  

All of these colors are easy on the eye and the patterns add such a delightful touch of whimsy ready to host your precious memories or make a fun greeting card.  


Along with many of you, I, too, am on a quest to get my photos off of my computer, phone and out of the box into albums to enjoy! So, my designs are made to make this a faster, simpler and easier path to success for you!  

Our Magical You title is one of the pocket cards included in the paper pack. Then, for our Always Be Yourself title, I used the sparkling chipboard die cuts, included in the complements.  Faster. Simpler. Easier.  Woo Hoo!  

As you can see, these layouts are shown with just a few of the delightful embellishments included in the Little Dreamer complements.
After my photos and journaling are added, I embellish the layouts just a bit more with some of the remaining complements, sparkles, gems, sequins or ribbons.  Then, for any additional photos I'd like to include,  Flip Flaps and Pocket Plus Pages are also more of the norm than not!  

Along with the ability to purchase the Little Dreamer components individually, the Workshop Your Way Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Kit provides you with the paper packet, complements, 4 sheets of cardstock, glitter gems, white and gold ribbon, and when you order from me, you will also be able to download instructions to make the kit as shown in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.

Such a fun collection!  Thank you so much for visiting!  You are appreciated!  

Before we part, I do want to remind you of all of the awesome papercrafting specials going on now through August 31--Weekly Clearance Sale,
Earn Extra Hostess Rewards, More Rewards for New Consultants, $5 Stamp of the Month, and New Annual Inspirations Idea Book (layouts and cards getting ready now for classes, clubs and kits to go!)  

Oh the fun!  Just visit my website for all the details! 

Remember, you do not have to be local to be a club member, hostess, or team member!  

Until next time --
Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,


Gayle Piron

Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII


Monday, August 7, 2017

"Shine" Two-Page Layout


Hello!  Welcome!  I'm so glad you are here!  I've been having fun making pages with the "Little Dreamer" Creative Collection

Such a delightful color palette!  It easily shines by mixing and matching blossom, emerald, glacier, lagoon, lemon, tangerine, thistle, and white daisy.

By using White daisy cardstock  for my base, and thistle cardstock for my photo mats, my photos will be in the spotlight.  

With the addition of the diagonal rainbow and glacier/lagoon striped papers from the Little Dreamer collection, our layout provides us with a bright and happy backdrop for our memories.   


I love how the glittery stars and shine chip board weight die cuts bring a touch of sparkle to the design.  These are included in the Little Dreamer Complements pack.  

On our second page, our journaling box is one of the Picture My Life cards included in the paper pack, with the simple addition of a flower sticker from the Complements.  I used a piece of thistle cardstock to give it a touch of color and dimension. Oh so easy!  

Please take the time to add the who, what, where, when and sometimes why and how to your layouts!  It is amazing how we think we will always remember these specifics, but ... trust me, jot it down so you won't be wondering who in the world are these people and where are they -- we!?!  

After I place my photos, I will be adding additional embellishments from the Complements.  I like to start with just a few to my layout design, and add, or not, as the photos take center stage.  As you can see, this collection includes a fun array of coordinating stickers, along with both white and purple glitter die cuts.  Just delightful!  

I'll be sharing additional pages made with the Little Dreamer Creative Collection in my next blog post with fun unicorns and purple glitter die cuts!  Yes!  Unicorns!  

Along with the ability to purchase the Little Dreamer components individually, the Workshop Your Way Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Kit provides you with the paper packet, complements, 4 sheets of cardstock, glitter gems, white and gold ribbon, and when you order from me, you will also be able to download instructions to make the kit as shown in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.  

Such a fun collection!  Thank you so much for visiting!  You are appreciated!  

Before we part, I do want to remind you of all of the awesome papercrafting specials going on now through August 31--Weekly Clearance Sale (new every Tuesday--I'm checking also), Earn Extra Hostess Rewards, More Rewards for New Consultants, $5 Stamp of the Month, and New Annual Inspirations Idea Book (layouts and cards getting ready now for classes, clubs and kits to go!)  Oh the fun!  Just visit my website for all the details!  Remember, you do not have to be local to be a club member, hostess, or team member!  
Until next time --
Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,


Gayle Piron
Papercrafting With Gayle
Certified Scrapbook Instructor
Close To My Heart, Independent Consultant
papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com
papercraftingwithgayle.blogspot.com
papercraftingwithgayle@gmail.com
facebook.com/papercraftingwithgayle


Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII














  

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

It's August!  Specials Galore!


Oh my goodness!  This summer is just flying along!  Today's blog post is all about the super exciting specials Close to My Heart has to offer this month.  Let's get started!

ONE -- EXTRA rewards for signing on as a Consultant during August and meeting sales goals by end of September.  Just visit my website, Papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com and click on "What We Do."  I love being an Independent Consultant and invite you to join me!  


