Monday, September 14, 2015

CTMH Watercolours!

Hello!  I finally cracked open our new watercolour paints with our watercolour paper and all I can say is wow!  So smooth and fun!

Here is today's card,

Have a marvelous day!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Open House Make 'n Takes

Well if you'd come to my open house, you'd have been able to make these fun cards ... let me know if you'd like to know any upcoming workshop dates or host your own party - you could have some fun, just sayin' ;-)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

1st Christmas Card of the Year!

Well I sat down to do a totally different card, not even Christmas related, but this is what I ended up with!  I fussycut the reindeer's head and propped him up with 3-D foam tape.  The diagonal design was inspired from here.

Products used:

Memento black ink (YES, it's true, we're selling this wonderful ink now!!!)
Confetti embossing folder
Joyful Garland - hostess
Gold glitter glitz - retired

Have a fabulous day and hope it takes you somewhere amazing!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Cool Tip!

Take the length of shimmer trim that you'd like to use and attach it to a piece of printer paper along the edge.  Once that is done, it is stabilized and easier to deal with if you'd like to punch it with a border punch.  Once punched, you can cut it with your trimmer and attach to your project with liquid glass or adhesive of your choice.

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thanks - Framed

A bit late in posting this one but it used the August Stamp of the Month set, Framed and our retired washi tape for a quick and easy thank you card.

Products Used:

Gold Dots washi tape - retired
S1508 framed - retired
Gold embossing powder
Versamark (did you know that we sell refills for this here!)

Craft Heater
Slate ink

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Totally inspired/CASED from here and love how it turned out!

Used Heartstrings paper, Black hemp cord, glue pen, and Design Space using the Artistry cartridge.  (Don't forget you can get the digital version here.)

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

"That" Folder

One of my facebook groups simply exploded recently when folks started discovering this embossing folder that came with Issue No. 122 of the UK magazine, Paper Essentials.  It became known as "That Folder".  Of course I too HAD to HAVE it so managed to track it down.

Here's what I managed with my first attempt using it after it arrived.

Products Used:

watercolour paints
sanding block
D1667 Balloon Wishes
'That Folder' from Papercraft Essentials Magazine No 122
Black ink
Black stickles
Watercolour Paper
Foam tape

Have a colourful day!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Safari Ballet

This stamp set is so stinking cute!  And it's only $8.25!

Here is the card I made using it.

Products Used:
Foam tape

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Happy National Stamping Month, a new Stamp of the Month, and 2 new catalogues!

Now that's an exciting month!

Not only is our new Annual Inspirations out now but we've also got a new Holiday Expressions catalogue full of holiday goodies for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as being the new home for our Stamp of the Month stamp sets.  Let me know if you'd like a ocpy of either or both!

I'm in love with our new Stamp of the Month for September - Paper Garden.  So much possibility!  Be sure to check out my Pinterest group for inspiration to use this set!  I'll have some posts coming shortly which use it as well.

And of course it's also National Stamping Month so Close to My Heart has created 3 unique stamp sets that you can purchase, one, two or all 3.

Have a happy Labour Day weekend and I'll be back next week with some wonderful creations for you all to take a gander at.