Workshops, Classes, Events


Friday, April 10th - 6:30 - midnight: Girl's Night & Picture My Life Buffet: $5 Bring your own supplies and enjoy an evening of crafting. Fee covers the use of my inks, Cricut, Cuttlebug, tools and stamps. There will also be a Picture My Life buffet available.....individual cards, page protectors, etc that you can purchase "a la carte"! Only buy what you need to complete your layouts or cards, quickly and beautifully!

Sunday, April 12th - 1:00 p.m. Shoe Box Cards Each participant creates a card and makes up kits for all the other participants to create that card. Put kits, inks, stamps, embellishments, sample card, etc in a shoebox to pass around. Bring your shoebox and we will pass them around and create the cards using the samples as a guide (or with some instruction from the person who brought the box) RSVP by April 8th. FREE!

Wednesday, April 15th - 7:00 p.m. Card class - Create three lovely cards using "Brushed" paper and the Bokeh technique. Spring colours, all occasion cards. $15

Wednesday, April 22nd - 7:00 p.m. Layout Class Create two-page layouts with "Brushed" One will be a traditional layout plus you will create your own Picture My Life Cards to compliment your layout giving you two double layouts in total! All materials are supplied, bring your basics such as adhesives and scissors. $15

Saturday, May 2nd - 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m. National Scrapbooking Day Crop
I am hosting an all-day crop on Saturday, May 2nd which just happens to be National Scrapbooking Day! Venue is the Kingston Lions Hall 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Only a few more spots left, don't delay if you are thinking about attending! Click here for complete information regarding price and registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/852381594801105/

Saturday, May 30th - All Occasion Card Play Day! 9 am - 4:30 pm We will be making 24 cards, 2 each of 12 different designs - I will have all the die-cutting done for you ahead of time. A great way to build up your card stash - birthday, get well, sympathy, etc. Space is limited, bring your own lunch. Only $30 FULL....taking wait list names.


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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 2015 CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop


Welcome to our February blog hop featuring Card Creations made using CTMH How-To Books.  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!… 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. If you came from Michelle's blog,  then you are in the right place!

This month we've decided to make cards using the patterns from our How-To books....we have several books to choose from.  I decided to go to the "beginning" and use "Originals".  I love that our How-To books are now coil bound - it makes it easy to open to the page you want and if space is a problem, they fold over themselves and stay open.  We were also asked to use one paper pack, so I chose  "Hopscotch" (Z7194B).  Here are my creations:

 I used the "Balance it Out" pattern on page 102 of Originals for this card, and D1616 Have a Happy Day stamp set.  Ink and cardstock colours are Flaxen, Smoothie, Glacier, Ponderosa Pine, and Sunset.  I used some Gold Assortment Sequins (Z2012) and Aqua Dots (Z1853) and Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) to adhere the stamped flower.

This one is made with the pattern on page 99 called "Winning Combination"  I embossed the Sunset cardstock with our Chevron Embossing folder (Z1925), then sanded is lightly with a sanding block (Z1294)  I also used our Edge Distresser (Z1297) on the cardstock pieces. The stamp set I used for this one is D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful with Ponderosa Pine ink.  Ribbon is our retired Seam Binding ribbon and I embellished with a few Sparkles (Z1752). The butterfly was fussy cut and adhered with 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151), here's a closer look:

This card was the first one I made, using the "Lucky Three" pattern on page 59.  I used Sorbet cardstock for this one, instead of the recommended Smoothie and I really liked it.  I embossed the cardstock with our Scallop embossing folder (Z3021) and inked all the edges of my papers with Chocolate ink.  The sentiment is a combination of two stamp sets:  A1170 Doodled Designs and B1467 You Mean the World To Me, stamped at the same time with Versamark ink on Flaxen cardstock and the heat embossed with black embossing powder.  A little bakers twine from our retired basic colours and finished off with a couple of Triangle Studs (Z1928)

Lastly, I opted for a change in size for this card and used the "Log Cabin" pattern on page 84.  Again, I inked the edges of my papers with Chocolate ink before attaching them to my card.  A line of Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985) adds lots of sparkle to this card, along with some Gold Sequins.  The sentiment, M1051 Make A Wish, was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold embossing powder (Z2066).  The cake is from B1442 Belated Birthday, stamped in Smoothie ink and fussy cut out to remove the flags on top and adhered with Foam Tape.  I used our Clay ShinHan marker (Z2451) to make dots along the edge of the Flaxen cardstock, like the dots around the circles on the paper.

