Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Weekly Scraping Kit

Fellow CTMH consultant Helen has posted weekly scrap booking challenges for both other consultants and he customers. Most of her challenges come from either the Cherish, Imagine or Reflections how to books. Starting January 2, 2010 I will be offering something similar - weekly kits to get your pages done. This will be the first one that is offered. Check out my CTMH website for more information.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Altered Artboard

Here is the CTMH My Creations Art board that I made into a photo board for a Christmas gift. It is covered with paper form the Daydream Level 2 Paper Pack, and uses white daisy ribbon, white daisy flowers and spring blossom brads.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2010 Layout Challenge

A few other Canadian CTMH consultants have joined together for a layout challenge for 2010.

My goal is 120 double page layouts - about 10 per month.

Keep checking back to see what I've done. This will also be a great way to check out what is coming up for the weekly scrapping challenge.

Monday, December 7, 2009

20 card workshop

Here are the cards that we made at our 20 card workshop.

Supplies used:
Jungle Creative Basics
Juniper Paper and Ink
Tulip Paer and Ink
October's Stamp of the month - Holiday Warmth

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Close to My Heart is offering a fantastic sale right now. Save 50-80% on select products. This sale ends December 17, or while quantities last.

Don't delay - head over to my website now to place your order!

Monday, November 30, 2009


Woo Hoo! I finally have my Close To My Heart website up and running. I do have to admit it is just the basic site for now, so check back for updates on there. You can however order your products right from there and have it shipped directly to you!! And there is a fabulous sale that will be starting on Wednesday. So be sure to check it out.


Saturday, November 28, 2009


The end of Stamapganza is almost over. November 30 is the last day to receive a CTMH stamp set free when you purchase two others. Contact me today to take advantage of this great sale.

I had planned on leaving my link to my new CTMH website on my blog today, but had a few technical glitches. Hopefully I can post the link on Monday.

I'm also working on my December Newsletter which includes lots of new stuff for the New Year. If you would like to receive it, please email me and I will add you to the list.

The new CTMH catalogue will be released January 1st. Contact me today to reserve yours.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blog Candy Alert.....

Debbie has some amazing Blog Candy she's giving away on her blog. Congrats Debbie on over 200,000 Hits!! Check out her blog here!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Pages made from CTMH's Bella Paper Pack.

Sorry it's sideways again. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but every time I upload it it's sideways, even if I rotate it before I upload. Oh well.


Well I finally have some pictures to post of my interpretation of the Twitterpated workshop. I still have quite a bit of paper left over so I'll work on using it up and posting whatever I create with it.

I don't know why the second picture is sideways and I can't seem to fix it right now.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Well I had planned to post some pictures of what I've been working on today while munchkin was sleeping. I laid some of my layouts on the table, figured out which cards I want to post, but do you think I can find our camera? So it looks like I won't get any pictures posted today, but check back later in the week - the camera has to turn up at some point!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Busy Creating

I'm busy creating today. I've almost finished the Twitterpated WOTG. I love how many things I can get out of the single paper pack!!!! Check back later this weekend as I post some pictures of this workshop as well as some other pages I created over the summer.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jingle WOTG

Join me for the Jingle Workshop on October 30. To ensure your space you must order and pay for the kit by October 10.

The Jingle basic kit has a retial value of $39.65, but you pay only $37.50. The kit includes:
My Acrylix® Somethin’ Special Stamp Set (only available with this kit)
My Refl ections® Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet
Twinkle Brads Jolly Assortment
Workshop Guide

Upgrade to the Best option by ordering the following:
Z1226 Dimensional Elements On Target $7.50
Z1209 Designer Ribbon Rounds™
Cranberry Collection $9.95

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September SOTM

You can ear September's Stamp of the Month ("Treasures") at a discounted price or FREE with a minimum qualifing purchase. Contact me for more details.

Monday, September 7, 2009


New this fall, CTMH has changed their Workshop to Go Kits. Now in the basic kit you will receive a level 2 paper pack, a workshop guide, a special "B" size stamp set (only available with the WOTG), and a coordinating accessory. All for only $37.50 (plus shipping and taxes).

Join me on September 26 to complete the twitterpated WOTG. Please sign up by September 11.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sheetlaod Birthday

So here's a card I made based on this months pattern at SheetLoad of cards.

All items I used are from Close to My Heart:
Daydream level 2 Paper pack
Good Times stamp set
It's your Day stamp set (Aug '09 SOTM)
Sweet Leaf Ink
Hollyhock Ink
Spring Iris Marker
Spring Blossom Brads
White Ricrac ribbon

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Birthday Cake

I know this isn't scrapbooking related, but I wanted to "show off" the cake I made for munchkins birthday. I think it turned out very well - this was only the second time I had tried to make a cake like this. It went over VERY well - munchkin LOVED the "choo choo."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Here is this weeks Colour Me Monday combination from Jeanette Lynton's blog.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Birthday Party Invitation

Here is the card I made for munchkin's birthday party. It is COMPLETELY "scrap-lifted" from CTMH"s May gathering project. It uses Tinkerin' Paper, Gear Up stamp set, and red buttons (all CTMH). The pattern for it is in the Wishes Card confidence book.

BLOG CANDY ALERT: Click here for some great blog candy.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Colour Me Monday

Ok - I know it's Tuesday, but every Monday Jeanette Lynton (the CEO of Close to My Heart) posts a new colour combination on her blog. I love this one and need to see if I have the colours to try it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Stuff Coming Soon...

I am heading downstairs to start creating. I can't wait to complete the new Animal Cookies WOTG. Check back soon for pictures of what I've created.

Last week's Blog Candy winners are Penny and Leslie. Please send me your addresses so I can get your stuff to you.

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blog Candy

I've been checking out lots of other people's blogs lately and many of them have been offering "blog candy". So I thought I'd jump on this wagon too and offer up some candy. So if you're like me when I first saw people posting about blog candy I wondered what the heck it was. Basically it's a little something from me to you - a card or two, some brads, some ribbon, etc. It won't always be the same thing. And you may have to "earn" it different ways. :P I'll try to post new candy every 2 weeks so keep checking back to see how you can get it this time.

So for this week....

Share your favourite tool for scrapbooking. I'll randomly choose 5 people next Thursday and send you a little something.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Tickled Pink

To celebrate National Scrapbook Day in May, Close to my Heart has made a new scrapbooking kit. It will be available form April 15 – May 31. Place a minimum of $75 in stamp sets (not including k-size and Stamp of the month) and you could receive the kit for FREE! Or you can purchase it for just $43.50.

What’s included:
Featured Colors: Blush, Crystal Blue, Twilight, Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf
1 – My Acrylix® I Am Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – 12" × 12" Floral B&T Duos™ Paper (1 with glitter)
2 – 12" × 12" Stripe B&T Duos™ Paper (1 with glitter)
1 – 12" × 12" Blush Textured Cardstock
1 – 12" × 12" Crystal Blue Textured Cardstock
5 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Textured Cardstock (1 sheet with die-cut shapes)
1 – Mini-Medley Accents White Daisy Collection
1– Foam Texture Tool
1– Brochure

Contact me today to get yours.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Braggin Tags

Here is an example of the Braggin Tags that will be offered in a workshop on April 24. We will be using a different paper pack to complete this mini album, but it will make a great gift for Mother's Day.

If you have not yet received April's newsletter but would like to please let me know.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


As you may have noticed my posts here have slacked off a little. I'm hoping to complete some pages this weekend, and then I can share them with you. I will be working on my April Newsletter in order to get it out this weekend. If you have not received my previous ones pleae email me to be added to to my list.

Here is the newest Art and Soul episode .

Friday, February 27, 2009

March Newsletter

My newsletter for March is now available. If you did not receive it and would like to just let me know and I'll send it to you.

Butterfly Wings

Here is a quick card I made using March's Stamp of the Month (Butterfly Wings) and the Creative Basics - Emporium Paper. This is also the stamp set and paper we will be using for the card class on March 25.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Key to My Heart Layouts

Both of these layouts used the Key to my Heart paper pack that was available in January. I found the layouts in Jeanette Lyntons' Reflections book.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Easter Eggs

Here's a 3 x 3 card I made using February's Stamp of the Month. Remember it's only available until this Saturday. I was very busy this past weekend creating pages and cards, I'm hoping to post one new picture per day this week to show you some of my new stuff.

I've added some more links to other people's blogs. Check them out for some more great ideas.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Key to Good Times

A few cards I made last night using the Key to My Heart paper (which was available in January) and the Good Times Stamp set (available only this month). I have found it challenging to use the Key to My Heart paper because it's not one that I think I would normally use, but I'm hoping to try a couple of layouts using it later this evening.

Contact me to find out how you can get the Good Times set FREE!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hey There Cupcake

I created this card last week at Wendy's house. I was also introduced to 2 techniques that I had never tried before. The top of the cupcake uses CTMH's Liquid Applique and the bottom uses embossing powder. I love how the cupcake turned out - there are sparkles on the "icing". All products used are Close to My Heart.

Products used: Key to My Heart Paper Set, Cupcake Sprinkles Stamp Set, Juniper Ink, Sorbet Ink (under the icing), Liquid Applique, Clear embossing powder, gold photo hook, gold brads.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Unforgettable Cards...

Here are the cards that the Unforgettable WOTG gives as a suggestion to make. The one on the left is 3 x 3, the one in the middle is 4.75 x 3, and the one on the right is 5.5 x 4.25. They were easy to make out of the left over "scraps" from the 6 layouts also shown in the guide. AND I still have full sheets of paper left over to make more layouts or more cards.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My take on the Unforgettable Workshop

I finally had a chance to take pictures of the 2 additional layouts from the Unforgettable workshop. I really enjoyed making these and was surprised at how my pictures look with them. I was afraid that the top one would be too "girly", but it actually works ok with my boy pictures. I haven't made the cards yet but will post when I do.

I can't wait to make the Daydream Workshop on the Go. I think that one will be rally challenging to make my pictures fit with, but it's a challenge I'm up for. :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

February SOTM: Easter Eggs

An amazing collection of designer eggs, complete with an adorable Easter verse. Eggs-actly what you need for a happy holiday! Available February 1–28, 2009 only.

Contact me today to get yours.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Your Dreams will come True...

Join us on February 27 to complete the Daydream Workshop on the Go. You will receive the basics needed to create 6 beautiful pages and 3 cards. Contact me today to find out more and to register.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Let the Good Times Roll

As promised in my February newsletter here are some ideas using the new "Good Times" stamp set. You can earn it free from February 3 to 28 by purchasing $31.25 in My Acrylix stamp set (some restrictions apply).

Contact me for more details or to get your set.

If you have not received my February newsletter and would like to just let me know.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Emporium and Perfect Day Class

Here are 2 pages made form the Emporium Level 1 Kit. These are pretty much copied from the CTMH Spring 2009 Idea Book. If you'd like to complete all 4 pages from this kit or the pages from the Perfect Day kit, please register by February 5.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Introduction to Scrapbooking

We will be creating one of these pages for the introduction to scrapbooking class on February 5. The pages are made using Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Pack, Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad and Sorbet Exclusive Inks Pad. The design is from Jeanette Lynton's Imagine book. We will also add a few other fun things at the class. Contact me today to join us. Space is limited.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

3 x 3 Cards

Here are some cards that I made from the Caprice Level 2 Paper. I also used the cocoa ink pad. All of the designs either came from or were inspired by the Originals Cards Confidence Program.

Stamp Sets used include: Moments in Time (January 2009's stamp of the month), Gratitude, and I'll add the name of the other 2 later.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Beat the Winter Blues...

If you are like me then you are tired of the cold and snow. So let me help you beat the winter blues. Email me before February 5th to find out how.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

January is National Paper Crafting Month and to celebrate, Close To My Heart has a special that runs until January 31. The special includes this paper pack and the adorable Key To My Heart stamp set. The great Key to My Heart kit has a retail value $59.95, but you can get it at a substantial savings or even FREE! Here’s how:

  • Spend $160 and get the Key to My Heart kit FREE!
  • Spend $90 and the kit is yours for just $25
  • Host a gathering with sales over $500 or more and the kit is yours for FREE
  • Join my team and you'll receive the kit FREE in your consultant kit
Email me today to get yours.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Join us for an unforgettable evening (January 31) when we create 6 pages from this beautiful paper. You will also have enough paper left over to create 3 cards. The last chance to order in time for the workshop is Friday January 16. So don't delay and contact me today. Out of town or can't join us that evening? That's ok, you can still order and receive the directions to put it together.

I'll post the set that I create as soon as I finish it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Close to My Heart released the new Idea Book on January 1st. It is full of wonderful products and ideas. I can't wait to share them with you. I plan to post pictures of my layouts and cards, as well as give you some "sneak peaks" at projects for upcoming workshops and classes. So come back often to see what's new!

Contact me today to learn more about my next workshop and how you can earn free product!!!