Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hearts of the West Blog Hop - Sugar Rush

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the Hearts of the West Blog hop featuring Sugar Rush.  This is featured in the catalogue that just came out! I love love love this paper, I mean its donuts and ice cream, awesome!

I made a small book following a link I came across on Pintrest, check it out, the whole book is made on a   Take a look and let me know what you think.12x12sheet, so is awesome for using up scraps (my favorite haha) his is a circular hop, Thanks for stopping by after Lynda's page, and please carry on to Nancy's page.

I used left over Sugar rush paper, and PML cards.  It needs a bit of embellishing, but I'm waiting to finish my layouts first :)  I used Raspberry ink to ink all of the edges. 

My apologies, I can't seem to get these pics turned tonight.  There are three pockets with an insert, an internal spot for journaling and some cute ice creams and donuts!


Monday, October 31, 2016

Hearts of the West Blog Hop - City Sidewalk

Hello everyone! Welcome to the hearts of the west blog hop. This is a circular hop so if you came from Donna's blog welcome! Your next stop is at Anna'sEnjoy the artwork and feel free to comment and share!

I again made use of all the extra paper with the workshop your way. I made the layouts in the kit along with the cards and some extras as well.

Workshop your way - City Sidewalk.    G1114.      $34.50
3D tape.                                                  Z2060.      $  7.75
White cards and envelopes (50).            X254         $19.00
Flower market circuit cartridge.             Z3285.    $126.00

Please continue on with the hop there is some beautiful work along the way!

Thanks for stopping by (and my appologies for the technical difficulties)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Hearts of the West Blog Hop - Swan Lake

Welcome to the Hearts of the West blog hop featuring Swan Lake. If you are following the hop you probably arrived from Corinna's page. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all of the artwork!

This month's focus is on Swan Lake, what beautiful fall colours in a non-traditional pattern!  Again, I am the lover of using up scraps, I made the Work shop your way layouts and had enough for another one page layout and a few picture my life cards.  And to be honest I still have lots of scraps left haha.

This is a 12x12 layout and is sized for a 5x7 photo
Just a bit closer on the details, the hello is from one of the PML cards.

Some of the Picture My Life Cards and/or card fronts.

I will definitely use the strips at the top of the paper for paper weaving again :)

Be Happy. Good Life advice right there :)

Blessed we are family.

I found the word Great in the word Gratitude.  I wasn't sure how to use Gratitude, so I looked for other words, and Great won! (and the day was trimmed from today - talk about custom haha)


Products used are:
Swan Lake - Workshops Your Way      G1112     $34.50
The kit includes the Swan Lake Paper pack (X7212B), Swan Lake Complements (X7212C), Extra Cardstock (1-peacock, 2 whisper, and 1 white daisy), grey enamel gems (Z3089) and Black shimmer ribbon (Z4012).

The links to continue on with the hop are below:

Sonia Parent St Jean -
Nancy Klein -
Donna Digby -
Corinna Murphy -
Brenda Gieck -

Head on over to Sonia's page and enjoy her beautiful work.  Also, feel free to share this blog hop with friends.

If you are interested in Close to my Heart products or in becoming a consultant please contact me.

Happy hopping,


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hearts of the West Blog Hop - Jeepers Creepers

Welcome to my first blog hop! If you came from Corrina's Blog you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop all across Canada.  Enjoy!

 I wanted to do something different for a paper craft this month using the scraps left over from the Workshop Your Way.  And who doesn't love decorating the house for Halloween.

I used 36 - 2 x 2 squares from the Workshop (papers and picture my life extras).  I inked the edges with black ink and glued them down. 

The letters are from the Artistry Cricut Cartridge at size 6 1/2 inches.

The 12x12 frame was one I had kicking around the house.

The supplies used are listed below:

Jeepers Creepers Workshop Your Way      G1110    - $34.50
Jeepers Creepers Coordinating Cardstock  X7211D - $12.75
Jeepers Creepers Complements                  X7211C - $9.00
Cricut Artistry Collection                           Z3167    - $126.00 (Digital Copy Z3190 $100.00)
Shimmer Brush Pen - Clear                         Z3293   - $6.50
3-D Foam Tape                                           Z1151    - $7.75

If you would like a copy of the Seasonal Expressions mini Idea Book that features Jeepers Creepers and many products, feel free to contact me!

 Now please visit Anna Miller at Annas Scraps to see her amazing artwork!

Anna Miller -
Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Welcome Friends!

Welcome to my blog! I have been with Close to my Heart now for 8 years, and what a journey!  I love paper crafting, scapbooking, card making and everything in between.  Please be patient as I am new to blogging and you may see many changes as I tweek this and that.  I hope you will all enjoy my creations (some creative, some scraplifted haha).  Thanks for stopping by! - B