Monday, January 6, 2014

NEW Idea book is being released February 1st

I am so excited to let you know that the new Spring & Summer 2014 Idea Book is on it's way... and I have had the priviledge of getting a sneak peek!

There are some really cute papers coming, adorable stamps sets...

To reserve your copy send me a quick email ~ or check my schedule of events & come out to see the new products & play with some paper...

For now ~ be sure to order any paper or embellishments that you LOVE as they may not be available in the NEW Idea Book... the stamp set will run with the new Idea book.

Place an order here today

The Stamp of the Month is "Cross Stitch Wishes" 
  My mom is going to LOVE this one!

Artwork using the stamp of the month

Do you love to papercraft?  Join Close to My Heart today and get all this for $99 it is a value of alot more than that!  Amn get your supplies at a discount... hold book parties, share with friends or make a decent living ~ it is up to you  ~ hobby crafter or business owner.

Crush books are being carried over into the Spring Summer Idea Book...  and you will like what else there will be... can use together!

This Month we have relocated the monthly classes to take place at my Home Studio in Merrickville, ON
the first class will take place on Saturday January 15, 2014... 
All in attendance will receive a New Idea Book... 
To celebrate National Papercrafting Month we will be creating cards using the Special Kit 
To reserve your space go to Farmer Di Stamps facebook page & click on events... 
Hoping you can join us here!

Keep Playing with Paper

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!!!!

Happy New Year One & All... 

Classes in December ended up cancelled due to the snow so I just played in my studio...

We had such a great Christmas... loads of family events & get togethers.  This year we celebrated 2 Christmases ~ both here at our place ~ one for family & the second with some good friends that have moved here from Florida...

Here is what December looked like:

Mid December I was asked to paint the window for Olde Town Christmas event  ~ this was the Santa Village they have every year in Kemptville Ontario

We are getting the Tree... this is a tradition we do every year the weeknd before Christmas...

Here is the Grand Babies... our oldest Grand K with Auntie Sarah & Baby E with Dad Steve
Here is the beauty they found... I just LOVE it!

My Baby Brother & his Wife came for the event... it is there tradition to join us!

And here she is decorated up & presents below...awaiting the man in red!

Our Girls on Christmas Day in their matching PJ's

Fun with the grands... My sister had her 1st grandbaby in June & Baby E was born 2 months later so it was a baby focused christmas for sure!

There was lots of fun, food & laughter too!

 Looking forward to a spectacular 2014... all the best to you & yours

Keep on Playing with Paper

Monday, November 11, 2013

It is Birthday time at our house!

We have alot of Birthdays here the end of October &  into November...
My mom, sister in law, neice in October 3 days in a row... then in November a cousin, my dear Hubby, my sister (turning the big 5 0), me, another cousin, 3 close friends & a couple work colleagues... there is also a family wedding anniversary in November!!!! BUSY!

My Mom & Neice at a Birthday celebration in Gananoque...

then the next week I had my sister come visit & had a mini Surprise luncheon party with a couple friend... complete with a dip in the hot tub... we laughed & laughed all afternoon!

My best friend, aka my Hubby went out for a drive to visit an architectural salvage store with My sister & her Hubby... before we met up with them we had to stop for Breakfast first in Merrickville!

then on Sunday we celebrated with the kids... we had cake!

the following week we celebreated my Birthday... here is my mom & baby E!

 Lots of celebrating...

This months  Stamp of the Month is Illuminate (like hubby's cake!lol) 
you can buy this stamp set for as little as $5 (conditions apply)

More Christmas preparation ~ in our classes this month we will be creting Christmas ornaments
using the Paper Packet called 'Frosted'... this is such a beautiful patterned paper

as well as creating some greeting cards & tags


Don't forget to sign up for classes ~ there is a limited set of kits for this.
email to register

Keep Playing with Paper

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

October already!  Where does the time go?  We have been spending time with our grand babies... Baby E is already 2 months old!!! K is such a great help with his baby brother.  Excited to see everyone at Thanksgiving... 

Claire Workshop on the go & artwork is what we are featuring this month....

Such soft colors

And don't forget... 
only a couple months til Christmas... 
Cricut Art Philosophy can help you with those cutting projects!

We have a Christmas cardmaking class planned for this month ~ come out to join us!

Keep playing with paper

Monday, September 9, 2013

Back to School!

The air is getting crisper & days are getting shorter ~ Autumn is so Beautiful!

Lots going on this Month ~

First is National Stamping Month... receive this "You Are My Happy"  Stamp set trio  for only $10 with a qualifying order

this Months Stamp of the Month is called "Poster Tidings"
I LOVE this stamp set!!!!

We will be using this set in the Monthly workshop along with the Huntington B&T paper...

Set of 3 cards 

And 2 two page layouts all ready for those autumn photos

And it is time to start planning your homemade gifts ~ Artbooking is a great solution for mini albums to fill with memories for loved ones or to give empty for them to fill with this years Christmas memories!

Looking forward to spending time with my friends & family and create these awesome projects...
What have you been working on?

Keep playing with Paper

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blog Hop~ Fall & Winter 2013 Idea Book NEW B&T paper ~

Good Morning,

Welcome to the K&W CTMH Ottawa facebook group BlogHop for theFall & Winter Idea Book 2013 NEW B&T paper,~ Available to purchase starting today ~

Thanks for stopping by!

I have created a 2 page layout using the 'Babycakes' Workshop on the GO from Close to My Heart ~ 
We are expecting our 2nd Grandson any day now & I am soooo ready!

Sooo from the looks of things you need stand on your head to see this... baaah haah haah... It also shows how you can rotate any page layout to get another pattern ~ it is the image & the witting that determine where the top of page is... huh!  (I will have to sort out how to get them facing the correct direction)

Thanks for dropping by ~ be sure to comment & then head over to see what Tracy has created ...


If you get lost along the way the following links will take you back.

 Laughing Lola - Tracy

ProPlayer - Caroline

Sarita - Diana

Huntington - Shelley

Frosted - Heather

Babycakes - Diana