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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


With everyone staying home, I am offering the April card class as a kit that you can assemble at home.  All papers are pre-cut and the images and sentiments are pre-stamped, based on your selections.  BUT - I will be trying my hand at ZOOM so we can have some interaction as you work on your projects! People who live locally can stop by and pick up their kits from my porch, or they can be mailed. Postage varies by zip code, so if interested in the mail option, please let me know your zip code so I can quote you a mailing cost.

These are the four cards included in the kit. All but the birthday gift have options for the sentiments, which I will find out from you when you register.

Cost for the kit is $20 and includes everything pre-cut and pre-stamped for you. All that's needed is adhesive!

Send me an email at scrappingailaz@gmail.com and if you want the kit, I will send you an invoice for payment.

Kit is available through the month of April, as long as my paper supplies holds!
All materials are from Close to My Heart - embellishments for each card included.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020


I have come to LOVE a clean and simple (CAS) design for my cards.  That's why I check out the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge each week to see what I can create with it.  This week's sketch worked well for this card.  And I'm also entering it in The Paper Players Clean and Simple - Spring Flowers challenge this week. 

The striped paper with those little dots, from the new "These Are My People" paper pack from Close to My Heart, is simple, so adding the pink flowers gave it just the pop it needed.  The coordinating stamp set shown below was used for the flowers, and the "Say It In Style" sentiment set is so versatile, you can create something for any occasion. 

Click here to pop over to the CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge Blog to see the other projects created with this design.

And there's lot of Clean and Simple designs over at The Paper Players! Click here to check them out as well!

Thanks for stopping by - enjoy some crafting time this week!

Sunday, March 15, 2020


The Freshly Made Sketch this week was perfect for the clean and simple card I wanted to create with the CMTH Operation Smile stamp set - You Make Me Happy.  The sentiment is from a great collection on the Sentiments & Stitches stamp set.  I love the scallop circle die, so I was able to make use of that as well.

The paper is from the new Yesterday & Today suite from CTMH, perfect for those vintage projects you want - or just for something that has a nice soft feel to it.

I combined espresso ink with ballerina pink for the card and added some gold glitter gems.  The bird, colored with the new Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, is one of six cute critters on the You Make Me Happy Operation Smile stamp set.  Each time one of these stamp sets is purchased, CTMH donates $7 to Operation Smile.  What a great program!

Here's a look at the products that I used for this card.

Thanks for stopping by my today.  Click here so you can check out the other great projects at the Freshly Made Sketch blog.