2018 Creative Escape

What a fun weekend we had at this years 2018 Creative Escape with National Scrapbooking Month and the perfect ‘Postcard Perfect’ collection to create fun cards and scrapbook layouts.

Sharing the Postcard Perfect collection was big time fun. I created treats showcasing these gorgeous papers and products from Close To My Heart. The little thongs above were our name tags, how cute are they!


With a total of 29 girls it was great to share ideas, laugh, create, sing, eat and laugh some more, together over our Creative Escape weekend.


The very first weekend I took some of these girls away we were still up at midnight – I couldn’t believe we were all up so late so, I made them all get up in front of the clock to have a photo taken. Ten years on we still do this ‘tradition’ on a Friday night, it’s such a fun thing to do.


With so much to share I’ve finally found a great way to showcase the fun pages and cards using the Close To My Heart products!


It was awesome to have 9 of the girls in my team come along and I enjoyed celebrating them all. I created a special page for each of them and spoilt them with a bag of CTMH goodies.


With our new Seasonal Expression out this month there was SO much to share with the girls. The new Thin Cuts are my favourite (at the moment), they look fabulous on any project and are easy to use. Here’s a few pages and cards I made to share over the weekend. They then had a chance to create a project with it.


You just have to experience a weekend away one day, it is the best fun. Check with a Close To My Heart Consultant in your area if she hosts one. You will love it.

Happy days.

Jacquie x


Dad is Rad!

To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad Is Rad exclusive product is here!

Dad Is Rad

This handsome set has been created to celebrate our dads! You can start creating your stories, on your pages, with this great stamp set…


Dad Is Rad Stamp

Rad Dad – D1811
This cool stamp set is only $27.00

Dad Is Rad Collection

The exclusive product offering, of the Dad is Rad Collection, features the limited Rad Dad stamp set, and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle.
The products in this workshop include the stamp set and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ layout, one 12″ × 12″ page, and four cards that can be used both for Father’s Day, or to share with all the “rad” people you love!

Normally $62.85 you can purchase this Workshop Bundle now for only $46.95

This stamp set and Dad is Rad Workshop Bundle is
only available till the end of June 2018.
Order yours now so you have plenty of time to to create for Father’s Day.

To see this and more ‘rad’ creative products head on over the my online shop

Have a ‘rad’ day.

Jacquie x


Stamp Of The Month

With the NEW Seasonal Expressions Ideas Book comes NEW Stamp Of The Month sets. The set available this month and in the coming months are sensational.

I receive the four new stamp sets as a gift at our Leaders Day at our Close To My Heart Convention. Keen to play with this new product, I teamed each Stamp Of The Month set with the featured paper collections available for that month.

I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do!

May Stamp Of The Month ‘Classic Summer Bash’ featuring the Beautiful Friendship Collection.

June Stamp Of The Month ‘A Bushel & a Peck’ featuring the Fresh Air Collection.

July Stamp Of The Month ‘Highlight Reel’ featuring the Central Park Collection.

August Stamp Of The Month ‘For The Love Of Crafting’ featuring the Documented Collection.

ALL these NEW paper collections are available now.
You can view each of them in my On-Line shop http://www.jacquiepaech.ctmh.com.au

The Stamp Of The Month stamp sets are only available during the month shown.

There’s a whole lot of fun to be had with our Stamp Of The Month stamp sets.
Get your ‘Classic Summer Bash’ set S1805 this month only at a discount – when you spend $75 you can purchase this set for $7.50.

Happy Stamp Of The Month to you!

Jacquie x

Seasonal Expression 2

Get excited …we have a new Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book out NOW!
Sesonal Expression 2 May18

With super new products available for you to order now. You will love the 4 new paper collections, new tools and new Hostess Rewards stamp sets AND there is a new
Story Starter Workshop kit available, created by Stacy Julian
– this kit will have you telling your stories in no time.

Attend one of my events and receive your FREE copy of our Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book or you can view it right now at

We also have a brand new kit available for you to join now.
Packed full of fun crafty goodness.

May Joining Kit

Join my team for$129 and you’ll instantly enjoy a $75 shopping spree with Close To My Heart AND you’ll receive FREE the Postcard Perfect Cut-Above Kit valued at $38 made specially for this months National Scrapbooking Month!

