Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SKYLARK Blog Hop with the Greenhearts!

Good morning all!   Welcome to the Greenhearts Team Blog Hop featuring the gorgeous CTMH paper collection - Skylark!

My creation is a 12x12 layout.   The colours in this paper pack are gorgeous and scream SPRING to me!!

I love this great sunburst sketch by Brenshevia which was part of a recent call for submissions to Let's Get Sketchy's digi-magazine "Get Inspired":

All stamps, ink & paper are CTMH.  

Thanks for stopping by.   To continue hopping & check out more great Skylark creations - visit Julie's blog next!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Today is a Good Day!

A new layout for you today.  I shared this on the Let's Get Sketchy blog for this week's new Sketch.   Hope you like it - this is one of CTMH's new paper collections "Balloon Ride".

Materials Used:
CTMH Balloon Ride paper collection
CTMH Balloon Ride Complements Chipboard Accents
CTMH Bronze Shimmer Trim Tape
CTMH stamp set "All the Details"
CTMH cardstock:  Colonial White, Saddle
CTMH ink:  Saddle

Come join in on this fun sketch at Let's Get Sketchy - would love to see your take on it!  Link up before April 30th to play!  

Monday, March 31, 2014

CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for April

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for April.   This month we are featuring the stamp set "Balloon Talk".   

Hope you'll join us this month - we have CTMH consultants from across the US and Canada who have created some great projects for you featuring this month's stamp set.    The variety of ideas are sure to leave you feeling creatively inspired!

If you've come here from Mary Eisen's Blog, then you are on the right path.  If my blog is your first stop, that will work too! Just keep hopping until you get back here again!   You'll find a link at the end of each post to move to the next site.  Enjoy :-)

My creation for this month's blog hop is a card - pattern is from Make it From Your Heart Volume 2!

Materials Used:
CTMH Stamp of the Month for April 2014 - Balloon Talk
CTMH Paper: Balloon Ride
CTMH Cardstock: Desert Sand
CTMH Ink: Sorbet & Crystal Blue
CTMH Bronze Shimmer Trim Tape
CTMH Foam Tape
CTMH Corner Rounder

The April stamp of the month is available from your consultant (or from me!) for just $17.95 during the month April OR -  get it for just $5 with any CTMH purchase of $50 or more between April 1st & 30th.

To see more great artwork using this stamp set - keep hopping!   Next stop is Shirley's Blog!

Free Cricut Collection when you join CTMH in April!

It is no secret to any of my blog readers how much I love Close to My Heart!   I joined almost 6 years ago now because I loved the product and I thought getting my purchases at a discount made a lot more sense than paying full price.    I can honestly say - I got so much more out of that decision than discounted craft supplies! 

If YOU have ever thought about joining CTMH - whether it be to get the great product at a discounted price, to earn an income from your own business, to make scrappy friends who love this hobby as much as you do, or any other reason . . . NOW is the time to take a closer look!    


Join my Creative Canadians Close to My Heart team between April 1st & 30th and receive a FREE Close to My Heart Cricut Collection of your choice (collections are valued at $99 each)!    Choose from Art Philosophy, Artiste or Artbooking!  

To join, simply purchase our New Consultant Kit - priced at just $99 and jam packed with over $300 in fabulous products!  (And with your FREE Cricut collection - you are getting over $400 in products for that $99 price!  Can't beat that!)    (And did you know that new consultants who place $1200 or more in orders/sales in their first three months will have the price of their New Consultant Kit refunded to them! Wow!)  

There has never been a better time to join!    

Check out my New Consultant FAQ's HERE!

Please contact me with any other questions you might have!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Live Love Laugh

A layout to share  . . .  one of my featured layouts from Let's Get Sketchy's "Get Inspired" magazine (Volume 1).   

Photograph by deannamae.ca

Materials Used:
CTMH Cardstock - Colonial White, Black
CTMH Patterned Paper - Babycakes, Lucy
CTMH Striped Ribbon
Letters - cut with CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Brads/Gems/Sparkles - various manufacturers from my stash

Shop for these & other CTMH Products on my WEBSITE!   

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Let's Get Sketchy - 2 Layouts to Share!

Hey crafty peeps!! I'm really struggling to get back into my old routine since my surgery.    Hang in there - I promise I will be back soon!  I have boxes of new Spring/Summer 2014 CTMH Product just waiting for me  . . . and so there will be new artwork to come soon!  

I do have a couple of layouts to share.   I created these a while back for this month's design team assignments over at Let's Get Sketchy.

Week 1:

and Week 3:

Pop by Let's Get Sketchy & play along - - 4 great new sketches every month, always a random prize for playing and lots of chances to be featured on our blog!  

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Be Mine

A little late for Valentines Day - but I wanted to share with you a little project that was recently published in Let's Get Sketchy's Get Inspired digi-magazine.

Love the versatility of CTMH's Cricut cartridges!!   Embellished this little gift box with CTMH Flirty paper (retired), CTMH Black Pearls, CTMH Black Tulle.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Hey all - - I'm still around, I promise!!   Recovering (very slowly!) from some pretty major surgery I had a few weeks ago.    Hope to be back to myself real soon!

In the meantime - - wanted to share with you a layout I missed posting while I was in hospital.   This is my most recent reveal at Let's Get Sketchy ! Better late than never :-)   Love this layout of me & my bestie taken many moons ago!! 

CTMH Paper: Flirty Collection
CTMH Sparkles 
Pebbles Alphas
AC Glitter Chipboard

You still have a few more days to play along with this great sketch!!   Come visit us at Let's Get Sketchy for all the details!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

CTMH Spring Summer 2014

Hey all -
just a quick note to let you know that the new Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book is available for viewing online NOW!!  

Tons of great new products introduced this season - great new paper collections and matching embellishments, new pocket-style scrapbooking kits, new embossing folders, great new card kits, customizable jewelry, and more!   

Be sure to check it out HERE.

Online shopping available on my website HERE

Please Email me anytime with your questions about CTMH's products!   

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Get Inspired Magazine Issue #2

Hey everyone - the team at Let's Get Sketchy is excited that the second issue of our scrappy digital magazine is now online!  

Be sure to check it out when you get a chance - tons of scrappy inspiration to be had!



P.S.  We are taking submissions now for our next issue - be sure to check out all the details - we'd love to include your work!

It's a Celebration

I have a new layout to share with you for this week's Let's Get Sketchy sketch!  

Fun sketch to work with - - I used CTMH's Black & Grey Glitter papers for my banner and the patterned paper is from the CTMH holiday collection 'Sparkle & Shine'.    The stamp set is 'Banner Wishes'.

Hope you'll come by the Let's Get Sketchy blog - the Design Team has some great takes on this sketch to inspire you!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Heart Belongs to Daddy

Hey all - -
a brand new sketch to play with at Let's Get Sketchy!  Hope you'll come play along!!

My take:

And the fun sketch:

Materials Used:
CTMH Paper Collection: Caboodle (retired)
CTMH Chipboard
CTMH Buttons
CTMH Kraft Cardstock
AC Thickers alpha stickers
Jillibean Soup frame

Did you hear the exciting news from Cricut today - - check out the new Cricut Explore machine - - compatible with all your favourite cartridges but with the added flexibility of cutting your own designs. Can't wait to get my hands on one!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

CTMH Circle Spin Cards

Hey everyone - - hope you are all having a great weekend!   I was sifting through pics on my computer and came across a few projects that I realized I hadn't yet shared here on the blog.     I wanted to share with you a super fun product CTMH carries for card-makers - - Circle Spin cards.    These cards just add a little something extra and bring your homemade cards to the next level!     Each card has a square cutout window and there is a cardstock circle, suspended with string inside the window.   You decorate both sides of the little cardstock circle.   When you open the card, the circle spins around - so fun!   

Here are a few examples:

CTMH Frosted collection

CTMH Laughing Lola collection

CTMH Laughing Lola and Proplayer collections

CTMH Babycakes & Huntington collections

CTMH Proplayer & Laughing Lola collections

Here are some of the other products used on these cards (don't you love these super cute stamps - only $2.95 each!):

You can find all of these products on my WEBSITE.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, January 6, 2014

I'm baaaaack!!!

Hey everyone!!  I'm back after a great few weeks of holiday time with the family!    We spent the Christmas break visiting with family and friends, skating at the rinks (both indoor & outdoor), and generally just being lazy.   It was great but I was a little happy to have the kids go off to school again this morning :-)

So to get back in the swing of things this morning - I have a brand new project for Let's Get Sketchy.   We revealed our newest sketch this morning and here is my take on it:

And the sketch:

Materials Used:
CTMH paper:  Dotty for You (retired)
CTMH stamp set: Winter Joy (retired)
CTMH enamel dots "Aqua Dots"
CTMH cardstock: black, white daisy
Wood embellies - unknown manufacturers
Alpha stickers - Making Memories & Dollar Store

Don't forget you have all month to play along & link up for a great prize or a chance to be featured.
Come visit us over at Let's Get Sketchy and check out all the great inspiration the design team has cooked up for you!

Have a great week!   Welcome back :-)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hope you have all had a wonderful few days celebrating the holidays with family & friends!

If you have some time, be sure to check out all of the holiday inspiration in the Let's Get Sketchy Sketch Inspired Magazine Holiday Edition online now!  

My card above - featuring the CTMH Frosted collection - is one of the ideas you'll find inside.


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