Cruisin’ to Adventure

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How cute is this spinner card… I have used paper from Something Fierce collection released on 1st January and the little plane from Cruisin’ to Adventure Stamp & Thin Cuts. The set also includes a ship, car, yacht, fire engine, helicopter & tip truck, a fantastic set for cards & scrapbook pages for little boys…

The vibrant colours I have used are Willow, Carolina, Bluebird, Lemon, & Raspberry along with White Cardstock.


The sentiment is from the January Stamp of the Month, Card Captions. This stamp set is only available during January. You can purchase it for $29.50 or when you spend over $82.50 it is only $8.25.


Additional components of this card include Mink Twine, Glue Dots, Foam Tape, Tombow Adhesive, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts & Fancy Tags Thin Cuts, Bluebird & Raspberry Ink…

If you want to create this card please join me at the January workshop in Adelaide on Sunday 20th January as it will be making its debut in the card buffet, along with a few other cards using the January Stamp of the Month.


There is more inspiration for the Card Captions Stamp of the Month on the blog hop, visit Maz next to see what she has to offer…

I hope you have had a pleasant holiday season and look forward to helping you with your cardmaking and scrapbooking during 2019…

Happy Crafting

Kylie xo

Knockout November

Christmas is coming!

And so are the specials from Close To My Heart…  Here is a summary of each of the offerings we have so far…  Keep your eye out on my Facebook page for more updates and additional information…  If any of these special’s interest you please click on the link or contact me for more information…

1810-cc-fb-cover-advent-calendarCOUNTING DOWN THE DAYS!

Advent Calendar!

Make this holiday season extra joyful with this enchanting advent calendar from the brand new Cricut® Season of Joy collection.

You can now purchase a custom bundle of papers chosen especially for creating this project; pair this bundle with your Cricut® collection, a few accessories, and a My Acrylix® stamp set and you’ll have everything you need to create this festive papercrafting project!

Order your Advent Calendar Bundle on my website HERE



Exclusive Card Workshop

Celebrate the heart of the Christmas Season!

You can never get enough Christmas. For a limited time, we are offering a discounted workshop bundle with an exclusive stamp set that gives you materials to create 12 cards that celebrate the heart of this special season.

NB: Stamp set is available to purchase separately.

Check out this beautiful special HERE

Only available 15 October-31 December while supplies last.

1811-cc-fb-cover-days-of-decemberDAYS OF DECEMBER

31 Days of Memories

Capture memories for every day of this magical season with the Days of December workshop bundle.

This memory keeping project will provide you with a place for daily photos and storytelling for the month of December.

Get a jump start on this busy time of year by completing your album ahead of time!

See what’s included and order your Days of December bundle HERE

1809-cc-fb-cover-important-thingsTHE IMPORTANT THINGS

Create a Colourful Compact Mini Album!

Highlight the unique things that are important to you with The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop.

This workshop shows you how to create eight 6 × 8 layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life™ album.

The generic theme of this album featuring the bright colours and patterns in the Perfectly Imperfect Picture My Life™ cards make this a versatile workshop you can create for yourself, give as a gift, or even do both!

See the IMPORTANT THINGS Bundle details on my website HERE

Only available 15 September – 31 December while supplies last.


Seasonal Trees!

BEAUTIFUL STAMPS, AMAZING DISCOUNTS – Our Stamp of the Month Program lets you save big on adorable stamps every month.

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $8.25. When you place an order of $82.50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

You can also purchase the Stamp of the Month stamp set at the full retail price of $29.50 with no minimum purchase required.

S1811 – Seasonal Trees – $29.50 or $8.25 with qualifying purchase.


1811-cc-fb-cover-fund-your-fun-auFUND YOUR FUN!

New Consultants get CTMH Cash!

There are many perks that come with being a Close To My Heart Consultant, including getting an exclusive Consultant discount on our high quality crafting products! When you sign up to be a Consultant in November, you’ll get the price of your kit back in CTMH Cash (that is $142-!!!), which you can use for buying additional creative supplies!

