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!

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CTMH Grateful Heart Workshop

Hello, friends!

I’m so excited to announce December’s Grateful Heart Scrapbook Workshop! I enjoyed creating with this paper so much, there’s 7 layouts to create using it!

One of the layouts I created (the single page one, specifically) was inspired by one of the images CTMH shared. Since I’d already used the patterned paper the original showcased, I went in my own direction!

The rest are from sketches I found online. See the full layouts below.

Instructions are available for a small fee. If you’d like to create these on your own, you can! Purchase the materials needed to create these layouts (below) and you’ll get it free. If you want to thin out your own stash, that’s cool too! If you’d still like my workshop instructions to use as inspiration, they can be emailed to you in PDF format for $15 CAD.

What CTMH products did I use? All the products came from the Grateful Heart collection. Specifically, you’ll need:

X7237B Grateful Heart Paper packet

X7237C Grateful Heart Complements

X7237D Grateful Heart coordinating card stock

If you order CTMH Grateful Heart before October is out, you can also get the Stamp of the Month, S1810 Thanks & Giving, for $6 when a $50 order is placed. (These items add up to $40, so you’re nearly there if you want the sotm)! If you don’t want this particular sotm, don’t fret. Grateful Heart is available until the end of December! There’s still time to purchase it 😊 Definitely check out November’s Stamp of the Month, you may like that one, instead! Every month, there’s a new one!

October is nearly over, so you’ll want to get on this if you want to participate!

Are you a regular customer of mine? (Regular means you’ve attended more than three of my events or placed three or more orders on my website). If you fill either of these criteria, you’re eligible to download my instructions absolutely FREE! You will then be part of my VIP group on Facebook. They’re all listed there! Not a member yet? Private message me to be added!

CTMH Grateful Heart

Have you seen the featured paper collection for the month of October yet?

Oh my gosh, it’s perfect for all your Pumpkin Spice everything, sweater and boot wearing weather, fall Thanksgiving pictures!

Have a look:

The colors and patterns are perfect for your fall themed photos and the layouts you create with it will look amazing in your scrapbook album!

This is what I’ve created with it (so far):

And this layout inspires me:

(This Layout is property of CTMH; it is not my own artwork).

It’s so pretty, though, that I want to scraplift it.

If you’d like to create layouts like this, all you have to do is visit my website and search for Grateful Heart. Purchase the paper and embellishments separately (as seen above), or in a workshop (it’s all in one neat bundle, including a cutting guide and instructions for putting the layouts together!!) CTMH has got you totally covered!

There is one more option that may appeal to you. In December’s Layout Workshop, we’ll be using this collection to create 5 scrapbook layouts. We’ll use select products from within this range to complete them. There’ll be an event in Edmonton (December 10, 2018) and another here in Whitecourt (December 16, 2018). Mark the date on your calendar if you’re in either of those areas. The fee is $40 (to order the necessary items from my website that we’ll need) and that price INCLUDES the registration fee! Woot! Contact me by commenting below if you’d like to register! (There’s still time; the deadline is later in November). Come on out and have some fun!

Are you into stamping? Well, you’re in luck. There’s two stamp sets that coordinates with this collection. There’s a card making set for those avid card makers, and a scrapbooking stamp set. See them below.

(Scrapbooking set)

(Card making set)

I bet you’ll want the set now!

To order your very own set, you can visit my website here.

Stay tuned for more artwork using this warm and beautiful collection. I can’t wait to play some more with it!

October Scrapbook Classes

October’s Hostess Rewards Workshop is completed, and I’m so excited to share it with you!

I used the new (upcoming) Boutique range to complete this workshop. The colors are beautiful, rustic, romantic, and charming! There’s watercolour patterns, florals, soft pinks and modern whimsical patterns too (which might be my favourite of all!)

We’ll make 5 layouts in this workshop- two 2 page layouts and a single page layout. To attend this workshop, some supplies are needed! You need:

X7235B Boutique paper packet $14.25

X7235C Complements pack $9.75

X7235D card stock pack $13.00

*Taxes and shipping will be added to the total.* These can be found on my website here. In order to attend the workshop, the orders must be made by October 1, 2018. We will be using them at our workshop! If you don’t have them, you can’t participate! Sad face! 😔

If you’re coming to my Edmonton event, your order must be placed by October 5, 2018. I hope to see you at one of these events!

