01 November, 2014

Washi Tape Christmas Bauble

Another quick & easy card to add to your stash is this
Christmas bauble using washi tape.  Washi tape is very forgiving & if you don't line it up the first time then you can carefully lift it up again & re stick it.  Our embossing folders are fantastic, they have deep impressions so there is no need to put them through the Cuttle Bug or Big Shot more than once.  I just love my Big Shot, it's such a sturdy machine & it gets alot of use.    I used a ShinHan marker to colour in the clear sparkles to match ink.    This card inspired by Sue-Ellen Robertson.                                                                                                                                       
The following products I have used are:-  White Card & Envelope Value Pack X254,   Chevron Embossing Folder Z1925, Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape Z1920, Ruby Chevron Washi Tape Z1933,  Bronze Shimmer Trim Z1849, Santa Claus Stamp Set C1567, Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799, Cranberry Cardstock 1272, White Daisy Cardstock 1385, Sparkles Clear Assortment Z1752, Carmine ShinHan Touch Twin Marker Z2448 & Cranberry Exclusive Ink Pad Z2116.                                                                                                          
If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

31 October, 2014

My Birthday Cards

I feel very fortunate to have such beautiful friends & family.   It was my birthday last week & I received some pretty amazing handmade cards.  So here they are:  Joan, Karen, Janise, Pamela, Lee-Anne, Wendy J, Sue & my sister Wendy, aren't they just gorgeous.



   





















30 October, 2014

Yuletide Carol & Snowhaven Cards

With Close To My Heart I belong to a very talented group of ladies from all over Australia.   We help each other, share ideas & give inspiration.   Inspired by Margaret Moroney. These were a hit with my workshop ladies who broke out & started using this pattern for birthday & other cards.


The papers used are from the Yuletide Carol X7187B & Snowhaven X7188B Paper Packs (you use 4 of the front & 4 from the back to make the pattern), these 2 packs are so versatile you could even use them or other projects other than Christmas, it's only your imagination.

Embellishments used were Bling Gems Gold Assortment Z2023, Gold Shimmer Trim Z1985, Ruby Cardstock X5927, White Daisy Card & Envelope X254, Colonial White Card & Envelope X1410, Desert Sand Cardstock 1273,  Desert Sand Ink Pad Z2118, Stripe Embossing Folder Z1960, Quatrefoil Embossing Folder Z1926, the Merry Christmas from Holiday Tags Stamp Set D1560, White Daisy Cardstock 1385 & Colonial White Cardstock 1388.

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

13 September, 2014

Using Overlays

When you cut out overlays from the Cricut Artbooking Collection Cartridge, you can use both the positive & negative cuts to create a double page spread.   With this cartridge you get oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy.  There are also lots of coordinating stamp sets to  use after you finished your cutting.

Another sample of an overlay

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

10 September, 2014

Family is Forever


I used September's Stamp of the Month S1409 Family is Forever.
You can earn this exclusive stamp of the month in September when you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products with me or from my Online Shop.
This little stamp set has many possibilities for so many occasions.   Other CTMH products I used are new colours Pixie Z2644, Glacier Z2641 & Saddle Z2171 exclusive stamp pads, the new ShinHan touch twin markers Carmine Z2448, Mahogany Z2456 & Sap Green Z2463, Cardstock colours are Canary X5772, White Daisy 1385 & Lagoon X5762, Brushed paper pack X7190B, Teal Shimmer Trim Z1918.  The tree was stamped, cut & then coloured, the little hearts are part of the tree & just coloured Carmine & stuck down while the little dotted heart is from the retired For Always Stickease assortment.
The stamped hearts were cut on the cricut machine using the Artiste cartridge.

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

22 August, 2014

Adhesives

Learn to use Close To My Heart's array of adhesives, Bonding Memories Glue, Memory Book Glue Dots, 3-D Foam, Hook & Loop Dots & much more.  Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.


If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

21 August, 2014

Embossing is Back!

 Learn to use Close To My Heart's embossing tools.  Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.




With a My Acrylix™ stamp set
and your embossing tools, you
can add not only visual content
but also real texture to your
projects. Choose a colour from our
new collection of embossing
powders to create intricate detail
on all your projects. The gold
used here contributes an ageless
look to a 6" x 6" canvas popping
with trendy colours and patterns.







If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

20 August, 2014

Punches & Corner Rounder

Learn to use Close To My Heart's punches and corner rounder.  Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.


If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

VersaMat and All-Purpose Mat

Learn to use Close To My Heart's VersaMat™ and All-Purpose mat.  Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.


If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

10 August, 2014

Quilling Tool

Learn to use Close To My Heart’s quilling tool.  Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.


If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com I will be happy to help you in any way I can.

