Wednesday, October 18, 2017



Christmas Tunes Stamp Set 


Welcome!  While we're enjoying this lovely autumn season let's schedule a little time to prep for the upcoming Christmas season.  Here is a fun stamp set that is only available during October.  

Christmas Tunes will help you get your greeting cards and tags ready for your loved ones.  
This Rockin' around the Christmas Tree card is so easy to replicate!  I love to "build" my cards using the Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.  Materials used to create this fun card include papers
from the Berry Christmas Paper Packet, White Daisy Cardstock, the My Acrylix® Christmas Tunes—October Stamp of the Month, Silver Glitter Paper, New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Bitty Sparkles, and Clear Shimmer Brush.  As you know, I am a huge fan of my Colored Pencils, but you can also use markers for the stars, such as the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™  Carmine Marker as shown.  
  
Remember, your papercrafting easily moves from cards and scrapbooking to tags and more!  Enjoy the possibilities!  
Thank you so much for visiting!  You are appreciated! 

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, October 2, 2017

Grateful Layout  

Falling For You Creative Collection

and Cricut Announcement


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This Falling For You Creative Collection is such a delight to work (play) with!  Just think of the possibilities!  Photos of family, friends, nature, Thanksgiving, you name it, there is so much to fill us with a grateful heart.  The warm color palette with its harmonious patterns is one that just overflows with comfort on a crisp autumn day! 


Our title, Grateful, is a cardstock weight sticker included in the coordinating Complements.  The acorn and flower are also easy to use stickers.  Other pieces making up this set are coordinating kraft die-cuts.  Complements are included in the Falling For You Workshop Your Way, as well as separately.   

The featured colors include some of our new colors, almond, charcoal, espresso, linen, nutmeg, pewter and toffee, as well as favorites, fern, goldrush and saffron.  Lovely.  


Within the paper pack, you will find two sheets of Picture My Life cards.  I've used one here for my journaling card.  

I love that these Creative Collections make memory keeping faster, simpler and easier.  😊


If you'd like to make this, just head on over the the Current Kits and Classes Tab above to order yours!   I'll contact you after your purchase to see how your papercrafting is coming along! 😊

A cutting guide is available for you to download with your purchase.  You'll see that I altered this layout design from  what you see in the guide to include additional photos. 

All materials used are available from me at papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com.

On another note, Close to My Heart, has just released the following information.   

Physical Cartridge Cricut® Collections to Retire

Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut® cartridges. We have been able to secure enough inventory of the You Are Here collection to last us through the duration of our Annual Inspirations 2017–2018 idea book, but effective immediately, all Cricut® Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.  Head on over to my website to see the full collection and to get yours before they are gone!  

As one who loves to use the physical cartridges, this announcement brought a touch of "Oh No!" from me, but then, on reflection, the open door of new possibilities in this increasing world of digital opportunities is another adventure to explore!  The physical cartridges CAN be used with the newer versions of Cricut machines by linking them through the Cricut Design Space.  

Thank you so much for visiting!  You are appreciated! 

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, September 25, 2017

Falling For You "Blessed" Scrapbook Layout


Welcome!  Although the temperatures this past week have been above average in my neck of the woods, the autumnal equinox has occurred!  Our local temperatures will change soon enough, probably within the week!  With this beautiful season comes many outdoor and in-door activities, savory aromas, warm thoughts and emotions, and more.  Enjoy!  


My "Blessed" layout shown here is made with Papers and Complements included in the new Falling For You Creative Collection.  One of my favorites in this Holiday/ Seasonal Expressions Idea Book!  

We've seen some of the beautiful papers from this Creative Collection, Falling For You, in a previous post, with the stamped card "There are so many reasons to be thankful" that I made using the September Stamp of the Month.  




The Complements in this collection are a combination of cardstock weight stickers, button stickers,  and kraft chipboard pieces and words.  It's a fun grouping!  I love to use foam tape with the chipboard and some of the stickers to add a touch of dimension to our finished piece.  

Included in the paper pack are two sheets of cut-apart Picture My Life Cards.  The journaling card shown here is one of these cards.   Just add the who, when and where at the minimum, and at least periodically a bit more answering why and/or how!  You, and your loved ones, will appreciate this in years to come!  With the journaling card INCLUDED in your paper pack, you know YOU can (and should) do this!  😊 A floral sticker is then adhered with foam tape for an extra bit of pop!  Easy peasy! 

Here's a closer look at the fun Falling For You papers used.  This collection features the warm colors of Almond, Charcoal, Espresso, Fern, Goldrush, Linen, Nutmeg, Pewter, Saffron, and Toffee.  Oh so comforting!
  

Just take a closer look at these Complements!  I love their rich colors and ease of use!  Delightful!     
 
 
I'll be sharing a couple more layouts made with this fun paper in the near future.  This collection is being used for for one of my upcoming local workshops.  No worries of where your "local" is compared to mine!  

If you'd like to make this, just head on over the the Current Kits and Classes Tab above to order yours!  You'll see that I "flipped" this layout design from  what you see in the guide.  I'll contact you after your purchase to see how your papercrafting is coming along! 😊


All materials used are available from me at papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com.

Thank you so much for visiting!  You are appreciated! 

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, September 11, 2017

Create! 

Let's Make A Two-page Scrapbook Layout!



Welcome!  I'm so glad you are here!

Today's layout is all about showcasing our creative side of life.  I decided to make this layout to showcase some of the wonderful ladies who join me on a regular basis for Papercrafting With Gayle Workshops and Clubs.  How many times have you, your family members, and/or your friends enjoyed being "creative?"  


