Thursday, June 1, 2017

No Worries

No Worries (be happy!)

This is perhaps my favorite paper pack of the current Close to my Heart seasonal expressions book.  (Don't have one?  You can view it here.) I don't live near a beach, tropical or otherwise, but it remains my favorite place to be.  These are the layouts we are doing in my class this month.  

Layout #1

Some Details

Layout #2

Some Details
To make layouts like these just order the No Worries Workshop Your Way from my website.  The products I used are listed below.  

If you want to join my class on June 13th click here for more details.  

G1127 - No Worries Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit
X7220D - No Worries Coordinating Cardstock
D1718 - No Worries - Scrapbooking My Acrylix Stamps
Z2895 - Lagoon Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z3316 - Gold Shimmer Brush

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Fabulous Five brought to you by the month of May

May kicks off our Seasonal Expression II catalog and fun new products.  The following cards were created in my Fabulous Five class featuring some of the new products.  Enjoy!

These first two feature our "Jack" papers used in the Father's Day Cardmaking Kit.  It's so much more versatile than just for Father's Day.  I love the more masculine feel of these.  Of course I gave my versions a few tweaks by adding the Wood Slats embossing folder texture and using the zip strip from the paper.

Next up and right on trend are cards made with the Little Dreamer cardmaking stamps & thin cuts bundle and the Little Dreamer paper pack.  So cute & sweet!!  Check out the paper pack for sure! Whether you are a Unicorn fan or not, there is so much to love in this new package!

My last card is using the May Stamp of the Month, Live Laugh Love, coupled again with the Little Dreamer papers and a resist technique.

If you missed out on the class this month, I hope you will join me next month!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Card Thyme

My Fabulous Five workshop in March featured cards inspired by other CTMH consultants as well as my own creations and that of my daughter.

Happy Spring 

Good Thymes


Sweet Birthday

Here for You
Receiving one of these cards in your mail box is almost as fun as making them.  Below is a list of products used which you can purchase on my website 

Also available through the end of April 2017 are workshop kits for just $25.  All prep and stamping is completed and ready for you to assemble all five cards.  Contact me at to order this March 2017 Fabulous Five kit. 

Supplies used:

Happy Spring:
Z3301 - Hello Lovely Cardmaking Bundle (My Acrylix Stamps and Thin Cuts)
D1714 - Dreamin' Big Scrapbooking Stamps
Happy Birthday Thin Cuts (sold out/retired)
X7216B - Hello Lovely Paper Pack
X5751 - Sorbet Cardstock
Z3315 - Dreamin' Big Sequins
Z2865 - Sorbet Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2850 - Fern Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z3293 - Clear Shimmer Brush

Good Thymes:
D1717 - Good Thymes stamp set
X7216B - Hello Lovely Paper Pack
X5777 - Fern Cardstock
Z2865 - Sorbet Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2850 - Fern Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2818 - Desert Sand Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z3313 - Blush Shimmer Ribbon

S1703 - Tea-rrific March Stamp of the Month
X7216B - Hello Lovely Paper Pack
X5789 - Sea Glass Cardstock
X5930 - Slate Cardstock
Z2805 - Black Exclusive Inks pad
Z3095 - Whisper Thick Twine
3505 - Watercolor Pencils

Sweet Birthday:
CC1220 - Sweet Birthday Stamps & Thin Cuts bundle
Z3255 - Whimsy Fundamentals paper pack
X5787 - Blossom Cardstock
Z2810 - Blossom Exclusive Inks pad
Z2805 - Black Exclusive Inks pad
Z3224 - Small Water Brush
Z3293 - Clear Shimmer Brush

Here for You:
G1124 - Here for You Cardmaking Kit
Z2865 - Sorbet Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2850 - Fern Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2852 - Poppy Exclusive Inks stamp pad

Friday, March 3, 2017

Hello Lovely

March has come around so fast.  Next thing you know it will be spring. My how the time flies!  

This month I have layouts with the beautiful Hello Lovely papers. I love Love LOVE this paper pack and these layouts are so versatile! I have plans to use them for some wedding dress photos and engagement pictures, but I can see them for so much more.  How about Easter pics on these pages? Or prom photos?  The colors are beautiful but neutral enough to go with almost anything!

