Workshops, Classes, Events

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 - 7 pm Card Club - We will make two or three cards depending on the difficulty of the cards free with the commitment to spending $25 + shipping & tax each month. Members take turns being the "hostess", earning $25 in free product. Contact me to join the next session starting in the Fall!

Wednesday, June 28th - 6:30 pm Masculine Cards $15
You will be creating four masculine themed cards using a variety of paper collections and stamps.

Saturday, July 15th - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Christmas In July! $35 Join us at the Woodville Community Hall for a little festive fun in the middle of summer! Create 12 Christmas cards for $35 Bring your lunch (there is a kitchen on-site equipped with fridge, microwave, etc.) and join us for a crafty day of fun! There may even be a few presents under the tree! We will provide muffins in the morning. Co-hosted by Tara Dominey - Stampin'Up demonstrator. Paid registration holds your seat, payment can be made by e-mail transfer (rozkelly@eastlink.ca ), cash or cheque. Check out the facebook event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640027559360511



Friday, November 15, 2013

Cross Canada November Blog Hop - Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide

It's been a couple of months since I've been able to participate in this hop but finally have a little time to do the fun stuff I enjoy doing!

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring creations made with products from the Mini Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide.   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. 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 My Creations With Michelle 
If you came from Michelle's blog, then you are in the right place!

I had a layout class last night, and chose to do one of the layouts from our Sparkle & Shine Workshop On The Go Scrapbooking Kit - with a couple of modifications.  I love the layout as it is pictured, but didn't have enough of the Ruby patterned paper and zip strips for everyone.  The first change I made was to substitute our Ruby Shimmer Tape for the zip strips.
Then, I thought it needed a little more bling, so I added some mini-sparkles and some Red Glitter Gel to the title piece, and to the stamped starbursts.
 I also didn't have enough of the yoyo's from the embellishment package, so we made our own using some paper from an older collection that just happened to be juniper, added a red button and some black hemp and voila!
And then, because I didn't have enough of the ruby patterned paper from the Sparkle & Shine collection, I needed to find a substitute for the Cricut cuts for the scalloped-edged photo mats.  I cut 1/4" strips instead and punched them with our scallop edge punch and made my own frames with the pieces.  A little more work, but it was that or just use Ruby cardstock - I love the patterned paper so opted for a little more work!  There are ways around everything!

The card below was created for a gathering I did a couple of weeks ago, and I wanted to use our Stamp of the Month from last month - "Scandinavian Wishes".  Sparkle & Shine striped paper looks great on the clean white card.

If you would like more information about how I created either project, leave me a comment or send me an e-mail - I would love to hear from you!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Sheri of Sheri Says Just Scrap It!  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. Join us again in December when we will be featuring projects that would make great gifts.  We hope you will join us again on December 15th.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide Hop

I am so excited to be participating for the first time in this hop!  We are showcasing new product from our Holiday Gift Guide which is available TODAY - view the guide online by clicking the link at the side or contact me to get your copy! 

I have put together an envelope mini album that I originally thought I would use to store Christmas gift tags, but have decided it is too pretty and plan to add some photos instead!  The envelopes were made with Kraft card stock and Liquid Glass, the cover is Kraft c/s as well.  After assembling the envelopes,  I bound them all together using my Zutter (had to brush the dust off that puppy!!)  Then the fun part - decorating with the gorgeous papers from our Sparkle and Shine paper collection.  I just love the prints and the shimmer of the silver in some of the papers - just a note though, the silver doesn't take ink well as you may notice with one of my stamped images.  Here are the pics of what I made, starting with the cover:

 I added a small Sparkle Clear Flourish as well as a corduroy flower from our Ruby Mini Medley Collection and a bit of organza ribbon to tie on the binding.  Some twine from our Frosted Card Making kit tied in a bow holds the mini album together.  Here are the inside pages:
 Notice the stamped image in the top left corner of the silver houndstooth - the silver resists the ink!
 Zip Strips from the tops of our papers are great for embellishing.....don't throw them away.  Tree image is from the stamp set from our Frosted Card Making kit, stamped with Slate ink.
 Added a little sparkle with our Ruby Shimmer Trim....
 Back cover.  All paper was sponge distressed with Ruby ink before adhering.
 View of the completed album from above.  Lots of room for photos and space to tuck more inside, or add mementos, notes, etc.
If you  would like the template for the envelope and cover, let me know.  I'd be happy to send it to you!!

The Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide promo is this:  Purchase $100 before shipping & tax from the Holiday Gift Guide and choose any one "star" item for FREE.  Star items are marked in the Guide - happy shopping!!

"This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters. Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group."


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Brae-ers October Blog Hop - Give Thanks


Welcome to our October Hop featuring Team Brae-er that focuses on "Giving Thanks" in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday.  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. 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 get lost you can find your way by going to Brae's blog at
http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com for a full list of participants. If you came from Carol's blog, then you are in the right place!

