Friday, 31 August 2012

September is Upon us, and Autumn is just around the corner....

I just love the cool breeze blowing through my windows, the last day of August means the end of summer, and the beginning of Autumn and back to school.  Woo hoo, my oldest is starting Grade 3, and with new school pictures, I'll be using the Scholastic Workshop to save those memories.

To order this Workshop or any CTMH Workshop visit my website!

When placing your order, once you reach $50 you then qualify to add our Stamp Of The Month for only $5.

Don't forget my about my Open House coming up on September 16, if you need directions please email me at  I have a door prize valued at over $50 and we will be making a creative project and have some games and laughs.

Also coming up in September, I will be participating in a Cross Canada Blog Hop.  We will be starting on the East Coast and working our way out West.  I hope you will hop along with us.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Christmas Tree Ornaments

So when making my ornament for the blog hop I participated in on Saturday, I thought about other shapes that could possibly work too.  I chose a snowflake and a star.  I really like how they turned out, and I think I will make some to give as gifts this year.

I used the retired Dreamin' paper, and cut the star at 3 1/2" and the heart at 2 1/2", the snowflake was cut at 3".  Each ornament has 6 pieces folded in half and then glued using Liquid Glass.  The ribbon is some that I had on hand, and the pins used as just stick pins with the little pearl ontop.

I used the Art Philosophy cartridge, which is exclusive with Close to my Heart.  If you are interested in this cartridge or the NEW Artiste, you can purchase them from my website, buy cricut cartridges here!

If you like these ornaments, please leave a comment, and I would love for you to join my group of scrappers and friends.  Once I reach 100 in my group I plan on holding a Huge Blog Candy Contest!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Happy 84th Birthday Nannie Jean

Today we celebrated my husbands grandmother's birthday.  She is 84 years young today.  So I made a card from us, but my 8 year old likes to create cards too, and so I gave her some of my pieces that I had pre-cut and let her put it together herself.

Made by Jaymee Stewart

So this top card is my daughters creation, and this next one is what I came up with.

Why is it that you can never get everyone looking at the same time?

Saturday, 25 August 2012

AP & Artiste Blog Hop

Welcome to CTMH AP & Artiste Blog Hop. We are a group of CTMH Cosultants who love paper crafting (well most of us) and will be show casing Our Amazing Creations from Art Philosophy & Artiste along they way.  If you are visiting from Debbie's blog then you are in the right place, if not, please go and start from the beginning at

My project, this heart ornament, is cut using the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  The heart is cut and 3 3/4.  There are 12 pieces, and they were then folded in half.  I then used some ribbon I had on hand and a corsage pin.  Using Liquid Glass I adhered each piece to the next until I had half a heart, then I glued in the pin, and then the rest of the folded hearts.  The paper used here is from the retired Dreamin' Paper Packet.  I just really liked the brown and blue paper together.

Thank you for visiting my blog and if you like this simple heart ornament and would like to purchase the Art Philosophy Cartridge or Artiste Cartridge you can shop now on my website, shop here!

Your next stop on this blog hop is Sandra.  Happy hopping.

Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Easy Instructions for using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Close to my heart has a new inspirational video, it's easy instructions for using the NEW Artiste Cartridge. If you haven't ordered yours yet, you can shop online at my website, buy Artiste or Art Philosophy.

In this video you will see how easy it is with the new instruction booklet for cutting and  assembling your 3D items.  From boxes, bags, flowers and cards, the possibilities for creating are endless.

So what will you create with your new Artiste Cartridge?  A card, a flower, a decorative box......

But the learning doesn't stop there, below you will see how you can use one item at one size, but enlarge it and it has a new use.  One item resized fits all.....

Happy creating.......

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Wishing you Congrats

My best friend just recently got engaged and will be getting married next August and I wanted to create a simple congratulations card to send to her and her new finance.  I had been playing around with some cuttlebug folders and came up with this.

I inked the actual folder before embossing with Blush Ink, then trimmed it down to place on the card.  Then from the For You Stamp Set I took the sentiment Wishing you Congrats and stamped that on a piece of White Daisy CS.  I took some ribbon and dyed it using the Blush Ink.  I thought it was missing something, so I then added 4 Sparkles.  I think it fits the card design just right.

