Wednesday, December 14, 2016


The whole idea for this wreath really blossomed from this amazing kit available from my website in January! It is national Paper Crafting month and what better way to celebrate then making a perfect succulent! I wanted to step out of the box just a little bit and throw some texture and what better way to incorporate that then a busy wreath! So there are a couple of ways to get your hands on this fabulous kit! I will go over details in a minute!

 How super are those fabulous gold letters to match the gold foliage in the wreath! What an amazing accent that makes it POP!

I threw in a few pearls to accent a bit - easy tip to attach... scatter where you want them, drizzle liquid glass over top and let dry! Make sure to put a non stick mat behind to catch the 
extra glue that may drip down. Once the glue dries you can't see it one bit! 

Every January, we celebrate National Papercrafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper! We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it—in short, we craft with it! This January, we’ll be celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home décor with the beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit. This kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base, making a welcoming décor piece for your home. Here are all the ways you and your customers can get the wreath kit!
Customers: Purchase the Welcome Home wreath kit outright for $24.25 with no qualifying purchase, OR earn it FREE with a qualifying $60 purchase.
Hostesses: Earn a FREE Welcome Home wreath kit when you host a Gathering that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards.
New Consultants: Receive a FREE Welcome Home wreath kit in your New Consultant Kit when you sign up to become a new Consultant in January.

Visit my Website in JANUARY to get your hands on this kit that has endless possibilities!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Stationary ... All a girl needs!

There is no better gift ... Handmade... Thoughtful ...Beautiful!
I don't know about ya'll but I LOVE getting handmade items! I know someone took serious time and effort into making something just for me! Creating this stationary box is a sure fire way to say "HEY YOUR GREAT" 

This set includes 3x3 cards, gift tags, 4.25x5.5 cards (that you can colour), and a note pad! How would you like to sport this cutie!

Feel free to grab this template and see what your set looks like! 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Flower Market Floral Frame

Close to my Heart has created this cartridge with quick easy beauty in mind! I can't keep it out of my cricut! With only a frame, some gems and this cartridge I was able to create this one of a kind stunning magnetic frame! 

To purchase the instructions click the "BUY NOW" Button Below

The whole guide including pictures, cutting files, and supply list will be EMAILED to you upon purchase of the supplies from my website
They are easy to follow instructions that will guide you through making your very own fabulous Floral Frame!
My CTMH peeps are welcome to order this file and use to grow their business. They can be used in workshops settings! To consultants located in Canada you have the option to pay $5 to receive the guide OR place an order of $30 on my WEBSITE and get the guide FREE! 
Consultants outside Canada can purchase the guide for $5 as a tool to build their business.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Building a business ... That is not always what it is about!

Im so excited to share with you the exclusive promotion that I am putting on for you!

 If you love crafting and wish you could find more time to do it? Make it your job by becoming a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant! Not only will you get to spend more time doing what you love, but you’ll also save money on our products with your Consultant discount, preview new products before anyone else, and meet other ladies with similar interests, all while earning money by being your own boss.

Joining is easy and affordable! Start by clicking HERE and completing the form. As part of your enrollment, you will purchase our New Consultant Kit for only $95. WOWZA that is an easy pill to swallow for so much product! Each kit includes the basic business supplies you’ll need to start your business and is valued at over $240! Along with your kit, you’ll also receive $60 in Select Product Credit that you can use to purchase more supplies of your choice! That means you basically get to join for only $35! 
Not interested in making a business out of CTMH, NOT A PROBLEM! We don't just welcome business builders, there is a place for everyone! If you are like me, I joined to get a discount on amazing products that I was using every day! I wanted to build my stash with as little money out of my pocket as possible! 
Join me and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It's the little things!

The gift that keeps on giving! I absolutely love these little books, whether it is the small Insta life albums or the mid size everyday life albums, they all hold a special place in my heart!

