Crafter’s Weekend

Hello friends! Check this out!

I am honoured to announce I’ll be demonstrating at this event. This is a big opportunity for me, and while I’m excited about it, I’m a bit nervous. I hope I do good!

Will you be there?

Advertisements

Out of This World

Happy Wednesday. How did we get here so quickly? A minute ago it was Monday! I’m currently working on another project, but wanted to take a quick break to show you my latest layout.

How cute is this paper?! It’s called Stargazer, and it’s perfect for all your astronomy lovers, boys and science geeks! (My daughter is one of them). I tried tying horses and space together…how did I do? 😂

This was their first experience riding a horse, and I’m sure they’d tell you it was out of this world. Their minds were blown, and frequently ask when they can go again.

This is project two in my layout buffet. Stay tuned to see more. More is coming!

Seasonal Expressions 1 Layout Buffet

Hi friends, I have a bit more to share today about a new workshop I’m organizing.

Coming up in March- the 14th from 5-8 pm, to be exact- I will be hosting my very first layout buffet! From my (limited) experience, this type of workshop is fairly new and considered “uncharted territory” by a lot of consultants. I’m excited to try it out, and I’m excited my customers are willing to experiment with me!

There are 4 double page layouts we will tackle, challenging ourselves to complete them in the 3 hour time limit. There will also be two bonus single page layout kits available for purchase, for $5 each. The fee for the buffet itself is $40. All the materials will be pre-stamped and pre-cut; everything will be supplied. Bring along your tape runner, if you have one, and just assemble!

Here’s how I envision it’ll work: to simplify the process for everyone, printed and illustrated instructions will be found for each layout spread at each of their respective stations. The sample I made will be displayed as well, with my pictures attached for a good visual. The samples are also posted right to the event page on Facebook- with and without my photos.

The bonus layouts will also have instructions included- for free. They will be displayed along with my sample double page layouts.

I’m currently still working on the projects we’ll create in this workshop, and I’ll share the rest here as I complete them. Here’s what I’ve created up to this point:

Project #1 with and without pictures

Bonus single page layout #1

I’m so excited about sharing these projects, I can’t remember what else I needed to share with you! Well, if I think of it, I guess you’ll be hearing from me again rather soon!

Cats Meow Kids Valentine Workshop

Happy Sunday! Ready to start your week? I’m ready to ship one of the twins off to school tomorrow. I think she’s ready, for the most part. One week left until Christmas! Are you ready? I still need to wrap presents, otherwise we’re ready in our house.

Speaking of ready, I got a sample card prepared for my upcoming kids valentines workshop in February. It came together really quickly and I think it’s pretty darn cute. I’m biased though. You be the judge:

A card using the emojis stamp set on page 70 in the Annual Inspirations catalog was my inspiration. I felt the stamp Cats Meow was more valentine appropriate, though. All the kids told me they liked the Emoji’s stamp better. I agree, but there’s nothing ‘valentine’ in the quotes that are included. Cats Meow fit the bill.

Do you live in the Whitecourt area, and do you have children ages 5-11? This workshop is for you! I will cut and stamp everything for the kids. They can glue the pieces together and colour their cats in. There may be some pieces they will need help gluing, but I’ll be there to help them. I’ll supply pencil crayons and glue.

There will be enough supplies for the children to make 30 postcard- style valentines that measure 6×4 inches and the fee is just $25 (includes the cost of shipping). Here’s the items you’ll need:

Payment can be sent via cash or cheque. A lot of people prefer to send e-transfers, as well. I will place your order on your behalf. Placing bulk orders saves everyone moolah. The deadline to pay for the workshop is January 28, 2018. All your supplies will ship directly to me, so just worry about bringing yourself to the library, where our workshop is tasking place. Once your child is done, the leftover bitty sparkles and twine is all theirs.

Want to come? Let me know!

CTMH Beary Christmas Mini Album Workshop

Have I shared anything using the festive Beary Christmas paper? I don’t think I have- and we’re so near Christmas! I can’t believe I haven’t done that yet!

I am planning a kids Christmas workshop that I’m holding in January. Christmas is such a busy time, I thought it would be wise to hold off on CTMH events until things slow down again. Unfortunately, waiting so long didn’t help me- some of the items I wanted to use in our workshop are sold out! Boo. So, I used some extra complements I’ve got kicking around. My plan is to let the kids go to town on what I have here, along with the Beary Christmas paper. Its the festive holly-adorned paper in the background of each of these mini layouts. I paired it with extra sheets of miscellaneous CTMH patterned papers I had kicking around. The kids will be able to use whatever else I didn’t use to complete their pages.

