Coming Soon!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the new year, and have been concentrating on getting an events schedule figured out, planned (it’s a work in progress), and adding a couple new ones in there too!

I’m excited to introduce the Bunches of Love card workshop, starting at the end of January!

This particular workshop will focus on a different technique or paper collection every month, starting with D1815 Bunches of Love. Unlike my card blitz, which is just a free for all creating random cards just for the love of it.

It is possible to create a water color scene with your ink and certain stamps. Did you know that?! We’re also testing out the newest Shimmer Brush to come to Close to My Heart- Sugarplum! If you like glittery things, you’ll want to be at this workshop! It adds a beautiful, subtle effect to whatever you apply it to!

I had an oopsie using the shimmer brush (first time user over here πŸ‘ˆ); please pardon the glaring sparkly dot in the last picture. All your cards will look like these when you’re done! (Except for the one with my little oopsie).

So, here’s the fine details. With your $30 registration fee, you’ll create three each of these three cards with the provided ink and materials. You are free to bring your own paper trimmer, adhesive, inks and stamp cleaning supplies to customize them (if you so desire).

The fun starts January 25 at the Days Inn Whitecourt, from 5-8:30 pm. The deadline to register is January 18, 2019. For more info, please contact me at theeverydayscrapbooker@gmail.com

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November Card Workshop

Have I shared with you November’s card workshop yet? No?

This workshop is all about Christmas, and I enjoyed creating cards for it so much that I decided to carry it over to December’s workshop too!

Have a look at what we’ll be creating:

The last two cards, as well as the card with the die cut stocking tag, were all created using the super cute and happy Oh What Fun! papers from CTMH. I liked this collection so much that my personal Christmas cards are going to be replicas of those last two cards. Combined with that super sweet Ugly Christmas Sweater stamp set, and my heart is smiling.

What do you think?! Aren’t they so fun?! Here’s the workshop details:

Whitecourt Days Inn

November 18 @ 1-1:45 pm

Please remember to bring scissors, adhesive, pencil, journaling pen, and straight edge ruler. You may need them for your cards. Everything else is provided, should you need them. As always, please do not bring extra supplies home with you to create at a later time.

I hope to see you there! The registration deadline is November 1!

Lightbulb πŸ’‘ Moment

I have a new workshop idea that I wanted to run past you. I think it’s smart, and I hope you think so, too! Let me know, either via the poll I created on my Facebook business page, or the comments at the bottom πŸ‘‡πŸ» of this blog post.

I hear from a lot of people that they’re not keen to buy new products (in this case CTMH) because they have such a large craft stash. We can all relate, right? If you’re not a consultant that’s geared to selling and purging product on a regular basis, all those stamps, papers and embellishments is going to pile up rather quickly. Got a favourite paper? You’re going to hoard it because it’s hard to let it go. Been there, done that.

Funds are tight, as well, so why would we shell out more money if we already own a lot of the same thing? Most companies produce similar products around the same time, generally. Those ideas eventually get recycled, too, and if you haven’t used up that product by the time it’s popular again, you’re less prone to buy it a second time. Unless it’s a new, cutting edge item that’s never been seen before, we’re likely to hold off purchasing.

I get it.

My goal, in addition to selling products from CTMH, is to also inspire. I’m not just selling a product, I’m also selling an idea, technique, inspiration. If I’m a good business woman, I’ll listen to my customers and meet their needs where they’re at, and inspire them with more than just pretty, new products.

Another consultant is experiencing the same thing, and we’ve been discussing this in one of the CTMH Facebook forums I’m in. It inspired me, because a customer of mine commented on this very topic just the other day. I hadn’t thought much about it until I saw that Facebook post. It got me thinking and inspired me.

I’d like to offer a “Use Up Your Stash” recurring monthly event. The main requirement to participate in this event (aside from an entrance fee to hold your seat) is bringing your own stash to create with. I’ll provide ink, stamps, tools, card/layout bases (cardstock) and patterns for everyone to use (if wanted/needed). Want to use your own ink, stamps, tools, embellishments, etc? Bring it all! You will not be expected or required to purchase anything from my website (of course, you’re always welcome to), but this type of event is a no frills, relaxed, let loose and have fun kind of event. We all have a stash, of some sort, and we all think it would be nice to make a dent in it. Me included. #amiright

So, lets meet in the middle- I’ll help you succeed in using up your stash and you help me succeed in “selling” inspiration to you.

On board? Comment below, or visit my poll on Facebook!

It’s Done!

Friends, I got it done! I’m so happy to introduce- in its entirety- October’s card blitz! Have a look!

Aren’t they so cute?! The deadline to register is coming up on October 1! Don’t miss out! If you can’t physically come to the blitz, that’s ok. Reserve a kit for yourself, instead! If I can drive it to you, I will. If not, shipping charges will be added to the total.

