Thursday, 15 January 2015

January 2015 Cross Canada Blog Hop - Valentine's Theme

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring Valentine’s Inspiration.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant  or me 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 do....by 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 12 x 12 Travels 

If you came from the very creative "Brae Montgomery 

of  "the Brae-er"  then you are in the right place.


I love Valentines's Day and everything it represents. My husband and I don't exchange gifts or cards but he usually treats me to a special dinner or vacation as this is also my birthday month! 
I feel especially blessed with a granddaughter to add to our Valentine's day traditions. I always make or buy a treat for my three adult daughters which include "naughty underwear" but guess I will have to adjust this slightly this year! 
Here is the card I made for each of my daughters. I used my new Cricut Explorer to cut it out and all Close to My Heart paper(Yule Tide- Yes this paper is very versatile and can be used for other themes)  I stamped the inside with the January Stamp Of the Month


 Here is another card I made using a Stamp Set called " Brushtrokes Flair". I love the effect of watercolour using this stamp set. Hearts were cut with Canary,Hollyhock and Pear cardstock. Inks used were Black,canary,pear,hollyhock . The sentiment was stamped using the January Stamp of the month



I also did a layout of my Granddaughter and her best friend who is a little shy. They were born three days apart. Aren't they a cute couple? I used  the HeartStrings Paper and January Stamp of the Month,I stamped Brushstrokes Flair behind the hearts to give them some depth for this layout and also used the Cricut Explorer to cut the layout.







Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is the very talented "Christine Robertson of " Chris Creative life ".

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 Card Creations using our How To Books.  So mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Pop Up Fun

Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge





There are so many wonderful options on this latest cartridge from Close to My Heart.Watch the video on the beautiful and easy to make Pop up cards. You will be amazed at how easy it is to make Pop Up cards. Purchase this cartridge and if you live locally,I will be happy to give you a private class.
 Here is the video

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

January 2015 STOM Bloghop

Happy New Year everyone!

Welcome to our January 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Januarys SOTM, which is called " This Moment", a set of 12 gorgeous  stamps.



 If you have come here from Lela Norris'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: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html. 

This month we have approximately 61 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs.We hope you enjoy the hop.
 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!

I really love all of the projects that could utilize this stamp,i.e. wedding,Valentine's day,love,anniversary etc.







 Right away I knew it would be a unique touch to a double page layout I have been creating over the last few days. The pictures were taken 6 months ago, shortly before my grandaughter turned one. After she had a taste of a cupcake,she smeared it all over her face and body and so she had a small tub bath to clean up. She loves her baths and water in general. She also loves having her picture taken!

















For this double page layout I used the newly released Heartstrings Paper package,complements and assortment from our new Seasonal Expressions book. I also added our new white glitter tape,which really pops on the pages. Inks used are cranberry,lagoon and black ink. For the large hearts,curly photomaps I used Artbooking and Artiste Cricut cartridges. I love how this all came together. Please leave me a comment as I really appreciate you taking the time to do so!


Now "Hop" on over to Pam'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 January SOTM is only available until the last day of January!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!



Here are some more projects from the CTMH artists using this Stamp of the Month...

Monday, 8 December 2014

Our Rolling Totes have arrived !






These beautiful new Close To My Heart  Rolling Totes have arrived .
 Our first shipment is ready for ordering. This will make a nice Christmas gift for your cropping/storage needs. You can order them from my website and Santa will have them on the sleigh for Christmas if you order by December 10th.

Have a look at the video.





Ordering information is :
The prices for the totes are /$164.95 CAD for the rolling tote (Z3032), and $29.75 CAD for the shoulder tote (Z3031). 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

December Stamp Of the Month Blog Hop-2014




Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring December SOTM, which is "Cutie Pie", a set of 11 stamps.  If you have come here from MARIA MYER'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:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html



This month we have 62  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!


 This stamp set is sooooo cute ! Coupled with the fact that I am a cupcake addict! I love to eat them,bake,decorate and use them in my paper crafting projects. I had decided to use this set on a layout for my Grand daughter's album. I finished doing many of her first year pictures and putting them in an album. I wanted to start off her second year with her 1 year birthday pictures. It was the first time she had ever eaten any sugar and you can tell by the pictures she absolutely loved the experience. She got it all over her outfit and then needed a bath. I have pictures if that experience for another layout.










Materials used:
December Stamp of the Month- S1412
Shin Han Touch Twin Markers-Black-z2446,Sap Green z2463,Tender Pink z2464,Carmine z2448
Cardstock- White Daisy,Glacier
Patterned paper-Snowhaven
Red Enamel hearts-z2009
Washi Tape-Black arrow-Z2003
Inks- Black,Glacier

Now "Hop" on over to Pricilla Gotham'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  December SOTM is only available until December 30th !  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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