Hello Lovely Layout 1
Hello Lovely Layout 2
Hello Lovely Detail
Classes are coming up to create these pages. Check my FB business page, Betsy's Paper Boutique for details. 

Products used in these layouts:
X7216B - Hello Lovely Paper Pack
X7216C - Hello Lovely Complements
Z3315 - Dreamin' Big Sequins

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I have two classes coming up on me like a freight train!  Tomorrow night is my City Sidewalks layouts classes.  We are doing four pages, aka two 2-page layouts.  These are so cute & wintry.

This workshop is only $25 at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 1.  Contact me at for more information.  That's tomorrow, so don't wait!

My other upcoming class is a Christmas Tag & Box class.

Won't your gifts look fabulous adorned with these beautiful tags?  We'll be making 12 tags and the box for just $20. The date of this class is Saturday, December 3 at 10:00am.  Email me for more information and to reserve your place.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Calendar Full of Layouts

I shared with you the calendar we made in my classes, but I have been remiss in sharing the layouts.  At this point we only have January and February, and that's okay as long as we stay ahead of the current month, right? 

I hope you think these are as beautiful as I do! 

January Calendar with Layout Topper
Calendar and one page as they may look in your album
The other two pages in your album
These pages can be added to your album in any order. There isn't a right and wrong way. I've mixed up February a bit so you can see.
February Calendar with Layout Topper
Layout & calendar in your album
Second Layout in your album.
There is one way to display and organize your layouts, and here's another:
Calendar with Layout Topper
Suggested album arrangement 1
Suggested album arrangement 2

Monday, October 3, 2016

Close To My Heart Offers More Bang for your Buck!

Have you seen our new Flower Market Cricut cartridge yet? 

It’s AWESOME! And so much more than flowers.

I bet you don’t know what a great deal it is, though, and I’m about to tell you how to stretch your dollar even farther! 

I’m going to walk you through a little simple math….

First you need to know that this cartridge, filled with SEVEN HUNDRED images, comes with three D size stamp sets worth $17.95 each, and a pack of Adventure card stock worth $14.50. That means you are paying only $30.65 for All.Those.Images! (If you get the digital version you are only paying $10.65!)  

Seriously. $30.65.

And we can stretch your dollar even more.  

Yuletide Joy October SOTM
First we’ll add the Stamp of the Month for even more savings, because you will be receiving this $17.95 set for only $5.00.  Woot!

Card Stock Combo Packs
Then lets add all the card stock combo packs of colors at $14.50 each, Whimsy, Enchantment and Basics, giving you an assortment of card stock that will coordinate with any project you are working on. 
Journaling Pen
And because we are scrappers we always need a good journaling pen so lets add that for $3.25.

Don’t stop reading now – the best is yet to come!

We have just created an order to get that cartridge that you may have thought was pricey, but you are getting much more. You now have a selection of great crafting items that you will definitely use. These are things that are not going to wither away in the back of your craft closet.

And you have just qualified for HOSTESS REWARDS.*  With this order you are now eligible to select and additional $25 of Close To My Heart products for Free! Who doesn't love Free?

*The digital cartridge will require a little more to get to the $150 goal. I suggest adding one of our Fundamental paper packages.

Here are some important things to know. 
  1. This order must be set up by me prior to you placing it. Contact me at
  2. You can choose whatever you want to get your order to $150 to qualify for the hostess rewards. This post is just a suggestion.  
  3. The Hostess Rewards only start at this point, you can earn much, much more! 
  4. You can invite your friends to place orders, too for even bigger rewards.
  5. Finally, there are some limitations on what you can get free, you can look at those here.
What are you waiting for? I think you need the Flower Market.

Here are the product numbers.  Start your shopping here
  • Z3285 - Flower Market Cricut Cartridge by CTMH
  • S1610 - Stamp of the Month, Yuletide Joy (this will pop us as an add-on when you enter the Flower Market Cartridge).
  • X5940 - Whimsy Assortment Card stock
  • X5781 - Enchantment Assortment Card stock
  • X5933 - Basic Assortment Card stock
  • Z1979 - Journaling Pen
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