CTMH Postcard Perfect

Hi everyone, I have a new project to share today! It feels so good to switch gears and focus on layouts for a change! (I’ve been hung- ho for cards for the last little bit).

There’s a special paper packet that’s coming available in May, and I think you’re going to love it. It’s called Postcard Perfect, and it’ll compliment your summer and vacation pictures perfectly! Think palm trees, hibiscus, waves, vellum, and more!

Yes, it’s got vellum- and it’s printed vellum! It’s to die for!

Doesn’t it just scream exotic vacation?! If you have none of those, like me, don’t fret. These papers will compliment your closer-to-Home vacation photos too. They’ll even compliment non-vacation photos!

In this layout, I paired a retired stamp with the coordinating stamp and papers from this collection. Don’t those waves remind you of the ocean? Your favourite lake, maybe?

Join me again in the near future for more projects using this special, limited time only paper packet. Yes, limited time. Available only from May1-31, 2018.

Visit my website to order yours!


April Card Blitz Creative Projects

I finished April’s card blitz today, and I’m so excited to share it with you!

I realized towards the end that I should throw a couple Mothers Day cards into the mix, since it’s in May! There’s also a mix of birthday, anniversary, wedding, thank you and get well cards.

I’m open for orders right now. If you’d like any one of these cards, or all of them, let me know. They’ll be shipped to you as a kit, along with easy to follow instructions. $25 CAD.

You’re invited to my card blitz on April 29 if you live in the Whitecourt area. It’ll be held at the Days Inn at 2 pm. Bring a friend and get your geek on! In 1.5 hours, make as many cards as you want. There will be a minimal amount of fussy cutting, the rest is already done for you! Scissors are provided, though you should bring your own adhesive. The cost of the blitz is $25.

Will I see you there? I hope so!

April Layout Blitz Creative Projects

The layouts for my blitz in April are complete!

One of them is Christmas themed! If you’re feeling festive, then this event is for you! The deadline for registering is April 7; the fun happens on April 14. $40 gets you these four 2-page layouts, plus I’ll throw in the two bonus single page layouts for $5 each, making your total $50 CAD.

If you can’t make it, no sweat. Just let me know. I’ll make up a kit for you, as long as you’re able to supply the base pages and can purchase the Stargazer stamp set. It’s available only until March 31, so get your orders in soon! I’ll cut and stamp most everything else for you. It costs the same as above, plus the cost of the stamp set if you need it. Find it on my website here.

I hope to see you or hear from you- I’d love to share this workshop and kit with you!

April Layout Blitz Bonus Projects

A new round of workshops begins in April, and I have the bonus layouts complete. Wanna see?

I scraplifted myself both times. Have a look!

You’ll have to excuse the photos in this layout. I meant to create it with photo mats first, then add the pictures once it was completed, but I often forget. Since they’re there, this layout is going into an album I’ve been commissioned to make. I’m trying to make things easier for myself by recycling projects. The top layout is going to be used as the creative project for an upcoming Home Gathering. In addition to being placed into the album I’m making, both these layouts are also bonus projects in my Layout Blitz scheduled for April 14.

Would you like to create these layouts yourself? They’re $5 CAD each, and I’m willing to create a kit for anyone that wants them. (You’ll need to purchase the Stargazer stamp set from my website for an additional fee. Available only until March 31, 2018). Everything else will be done for you. Comment below to reserve your own kit. (Must be a Canadian resident).

Stay tuned for the rest of my layout blitz projects! (And ways to purchase them).

April’s TEDS Events

TEDS, as in The Everyday Scrapbooker, as in CTMH πŸ˜‰

Lots of events are coming up, and I thought I’d share them with you 😊

In April, I’ve got two public events to share with you: on Saturday, the 14th, I’m hosting a layout blitz. There will be four 2-page layouts to create- make one or all of them! The choice is yours! The cost is $40, and includes two single page bonus layouts for an additional charge. The blitz begins at 2 MST!

Then on the 29th, I’m hosting my card blitz. There’s 11 cards to choose between. In 1.5 hours, make what you’d like. That could be three cards, or all 11. You choose! The fee is $25. 2 pm the fun begins!

Both events will be held in the breakfast room at the Days Inn Whitecourt.

Now, I have a little secret to share with you. National Scrapbooking Day is coming up. It’s on May 5, the first Saturday in May. I’m planning a special event for NSD, and I’m hoping to make it a monthly event. Isn’t holding paper crafting events such a great idea for NSD?!

The event I’m planning? It’s a Day Crop! And, the best part is that there’s no registration fee!! Instead, place a small order of $30 on my Close to My Heart website, and that will count as your registration fee! There will be no workshops, either. Bring what you’d like to work on, and that’s all you’ll need. Supper will be provided. Join me from 11 am-11 pm Saturday May 5. It’ll be a great day!