Our theme this month is "Give Thanks" and I have created three items to show you today.  The first is a layout that I was inspired to do from a layout by Carolyn Burch.  I used "Artbooking" to create the tree and the photo mats, title and pumpkin.  The base paper is from "Sarita" and there is a little "Huntington" in there too.  I love our new jute ribbon and the Rosewood Embellishments! A little glitter gel on the leaves in the title and some glitter & shimmer paper along with cardstock for the tree leaves added that little bit of sparkle to the layout. Now I just need to add some photos!


Next, I have a couple of cards I created for recent classes.  Both feature Huntington papers and again, I used the burlap ribbon.  The stampset on the first card is "Always Grateful", one of my favourite new stamp sets.  The second card was stamped with "Poster Tidings" which was our Stamp of the Month for September. 


Your next stop on the Team Braer hop is Brae's blog .  

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in November when we will be featuring gifts to make for the Holidays.  See you next month!! 






Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cross Canada Blog Hop - September featuring Jeanette's Archived Stamp Sets


Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring Jeanette's Archived Stamps. You will see creations from our participants that will include 1 of 5 stamp sets that Close To My Heart has re-introduced from  Jeanette's Archived collection. 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 Michelle at http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.com/2013/09/september-with-jeanettes-archived.html
If you came from Darla’s blog of www.stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.ca, you are in the right place!

I participated several times in a “layout” swap with some of my CTMH sisters where we created all the pieces to complete 12 x 12 layouts, swapped and added them to our own cardstock bases!  This layout was one that I received from Kim McArthur and I am finally able to use it for some sweet pictures of my grandson!  BIG NEWS too, I am going to be a grandma again!!!   


This layout uses a retired paper pack from CTMH called “Caboodle” and I added some MS embellishments, but doesn’t that little teddy bear just look so cute on this layout!  



Our stamps are not just for card making!!  The stamp set I chose is called “Teddy Bear Birthday” A1143 and I think that little bear is so cute for baby layouts!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is ARLENE'S blog at  http://arlenescreativespace.blogspot.ca/2013/09/cross-canada-hop-jeanettes-archived.html

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,  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. Join us again in October when we will be featuring the Base and Bling line. We hope you will join us again on October 15th.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Brae-er's Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring CTMH consultants who belong to the Brae-er's team ..... 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 get lost you can find your way by going to Brae's blog at
http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com for a full list of participants. If you came from Sheri's blog, then you are in the right place!

This month, we are focusing on projects we have made with our new Cricut "Artbooking" cartridge.  I chose to do this layout, I couldn't wait to create that hexagon overlay.  I mixed and matched elements from a couple of different keys, but I loved how I could just set my dial at one size and cut everything to fit perfectly on the page.  I also used some of the "negative" pieces to create the border on the right page.


 Don't even ask me about these photos.....what happens at the cottage, stays at the cottage!! LOL

Products Used: All CTMH - Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Cocoa, Topiary, Honey, White Daisy, & Twilight cardstock & inks, stamp set from Artbooking bundle,  Slate Washi tape, Scholastic paper pack, Baker's twine, durables studs. 

Your next stop on the hop is Lucy's blog .  Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in next month!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

More challeges!

I don't know about you, but I love challenge blogs! I follow quite a few of them and every week I note what the challenges are, but most weeks I don't find the time to complete any of them!  The sketches I really love get added to my sketch file for future use, and I start all over again in the new week.  This past week, I decided to finish up some projects while my husband was away and try to fulfill some of those challenges!  This layout was quick with the help of some Cricut cuts and I added some chipboard circles to enter this in Frosted Design's Fabulous Friday chipboard challenge!  I also wanted to participate in Scrap It With A Song's David Bowie "Fantastic Voyage" challenge - this was a day in port during a fantastic cruise with my husband, my mom and my aunt!

 

2013 Challenge - 15  Layouts
                            20 Cards
I'm behind!!

Challenge Card!

Just a quick little post tonight to enter my card in the Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch challenge for this week, and the CAS-ual Friday Challenge  to create a clean & simple project using aqua, green, and orange, not to mention my own little challenge to create 52 cards this year!  So here it is:

 
 

Clean, simple, colourful, easy, done!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cross Canada Blog Hop - CTMH Kraft products!

Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart Kraft products. You will see creations from our participants that will include our New Kraft 3 Ring binder, the Kraft Container as well as our Kraft paper and cards.  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.  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 http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Michelle's of http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.com/2013/08/krafty-projects-august-blog-hop.html then you are in the right place!

I chose to do a project with our new Kraft 8 x 8 binder, one of my favourite new products in the Autumn Winter Idea Book:

Our Frosted paper pack is another of my favourites, I love the soft colours and of course, the snowflakes!  Sooo pretty!
Don't you just love those rosettes!?  The ruby coloured ones were made using the Artbooking Cartridge rolled flower cut and our quilling tool.  The blush and colonial white felt flowers are part of our Frosted Assortment.  And notice the scallop border cut with our new punch!

