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!

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Card Overload

Hello friends, I’m dropping in early because I’ve got to catch up on household chores and errands before I can play again. I’m letting my car warm up before heading out for groceries, so I’ll take that time to visit with you 😊

I have the last of the cards we’ll be making at March’s card buffet to share today. Enjoy!

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last three cards are scrap lifts of myself! Lol

The top card is a replica of a batch of birthday cards I just made (they'll be in tomorrow's post); the middle Card is a lift of the Make and take from my upcoming open house (two days and counting! Are you coming?); and lastly, the cats Meow Card is a lift of the children's valentines we'll be making in February's workshop.

Thanks for joining me today 😊

CTMH Bloom & Grow

January’s stamp of the month is a lot of fun. I’ve seen it used on gift bags, as tags, and on cards. To show you, I googled a couple images for you:

There are a plethora of cards made using this stamp set, but here’s what I made using it:

It looks great paired with Basics Fundamentals. Doesn’t the Sorbet colour pop against the Pewter?! Fern is the perfect finishing touch.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the last couple cards that’ll be in the spotlight at March’s card buffet.

CTMH Make Waves Stamp Sets

Good afternoon, friends! I thought I’d share a bit more about the Make Waves cards I made yesterday. If you missed it, go here.

Both stamp sets belong with the Make Waves collection- one coordinates with the card making kit, and the other is for the scrapbooking kit.

(Top photo- card making kit; bottom photo- scrapbooking kit). The blue line around some of the images indicates that a thin cut coordinates with that stamp set, as well.

What’s a thin cut? They are small dies that can be used in your cuttlebug or other die cutting machine for a flawlessly cut (and stamped!) image.

There’s one more card that I created using the Make Waves card stamp set.

This is another addition to my card buffet coming up in March. I’m trying hard to make use of all the extra papers and scraps I’ve got floating around. It’s a great way to make room for new things. And, that’s always a bonus!

I did create more cards today, but I’ll share them with you tomorrow. One of them was created using Januarys SOTM, Bloom & Grow. Stay tuned!

Heads Up: Another Workshop is Coming!

Another card buffet is in the works! My upcoming card buffet (inaugural event) has had such a positive and overwhelming response, I’ve planned another one. Thank you so much, everyone!

I’m also planning a layout buffet, too. More details on that coming up in the near future. Stay tuned!

I named my event (find it on Facebook here) Fundamentals Twist, but the first 4 or 5 cards I made are all Make Waves in nature. I think a name change might be a good idea!

See what I mean?! (There’s a couple more now, that aren’t pictured). Maybe I should name it a Whaley Good Time Card Buffet 😂

Are you local to Whitecourt? If you are, join me March 24 from 2-5 pm. Childcare is provided! Click the link above for more info, and be sure to mark yourself ‘going’ if you plan to come!

I’ll share all the samples here when they’re done. Check back soon!

Hello December

Yes, December. The month of anticipation, gift giving, friends and family, and waayyy too much good food. I’m finishing off my Christmas baking today. The only question now: pumpkin loaves and cherry tarts or cherry cheesecake dip?

I dove into some of my Beary Christmas paper and created this layout. I cut the title using my Cricut and embellished using retired CTMH complements. I also cut the snowflakes with my Cricut.

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

I Thought…

I mixed a lot of papers to create this layout. It’s all left over paper from other projects, honestly. The title had already been cut- it’s been in my ‘left over Cricut cut outs’ box forever. The stars were meant for another project but were too big. They worked well here. The Beary Christmas Paper is left over from making samples for my next kids workshop. I’ll share that in the near future. The rest is bits and pieces that have been floating around for awhile and needed a home.

It took me quite awhile to complete this layout. I think it was nearly a week. Normally I pump them out at a much quicker pace. The design on this one kicked my butt, but it feels good to have it done. I’m proud of it!

My daughters told me this subject was a creepy one. I think that’s why I struggled. Creating a layout about something falling out of your head is harder than I anticipated! Thank goodness that’s the only picture I have of that sort!

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. 😏