Here’s the fine details:

If you’re in the area, join us on October 20 at the Days Inn Whitecourt from 1 pm to 1:45 pm. All the materials are supplied, but you should bring a pencil, straight edge ruler, scissors, adhesive and a journaling pen. You may need them. Extra adhesive will be available to purchase if you run out. Cash, cheque or etransfer works. (See the email below).

If you’re not in the area, but would still like this kit, please send your payment via etransfer to theeverydayscrapbooker@gmail.com. Cash or cheque is also acceptable. Expect to do a bit of fussy cutting when your kit arrives; everything else will be stamped, measured and cut for you. You’ll receive enough materials to create one each of 12 different cards. Envelopes are also included!

If you’re ordering a kit, instructions will be provided upon your registration. (The easiest way to get it is by joining this group on Facebook. I’m the admin there, too, by the way. Just so you don’t think I’m sending you to some random Facebook group!) If you’re not on Facebook, I can send the instructions to you via email in PDF format. (Includes pictures and directions to assemble!)

The registration fee ($30) covers the materials we’re using to create all 12 cards; no other purchase is necessary. The fee is the same whether you’re coming on the 20th or you require a kit instead. When you register, just let me know what works best for you!

October Card Blitz Sneak Peek

Hello friends! I know it’s been awhile since I posted, but I’m excited to tel you that I’ve got some new cards to share with you!

I have to admit that since my craft room was torn apart to deal with a leaky pipe, I’ve been struggling in the inspiration and motivation department. I miss being in the space that’s devoted to my craft, even though I’m loving sitting in my bright and sunshiny dining room. If I could transplant it into my craft room, I’d be so happy!

But, it isn’t, so I’ll continue enjoying sitting at my sunshiny (only when it’s sunshiny, though) kitchen table, and hate putting it all in one corner of the dining room until the next play date.

So, I have a new card blitz coming up on October 20 in Whitecourt. As always, if you’re too far away, or already have plans for the 20th, kits are available as well. The cost is $30 + shipping (if it’s required). This blitz is still in the works, but see below what’s already done.

If you like them, come out and make them! Or order a kit to go! Registration/kit fee is $30 and it includes all the materials you’ll need to create these sweet and simple cards. If you come to the blitz, some stamping and fussy cutting needs to be done in addition to assembling them. If you order the kit, just a bit of fussy cut needs to be done.

If you’d like to come, please rsvp by October 1, 2018, so I have time to prep!

CTMH Holiday Sparkle

People have begun telling me they’re looking for Christmas cards. Apparently Christmas is on everyone’s minds!

Well, I’ve got good news! Why not get an early start on your Christmas cards?! And, not just ordinary Christmas cards- make interactive shaker cards to boot!

They are super cute, and my customers are going wild over them! I must admit- so am I. I’ve got to have them. You’ll think so, too.

Keep in mind, these cards are available in October, only. I will put together a bulk order for these beauts, but in October. Mark your calendars- October 1-31, 2018- order Holiday Sparkle card kit. Do it!!

More details to follow closer to the date! Stay tuned!

What’s Up at TEDS?!

It’s time to share some news with you!

Here’s what’s on the schedule this week, and for the remainder of the month. Ready?

First, join me for my first ever virtual techniques class! We’re discussing inking and we’ll be making a simple card using this technique. Later in August, on the 21, well apply our knowledge to a layout, and attempt inking on things other than straight lines (such as a punched border). We’ll also discuss storage ideas and when it’s time to replace your sponge dauber. What is a sponge dauber? Find out at tomorrow’s virtual class!

That’s right, my first virtual class it at 11 am MST tomorrow (Monday, August 6). It’s posted to my techniques group on Facebook, so you’ll have to be active on FB, and request admission to the group itself. Links will be found at the bottom of this post.

Secondly, I have a simple challenge going on my Facebook business page right now! You must love paper crafting, paper crafting challenges and winning free CTMH swag. Available only to North American participants. (Canada and the US of A). For your chance to win some fab CTMH products from me, like my business page, then hunt down the pinned post at the top of the page. Share your finished projects using your scrap papers, embellishments, fibres…whatever you’ve got lying around. September 4, 2018 is the deadline to enter; two winners will be announced on the 5th. Come and play!

Lastly, I have two additional events taking place in September- Hostess Rewards Club in the 8th, and card blitz on the 22. You’re welcome to join both! Both events have been shared in previous posts, but in case you missed it, here’s the important details:

Hostess Rewards Club September 8 from 1-5 pm at the Days Inn Whitecourt. Join me monthly, and create 2-3 double page layouts every month. By the end of the year (May), you’ll have a completed album! The best part? Earn free ctmh products in your hostess month. Each guest will take turns playing hostess. If it sounds like fun, RSVP!

