Sunday, December 14, 2014

One of my Christmas cards this year....

Hi again, I thought I would share one of the Christmas cards I am creating to give out this year.  For inspiration I used the sketch from the atlantic hearts challenge sketch 85 and the colours from color my heart color dare color-dare-122-cranberry-sorbet-olive.  This is what I came up with: 
I used my cuttlebug and one of my dies to cut the shaped paper and handcut the flag with Rejoice.  I love this angel stamp it looks so pretty, it is one of our hostess stamps available only to hostesses with qualifying orders.  All supplies are Close to my Heart and available for you to purchase with the shopping cart on the right.  Interested in a fun evening out, join me for one of my card workshops, we make four or more different designs and have  a great social night out.  Watch my calendar for my upcoming workshop in mid January 2015.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Did you know we have jewellry???

Did you know that Close to my Heart sells jewelry that you can create and personalize for yourself?  I recently saw the cuff bracelet and the new oval necklace and decided to pick some up to make for myself.  The thing that took the longest was to choose which of the stickers I wanted to use in each piece.  
The sayings and backgrounds are all so grand daughters all wanted me to use the just keep swimming.... label, but that was for their memories of swimming this past summer.  It only takes a very few minutes to create your jewelry, use the cover from the pieces to trace around the label and trim to fit, place on jewelry piece.  Then cover it with a layer of liquid glass, put the glass cover, press firmly, wipe off excess glue and enjoy.

As you can see beautiful jewelry to enjoy.
Supplies used: 
Base & Bling oval pendant in faux antiqued silver Z2008 (you get three in the pack)
Base & Bling chain in faux antiqued silver Z1940
Base & Bling glass covers oval Z2011 (again 3 in the pack)
Base & Bling oval cuff in faux antiqued silver Z2035
Liquid Glass Z679 (a very useful product)
All of these can be purchased via my web site or emailing me.  If you would like quick Christmas gifts make sure to order by December 12th.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

a bit of PLAY time!!!

Hi again, it has been less than a month and I am back!! :)  This week at the atlantic hearts challenge sketch 77 we are challenged to use this sketch:
I hosted a card workshop in my home tonight and we used a technique I had seen on Pinterest, sorry not sure from whom and wanted to try it.  What a fun technique, I had all eight of my guests blowing on ink to spread it around and create designs.  We were all out of breath when we were finished and had to wait for them to dry.  This is what I created: 

I used our reinkers, glossy photo paper and a straw, one drop of re-inker in the colour of your choice then blow it around, add a different colour and repeat until desired look is achieved.  Let dry (over an hour) these cards dried over night, we found blotting it with papertowels also helped.  Cut photo paper to 2 X 5 1/2 strips, matt and attach to the card over the edging of glitter tape.  Cut the sentiment shape with the new Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge, using real dial size, the border is one of the stamps that come with the cartridge, cut the mat for the sentiment 1/4 inch larger and you are set to go.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the supplies used to create this card, please go to the shopping cart and it will bring you to my shopping page.  Enjoy.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I have missed this....

WOW, life has sure been busy over the summer!  A lot of that was vacation and down time, so no computer time either.  I have MISSED blogging and CREATING....
So I checked some of my favourite challenge blogs and decided to create a card today to share....
On the Atlantic Hearts Challenge using sketch #74 and the Color my heart color dare...

This is my creation:
I used one of our new hostess only stamp set Sing Glory, love this set so versatile.   Why not host a gathering with your friends and so some creating, then you could qualify for your own hostess rewards.  
All supplies used are Close to my Heart, to get your own check out my shopping cart ;)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge combined with the Color my heart Color Dare

Hi again, I had the opportunity to 'play' for a bit again and made a few cards.  I do love sketch and color challenges they help me to plan my creation without having to make too many decisions on my own.
On the Atlantic Hearts Challenge we are challenged to use this sketch:
 On the color my heart color dare # 105 we are challenged to use: Sunset, Pear and Barn Red.

These are the cards I created:

The chalk board card was inspired by a blog post from Brae Montgomery and the sentiment card from the Paper Crafts Stamp It! techniques volume 2 that I picked up recently.  Enjoy.
All supplies used are Close to my Heart, if you are interested in purchasing any of the supplies needed to make these cards, please use the shop with me box on the right that will take you to my business page.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cross-Canada July Blog Hop

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring our Summer Mini Album creations.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Deanne at If you came from Nicola of timelesscottage then you are in the right place! 

Last fall, my husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding celebrate we asked for a family photo shoot!  I used the My Creations Hop Pics Album to create a brag book with some of the photos...


I did a lot of stamping and masking to get the words to create what I wanted to say, the heart on the cover is All Because and the inside front covers continues the title 2 people fell in love....The cover is one of my favourite of the large group photos in a fallen down tree, I held it to the front cover with our wood grain washi tape.  This little album is a great way to celebrate and share the memories of a wonderful day.  It is also a very fast way to display some of your photos, you can just slip in a 4x6 photo and position, the openings are @4x4.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Brae of The Brae-er.   If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, mycreationswithmichelle, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring alternative uses for Picture My Life cards.   So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Atlantic Hearts sketch # 61

Back again with another of the trio of baby cards.... this one is for the little 'ruffle bum'.  I had pinned a card awhile back and spotted it again yesterday.

  I decided to see if I could use it in this weeks sketch from the Atlantic hearts challenge    AHSC #61

And this is what I came up with :)
I used my Cricut and the cricut craftroom to cut out the romper and the eyelet strips as well as the scalloped circle.  I sliced the romper down to be just the bottoms, misted the eyelet to make it pliable and gather then glued them down.  The 'precious' embossed in the strip is from a provocraft Cuttlebug embossing folder called 'you'.  The welcome little one is from a stamp of the month that I masked to make it fit the circle also from another stamp set of frames.