Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Loving the Magnolia Flowers! 


Welcome!  January is National Papercrafting Month, so I've stepped out of my card making and scrapbooking mode again to create my rendition of the Magnolia Frame Kit.  

 I love it -- the simply gorgeous magnolia flowers and leaves, size, ease of creating and versatility!  Wow!  It makes my heart happy!  πŸ’

You, too, can create your own version using this Magnolia Frame Kit! It is available at PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com for a limited time.  


It is built upon an incredibly sturdy, double-thick, square, chipboard base--measuring 16 inches!  Two hanging notches are located on back for ease of hanging.  Of course, you could easily hang with a command strip, prop against the wall on the mantel, or display with an easel, as I have.  

I recommend using two types of adhesive to create this.  I used Liquid Glass and a brayer to attach my thick backboard and open frame chipboard together.  Prior to adhering frame, I tacked my shiplap-patterned paper to backboard using tape runner adhesive. Then, using Tombow tape runner or the Broad Tip Bonding Memories Glue, adhere the paper frame overlay to the chipboard frame, and your word overlay. 😊


Liquid Glass not only makes the flowers secure -- you can also brush Liquid Glass over your leaves for a true magnolia leaf shine.  πŸ˜Š  Beautiful!  


I love how the art of papercrafting allows us to discover our creativity as it flows from home decor to card making and scrapbooking.  
   
So many ways to create!  Another special, for the 35th Anniversary of Close to My Heart, is that all of the Alphabet Stamp Sets on pages 109 and 110 of the Idea Book are 35% off through January 31! 😊 Woo Hoo! 

There is so much goodness and beautiful new product available in the new Idea Book. With your first order at PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com you will receive a FREE copy of this inspirational Idea Book, while supplies last!   
As a reminder, some items are only available on line and for a very limited time. For these, just visit my website,PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com and click on the the Promotions Tab or Monthly Specials in the Side Bar. 
Your creative possibilities are endless!  Enjoy!  πŸ’πŸ˜Š

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support.  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  πŸ’–

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,




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

All materials used (and so much more) are available from me at PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Color Challenge 2019!


Welcome!  Wow!  Another turn of the calendar and we're already in 2019!  This year I'm jumping into a few Color Challenges using the Stamp of the Month.  I'd love to see what you create using these colors and stamp set!  😊  
For this month's Color Challenge we have Smoothie, Canary, Bluebird, Pewter and White Daisy making up our color palette, along with the "Card Captions" Stamp of the Month.    

Bluebird ink takes the spotlight for our stamped sentiment, and the Bluebird paper from the I Heart Us collection.  This entire collection is delightful!  I thought it would be a fun touch to add its Bluebird paper with its little dotted line and  scallop.  What do you think?

I absolutely love this month's exclusive stamp set!  If you send hand-crafted cards or want to get started, this will absolutely become a "go-to" stamp!  Just look at all of the awesome sentiments and adorable little icons.  😊  Although its title is Card Captions, I believe it will also show up on a scrapbook page or two!  

My Artbooking Cricut Collection came to the rescue for cutting my two flowers and sunshine for my sending you sunshine and rainbows card.  I gave these a hint of sparkle with a Clear Shimmer Brush.

My background flowers are stamped with Pewter ink and the oh, so cheerful sentiment, with the beautiful Bluebird ink.  I again pulled my Bluebird paper from the beautiful patterns included in the I Heart Us collection with the fun little dotted line.  
Why not cheer someone up today with a handcrafted card?  πŸ’–

There is so much goodness and beautiful new product available in the new Idea Book.  
Additionally, some items are only available on line and for a very limited time. For these, just visit my website, PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com and click on the the Promotions Tab or Monthly Specials in the side bar.   Just think of all of the photos you have taken that need a home and all of your family, friends and acquaintances who would be thrilled to receive a card, layout or album made by you!  Here's just a few newbies to get your creative juices flowing!  
I'll have more on this beautiful Magnolia project next week!  I'm also busy creating with the Heart Happy collection, available for only a limited time.πŸ˜ƒ  Just so much goodness!  
So many ways to create!  Another special, just announced for the 35th Anniversary of Close to My Heart, is that all of the Alphabet Stamp Sets on pages 109 and 110 of the Idea Book are 35% off through January 31! 😊 Woo Hoo! 


Your creative possibilities are endless!  Enjoy!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support.  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  πŸ’–

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,




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

Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

Monday, October 22, 2018

Happy Halloween Layout 


Welcome!   Creating costumes is great family fun! When my children were growing up, we thoroughly enjoyed coming up with costume 'themes!'  From 101 Dalmatians to The Wizard of Oz, creating costumes really got the creative juices flowing!   Lots of good family fun!