Use your CTMH Cash to get products like these free:

* Paper packets

* Complements

* Cardstock Packs

* Workshops Your Way

* ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers

* Cut Above® kits

* Picture My Life cards

* Exclusive Inks

* My Acrylix stamp sets

* My Acrylix blocks

Join our community of Consultants and start enjoying these rewards:

  • New Consultant Kit full of product valued over $300!
  • 22% base commission on product purchases and sales, with the potential to earn even more!
  • The chance to earn Straight To The Top rewards and additional free products for hitting business milestones
  • Free Consultant website so your friends can shop on-line with you.

More details can be found under the “Promotions” tab on my website HERE

1811-cc-fb-cover-jump-for-joyJUMP FOR JOY!

Earn Extra Hostess benefits in November

Host a party in November that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, and your rewards will JUMP to the next level!

That means you’ll get an extra $22 in rewards and possibly an extra 50%-off item, too!

If you haven’t booked your November party yet, contact me today!

More details can be found under the “Promotions” tab on my website HERE

1810-cc-fb-cover-great-outdoorsTHE GREAT OUTDOORS

Show Your Love of Nature with This Exclusive Stamp Set and Workshop

The exclusive Great Outdoors stamp set and workshop kit are ideal for showing your love for nature! This workshop kit guides you through the creative process in making 2 two-page scrapbooking layouts and four cards celebrating the beauties of nature – and it’s available at 25% off the retail price!

Order your Great Outdoor Workshop bundle HERE

1810-cc-fb-cover-true-northTRUE NORTH

Celebrating 15 years of Close To My Heart in Canada!

Join us in celebrating 15 years in Canada with the exclusive True North stamp set and workshop kit, which is available at 25% off the retail price!

The workshop kit contains materials to create 2 two-page scrapbooking layouts, 1 single-page layout, and 4 cards with versatile themes and designs you can truly make your own.

Order your True North Workshop bundle HERE

Workshop banner2018 CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Be sure to put these dates in the diary so you don’t miss out on any of the creative fun for 2018!

Workshops & Card Buffets are held at Links Neighbourhood Centre, Morphett Vale SA and at my home in Doncaster Victoria.  Address will be given upon registration.

11th November

1st December – Saturday morning (Victoria Only)

9th December

20th January 2019 (SA Only)

Additional Dates – are available upon request… If these dates do not suit you please feel free to contact me to arrange a suitable date.  If you have a few friends that are interested I can come to you to run a class or workshop.

Please contact me to register for you choice of…

Card Buffet – For $15- you get to create 5 cards. There will be an assortment for you to choose from, everything cut ready for you to stamp & stick.  Bring along your adhesive, foam mounting tape, scissors, tweezers & ruler.  Additional cards may be created for $3- each.

Workshop – You will not only get the day to work on your own projects, you will also spend some time with the ‘make and take’ project. Workshop fees start from $15- (workshop only).  You will require basic tools along with your own materials.  You will be supplied with materials for the ‘make and take’, and there will be supplies available for purchase.

Classes – Classes are available for cardmaking or scrapbooking.  Get together with a few friends for a fun couple of hours to create 2 cards, a scrapbook layout or a cute Christmas gift.



………Kylie McLoughlin……….

Independent Consultant

0417 844 240


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Postcard Perfect

I have just realised that I haven’t posted on my blog for quite some time, sorry about that… Although there has been a lot of updates on my Facebook page so jump over there if you haven’t had a chance…

Postcard Perfect… while winter is about to hit us, now would be a great time to dig out some summer photos to use this limited release for National Scrapbook Month… Or you will find that by using the reverse side of the papers you will be able to create more neutral page layouts…

Close To My Heart have release this colourful range of products to create all sorts of projects… Whether it is a traditional album, smaller album or cards, there is a project for everyone…

Here are some snippets of the projects:

How great do they look???

