Friday, 14 July 2017

Prickly Pear Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Prickly Pear Australasian Close To My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Shaunna's blog, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Sometimes I like to create my own layout from scratch and other times I use ideas I have seen on Pinterest, but I often use the Close To My Heart Idea books. For this layout I used Pattern #9 from Make It From Your Heart Vol 1 (p22-23) as my inspiration.

We have 3 fur babies (a dog and two cats) in our family, but Evie is the most mischievous! She is also the easiest to photograph!
I used the flower print paper from Prickly Pear to created a shaped mat - cut using my Cricut from the Artistry Cricut Cartridge. In Design Space, I sliced the top of the shape off and resized to suit. 
To add to my layout, I inked the edges of all the papers using Sea Glass, Lemon & Poppy Ink Pads with sponge daubers. The daisies are also cut on the Cricut from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. 
I used the July Stamp of the Month (S1707 - Storybook Alphabet) to stamp the title using the Black Memento Ink Pad and coloured the letters with ShinHan Twin Touch Markers. I then cut each letter out and added them to the page using Thin 3D Foam Tape.



I chose colours from the ShinHan Twin Touch Markers to coordinate with the Prickly Pear Papers that I used. The colours used were: Turquoise Blue, Leaf Green, Golden Yellow & Light Orange.


Thin 3D Foam tape was used to add a little dimension to the Prickly Pear complements. 


I also cut a journalling box from White Daisy Cardstock the same shape as the mat.

The Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way collection can be yours for just $41.00 or you can order the individual components from your CTMH Consultant.

If you do not have a consultant, pleas contact me or place an order here.

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Kylie, to see what crafty goodness she has for you.

The products I have used to create this layout are:
Make It From Your Heart Volume 2
Prickly Pear Paper Pack
Prickly Pear Complements
Prickly Pear Sequins
White Daisy Cardstock
Sea Glass Cardstock
S1707 - Storybook Alphabet (July SoM - only available during July 2017)
Black Memento Ink Pad
Sea Glass Ink Pad
Lemon Ink Pad
Poppy Ink Pad
Sponge Daubers
ShinHan Twin Touch Markers: Turquoise Blue, Golden Yellow, Light Orange, Leaf Green
Tombow Adhesive
Glue Dots - to adhere each layer of the daisies

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

Doreen


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Family Time

It has been a while since I posted - sorry! But I have just returned from attending the annual Close To My Heart Convention in Salt Lake City! It was a fabulous week of meeting new people, making new friends, seeing what's coming out in the NEW Annual Inspirations catalogue on 1st August and some fantastic speakers. 

But I am still using what is available to us now from our current catalogues (even though I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new product). This month, the featured collection is Prickly Pear.

Check out these layouts and cards I have created using Prickly Pear.



This layout was the one I submitted for the Page Layout competition at convention, where the theme was "Who Tells Your Story?"
I used White Daisy & Black Cardstock, Prickly Pear Paper Pack & Complements, No Worries Paper Pack, Little Dreamer complements, Black Shimmer Ribbon, Artistry Cricut Cartridge, D1660 - Ink Blot Stamp Set, B1548 - Journaling Prompts Stamp Set, Black & Smoothie Ink Pads, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Glue Dots to create this page


This layout was Pinterest inspired and created using White Daisy, Sapphire & Sea Glass Cardstock, Prickly Pear Paper Pack, Prickly Pear Sequins, Z3338 - Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Lemon, Sea Glass, Poppy, Emerald, Sorbet & Sapphire Ink Pads, Sponge Dauber, Micro Tip Scissors, Thin 3D Foam Tape, 3D Foam Tape. 


And this final layout, was inspired by a layout shared by Nell Ward - using Sea Glass, Sorbet & White Daisy Cardstock, Prickly Pear Paper Pack, Prickly Pear Sequins, Z3332 - Prickly Pear Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Z3338 - Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Black Memento Ink Pad, ShinHan Markers,Sea Glass & Sorbet Ink Pads. When Nell shared this layout she showed it using several different paper packs with coordinating cardstock. They all looked so different! This is a layout I will be going back to! 


This card was inspired by Jacqueline Paech! I used scraps of Whimsy Fundamentals paper with Poppy and White Daisy Cardstock to create this card. And finished it with  Z3338 - Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts, Water Colour Paints, Water Brush, Memento Black Ink Pad, Black Ink Pad. 

Don't forget that July is STAMAGANZA month! When you purchase 2 stamp sets you can get another one of equal or lesser value for FREE! It is a great time to stock up on those stamp sets you have been planning to purchase from the current Annual Inspirations catalogue which will retire at the end of July. There are also some stamp sets that have come back for just this month! Check out the details here!              The Word Puzzle Bundle - valued at $324.00 is available for just $216.00 or you can purchase individual stamp sets for $27.00 each. Or you can earn all 12 sets FREE by either hosting a party with $500.00 in sales,  or by signing up as a Consultant and submitting qualifying sales by 31 August. For more details on earning the set for FREE when you host a party, check here or if you would like to join my team, click here. Contact me for more information.

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

Doreen  

Friday, 30 June 2017

STAMPAGANZA 2017 is here!


Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any stamp set in the current idea book, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!
For New Consultants: Anyone who signs up as a New Consultant in July and submits $400 in commissionable sales by 31 August 2017 will earn the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE! The Word Puzzle Bundle is a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets and is valued at $324 — a great incentive for new Consultants!
For Hostesses: Hostesses who host a party in July that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards ($500) or higher can receive the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE! The Word Puzzle Bundle is a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets and is valued at $324 — a great incentive for to book a party! 
Check out my website to see the exclusive stamp sets available as part of this offer. Remember, when you buy any two stamp sets at full retail price you get the third of equal or lesser value for FREE! But if you like more, why not join my team during July and you will receive the Word Puzzle Bundle for FREE when you submit $400 in commissionable sales by 31st August 2017! Or when you hold a party with $500 in sales, you will receive the Word Puzzle Bundle for FREE! That is $324 worth of exclusive stamps for FREE!
Go to my website to take advantage of STAMPAGANZA today! Or contact me me to book your party or join my team so you can get your Word Puzzle Bundle for FREE!
Come back again soon and see what is new and what I have been creating! I will have lots of great new goodies to share with you soon as I am attending the US CTMH annual convention in  Salt Lake City from 28th June to 1st July!
Doreen

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

No Worries Australasian Blog Hop



Hello and welcome aboard our No Worries Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Megan's blog, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 



Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s No Worries Collection. I used Pattern 14 from the Make It From the Heart, Volume 2 Idea Book as inspiration for my page.





Whilst the No Worries collection is designed for those summer holiday pics, I have used it for anything but! It was the perfect collection to showcase these pics of our neighbourhood and precious Polly dog with a couple of her doggy friends. 


 This Workshop Your Way collection can be yours for just $41.00. Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.
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If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here 

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Nell, to see what crafty goodness she has for you.

If you have a Cricut Explore (or above) and you can use this link to cut the "OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD" title banner and the blank banner that I added "Polly & Friends" to.

The products I have used to create this layout are:
Make It From Your Heart Volume 2
Glue Dots - to adhere the Burlap Ribbon

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

Doreen

Thursday, 8 June 2017

No Worries

During June, the featured Close To My Heart Collection is the No Worries Collection! Even though it is designed for those summer vacation pics, the collection is very versatile!

 This layout features photos of Ali's Year 9 school days. 

This layout was Pinterest inspired and features our gorgeous Tatty girl, relaxing in the garden! 

This layout is ready to add photos of my family to! They certainly do make me smile!

Products used to create these layouts include:

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

Doreen


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

We've Got You Covered!

Are you looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? Well, Close To My Heart have got you covered! In June, buy one My Legacy album and get a second at 50% off! Choose from any of our D-ring and post-bound styles, both of which come in a selection of 9 colours! (Black, Grey, Brown, Navy, Teal, Sea Glass, Red, White & Pink). Host a party during June and reach $500.00 in sales and you will receive a My Legacy album for FREE! Join my team during June and receive a My Legacy album of your choice for FREE! All album colours and styles are only available WSL, so don't miss out! Order yours today here!

Check out the gorgeous June Stamp of the Month - Hello Foxy! This stamp set is only available during June, for $7.50 with any order of $75.00 or more or you can purchase it for $27.00 - but only during June!


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

Doreen


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Live Beautifully

National Scrapbooking month is almost over! There is only a week left to get your supplies!

These are another two pages I shared at my annual scrapbooking retreat this past weekend. 

This layout was inspired by one on page 22 of the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalogue. I used Whisper, White Daisy, Sea Glass Cardstock, Live Beautifully Paper Pack, B1548 - Journaling Prompts Stamp Set, Sea Glass & Whisper Ink Pads.


This layout was inspired by one on the Close to My Heart FB page on 19th March. I used White Daisy Cardstock, Sea Glass Glitter Paper, Live Beautifully Paper Pack and the D1720 - Keep Dreaming Stamp Set with the Sea Glass Ink Pad.

All products used on these pages can be found on my website: http://doreenwatkins.closetomyheart.com.au/ 






CC1212B Live Beautifully Paper Pack





1385 White Daisy Cardstock












X5929 Whisper Cardstock





X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock












Z3240 Sea Glass Glitter Paper










Z2813 Sea Glass Ink Pad











Z2872 Whisper Ink Pad












B1548 Journaling Prompts Stamp set











D1720 Keep Dreaming Stamp Set






Come back again soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating. And don't miss out on the gorgeous Live Beautifully collection only available till the end or May WSL!

Doreen






Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Little Dreamer

One of the NEW collections in the NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 (2017) is the Little Dreamer Collection. 

I have been busy preparing for my upcoming retreat in just over a week, but took some time out to create these two cards using the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set (Z3335). 

 I added Lemon & Blossom Cardstock, along with Sea Glass Glitter Paper for this card. The unicorn is stamped using Thistle, Glacier, Willow, Lemon & Blossom Ink Pads. I used the Basic Stars Thin Cuts to cut a stencil, then created the stars using Sponge Daubers with Blossom, Lemon & Glacier Ink Pads. The sentiment is stamped in Cocoa Ink. 
I used the Basic Circles Thin Cuts to cut the circle for this card. Then, with Sponge Daubers, I created the circle background. I then dripped a few drops of water on the ink to get the spots. (This was inspired by a card by Jennifer Smith - fellow CTMH consultant). To create the "shaker" effect, I used a 3" x 3" Flip Flap and 3D Foam Tape.

Product used in these projects can be found on my website: www.doreenwatkins.closetomyheart.com.au  




Z3335 - Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts











X5790 - Adventure Cardstock











Z2810 - Blossom Ink Pad





Z2841 - Glacier Ink Pad 




Z2808 - Lemon Ink Pad





Z2809 - Tangerine Ink Pad





Z2840 - Thistle Ink Pad




Z2807 - Willow Ink Pad











Z3240 - Sea Glass Glitter Paper












Z3318 - Basic Circles Thin Cuts










Z1938 - Sponge Daubers







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

Doreen



Sunday, 30 April 2017

What's NEW in May?

There is so much happening in May! It is National Scrapbooking Month - so we have some beautiful EXCLUSIVE products available only this month WSL! Check out  what's available here
Check out these layouts I have created using the Live Beautifully collection! The first 3 layouts are from a workshop by fellow consultant, Karen Pederson.




For this layout, I used some of the paper left over from the Karen Pederson Workshop and added some cricut cut flowers (inspired by fellow consultant, Julie Carriere). 

This layout was Pinterest inspired, using left over papers, with the addition of cardstock and Gold Glitter Dots. 

The NEW May Stamp of the Month - Live, Laugh, Love is also now available. 
I created the layout to share with fellow consultants at our regular meeting last month and the card is based on one shared by fellow consultant, Jacquie Paech.


And also NEW during May is the release of the Seasonal Expressions 2 with four new Paper Collections, along with coordinating stamp and thin cuts sets and much more! Check out what's new here!

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

Doreen