Since this was before the 'smart phone' we would typically snap just one or two photos of my children with their cousins all dressed in character of that year's theme.  Such delightful memories! πŸ˜Š  Of course, we're talking film on a roll, that needed to be completely used prior to having developed.  

If you have any such photos hanging out in a box or two, it's not to late to make scrapbook pages for them!  Pocket pages would take care of this in a snap!  πŸ˜‰ Whether prints are recent or a decade (or more--lol!) old, make sure to jot your journaling to tell your story!  πŸ’–

Now we have the opportunity to click away at a moment's notice with our phones and digital cameras.  Let's be sure to print some of these captured moments and preserve them in our scrapbooks!  You took the pictures for a reason, right?

This year my husband and I are blessed to have the opportunity to walk along with our young grandchildren as they continue the themed Halloween fun. πŸ’Woo Hoo!  My pages are ready for photos of them!  They are created with the Hello Pumpkin Creative Collection.  It is such a joy to work (play) with quality and versatile materials!  

Note that most of the papers are  not Halloween specific patterns -- I love this! 😊 This collection will retire at the close of the year, and is available while supplies last, so now is the time to get yours!

Our title is a design included in and cut using the Artbooking Cricut Collection.  Such fun fonts!



This accent block is built with Hello Pumpkin papers and Foam Dots.  Easy peasy!  

Gold Shimmer Brush is swept over the two layered pumpkins to give them just a glistening touch!  😊  They are made using the You Are Here Cricut Collection.   I glued them together using the Bonding Memories Dual Action Glue Pen. 

After my photos are in place, I'll decide whether or not to incorporate a few additional embellishments.  Hello Pumpkin Complements and Shapes are ready for this task!  

For inspiration to create this layout, I simply opened my Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 3 to a random page. πŸ˜‰ Pattern 9 was the winner!  I did make a few alternations to the original pattern, but you wouldn't need to do this.  

Using the Hello Pumpkin Creative Collection, I also made these cute little treat bags.  

Your creative possibilities are endless!  Enjoy!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  


I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support.  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  πŸ’–

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,




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

Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

Friday, October 12, 2018

Craft With Heart October Layouts!


Welcome!  I'm so glad you are here!  The season of autumn is filled with wonderful bursts of color and bustling with activity!  Today I wanted to share with you the two double-page layouts I created with the October Make it From Your Heart kits.  
Rich and vibrant colors and patterns feature Pomegranate, Sapphire, Glacier, New England Ivy, Fern, Saffron, Goldrush, Espresso, and Mink.  Your treasured photos and memories will truly shine. πŸ’– I absolutely love the monarch butterfiles and autumn flowers!  

If you have more photos, just rearrange the layout and add them to your pages!  You can also add more with Flip Flaps, and/or Pocket Plus.  Of course, now that your creative juices are flowing, go ahead and make additional pages with the coordinating Grateful Heart creative collection.   

Being an avid scrapbooker and papercrafter, and one who loves to take photos, I must tell you this is really a great service!  With my annual subscription I received 4 months in my first kit, and will receive two additional 4-month kits.  The designs are beautiful and come together quickly. 😊 All you need to add are the photos, your journaling, and adhesive!  Even the page protectors are included!  When you join the club for a year, you will even receive free shipping, and a total of 90 free 4x6 prints.  πŸ’– What a great way to get your photos off phone and into albums for generations of enjoyment!

The Craft with Heart™ is a subscription Club offered at monthly, 4-month, and 12-month intervals. Decide how often YOU would like to receive Craft with Heart™ deliveries and receive exclusive Cut Above® layout kits delivered straight to your doorstep.πŸ’– Easy peasy!  What an awesome Christmas, birthday, wedding, new baby, or just because gift to give and receive!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support.  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  πŸ’–

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,




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

Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


Celebrate Autumn!


Wow!  We're flying through the year!  With that flip of the calendar, we find ourselves quickly in the midst of the upcoming holiday season. 

I love to 'deck the halls' for all of the seasons!  How about you?

This cute little guy was so much fun and easy to create using a 3-D elf pattern, yep, elf!  😊  You, too, can create this little guy with the limited edition Season of Joy Digital Cricut Collection. 
This collection is not just for Christmas!  Yes, of course, its focus is the joyous season of Christmas, but, you know I love versatility, and this delivers!  Beautiful icons, images and sentiments galore. 
You can even create a 3-D village, boxes, wreath, Santa, and yes, more 'elves' with this collection!  😊


As you can see, our hard working elf does not have to 'wear' his elf attire all of the time!  Our little guy is sporting his autumn attire quite nicely!  They are made with papers included in the Grateful Heart Creative Collection.  

