Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Love This Boy... My Winning Layout from 2016 CTMH Convention

I was so excited to have placed in the Top 10 for this year's layout contest for Consultants at our Close To My Heart Convention in Disney World!

This is my layout...

 (I blurred out most of the journaling because it is pretty personal...)

There were certain criteria for our layout submissions, and there were so many wonderful layouts this year.

They made the announcement for the Top 10 at the Awards Banquet.

I won a bag full of new products, and I had to go onto the stage to receive it!  So cool!

So, who's coming with me next year???

I would love to have you join my team so we can do all of this fun stuff together!

Love my job!  :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Convention Roomie Gifts

Now that Convention is over and I am back home from an extended stay in Disney World, I can share the gifts I made for my Convention roommates.

I think they liked them.  ;)

Edited to add:  Here is the link to the same Mini Album I made, but where I used 6x6 kraft cards and envelopes for the pages.  For this mini album I just used 6x6 pieces of kraft cardstock for the pages.

Happy creating!  :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Seriously, what are you waiting for???

I have been an Independant Consultant with Close To My Heart for 11 years this August, which that alone speaks volumes about this wonderful company.

This is truly a company with Heart!

You really should consider joining this company, as there is so much opportunity for you to share your love of crafting, as well as so much more.

So please consider joining my team, and we will learn and grow together in creativity and in business.

Below is a little information on how to you can get started today!

Early Bird Sign-Up Special in July

New Consultants who sign up during July will receive their choice of a new Fundamental paper packet* bundled together with its coordinating Complements FREE—and that’s in addition to the $60 CAD in Select Product Credit they get for signing up! This Early Bird Special is an excellent opportunity for those that simply can’t wait to get their hands on the exciting new products coming in Annual Inspirations 2016–2017 idea book.
*Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion.
Dates: Offer valid July 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – July 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

The New Consultant Kit costs only $95 and it is valued at over $240 in retail value!

And don't forget that you also get an additional $60 in SPC (Select Product Credit) to use towards purchasing more new products, including the newest stamps, paper packets, and cardstock colours.

That is terrific value!


  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 6½" (Y1010, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 1" × 3½" (Y1002, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 2" (Y1003, qty 1)
  • Non-Stick Microtip Scissors (Z1836, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 1)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1 pack of 25)
  • Annual Inspirations Idea Book (WC1171C, qty 5)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 (WCS1163C, qty 5)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1167, qty1)
  • Fundamentals Sampler (W1170, qty 1)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1144, qty 1)
  • A Little Love – Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2035, qty 3)
  • Gathering Invitations (W1129, qty 1 pack of 25)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1 pack of 50)

After you have joined as a Consultant, you will have the awesome opportunity to earn the following items (shown below) in the first 90 days (in 30 day increments) as part of the Straight to the Top program...  and it is soooo doable!

Then, once you have reached your Straight to the Top goals in the first 90 days, you automatically earn this Large Organizer as a bonus, full of the following products and valued at $175 in retail value!

CONTENTS OF THE large organizer INCLUDE:

  • Z1859 Foam Mat
  • Z679 Liquid Glass
  • Z1471 Ruler
  • Z1380 Spray Pen
  • Z2046 Piercing & Embossing Tool Kit
  • Z1207 Rub & Remove Eraser
  • Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
  • Z726 Sponge Daubers
  • Z1297 Edge Distresser
  • Z1279 Versamat™
  • Z1382 Tweezers
  • Z1795 Quilling Tool
  • Z1912 Corner Rounder
  • 1779 My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner Refill
  • Z3120 Marker Roll-Up
  • Z334 12" X 12" Paper Organizer

You can check out my website online and take a look around.

So how about it, are you ready for some fun???

It really is easy to JOIN.  :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Birthday Shaker Card

I hadn't ever tried making a shaker card before, so this turned out pretty good for a first try.

If I say so myself.  Haha.

(Inspired by this card by Lisa Kind.)

You may be wondering about the yellow patterned paper?  

I used an old retired CTMH stamp set called Two-Step Backgrounds and Canary ink to stamp it.

The beautiful flowers are from the current Hawaiian Hibiscus stamp set, and coloured in with re-inkers by spritzing the watercolor paper with water first before adding the colours with a waterbrush.

The pink and purple sequins are also old retired CTMH products from quite a few years back.

Feels good to use up some of my old stuff and make it new!