So congratulations Jennifer and Leam!

Monday, 20 August 2012

CTMH NEW Double Alcohol -Based Exclusive Inks® Marker Set and Harvest Banner

One of the new items that CTMH introduced in the New Autumn/Winter Idea Book is the Double Alcohol-Based Exclusive Inks®  Marker Set.  It features the base color and then either a lighter or darker shade in the same color.  This makes layering your colors and blending go to another whole level of intensity, you can still achieve the subtle look, or you can go BOLD.

In this latest CTMH video you will see exactly how you can achieve that bold look you might be looking for with just a few simple steps.

If you are interested in purchasing these markers or any other CTMH products, you can shop online at my website, Shop NOW!

If you are interested in hosting a gathering which can earn you FREE product, please contact me at  

Friday, 17 August 2012

Pretty in Pink

Whew, baby is down for her nap, so it meant I could finally take some pictures to load of my new Pink Cards that I've recently created.  It's been a busy day, did a load of laundry, entertained my 3 kids, played some games, drew some pictures.  I also was able to get some prep work done for next month's card club and my open happy to have gotten that done.

So today has been okay on the productive level, but I wanted to share with you my newest creations.  So without further ado, here they are.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Today is the kickoff for "It's Your Day"

Today marks the start of National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is celebrating by offering a Double D-Size Stamp Set for only $5 when you have an order totaling $35.   This Stamp Set has it all, and with a value of $35.90, you are doubling the value of your order.

This Stamp Set is available now until September 30th.  It has nearly 50 hot new images to double your stamping fun....and capture the everyday moments that happen in your life.

Also, if you have been considering becoming a consultant, don't wait any longer, join now.  When you do, you can also get a FREE Damask Tote Bag along with your Kit.  There are 2 kits to choose from, the Essentials Kit for $49, a value of $130, or the Master's Kit of $99, a value of $280.

The Tote bag, is while supplies last, and there are only 38% join my team today; Creators with HeART

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

SPECIAL!!! While Supplies Last, Incredible Prices


Some of our retired products can now be found in the While Supplies last, and for really low prices! How low you ask, how about a 12" x 12" Quick pic album for $2.00

This album retailed at $9.95.  What a steal!

This is great, retailed for $9.95 now $3.50, and that is just a few, Stickease are $1.00, and there are a few different packets to choose from.

Shop online now on my website, before they are gone.

Monday, 13 August 2012

My Acrylix Stamps / National Stamping Month

Do you love My Acrylix Stamps?

If you answered YES to that, then I have a promotion for you!

When you place an order of $35 you can purchase this double D-Size My Acrylix Stamp Set for only $5.
To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering a new double stamp set!  You can get the exclusive  My Acrylix®  It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—with trendy images that capture the flavor of your day-to-day activities, errands, and musings—the little things that make up who you are and are worth remembering and sharing!  With a retail value of $35.90, this set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase.  Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new It’s Your Day double stamp set!

But that's not  all, don't forget that when you place a $50 order, you can purchase our Stamp Of The Month Baroque Borders for only $5.

Did I forget to mention, that if you host a party in August with me, I'll give you a FREE Workshop On The Go, that is a value of $29.95.  Plus if you party has orders totaling $150 or more you get even more FREE product.  What are you waiting for?  Call me today to book your party, 446-5439.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Weekend of decluttering and Consultant Perks

Hello all, I hope you have all had a great weekend!  Mine has been about decluttering and organizing the kids toys.  So far we have a bag to sell at our yard sale this weekend, and a bag of donations, and 1/4 bag of toys that can be thrown out(broken).  We've only just hit the living room so far, but will add to our piles once our oldest has gone to her grandmothers. She doesn't like to part with things, so having her home is not an option.

So since I have been busy with the home decluttering, I haven't had a chance to really create anything, however, I have gotten a little prep work done for card club, and my open house.  It's amazing how much you can get done once the kids are in bed.

I wanted to stop my cleaning to take a moment to show you one of the perks with being a consultant with Close To My Heart. Noreen Petty just completed her Shopping Spree at the CTMH Warehouse that she won for recruiting 5 new consultants to her team.  Check out the video and see what she grabbed in 3 minutes.

So, along with all the benefits that we have as consultants, CTMH also acknowledges us for all the other things we do.

