Thursday, 31 July 2014

What A Hoot stamp of the month.

It is that time finally, I have just loved looking over the new catalogue and dreaming of what new things I could make.  Today August 1st the new catalogue is released to live to customers.  Go to my site to check out the catalogue or order your own copy.
The new catalogue is 91 pages and will be the core product line until next August with two additional seasonal catalogues coming out in December and April.  My favorite part of the new catalogue was seeing the 12 months of stamps of the Month.  I love them all!
This months is What a Hoot pardon the pun but is is owl-dorable.
Although at first glance it looks like this stamp is all about Halloween it is a great stamp to use for a Birthday celebration card. Here is what I came up with.

I used Lagoon cardstock and the new Confetti Bulk B&T paper it is so fun stripes on one side and a confetti dot on the other featuring our new Thistle purple
I have just fallen in love with the ShinHan Alcohol markers. I used them to color in the mask and the wing. I used Golden Yellow and Turquoise Blue.


I embellished with the new purple shimmer trim and gold sequins

If you want to get your own stamp of the month this August head over to and place a qualifying order of $50 to get the Owl-dorable stamp for $5.
Thanks for stopping by, check back next week for more new product reveal.

Thursday, 24 July 2014


Hello out there! I am Jessica a mother of 3 (two boys and a girl), a part time nurse, and a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.  I have a huge passion for photography and scrap-booking, that has grown over the last ten years as our family has grown.
I joined Close to My Heart this month as our family is moving and I will no longer be in the same city as my consultant. So I thought why not become a consultant and share my love of paper crafting  and meet new people. 
Each day as the move gets closer and becomes more real, (packing has started, our house will be on the market soon, and I am not so patiently wait to hear about our offer to purchase). I have in resorted to pack a box, then have some art therapy time, it is helping me keep my cool.  
My blogs and studio name is Create By The Lake, fingers crossed for a lakeside home. 

Here are some of the cards I have created this week in between packing.

Here is the lot 

More of the close up
Using the May stamp of the month you've got a friend in me 
Using June's stamp of the month Kaboom
The inside with the keyboard uppercase stamp

A boy birthday card with the catch you later stamp set & banner wishes. 

My sons birthday card with  wild about love stamp of the month from February & A typeface alpha stamp using chocolate and goldrush Exclusive Inks.
 Here is the inside using banner wishes sentiments in ponderosa pine, and wild about love fox in goldrush Exculsive Inks.

Unfortunately these papers are from my scrap pile. But check my website out to see all the great Close to My Heart products available,