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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Creative Thursday Using featured Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack of the Month

 Jeepers Creepers is such a great paper pack to work with it is not just for Halloween themed cards of pages.  There are so many fun patterns and neutral colors that this time it is used to make an Encouragement card for someone who maybe in the doldrums or needs a pick me up.

What I used:
Colonial White Cardstock card layered with Black cardstock cut to fit just inside the edges and then cut the fun googly eyes with the zip strip attached at the top smaller to layer on top of the black.  I found in my stash a package of Good Life Complements and added colored stars, live colorfully banner and right now banner a couple of gold sequins.  The final touch was to use the Shimmer Brush  to highlight some of the stars and the eyes.

Be creative and remember if you have an y questions please do not hesitate to ask...All products are available at  http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/ 

If I have inspired you please post in the comments...

Happy Crafting

Friday, 9 September 2016

Creative Thursday - Jeepers Creepers Paper Package

People who know me know I love Halloween and I love the new Jeepers Creepers Paper Package.  

Did you know that each patterned paper in the paper packs has a Zip strip at the top of one side the page that coordinates with the page? 

On the card I used the Zip strip of little monsters to accent the zigzag pattern in the paper at the top and the middle of the card.
Items used:
Stamps: the acorn is from C1657 Woodland Critters and the Happy Halloween is from the D1698 Sugar Skull stamp sets. Cut by hand the banner and acorns and glued on the card with Bonding Memories Glue.

Exclusive inks stamp pad Chocolate
Shinhan Markers for pumpkin Marigold, Sap Green,Clay and Colorless blender . Once all colored and dry went over it with the Shimmer Brush to make it sparkle. Last but not least put three gold sequins and the card is finished.

Hope this card inspires you and if you have any questions or want to show me how this card may have inspired you, post in the comments below...For more information on our Close to my Heart products please go to   http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/.  
Till next time.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Creative Thursday using paper of the month Jeepers Creepers

Today is the beginning of the new Holiday Seasonal Catalogue and you will find everything to create halloween crafts, thanksgiving ideas and of course gift giving to wrap it all up for the holidays. 


Introducing the Limited-Time Create Kindness Card Kit

Create Kindness Cards

This month I am focusing on the new Jeepers Creepers paper collection.

I created two projects a Halloween Layout and a card layered using Tangerine and Emerald cardstock.  

I cut the Sugar Skull shape out the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge

Then used our new Emerald exclusive ink  to stamp on the Sugar Skulls   I colored with various Shinhan Markers and our new Shimmer brush 

I added Gold Sequins and Bitty Sparkles that I colored with the Shinhan markers.

Don't forget that you can purchase the Stamp of the Month for $6.00 when you place a $50.00 on  http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/
Happy Creating

Thursday, 25 August 2016

August 25th Creative Thursday blog - Featuring our new ribbon, new stamp

You make me Happy every time you join me for Creative Thursdays.

Today the blog is dedicated to you.  You who come to visit and I hope I can inspire you to make your own cards or do scrapbooking.  When you give a card that you have made to someone it means that much more to them than if you stood in front of a rack of cards and just grabbed the first one that made sense to you and fit the occasion.

So here it is 
Supplies used

I used the stampset A1192 called  Happy Heart .

The cardstock colors are Base cut 3" x 6" fold in half, layered with Lagoon cut a 2 7/8" square and  cut a 2 3/4 " White Daisy square.

Exclusive Inks used Cranberry to stamp the  sentiment and hearts along the top of the card.

Tape used E-Z Dots.

used Enchantment Ribbon Pack  to put some ribbon across the card.

I used the peacock green marker to color the Clear Sparkles and placed three on randomely.  

And that is it that simple, a card anyone would enjoy getting a card that you put your hand to would bring a smile and warm thoughts to them.

Comment if you like the card, follow and enjoy til next time.

Happy Creating

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Creative Thursday post on Saturday

This has been a very emotional week because of some very important influences in my life have left this world.  I am still very sad but I know they are no longer in pain and rest in peace and love.

