Monday, November 13, 2017

Joy Scrapbook Layout


Welcome!  As I prepare my home and kitchen for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast, I'm also delighted to show you scrapbook pages I made for my upcoming Silver & Gold Scrapbook Workshop.  We will be creating our layouts using the Silver & Gold Workshop Your Way.  



I will also be offering an optional Silver & Gold Card Workshop for fellow card makers as well!  If you would like to have your papers pre-cut, just send me an e-mail to arrange your prepayment.  

Remember, for any of the Workshop Your Way kits, when you order directly, you will be prompted to download a cutting guide for pages and cards!  😊  Woo Hoo!  Scrapbooking and Stamping -- faster, simpler and easier!

The Silver & Gold Creative Collection is simply elegant with gorgeous gold foil accents with black, pebble, pewter and white daisy.  Lovely!  Four of the papers are designed specifically with Christmas in mind, yet the others could easily be used throughout the year for a multitude of occasions.  I really love and appreciate this versatility!  

Our beautiful Joy title is a sparkling Gold Glitter Die Cut, included in the Silver & Gold Complements. 
The Complements include coordinating stickers, silver and gold glitter die cuts, and two 1-inch self stick badge buttons.  

I love how the neutral colors of black and white absolutely come to life with the addition of the Gold Shimmer Trim and Gold Glitter Gems.  How festive! 

I made this layout with the upcoming joyous Christmas Season mind, yet it could easily be the background for New Year's, engagement or anniversary photos.  Enjoy!

The beautiful Silver & Gold Workshop Your Way Kit shown here also has a coordinating paper pack, including 3 sheets of Gold Glitter, Black, Pewter and White Daisy Cardstock to create even more!  Each of the components of the Workshop Your Way Kit are also available separately.  


A quick note before I go today, the Stamp of the Month, "Through the Year" can be yours for only $5 during November with a qualifying purchase.  Each month is written in an fun, upbeat font, and the 16 icon stamps are simply delightful!  Wonderful for planners, calendars, job/lesson charts, papers, cards, and on and on!  



A little hint -- it will be great with the beautiful Calendar Workshop that will be available in December. 😉  

Also, through November, ALL of the Fundamental Bundles (Paper Pack, Ribbon and Complements) are 40% off!  If you are only wanting paper, ribbons, OR complements from theFundamentals Collection, they are 30% off.  This is an incredible discount, so if you are interested in any type of papercrafting, now is the time to stock up for yourself or for gift giving.  They are all available at Papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com.  

All materials used (and so much more) 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, November 5, 2017

Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart!


Welcome! I absolutely love this sentiment -- Start each day with a grateful heart.  It is a wonderful reminder for each of us, especially during this month of November with Thanksgiving just around the corner.  Our square card shown here is  stamped with New England Ivy and colored with Watercolor Colored Pencils.  

To add a touch of sparkle, I used  my Clear Shimmer Brush and for the finishing touch, Bitty Sparkles.  




I've been giving this stamp a workout as I make cards for friends and family, as well as a page for my ongoing Words of Wisdom mini album.  I look forward to incorporating it into family scrapbook pages as well.  It will also be one of my favorites featured at my upcoming November Seasonal Card Buffet.  💗



For our second card, I stamped with Nutmeg, one of the colors in the newly redesigned Basics Palette.  So fresh!  Again, I enjoyed coloring the design with Watercolor Colored Pencils.  For a touch of sparkle, the Gold Shimmer Brush and Gold Glitter Gems were used here to complement the Gold Glitter Paper.  


I used papers from the Basic and Enchantment Fundamentals paper packs  and coordinating cardstock.  Through November, ALL of the Fundamental Bundles (Paper Pack, Ribbon and Complements) are 40% off!  If you are only wanting paper, ribbons, OR complements from the Fundamentals Collection, they are 30% off.  This is an incredible discount, so if you are interested in any type of papercrafting, now is the time to stock up for yourself or for gift giving.  They are all available at Papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com.  


A quick note before I go today, the Stamp of the Month, "Through the Year" can be yours for only $5 during November with a qualifying purchase.  Each month is written in an upbeat font, and the 16 icon stamps are simply delightful!  Wonderful for planners, calendars, job/lesson charts, papers, cards, and on and on!  A little hint -- it will be great with the beautiful Calendar Workshop that will be available in December. 😉

All materials used (and so much more) 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, October 23, 2017

Count Your Blessings



Welcome!  As I write, it is a glorious autumn day with a crystal clear blue sky, gentle winds, with gorgeous leaves in trees, the air and underfoot!  What a blessing!

Today's Count Your Blessings layout is made with the Papers and Complements available with the Falling For You Creative Collection.  I love how this collection captures the essence of this beautiful season with its colors and patterns. 

Each Paper Pack includes cut-apart Picture My Life Cards.  These are great to use as titles for layouts, journaling prompts, embellishments, or even to make cards and home decor.

"Count Your Blessings" is used as our title, while other PML cards complement the layout as well.  Our cute little acorn badge button is one inch in diameter and is from the coordinating Complements.  

After my photos are in place, I will complete my pages with the all important journaling.  Please do this for yourself and your loved ones.  Just the who, what, when and where are all you need -- more is fine also!  To make it faster, simpler and easier you can use the included PML cards to assist you in accomplishing this! 😊  

I've always enjoyed taking photos, and with the ease of capturing life's little moments with the click of the phone, tablet, Kindle or gasp -- THE actual camera -- quite a collection has been collected!  Of course, not every photo will make it into the family scrapbook, yet, sometimes we want (need?) more than one!  😉  That's the time to add the Flip Flaps and/or Pocket Plus Memory Protectors! 

By mixing traditional and pocket scrapbooking, our memories are preserved quickly.  What a pleasure it will bring to loved ones (and you!)  for later viewing and reminiscing.  Enjoy!  
As you can see, the Falling For You Complements offer a delightful assortment of coordinating stickers, kraft die-cuts and three 1-inch badge buttons.  Fun!  I love to add just a touch of these when preparing my layouts.  Then, after photos and journaling are added, if needed, I'll add a few more complements, coordinating bling and/or sequins for the finishing touch!  

If you'd like to make this, just head on over to my website, Papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com or click on 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 Workshop Your Way purchases.  

All materials used (and so much more) 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

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