Wednesday, 30 September 2015

"It's in the Bag!"

Close To My Heart have done it again! 
When a new Consultant signs up during October, they will receive the 2015 Close To My Heart Convention bag FREE in their New Consultant Kit! They can travel in style with this trendy and eye-catching cross body bag, perfectly sized for carrying layouts, paper packets, and projects that are in-progress. Along with the items found in the newly revamped New Consultant Kit, this bag will help New Consultants start their business with confidence and flair! 
So if you have been thinking of joining my team of Butterfly Hearts Consultants, October is the month to do it! This offer is valid now till 31st October 2015! I would love to have you as a member of my CTMH family! You can join today from my website or contact me for more information!


And starting today (1st October 2015) there is a NEW "Straight To The Top - STTT) program for all NEW Consultants. Click on the link to find out more!

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

Doreen


October SoM & White Pines Page Layout

Today, I took a break from creating cards and created a page using the October Stamp of the Month. I combined it with the White Pines paper pack - and am very happy with the results.


The products used on this page are:

  • Colonial White Cardstock
  • Cranberry Cardstock
  • White Pines paper pack - available till the end of December only
  • S1510 - Twinkle Stamp set - available during October 2015 only
  • Gold Shimmer Trim
  • Fern Extra Thick Twine
  • Fern, Cranberry & Black stamp pads




Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what is new from Close To My Heart!

Doreen






Monday, 28 September 2015

more Christmas Cards

I have enjoyed creating some more Christmas cards to share at my upcoming Christmad Card Buffets



These cards were created using products available in the current Annual Inspirations & Holiday Expressions catalogues. 

Contact me to book into any of the events or if you would like to know more.

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

Doreen

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Christmas Card Buffet cards

During October and November, I am planning to hold several Christmas Card Buffets - where attendees can make up to 6 cards for $15.00. All the pieces will be cut ready for stamping and assembly! I have been working hard (around my injured back) to get a variety of designs ready. These are some that are ready to go.





All cards have been created using products that are currently available from the CTMH Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions catalogues. 
If you are close by and would like to book into one of my card buffets, please contact me.

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

Doreen 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Christmas Cards

I have been enjoying creating Christmas Cards ready for a Christmas Card Buffet. I have used a variety of stamp sets and had fun.


This card features Sangria paper, Eggplant Cardstock, A1170  - Doodled Designs & M1126 - This is Christmas  stamp sets. I added some Silver Foil Tape & Poppy Extra Thick Twine. I used Fern & Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stam Pads



This card features the stamp set from the White Pines Workshop onThe Go Kit - only available till the end of December. I also used some White Pines paper along with Red Shimmer Trim & Fern Extra Thick Twine.


This card also features the stamp set from the White Pines WoTG kit, with Pomegranate & Colonial White Cardstock. I used Pomegranate & Fern stamp pads and added Fern Extra Thick Twine




And another card featuring the stamp set from the White Pines WoTG kit with Kraft Cardstock & the Fern stamp pad. 


This card features the Hostess Rewards stamp set - B1493 - Festive Trees stamped in Fern, Whisper & Cranberry stamp pads. The addition of Red Shimmer Trim & Fern Extra Thick Twine finished it off. The card is based on the one in the Holiday Expressions catalogue. 

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

Doreen

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

.....more Sangria & Hello, Life.....

I am really enjoying creating with Sangria! The left page is based on the layout on page 34 of the Annual Inspirations (Layout 4k - Main Frame - Quilt Blocks, page 62 of the Reflections Idea book). The right page is based on layout 3f - Sidebar - Journaling, on page 45 of the Reflections Idea book. I also used all three of the Hello, Life Stamp sets - available during September only.



You can order any of the products used in this project from my website, or contact me.

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

Doreen

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Hello, Life

This month is National Stamping Month. Today, I enjoyed some time creating with the three stamp sets - Hello, Life - Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Pocket Scrapbooking. My three cards were inspired by my friend Jacquie. 


This card was created using:
Colonial White Value Pack Cards - $23.00/50
Eggplant Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
Colonial White Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
Nevermore Paper Pack - $15.00
Extra Thick Whisper Twine - $6.50
Hello, Life - Cardmaking Stamp Set (CC1041) - $21.00
Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50
Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50


White Daisy Value Pack Cards - $23.00/50
Peacock Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets
Hello, Life - Cardmaking Stamp Set (CC1041) - $21.00
Hello, Life - Scrapbooking Stamp Set (CC1040) - $21.00
Peacock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - $9.50


Peacock Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
Glacier Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
Pear Cardstock - $22.00/24 sheets
White Daisy Cardstock - $16.50/24 sheets

I was inspired by Lori Brown from Saving My... to create these cards below. They can be used for cards, on scrapbook pages and in pocket scrapbooking pages. 

4 x 6

3 x 4

3 x 4

4 x 6

6 x 4

4 x 3

4 x 3

6 x 4
I used one sheet of White Daisy Cardstock - cut into four 6" x 4" and four 4" x 3" rectangles, then rounded the corners.
I used all three of the Hello, Life Stamp sets - CC1040, CC1041 & CC1042 with Black, Pomegranate, Goldrush, Saffron, Fern, Peacock, Sapphire & Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads. I used the Black Journalling Pen to edge the cards.

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

Doreen 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Sangria

During October, I will be featuring the beautiful Sangria Collection! I decided to create a page using this paper pack today, based on the layout on page 38 of the Annual Inspirations. I am very pleased with how it turned out.



To create this page I used the following supplies:
Cocoa Cardstock - $22.00/pack 24 sheets
Colonial White Cardstock - $16.50/pack 24
Desert Sand Cardstock - $22.00/pack 24




I used the "rock and roll" technique to achieve the colour variation on the leaves and title plaque. I love how this gives an interesting look to a stamped image - and no two turn out the same!

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what's new!

Doreen

September is National Stamping Month

September is National Stamping Month and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big "hello" to life! Available only during September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello. Life! stamp sets can be purchaed for $21.00 each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $53.00 - a savings of $10.00! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that's scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. The stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry Collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Get your orders in for one stamp set - or all three - before they disappear at the end of September. Follow Close To My Heart's blog, Instagram and Facebook page during September for artwork inspiration featuring these stamp sets. 
CC1042 - Hello. Life! Pocket scrapbooking

CC1041 - Hello. Life! Cardmaking

CC1040 - Hello. Life! Scrapbooking
 Come back again soon and check out some projects I have created using these stamps sets and more.

Doreen

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Christmas Cards

Is it too early to start making Christmas Cards? I have started to get ready for some upcoming events. I don't want to be rushing closer to my events!
I am often inspired by cards seen on Pinterest! This card was inspired by several seen there and it is so simple to make! And I made 3 slightly different versions of it. 






Supplies used:
Colonial White Bulk Cards
Colonial White Cardstock
NEW Confetti Embossing Folder - available 1st September
White Pines Paper Pack - available 1st September
Red Shimmer Trim 
Clear Sparkles - coloured with ShinHan Twin Touch Markers 
Say It All Stamp Set (C1632) - available 1st September
Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Glue Dots







Supplies used:
Colonial White Bulk Cards
Colonial White Cardstock
NEW Confetti Embossing Folder - available 1st September
White Pines Paper Pack - available 1st September
Bronze Shimmer Trim 
Clear Sparkles - coloured with ShinHan Twin Touch Markers 
Say It All Stamp Set (C1632) - available 1st September
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Glue Dots


Supplies used:
Colonial White Bulk Cards
Colonial White Cardstock
NEW Confetti Embossing Folder - available 1st September
White Pines Paper Pack - available 1st September
Green Shimmer Trim - available 1st September
Clear Sparkles - coloured with ShinHan Twin Touch Markers 
Say It All Stamp Set (C1632) - available 1st September
Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Glue Dots



















The other card I have made recently is inspired by one of the cards featured in the White Pines WoTG kit - available 1st September. I used some of the retiring Paper Fundamentals (to make way for new patterns from 1st September) range to create these cards.




Supplies used:
White Pines Cardmaking WoTG 
Olive Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (retiring)



I changed the card slightly to create 2 different versions. My plan is to create more cards like this using different colours. 





















Would you like to make your own Christmas cards? Then contact me for details of classes and card kits available.

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

Doreen