Monday, December 22, 2014

How to make your cricut mats last longer


Here is a quick video on how to make your cricut mats last longer. I hope you pick up some ideas!


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hearts of the West December Blog Hop: Snowhaven


Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!


If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my hearts Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The hearts of the west team was founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is the Snowhaven paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked from Nancy Klein.

If you came from Kerry Hammel's Blog then you're in the right place, this is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere! Just in case, the full list will be at the bottom. So, as always, grab your coffee, tea, water, relax, and hop around the team with us.

For my project I chose to share two boxes I decorated using the Snowhaven product line. I purchase the boxes at Michael's and then re-cover and embellish them with Close To My Heart product. The end result is outstanding! I gave one of these boxes to one of my amazing customers and kept one to store Christmas cards in each year but you can also put your Christmas gifts in them and give them away as they make amazing gifts.

For the first box I also used the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge which is 20% off for cyber Monday - December 1, 2014. All of Close To My Heart's Cricut bundles are 20% off so this is a great opportunity to get yours in this sale! You can shop online for the cricut bundles as well as the Snowhaven product online here.













You  can watch my video here of the two boxes I made if you would like to see them in more detail.
Thanks for watching!

Your next stop is Donna Thomson-Digby's Blog.

See Full line-up here:

Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what creative projects we can bring to you! Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Close To My Heart Christmas card workshop


I hosted a couple of Christmas Card workshops this year and here are some of the cards I designed for them. I used all Close To My Heart products.

You can shop online here.

Thanks for watching!



Saturday, November 15, 2014

For always engagement Layout in shadow box


Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring Designer Creations and Decor.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

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's Blog. If you came from Janet's Blog  then you are in the right place! 

I made this layout for a friend who got married this past October using one of her engagement photos.  Paperpack used was Close To My Heart For Always and various embellishments in my stash. This makes such an awesome present when you pop it into one of Close To My Hearts shadow boxes! 

You can shop online here.

Thanks for watching!



Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nancy 's Blog.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring D├ęcor for Christmas.  So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wanderful Travel Mini Album made with Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge


I made this travel mini album using the Artfully Sent Cricut cart to make the pages for the album out of the card bases cut on this cartridge.  Even though this cartridge is designed mostly for making cards, it is also awesome for making mini albums! 

You can check it out below!

Thanks for watching!


Saturday, September 20, 2014


I am so excited to let you know that you can finally order the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge bundle. You can see and watch what is included in the bundle. I will be posting all my videos on September 30th from what I made and taught for Extravaganza with this cartridge for Convention this year.

You can order off my website here (Canada only): http://kathyskipper.ctmh.com

Thanks for watching!



Monday, September 1, 2014

Close To My Heart Consultant Kit 2014 - Scrapbooking or Cardmaking


Hello my fellow paper crafters!

I just wanted to share two videos I made that showcase the current Consultant Kits for anyone who may be interested. There are two kits to choose from depending on your paper crafting interests. You can choose from either the kit for Scrapbookers or cardmakers. 

The cost for either kit is $109 Cdn for $400 worth of combined products and business supplies for the new consultant. If you have any other questions about signing up as a consultant on my team (Canada  only), you can e-mail me at kmskipper@shaw.ca.

You can sign up as a consultant on my website here! You sign my in the section "what we do".

Thanks for watching!

Scrapbooking Consultant Kit:



Cardmaking Consultant Kit:

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge | Kraft Pathfinding Album

Here is a sneak peak at the new circut cartridge that Close To My Heart will be carrying in our new Annual Inspirations catalogue commencing August 1, 2014. I had the total privilege to play with this cartridge for the Extravaganza classes I taught at the CTMH convention.

I am so excited to show you in my next series of post how to use this cartridge for projects other than card-making which the cartridge is mainly geared toward.

If you reside in Canada, you can shop online on my website for these new products starting August 1st at www.kathyskipper.ctmh.com.

