Monthly Archives: July 2015

Cricut Artistry Sneak Peek Projects

Have you been following my facebook page, instragram or twitter??

I have been sharing a few projects that are sneak peeks for our new Artistry cricut cartridge which is out today!! You can order yours at my SHOP  !

Here are the projects you may have missed (and I cannot wait to share MORE with you!)

Like our other cartridges this one coordinates with our stamps, holds over 700 NEW images and is perfect for both cardmakers and scrapbookers!! You won’t want to miss out on this one!

birthday 1 artistry sneak peek

Celebrate Artistry Sneak Peek

happy 2 Artistry sneak peek

happy 3 artistry sneak peek

happy artistry sneak peek

hello card artistry sneak peek

 papa's glasses artistry sneak peek

I cannot wait to play more with this cartridge!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

You are WELCOME Here!!

You are welcome here and I hope this post today makes you feel that because I really do mean it!

During the month of August we have so much exciting stuff going on with Close to my Heart and if you have followed my blog for anytime you know just how passionate I am about this company and what I do -it has brought me so many blessings!!

So- this month I want to extend that same passion and sense of belonging to YOU! Whether you have been a consultant in the past with us and have been thinking of coming back, or just want to sign up for the first time- we have so much to offer you!

Past consultants: in August YOU can sign up at a discounted price and for a special kit designed just with you in mind! For only $58 your can come back to CTMH!

New consultants: We have a gorgeous kit full of brand new product that ONLY current or new consultants can get their hands on!!! You could be one of the first!  Once you are a consultant you can work the business for just what you are looking for! You can work it as a business and reap crafty rewards (and money of course) or you can enjoy our discount and get a great deal for yourself! It is all up to what you want!

Best of all… regardless of who you are and what you are seeking… you are welcome and I am here every step of your journey to ensure that!

Email me at if this interests you or visit >What we do > Be a consultant to fill out your online application!

New Consultant kit image

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

CTMH Convention -Make it from your Heart


How do I sum up an amazing few days in California at the Close to my Heart convention- Make it form your Heart! I got to spend time with friends that I just do not see enough. I was blessed to be able to teach a class on Leadership day on how to lead a long distance team.  I met new friends (Carl and Russell from Up to name just two LOL)!



I was treated like royalty and won three awards! Number 6 in North America for Team Building and Number 1 in Canada for Straight to the Top (that means that I really help my new team members to build their business!). I also won the layout contest (see post from the other day on this one).



I was insane enough to get up before dawn to walk a 5K through Disneyland and California Adventure (really this is all about the photo opportunity since no one else is in the park AND it raises money for Operation Smile!)


We were even honored as Canadians with a special Canadian lunch!

The whole week was just amazing! YOU need to join us next year!!


Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Make it From Your Heart- Winning Layout

make if from your heart full layout



I still am processing just how amazing our recent Close to my Convention was! I have only been home two days and already I have so many amazing plans for the future and so much to be thankful for as well!

One area I am thankful for is the focus of this blog today- I actually won the layout contest at convention! 10 layouts were selected by home office from those submitted by consultants. We were to use the convention theme of ‘Make it from your Heart’.  Above you will see my full layout.  Literally the idea for this layout just came to me one day when I was working a baby show with a downline of mine. When I got home from that event I got started right away and finished this… it was perfect, just as I had imagined!

How did I do it?

No technical suprises or big tips on this one- to get my flip flaps to make a heart I laid them all out the old fashioned way. To get my heart big enough I had to cut it by hand (and actually made two. I then laid out my flip flaps and cut the second heart up so that the pieces could become the front of the flip flap. I had to make sure the lines all matched up so this process took some time but was well worth it! Inside I filled my heart with all the things that I make from my heart or put my heart into- my family, my business, my home! All the things I love!
make it from your heart close 2

make it from your heart close 3

make it from your heart close 1


I used the following CTMH product in my layout”

Wavy Blooms stamp set

Coral reef Sequins

CTMH Cricut cartridges (I used a bunch of them to mix my fonts up)

Watercolour pencils and blending pen

All of these materials can be found for purchase on the SALE part of my website.


Until we craft again, The Brae-er