Did you know that Close to my Heart now has some of our stampsets translated into French and Spanish?  Well we do and there are several in our new catalogue they will have an F or S in the number of the stampset.

I used both Happy for You C1660F and C1660 to make these sweet gems to celebrate a New Job and Nouvel Emploi. 

The cardstock colors are Base Poppy cut 3" x 6" fold in half, layered with Lagoon cut a 2 7/8" square and  White Daisy cut a 2 3/4 " square.

Exclusive Inks used Black and Poppy.

Tape used  E-Z Dots.

The markers are Cherry pink, peacock green, marigold and colorless blender.

Finished it off with our new shimmer brush.

If you like this show the love and comment or see what you can come up with using your Close To My Heart supplies and show me you photos of your creation...Don't forget to join my blog on the side either by following me by email or by hitting the follow button to get my Creative Thursday posts...

Happy Crafting 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Creative Thursday Blog delayed today

I have had two unexpected deaths in my art circle and a politician pass away from my life and I am very saddened.  All of these people have touched my life in different ways.


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Well today is Creative Thursday and it is all about travel

I used to love as a child when we would travel by car across the country however my siblings did not because I was the one who got car sick...I am so happy grew out of it because there is nothing better than getting in an air conditioned car and go off in the direction of adventure...I did say air conditioned - that must be what was missing when I was young...just saying...

So today I created a card to celebrate where I have always wanted to go...Can you guess...?

Products used:

Paper pack Memo Fundmentals cut to fit then stamped image on top

Black Exclusive ink used to stamp the image of the hibiscus flowers and Aloha

Cashmere exclusive ink used around the outside of the card to frame and give it a distressed look

Stamp Hawaiian Hibiscus

Colored with Shinhan Markers

Question of the Day
Where would you like to travel and why?

Please feel free to join me in this creative journey and play along show me if I have inspired you by commenting and following me weekly...

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Today is Thursday August 4th My Birthday

I thought it would be cheesy to create a Birthday card so I created one that reflects me...

Here it is. Most people who know me, know I love everything Halloween so of course had to use our Stamp of the Month. I have orange red hair so had to be a marmalade cat...

I started by layering the purple and white striped sheet from the Enchantment paper pak onto Colonial White card base using the Bonding Memories glue pen. Next I stamped the image of the cat on Colonial White card stock and picked some eyes stamped them on the cat with Black ink, then colored the cat using Shin Han Markers various colors, oh joys of joys I then fussy cut the colored image of the cat and used the glue pen to stick the cat down.  Stamped on the sentiment "You are one Crazy Cat" and voila easy as that the card is done...

Products used with links:

Stamp of the month S1608 - yours with a 50.00 purchase for $6.00

2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block Y1003

Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z2105

5 1/2" × 4 1/4" Colonial White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack X1410

Enchantment Fundamentals Z3254

Bonding Memories™ Glue Pen Z553

ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Colorless Blender Marker Z2469
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Marigold Marker Z2457
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker Z2452
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Carmine Marker Z2448
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Leaf Green Marker Z2454
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Peony Purple Marker Z2462
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Cerulean Blue Light Marker Z2449

I hope you enjoyed this blog show the love by joining my blog, commenting and sharing. We will see you again next Thursday for another creative project.


Monday, 1 August 2016

A New Look and feel to Close To My Heart, a new Annual Catalogue and so much excitement

First if you go to my Close To My Heart website it has changed, easier to find products, bright and most of all you know who you are shopping with. Check it out at http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/

We also have a new Consultant Kit that is available if you sign up with me at Close to my Heart. Join my Canadian team - if you are a crafter, teacher, scrapbooker, cardmaker? Want to be in control of your own destiny? Well, here is your chance, get your products at a discount, be creative for profit, create workshops, teach... It is up to you how you build your business...There are Incentive trips , convention every year, online support, and as your team leader I will support you in all you want to be...it is up to you but you need to click here Consultant Kit  to get started. 

