Beary Christmas Tunes Card

I have more Christmas card kits available. These ones were made using extra Beary Christmas paper. I paired this paper with October’s SOTM, Christmas Tunes and the holly came from another (retired) CTMH stamp set.

For an extra touch, I used my MS glitter glue to colour in the holly berries and my Shin Han markers to colour in the holly inside the wreath. I couldn’t help but think of my watercolored paints while I coloured it in…I may do that the next time I use Christmas Tunes!

I have a set of 5 cards available for purchase. It comes in an unassembled kit; everything you need to create them is included, and everything has been stamped, coloured and cut for you. Just put them together!

I’ll ship everywhere. I accept PayPal and cash/cheque from my local peeps.

$10 + the cost of shipping (CAD)


CTMH Through the Year 2018 Calendar

Calendars is a thing with my family. They don’t do them every year, but it has been done in the past. Making calendars. I’ve always thought it was a unique and creative gift at Christmas time.

As far as I know, my family isn’t doing one this year. But, Close to my Heart is! And I’m uber excited about it!

Sold as a kit, you’ll get everything you need to create a 12 month calendar. That means you’ll get paper, embellishments and stickers along with the calendar itself and photo cards so yourself or the recipient can add pictures later.

But, that’s not all. Our Christmas present to you is taking 20% off the total when you purchase this kit. If that’s not incentive enough, when you add the stamp of the month to your kit (which coincidentally coordinates with the items found in the kit), it’s just $6. Regularly, it’s $23.

So, how much is the calendar kit? Without the additional stamp, the Through the Year 2018 calendar kit is $50 CAD. When an order reaches $50 the shopper qualifies for the stamp of the month. Its $6.

Sooo…purchase the kit (there’s your qualifying order), and add the stamp of the month (the stamp add on to the kit, and the current SOTM) for $6. Purchase the stamp set on its own for $23.

I can’t help but think what a great gift this would make. Don’t you agree?! I’m positive aunts, grandparents and parents would just love a handmade gift such as this.

This fantastic deal is available all month long. It’s expires December 31, 2017. Message me to reserve yours.

3×3 CTMH Christmas Tunes Card

How do you say thank you?

I start with a card, always. It’s thoughtful, puts my creative muscles to use, and is always cherished, even if they don’t mention it right away (or at all). I like to think people appreciate something you took the time to create more than store bought cards. Handmade comes from the heart.

This card was created as a small thank you to include with the bundle of cards I shared on my IG (a couple days ago) that are for sale. I’m elated they sold so quickly, so I threw up another small bundle of cards. I created this card using October’s stamp of the month, S1710 Christmas Tunes. It’s 3×3, a size which I don’t often make, but thoroughly enjoy.

When you purchase from me- either from my CTMH website or buying my handmade cards, expect one of these with your order! If I can’t mail you one, I’ll email instead!

Curious to know what the bundle of cards looks like?

There are 4 cards to be created from the materials in this kit. Purchase the whole bundle for $8 CAD and I’ll throw the sample card in for free. Individually, they’re $2 each. No sample card for individual sales. FREE instructions can be found on my CTMH website if you would like to create the three cards from the original kit. It’s available for a limited time.

Comment below to reserve your very own DIY Card kit!

CTMH A Little Bit of Pun Layout

Brr what a chilly afternoon it is! I just walked to the school to pick the kids up, and I nearly froze to death! My ears and cheeks feel wind burned, and my legs are like frozen drumsticks. A storm is blowing in, and of course it would need to start making its way into our area just when I needed to leave the house. My husband told me it was beautiful earlier today. Just my luck. Oh well, when I leave the house next, it’ll be in my car. Luckily I won’t have to walk very far.

My kids tell me every so often that other kids make fun of them because they’re nerds. They’re nerds because they dress fairly eccentrically. I tell them to be proud of who they are- they are experimenting with their idea of fashion, and no one should make them feel silly for exploring what makes them feel good. Other than clothes, jewelry makes my girls feel good, too. They take after their mom- I love sparkly and pretty things just as much as they do. An outfit isn’t complete without some sort of jewelry around your neck, wrist or on your ears.

