Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What everyone needs

 Serenity to accept the things we cannot change, 
courage to change the things we can, 
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Welcome to our Cross Canada Blog Hop!  This month our project is the My Creations Bracket Frame.  This product can be found on page 132 of the Current Idea Book, purchased exclusively through your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for only $8.95.

In this hop, you will see how our Crafty Canadian Consultants have decorated their Bracket Frames!  We hope you enjoy our Blog Hop today!

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 Deanne in Newfoundland at  If you came from Brae's blog of  The Brae-er then you are in the right place!

For this project I used some textured paper from my collection, and covered the Bracket Frame, then using the Quilling Tool, found on page 134 of the current Idea Book,  I made these flowers using various colors from the 40 exclusive colors found in our palette.  I used some Sparkles to decorate the centers which are available in various colors, they can be found on page 127.

CTMH Products:
My Creations Bracket Frame
Quilling Tool
Cardstock current and retired, various colors.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Tara of Creating with Tara

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Deanne ~
  2. Stephanie ~
  3. Michelle S ~
  4. Suzette ~
  5. Joanne ~
  6. Krista ~
  7. Sheri ~
  8. Brae ~
  9. Michelle M ~
  10. Tara ~
  11. Kathy ~
  12. Nancy ~

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own version of My Creations Bracket Frame.  Join us again on October 15th when we showcase the My Creations Canvas Journal!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Quilled Christmas Snowflakes & Medallions!!!!

We took a break from bookmarks....yeah!!!!  Don't get us wrong, we like to do these but the goal is still a long way off.  We also hope that snow is a long way off as well, but we like our Christmas Ornament Series.  Can't wait to see an entire tree done with just lights and hand cut, hand made, hand quilled paper ornaments.  Stay tuned....its coming soon to a blog near you!  We have the lights on the counter, and hundreds of quilled circles already done.  Now its time to see what else we can finalize.  These Snowflake/Medallion Sets are available with other items in our Etsy Store.  Remember to visit our shop.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Run for the cure!!!!!!!

Run for the Cure time again!!!  To help the kids increase the pledges and as one is running the event this year we decided since the bookmark corners are never ending anyway, why not make some especially for the run.  So after a day or so of productivity we have a good bunch of Pink Ribbon Bookmarks.  We even stamped Thank You in pink on the back, we all approve, the participants should appreciate the gesture for sure!  So everyone pledge, lets help fund the cure.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More Bookmarks!!!!

We continue to work on bookmarks for the local school library's.  This is turning into more of a challenge then expected.  The goal is 300-400, pretty lofty given the time to construct each one by hand but we are not defeated yet.  There are too many designs to try so its a good opportunity to try different cuttlebug images and different patterns out together.  Some work great, others well, they didn't make it past quality control.