Sunday, November 10, 2019

Cross Canada Blog Hop - November 2019

I am jumping back on the blogging bandwagon with our CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop. This month we feature the Holly Jolly paper collection, perfect for all your holiday crafting.  This is a circular hop so if you've joined me from Creations with Michelle, you are in the right place.

I have been prepping for my Christmas Card events and this was one of the cards I came up with. I love the bright colours of the Holly Jolly collection and the patterns feel a little bit whimsical so I wanted to keep my cards light-hearted.

This card features the Holly Jolly papers along with our retired Green Glitter paper.  I used our Stitched Square dies to cut the white daisy cardstock used for stamping.  I stamped the super cute snowman from our exclusive stamp set featured with the Holiday Cheer Tags & Ornaments special we have right now (CC101911) using Momenta black ink.  I added the sentiment (from the same adorable stamp set) with Candy Apple ink.  Just added a bit of a watercolour wash on the bottom for the snow. I did colour in my snowman's hat with my black marker and added colour to the holly leaves as well. Three dots of Christmas Red Stickles finished off the berries. I used some of our Thin Foam Tape to pop up the stamped image on the card, then embellished with Holly Jolly Dots.  Here' a closer look at the card:
I did a second card using the same paper layout, but with a non CTMH stamp that I had purchased several years ago and had never used:
I love that crazy cat and I am so happy that I finally stamped him!

Your next stop on our Cross Canada Hop is Sheena's blog. Join us again next month when we will be showcasing artwork using our Cedar and Pine collection.

To purchase any of the products featured in my post and everything else CTMH has to offer, please visit

Sunday, February 3, 2019

So many specials!

Sooo, I've been a little slack at posting here on my blog so I am going to really try to make a better effort to post more often.  I have been creating, just not sharing!

For today, I just want to share two additional specials CTMH is offering this month. The first is our "Heart Happy" product bundles and workshops that you can use to create beautiful cards and layouts, or a 6x8 mini album.
You can find all the details here:  Heart Happy Special

The second special we have is our newest cardmaking workshop kit called "Love Blossoms".  It features an exclusive double stamp set and materials needed to create 12 gorgeous cards.

 For more info on this workshop kit, Click Here

Watch for more posts coming soon!

Saturday, June 2, 2018


To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad Is Rad exclusive product offering features the limited Rad Dad stamp set, and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle. The products in this workshop include the stamp set and other items to create one 12" × 12" layout, one 12" × 12" page, and four cards that can be used both for Father’s Day, or to share with all the “rad” people you love!

 For more information and to shop this special, go to

Monday, April 2, 2018

Fab Faves Sale!

Good news!  Every Friday in April is your chance to save big on some awesome products from Close To My Heart. Stop by my shopping website each Friday at 3:00 pm to see the new deals being offered and shop to your hearts content.  FAB FAVES SALE

Also, April is the perfect month to join Close To My Heart as a consultant! You will receive all four of our new Stamp of the Month's for May, June, July and August absolutely free with your consultant kit. That's an $82 value over and above everything in the kit.  Such an awesome deal, what are you waiting for?  JOIN HERE!

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 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,, 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.


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!