Yours FREE when you sign up, while supplies last

Essentials Kit $49 (worth over $130)

Masters Kit $99 (worth over $280)
If you are interested in becoming a consultant you can join my team   Creators With Heart.  In doing so you will receive a Damask Tote Bag for FREE while supplies last, only 45% left.  To become a consultant you only need to apply online, and the fee is now only $49 for the Essentials kit, which contains $130 worth of product.  The Masters Kit is $99 and has over $280 worth of product.  The Tote Bag is yours to keep with both kits.  So, even if you only want the kit to start off your new hobby, or you are wanting to start your own business.....we have something for  you.

Thursday, 9 August 2012


Today is my husbands 37th birthday.  My daughter decided since mommy is making cards, she wanted to as well, so with some guidance and a little help from mommy, she made this Super card for her daddy.

We used Fanfare paper, and the Super Powers Stamp set, as well as the Happy Birthday folder with the Cuttleug.

Then mommy had to make a card for daddy too.  I also used the Fanfare paper to create my card.

Then while I was in my creative mode, I dug out the card box and decided I would cover it and make an 8 card matching set.  I covered it in Sophia paper, and used a few Stickease embellishments to finish it off, and the edges I then distressed with Blush Ink to camouflage the box.

I really like how my first card box turned out, the inserts are not glued to the bottom so that once all the cards are used, the recipient has the option to remove them, and use the box for whatever they choose.  Below you will find the matching cards.  I made a total of 8, 2 of each design.

The Sophia paper is not available anymore, but we do have some super cute new paper packets that would make equally awesome cards.  To check out the new paper packets, check out the products here!  If you want to place an order you can do so online at the same location, or you can host a gathering which will earn you FREE product.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Information on my First Workshop, Scholastic / My Family Reunion Weekend

First thing on my list of things to do today was to fill you all in on the workshop I'm having on October 5th.  Yes I know it's so far away...but with thinking of back to school and picking up Jaymee's school supplies I can't wait to do the Scholastic Workshop.  It is a school themed workshop that I think fits perfectly with BACK TO SCHOOL.

Scholastic Workshop

There are two 2-page layouts that we will be making, with the option of adding on the bonus project.  Below you find images of these layouts and the bonus project.

Bonus Project

The bonus project is optional.  To register for this workshop please call or email me, and let me know if you are adding the bonus project on. The workshop price is $29.95 before s/h & taxes, making the main project $45.94, if you add on the bonus project it will make it $61.87 with taxes and S/H.

However if you order it through me, you only pay the taxes, making the main workshop only $37.00 taxes, and if you add the bonus project on it makes is $55.00.

To make the workshop and bonus project at home you would also need to add:


My Acrylix® Field Trip Alphabet

Ruby Exclusive Inks® Pad

Saddle Exclusive Inks® Pad


Sanding Kit

Corner Rounder

3-D Foam Tape

2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block

2" × 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block

2" × 6 1/2" My Acrylix® Block

That would bring your total before taxes & s/h to $126.85, and after to $160.46.  

To join my workshop you can email me at, or call me at (902)446-5439.
To place an online order visit my website:order online

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Showcase Day

Today is Showcase Day, it is where I feature some of my customers own creations using some CTMH products.  Whether it is a stamp, paper or the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  

Using  Miracle Paper

Using Believe Paper

This next 2 projects are created by Gina Veinotte.

Using Cardstock in Ponderosa Pine and some Sparkles

Using Fanfare Paper and Art Philopsophy
I love how the girls have used Quilling in some of their designs.  The colors work well together, and they should be proud of their projects.

This last project is by one of my good friends Tammy. I'm proud to support her in the Run for the Cure.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Becoming a Consultant, what it means

So you're thinking about signing up to be a consultant, but what does that mean......well, it means that you are now able to start a business doing something that you love.  Creating scrapbook layouts or cards, as well as other projects, even if you are just a newbie, CTMH teaches you stamping techniques, basic scrapbooking all in our Training Academy.  There are creative courses and business courses that will earn you a Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree and a PhD with Close To My Heart.

Still not sure if scrapbooking is something you want to invest in.  How much are you spending on your scrapbooking and creative projects?  What if you could get that at a discount, and earn FREE product at the same time?