Want to see what we’re making?

There’s some close ups too.

We’ll be trying out inking and using CTMH thin cuts with this workshop. If you’ve never tried either technique or tool, come on out and learn something new. This was my first time using the Thin Cuts, and I love how clean the cuts are. They are very nice to work with and I want more! You’ll love it, too, when you try them!

So, where is the fun happening? There’s two separate events planned- one here in Whitecourt, and another in Edmonton.

Whitecourt- October 13 from 1-5 pm @ Whitecourt Days Inn. Deadline to register is October 1, 2018.

Edmonton- October 15 from 11:30-2:30 @ Strathcona County Library. Deadline to register is October 5, 2018.

I hope to see you there!

A Friendly Little Reminder

Hello, dear friends!

I’m dropping in with a friendly reminder that September’s Hostess Rewards Club starts on September 8, and the deadline to register and order your club supplies is August 27! That’s coming up super fast!

If you’d like more information about this event, follow the link below:

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

This event is only open to residents local to Whitecourt, Alberta. Sorry!

CTMH Sugarplum and Boutique

Both layouts have something in common. I bet you don’t know what it is!

If you guessed Boutique, you’d be 100% correct! It isn’t as noticeable in the top layout as it is in the bottom layout, but it’s still there. Beautiful Friendship appears in both layouts, as well.

Here’s the differences. In the top layout, I kept the color palette to sapphire, mink and bashful; the bottom layout features Sugarplum, our new color of the month (available soon!!), pansy, sapphire, and black. There’s also much more Boutique in the lower layout than the upper one.

The biggest difference is that I used some Heidi Swapp spray in the background. It’s been a lonnnng time since I used it, and I think I like the finished result. Maybe there’ll be more of it in the future? We’ll see.

I’ll be away on vacation for a week, starting tomorrow, so you won’t hear from me until I return! The beach is calling…

Fresh Air Surprise

Good afternoon, friends!

I’m dropping in with a little layout I created today. The deal was if my husband napped- I scrapped. And, I did. (He napped, too). Lol!

Here’s what I made:

I mixed Gimme Some Sugar with Fresh Air for a layout of a chance encounter we had with a wren building a nest and raising her family in our backyard. Unfortunately, that adventure was short lived. The birds got to her eggs and chased her away.

What have you made recently?

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 😃

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!

Friends Make the Best Accessory

I’ve got a couple personal layouts to share with you today. I’ve also started working (like a mad woman!!) on cards for my upcoming card buffet (September), and a special class I’m teaching on August 9 at the Chateau Lac St. Anne lodge. (Sorry, it’s for the residents there, only).

It’s been so hot, the best place to be the last couple days is in my haven! Can’t complain about that! My poor albums have a hard time keeping up with me!

Both these layouts were created using the same collection. Yes, you guessed it- Documented! I love it’s versatility- any theme goes with it. The top layout is about my daughter and the bottom layout is about our pup. And, they both work incredibly well with the photos (which I’m leaving out for privacy reasons. And because I have photo mats and I may as well use them 😉)

What do you love most about this collection? For me, it’s the colors. They bring comfort and warmth, intensity and richness. I love it! Honestly, some of them I wouldn’t think to pair together, either- like Saffron and Bashful. Yet, they coordinate beautifully! Others are just no brainers, like Saffron and Eggplant. Yummy.

There’s still time to purchase this collection, and the gorgeous complements and wood veneer that coordinates with it. August 31, 2018 is the deadline!

September Hostess Club Unveil!

I’m so excited to introduce September’s Hostess Rewards Club projects- in its entirety! I may have shared one of the layouts, already. I’m also including some close ups! Ready?!

Aren’t they just so pretty?! I used select products from the CTMH Documented range to complete all six (three double page) layouts. There are some extras that guests will need to bring (your own white daisy + bashful card stock). Anything that’s needed (ink and tools, for example) I’ll provide.

So, set aside an afternoon and spend it with me crafting your heart out. Bring your friends and take turns being the hostess- and earn free CTMH products! While you’re at it, maybe learn a new technique or two, as well! This workshop also incorporates some fussy cutting and paper inking. Know what those are? No? That’s your incentive to join me! I’ll show you what they are and how to do them!

The fun starts on September 8 at the Whitecourt Days Inn. If you’re local to the area, come on out!