Sunday, 11 May 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies of the world, Especially to my mom! I am off to run a 5k race with my mom to celebrate her day... I know, that doesn't sound like a relaxing day but it's a special run called The Chocolate Race - and who doesn't love chocolate! I am pretty excited!

In anticipation of Mother's Day, I was thinking back to the cards and crafts I made for my mom as a kid and was really excited about making her another one - a better one - because what mom doesn't love homemade gifts from their children... even if that child is 27! This card is really quite simple and was made with a bunch of scraps I had left over from the Close to My Heart Skylark Workshop on the Go Kit. I really love the use of teal colours that come in this kit.

Let me know what you think in the comments below, I would love to hear from you! Enjoy the rest of your (hopefully) beautiful day!!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Rainy Sunday Layout

Today I spent the afternoon scrapbooking in my basement, hiding out from the rain! I am trying my hardest to finish up my scrapbook from University (which I attended almost 4 years ago now!). I find I get distracted by my other albums and sometimes procrastinate on the University one... maybe because I wish I was still a part of that care free life without a job... haha. Anyways I was using a kit I bought last weekend to complete a page of my boyfriend and I when we were first dating. I have to give credit to Virginia Nebel who designed the layout (Also I see on her blog that she taught the kit in a class at the Toronto Creativ Festival but I could not make the class). Anyways, here they are...

This Month with Close to My Heart

Welcome to National Scrapbooking Month! I spent all day yesterday scrapping in honor of the month! How about you? Today I wanted to share a couple of exciting things happening this month from Close to My Heart!

First things first: This Month's Stamp!
Have you heard of our stamp of the month club?? All those lovely cards in the picture above feature our stamp of the month 'You've Got a Friend' 
What is the Stamp of the Month Club???
Each month when you spend $50 on fantastic products you can purchase our exclusive stamp set for only $5!!! The best thing is you can easily spend $50 on accessories to use with the stamp of the month - it's sort of like a custom kit created for and by you! Not only that but when you sign up for my mailing list I can send you exclusive step by step instructions on how to make cards with your new stamp set! I am very excited for this month's stamp set because it goes right along with the vintage fad that's so popular right now. And here it is....
Stamp of the month 'You've got a Friend' buy it here
Isn't it adorable? What's not to love? 

I know this is a fabulous offer but I have some even better news! Because it is National Scrapbooking month, Close to My Heart has a second promotion going on! On top of the stamp of the month that you can buy for $5 with a qualifying order you can also purchase our Free to be Me paper pack as well for $5! That's $20 in savings!

Let's Take a Look at Free to Be Me...

Free To Be Me paper pack, buy it here

This paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums and B&T Duos. Its a beautiful collection! May is the perfect month to double up on promotional savings! Remember when you have a qualifying order of $50 or more you can purchase the Free to Be Me paper collection and the stamp of the month for $5 each! You can purchase both here! Make sure to check back to see what I have created with this month's set! Also check out and 'like' my facebook page for workshops and events!

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful Sunday and the rest of National Scrapbooking Month!!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Inspire Paper Crafts is born!

I am new to the blogging world and it is a very exciting learning process. My blog is about paper crafting (scrapbooking, cards, smashbooks etc.) along with other creative crafts I can come up with! I will be posting my creations as well as the new techniques I have tried... and maybe failed at, Its all about learning. I want to inspire other people with ideas and layouts as well as encourage them to try new things! 

Now how this all started...

This past weekend I became a new consultant with the company Close To My Heart! This is a wonderful company that sells papercrafting supplies online and through home parties. My friend and I were visiting Creativfestival and came across a wonderful booth selling Close to My Heart products. They had a promotion where you could receive a free cricut cartridge if you signed up as a consultant so I figured why not? I was welcomed into the family of consultants with open arms and as I explored the company discovered what an excellent opportunity had fallen into my lap. I have always been an avid crafter, especially scrapbooking, and have often thought how fabulous it would be to open my own business so this seemed like a perfect option to balance my hobby while sharing my knowledge and experience with other papercrafters! we go!

Shop with me here and check out and 'like' my facebook page!