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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2014 Annual Inspirations Idea Book

It's here!  It's here!  I'm soo excited.  The new 2014/15 Annual Inspirations idea book is out August 1!

I'm so happy to announce it again - the new Annual Inspirations idea book is out on August 1.  I'm having an open house on August 15 so people can come and take a look at the new catalogue.  It starts at 7pm.

I have some new product from the book that you can check out and I'll show you what you can do with them.  I'll have some small make and takes and things you can try.

Comment below if you are interested in coming and I'll let you know how to get to my place.

Oooo, I'm soo excited!!! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CTMH Convention 2013 Highlights

Check out the highlights of our Close To My Heart Convention.  It was at the Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney World.  It was in June and it was a blast!  I'm in there a few times.  Fun!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Roomie Gifts for Convention 2013

Hi, I just wanted to post the roomie gifts I made for the CTMH convention we had in June.  I used the Dream Pop paper pack.  I love the bright colours.  It was a little magazine holder for cards.


  I also made four cards to go with the holder.  I wanted to use some of my kraft paper up so I popped the kraft paper with the bright dream pop paper.  I love how it turned out.

Thanks for checking out my art work.  Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Creatively Cricut®

Check out this new video from Close To My Heart!  It's all about playing with the Cricut!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Glitter Glam

Check out this video using glitter to shine up your cards and scrapbook pages. Fun!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cross Canada's February Blog Hop

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring a two page layout.  This is the first Blog Hop for us where we have featured just scrapbook layouts.  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 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 "My Creations".   If you came from "Arlene" of "Creative Space" then you are in the right place!

Here is my scrapbook layout.  I went with a friend to Vermont for a vacation to look at all the fall colours and to go to the Trapp Family Resort.  We both love the Sound of Music.  It was a wonderful trip.

Here is a larger view:

I love the technique of making paper look like leather and instead of journaling, I just used some words that explained our trip.

To make the leathering technique:  Spray cardstock with water.  Crumple paper, uncrumple and press flat under heavy surface or with a hot iron.  When dry, sand the ridges with the softest side of the sanding block.  Sponge tone-on-tone ink on the crumpled paper's ridges.

Products used:
  • X7156B - Clementine Paper Packet
  • Z1794 - Cottage Assortment
  • Z2167 - Creme Brulee Exclusive Ink Pad
  • Z2171 - Saddle Exclusive Ink Pad
  • Z2164 - Sorbet Exclusive Ink Pad
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • Z1294 - Sanding Kit
  • Z697 - Sponge
  • Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape
I used the Clementine Workshop on the Go for this layout so the stamps I used was from that workshop.  It is, sadly, no longer available but you can use whatever stamp set you want.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is "Carrie" of " Scrappin with Carrie".  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's Blog, "My Creations", as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own scrapbook layouts using some of the designs and paper seen along the way.  Join us again in March when we will be featuring our new 5x7 Hinged Display Tray.