Organising Your Papercrafts

Are you like me – have a whole file on Pinterest for organisation ideas. It is probably my biggest one.  That is because I think they are all wonderful ideas and one day I will try them.

You see I am not somebody who likes to put things back immediately I have used them.  It seems so much simpler to keep them out cluttering up the bench for a couple of days.  Well that is what must go in my mind.  Well I think that is what goes on in my mind because it seems so silly that I am not smart in this area and put things back where they come from.

I am a great lover of all things paper – naturally I am a scrapbooker and love making cards along with other papercraft projects.

You may have seen that I posted on my Facebook profile this quote by A.A. Milne Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.

So this year I am going to get a little more organised and use some tools I have around me. Every papercrafter has a number of trees put away in various places in their craftroom.  Yes trees – that is “lots of paper that we are going to use for something in the future!”  When we have to carry it around to workshops or crops it feels like a large number of trees that as we cart all the trolleys and bags that we have everything in because we might just need.

I’ve decided to share some ideas to the Facebook Biz Page and blog so that you can come with me along the journey of organising firstly my craft room and all the things I have to help me craft.

Have a think about what I have said here and let me know if you are interested in organising your paper stash.




There is nothing like getting your calendar for the new year sorted.  Check out my classes offered on this page and perhaps add them to your diary now.  Make 2018 your you time, for creativity.

Also check out this Calendar that you can make and then at the end of 2018 turn it into your scrapbooking pages and place them into an album.  Would make also a great gift for Grandparents to see the children’s activities through out the year.  Let me know if you would like to book a class to make this or order it directly off my website.1712-cc-through-the-year

Christmas Colours

Perhaps the bright reds and greens aren’t your colours for Christmas.  This year Close To My Heart has brought out something new this year. Pastel color schemes can help you create Christmas projects that are subtle and elegant or fresh and classy. Give it a try! Tell me how you’re using this colour trend in your projects in the comments.


They can also be used with Christmas Tags.  Come along to one of my workshops in December and you could make all your tags for those wonderful gifts you have for this Season.



Cardstock Savings – 25% off

25% off All Cardstock Packs
CTMH is sweetening the deal for you in June! Because unanticipated demand has caused us to stock out of several of our My Legacy™ albums during this month’s buy one get one half-off special, they have decided to provide you with another special offer  in addition to the album offer: Save 25% on all of our cardstock packs! We’re calling it our Cardstock Carnival, and it includes all of our cardstock packs, including cardstock combo packs, single-colour packs, and the coordinating cardstock packs in Seasonal Expressions 2.

So many savings for June – get in and buy now while these deals are still live.


Album Savings!

There is nothing like preserving memories.  Are you looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? Well Close to My heart this month have got you covered!  For all of June, buy one My Legacy™ album and get a second at 50%-off*!

We have both 1½” D-ring binding and the Post Bound binding in faux leather albums in a variety of colours.  They are perfect for holding 12″ × 12″ pages. Head over to my shop and place your order or contact me directly so I can help you.


National Scrapbooking Month

This National Scrapbooking Month, we’re offering you a new, easy way to make coordinating layouts to preserve your memories. The Live Beautifully Cut Above™ layout kit comes with everything you need to create five two-page layouts. With pre-printed base pages, die-cut paper pieces, stickers, and gold foil accents, this kit will help you preserve the moments that matter most in practically no time at all.
This kit is only available this month, while supplies last. Buy the layout kit alone or get a discount by buying it as part of an album bundle. And if you love the look of these pages,be sure to check out the coordinating Live Beautifully paper packet and My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set!



Cut Above Kits

The great thing about memory keeping nowadays is that there are a million different options for how to do it. Some of our favorite time-savers include pocket scrapbooking, our Pocket Plus™ Memory Protectors™ for adding more photos between your layouts, and our Cut Above™ layout kits, which come with pre-cut pieces for easy assembly. Even if you’re a die-hard decorative scrapbooker who loves those intricate frills—maybe even just on some layouts—there are lots of great products that make getting that fancy look take less time.


There are times we have so many photographs that we don’t think we can even get through them all.  There are so many different option for how to do it.  My favourite time-saving products include pocket scrapbooking, our Pocket Plus™ Memory Protectors™ for adding more photos between your layouts, and our Cut Above™ layout kits, which come with pre-cut pieces for easy assembly.

So this month when you don’t even want to start on your latest photographs look at our 50% off deal on our Cut Above™ layout kits and in 20 minutes you could have four new pages of photographs scrapped and into your album.

Using Thin Cuts

This month with the 25% off special on Thin Cuts I wanted to share some great ideas for using these wonderful tools for our use.  Whether you are scrapbooker or a card maker there are wonderful options for use to use in your paper crafting projects.


Don’t forget to book into one of my classes so you can see how to use these thin cuts.

Thin Cuts

I am loving CTMH thin cuts and this month the special is very exciting.  My scrapbooking class attendants are enjoying learning how to use the cuttlebug and embellishing pages with these simple cuts.


If you have lots of scrap paper or card stock – this is a great way to use them up and reduce the load of paper you are carrying around.

Visit my shop to see the latest amazing deal – 25% off these thin cuts.

Love the new colouring craze

Adult colouring books are the latest in leisure activities.  It is so wonderful to take time out from our busy days and use colour to develop some new creative ideas.  Whether it is a colouring book or designing your own CTMH have the products you need – colouring pencils – watercolour paints or felt tip pens we have them for you.

Our Florence paper and stamps make amazing pages and cards.  You can also stamp up your card stock and use any of our colouring tools to create that relaxing leisure time that we create.


Join me this month and into September at my regular workshops.  I can show you how to have those moments of leisure and creativity that enhances your relaxation times.