Thursday, 3 April 2014

FREE Cricut Collection!

It's almost too good to be true....but it's not!

Sign up with Close to my Heart in April for only $99 and get a Cricut Collection of your choice for FREE (valued at $99 plus tax and shipping)!!! Did I mention that the new consultant kit comes with over $300 of delicious scrapping goodies!

It's the perfect time to get back into your papercrafting, get a wickedly awesome FREE Cricut Collection, get a fabulous discount on all your CTMH swag going forward, and be part of a great team!

Visit my website to sign up and pick your FREE Cricut Collection!

Happy scrappin'!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Mexico Memories

November 2012 was amazing - we took a family vacation with our best friends to Cancun, and oh what a time we had!! It was a week of fun in the sun, and copious amounts of laughter and memories.

There was also possibly adult shenanigans while the kidlets were frolcking in the kids club.....*shiftyeyes*

I haven't scrapped half as many of those wonderful pictures as I'd like, and this one here is one I cannot wait to do! I think it will be top of my list when I head off to the cottage in April with the gals for a scrapping weekend. Isn't this an awesome picture??

Ah, the memories! I want to go back. *sigh*

We have a great family picture that was taken in front of the ocean, and that was one of the ones I had scrapped. I think the CTMH Surfs Up paper (retired, but still available on Studio J) goes perfectly with the theme!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Kraft, Colonial White, Sorbet
B&T paper - Surf's Up (retired)
Sentiment - zip strip from CTMH paper
Embellishments - Footloose assortment (retired), sparkles, wood shapes (unknown), turquoise ribbon (unknown)

Happy scrappin'!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

New Heights Abound!

Sometimes its the details of a page that make it really shine! But adding some glitter paper, shimmer trim and glitter gems doesn't hurt either! Learn how to make a sparkly bouquet of balloons by combining embellishments, Cricut cutouts and specialty paper. You will get carried away by these glitzy decorations!

Don't forget, you can shop 24/7 in your jammies in my online store.
Happy scrappin!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Apple Pickin'

It's Studio J time! Getting caught up on my layouts is always something I love doing, especially when I can create them super quick and easy. While lolling on the couch. Possibly in my pajamas.


Ahem.....anyways. Did I mention there is an uber-awesome deal for March? Oh yes! Get your "J" on with $5 layouts until March 31st. Whahooooo!! A full album of layouts for a super great price!

Here is one of my cute new layouts of me and my girls apple picking last fall at a local farm. So much fun. This layout was also pre-designed in Studio J (one of the fabulous Express collections!), so I just had to add in my pictures and I added a few embellishments. Super fast and simple. And the print quality is amazing (yes, even for someone like me who is ridiculously picky when it comes to photo quality).

Check out Studio J here for free. It's free to use and play around only pay for what you buy.

Happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Love me some owls

Oh my, has it actually been over 3 weeks since I last posted? The Doddsy has been up in a hoopla since January, between hockey games, crazy work hours and now selling our house. I swear if I have to clean one more time for a showing, I'm going to lose my mind. But...fingers crossed, we hope to sell soon.

That being said, my craft room has been like a museum on display because as we all know, it can be so exhausting to put all our stuff away each time we're done. And, I just haven't had the time or energy to create, and oh how I miss it! I did however come up with a cute l'il owl card just to satisfy my crafty cravings. :)

With Spring around the corner (hopefully!), I wanted to create something fresh and fun, and here's what I came up with. Don't you just love the owl! I paper-pieced him together (stamped him once in cocoa and once in ruby and then cut the ruby belly out and liquid glassed him on top of the cocoa one)

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Textured White Daisy (retired)
Ink - Black, Cocoa, Ruby
Stamp - Whooo Loves Your (C1323 retired), For Every Occasion (D1187 retired)
Embellishments - Mocha opaque gems, gold polka-dot washi tape, ruby chevron washi tape

Happy scrappin!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Faux Leather Albums retiring

Close to My Heart has announced that the Faux Leather Post Bound Albums will not be returning in the next Idea Book. While bittersweet, this usually means that something new is on its way!

These gorgeous albums are such a deal at only $24.95 each (and they include 5 page protectors). Get yours today by shopping online HERE or emailing me.

Once they are gone, they are GONE!

Happy scrappin'!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Love me some Chevrons

It's the new fad and everyone's using them! This is one of my new favorite stamp sets, and my head is bursting with fun ideas to use on cards and layouts.
I found this card sketch on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to create something similar. Here is what I came up with:

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Textured White Daisy (retired), Sorbet
Ink - Black, Sorbet, Crystal Blue, Twilight, Pear
Stamp - Charming Chevrons A1150, Circus Alphabet - S1407A (July 2014 SOTM)
Embellishments - candy dots (SU)

Happy scrappin'