Sunday, May 28, 2017

CASE This #223

From this sketch idea.....

.....comes this sweet lil party hat birthday card!


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Little Dreamer Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to the Little Dreamer Australasian Blog Hop!
Australasian Blog Hop - Little Dreamer CTMH

If you landed here from Maz's: aMAZing Close To My Heart Creations, you're in the right place. If you landed here from elsewhere, welcome! Follow along our hop and be inspired by the versatility of Little Dreamer.

Little Dreamer is our cute girly paper packet featuring bright colors, patterns, and UNICORNS!
Little Dreamer CTMH

I created this layout for my consultant album. The colors were perfect for the fancy dress I wore on the night for Gala Dinner last October at Convention. The directions came from our Wishes book.
Layout by Creating with Kara Davies : Australasian Blog Hop - Little Dreamer CTMH
The instructions had a template to create a scalloped border and I chose to use my circle thin cuts instead. The half circle on the left was made using a dinner plate to create the curve. (Whatever works!)

I was really stuck for what to do as a title on this layout and then I thought to use my stash. Voila! I combined two complements packs to create my title. I used the tiny point of my scissors to help stick the smallest bits down.
Layout by Creating with Kara Davies : Australasian Blog Hop - Little Dreamer CTMH

To make this project you'll need the following supplies. Click through the links to purchase or contact your consultant! Materials used: Little Dreamer Paper Packet, Little Dreamer Coordinating Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, My Girl and Springtime Complements, Thin Cuts—Basic Circles, Magic how to book, Ruler, SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer, Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors, Versamat™, 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive, Bonding Memories™ Glue Pen.

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Creating with Kara Davies : Close to my Heart Independent Consultant

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Live Beautifully Australasian Blog Hop

Live Beautifully with these creations in our Australasian Blog Hop!

If you landed here from Lauren's blog, you're in the right place. If you landed here from elsewhere, welcome! Follow along our hop and be inspired by the variety of Live Beautifully.

Your life is full of everyday beauty that deserves to be remembered. During National Scrapbooking Month, we celebrate the beauty of life with our exclusive, limited-time Live Beautifully collection.
This collection includes the Live Beautifully paper packet, the My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set, and the Cut Above® Live Beautifully layout kit.

I've chosen to use the paper packet and stampset for these projects. (They are part of two workshops I created for my National Scrapbook Day workshops.) I whipped out my paper packet and stampset along with my stack of how to books for inspiration. I settled on Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 and created this layout within minutes. I stamped directly on the pages after I'd stuck the squares down. Some folks call me "a bit ballsy" for stamping on an assembled page. That's part of the thrill for me! (If you're not so ballsy, simply stamp onto some White Daisy cardstock and fussy cut before attaching.)

After I finished my layout, I created two more. Using the leftovers, I made up 4 card designs (2 of each design for 8 cards total). This is one of the designs and I think it's my favorite! Simple rectangle cuts with some gold glitter paper thin cuts = easy. Use our fine tip glue pen to attach the hello. It's the easiest way to attach thin cuts to cards. I've tried our 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive and I didn't like the way some dots peeked out the edges. Glue pen it is!
To get those fiddly bits in the letters out of the thin cut dies, I poke through the pilot holes in my dies with the tip of my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors. Seriously, if you don't have our Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors yet, go.get.them.now! They are the best scissors I've ever used in my crafting career, period.

Live Beautifully is such a versatile collection. I'll be ordering at least one more paper packet for my stash before the month runs out!


To make these projects you'll need the following supplies. Click through the links to purchase or contact your consultant! Materials used: Live Beautifully Paper Packet, Live Beautifully Stamp Set, Black Cardstock, White Card Value Pack, Gold Glitter Paper, Black Pomegranate Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads, My Acrylix® Blocks, My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner, My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber, Hello Thanks Thin Cuts (no longer available), Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 1, SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer, Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors, Versamat™, 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive, Bonding Memories™ Glue Pen.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Special Offer!

Today is National Scrapbook Day! That means it's time for a special offer. Yay!

When you add the Live Beautifully paper packet AND Live Beautifully stampset to your purchase*, you'll receive my exclusive Scrapbooking OR Cardmaking workshop guide as a special bonus ($20 value)!


*Offer valid May 6-13 only. Must purchase the Live Beautifully paper packet AND Live Beautifully stampset together in one transaction to qualify for the bonus offer. Offer open to Australian orders only. Order your Live Beautifully pieces here. Scrapbook Guide creates three double-page layouts. Cardmaking Guide creates 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs). After purchasing, contact me with your choice of workshop guide and upon confirmation of order, I'll email the guide to you.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 2 is here!

Welcome to May and our brand new mini ideas book, Seasonal Expressions 2!

There's heaps of new papers, stamps, tools, embellishments and more to check out. View the book here. Let's start with the new papers!

Little Dreamer is the featured paper packet for May.
This paper packet is bright, vibrant, and has UNICORNS!

Get your sparkle on with my Little Dreamer workshops. Bookings close May 5, contact me ASAP to get your booking and payment in!
View event description and book your place here!

View event description and book your place here!

Stamp of the Month: S1705 Live, Laugh, Love - Beautiful stamps, amazing discounts!
Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $7.50. When you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. Innovative, creative, and always versatile—here’s just one example of these stamps in use.

National Scrapbook Month: Live Beautifully - Celebrate Your Beautiful Life with this Limited Time Collection!
Because you Live Beautifully, this National Scrapbooking Month is the perfect time to celebrate your beautiful life with these exclusive products, which will only be available through May 31, 2017 while supplies last.

Choose from a variety of beautiful products and get scrapping this May.

Workshops - There's heaps of workshops happening in my studio this month. Full payment in advance is required to book your spot for any event.
Get crafty in my studio! I cannot stress this enough. Workshop bookings are essential and MUST be paid before the deadline listed. Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received. No exceptions! All workshop spaces are limited = first in best dressed. I accept direct deposit, cash, or credit card for payment. I use Square for credit card payments. Credit cards incur an additional 3% processing fee. Contact me to book your spot!


Hostesses wanted! I love to party and spoil my hostesses.
Start making your wish list now, then contact me today to set up your very own party and reap the rewards. I'll help you get everything on your wishlist for free or half-price. I'm available to party all month long! Parties do not need to be very long, they can be as simple (show and tell style), or as elaborate (with make and take projects) as you like. They can even be in your pajamas or online!

This is just a smattering of what you can get with your hostess rewards credit. Stampsets, paper packets, complements, shinhan markers, and more!

My calendar is booking up very fast, all party dates are first in best dressed.

Join my team! Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking with new companions, crafty shenanigans, chocolate, coffee, tea, yummy baked goods, plenty of laughter and sisterhood, or just getting your crafting supplies at a discounted rate... my team Heartwork Sisters is for you!

For $129 you get not only a kit jam packed with the basics worth $300+, you also get to customize it with your Select Product Credit PLUS you get heaps of training and assistance and new friends who share your crafting obsession! For more details, contact me.


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Saturday, April 29, 2017

LAST CALL for SE1

Today is your absolute last chance for any items from Seasonal Expressions 1!
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