Friday, October 21, 2011

OMG! I am a slacker!

I can't believe it has been over 2 months since I posted! How bad is that? I can't even say I have had a good excuse other than just too busy...busy doing what? Somedays I have to ask myself that too!

As promised though, I have been busy with creating artwork & have photographed everything I have done so far. What I am going to share with you this week is a baby shower card I made for 2 of my friends (sorry girls, you are both getting the same card design!). I have all ready been to the first baby shower for a very dear "old" friend whom I have known for nearly 30 years now! Yikes! Even though our friendship "dissolved" a few years back, we were brought back "together" about 5 years ago now through a mutual experience & I was very happy to be able to go & celebrate with her at her babyshower for her first soon to be baby! The second shower isn't until mid November but what the heck, I will post the card & Trac, if you are reading this, here is a sneak peak of your card!

The paperpack is one of my favourites which has long been discontinued :-( Sweet Pea & the stamp set is also retired: Flower Child, but the pins & ribbon are new! Hope you enjoy & thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Where is it going????

Summer that is...I don't know about you guys, but once Labour Day starts to get closer, I get depressed about going back to school...even though I haven't gone back to school in 15 years!

So I have said in the past that I would promise to post more often but that just does not seem to be happening :-( I don't know how everybody else posts more than even once a week, but I just can't keep up with the Jones' so I hope you will all forgive me & allow me to post when I have the time-I promise it will be worth the wait :-)

I have been working away at creating artwork which is something that I don't tend to do in the summer much but I have a goal to get my old photos scrapbooked before I do any more of the current photos. I have about 6 2 page layouts done so far & just need the time now to photograph them to get them ready to share. In the meantime, here is what is happening with CTMH...

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Let's Celebrate Canada's Birthday!

CTMH is celebrating Canada's Birthday with an amazing sale this month! When you purchase $50 of any of our amazing products from the Spring/Summer Idea Book during July, you will get to select one of the kits below for only $1!!! Card kits are also included...12 card for only $1!!!!!! That is less than $0.08/card! Now that is what I call a Bang for your Buck! Add another $5.50 to your order & you will be able to get the SOTM at half price! Start shopping here!

Eligible $1 Bonus Items:

• Creative Basics® Mistletoe Collection

• Creative Basics® Animal Cookies Collection

• My Originals® Bits & Pieces Card Kit

• My Originals® It’s Your Day Card Kit

• My Originals® Around the Holidays Card Kit

*Offer available July 1–31, 2011. Tax and shipping/handling charges apply. Close To My Heart reserves the right to substitute a comparable promotional item while supplies last. Limit one promotional item per qualifying order.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A little behind...Sorry!

So I am a little behind yet again :-( I have been working on artwork believe it or not but I am excited to share with you today that CTMH is having their annual convention (too bad it was in California or I would have gone) & there are many exciting changes coming our way! A big announcement is to be made at convention tomorrow, so if you want to find out what it is, be sure to email me! Until then, have a great night!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's June all ready!

Where has the month of May gone? I am saddened by how fast time is going anymore :-( Some days I can't wait to be over & the days I want to go by slowly, just do the opposite! Oh to be a kid again!

I am a little behind on my artwork posting, but here is another layout I created with Studio J. The month, CTMH is offering everyone a free layout, so make sure you get yours today! Visit to get started today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CTMH Studio J Layouts

Continuing on from last week's post, here is a 2nd layout from my trip-enjoy! Remember, you do this yourself even if you don't think you have a creative bone in your body! Visit to start today!


Monday, May 2, 2011

So I mentioned in my newsletter that went out yesterday that I would start to share with you the Studio J layouts I created. If time is of the essence for you, then I highly recommending trying Studio J. I created 20 2 page layouts this month while in the comfort of my bed! Here is the start of a series from our vacation to Punta Cana. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

May is National Scrapbooking Month!

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month in May with a fabulous promotion! During May, when you place a minimum order of $55 CAN for any Close To My Heart products*, you can grab an exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for just $16.50—that’s more than half off the retail value of the kit! Woo-hoo! You can also purchase the kit outright for $38.95 with or without a minimum purchase. It’s a charming kit you are sure to love. It features two fully embellished layouts, each with their own unique personality, a D-size stamp set, and an instruction guide to step you through the creation process. As part of our promotion, we’re also offering new Consultants who join Close To My Heart in May one FREE You & Me scrapbooking kit plus 50% off their New Consultant Kit! It's an incredible value just for May!

*Products or memberships purchased on a Studio J® website do not count toward a qualifying purchase.

Get started shopping here!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 31, 2011

April's Special

Hard to believe we are in April now. We have had a few really nice days this week, but today's weather wasn't very springy! However, it sure beats snow!

CTMH has a great campaign lined up for April. Are you a Studio J member? I am & I am taking advantage of this great special. One of the things I love about Studio J is how easy it is to jazz them up & make them look like I made them by adding a few simple embellishments. It only takes me a few seconds as the gems are peel & stick. This month, Studio J members get a free package of each of these embellishments when you buy 10 layouts. Now is a great time to get online & get caught up on all your scrapbooking & when you receive your prints in the mail, you can glam them up with your free gems! If you are not a member yet, what are you waiting for? Studio J memberships give you 50% off of your prints plus free shipping! Contact me here to get started today!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Friday, March 25, 2011

Back in the Saddle!

Wow, 2 posts in one week! And I have managed to update the blog too! What is going on? There must be something...hmm...yup, I found it!

Hope for Japan Stamp Set...

I know you, like me, have probably been watching the news about the devastation in Japan from the earthquakes and tsunami. I can only begin to imagine what these people must be dealing with right now.

I was thrilled to hear that Close to my Heart’s Founder and CEO, Jeanette Lynton, has graciously decided to offer a special way for all of us to make a difference for the Japanese people. A special stamp set has been designed to be sold starting today - April 30th. Typically, our A-size sets retail for $8.75, but the “Hope for Japan” set will be just $5 — and Close To My Heart will be donating 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross to benefit relief efforts in Japan.

This beautifully designed stamp set reminds us of how our hearts are hopeful for those who are in need.

What a great stamp set to add to your collection. Not to mention the great sale I am offering too. Don't delay, my sale ends March 31st. Start shopping here!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Hi Everyone,

I know, I know, it has been a long time since you have heard from me. I have had a lot going on in my personal life since the fall as my Mom was diagnosed with brain & lung cancer, so my side business really hit the sidelines! She is done treatment for now & things are looking ok so I thought it was time to get back on the saddle again :-) In honour of my 3rd year anniversary with Close To My Heart, I would like to extend a special offer to all of you. Any orders placed through me directly until March 31st will save 20%!!! Any orders placed through my website will receive a cheque from me (as I can't change the way the website processes orders) for the 20%!!!! Isn't that great! What's better yet, CTMH has just put a whole new bunch of products up for sale too!!!

Don't delay, this offer is only available through me until March 31st!

Happy Creating & thanks for stopping by!