Saturday, 6 September 2014

Days 4 & 5 of #30yearsofhappy

I am loving these simple little projects that Close To My Heart are sharing on their FB & Instagram pages. These are my versions of Days 4 & 5
A cute little 3"x3" card
 This border on this little card is cut using the Scallop Border Punch and some scraps of cardstock. I used Sparkles to decorate

A Mini Pillow Box - great for small gifts
This little Pillow Box would be great for any of those small gifts for loved ones. It was made using Adventure Paper Fundamentals. I love all the colours in these paper packs!

Please come back again soon to see what other projects I will re-create! And don't forget you can get your set of these fabulous #30yearsofhappy stamps for FREE when you spend just $30.00 on stamps. Check out all the available stamps here!
 Doreen

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

September is National Stamping Month & Close to My Heart is celebrating with #30daysofhappy

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is celebrating all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honour of our on-going celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! You can check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days! 
 
Each day during September CTMH is posting an idea using one (or more) of the #30daysofhappy stamp set, so I have decided to re-create these projects each day (as I am able to). 
 
Below are the first three projects! - a gorgeous little gift tag, a card and a mini album! All were very simple to create! I have also made a set of little 3"x3" cards.
 
Day 1 #30daysofhappy project from CTMH
 Created using: White Daisy, Kraft & Cotton Candy Cardstock, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Glacier Exclusive Inks stamp pad & #30yearsofhappy stamp set
Day3 #30daysofhappy project from CTMH
Created using Thistle & White Daisy Cardstock, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, #30yearsofhappy stamp set &  Thistle Striped Ribbon
Day 2 #30daysofhappy project from CTMH
 Created using Hollyhock & White Daisy Cardstock, Whimsy (Glacier) Fundamentals paper, Silver Shimmer Trim, Pink Glitter Gems, #30yearsofhappy stamp set & Thistle Exclusive Inks stamp pad.
Small cards using #30daysofhappy stamp set and Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack

These little gift cards were created using White Daisy Cardstock, Whimsy (Glacier) Fundamentals paper pack, #30yearsofhappy stamp set, Glacier & Pixie Exclusive Inks stamp pads.

Of course, I have also been working on some other projects. A lot of my time has been take up getting ready for Market Day at Mawson Lakes on 13th September. Below are some of my other projects.

This is the Father's Day card I am making with the children at church on Sunday - inspired by Meryl Cheetham
Created using White Daisy & Black cardstock, Black Glitter paper, Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad and Perfect Fit - Dad stamp set (C1542)
 
One of my Christmas cards for 2014 inspired by card by Jill
Created using Colonial White bulk card & envelope, Kraft & Colonial White cardstock, Merry, Merry Stamp set (C1591), Topiary & Cocoa Exclusive Inks stamp pads, Bitty Sparkles (Z1263), Versamark Ink & Gold Embossing powder. The clear sparkles were coloured using the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Carmine Marker.

some more embossed cards
Created using White Daisy Cardstock, Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder, "A Budding Friendship" stamp set. The colour was added using Black, Canary, Pixie & Juniper inks. 
This card was inspired by Denise Anderson Turley

 Created using Fundamentals papers, White Daisy & Black cardstock, Artiste Cricut Cartridge & Black Shimmer Trim

Background created using masking tape
Created using White Daisy & Glacier cardstock, Cocoa, Glacier, Pixie and Pear Exclusive Inks stamp pads & "Sing Glory" stamp set (this stamp set is only available as a hostess reward - contact me to find out how to get your set).

a favourite from last year that I am re-creating for 2014
Created using Colonial White & Kraft cardstock, Colonial White card and envelope, Yuletide Carol paper pack, Mary & Babe stamp set, Desert Sand Exclusive Inks stamp pad.

inspired by Lyn Put
Created using White Daisy, Black, Olive & Buttercup cardstock,  Dot Embossing folder, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad & Black Shimmer Trim.

inspired by tags on page 71 in the Annual Inspirations
Created using Kraft & Colonial White cardstock, "Trim the Tree" stamp set, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Topiary striped ribbon, Cranberry & Topiary Exclusive Inks stamp pads.

inspired by a card found on Pinterest


Created using White Daisy cards & envelopes, White Daisy, Cranberry & Topiary cardstock,  Gold Dots Washi Tape, Noel Stamp Set, Clear Bitty Sparkles coloured using ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Carmine Marker, Topiary, Cocoa & Desert Sand Exclusive Inks stamp pads.


inspired by card by Brae Montgomery


Created using Kraft Cardstock & Basics Fundamentals paper pack, Baker's Twine, Cocoa Exclusive Inks stamp pad.

If you would like to make any of these cards, contact me to book into one of my upcoming workshops. I would love to help you create your stash of cards for family and friends. 

And remember you can shop online for any of the products listed or earn FREE & HALF PRICE products by hosting your own event! Contact me to book your party!

Or would you like it all? I have one of each of the NEW Consultant Kits available to take home today! Whether your are predominantly a scrap booker or card maker, there is a kit to suit you! For just $130.00 (plus $19.50 shipping and handling fee) you could take home your kit today. Each kit has a retail value of more than $500.00! So what are you waiting for?

I look forward to catching up with you soon.
                                                                                             Doreen