Sunday, January 12, 2014

Spring/Summer Teaser: Picture my Life from CTMH

Who doesn't want a sneak peek into the new line of Spring/Summer product with Close to my Heart?!!  Well this is all you are going to get before February 1st (I have to spend some time getting all the NEW and exciting projects done for those posts) BUT I will make this a good one complete with a video! 

Picture my Life is a new scrapbooking line from CTMH.  It is a collection of themed cards meant to coordinate with some of our specially designed memory protectors to allow you to create albums quickly and easily! All you need to add is your photos and a journaling pen (and an album if you don't already have an extra one poking around). 
Each PML kit contains the following for only $24.95:
  • 44- 4x6 cards (they are 2-sided)
  • 78- 3x4 cards (also 2-sided)
  • 1 designed cover
  • 10 memory protectors 

SUCH a FANTASTIC DEAL!  I received some for my Christmas present as a Director and after taking some photos used them to put a video together - the video is below!  In total we have 8 different kits to chose from ( I have 6 here for you to preview).  After February 1st you can order these (In CANADA) on my website at


Remember- to order !

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Blog Product Reveal- begins February 1st!

Sketch Challenge- Scrapbook and Cards Today

We have been having some CRAZY winter weather around here- the last three days buses have been cancelled which means my kids have not gone back to school from Christmas holidays- of course they are delighted! Me, not so much! Usually for our house these days are business as usual but since one of those snow days lead to schools being closed I received a much welcomed day off too!   I managed to finish up this layout I had started the night before for the sketch that Scrapbook and Cards Magazine has released.  I LOVE the finished look.

Would you believe I used NO PATTERN paper for this layout at all!  Everything is card stock based and the inspiration for my colour selection came from the pink polka dot Washi tape I wanted to use and the teal shimmer trip I just HAD to use- it is too yummy to resist!  I looked on my pinterest colour inspiration board and found some colours that coordinated and pulled together cardstock- lagoon, Kraft, buttercup and cotton candy.  Wait I was wrong- there is one small piece of pattern paper- anyone care to guess what CTMH paper pack it is from??

The pattern paper I created was made using cotton candy card stock and the pink washi tape- I just overlapped the tape so that the polka dot's matched up to create the look of pattern paper. I love how it turned out! I also used my cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the shapes on my page- the large circle, medium scallops and small circles and scallops that make up my pennant.  I finished it off with a variety of accessories that I had built up over the last two idea books- all from Close to my Heart.

I can't tell you the stamp set yet- you will have to wait for the Idea book reveal of my blog which begins February 1st! I will be sharing 15 days of new products and artwork to launch the new book! 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Another Pajama Party with Big Picture Classes and the fantastic Stacy Julian!

Close to my Heart is doing it again! They are sponsoring a fantastic pajama party with Stacy Julian and Big Picture classes.

What is this you ask? Why this is the most fun you will even have at home in your pajamas! It is a FREE webcast that you can sign into and craft along with Stacy and her gang - all the while creating this super cute layout! There are also PRIZES to be won and who doesn't love prizes!!

In order to participate you will need to purchase the list of supplies below- some you may have and some you may still need to purchase.  I have created a link on my website for you to shop from- purchase your supplies for the party under 'pajama party' and you could also win the hostess rewards!!! 

Can this get any better! YES!! If you are the winning hostess selected I will let you select your hostess rewards out of the NEW SPRING/SUMMER IDEA BOOK!!  

Make sure you place your order ASAP so that you have all your goodies in time for all the fun! Winner of the hostess rewards will be announced on January 30th at 8 pm.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cross Stitch Wishes Blog Hop

Welcome to the stamp of the month blog hop- today we are featuring the Cross Stitch Wishes stamp set!  If you have come from Michelle's blog then you are on the correct path.  To see this stamp set you can follow this link to view it.

I had to think out of the box for this stamp set - and since New Year's Eve is today I am always 'stuck' on gold and party thoughts! I used the stamp set on the large heart and on the three small hearts- you cannot see them as I then turned them into a scalloped border to the right of my photos.  I also added one of the arrows and stamped it in colonial white pigment ink (I love how it looks agains the black paper).

Here are some close up photos.  Since my photos were of my daughter all dressed up like a diva (on a day she was very sick but she wanted to go visit Santa)- I decided to play up the diva-flair with the use of gold.  For this I used some of the Washi tape the comes in the cloud nine card kit (this is a special during the month of January) and I also used a generous amount of our gold glitter paper.  The images in glitter paper are cut from our art booking cartridge and the heats from the stamp set are from the artiste cartridge.  

Now hop on over to Michelle Jones blog!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cloud Nine Card Kit- January starts the year off right!

I was lucky to receive my Cloud Nine card kit the other day- as consultant's we can purchase these specials early so that we can create and share with our customers.  I LOVE this one! Enough to make 10 cards- the instructions are included.  You receive paper, card bases and enveloped, die cuts, an exclusive stamp set, durables accessories,  gold polka dot washi tape and teal shimmer trim! SOOOOOOO much goodness!!!

Check out the cards below and how to qualify to receive yours in January!

To get your Cloud Nine card kit in January you can:
  • spend $35 in January and receive the kit for $15 (retail value of the kit is $46)
  • Become a consultant in January and when you place your first $300 in sales you will receive this kit for FREE!

visit my website in January or message me

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

25 Days of Handmade Gifts: Day 25, Decor Advent Calendar

Today is bittersweet- the last day of our 25 days of handmade gifts ( a big sigh of relief on turning these projects out) but also sad as it has been such fun!!  The only thing keeping me happy is that any day now I will be receiving the new SPRING IDEA BOOK and will be planning a big blog reveal for February 1st!!! So excited for new product, new projects and spring!!!

This beauty of an advent calendar mixes a few different items- 
Black Decor Frame
Sparkle and Shine paper
Sparkle and Shine assortment
Sparkle and Shine Washi tape
Magical Day stamp set
Cricut Artiste

I cut all my cute little boxes using the Artiste and added the numbers to the front- I mixed up what i did with them in terms of ink colour, glitz or shimmer trim.  I added the tissue paper to make it feel more like a present for my kids- this year instead of adding gifts to each box we will be revealing a family activity OR something that we can do for someone else- a different spin but one I think will be fun and important for my children!

If you are in Canada and want to order any of the items you have seen please visit my website

Be sure to return to my blog regularly! Although this 'activity' is done there will be lots of see over the next few weeks and even more come February 1st!