Check out the amazing bundles you can get for a fraction of the cost! Why not make a couple books for Christmas gifts! They are SO EASY to use they will only take a couple hours to put together! LOVE LOVE LOVE!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Don't go summer!

Well I think it is official, we have snow on the ground in Alberta and I am guessing it is here to stay. In memory of our very short summers I whipped up this page to commemorate our summer adventures! 

Uses Liquid glass, Flower market cartridge, Florence paper pack and cardstock.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Green Blue and Gold...

A color combo that is not to be resisted! Pairing these fabulous colours with a PUNCH of black sets the mood for an impactful page, not to mention that gorgeous seagrass glitter paper. What a way to use the left overs I have from the constant campaign from Close To my Heart a few months back, Happy Times. The flower Market circut cartridge makes every project pop, defiantly a GO TO cartridge.

Find it all on my website! 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

PML making your life a breeze!

I really really enjoy using PML (picture my life) cards in my layouts! I find them easy to incorporate and a simple way to embellish! Here is a layout I did with some travel PML cards from the last CTMH catalog and they matched perfectly with the NEW SWAN LAKE paper out of the holiday Expression Catalog that goes LIVE SEPTEMBER 1!! Whoop Whoop! The new catalog is so many things! For starters it is HUGE! It is almost half the size of the annual Inspirations catalog, It is filled with AMAZING holiday products, from New albums, christmas and Halloween options for paper and stamps, new PML cards, every day paper, the list goes on and on! Make sure to check it out HERE to see with your own eyes!

Some of the products I used for this layout...


Friday, August 26, 2016

A Year in Review!

It feels like it has been forever since I have posted on here, the summer has flown by! The new catalog from Close To My Heart is out and the products are amazing! So many huge changes and improvements! One of the NEW PRODUCTS that caught my eye is the NEW FLOWER MARKET Circut cartridge! All I can say is WOWZA! It is amazing! I have always been attracted to all things flowers, so this really made my heart sing! Ask my boys, I have  scrapbooked my oldest sons hockey pictures with layers and layers of flower (manly ones of course) and it turned out awesome. Maybe I will remember to post that at some point! Anyway back to the matter at hand! I was inspired to do this calendar by a similar concept that I had seen at the Close To My Heart National Convention in June. It really brought me back to the dilemma that I have had for many many years of creating a beautiful layout for the months of the calendar and then letting it go "to waste" when the calendar was finished. I thought what a great idea just to incorporate the calendar page right into the first page of a two page layout! Duh... sounds so simple and I'm sure the idea has been recreated many many times, scrapbook calendars have been around forever. I do a calendar workshop almost every year and this concept was perfect! I had so much fun doing these layouts!  Im totally in LOVE with glitter and flowers, so what a perfect combo! I loved the stark contract between the back, gold and red in the February layout. The boots in April... adorable! Sunflowers speak for themselves, such bold beauties. Wheat for September of course, for many years my father farmed and that was always harvest time! Poppies to celebrate and remember our fallen soldiers (Canadian thing) they deserve to be honoured and remembered, and who can resist a classy white poinsettia for December!  This was my very first guide and HOLY COW, what a lot of work! I'm so glad to have the support from many other consultants and people from around the WORLD. Shout out to my AU, NZ, USA CTMH sisters! You have made all my time and effort worth it! You have filled my heart with many encouraging words, support and the Close To My Heart Corperate team has been amazing in this journey! 

As you can see above, this is 24 pages of spectacular! Perfect for a gift, to show off on your own wall or for all my consultant peeps, to hold a workshop!

January packs a punch with the NEW colour of the year SEA GLASS! I am still amazed by the LACK of glitter that is all over my circut mat when I'm finished cutting out shapes. I have used competitors brands of glitter paper in the past, and this is for sure one of those occasions where once you try it you will never go back! No glittery mess!

Traditional valentines colours really work well on this page! The GOLD glitter flowers with the black cardstock overlay really highlight eloquence! 

