Workshops, Classes, Events


Friday, Nov. 21st - 6:30 - midnight: Girl's Night & Picture My Life Buffet: $5 Bring whatever you are working on and enjoy an evening of crafting with the girls. 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, quickly and beautifully!

Sunday, Nov. 23rd - Annual All Day Christmas Cards!! 9:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Spend the day with me creating 24 beautiful holiday cards (2 each of 12 designs) - all materials supplied except for your basic adhesives. $30 - bring your own lunch and your basic tools - scissors, lots of adhesive.

Wednesday, Nov. 26th - 7:00 pm Hostess Club Layout Night: There is a six-month commitment to order $25 each month. You will get a turn at being the hostess and receiving $25 minimum in free product once during the six month period. We will create a beautiful double-page layout using Chalked Up, free (a $15 savings)! All materials will be supplied except for your basic adhesives. FULL - will start a second group if there is interest!

Saturday, Dec. 6th - 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. 2015 Calendar - 12 x 12 Create a lovely & functional 12 x 12 calendar that will showcase your talent for the whole year! At the end of the year, slip your calendar pages into your albums! We will create a themed page for every month! Bring your basics - scissors, adhesive, black or brown marker. $30




Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas Layout for lots of photos!

Are you like me and take tons of photos at Christmas?  I usually have to sort through them to choose the best few for my layout, or I end up doing multiple layouts to get more photos in my album.  This layout will help you scrapbook more photos on one double page layout.  Z1325 Flip Flaps are the secret!  My hostess club ladies created this last night - my Christmas Gift to them!  I was inspired by a layout done by Mary Jo Abel using this paper pack, Yuletide Carol Z7187B - but I have changed mine up quite a bit to make it work for me! Here we go:





Anyone recognize the title?  It is actually from an old paper collection called Notebook, we trimmed the pink border off and it was perfect for this layout! Don't even ask why I had 7 of these title stickers hanging around after all these years.....can you say hoarder!! lol  I also gave each gal a colonial white embellishment package (retired) that contained the ribbon and brads, also some metal tags and buttons that they can add to the layout later, once they've attached their photos.   We stamped  images from Yuletide Greetings which goes with the classic feel of this layout perfectly.

Hope you like this one, maybe I've inspired you to give our 12" Flip Flaps a try!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Brae-er's Team Blog Hop - So Happy with CTMH

 If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you get lost you can find your way by going to Brae's blog for a full list of participants. If you came from Julie's blog, then you are in the right place!

I am "so happy" to be participating in our team blog hop this month.  My life has been a little crazy lately and I wasn't sure that I'd have time to get a post together.  I did have a hard time trying to decide what to post about since everything about Close To My Heart makes me happy.  I love our product, I love the friendships I've made through CTMH, and I love sharing my passion with others.  I love the income, the free product, and the incentives we can earn - I truly have the best job I could possibly have.  I hope each of you reading this can say the same thing, if not, you need to get in touch with me and I will help you!!

So I finally decided to post some cards because they feature some fun techniques, and that makes me happy.  This first one was "lifted" right off the pages of Annual Inspirations and I love the two-tone stamping:
I did change the sentiment and added an acrylic leaf from my stash that is not CTMH.  Stamps used are D1604 Season of Thanks and B1449 Oodles of Doodles and D1616 Have a Happy Day.  The next card is is one of my favourite cards - I love that it looks like a room divider and our Pathfinding paper is one of my favourite collections!  I used the September Stamp of the Month "Family is Forever" and A1146 Sincere Expressions:
And last but not least is this one that features "stamping" with painters tape to create the background, so easy and a great way to create an interesting background:
The stamp set I used for this one is DD1550 Happy Autumn.  Hope you've enjoyed the cards and thanks for sharing the love of Close To My Heart by stopping in for a visit!

    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. To purchase any of the items featured in our blog hop, kindly contact your local consultant.

Your next stop on the hop is Darcel's blog  .....

And of course, I had to share this!!!



Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Roz


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pathfinding layout - Hostess Club

I have a great group of ladies who get together once a month, taking turns earning hostess benefits.  This was the layout they created for free this month!

Inspired by Liz Ann Designs, this layout features the gorgeous Close to My Heart - Pathfinding paper pack. Rich fall hues and patterns, perfect for family photos taken at Thanksgiving, etc. This layout is from CTMH "Magic" how-to book - love the way the paper is on an angle. 

I've lost track of how many layouts and cards I've posted so far this year.....any ideas?


Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labour Day!

I am so thankful for the holiday today, and I have spent most of the day getting caught up on some little jobs around the house, but I did take some time to craft this morning with my friend Kelly and her daughter Alia! I am looking forward to getting back into the routine that fall brings but I'm also not quite ready to let go of summer! 

Here are a few cards that I've done in class lately, hope you like them! They've all be "lifted" and I've given credit where I can.....

Doodlebug Designs Inc. blog inspired!  CTMH except striped paper which is Echo Park.

Inspired by Jody Gustafson


CASed from Hansi Brittain

CASed from Veronica Wuthrich
Enjoy these last few days of summer! I'll be back again soon!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Where have I been, you ask?

Despite my great intentions, it's been a few weeks since my last post.  Lots of reasons why, but the main one is this:

Had a little accident while rafting in Shubenacadie on the 12th, broke my ring finger on my right hand, leaving me totally useless!  Who knew that simple things could be so difficult when you have to use your left hand when you're right handed......seriously, just try going to the bathroom. Enough said!  Had this cast on for 6 days and then got "upgraded" to this, thank goodness:

Still puts a damper on the creativity, but life is a little easier with this. Hopefully the finger will heal quickly but just so you know, we had so much fun on the rafting excursion - I would do it all again in a heartbeat!

Cheers!



Friday, August 1, 2014

It's Finally Here!

I am so excited to let you know that our highly anticipated Annual Inspirations Idea Book is now available - view it online here:  www.rozkelly.ctmh.com

I can't even begin to tell you about all the new products featured in this catalogue, it really is a MUST see for yourself!  Go ahead, grab a beverage, visit my website and click the products tab to find the Idea book, and start making your list!  Happy shopping and enjoy the weekend!!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop - Summer Albums

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring summer album creations.  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, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Deanne at http://deannejacobs.blogspot.ca. If you came from Michelle of mycreationswithmichelle then you are in the right place!

Vacations are so much fun and most of us take TONS of pictures while we are having fun in the sun.  How many of you actually print the pictures and scrapbook them?  If you are like me, you are still working on photos from a couple of years ago, or older!  My husband and I took this cruise in February of THIS YEAR and I wanted to document the fun we had without the pressure of creating a full album of layouts.  Picture My Life is absolutely perfect for quick and easy scrapbooks....in fact I did most of this in an afternoon!  You will notice that I still have some journalling and embellishing to do, but you will get the overall idea.







 Here are a few close ups of the embellishing I've done so far, keeping in mind that this is meant to be simple and quick, so minimal embellishing is required:



And, I also used some of the spaces to insert tickets and memorabilia!


So, this is my "summer" album, I hope you will be inspired to create one for yourself!  Supplies used:  Picture My Life Scrapbook kits - Surf's Up, Balloon Ride; Aqua Dots, Bakers Twine, Triangle Durables, Brown & Teal Shimmer tape, adhesive. 

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicola of  http://www.timelesscottage.ca  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 alternative uses for Picture My Life cards.   So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.