***PLEASE NOTE THE ARTFULLY SENT CRICUT CARTRIDGE IS NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2014. I WILL LET YOU KNOW THE ACTUAL DATE, ONCE IT IS KNOWN****

Thanks for looking!












Sunday, June 22, 2014

Coloring with Copic Markers | Tips for beginners

I recently made a few videos on colouring with copic markers that I wanted to share. I just highlight a few tips along the way that I have learned for those who may be interested. I hope you enjoy these videos and let me know what other tips you would like to see by commenting below!

Coloring with copics | Skin


Coloring with copics | Dress


Coloring with copics | Blond Hair


Coloring with copics | Brunette Hair


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Welcome to my Blog!

In this post I just wanted to share a couple of projects I recently made. I came across Gabrielle Pollacco youtube channel and saw a couple of her videos where she shows from beginning to end how to create these mixed media canvases using paper dolls that she sketched. You can also check out Gabrielle's blog.

You can check it out below!

Thanks for watching!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Artbooking - April Cross Canada Blog Hop


Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring creations made with our latest Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order. 

IF YOU JOIN AS A CONSULTANT IN THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014, YOU CAN CHOOSE THIS CRICUT BUNDLE ($99 VALUE) OR ONE OF TWO OTHERS FOR FREE WITH YOUR CONSULTANT KIT! If you do not already have a consultant, and you reside in Canada, you can email any questions you have to kmskipper@shaw.ca.

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.ca. If you came from Janets's blog then you are in the right place! 

For my post, I wanted to feature a mini album that is all cut using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge that I made at a Close To My Heart Album retreat in 2013. I really hope you enjoy watching it. I Love how the album came together and it was so fun to make!

In this video, you will see a complete project that I made with the art booking cartridge and if you check out my other videos on my youtube channel, you can see videos of what each of our cricut cartridges cut.

Thanks for watching!

  
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Chantal's Blog.

 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Home Decor projects.  So mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

CTMH Skylark Kraft Card

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring creations using products that we love.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

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's Blog. If you came from Chandra's blog then you are in the right place! 

You can click on each picture for a close up!














One of the first things that jumped out at me when I saw the Spring/Summer Idea book was the Skylark paper. It is so beautiful person and I could not wait to play with it so I used it for my first creations with the new product. 

Items Used:
Z1474 Kraft Die cut Card
X717b Skylark paperpack
Z1921 Baker's Twine
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi tape
bitty pearls (retired)
Gracious Greeting Stamp Set (retired)

You can purchase current Close To My Heart products online at my website here. Right now under "while supplies last" you can get a pack of 10 kraft Die cut cards and envelopes for only $2.00 like the one I used for this card along with several other deeply discounted items. That is such an awesome deal for any of your card-makers. Do not miss out!


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle.  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's Blog,  as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in March when we will be featuring card boxes. We hope you will join us again on March 15th, 2014.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Come and Join my Team - You are Welcome Here!

I am so excited to show you the latest consultant kit you can purchase for only $99. I am so thankful to be a part of Close To My Heart! It has changed my life in ways I never imagined. 

I have met so may fabulous people in my journey as a consultant with Close To My Heart including the amazing Jeanette Lynton who is the founder/CEO or CTMH and her wonderful team of employees.

Close To My Heart has also given me the opportunity to discover my inner creativity that I did not even know that I had. I get lost as I create some amazing paper crafting projects. I love to teach the art of scrapbooking and meet so many wonderful people along the way.

If you want to be a hobbiest and just benefit from getting the consultant discount on amazing products or have a home based business the opportunity is yours either way. The minimums you need to submit quarterly are only $300 (before your 22% discount so it is even less)

I have made a video of the latest consultant kit and I would love to grow my team!

You can sign up as a consultant at kathyskipper.ctmh.com and go under "what we do". You can message me below if you have any questions!

If you reside in Canada and would like to join my team, you are welcome here!




Kathy