On September 22, from 1-1:45 (same location) set aside time to get a jump start on your greeting cards. Make as many as you can in 45 minutes, but please do not take home any of the supplies. There are 10 cards to choose from and create for yourself. The cutting and stamping is done; you get to color, watercolour fussy cut and assemble! Easy peasy!

So. Which event(S) would you like to attend? Choose one or choose all! Find the links below:

August 6 virtual inking class

https://www.facebook.com/events/1725464440894815/?ti=icl

August 21 virtual inking class

https://www.facebook.com/events/274949543286675/?ti=icl

Try It Out Tuesday with TEDS (my fb group page)

https://m.facebook.com/groups/2057047594515697

Hostess Rewards Club

https://www.facebook.com/events/437036340098563/?ti=icl

Card Blitz

https://www.facebook.com/events/1253996201369803/?ti=icl

The Everyday Scrapbooker Business Page

http://www.facebook.com/theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh

September Card Blitz

Hello friends!

I’m so excited to share September’s card blitz with you! I got them completed this morning- just in enough time for my husband to arrive home with my new dishwasher. Hooking it up has taken the afternoon, so far! Good times!

Did you see the little furry paw in the bottom right corner of my photo? Miss Ava wanted to help me snap a photo of my cards. She’s so helpful πŸ˜ƒ

Some of the cards came from my CTMH website (inspo can come from anywhere), so if they look familiar to you, that would be why!

There’s a mix of techniques amongst these cards. There’s some inking, colouring and water colouring, and even some doodling. (The simplest version of doodling- drawing straight lines). So, if you’ve got them, bring your journaling pens and straight edge rulers to my card blitz. The fun starts on September 22, from 1-1:45 pm at the Days Inn. Make as many cards as you can in that period of time.

I’d love for you to join us! This year is going to be amazing- even better than last year (and last year was fantastic!!) Comment on this post if you plan to come; if not, no sweat! I also make card kits for my long distance customers! Everything will be stamped, coloured and water coloured for you. Your job will be to fussy cut images out, glue pieces to the card bases and doodle! Easy peasy. If you’d like one of my kits, all you have to do is comment! PayPal and E-transfer are acceptable methods of payment. I’ll ship anywhere, as long as you’re comfortable paying postage! So, what do you say? Jump on board. We’re missing you!

Try It Out Tuesday Virtual Classroom

Ever experimented with inking? Do you know what it is, or how to do it? If you answered no to any of those questions, consider joining me on August 8 at 1 pm mst on Facebook. I’m hosting my first ever virtual class, and we’re tackling this very simple and stunning technique. We’ll create a couple projects together, then I’ll turn you loose to try it out on your own!

A small order is required, but ONLY if you do not own the tools needed for this particular technique. What would those tools be? Easy!

Sponge daubers. They come in packs of three from CTMH and cost $7.75 for the pack. They also come in a handy value pack of 12, and cost $24.25. View each below.

Regular pack

Value pack

Ink. For the two projects, in particular, that we’re creating, you’ll need CTMH Pewter ink if you don’t currently own it. All ink pads at CTMH are $10.25, and come in a wide range of hues. See this particular ink below.

Pewter Exclusive Ink

What are we creating? Two simple projects: one 4.25×5.5 inch card, and one double page layout. Each project features inking, though the layout will be more inking- intensive. (Meaning there’s much more inked elements in it.)

The theme for each of your projects is up to you, as is the papers you use. However, if you add the Fresh Air paper packet and Documented cardmaking stamp to your order, I’ll give you $5 CTMH cash as a thank you gift!

Fresh Air Paper Packet

Documented Card Stamp Set

Of course, you’ll use your own basic tools and embellishments to complete the projects.

Are you in? I hope so! Facebook is where all the fun will be taking place! Follow this link to find the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1725464440894815/?ti=icl

If you’d like to be added to my Facebook group (its a closed group so you’ll need to request to be added), search Try It Out Tuesday With TEDS. Click Join if you’d like to learn more! I hope to see you there!

June CTMH Card Blitz- Full Preview!

Hi!

I’ve got the full preview of June’s card blitz ready to go! I’d love to share them with you!

I think some close ups are in order too, don’t you?

If you’re local to Whitecourt, you are more than welcome to join us! This will be my last card blitz until school resumes in the fall. Then, you’ve got to come back! If you commit and pre-pay for September-November’s card blitzes, you’ll get December’s blitz free! That’s such a great deal!

If you live outside Whitecourt, you’re welcome to purchase a kit, as well. I have long distance customers, too, and I’m all about sharing the love with you. Want a kit? Just message me!

Better yet, if you’re in Fox Creek or the surrounding area, I’m bringing this blitz right to your doorstep! I’ll be hosting June’s card blitz at the community centre on the 16th. Mark your calendars! There’s not much time to reserve your spot! I must have 5 participants in order to do this blitz. Please come!!