School Days

If you have school aged children this stamp set is perfect for their school day pages


if you have ALL your children’s school photos stashed away in a box it’s time to get them out and onto pages and this is the perfect stamp set to use on those pages.


School Days (S1708)

School Days Lily Dbl Page Aug17School Days Banner Aug17School Days Page2 Aug17School Days Jornalling Box Aug17

It’s all in the little details and the different stamps in this set make the page come together. From the banner on the top of the page to the journalling box and pencils.
I finished off my page with the Black and White Dots which matched perfectly.

I can’t wait to share more projects with this ‘School Days’ Stamp Of The Month set.
Pop back soon to see some fun coloured ideas.

Have a happy day!

Jacquie x


Annual Inspirations 17-18

I’m happy and excited to share the NEW
Close To My Heart ‘Annual Inspirations Ideas Book 2017-2018’ .

This book is full of paper crafting happiness!

Annual Inspirations 17-18

You can view it now at
or let me know if you’d like you very own copy – I’m posting all over Australia.

You will LOVE all the NEW crafty goodness inside this amazing copy – happy viewing.

Jacquie x


New product out now!

Giving you the heads up girls… NEW, super cool, crafty goodness out today from Close To My Heart.


If you love a bit of colour in your life you’ll LOVE this colour wheel. Looking at it makes me want to craft all day long.

You can see all these beautiful colours, NEW products and this months specials on my shopping site

Colourful wishes to you

Jacquie x

Story Book Alphabet Stamp Set

This months Stamp Of The Month has been such a hit with scrapbookers and
card makers. The gorgeous Story Book Alphabet can be used over and over – you’re never going to run out of letters for any titles with this beauty.
Today is the last day to order yours!
Here is some of the fun I’ve had with this stamp set.

Sweet July17

For both my ‘Sweet’ card and ‘Together’ page below, I stamped in Black Ink and teamed this with the Whimsy Fundamental paper pack – stamping in one colour makes for an easy and appealing title.

School July17

Thanks July17

With my ‘Thanks’ card I stamped in Black Memento Ink. This is an Archival quality ink that works for any stamping project and can be used with alcohol markers, watercolors, or any of our Close To My Heart coloring options. I used the Whimsy Fundamental paper and our Turquoise Blue Shin Han Maker.

Love July17

I cut my White Daisy Card to 4 1/4″card (I do love a square card) and layered the Sweet Leaf coloured paper from the Whimsy Fundamental paper with Black Cardstock. I stamped on White Daisy Cardstock again, in Black Memento Ink and then coloured in small sections of the stamp design with Leaf Green and Tender Pink Shin Han Makers.

Gorgeous Stamp Of The Month set + Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack = Fun projects!

Today is the final day to order your Story Book Alphabet stamp set and the Fundamental Paper Packs from the Annual Inspriation Ideas Book 2016-2017. This book is retiring and we have a NEW Annual Inspriations Ideas Book to release tomorrow, 1st August 2017.
You can go to my shopping site to get your retiring products now till 11.30pm tonight!

Happy Alphabetting!

Jacquie x

Sea Glass Lovers…

If you LOVE our Sea Glass colour of the year, you have one week left to order
before it retires!


We all know good things must come to an end but this has happened way to quick, don’t you think! If you want to grab some for yourself do it quick.

Order online NOW and have it posted right to your door.

Sea Glass Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad Z2813

Sea Glass Exclusive Ink Re-Inker Z2713

Sea Glass Cardstock Pack 24 – 12″x12″ sheets X5789

Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pad Z2507

Adios – Goodbye to our Sea Glass!

Jacquie x



‘Hello’ Cricut Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneaky peek at just one piece of artwork off one of the

NEW Close To My Heart Cricut Digital Collections…


Check this out! My home state South Australia. This is just one of many states from Australia. Don’t you just LOVE it! There are more elements to this one piece and I can’t wait to share it all at my Product Launch Party this week with my customers and girls in my team, yes, I’m having a special day with the girls in my team as well.

