Wednesday, 31 December 2014

National Papercrafting Month!

CTMH January Constant Campaign
In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $27 CAD) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!
Dates: Offer valid January 1, 2015–January 31, 2015. 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

A BIG Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Thank you to all my wonderful customers and people who supported me this past year!
I really appreciate all your business and wishing you and your families and VERY Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

I am going to be a part of the YNS Family!!

I got the most exciting news this week!
 I have been invited to join the Your Next Stamp Design Team!
I am thrilled to be a part of this really talented group and cannot
wait to start creating!

Check out the monthly Challenges HERE and the beautiful products that YNS has to offer HERE!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

December Card Club

I thought I would show you 2 of the three cards we made in Card Club this month!
We used the Snowhaven papers and Glacier Cardstock as well as the Brushrokes and the Holiday Moments stamp sets. All supplies are from CTMH.
The "Thinking of you" is from the Happy to be Friends SS which is new in our Seasonal Expressions book which started on Dec 1st! I embossed it on top of the stamped image with Silver Ranger embossing powder (Which is also new!)
If you would like to come out and join us one night at Club just let me know!
To purchase any of these stamp sets please email me or click on the Idea Book above.

Monday, 15 December 2014

My first attempt at a December Book!

My BF made a beautiful book last year that documented her days in the month of December. It contained photos and journalling up until Christmas and I loved it so much that
I thought I would do the same this year!
Lucky me, CTMH came out with a perfect book in their Annual Inspirations book called  a My Crush Holiday Happenings book!
 They even have a matching stamp set, Badge Buttons and Assortments that match!
BUT, Me being Me.....I couldn't just stop at using CTMH products (even though I LOVE them!) I had to pull out all my Christmas horde and bling! (of course) so you will see several companies papers, embellishments, and inks etc.
The front cover came preprinted with the tree and I added Thickers (I wont tell you my obsession with them!).
Here is my first page! Complete with my two beautiful daughters in front of our Christmas tree and a title page. On December 1st we were actually in the Bahamas so I had to start my journey there!
Stay tuned for the continuation of my may be a slow process!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Good Morning! Today I am Guest Designer over at the Atlantic Hearts Challenge Blog.
:A weekly sketch challenge blog hosted by Atlantic Canadians Darla Haverstock and Michelle Stewart.

Here is this week's sketch:
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And here is my card for the Challenge:

I used papers and cardstock from CTMH (Snowhaven, Cranberry, Crystal Blue) and coloured the Stamp (called Bright Spirits Holiday A1162) with Shinhan Markers. I then masked the image with crystal blue ink.

Join in this week's challenge HERE
Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

DT Day Meljens Today!

Christmas is fast approaching and I have been in FULL Christmas mode! 
We just returned from a vacation in a warm climate and now I am back to winter! To distract myself from the cold I thought I would create something fun!
I saw these cute Kit Kat sleighs on Pinterest and thought I would try it! To go with my sleigh I made a tag using the "Candy Cane Sled Mouse" which is a perfect image for this project!
I coloured the image with Copic markers and put it on a Kraft cardstock tag with patterned papers and added ribbon.
Join us every month for new Challenges!
Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine

HI Everyone! I would just like to share my recent publication in the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! pg. 119- Winter Edition
For this card I used papers, c/s, from CTMH, Fhionas Snowman stamp from YNS, and an embossing folder from Spellbinders. The image I coloured with Copic markers and then I embellished using Wink of Stella pens, bling and ribbon.
Hope you enjoy!

A Special Wedding Card

We were just in the Bahamas for the wedding of my husbands cousin and had a wonderful time!
 I thought I would share the wedding card I made them.
For this card I wanted to keep it simple but elegant so I stuck with the "white on white" theme. I embossed the flags with CTMH polka dot embossing folder, then punched out a double border with a MS punch, then added a silver trim with pearls. To finish it off I added an organza bow, resin flwer square and more bitty pearls.
Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

December Challenge at Meljens Today!

We are having a Holiday Challenge at Meljens today! 
Submit your best project with a Meljens Digital stamp and you could win a great prize!

For my Holiday Challenge I used the cute digi called: Santa's Little Helper (and Magical Christmas Word Art)
You can find this cutie HERE

I coloured the image with Copic markers and embellished it with Stickles. For the card I used papers from Studio Calico and SU.

Join us this week on the Meljens Blog HERE

Monday, 1 December 2014


It is filled with gorgeous new products and you can start ordering these starting December 1st. 
Click on the Idea Book to the right of this post!
I will placing an order on December 12th if you would like anything!
 We have celebrated some major anniversaries this year: Jeanette’s 30 years in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, as well as the five-year anniversary of Studio J®. There is one more very special anniversary we have been saving for an end-of-year treat: the ten-year anniversary of our industry-changing My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps! We’ve created the December campaign, Deal of the Decade, to commemorate this milestone and celebrate this cornerstone product line! Place a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, and in addition to getting a great deal on the sweet Cutie Pie stamp of the month set, you will ALSO be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamp set from the Annual Inspirations idea book for only $10! That’s up to $9.75 CAD of savings on a single stamp!