Saturday, April 17, 2021

Sassy Kitchen Gnomes Recipe Book & Card Set

 Check back here for more details about my 6" x 8" Recipe Book and card set later this month.

Sassfully yours,

Tonya S

Friday, April 16, 2021

Celebrate with Party Time!

Despite the craziness of 2020 and thus far on 2021, we at Close to My heart believe there is always something to celebrate!  This Party Time paper collection, available until August in our Annual Idea Book, has so much to offer and celebrate!  I LOVE it!  I have said it before, but what I love the most about this suite is that it is so versatile!  One side of the papers is adorned with shades of pinks and oranges and the reverse side is filled with shades of blues and greens!  The perfect combination!  You can create with the more "boyish" papers or the "girly" version or mix them all up!  I, for one, am not afraid to use pinks with my boys or blues with my daughter.  Not to mention that the papers are so vibrant in colors that make you want to celebrate the everyday happenings not just special occasions!

So with all of the above being said, I decided that I wanted to create 5" x 7" cards with the Artfully sent image and pair it with the Party Time papers.  To do this, I just had to do a few alterations in Design Space.  First, I changed the size of the card, and then I created a second card to use the negative space and letter cut outs from the first card in a second card.  For those who have this Cricut collection, I am attaching my file so that you can create even more variations.  You have to have Artfully Sent to use the file, but if you do not own this collection, keep reading and I explain how you can purchase it later in this post.  Click here for the link to my Design Space file.

Here are the finished cards!!  The possibilities are endless!

 Blues & Green variation

Pinks & Orange version

Embellishment details

Embellishment details

Supplies used:  CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Collection, (X5974) Raspberry cs, (X6036) Ballerina cs, (X6050) Flamingo cs, (Z3801) Flamingo Shimmer Trim, (Z4304) Silver Loose Sequins, (Z3872) White Flower Sequins, (Z3563) Diamond Clear Stickles, (X8016B) Party Time Paper Pack, (X6043) Nectarine cs, (X6031) Green Apple cs, (X5978) Glacier cs, (X5957) Sapphire cs, (X6035) Lemonade cs, (Z1799) Silver Shimmer Trim, (1385)White Daisy cs, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner. These supplies can be found on my CTMH site at:

For those who would like to order the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Collection, you can do so with my affiliate link which gives me a small commission (which I thank you for!)

If you are the type of scrapper that likes everything prepped and pre-cut for you, this set of four cards is available in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop.  The set includes one each of all four designs, the bases, envelopes, embellishments needed, detailed instructions and a color photo.

Sassfully yours,

Oh, Happy Day Cupcake card

Cupcakes are adorable - whether it is in the sugary world or the paper world and this card is no exception!  I love the bright Raspberry cs and how well it partners with the Flamingo Shimmer Trim - they are truly a match made in sugary heaven right?  Although hard to see at the angle that I took the picture, the cupcake, which is a double layered sticker) is popped up with Thin Foam tape as is the Raspberry square that it is adhered on giving this card lots of dimension.  

The stamped sentiment is from one of my current favorite stamp sets: Sunny Days Ahead.  This stamp set is quite multi-purpose making it a great addition to your collection.

Stamp set used:  B1734 Sunny Days Ahead
(regular price $10.95.  On sale in April as a part of Stamptacular for just $7!)

Supplies used:  (X8016S) Party Time Paper Pack with Stickers, (Z4304) Silver Loose Sequins, (Z2848) Sapphire Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (X5974) Raspberry cs, (Z3801) Flamingo Shimmer Trim, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner.  You can purchase any of these current products at:

This card is now available to purchase individually in my card buffet.  You can see the current card selection by clicking here.

Sassfully yours, 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Announcing my Little Mice Special Offering!

Each month from April - August, I will be offering a special “Little Mouse” special which will include two exclusive stamps that are only available to CTMH Makers, and two card kits using the featured stamps (one each of each style).  

