This is your month to excel


We are half way through the year.  July is that funny month when nothing interesting seems to happen in the Southern Hemisphere because it is dark and cold.


What about these facts:

  • This month always starts on the same day of the week as April every year, and January in leap years.
  • In a non-leap year, no month ends on the same day of the week as July, but it ends as January in a leap year.
  • Water lily is the birth flower of July and ruby is the birthstone of this month.

So why is this month the month to excel in.

Close To my heart is offering you the most amazing opportunity this month to join my team.  We are preparing for our new ideas book coming live in August and you receive all these new products to keep you current with the latest trends and offer them at your first workshops.  Call me now and join me for a coffee and a chat about what Close To My Heart has to offer you.1607-cc-early-bird


So Autumn has arrived

The cooler weather has finally arrived and this weekend I got to sit down and start making some cards.  I really enjoy finding simple cards to make.  I love the fun of these smaller creations and experiencing  a mini creative moment.

This month we have this wonderful paper for both card makers and scrapbookers.  Come along to one of my workshops to find out how you can get this beautiful paper packet for free.

Perhaps you would like to come to an evening card making groups or come to a Saturday workshop.  Check out my list of workshops and email me which one you would like to attend.

 Make the most of this cooler weather and get out those photographs so you can make this year your time to sort all those memories into scrapbooks.


New to Papercraft

How fabulous to meet so many new people at the Women’s Expo in Palmerston North.  It has been such a privilege to meet you all.  I hope you can find a workshop that suits you please email me directly.  Please check the list of workshops at the side of this blog and let me know if you are coming.

Don’t forget that the new Expressions 2 is out this month.  Such wonderful papers and ideas.  Talk to me about these.






March – Stampaganza

Are you a fan of our AcrylixTM Stamps? This month’s special may be of interest to you – buy two stamps get the 3rd one free. Yes that is right! An opportunity if you wanted to catch up on some stamps – so if you like 3 D-size stamps that is a saving of $33. If you want 2 – D-size stamps and you like 1 B-size stamp – then the cheaper of the three the B-size stamp is free.

So go through your inspirations books and let us what you would like to order and catch up with me at the March workshop or send me an email with what you would like.1603-cc-stampaganza

Operation Smile

At Operation Smile they believe every child suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate deserves exceptional surgical care.  We support this amazing charity through our all day workshops and the availability of specialized stamps that focus on giving part of the sale to this amazing charity


Here is a stamp set Close To My Heart is selling THIS MONTH ONLY for $33.

$7 from every set sold will be donated to Operation Smile so more children can receive this help.

Talk to me about ordering this stamp set to help support these children.

February 2016

I have returned from a fabulous family weekend celebrating a niece’s wedding to the man of her dreams.  We had a few days of family gatherings as we came together from around the country.

One highlight was being picked up from the airport by miss three year old who gave me lots of hugs and kisses.  She then escorted me with her mother to the elevator to pick up the car.  The elevator was packed.  She announced in a loud voice to all – ‘This is my LeeLee!’  Every body replied -‘hello LeeLee’ and I duly responded.  Then somebody asked miss three year old what her name was – Confidence failed and she curled into Mum’s legs.

I have taken a picture of miss three year old and me together and I am going to scrapbook this for my special family moments.  You know it is so easy to forget to write down those moments with our pictures – we rush to finish page after page of our travel photos but we don’t record beside them those fun little incidents that make that day or that part of the trip so special.

Remember we are special people who have special pictures and moments to scrapbook in our memory albums.

March events

Now that Autumn is on us it is time to catch up on scrapbooking all those summer photos.We have had an amazing summer and I am sure it is one that will not be repeated for a while. Come and join in the workshops in your area so that you can learn new techniques for you scrapbooking pages. What about trying some new scrapbooking styles.We have new albums for your beautiful pages and some new papers for us to enjoy.

What about our delightful stamp of the month – Choose Happy. There are so many ways you can use this on your pages. Come and discover how you can get this stamp for just $5.00.


Workshops for March


21st March 1pm to 5pm $10.

Please fill in the form below to register or request me to contact you.