As always, if you’re interested in hosting a Home Gathering, or would like to join my team (perhaps do both??), comment on this post or send me an email. I’d love to help you with both!


BOOM- it’s March!

March is here already! Time sure seems to fly. Having a shorter month like February sure doesn’t help things!

I’m excited to share this months’ constant campaign with you. It’s die-namite! Read on to find out why.

Save BIG on CTMH Thin Cuts and Thin Cut bundles this month. You’ll get:

– 25% off Thin Cuts dies

– 30% off Thin Cuts bundles (think stamp and coordinating Thin Cuts dies combined)

– FREE Thin Cuts when you join my team (go Everyday Scrappers!!)

– FREE Thin Cuts when you host a qualifying Play Date (party) during the month of March

Our Thin Cuts work with most die cutting machines (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc). Bonus!! Here’s some of my favorites:

Why are the Thin Cuts so great? They save you time- and sore fingers! Rather than stamping an image and cutting it out by hand- the “old fashioned” way, stamp the image then cut it out using the coordinating thin cut with your die cutting machine. It’s quick and so simple!

I shared with you just a few of the bundles and Thin Cuts that are on sale. There are quite a few more! To see them all, visit my website. You won’t regret it!

We’re starting the month off with a bang. Wouldn’t you agree?! This sale is only during the month of March (1-31, 2018). Grab them while they’re hot, because once they’re gone, they’re gone! (There’s even some retired stamps and Thin Cuts in there!) Say what?!

Run! Run, I tell you!

Visit my website to view all the Thin Cuts and Thin Cuts bundles on sale. Remember, when your order reaches $50 CAD, you qualify for the March Stamp of the month. (Details to come. Stay tuned). You’re getting a great deal! To make an order, or to join a wonderful team like the Everyday Scrappers, comment below. I’d love to chat with you! Purchases can also be made online at theeverydayscrapbooker.closetomyheart.ca

Get Better

The weekend is drawing nearer, and my anticipation/excitement for the weekend is mounting. I’m in the home stretch now!!

It’s crop weekend at camp He Ho Ha. I’ve looked forward to this weekend for a long time. Of course, the weather is going to stink, but I half expected it. I’m hitting the road. Isn’t stuff like this supposed to happen when you’ve made plans?

I’m hoping to have lots more projects to share with you. More projects like this:

My kids! (Not necessarily projects of them being ill). It’s life, but it’s no fun. *Pouty face*

My poor girl woke up with pink eye in the photos above. I kept her home from school and booked an appointment with the doctor for her. It wasn’t a fun experience for her. Neither was her allergic reactions and bout of eczema. This poor girl hasn’t had a lot of luck where her health is concerned. She’s tough, though, and always bounces back.

I used up my very last sheet of Cats & Bats patterned paper, as well as a portion of the coordinating zip strip. The title was cut using my cricut, but the circle and band aid at the bottom were all stamped. As you can see. The subtitle is also stamped.

Embellishments were kept to a minimum so that the pictures could tell the story. I honestly feel as though this layout is whole without it. Do you ever feel that way about your layouts?

Way to Go! Layout

It’s been a looong time since I scrapbooked using Picture My Life cards. The sketch that inspired this layout also inspired the usage of journaling cards.

I’m loving that the tones in the one card pairs so perfectly with the Stargazer paper. There’s some Sorbet and Blossom (maybe also Pixie) in there. The Lagoon in the smaller journaling card also coordinates really nicely. I chose to trim it down and layer it on top of the larger one. They both come from (now) retired PML packs.

I snapped photos of the twins’ first ever report cards. I’m glad I did, because in years since, report cards no longer come home from their school- we have the privilege of viewing them online and printing them ourselves. It’s not quite the same. I prefer the good old days. They might not be the prettiest pictures to look at, but they’re still a memory worth documenting.

Do you still scrapbook your ‘ugly’ pictures?

Field Trip

Hello everyone! I’ve got a couple other layouts to share with you, using the super cute Stargazer. I feel bad that I haven’t used the A side of the paper more. I plan to, but not many of my pictures work with it 😞

So, to make the best of the situation, I’m sticking with the B side for the time being. In this case, it worked well to highlight our field trip to the RCMP (police) station.

I picked up the colours in the RCMP logo, and carried it through the rest of my design. I used goldrush for the title and embellishing. I also used some of the Stargazer Complements to embellish my page. You’ll notice them along the left hand side of the page.

(Is it just me, or does the background remind you of vintage Pepsi commercials or the Pepsi logo?)

Flash Sale Alert!!

If you have a few minutes to spare today, may I suggest you check out the FLASH SALE that currently happening over at my close to my heart website? It’s 24 hours only!

I’ll be sharing some of the fab deals on my business page and my insta, so you should check those out too.

I HIGHLY recommend checking it out if you’re needing tools, cardstock, embellishments (and more), or if you’re wanting more CRICUT cartridges. FAB deals all around!

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