This picture of Miss A makes me smile. She loaded on the jewelry and she looks perfect. Even with her messy bed head hair. Most of it came from her grandparents- a few things even came from her great grandmother. That alone makes it extra special.

The stamp set I used to create the title came from a CTMH stamp set that hasn’t been released to the public yet. Its an upcoming stamp of the month (December’s, so stay tuned), but I thought it would work perfectly here! Wouldn’t you agree?!

Products Used

S1712 A Little Bit of Pun My Acrylix Stamp Set

-X5954 Pewter cardstock

-Z2849 Peacock Exclusive Ink

-X5958 Peacock cardstock

-1385 White Daisy cardstock

-Z1375 Kraft cardstock

Accordion to Me CTMH Card

Good morning! It’s a wet and dreary morning here in northwestern Canada, which is great because I’m going to scrap today! I’m going through crafty withdrawals. I figure it’s high time I get back to it. 

As you know, I held a kid friendly scrapbook workshop on Saturday. If you missed my post about it, you can find it right here.

I thought it would be nice to make cards for each of my guests thanking them for participating and sharing info about my next planned workshop. Today, I thought I’d share it with you. 

To create this card, I used one of the patterns from my CTMH Originals Card pattern books (Lucky Three, pg. 59) and used up some more Little Dreamer and Jack patterned papers. I also threw in some CTMH glitter paper that I’d trimmed down for my Christmas cards and a bit of Sea Glass cardstock for the matted image. The stamped image and sentiment cane from an upcoming stamp of the month. Stay tuned for that!


– X772B Jack

– X7219B Little Dreamer

– 1385 White Daisy cardstock 

– Sea Glass cardstock (retired)

– Z3238 Gold Glitter Paper

– Z2818 Desert Sand Exckusive Inks

– Z2810 Blossom Exclusive Inks

CTMH School Year Layout

Good morning, friends.

I mixed products in the layout I’m sharing with you today. I wanted to use papers that were academic in nature, so broke out some of my Recollections patterned paper and went to town. The stamp set I used is CTMH and also school themed.

Products used:

-S1708 School Year Stamp of the month (retired)

-D1706 School Kids My Acrylix Stamp set

-Z2805 Black Exclusives Ink

– Sea Glass Exclusives Ink (retired)

-Z2854 Pomegranate Exclusives Ink

-Z2811 Chocolate Exclusives Ink

CTMH Feel So Blessed

Hello friends! Happy hump day! It was a rainy day here in my neck of the woods, which made the day perfect for more scrapbooking! As promised, I would share projects featuring this months stamp of the month, Feel So Blessed, and I’m happy to report that I have a couple to share with you! I have three to share with you, as a matter of fact!

This last layout features an eclectic mixture of products from CTMH- I used the stamp of the month, journaling cards that I had left over from the Charlotte collection, and some of the paper accents came from the Adventure Cut Above layout kit. I absolutely love how this layout came together!

The middle layout features left over complements from Some Kinda Wonderful and the stamp of the month. I also layered my White Daisy card stock in front of the Smoothie card stock for a pretty (and simple) border statement.

Lastly, I used Recollections patterned paper (of which were scraps) along with CTMH card stock and Urban patterned paper to create this layout about my doofus Freddie. I coloured the feather image in using my Shin Han Touch Twin markers.

Which is your  favourite? I think there’s something special about all three layouts, but my favourite two needs to be the last two I shared. Its all the white space…it just speaks to me. This months’ stamp of the month speaks to me, too. Its wonderful to use for all those Thanksgiving layouts that will soon be gracing craft galleries and Facebook pages all over the internet. I’m also seeing it being used to decorate fall themed layouts and projects. I took a less festive approach to my use of this stamp set, but it just goes to show how versatile it really is!

Have you thought of any other ways you’d use it? Let me know in the comments below!

CTMH Canada 150 Stamp 

This wasn’t something we saw on a regular day- parachutes floating above us in the sky. We were visiting some of our closest friends, and snapped pictures of them before they disappeared behind the trees. They were practicing for the Fallen Four marathon- 2015 marked the ten year anniversary that 4 Canadian Mounties lost their lives in the line of duty during a stand off in the next town over. Any of my Canadian friends- especially the Alberta ones- remember this?

I’m grouping these layouts together because 2/3 of them use the same products- the third has different products in it, but most importantly, they’re all from the same event (the Fallen Four parade). 

In the second Layout (immediately above), I wanted to replicate the Fallen Four image, but couldn’t find the FF (with the first ‘f’ facing backwards) image online. I thought I was crazy, but my husband confirmed that there is an FF image associated with it. (I think it’s a vehicle decal, honestly). Instead, I used the marathon logo for my title. 

I also used the Canada 150 stamp set, even though it’s technically not valid until this year (2017). I wanted to showcase it, so used it anyways. It’s available to purchase on my website until December 31, 2017, so you still have time to make this bad boy yours! Find it here:

Both these layouts also sport my beloved Jack papers!

As I mentioned above, this layout is different. I mixed non CTMH products with CTMH products. One of the best things about this layout is the delicious rose patterned embossing folder I used to create interest in the navy cardstock. It’s also new at CTMH and is currently available to purchase! You’ll also notice snippets of Septembers’ SOTM on it, too. (The tiny hearts you see). Find both on my website at

How cool was it that the military stopped what they were doing and spent time with the kids after jumping? You see, they were conducting drills in the first Layout I shared in preparation of the Fallen Four parade. They put on a spectacular show on the day of the marathon! My children were star struck!

Feel So Blessed CTMH September SOTM

In a rush of inspiration late yesterday afternoon, I decided to break out my fall decorations. They’re sparse, but I love them. All I need is a beautiful wreath to grace my front door, and I’ll be set!

One of the pages I follow on Facebook had posted something particularly festive, and as a result I couldn’t resist breaking out my festive decor. 

CTMH’s September stamp of the month is equally autumnally festive. I’ve had it for some time already; you’ve seen it on the odd layout and card in the past. This month it is available for customer purchase. (One of the perks of being a consultant is an early preview period for upcoming products!) Since it’s available for purchase this month, I ought to start creating with it more! 

And, to quell your burning desire to know what this stamp of the month looks like, here’s a picture:

That feather! It has to be favourite element in this stamp set. Who doesn’t love feathers?! You’ll also notice some artwork in the graphic above- they’re made using this stamp set too. It’s in the new Holiday Expressions catalog, and is just $6 when a qualifying order is placed. Just remember, it’s available only until September 30, 2017, upon which another (equally festive!) stamp of the month replaces it. 

Watch for more artwork this month using this wonderful stamp set! In the mean time, I’ll leave you with this:

CTMH Back To School August SOTM

Third times the charm, right? I’ve tried writing 3 times already, and it just won’t work. 

I am dropping in really quick this morning to share augusts stamp of the month with you. I know, I know, the month is nearly over. Please forgive me! It’s been busy. Still is. Swimming wrecks the whole day. It’s at such an awkward time. 

This stamp set is fitting with school just around the corner for us. T- minus one week. Thank the lord! I know school has been in session for some of you for a bit now. The peanut gallery is jealous. Just saying 😉

How perfect would this be for first and last day of school layouts? My favourite part of it is the pencil, hearts and ‘first day of school’ and ‘last day of school’. I haven’t used it yet because I’m trying to get back to school pictures! It’s coming, eventually.  It would work for so many school related activities! I’ve seen lots of cards on Pinterest made with this stamp set too. How would you use it?

It’s just $6 CAD when you place a qualifying order if $50. Order it directly from my website, or contact me if you need help. It will be discontinued at the end of August, so make sure you add it to your stash before it’s too late.