Saturday, 30 April 2016

Seasonal Expressions 2 is now available

I am very excited that the SE2 is now available and May is National Scrapbooking Month! I have had a chance to preview the new catalogue during April and even had a play with some of the NEW products. Today, I am sharing some cards I have created using two of the new Thin Cuts sets - available till the end of August WSL!
The first 4 cards feature the gorgeous Flamingos from the Tickled Pink Thin Cuts (Z3228) available for just $21.00. They coordinate with the Tickled Pink Stamp Set (C1651), also available for $21.00.







The next 4 cards feature A Bunch of Love Thin Cuts (Z3251) and the coordinating A Bunch of Love Stamp Set (1647). Both are also available for $21.00 each. I have used the Watercolour Pencils and Watercolour Paints along with the NEW Small Round Waterbrush, to colour the images.





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

Doreen


Saturday, 23 April 2016

...Remember When...

I am preparing lots of ideas for my upcoming retreat! I want to keep most of these page layouts as a surprise to my retreat attendees. 
This layout (which was Pinterest inspired) features the Regatta paper pack, along with the Doodled Designs (A1170) stamp set.



 The title was added using 3D Foam tape to add dimension



I love that I can create a simple border (or background) with a stamp set and stamp pads that coordinate with the paper pack 


I hate throwing away scraps - and often end up with too many, but an addition of a row of little "flags" is a great way to use those now strips left in the bag. 


I always save the Zip Strips, but often forget to use them. The scallop border punch is a great way to change one to suit your layout.







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

Doreen

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Retiring Stamp Sets

Many of the current stamp sets available through Close To My Heart are retiring soon! Some will retire at the end of Seasonal Expressions 1 (30th April 2016) and others at the end of the current Annual Inspirations (31st July). So if you have been thinking of getting a particular stamp set, don't delay. Order yours today from my website . Below is a list of the retiring stamp sets, for your information.
Stamps Retiring 30th April, 2016
Item #
Description
Retiring
A1184
Rejoice
30-Apr-16
A1185
Friendly Wishes
30-Apr-16
A1186
Pirate Birthday
30-Apr-16
B1507
To the Moon
30-Apr-16
B1508
Kiss It Better
30-Apr-16
B1509
My Mother (US/CA)
30-Apr-16
B1510
Sugar & Spice
30-Apr-16
B1511
My Mother (AU/NZ)
30-Apr-16
B1512
Play Hard— Gymnastics
30-Apr-16
B1513
Block Uppercase
30-Apr-16
B1514
Play Hard—Diving
30-Apr-16
B1515
Play Hard—Cheer
30-Apr-16
B1516
Your Beautiful Self
30-Apr-16
C1635
Our Story
30-Apr-16
C1636
Live, Laugh, Love
30-Apr-16
C1637
Stamps of Approval
30-Apr-16
C1638
Spring Critters
30-Apr-16
C1639
Take Heart
30-Apr-16
C1640
Friend in Me
30-Apr-16
C1641
Springtime Wishes
30-Apr-16
C1642
My Anchor
30-Apr-16
C1643
Stuck on You
30-Apr-16
D1683
Woodland Romance
30-Apr-16
D1684
Beach Days
30-Apr-16
M1135
On the Plus Side
30-Apr-16
M1136
Patch of Sky
30-Apr-16
M1137
A Day for Mother
30-Apr-16
Stamps Retiring 31st July, 2016
A1115
A Holiday
31-Jul-16
A1117
A Typeface
31-Jul-16
A1121
A Blossom
31-Jul-16
A1131
Love
31-Jul-16
A1146
Sincere Expressions
31-Jul-16
A1149
Trim The Tree
31-Jul-16
A1150
Charming Chevrons
31-Jul-16
A1159
LOL
31-Jul-16
A1161
Beyond Measure
31-Jul-16
A1164
Beach Gear
31-Jul-16
A1167
Keep Your Chin Up
31-Jul-16
A1172
Smiles Begin with You
31-Jul-16
A1173
The Best Dad Ever
31-Jul-16
A1174
Spray of Joy
31-Jul-16
A1175
Pen Pals
31-Jul-16
A1176
Christmas Star
31-Jul-16
A1177
Light the Menorah
31-Jul-16
A1178
Love My Dog
31-Jul-16
A1179
Housewarming Hello
31-Jul-16
A1181
Love My Cat
31-Jul-16
A1183
Little Things - Hostess Rewards
31-Jul-16
B1381
Holiday Cheer
31-Jul-16
B1390
Countdown
31-Jul-16
B1391
Zoology
31-Jul-16
B1392
Key Moments
31-Jul-16
B1398
Just for You
31-Jul-16
B1399
Crafted with Love
31-Jul-16
B1400
Beautiful Friendship
31-Jul-16
B1404
Cup of Cheer
31-Jul-16
B1408
Buttons, Bits, and Bobs
31-Jul-16
B1409
Pirouette
31-Jul-16
B1412
Perfect Fit—Holidays
31-Jul-16
B1413
Perfect Fit—Halloween
31-Jul-16
B1415
In Gear
31-Jul-16
B1416
Keyboard Uppercase
31-Jul-16
B1417
Perfect Fit—Birthday
31-Jul-16
B1419
Joyful Birthday
31-Jul-16
B1422
Easter Wishes
31-Jul-16
B1424
Classy Doily
31-Jul-16
B1427
Perfect Fit—Thanksgiving
31-Jul-16
B1428
Look to the Light
31-Jul-16
B1429
Eek & Shriek
31-Jul-16
B1431
Reel Life
31-Jul-16
B1435
Angel Friends
31-Jul-16
B1438
Banner Wishes
31-Jul-16
B1443
Hello Wonderful
31-Jul-16
B1449
Oodles of Doodles
31-Jul-16
B1453
Frightfully Fun
31-Jul-16
B1460
Trick or Treat Sweets
31-Jul-16
B1462
Lovely Birthday
31-Jul-16
B1463
Thankful Heart
31-Jul-16
B1466
Sweet Salutations
31-Jul-16
B1473
Flowers for Mom
31-Jul-16
B1474
Flowers for Mum
31-Jul-16
B1475
Handmade
31-Jul-16
B1476
My Fave
31-Jul-16
B1478
Ice-Cold Summer
31-Jul-16
B1479
Salute Our Heros
31-Jul-16
B1481
Friendly Pets
31-Jul-16
B1482
My Story
31-Jul-16
B1483
Season's Greetings
31-Jul-16
B1485
Positive Chemistry
31-Jul-16
B1486
Darling Dinos
31-Jul-16
B1487
Perfect Pear - Hostess Reward
31-Jul-16
B1488
Pumpkin Chevron
31-Jul-16
B1490
Happy Hooray - Hostess Reward
31-Jul-16
B1491
Birthday Funnies Hostess Reward
31-Jul-16
B1492
Fallen Leaves
31-Jul-16
B1494
Hit the Road
31-Jul-16
B1495
Play Hard— Baseball
31-Jul-16
B1496
Play Hard— Basketball
31-Jul-16
B1497
Play Hard— Cricket
31-Jul-16
B1498
Play Hard— Football
31-Jul-16
B1499
Play Hard— Hockey
31-Jul-16
B1500
Play Hard—Rugby
31-Jul-16
B1501
Play Hard— Soccer
31-Jul-16
B1502
Play Hard—Volleyball
31-Jul-16
B1503
Steampunk Scoundrels
31-Jul-16
B1504
Sending Love
31-Jul-16
B1505
Baby & Friends
31-Jul-16
B1506
Little Presents
31-Jul-16
C1441
Affection
31-Jul-16
C1462
All Hallows Eve
31-Jul-16
C1463
Harvest Happiness
31-Jul-16
C1464
Blue Ribbon
31-Jul-16
C1465
Unscripted
31-Jul-16
C1467
Sweet Moments
31-Jul-16
C1469
December 25th
31-Jul-16
C1483
Born to Ride
31-Jul-16
C1484
Love Clusters
31-Jul-16
C1496
Enjoy!
31-Jul-16
C1497
Pure Adventure
31-Jul-16
C1501
New Arrival
31-Jul-16
C1502
Princess Wings
31-Jul-16
C1503
The Best Things
31-Jul-16
C1509
Magic Potions
31-Jul-16
C1521
Approved
31-Jul-16
C1523
Outta This World
31-Jul-16
C1530
Sail Away
31-Jul-16
C1531
Tropical Paradise
31-Jul-16
C1532
Camping Delights
31-Jul-16
C1534
Sightseer
31-Jul-16
C1537
Honeycomb
31-Jul-16
C1538
Girls Rock
31-Jul-16
C1540
Hello Blooms
31-Jul-16
C1541
New Baby
31-Jul-16
C1542
Perect Fit—Dad
31-Jul-16
C1543
Perfect Fit—Mom
31-Jul-16
C1558
Wild Wonders
31-Jul-16
C1559
Always Grateful
31-Jul-16
C1564
Stitch Wonder
31-Jul-16
C1565
In the Moment
31-Jul-16
C1566
Tech Speak
31-Jul-16
C1567
Santa Claus
31-Jul-16
C1575
True to Life
31-Jul-16
C1578
Camper Crazy
31-Jul-16
C1580
Big Top
31-Jul-16
C1581
Inspiration Flourishes
31-Jul-16
C1582
Made from Scratch
31-Jul-16
C1584
Feathers
31-Jul-16
C1588
Great Job
31-Jul-16
C1590
Delightful Ditty
31-Jul-16
C1591
Merry, Merry
31-Jul-16
C1594
Treasure Friendship
31-Jul-16
C1599
Pretty Petals
31-Jul-16
C1604
Forever in My Heart
31-Jul-16
C1607
Someone Special
31-Jul-16
C1610
Dizzy Circle
31-Jul-16
C1611
Campfire Lifestyle
31-Jul-16
C1616
Treats of Friendship
31-Jul-16
C1620
Baby Zoo
31-Jul-16
C1621
Mr. & Mrs.
31-Jul-16
C1622
In Review
31-Jul-16
C1623
Loads of Fun
31-Jul-16
C1624
Birthday Wish- Hostess Rewards
31-Jul-16
C1625
 A Thousand Thanks
31-Jul-16
C1626
Hexagonal Patterns
31-Jul-16
C1627
Reindeer Bells
31-Jul-16
C1628
Christ Is Born
31-Jul-16
C1629
Diamonds are Forever
31-Jul-16
C1630
Little Monsters
31-Jul-16
C1632
Say It All - Hostess Rewards
31-Jul-16
C1633
For Family
31-Jul-16
D1458
American Celebration
31-Jul-16
D1459
Canadian Celebration
31-Jul-16
D1480
Snowflakes
31-Jul-16
D1481
Vintage Type
31-Jul-16
D1482
Love Life
31-Jul-16
D1490
Backdrop Charmed
31-Jul-16
D1491
Hooray Bouquet
31-Jul-16
D1493
Fill in the Blank - Holiday
31-Jul-16
D1494
Christmas Cheer
31-Jul-16
D1502
Look Who's…
31-Jul-16
D1506
Family Love
31-Jul-16
D1515
Play Day
31-Jul-16
D1518
Christmas Delights
31-Jul-16
D1520
Ornamental Cheer
31-Jul-16
D1522
Glamour Lowercase
31-Jul-16
D1524
Frame It Up
31-Jul-16
D1525
Casual Expressions
31-Jul-16
D1526
Family Tree
31-Jul-16
D1527
Perfect Fit—Frames
31-Jul-16
D1536
Perfect Fit—Frames 2
31-Jul-16
D1537
Glamour Uppercase
31-Jul-16
D1539
The Happy Couple
31-Jul-16
D1542
For a Friend
31-Jul-16
D1545
Wheel of Life
31-Jul-16
D1546
Frame Flair
31-Jul-16
D1555
All the Details
31-Jul-16
D1556
School Years
31-Jul-16
D1560
Holiday Tags
31-Jul-16
D1561
B is for Baby
31-Jul-16
D1578
Flight of the Arrows
31-Jul-16
D1580
Catch You Later
31-Jul-16
D1581
Give A Lift
31-Jul-16
D1584
Big Hug
31-Jul-16
D1599
Geek is Chic
31-Jul-16
D1600
Here We Go
31-Jul-16
D1604
Season of Thanks
31-Jul-16
D1605
Halloween Greetings
31-Jul-16
D1607
Bodacious Banners
31-Jul-16
D1609
Seaside Greetings
31-Jul-16
D1610
Christmas Post
31-Jul-16
D1611
Frosty Fun
31-Jul-16
D1612
Teacher Appreciation
31-Jul-16
D1613
Best Christmas
31-Jul-16
D1614
Reason for the Season
31-Jul-16
D1617
Make It Merry
31-Jul-16
D1618
Build-a-Cake
31-Jul-16
D1627
Your Own Kind of Wonderful
31-Jul-16
D1633
Hopping By
31-Jul-16
D1634
Rain or Shine
31-Jul-16
D1635
Assorted Edges
31-Jul-16
D1636
I Do
31-Jul-16
D1637
Jumping Geometrics
31-Jul-16
D1644
The Authentic Life
31-Jul-16
D1645
Botanical Backgrounds
31-Jul-16
D1647
Documenting Moments
31-Jul-16
D1648
Snapshot Memories
31-Jul-16
D1651
Wavy Blooms
31-Jul-16
D1652
Team Player
31-Jul-16
D1656
Miracle of Christmas
31-Jul-16
D1657
Holly Jolly Christmas
31-Jul-16
D1659
Mini Messages - Hostess Rewards
31-Jul-16
D1661
Crazy Good
31-Jul-16
D1662
Harvest Wreath
31-Jul-16
D1663
Floral Banners
31-Jul-16
D1664
Packages, Boxes, and Tags
31-Jul-16
D1665
Blossoming Expressions
31-Jul-16
D1666
Believe in Christmas
31-Jul-16
D1669
Tasty Terrors
31-Jul-16
D1677
Friend Tree
31-Jul-16
D1679
Animal Greetings
31-Jul-16
E1028
Hopscotch Alphabet
31-Jul-16
E1029
Marquee Uppercase
31-Jul-16
E1031
Dated
31-Jul-16
M1000
Monogram A
31-Jul-16
M1001
Monogram B
31-Jul-16
M1002
Monogram C
31-Jul-16
M1003
Monogram D
31-Jul-16
M1004
Monogram E
31-Jul-16
M1005
Monogram F
31-Jul-16
M1006
Monogram G
31-Jul-16
M1007
Monogram H
31-Jul-16
M1008
Monogram I
31-Jul-16
M1009
Monogram J
31-Jul-16
M1010
Monogram K
31-Jul-16
M1011
Monogram L
31-Jul-16
M1012
Monogram M
31-Jul-16
M1013
Monogram N
31-Jul-16
M1014
Monogram O
31-Jul-16
M1015
Monogram P
31-Jul-16
M1016
Monogram Q
31-Jul-16
M1017
Monogram R
31-Jul-16
M1018
Monogram S
31-Jul-16
M1019
Monogram T
31-Jul-16
M1020
Monogram U
31-Jul-16
M1021
Monogram V
31-Jul-16
M1022
Monogram W
31-Jul-16
M1023
Monogram X
31-Jul-16
M1024
Monogram Y
31-Jul-16
M1025
Monogram Z
31-Jul-16
M1050
Mini Calendar
31-Jul-16
M1051
Wish
31-Jul-16
M1053
Sweeter with You
31-Jul-16
M1054
XOXO
31-Jul-16
M1055
Friendship Wreath
31-Jul-16
M1122
Wedding Day
31-Jul-16
M1123
Feel Better
31-Jul-16
M1124
Birthday Calligraphy
31-Jul-16
M1125
Celebrate!
31-Jul-16
M1126
This Is Christmas
31-Jul-16
M1127
Hand-Lettered Christmas
31-Jul-16
M1128
Doubly Merry
31-Jul-16
M1129
Holiday Greetings
31-Jul-16
M1130
A Penned Hello
31-Jul-16
M1131
Victorian Gratitude
31-Jul-16


If any of these stamp sets are on your wish list, don't forget to add them to your next order. 

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

Doreen