I was a little hesitant about using the "lettered" patterned paper in this collection. I really thought that it screamed "school", but how wrong I was! It gave enough pattern to complement but didn't overwhelm this layout! It let the focus fall on the magnificent flowers and glitter!

Ahh April showers... I have always loved this saying. The boots are so stinkin cute, I would totally buy a spotted pair just like these in the real world!

Amaryllis ... the title kind of speaks for itself. Simple bends to shape the flowers combined with simple pattern paper, gave these flowers some great dimension!

This layout is a similar rendition of a layout in the annual inspiration book! Page 22-23 shows you how versatile the NEW Enchantment fundamentals are! LOVE THEM!

Found more inspiration from the Annual Inspirations idea book! That just show that these are way more then a catalog, it is filled with amazing artwork from amazing artists. I ALWAYS keep my for future inspiration, it is a great resource.

The colour combo on this reminded me very much of a retired paperback we once had named Tommy! I love to mix and match colour combos from previous paper packs. Again that is where keeping those past idea books comes in handy!

Simple, yet makes a bold statement. Cutting oversize images, hanging them over the edge and trimming is a great way to embellish your page or card!

The cocoa image on the 2nd page is actually a "container" designed to "hold" flowers on the flower market cartridge (kind like the boot idea in the April layout) so don't let your mind limit you to what the images were intended for. This made the perfect background image.

Poppy was the perfect colour for the Poppy layout. This really speaks to Canadian Remembrance Day, but is so pretty it can be used for any special moment!

Again with the SEA GLASS, I can't get enough! It pairs perfectly with peacock paper. The poinsettias (as well as all of the other flowers) has been shimmered up with the NEW shimmer pen. I comes out clear so you can accent over ANY colour to give it that WOW factor!
So that pretty much sums up the workshop, here are the details on how to get busy making your own!
The whole guide including pictures, cutting instructions, dimensions and supply list will be EMAILED to you upon purchase of the supplies from my website
They are easy to follow instructions that will guide you through making your very own calendar month by month!
My CTMH peeps are welcome to order these files and use to grow their business. They can be used in workshops settings! To consultants located in Canada you have the option to pay $30 to receive the guide OR place an order of $30 on my WEBSITE and get the guide FREE! 
Consultants outside Canada can purchase the guide for $30 as a tool to build their business. 
Email HERE for details.
Click HERE to purchase

Workshop Consumable Supply List:

Z3184 – My Creations Calendar
Z3240 - Sea Glass glitter paper
Z3238 - Gold glitter paper
Z3089 - Grey Enamel Gems
Z3274 – Clear Sparkles
Z3254 - Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack
4 Sea Glass cardstock
7 Peacock cardstock
40 White daisy cardstock ( just a note this number can be reduced by 12-15 pieces if you do not cut the white photo mats I used to show photo placement)
5 Whisper Cardstock
4 Pomegranate Cardstock
1 Juniper Cardstock
1 Slate Cardstock
6 Fern Cardstock
3 New England Ivy Cardstock
13 Black Cardstock
4 Sapphire Cardstock
1 Eggplant Cardstock
1 Thistle Cardstock
2 Poppy Cardstock
3 Gold rush Cardstock
2 Canary Cardstock
2 Saffron Cardstock
4 Cashmere Cardstock
4 Dessert Sand Cardstock
7 Cocoa Cardstock
1 Crystal Blue Cardstock

Z3285 - Flower market circuit cartridge
Z3167 - Artistry Cricut cartridge
Z2049 - Piercing and embossing Tool Kit
Z1979 – Journaling Pen
Z726 – Sponge Daubers
Z3293 - Shimmer Brush – clear
Z3132 – Watercolor paints
Z3225 – Watercolor brush medium
Z2805 – Black Ink Pad (optional for edges)
Z2814 – Cocoa Ink Pad (optional for edges)
Z3260 – Heart Thin Cuts (if you don’t want to purchase these, use image from cricut cartridge)
B1547 – Wedding Wishes (you can use any stamp that is thin to boarder the edge of mat in February)