Thursday, 15 August 2019

Craft On Australasian CTMH Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to our Craft On Australasian blog hop. If you arrived from Doris' blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident, I hope you will hop around to see what everyone has created.






This layout was created using White Daisy & Carolina cardstock with Craft On paper pack. I cut the title using the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts and added som Blue Burlap Ribbon. The flowers were stamped using the Craft On cardmaking stamp set with Pixie, Lemon & Will ink pads. 


My second layout was inspired by one by Jennifer Smith  (a fellow CTMH consultant from Canada) and was created using Black, Mint & White Daisy cardstock with Craft On paper and Mix In paper. I splattered black on the base pages using water colour paints with the small round water brush. I also sponged the edges of all the cut pieces of paper and the page bases with black ink pad and a sponge dauber. 

The Craft On collection is available from your consultant till the end of August (WSL). If you don't have a consultant, you can get your supplies here or contact me for more information. 

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Dannii has created. 

And please come back again soon to see what is NEW and what I have been creating.

Doreen 


Monday, 5 August 2019

Join my CTMH Team for only $35.00 during August

During August, Close To My Heart is continuing to celebrate 35 years of Founder & CEO, Jeanette Lynton being in this industry! 

The best special (I think) is that you can join my Close To My Heart team this month for as little as $35.00! Yes, that is correct - for just $35.00!



There’s never a bad time to sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant! During the month of August, any new Consultants who enroll, or any former Consultants who re-enroll, can do so for just $35 with a No-Kit Enrollment option! Join this month for just $35.00 and you will also receive $35 in CTMH Cash, absolutely free, just for signing up! 

OR you can also choose to enroll with our normal New Consultant Kit during this month if you prefer. We’ve revamped this kit to include business essentials, and we’ve included shipping in the total cost of the kit. The cost for the kit is just $135.00.

If you choose the kit option you will get the following supplies in your kit to help you get started: 
Petite Perks™: Feeling Fancy stamp set (qty. 3, W2044)
My Acrylix® Let Me Show You How stamp set (D1785)
Mix-in Paper Packet (X9007)
Mix-in Coordinating Cardstock (X9008)
Cardstock Sampler (W3003)
Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z4219)
2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
Stamp Shammy (Z3579)
Piercing Tool (Z3547
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
Adhesive Runner (Z3372)
Desk Pad (50 sheets, W1140)
Customer Order Forms (1 pack of 25, W101AU)
September–October 2019 catalogue (qty. 5, WCS1201AZ)
Core Products catalogue (W1201AZ)

Sign up and thrive for $35 with our No-Kit Enrollment option or order the regular New Consultant Kit and start your Close To My Heart journey today!  You can find all the details on my website here! Or contact me for more information.

I would love to welcome you to my team!

Happy crafting.

Doreen




Thursday, 1 August 2019

S1908 - From Me to You CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month

Hi & welcome to our S1908 - From Me to You Stamp of the Month CTMH Australasian blog hop. If you arrived from Dannii's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident, I hope you will continue on the hop with us.

This month, I have created 6 cards to share with you. 

Daisies are my go to at the moment, so some of these cards feature daisies from the Flower Market cricut collection!

This first card was created using Seaside paper pack, White & Bronze Twine, Gold Fleck Gems, S1908 - From Me to You stamp set, Toffee & Smoothie ink pads.

For card 2 I used Willow, smoothie & White Daisy cardstock, Seaside paper pack (Bring back my pack), Flower Market cricut collection, S1908 - From Me to You stamp set, Smoothie ink pad, White & Gold Twine, Clear Sparkles - coloured with ShinHan marker, 3D Foam Tape.

Black, Sugarplum, White Daisy & Willow cardstock, Flower Market cricut collection, Stitched Flower Thin Cuts, White & Gold Skinny Ribbon, Gold Glitter Gems, S1908 - From Me to You stamp set, Black ink pad, 3D Foam Tape.


Card #4 was created using Smoothie, Sweet Leaf & White Daisy cardstock, Seaside paper pack, Flower Market cricut collection, score Board, Black & White Dots, 3D Foam Tape.  

Card #5 features Bluebird, White Daisy & Willow cardstock, Craft On paper pack, Flower Market cricut collection, Stitched Circle Thin Cuts, White & Gold Ribbon, Gold Glitter Gems, S1908 - From Me to You stamp set, Bluebird ink pad, 3D Foam Tape.

And the final card I want to share with you today was created using Glacier, Smoothie & White Daisy cardstock, Seaside paper pack, Stitched Quilt Shapes Thin Cuts (NLA), Mink Twine, S1908 - From Me to You stamp set, Black ink pad.

The S1908 - From Me to You stamp set is only available this month - August 2019! You can get it from your consultant for just $8.25 with a qualifying order of $82.50 or for $29.50 with no qualifying order. 

If you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here.

Before you continue on the hop to see what Doris has created, I would love you to leave a comment. 

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

Doreen

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Convention Operation Smile donation & Card Swaps for Northern Stars team event & Competition Layout

I am so excited that I got this opportunity to attend the Close To My Heart convention in Provo this year! In late November last year, after my daughter finished Year 12 and all her school commitments, my husband (Keith), daughter (Ali) & I visited our favourite travel agent to book a trip to the East Coast of Canada & the US that I had found and wanted to do! And the best part was that it coincided with convention! But when we went to book, the tour I wanted to do was sold out, so we looked at other options, but nothing came close to the original tour, so we decided to book the same tour, but in September/October. I was disappointed that I wasn't going to get to convention after all, but when Ali said she really wanted to go to Utah & I said I was disappointed I wouldn't get to convention, Keith told us we could still go and he would stay home for this trip and just do the other one with us! He didn't have to say it twice and as we were with the travel agent at the time, we booked both trips!

Once we had confirmed this trip and I registered for convention and organised accommodation, we were very excited. Then a few weeks ago, I was asked to donate something to the Northern Stars Team Dinner Operation Smile Auction. I was honoured to have been asked and had to work out what I would make to donate. I love making samplers, so decided that is what I would do. 

This is what I came up with! 

 To create this sampler, I used Black, White Daisy, Lemon, Lagoon, Candy Apple, Willow, Carolina, Raspberry & Sapphire cardstock; Silver Foil paper; Seasons Mix Ins paper pack; Stitched Squares Thin Cuts; Decorative Borders Thin Cuts; Stitched Flowers Thin Cuts; Crafting Shapes Thin Cuts; Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts; Shaker Window Foam & Acetate; Crafty Loose Sequins; Gold Embellishing Thread; Silver Embellishing Thread; Ultra Thin Glue Dots; Micro Glue Dots; 3D Foam Tape; Thin 3D Foam Tape; Liquid Glass & Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen. Once completed, I added the sampler to a 3D frame.

I also signed up for a card swap at the Team dinner - where we had to make 3 different cards to swap within our group. I chose to use the Craft on paper and stamp sets to make my swaps.
This card was created using White Daisy & Carolina cardstock, Craft on Paper Pack (bulk paper), Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Z4069 - Craft On Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set, Black & Canary ink pads, Loose Silver Sequins, Thin Foam Tape.

My second card was created using White Daisy & Carolina cardstock, Craft on Paper Pack (bulk paper), Z4069 - Craft On Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set, Ballerina, Canary, Carolina, Candy Apple, Thistle & Sweet Leaf ink pads, Thin Foam Tape.

And my third card was created using White Daisy & Carolina cardstock, Craft on Paper Pack (bulk paper), Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Stitched Square Thin Cuts, Z4069 - Craft On Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set, Black, Ballerina, Bluebird, Candy Apple, Saffron, Raspberry, Willow & Canary ink pads, Loose Silver Sequins, Thin Foam Tape.

Every time I attend convention, I enter the page layout competition as this generally makes me think outside the box a little. This year, we are celebrating 35 years of Jeanette Lynton and Close To My Heart so the theme for the competition was "Celebrate". My layout is about celebrating my time as a volunteer at my daughter's old school & being awarded Volunteer of the Year at the school at then end of the year last year. 




I volunteer in the Resource Centre (Library) at the school and much of my time is spent covering new books, repairing & re-covering damaged books these days. I have also helped out with special activities and events in the library such as book week and the annual book fair and much more. It is a role I truly enjoy doing and that is why I continue to volunteer there even though Ali finished school last year.

There is so much I want to share with you about convention, but that will have to wait till another day!

Until then, happy papercrafting.

Doreen 




Thursday, 4 July 2019

July update

I missed joining the July stamp of the month blog hop, so thought I would add an update today. 
It has been a busy few weeks as I prepare to leave soon to head to the US for the CTMH convention at Provo then enjoy a tour with my daughter.

I enjoyed making this cute card using the July Stamp of the Month - S1907 Bear Hugs.

I paired the Bear Hugs stamp set with the Share the Joy Thin Cuts - available this month only! For my card, I used paper from the Into the Wild paper pack along with White Daisy & New England Ivy cardstock. I stamped the bear and sentiment with Charcoal ink. The S1907 - Bear Hugs stamp set is only available this month (July 2019) for just $8.25 with a qualifying purchase or at full price of $29.50 from my website here.

I have also created a couple of projects using the Share the Joy Thin Cuts and Stamp sets. These were teamed with the Into the Wild paper back for the card and 1st box and the Mix Ins paper for the second box.


Share the Joy features two exclusive My Acrylix® stamp sets and the exclusive Share the Joy Thin Cuts Bundle. These items can be purchased separately at full price. The Share the Joy Stamp Set Bundle includes both stamp sets and is available at a 20% discount. You can even save 30% when you purchase both stamp sets and the Thin Cuts metal dies together in the Share the Joy Bundle. You can find all the details on my website here!


Another special available during July into August is the "Bring Back My Pack" featuring the Seaside paper. The Bring Back My Pack—Seaside special features a new, slimmed-down paper pack with refreshed colors and a sticker sheet, a coordinating cardstock pack, the My Acrylix® Seaside Greetings stamp set, a workshop kit with the materials for a 2-page scrapbook layout, two single pages, three standard-size cards, and three 3″ × 3″ cards. You can even save 25% when you purchase the entire Seaside Workshop kit. There are also some special perks for new Consultants and Hostesses in the Month of July!  

Join my team during July and you will receive a FREE pack of the Seaside paper!  You can find more information here!

OR host a qualifying party with me this month (July 2019) and you will receive a FREE pack of Seaside paper! Find out more here!

I am looking forward to all the excitement of convention next week and will be sure to update you on all the news after the event.

Till then, happy papercrafting!

Doreen

Saturday, 15 June 2019

True Love Australasian CTMH Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our True Love Australasian CTMH Blog Hop! If you arrived from Dannii's  blog, you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

While this collection is designed to celebrate weddings, it is so versatile and can certainly be used for much more!

 This layout was inspired by pattern 27 (p58) MIFYH Vol 3, and created using White Daisy, Sugarplum & Sapphire cardstock, True Love Bulk paper, Subway Tile Embossing Folder, White & Gold Twine, D1841- Story FYI stamp set, Sapphire & Sugarplum ink pads. 



This layout is the one I shared at our Hearts SA Meeting last week and was created using  Sapphire & White Daisy cardstock, True Love bulk paper, D1848 - Craft On Scrapbooking stamp set, D1852 - Timeless Textures stamp set, Eggplant, New England Ivy, Sapphire & Sugarplum ink pads, Sapphire Crochet Thread, Thin 3D Foam Tape to add dimension. 


EDIT: Here is the page with photos and journalling - I just hadn't got the pics on the page when I completed this post!

This True Love collection is available till the end of August 2019 (WSL). Contact your consultant to get yours or if you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on the blog hop to see what Maz has as created.

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

Doreen 


Saturday, 1 June 2019

S1906 - It's Your Day to Sparkle CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our S1906 - It's Your Day to Sparkle Stamp of the Month CTMH Australasian blog hop. If you arrived from Shaunna's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident, I hope you will continue on the hop with us.

This month, I have created 3 cards that are similar but all a little different, to share with you. 

For the first card, I used White Daisy cardstock, Seasons Mix In paper pack (SE1 2019 - retired), Silver Glitter Paper, Intense Black Ink Pad, ShinHan Markers - Cherry Pink, Sap Green & Barely Beige & the Clear Shimmer Brush (on the plate, but you can't see it very well in this photo). I used Thin 3D Foam Tape to add the cake and sentiment to the card. 


This card was created using White Daisy cardstock, S1906 - It's Your Day to Sparkle stamp set, Intense Black ink pad, Watercolour pencils, Clear Shimmer Brush (on the plate again) & Thin 3D Foam Tape to add the cake and sentiment to the card.

And for my final card, I used White Daisy & Ballerina cardstock, Seasons Mix In paper pack, Intense Black Ink Pad, Ballerina, Ruby & New England Ivy ink pads with Small Round Water Brush for colouring the cake & flowers. I then added some shimmer to the cake with the Clear Shimmer Brush and some extra shimmer with the Gold Shimmer Brush on the plate and sentiment. I used Thin 3D Foam Tape to add the cake and sentiment to the card. 

The S1906 - It's Your Day to Sparkle stamp set is only available this month - June 2019! You can get it from your consultant for just $8.25 with a qualifying order of $82.50 or for $29.50 with no qualifying order. 

If you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here.

Before you continue on the hop to see what Doris has created, I would love you to leave a comment. 

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

Doreen