Sunday, July 03, 2016

We moved!

Guess what?? We moved to another blog! Why, you ask? We wanting a place where we can just take it back to the basics, simple and place for you to come and find DIY, Crafts, Home decor, Classes and info from Close to my heart. 
If you are in Canada, i can help you complete your projects, check the side links for shopping and other inspiring places
 we are now able to offer more then just paper crafts! 

Where else you can join us in the conversation? All of the Links are down below.

New Blog - The Autumn Pot
Instagram - @theautumnpot
Snapchat @tellyphotography

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


It has been quite a while since i have posted here, I wanted to share an update with you all. No worries, it is not a book's worth, lol

SO with close to my heart and crafting, has been super busy in my local town. We have a thriving Scrapbook Club, monthly classes and just having a crafting night about once a month.

Also i have been getting really busy with Comic book Convention season starting soon. I also spend a lot of time doing Cosplay Photography, check the tab above to see a few pictures, i am also working hard on that blog too.

If by chance you stopped to see this, thank you and to new friends, thank you for finding me. Please look forward to new art work, kits and classes for local to the YEG area.

Alrighty now we are done with that, on to some artwork!

Those might have been pre-views from the NEW Seasonal Expression 2 Available on May 1st. Join my newsletter Right here! - Sign up Form 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fall time artwork

Artwork from this fall, a few from a scrapbook retreat and some from home. It was a slow time, moving sucks and i hope i dont have to do it again for many many years. ;-) 

Here is 2 from the workshop on the go! 

These 3 are from Nancy's scrapbook retreat in Canmore. Love going every year! 

Wide open layout for pictures of different sized pictures, just have to mat them and add some jounaling and we are good to go! 

Did you noticed the flip flaps? They are one of my favorite ways to add pictures to layouts. Great way to add visual interest to your albums. 

I promise in 2016 i will add all my photos to the premade layouts :-) It will be a task! 

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Artwork time!

Now that i am all settled in to my new place i have been creating a lot of art work behind the computer and i have been spending some time take pictures and uploading them for you.

While in the next week or so while you are seeing new art work i will be updating info on the new clubs, classes, and other new and exciting stuff.

To all the new peeps to stop by, thank you and welcome!!

Lets start with Urban Workshop!

This is a workshop option for the scrapbook club, one of three layouts that we will be doing in February. Also with that club is Charlotte Take a look at the CTMH pictures.

Stunning! Class is February 19th 2016 - due January 15th 2106 - More info

More art in the next post!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

August's CTMH Special

Hi It is August 1st! Half way-ish though summer. I have a question for you. Do you want to get access to brand NEW Close to my heart products before the Idea book will be released September 1st? August is the time to get your hands on new products not seen before. I have a couple of picture explaining the specials from Close to my heart. 

Isn't this an awesome roll up for your accessories, I am going to use these to sort my embellishments and planner goodies to keep it very organized. You can also grab it on the go! Perfect for my planner buddies! Oh what what this does not show, well it has 16, pockets!!! 

If you like to color? How about this set? This marker roll up will hold your Shinhan markers. You will receive a new stamp set with this order. It is also from the unreleased catalog, get yours before anyone else! 
Grab on the go! perfect for the awesome sharpie collection or your Shinhans. 

If you would like your own click here to buy. Each purchase will be entered in to a giveaway for card makers or planner folks! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Digital Scrapbooking on Sale!!!

Digital scrapbooking from Studio J is a great way to get your photos in to your scrapbooks, it easy and simple.

Sale price is $5.95 From today until Aug 1st

-No downloading softwear
-2 full beautiful full color high quality layouts, shipping to your door.
-Many layouts and papers to choose from
-Fast shipping.

Make your own calendar, cards (Christmas photocards) scrapbooks and gifts. All layouts are 12x12 printed on very high quality paper.

Did you know you can also use empty photo wells to print odd sized photos for your handmade scrapbooking. It is easy to use patterns and sketches that you find on pinterest

How does it work?
1. Upload photos.
2. Choose between our professionally-designed Express Collections or the Custom creation path.
3. Select your collection and layout, or else a kit & pattern combination.
4. Personalize your layout.
5. Purchase custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album.

You can try it all out and if your happy with them, then click to buy it..if not then delete.

We just love it when you try it before you buy it.
I promise you will love it

Have any questions? Please let me know!!

Thanks for reading and letting me share this wonderful sale with you


Click here to try it now..

Monday, July 13, 2015

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Cards made easy!

If you like me you like to get a bulk of cards done in many sentiments so you can just grab a card and envelope and send it off. I find it easier and time saving. 

This fun set of cards, is just that, simple and easy. Over the next few days you will see a few different cards that are a part of this set. 

I used a my crush for her book ( you can pick it up on the ctmh link). I made 2 scrapbook layouts with this book also, i will get them posted for you :-) 

Just take the books apart and just use them to make wonderful cards, they are super girly and everyone once in a while i am in need of that. This card, i took a base page, cut it down to the same as the card base and i use a sketch to layout the card.

The stamp and embellishments are coordinating with the gold trim..who knew that gold and a taupe grey looks so good together! Right?

Keeping it simple is one of my motto's for 2015. :-)