Workshops, Classes, Events

Monday, July 13th - 1:30 - 3:30 Card Buffet Workshop - $15 Create as many cards as you like during this two-hour workshop. There will be at least 15 different cards to choose from, with new cards added on a regular basis. There are "rules" - you must complete each card and clean up stamps before moving to the next card, and you must start your last card by 3:15 pm.

Wednesday, July 15th 7:00 - 9:00 Card Buffet Workshop - $15 Create as many cards as you like during this two-hour workshop. There will be at least 15 different cards to choose from, with new cards added on a regular basis. There are "rules" - you must complete each card and clean up stamps before moving to the next card and you must start your last card by 8:45 pm.

Wednesday, July 22nd - 7:00 p.m. Hostess Club - Our regular group has started and will run until December This is how it works: each month you create a scrapbook layout and some pocket scrapbook cards for free ($20 value!) and commit to spending at least $25 before tax & shipping. Each member takes a turn at being the "hostess", earning $25 in free product with the opportunity to earn even more hostess rewards when she gets additional orders from non-members. It's an awesome way to get your scrapbooking done, have an evening out with the girls, and get new CTMH product! This session is FULL!! Contact me if you are interested in the next group starting in September.

Saturday, Aug. 8th - 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Scrapbook Workshop $40 We will be creating 3 double-page layouts with a travel theme, perfect for summer travel photos. You will receive an entire paper pack (13.85 value), a compliments package (6.96 value) and an embellishment assortment (9.80 value) along with additional card stock needed. Please bring your basic tools and adhesives.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Picture My Life/Project Life Cards

Good Morning.....just a quick little post to share today with a few cute little cards you can use in your Picture My Life or Project Life albums.  I did these cards to go along with the layout using CTMH Blossom paper that I posted last month.  I love the hybrid approach to my albums, combining traditional 12 x 12 layouts with PML cards.  It's a great way to use up the leftovers from creating the layouts too!


Here are the four cards, front and backs, that are ready to slip into 12 x 12 Design 5 page protectors.  I used CTMH's Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge to cut some of the designs and stamped with D1555 All The Details and D1595 Hello Summer with Lagoon and Sunset inks. Added a little shimmer trim and some sequin embellishments to finish them off....easy!

More to come......I promise!

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 2015 Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring Jeanette’s How –To Books for scrapbooking.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Deanne at www.deannejacobs.blogspot.ca. If you came from Michelle of My Creations With Michelle  then you are in the right place!

I chose to use a pattern from "Imagine" to create my layout.  If you have not used our How-To books before, I have to tell you that they make scrapbooking so much easier.  I find that sometimes I just need a starting point and these patterns give me that.  I don't have to think....I just select the papers I want to use and start cutting.  The layouts come together beautifully every single time!

The pattern I chose is Swing Rhythm on page 112.  In "Imagine", it is pictured with fall colours but as you can see, just by changing the paper you get a whole different feel. I used the beautiful "Blossom" paper found in our Seasonal Expressions 2! (X7196B)


I almost didn't bother to ink the edges of the papers to keep the layout fresh, but at the last minute I just couldn't do it!!  Out came the Lagoon ink and the sponge. The title was stamped with E1030 Handwritten Print and B1416 Keyboard Uppercase.  The word PLAY is stamped directly on the white daisy card stock, the rest of the title was stamped on white daisy with Sunset ink, then cut out and popped up with 3-D foam tape (Z1151).

I also stamped with our Operation Smile set D1653 Happy Everything and A1172 Smiles Begin with You.  I added some clear embossing powder to the "Smiles Begin with You" image to make it stand out a little more.....even though I used the dye based ink, the powder still adhered....you have to move quickly though because the ink dries so fast. 
Other supplies used:  Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim, Z3039 Glacier Extra Thick Twine, and Z3042 Coral Reef Sequins.  To purchase any of the supplies seen in my post today, shop online anytime at www.rozkelly.ctmh.com

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky of Timeless Cottage  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My Creations with Michelle, as she has the complete blog 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.  Please 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. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope you will join us again next month when our theme is Mini albums. Mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring our Spring Theme, April Showers bring May Flowers. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your 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....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, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Michelle's blog you are in the right place.

I have a couple of cards to show you today!  With a Spring theme, how could I not use "Brushed" paper to create a bright & cheery card?? I have wanted to try this "sunburst" technique for quite a while now, and one of my very creative shoebox gals (thanks Cheryl!!) brought this technique to the table.  That inspired me to use these papers for these cards:




By just changing out the sentiments and ink colours, I have three slightly different cards.  I used M1043 Spring Wreath and C1605 Happy To Be Friends with black and pear inks to stamp the sentiments.  I like the bright colours on the black cardstock, it reminds me of stained glass.

I also wanted to do a Mother's Day card and after seeing a class photo from the Cutting Garden in Halifax, I was inspired!  I loved the card they had offered so much, and knew I could duplicate it with CTMH products (although this stamp set is retired).  No patterned paper on this one, just stamping, embossing, and Cricut cuts!




I started with a piece of White Daisy cardstock and embossed it with Z1927 Damask embossing folder.  The next step was to stamp B1418 Love Doily (retired) with Versamark ink and heat emboss it with White Daisy embossing powder.  A little ink applied with a finger dauber lifts the image right off the cardstock.  The sentiment comes from our Artfully Sent cricut bundle stamp set - The butterfly and small flower were cut with our Art Philosophy cricut cartridge ....then added a white daisy cardstock banner, a little bling and a paper clip!  


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's blog - www.timelesscottage.ca. If you get lost along the way, you can head back to Michelle's blog

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 our theme is Scrapbook layouts from CTMH How-To Books.  Mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Deal of the Day with CTMH


Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through my online shopping site and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $55 to $160. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3:00 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Contact me for more details or click on the "SHOP NOW" button on my side bar! 

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Up to $600 in Free product when you Become a Consultant!





I have been with Close To My Heart for almost 6 years - I started selling these products when I moved to Winnipeg, away from my consultant in Ontario. That consultant became my upline and one of the best friends I could ever ask for. I have met so many people over the past 6 years and forged many friendships as a result. Customers are so much more than customers....they are my friends. Some of those friends have joined my team! And then there is the sisterhood with other consultants - we share ideas, artwork, successes and failures. So for me, it's not just about the generous discount/commissions, the free product I earn, the trip incentives the company offers, or the events that we are able to attend.....it's all about the relationships that have enriched my life. Here are our brand new consultant kits - the first one is for cardmakers, the second one is for scrapbookers, plus you will receive the shoulder tote free this month only. Sell only $300 in your first 40 days and you get the rolling tote free as well!! If you think this is something you would love to do, either to get your personal suppies at a discount, to sell to friends & family, or to build a business....click here for more information: http://rozkelly.ctmh.com/ct…/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hopscotch - It was my favourite game!

When I was a girl, I loved playing hopscotch.  I spent hours with my friends, drawing with chalk, tossing rocks to land on the squares, and hopping up and back on the board.  And now my favourite CTMH paper pack is named Hopscotch....seems fitting to me. 

I was challenged by Brae, my fearless team leader, to create a layout that highlights an activity done as part of our CTMH business for my team album.  There is also a challenge on the Close To My Heart blog to create a Picture My Life layout!  Now, I am not a big pocket-style scrapbooker, but it is a lot of fun and I find that combining traditional scrapbooking with the pocket style appeals to me!  These layouts are also what I am teaching for my scrapbooking class.

Here's a closer look at my homemade PML cards.  I opted to not round the edges so that they would blend with the traditional layout.  Great way to use up the leftover bits of paper from creating the 12x12 layout!

Hope you like Hopscotch as much as I do, and that I've inspired you to start creating your own PML cards to supplement the PML cards you can purchase as well.  See you next time!
Roz