Friday, December 7, 2012

Advent Calender

So one of CTMH's kits is the Advent Calender!!  When I first signed up to be a consultant, I had a party for myself and was able to get the kit for free!!!  I recently participated in my first craft fair as a CTMH consultant, and decided to make the advent calender to show at the fair!!  It's a bit time consuming, and I spaced it out over 3 days, but I love it!!  They are not my usual colours that I decorate with, but that's ok!!  :)

Thanks for looking!!  :)

CTMH December Specials

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an
incredible deal—our

Whooo’s Your Valentine kit
(CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of
papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create
personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and
other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for
$40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or
more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/
Winter 2012 Idea Book. You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes,
3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper,
12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set
created specifically for the kit. This kit offers you a
sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products:
the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate
the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock,
and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill
with treats for valentines in a cinch!

Kit includes:

• 12 — Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)

• 3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
• 1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 1 —My Acrylix Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size) 

Year-Round Cheer SET OF 12Available December 1–31, 2012

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1212A) when you place an order of $50 or more in products. Jump-start the fun by ordering the items from the list below to create this artwork! You’ll find helpful assembly tips at my Online Business Address under Promotions.

Flirty Paper Packet($9.95, X7160B, Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book p. 50)

Twilight Cardstock($14.50, X5666, p. 9)

My Creations

® Memory Game($9.95, Z1614, p. 132)

Just Blooms

® Floret Paper Shapes($5.95, Z1764, p. 129)

Memo Assortment($4.95, Z1766, p. 128)

Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet($6.95, Z1777, p. 130)

Buttons Blue Assortment($5.95, Z1371, p. 125)

To view the complete flyer, go here!!  :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Studio J Layouts

October's CTMH special was buy 9 layouts, get one free, so I did!!  These are my layouts:

My "Things", Oct 2011

Damon's 1st Birthday

Summer Vacation 2011

Fall Fair 2010

Calgary Zoo 2011

Fall 2010

Winter 2011

Damon's 1st Haircut

Pumpkin Patch 2011

Ayla's 3rd Birthday

And there you have it!!  I wasn't too sure about digital scrapbooking at first, I felt like it was cheating, but it's so simple to use and really quite reasonable!!  There are so many options from the paper, layouts, to embellisments!!  There is no fee to play in Studio J, you only pay for the layout if you want it!!  Plus they send you a download for you to save on your computer so you'll always have it!!  :)

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Winter Cheer

This is a Christmas card I made the other day. Another Pinterest inspired creation!!  :)  I used Stampin' Up paper and CTMH's All Decked Out stamp set. 


It's a bit hard to see, but the "winter cheer" sentiment is glitter!! I found glitter rub-ons from CTMH and thought I'd try it out!!  I have to admit that I was a bit confused at first, but it ended up being really simple!!  You rub on your sentiment of choice, then the glitter!!  Duh!!  I guess that's what I get for being blonde!!  ;)  Anyway, really cute card I think!! 

Thanks for looking!! :)

Capture the Date

Capture the Date, Capture the Savings

Save 50% off any stamp set* of your choice when you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set for $5!

November 2012 Constant Campaign: Capture the Date, Capture the Savings!

Help those affected by Hurricane Sandy

To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.
In celebration of our Stamp of the Month program, we’re throwing in a little something extra: a 50% off stamp set! In November, when you or your customers place an order of $50 or more in full retail products and purchase the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, for just $5, you can pick any stamp set* at 50% off!

Contact me to place your order today!!  :)

Card Workshop

A few weeks ago I invited a few friends over for a Christmas Card Workshop.  I'm new to hosting workshops and scoured Pinterest for ideas!!  I finally decided on these 4 cards.  They appealed to my clean and simple style and were just too cute!!  :)  Here is what the ladies created:

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Birthday Cards...

So here are a few birthday cards I did the other day.  They were very easy to duplicate, and I love the way they turned out!!  :)

This one is using Lucky Limeade cardstock and ink, and the "because I care" stamp set from Stampin' Up.

This is using Wisteria Wonder.

This is another Pinterest inspired card.  I think this may be my new favourite stamp set!!  It's "In Wilderness" from Stampin Up.

The two eagle ones are the same excpet for the embossing folder. 

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Card Workshop

So the other night, I invited a few friends over to make cards.  My CTMH upline gave me a sheet that made 8 cards with 2 sheets of paper, and I thought it would be fun to try!!  I pulled out all my paper, stamps, etc and let the ladies choose!!  I sat by and cut everything for them and sat back and watched the creativity fly!! 

This is the workshop sheet!!  If you would like a copy feel free to email me at and I will send it to you!!  :)

And here are the cards I made using this guide!!  :)

These cards are on the easy/simple side of things, but great for when you need to make something quick and simple!!  :)

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

If you don't leap...

