Monday, 19 October 2020

Serenity Mini Book tutorial

Sign up now for this fun mini book class!

I will be creating the same album I created in the video below using the new SERENITY paper suite which is available starting November 1.

This class is FREE with the kit purchase* (listed below) or $15 CND without purchase. I will be holding this workshop in a Facebook group so you can join live or watch later, whichever works for you. I will also include a cutting guide and some written instructions. 


The supply list for this workshop is below.  The cost of materials is $48 CND plus tax and shipping.

Custom Cardstock Pack - 6 French Vanilla, 2 Blue Belle, 2 Sapphire, 2 Toffee

Other tools required to complete the album

Score board
Bone folder
Paper trimmer
Strong double sided adhesive (Scor Tape is great)
Magnets - these are super strong 1mm thick round magnets.  I get mine from Paper Lane Studios

To purchase the instructions please click the "Buy Now" button.  Don't forget to include the email you wish me to send the instructions and facebook group link to.

To get the instruction free with purchase just follow the links to the list of supplies and place your order on my website.  Once the order is submitted I will email the instructions and link to the facebook group.  

* The Free with kit purchase is only open to Canadian residents.  All others must opt for $15 instruction purchase.

Friday, 1 May 2020

Adjusting a Cut Above Kit

Have you tried out a Close to my Heart Cut Above kit yet?  I love them!  They come complete with all the pieces needed to create your layouts and they are all precut.  

Now, just because everything is already cut for you and ready to assemble in a specific pattern doesn't mean you can't change it up and make it your own.  Here is a process video to show you how I changed up this So Much Happy, Craft with Heart kit.  

This is the original design.

While this kit is no longer available there are many more that are.  You can check them out here.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Basics Fundamental Workshop

I'm having so much fun putting together these workshops and I really feel like I'm starting to get caught up.  The workshop features the Basics Fundamental paper pack, the Better Together complements and the Basics ribbon pack.  I still have a bit of paper left over and am planning on creating one more double page layout with the new Blush cardstock. 

The instructions are free with your purchase of the workshop components or you can purchase the instructions separately for only $10.

If you're interested in attending an in person workshop for this then you can find monthly club dates on my facebook page.  To purchase the instruction only just drop me a message at 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Falling For You Workshop

I finished my Falling for You workshop!  As with previous workshops this is the standard Workshop Your Way kit with the added coordinating cardstock package.  I did change up one of the base pages for the original workshop but otherwise they are the same.     

If you don't know, I host monthly club nights at my house, typically on the third Friday of the month.  While some folks work on these kits other just work on their own projects.  It's always a fun night and we usually get a lot done.  If you're interested in joining in just let me know. 

If you're not local to Barrie, Ontario and would like the instructions for this workshop you can purchase it for $10 or it's free with your online kit order.  Just email me at for ordering details.

The above layouts are the kit layouts and the next ones are my bonus layouts. 

Saturday, 1 July 2017


Yeah, so excited for the return of STAMPAGANZA!  If you weren't aware, every now and then Close to my Heart will hold an event called Stampaganza and during that month you get a FREE stamp set with every two that you purchase.  It's such a great deal. 

As an added bonus this month only (July 2017) you can purchase these very popular retired stamps sets.  It's a great chance to grab those ones that you missed out on.

And even more, this amazing stamp collection is also back for this month only.  You can of course purchase just the ones you like or the entire set! 

Even better yet, if you host a qualifying party then you can get all of them for FREE!  Yes, I said all of them.  How amazing is that?  You can also get the entire set free if you decide to sign up as a Close to my Heart consultant this month.  What a great way to kick off a new venture. 

You can check out all of our amazing stamps here.  If you have any questions or would like more info on this special just comment below or drop me an email at

Have an amazing July!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

June Team Brae-er Blog Hop - No Worries

Welcome back to our monthly team Brae-er Blog Hop featuring the brand new No Worries Workshop Your Way kit.  If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop. If you came from Sheena's blog then you are in the right place!

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 leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

This month we are featuring our No Worries Workshop Your Way kit.  I have been purchasing the coordinating card stock with each kit lately and I love doing that now.   It allows me to create so many extra layouts and use up pretty much the entire kit this way.  I haven't completed all my layouts yet but here is a sneak peak at one of the extra layouts. 

I haven't had a chance to add my pictures yet.  Keep following along and I will post the rest of the workshop layouts soon.

The next stop on the Hop is Michelle. Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects from those that you have seen along the way.  Don't forget to hop along again next month.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Live Beautifully Mini Book

In honour of National Scrapbooking month Close to my Heart created this stunning paper pack with amazing gold foil images. 

I took their pattern for this little mini book and added some additional pages and different embellishments and here is how it turned out.

This album was just perfect for my parents honeymoon pictures.  I love how great they look together.  The Live Beautifully paper is only available until the end of May so don't miss out.