Sunday, 15 April 2018

April Cross Canada Blog Hop - Celebrations

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring artwork inspired by Celebrations. 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, you can start here as this is a circular hop, I'm also the first stop when traveling from East Coast to West Coast. If you came from Janet's blog then you are in the right place! 



For both my cards I decided I wanted to keep them simple so that I could then personalize them as I need them.  I used the PML cards left over from the Gimme Some Sugar workshop, added some coordinating cardstock for mats, Juniper and Peacock.  Next I used April's SOTM and the sentiment Celebrate, stamping it in Peacock ink.  Now I have 2 cards ready that I can use for multiple types of celebrations; Birthday, Anniversary, Engagement, Birth....so many reasons that we can celebrate.

What are you celebrating?

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Dominique
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,

Michelle You are here


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 artwork celebrating Relationships. So mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 1 April 2018

April SOTM Blog Hop - Color Your Life

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring Month's SOTM, which is title, a set of 12 stamps.  If you have come here from 
Alayne Fleming'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
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This month we have approximately 22 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!



For my project I decided to pull some paper from the Adventure Fundamental collection.  I used this floral print in Raspberry, and stamped the Celebrate in the same ink color.  The mat for the banner is a a Lagoon watercolor pattern from the same collection.  I then used the stamp set Beautiful You for the flowers, stamping them in 2nd generation, for the first 2 layers, and the final layer in 1st generation.  I used the silver shimmer trim for my accent and some doodling to finish off the card.


Now "Hop" on over to Melinda Everitt'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 Aprir SOTM is only available until April 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Cross Canada Blog Hop - What we Love about Spring



Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring artwork inspired by What we Love About Spring. 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, you can start here as this is a circular hop, plus it just so happens that I'm the first stop when hopping from East Coast to West Coast. If you came from Kristine's blog, Life Documented, then you are in the right place!

I just love spring, the grass turns green, the robins and other animals come back, and we have Easter.  My kids are still fairly young, so we have Easter egg hunts.  This year however, I don't think they will be outdoors, that is unless we get some warm weather and the snow melts.  Here are a few Easter cards I made for this hop.


This first card uses a mixture of papers from the current paper collections, some pink twine and Pattern 21 from MIFYH Volume 4.  I used the Easter Animals stamp set and the Easter Basket stamp.  I stamped the images in Memento and colored them using the Watercolor Pencils.  I did some blending with the waterbrush.  I little doodling around the sentiment and done.



For my second card I used the same pattern and mixed up some different patterns, added a splash of watercolor pencils blended behind the sentiment and some enamels and it is a whole different card.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen's blog, Stressed is just Desserts spelled backwards.


If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here:

Michelle You Are Here
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 Celebrations. So mark April 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Introducing Stargazer 1 Sheet Wonder 20 card Workshop


I'm so very excited to be announcing the release of my Stargazer 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop.

I really enjoyed creating this workshop, the cute astronaut, super boy and super girl were fun to create.




I used colors found in the paper collection and chose to use the Watercolor pencils as my medium, but you are free to choose which medium you want.

What I love about this workshop is that there are 5 designs, with 4 of each card being created.  That means that you as a consultant can teach this workshop in a number of ways.  You can have 1 cutting guide per person, so they would create 20 cards.  You could have it for 2 people, they would each create 10 cards, 2 of each design, or you could teach it to 4 people, creating 1 of each design.

It's really up to you.  Now lets have a closer look at each card.



Card 1

Card 2

Card 3


Card 4



Card 5



Members of my Atlantic Scrappers Team will have full access to my files, you can join my team here!


You can find all past workshops Here!





To purchase these files for consultant use for teaching purposes, you can complete purchase here.






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Thursday, 1 March 2018

March SOTM Blog Hop - Birthday Time

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring Month's SOTM, which is title, a set of 26 stamps.  If you have come here from Melissa Robinson'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

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This month we have approximately 26 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 decided to make a birthday invitation using this month's stamp set.  I really love Peacock and Lagoon together, and so I paired them up for the invitation.  I started with a Peacock cardstock for the base and the mat for the sentiment.  I created a background paper using another stamp, stamped in 2nd generation Peacock in, and matted that with Lagoon cardstock.  The sentiment, Super Birthday Party is stamped in Lagoon ink, and I doodled around the edges.  I used some left over(retired) blue enamels for embellishment.

I didn't have a chance to finish the inside of the invitation, my family is under the attach of a flu bug.  I will add the inside in another post.




Now "Hop" on over to Catherine Nowak'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 Month 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to our Think Pink Blog Hop!


We will be featuring this Month's Promotional Campaign, Pretty In Pink.  If you have come here from Catherine, 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

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This month we have approximately 16 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's promotion 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!


For this card, I used the Bashful cardstock as my base I also used the Rose Embossing Folder, its my favorite.  I decided to make it shimmer and added the clear Shimmer Brush to the embossed images.  I used the Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking stamp set and stamped in Pixie and Bashful for the flowers, the centers are in Glacier ink, and the leaves are stamped in Juniper.  I pulled the sentiment from the Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking stamp set and it's stamped in Black Ink.  I added some doodling to finish off the banner.


For this second card, I added the Gold Shimmer Brush to the debossed side of the card, the grooves caught all the shimmer.  Then I decided I wanted to make a monogram style card, and used 2 of the Hostess stamp sets for this, Farmhouse Alphabet, and Monogram Crest. 

Now "Hop" on over to Priscilla 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 November SOTM is only available until November 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Thursday, 15 February 2018

February Cross Canada Blog Hop - Love and Friendships



Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring artwork inspired by Love and Friendships. 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, you can start here as this is a circular hop, plus I'm the first stop when hopping across Canada, East to West. If you came from Carol's Blog then you are in the right place!


For my project I choose to focus on Friendship.  I used the Gimme Some Sugar Paper collection, and the Chelsea Gardens cardmaking stamp set to create these 2 simple 4*4 cards.  I added some doodling to the blue plaid card, and decided to leave the images uncolored.  The pink card I added some banners. I was thinking about adding some bling, but decided I liked the simplicity of these cards.


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen.


If you get lost along the way,you can come back here for the complete list:

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 What we love about Spring. So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Thursday, 1 February 2018

SOTM Blog Hop - Sunny thoughts

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is Sunny Thoughts, a set of 13 stamps.  If you have come here from Catherine'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

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This month we have approximately 25 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 am really loving the Making Waves collection, and so I used 3 patterns from this collection, some purple gems and the Making Waves shimmer trim to complete this fun birthday card.  The card design comes from the New Edition of Make It From Your Heart, Volume 4.  It is card design # 12.  I used Peacock Ink to stamp the sentiment, the images are stamped in Willow and Pansy.  I fussy cut the flower and pieced it ontop.  The Banner is popped using 3D foam tape.






Now "Hop" on over to Wendy'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 February SOTM is only available until February 28th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

To see more artwork of mine featuring this stamp set you can head here.



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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Now Available Making Waves 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop


I'm so very excited to be announcing the release of my Making Waves 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop.

This workshop is different from my other workshops as I am only using 1 Stamp Set, the February SOTM, Sunny Thoughts.  I really loved the simplicity of this stamp set, and thought it paired very well with the Making Waves collection.




I decided to keep the designs very simple so that you could switch out the stamps and replace with other stamps easily.

What I love about this workshop is that there are 5 designs, with 4 of each card being created.  That means that you as a consultant can teach this workshop in a number of ways.  You can have 1 cutting guide per person, so they would create 20 cards.  You could have it for 2 people, they would each create 10 cards, 2 of each design, or you could teach it to 4 people, creating 1 of each design.

It's really up to you.  Now lets have a closer look at each card.

Card !


Card 2


Card 3


Card 4


Card 5


Members of my Atlantic Scrappers Team will have full access to my files, you can join my team here!


You can find all past workshops Here!




To purchase these files for consultant use for teaching purposes, you can complete purchase here.






Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Coming Soon - Making Waves Workshop

I'm so very pleased with how this workshop turned out, files are being created now, so this workshop will be available very soon.

I did a little something different when creating this workshop, and I'm sure you will love how it turned out.


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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Seasonal Expressions 1 2018 Blog Hop

For today's featured Blog Hop, we are showcasing products found int our new Seasonal Expressions Catalog.  If you came here from CAT'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


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This month we have approximately 20 Close To My Heart consultants sharing their creations using new products from our Seasonal Expressions catalogs.To start just click on the links at the end of each blog post to move to the next one! Here we go!




For my project I decided to make a card for Mother's Day, and I used the Bonne Fete des Meres(A1216) which is found in the International Section.  I used a pattern from the Gimme Some Sugar collection, and colored the image using GY234 Leaf Green, and RP198 Tender Pink ShinHan Markers. I added a mat under the image in Heather, and some Whisper Twine.




Here is a close up of the image, I used the Colorless Blender Marker to soften the colors. The image is stamped using Memento Black Ink....I use this because I find that I get less bleeding than when I use the Archival Black Ink.



Now "Hop" on over to Melinda'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 November SOTM is only available until November 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Monday, 15 January 2018

January Cross Canada Blog Hop - Welcome 2018 new Catalog



Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring artwork welcoming in 2018 and our new catalog. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order, or you can shop here.

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, you can start here as this is a circular hop, plus I'm the first stop when hopping from East Coast to West Coast. If you came from Jessica's blog then you are in the right place! 



The project I was going to originally show is no longer available due to a cat incident. So I quickly got my craft supplies out and used some scraps I had to create this card. I really love the Chelsea Gardens Collection, so I pulled out some pretty pattern paper and the cardmaking stamp set and quickly pulled this card together. I used the watercolor paints and waterbrush to add color to the images.  I felt that they still needed something so I added some shimmer using the clear Shimmer Brush.  

I've decided to welcome in 2018, but continuing to create, and inspire others to be creative.  

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen.


If you get lost along the way, you can come on back here, I've provided a complete list of our hoppers:

Michelle You Are Here

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 Love and Friendships. So mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Chelsea Gardens 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop is now Available


I am just in love with this new spring collection.  Chelsea Gardens is a soft feminine paper collection, and it is making me wish that winter was over and spring was here.

I really had a fun time creating with this pattern and the stamps.  I decided to use the ShinHan Markers to add color to the images, but any medium can be used. 

My workshop is designed to be used to teach your customers new techniques at a minimal cost.  If you are like me, you have customers who might not purchase a lot of product, but they love creating and going home with finished projects.

Introducing Chelsea Gardens:



There are 5 designs and if you use the complete cutting guide per person they can create 20 cards, but because of how the guide is designed, you can teach 4 people, 2 people or 1 person per cutting guide.

Now, let's take a look at each card.


Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Card 4

Card 5



Members of my Atlantic Scrappers Team will have full access to my files, you can join my team here!




To purchase these files for consultant use for teaching purposes, you can complete purchase here.