Workshops, Classes, Events

Thursday, August 17th 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Troop Card Day Join us for an hour or two, or stay for the whole day. Bring your lunch and we will spend the day creating cards to donate to the troops deployed overseas. There will be some paper available for use but please bring your own card bases, envelopes, embellishments and adhesives. You can also bring any of your own paper, dies, etc. that you may want to use.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 - 7 pm Card Club - We will make two or three cards depending on the difficulty of the cards free with the commitment to spending $25 + shipping & tax each month. Members take turns being the "hostess", earning $25 in free product. Contact me to join the next session starting in the Fall!

Sunday, August 27th 1:00 - 4:00 pm Cricut 101 Dust off that Cricut and come learn the basics for operating your machine! Bring your Cricut and a laptop or tablet if you can (for doing necessary updates). Class fee $10

Saturday, October 21st 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Christmas Stamp-a-Stack with Roz & Tara We are going to change things up just a bit for this event! You will be making 20 cards - 2 each of 10 different designs, for $45. That's only $2.25 per card! Bring your lunch and we will provide a morning snack and coffee or tea. Location is the Melvern Square Hall on Bridge Street, just off Stronach Mountain Road. This event fills up very quickly so be sure to register with your payment to secure your seat!



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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Brae-er's Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring CTMH consultants who belong to the Brae-er's team ..... We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you get lost you can find your way by going to Brae's blog at http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com for a full list of participants. If you came from Lisa Elliot's Blog then you are in the right place!

This month, we are focusing on techniques and I have chosen to do the "Chalkboard" technique. I don't know about you, but I've been seeing this everywhere on the web lately and I love the look. Here's the card that I made using this technique:

 
This technique is really quite easy, you start by stamping with Versamark on black cardstock, then heat emboss with white daisy embossing powder.  Then, ink up your stamp again, this time with White Daisy pigment ink, and stamp over your embossed image, offsetting it slightly to create a shadow. 

 
I also inked the edges of my cardstock with the White Daisy ink to complete the look.  Papers used are from the "For Always" paper pack, added a little Blush cardstock, a couple of Licorice Opaques, and the pink ball ribbon is retired CTMH. 
 

Your next stop on the hop is Heather Steeves' blog.  Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in next month when we will be featuring a "Pinterest inspired" hop!
 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

OPERATION SMILE SILENT AUCTION!!!

Happy Sunday everyone,

Just a quick post to let you know about an event happening right now over at Michelle Stewart's blog.  She is a CTMH consultant and is hosting a silent auction with the proceeds going to Operation Smile.  Please support her in this effort, her blog has all the information about the items available and what Operation Smile is all about.  It's a charity that is very dear to all of us at Close To My Heart!

Here's the link:  Michelle's OPERATION SMILE AUCTION

Thanks for having a look!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cross-Canada Blog Hop - April featuring home decor

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring a Home Decor projects.  

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.com/2013/04/april-blog-hop-home-decor.html. If you came from Darla of http://stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/2013/04/cross-canada-home-decor-hop.html then you are in the right place!

While I was doing some Spring cleaning, I realized that I didn't have room for all my jewellery in my jewellery box, so I decided to make myself a little extra space to store some of the excess. I wanted something "classic" so I used the beautiful "For Always" paper pack, along with black and desert sand cardstock to cover the My Creations chipboard card box.  A little embellishing and voila!


Supplies Used: 
Z1647 My Creations Card Box  $4.95  pg. 126
X7165B For Always Paper Packet  $9.95  pg. 32
Z1812 Sparkle Clear Flourishes Small $4.95  pg. 120
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon $5.95  pg. 122
Z1269 Filigree Charms $3.95  pg. 119
Z1790 Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge  pg. 15
Z553 Glue Pen $4.50  pg. 132
Z1296 Distressing Inks $3.95  pg. 130
Flowers from my stash

You can order these items by clicking the link in my side bar, or contact me directly.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicola of  http://timelesscottagenb.blogspot.com/2013/04/cross-canada-blog-hop-home-decor.html.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.com/2013/04/april-blog-hop-home-decor.html , as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in May when we will be featuring some Canvas projects.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Card 8 - 14 2013 Challenge

Today I am posting cards that I forgot to post in January!  I was scrolling through my pictures and came across these, checked back in my posts, and yep...I missed them.  They are a little out of season now, but still wanted to share them.  These were some of the cards I did at my Christmas Card Play day - what a great day we had - and at my monthly card class!  There were a couple of kits left over, so I put them together in January:







 

All stamped images and papers are Close To My Heart...some are retired sets that I still love and use every year! Till next time.....