So I have been going Pinterest crazy the past couple of days with all the fabulous artwork and yummy food!!  I had to create another card board just to accomodate all the fabulous cards out there!!  :)  I made this card last night using one of my pinned cards as inspiration!!  :)

I didn't make this for anyone, or anything in particular.  Just wanted to play!!  :)  So first of all I dug through my stash and found a music background stamp from Tim Holtz.  I like the effect, but I personally think the stamp is backwards.  Oh well, you get the idea!!  I used one of my Fiskars oval shapes and traced it onto a scrap piece of paper and cut out the center.  I then placed it on my card and stamped the music notes in Crumb Cake from SU.  The ballerina and setiment are from the Aspire stamp set from CTMH.  The ballerina was stamped, then cut out and glued on.  I used my cricut to cut the label, then used dimensional tape to adhere it onto the card.  The ink and ribbon are Regal Rose, from SU.  I then took my sponge dauber in Regal Rose and went around the edge of the card.  It was an overall easy card to make, it took me about 10 minutes!!

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween Cards

So I have never made Halloween cards before.  I celebrate it, just don't go all crazy about it.  Over the summer I was able to get the Wishes Card Confidence Program from CTMH.  I came across the the "celebration card workshop" in the Wishes book, and thought I would make some Halloween cards.  This workshop was fairly easy, and I ended up with very little scrap paper which is nice because I already have way more than I need!!  :)  The workshop makes 12 cards.  I used some old Halloween paper I had from Stampin Up, and whatever embellisments and other goodies I could find!!  :)  Here are just a few of the cards that I made with this workshop and paper:

The paper was double sided and lots of fun to play with!!  Thanks for looking!!  :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

man card

I made this card using my Cricut.  Was just playing around, and was kind of trying to CAS (copy and steal??) another card I had seen.  The deer are from my Noble Deer stamp set from Stampin' Up.  The grass I did with my grass punch, and the birds were stamped and cut out.  I found this pretty blue paper that reminded me of the sky and that is what is in the background.  No sentiment yet, not sure who I'll be giving this to or what for!!  :)

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Exciting News!!

Hello all my lovely scrappy friends!!  It has been a good summer!!  How was your summer??  I'm sorry I haven't posted in forever!!  I just get caught up in life, and my computer doesn't always want to cooperate!!  How many of you have little ones going to school this year??  Tomorrow is my daughter's first day of kindergarten.  I plan on taking a picture of her holding a paper that says what she wants to be when she grows up!!  :)  Currently, that is a Barbie!!  And why not, she has everything!!

Anyway, I have recently signed up to be a Close To My Heart consultant.  At this point I don't have much intention of doing parties and going all out like I know a lot of you do, it is more for personal benefit.  I have no problem if someone wants to come out to my house and scrapbook for an evening, it is much preferable than trying to arrange a sitter for the kids and all that.  That being said, I am excited and may look into doing parties in the future, but for now, I am happy just getting a small discount on my supplies!! 

Happy crafting!!  :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Party This Way

This is the birthday invite I made for my son's 2nd birthday party.  I used my grass punch, some short popsicle sticks, the Bug and Kisses and Party This Way stamp sets from Stampin Up for the bugs and sentiment.  The blue background was some paper I found in my stash.  It turned out pretty cute I think!! 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Dare To Dream

A while ago on Facebook, a lady had posted that her handicapped son was graduating and asked if there was anyone that would like to make him a card.  I found out that his school colours were white, green and black and found a similar card online, and decided to try making my own.  You can't see it, but the white is dry embossed with polka dots using my Big Shot and texturz plates.  The stars were wet embossed and then sponged.  I used the Holiday Wishes stamp set from CTMH for the stars, and Apothecary Art and Loving Thoughts stamp sets from SU for the sentiment and scroll.  I really like how this turned out!!  I don't have any gradution themed stamps, but I thought this sentiment would work!! 

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Day In The Life of Damon

This annoys me that it loaded sideways!!  Oh well.  This is a page of my son Damon when he was about a month old.  I ran out of chipboard letters so I used a button for the "o" in his name.  I need to use buttons more often, but have a hard time with them!!  Anyway, the papers were from a kit from Stampin' Up, just don't remember what it was called!

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

life is good

This is a card I made using the Splendid Day stamp set from Close To My Heart.

Thanks for looking!!  :)


This is a birthday card I made for a 3 year old. 

I used the Dotty For You papers from Close To My Heart. 

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

You've Been Wormed!

So last summer we had so much rain that roads and bridges washed out, and trees drowned.  Yes, drowned.  Creeks and rivers overflowed and it was just a mess!!  But, it made for great worm hunting once the sun came back out!!  This double page layout has been just crying out for some pictures, and I had these pictures of my daughter worm hunting!!  She is such a good farm girl!!  :)

So the picture isn't that great.  I should have taken the page out of the cover.  These two pictures show her with a handful of worms, and pulling a worm out of the ground.

I have bling on each letter just to add some sparkle!

Thanks for looking!  :)