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TWO:  JUMP FOR JOY!  Earn EXTRA Hostess Rewards with a qualifying Gathering during August.  Contact me for information!  No worries if you are not local or unable to have folks over.  All can be done on-line!  Easy Peasy -- and once you reach the third level of Hostess Rewards or Higher, you will jump to the next level and earn more free product and possibly an extra item at 50% off!  Woo Hoo!  Think of all the fun papercrafting you can do with this!  

THREE:  WEEKLY WAREHOUSE SALE! This does not happen very often!  Each Tuesday, a new Warehouse Bundle Sale will be posted, available while supplies last, one week at a time!  I know I will be checking this out!  Let's see what you snag!  

FOUR:  NEW ANNUAL INSPIRATIONS IDEA BOOK!  I was not able to attend the Close to My Heart Convention this year when they unveiled all the new products.  So, I had to wait ... ever so patiently to see this new Idea Book.  Well, I've seen it, and placed my order, and goodies are arriving!  I'll be posting more artwork and tips with new papers, inks, stamps and a new Cricut cartridge!  Woo Hoo!  

FIVE:  STAMP OF THE MONTH!  Yes!  Still only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50!  

So much goodness for August!  Which ones will you do?  

Until next time --

Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,



Gayle Piron
Papercrafting With Gayle
Certified Scrapbook Instructor
Close To My Heart, Independent Consultant
papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com
papercraftingwithgayle.blogspot.com
papercraftingwithgayle@gmail.com
facebook.com/papercraftingwithgayle


Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

Monday, July 31, 2017

Just a quick reminder.


Until next time --
Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,


Gayle Piron
Papercrafting With Gayle
Certified Scrapbook Instructor
Close To My Heart, Independent Consultant
papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com
papercraftingwithgayle.blogspot.com
papercraftingwithgayle@gmail.com
facebook.com/papercraftingwithgayle



Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

Thursday, July 27, 2017

ADVENTURE SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT 



Welcome!  I'm so glad you're here!  

We often here about others' major adventures -- a trip in a spaceship, hiking and climbing through mountainous ranges, voyages out at sea, etc.  Maybe you've done some of these things, maybe not.  It doesn't mean that you haven't done anything adventurous.  


I look at life as a series of ongoing adventures and little journeys.  It's an adventure raising children, starting a new career, starting a new grade, graduating, learning or teaching someone how to read, building and/or moving to a new home, gardening, refinishing furniture and so much more!  So many memories that touch our hearts!


Therefore, today's layout is simply titled, "Adventure." It is made from a kit, making it super fast and simple to assemble--about 15 minutes.  

It includes two traditional 12 x 12 scrapbook pages and memory protectors, along with 12 pocket cards, die cuts, stickers, and two divided memory protectors!  Woo Hoo!  Visit my website to order yours.  

I used regular adhesive as well as foam adhesive to give dimension to some of the die cuts and stickers.  

Everyday a new adventure awaits for us to open it up and embrace it!  Let's make sure we are preserving the memories that matter most.  Which of life's little, or big adventure photos will you add?  

Until next time --



Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,


Gayle Piron
Papercrafting With Gayle
Certified Scrapbook Instructor
Close To My Heart, Independent Consultant
papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com
papercraftingwithgayle.blogspot.com
papercraftingwithgayle@gmail.com
facebook.com/papercraftingwithgayle


Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

Friday, July 21, 2017

Let's Get Away!
"NO WORRIES" PAGES



Welcome!  "No Worries" -- I absolutely love this collection of papers and embellishments! 

Today we'll look at the "Get Away" pages I made using the Paper Pack and coordinating Complements of the No Worries Creative Collection, and Pocket Plus Memory Protectors.  

This collection is calming and relaxing, just like a lazy day at the beach!  

Included in my color palette are peaceful shades of cashmere, glacier, lagoon, sapphire, whisper and white daisy.  

Being a minimum 13 hour drive from the coast, these papers are also awesome for lakeside retreats, cruises, home life and backyard fun!  

My layouts shown here are designed to feature photos within the area of the wood patterned paper. Can't you just see the boardwalk to the beach?  It is also designed to be able to add Pocket Plus Page Protectors without compromising the balance of the layout.  


As I have mentioned in previous posts, when I make my pages, I like to add just a touch of the "anchor" embellishments, as shown. Then, after my photos and journaling have been added, I'll add additional embellishments to get just the right look!  This generally includes Complements, and the coordinating sequins and/or ribbon.  Of course, sprinkles of bling appear more often than not!  

The 
No Worries Complements are paired to coordinate perfectly with this paper packet!  I love this!  It is so much fun! They include coordinating stickers and kraft die-cuts, some with white foil.  By using foam tape on some of the embellishments gives the layout a dimensional edge.

The two additional half size pages are made using a Design 1 and a Design 3 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors as shown.   This allows us to include even more 4 x 6 and 3 x 4 photos.  These Pocket Plus Protectors as well as Flip Flaps are truly a go-to when memory keeping!  


After six pages, and 2 pocket plus pages, I'll easily be able to make another layout and/or greeting cards with my remaining papers and embellishments.  Woo Hoo!



 Until next time --

Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!



Happy Papercrafting,

Gayle Piron


"Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing."


Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII