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Thursday, 10 October 2019

Fall is in the air

It's October already and we are well into Autumn. This month, we are highlighting our new Hawthorn paper pack with its Autumn theme. The colours are perfect for this time of year!

If you got here from Linda's blog, you are on the right track, but if you get lost along to way, just head back to Sheena's blog where you will find the complete list of bloggers. As you hop through our blogs, please leave your comments, whether you are interested in a technique or just want to say hello.

This card was one of the projects we made at the Convention Recap meeting here in Edmonton. Thank you, Jennifer Smith, for the card and layouts! I love the technique for creating the background. So simple to make and so pretty. Add drops of reinker to your largest block or All-Purpose Mat. Spray with a Spray Pen until the ink is really wet - the wetter the better - and then place your watercolour paper on top of the ink and press down lightly to make the ink spread on the paper. Dry with your heat gun or set aside to dry overnight. Finish off your card as you wish.

The layouts were also created at the Convention Recap. 




This next layout is half of a 2-page layout but I decided to make them into two 1-page layouts instead. Jennifer cut all of the leaves for us - THANK YOU! - and we all cut and coloured our own sunflowers. 


I coloured my sunflowers with the Saffron Exclusive Inks stamp pad and my Gold Shimmer Brush. Simply squeeze the closed ink pad to get some ink on the lid and pick it up with the Shimmer Brush to colour. They are SO shiny! And the butterfly is coloured with our new Sapphire Shimmer Brush.



That's it for me this month. Now hop on over to Kristine's blog to see more beautiful artwork. Be sure to hop along with us again next month when we will highlight the awesome Christmassy Holly Jolly paper!

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

It's Every Little Thing

Hello and welcome to the September Cross Canada Blog Hop where we are highlighting the brand new Every Little Thing paper pack!

If you got here from Linda's blog, you are on the right path, but if you get lost along the way, just return to Michelle in Nova Scotia where you will find the complete list of bloggers. As you hop through our blogs, please leave your comments, whether it is to ask about a technique or tool, or to just say hello. We love to hear from you. Now on to my Every Little Thing project.

I really love this paper! I am not much of a purple fan, but purple and green together are gorgeous! At our Close to my Heart Convention in July, we were all given the Every Little Thing workshop kit so we would have these awesome layouts to show our customers. I followed the instructions for all of them except the last one. Mine sort of followed the instructions but I added my own take on it and I like it a lot more than the original. I am loving the new acrylic butterflies on these layouts!




I think these acrylic butterflies are so cool! What a great way to add dimension!


I think the Today layout is one of my favourites.   


The butterflies on this layout pop up from the page to add dimension and interest. 


The first set of cards are from Convention. They are so pretty!


This set of cards was created with the Share the Joy thin cut and stamp set and some of my leftover Every Little Thing paper and cardstock.


Product used: Contact your local CTMH consultant to purchase.
  • Every Little Thing Scrapbooking Workshop 
  • Share the Joy Stamps and Thin Cuts
  • Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
That's it for me this month. Now hop over to Brenda's blog for some more great artwork. Next month, we will be highlighting the new Hawthorn paper pack so come on back for another peek. Until then, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 10 March 2019

So Much Happy!

Welcome to the March Cross Canada blog hop where our paper pack of the month is So Much Happy! The colours in this paper pack really are happy!

If you got here from Jessica's blog, you are in the right place, but it you get lost along the way, just head to Michelle's blog where you will find the complete list of bloggers. As you hop through our blogs, please leave a comment, whether to comment on our artwork, or to ask for information about something you see. We love to get your feedback.

Now on to my blog. With the CTMH convention coming up in a few short months, I decided to get busy and make my roomie gifts. I made this little mini album for some memories of Convention 2019 - Celebrate!
 The mini is made from three pieces of chipboard - 2 @ 4.5" X 8.5" and 1 @ .75" X 8.5". The outer cover is 10.5" X 12" and the inside cover is 8 1/8" X 9 5/8". The waterfall is 7 pieces of cardstock cut at 4" X 4.5" and 15 pieces of patterned paper at 3.75" X 3.75". I made my own pockets and tags for the left side. The belly band is 1.5" X 12". There is about a 1" overlap for gluing.




That's it for me this month. For more information about the So Much Happy paper pack and workshop kits, contact your local Close to my Heart consultant. Now hop over to Valerie's blog for some more great artwork!

