Thursday, 26 December 2013

Washi Wonderland

Do you love Washi Tape? Then you can create your own washi wonderland by mixing, layering, and mounting washi tape strips on Close To My Heart Dimensional Elements album pages for a fresh look. Cover the Dimensional Elements shapes directly or layer the washi tape on cardstock then cut coordinating album pages using the Artiste cartridge and Cricut® machine for uniquely patterned designs. The possibilities are endless! Get your Washi Tape today and start creating beautiful projects! 

 Doreen

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Create the Date with the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

Craft your own personal reminder calendar, with the faces of your loved ones as the backing for individual days. It will be so cute you’ll be the talk of the block for the whole year! Watch the video to get started. If you would like to know more, contact me! 
 Doreen

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Elegant Mini Albums

Using the Cricut® Artbooking Collection you can create sophisticated mini books. Found on pages 46 and 47 of its booklet you will find all the elements needed to create pages you will love! You’re invited to watch as the graceful pages, borders, overlays, and more chic shapes from the elegance-themed keys of the cartridge add some creative class to projects. See the video for your first tasteful touch with these keys and the elevated works of art they produce.

If you would like to know more, contact me! Doreen

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Cricut Tags

Add some extra spice to your gifts with the Cricut® Artiste cartridge and some adorable new My Acrylix® stamps. Watch them come together to make the perfect sentiments for any goodie. Contact me for more information  
Doreen

Artbooking made easy: Wintertime Layouts

Although many of us do not experience snow here in Australia, we still have winter photos to celebrate. Perhaps you have enjoyed a snow holiday here in Australia or maybe even overseas! Then the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge has some great embellishments and overlays to help you create the perfect scrapbook page. Check out the ideas in this video clip! Contact me for more details!
Doreen

Friday, 6 December 2013

Simple Scallops

Do you like scallop borders on your projects? Then check out how easy it is to create the border you want with the CTMH Scallop Border Punch! Contact me if you would like to know more!

Doreen

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Product Launch Guide - a great resource!

Do you just your Launch Guide (catalogue) to see what products are available! Well don't forget that there are also some great layout, card and paper crafting ideas included in the guide too! I want to see if I can make all the page layouts featured in the guide during the next few weeks! Why not join me? You can order any products you need directly from my website - click on the "SHOP" button. Why not share your pages on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doreen-Watkins-Independent-Close-To-My-Heart-Consultant/186019981517808?ref=hl  )
 Below are two pages ready for photos using the fabulous Chantilly paper pack, Girls Rock Stamp set (C1538), the Hostess Rewards Stamp Washi Wonder Stamp Set (D1558). It is not too late to get your own Washi Wonder Stamp Set - you just need to host your own gathering before the end of January, with sales of $200.00 or more and you could have this stamp set. 
Created using Washi Wonder Stamp Set (D1558)



My version of the page on the front cover of the Launch Guide, using Chantilly Paper Pack



Contact me if you would like to know more

Doreen

Artbooking Made Easy: Christmas Layouts

Create some great Christmas pages using the fabulous CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge. On this clip, Kristine shows you how you can mix and match to get the layout you want! 
Contact me if you would like to know more, or you can shop to get your cartridge now.

This is my version of one of the pages Kristine shows.
Artbooking page layout

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas Card Workshop

Do you like to make your own Christmas cards? Then join me at my Christmas Card Workshop on Sunday 24th November from 1.30pm till 4.30pm and make 10 cards (2 of each of 5 designs) for just $15.00! The cards pictured below are similar to what we will make! 


Cards created using a variety of Close To My Heart cardstock, papers, stamps, inks and Cricut cartridges

If you would like to join me, please book your place by Thursday, 21st November to ensure I have your supplies ready for you.
If you would like to know more, contact me.
Doreen

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Project Life™ Scrapbooking Program

Join my Close To My Heart team between 1st November and 15th December 2013 and you could qualify for a FREE Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program! Contact me for more details!
The new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program is designed to provide the ease of scrapbooking life's moments as they happen! The pre-designed cards featuring unique sentiments, icons and journalling space mean you only have to add your own photos!. There are eight new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featuring themes based on some of the Close To My Heart most popular paper packets, plus two brand new paper packets. Each individual program features 122 double-sided, designed cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors™ to hold creative combinations of these cards and your own photos. You get 44 – 4" × 6" cards (2 each of 22 designs) which come in 14 vertical and 8 horizontal designs. You also get 78 – 3" × 4" cards (3 each of 26 designs) which come in 10 vertical designs and 16 horizontal designs. And best of all, several themes can be mixed and matched for more versatility. The prompts on several of the cards will help you creatively journal, and the various assortments of Memory Protectors™ will make your finished products truly unique. 
If you would like to know more, contact me! I would love to help you qualify for this fabulous program for FREE!

The Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program will be available for purchase from 1st February 2014! Below are 6 of the programs based on some of the Close To My Heart most popular paper packets, with two NEW designs to be unveiled with the new product guide on 1st February 2014.
Avonlea

Babycakes

Chantilly

Later Sk8r

Laughing Lola

Surf's Up
Contact me if you would like more information about the fabulous NEW Picture My Life scrapbooking program or any of the other Close To My Heart products!

Doreen


Monday, 11 November 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Cross-Cartridge Collaboration

While each Cricut® collection from Close To My Heart is a treasure trove all its own, together they offer an unmatchable selection of borders, overlays, photo mats, and much, much more! The thousands of both classic and trendy die-cuts found within this terrific trio will ensure that the projects you make are always uniquely your own. Mix ‘em, match ‘em, and love ‘em!                                                         The Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges make creating your pages, cards and paper craft projects just as you would like them! Click on the "Shop With Me" icon to go to my website to order your Cricut Collections! 

 Doreen

My Creations Kraft Pocket Album

Do you like to keep your Christmas or Birthday or any other greeting cards? Or perhaps artwork that your children have created? Then the new My Creations® kraft pocket album will store those memories you don’t want to lose—in style! Get inspired on how to jazz up your very own in this video You can get all the supplies you need to create this fabulous Album by clicking on the "Shop with me" icon at the top of the page! Why not make one (or more) as a gift for someone special?
Contact me if you would like to know more.
Doreen

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Decorate with Twist Ties

Close To My Heart have so many great ways to decorate your projects! This clip shows you how you can use the CTMH Twist Ties. The ones used in the clip are available in the Proplayer WoTG Kit. 
  Contact me for more information! 

Doreen

Friday, 1 November 2013

November Stamp of the Month - Illuminate

You can get this November Stamp of the Month for just $5.00 when you spend $75.00! Get you holiday scrapping and crafting supplies and be rewarded!
November Stamp of the Month - Illuminate
Two simple examples of simple gift tags created using the Illuminate Stamp Set


Click on the online catalogue to place your order to be shipped direct to you or contact me.

Doreen

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Wacky Washi Tape

Do you love Washi Tape? Check out this video for a cool easy way to create a gorgeous birthday card using the fabulous CTMH Washi Tape! If you would like to know more, contact me! 

 Doreen

Festive Mini Albums

If your photos from holidays past are haunting you by sitting untouched on your hard drive, now is the time to put them on display! With the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge, your photos will find a cozy home on the pages of a dazzling holiday mini album. In conjunction with the new Sparkle & Shine papers and embellishments, die-cuts from the Artbooking holiday-themed keys are just what you need to create merry and bright holiday projects. If you would like to make one of these gorgeous books, contact me to find out how! 

Doreen

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Sparkle & Shine

Have you checked out the NEW Sparkle & Shine products yet?

I have enjoyed using some over the last few days. The Workshop on the Go Kits make creating page layouts so easy! 

This is the additional layout from the Sparkle & Shine WoTG Kit - ready for Christmas photos


This is the first of the layouts in the Sparkle & Shine WoTG Kit - also ready for photos

 

 

There are so many options for cards using the Sparkle & Shine papers and embellishments. Some of these were made using left over papers as well as some of the Christmas stamps and Cricut cuts.







 These last two cards are for a Sparkle & Shine Card Workshop! 



If you would like to make your own Christmas cards, book into one of my upcoming workshops! Contact me for information on dates and times of workshops!


Doreen

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Connect the Dots

Do you like dots on your projects? Well, you can create decorative lines on your layout using dots! With the right embellishments—Aqua Dots, sparkles, studs, and more—your dotted lines will be sure to draw the eye. Learn to do it yourself in this video. So if you would like to learn more about how you can connect the dots on your pages, contact me for more information! 

Doreen

Friday, 18 October 2013

My Creations® Craftable Containers

Thanks to the My Creations® line of products, you can make great projects from the outside in! These stampable, markable, craftable albums, bags, and ring boxes make the perfect packaging for the special projects and gifts you place inside them. Watch the video to get ideas for your own crafty containers. Some of these items are not yet available in Australia, but there are some fabulous products available to help you create that special gift! If you would like more information, contact me or check out what is available online. 

Doreen

Thursday, 17 October 2013

A Little Creativity

Get ready for summer? In this video you’ll learn to make a burst of sunshine on your cards with fun Background & Texture papers. Contact me for more information

Doreen

Maky your own Halloween Mini Album

It is almost Halloween and you could make this cute mini album to store your memories.Using just 2 Halloween-themed keys on the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, you can make truly terrifying (and terrific!) mini works of art. Get great ideas for your own creepy creations in this video. If you would like to make one of these cute albums, contact me for details! 

Doreen

Spooky Halloween Layouts using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

It’s easy to make your spider webs stand out, full moons float, and black cats bounce off the page with the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Learn a few sweet techniques for using the Halloween-themed keys in this video. 
Contact me if you would like more information

 Doreen

Preserve with Pizazz

Family history is fun, especially when you add colorful papers and embellishments! There are so many ways to protect your pedigree and make it fun at the same time. Watch the video to learn how to turn a kraft pocket album into an attractive family history book. Find all you need to create a project like this on my webste at www.doreenwatkins.ctmh.com.au Contact me if you have any questions: doreenw@iinet.net.net.au

Doreen

Friday, 11 October 2013

Designed Decor Flip Stand Album

Making home décor is easy with the Cricut® Artbooking collection! Watch as various icons, shapes, and titles from the cartridge are used to make adorable pieces of artwork perfect for all the nooks in your home.
I can show you how to make this! Book into one of my events to learn more.

Doreen

A Burst of Creativity

Learn to make a burst of sunshine on your cards with fun Background & Texture papers.  

Doreen

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Holidays From The Heart

Choose a festive, new product FREE this holiday season with your qualifying order!




Close To My Heart is now offering a Holiday Special!

When you place an order of $130 or more retail-priced items between 15 October and 31 December, you qualify for one FREE “star” item from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide (below).

You’ll love the sparkle, the ease, and the savings!

Start Shopping Now


Check out the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide below

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Harmonious Hues

You can create colour coordinated pages using our exclusive palette! It is easy to find the right colour of paper, ink, markers and more with the four fabulous palettes we have available. This video shows you a sample of the products available to help you get started! 

 If you would like to know more, contact me!

Doreen

Monday, 9 September 2013

My Reflections

Find the perfect papers for your projects in our My Reflections™ line! You will love the look of our coordinating B&T papers, cardstock, and versatile embellishments, offered in hues from our exclusive colour palette. Learn how easy colour coordinating projects can be with these top quality and beautiful products.

These papers are so versatile, they can be combined with each other and there are plenty of coordinating embellishments available to help you get the look on your pages that you want! 

Doreen

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Check out the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge! This video show just a few ideas you can create using the cartridge!

 
Click on the link to the Product Launch Guide to go to the shop to order your cartridge! 

Doreen

Sunday, 8 September 2013

You Are My Happy Stamp Set

I have been having fun playing with the National Stamping Month stamps - You Are My Happy! I made these cards using left over B&T papers from the Chantilly WoTG kit, White Daisy, Cotton Candy & Buttercup Cardstock, and various CTMH bling! The cards are based on the "Fancy Four" pattern on p 76 & "Curtain Call" pattern on p94 in the Wishes Cardmaking Idea book. Inks used are Whisper & Cotton Candy. Markers used are Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, Pear & Buttercup.
The other card was created using left over papers from Tommy WoTG Kit  & You Are My Happy Stamp Set with Honey & Outdoor Denim Inks.




Doreen

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

My Acrylix® Stamps

Watch the video to find out why our My Acrylix® line of stamps and blocks makes us a leader in the stamping world. It’s easy to see why they are the best choice for your stamping projects!


  
Go to my website under the shop tab to see the full range of stamps available - they are not all pictured in the Product Launch Guide. 

Contact me for more information.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

September is National Stamping Month!


Get the exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month for just $15!

During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $75 or more, you qualify for this whimsical stamp set trio for only $15. You’ll love using the playful alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fun images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects, with a full retail value of $64.00 AU / $77 NZ.

This exclusive, whimsical stamp set trio includes three adorable, coordinating stamp sets on three D-size carrier sheets. They will arrive at your home in 2 stamp envelopes, one carrier sheet in one envelope and two carrier sheets in one envelope (so with your coordinating stamp set trio, it’s like you’re getting one D-size and one E-size stamp set).

Your trio includes:
  • One alphabet (upper and lowercase) 
  • One sheet of 9 encouraging, friendship sentiments 
  • One sheet of 15 cheerful images great for a variety of life’s occasions

These three sets have been designed stylistically to work together for creating darling cards, layouts, and 3-D projects.

See them in action...





September Stamp of the Month - Pinwheel

Why not add the fabulous Pinwheel Stamp Set for an extra $5.00 with your purchase of just $75.00! 
Don't miss out! These stamp sets are only available during September!
Check out some of the fabulous Decor range available from Close to my Heart! (Please note that the Designed Décor frame kit shown in this video is available for the North America market only. However, the rest of the information and products shown are available in both the North America and Australasia markets ) Book into one of my events to complete one of these projects!

Friday, 30 August 2013

Take a look at this clip, and if you would like to know more, contact me!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

You are welcome here!


Welcome

Welcome! I am so pleased that you have taken the time to pop by!

I am new to blogging, so please bear with me as I learn! But I am excited about this new journey I am on with Close To My Heart. In the eight weeks since I joined CTMH as one of the first (of many) consultants, I have been on cloud 9. 

Check out the Product Launch Guide (click on the link on the right) for the great range of products for scrapbooking, stamping and "off the page" projects! There is so much to see! I love all the stamps and inks and the Workshop on the Go kits are a great product for completing projects quickly!

This is a selection of products - so many to choose from!

I have had lots of fun using some some of the My Acrylix stamps and Exclusive Inks to make some cards.



 I made this card using the Heartfelt Birthday Wish My Acrylix Stamp, Black Exclusive Inks, Slate & Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks Markers

 I love this card! It was inspired by a card seen on Pinterest and created using the Card Word Puzzle My Acrylix stamp set, Desert Sand Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock & B&Ts paper from Babycakes paper pack


 These two cards were also inspired by cards seen on Pinterest - created using the Card Word Puzzle My Acrylix stamp set and Black and Desert Sand Exclusive Inks


And of course, I have created some scrapbook pages too! 

This page was created using the Chantilly Workshop on the Go kit! This kits contains all you need to make a minimum of 6 pages. All you need to add is some inks and your tools and adhesive!
This page was inspired by a page I saw on FB - created using Chantilly B&T paper, Cotton Candy & White Cardstock, the Girls Rock My Acrylix Stamp set and Artiste Cricut Cartridge. The Exclusive Inks used on this page are Cotton Candy, Buttercup & Lagoon.

This page was created using the Surf's Up Workshop on the Go Kit

 
This page was also created using the Surf's Up Workshop on the Go Kit


Since I got my Cricut machine in January this year, I have enjoyed  using it to create embellishments & titles for my scrapbook pages. Now with Close To My Heart, I can create so much more! I have also used it to make cards and other projects using the fantastic Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges, including those shown below! 

This is a great card holder for the cards I have made
 I love the versatility of the Cricut Cartridges and the stamp sets!

Another simple card created using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

This card was created using a combination of the Cricut, stamping and papers.

If you would like to learn more, please contact me! 

Please come back soon to see more!