SHOP WITH ME at my website  

04 August, 2014

Liquid Glass


Learn to use Close To My Heart's Liquid Glass.   Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier. 


If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com I will be happy to help you in any way I can.
SHOP WITH ME at my website

03 August, 2014

Bone Folder.


There are so many uses for the Close To My Heart Bone Folder.  Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier. 


If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com I will be happy to help you in any way I can.
 SHOP WITH ME at my website:

19 July, 2014

Fundamental Crafts Contest

Add a little glimmer or a classic subtle design to your project with the Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment. Leave a comment before July 31, 2014 here, on Facebook or Jeanette Lynton's blog and tell us your fundamental scrapbooking item for your chance to win a Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment!

My Acrylix® Spritz & Scrubber

Learn to use Close To My Heart's My Acrylix® cleaning spritz & stamp scrubber.
Click here to shop with me now.

17 July, 2014

Radiate Beauty with CTMH's Circus Alphabet

Let your crafts echo the fanfare of a big top show with Close To My Heart's Circus Alphabet stamp set. These funky letters are perfect for creating titles and sentiments, or for adding some bold, beautiful backgrounds to your projects. Find out how to qualify to purchase this stupendous stamp set for only $5 during the month of July! Contact ME your Independent Consultant for more information!






Sponge & Sponge Daubers


Learn to use Close To My Heart's sponge and sponge daubers.
 Click here to go to my Online Shop

16 July, 2014

Memory Protectors - Flip Flaps

Learn to use Memory Protectors™ Flip Flaps™ from Close To My Heart.
Easily add extra photos to your scrapbook page with Flip Flaps™. Slide your photo or journalling into the pocket, attach with the adhesive strip, and you're done! It's a fun interactive element for your pages. Use Flip Flaps to create a cute mini album. (15 – 4" × 6" protectors with adhesive attachment strip)

Sparkle & Shine Christmas Gift Tags & Gift Box


I had alot of fun making this Gift Card & Box set for a Secret Santa.  The Box, note cards & some trimmings were cut using the Cricut machine.  I used a variety of Christmas stamps I have mixed with other embellishments, did a bit of colouring & this is the outcome.   A gift box filled with 10 cute mini cards.

07 June, 2014

My Base & Bling Wear

You'll just love Close To My Heart's trendy Base & Bling line of wearable crafts.  You can just simply choose your desired bases & then select from a huge range offering of decorative attachments, including metallic charms, stylish adhesive images, resin & acrylic flowers & gems.  You'll have that one-of-a-kind look that is super affordable & fun to make!

They can be made up in 5 minutes, it's easy, I did it.
Products I used for these necklaces & cuff are:

Faux Antiqued Gold Chain Z1954
Faux Antiqued Circle Gold Pendant Z1965
Base & Bling Circle Glass Cover Z1966
Base & Bling Storyteller Style Sheet Z1973
Free Thinker Charms Z1957
Rhinestone Charms Z1978
Craft Queen Charms Z1958
Liquid Glass Z679


Faux Antiqued Silver Chain Z1940
Faux Antiqued Square Silver Pendant Z1962
Base & Bling Square Glass Cover Z1967
Base & Bling Storyteller Style Sheet Z1973
Free Thinker Charms Z1957
Rhinestone Charms Z1978
Liquid Glass Z679











This necklace you buy already made up all you have to do is embellish it with whatever you like.   My favourite colour is purple so it wasn't a hard choice for me to pick what I would use.

Base & Bling Necklace Z1874
Base & Bling Purple Jewels Z1895
Ivy Lane Assortments Z3001
Sparkles Clear Assortment Z1752
Liquid Glass Z679

Base & Bling Cuff Z1875
Ivy Lane Assortments Z3001
Sparkles Clear Assortment Z1752
Liquid Glass Z679


I cut out this cute little gift card & turned it into a gift bag for the necklace, I just had to do a little bit of embellishing.  It just makes for a nice gift now & all ready to go.

Faux Antiqued Gold Chain Z1954
Faux Antiqued Square Gold Pendant Z1963

Rhinestone Charms Z1978
Dreamer Charms Z1955
Flamingo Dots Z1934
Aqua Dots Z1853
Liquid Glass Z679

Black Cardstock 1386
Sparkle Clear Flourishes Small Z1812
Artiste Cricut Collection Z1790

04 June, 2014

Carefree Crafting Contest

With just about everything you need to make two complete 2-page layouts or 15 cards, Close To My Heart's Workshop on the Go™ kits take the stress out of crafting and make it easy to create beautiful projects you'll love to show off! Leave a comment before June 30, 2014 here, on Facebook or Jeanette Lynton's blog and tell us which Workshop on the Go™ kit is your favourite for your chance to win your choice of a Workshop on the Go™ kit!

02 June, 2014

Celebrate 30!

