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Friday, 13 December 2013

Welcome to our final CTMH Festive Friday Blog Hop!!! Christmas is only 12 days away!!! However, this hop isn't just for Christmas - you will see creations made for all sorts of holidays using all sorts of NEW CTMH product!
Please leave comments as we enjoy hearing your feedback! Now on to our hop!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to start at the beginning please join Diane at "The Happy Scrapbooker"! 
If you came from Brenda of "Crafting for Sanity? Or Insanity?" then you are in the right place!

I just love Christmas, so I am focusing on Christmas cards once again. 

Your next stop is with Mary of "Ida's Attic".
Thanks for hopping along with us and we hope you will join us again in September!!!

CTMH Festive Friday Blog Hop Line up
1. Diane Tuggle 
2.Carol Loftus
3.Linda Pekrul
4.Jamie Barney
5.Paige Dolecki
6.Mary Ellen Driggs
7.April Grigson
8.Theresa Miller
9.Brenda Lapp
10.Ashley Denny
11.Mary Schwimer(Ida's Attic) 


Friday, 15 November 2013

Welcome to our CTMH Festive Friday Blog Hop!!! There is now snow on the ground (here is Canada) & Christmas decoration popping up!!! This coming Sunday, I will  start thinking about those holiday cards. However, this hop isn't just for Christmas - you will see creations made for all sorts of holidays using all sorts of NEW CTMH product!
Please leave comments as we enjoy hearing your feedback! Now on to our hop!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to start at the beginning please join Diane at "The Happy Scrapbooker"! 
If you came from Brenda of "Crafting for Sanity? Or Insanity?" then you are in the right place!

For my project, I decided to use one of my favourite stamp sets, Flaky Friends! This stamp set is so great that its was brought back in this Fall/Winter Idea book! I think the snowmen on this set are just adorable! Check one of them out below!


Once again, I used the NEW "Make It From Your Heart Volume 2" book! With a little glue & prima glitter, I was able to make the snowflakes sparkle - such a cute little detail! 
Products Used: Frosted Paper Packet, Indian Corn Blue Cardstock, Ink & Markers; Black Ink Pad, Merry & Bright Stamp Set, Flaky Friends Stamp Set, Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon, Prisma Glitter, & Bond Memories Glue Pen.

Your next stop is with Mary of "Ida's Attic".
Thanks for hopping along with us and we hope you will join us again in September!!!

CTMH Festive Friday Blog Hop Line up
1. Diane Tuggle
2.Rebecca Brown
3.Michelle Bowley  
4.Carol Loftus
5.Linda Pekrul
6.Jamie Barney
7.Paige Dolecki
8.Mary Ellen Driggs
9.April Grigson
10.Theresa Miller
11.Brenda Lapp
12.Ashley Denny
13.Mary Schwimer(Ida's Attic) 



Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring creations made with products from the Mini-Holiday From the Heart Gift Guide.   To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

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 Michelle at "My Creations with Michelle". If you came from Terry Ann of "It's My Garage - I Can Craft In It" then you are in the right place! 

I just love the new Sparkle & Shine paper - the colour & patterns are just so festive! Also, the Santa Claus stamp set works perfectly with it!
No Santa is complete without a little glitter. Do you see the sparkle on his hat! This is so easy to do! Just add liquid appliqué to your image, heat it with the craft heater, then sprinkle on prisma glitter. The glitter holds right on to the appliqué and NO glue is needed!
Products Used: Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet, Santa Claus stamp set, Black Ink Stamp Pad, Ruby Ink Stamp Pad, Red Shimmer Trim, Liquid Applique, Prisma Glitter, Craft Heater, & Make It From Your Heart Volume 2

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Janet of "Jan's Work of Heart".
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in December when we will be featuring projects that would make great gifts.  We hope you will join us again on December 15th.

Thursday, 7 November 2013
I am so excited to announce a GREAT preview and sign-up promotion of a NEW, AMAZING product line that will be going live in February with the release of the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea book!

Love documenting memories in minutes? Then you’ll love the new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program, meant for quick and beautiful memory-keeping. 
This program comes in eight themes, all based on the gorgeous designs of some of our most popular paper packets. Whether you choose to embrace a single theme or mix and match for a truly unique look, you’ll love the ease, affordability, and beauty of the Picture My Life programs. Your own photos are all you need to add to make astounding artwork—in no time at all!
Each program has a theme, from childhood to friendship to travel, but because we have ensured sufficient variety in design and style of each you can easily apply the cards to other themes. Say you love the palette and designs of the Babycakes program but wish to apply a “family” theme—go ahead! It’s one of the unique differentiators and possibilities of the program! With a large quantity of product in each program you will be able to craft creative arrangements all your own. 
Each program includes 122 double-sided cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors™ to capture life as it happens, and their versatility and gorgeous designs will transform your albums into masterpieces. On one side of each card is space for journaling, and on the other you’ll find artistic sentiments and icons. 
Each program is designed to accommodate approximately 100 photos in your included Memory Protectors, so with a balance of photos and cards, you’ll finish with about 20 remaining cards. That means you have plenty of choice and flexibility in which cards you choose to include, making it uniquely yours! Of course, you can easily use more or fewer photos in your project to suit your story’s needs.
Unique to Picture My Life is the included 12" × 12" double-sided cover page with each individual 
program, using a beautiful My Reflections™ pattern. 
True to Close To My Heart standards, the cover page offers a finished and cohesive look to your project with its featured high-quality design. The Picture My Life program is so versatile that you’ll find dozens of other ways to incorporate it into your papercrafting. Use the cards to expand other projects you’ve started! For example, if you just got back from the trip of a lifetime and wonder how you will capture all the details, mix the Picture My Life cards with your photos to extend your scrapbook pages. Choose your very favorite photos to scrapbook on 12" × 12" two-page layouts then use coordinating Picture My Life cards and your remaining photos to document the rest of your trip in minutes.
This program is yet another new, fresh addition and option for memory keepers to preserve their memories. The cards enhance the scrapbooking experience—making it even more fun—and they work brilliantly in mini albums, My Crush™ books, as journaling cards on your 12" × 12" classic scrapbook pages, or as gift cards and tags.

EVEN BETTER - GET IT FREE!!!!


When you join my team and the Close To My Heart family between November 1 and December 15 and a submit qualifying personal sales,* you'll receive a stunning new product, the Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program—FREE!
(**must submit minimum qualifying personal sales of $300 by March 31, 2014 - very easy to do.)


Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Well things have been crazy around here. I have been busy preparing 500 cards for my upcoming Christmas Card Workshop! Thank goodness for club; as it gives me motivation to use my creative juices for some non-festive creations. This month, we are using the For Always paper packet and it is absolutely beautiful and versatile. Each card has a different flair and technique that I will be able to teach my club girls. Check out my creations and let me know what you think!

 This is my first time making a swing card using both the CTMH Cricut Artiste and the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridges! It was so very easy and there are many different options to choose from. In ruby ink, I used the Frame Flair and  the 4 My Friend stamp sets to personalize my card for a love one!

 For the second card, I embellished it using the Sarita Textiles and the Base & Bling Teal Jewels to make these beautiful fabric flowers. They are so simple to do and give dimension to any project. My sentiment was stamped with birthday stamp set included in the Cricut Artiste Collection using black ink & the edges were sponged in lagoon ink
Steps to make flowers: 1. Cut 6 circles at about 1.5 inches. 2. Fold circles in half. 3. Fold half circles into 3 (like a S) and hot glue the corners of each S down!!! That simple

This final card just Sparkles & Shines with the use of Novembers Stamp of the Month, Illuminate (see a illustration of this set below). The Cricut Artiste cartridge was used to make this adorable honey rosette! I cut two of the images at 1 inch each; accordion folded them, and glued them together!!! An opaque licorice adhesive gem was used in the middle. (Inks used were black & honey).

Thanks so much for checking out my For Always cards. Please leave a comment, as I love feedback, and watch over the next few days for my layout using this great paper pack. 

November's Stamp of the Month!


Sunday, 3 November 2013
This month's club paper was Laughing Lola and I just love this paper packet. For each of my club groups, I offer the choice of layout, cards, or both. Check out the adorable cards here

Now for this layout, we opted not to do any stamping but decided to use the amazing Cricut Artbooking Cartridge. All of the picture frames, all of the embellishments and the title came from the cartridge. How great is that???

If you interested in joining club & making these great projects - let me know!! We'd love to scrap with you!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Welcome to our CTMH Festive Friday Blog Hop!!! The weather is starting to chill, the leaves are changing, and there are only 10 Sundays left until Christmas!!! Crazy!!! Time to start thinking about those holiday cards. However, this hop isn't just for Christmas - you will see creations made for all sorts of holidays using all sorts of NEW CTMH product!
Please leave comments as we enjoy hearing your feedback! Now on to our hop!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to start at the beginning please join Diane at "The Happy Scrapbooker"! 
If you came from Brenda of "Crafting for Sanity? Or Insanity?" then you are in the right place!

For my project, I decided to focus on 2 Christmas cards, both using the Frosted Paper Packet & the Polar Bear Holiday Stamp set! I think they are adorable & can not wait to make them in my upcoming Christmas Card Workshop. Check them out below!

Once again, I used the NEW "Make It From Your Heart Volume 2" book and the Artbooking Cartridge - two of my favourite products! Another product that I just can't live without our CTMHs' Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors - absolutely the best for cutting out these details images. Both these cards got some sparkle and bling from the Silver Shimmer Trim, Silver Glitz Glitter Gel, and Clear Assortment Sparkles. I love bling!




our next stop is with Mary of "Ida's Attic".
Thanks for hopping along with us and we hope you will join us again in September!!!

CTMH Festive Friday Blog Hop Line up
1. Diane Tuggle
2.Rebecca Brown
3.Michelle Bowley  
4.Carol Loftus
5.Linda Pekrul
6.Jamie Barney
7.Paige Dolecki
8.Mary Ellen Driggs
9.April Grigson
10.Theresa Miller
11.Brenda Lapp
12.Ashley Denny
13.Mary Schwimer(Ida's Attic) 

Monday, 14 October 2013
Laughing Lola is an absolutely amazing collection. It is filled with beautiful colours & designs, from the purples to the golds to the blues; from the plaids to the paisleys to the snakeskin. Check out the adorable cards I made for this months club!!!
This card was lifted from Pam's Clearly Crafty Corner! I think this dress, from the Cricut Artiste, is just absolutely adorable & works perfectly with the Paisley Perfect stamp set!!!
 The inspiration from this card came from Quilting With Paper. I changed it up by using the Banner Wishes stamp set found in the limited time Holiday Gift Guide. I love how this stamp set has so many different sentiments!
Finally, this card I created on my own using the Make It From your Heart Volume 1 and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I just love how the banner is stringed together with the black hemp

Wednesday, 9 October 2013
The CTMH Designed Decor Flip Stand Album is definitely on my to-do list. I have already purchased it and now am just trying to decide what I want to use it for. There are so many ideas!!! Photo display! 10 things I love display! A recipe card display! 12 month calendar!!!
This album is designed to display pages up to 6.5"x5.75" with a slot to display a background image. The best thing about the Flip Stand Album is that it coordinates with the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge!!! Check out this video for some ideas on how to use your flip album!!!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013
I am so excited for our upcoming promotion this month, something Close To My Heart has not done since I've been a customer - a mini idea book! I absolutely love the holiday papers, stamps, & embellishments found only in this guide, and some only available for a limited time!!!
1. Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide
Choose a festive, new product FREE this holiday season with your qualifying order!!! When you place an order of $100 or more between October 15 and December 31 from the Holiday from the Heart Gift Guide and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, you qualify for one FREE "star" item from the Heart Gift Guide. You'll love the sparkle, the ease, and the savings!!! Receive one FREE "star" item for each $100 in your order! (Offer valid October 15th to December 31st, 2013)

1. October's Stamp of the Month - Scandinavian Wishes

 Get this festive stamp of the Month for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more!



Friday, 20 September 2013


Welcome to our CTMH Festive Friday Blog Hop!!! This is month 2 and I am so glad that you have decided to join us again and check out some festive crafting!!! You will see creations made for all sorts of holidays using NEW CTMH product!
Please leave comments as we enjoy hearing your feedback! Now on to our hop!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to start at the beginning please join Diane at "The Happy Scrapbooker"! 
If you came from Brenda of "Crafting for Sanity? Or Insanity?" then you are in the right place!

For my project, I decided to use one of the stamps from Septembers' Stamp of the Month, Poster Tidings, to make a beautiful fall card. It would be perfect to give to someone you are grateful for this upcoming Thanksgiving!!! Check it out below!

