Thursday, 13 December 2012

Whooo’s Your Valentine

From December 13th - January 31st, with every qualifying order you will receive the "Whooo's Your Valentine" kit for only $10.00 ($40.00 value) when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.
You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit.

CONTACT ME to place your order... OR 


This kit is only while supplies last, so don't delay!



Thursday, 6 December 2012

Pear & Partridge Christmas Tags

So I know I have said it before but I love Pear & Partridge paper! I keep saying it because it kinda surprised me. When I first saw this paper, I wasn't 100% in love with it, but once I started working with it, it was just so easy to work with!!

So here is my latest Pear & Partridge creation... Christmas Tags.


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Pear & Partridge Christmas Cards

A couple of weeks ago I held my Christmas Card workshops. The paper used was the Pear & Partridge. When I first saw this paper, I thought it was ok, but once I started working with it... I fell in love with it.
We made 10 cards at the workshops (5 styles; 2 of each), so here they are...


"While Supplies Last" Sale

December 1st doesn't just officially kick of the Christmas season... It kicks off the "While Supplies Last" shopping season on my Close To My Heart site!! 
You won't believe these prices!!
Paper packs from $3.00
Accessories from $1.00
Now is a great time to stock up and SAVE.


But remember... it's only while supplies last!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Cross Canada Blog Hop. In this Hop we were given the challenge to create 3 Christmas Cards using Non-Christmas paper! The paper I chose was "Clementine".

If you came from Terryann's Blog , then you are in the right place!

And here are my 3 cards...

The first card I used the Burlap Ribbon (one of my favorite new products this season) to make the "flower"

On the second card, the Christmas bulb is made from a Dimensional Element, and the ribbon wrapped around it is just the edging from the Burlap Ribbon.

And this is my third card... The bulbs are just made from the Clementine Paper and the tops are from the Silver Shimmer Trim Ribbon.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is DEANNES BLOG,

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own Christmas cards using some of the designs and paper seen along the way.


Friday, 19 October 2012

Studio J... So Easy!!

I love Studio J!! It is easy and the thing I love most is you don't have to purchase any digital downloads... you just go to the Studio J website, create your layouts and if you love them (which you will) you purchase them! So easy!!
And here are just a couple of the studio J layouts I created from my trip to Dallas for the CTMH Convention in July.

And if you would like to try Studio J yourself... CLICK HERE!!


Monday, 15 October 2012

Cross Canada Blog Hop - My Creations Canvas Journal

Welcome to the October Cross Canada Blog Hop! This month our project was the "My Creations Canvas Journal". 
This product can be found on page 132 of the Current Idea Book, and is ONLY $8.95.

In this hop, you will see how our Crafty Canadian Consultants have decorated their Canvas Journals! We hope you enjoy our blog hop today!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here! If you came from Tara's Blog, then you are in the right place!

So here is what I did with my Journal.

The paper used on this project was Moonlight (x7161b). I also decorated it with the Black Tulle Ribbon (z1798), Sparkles Black Flourishes (z1745), Glamour Glitter Alphabet (z1775) and the Slate Mini-Medley Accents (z1786)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is at Kathy's blog

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own version of My Creations Canvas Journal. Join me for another blog hop on November 5th when we showcase a series of 3 Christmas Cards.

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:

Michelle s ~

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Baroque Borders Cards

I love busy, fun cards... you know, the ones with embellishments, paper piecing, stitching and lots of stamping, but once in while, a simple card is enough.
When I first saw the stamp set "Baroque Borders" I knew this was the perfect stamp set that could shine on a simple card, so for this months card club, we used this stamp set with coordinating felts and ink and here is what we created...


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Clearly The Best!!

I have raved for years about how CTMH has the VERY best stamps out there! In fact... I dare you to find me a company that makes more versatile stamp sets.
So today I am posting a video from CTMH showing different ways to use the stamp sets, and this is just one example of how great they are!


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Avonlea Display Tray

This weeks project is the Avonlea Display Tray.
 I was inspired by, and let's be honest, pretty much copied Lisa Stenz (@ Lisa's Creative Corner). When I saw her display board, I knew I had to make one!! 

So here is my Avonlea Display Tray

I love this project so much I will be having a workshop on Wed. Oct. 3rd (deadline for registration is Sept 14th) so let me know if you are interested in joining me for this workshop. 


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Avonlea Jars

Today's project... Jars! 

I bought these jars at the dollar store and then used the Avonlea paper, Burlap ribbon and, of course, the Cricut Artiste cartridge to decorate them. 

The stamp sets used... 
One of the coordinating stamp sets from the Cricut Artiste Collection and "It's Your Day" stamp set, which is the limited edition stamp set created for National Stamping Month.

So here are my jars...

And here is the "It's Your Day" stamp set which is available from Aug. 15 - Sept. 30 for only $5.00 with a minimum order of $35.00.
This stamp set actually contains 2 D sized stamp sets which includes 50 images and is valued at $35.90.