In honour of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, we’re offering you a special deal! When you place an order totaling $75 during the month of June, you can add your choice of one of six great gift collections to your order for just $30! 

Each collection has an original retail value of at least $75—some even as high as $85. Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles. They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabets—and much more!


  • Hemp Black
  • Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Party Washi Tape 3-Pack
  • Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack
  • Colonial White Rosette Ribbon
  • Mini Medley Accents Antiqued Gold Collection
  • Just Blooms™ Floret Paper Shapes
  • Pixie Glitter Alphabet
  • Glamour Glitter Alphabet
  • Color Ready-Canvas Alphabet
  • Chalkboard Shapes
  • Durables Round Studs
  • Durables Square Studs
  • Colonial White Rosette Ribbon



  • Season’s Tweetings Gift Bags (2 sets)
  • Frosted Paper Packet
  • Frosted Complements
  • Frosted Assortment
  • Sparkle & Shine Textiles
  • Sparkle Holiday Shapes
  • Sparkle & Shine Complements
  • Sparkle & Shine Assortment
  • Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Huntington Complements
  • Chantilly Complements
  • Huntington Assortment
  • For Always Assortment
  • Tommy Assortment
  • Surfs Up Assortment
  • Chantilly Assortment

  • Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel
  • Almond Glitz Glitter Gel
  • Colonial White Die-Cut Cards
  • My Creations™ Cubby
  • My Creations™ Collage Cubes
  • My Creations™ Star

  • Hemp Black
  • Glamour Glitter Alphabet
  • My Originals™ Matchbook Card Kit
  • Chantilly Textiles
  • Seasons Tweetings Gift Bags (2 sets)
  • My Creations™ Collage Cubes
 Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!

18 May, 2014

NEWS FLASH!!!


News Flash! Just released 5 new collections from Close To My Heart suited to whatever style of paper craft you like. Each of these will jumpstart your craft making juices. Visit my online store now for a peek.

Cardmaker's Quick Start  Z9981








 

Memory Keeping Fundamentals  Z9983












Stamping Scrapbooker's Delight Z9982


Stamping Basics Collection Z9980














Essentials Toolkit Z9984

17 May, 2014

Gift Bag & Note Book Set

I made these for my workshop ladies who come to me all year as a little thank you for supporting me.   They didn't take to long to make & they look so pretty.    I made the notebooks so they had could write down all the lessons & tips they learned and put them into the bags with some other little gifts. 

I used the retired Chantilly Workshop on the Go Kit
Cotton Candy Cardstock X5760 
Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2193
Ruby Cardstock X5927
Topiary Cardstock X5635
Retired Sparkle & Shine Papers
Cricut Artiste Cartridge Z1790 pages 60, 61and 80.
Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp pad Z2116


13 May, 2014

POP-UP BOX CARD

This style of pop up card is very popular at the moment, I've seen such a variety of ideas using this box card.   I love the idea of the flowers on a trellis & I got motivated by a friend of mine who had made a similar one.    I wanted to create it using the Cricut machine & the Close To My Heart products.

Products Used:
CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge Z1790
CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Z1906
Lollydoodle Workshop on the Go Kit G1078
Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2195
Honey Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2162
Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2191
Chocolate Cardstock X5643
Lagoon Cardstock X5762
Creme Brulee Cardstock X5754
Aqua Dots Z1853
Flamingo Dots Z1934
Bonding Memories Glue Pen Z553
Euro Personal Paper Trimmer Z338
Versa Mat Z1279 









09 May, 2014

FIVE FAB DISCOUNTED COLLECTIONS!

NEWS FLASH! I'm excited to share with you our 5 new Product Collections.


Stamping Basics - $94
A great beginners kit with a selection of Exclusives Ink Pads & organiser to store them in!
If you are just getting started or you want to build on your crafting supplies, these collections have been put together to not only save you money but for functionality as well. 
Essentials Toolkit - $95
Build on your crafting supplies with some Essential tools.
Available to order now through 31 July, you can choose from 5 new product collections that group together several must-have items at a discount! Each collection has been carefully assembled to give you the products you need for a variety of crafting projects.

Cardmakers Quick Start - $97
Cardmakers......Think of the beautiful cards you could make with this Collection!

Stamping Scrapbookers Delight - $183
Scrapbookers......Get stamping in your Scrapbooks as well with this Collection.

Memory Keeping Fundamentals - $182
For serious Scrapbookers....everything you need to get really creative!
The best part is .... all of these Collections will qualify you for your $5 Stamp of the Month ($24 value) and the National Scrapbooking Day $5 Free to be Me Paper Pack ($16 value)... which means you SAVE EVEN MORE!