Postcard CutAbove


To see more about this kit and ALL the new products available right now visit my
Online Shop

Have a fun crafty day.

Jacquie x


Classic Summer Bash

Celebrate the people you love with this Classic Summer Bash stamp set –
May’s Stamp Of The Month is a total classic!

May SOTM Cards

I got all crafty with this new stamp set, gearing up for my team awards for May.
Within the mason jar you can fit a whole heap of different sentiments – the one I used here was a special stamp set you can earn for FREE when you become a
Close To My Heart Consultant as a straight to the top earner.

May SOTM Page

After creating my card I could not stop there. I created this page using the same stamp set and the Beautiful Friendship paper collection.
PS …how cute are the straws 🙂

May18 SOTM

Classic Summer Bash S1805

Check out this stamp set and
a whole NEW Seasonal Expression Ideas Book in my Online shop


Have a happy, crafty day.

Jacquie x


Sweet as a Paech

I’m sure only once in a lifetime this will happen to me – I fell in love with a page layout and with a slight change of the title made it fit for one of my fun, family photos.

When I first saw this AWESOME page layout by Close To My Heart , I knew I had to do this! Here is my play on the title ‘Sweet as a Peach”.D2AB0A78-8AE0-4D75-8EE4-B120ACDED7FEWith this photo of my gorgeous girls I took the layout, with a slight change of 2 letters, made it a perfect title for our fun, family page!

180CF168-FF98-4288-99EE-0AFCB094852BThe original artwork from Close To My Heart it’s SO pretty. The Gimme Some Sugar Collection is SO pretty too. You can view the entire collection in my online shop


Have a sweet day.

jacquie x


So much to celebrate

April brings with it SO much to celebrate and I’m starting with our Stamp Of The Month – check out these cute Celebrate cards.


I used a combination of Bashful, Black and White Daisy Cardstock teamed with the gorgeous pink floral background & textured paper from the Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack. I also used (today’s) favourite Thin Cut, the Solid Scallop Border and embellished with Gold Pearls.

2B82E5D3-4FAF-44F6-81A0-24D50CD4C452Colour Your Life (S1704)

1CB8257A-C142-4882-A7D9-4E4067F830B2Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack X7228B

This gorgeous paper pack is so sweet and is available till the end of this month. I’ll be sharing a whole lot of fun projects with it over April. To see all these products and more visit my online shop


Have a happy day.

Jacquie x


Hugs in a Card

I love creating special cards, like this ‘hugs’ card – there is always someone special who needs a hug. If you can’t give them a hug in person you can send them your love and a ‘hug’ through a sweet, personalised card.


This week I’m hosting my March Card Buffet. A fun event where you make 6 cards for just $15. Everything is pre-cut, the stamps are set up on blocks, the inks are in the basket along with any other ‘special’ products you need to complete each card. You choose a card and begin to create. It’s a whole lotta fun and a great way to build your own personal stash of cards AND, I LOVE that you have the chance to play with crafty product you normally wouldn’t use! This ‘hugs’ card is just one of the cards on offer this week.

Join me this Wednesday and Friday for my Card Buffet 10.00am – 12noon for more details email jplorikeet@bigpond.com

Hugs to you.

Jacquie x

Trip of a lifetime!

I earn’t this amazing trip of a lifetime with Close To My Heart – a Mediterranean Cruise.
It was exciting, amazing and a fabulous experience and to share it with my husband Paul made it even more of an awesome adventure!
We did so much and saw so many places I am keen to share with you all.


I LOVE this photo!
Anyone who knows Paul knows he is the last person on this earth to want to have his photo taken but I cornered him on the ship with this photographer and it pretty much sums up our happiness from our time overseas – we had the best time, seeing amazing places with some amazing people.

Over the next couple of weeks in between my scrapbooking classes, card classes, paper crafting days and preparing for our 2018 Australasian Close To My Heart Convention, to be held in Melbourne this month, I’ll be sharing our story, our amazing trip of a lifetime thanks to Close To My Heart.

CTMH Swarovski Stair Case

A shout out to all the wonderful Close To My Heart girls who also earn’t this amazing trip. So many amazing moments spent with these girls, so many heart warming memories made with these girls – I LOVE this photo to of us all on the Swarovski Crystal Stair case on our cruise ship MSC Meraviglia – so sparkly!
…and this is what we call work!

Happy days and happy memories.

Jacquie x