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Convention Swap Cards

Well it's been almost 1 month since convention, but I have been so preoccupied with the NEW CTMH products, I have not really had time to post about my convention swap cards.
I made 5 different cards all using Florentine paper and here they are...


Friday, 3 August 2012

Cricut projects

So this week I hosted my Idea Book Release Party and before the party I made some Cricut "projects" to show off the new Cricut Artiste Collection and the huge emphasis it has on 3D projects and the "one key themes".
So here are a couple of the projects I did....

The first one is the "Space Party":

The invites

Everything on this table is made with 1 key

Love the cupcake holders:

Party hats

The second project I did was "Movie Night":

Again, this is all from 1 key (I love the mustaches)

 Cute little popcorn containers

Candy & Cupcakes


Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Joining In August Is In The Bag!

What a great time to join Close To My Heart! Starting today, CTMH is offering 2 new consultant kits and they are an incredible value!!

Want to join as a hobbiest? Thats ok!! Now you can join with the "Essentials" kit. This kit is valued at $130.00 worth of product for ONLY $49.00

Want to join as an active consultant? Now you can join with the "Master" kit. This kit is valued at $280.00. It includes everything in the Essentials kit plus more business supplies and 5 Studio J layouts!


When you join my team in August, you will receive an exclusive Damask Tote Bag for FREE!
(retail value $50.00)

This offer is "while supplies last", so if you are thinking of signing up, act quickly to ensure you get this wonderful bag.

This offer is good for both the $49.00 Essentials kit and the $99.00 Master kit.

Sign up now to get this awesome, coated canvas tote that can be slung over the shoulder, accross the chest or worn as a backpack.

CLICK here to sign up today!

Plus... when you join my team, you always get a discount on crops and workshops!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Make It From Your Heart - Pattern # 23 & 30

So as you found out yesterday, the book "Make It From Your Heart", is one of my very favorite new products in the new CTMH Idea Book. So here are 2 cards made from the patterns available in this book. 

The first card is made from Pattern # 30 and made with the NEW paper "Flirty" and of course, the new cricut cartridge Artiste and coordinating stamp sets included in the Artiste collection. 

The second card is made from Pattern # 23 and made with the NEW paper "Clementine", Artiste cricut cartridge and the new product Burlap Ribbon.

So there you have it... 2 more cards from the NEW "Make It From Your Heart" book!


Sunday, 29 July 2012

My Favorite NEW Products

On Wednesday August 1st, the new CTMH Idea Book will be available!
I have to tell you, this is my very favorite Idea Book since I started with CTMH. Every Idea Book that comes out, I love the products, but there is always a paper pack (or 2) that just don't do it for me... There is not one paper pack in this book I don't love!
I always have a favorite product I LOVE... but this Idea Book I have 3!!
So today I will give you a sneak peek at my 3 favorite products and also a project I made using them.
I do have to apologize, I did not use any new paper, but instead decided to use retired paper.

My 1st favorite product:

The New Cricut Artiste Collection.

My 2nd favorite product:

The New "Make It from Your Heart" pattern book.
This book is awesome! I was so worried when CTMH announced they were going to retire the How-To books, but now I am so happy. This publication is soft covered, less expensive and the patterns, products & ideas are more current.
I have already made cards using most of the card patterns in this book (which I will blog about starting tomorrow)

My 3rd favorite product:

The New alcohol markers. These markers are incredible and easy to use!
I love these markers for a couple reasons. The main one is... They are alcohol markers, and if you have ever used alcohol markers, I don't need to explain! If you haven't... You have to try these markers.
Another reason I love them, CTMH thinks of everything, so when you order 1 (for example: Cotton Candy, like pictured below) you actually get 2 markers!! The one you ordered plus a coordinating color for highlighting/shading!

So now, here is a project I made using my 3 favorite new products. It is a set of 6 card in a card holder.

The card holder is cut from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.

There are 3 of each style of card...

This card is from "Pattern # 21" in the Make It From Your Heart pattern book

And this card is from "Pattern # 22" in the Make It From Your Heart pattern book

And the flowers are colored with the new alcohol markers.

So now you have seen my 3 favorite products!!


Saturday, 21 July 2012

Announcing... Cricut Artiste

Yes folks... CTMH has a new Cricut Cartridge available August 1st and it is INCREDIBLE!!!! 

I will be hosting an Idea Book Release Party where you can order the new cartridge and take advantage of special 1 day sales, pick up your new Idea Book and view the new products. There will also be create & takes and snacks & refreshments!!

Date: Wednesday August 1st.
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Leefield Community Hall (Fireside Room) 7910-36 ave.

And CLICK HERE to view all the images!!

Included with the NEW Artiste Collection: 
  • Artiste Cartridge-featuring 700 images including themed projects, cards, font, shapes and 3-D Items. 
  • The cartridge also comes with a detailed Assembly Instruction Booklet for the 3-D images.  
  • 3-My Acrylix D Size Stamp Sets that coordinate with the Cricut images
  • 3-12" x 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes