Friday, July 10, 2020

Summer Vibes Cross Canada Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring Summer Vibes!

This is definitely a multi pack purchase kinda month! Love this paper collection with its colour combination and fun images.

To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order or CLICK HERE.

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.

You should have arrived from Dorothy's Blog.

I've created an entire workshop around this collection and this month, no Cricut cuts! Well almost none...I did cut some butterflies but those could also be created with a punch from your stash!

All layouts have been created with the paper and sticker pack, cardstock and the Acrylic Shapes that coordinate with this collection.




Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.

Join us again next month when we will be featuring more artwork from our July/August Seasonal Expression Idea Book! 

So mark August 10th on your calendars and hop along with us when we feature our Timber collection!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle's Blog...

Products Used:

Summer Vibes Paper Pack and Sticker Sheet
Summer Vibes Acrylic Shapes
Kraft, White Daisy, Nectarine, Glacier, Fern, 
Lemonade, Smoothie, Ballerina 
cardstock and coordinating inks


Saturday, June 20, 2020

More Stitched Together!

I couldn't resist playing with this cut-file from Paper Issues and it's one of their FREE ones too!

Perfect design for scraps from this workshop kit I created. 

Exciting times ahead in our new home...just need to wait another month!

Head over to my website to order any of the products found on here or message me for details of questions...I'd love to help!


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Wow! I've been MIA!

Selling and buying houses...Covid-19...stuff like that! 

Truth be told, I've just been organizing my scrapbook supplies and inventory and preparation of moving!

I wanted to share some artwork I've created using the Stitched Together paper collection and our new Cricut mini-collection designed specifically for this paper collection.

I've replicated an Album Retreat layout using this Stitched Together paper collection as well as cuts from the Stitched Together Cricut set...LOVE these flowers and thread-like centres.

This adorable Ladybug is also in the Cricut set!

Did you see these wooden buttons?!!

More Cricut cuts to add to the sticker sheet in this paper collection. I figured I'd be having a stay-cation this year, as I'm sure many of you will as that is where the inspiration for this layout came about!

Another Album Retreat inspired layout and I've added into this one our Simply Said stamp set (C1725) as well as the A Million Little Things stamp set (D1925) which is one of my absolute favourites this catalog!

You can see what impact you get from small details added with stamping...customizing your title is pretty easy as well when you have alpha stamps on hand.

I hope you've enjoyed the Stitched together artwork, thanks for popping in and let me know if you are interested in getting this kit to create for yourself as there's still time to order before this collection is gone!


Saturday, April 25, 2020

These Are My People! Time is running out to grab this paper collection and Page Club kit! 

I decided to work with this paper collection and highlight our Covid-19 story right now...I will be adding photos of our new everyday life in these challenging times!

These patterned papers are very neutral and the sticker sheet will work with any number of events, my designs could be switched up easily to be non-covid19 themed for sure!

These 'Let's Stay Home' and 'we're all in this together' cut files are available on the Make It From The Heart Blog...

I cut the world images from Carolina and Green Apple cardstock using our new Aurora Cardmaking kit. 

We have this great Aurora cardmaking workshop with stamp set and thin cuts coming May 1st!

Found these 'germ' images online and played with them on my Design Space! I am loving playing with the Cricut these days!

I've added some splatters to the Carolina cardstock base with the Black Shimmer brush which was the perfect amount of effect I was looking for!

I really like how this last layout turned out just using the left over bits and stickers...I initially finished this but it didn't seem finished until I added some stamping to the layout background.

I used the stitched lines from the Aurora cardmaking workshop kit.

Those lines weren't quite enough so I added some splatters and tiny stars from a stamp in my stash.

Contact me to get your own kit...or happy scrapping with what you have in your own stash!!!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Scrap Your Stash

Hello! How are you?! we are something like 5 weeks into our Corona Virus #stayhome situation right now and  I'm wondering what all of you are doing to keep yourself distracted from the world's event?

For me, scrapbooking is the greatest therapy of all...and I'm fortunate that I have so much STASH in my home that I could be home for years without running out! LOL

Yesterday's video in the Scrap Your Stash series I've started on my Facebook Page I was working with this sketch from our Close To My Heart 'Make It From Your Heart Volume 2' 

 There are loads of fantastic how-to designs in this book and it gives you exact measurements for cutting plus images to help you visualize other versions of each sketch also!

So this is what I used as a reference for the three photos I wanted to work with and this is how it turned'll note that I just created the left page in this sketch!

So I made this sketch design work for me. I preferred the look of the Beach Script PP flush with the RHS edge of the Kraft CS edge. I also was working with some pieces I had leftover (scraps) and so my PP on the far left is off from the sketch but remember that a sketch is a starting off point, so don't obsess over 'exact' because no one knows any differently when they're looking through YOUR ALBUM!!!

The point as well when working through your stash...get into your embellishments! YES! I mean ALL of them, not just the ones that you purchased with your specific papers. You have a literal TREASURE in your creative spaces, so get on into them and start considering 'collecting' all your 'chachskis', 'bits and baubles', 'embellishments' into one storage style so you can use your stash more easily and have fun mixing things up!

Yiddish: Knickknacks, collectables, figurines. Small figures and mememtos that can be bought at gas stations, dollar stores, gift shops, tourist destinations, etc. These are usually used to give to friends or to decorate cubicles. Sometimes placed in curio cabinets and so forth.

I bought some lovely chachskis for my scrapbook page from Kristine!

Speaking of chachskis, I was able to locate some beach'y ones that came with these No Worries papers (in my scraps) of years gone by... PLUS using up more of the 'bits' which was AWESOME!

Can you see how I've sanded the edges of these photos? A great way to define, highlight or make them pop without having to mat them with CS...I created some extra 'scratch' lines with my sanding technique to add to the effect which I really like!

Thank you for popping by today and follow the Facebook link (above) to see the Scrap Your Stash videos if you're looking for something to do!!!


Thursday, April 16, 2020

Seas The Day Workshop!

Do you have loads of summertime or holiday photos still sitting on your computers, phones or in boxes?!!! Well these pages may just give you the inspiration to get those photos and stories into albums and recorded!!

This kit has been COMPLETELY PRE-CUT for you...all you need to do is add adhesive and photos! Seriously.

There are SIX double page layouts in this kit to help you get those memories into books!

There are two ways you can get these projects.

1) Order the complete PRE-CUT kit from me for $115  $100 (note: Seas The Day enamel dots have sold out, price has been adjusted to account for that)


2) Order the materials needed from my website directly to cut for yourself and I will email the cutting guide and full instructions to you free of charge. 

(NOTE: Cricut Design Space is required for option #2, as well as the full suite of CTMH cartridges as there are images from 7 different cartridges)

Note: If you are wanting to take option #1, once an order has been placed and paid for, I will cut the kit for you. 

email me:

Each kit contains:

-G1198NP - Seas The Day Workshop kit
-2 sheets of BULK434 (pre-cut kit) OR X7255B Seas The Day paper pack
-Custom 24 - extra cardstock: 11 White Daisy, 1 Mink, 2 Sapphire, 2 Smoothie, 2 Canary, 2 Candy Apple
-X7255F - 1(extra)pkg of Seas The Day enamel dots (SOLD OUT)
- 1 shaker window foam and acetate

If you are wanting option #2 to cut your own kit, you will need the Shaker Window Thin Cuts, Under The Sea Embossing Folder (or substitute), silver star confetti (or substitute)


Saturday, April 11, 2020

Life Documented...yes indeed! It still feels surreal, living in a pandemic and trying to be as 'normal' as we can! Who would have envisioned we would be trending #stayhome #covid19 #quarantine, am I right?!!

Well for some of us it means getting to those 'projects' and 'to-do lists' that we've been putting off because we didn't have time...boy have the tables turned on us now!

I don't know about you but I've been home pretty much full-time since March that is what... 4 weeks!? 

We listed my house two months ago and now that we've stopped showing, I can bring in the bins of scrapbook product I've been meaning to do something with! (LOL) 

So I've been cutting and prepping and creating some pre-cut Kwik Kits to add to my mobile that there isn't a mobile store needed in this current new 'normal'...I figured I could show them off here! I have a limited number of each of these kits, so if anyone would like one, let me know!

This layout is featuring a new cut file in our Cricut Everyday Moments Collection. Pair this with some older paper packs I've been collecting called Dotty for You!

The Sweet Life $11.50

Ok, so how cute is this?!!! It's all cardstock but LOADS of Cricut cuts! Also from our new Cricut Everyday Moments Collections.

 Magical $16.50

So who would've known I had some oldies but goodies in my stash?!! I didn't! This layout sat on my workspace and started as one thing and ended up here...can't wait to add some photos of John in his garage with his '66 Chevelle!

 Man Cave $14.95

I've added another cut from the Cricut Everyday Moments Collection, the Star outline is a fun one and I think this paper line was called 'Rock'On' ? maybe...

Hooray for You! $11.50

Message me on Facebook or by email if you'd like to grab one of these Kwik Kits, first come first serve as I do have limited numbers of each. 

If you are wanting to see what other designs are in the Cricut Everyday Life Collection...follow this LINK. We have Consultant affiliate links for our customers and we can now access ALL PAST Close To My Heart Cricut cartridges!!! How cool is that?!


Hey all! I just need to make mention that all content is by me, unless otherwise noted
and I ask that you don't copy or re-create any of the artwork posted on here for submissions to contests, publication or profit. But feel free to "lift" for your own personal use, all I ask is that you give credit where credit is due! Thanks.