Monday, March 30, 2015

Disney 50's Prime Time with Process Video

Today I'm hosting a Mix it Up challenge at My Scraps and More forums. Be sure to hop over and join in.

The challenge is to
1. use a new collection
2. Use Die cuts (either electrical or manual die cutter)
3. Layer up. Layer your papers, your die cuts, photos, etc

I decided to work with the new October Afternoon Saturday Morning collection. I used my silhouette to cut my title and embellishments. I layered up all my papers and used at least 3 layers on my die cuts.

Here's a look at the step by step process

If you're reading in email click the link below to watch the process video
Disney 50's Prime Time

And some close ups

Hope you enjoyed todays challenge and layout!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Today with Process Video

I had a few more photos from our 1st anniversary get away that I shared yesterday so I decided to pull out another background paper that I'd been hanging on to. I wasn't sure how to go about using it either so I decided to do a grid layout and keep the printing on the paper to finish out the grid.

To emphasize the grid even more I decided to use my stitching guide and hand stitch a grid using some teal embroidery floss. It really gave the page an extra pop.

Here's a look at the process.

If you're reading in email click the link below to watch the video

Some close ups

Supplies used:
My Minds Eye Chalk Studio II
Fancy Pants Memories Captured Ephemera pack
Stitching Guide
Foam Mat
Piercing Tool
Enamel Stars
Embroidery Floss

Thursday, March 26, 2015

You Are The

Today I'm hosting a challenge at My Scraps & More Forums for a Throwback Thursday. I went way back in the photo vault to 1989. This was my husbands and I's first anniversary and we took a little overnight trip out of town.

I purchased the Jillibean Soup Kraft You Are cardstock from My Scraps & More on clearance. I wasn't sure how I was going to use it but I had to have it. I wanted most of the phrases to show so I decided to back the cut outs with various washi tape.

I then matted the photo and started building it up and added my cluster of embellishments around it. I decided to tuck my journalling into a little pocket behind the photo.

Supplies used:
Jillibean Soup Kraft You Are
washi tape
Fancy Pants Memories Captured Ephemera Pack
Freckled Fawn Paper clips
Enamel Stars
October Afternoon Daily Flash Pop Drops


Friday, March 20, 2015

Hello with Process Video

I'm up today at My Scraps & More Forum with todays Free For All challenge. If you'd like to play along hop on over and join us.

I couldn't wait to use this glasses paper and this was the perfect picture to go along with it. The wood veneer glasses from the Shimelle collection went along with it perfect as well as several other lines from my stash.

Here's the sketch for you to play along with too.

If you're reading in email click the link below to watch the video
Hello Beautiful Eyes

And some close ups

Supplies used:
Studio Calico cut apart sheets
MME Cut & Paste brads
MME Cut & Paste Bits & Pieces
Shimelle Wood Veneer
WeR Cardboard stickers
October Afternnon Daily Flash Pop Drops
Enamel Dots


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Disney Good Times Here with Process Video

Here's the second layout for this months Scrap kits. I had so many photos from Little Mermaid ride I had to make a second layout. The Seaside collection was perfect. I love the soft muted tones of this collection.

You can receive the cutting and assembly instructions with full color photos when you buy the Seaside Workshop on the Go or any $25 purchase on my website

If you're reading in email click the link below to watch the video

Supplies used:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Disney Oh What a Feeling with Process Video

This month my monthly scrap kit is two double page layouts using the Seaside collection. In the video I'll show you how you can convert the sketch to use with different size and amounts of photos.

You can receive the cutting and assembly instructions with full color photos when you buy the Seaside Workshop on the Go or any $25 purchase on my website

Here's a look at the process. If you're reading in email click the link below to watch the video.

Supplies used:

Scrap Organizing - Packing for a Crop

In the last post I shared the fabulous organizing containers and storage ideas for all you scrappy products today I'm sharing how all of that and more fits into the new rolling tote.

This tote is fabulous if you don't have your own scrappy space and you want to store everything together and be able to roll it out to wherever you set up to scrap. Or if you do have a space then it's perfect for those fun crops and retreats we all love to go to. You can fit enough in here for an entire weekend crop! How fabulous is that?

Here's a look at fitting the organizers I shared in the last post all packed up as well as all the other essentials I take along with me to crop.

If you're reading in email click the link to watch the video.
Rolling Tote all packed for a crop

Not only did I pack all the supplies in the organizers that I shared in the last post but I also included the other essentials

 Crop Packing List:
Trimmer Blades
Score Board
Sketch Books
Stitching Guide with Foam Mat
All Purpose Mat
Paper Packs
Paper Organizers
Workshop on the Go's
Album with Page Protectors
Mini Albums

Plus everything we packed in our

Large organizer
Medium Organizer
Small Organizer

With all of that you are ready to go spend a weekend scrapping with friends or just a scrappy weekend at home! When everything is organized you can be so much more productive!

Shop with me at

You have 22" of space inside your rolling tote to fit all kinds of configuration of organizers. here are just a few

2 Large + 1 Medium
2 Large + 2 Small
1 Large + 2 Medium + 1 Small
1 Large + 1 Medium + 3 Small
4 Medium
3 Medium + 2 Small
2 Medium + 4 Small
1 Medium + 6 Small

Happy shopping!!

In March when you buy the consultant kit from me you'll receive the shoulder tote free and can earn the rolling tote free in your first 40 days!!


