Wednesday, 14 June 2017

No Worries Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our No Worries Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Megan's blog, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s No Worries Collection. I used Pattern 14 from the Make It From the Heart, Volume 2 Idea Book as inspiration for my page.

Whilst the No Worries collection is designed for those summer holiday pics, I have used it for anything but! It was the perfect collection to showcase these pics of our neighbourhood and precious Polly dog with a couple of her doggy friends. 

 This Workshop Your Way collection can be yours for just $41.00. Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.
If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here 

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Nell, to see what crafty goodness she has for you.

If you have a Cricut Explore (or above) and you can use this link to cut the "OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD" title banner and the blank banner that I added "Polly & Friends" to.

The products I have used to create this layout are:
Make It From Your Heart Volume 2
Glue Dots - to adhere the Burlap Ribbon

Come back again and see what else I have been creating and what is NEW.


Thursday, 8 June 2017

No Worries

During June, the featured Close To My Heart Collection is the No Worries Collection! Even though it is designed for those summer vacation pics, the collection is very versatile!

 This layout features photos of Ali's Year 9 school days. 

This layout was Pinterest inspired and features our gorgeous Tatty girl, relaxing in the garden! 

This layout is ready to add photos of my family to! They certainly do make me smile!

Products used to create these layouts include:

Come back again soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating.


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

We've Got You Covered!

Are you looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? Well, Close To My Heart have got you covered! In June, buy one My Legacy album and get a second at 50% off! Choose from any of our D-ring and post-bound styles, both of which come in a selection of 9 colours! (Black, Grey, Brown, Navy, Teal, Sea Glass, Red, White & Pink). Host a party during June and reach $500.00 in sales and you will receive a My Legacy album for FREE! Join my team during June and receive a My Legacy album of your choice for FREE! All album colours and styles are only available WSL, so don't miss out! Order yours today here!

Check out the gorgeous June Stamp of the Month - Hello Foxy! This stamp set is only available during June, for $7.50 with any order of $75.00 or more or you can purchase it for $27.00 - but only during June!

Come back again soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating!


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Live Beautifully

National Scrapbooking month is almost over! There is only a week left to get your supplies!

These are another two pages I shared at my annual scrapbooking retreat this past weekend. 

This layout was inspired by one on page 22 of the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalogue. I used Whisper, White Daisy, Sea Glass Cardstock, Live Beautifully Paper Pack, B1548 - Journaling Prompts Stamp Set, Sea Glass & Whisper Ink Pads.

This layout was inspired by one on the Close to My Heart FB page on 19th March. I used White Daisy Cardstock, Sea Glass Glitter Paper, Live Beautifully Paper Pack and the D1720 - Keep Dreaming Stamp Set with the Sea Glass Ink Pad.

All products used on these pages can be found on my website: 

CC1212B Live Beautifully Paper Pack

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X5929 Whisper Cardstock

X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock

Z3240 Sea Glass Glitter Paper

Z2813 Sea Glass Ink Pad

Z2872 Whisper Ink Pad

B1548 Journaling Prompts Stamp set

D1720 Keep Dreaming Stamp Set

Come back again soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating. And don't miss out on the gorgeous Live Beautifully collection only available till the end or May WSL!


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Little Dreamer

One of the NEW collections in the NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 (2017) is the Little Dreamer Collection. 

I have been busy preparing for my upcoming retreat in just over a week, but took some time out to create these two cards using the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set (Z3335). 

 I added Lemon & Blossom Cardstock, along with Sea Glass Glitter Paper for this card. The unicorn is stamped using Thistle, Glacier, Willow, Lemon & Blossom Ink Pads. I used the Basic Stars Thin Cuts to cut a stencil, then created the stars using Sponge Daubers with Blossom, Lemon & Glacier Ink Pads. The sentiment is stamped in Cocoa Ink. 
I used the Basic Circles Thin Cuts to cut the circle for this card. Then, with Sponge Daubers, I created the circle background. I then dripped a few drops of water on the ink to get the spots. (This was inspired by a card by Jennifer Smith - fellow CTMH consultant). To create the "shaker" effect, I used a 3" x 3" Flip Flap and 3D Foam Tape.

Product used in these projects can be found on my website:  

Z3335 - Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts

X5790 - Adventure Cardstock

Z2810 - Blossom Ink Pad

Z2841 - Glacier Ink Pad 

Z2808 - Lemon Ink Pad

Z2809 - Tangerine Ink Pad

Z2840 - Thistle Ink Pad

Z2807 - Willow Ink Pad

Z3240 - Sea Glass Glitter Paper

Z3318 - Basic Circles Thin Cuts

Z1938 - Sponge Daubers

Come back again soon and see what is NEW and what else I have been creating. 


Sunday, 30 April 2017

What's NEW in May?

There is so much happening in May! It is National Scrapbooking Month - so we have some beautiful EXCLUSIVE products available only this month WSL! Check out  what's available here
Check out these layouts I have created using the Live Beautifully collection! The first 3 layouts are from a workshop by fellow consultant, Karen Pederson.

For this layout, I used some of the paper left over from the Karen Pederson Workshop and added some cricut cut flowers (inspired by fellow consultant, Julie Carriere). 

This layout was Pinterest inspired, using left over papers, with the addition of cardstock and Gold Glitter Dots. 

The NEW May Stamp of the Month - Live, Laugh, Love is also now available. 
I created the layout to share with fellow consultants at our regular meeting last month and the card is based on one shared by fellow consultant, Jacquie Paech.

And also NEW during May is the release of the Seasonal Expressions 2 with four new Paper Collections, along with coordinating stamp and thin cuts sets and much more! Check out what's new here!

Come back again soon and see what else is NEW and what I have been creating.


Wednesday, 19 April 2017


May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart has done it again by offering another gorgeous collection of products to celebrate! The Live Beautifully is only available during May. It includes a paper pack and coordinating stamp set.  & a Cut Above Kit - for creating 5 stunning double page layouts with all the hard work already done. There are also a couple of Album Bundles at 20% off the RRP. These bundles are priced at just $103.95 during May WSL, (with a retail value of $132.00) include:
  • Live Beautifully Cut Above™ layout kit, 
  • Black My Legacy™ album (D-ring or post-bound), 
  • Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ journaling pen, 
  • Tombow® permanent adhesive. 

The paper pack is so versatile! 

Here are a couple of layouts I have completed using it. 
I used Kraft & Sea Glass Cardstock with some of the gold foiled patterned paper from the Live Beautifully paper pack to create this Winter Layout. I added some Gold Glitter paper for the snow flakes. 

After creating a few projects using this paper pack, I wanted to use some of the left over pieces. This layout is the result. I added Whisper & White Daisy Cardstock, with some flowers cut from the Flower Market Cricut Collection, and leaves stamped from the Live Beautifully stamp set. I added some White & Gold twine and Gold Glitter Dots to finish the page!

Come back again soon and see what I have been creating and what is NEW.