 The title was cut with Art Philosophy three times and layered on top of each other to resemble chipboard.  I then "flooded" the top of the title with lots of Liquid Glass. (you will want to let that dry for quite a while!)  I love the glossy look of the title!  The leaves were cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge.

 My binder was looking a little empty, so I then decided to cut some 8 x 8 pages and overlays using our new "Artbooking" cartridge.  I have not really finished embellishing them yet, and don't have all the photo mats on them, but wanted to include them just to show you some of the cuts possible with this fantastic cartridge!

 These pictures make the cardstock look really blue, but it is Twilight, along with Cashmere, Ruby, and Champagne.

Supplies used for this project:  X7175B Frosted Paper pack, Z1890 Frosted Assortment, Z1871 My Creations Kraft 3-ring Binder, Z1812 Sparkles Clear Flourishes, small, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment, Z679 Liquid Glass, Ruby, New England Ivy, Cashmere, Twilight, Champagne cardstocks, Cashmere ink, D1795 Quilling Tool, Z1151 Foam Tape, Z553 Glue Pen, Z1851 Scallop Border Punch, Cricut Art Philosophy, Artiste, and Artbooking cartridges.  I also used a non-CTMH punch to punch the ruby snowflakes.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicola of http://timelesscottagenb.blogspot.com/2013/08/cross-canada-blog-hop-kraft-products.html  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. Join us again on September 15th when we will be featuring Jeanette's Archived Stamps. Jeanette has re-released 5 stamps from her archives. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Card # 19 2013 Layout Challenge

I haven't posted a card for awhile and I have really wanted to participate in the Atlantic Hearts Challenge that is hosted by two of my CTMH sisters from Halifax.  These are the two girls I roomed with at Convention (Michelle & Darla) and they are a lot of fun, so go play!!  This is my entry for this week's challenge sketch:

 
All materials are Close To My Heart except the bakers twine: C1533 Fabulous You was the stamp set I used to stamp the background pattern, the bird, and the sentiment.  Added a couple of Z1335 Licorice Opaque Gems.  Other supplies included twilight, black and white cardstock, Scholastic paper, twilight and black inks. I also used our water brush along with some Watercolour pencils to add a little colour to the bird and CTMH Artiste to cut the piece for the sentiment. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August NEW CTMH Product Blog Hop - The Brae-er's

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring CTMH consultants who belong to the Brae-er's team ..... 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 get lost you can find your way by going to Brae's blog at http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com for a full list of participants. If you came from  Heather's blog, then you are in the right place!

This month, we are focusing on new product from our Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book and I have chosen to do a layout using our new "Babycakes" collection:

 


 I love the soft, gender-neutral palette of this collection, all you have to do is add a pop of pink or blue if desired.  The canvas stickease are easy to use, just peel & stick and I adore our wood-rimmed badge buttons that are adhesive backed! 
 
Supplies used:  X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet, Z7173B Babycakes Completments Canvas Shapes, Z1869 Babycakes Assortment, chocolate & buttercup cardstock, chocolate ink.  You can order any of these items through me personally or my website : www.ctmh.com/rozkelly.  
 
Your next stop on the hop is Kim's blog.  Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in next month!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Workshop on the Go - Canvas

I held a workshop on Sunday and had tons of fun creating my canvas - I couldn't wait to share it with you!  The kit comes with almost everything you see, in two different colour schemes so it is sure to work with whatever photos you choose to use.  It has it's own stamp set too and is on sale right now, but only for a few more days - see my link on my sidebar to purchase!  Here we go:
It helps when you have such an adorable photo to work with!

We jazzed up the edges of our canvases with Inka Gold - a wonderful, shimmery wax-based paste you can apply with your fingers from Viva D├ęcor.

I replaced the bling that comes in the kit with these cute little brads that I bought at Michaels. These pictures don't show the richness of the colours, but I am so happy with my piece - it's already on display in my classroom!
So, what are you waiting for? Get the kit at over 50% off and create your own little masterpiece!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Layout 13 2013 Challenge

Happy 4th of July to all my friends in the US!  I will be celebrating with you tonight because our Canada Day fireworks were postponed until tonight due to weather on the 1st. 

Convention excitement still reigns in my house though!! I have ordered product bundles, my new Idea Books should be here tomorrow, but until all that arrives, I have the goodies that I brought home with me from Orlando to play with.  However, I want to try to get caught up with my blog posting as well, so here's a quick layout I did of my niece and her daughter:

 
I used really, really old paper for this layout - I think it's been in my stash for about 8 years, just waiting for the perfect pictures!!! Isn't that crazy?  Now, I have adopted a policy to "just USE it!"  Those "perfect" photos sometimes never come and I have so much beautiful paper that I just can't leave sitting in my scraproom. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

New CTMH Cricut Cartridge - "Artbooking"

You are going to love this one!!!  Available August 1st - pre-order yours today by sending me an e-mail.