CTMH Stronger Together

Good morning! Chores are mostly done- I’m going to play in my haven until my laundry is done, then it’ll be time to pack and get ready for swimming lessons after school and our road trip into Edmonton! Busy, busy!

We somehow escaped the crazy wind that seemed to plague most of the province yesterday…we did have some, but nowhere near the 100 km/hr gusts they were forecasting. I even heard some people heard thunder along with the storm. Then I started hearing about all the other wildfires burning in and around the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Anyone else flabbergasted that we’re still hearing about wildfires so late in the year?! One of them is burning in the area my mother in law lives. Scary stuff!

I’m not sure if I posted it here or not, but there is a stamp set that’s on sale right now through Close to My Heart that was designed with the victims of all the tragedies- natural and otherwise- occurring in the world as of late. If I did post about it, this is a good reminder! See it below.

It is called Stronger Together (item # C1716). The name of the stamp set is inspiring in itself, isn’t it? I love the message it conveys, and find it incredibly true. The world needs to hear this message, IMO. The sentiments in the stamp set are meant to bring strength and encouragement and provide a light in the darkness that many of the victims are experiencing in their lives. All of the proceeds from the sale of this stamp set will go directly to the Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts. No commission is collected from the sale of this stamp set; its sole intent is to provide help and relief to those in need.

If you know of anyone that was affected by the devastating hurricanes, wildfires, shootings, earthquakes and any other natural disaster affecting our world, please think about donating to this cause by purchasing this wonderful stamp set. You’ll be helping someone in need. Get yours for $17.25 CAD.

 

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Accordion to Me CTMH Card

Good morning! It’s a wet and dreary morning here in northwestern Canada, which is great because I’m going to scrap today! I’m going through crafty withdrawals. I figure it’s high time I get back to it. 

As you know, I held a kid friendly scrapbook workshop on Saturday. If you missed my post about it, you can find it right here.

I thought it would be nice to make cards for each of my guests thanking them for participating and sharing info about my next planned workshop. Today, I thought I’d share it with you. 

To create this card, I used one of the patterns from my CTMH Originals Card pattern books (Lucky Three, pg. 59) and used up some more Little Dreamer and Jack patterned papers. I also threw in some CTMH glitter paper that I’d trimmed down for my Christmas cards and a bit of Sea Glass cardstock for the matted image. The stamped image and sentiment cane from an upcoming stamp of the month. Stay tuned for that!

PRODUCTS USED

– X772B Jack

– X7219B Little Dreamer

– 1385 White Daisy cardstock 

– Sea Glass cardstock (retired)

– Z3238 Gold Glitter Paper

– Z2818 Desert Sand Exckusive Inks

– Z2810 Blossom Exclusive Inks

CTMH Smile Layout

Hello friends, this will be a quick post (again) because life is going to interrupt very shortly (again). 


How often do you use journaling cards in your layouts, and why do you use them? Is it quick to create, easy to work with or another reason? Maybe it works best with a particular sketch you found.

I used journaling cards here simply for that reason- I figured it would work the best with the sketch I’d chosen as my inspiration. (It cane from Pinterest, by the way). 

I also created my own journaling card using CTMH stamps and ink. I completed my layout with extra stickers from the Adventure Cut Above Kit I used here.

Silver & Gold Workshop

Hello friends. Forgive my absence yesterday, we had a last minute appointment in Edmonton. Today, I enjoyed the peace and quiet of being home alone. The weather is miserable, so it was a great day for introverting and scrapbooking.

I prepped for my Fall Card workshop, which is Friday, and then I created card samples for my upcoming Christmas workshop. Once that was done, I dove into starting my Christmas cards! 

No, I’m not starting too early. I don’t have enough supplies to create them, so I’ll add more with Octobers order. Since it’ll take time, I won’t rush through making them 😊

Here, I’d love to show you what we’re making. I absolutely love them!


I followed the CTMH Creative Insider cutting guide to create the middle card and the card to the right. But, instead of strictly using the Pewter ink, I swapped it out for Bashful. I also based the card on the left on a card found within the Silver & Gold Workshop Your Way kit. It’s a bonus project, but loved it! That card was also tweaked just a teensy bit from the original. 

I just ADORE Bashful paired with the gold shimmer trim and all new Pewter ink. It adds a touch of femininity and softness. And, I love the non-traditional Christmas colour scheme. Those patterns? Divine!

This workshop is taking place November 18, 2017. If you’re interested in attending, please rsvp by November 3, 2017. 

If you love these cards but live too far away to attend my workshop, I have good news! As an alternative, I’ll create a cutting guide so you have the freedom to create at your own speed, in your own home. It’s yours FREE if you place an order with me (only for residents within the borders of Canada 🇨🇦).

If that’s you, please contact me. I’d love to help you get creative!

*Just a note, my cutting guide will be based on the cutting guides I used to create my samples, but it’ll reflect the changes I made to them for my own workshop. 

CTMH School Year Layout

Good morning, friends.

I mixed products in the layout I’m sharing with you today. I wanted to use papers that were academic in nature, so broke out some of my Recollections patterned paper and went to town. The stamp set I used is CTMH and also school themed.

Products used:

-S1708 School Year Stamp of the month (retired)

-D1706 School Kids My Acrylix Stamp set

-Z2805 Black Exclusives Ink

– Sea Glass Exclusives Ink (retired)

-Z2854 Pomegranate Exclusives Ink

-Z2811 Chocolate Exclusives Ink

CTMH Gymnastics

Hello friends! I have something totally different to share with you today! It isn’t often I get to mix ‘work’ with ‘play’. I’m not sure which is which, but here I am, killing it for our gymnastics club!