 

I used the NEW "Make It From Your Heart Volume 2" book and the ornate paper pack Huntington to make this card!! The uniqueness of the stamp set is shown off by the sponging effect of the Olive, Barn Red, & Autumn Terracotta exclusive inks. This effect gives the card some "wow" factor while making the colours of the paper pack stand out!! A tiny bit of Bronze Shimmer Trim gives just the right amount of bling to this card!!!

Your next stop is with Mary of "Ida's Attic".
Thanks for hopping along with us and we hope you will join us again in September!!!

CTMH Festive Friday Blog Hop Line up
1. Diane Tuggle
2.Rebecca Brown
3.Michelle Bowley  
4.Carol Loftus
5.Linda Pekrul
6.Jamie Barney
7.Paige Dolecki
8.Mary Ellen Driggs
9.April Grigson
10.Theresa Miller
11.Brenda Lapp
12.Ashley Denny
13.Mary Schwimer(Ida's Attic) 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring Jeanette's Archived Stamps. You will see creations from our participants that will include 1 of 5 stamp sets that Close To My Heart has taken out of Jeanette's Archieved collection.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 
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 Michelle at "My Creations with Michelle". If you came from Terry Ann of "It's My Garage - I Can Craft In It" then you are in the right place!
 
To give the card dimension I stamped the "Flowering Thanks" stamp twice with black ink, coloured it in with CTMH's beautiful exclusive ink marker sets, than cut out the image and used 3D tape to make this beautiful frame.
Products Used: Flowering Thanks Stamp Set, Laughing Lola Paper Packet, Base & Bling Pink Jewels, Slate Satin Polka Dot RIbbon, Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Cotton Candy Marker Set, Whisper Marker Set, Buttercup Marker Set, Topiary Marker Set & 3-D Foam Tape.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Janet of "Jan's Work of Heart".
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list.
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in October when we will be featuring the Base and Bling line.  We hope you will join us again on November 15th.

Saturday, 7 September 2013
Reading, baking, blogging, & scrappin' - You Are My Happy!!!
My husband, my babies, my family, my friends, & my customers - you all - You Are My Happy!!!
What's your happy???
Well, this months promotion "You Are My Happy" truly makes me happy. The font is small enough for journalling titles! The sentiments have so many meanings that work for both cards & layouts. (Side Note: The Dr. Seuss one is my favourite). The cute little pictures are so versatile and cute.
One of the first thing I thought of when I got my hands on my very own set, was these will make great cards. I started googling & happened upon "Cre8n' Memories" and got my inspiration!!!
Using the inspiration, the Sarita paper packet, and the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 - I was able to design my upcoming workshop!!! Look at the beautiful creations that can be used for all the people in your life that are your HAPPY!
If you'd like to take part of this workshop, please check out my Facebook event. If you'd like to purchase your own "You Are My Happy" trio stamp set for $10 (with a $50 purchase), check out my website
More importantly - everyday look at the important people in your life & think 
"You Are My Happy!"

Thursday, 5 September 2013

The new CTMH Artbooking Cricut Collection is awesome & so easy to use.  To make things even better, CTMH is going to help make the great Artbooking Cricut Collection easier to use. Each & every week for the next 8 months, CTMH will publish a short video on the tips & tricks to using the Artbooking cartridge!!! 
This week was the first video publication and its wonderful. It discusses how this collection can be used for themed layouts and mini scrapbooks!!! Also, in this short video there are some great ideas on using tags & negative space. Check it out!!!


Tuesday, 3 September 2013
This months special is SO exciting. Would you like to spend only $65 this month with CTMH and receive $115 worth of products??? Of course you would!!! I know I would.  Well this month with our 2 specials - thats exactly what you'll receive!!! To get yours today, check out my website or contact me via email!

1. National Stamping Month - You Are My Special!!!
When you make a $50 purchase during the month of September, you qualify to get the exclusive 'You Are My Happy' stamp set TRIO for only $10!!! You'll love the whimsical alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fanciful images that can be used for a cheerful touch to many of your products. (This great trio retails for $47.50)
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2. September's Stamp of the Month - Poster Tidings!!!
Check out this months SOTM, Poster Tidings. The possibilities are endless!!! This great new D-size stamp set, can be yours for only $5, when you place an order of $50 or more. That's over 70% off (retails for $17.95)
So $50 CTMH products (Retail $50) + $10 You Are My Happy (Retail $47.50) + $5 Poster Tidings SOTM (Retail $17.95) = $65 in spending (Retail $115.45)

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