Sunday, January 14, 2018

Happy Birthday

Starting to come back to feeling human - don’t get the flu, it’s not fun!

Made this card today using the January stamp of the month, Bloom & Grow, gold embossing powder, versamark, Sweet Leaf ink, Rose embossing folder, Chelsea Gardens-Cardmaking stamp set, Memento Black ink, watercolour paints, Clear embossing powder, Happy Birthday thincuts (retired).

Enjoy your day!

Friday, January 5, 2018

National Papercrafting Month - Love Letters

January is National Papercrafting Month and Close to My Heart's special promotion is Love Letters.

"For National Papercrafting Month, we’ve designed a set of beautiful papercrafted monograms. Each comes as part of a kit containing the sturdy chipboard letter base, rose gold accents, die-cut floral embellishments, and letter stickers for customizing your final artwork piece. The finished letters are the perfect size for adorning any wall in your home.
These versatile letters can also be used together to spell out a whole name or word, which is why if you buy five letter kits, you can choose a sixth kit FREE!
You can also receive your choice of letter kit free by hosting a qualifying party in January or by signing up to be a Consultant!"
Available at my website.
Have a great day!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy 2018!

Happy new year, happy new Seasonal Expressions 1, happy new Stamp of the Month, happy everything!

My new year has started off with a bad cold but it can only get better from here in out, right?!

This is the first card I’ve made in long while and I am happy with how it turned out!  I can't seem to get a good photo of it however, it does look better in real life!

I used watercolour paints and water brushes with the Chelsea Gardens - Cardmaking stamp set and a bit of a sneak peek for you, the sentiment is from the Sunny Thoughts February Stamp of the Month set.  You can’t see it but I also used the Clear shimmer brush on the flowers and the butterflies.

Sentiment is stamped in Black ink, all else stamped with the Memento Black ink.

New catalogue can be found on my website, or if you are local, let me know you want one and I'll set one aside for you to swing by to pick it up.

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tool Box Gift Card and Card - All in One!

Here's a fun birthday card - I found this post here and thought it would be perfect for my son’s birthday.

Here is my version:

I used our Cranberry cardstock and the Happy Birthday stamp.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, November 17, 2017


Oh my goodness, it's middle of November already!  Time is getting away from me so much these days.

A bit of news first ... the Stronger Together stamp set will no longer be available after Nov 30th so if you want it, order it today!  Proceeds from sales of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross to benefit disaster relief efforts.

Next month our December promotion is a fabulous Calendar kit and November's stamp of the month is part of the special.  In November, you can get the stamp set for just $6 with a qualifying $50 order (before s/t).  In December, you can also purchase it with the calendar kit but it will be for the full price and you have to buy it with the kit, it won't be available just by itself.   Here is the stamp set and info about the calender kit which will be available December 1st.

Through the Year Calendar Kit

Usher in a new year of memory-making with the Through the Year Calendar Kit! This exclusive kit contains all the materials you need to create a complete calendar for 2018, including the My Creations Calendar, papers, Complements, glitter gems, and custom gold glitter die-cuts — AND it is available at a 20% discount! Each month features a unique 12" × 12" scrapbook page that highlights different seasons or holidays. Just add photos to remind you of your favourite memories throughout the coming year!  $50 w/o stamp set/$73 w/stamp set (plus s/t)

Kit includes:  9 cardstock sheets (1 each of Bashful, Cranberry, Goldrush, Lagoon, Lemon, Pansy, Sweet Leaf, Willow, and White Daisy) 12 Basics Fundamentals sheets (1 sheet of each design) Z3355 Happy Moments Complements Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems Z3184 My Creations Calendar Gold Glitter Die Cuts

Don't forget also that the physical Cricut cartridges are on a while supplies last - if you want a particular cartridge, don't wait.  Lots are already sold out.  You can still purchase the digital cartridges (as long as they are not retired) but once the physical cartridges are gone, they're gone.  Cricut isn't making them any longer.

I think that's it for now - I was going to show a couple of cards made recently but will save that for another post since this is so long already!

Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Playing on a Sunday Morning

Playing with scraps on my craft table ... products used were the 

Sizzix 660248 Texture Fades Embossing Folder On the Go by Tim Holtz, Newton Loves Coffee from Newton's Nook Designs, coloured with ShinHan markers, the background was using various alcohol inks from Tim Holtz and some dollar store photo paper.

Enjoy your day!