Friday, October 8, 2021

Falling For Fall Layout

Fall is upon us!  The brisk breeze, the falling leaves, the breathtaking colors!  I love every moment of it!  This layout was created to capture those precious moments.  The overlay with cut from Close To My Hearts digital art file Pumpkin Spice (see below for the images included in this file).

To see more details, click on the layout and it will open in a larger window.

details of the leaf and overlay

Our new Wooden Arrows were used when creating this layout.  The packs include a variety of arrows in different shapes and sizes.  The arrows were inked with the Harbour Exclusive Ink.  

Although not included in the kit (but can be added to the kit), the wooden letters were used for the title.  They too were inked with Harbour ink.  These can be added to your kit, should you desire.  Here is a picture of the letter assortment that are included for those who want to design a title -- this allows you to determine if you need one or two sets of the alphas.  My kits do include a glitter cut version of the title I chose.

Close To My Heart's digital Art Pumpkin Spice images:

Supplies used:  (X7272F) Pumpkin Spice Digital Art, (Z6018) Wood Arrows, (X8028) Woodgrain Paper Pack, (X6062) Harbour cs, (X6044) Peach cs, (X6063) Papaya cs, (X7272S) Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack, (Z6533) Harbour Exclusive Ink Pad, optional (Z6027) - Wooden Alphabet, (Z2542) Harbour Glitter Paper, (Z2543) Papaya Glitter Paper, (Z5017) Rose Gold Shimmer Trim, (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:

The kit can be ordered in my shop at:

Sassfully yours,

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Shades of Blues Bow Card

Is there anything more elegant than a glitter bow?  Our Small Bow Thin Cut cuts this simple, but elegant, bow making bow making possibilities endless!  Although hard to see with the glitter paper in the photo, the edges of the bow are also stitched which adds one more additional touch of elegance.  The bows are very simple to assemble -- you just need Liquid Glue, or my preferred adhesive for these - Mini Glue Dots!  Secure the bow where the tips meet and then to the backing and you are all set.  Add Thin Foam Tape for more fluff or press down to flatten: the choice is yours.

For this card, I incorporated three colors that created a monochromatic feel and then added a border that is popped up with Thin Foam Tape to create depth within the card.  There are Blue Belle Loose Sequins in the center of each bow with a dot of Waterfall Stickles in the center of each bow for that added sparkle.

When I first shared this card a few weeks ago, I was under the understanding that the Small Bow Thin Cut would be on our retiring list, however, I just discovered that it will NOT be retiring and instead carrying over to our new annual Idea Book!  That makes me so very happy because I truly love this Thin Cut!  The large one is great for packages and larger projects, but the small is just perfect for cards, layouts and for me!

Supplies used:  (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z3442) Blue Belle Glitter Paper, (Z3237) White Glitter Paper, (Z3840) Sapphire Glitter Paper, (Z3676) Blue Belle Loose Sequins, (Z2848) Sapphire Exclusive Ink Pad, (X254) Value Card Base and Envelopes, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z3559) Waterfall Stickles, (Z341) Mini-Glue Dots, (Z3690) Small Bow Thin Cut.  Current supplies can be ordered at: or if you prefer pre-cut card kits of this, or other cards, visit:

Sassfully yours,

Series of Blues Series: Magnifique part two

One cannot go wrong with flip flaps!  They create engagement and interaction with your layout but most importantly, they provide the opportunity to add more photos - photos to help tell your story!  Love it right!  This layout combination does just that!  All in all, as designed, this combination allows for 22 photos - of course, additional flip flaps can be added to include even more photos.

As with the first layout in this series, this layout pairs the old with the new.  I have used the long-ago-retired magnifique paper suite with some current colors of Lagoon and Glacier and then splashes on our new Harbour (to be released on September 1st) Glitter Paper.  I love the addition of the Harbour - it is the perfect balance!

Here are a few close up photos of the little details that make the layout so unique!

The embellishments are made by adding Liquid Glass to small circles cut out of the scraps of the glitter paper.  Once they dry, they become beautiful epoxy-like embellishments!

Title details - the Harbour Glitter paper is the top layer and the Glacier cs is the bottom layer for the title.  Combined, the two create an elegant title piece.

subtitle details

The "all time favorite" subtitle - this can be overlapping the vertical 4" x 6" photo or dropped to overlap the 4" x 6" horizontal photo.

glitter square details

The feather details - an exquisite detail to this layout.  The stem of the feather is flat and the top of the feather is supported by Thin Foam Tape to give it dimension over the photos that they overlap.

scalloped border details

Supplies used:  (retired) Magnifique paper, Scallop Border Thin Cuts.  (Z2542) Harbour Glitter Paper, (X5978) Glacier cs, (X5968) Lagoon cs, (Z3268) 6" x 12" Flip Flaps, (Z679) Liquid Glass, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z341) Mini-Glue Dots, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape.  Current items may be ordered at:

This exclusive kit can be ordered at:

Sassfully yours,


Friday, August 6, 2021

Shades of Blue Class Series! Class one: Magnifique

It has been over a year and a half since I had to stop teaching live scrapbooking classes.  My customers, and I, have learned to adapt to the virtual world, but goodness do we miss the in-person interaction!!  SO, I am delighted to share that I will be teaching an in-person class series during August and September called "Shades of Blues".  This will be comprised of four classes - each on a Friday, at Your Pie in Penn Laird from 9:30 am until 12ish.  Each class will be $25 and you will create two 2-page layouts.  You have the option of cherry picking your classes, or take them all.  Those who take all four classes will receive a bundle of our new shades of blues as a gift.  This class will also be recorded and be available for on-line participants as well.  The link to register is in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop.

So, now that I have shared the details, here is the first layout from the first class!