Well let's start with the NEW Essentials Consultant kit....for just $49 you will get over $130 worth of product. What's included.


  • Read Me First Letter
  • Current Idea Book (qty. 3)
  • Hostess Order Forms (W122/W122C, qty. 5)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101/W101C, qty. 5)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Autumn/Winter 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1115)
  • My Acrylix® Nature's Delight Petite Perks™ Stamp Set (W2023)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Avonlea Kit (G1045)
  • Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes (X7155C)
  • My Creations® Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322)
  • Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet (Z1777)
  • Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2173)
  • My Acrylix® Glamour Lowercase Stamp set (D1522)
  • My Acrylix® Perfect Fit — Frames Stamp Set (D1527)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
  • 2" × 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)

Also you can even get more product if you purchase the Master kit for only $99, which is over $280 worth of product.


Everything in the Essentials kit PLUS:
  • Current Idea Books (qty. 7 more)
  • You Are Welcome Here Recruiting Brochures (W1151) (qty. 25)
  • The Rewards come Now Hostess Brochures (W1150) (qty. 25)
  • 5 Studio J® Layouts (redeem within 3 months, not shown)
  • Studio J Brochures (W111/W111C) (qty. 5)
  • Hostess Order Forms (W122/W122C) (qty. 20 more)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101/W101C) (qty. 20 more)
  • Petite Perks™ Nature’s Delight Incentive Stamp Set (W2023) (qty. 4 more)
  • Cello Bags (W1152) (qty. 25)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories® Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Marker Set (Z2434)
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.

Don't forget that when you sign up in August you also get this beautiful Damask Tote Bag for FREE, a value of $50.

Have you been keeping track, so for $99, you get a total now of $330 worth of product.  That is $230 FREE, and that's not all.....

Close To My Heart offers New Consultants an incentive program called Straight To The Top (STTT).  This means that in the first month if you get sales totaling $300 they will give you $25 in FREE product.  Then, if you reach $1200 with in 3 months of your anniversary start date they will give you another $75 in FREE product.  Not to mention that you earn commission on every order.

Have you been adding that up, so you've now earned a total of $330 worth of FREE product, plus your commission.   How much commission you earn is up to you, are you in this for the discounted product and the FREE product, or do you want to make this your business?

Either way, I'm here for you to help you get started in your new venture, whether it is a new business or just a hobby.  To join my team Creators With HeART, click on the tab at the top of the page Join my Team, or join here!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Patterns From the Heart

I'm so very excited to show you a new inspirational video from Close To My Heart.  This video is showing a new layout design from our new How-To-Book Make It From Your Heart which features 16 two-page layouts, 2 single-page layouts, and 12 different card patterns.  Click the link below.

Patterns From the Heart

This publication highlights all new artwork, techniques, and color palettes all in one conveniently bound volume for easy reference.  Inspired by Jeanette Lynton's Let Me Show You  Philosophy, these layouts are the same patterns you will find in this seasons Workshops On The Go.  If you want to purchase this How-To-Book now, Buy Now!!!!!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

FREE Workshop when you book a party in August

Book a party with me in August and you will receive a FREE Workshop on the Go, that's a value of $29.95.  Plus if your party has sales of $150 you will receive $25 worth of FREE product, sales of $250 equals $40 FREE plus 1 item at 50% off.

You can use your 50% off item towards a Hostess Bundle or you may choose to use it towards purchasing the NEW Artiste Cricut Cartridge.
Hostess Bundle 1
Artiste Cricut Cartridge

I'm only running this promotion during August, so take advantage now.  To check out all the great product available as of today, browse Idea Book now!   Call me, or email me to book a party in August at (902)446-5439 or

Its finally here, 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book

If you are wanting to head right in and check out the NEW Idea Book now, Go now!

There are just so many wonderful things to see, will you be able to contain yourself!

Firstly, if you want to join my team today is the day that you are finally able to do just that and receive this amazing Damask Tote Bag for FREE.

What are  you waiting for, go sign up, even if you want to get this start up pack and use it solely for just getting your new hobby jump started that is fine.  You still get this fabulous bag for FREE, (value of $50) you will get this when you purchase either the Essentials Kit for $49(valued at $130), or the Masters Kit $99(valued at $280).