Saturday, 28 June 2014

Borrowed Designs!!

We all do it right??? Take our inspiration off of pinterest and other blogs?! Well I found the greatest designer and blogger ever!! Go and check out Maureen at Something to Scrap About! I am just in love with the stuff she comes up with! Here I have taken her concepts and copied (with minor alterations) as best as I could. Thanks Maureen for some fantastic ideas!! Please check out Maureen's originals here (for mother's day card) and here for moon card.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Wedding Card Workshop

I am hosting my first card workshop today... ok my mom is the only attendee, but I wanted to practice first! We are going to be making a few wedding cards because we have some weddings this summer. Most of the cards feature the Happy Couple Stamp set.
Here they are:


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Card Kit Inspiration 2!

I had a request for a few more ideas to go along with the petite perks Delicate Wings stamp set. Here I created 3 more 3x3 cards, I just love little cards - don't you??? I find sometimes that I have to get myself into a crafting mood before I am able to create great projects, these little 3x3 cards are a small canvas that don't take much thought, it usually helps me get started! Please use these cards as inspiration, especially those of you who have received my card kit as a hostess' gift. If you would like step by step instructions email me! If you would like a kit of your own, book a party with me :)
Products: Lollydoodle paper pack scraps, Delicate Wings Petite Perk, Inks: Gypsy, Pear, Outdoor Denim, Hollyhock, Cardstock: Brown, Pear

What have you created with this stamp set?? I would love to see your work!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Atlantic Hearts Challenge # 61

Two weeks in a row! Yahh! I wanted to say a big thank you to the Design Team from Atlantic Hearts, I received so much blog love from the last challenge!!! It was so nice to see so many people on my blog, it's the most traffic I have ever had! I am really excited to share my new card that I created for this challenge. I was trying to create a wedding card but I am not sure what it turned out to be in the end, oh well - I like it. Come play along here!!
Products used: Stamp - The Happy Couple & Doodle Signs, Card Stock - Lagoon, White Daisy, Black, Lagoon Glitter Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Lollydoodle Card Workshop on the Go Kit

I finally got around to finishing up my Lollydoodle WOTG kit!! I loved this kit when I first found it in the catalog because it is very me - the colours and the sayings. I also thought the cards were nice and modern looking, owls seem to be so in right now. I purchased the kit with my last order and was so happy when it arrived! I have to say though - the cutting is intense for this project, lots of little squares to cut out! BUT... look how beautiful they turned out! Definitely worth it.
For those of you who are unaware of Close to My Hearts Workshop on the Go Kits, they come with all the product you need to create 15 cards (paper, card bases, envelopes, instructions and embellishments,  plus a full size stamp set!!) If you feel like you may want some help putting the kit together, let me know and we can set up a workshop night to complete it! Get some friends together and I will help you all put them together! Message me for details!
Currently we have 2 card kits available the Lollydoodle one featured above and Ivy Lane. Both are 24.95. Both of these card making kits are retiring at the end of July so if you really love one, get it now!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 60

This is my first entry for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog. I have been meaning to get an entry in for a couple of weeks now and finally finished one before the deadline! This is only the second challenge I have ever completed so I am still a novice but I am really beginning to see what all the hype is about challenge blogs.  The sketch is below, as well as my card creation! Why don't you join me in the challenge!! Check out all the details here!

Gypsy, White Daisy & Slate Cardstock
Gypsy ink
Chevron Embossing Folder
Skylark WOTG Stamp pad
Remember you can purchase all these products on my website.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Card Challenge

I am posting a card I created for my very first, ever, blog challenge! I made this card for my daddy for Father's Day and wanted to share! Carol-Anne Grenier is running a blog challenge all through the month of June check out her wonderful creations here also enter to win some great CTMH swag!! This is the card I created for the challenge, I used some of the Skylark paper (X7177B), Teal Shimmer (Z1918) and Lagoon Ink (Z2195). Thanks Carol-Anne for the challenge!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Jubilee Flash Post

Flash Post - Meaning super quick post before I run to bed~ This card I made today using CTMH's Jubilee Paper (X7181B), black and white bakers twine (Z1751) and the Stamp of the Month from May 'You've Got A Friend'. This card idea was borrowed/maybe stolen... but that is such a strong word... from Melinda Everitt over at If You Bling It. It was just so beautiful I had to create one of my own! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Sunburst Cards!!!

Hello out there in the blogworld!!!
Tonight I was being very lazy watching TV, finishing Season 2 of Orange is the New Black! Love it! Fantastic finale... if you haven't watched it yet go watch it now, I'll wait!

Glad you're back! It was Fantastic right???  I know!

Anyways, after I finished it I made myself go downstairs to my basement studio and make some cards. I have been meaning to try out the sunburst technique for some time now. I finally did and I have to say I love it! It is so simple but turns out some really nice results. If you are unsure how to make one simply look it up on youtube, there are fantastic tutorials on there including the one I followed, thank you very much DOstamping!! I think she did a really good job with this tutorial, even if she is promoting our competitor's products ;)
Here is the first card I made! 

I made this card using Close to My Heart's Skylark Workshop on the Go kit (G1072), all the paper and the stamp are included in this kit. 

I also used 2 random blue gems and a strip of Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)

For my second card I want to give a shout out to Jillibean Soup!! They had a birthday blog hop a couple of weeks ago and I happened to be one of the lucky winners! They sent me a fabulous birthday kit (which I think cost more to ship to me in Ontario then the kit cost!) My second sunburst card was made using that kit! Thanks Jillibean Soup!!! And thank you for stopping by!!

Thursday, 5 June 2014


Help us grow our audience!!! This month Inspire Paper Crafts will be running a giveaway contest for our stamp of the month D size stamp set ‘Kaboom’! For your chance to win all you have to do is checkout and ‘LIKE’ our facebook page , find and SHARE the status on your own facebook wall and POST a comment in the comment section! Prize winner will be drawn at random and announced on our facebook page and blog on June 30th. Good Luck!!

Remember you can also purchase the stamp of the month for only $5 when you place a qualifying order of $50 or more in the month of June! This stamp set is only available until the end of June so order quickly!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Simply Beautiful!

Do you ever notice how everyone gets married at the same time? Like suddenly you have 4 weddings in 1 summer to attend when last summer you had none?! That is my situation and I am preparing early! I made a few cards this afternoon in preparation for a wedding card create session in 2 weeks time and discovered that simplicity is sometimes more beautiful! I was playing around a bit with some new stamps I bought last weekend and I noticed that these stamps are so beautiful on their own they did not need anything else to make them pop! Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by!

All three cards use the Close to My Heart's White Daisy & Lagoon Cardstock, Lagoon & Slate exclusive ink pads. My last card does not follow the same theme, I stilled used the Lagoon Ink pad but played on the classic black and white. Here it is...

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Cards! Cards! Cards!

Yesterday was a perfect day to sit in my craft room and create some ideas! This project evolved as I was putting together a little something for a hostess of mine as a thank you for hosting a party with me. I wanted to gift her one of our beautiful mini petite perks stamp sets, but also wanted to create some inspiration for her to see how versatile the stamp set is. I started by making up a little 3x3 card that featured the stamp for her thank you card (featured above) along with two others. I still had tons of scrap left over so I decided to keep on creating and I came up with 8 beautiful cards that all feature the Delicate Wings Petite Perk stamp set. All cards were made with Close to My Heart's beautiful Skylark paper!

I made up a kit that includes all the materials needed to create all 8 beautiful cards and gave it to my hostess! She was so happy to get a little incentive for hosting a party that included so many great ideas. 

The kit includes:
- 8 card bases and 8 envelopes (3x3)
- Delicate Wings Petite Perks Stamp set
- 15 punched squares
- 1 window frame
- 9'' teal shimmer trim
- 5 background sheets
- additional trims, squares and punches

Here is a closer look at the Delicate Wings Stamp, this stamp set is a special incentive stamp and is not available to buy on the Close to My Heart Website. Interested in the kit?? There are a few ways you can get it!

First: Contact me about hosting an online gathering or a party this month! As a hostess you will be given this kit as a thank you for hosting a party! But that is just one of the benefits of being a hostess!! Let me tell you all about it, contact me today! 

Second: Place a $75 order on my website during the month of June and I will send you this kit for free as a thank you!

Third: You may also purchase the kit directly from me for $10 + S&H (or local pick-up) 

Thanks for stopping by!

This Month with Close to My Heart

Can you believe it's June already? We seemed to have skipped over spring and jumped right into summer clothes and weather! I am pretty excited for the beach trips and warm evening camp outs to come in the next couple of months! I am also really excited to share some great offers with you this month with Close to My Heart.

First Things First: This Month's Stamp!

Have you heard of our stamp of the month club?? All the projects in the picture below feature this month’s stamp – Kaboom! I am excited to use this month’s stamp for BBQs and Canada Day celebrations.

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!!! (You may also purchase the set individually at the full retail value of 17.95)
On my Close to My Heart website there is a list of items used to make the projects featured in the picture, they will add up to about $50 so you can qualify for the Stamp of the Month Promo --- Don’t like the projects featured in the picture? No problem! You can spend $50 on any of our fantastic products and still qualify - it's sort of like a custom kit created for and by you! Not only that but when you place a qualifying order and sign up for my mailing list I will send you exclusive step by step instructions on how to make projects with your new stamp set! Check back each month for a new stamp set and new ideas, and remember each stamp set is ONLY available for 1 month! Get yours before time runs out!
Only available until June 30th 2014!

Suggested Materials can be bought here!
  1. My Acrylix™ Kaboom
  2. Skylark Paper Packet
  3. Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
  4. Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
  5. Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
  6. Silver Shimmer Trim
  7. Goldrush Cardstock
  8. Cranberry Cardstock

  9. Other Promotions this Month: Celebrate 30!

Only available for the month of June 2014

In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lvnton's 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, when you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add you choice of 1 of 6 gift collections to you order for just $30! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50, 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 alphabet stickers - and much more! Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. Contact me or visit my website for more information! As always, thanks for stopping by!