Thursday, 15 June 2017

Use Up Your Stash Cross Canada Blog Hop



Welcome to our June Blog Hop featuring artwork where we've used our stash mixed with new products. 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 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 Michelle Stewart's blog.
If you came from "Michelle Hugh's " blog then you are in the right place!
I decided to go through a stash of pictures and then a stash of product that would match up nicely. I came across this beautiful picture of my mother(she is in the centre). She was asked to be part of a Senior's fashion show and was crowned the Princess of fashion. I think that's where I get my sense of fashion.

I decided to use some of the left over paper from my Workshop, Some Kinda Wonderful".
I used the :
Some Kinda Wonderful complements,paper and black cardstock as the background. I also used the current Flower market cartridge to make the black flower. I really love how this came together.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is "Jessica's blog ".
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca/..., 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 the Masculine projects. So mark July 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Thursday, 1 June 2017


 Yes today Close To My Heart is holding a flash sale that starts at 5:00 pm.  Thursday June 1st  and ends at 5:00 pm  Friday June 2nd.
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The last flash sale was a huge success and a number of customers and myself snagged some great deals ! Some missed out, so don't hesitate ,when you see a deal, put it into your shopping cart and it will get shipped to your home .

There will be bundled products at 30% off !!!!

All you do is go on to my web site at 5:00 pm . Click Flas sale and then shop for the bargains.

Monday, 1 May 2017

May 2017 SOTM Blog Hop

  May Stamp of the Month


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!    We will be featuring the May Stamp of the Monthwhich is  named
             " Live, Love, Laugh",     a set of 9 stamps.  
 If you love colouring, then you will want to add this stamp to your collection.


This stamp is located in our brand newly released 
Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog on page 56.


If you have come from Michelle Loncar'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 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. 


When you spend $50 in product you then qualify to purchase this stamp for $6.





Here is my layout



Materials used:
May STOM
Memento black ink
White Daisy cardstock
Little Dreamer Paper
Gold adhesive sequins
Teal Glitter Tape
Shin Han Twin Touch markers- Peacock green,leaf green,vivid green,golden yellow,lavener




Thanks for stopping by. We love comments so please take a minute to comment on these projects.  We love feedback. 

Your next stop is Tracey Pierce's blog

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Cross Canada April blog Hop

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring the ShinHan Alcohol Markers. We have 24 colours available, plus a blending marker.
We have an amazing group of talented ladies all across Canada, and they sure would love to hear from you, so before hopping onto the next person, take a moment and leave a comment about what you loved.
If you've arrived from "Diana's blog " then you are in the right place.
If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, and continue from East Coast to West Coast, you can start here with Michelle's blog
I love our Shin Han twin Touch markers. I have had mine for two years and they are used pretty regularly. Still full of alcohol ink !
Here is my card.
Here is a close up

Supplies Used

I used D1714 Dreamin Big Stamp . So great for colouring, painting etc,
Also used Adventure Fundamental's Paper pack Z3253
Shin han Twin touch colours used were Marine blue,Turquoise Blue and Leaf Green
I heat embossed the word sprin using our gold embossing powder

I also have been using my markers in my CTMH planner to color the special Calendar pages
Here are a few samples

To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant or me to place an order.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is "Brandy's blog ".
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, 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 creations using our favorite NEW paper collection, yes that is right, we have new paper collections coming.

So mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Half Price Scrapbook kits


April Updates

Well here we are into April . Just came back from a Spring Up event in Toronto with 77 Crafters!
Got so many ideas and got to see the new Seasonal Expressions 2 book. Wowzer !!!!
 Here's a sneak peak of the cover.
If you have been wanting Male themed paper,embellishments etc, you are going to love this new book.
 What else is in this book ????
Unicorns, Cacti, Palm Trees,Llamas,Lumberjacks and more !!!!

But wait there are still 24 more days of the Seasonal 1 Expressions book.
  So what new campaigns do I have to share ?

Can't get those pictures scrapbooked ? Got baby pictures sitting on your phones or worse still got wedding pics that you haven't printed ?
Well have I got the solution for you !!!!!


 So these  2 kits only take 15 minutes to put together !!!!!!
 All you need is adhesive !
 Best of all they are only $9.50 per kit. All you add are your pictures.

Watch the video and see !!!!
https://youtu.be/vEtHRCybH3I







 So what are you waiting for ????

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 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 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 www.sweetstemsflorals.com
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, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, 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!

Use Up Your Stash Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our June Blog Hop featuring artwork where we've used our stash mixed with new products. To purchase any of the items see...