Saturday, October 15, 2016

City Sidewalks


I wasn't to sure about this cart but am starting to love it!

All cuts except the cats are from City Sidewalks cartridge.  It's only available to the end of Dec so don't wait too long to get it yourself!  You can order 24/7 here:

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Flowers, flowers, flowers everywhere!

I'm loving the new Flower Market cartridge - just playing around with different flowers in Design Space ...

Daisy - I cut a few extra layers for the centre in this one



Daisy - this time sprayed with Cranberry re-inker and rubbing alcohol mixture using one of our spray pens onto White Daisy Cardstock and then finished off with liquid pearls in the centre

Lovin' it!  If you want to play too, the Cricut Flower Market Collection can be yours, either with a cartridge or the digital pkg from my website.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Square Frame Card

Saw this card on Pinterest and HAD to make my version of it!

Sunflowers are from the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge.  Woodgrain paper from retired Timberline. 'Congrats' from retired Congrats Grad and 'on your Retirement' is from C1660 Happy for You.

'Happy Birthday' is from M1144 Bitty Birthday (retired) and Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Made this one first but thought it wasn't masculine enough for a male colleague that recently retired.  

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

City Sidewalks Christmas Card

Got the City Sidewalks Cricut digital cartridge recently and just had to make this card!

The snowflakes are from the Woodland Wishes stamp set, stamped in Crystal Blue ink, and the sentiment and holly on the door are from a retired set, Countdown and stamped with Memento Black ink and Cranberry ink.

Have a happy day!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Wedding Twist and Pop Card!

I was recently asked to make a custom wedding card so thought it would be a great opportunity to try the twist and popup card.  The cutting file is from Melody Lane's Patreon group.  Also had some fun cutting out flowers from our new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  Loving it more and more!

products used:
Flower Market cartridge
Happy Times paper
Wink of Stella Clear
mini glue dots
vellum paper
Design Space
Swiss Dots embossing folder
Melany Lane's pop up card template

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Happy September!

I can't believe it's September already though I am happy 'cause that's my resting time when I catch up on things - you know ... rest!

We have a great special this month for National Stamping month, Create Kindness which you can get as a complete kit or you can buy the stamps and card bases separately - whatever works best for you!

Our stamp of the Month for September is Blessed Beyond Measure and will be perfect for those Fall projects.

And not in the least, lastly, we have a wonderful new Holiday Expressions which went live Sept 1st and is available through to Dec 31st!  If you want to check it out for yourself, find the online version at or drop me a line and I can get you a copy or if you place an order online, you can add it free to your order.

I think that's it!  Have a great day!

Friday, August 19, 2016

hello ...

just found out about a new technique and had to try it ... inlaid die technique ...

products used:

z2653 pomegranate ink
z3259 hello & thanks thin cuts
white cardstock
black cardstock
3d foam tape

have a fun day!!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

More SOTM Fun!

I'm lovin' this Stamp of the Month set - so versitile!  Also used the Hello/Thanks thin cuts from the new Annual Inspirations as well as a couple of the stamps from the stamps sets that come with our wonderful new Cricut Flower Market Collection.

This set is only available until the end of August so don't miss out!  

Have a wonderful day!

desert sand ink
memento black ink
goldrush ink
shinhan touch twin markers barely beige and clay
black/gold ribbon
mini glue dot
foam tape
hello/thanks thin cut
d1709 line it up - flower market collection stamp set
s1608 purr-fect halloween
bonding memories glue pen
black cardstock
kraft cardstock
white cardstock

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Flower Market Thank You!

I love our new Cricut cartridge - can't wait to see what else will be created - in the meantime, here is a little card I made :)

Design Space and Cricut Flower Market cartridge
B1362 Tag the Occasion (retired)
crochet thread
Damask embossing folder (retired)
Wink of Stella Clear brush - can't wait to get ours (new this catalogue), it is supposed to be just lovely to use!
Sparkles 4 mm round

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Happy August!

Hello, lots of news ...

