WELCOME to my blog! This is the place to see what class offerings I have. I am also a consultant for Close to my Heart, a company that offers stamping and scrapbooking supplies. Take a look at the products and specials they are currently offering.

I hope you find something of interest to you.

Friday, September 18, 2015


It's never too early to start on those Christmas cards!  I will be holding my Christmas Card Workshop on three different days in October.  The workshop will consist of making two of each of the five cards shown in the photo.  If you want to create the box, there will be an extra charge.

So here's the information:
Cost of the workshop is $20 for all of the paper products to complete 10 cards.  In addition, each participant will need to purchase the following embellishments to finish the cards the way they are shown:

Z1752 - Clear Sparkles - $2.95
Z1263 - Bitty Sparkles - $2.95
Z2012 - Gold Sequins - $2.95
Z3090 - Red Enamel Gems - $3.95

If want to create the card box, there will be an additional $3 charge for the materials to cover and decorate the box, and you will need to purchase
Z1953 - Journaling Card Box - $5.95

Dates for the Christmas Card Workshop are:
Tuesday, October 20
Thursday, October 22
Saturday, October 24
All workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. in my home craft studio in Prescott Valley, Arizona

Embellishments will need to be ordered at least 2 weeks before the workshop to ensure delivery before we meet.  Let me know when you register whether you want me to order the items for you or if you will place your own order.

If you are unable to attend the event once you confirm your registration, you will receive a kit with photo instructions.  If you are out of the area and wish to purchase a kit, a mailing charge will be added. 

Email me at scrappingailaz@gmail.com to register
Once you confirm your registration, you are committed to attend or purchase the kit.

Friday, September 4, 2015


September's Stamp Club is coming up quickly.  Here are samples of the 
four cards we will be making.  Several new techniques in this class - 
the Bokeh technique on several cards, the windowpane card, and adding some shine with foil! 
More information about each card can be found by 
heading over to the Stamp Club page of this blog.
 Cost is $20 to make 4 cards.  Dates are:
Tuesday, September 8    Thursday, September 10
Saturday, September 12 — Monday, September 14

Monday class is nearly full,
but plenty of room left on the other days.
Email me at scrappingailaz@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


I have seen so many cards using pigment ink to create Bokeh technique cards.  I also found that you can use your regular dye inks and the end of a pencil (the eraser) to get the Bokeh effect (thanks to the tutorial at splitcoaststampers.com).   I used the sketch from the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog for this card.   

CTMH also just came out with a new embossing folder - Confetti - that coordinates so well with the Bokeh effect on this card.  (I prefer to call the folder "cascading dots", so have to be sure I share with you the real name!)
Here's a list of the materials I used to create this card.  All are from Close to My Heart.  If you are interested in any of the product I used, check out my CTMH website.
D1627 - Your Own Kind of Wonderful - butterfly
CC1040 - Hello Life - Scrapbooking - sentiment (special for National Stamping Month)
Inks and Papers:
Z2640 - Thistle ink
Z2117 - Crystal Blue ink
X5769 - Thistle cardstock
1292 - Crystal Blue cardstock
1385 - White Daisy cardstock
Balloon Ride patterned paper (retired)
Z3118 - Confetti 5X7 Embossing Folder
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1912 - Corner Rounder

Be sure to check out the Just Us Girls blog to see other great cards using this sketch. 

Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


There's a new challenge blog that focuses on CTMH products.  Since there are so many new products that are available starting today, I thought I'd showcase several of them and enter into this week's challenge.  While the challenge says to add bling, sparkle, or shine, I've just added some shine.  And it comes in the form of the new FOIL TAPE!  I love this stuff.  It is so easy to apply - and it lifts up easily if you don't get it placed exactly where you want it to be, and you know how often that happens :).  I've used the silver, but it also comes in gold.

Once I had the silver foil tape down, I wanted to use more shiny silver, but didn't have any foil paper.  BUT, I did have foil!  So I cut my cardstock to the size I wanted to mat my large flower, then wrapped the foil around it, taping it on the back side.  The foil wrap gave some extra dimension to this piece, so I just taped it onto the card base, then popped up my double-mounted smaller floral image.  By the way, the images are from the September Stamp of the Month - Paper Garden - yours for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. 

Here's a list of what I used on the card (everything - except the kitchen foil - is from CTMH):
S1509 - Paper Garden September Stamp of the Month - floral images
C1632 - Say It All - Hostess Rewards Stamp Set - sentiment
Z2641 - Glacier blue ink
Z2640 - Thistle ink
X5769 - Thistle cardstock
X5770 - Glacier blue cardstock
1385 - White Daisy cardstock
Z3130 - Silver Foil Tape
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape
kitchen foil

Check out the Between the Folds Challenge Blog for other shiny, sparkly projects this week!  And if you are interested in any of these products, pop over to my CTMH website and see what we have to offer.

Thanks for stopping by.