For the month August- 

I will have a Hostess of the Month draw at the end of the month - Last month no one ordered but there were hostess rewards up for grabs 100 in free product and 2 half priced items you snooze you loose...Lets see if you are the one this month. Join the gathering August Frenzy and your name will be put into the draw on the 27th of August...tell your friends...New Catalog lots of potential sales go to see our new Catalogue http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/…/pr…/online-idea-book.aspx
 New Annual Catalogue August 2016 to July 2017
August Special
Close to My Heart is offering during the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!
Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – August 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT)


Stamp of the Month

August: Purr-fect Halloween
only available August 1–31, 2016

Get the Stamp of the Month for only $6 CAD when you order $50 CAD in Close To My Heart products.

Stamp of the Month


So much information and stay tuned every Thursday I will be posting a new card or creative item that you can make yourself or use to create a workshop.

Happy Creating

Friday, 29 July 2016

New Close To My Heart New Idea Book will be posted August 1st

Last 2 days to order at last year prices and retiring products - they are going fast.

Featured paper is Magical is a big hit 

Check out the video Collection Connection: Magical

product image

Product Description

Workshops Your Way™ Magical Scrapbooking Kit Contents:
1 – Magical Paper Packet (X7209B)
1 – Magical Complements (X7209C)
4 – Cardstock Sheets (3 White Daisy, 1 Sapphire)
1 – White Twine (Z3216)
1 – Magical Sequins (Z3214)

Featured Colors: Black, Cranberry, Crystal Blue, Honey, Sapphire, Whisper, White Daisy

Starting every Thursday I will be creating cards and other items using new products from our New Idea Book.  

So stay tuned order your products here August 1st at http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/  and play along...post your pictures of the projects you completed in the comments section and I may choose your project ot highlight in another posting....click the follow me button on the side and join me every week for this new adventure.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The new Close to my Heart Idea Book is coming soon order now before prices go up on staples

The new Close to my Heart Idea Book is coming soon. But NOW is the time to stock up on your staples before the prices increase.

Current prices good until July 31st. Shop online at http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=177 under gathering Summer Projects for a chance to win Hostess of the month...order now...


Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $6.

July 2016: From the Notebook


Happy Creating

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Chance to win Hostess of the month - Open to Canadians only

Open to Canadians only - Starting today who ever has ordered Will be entered in a draw to be Hostess of the Month and earn free products.  Share with your friends.  

At the end of the month I will let you know who won the Hostess Rewards and walk you through the ordering process.  Can't enter unless you have ordered... on my page http://cargren.ctmh.com/ and join the party Summer projects that ends July 30th.

Don't forget to check out the Clearance section CTMH retiring items are there.

Happy Shopping 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


Join my Canadian team are you a crafter, scrapbooker, cardmaker? Want to be in control of your own destiny? Well, here is your chance, get your products at a discount, be creative for profit, create workshops, teach... It is up to you how you build your business...As team leader I will support you in all you want to be...it is up to you but you need to start here. Special sign up bonus this month only. 

Early Bird Sign-Up Special

This month to get your choice of a FREE Fundamentals* paper packet bundled together with its coordinating Complements. These brand new products won’t be released to the public until August, so joining today is your chance to get them first! When you sign up, you also get $60 CAD in Select Product Credit to spend on more new products, including the newest stamps, paper packs, and cardstock colors.
*Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion. Offer valid July 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – July 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

Friday, 27 May 2016

Last chance order by May 31st...

If you want any Close to my Heart scrapbooking or cardmaking products just let me know or place your order through me at https://cargren.ctmh.com

During the month of May all of our albums are 25% off and you can also receive the free Happy Times paper pack with every $70 you spend. 

I will be submitting an order on Tuesday. Join my gathering online...also note some of your favorite products will be retiring complete list below....