For those that are coming along to our annual retreat next week there will be the opportunity to complete some of these… If you find you now have some spare time next weekend you are invited to join us as a day visitor on Saturday. For only $100- you will receive the goody bag, along with all the handouts and a full day of meals… Contact me if you would like more information.

These products are only available for May… You may notice that this Coordinating Cardstock pack contains some stunning limited release colours, so exciting!!!

Visit my website, to place your order or contact me…

Happy papercrafting,

Kylie xo

Step Right Up

Step Right Up and take advantage of an exclusive, limited-time offer that is sure to delight crafters of all ages! Introducing the limited-time My Acrylix® Showtime stamp set, featuring fun, playful, circus-themed icons and sentiments that will be the perfect fit for birthday celebrations, theme park visits, or any fun-filled adventure.

This stamp set is available on its own for $27- or as part of the Step Right Up bundle that pairs the stamp with 12 paper sheets—including 10 cardstock sheets in 5 colours and gold foil paper — gold pearls, and red shimmer trim. Best of all, this bundle is available at a sensational discount of $44.95!

While this set might be great for events as mentioned above, I have created some different pages using some of the stamps…

On these pages I have used the stars to create a bit of a border, and added a few flags…

These pages have been paired with the Stargazer papers to create birthday pages… Such a versatile set…

Order yours today before this deal leaves town,!!!

Happy papercrafting,

Kylie xo

Think Pink!!!

Think pink all month long with the Pretty in Pink special! During February, you can celebrate what matters most with a select group of pink and gold items available at 25% off the retail price and three exclusive product bundles available at 30% off the retail price. These bundles include the Bashful — Colour of the Year bundle and two bundles with supplies to make the Butterfly Mobile Papercrafting Project.

Think Pink SpecialsThink Pink Bundles

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level ofHostess Rewards or higher, you’ll receive a FREE Colour of the Year bundle — that’s a $55 AUD value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Colour of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit — $55 AUD value, totally FREE!

Contact me today to place your order or jump online at

Happy papercrafting,

Kylie xo

~ Chelsea Gardens ~

The featured paper pack for January is Chelsea Gardens and today I have been getting some long overdue scrapbooking done using these beautiful papers.

On the above pages I have used the geometric papers enabling me to create these family pages. I have paired the papers with the Chelsea Gardens Complements, some Whisper Twine, and I have also added some cuts from the Hearts Border Thin Cuts.The next pages, of Doreen & I enjoying a wonderful morning tea at Cake by Jenna (make sure you visit there if you haven’t been there yet), are paired with left over flowers from this months limited release Lovely Letters and the Scallop Border Thin Cuts. I have also added the pink glitter gems from the Make Waves Sequins & Gems and some leaves from the Chelsea Gardens Complements. If you look very closely you will see I have created my own patterned paper for my journaling. I have used the chevron lines from the Treat for You stamp set (D1769).My last page continues the use of the paper & Scallop Border Thin Cuts, and also uses one of the PML cards from the paper pack. I have cut some hearts from cardstock using the Hearts Thin Cuts. To finish off the page I have added some of Chelsea Gardens Dots & Cream Ribbon.

I hope these layouts have inspired you. All the Chelsea Gardens products are available on my website until 30th April.

Happy papercrafting,

Kylie xo

My Love Letters

Do you remember seeing my post about the beautiful Love Letters last week? Click here for a reminder – now I am ready to share mine with you…I love the outcome of these… I have mounted them on a sheet of paper from the Basics Fundamentals, and then popped them in a shadow box frame from K-Mart…Now I just need to get them hung on the wall…There are still a couple more weeks left to order these. Everything comes in the kit for you to complete the letter (you just need adhesives)… They are $28.50 each, and if you buy 5 you get the 6th for free… Let me know what letters you would love to order…

Happy papercrafting,

Kylie xo