Tomorrow, I’ll share a Christmas card I made using Beary Christmas, and then in the next week, I’ll start sharing projects I made using this month’s sotm (A Little Bit of Pun).

Keep in mind, the sotm the month, Beary Christmas and some of the other suites I used to make these pages (Jack, for example) retire at the end of December. If you want to add them to your stash, make sure you order them before December 31! The sooner you do it, the better. Products are flying off the shelves!

CTMH Bashful Together

How pretty is Pebble and Bashful together? I added some navy 8.5×11 cardstock I had in my stash (the last sheet I’d been hoarding) for an extra splash of colour. It’s very elegant, isn’t it?

The title was cut using my Cricut, a photo mat was embossed using the CTMH rose embossing folder and I finished off with pink extra thick twine and embellishments from the Stronger Together and Happy Moments (if I remember correctly!) Complements. The Cricut die cut is my absolute favourite. I typically type my titles, so I really liked that the image was already made for me. I like even more that it’s not my typical linear style, either. That small change is refreshing to me.

(And, the only reason I type them is because there’s no image for what I am looking for! I’m getting to the point where I’m going to start purchasing the ones I want.) 😊

Products Used

– Bashful cardstock X5941

– Pebble cardstock X5955

– White Daisy cardstock 1385

CTMH Through the Year 2018 Calendar

Calendars is a thing with my family. They don’t do them every year, but it has been done in the past. Making calendars. I’ve always thought it was a unique and creative gift at Christmas time.

As far as I know, my family isn’t doing one this year. But, Close to my Heart is! And I’m uber excited about it!

Sold as a kit, you’ll get everything you need to create a 12 month calendar. That means you’ll get paper, embellishments and stickers along with the calendar itself and photo cards so yourself or the recipient can add pictures later.

But, that’s not all. Our Christmas present to you is taking 20% off the total when you purchase this kit. If that’s not incentive enough, when you add the stamp of the month to your kit (which coincidentally coordinates with the items found in the kit), it’s just $6. Regularly, it’s $23.

So, how much is the calendar kit? Without the additional stamp, the Through the Year 2018 calendar kit is $50 CAD. When an order reaches $50 the shopper qualifies for the stamp of the month. Its $6.

Sooo…purchase the kit (there’s your qualifying order), and add the stamp of the month (the stamp add on to the kit, and the current SOTM) for $6. Purchase the stamp set on its own for $23.

I can’t help but think what a great gift this would make. Don’t you agree?! I’m positive aunts, grandparents and parents would just love a handmade gift such as this.

This fantastic deal is available all month long. It’s expires December 31, 2017. Message me to reserve yours.

Pumpkin Carving

I moved away from strictly CTMH in this layout, and included some SU patterned paper I had in my stash. CTMH skylark complimented the paper well, and it was perfect for more Halloween pictures!

Each of the kids had a go at unpacking the pumpkin, but they’re their fathers daughters, and both wound up gagging over the look and feel of it’s innards, so Mom had to finish. 😏

Extra City Sidewalks Card Bundles

Hey y’all! Just dropping in quickly with two more DIY Card bundles!

Same as my other bundles, there’s 5 cards in each kit. All the materials to make them have already been cut and stamped for you and are packaged in a ziploc bag for safe keeping. The demo cards are included with each bundle.

This offer is available to everyone!

$10 Canadian, plus the cost of shipping. Message me to reserve yours.

3×3 CTMH Christmas Tunes Card

How do you say thank you?

I start with a card, always. It’s thoughtful, puts my creative muscles to use, and is always cherished, even if they don’t mention it right away (or at all). I like to think people appreciate something you took the time to create more than store bought cards. Handmade comes from the heart.

This card was created as a small thank you to include with the bundle of cards I shared on my IG (a couple days ago) that are for sale. I’m elated they sold so quickly, so I threw up another small bundle of cards. I created this card using October’s stamp of the month, S1710 Christmas Tunes. It’s 3×3, a size which I don’t often make, but thoroughly enjoy.

When you purchase from me- either from my CTMH website or buying my handmade cards, expect one of these with your order! If I can’t mail you one, I’ll email instead!

Curious to know what the bundle of cards looks like?

There are 4 cards to be created from the materials in this kit. Purchase the whole bundle for $8 CAD and I’ll throw the sample card in for free. Individually, they’re $2 each. No sample card for individual sales. FREE instructions can be found on my CTMH website if you would like to create the three cards from the original kit. It’s available for a limited time.

Comment below to reserve your very own DIY Card kit!