This layout can be used for so many of life's events!  Have someone snap a picture or two of you papercrafting, gardening, sewing, woodworking, making a puzzle, or whatever you enjoy!  Make a page about it with photos and a bit of journaling -- if you don't, who will be telling your story as the pages on the calendar turn?  😊



I had fun incorporating stamps from the We Are Makers stamp set, and just love Albert Einstein's quote "Creativity is intelligence having fun!"  What a great addition it makes to our layout!  I stamped it on White Daisy Cardstock using Black Archival Ink.  Then I colored it in with my Colored Pencils.  It is then layered on Pewter cardstock followed by Bashful cardstock, and then adhered directly to the Basic Fundamentals paper.  



I  used papers from the beautiful new Basic Paper Fundamentals collection, Pewter and Bashful cardstock for my design.  These colors are very subtle and will allow your photos and story to shine. 



"Create" is another stamp included in the "We Are Makers" stamp set.  

A beautiful gold foil chipboard heart accents our title.  The gold foil hearts shown on this layout are from the "Better Together" Complements.  After adding my photos and journaling, I'll probably add a few more embellishments from this collection.  




I really like this scissors, but sadly, although I used my Clear Shimmer Brush on it, my photo doesn't do the glistening effect justice.  You can just barely see it.  Oh my!   

It is made with  Bashful and Pewter cardstock and the new "You Are Here" Cricut cartridge.  


Just look at all the goodness that comes with You Are Here!  Woo Hoo!  1 – cartridge (700 images: shapes, titles, phrases, and font);
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets; and 1 – Enchantment cardstock combo pack (two-toned).  I'll certainly be sharing more designs I've made with this collection in future posts. 
Make sure you add your journaling to your layout!  You know the drill!  Who, when and where at the minimum.  It is also good to add, at least periodically a bit more answering why and/or how!  You will appreciate this in years to come!  No room on the layout, add Flip Flaps!  😊



All materials used are available from me at papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com.  

Thank you so much for visiting!  You are appreciated! 
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

Special "Stronger Together" Stamp Set


Welcome!  I'm writing this as Hurricane Irma continues to swirl and torment all in her path in Florida, fires rage in many of our western regions and the continued clean up is occurring in Texas and Louisiana.  Yet, here at home it's a beautiful blue sky day.  My heartfelt prayers for all!  



Due to all of the natural disasters, Close to My Heart has just designed and released a special stamp set "Stronger Together."  This "Stronger Together" stamp set #C1716, is available for $13.95 at papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com. The proceeds from the sale of this set will be donated to the Red Cross through Close to My Heart. No commissions are received on the sale of this set. Thank you! My prayers go out to those in harm's way!

Until next time,

With love and prayers,

Gayle Piron

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

Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September is National Stamping Month!


Welcome!  I love the month of September -- not just because it's my birthday month!  It's summer for the first three weeks -- the pool is still available, although a bit cooler, garden flowers and produce remain abundant, the tops of trees are just beginning to show their golden hues, the evenings are nice for walks and outdoor campfires, with the beautiful season of autumn just around the corner.  Yay!  Another reason to love September is it is National Stamping Month!  So look for a touch a stamping in projects all month.  Let's get started!

The stamp set I used for this card is part of  the "Feel So Blessed" stamp set.  It is the September Stamp of the Month and only available through September and for a really good deal.  

 Using Black Archival Ink, I stamped "There are so many beautiful reasons to be thankful" and then colored it in with colored pencils.

The front leaf and flower patterned paper is from one of my all-time favorite autumn Creative Collections, "Falling for You."  Such a versatile paper suite featuring nature's colors.  To complement the patterned paper, I also used Fern, Goldrush and Tangerine cardstock.

I finished it off with just a touch of bling, using Gold Glitter Gems.

The inside of my card is very simple.  Using Pewter Ink (new!) I stamped my sentiment, "grateful."  My leaf swag is stamped with New England Ivy and colored in with Colored Pencils.  Another Gold Glitter Gem connects the swag and adds a touch of sparkle.

This card is great for a "just because" to send someone you are thinking of, a thank you, or a Thanksgiving note/placecard for family and friends.

Other materials used include a white daisy card base and envelope from the Value Pack, and adhesives, both runner and foam tape.

All materials used are available from me at papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com.  

Thank you so much for visiting!  You are appreciated! 

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

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Creativeness IS in ALL of Us!


Welcome!  I'm so glad you are here!

 Look at all of the wonderful sayings compiled together here!  

Life is like a scrapbook-creative and unique; creativity is a way of life; if you can dream it - you can create it; creativity takes courage; happiness; love; never stop creating; inspire, and more. 


When I saw this stamp, I just had to get it.  I knew I wanted to have it on display in my craft room not only to enjoy, but as inspiration as well.  I am including it in a layout I am designing as well!  I'll show you soon!

Each one of the little sayings on this stamp can apply to so many of life's occasions, journeys and paths.  


Our creative capabilities are used daily -- no matter our position in life.  What we wear, what we eat, what we do, how we think and comprehend varying situations, whether a numbers person or artsy crafty, a spark of creative thinking - genius (?!?) comes into play. 

Even the statement I was created to create makes me smile, as I believe God gives us so many talents with the gift of life and our gift back to the Good Lord is using those talents to their fullest. 

This is how you can make this.  I stamped the image on White Daisy Cardstock with Black Archival Ink, then layered with the new Color of the Year, Bashful, Pewter, from the updated basic palette, and this gorgeous patterned paper from the Basic Fundamentals collection.
 I finished it off with little gold chip board weight hearts from the Better Together Complements, and colored in the stamped hearts and stars with Colored Pencils.  I used both foam tape for dimension and Tombow roll adhesive.  Sweet!




Thank you so much for visiting!  You are appreciated! 


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