SHOP ONLINE  FOR THESE PRODUCT COLLECTIONS AND MORE
 


01 May, 2014

May Stamp of the Month - You've Got a Friend

Stuck in a stamping rut? Get some tips and tricks on popular, time saving stamping and general papercrafting techniques, and learn more about how to receive May's fabulous Stamp of the Month set from Close To My Heart for only $5! Contact your Independent Consultant for more information.




Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for the current month only.  When you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for a special Stamp of the Month pricing of just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail.   Otherwise you can pay full price - $24....but only for the current month.  Once it's gone, IT'S GONE!








In love with the artwork we created with this stamp set? Get ready to make it yourself! Purchase the materials listed here along with your deeply discounted Stamp of the Month set to get started!

If you would like to get your hands on the "You've got a friend" stamp set for only $5....log in and

SHOP WITH ME HERE!

 Materials Needed
  1. My Acrylix™ You’ve Got a Friend
  2. Ariana Paper Packet
  3. Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
  4. Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon
  5. Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
  6. Dot Embossing Folder
  7. Chevron Embossing Folder
  8. White Daisy Circle Spin Cards & Envelopes
Required Tools
  1. Crystal Blue Cardstock                                        
  2. Crème Brulee Cardstock
  3. Ruby Cardstock
  4. Outdoor Denim Cardstock
  5. White Daisy Cardstockx7179b
  6. Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  7. Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  8. Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  9. Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
  10. Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
  11. EK Tools™ Journaling Pen
  12. Corner Rounder
  13. Cricut® Artiste Collection
  14. Thread
  15. Toothpicks

30 April, 2014

National Scrapbooking Month

You're Invited to our National Scrapbooking Month Fun Day - Saturday 10th May. Come & join us for a fun day of ideas, inspiration, Giveaways, laughter & good company. contact me to register now, I would love to see you there.

Photo: You're Invited to our National Scrapbooking Month Fun Day - Saturday 10th May. Come & join us for a fun day of ideas, inspiration, Giveaways, laughter & good company.  contact me to register now, I would love to see you there.

29 April, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fun in the Sun

Today marks another “transition”: this will be the final Artbooking Made Easy post.
To go out with a splash, I want to share with you some ideas on how to use the summertime-themed keys for your summer photos and memories. Get a final look at the masterful pieces you’ve come to expect in this series, along with some helpful hints on how to create similar projects by watching the video.
so whether your favorite summer vacation is camping in the woods or swimming in the ocean, the summertime-themed keys on Close To My Heart's Artbooking cartridge will have the perfect cutouts to use in recording all your unforgettable memories. Contact ME your Independent Consultant for more information.


I love this Family Vacation layout, not only because it features beach scenes and embellishments (because who doesn’t love the beach?) but because it incorporates the journaling so creatively. The hexagon numbers are a fun way to match up each adorable photo with a caption, don’t you think?
There is also some fantastic layering used here. A square of B&T, a journal spot, and some cardstock turn this combo of a photo mat into much more than a photo mat—it’s a scene to behold. With the photo atop that, held in place by washi tape and stitching, and a few embellishments more, the entire piece is a little work of art all on its own.
 When you work with a busy layout like this one but have details you still want to add, make use of your photo space. Crop a photo so that the focal person isn’t precisely in the center, leaving room for a stamped sentiment or extra accessory over the open space.
Move to the next layout and you’ll notice that though a lot of the same shapes were used, yet the layouts look totally different. 

A change in size, paper, placement, and embellishment give every single shape on the Artbooking cartridge multiple looks. With 700 images on the cartridge, that means the possibilities are as high as the sky—a big, blue, open summer sky.


From one artist to another, keep dreaming! You’re as free as you let yourself be in your creativity. It’s my hope that the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge gives you all the right ingredients you need for expanding your artistic world and capturing the moments that matter most.
Recipes:
12" x 12" Sunshine Layout
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
D1555 My Acrylix™ All the Details
Z1939 Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1928 Durables Triangle Studs
Z1931 Honey Triangles Washi Tape
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Colors Inks & Cardstock: Honey, Pear, White Daisy, Ruby, Sunset
12" x 12" Family Vacation Layout
Reflections: Front & Center–Accent Band (Alternate)™
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
C1575 My Acrylix™ True to Life
D1580 My Acrylix™ Catch You Later
D1543 My Acrylix™ Country-Born
A1159 My Acrylix™ LOL
D1556 My Acrylix™ School Years
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
Z1939 Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment
Z1886 My Crush™ Besties Assortment
Z1887 My Crush™ Best Day Ever Assortment
Z1889 My Crush™ Favorites Assortment
Z1931 Honey Triangles Washi Tape
Z1853 Aqua Dots

Colors Inks & Cardstock: Buttercup, White Daisy, Goldrush, Whisper, Honey, Archival Black, Lagoon, Champagne, kraft