Sunday, 19 July 2015

Waiting and Creating!

With just 12 short days before the August reveal of the newest CTMH paper pack and accessories AND the newest Cricut cartridge, I am waiting not so patiently for my order of the the new products! 

Also being delivered will be my new Annual Inspirations Idea Book for 2015-16 PLUS the new Holiday Expressions Idea Book!!!  I love new products, but I also love the many wonderful things still available ( but only for a limited time!!).  So while I am waiting, I am getting busy creating some layouts with what I have on hand!  (Imagine that!! Using up the stash!)

Here is layout number 1- using Confetti Wishes and some leftovers from the May special (Taste of Summer):

I love how Emily can change her hair colour and look amazing every time!!!  Her individuality 
really shines through in this collection of selfies!!

Next layout is from an older photo of Josh and I - the colours were perfect for the 
Taste of Summer papers from May's special!

I love the stamp set I used in these two layouts - it is called Documenting Moments
and is available for just $19.75.

Finally, I used the Jackson Paper Pack to make some 3x4 cards and then used them on the
 double layout below:

It's always good to use up my stash!!  And now I won't feel guilty when the new catalogues are full of all kinds of paper goodness that I will be ordering!!  Stay tuned for some sneaks and reveals over the next little while - so many great things coming our way from Close to My Heart!!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Jump on It July! Blog Hop!

Jump On it July! is a great opportunity to get your hands on some awesome hostess stamps that are usually only available to those who host a Close to My Heart party!  Check out the artwork in this hop to see the great variety of stamps available when you purchase just $25 in stamps in the month of July!

If you have have come from ANGELA'S BLOG you are in the right spot!  The hop is a big circle, but if you lose your way, just head to MELINDA'S BLOG , and you will find the list of all 35 hoppers!

For this project I chose to use a Hostess set from the Annual Inspirations catalogue - Sweet as Sugar! I love the fancy candy jars - I though immediately of our favourite candy store and some photos I took a number of years ago that I never got scrapped! 

Here is my layout, made with Blossom paper and complements, and a title cut from the alphabet that is part of the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.

This was a fairly quick and easy page to put together, and I had fun filling the candy jars AND finally getting these photos into an album!

Now it's time to hop on over to Krista's Blog, to see what she has in store for you!  Don't forget that this special is only for the month of July, when you spend $25 on current stamps.  It is a great chance to get your favourites before they are retired at the end of August! For more info, click HERE, or contact your consultant for all the details and to place an order!

Monday, 6 July 2015

Happy Everything Blog Hop!

Hello!  Welcome to the Happy Everything Operation Smile Blog Hop!  Thanks for stopping by! If you have come from Lela's blog, you are in the right place!  The hop is a big circle, but if you get lost along the way, hop on over to Melinda's blog, and you can find the complete list of contributors!

Today we are featuring the fabulous stamp set called "Happy Everything" - 13 sweet stamps that benefit Operation Smile, Close to My Heart's favourite charity!

This is a very versatile set that can be used on your layouts 
and on your cards or other papercrafts.

It was my husband's birthday yesterday, so I made a card using this set 
and products from the Jackson scrapbooking line!  

Products used:  Jackson Paper Pack, Brave Enamel Shapes, and Glacier Extra Thick Twine

 To purchase this stamp, please contact your local CTMH consultant, or click HERE to purchase from my website!  Now head to Judy's Blog to check out what she has in store for you!