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!

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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!

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! πŸ˜”

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!

New CTMH Event Coming Soon!

I know I said it somewhere. I don’t know if it was here or in one of my groups, but this year is going to be even better than last year. And, last year was phenomenal (for my CTMH business).

I’m so excited to announce that I’m bringing my scrapbook workshop to Edmonton! How awesome is that?! If you live in the area, you should absolutely join!

Each event will be held monthly on Mondays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, starting on September 10. That’s right, September 10th!!! The 2019 calendar is not yet available for our venue, so for the time being, there’s only 3 dates confirmed. Those are: September 10, October 15, and November 12.

Here’s how it’ll work: prior to the event date, a supply list will be posted to the group page and event (also found in the group); each guest needs to order those supplies in order to participate. Consider it your registration fee. It’ll be $30-$50 each month. If you have a paper trimmer and glue, please bring it along with you, as well as pictures. All other supplies (Cricut die cuts, ribbon, embellishments, ink, stamps, etc) will be provided. The order should be placed at least one week before the event date, to ensure they arrive on time. Bring those items with you, as well.

At the workshop, I’ll walk you through cutting and assembling your layouts; we’ll explore simple techniques, tips and tricks, as well. By the end of the year, you’ll have a completed scrapbook album!

This event is only open to Edmonton and area residents. Join my Facebook group and let’s make this happen! Find it here. 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…

What Can Be Inked?

Are your kids into sports?

Mine are. Gymnastics, specifically. In fact, the twins’ mom (me) really digs it, too. I fill the secretary position on the club board. It keeps us busy during the cold winter months!

I finally got around to making a page in honour of our favourite sport. I also implemented the inking technique (in a small way) on this layout, too. Let me show you:

The stamps I used are old. Ancient, even. One of them, I bought off a lady on Kijiji, and I’m honestly not sure where I bought the other one. They were both second hand and gently used. (If you ever need one to document your babies’ gymnastics careers, let me know. By then I may be ready to pass them on to you!)

See the small black heart πŸ–€ on the tag? It didn’t start out black! Nope, it began its life as a brown chipboard piece from the Documented complements pack. To make it black, I used my sponge dauber to apply black ink to it. Now, it just pops off that chipboard tag!

Inking isn’t just for paper. Using the right type of ink, you could apply ink to the edges of wood veneer, chipboard (like above), paper flowers (like you’d find at Michaels or your LSS), and even your photos! (I’d recommend using Staz-On ink for that option). To ink chipboard, veneer and paper flowers, dye- based or water- based inks work well.

Would you like to try inking on your photos? Let’s do that at our next virtual class- it’s on August 21! It’s at 11 am MST. You’ll need access to my exclusive fb group, though! If you’d like to join, comment on this post to let me know, then head over to Facebook and join my group! Follow this link!

You will need Staz-On ink for inking your pictures. Brown or black will be fine. You choose. Both inks are available on my website. Visit it here. And, of course, inking only happens with sponge daubers. Those are available on my website, too. (The three pack is about $8).

Any other questions? Just ask!

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?

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