Doodle-y Dots

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Looking for a quick and simple patterned background? Just paint it!

I created this whimsical design with the Close to My Heart watercolor palette. To keep my circles in order, I used a spare template cut from my Cricut, it has lots of dots in rows, but you can also eyeball it, or paint your circles in a random pattern.

After the paint dried, I added some glitter on a few of the circles, and outlined a few others with a black pen. Fresh and funky, and ready in minutes!

Close to My Heart Products used:
Watercolor Paints
Hopscotch Alphabet stamp set
Jennifer's Hand stamp set

So Selfie Mini Album

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Have you seen the new InstaLife mini albums by Close to My Heart? If you love minis as much as I do, you've got to check these out!

Adorable and affordable (two words I love!), these 4"x4" minis are so quick to put together, when you use the coordinating page protectors and InstaLife cards. Need an album in one evening, you got it!

Of course, if you're looking for something to make on your own, and love to alter your projects, the InstaLife line is perfect for that too!

 I created an album for Close to My Heart's Operation Smile auction at convention, using an InstaLife album and cardstock pages. I altered the cover with carstock and a glitter paper spine, and embellished with the InstaLife Colorful Me cards.

 Instead of using page protectors, I used watercolors and watercolor paper for some of the pages, and added patterned papers from the Kaleidoscope paper pack, which coordinates perfectly with the watercolors.

October Stamp of the Month

Monday, October 5, 2015

It's never too early to start planning your Christmas cards and pages! The October Stamp of the Month, Twinkle, is now available to purchase on my website.

You can purchase this set for the retail price of $17.95, or get it for just $5 when you purchase $50 or more!

Images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut Artiste collection.