When you become one of my VIPS, or make a $75 purchase (before shipping and tax) collectively in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop or at, you will receive that month’s Little Mouse special as my gift of thanks to you.  The cards are pre-cut, pre-cut & include the embellishments, instructions and a color photo.  I will be teaching the set as a class that will be recorded and may be watched live or in play-back.  

Included in the kit, and on the post introducing each months special set, I will be sharing the non-consumable items that were used to create the cards as well in case you want to order them or you can certainly use the supplies that you have at home.  

For those who would like additional cards, or just want to order the card sets - they will be available for purchase without the exclusive stamp sets here in my shop: these come as a set of 4 - 2 each of two designs.

 Note: a few sales exclusions do apply and I will post those when I share the special each month.  

So now that you know all of the details, here is my April Little Mice collection!

I love this little guy and his (or her) little umbrella!!  I thought the blues and yellows worked well for the "rainy day" concept and adored the softness of the mix-in papers.  Although hard to see in the left card, the stitched designs are all traced with the Clear Shimmer Brush and the Lemonade base is accented with the Lemonade Shimmer Brush.  Adorable right?

Exclusive Stamp for April:

"circle card"

"square card"

Additional supplies needed to create cards:  (Z2482) Citrus Blend Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir Marker, (Z2483) Light Yellow Blend Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir Marker, (Z2490) Ice Blue Blend Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir Marker, (Z2475) Brown Grey Blend Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir Marker, (Z3671) Lemonade Shimmer Brush, (Z3293) Clear Shimmer Brush, (Z3563) Diamond Clear Stickles.  Other supplies used:  (X6035) Lemonade cs, (B1734) Sunny Days Stamp Set, (Z2805) Black Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z4259) Stitched Frame Square Thin Cuts, (Z3639) Scalloped Circle Thin Cuts, (retired) Circle Stitched Thin Cuts, (Z3872) White Flower Sequins, (Z3874) Springtime Flowers Sequins, (X254) Value Card Bases and envelopes, (1385) White Daisy cs.  (retired) Mix-in papers.

April Exclusions:  Donations (extra BINGO cards, raffle tickets etc), Stars & Sparklers Event Registration, Scrap Pink and Shamrock registrations.  Note:  BINGO registration and special product offerings ARE able to be included to help qualify for this special.

Sassfully Yours,

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Blossom meets Thistle Fundamentals!

Today I wanted to share my new Thistle card set!  Occasionally, I see a stamp, or dream up a combination with one of my scrappers or team members in mind, and such was the case with these cards.   One of my scrappers, Valerie, who has scrapped with me for years, has just started to create cards as well and her favorite CTMH color is Thistle.  While going through some retired products, I found these Paper Fundamentals in the Thistle color and that was all there was!  I had to blend the papers and the stamp set to create this set for her.

While difficult to see in the photo, the paper on the left card has a tone on tone embossed design on it making the cards all the more elegant.  I used both the Clear Shimmer Brush and the Diamond Clear Stickles on the cards to add what I would call additional elegance.  

The cards were created with the Cherished Blossoms stamp and Thin Cut sets.  One of my favorites! The Thin Cuts are amazing, cut quite cleanly and are the perfect size for a layout or a card, but one can't just note those, the stamps are adorable as well.   This was a special stamp and thus only available for a limited time.  You can find it on my website by clicking here.

If this card set really sparks your inner card maker, it is now available in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop in a limited quantity.  

Sassyfully Yours,

Monday, April 5, 2021

Party Time in full Flamingo!

Flamingo is such a bright and fun color!  And the Shimmer Trim just makes it look all the more fabulous!  Partnered with the cheerfulness of the Party Time paper collection, the color just makes me so very happy!!

For this layout, I used the Flamingo Shimmer Trim (cut in half vertically) to create the borders between the patterned paper blocks.  I adore how it enhanced the blocking look and truly pulled all of the patterns together. 

The fine details:  White Flower sequins with a dot of Diamond Clear Stickles in the center.

Stickers added for depth.

Borders created with the Flamingo Shimmer Trim.