These cards all came together really quickly, thanks to the help of the patterns from our "Originals" How-To Book.  When you need ideas for your layouts or your cards, our How-To Books are your best resource!

Ink Colours used:  Z2111 Chocolate, Z2145 Ponderosa Pine, Z2641 Glacier, Z2196 Smoothie

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's blog  If you get lost along the way, you can head back to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, 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. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Easter Fun creations.   Mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us!

Take care,
Roz

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February Special - Album Allure


Our special this month is "Album Allure". When you purchase one album at regular price, the 2nd album is 1/2 price! What a great time to stock up! You won't find our gorgeous new albums in our idea books, but you can see them on my website. Why buy our albums? Here are the reasons why you can't pass up this deal:

• Albums protect and display artwork.
• Come in three colours and patterns: Lagoon Chevron, Ruby Floral and Black.
• All colour/pattern combos come in both post-bound and D-ring styles.
• Fabric covers have special coating designed to prolong durability and prevent stains. Can be easily wiped clean from minor spills and dirt.
• Album structure has been reinforced for extra durability.
• Specifically designed to perfectly fit all of our Memory Protectors™.
• Albums can fit anywhere from 25 to 50 pages, depending on thickness of layouts.


D-Ring Albums
• Easy to quickly insert pages into.
• 1 ½” D-ring is strong and holds pages in tightly. Album has an overall sturdy structure.
• Works well for divided Memory Protectors™ with raised seams. (PML)

Post-Bound Albums
• Post-bound structure combined with signature Memory Protectors™ with lay-flat seams allows pages to sit without a gap.
• Adding in pages takes a little longer, but once they are in, pages are extremely secure.
• New posts feature a fixed handle so you can unscrew them with ease.
• New magnet component to close and secure flap over posts for easy concealment of the album’s inner workings.

To purchase yours, visit http://rozkelly.ctmh.com/…/promotions/campaigns/1502-album-…

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 2015 Cross Canada Blog Hop - Valentine's Day Inspiration

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring Valentine’s Day Inspiration. 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!… 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 Julie at 12x12 Travels. If you came from Michelle's blog,  then you are in the right place!

My project is an interactive/display type card that I learned how to make with my shoebox group (Thanks Lynn!).  I have taken step-by-step photos to show you how to create this card.  Start by cutting four 2x2 pieces of white daisy cardstock, four pieces of 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 B&T and four pieces 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 B&T.  You will also need a base piece measuring 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 - I used black.
 Round the corners of your white daisy c/s and score your 4.5 x 2.25 pieces of B&T at 2 1/4 and 3 3/8.
Attach the 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 piece of B&T to your scored piece as shown, making sure to only put adhesive where the two pieces will meet. Do this with all four pieces.
Attach the four pieces you've made to your black base, turning base a quarter turn before adding each piece and making sure the edges meet. 

When all four have been attached, it should look like this.  Notice that the pieces can be pressed flat for mailing.
This is what it will look like when sections are standing up.
Cut three hearts at 1 1/2" using page 51 of the Artiste cartridge with Blush cardstock (ret), and cut three more using white daisy c/s.  Stamp heart image from D1539 The Happy Couple on the white daisy hearts using Hollyhock ink.  Layer these on your 2x2 white daisy pieces with the rounded corners.  On the fourth, stamp the heart border from C1596 Happy Hexagons Hostess Rewards set on the top and bottom, sentiment from D1584 Big Hug, and heart from C1617 You're the Bomb Operation Smile set using Hollyhock, Lagoon, and Black ink. 
Attach your four stamped pieces to your card as shown. I skewed the hearts when I attached them, then alternated them.  See photos below.  
Place Z1853 Aqua Dots to brace your popped up pieces.

View of the card laying flat:


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's blog  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, 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. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Card creations using our How To Books. Mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us!