Saturday, May 2, 2015

Steampunk Baby Card

So, my niece just had a little baby girl
And my sister (not her mom) wanted me to make a steampunk baby card
This is what I came up with.

Here, are some close ups.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wanderful HWBH

Welcome to the HWBH.  This is a circular hop so if you just clicked in, no worries, you will be able to see everyone's art work.  You should have come from  Valerie's
and your next stop will be
(I will repost this link at the end of this post)
 This month we are showcasing the Wanderful paper pack.
I decided to use the Wanderful WOTG
The WOTG comes with instructions to complete a two page layout as well as everything you see above.  I decided to use the instructions, but tweak it so it could be made without using any cricut cuts. The layout below is the one for which instructions are included

Here's my version

 And here are a few of the techniques I used to create it

  • stamped the images and then fussy cut them out
  • used a patterned paper instead of of the purple to ground the bottom of the page

  • Now it's your turn to see what you can create with this paper pack.

    If you are looking for more inspiration head over to 

    Here is the list of the complete hop

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    Friday, April 10, 2015

    More Blossom Mini Album

    A couple of days ago I showcased a few of the pages in my Blossom Mini Album
    Here are a few more

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    Monday, April 6, 2015

    NEW Seasonal Expression Blog Hop

    It's Here!!
    And over 40 Close to my Heart Consultants have joined this Blog Hop to showcase some of the awesome NEW products in this mini catalogue.  You should have come here from  Nikka's Blog, Create Your Vision. I am creating a fun mini album using the NEW Blossom Paper.  It's not quite finished yet, but here are a few pictures of the pages so far.

     The page above has a pocket, for extra photo's or journaling.

    The album is pages are 6 x 7 and they fit into a mini album I was able to grab for only a couple of dollars.  You could easily modify the pages to fit our flip stand.  Click here to see more pictures (will open in a new window)

    Your next stop on the hop is at 

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    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    April SOTM CTMH Blog Hop

    Welcome to April's SOTM CTMH Blog Hop.  
    You should have arrived here from Katie's Blog.

    I have been missing from this Blog Hop circuit for couple of months, been busy spring cleaning my craft room.  However, I am back on track and loving this stamp set.
    This is one stamp set I am sure you are going to want to have. 
     Contact myself or your local Close to my Heart Consultant to order yours, today.

    I have a million ideas of what I can do with this typewriter. 
     But this is the one I decided to showcase, hope you like it.

    1386             Black Cardstock
    1385             Daisy White Cardstock
    Z1939          Basic Fundamental Paper (black)
    Z1989          Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon
    Z3066          Boardwalk Washi Tape (NEW)


    Now off to Shalana's to see her creation 

    Confetti Wishes--HWBH

    Welcome to the Hearts of the West Team Blog Hop.
    You should have come from Corinna's Crafts

    This month our blog hop features the Confetti Wishes paper pack.
     It is perfect for birthday celebrations.
    But I didn't want to do a birthday layout.
    Instead I looked at the individual pieces of paper in the pack.
    That is when I noticed  the yellow and purple combination
    I immediately thought of Easter.

    Hence the layout below.
    Hope you like it.

    I used our dot embossing folder to add a bit of texture to the canary cardstock.  And added a couple of sentiment blocks from our new Carnival Washi tape.

    Now let's hop over to
    and see her creations

    2. Chantal Pearson -
    3. Chelsey Vorosmarty -
    4. Heather Myers -
    5. Corinna Murphy -
    6. Terry Ann Diack -
    7. Holly Young-Bowers -
    8. Kim Loewen -
    9. Valerie Kapsha -

    10. Janet McCormick - 
    11. Kerry Hammel -

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Tuesday's Tips--nothing lasts forever.

    I love Close to my Heart, the products, the company, their sense of style, the list is endless.
    However, nothing lasts forever, and that is true for many items in our Seasonal Expressions 1.

    Here are a few of the items that are only available until March 31, 2015.  So contact myself or your local consultant to order your favorite items before it is too late.

    Stuck on You Puffies  Z3037        and     Junebug Puffies   Z3038

    As well as one of my favorite paper packs            and Card Kts


    Hopscotch Paper Packet                  WOTG Heartstrings Cardmaking Kit

        Item Number: X7194B                                               Item Number: G1090

    Remember any item in the Seasonal Expressions that has a little clock symbol by it,
    is only available for six more days

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    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Tuesday's Tip--tackle the mess, one foot at a time.

    Okay, maybe those of you who are "young" Canadians, or British or Australian might tackle the mess one meter at a time.  But I still think in inches, feet, and miles, and even though Canada has officially adopted the metric system, (for quite a few years now) and I understand the difference, my mind refuses to change.

    So what do I mean, tackle the mess, one foot at a time?
    Exactly, what I said.
    I start at one end of a room and slowly,
    foot by foot, clean and organize. (And in this case, paint)
    Pushing all my mess ahead of me.  ( I am not showing you this picture)

    And leaving a clean organized room behind me.

    When I get to the last few feet, I have a pile of mismatched items,
     that I either find a place for or pitch.

    The main point is,
    regardless of how you choose to tackle your mess, don't get overwhelmed.
    Tackle it bit by bit and it will be easy to manage. 
     My studio space is 770 sq. ft.
    minus a few "storage" bits, so it would have been easy to get lost in the mess. 
    To avoid drowning in all that mess, I tackled it foot by foot.
    and am slowly working my way to the door, 
    When I get to the door...
     what does fit in the room will be tossed out.
    And, as you can see from the picture.  I am making progress.

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