Sunday, October 15, 2017

Beary Christmas CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Doris Taylor's Creative Inspirations, by chance, or by pinterest, howdy!

This month, we've chosen to showcase Beary Christmas, our whimsical Christmas range.


I created this layout featuring the beautiful Beary Christmas poinsettia paper and the Christmas Paper Doll Thin Cuts Bundle. I plan on using it with pictures from my ladies Bible study upcoming Christmas party. The doll's dress is stamped in Glacier ink to pull out the glacier bits in the poinsettia paper. I used my watercolor paints and waterbrushes to paint her hair and body.

I made this page using a picture from Christmas 2016. This could easily be popped into a frame and switch out the photo each year, or put into an album as a title page.

With scraps leftover in my paper packet bag, I made these little gift card holders following instructions by sister consultant C. Woodward.
They're super easy and really quick to change up for different occasions. A gift card fits in just right. You could also put in a folded up gift voucher or cash (or cheques if you still use such).

To make these projects, I used the following products. Click through to purchase or contact your consultant! Trimmer, Versamat, Adhesive Runner, Glue Pen, Scissors, Ruler, Stamping Starter Kit, Beary Christmas Paper Packet & Coordinating Cardstock, White Daisy & Kraft Cardstock, Basics Cardstock, Gold Foil Paper, Archival Black Glacier Fern and Cranberry Exclusive Inks, Waterbrushes, Watercolor Paints, Christmas Paper Doll Thin Cuts Bundle, Christmas Thin Cuts (similar), Tree and Celebrate stampsets, Make It From Your Heart v1/v2/v3.

I'd love it if you'd leave a comment before heading over to Maz Wood's aMAZing Close To My Heart Creations. Share the love and pin my projects!


Shop with me today!



What can I help you create today?
Stay up to date with all the fun, join my community!

twitter - instagram - facebook - pinterest

Monday, October 9, 2017

AHSC 233

This sketch was a quick one to do. Gotta love a quick sketch to work from!

It was after midnight when I saw this sketch so I whipped this up in minutes!

To make this card, I used my trusty toolkit: Versamat™, Trimmer, Adhesive Runner, Stamping Starter Kit, Eggplant Exclusive Ink, Basic Circles and Basic Stars Thin Cuts, Adventure Fundamentals, Adventure and Basics Cardstock Packs, Gold Glitter Paper, Bone Folder, Scissors, Story and Angel Policy Stampsets.

Shop with me today!



What can I help you create today?
Stay up to date with all the fun, join my community!

twitter - instagram - facebook - pinterest

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Share a Smile

Team up with The Punny Pals stampset to make a difference!
With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!

Falling For You is the featured paper packet for October.


Final bookings for my October workshops are now due. Click through to book your spots!

Stamp of the Month: S1710 Christmas Tunes
Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $7.50. When you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. Innovative, creative, and always versatile—here’s just one example of these stamps in use.

Workshops - There's heaps of workshops happening in my studio this month. Full payment in advance is required to book your spot for any event.
See my full schedule here.
Get crafty in my studio! I cannot stress this enough. Workshop bookings are essential and MUST be paid before the deadline listed. Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received. No exceptions! All workshop spaces are limited = first in best dressed. I accept direct deposit, cash, or credit card for payment. I use Square for credit card payments. Credit cards incur an additional 2.2% processing fee. Contact me to book your spot!

Hostesses wanted! I love to party and spoil my hostesses.
Start making your wish list now, then contact me today to set up your very own party and reap the rewards. I'll help you get everything on your wishlist for free or half-price. I'm available to party all month long! Parties do not need to be very long, they can be as simple (show and tell style), or as elaborate (with make and take projects) as you like. They can even be in your pajamas or online!
This is just a smattering of what you can get with your hostess rewards credit. Stampsets, paper packets, complements, shinhan markers, and more!

My calendar is booking up very fast, all party dates are first in best dressed.

Join my team! Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking with new companions, crafty shenanigans, chocolate, coffee, tea, yummy baked goods, plenty of laughter and sisterhood, or just getting your crafting supplies at a discounted rate... my team Heartwork Sisters is for you!
For $129 you get not only a kit jam packed with the basics worth $300+, you also get to customize it with your Select Product Credit PLUS you get heaps of training and assistance and new friends who share your crafting obsession! For more details, contact me.

Time to shop - It's easy to shop with me, simply follow the arrows! Be sure to click JOIN when you shop.



Shop with me today!



What can I help you create today?
Stay up to date with all the fun, join my community!

twitter - instagram - facebook - pinterest

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Memories layout

This month got off to a rocky start. My husband's grandmother died very quickly. We had two trips to country Queensland in a week to say our goodbyes and then to farewell her with a beautiful graveside and church services.

My family does crazy pretty well by now. This isn't the first family funeral I've been to! I took pictures to remember the day by and made this layout to feature them. Scrapbooking a funeral might sound a bit morbid to you. To me, it's a family occasion that should be remembered for what it is, saying our earthly goodbyes to our beloved Nanni.


Out of respect for the clan, I've not put the completed layout up to view. Grief is a very private matter and it's not my place to share such moments publicly without permission.

To make this layout I've used the following materials. Falling For You paper packet, Basics cardstocks, White Daisy cardstock, Trimmer, Versamat, Adhesive Runner, Ruler, Make It From Your Heart volume 2 pattern 7.

Shop with me today!



What can I help you create today?
Stay up to date with all the fun, join my community!

twitter - instagram - facebook - pinterest

Friday, September 15, 2017

Falling For You Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to the Falling For You Australasian Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Nell's blog, welcome! If you landed here by chance or flights of fancy (thanks pinterest!), you are welcome too! This month, we've chosen to showcase 2 collections and I chose our beautiful autumnal collection Falling For You.

I created this little 8x12 layout for my niece's baby book. It's pretty simple, with some decoration and space for pictures or journaling.

To make this project you'll need these materials. Browse my shop to purchase or contact your consultant! Trimmer, Versamat, Adhesive, Scissors, Ruler, Stamping Starter Kit, Falling For You Paper Packet & Coordinating Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Fern Toffee Charcoal and Nutmeg Exclusive Inks, Gold Sequins and Glitter Gems.

I'd love it if you'd leave a comment before heading over to Doris' blog. Share the love and pin my project!

Shop with me today!



What can I help you create today?
Stay up to date with all the fun, join my community!

twitter - instagram - facebook - pinterest

Friday, September 1, 2017

Holiday Expressions is here!

New ideas book, new products, new monthly specials. Holiday Expressions has arrived!
We have more stamp and thin cut bundles, new workshops your way kits, new embellishments, and heaps more! Look through the new book here, or check out what's new in my shop.

National Stamping Month: From the Heart is this year's national stamping month goodies.
Click here for all the details.

Book your spot here!

Cats & Bats is the featured paper packet for September.
Check out the whole range here.
Final bookings for my September workshops are now due. Click through to book your spots!
Bookings essential!

Stamp of the Month: S1709 Feel So Blessed
Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $7.50. When you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. Innovative, creative, and always versatile—here’s just one example of these stamps in use.

Workshops - There's heaps of workshops happening in my studio this month. Full payment in advance is required to book your spot for any event.

Get crafty in my studio! I cannot stress this enough. Workshop bookings are essential and MUST be paid before the deadline listed. Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received. No exceptions! All workshop spaces are limited = first in best dressed. I accept direct deposit, cash, or credit card for payment. I use Square for credit card payments. Credit cards incur an additional 2.2% processing fee. Contact me to book your spot!

Hostesses wanted! I love to party and spoil my hostesses.
Start making your wish list now, then contact me today to set up your very own party and reap the rewards. I'll help you get everything on your wishlist for free or half-price. I'm available to party all month long! Parties do not need to be very long, they can be as simple (show and tell style), or as elaborate (with make and take projects) as you like. They can even be in your pajamas or online!
This is just a smattering of what you can get with your hostess rewards credit. Stampsets, paper packets, complements, shinhan markers, and more!

My calendar is booking up very fast, all party dates are first in best dressed.

Join my team! Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking with new companions, crafty shenanigans, chocolate, coffee, tea, yummy baked goods, plenty of laughter and sisterhood, or just getting your crafting supplies at a discounted rate... my team Heartwork Sisters is for you!
For $129 you get not only a kit jam packed with the basics worth $300+, you also get to customize it with your Select Product Credit PLUS you get heaps of training and assistance and new friends who share your crafting obsession! For more details, contact me.


Time to shop - It's easy to shop with me, simply follow the arrows! Be sure to click JOIN when you shop.

Shop with me today!



What can I help you create today?
Stay up to date with all the fun, join my community!

twitter - instagram - facebook - pinterest