Friday, September 30, 2011

Frugal Friday

In October when you join my team with Close to my Heart you'll have the opportunity to receive one of the Add -On Collections for FREE!!  Each one the 3 bundles are retailed at $85-$140 and they could be yours for FREE!!

So for $99 plus shipping an handling you get this:

New Consultant Kit valued at over $320!


And you can add one of these on as well:

Elemental Add-On valued at over $85





Roxie Add-On valued at over $85




Studio J Add-On valued at over $140

When you choose to be a consultant with Close to My Heart, you get to choose how you run your business.  You can use the products just for your self, sell to family and friends, or choose to make this your new family income.  Not only do you get support from me when you join my team, you also have the chance to attend monthly team crops that are just for my team members, and you will receive a wealth of information from other Close to my Heart Consultants on the CTMH consultant board.  If you don't live locally to me you will still receive support from me and I can you the items from our team crop.

Signing up is easy.  Just click here and follow the steps.  If you have any questions, be sure to drop me and email and I'll get back to ASAP.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hey There Cupcake!

I'm still working on sharing some creations with you.  This one was another card that I made from the kit I won from Nona.






This card uses the Mayberry Paper pack, Cupcake sprinkles stamp set and the Kraft Colour ready borders which I believe are on the while supplies last list on my website.

 I have some other creations that I still need to take pictures of.  Maybe I should stop creating for a couple of days and just work on setting up some posts for my blog.....

Make sure that you check back for my Frugal Friday post this Friday - Close to my Heart has a great deal for October.  And be sure to check out my Scentsational Saturday post this Saturday to see what changes are happening with Scentsy - you'll be soooooo excited!!!!


Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:   Mayberry
Stamps:   Cupcake Ssprinkles
Ink: Olive, Smoohtie, Coca
Embellishments: Kraft Colour Ready Borders

Monday, September 26, 2011

Heartfelt Monday - H2H Challenge

The challenge over at H2H this week is to use a Sentiment stamp set ONLY.  At first I thought that this would be a difficult endevaour.  I wasn't sure that I had a Sentiment only set - I always seem to be looking a sentiment and son't have anything that seems right for the card.

Well I came up with this.....



I have to send a shout out to Nona again for this card as this was one that was sent to me in the kit that I won.  It uses the Mayberry paper pack, craft colour ready borders, and A little everything stamp set.

Don't forget to enter your creation over at the H2H challenge for a chance to one of this month's prizes.

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):

Paper: Mayberry
Stamps: A lLittle Everything
Ink: Olive, Smoothie
Embellishments: Craft Colour ready borders

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Winter Card Class

This year instead of offering a Christmas Card class I thought I'd offer a Winter card class.  I always felt like I was excluding people who don't celebrate Christmas, so this year I don't have to worry about that.

First off, I have to thank fellow CTMH consultant Barbara "Bo" Trommer for her cutting diagram for these cards.  I don't have her website to send you to right now, but once I find it I'll update this post.

You will create 10 cards for this Winter Card class for $20.  If you place a $25 order with me at the class, the cost will only be $15.  The date and location is still to be determined, but I hope to have the details finalized in a few days.  So while you're waiting, check out the card samples I created last night....




Contact me today to reserve your spot at the class.  Or let me know if you can't make it, and I'll send the set to you.

I have a few other projects I'm working on so be sure to check back to see them too!

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Pattern: Upper Level Focus, A Heartfelt Classic, Lucky Three (all from Originals)
Paper: Wonderland
Stamps: Bundled Buddies
Ink: Twilight Ink Pad, Chocolate Ink Pad, New England Ivy Ink Pad, Sweet leaf Marker, Spring Iris Marker, Crystal Blue Marker
Embellishments: Chocolate flower button, Pearl Opaques Adhesive Gems
Other items:  Watercolour Pencils, Blending Pen

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Scentsational Saturday

I thought with the Holiday Season around the corner, I'd give something away.  So between today and November 20 you will have the chance to earn tickets into a drawing for one of the very cute Scentsy Buddies.  Not just any Buddy - this one will be the new POOKIE THE POLAR BEAR.

So how do you earn tickets??  It's easy....
1 entry for signing up for my Scentsy Newlsetter
1 entry for attending any of my events (fundraisers, parties, etc).

If you have already signed up for my newsletter, then you will automatically receive one ticket.  Remember - you don't have to live locally to host a party.  Be sure to contact me for more details.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Dropping by to say Hi!

Thought I should drop in to say hi!  I've had a busy week this wee and haven't had any of my crafting stuff out at all.  I'll be at a fundraising crop tomorrow with Scentsy - Elgin's Crop for Childhood Cancer.  I will be donating a portion of all Scentsy sales tomorrow to the fundraiser, so be sure to email me with your order or place your order here.

Be sure to check back over the next week for some posts of some upcoming workshops.  I'm hoping to finish my Winter Card workshop for you, as well as a 6x6 Album and event Calendar all thanks to some fellow wonderful Close to my heart Consultants.  Proper credit will be given once I actually post the art.

Don't forget, you can still get some great deals on my Close to my Heart website.  Some items are even up to 70% off!!!

Wishing everyone a great weekend!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Heartfelt Monday

I thought I'd share this video with you today that shows a very cute Thanksgiving card.


Don't forget that you can get all the products used in this video through my website or by contacting me directly.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scentsational Saturday

Did you know that Scentsy's Holiday Catalogue is now available to order from?  I thought I'd share a few of my favourite holiday's warmers with you today.


Bluster Full Size Warmer - $42

Fright Night Full Size Warmer - $42

Gingerbread Plug-In - $24

Book you party with me and you could get any of the above for half price or even FREE!!  Be sure to contact me today.  Remember, you don't have to live locally to me to have a party.  We can work out the details to have a long distance party.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Frugal Friday...

A great way to be able to try some of the Close to My Heart Products without purchasing the stamp set or a whole paper pack is to attend either CARDAPALOOZA or a theme specific card Class.

National Card Making Day Workshop is coming up October 1st.  You will create a minimum of 10 cards using different papers (some current, some retired) and various stamp sets, as well as 2 additional projects..  The workshop is only $20.  Can't make it or don't live locally - that's ok - you can still participate.  Drop me an email and we will work out the payment and shipping details.

I'm also offering a "Winter Card Class" this year instead of my traditional Christmas Card Class.  We will use the new BUNDLED BUDDIES stamp set.  You will create 12 cards, price and date to follow.  I will post samples of the cards once they are completed.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Holy Deal's Batman!

Have you checked out my Close to my Heart website in the last couple of days?  If not you better go now.  There are some great items on the while supplies last page and you can save up to 70% on some of the items!

Here are some of my favourites from the page:


Be sure to check out all the deals on my website and order them before they are GONE!

If you are local to me (or my home town), just email me your order.  Make sure I receive it today by 5PM EST so I can place the order tonight, or by 12 noon on Sunday September 18, and I'll place another one that afternoon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to September's Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived from Adeline's blog, you are in the right spot.  If you are starting on my blog, just keep going until you get back to mine.  We have 14 ladies participating this month.

For September we were given the option of using this months Stamp of the Month - Limited Edition, a colour combo or something with fall.  I chose to create 2 different cards - one uses Limited Edition and one has a fall feel to it.
This card uses the Limited Edition stamp set.  I found it very dificult to come up with something with this set.  I think it's because every time I look at it I want to cut out the tag shape on it with my Art Philosophy Cartridge and I don't have it yet (although I received the shipping notice for it yesterday.)  I do have to thank Nona for this card as she sent me the pieces to make it.  Check out this post for more details.


The second card for this hop uses the new SO GRATEFUL stamp set for the fall inspired card.  I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it in the Idea Book.  This card is made with the retired Olivia paper, but I thought it was perfect to show off the pumpkin.  If you like this card, be sure to ask me about my National Card Making Day workshop on October 1st as this is one of the cards we will be creating.  The band across the middle is a retired Kraft border that I covered in pear ink.  The leaf for the pumpkin was added with a pop-dot.

I hope you've enjoyed the hop so far, but now it's on to Pattie's blog to see what she's created for the hop.



Supplies used for Card 1(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):

Paper: Mayberry
Stamps: Limited Edition (September SOTM)
Ink: Olive, Smoothie
Embellishments: Kraft colour ready borders

Supplies used for Card 2(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Pattern:   Originals - Heartfelt Classic
Paper:  Olivia
Stamps: So Grateful
Ink: Pear, Sunset, Barn Red
Embellishments: Kraft Colour ready borders

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lost in Life

I feel that I have neglected my blog for the past few days.  I think about something to sit and post something, but I always seem to get side tracked.  So today I've made sure to make some time to post and get a few posts ready over the next few days.

Here's one of the card that I made using my prize from Nona.  Back in May or June she offered up some prizes on her blog.  If you purchased one of her paper crafting templates, your name would be entered into a draw.  And I was a lucky winner.  Not only did she send the cards all ready to go (they were pre-cut, just ready for stamping), she also happened to send me one of the paper packs that I hadn't purchased.  So I've enjoyed using the Mayberry paper for these cards.


 With this card you get a peak at the Stamp of the Month for November - Cherish the Day.

The kit that I purchased made 6 different cards.  Be sure to check back over the next little while as I post some more of them.  One will be posted for the upcoming blog hop tomorrow, and another one will be posted for the last H2H challenge of the month.

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:   Mayberry
Stamps: Cherish the Day
Ink:   Cocoa, Olive
Embellishments:Kraft colour ready borders

Friday, September 9, 2011

Frugal Friday

Did you know that each month you can save 10% on a Scentsy warmer, room spray, bars, bricks and scent circles?

That's right!  When you purchase the warmer or scent of the month you always save 10%.  This month you can get MAIZE for only $32.40.  Or you can choose to purchase a room spray ($9.00), car ($5.40), brick ($21.00) or scent circle ($3.60) in the wonderful PUMPKIN MARSHMELLOW scent.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Blog Candy Winners

Even though I didn't get to 100 followers, there were only 2 people who left comments on the Blog candy post, so I've decided to send some candy to both of those ladies.

Jane O'Leary and Sheila H - please email me with your address.  I'll try to have your candy out by the end of the week.

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you'll notice that I've changed it yet again.  I'm having a difficult time deciding on a design for my blog that I like and that I fell works for me.  So for now, I'm going with a "clean slate".  You never know when it may change again.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Heartfelt Monday

This weeks challenge over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog is to share your favourite colour combo.

The retired Emporium paper pack has always been one of my favourties with the Sweet Leaf, Cocoa, Crystal Blue, Vineyard berry and Buttercup.

I created this card using some left over Emporium paper.  You also get to have a peek at the upcoming Stamp of the Month for January.



I have been very busy creating this weekend, but haven't had a chance to take pictures yet.  Be sure to keep checking back though as I post some of my creations.

Check back either later today or tomorrow for the Blog Candy winners as well.

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Pattern: From Wishes Just because workshop
Paper: Emporium
Stamps: Little Reminder (not available until January 2012)
Ink: Vineyard Berry, Crystal Blue, Cocoa
Embellishments: Bitty Sparkles

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Blog Sponsor

I'm one of the sponsors this month at the Heart to Heart Challenges blog.

I'll play along each week except for one (because I don't have the supplies that are needed).

So be sure to check out the blog and enter your creations so that you have a chance to win one of the prizes.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Scentsational Saturday

 Scentsy's new catalogue was released on Thursday and it has some fabulous new products in it.  So I thought I'd share my 3 favourite new warmers with you (one of each size), and show you the new Charitable Cause Buddy.

The Charitable Cause Buddy  is in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities.  When you purchase one of them, Scentsy will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Slate Premium Full-Size Warmer - $42 CDN

Cosmos Mid-Size Warmer - $30 CDN

Pop! Plug-In Warmer - $24 CDN

Sasha Charitable Cause Buddy - $36 CDN (includes one scent pack of your choice)

 To see more of the new warmers be sure to check out my website or contact me to book your party or fundraiser.

Don't forget, today is the last day to enter to win some candy.  Check out the blog post here for more details.