Monday, 27 February 2017

Stay tuned, something wonderful is coming........

Hello everyone, sorry I've been sort of missing in action the past few months.....I know I've still been participating in the monthly blog hops, but I've been working on a project.

Now, if you are asking what this project of mine could be, well I won't keep you in suspense.  I've been designing a new workshop for my some of my cardmaking customers.  I'd like to introduce you to my 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop.



This particular workshop uses only 1 sheet of pattern paper, 2 sheets of White Daisy Cardstock, and not quite 2 sheets of coordinating cardstock plus embellishments.

You will get to create 20 cards total, of 5 designs, with 4 cards of each of those designs.  Files are almost complete, and I'm offering 2 dates for classes for this first workshop, March 10th and March 11th.  The March 11th date is filled up but I still have room for the March 10th date.

Come back tomorrow to see the cards that will be created at these workshops.

If you are a consultant, there will be an option to buy the files to offer to your own customers.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

February Cross Canada Blog Hop Succulents and Flowers


Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring Succulents and Flowers, we have many cartridges in which flowers and succulents appear, but Flower Market, our newest cartridge has the most choices.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get
feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or
leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.
some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by
Thank you… now on to our hop! 
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular
hop and I am the first stop when hopping East to West across Canada.  If you have come from Corinna's Blog you are in the right place! We have lots of different options when creating flowers and succulents.  Art Philosophy has 6 quilled flowers to choose from and that is what I choose to focus on.  

Photo to come, having technical issues.

For my flowers I used a quilling tool to roll them and liquid glass to adhere them together.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Caroline of Caroline's Creations.

If you get lost along the way, you can come back here, as I've provided you with the full list of hoppers.



 1. Michelle

3. Diana
4. Carol
5. Donna
7. Janet
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative
using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be  featuring the language options that we now have available in our stamps, Spanish and French. So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February SOTM Blog Hop - Easter Bunny

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 



We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is Easter Bunny, a set of 12 stamps.  If you have come here from Wendy's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog



This month we have approximately 18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


I wanted to keep my card simple so that it would be easy to remake, as I plan on using this for an upcoming card class.  I started by stamping a whole sheet of the bunnies to color.


I really like to color, it is very relaxing.  So after getting my bunnies all colored, I fussy cut them all out.  Then I choose a paper collection to work with, I chose Hello Lovely, and decided to use Sorbet cardstock and the quatrefoil embossing folder.  I layered a piece of Hello Lovely on the botton, and used some gold shimmer trim.  I had some ovals that I had cut from a friends die cuts left over and thought it fit perfect. Stamped the sentiment and popped the oval onto the card using Foam Tape.  I also popped the bunny and if you look closely, you will see a slight shadow on the left side.

Now "Hop" on over to Cat's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the <month> SOTM is only available until <last day of the month>!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

AHSC #197 Passover Card

So, my life is a bit less hectic, and over the weekend I found some time to be crafty.  I have been asked to create a Passover style card.  Pinterest did not help me at all.  I really didn't have any clue as to what to create.

Well, I pulled the sketch for my sketch challenge blog and started with that and added from there.

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So, I decided I was going to create using the shape and not the elements.  I started with and embossing folder, then added my stamping using silver embossing powder and my heat gun.  Both the image and sentiment is heat embossed.  Finally to finish my card, I added some Shimmer with the new Shimmer Brush.  


You can see the rest of the Design Team Creations here, and to play along you can link up here.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

January'17 Blog Hop - Catalog Recreation



Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring Catalog Recreations.  We've taken artwork from the new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog and put our own spin on them.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog then you are at the beginning of the blog hop when hopping from East to West Coast. If you came from Kristine's Blog then you are in the right place! 


My favorite paper collection in the New Seasonal Expressions 1 is Sugar Rush, and I have lots of birthday coming up so I thought this theme would be a great opportunity to create some cards.  First I created a card based on the card on page 20. 


 Instead of using a Slate base for the card, I used Seaglass, and switched out the patterned paper and sentiment.

The stamps used are from the Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cut Bundle which contains both the stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts.  I used Champagne ink to stamp the donut, and then for the toppings I used Canary, Tangerine, Pixie, Raspberry and Seaglass.  I decided to add some Shimmer to the card, and it kinda exploded onto the center of the card(it was a new one) so I spread it all over the card.

My second card can be found on page 19, and is a card from the additional projects that can be made from the Workshop Your Way kit.  


I created the card in the center, and not using any dimensions recreated the card using the Zipstrip from the top of the Hero sheet of designer paper from Sugar Rush, and then instead of using the washi tape, I used a 1/4 inch strip of Seaglass paper.


I used Seaglass, Pixie and Raspberry ink, and the sentiment is gradient moving from Raspberry to Pixie. I also used the Sugar Rush Dots on both cards.

Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way $34.50
Sugar Rush Thin Cut Bundle $30.75

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Pamela.
 If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here as I have posted the lineup:


  1. Michelle Stewart
  2. Pamela Furlong
  3. Michelle Hughes
  4. Terry Ann Diack
  5. Corinna Murphy
  6. Kirstin MacDonald
  7. Kristine Ponte

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring projects created using Succulents and Flowers.  So mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.