New Annual Inspirations catalogue is now live!  If you want a paper version, let me know, I have a few copies left, otherwise you can order it directly from my website!

New August Promotion, Basically the Bestplace an order for one of each of the Adventure, Whimsy, and Enchantment Fundamentals paper packets, and choose either one of our Basics Fundamentals—Rustic Home or Uptown—for FREE! It's buy three get one free!

New Stamp of the Month, Purr-fect Halloween

Think that is it for now ... stay tuned for more projects using our brand new Cricut cartridge, Flower Market!

Have a great day!

Happy for You!


Another kitty card I've made recently using our new Happy for You set and the sentiments set from the new Flower Market Collection.

Products Used:

Memento Black ink
Shinhan Touch Twin markers
Tim Holtz Crazy Cats
D1708 Sending Smiles (Flower Market stamp set)
C1660 Happy for You
Liquid Glass
Canary ink
Cranberry ink

Have an amazing day!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

New Stamp of the Month!

I love our new Stamp of the Month, Purr-fect Halloween, and that it can be used for other occasions as well as Halloween!

Here is a card I made recently ...

Products Used:

Thistle ink
Sunset ink
Canary ink
Memento Black ink
Foam Tape
S1608 Purr-fect Halloween
Shinhan Markers
C1633 For Family (retired)

Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

First Flower Market card!

I love this new cart, Cricut Flower Market!  Gonna have a lot of fun with this I know!

Products Used:
Z3259 Hello & Thanks thin cuts
D1710 Playful Patterns (part of Flower Market cartidge collection!)
Z3285 Cricut Flower Market
Z2066 Gold embossing powder
Z553 Bonding Memories Glue pen
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z3293 Shimmer Brush Clear
Z891 Versamark

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What a fun day was had ...

Recently had a few of the ladies over and we had some fun ... using Ornate Blossoms  stamps and Thin Cuts from the Seasonal Expressions 2 (retires August 31st - do not wait until the end, things will start selling out the closer that date gets) and a white gel pen to colour on Kraft paper ... 

This was mine (inspired from Pinterest I think, will link when I find it again) ...


and then, because it is more fun to make it your own way, this was RW's ...


and this was CB's ...

Lots of great creations :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Oh my goodness, it's almost the end of July and where have I been!

Stamp of the Month is a fun set, called From the Notebook, don't forget to check out my Pinterest page to see some awesome samples created with this great set - I keep uploading them as I find them!

July Promotion - if you've been thinking about becoming a Consultant, now is the time to join up.

Sadly, this is the last month for the current Annual Inspirations catalogue so if there are items you are wishing to purchase, don't wait, only a few days left!  Also check out the retiring items list ... note prices are also going up slightly so best to buy before Aug 1st as well.

Exciting new Annual Inspirations catalogue will be live online on August 1st.  If you'd like a paper version, let me know soon and I'll get one to you.  Or you can order it from my website, August 1st.

I think that's it - have a great day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

We Owl Will Miss You

Hellooooo!  Sorry for the break, life just gets in the way at times!

Here is a card made recently - it uses retired stamp sets but thought I'd show you anyway since many of you may have those sets and are looking for something to do with them or have similar stamps.

D1585 Lollydoodle
D1548 Whooo's Your Valentine
A1182 Etched Alphabet
B1450 Owls
Memento Black ink
Cocoa ink
Champagne ink
various ShinHan markers
foam tape

Have a great day!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Seasonal Expressions 2

A new video from CTMH highlighting the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogue - lots of fun items!  Items will only be available until the end of August so don't wait to place your order and start having some fun creating with all your new goodies!

Let me know if you'd like to place an order - my next order is going in next week - or you can place an order 24/7 from my website and have it delivered right to your front door!

Have a great day!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Best Wishes

Another new set from the new Seasonal Expressions catalogue with matching thin cuts make life so much easier - sometimes you just don't want to fussy-cut!

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

You Have an Awesome ...

This was a fun card that I got to make at a recent CTMH event, held at the end of April in Vancouver.  A van-full of us went over to Richmond and spent the day having fun & learning with the other consultants and also getting to know each other better as well - a day well spent!  I'll post some of the other projects from the event in future posts.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Happy June!

June is here and hopefully some more frequent sunshine will come too!  Our rhodo's have already bloomed and gone as have my Cala Lilies and my daisies are up and blooming already - it's been a great spring :)

Here is our wonderful Stamp of the Month, The Long Way Home - there is already lots of fun artwork on Pinterest, check it out!

June is also Flash Sale Month ... during the month of June, CTMH is offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend! Check back each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from at various discount levels and price points, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last!

I hope to have some artwork up in the next couple of days.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 30, 2016

End of the Month Updates

Well I don't know where May went but there you have it, it's here!

Last call for the Stamp of the Month Celebrate with Cake, the Album sale and the gorgeous Happy Times National Scrapbooking Month promotion - don't miss out, particularly on the Happy Times paper and stamp set!  Love, love, love!


Campaign Image

Happy Times

Please contact me if you'd like a copy of the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogue which will be live until the end of August.

The retirement list is out - let me know if you'd like to see what's going so that you don't miss out - it's while supplies last so don't hesitate!

And lastly, lots of fun stuff in the Clearance section of the website - check it out!

Have a great day!

You are Fabulous!

Gosh look at that, end of May!  Yikes!

Anyway, as soon as I saw the flamingo's in the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogue - I simply had to have them!

Here is my first card (and it won't be my last!)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Happy Times Happy Birthday!

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend a CTMH event put on for it's consultants and we had a mini-card swap.

This is the card that I made for the swap (inspired from here), using the Happy Times stamp set that is only available this month!  I'm not huge on flower sets but I can see this one getting a ton of use!  I will show what I received back from the swap in another post!

Scallop Border Punch
Memento Black ink
Saffron, Fern, Cotton Candy and Pomegranate inks
M1144 Bitty Birthday (new!)
CC1064 Happy Times (new!)
White Daisy cardstock

Enjoy this lovely day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Retirement!

Sure wish it was me but my turn will eventually come ... in the meantime I get to make some fun cards in whatever time I can get in!  

This one uses the stamp set Happy Times which is only available for the month of May!  I don't usually go for the flower stamp sets but I'm lovin' this one so far!  And better news, it comes with a complimentary paper pack which is gorgeous!  You can get it for free with a qualifying $70 order or for $17.75 to purchase outright.  The stamp set is $21.25 and is a not to miss set!

Memento Black ink
Cotton Candy ink
Fern ink
Whisper ink
Saffron ink
CC1064 Happy TimesC1494 Card Word Puzzle - retired
spokes are from the baby carriage image cut from an Artfully Sent card
Pink Enamel Gems
3D Foam Tape

Have a happy day!

Monday, May 2, 2016

May SOTM Celebrate with Cake

A wee little card using the May SOTM, Celebrate with Cake!

It is 3x3 so can be used as a gift tag or a card.

Have a fun day!

Friday, April 29, 2016

New Ways to Use Embossing Folders and end of month reminders

Give this a watch, I love learning something new, don't you?!  And maybe this will be new to you!

End of April is upon us so don't forget, Apr 30th is last day to order from Seasonal Expressions 1 - most things are retiring in it; for Studio J, the program is retiring; and for the Stamp of the Month, Life in Pictures.  You can order 24/7 from my online website.

If you would like a copy of the new Seasonal Expressions 2, that will be live on May 1st, let me know.

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sympathy Card

This year has been just awful for people passing away ... I love this set C1524 Words of Comfort (retired), for this type of card, card was inspired from Pinterest (will link when I find it again) ... I used Desert Sand ink, the Corner Rounder punch, the Art Philosophy cartridge and Design Space for the label, misc black bling from Michaels and the Stylized Flower embossing folder from Provocraft.  Also used a white gel pen to colour in the flowers which were stamped in Desert Sand.

