Thursday, October 27, 2011

What do you need to start...?

When I introduce someone new to Close to my Heart products, I am always asked what do I need to start?   

My first suggestion is to pick a stamp set or paper pack that they like, then we choose a few ink colours that they like, so they can get started.  Of course, with the stamp set we pick the blocks that will be needed to use this stamp set and include those.  I think for a first time creator a Workshop on the go is an excellent way to get started, the paper is picked a stamp set is included and some embellishments.  All they need to add are the blocks and inks.  The current catalogue has eight work shop on the go to choose from, that hardest part is picking your favourite :)

The workshops to go in the current catalogue are: 

If you have been following my blog you will recognize the Typeset layout as one that I scrap-lifted.  Each kit comes with a paperpack of 6 - 12" x 12" B&T duos (2 of each double-sided design) and 6 co-ordinating sheets of card stock, as well as a exclusive stamp set and embellishments.
Check the link for the online catalogue for more information.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

H2H It's all in the numbers!

It is all in the numbers :)  this weeks challenge is to use numbers in our project, our youngest grand daughter turned 3 this week and needed a card...
 I used the "Close to my Heart" bohemian alpha stamp set, the "It's your day" stamp set for the cake with crystal blue, chocolate and barn red inks.  The paper is from the Sarsaparailla paper pack.  This is a open gate card that I was inspired to create after seeing the card project a Close to my Heart consultant was doing at Scrapfest in Oshawa last weekend.  A fun card to make and give, even if she doesn't want to be three yet :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I have been awarded a award :)

This is a first for me, I have been given as award for my blog and here I was wondering if anyone was actually looking at this.  Especially when I do not post to it regularly.  Thank you, Krista, I am honoured.  I do enjoy scrapping heritage photos, although it seems weird callling the photos of my children heritage, but they are all adults now and I am still trying to "catch up" with the scrapbooking.  I also scrap old family photos from my heritage as well, nice to have a place to record the family history and stories to share with future generations.

This is a different kind of blog award in the respect that it recognizes inspiring blogs with less than 200 followers. This way some very worthy, but often over looked blogs benefit from some extra exposure...which is something every blogger can use! And who doesn't like an award?

Liebster is the German word for "beloved" or "favourite". So it is now my turn to bestow this award to 5 of my most beloved blogs who have less than 200 followers. So be sure to check out the blogs listed below and congratulate them by leaving them some blog love in the form of a comment and becoming a Follower if you find them to be as inspiring as I do!

Now to award this award to five of the blogs I follow that I enjoy.......

The first goes to Tina Crocker the friendly lady at the Rona store in Newcastle, if you check her blog she makes awesome cards and likes a lot of the same things I do.

The second goes to Carla Create another Close to my Heart consultant, I like seeing ideas for using the products.

Third, this is hard to find blogs that do not have alot of followers, 
Michelle Nist another consultant has a great blog featuring Studio J layouts you can find it here:

Fourth - anther consultant for Close to my heart, great inspiration, love the pumpkins :)

 and last but not least a blog I found searching through my blog list and following other links and this one came up....

Sunday, October 9, 2011

H2H76 challenge

This weeks H2H76 challenge is using a sketch, this is my version of the sketch:

I used the Roxy plaid paper with the smoothie cardstock and a unknown brown twill ribbon, the scalloped circle is cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped with one of the stamps included with the cartridge.  A very simple but effective card.  The challenge can be found on this blog

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Family layout using Mayberry

Hi all, here is a layout I did at a gathering a few months back that I love.  The gathering was hosted by a friend of mine and I was a guest, so that was great for me to learn new ideas and techniques. (Thank you Krista)