Sunday, December 18, 2011

December club layout

December club layout:
 Christmas, stamps used: Christmas Cheer, Pennant Alphabet, Inks used: Holiday Red, Topiary and Sky, other materials used: Watercolor pencils, Blending Pen and Liquid applique

November club layout

November club Layout :
 winter wonder, letters, scallop shape and snowflakes cut with the Cricut AP cartridge, stamps used : Snowflakes, pp used: Wonderland. Inks: Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Twilight

Friday, December 2, 2011

December stamp of the month: MAD ABOUT YOU!

December stamp of the month: Mad About You

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5.50—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $55 CAN or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge

Canadian Scrapbooker has a monthly Sketch Challenge! By using this sketch and at least one CANADIAN Manufacturer on your layout you can have a chance to get published in CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER MAGAZINE!!! Is that great or what?
Here is my layout for this months sketch. I used HARMONIE (Canadian!!!) patterned paper, stamps and embellishements!
I also used American Crafts Thickers, LMS stickers and Martha Stewart glitter glue.
Check out my dd at her 3rd day of camp.....uncombed hair and all....well why bother when you are in and out of the lake all day, that's what camp is all about! ha ha! She had a great time!

I really love these Harmonie stamps and was impressed with the sharp images!!!
Try this sketch challenge and don't forget to submit it to Canadian Scrapbooker!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Check out an exciting new product and video from CTMH!!!!

Join the craze! When you place a minimum order of $25 from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book between December 19, 2011 and January 31, 2012, you can get two new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set (available only during this promotion). That’s a retail savings of almost $30!
You’re going to love the way the collage cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set work together for interactive, 3-D fun. Watch this video to get more details from Kristine Widtfeldt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Thirteen: I used CTMH Dreamin pp, Vintage Type stamp set (banner) and the new alpha set Trinity

I had alot of fun creating this banner and CANNOT believe that my son is 13!!!!!!!!!

Guitar Hero

I am sorry, I cannot recall what paper line this is, if you know, please post!!!!
I used a ctmh stamps to create the guitar and music border!

CTMH Elemental kit

This layout was created with the Workshop on the go Elemental Kit! CTMH's kits make it so easy, you get all of the pp and cardstock to match, an exclusive stamp set, 2 packages of embellishements and an instructional brochure!!! Makes it so easy to grab and create!!!!!

Check out those paper flowers that I created with the CTMH AP cricut cartridge!!!!!!!! You can create yor OWN embellies for just pennies!!!!!

Happy Halloween!!!

this is one of my favorite layouts that I have done recently! I used CTMH MISCHEIF pp, the AUG SOTM and lots of distressing and black ink!!

Also used in that layout: Midnight felt shapes (LOVE THESE), Mischeif rub ons and prisma glitter!

Ovarian cancer walk of hope 2011

I used Websters Pages pp on this one..and see more THICKERS!!! :)
I also used Prima flowers, I had a hard time using those gorgeous flowers, they just seem to pretty to use!!!!!

Friendship and a birthday!!!

For these two layouts, I used GLITZ pp and Prima flowers. I also used THICKERS for both the titles...I just love this foam letters!!!!


For this layout I used Echo Park pp and the Cherry Limeade Cricut cartridge!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Make your wish come true this November with an exclusive stamp set at an incredible discount.

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets* between November 1–30, you can add a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s a significant savings off the full retail value of $19.95 CAN.
 You may buy one Holiday Wishes stamp set for every $25 in qualifying stamp sets you purchase.
As a creative bonus, many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!


November Stamp of the Month: CHERISH THE DAY

November stamp of the month is Cherish the Day!!
You can use this stamp set in so many ways. You can team it up with your CTMH AP cricut cartridge and make tickets or use alone and create fabulous embellishments for your layouts or cards!!!! I really love this set! If you do as well, you can purchase for only $5.50 when you spend $55.00 or more with CTMH products! Contact me TODAY to order yours!!!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Love this

Love this sketch by Sketch Support!
I plan on using it this week if I can find a few spare minutes! Why don't you give it a try too?

Canadian Scrapbooker Sketch Challenge

Here is my submission for the October Canadian Scrapbooker Sketch challenge. We have to use at least one Canadian Manufacturer.
I chose to use Harmonie pp!!!

Sorry for the's dark here!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a marvelous Thanksgiving Day!!!
It was spent with my hubby, kids, Mom, sister in law, neices and nephew and good friends! I loved it!!
It was a sunny fall day and we enjoyed a walk down to the river. While we were there, we took the opportunity to snap a few family photos.
After an afternoon of great company and sunshine (sitting outside without jackets...a rarity for Canadians in October) we feasted on turkey, cabbage rolls, stuffing and pumpkin pie (and alot more).
I am so thankful for my family and that we all had the time to spend the day together, I wish every weekend could be this wonderful!

December class

Join me in December for an Event Calendar class!
This cute little 12 month event calendar would make a great Xmas gift or a great addition to your wall!!!

Class fee is $25.00, this includes everything you need to complete your project and a door prize draw!!
E mail me today to sign up!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pillow Box

OOPS I did it again! LOL!
Yes, another 3-D creation with the AP Cricut cartidge!!!!!
I think I'm addicted! :)

Another 3-D creation!

I am waiting for a friend to come over and scrapbook this afternoon.
 I made this for her while I was waiting for her, what do you think?
Pretty stinkin' cute or what?
All made with the new ARTS PHILOSOPHY CRICUT cartridge from CTMH!
LOVE those flowers so much.
Think of all the money you will save by making your own embellies!
I was able to cut the holder and all 3 flowers from one peice of cardstock. The blue pp you see are scraps!!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Celebrate Altered box

Is this adorable or what?
 I cut this "french fry" box with the NEW ARTS PHILOSOPHY CRICUT cartridge from CTMH!
And then altered it with the new ROXY paper pack!!!
All from Close to my Heart!
The banner and SUPER COOL flowers are also cut with the same cartridge. Doesn't that stamp image fit that banner just perfectly? CTMH makes it so easy and so FUN!
I can see this filled with dress up jewlerry at a girls party or filled with goodies at a place setting for a dinner many possibilities.
AND it only took me about an hour to whip up! NICE!!!
Thanks for looking and happy creating!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Card Box

The more I use the new ARTS PHILOSOPHY CRICUT cartridge from CLOSE TO MY HEART, the more I LOVE IT!!!

I created this cute little card box with that cartridge, this makes it sooooo easy. After I cut the box out of cardstock, I covered with pp. Then I started decorating.

The collection comes with 3 stamp set that work hand in hand with the cartridge. I was wondering how I was going to figure out the settings for my machine so that I could cut my shapes the exact size for the stamp...BUT CTMH has that figured out. On the carrier sheet for the stamp set, the dial setting is printed right there! OMG soooOOOooOOOOooo easy once again!
 I also cute the card bases from that same cartridge. It reallly is jammed packed with shapes, cards and 3-D objects!!!!!!

Contact me today to order your ARTS PHILOSOPHY COLLECTION!!!!

Family Banner

Here is a BANNER made from all CTMH product. I used the DREAMIN level 2 paper pack and cut those GORGEOUS FLOWERS with my new Arts Philosophy CRICUT cartridge!!!
I will be teaching this class through the Elk Point Further Ed!
Call today to book your spot!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pair a Phrase

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering our first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of  $82 CAN from August 15 through September 30, 2011.
You'll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you'll use in your handmade cards all year long. The double set has a retail value of $39.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Texture Kissing!!!

You have all heard of stamp kissing, now there is TEXTURE KISSING!
Jeanette Lynton shows how on her blog
Ready to do some kissing?
Stamp kissing that is, the visual kind that adds texture to stamp images to give them creative interest. Today, we’ll focus on texture kissing—check out some of these great ideas using August’s fabulous Stamp of the Month, Wicked (S1008A).

Take for instance the “Have a wicked Halloween” card. To add a subtle texture, Waxy Flax was wrapped around some chipboard in an unorganized fashion (see image on right). Then the stamped of the witch’s dress was kissed on the Waxy Flax and stamped off on another piece of paper.

This larger tag was created using our exclusive Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy.
To create the look yourself, first cut a piece of paper with multiple images by setting the machine to autofill

Next cut the tag shape to the size indicated on the stamp carrier sheet.

Stamp the image in second generation ink onto the Cricut-cut shape
Place the paper that has been cut using the autofill function over the Cricut-cut shape and then stamp the image again.

The technique is quick and easy and what a great look! Whether you’re “kissing” or using another medium to add texture, you’ll always convey your “passion” for stamping!

That looks like so much fun, give it a try today!