Wednesday, August 31, 2011

National Card Making Day Crop

I have just book a location for a card making crop on October 1st to celebrate National Card Making Day.  Be sure to check out my upcoming events calendar for more details.

If you are not local but would still like to receive the cards and projects, just let me know and they can be sent to you.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Heartfelt Monday - There's Snowman.....

I absolutley LOVE this little Pair-a-phrase from Close to My Heart.  It has so many cute little images and works for any season.

I made this card using up some of my retired Aspen paper.

Remember you can get this stamp set for FREE too when you place an order of $82 or more by September 30.

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Aspen
Stamps:   Pair-a-Phrase
Ink:  Outdoor Denim Ink pad, Twilight Marker, Cotton Candy Marker, Sunflower Marker, Sunset MarkerEmbellishments:  Stardust Glitter Gel

Sunday, August 28, 2011


I've been on vacation this past week and haven't had a chance to do as much scrapping as I had hoped.  I do have some items I created that I need to take pictures of and post, so be sure to check back over the next little while to see what I've got to show you.

Don't forget that you have until Saturday September 3 to be entered to win my blog candy.  Be sure to check out the post here.

I'm hoping to get my Close to my Heart newsletter out in the next few days.  Be sure to drop me an email if you would like to receive it.  I'm working on some very cute workshops (some CASE'd from some very talented CTMH consultant's), as well as bringing Card-a-palooza back.  Don't forget you can take part in most of my workshops even if you don't live locally to me.  Be sure to ask me for the details.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Scentsational Saturday

Just a reminder that most of Scentsy's products are 10% off until the end of the month.

If you live in Canada or USA, you can order them here.  If you live in Germany or England, please contact me directly.

Don't forget that you can view the new catalogue and all the new products on September 1st.  If you would like a catalgoue mailed to you, please drop me an email.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Frugal Friday - Mischief

 As you may know (or remember), Close to my Heart has changed their level 2 paper packs with the new Idea Book.  Now you receive 6 pieces of B&T paper and six pieces of card stock for only $10.95 CDN.  One of their new motto's is "use it, don't collect it".

So I wanted to see how many items I could make with the Mischief Workshop on the Go Kit.  And I challenged myself to make a few non-Halloween cards so I could show how versatile the paper is.

So I started out with the New layout that was in the kit:

Then I moved onto the additional suggested layout:

Layout - Performance from Magic

Then I added the "SPOOKY" banner:

Then I finished off with 6 cards:

Piece of Cake stamp set

A Sip stamp Set

Wicked - August's stamp of the Month

Wicked - August's stamp of the month

Captured Moments Stamp set

Stamp of the month from 2010 (I forget the name)

And I still have a little paper left to complete 1 or 2 more cards!  I love that I could get so many things out of this kit, and all I added was 1 card base and maybe 1/4 piece of colonial white card stock.

Oh - and I have to say, this was the first time I've used the My Creations banner and I LOVED it!!

All items can be ordered from my website.

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Pattern: noted with each item
Paper: Mischief
Stamps: Mischief WOTG, Piece of Cake, A Sip, Captured Moments, Wicked
Ink:  Black, Sunset, Grey Wool, Colonial White, Barn Red
Embellishments: Sparkles, Pearls, Midnight felt shapes, My Creations Banner

Monday, August 22, 2011

Heartfelt Monday

Since I am currently on vacation, and didn't get my act together to get some of my artwork posted for today, I thought I'd share a quick video from CTMH TV.  This episode shows you how to create some cute flowers with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

You can order all of the products listed in this video through my website or by emailing me.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scentsational Saturday

Scentsy has a different warmer in support of a charitable cause with each catalogue.  Until the end of this month you can purchase "Piece by Piece" in support of Autism Speaks.

With this purchase 100% of the net proceeds will go directly to Autism Speaks.  You can purchase this warmer for $42CDN.  Be sure to get it before the end of the month.  You can purchase it here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Frugal Friday

Did you know that you can catch some sales on my Scentsy website every day of the year?

That's right - check out the Close-Outs section on my website and you'll find some previously discontinued items at a discounted price.  Be sure to check back often as you never know when new items will be added.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another Pair-a-phrase Card

Here's another card I made using the Pair-a-Phrase set.  September's Cardapalooza will use this set for all the cards we will create, including this one.  Be sure to check my event calendar or email me for more details.

Don't forget - you do not have to live locally to me to take advantage of my classes.  I will mail all products required to complete the project.

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Mistletoe
Stamps: Pair-a-phrase
Ink: Cranberry, New England Ivy
Embellishments: Cranberry Brads

Monday, August 15, 2011

Heartfelt Monday - National Stamping Month

Celebrate National Stamping Month with Close to my Heart.

Get this DOUBLE stamp set FREE from August 15 - September 30 when you spend a minimum of $82 before shipping and taxes.

Here's a quick card I made with the set:

Products Used:  Roxie Paper, Cocoa Ribbon, Black Ink, Desert Sand Ink, Tulip marker, Spring Iris Marker, Sweet Leaf Marker, Cotton Candy Marker, Blending pen

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Follow Your Dreams

** This is the second post for today.  Make sure you see the other one below.**

This is the first time that I've played along with the Mojo Monday Sketch.

This is the sketch to use:

And this is what I came up with:

This uses Close to My Heart's Pair a phrase stamp set that you can get starting tomorrow, and the old Stardust paper pack.  I also used 2 SU punches for the scalloped edge and the scalloped circle.


Welcome to August's From the Heart Blog Hop!.  If you've arrived here from Jody's blog, your on the right path.  There are 22 of us involved in this month's hop.  So settle down with your favaourite drink and enjoy what everyone has created.  Don't worry - this is a circular hop, so if you've started with mine, just keep going until you get back here.

This month we could use this month's stamp if the month - Wicked, school related items, or the new products.  I chose to use the new products.

These 2 card are exactly the same, and I used exactly the same products.  The only difference was I used the backside of the new B&T paper for the second card.  I love how versatile the new paper is - it's sturdy enough to use for card bases by itself and it has a completely different pattern on the back.  Not to mention the zip strips along the top.  One side of the zip strip tells you what paper pack it is and what colours are used in the kit, while the back side of the stip is a decorative strip of paper that is different from the rest of the paper.  It's perfect for using as an embellishment like a ribbon!

Products used:  Roxie Papers, Just blooms flutter shapes, My Acrylix Love Life, Desert Sand ink, Smoothie Ink.
Pattern:  Wishes: Geometric

Now it's off to Elizabeth's blog to see what she's created.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scent-sational Saturday

As you may remember, last week Scentsy held their annual convention.  At convention they announced a new line that will be in the new catalogue.  Now I don't want to spoil anything, but let me tell you that you will love how the new product makes you smell!

If you'd like to see the new product be sure to check out my website or email me today to get your new catalogue.

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's Candy Time Again

****Second post for today, be sure to keep reading to see today's other post - Frugal Friday. ****

I just noticed that there have almost been 10, 000 visitors to my blog.  So in honour of this I"m going to give away some candy.  I'll work on getting a picture of the candy posted over the weekend, but it will consist of both Close to my Heart and Scentsy items.

So how do you get a chance to win the candy?  Get one entry for each of the following things:
  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Become a follower and let me know that you have done so.  Already a follower - just let me know.
  • Share my candy on your blog with a link back to this post and let me know that you've done so
  • Sign up for my Close to my Heart Newsletter
  • Sign up for my Scentsy newsletter
I will draw a winner for the candy on Saturday September 4.

If I reach 100 followers by that date I will award a second piece of candy.

Be sure to check back on September 3 to see if you're the winner of the candy.

Frugal Friday

Here is a great way that you can get the most bang for your buck starting August 15 with Close to My Heart.....

When you spend $82 dollars or more between August 15 and August 31st you will receive 4 stamp sets for only $5.50 plus applicable shipping and taxes.  How great is that!!!!!

I know what you're thinking - that's great, but how does that really work.  Well let me give you an example......

Purchase the new Cricut Art Philosophy collection for $109.95 and you'll get the 4 stamp sets for $5.50.  So that means that the total cost for a cricut cartridage, 3 sheets of 9x12 dimensional elemnets (included in the cricut collection), and 7 stamps sets (3 in the cricut collection and 4 for only $5.50) will only be approx $150 with shipping and taxes.  How amazing is that!?!?!?!?!

So email me today and let me know that you want to take part in the great deal and I'll include it on my next order on August 20th.

Monday, August 8, 2011


You HAVE to check out fellow CTMH consultant Tresa Black's blog.  She is always inspiring and the tutorials she offers are phenomenal.  Well today she posted the album that she made for Close to my Heart's album contest at Convention last month.  Not only did she submit it, but she won the competition too.

I hope she doesn't mind that I'm posting the link to her video of it here - but you just have to see it.  It is BEAUTIFUL and STUNNING!!

Now I'm know that all the other albums that were submitted were wonderful too - I just haven't seen them, or I'd share them with you too!

Heartfelt Monday

 I've decide to choose Monday's as my day to focus on posts from Close To My Heart - hence the "Heart"felt Monday's.  Some weeks I'll post my creations, other weeks will be reminders of the month's current campaign, you get the idea.

This week I thought I'd share with you the upcoming trips that you could attend if you joined my tem, as well as the benefits of joining my team.

Next July you could be headed to Dallas for Convention!  One of the things that Close to My Heart does it's best to help you go to Convention.  And if you work hard enough, they'll even cover the cost of your registration - restrictions do apply.

Every year, Close to My Heart also has a trip that you can earn.  This year was a Hawaiian Cruise and this upcoming year will be announced in a few months.  But if I remember correctly it may be a Caribbean Cruise.

Not to mention the other fabulous events like Regionals and Leadershare!

You can join my team now for only $99 plus shipping and taxes!  The kit is valued at over $320! But you can purchase additional kits for a low as$40 each.  Each of these additional kits is  valued at over $80.  This is the only time you can get the the products for such a low price.

Fall/Winter 2011 Basic Consultant Kit

So what's in it for you to join my team?
  • You receive a discount on all of your Close to My Heart products
  • You have the chance to go on the great trips mentioned above
  • You receive a FREE gift from me
  • You have the opportunity to attend FREE "team-only" crop nights once a month
  • You will receive great training
  • You'll be able to chat with other great CTMH consultants and share tips and ideas with them
  • Oh yeah, and you'll earn a few bucks too!

Why not contact me today for more details, or just go ahead and join?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Scent-sational Saturday

Starting today, Saturday's will be "Scent-sational Saturday's" on my blog.  Join me each week as I share something about Scentsy.

This week, I'd thought I'd share this month's warmer and scent of the month.

The warmer for August is "SOL". 

"Delicate, climbing tendrils accent a giant, embossed sunflower in full bloom, all hand-painted in the sunniest shade of goldenrod with hints of chalky white."  This is a great warmer for the month of August - just as the summer is starting to wind down.

This month you can "Just Breathe" with the scent of the month.  You can relax with soothing eucalyptus, zesty lemon, and a medley of mints comfort and rejuvenate.

Save 10% off the price of both of these items for the month of August.  You can purchase the items on my website or by emailing me directly.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Frugal Friday

Welcome to my new Friday theme - FRUGAL FRIDAY'S.  Each Friday my post will help you get more for your pennies with either Close to My Heart or Scentsy.  The post may be a reminder of the current campaign, or it may be something that I am offering.  So be sure to check back each week to see what the frugal offering is.

This week it is all about Scentsy's 10% off sale.  Almost everything from the Spring and Summer catalogue will be 10%, and some of the scents and warmers are being discontinued.  So make sure you stock up today!  All discontinued items will be available while supplies last.

Discounting warmers:
Full - Size:  Apex, Apollo, Bandanna, Cyprus, Fore!, Kokopelli, Liberty, Montpelier, Nod, Piece by Piece, Savoy, Symphony, Tiki, Square Brown
Mid-Size:  Acadia, Greenwich, Nantucket, Raven, Soho, Tribeca
Plug-ins:  Bud, Luau, Stripe, Twig

Discontinuing Scents:
Beach, Berry blush, Berry tart, Cherry Limeade, Citrus Sun Tea, Cranberry Mango, Cranberry Muffin, Faerie Blossom, Forever Pink, Go-Go-Goji, Groovy Grapefruit, Honey Do!, Inner Peace, Lilacs & Violets, Lush Gardenia, Mulberry Bush, Mums & Marigolds, Pomatini, Radiance, Red Candy Apple, Reggae Sunset, Silhouette, Sugar, Surfer Chick, Tea Party, You Go Girl!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Wow!  What a deal with August's stamp of the month.

Now when you spend $55 (before shipping and taxes) on any Close to my Heart products, you can purchase the stamp of the month for only $5.50.

What's even better - this month when you qualify to get "Wicked" for only $5.50

you'll get a FREE alphabet set, "TYPEFACE" for FREE!

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Idea Book

You can order form the new idea book today!!!  If you don't have it in your hands yet, you can view it here.

Also - my blog is getting a face lift so be sure to check back often to see what's changing.  I'm working on making it more user friendly and less congested.  I am also trying to figure out how to add a calendar to one of my pages.  If you can help me out with that, please drop me an email.