Monday, 31 August 2015

Nevermore at the Zoo

I wasn't sure how I was going to use the Nevermore paper pack, but it goes so well with my Zoo photos. I am really pleased with how these pages turned out. The Nevermore range is only available till December 31st, so don't miss out on getting yours.
Anyone who knows me, knows I take lots of photos! And then I find it hard to choose which ones I am going to use, so I also use lots of Flip Flaps on my pages, so I can use many more photos without creating more layouts. I also used the fabulous limited editions National Stamping Month Stamp Sets - Hello Life, Scrapbooking (CC1040); Hello Life, Pocket Scrapbooking (CC1042); Hello Life, Cardmaking (CC1041). These stamp sets are so versatile and can be used on all sorts of projects. They are only available during September for $21.00 each or all three for $53.00 (saving $10.00).







I have also created another layout that I really love - just have to print the photos to go on it. This is a page that I will be sharing at my September workshops and with a group of consultants I meet with each month. 
This page features the Nevermore paper along with White Daisy and the NEW Eggplant cardstock as well as the September Stamp of the Month - S1509 Paper Garden with NEW Eggplant, NEW Pomegranate, NEW Fern and Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads. I cut the title on the Cricut using two fonts that were available on Design Space (the program I use with my Cricut Explore). I also used the NEW Whisper Extra Thick Twine and Silver Shimmer Trim. 



Come back again soon to see what else I have been creating and what else is NEW. 

Doreen 

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Zoe Cards featuring the Artistry Cricut Cartridge

Thanks to Susan Williams generosity, I have created 4 cards using Zoe papers and the Artistry Cricut Cartridge. Mine are a bit different to Susan's but her cards were my inspiration. 





Come back again soon and see what else I have created and catch up on the latest from CTMH. And don't forget to contact me if you have any questions.

Doreen

Friday, 14 August 2015

Zoe WoTG pages

Close to My Heart does all the hard work when it comes to creating pages! The Workshop on the Go Kits (WoTG) have all the supplies needed to created 2 double page spreads with left overs that can be used for more pages or cards or other projects. The kits also have the cutting guide and instructions for the main layout and reference to one of the fabulous idea books for the second layout.
I changed my layouts just a little, but am pleased with the results. 
Layout #1 from Zoe WoTG

Additional Layout from Zoe WoTG
All you need to add to create your Zoe pages is Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf and Glacier Exclusive Ink Pads, adhesive of your choice and 3D Foam tape. 
These pages are now ready for me to add photos to!
To get your Zoe WoTG kit just click on the link which will take you to my website www.doreenwatkins.ctmh.com.au 

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what's new! And don't forget to contact me if you have any questions. I would love to help you!

Doreen

Monday, 10 August 2015

Zoe Pages

There are many talented CTMH Consultants who are willing to share their ideas with the rest of us. Below are my version of Tina Lovell's Workshop pages created using the Zoe Paper Pack. Tina is a fellow consultant form the US who has generously shared her workshop pages.




These pages were created using:
  • Zoe Paper Pack - $15.00
  • Zoe Complements - $9.00
  • Whisper Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets (6 sheets)
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets (2 extra sheets)
  • Coral Shimmer Trim - $7.50
  • Zoe WoTG Stamp set (only available with the Zoe WoTG) - $44.00
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
  • Sparkles
  • Sequins - Silver or Oceanside
  • Bonding Memories Glue Pen - $7.00
  • 3D Foam Tape - $9.00
If you would like to create these pages, spend $30.00 on my website during August (order needs to includes the Zoe Paper Pack) and I will send you a copy of the instructions.

Come back again soon to see what else is new and what I have been creating.

Doreen 

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Artfully Sent Page

I was inspired by this page shared on the Close To My Heart Blog on 27th July to create the page below.


Products used to create this page:

  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Artbooking Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 (Cricut Collection includes Cartridge, 3 x D sized stamp sets & Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • Sunset Cardstock Pack - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Sorbet Cardstock Pack - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Canary Cardstock Pack - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Sweet Leaf Cardstock Pack - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Glacier Cardstock Pack - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Thistle Cardstock Pack - $22.00/24 sheets
  • All The Details Stamp Set (D1555) - $27.00
  • Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
  • Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
  • Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
  • Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
  • 3D Foam Tape - $9.00
Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and catch up on the news.

Doreen





Friday, 7 August 2015

Artistry Fun

I really enjoy playing on my Cricut Explore! This week, I was inspired by a card shared by fellow consultant, Krista Hershberger, to create some shaped cards using "Chirp" - my Cricut Explore - and the NEW Artistry Cricut Cartridge and the Artfully Sent Cartridge from Close To My Heart. 
Here are some of the cards I created.


"Coffee Cup" Card - inspired by Krista Hershberger
Products used:

  • Artistry Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 (Cricut Collection includes Cricut cartridge, 3 x D sized stamps sets & Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Zoe Paper Pack - $15.00/pack
  • Kraft Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Coral Shimmer Trim - $7.50
  • Coral Reef Sequins - $5.50
  • 3D Foam Tape - $9.00

This card would make a great Father's Day card
Products used: 

  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 (Cricut Collection includes Cricut cartridge, 3 x D sized stamps sets & Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Black Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Champagne Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets

And another great option for a Father's day card
Products used: 
  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 (Cricut Collection includes Cricut cartridge, 3 x D sized stamps sets & Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Black Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Cranberry Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
Butterfly Thank You Card 
Products used:
  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 (Cricut Collection includes Cricut cartridge, 3 x D sized stamps sets & Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Blossom Paper Pack - $15.00
  • Framed Stamp Set (S1508) - $5.00 with purchase of $75.00 or more or $27.00 (only available during August)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50

A coffee or tea bag could be added to this one
 Products used:
  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 (Cricut Collection includes Cricut cartridge, 3 x D sized stamps sets & Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Blossom Paper Pack - $15.00
  • Framed Stamp Set (S1508) - $5.00 with purchase of $75.00 or more or $27.00 (only available during August)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
I love the shape of this card and it matches the shape for the frame around the sentiment
  Products used:
  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 (Cricut Collection includes Cricut cartridge, 3 x D sized stamps sets & Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Blossom Paper Pack - $15.00
  • Framed Stamp Set (S1508) - $5.00 with purchase of $75.00 or more or $27.00 (only available during August)
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
I love the idea of a suitcase for a friend going on a trip
  Products used:
  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 (Cricut Collection includes Cricut cartridge, 3 x D sized stamps sets & Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Jackson  Paper Pack - $15.00
  • Kraft Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
I think this one would look fabulous with some bling on it!
  Products used:
  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 (Cricut Collection includes Cricut cartridge, 3 x D sized stamps sets & Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Black Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Whisper Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
Who doesn't love a cute lady bug!
Products used:
  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 (Cricut Collection includes Cricut cartridge, 3 x D sized stamps sets & Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Black Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Cranberry Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Framed Stamp Set (S1508) - $5.00 with purchase of $75.00 or more or $27.00 (only available during August)
All these cards were created by welding shapes together in Design Space. I think I need to do some tweaking on some of them, but I love that I can create cards in lots of shapes and sizes.

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating.

Doreen 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Artistry Card

I am really loving the NEW Artistry Cricut Cartridge! I created this cute card using it.
Artistry Mason Jar Card
Supplies used to create this card include:

  • 5.5" x 4.25" White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack - $20.00
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Glacier Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Pear Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Lagoon Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Whisper Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Teal Shimmer Trim - $7.50
All I need to do is to add a sentiment and it is finished.

Come back again soon and see what else I have created.

Doreen 


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Zoe - off the page

I created this cute mini album - thanks to instructions from another consultant - Naomi Smith. 
The Mini Album - closed


The Mini Album - fully open

The Mini Album - partly closed

The Mini Album with all flaps closed

The Mini Album - partly folded

The Mini Album closed - inside view

The Mini Album closed - outside view
Supplies used to create this Mini Album include:

  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Zoe Paper Pack - $15.00
  • Zoe Complements - $9.00
  • Zoe Assortment - $9.00
  • Dot Embossing Folding - $13.50


Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating.

Doreen

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Zoe Cards

Of course I had to make some cards using Zoe too!
This card features the August Stamp of the Month - Framed (S1508) available for $5.00 To with any purchase (excluding stock on hand) of $75.00 or more.
Zoe and August SoM



Supplies used to create this card include:

  • 5.5" x 4.25" White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack - $20.00/50
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Zoe Paper Pack - $15.00 (I used small scraps)
  • Scraps of Glacier & Sorbet Cardstock
  • Artbooking Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 for collection which includes Cricut Cartridge, 3x D size stamp sets, Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack
  • August SoM - Framed (S1508)
  • Sweet Leaf and Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads
  • 3D Foam Tape






Gatefold Card using Zoe & Perfect Picture Stamp Set (D1681)
Supplies used to create this card include:

  • 5.5" x 4.25" White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack - $20.00/50
  • Kraft Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Glacier Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Zoe Paper Pack - $15.00 
  • Artistry Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 for collection which includes Cricut Cartridge, 3x D size stamp sets, Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack
  • Perfect Picture Stamp Set (D1681) - only available with the Artistry Cricut Collection
  • Desert Sand & Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads
  • 3D Foam Tape
Gatefold Card using Zoe & Love Right Now Stamp Set (D1682)
Supplies used to create this card include:

  • 5.5" x 4.25" White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack - $20.00/50
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • Sorbet Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Glacier Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Zoe Paper Pack - $15.00 
  • Artistry Cricut Cartridge - $148.00 for collection which includes Cricut Cartridge, 3x D size stamp sets, Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack
  • Love Right Now Stamp Set (D1682) - only available with the Artistry Cricut Collection
  • Glacier & Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads
  • 3D Foam Tape

All products used for these cards are available on my website or contact me.

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating.

Doreen 

Monday, 3 August 2015

Patchwork with Zoe

This simple page reminds me of a patchwork quilt. It was very simple to create - using some of the left over pieces of paper from other projects I have created using Zoe.
Zoe patchwork page
I finished the page with some stitching using the Stitch Guide with Piercing and Embossing Tool Kit and some DMC embroidery thread.

You can purchase your Zoe supplies from my website.

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating.

Doreen

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Get Organised during August and be rewarded

During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organisation products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price ($27.50) and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for colouring, making them a practical pairing.


Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price ($28.50) and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces.


All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages!
Don't miss out on this fabulous deal - available only during August. Contact me for more details or go to my website to place your order.

Come back soon and see what else I have been creating and the specials for this month.

Doreen 


Zoe Coffee Cup

I love seeing other people's ideas and am often inspired to re-create projects or create my own based on those projects. These coffee cups were inspired by Krista Hershberger's cups. 




Products used to create these cups are:
Artistry Cricut Cartridge - (Collection $148.00)
Zoe Paper Pack - $15.00
Kraft Cardstock - $15.00
White Daisy Cardstock - $15.00
Coral Shimmer Trim - $7.50
Coral Reef Sequins - $5.50
Framed Stamp Set (S1508) - $5.00 with purchase of $75.00 or more or $27.00 (available only during August)
Desert Ink Pad - $9.00
Glacier Ink Pad - $9.00
Sorbet Ink Pad - $9.00




Come back again soon to see what else I have created and the specials available for this month.

Doreen 

.....more ZOE with a touch of Artistry.....

This layout is based on one from the NEW Annual Inspiration (goes live from 1st September). It was very simple to create using scraps to fill areas under the overlay.
Zoe meet Artistry
Products used in this layout are:

  • Artistry Cricut Collection - $148.00 (Includes Artistry Cricut Collection, 3 x D Stamp sets & Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack)
  • Zoe Paper Pack - $15.00
  • Zoe Complements - $9.00
  • Coral Shimmer Trim - $7.50
  • Whisper Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Sweet Leaf Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Glacier Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Sorbet Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • Canary Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
  • White Daisy Cardstock $16.50/24 sheets


All these products are available from my website now. Contact me if you have any questions.

Make sure you come back again soon to see what else I have been creating.

Doreen 



Saturday, 1 August 2015

Zoe has arrived!

I am excited to be able to share the first of the NEW paper packs from the NEW Annual Inspirations catalogue which goes live from 1st September 2015! To bridge the gap between the last Annual Inspiration and the NEW one, the ZOE paper pack, Zoe complements, Coral Shimmer Trim as well as Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles  long with the NEW Artistry Cricut Cartridge, are available from today - 1st August. Then the rest of the fabulous new range of products will be available from 1st September.
I have had a chance to play with ZOE during the past few weeks and have had lots of fun. In the next few days, I will share some of the projects I have created.
This first project is made using instructions by a very talented and kind hearted consultant from the USA - Susan Garner Williams. There are 4 double page spreads - three with interactive elements on the pages. 
Layout #4 - no interactive elements

Layout #3 with 2 interactive elements on the left page (the two photo spots with the bow)

Layout #2 - with interactive element on right page ( the one with the bow again)

Layout #1 - with interactive element on the right page (the one with the bow)

The interactive element (Folding Photo Gallery) from Layout #1 - opened)
The products used in these layouts are:
  • Zoe Paper Pack - $15.00
  • Zoe Complements - $9.00
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine - $6.50
  • Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles - $7.50
  • Kraft Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
  • White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets

The interactive element (Folding Photo Gallery) from Layout #1 - closed)
Optional supplies include: 
  • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Stamp pad ( for ink distressing and stamping) 
  • Sponge (for distressing)
  • Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (for stamping)
  • Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
  • Typography Alphabet Stamp Set (E1032) for titles
  • Jennifer's Hand Alphabet         Stamp Set (B1484) for titles
And to help create the Folding Photo Gallery elements on Layouts #1, #2 & #3, I used the Magic Scrapbooking Program Ideas book (referred to by Susan in her comprehensive cutting guide and instructions.

If you would like to recreate these fabulous pages, purchase the products used in the project from my website and I will send you a copy of the cutting guide and instructions.  

Come back again soon to see what else I have created using ZOE & Artistry.

Doreen