Friday, December 28, 2012

So exciting!!

The new Close to my Heart Idea Books are soon to arrive to us consultants!!  How beautiful are these books?!!
Let me know if you would like one...they become available on Feb 1st.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas Card Blog Hop!

Welcome to our first of 2 Blog Hops happening this month. In this Hop you will find that each consultant has created 3 Christmas Cards using non-Christmas paper! We were given the challenge to create these 3 cards using either cardstock or another paper packet of our choice.

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 Deanne in Newfoundland at Treasures Heart. If you came from Michelle M.'s of Twirl 'n Time then you are in the right place!

For my first card, (4 1/2 x 5 1/2) I used the very versatile Moonlight Paper Pack.

I just love how easy it was to use this "Halloween" paper for "Christmas"!!

The card design is from the NEW Make it From Your Heart Sketch Book, pattern 24.  I did some random stamping on the Slate Cardstock with Slate Ink for the tone on tone effect.   The self adhesive Glitter Ribbon and Bling Gems really make this card POP!

Products used on this card include:
Moonlight Paper
Make it From Your Heart Sketch Book
C1510 Merry and Bright Stamp Set
Slate Ink
Tombow Tape Runner
Scissors to cut background around rub On's in Slate Cardstock
Pear and Partridge Compliments Glittery Rub On's
Bling Gems from Boutique Assortment
Silver Shimmer Trim Ribbon

This card that I made is a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 and features the new Clementine Paper Pack.

Products used on this card include:
Clementine Paper
B1412 Perfect Fit-Holidays Stamp Set
Sorbet Ink
Chocolate Ink
Chocolate Marker (retired)
Cottage Assortment
Brown and Tan Sparkles
Neutral Baker's Twine
Paper Piercer
Foam Tape
Tombow Tape Runner
Cricut Artiste Cartridge images from pages 53 and 75.

For this final card (5 x 7) I used the beautiful, Avonlea Paper Pack.

On this card, I had lots of fun with paper piecing the snowman's scarf, using Liquid Applique & playing with ribbon!!

Products used on this card include:
Avonlea Pape
Wishes Sketch Book (retired)
C1506 Flakey Friends Stamp Set
Chocolate Ink
Slate Ink
Twilight Alcohol Marker
Sorbet Alcohol Marker
Slate Mini Medley Accents
Liquid Applique
Heat Tool
Foam Tape
Glue Dots
Tombow Tape Runner
Craft Knife and Ruler to cut ribbon in 1/2 lengthwise
Silver Shimmer Trim Ribbon

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Terry of Terry's Blog .

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your Christmas cards. Join us again on November 15th when we showcase our versions of Advent Calendars.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I just love making layouts in advance!  This makes it so easy for me to know exactly how many photos I want to take and their orientation too. 

If you haven't tried a Close to my Heart Workshop on the Go Kit yet, put it on your to do list!  They are a MUST HAVE item :)

Guess how many pictures I'm going to be taking tonight?

This is what the first layout will look like after I add my families photos:

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Join my Canadian Scrappers Team!

You still have time to join my Canadian Scrappers Team for just $49 and you get the Damask Tote Bag for FREE (while supplies last)...less than 30% left!!

Simply go to my website and click on Opportunities to get started!  Ask me about all the great benefits you get when you become a consultant.

Awesome Deals!!

You can find some great deals on my website right now!  Check out the While Supplies Last section to see all of what's available. 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

July Blog Hop~ Tags!!!

Welcome to the July Blog Hop : Art Philosophy style. We are a group of Close to my Heart consultants ) and will be showcasing Tag projects made using the card feature key from the very versatile Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  If you are visiting from Amanda's Blog then you are in the right place, if not, please go and start from the beginning at

Here is what I came up with:

This card has a cute little pocket that contains 3 tags that can be used as book marks.  

I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the card bases, one in Sunset & another in Colonial White.  I added a piece of Lagoon cardstock between the layers before attaching them together so the dragonfly stands out as well as a piece of Colonial White ribbon to secure it closed. 

 I cut 3 tags in various sizes and decorated with Stella Paper, Stella Zip Strips, Irresistibles Persnickety Journaling Spots, Color Ready Garden Wood Shapes, Life is Tweet Stamp Set & Paradise Baker's Twine.

 This really made a wonderful teachers gift!

Next you should go to Vanessa's Blog

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up

  1. Courtney -
  2. Pam -
  3. Stephanie:
  4. Amanda :
  5. Brandy~
  6. Vanessa
  7. Connie -
  8. Eva -

Thanks for checking out our monthly blog hop!!  See you again soon.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

July's Perfect Pairs!!

Here's a super awesome deal for July only!  Place an online shopping order of $75 or more during July and receive a paper packet and coordinating embellishment FREE—it’s a Perfect Pair! Which specific paper packet and embellishment you receive is based on the date you place your order. Here is a list for which products are offered on which dates.  Make sure to also check out the While Supplies Last Sale items!!

Order Dates Perfect Pair Original Retail Value
July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) $15.90
July 6–10 Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633) $14.90
July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90
July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C) $17.90
July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C) $17.90
July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C) $17.90
July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C) $14.90

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Father's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Father's Day Blog Hop : Art Philosophy style. We are a group of Close to my Heart consultants ) and will be showcasing Father's Fay projects made using the card feature key from the very versatile Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  If you are visiting from Carol Loftus' then you are in the right place, if not, please go and start from the beginning at

Here is what I came up with:

Supplies used include:  
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge~ Pages 23, 33 & 60.  Cruisin' Paper Pack, Cork Alphabets, Milepost Corrugated Chipboard Shapes, Neutral Baker's Twine in Grey Wool, Antique Gold Square Durable Studs, Black Staz-On Ink, Sponge & Black Journaling Pen.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up

1. Courtney -
2. Amanda -
3. Eva -
4. Gloria -
5. Stephanie-
6. Darla ~
7. Audrey ~
8. Erin -
9. Connie -
11. Pam Stewart -
12. Carol Loftus -
13. Brandy Lees~

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Calling All Canadian Crafters~!!!

Are you a Canadian Crafter who enjoys sharing your talents & teaching others?  Would you like a discount on your personal scrapbooking supplies?  If you are a hobbyist wanting the discount or if you are looking to build a business of your own, Close to my Heart has something for everyone!! 

Ask me about becoming a CTMH Consultant and all the perks that go with it. 

For information about join me team,click HERE.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Philosophy Blog Hop

If you are arriving from Crafting with Courtney's blog, you're in the right place. 

Welcome to the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop. We are a group of Close to my Heart consultants (well most of us) and will be show casing the very versatile Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  

Here is a spring floral arrangement I made using the Close to my Heart, exclusive, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and the National Scrapbooking Month special offer, called Dotty for You.

I cut lots of 2D flowers in various sizes using a couple of different patterned papers from the Dotty for You paper pack.  It was super fun to sort & nest them, making each so very different.  I inked a few of the flowers using Sky, Sweet Leaf, Sunset, Smoothie & Lagoon Ink.  I used reed diffuser rods, spritzed with a mixture of alcohol & Topiary reinker to color the rods.

The flower pot is from the Dollar Store & garnished with some coffee beans & CTMH ribbon.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  Hope you are following regularly.

Now you can hop on over to Audrey's blog  

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up.
  1. Courtney - 
  2. Brandy-
  3. Audrey-
  4. Amanda-
  5. Darla -
  6. Connie -
  7. Stephanie-
  8. Erin -
  9. Lucy -
  10. Vanessa
  11. Carol
  12. Eva-
  13. Wendy K.
  14. Michelle
  15. Gloria -
  16. Chrissy -
  17. Ann Marie Lessner
  18. Michelle Degnan Powell -

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hawaiian Adventures

Now that I've been back from Hawaii for 2 weeks & had some time to catch up around home & with the family, I have scrapbooked some my pictures from my trip!

On our first day waking up in Honolulu, Dallas & I went to Waikiki Beach where she met a friend for the day, Aree.  The girls played together so well & Aree was so sweet.  We'll always remember our Island friend!

We boarded Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America that evening & when we docked port the next morning, we were in Kahului, Maui.

We took a short walk to the first beach we came to & spent the day in the warm sun.

That night, we went to an amazing to come!!

The next day, Dallas & I went to Snorkel at Molokini Crater & Turtle Bay.  As we rode the catamaran to our first spot, we got to see so many humpback whales!!  Our first location offered lots of sea life to check out.  Then we had lunch on the boat as we went to Turtle Bay.  We were in the water for about 10 minutes before it began to rain lightly.  Within minutes the wind picked up, the rain pounded & we were caught in a squall.  It was quite the adventure but we'd definitely do it again.

Aloha!  From Maui

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Get a FREE Studio J 5 Pack when you buy one at regular price!

You have just 2 days left to buy one Studio J 5 pack of two page layouts, page protectors & shipping for just $55 & get one FREE!  That's a total of 10 Two page spreads, page protectors & shipping...all included for just $55!!  Hop on over to get yours now.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hello there!

I hope you all have had a great start to the new year!  Now's a great time to think ahead to your future.  5 years ago I became a Close to my Heart Independent Consultant to offset my income, get a discount on my scrapbooking supplies & meet new friends.  One word to define the last 5 years~ SUCCESS!!

I never dreamed of growing my hobby to a business but that is just what has happened.  CTMH products literally sell themselves.  The quality & price simply can not be beat! 

If you would like a discount on your scrapbooking supplies or if you want to start your own business, now is the time!  You will get almost $300 in business & creative products to launch your career for only $99!  To make it even better, you can add on up to 3 different collections for just $40 each.

Contact me to discuss how I can help you reach your goals by joining the Canadian Scrappers Team.