Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thankful For You

It has been a long time since I have posted any new artwork. My heart broke on Oct 29 when my 42 year old brother suddenly passed away from a massive heart attack. So as you can guess, my mind has been elsewhere and my creative side has been at rest.
I was getting ready for bed this evening and, for some reason, went down to my craft room. I found this stamp that I had bought during a recent trip to Red Deer. I was compeled to stamp it and see how nice the image was. Next thing I knew, something came over me and out came the blending pen and Close To My Heart inks! It only took me about 20 minutes to make this card, but I feel so good about it! Maybe that little part of me is creeping back! So don't give up on me!!!!
Love, Carla
Main stamp image is a Sara King stamp, all other products are Close To My Heart.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December stamp of the month ADORE

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Free stamps to say thank you in November

Free stamps to say thank you in November
During November, we’re expressing our gratitude to you by helping you earn two fabulous My Acrylix® stamp sets for FREE! When you place a minimum order of $117.50 CAN, you will not only receive the November Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, for FREE,

you will also receive one stamp set of your choosing from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE*! This means you can increase the value of your purchase by up to $53.90—that’s almost 50 percent more in value! It’s just our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you for being a great customer

Monday, October 25, 2010

Back from the weekend crop with LAYOUTS!

American Crafts pp
American Crafts Remarks Butterfly stickers
American Crafts Letter Stickers
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
CTMH ink and cardstock
Prima Flowers
MLS Mini Alphabet Stickers

All items of the above layout are CTMH

Bo Bunny pp and die cut, CTMH ink and glitter, Tim Holtz letter die cut, Cricut cartirdge

Bo Bunny pp, Reminisce pp, Bo Bunny Rub Ons, CTMH waxy Flax marker and ink

October Afternoon pp, Maya Road Ribbon, Stickles, Cricut School Platin Cartridge

October Afternoon pp, Cricut School Platin Cartridge

LIttle Yellow Bicycle "Zinnia"pp, Maya Road cb crowns, CTMH ink, Prima Flowers, Spellbinders Die, Cricut Ashlyns Alphabet

All items are CTMH, Flower is a Cuttlebug quilled flower

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Here is a layout and two cards that I made using the CHERRY-O level 2 paper pack from Close To My heart!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Just a quick little card using the Close To My Heart stamp set PARTY ANIMAL! SO many CUTE images on this set! The background embossing is done with a Tim Holtz embossing folder!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Halloween Cards

I used Splendor Level 2 paper pack for this layout. The photos are so much fun....my 10 year old daughter caught a big jackfish with her pink Barbie fishing rod!


Here are a couple of FUN layouts using a new level 2 paper pack from Close To My Heart. It's called MAGNIFIQUE! I stamped the title and colored the Just Blooms paper flowers with coordinating ink.
This layout uses a sketch from the new MAGIC Scrapbook program! It's full of interactive ideas for your layouts. Check out my menu on the left side of my layout.

October Stamp of the Month: Share The Magic

Want to join an exclusive club? Every month Close to My Heart offers you an exclusive My Acrylix D size stamp set for FREE or at a large discount. The stamp set is for qualifying customers for that month only. It's our way of saying THANK YOU , and your way of getting fantastic deals on our amazing stamps!

Contact me today to get yours! carlaganske@mcsnet.ca

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Prima Paisley Road

I used Prima Paisley Road Paper in this layout and blinged it up a bit with smooch and stickles! YUM! The title and leaves are cut wth my new Cricut!!!!

Especially For You

I used an adorable stamp from CC Designs, Close to My Heart paper, ink and blending pen!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Paper Roses

Check out the Scrapbooking Fanatics Blog to see how I made these adorable paper roses.
Sorry, my link does not seem to be working, here is where you can find the Scrapbooking Fanatics Blog: http://scrapbookingfanatics.blogspot.com/ Stamp is CC Designs, paper and ink are Close To My Heart, stickles from Ranger and a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Fall Idea Book and THRILLER!!!!!

The NEW 2010 FALL Idea Book for Close To My Heart is now available!!!! Local Elk Point customers, contact me today to get yours!!! carlaganske@mcsnet.ca I am so excited to share the September stamp of the month with you: it's called THRILLER!!!!
(Set of 9)Recommended Blocks: 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2 1/2" × 2 1/2" (Y1004), 4" x 4" (Y1008)

Isn't it GORGEOUS? Contact me today to purchase this stamp set OR learn how you can earn it for FREE!!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Christmas Cuddles

Really enjoyed working with this Pagemaps sketch and Jeanette Lynton's color combo.

Since I did not have any b&t pp that I could use, I made my own with my Close To My Heart stamps and Prisma Glitter.

I love how my title turned out. I firstly stamped it with Lilac Mist then I used my sponge dabber and Outdoor Denim ink to add some dimension.

To make the "joy", stamp the image twice in your two colors of choice, then cut out your j and y, paste overtop of the other color. Add some Prisma Glitter to the snowflake. Voila you have a custom made embellie.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Watkins Family

Jeanette Lynton's color challenge: My layout:

Again, title and embellishments are all created with my Close to My Heart stamps!


Using a Pagemaps sketch and Jeanette Lynton's color challenge:

My nephew, Colby

The border around the photo, the title, the cranberry scalloped border and the embellishments are all stamped with Close To My Heart stamps!


For this layout, I again, used a Pagemaps Sketch and Jeanette Lynton's color me Monday challenge.
The title and embellishments are stamped. As well as the cranberry sclaopped border.
Sorry that my layout is not straight, it is a bit windy today! LOL!

The dragonflys are stamped with a technique called "rocking and rolling" and then glittered with prisma glitter.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thinking Of You

Here is a card using the same color combo and stamps as the layout below: