Saturday, December 31, 2011

Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book Open House

So it is time to start thinking about the new Idea Book being released from Close To My Heart! Let me tell you ... it has been the talk all month on the CTMH boards! We've all been very excited to receive our new Idea Books! It took a few days, but mine arrived! And I still can't get over how many great new stamps and products are in it!

Now, don't forget ... we still have one more month with the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book! So make sure you've gotten all the products you want from that one! Some things will disappear February 1st with the release of the new Idea Book! You still have one month left to get any of the stamps from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book! So if you didn't see them, let me know and I'll get you hooked up with a book! Also don't forget ... As of January 1st 2012, our prices will decrease to match the prices for the US! So what you order from the Autumn/Winter 2011 book will be a bit cheaper than it shows!

This time is going to be my first big to do with the Idea Book release! I'm planning an Open House on Saturday, January 28th from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. What this means is that I'm inviting you all over to get a glimpse at the new products before they go live on February 1st! How exciting is that!

By coming to the Open House, you will automatically receive your very own copy of the Idea Book to take home with you! I'm going to have some products on display so that you can see how wonderful CTMH products truly are! Basically this day is just to get together and have some fun! There is going to be a Grand Prize Drawing as well!

You will automatically be entered into the Grand Prize drawing, simply for attending. There are several other ways to enter the Grand Prize drawing, and therefore increase your odds of winning. You will…
• Receive 1 entry when you RSVP “Yes” by Thursday, January 26th
• Receive 1 entry for every $10 you spend the day of the Open House.
• Receive 2 entries for each friend you bring (or referred) to the Sneak Peak Party.
• Receive 5 entries when you complete the Open House scavenger hunt.
• Receive 5 entries for each class you sign up for (prepayment is required).
• Receive 10 entries…a FREE gift*…and a FREE SOTM* (of your choice) when you book and host your own Home Gathering.
• Receive 10 entries when you join a monthly club.
• Receive 15 entries when you join CTMH, as well as over $280 of products for only $99! *Received at your Home Gathering.

So make sure you RSVP for the Open House! I can't wait to reveal the fantastic new products to you all!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rock the Block

Get an exclusive E-size stamp set and the My Creations® Collage Cubes for just $15 with your qualifying purchase!

JOIN THE CRAZE! When you place a minimum order of $25 from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book*, you can get two new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set. That’s a retail savings of almost $30! You're going to love the Collage Cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set, which work together for interactive, 3-D fun.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Last Days for December Stamp of the Month

Hey all, so with December coming to a close, there is just a few days to get this fabulous stamp set!

So don't miss out on this promotion!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dry Erase Board

So a fellow consultant posted a couple pictures of her idea on a Dry Erase Board. I loved the ide, Ao I had to put it to the test and create one for myself! This is my take on the Dry Erase Board!
Now this is really simple to make! I used a 11"x14" frame for mine, but you could use any size that you wanted to! I'm setting up a Workshop for this project, so if you would like to take part, let me know!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Wishes

So the last few days of November are upon us! Wow is all I have to say about that! But don't let the coming of December throw you from getting in on the Holiday Wishes stamp set! This stamp set has quickly become a favorite of mine for Christmas cards! WOW is all I can say! So make sure that you take advantage of this special!

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets* between November 1–30, you can add a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s a significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. You may buy one Holiday Wishes stamp set for every $25 in qualifying stamp sets* you purchase. As a creative bonus, many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun! Now making holiday cards and gifts is Faster, Simpler and Easier! To place your order today click on the photo of this set on your left or contact me directly. *Stamp of the Month, K-size customized name stamps, Cricut® Art Philosophy collection, and Workshops on the Go™ kits do not count toward a qualifying purchase. Tax and shipping apply.

So make sure that you check out the Idea Book and take advantage of this fantastic deal!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sonoma WOTG Part 2

So I created the second set of pages for this workshop! I really love the colours and can't wait to post more and more with them!

Ok, here is the second page! I've got two more pages just about complete! I'm just waiting to get some more of the cardstocks so that I can continue to create!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

CTMH - Somona WOTG

Hey all! So this kit is going to be my absolute favorite! I'm going to create my entire wedding album with this paper packet!

This is the Workshop that I tried to have on the 17th of September, but due to slow shipping and incompatible days of getting together ... LOL ... it is finally happening tomorrow! I got anxious though and put my first two pages together. I'll be posting the next two pages soon enough!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

CTMH You and Me Kit

This was the You and Me kit that Close To My Heart had. It was a great kit to create and the proceeds went to a great cause! Do you remember all the flooding, tornados and storms across the United States? Well proceeds from this kit went to help out those in need!

I had fun creating this kit! Now all I have to do is add my photos!

Hope you like the outcome!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Close To My Heart Consultant

So I did it!

I signed up to be a consultant for Close To My Heart! I'm looking forward to really getting involved with this company! I love the products and I love the fact that they make scrapbooking easy for even a beginner! I remember how daunting it was for me when I first started out! I was always asking if I was doing it right ... LOL ... I have since learned that there is NO WRONG WAY to scrapbooking or card making!

Being a consultant will allow me to share my love of being creative with all my friends and family!

I'm in the process of setting up an on-going Workshop club :) Each month we will each choose a Workshop On The Go and have fun creating either the cards or the scrapbook layouts ... or each :) My first one is set up for July 24th! Timing just didn't allow it to be sooner unfortunately :(

But yeah ... I will post more often on here and really get this blog going with my creations! I plan to make this active in every sense of the word! So please keep your eyes open for new stuff :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Multi Purpose Card

This card can be used for so many different occasions. I really love the Lovely As A Tree stamp set!

Thank You

Here's a Thank You card we made at the Stamp A Stack! I'm just trying to show them all the different techniques you can use to creat some really great effects!

Different Approach

Here is a different approach to the Build A Blossom stamp and punch set!

Build A Blossom

I really loved this stamp set :) This is another card that we made in the Stamp A Stack.


I love this stamp and I've never had a chance to use it! Until now! This card was one in my second Stamp A Stack!


Hey all ... I know it's been awhile ... This is a card I made last night for a guy friends birthday coming up! Hope you like it!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Second Stamp-A-Stack

So I've got my second stamp a stack coming up! We had so much fun with the first one that I decided to get my second one going right away!

This one is going to happen on February 19th and I took some feedback from everyone! We will be doing 18 cards in total! There will be 6 designs with 3 cards being made for each! This way they can still have fun creating from the designs!

I've been slow to get to the punch with the designs, but I do have 2 done! 4 more to go ... LOL ... this time I'm not setting any specific types, I'm going to let them go a bit nuts and decide to have birthday or thank you or what ever! This way, they have a little more creative control and I'm showing them that they are creative, even if they think that they aren't!

I'm so glad that I decided to do this! I'm having fun while they are having fun! I'm learning new things because I'm looking for new techniques and designs to show them! I'm also getting some great cards designed for my own personal collection!

So keep checking back to see more! I may not update every day, but I will update for anyone out there that is reading!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


This is a birthday card that I threw together for a friends birthday!


Thank You Card

I love this card! I started off by going for the technique where you stamp on dark paper and then colour it in with pencil crayons, but I loved the way the white looked on this, so I left it as is!

Birthday Card

Ok, so this was a design more for a female birthday card, but it could be used for males as well! As you can tell, I'm learning as I go!

Valentine's Card

This was another one of my Stamp A Stack designs. I'm not a big Valentine's card person, so I really didn't know where to go with it. Either way, I still had fun making it!

Masculine Birthday Card

So this was one of the designs for my first Stack A Stamp! I seen a few designs like this one and I thought I would try my hand at it. I love this tree because you can use it for so many different types or cards!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 15th Stamp A Stack

So the day is drawing closer ... LOL

I'm happy to say that I've decided on 5 designs and 4 of each design! It's been fun getting everything ready for this event! I can't wait for the event so that I can say my first one is over! I'm also happy to say that I've got 5 people set to come for sure! This venture is going to take off great!

I hope to get some pictures of the designs I've made for the event. I'd like to document each step I take and each card I make. This way I can keep track of what I'm doing right and what I will need to work on for future events. So stay tuned to see my creations!