Workshops, Classes, Events



Saturday, November 18th - Benefit Crop for Josie - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Melvern Square Community Hall $40 fee covers you crafting space, lunch, snacks, tea, coffee, & water. There will also be a couple of door prizes. As well, please bring some extra $$ for the ticket auction! All money raised from registrations & auction will go to Josie and her family to help with the costs associated with her treatment. For more information, visit the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1726128604362531/

Saturday, December 2nd - Snowman Canvas $25 12:30pm - 4:30pm You will be creating a 9 x 12 mixed-media canvas featuring the cutest snowman! Bring your basics and let's have fun!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 2017 CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop

It's been awhile since I've been able to participate in this hop, life just seems so busy lately. I am working full time again and therefore, there isn't as much time for fun! I'm happy to be here today though and we hope that you will hop through and take a moment to leave comments on our posts.  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 at My Creations with Michelle  If you came from there then you are in the right place!

This month our theme is Holidays, anything we've created that has been inspired by the holidays. For me, it's always cards - we can never have too many, right?! These are a few of the cards I've been creating over the past few weeks for events I've held:

This one features our Beary Christmas Paper collection (X7225B) and Z3378 Gingerbread Friends stamp and die set. The gingerbread boy and girl were stamped with Nutmeg ink and adhered with foam tape for dimension. I had to add a little glitter with our red shimmer trim (Z1848)

This card also uses paper from the Beary Christmas collection, as well as some Kraft cardstock and vellum. The stamp set used was our October Stamp of the Month - I hope you were lucky enough to get it! I stamped on the the vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold powder. Attaching vellum can be tricky, you don't want adhesive showing through, so I coloured in the stars with a Carmine shinhan marker. Then I put a glue dot behind the star on top and used our glue pen where the letters were a little thicker. Finally, I ran the glue pen along the edge of the vellum and stuck it down. Voila, no glue showing!

Lastly, I wanted to share this one....no patterned paper here! The first time I flipped through our Holiday Expressions catalogue I knew I had to have B1566 Frosted Christmas! So many possibilities!! I stamped the sentiment with Sapphire ink on White Daisy cardstock. Added some silver shimmer trim (Z1799) all layered on sapphire cardstock. I did add a little contraband - some silver twine that I had picked up last year. The snowflake was cut with our snowflake die from last year.....still one of my favourites!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nikki of Simply Artistic  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 our Holiday Celebrations. So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Roz

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Post Canada Day Celebrations!

Hi there! I hope you had the best day ever yesterday, celebrating our nations 150th anniversary of confederation.  Perhaps are taking the day today to recover :-) I want to share something with you that will help you document and remember all the fun you had yesterday. Close To My Heart has released one of their new Cricut cartridges early and bundled it with cardstock AND a Canada 150 stamp set - on SALE! Absolutely perfect for all us proud Canadian scrapbookers. Here's what you get in the bundle:
Check it out HERE!

On sale for the month of July only. You can also purchase the stamp set separately.  Happy Canada 150!

Thursday, June 1, 2017



Have you heard the news? Close To My Heart is having a flash sale - 24 hours only to get in on fabulous deals! Save 30% on selected items and bundles of product, but only while supplies last. Don't miss out, click on this link to go check out the incredible deals! 

https://rozkelly.closetomyheart.ca/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1706-flash-sale.aspx

Monday, May 1, 2017

I have been so slack lately when it comes to my blog so it's time to take the bull by the horns and get posting again! I am in full prep mode right now for the National Scrapbooking Day crop on Saturday but just wanted to take a little time to post some artwork!

I have been taking part in an online class with Scrapbook & Cards Today called SCT365.  The first of every month, we get a new sketch along with a designer's layout based on that sketch, cut files, all the instructions, and a bonus card to make too! For me, it's perfect....gives me the motivation to get some of my own scrapbooking done for a change. This was January's layout:

Blue, green, and yellow - one of my favourite colour combinations for a layout! I didn't use the cut file provided for this month as it was snowflakes and perhaps might not fit in so well. Hahahaha! You can still sign up for this class and all the previous month's layouts will be available to you! 