Have a thoughtful day and hug the ones you love!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Watercolouring Fun with My Anchor

Playing around with some watercolouring for the background using our wonderful watercolours and brushes.  I also used My Anchor and the My Anchor Thin Cuts (retiring Apr 30th), Pacifica ink, Saffron ink, 3D foam tape. Sentiment is from Teacher Appreciation D1612 (retiring July 31st).  This is a 4x4" card, using White Daisy cardstock.

Have a fun day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Regatta I Just Love Card

Loved this card when I saw it so of course had to make it ... it is part of the Regatta Workshop Your Way, using the Regatta paper, My Anchor stamp set and My Anchor Thin Cuts ... all set to retire this month  :(  I love this set and papers and am sorry to see them go.

I also used mini-glue dots to attach the White/Gold Ribbon and 3D foam tape to attach the large heart to the card.  Inks used:  Pomegranate, Flaxen and Sapphire. All CTMH except for the red paper.

I can see using this layout with other papers and stamp sets in the future!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Out of All the Mom's in the World ...

The beginnings of a project ... using Memento Black Ink, Ruby ink, Honey ink, Liquid Glass, B1509 My Mother (retiring Apr 30th) ... haven't worked out the final use yet but I love how this is turning out!  I also used our wonderful Daubers to apply the colour to the flowers.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Beloved Bouquet Happy Birthday

I used the January Stamp of the Month, Beloved Bouquet (retired) for this card.

The 'Happy Birthday' is from the May Stamp of the Month Celebrate with Cake so you are getting a tiny sneak peek!

I used various reds and greens and forgot to write them down ... I did just put away Topiary and Pear, Ruby, Pomegranate and Pixie so I strongly suspect that's what I used.  I propped up a couple of the flowers with 3D Foam tape.

Hope you managed to snag this set when it was available!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Another Stamp of the Month project, CASED from here.

Used our watercolour paints and brushes, Clear Embossing Powder and Versamark ink and Memento Black ink.  The bling is Blue Dots Enamel & Glitter Duos (Z3122).  The sentiment and camera are propped up using 3D Foam tape.  We do have watercolour paper but I was too lazy to dig it out so just used our White Daisy cardstock which works just fine.

Turned out pretty cute I think!

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April Stamp of the Month - Life in Pictures

Ok I Love Love Love this layout, using the April SOTM so I had to CASE it - I will add picture(s) to it later - haven't decided if I'll add small pictures yet but in the meantime, this will work for one 4x6 photo.  As many of you know, I'm not a huge scrap booker but this came together so quickly!  If I can do it, anyone can!  LOL!

If you want this amazing stamp set, don't forget it's only available until Apr 30th so don't miss out.  I can see that I'm gonna have some fun with this set! I also used Memento Black ink, 3D foam tape, Artiste cartridge (Design Space), White Daisy Cardstock.

Have an amazing day!

Friday, April 1, 2016

New Month Already! Happy April!

Hopefully you all are getting the same kind of weather we are at the moment - it's fantastic!

Here is our new Stamp of the Month and I can't wait to get stamping with it!

Also, if you have been thinking about maybe becoming a Consultant, CTMH is offering a great special this month, Baby I'm Worth It, check it out!

One of the perks of becoming a Consultant is that you get a sneak peek of the upcoming catalogues and I gotta tell ya, you're gonna love it!  You can see it live May 1st.  If you'd like a paper copy, get in touch with me and I'll hook you up later this month.  Or if you place an order once it goes live, I believe you will get a paper copy included with your order.  But if you can't wait, you know where to find me :)

Off to enjoy some sunshine!

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hello Paradise - Part 2!

CTMH has created some beautiful layouts for us using this marvelous stamp set, which is only available until March 31st.  See images below.

Don't forget we also have Stampaganza happening right now until March 31st so don't wait!  (Buy two stamp sets, get one free (same size or smaller, some exclusions apply.)  

If you purchase this stamp set from me, I'll be happy to send on the recipes for all of the following layouts created using this set.

Here are the layouts for your viewing pleasure ...

Have a fabulous day!