Scrap Organizing - A Place For Everything

I love to organize and shop for things that make organizing fun, functional, and pretty. Today I'm going to share my organizing tips using the Close to my Heart Organizing containers and their new rolling tote. It's fabulous!!

First up CTMH has several organizing tools so check them all out at the link below
Organizing Tools

I'm going to concentrate on the containers first. We have 3 different sizes
Large, Medium, and Small

as well as several inserts to help you organize your inks, acrylic blocks, sponge daubers,  stamps and much more.


Here's a look at some of the things you can store in the medium and large organizers. You can pack a little of it all in one to get ready for a crop or own several and store your supplies in them all the time. You will be so organized and can spend all the time you usually look for supplies scrapping.

If you're reading in email click the link below to watch the video.

Some organizing tips by container:

Small organizer -

Craft Boxes with small embellishments

Medium Organizer -

Large Organizer - 
6x6 paper pads with paper organizer
Chipboard Stickers
Piercing Tool & Foam mat

Next up is the new Rolling Tote and how to pack it all in to store for easy access or to go to a crop!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Disney in the Fall with Process Video

Hello everyone! today I have a layout for Scrapbook Generations. I chose to work with a sketch from their Sketches for Scrapbooking one-page sketches Vol 2 book.

Here's a look at the step by step.

If you're reading in email click the link to watch the video

I love fall and Simple Stories always has the best papers so this layout was a lot of fun to put together. I used two different SS fall collections as well as some embellishments from a Echo Park fall line. The photo is of my son. I'm trying to scrap as many photos as I can fine (which is not many) of my son's first year full time with Disney. He's not one to take pics so I have to grab them when I can. I know some day he will appreciate it. LOL

And some close ups.

Supplies Used -

Scrapbook Generation Sketch
Simple Stories Harvest Lane
Simple Stories Sweater Weather
Simple Stories Snap type set stickers
Echo Park Reflections Sticker sheet
Lilybee Design Destination twine
Bazzill Basics Stitching Templates
Piercing Tool Kit
Enamel Dots
Sewing machine
Embroidery Floss
Amy Tan Date Stamp

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Make Way for Ducklings with Process Video

Today I have a challenge for the Cabin Fever Crop at the My Scraps & More Forum. come on over and join us for a ton of fun and challenges complete with prizes!

My challenge is 'Snuggle up with a Good Book' which in my book means scrap a favorite character in your real life and use a book title for your page title. I decided to scrap my daughter which is definitely a favorite character of mine.

She has this thing about ducks; she DOESN'T like them at all!! She had a bad experience as a child that has left her scarred for life. LOL But that doesn't seem to stop them from finding her. It seems if there's a duck around they're going to come towards her. At Disney there always seems to be ducks around and this particular day we were enjoying the flowers when all of a sudden her expression begins to change and then I see the ducks. LOL I told her to chill they weren't going to hurt her and this is the look I got. So glad I captured it because it still makes me laugh today.

Here's a look at the process of making the layout

If you're reading in email click the link to watch
Disney Make Way for Ducklings

And some close ups

Supplies used
AC Dear Lizzy Serendipity
We R Inked Rose 6x6 pad
Martha Stewart Doily Scallop Border punch
October Afternoon phrase stamp
Studio Calico Date stamp
Amy Tan Date stamp
Scrapbook Circle flair
Enamel dots
Liquid Glass
Outdoor Denim ink
Alphabet Silhouette file


Monday, March 2, 2015

FREE Organizational Totes

FREE  Beautiful organizational pieces from Close To My Heart

We are only a few days away from a HUGE Close To My Heart recruiting special and I’m busting at the seams to be able to share the details with you NOW so that you can start preparing for the incredible fun headed your way.
Starting March 1st…   It's time!!!

CTMH Shoulder Tote
During the month of March,  anyone that joins my CTMH team will receive this adorable Chevron Shoulder Tote ($26.95 value) FREE with their new Consultant Kit. The kit is only $99 but includes about $370 of fun product and supplies.

Additionally, new Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote (a retail value of $149.95  as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling)! These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling.

Dates: Offer valid March 1, 2015–March 31, 2015.

Don't sign up yet!!!! Wait until March 1st then click to Join Me at CTMH for fabulous discounts and first chance at products.

Any questions feel free to contact me.

Even if you just want the products for yourself this deal is for you!!

You can also get ALL of it FREE in your first 3 months! 
Ask me how.

Tina Gale

Workin for a Livin - Cabin Fever Crop

Welcome to My Scraps & More Cabin Fever Crop on the forum! We have 16 challenges to get you scrappin and the chance at winning some prizes.

I don't know about you but I have spent a lot of evenings snuggled under my quilts and going to bed early so my challenge is all about quilts.

1. Use some design that is reminiscent of a quilt design for your background.
2. Use a warm color scheme or at least some warm colors on your layout (red, orange, or yellows)
3. Use some type of thread or twine. You could stitch on your layout or simply tie a string through a button or tag like I have.

Read more:

And some close ups.

Supplies used -
Echo Park Creative Agenda
Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane
Heidi Swapp Serendipity
Fancy Pants True Friends Brag Cards & Stickers
Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane Cork Shapes
Amy Tan Bits
Simple Stories Snap Stickers typeset
Thickers - Flakey chipboard
Enamel dots
Liquid Glass
Foam Dots

I hope you'll come over and join in on the challenges, games, and chats. Be sure to say hi to me!