You are welcome to join my team and join us on this special day – head over to my website click on ‘what we do’ – ‘be a consultant’ and ‘let’s get started’ it’s that easy to join my team. It cost $129 and you’ll get a box full of crafty goodies with a bonus $75 voucher to get even more creative supplies! AND, of course there are more super bonuses when you join my team.

I’m certainly loving my ‘state’ today!

Jacquie x

Home Office Tour

I had the absolute (oh, my gosh, I can’t believe it!) pleasure of touring Close To My Hearts home office while at Convention this July with all the other girls and guys who attended US Convention 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It was amazing!

I would love to share with you some of my favorite photos I took while on tour…

After a morning of super creative sessions at convention we hopped onto our air conditioned bus. The weather was hot, hot, hot in Salt Lake City so this cool ride was welcomed and with such gorgeous views, the ride out to Pleasant Grove, about 30 minutes from the city, was a enjoyable. Months before convention we could book our bus trip out to Home Office and we yes, we had a ‘bus tickets’ …you can be sure I’ll be scrapbooking this keepsake! When we arrived we were divided into 3 groups for ease of moving around to see everything in a timely manner. I couldn’t believe I was really here!

CTMH Mission Statement

I love the Close To My Heart mission statement.
This was on the wall when you entered the front foyer.

Welcome to the Art Studio!
Woah! I really did take a moment to take it all in as this is
‘where all the magic happens’!

Next stop along our tour was Jeanette’s office, workroom and meeting room.
Stella rooms to be able to walk through and be in (pinching myself at this stage to see if I was alive and that this was real!) LOL
ps…if you look closely you’ll see some fun new product coming our way.

The artwork around the home office was so beautiful, everywhere you looked there was something to ohh and ahh over. Of course you could tell it had all been hand made with love AND new product which will all be released 1st August!

We entered the warehouse where they pack orders and where they make our beloved acrylic stamps. We received our convention bags here and watched a video on how our stamps are packaged …very interesting!

JP with New AI Cover

As we walked out from the warehouse there were covers from all the Catalogs, Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions since Close To My Heart was born. Anyone who knows me know I can’t resist a photo with something new and this is the latest cover which will be released in August 2017.

From the warehouse back out to the front foyer, back where we started our tour.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. As I said at the beginning, it was amazing!

Now it’s time for me to get crafty – working on my handmade gifts for my NEW Product Launch Party next week.

Jacquie x

You’re Invited – Product Launch Party

You’re Invited

If you love cardmaking, scrapbooking or making beautiful things with paper then this is for you! Join me at my fun NEW Product Launch Party with our new
Close To My Heart 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Ideas Book.

2017 Launch Party Invitation

I have 2 dates for you to join me
Thursday 20th July 11.00am – 2.00pm
Saturday 22nd July 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Email me for more info and to save your seat

I look forward to sharing ALL the NEW crafty fun from Close To Your Heart with YOU!

Jacquie x

US Convention – Salt Lake City

Today I’m in Salt Lake City – Utah at the Close To My Heart 2017 Convention and, as luck would have it, I’m celebrating my 4th Anniversary with CTMH today 1st July!


These past days meeting new consultants from all over the US and Canada has been fabulous. The chatting, laughter, hugs, meeting new friends, card swaps, catching up with old friends, training, fabulous creative sessions, seeing and hearing about the NEW product releases AND the NEW Annual Inspirations Ideas Book, a special Australian luncheon with Brian Holman and Monica Wihongi, lots of FREE new product and many, many selfies taken along with a wonderful tour of our CTMH home office and the absolute highlight for me was, when I was setting up for Creativity Showcase I turned around and met face to face with Jeanette Lynton – Oh WOW!! She came to see all the consultants art work, this was very special.


Saturday morning we heard from Jeanette and what’s she’s up to. She is so involved in every aspect of Close To My Hard and she is one funny girl!

Thanks for reading today, I’ll  share more fabulous memories from my US trip and CTMH Convention soon.

Jacquie x