One of many great things about the Party Time collection is that it is dual sided - one side of the paper is in pink and orange tones and the opposite is in blues and greens.  AND even better, this paper collection is featured in our annual Idea Book so if is available until August 2021.

Here is how I incorporated my own photos of my niece's birthday with this layout:

additional photos by adding a flip flap:

 journaling detail:

Supplies used:  (Z3563) Diamond Clear Stickles, (X8016S) Party Time Paper Pack with Stickers, (Z3801) Flamingo Shimmer Trim, (1385) White Daisy cs, (X6050) Flamingo cs, (Z3872) Confetti Flower Sequins, (Z3293) Clear Shimmer Brush, (Z2060) Thin 3-d Foam tape, (Z3341) Thin 3-d Foam Dots, ((Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3340) Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen. All of the current items may be purchased on my Close To My Heart website at:  

This kit is one of many that is available in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop.  You can see the many possibilities by clicking here.

Sassfully yours,

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Stars & Sparkles Scrapbooking Celebration!


Introducing Sassy Crops virtual Star & Sparkles Scrapbooking Celebration.  June 11, 12 & 13th.  Includes 9 virtual classes: 5 layout, 2 card, 1 3-d project (phone stand) and 1 interactive project.  All classes will be recorded and therefore may also be watched after the event.  

The registration also includes an exclusive stamp set (only available through a Maker), a wooden phone stand and the Stars & Sparkles Card Making Workshop kit that includes a stamp and thin cut set only available in this kit.  While we will not be creating the cards in the workshop (this is a bonus project that you can create later), we will be using the exclusive stamp set and thin cut set in one of our projects.  

3-d Project:  Wooden Phone Holder.  There will be several embellishing options to select from once the event is closer.  Extra phone stands may be ordered with your kit.

Stars & Sparklers Card Workshop with exclusive stamp and thin cuts.

Bonus cards that you will be able to make with the kit:

Extended challenges, happies, and the chance to win prizes is also included.
Participants may add additional phone stands (unlimited) if desired.  These will ship with their box.  

Boxes will ship, or be available for porch pick up/drop off the week of June 1st.

Early bird bonus:  the first five to register will receive a early bird gift valued at $25!  

Referral:  when you refer a friend, and they register, you will also receive a referral gift!!  The more the sparklier so share the word!


1.  Where will the classes take place?  We will have a private Facebook group where they will be taught and then available for participants to go back to after the event to share their creations as well as re-watch the classes.

2.  Will there be a supply list provided?  Yes, as the event grows closer a small supply list will be shared.  Many of these items might be ones that you already have such as Shimmer Brushes etc.

3.  Are these classes ones that we can watch/find elsewhere?  No, these classes are designed just for this event and are exclusive to Tonya Sheridan, Sassy Crops and

4.  What types of layouts will be taught?  There will be a variety to techniques, materials and themes within the layouts taught.  One will be Americana but not all of them will be Americana.

5.  I am a VIP.  Will I receive VIP credit for this event?  Yes, indeed! My VIP's will receive VIP credit earned for the entire purchase price.  

6.  I am not a VIP.  How do I become a VIP?  Simply click here for all of the details of becoming a VIP.

7.  How are the first 5 calculated for the bonus?  I will go by the time stamp for order of registration.

8.  Tell me about the referral?  Simply have your friend e-mail me at: and let me know that you referred them and you will both receive the gift.

9.  Can Hearts with Sass team members or other CTMH Makers participate?  Yes, of course! This event is open to all scrapbooking enthusiasts!

10.  How much is the event?  $125.00.

11.  How much retail product is included.  Over $50 in straight product is include outside of the kits.  This includes the exclusive stamp set, the Phone stand and the Star and Sparklers Card Workshop Kit.

12.  Will printed instructions be included?  No, however they will be downloadable from the group.  Color photos will be included.

13.  How do I register?  Click here!  

14.  I don't live local.  No worries.  When you place your order, you have the option to select pick up or shipping.  If you select shipping, there is a $10 flat shipping fee.  Make sure to include your mailing address.

15.  I have other questions.  Understandably, e-mail your questions to me at: