September Classes

Monday September 29th-7:00 pm Wanderful Scrapbook Layout RSVP by Wed. September 17th-$20.00(kit can be ordered)
Tuesday September 30th-7:00 pm-Chalk It Up-3-double page layouts-RSVP by September 17th-$35.00(kit can be ordered)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Cross Canada Blog Hop-Our Favourite Things

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring our Favorite New Things.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Julie at 12X12 Travels

 If you came from " Michelle" of " the Right Hugh" then you are in the right place !
 I have had my new Close To My Heart Inspiration book since the middle of July and drool over it almost nightly as I look over all of the things I want. How do I choose my favourite ? Well let me tell you It's not easy.Do I start with  one of the nine paper packs? Do I chose a new favourite tool? One of the five new colours? How about a home decor product or the new ShinHan Twin touch alcohol markers? Is your head exploding?
Okay I finally narrowed down my pics to two items.
I love the Chalk it up paper package and the Chalk It Up Elements.
 Chalk It Up Paper Packet -X7184B-$10.95
Chalk It Up Complements-X7184C- $ $5.50
Marvy Uchida Journalling Pen-Archivial Pigment Ink-Z1979- $3.50
Here is a Layout I completed and I did not use any stamping at all. Used our Journal pen around the border to doodle. Love the chipboard complements!

My next favourite thing is the Picture My Life system . I love all of the PML( Picture My Life Cards) one receives in the kit. 120 cards! Three of each unique design in the 3x4 size and two of each in the 4x6 size,plus one 12 x12 size page which could be used as in  introductory page to the album. You also get 10 pages of 12x12 memory protectors( variety of sizes included!)
 I used the For Always PMLcards on a layout using up leftover scraps from the paper fundamentals basic papers. The cards were made up of Black/white/champagne.bamboo colours. Pcture My Life cards are not just for scrapbooking in a pocket album but also  may be used to create a layout. These are a great way to create beautiful pages and incorporate many pictures into the various sizes. I like to corner round all of the pictures and cards for a softer look.
Picture My Life-For Always Scrapbooking program- Z2022-$27.50
Paper Fundamentals-Basic Assortment
Includes 20 double -sided 12x12 sheets,one side is patterned and the other is a glossy embossed pattern Z1939- $21.95

If you are interested in ordering any of these products ,please click here. You will be directed to the shopping area nd you can wear what ever you like in the comfort of your home or other place!
I have more projects I will be posting over the next few days using these cards. Well that's all for now.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is our very creative "Kiera" of "Inspire Crafts ".

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Trick or Treats,for Halloween.  So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

New Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge is now ready for ordering!

Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection

Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is “just because”! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves and pocket cards. Order your Cricut® Artfully Sent collection (Z3017) today.

Our New Artfully Sent Cartridge has arrived!

I know so many of you have been wanting to know when this new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge is arriving and available to order. Well fear not! It is now in the Close to My Heart warehouse ! Yippee!

 Here is a video introducing this cartridge.
 Click here and come back when you are finished watching.

Here are some of the images found on the cartridge. Yes an alpha/numeric font is included!

Here are some sample cards

 Envelopes Too!

Gift Cards

Picture my Life cards for pocket album scrapbooking!

Look at some of the functions

Are you excited? Want to have some one purchase this for you for your birthday or Christmas? Show/share my blog post to them

What's included?


Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is "just because"! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.

Collection includes:

1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack
Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009).
Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc. All rights reserved.

 Cost :  $109.00

I am placing orders tonight.
 Contact me
 You can join my Gathering September group order on my website. Just click to join, click on Cricut Collections and start shopping. 

Remember when you purchase $30.00 in stamps this month you get the National Stamp month set of 30 mini stamps.
 Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

National Stamping Month 30 years of happy

 I have to say I am really loving this month's special campaign

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! 
When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! 
This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our ongoing celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. 
The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping!
 Plus,if you purchase $20  more of any product from the annual inspiration book, you will not only receive the #30 Years of Happy for free but also qualify to purchase the stamp of the month for $ 5.00

Dates: Offer valid September 1, 2014–September 30, 2014.

(see below for some of my recent artwork using this stamp set)
 So what are you waiting for ? Click here to order now. You can shop on the website and get this order shipped to your home. Join the September group order to save money on shipping or shop on your own or contact me about ordering. 
Want more ? Book a gathering with friends,pick date and let me show you how to earn even more free products! 
Just email me at
I have a few openings in September and October.
Dates: Offer valid September 1, 2014–September 30, 2014.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

September Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

 We will be featuring Septembers SOTM, which is"
Family is Forever", a set of 7 stamps. 

If you have come here from Peachy's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. 

 If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

This month we have Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
Here is my project. I created a one page layout and used some pictures of my husband and grandaughter at her first birthday party.

Materials used:

Colonial white card stock
Desert Sand ink
Smoothie Ink
Black ink
Artbooking cartridge for tree overlay
Paper Strip from Seaside paper
Gold/bronze sequins
Chalk it up embellishments

 I also created a card which may be used for a wedding or anniversarry.

 Materials used
Artiste- For card shape and heart overlay
ShinHan twin touch markers -CARMINE/BLACK
Grey twine
Black Rhinestone
Silver Tape
Black Embossed card stock from

Here is another card I created.

Materials used:
Colonial white Cardstock for card base
Inks- Ruby,Topiary,black,cocoa
ShinHan Twin Touch markers- Carmine,Sap green
 Marquee White enamel heart shape

 This is a very versatile stamp set and with a $50.00 order this stamp can be yours for only $5.00. Order here to get yours today.

Now "Hop" on over to Sarah's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available until !  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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