Happy Creating

G1096 Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit
G1097 Workshops on the Go® Sangria Scrapbooking Kit
G1100 Workshops on the Go® La Vie En Rose  Scrapbooking Kit
G1101 Workshops on the Go® Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Kit
G1102 Workshops on the Go® Georgie Scrapbooking Kit
G1103 Workshops on the Go® Urban Scrapbooking Kit
X7197B My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet
X7197C Zoe Complements
X7199B My Reflections™ Sangria Paper Packet
X7199C Sangria Complements
X7201B My Reflections™ La Vie En Rose Paper Packet
X7201C La Vie En Rose Complements
X7202B My Reflections™ Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
X7202C Kaleidoscope Complements
X7203B My Reflections™ Georgie Paper Packet
X7203C Georgie Complements
X7204B My Reflections™ Urban Paper Packet
X7204C Urban Complements
Z1475 3” x 3” White Daisy Envelopes N/A
Z1476 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5” x 7” White Daisy Envelopes N/A
Z1478 6” x 6” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1725 Adhesive Springs
Z1750 Display Tray 
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment 
Z1756 3” x 3” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757 4.25 x 5.5 Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758 5” x 7” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759 6” x 6” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1816 Durables Artisan Studs
Z1833 My Creations® Kraft Container
Z1838 5 x 7 Hinged Display Tray
Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1871 My Creations® Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1903 Base & Bling Adhesive Dots
Z1904 Base & Bling Adhesive Strips
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1922 Pink Glitter Paper
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
Z1925 Chevron Embossing Folder
Z1926 Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
Z1927 Damask Embossing Folder
Z1928 Durables Triangle Studs
Z1934 Flamingo Dots
Z1953 My Creations® Journaling Cards Box
Z1956 Hip Pics Album
Z1960 Stripe Embossing Folder
Z1980 My Legacy Cocoa Damask D-Ring
Z1981 My Legacy Slate Circles D-Ring
Z1982 My Legacy Cocoa Damask Post Bound 
Z1983 My Legacy Slate Cirlces Post Bound 
Z1986 Pink Shimmer Trim
Z1991 Teal Glitter Paper
Z1992 Purple Glitter Paper
Z1993 Arrow Embossing Folder
Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder
Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Z1996 Woodgrain Embossing Folder N/A
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch
Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2009 Red Enamel Hearts
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortment 
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z2054 Base & Bling Journey Style Sheet
Z2055 Base & Bling Signature Style Sheet
Z2090 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron D-Ring Album
Z2091 My Legacy Ruby Floral D-Ring
Z2092 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron Post Bound N/A
Z2093 My Legacy Ruby Floral Post Bound 
Z3018 Heart Embossing Folder
Z3019 Vine Embossing Folder
Z3020 Diamond Embossing Folder
Z3021 Scallop Embossing Folder
Z3025 Blue Shimmer Trim
Z3032 Rolling Tote
Z3034 My Legacy BlackD-Ring
Z3035 Pixie Extra Thick Twine 
Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine 
Z3039 Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Z3040 Thistle Extra Thick Twine
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book
Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
Z3070 My Creations™ Mini Folio
Z3078 La Vie En Rose Assortment
Z3079 Urban Assortment
Z3082 Zoe Assortment
Z3084 Sangria Assortment
Z3085 Kaleidoscope Assortment
Z3092 Georgie Assortment
Z3114 Roller Stamp This Happened
Z3115 Roller Stamp Day-to-Day
Z3137  My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container 
Z3145  Picture My Life Overlay Black 
Z3147  Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit 
Z3148  Cut Above™ Beautiful Blossoms Card Kit 
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
Z3170 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z3171 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Z3173 Base & Bling Affirmations Style Sheet
Z3174 Base & Bling Lovely Blooms Style Sheet
Z3177 Picture My Life™ Through the Year Scrapbooking Program
Z3178 Picture My Life™ Childhood Scrapbooking Program
Z3179 Picture My Life™ Georgie Scrapbooking Program
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3181 Picture My Life™ Beautiful You Scrapbooking Program
Z3182  Instalife™ Album–Berry 
Z3183  Instalife™ Album–Teal 
Z3186  Instalife™ Cards–Colorful Me 
Z3187  Instalife™ Cards–The Bright Side