Used in this project:
 Z4507 - So Much Happy Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop Kit
Z3501 - Flower Market Cricut cartridge
Z4191 - Silver Glitter Gems
Z3341 - Thin 3-D Foam Dots

Friday, 1 March 2019

It's a Paper Party!

Who doesn't love a BOGO sale? Paper crafters everywhere can never have too much paper, so you are invited to a month-long Paper Party! Buy any paper packet this month and get another of equal or lesser value at 50% off! PLUS Close to my Heart has put together some awesome bundles that pair a paper packet with its coordinating cardstock.

For those thinking of joining my Inky Pinky Scrappers team this month, and those who have a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards, you can also get the Mix-in paper FREE! The Mix-In papers are so darned versatile. Use them to add just a bit more to any of your paper crafting projects.

To order your paper packs and cardstock, just click the images below and you will be taken to my website. 



Thanks for stopping by and shopping with me today! Hope to see you again soon!



Thursday, 28 February 2019

Love Blossoms All Month!

What better way to express appreciation and love than with handmade cards? Create the beautiful cards shown using the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set and workshop bundle. Not only will you get a set of 12 cards, but you’ll also have fun using stamps and embossing folders to decorate them. Get a 20% discount when you purchase the Love Blossoms Workshop Kit or the Love Blossoms Workshop Kit + Embossing Folder.

The workshop kit features dry embossing techniques with the new Swiss Dot embossing folder with the pastel tones of Carolina, Lilac, Peach, and Pixie cardstock. The beautiful soft pastel shades make these cards beautiful inside and out and suitable for any occasion just by changing the sentiment.



To order the Love Blossoms workshop for yourself or someone else, just click here and click the Promotions link in the menu bar. 

If you would like to hold a workshop in your home or mine, leave me a message and we can set it up!


Sunday, 10 February 2019

I Heart Us Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Cross Canada Blog Hop. It is the month of love and what better theme than our I Heart Us kits!

If you got here from Brandi's blog, you are in the right place, but if you get lost along the way, just head back to Michelle in Nova Scotia for the complete list of hoppers. As you go through our blogs, please leave your comments, whether it is to ask for more information, or to just tell us what you think. We enjoy reading what you have to say about our artwork.

I love the colours in the I Heart Us papers and decided to do my take on one of the projects in the Deluxe Scrapbooking workshop. I plan on getting a photo of my buds and me at convention and will add it to the mats in the center. "Convention" is from the You Are Here Cricut cartridge and the 2019 is our new matte texture paste that I coloured with the Mint Shimmer Brush while it was still damp. The wash under the photo mats is several drops of the Mint Shimmer Ink that I added the tiniest bit of water to so the paper didn't warp too badly.


Here is the "2019". I used my Cricut to cut the numbers out of a scrap piece of cardstock and used that as my stencil. 

Materials used:
- I Heart Us Deluxe Scrapbooking workshop kit (without stamp set and thin cuts)
- Cricut You are Here cartridge
- Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte
- Glue dots, Liquid Glass, and my ATG

That's it for me this month. If you have seen something here you would like more information about, please leave a comment and I will get back to you shortly! Come on by and join us again next month when our theme will be our So Much Happy papers and embellishments. 

Now head over to Valerie's blog for some more great artwork! See you next month!


Thursday, 10 January 2019

Something Fierce This Way Comes

Welcome to our January 2019 Cross Canada Blog Hop and one of our new paper packs - Something Fierce! I love the dinosaur theme and the colours chosen for this paper!

If you got here from Brandi's blog, you are on the right track, but if you get lost along the way, just head back to Michelle in Nova Scotia for the list of bloggers. As you hop through our blogs, please leave a comment. We love to get your input!

Now, on with my blog. We have been on vacation in Australia and New Zealand since mid-November (home January 9) and one of the places we visited was the Blue Mountains. Since this area has plants that are unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs, there are dino statues everywhere. When I saw the dinos, I immediately thought of our new Something Fierce paper! Perfect! And I already had the layouts ready since we made them at the SE Launch! So here are my two layouts.


I have added the journaling already so all I need to do is add my photos.


I am not a pink person so I changed the colour scheme of this layout to greens.

That's it for me this month. Please join us again next month when the theme will be I Heart Us. Now head on over to Kristin's blog for some more great artwork!