I will be posting February's layout soon, along with some other items I've been creating. Hope there is someone out there still reading!

Roz 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Wall Hanging

I know, it's been forever since I posted anything!  Moving and a trip to England are my excuse, along with 4 weddings.....no funeral!!  I have a few posts that I am working on though, just to share some of the things I've made lately.

This home decor item was inspired by a piece I saw a Michaels that was selling for $40. I loved it but couldn't justify spending $40 on something I was pretty sure I could duplicate with my Cricut.  It took me an afternoon (I'm relatively new to Design Space) to create the cut files needed for the different colours, but once that part was done the only time consuming thing was gluing everything down.  This became a class that I taught and the total time to make this was about 2 1/2 hours - cutting words in their colour choice!  We used CTMH glitter papers in silver, gold, red, and sea glass as well as some non-CTMH glitter and mirror papers for the blue colour scheme.

I started with a 12 x 12 piece of chipboard that I painted with acrylic paints to look like wood. I used white paint over all and then just dipped the brush into a little brown and more white to make the streaks, keeping the brushstrokes going in the same direction. Once the paint was dry, I laid all the cut words on my piece so that I could get the placement right, then started gluing everything down, beginning with the larger words in the center and working my way out.  Our CTMH ruler helped me keep the words along the sides straight.  My crop-a-dile punched the holes and set the eyelets in the top corners and sparkly twine or ribbon can be threaded through & knotted.  Here is the one that Amanda made with the blues and silvers:

I think these would make a lovely gift but I love mine so much that it is now hanging in my living room!

Merry Christmas!
Roz



Monday, August 15, 2016

August 2016 CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop



Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring Our Favorite New Products from the NEW Annual Inspirations catalog.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to hear from you....whether it was something that you really liked or a technique new to you 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, 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 then you are in the right place!

So, if you haven't had a chance to look through our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book yet, what are you waiting for?! There are so many fantastic new things and I really have had a difficult time choosing my favourites.  The Flower Market Cricut ® collection is amazing and our new Fundamentals paper packages are so versatile, great for every occasion! I could go on and on about all the items I love, but I will let you find your favourites as you hop along across Canada.  I've chosen one of our new word Thin Cut dies - the Z3528 "Happy" one in particular along with one of my favourite new stamp sets C1662 "Wise Guy Birthday". I have also chosen our "colour of the year" - Sea Glass cardstock.


Here is what I created with these three items, along with some other staples from my craft room:

I cut the "Happy" die out of peacock cardstock, saving the negative piece to use on the second card - waste not, want not!  These are the ink colours used to random stamp the confetti image and sentiment on the first card:

 And here is a closer look at the first card - I masked the sentiment so that on the "birthday" portion was stamped since I already had the "happy" die cut. I embellished with sequins from our "Florence" collection (retiring at the end of this month!) and some of our new Sparkles in the center of the sequins. Peacock and White Daisy cardstocks were used along with the Sea Glass - love this combinanation!!


The second card used the negative space from the die cut and I backed it with some silver shimmer tape for a little sparkle. I used our black journalling pen to doodle around the edges of the Sea Glass cardstock and the birthday banner. A few silver sequins finished off this simple card. 
So there you have it, two simple cards with one die cut! To purchase any of the items featured in this post, visit my CTMH shopping site:  rozkelly.closetomyheart.ca

So long from Nova Scotia! Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's Blog in New Brunswick!

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 on September 15th when we will be featuring projects with a Back to School theme. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

25% Off All My Legacy™ Albums




Some albums are Ruby and others Lagoon; they’re all on sale just for you!

Now through the end of May, you can save 25% on the purchase of Close To My Heart’s amazing My Legacy™ albums! That is a savings of over $10 CAD per album! Choose from our gorgeous variety of colours and patterns available in both post-bound and D-ring styles. But this offer is only available while supplies last, so place your order early to make sure you get the styles and colours you love. They’re built to last and going fast—order yours today!
Pick out your album today.
*Offer valid while supplies last. Sale ends May 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items.