"Where our story began" - Magnifique Layout

One of the things that I especially love about this layout is that it pairs the REALLY retired with the recently retired, current, and just released elements and pulls them all together to create a fresh new look of a beloved paper collection.  It isn't very often that I have the opportunity to do so as colors retire and new colors, and products, replace them.  This has been one of my favorite collections from my time with Close To My Heart and I am over-the-peacock excited to be creating with it again.

To see a larger view of the layout, simply click on the photo and it will open in a new, larger window.

Title details - the title was cut from a CTMH Digital file.  One is included in the kit, however if you want to be able to cut additional titles, this can be ordered by clicking here then uploaded to your cutting system.  For my kits, 1/2 piece of Harbour Glitter Paper is included for those who prefer a different title - or even just to add additional glitter paper to the layout design.  I love how clean our CTMH Glitter paper cuts on the Cricut (and with Thin Cuts as well!).

Tag details - the tags are pre-cut from a variety of different Tag Thin Cuts from Close To My Heart that I have collected over the years.  I found this layout design on Pinterest and couldn't wait to make it my own with our awesome Thin Cut Tags.

Layering tearing details - such a fun technique that we haven't done in awhile.  I adore how the tearing, worn feel of the paper collection, and the glitter all pair together.

To register for this class - either in-person or virtually - click here.

Supplies used:  (retired) Magnifique paper collection, In This Together Dots, (X5968) Lagoon cs, *New* (X6062) Harbour cs, *New* (Z2542) Harbour Glitter Paper, (X5978) Glacier cs, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z3372) Adhesive Tape Runner, (Z341) Mini-Glue Dots.  Also used, a variety of Tag Thin Cuts from CTMH were used.  The current items are available on my website at:  *available to order on September 1st, 2021.

Sassfully yours,

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jawsome Birthday Cards

Today I wanted to share a fun new card set that I created!  It is one of my favorites that I have done in quite awhile - in part because they are just so fun and whimsical and in part because they were such a joy to create!  

It seems like every time I turn on the tv something it is shark week or someone is talking about sharks!  My boys are fascinated with them!  So of course, CTMH is on trend when they created the Jawsome Birthday stamp and Thin Cut Set.  So much fun!  I just had to create a card set using this chomping cards.  And a nod to all of the little shark lovers out there with the Baby Shark song - I just couldn't resist adding some of the "do" and "doos" to one of my cards!

Another fun element to point out is that the Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cut was used in three of the cards!  I cut the full Thin Cut out and then used various pieces on the different cards.

When designing these cards I wanted a pattern paper that looked "watery" and I remembered the You Are Enough paper pack that we had for National Scrapbooking Month had this marbleized paper.  How perfect is that?  The blending of the colors with the splatter of white worked so well for my ocean waters.

This "jawsome" card kit may be ordered in my shop.  There you can also add the stamp set with Thin Cuts, the stand alone stamp set and the markers used to your kit.

Supplies used:  (retired) You Are Enough Paper Pack, (Z3966) Jawsome Birthday Stamp & Thin Cuts or (C1899) Jawsome Stamp Set, (Z2848) Sapphire Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z6519) Blue Belle Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z2805) Black Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z3676) Blue Belle Loose Sequins, (1385) White Daisy cs, (X254) Value Cards & Envelopes, (X5957) Sapphire cs, (Z2510) Ice Grey Shades Marker, (Z2511) Brown Grey Shades Marker, (Z4260) Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts, (Z4260) Rectangle Shaker Acetate and Foam, (Z4309) Circle Window Shaker Thin Cuts, (Z4100) Circle Shaker Window Acetate and Foam, (Z3791) Liquid Pearls White Opal, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3547) Piercing Tool.  All current supplies may be found at:

Sassfully yours,

Sunday, July 11, 2021

August retiring list 2021.

Here is the official retiring list from Close To My Heart.  These items will retire on August 31st however, as they are on the retiring list, they are now on a while supplies last status.  You can add these items to your collection, by visiting:


Let's talk pinwheels!

Such a fun Thin Cut with endless possibilities!  This Thin Cut has just been added to Close To My Heart's retiring list (the end of August or while supplies last) and before we say good-bye to it forever, I thought I would share some of the whimsical ways that this set can be incorporated in cards, layouts, decorations (absolutely fabulous for cupcake toppers) and so much more!

Cupcake toppers anyone??
To create, just grab your favorite paper collection, a few brads, candy sticks, the Pinwheel Thin Cut and of course your favorite cupcakes!  For mine I used the retired Stars & Sparklers Paper Collection.

When cards, and spaces, are sized correctly, you can the pinwheel makes the perfect shaker cards!!  Or, in this case, the perfect "bow" for a shaker card of my favorite mouse!

Here are a few cards that show the more whimsical side of Christmas!

You can purchase this Thin Cut on my CTMH site at: or in my shop at: if you are ordering custom items.  Whichever your preference, don't wait too long as the set is most certainly while supplies last and August 31st will be upon us before you know it!

The Christmas pinwheel cards are a part of my Card Buffet that is coming up on August 1st.  The Minnie Shaker Pinwheel cards are available in my shop at:  The cupcake cake toppers are up to you and your imagination with the paper collection and cupcakes of your choice!  

Supplies used:  (retired) Sweet Safari paper pack, (CC72113) White Pines Cardmaking Stamp Set, (CC5204) Pinwheel Thin Cuts, (CC72110) Bring Back Your Pack - White Pines, (X6038) Candy Apple cs, (X6047) Black cs, (Z3799) Carnation Red Liquid Pearls, (Z3793) Rose Gold Liquid Pearls, (Z2900) Silver Star Confetti, (X6046) French Vanilla cs, (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z6509) Candy Apple Exclusive Ink Pad, (retired) Polka Dot Embossing Folder, (retired) brads.

Sassfully yours,