Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Cross Canada Succulents and flowers Hop

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring Succulents and Flowers, we have many cartridges in which flowers and succulents appear, but Flower Market, our newest cartridge has the most choices. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order or me here
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 Michelle
If you came from "Diana's blog " then you are in the right place!

I am so in love with this new trend of "succulents and wild flowers". I especially loved the National papercraft wreath kit Close to My Heart featured last month. I held a class for some ladies and we all became addicted to these beautiful flowers. I decided to make more 'succulents and flowers found on the Flower Market cartridge from Close To My Heart.
I used the Chipboard centre piece of the wreath and covered it with paper from the Rustics Home Fundamental Paper . I sponged the succulents with a variety of Close To My Heart inks ink,sprayed them with a light mist of water and bent and molded them a little, as I did with the rolled roses. The roses came from Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridge which are retired.
I used a lot of scrap card stock from my stash to cut the flowers out and embellished with glitter gems. I also used The Close To My Heart clear and gold shimmer brush on many of the flowers and leaves.
I made this sign for my daughter's floral business, "Sweet Stems Floral Designs".
She has done a few weddings,special events and of course yesterday was her busy day preparing Valentine arrangements .

Check out her website
She has a studio in our home and I thought this sign would look perfect on her wall ! She absolutely loved it !
Here is the picture of the all of the cut out flowers ,leaves and succulents from the cartridges.

Here are some close ups of the sign

And here is the finished product

These flowers are so easy to do and this sign took me an hour. You'll want to get your hands on this cartridge for sure
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is "Donna's blog ".
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 projects featuring the language options that we now have available in our stamps, Spanish and French. So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Hello Baby card Workshop

I ordered the Hello Baby card workshop G1123 on page 13 of the Seasonal Expressions cataloge.
I needed some baby cards and then decided to make a few different ones. That's what I love about this kit. What a great deal. You get the paper,the exclusive stamp set,the blush shimmer ribbon,grey enamel gems and 12 blank card bases and envelopes ! All you need are blocks, inks and adhesive.

Have a look

 I created a few Love themed cards that I can use for weddings,valentines,anniversaries etc
I used our Thin Cuts hearts,Love as well. Love how easy they were to make!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February 2017 STOM

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!    We will be featuring the March Stamp of the Monthwhich is  named" Easter Bunny", a set of 12 stamps.  This stamp is located in our  Seasonal Expressions catalog on page 58.

 If you have come from Haley Dyer's blog then you are in the right place 

This Stamp of the Month 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 21 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. You will want this lovely stamp after viewing everyone's artwork.
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.

When you spend $50 on Close to My Heart products,you can purchase  this Stamp of the month for $6 in Canada. Is it not the cutest ????

 Here are a few cards that I created using this cute stamp set

Materials used:
March STOM
Memento black ink
White Daisy cardstock
Adventure Fundamentals- Willow,Blossom
Gold adhesive sequins
Shin Han Twin Touch markers- Carmine,Cherry Pink,Sap Green

Thanks for stopping by. We love comments so please take a minute to comment on these projects.  I love feedback. Your next stop is "Darlys".

Monday, 2 January 2017

January 2017

 Happy New Year to Everyone !

We are in our new home and I am loving it! It feels like we have been here forever. Met some of the neighbours who have made us feel welcome. My crafty space is bigger and my daughter's floral studio is now set up and she is busy filling orders. Hubby is happy with his space and life is good.

Now on to some January updates with Close To My Heart

 I really love this time of year, as a whole new year is like the blank novel waiting to be written with new chapters and lots of adventures
I for one am happy to see 2016 go, a year of challenges in my personal life but

2017 will hopefully be much better for everyone!


With a new year comes some exciting new products from Close To My Heart!!!

So here is the first chapter

We begin with the  NEW Seasonal Expressions.

And take a look at the sweet new Stamp of the Month, Adore You.
 Finally it's National Paper Crafting Month !
Close To My Heart has a wonderful new Product available for this month. It's a Welcome Home Wreath kit that comes with a chipboard wreath base and precut  
3-dimensional flowers that you pop on. What a beautiful addition to any home . Mine is going on the door of my craft room. I promise to post pictures once I am finished but here is what the wreath looks like when finished.
There are a number of ways for you to get this kit
  1. You can purchase the kit for $24.25 without a qualifying purchase, or 
  2. You can get it for FREE with a qualifying $60 order, or  
  3. If you host a Gathering that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards, you can also get it for FREE, or 
  4. If you decide to sign up as a Consultant in January, the Welcome Home wreath kit will be in your New Consultant Kit.
I know this will brighten those dark days ahead in January. I have a  January group order started on my website. Just click January Group Order on my website and order your kit today. This will be a popular kit so don't be disappointed,order today!
 I will be offering a Wreath Class with this kit on  Tuesday January 24th at 7:30 pm or Saturday January 28th at 10:00 am.I have 6 spots available. Email me for a spot.
Workshop Only

Thursday, 1 December 2016

December Campaign "It's the Little Things"

So often it’s the little things that matter most—and what better way to celebrate the little things in life than with adorable mini albums? Whether looking for a meaningful gift idea or a treasured keepsake, these mini albums are a fast and easy option, and this month you save 30%-off the retail price of the products you need!

This month, save 30% on the supplies you need to make fun and easy mini albums that make perfect gifts! Here are three easy gifting ideas for these albums:
  • Complete an album for your bestie including some pictures of the fun times you’ve shared.
  • Give the supplies themselves as a gift, letting the recipient determine what photos and memories they will preserve.
  • Give yourself the gift of beautifully preserved photos by printing out your favourite photos from your phone and making an album for yourself!

Blue Jean Mini Album Bundle  Your Price: $24.95

  • 1 – Instalife™ Blue Jean Album
  • 1 – pack of #Life™ Enjoy cards (40 cards total)
  • 1 – pack of #Life™ Black overlays(16 overlays total)
  • 1 – pack of mini 4" × 4" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)
  • 1 – pack of mini 2" × 2" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)

Blush Mini Album Bundle    Your Price: $24.95

  • 1– Instalife™ Blush album
  • 1 – pack of #Life™ Hello Gorgeous cards (40 cards total)
  • 1 – pack of #Life™ gold overlays(16 overlays total)
  • 1 – pack of mini 4" × 4" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)
  • 1 – pack of mini 2" × 2" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)

Adventure Mini Album Bundle (6" × 8" Memory Protectors™)    Your Price: $25.95

  • 1 – Everyday Life™ stripes mini album
  • 1 – pack of My Crush® Adventure Calls 3-ring hole-punched decorative pages (30 total)
  • 1 – pack of 6" × 8" mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total)

Adventure Mini Album Bundle (4" × 6" Memory Protectors™)      Your Price: $25.95

  • 1 – Everyday Life™ stripes mini album
  • 1 – pack of My Crush® Adventure Calls 3-ring hole-punched decorative pages (30 total)
  • 1 – pack of 4" × 6" mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total)

Adventure Mini Album Bundle (3" × 4" Memory Protectors™)Your Price: $25.95

  • 1 – Everyday Life™ stripes mini album
  • 1 – pack of My Crush® Adventure Calls 3-ring hole-punched decorative pages (30 total)
  • 1 – pack of 3" × 4" mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total)

After you’ve ordered your bundles, be sure to check out Persnickety Prints where you can order photos perfectly sized for these mini albums.

December Stamp Of The Month

Isn't this a beautiful stamp ? Even if you are not a scrapbooker or card maker, these are lovely to colour and would make a great addition to a planner !!!!

Only available this month. Only $6 when you place a 50 dollar order .