I absolutely love these rich, warm and cozy colors and patterns of this collection.  They will be used not only to make additional autumn elves, but for scrapbook pages, cards, and more!  They just capture the feelings of the beautiful autumn season!  Sweet!  😊

With the purchase of the Seasons of Joy Digital Cricut Collection and the Grateful Heart papers, or any other qualifying purchase, you are able to snag this $18.95 Thanks & Giving stamp set for a mere $5.00.  Woo Hoo!  Think of all the crafty goodness you can create and share!  

Before I head out, if you have photos just waiting to be loved and placed in heritage albums, I'd love for you to consider joining me in the Craft With Heart Subscription Club.  Over on my PapercraftingWithGayle Facebook page, I shared some of my thoughts about this and the importance of our photos.  Let me know if you have any questions.  

The new Craft With Heart Subscription Club πŸ’–is up and running!  This is a super program with beautiful layouts that include printed papers, coordinating stickers and die-cuts to quickly create two 2-page layouts each month.  Even the page protectors are included!  Sweet!  Let's get our precious photos off the electronic devices and out of boxes!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support.  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  πŸ’–

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,





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

Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Memories in the Making!

Welcome!  Have you ever received, made, or wanted a personalized calendar with photos of loved ones? Memories in the Making Cut Above Kit is for you!  I'm excited to share with you a few of the pages I made with it.  

The kit includes all of the papers, stickers and die-cuts you need to create beautiful layouts for your calendar, 'Year in Review' album, or simply layouts for your personal memory books.  Memories in the Making is wonderful for gift giving -- think Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. πŸ’– 

Materials for a cover page layout is included along with 12 additional single page layouts, which you can use in any order you'd like.  Woo Hoo!  

I love the ease and the versatility of Memories in the Making, and know cherished photos will shine when added.  Make them according to the clear illustrated instructions, or change it up to fit your style!  😊

Two exclusive stamp sets, designed to complement the artwork used in creating this Memories in the Making kit, are also available. Such an awesome tool to be used again and again, for calendars, scrapbooking, cardmaking, planners, and more!    

 Save 30% when you purchase a bundle that pairs the kit with this month’s exclusive My Acrylix® Memories in the Making stamp sets and a My Creations™ calendar!        

Share the sweetness of the upcoming holidays and seasons with the September Stamp of the Month, Just Treats. Save big by getting this special set for just  $5 when you place an order of $50  or more.
 
Offer available September 1–30 while supplies last. Shipping assessed on retail value of all items.

Now for a few additional notes and reminders!πŸ’–

The new Holiday Expressions Idea Book is here!  Yay!  πŸ’–πŸ˜Š See all the goodness at my website, PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com
The new Craft With Heart Subscription Club πŸ’–is up and running!  This is a super program with beautiful layouts that include printed papers, coordinating stickers and die-cuts to quickly create two 2-page layouts each month.  Even the page protectors are included!  Sweet!  Let's get our precious photos off the electronic devices and out of boxes!  

πŸ’–To top all that off, Annual Subscriptions, come with a 20% savings, FREE shipping, and 30 FREE 4 x 6 photos every four months, is open and happily welcoming Club Members.  

Club Subscriptions for Monthly and Four-Month Clubs options are also available.πŸ’–  


Additionally, through September 30, or while supplies last, are these awesome limited-time exclusive collections!  😊

YOU’VE GOT CLASS!  This is great for anyone and everyone with school age children, whether you Home School or send the kiddos off to the neighborhood school!  This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. 

Multiple kiddos -- woo hoo!  This kit is also available as individual components.  With your purchase, download the unique You’ve Got Class workshop guide to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. 😊


The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, (these are great for so many reasons-think vacation!) giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year.  Just think what an awesome treasure this will be, and maybe even a graduation gift!  πŸ’

MORE MAGICAL!  This updated More Magicalpaper packet, coordinating cardstock, and the Dreams stamp set are sure to put you in a magical mood!  The kit includes patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments, and stamp set needed to create four two-page layouts and eight cards, 4 each of 2 designs. 😊 These are also available separately.  

I love the Dreams Stamp Set's sentiments and images--just imagine the possibilities for congratulatory cards, scrapbook pages, motivation, etc.πŸ’–    


Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business.  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  πŸ’–


Have a wonderful day!


Happy Papercrafting,





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

Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII