Wednesday, 19 April 2017


May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart has done it again by offering another gorgeous collection of products to celebrate! The Live Beautifully is only available during May. It includes a paper pack and coordinating stamp set.  & a Cut Above Kit - for creating 5 stunning double page layouts with all the hard work already done. There are also a couple of Album Bundles at 20% off the RRP. These bundles are priced at just $103.95 during May WSL, (with a retail value of $132.00) include:
  • Live Beautifully Cut Above™ layout kit, 
  • Black My Legacy™ album (D-ring or post-bound), 
  • Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ journaling pen, 
  • Tombow® permanent adhesive. 

The paper pack is so versatile! 

Here are a couple of layouts I have completed using it. 
I used Kraft & Sea Glass Cardstock with some of the gold foiled patterned paper from the Live Beautifully paper pack to create this Winter Layout. I added some Gold Glitter paper for the snow flakes. 

After creating a few projects using this paper pack, I wanted to use some of the left over pieces. This layout is the result. I added Whisper & White Daisy Cardstock, with some flowers cut from the Flower Market Cricut Collection, and leaves stamped from the Live Beautifully stamp set. I added some White & Gold twine and Gold Glitter Dots to finish the page!

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


Monday, 17 April 2017

School Album pages

At the end of June, my daughter, Ali, is going to Kenya on a school mission trip. They start their time with a safari in the Masi Mara, then they head to Eldoret where they spend time working at a couple of orphanages - building, painting, cleaning and whatever else needs to be done, as well as spending time with some of the children. 

Next month, the school is holding a fundraising quiz night, so I created a school album to donate. I used the Enchantment Paper Pack with the coordinating Cardstock pack, along with White Daisy, Black & Kraft Cardstock. I added embellishments from the School K-6 Complements & School 7-12 Complements along with some cuts from the Art Philosophy & Artbooking Cricut Cartridges, the CC1158 & D1706 - School Kids Thin Cuts & Stamp Set, D1702 - Capture This Stamp Set, White Twine, Enchantment Ribbon Pack, Rustic Home Ribbon Pack and assorted sequins (some retired). 

The first layout is the first and last pages of the album. Then I have created a double page for each school year. Here, in South Australia, the first year of school is called Reception. I used 4 different layouts and repeated these using different colours.

I know that the money that this album raises will be put to good use in the school Mission program! It was a privilege to be able to create this album for such a great cause!

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


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Some Kinda Wonderful

During April, CTMH is featuring the Some Kinda Wonderful collection. Check out some of my creations using this fun collection!

The Left page for this layout was inspired by Dreamin' Big layout p24 SE1 2017, and created using Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack & Complements, Dreamin' Big Sequins, Black & White Daisy CS, S1703 - Tea-rrific Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad, Whimsy Ribbon, Black & Gold Ribbon.  I created the right page to coordinate. 

For this layout I used White Daisy CS, Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack, Some Kinda Wonderful Complements, Silver Sequins, Silver Glitter Paper, Celebrate Thin Cuts, 3" x 4" Flip Flaps, D1716 - Some Kinda Wonderful Scrapbooking Stamp Set, Whisper & Glacier Ink Pads. The right page is one of my current favourite layouts so I have created it many times using different papers. 

Remember that the current Seasonal Expressions catalogue and idea book retires at the end of April and most products are only available till then WSL! Some items have already sold out, so if there is something you need to have, order it now, before it is gone!

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


Friday, 7 April 2017


It's on again! On Saturday, 8th April, Close To My Heart are holding a one day FLASH SALE! 

Just go to my website from 6.30am (Adelaide time) to get your bargains! The sale will feature a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from the current Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1 catalogues!

Sales prices are only available on orders place through my website during these times! All discounted items ordered as part of this sale will count toward the Stamp of the Month.

As usual, with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of the sale items. 

So check out the bargains and get yours by going to my website!

Remember, the sale items are only available for 24 hours from 6.30am on Saturday, 8th April 2017, WSL so don't miss out!



I have been making cards over the last couple of weeks - some for a friend, some to replenish my supply and some to donate to a fundraiser at the school.

These are some of my latest creations.

For the 4 cards above, I used the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (NLA) and one of the coordinating stamp sets. I really enjoy creating shaker cards!

This card features the Wreath Stamp and Thin Cuts set with the flowers from the January Stamp of the Month (retired). I used the Wood Slats embossing folder for the background.

This card also features the Wreath Stamp and Thin Cuts set along with the stamp set from the Here for You Workshops Your Way collection. The sentiment is from D1708 Sending Smiles stamp set which is a part of the Flower Market Cricut Collection

This last card features some of the beautiful Live Beautifully paper and the coordinating stamp set (for the rose) that are available during May only - National Scrapbooking month! The sentiment is from the same stamp set I used on the card above - from the Flower Market Cricut collection. 

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


Sunday, 2 April 2017

So Happy Together!

The April Stamp of the Month - S1704 Flock Together - features some great sentiments that can be used on cards and scrapbook layouts alike. 

Check out this layout I have created using this stamp set. 

I also used the Dreamin' Big paper pack with Sorbet, White Daisy & Glacier cardstock along with the lacey Rustic Home Ribbon.  My layout was inspired by the one featuring the stamp set in our Seasonal Expressions 1 catalogue (which finishes at the end of April) and fellow consultant Julie Haven Parkinson. I just have to get some photos printed to add to the pages. 

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


Saturday, 1 April 2017

15 Minute Memoreis

The March special from CTMH is absolutely fabulous! How would you like to complete a page layout in just 15 minutes? Well it is so easy with the gorgeous Cut Above Layout Kits - available during March at 50% off (just $11.50) - what a bargain!

There are two kits available - the Cut Above™ Layout Kit — Little One & the Cut Above™ Layout Kit — Forever & Always. They are available for just $11.50 each!

Get yours today from my website! Or contact me. Remember, these kits are only available While Supplies Last, so don't delay!

April is also the last month to get any of the supplies featured in Seasonal Expressions 1! Most of the items are only available WSL - with some already selling out, so order yours today!

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