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Watercolor paper; White Daisy CS
Stamps:  Hawaiian Hibiscus, Celebrate With Cake - May SOTM, Two-Step Backgrounds - retired
Inks:  Black, Canary, Versamark
Re-inkers:  Honey, Pear, Sunset, Cotton Candy
Marker:  Cherry Pink ShinHan
Embellishments:  Gold Sequins, Bitty Sparkles, Pink and Purple sequins - retired
Dies:  Circles (SU), Pierced Circles (Spellbinders)
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Micro-tip Scissors, Waterbrush, 3D foam tape

Friday, June 10, 2016

Magical Fairytale Birthday

I am a huge fan of dies.  Love them probably too much.  lol

I have had this window die for a while now, but finally got around to using it on this card.

I used paper from the new CTMH Magical paper packet, and the castle and sentiment is from Fairytale Birthday.

I first sponged Glacier ink onto a piece of White Daisy cardstock, then stamp and heat embossed the castle with silver embossing powder.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Magical; Cranberry, White Daisy CS
Stamp:  Fairytale Birthday
Inks:  Black, Glacier, Versamark
Marker:  Carmine ShinHan
Embellishments:  Clear and Bitty Sparkles
Other:  Silver embossing powder, Hearth & Home Framelits Die (SU), 3D foam tape, Sponge

Friday, June 3, 2016

Time for a Class!!! 4 Magical Cards

It feels like forever since I have offered a card class.

And there is no time like the present!

Come and make these 4 fun Magical cards with me.

We will be using papers from the new Magical paper packet and the new Beyond Awesome stamp set, both featured in the current Seasonal Expressions catalog.
(Let me know if you need a Seasonal Expressions catalog and I can get one to you.)

I will hold this class on Wednesday, June 15th at 7-9 pm.

Cost is $20, and includes envelopes.

And if you bring someone new with you, I am offering the class to you for just $10!

Please let me know by June 12th if you would like to join in on the fun, and if you are bringing a friend.

text:  250-263-1489

Happy creating!  :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Close To My Heart FLASH Sale!!!

Join us for a new Flash Sale each weekend in June! 

News flash! During the month of June, we are offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend! Check my Online Shopping Page each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last! Bundles will be available at various discount levels and price points throughout the month, so check every weekend to see the new offerings. Remember, these discounts won’t last forever, and some will be gone in a flash, so act quickly to score the best deals! 

*Flash sale bundles will be posted each Friday at 3:00 pm (MDT) and will stay up until 3:00 pm (MDT) on the following Monday, while supplies last.

Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Big MAGICAL Adventure 6x6 Mini Album

Have you seen the new CTMH Magical Paper Packet and Magical Complements?

So fun!

About a week ago, someone contacted me for info on an old project I made back in 2012.

Looking through the pictures of my old mini made me want to make a new version, so I pulled out my Magical papers and went to work, figuring it all out by looking at the pictures of my old mini album.  (The original was given away as a gift.)

My original was a 6x6 Kraft Card and Envelope Mini Album and the "how-to" for how to make the cover out of Kraft cardstock was made using instructions from fellow CTMH Consultant, Mary Gunn.

I just happened to have a bunch of these 6x6 Kraft cards left over to use on this album.  And honestly for the inner pages, it only uses 2 cards and 2 envelopes, plus one 6x6 piece of Kraft cardstock. 

Note:  These CTMH Kraft cards and envelopes are discontinued now, but you could easily just use seven 6x6 pieces of Kraft cardstock for the inner pages.

When you open up the card page, there is room for two pages inside...

This shows the envelope page when it is opened up.  You can easily add another pull out page for even more photos.

These are the two pages inside of another card....

And here is another envelope opened up...

This last page has a pull out photo mat nestled in an envelope pocket.

Now I can't wait to fill this mini with pictures from our upcoming trip.  : )

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Papers:  Magical; White Daisy, Black, Whisper, Cranberry, Kraft CS
Embellishments:  Magical Complements, Magical Sequins, Bitty Sparkles
Punches:  Scallop Border, Corner Rounder, Upper Crest Border (Fiskars), Banner (SU), 5/8" and 1" Circle (EK), Large Heart (SU), Small Heart - Heart To Heart (SU), 3" Round Tab (McGill)
Dies:  Modern Alpha Lowercase (PTI), Cloud 1 & 2 (PTI), Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics (MFT), Mini Pennant Die-namics (MFT), Mini Wavy Pennants Die-namics (MFT), Stars Framelits (SU)
Other:  Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Black journal pen, Hook & Loop Dots, Micro-tip Scissors, 3D foam tape, 1 1/2" Jump Rings, Crop-A-Dile (WRMK)


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