I used CTMH Play Hard B1512 and Gymnastics B1304. These are both retired items, but I’m so glad I finally got the chance to use them on a project! It helps that I’m on the gymnastics board, too! See- stamping and creativity can be applied in many areas of our lives- not just card making and scrapbooking! What off the page or out of the norm project have you created using stamps or other media? What was the result?

I’m waiting on approval of this flyer from the rest of the board, but once its approved, I’m off to Staples to have it printed. Wish me luck!

CTMH Feel So Blessed

Hello friends! Happy hump day! It was a rainy day here in my neck of the woods, which made the day perfect for more scrapbooking! As promised, I would share projects featuring this months stamp of the month, Feel So Blessed, and I’m happy to report that I have a couple to share with you! I have three to share with you, as a matter of fact!


This last layout features an eclectic mixture of products from CTMH- I used the stamp of the month, journaling cards that I had left over from the Charlotte collection, and some of the paper accents came from the Adventure Cut Above layout kit. I absolutely love how this layout came together!

The middle layout features left over complements from Some Kinda Wonderful and the stamp of the month. I also layered my White Daisy card stock in front of the Smoothie card stock for a pretty (and simple) border statement.

Lastly, I used Recollections patterned paper (of which were scraps) along with CTMH card stock and Urban patterned paper to create this layout about my doofus Freddie. I coloured the feather image in using my Shin Han Touch Twin markers.

Which is your  favourite? I think there’s something special about all three layouts, but my favourite two needs to be the last two I shared. Its all the white space…it just speaks to me. This months’ stamp of the month speaks to me, too. Its wonderful to use for all those Thanksgiving layouts that will soon be gracing craft galleries and Facebook pages all over the internet. I’m also seeing it being used to decorate fall themed layouts and projects. I took a less festive approach to my use of this stamp set, but it just goes to show how versatile it really is!

Have you thought of any other ways you’d use it? Let me know in the comments below!

CTMH Stronger Together

I took time to scrapbook today, so this post is coming at you later than usual. 

I have some exciting news to share with you! 

CTMH has just released a special stamp- of which all proceeds from sales goes to the Red Cross. This stamp was created with all the victims of the recent natural disasters both here in Canada 🇨🇦 and in the United States 🇺🇸, though it will apply to any disaster that occurs, no matter where they occur. 


We are STRONGER TOGETHER when we STAND TOGETHER. Purchase this stamp set for $17.25 CAD and support a worthwhile cause. 

Message me to reserve yours- I’m currently organizing a CTMH order- or head straight to my website to shop or find a consultant nearest you. 

http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh.ca

CTMH Canada 150 Stamp 

This wasn’t something we saw on a regular day- parachutes floating above us in the sky. We were visiting some of our closest friends, and snapped pictures of them before they disappeared behind the trees. They were practicing for the Fallen Four marathon- 2015 marked the ten year anniversary that 4 Canadian Mounties lost their lives in the line of duty during a stand off in the next town over. Any of my Canadian friends- especially the Alberta ones- remember this?


I’m grouping these layouts together because 2/3 of them use the same products- the third has different products in it, but most importantly, they’re all from the same event (the Fallen Four parade). 

In the second Layout (immediately above), I wanted to replicate the Fallen Four image, but couldn’t find the FF (with the first ‘f’ facing backwards) image online. I thought I was crazy, but my husband confirmed that there is an FF image associated with it. (I think it’s a vehicle decal, honestly). Instead, I used the marathon logo for my title. 

I also used the Canada 150 stamp set, even though it’s technically not valid until this year (2017). I wanted to showcase it, so used it anyways. It’s available to purchase on my website until December 31, 2017, so you still have time to make this bad boy yours! Find it here: http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh.ca

Both these layouts also sport my beloved Jack papers!


As I mentioned above, this layout is different. I mixed non CTMH products with CTMH products. One of the best things about this layout is the delicious rose patterned embossing folder I used to create interest in the navy cardstock. It’s also new at CTMH and is currently available to purchase! You’ll also notice snippets of Septembers’ SOTM on it, too. (The tiny hearts you see). Find both on my website at http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh.ca

How cool was it that the military stopped what they were doing and spent time with the kids after jumping? You see, they were conducting drills in the first Layout I shared in preparation of the Fallen Four parade. They put on a spectacular show on the day of the marathon! My children were star struck!

CTMH From the Heart NSM Card Kit

I mentioned a couple posts ago, that September is National Stamping month, and CTMH would be celebrating it all month with ideas, freebies and goodies for sale. That was no lie.

To kick off National Stamping month, CTMH is offering the stunning From the Heart card kit, and along with it free step by step instructions for creating the sliding card.

Folks, for reals, this card kit is stunning. The stamping on the card face doesn’t even look like stamping- it looks printed! To me, its perfection!

Aren’t they elegant and just plain breathtaking?! Who wouldn’t love to open their mailbox to find this gem hiding inside?! I know I would! (Its funny, I’m seeing a lot of embroidery this season- mostly in clothes. Its neat to see this trend flowing over to the paper crafting world. These cards remind me of the embroidered images I’ve seen on coats and shirts when I’m shopping. Have you?)

For a limited time only, save 20% when you purchase this kit. Regularly, it would be $56, but for National Stamping month, is just $44.50 CAD. It includes the cardstock, stamps, envelopes, gold foil frames and more. And, like I mentioned above, CTMH just made the deal sweeter by including free instructions to create the beautiful cards you see above!

How do they get such a stunning effect on those cards without printing them? The secret is in the stamping- they’re layering stamps, which gives you depth and shading within the images. Its just gorgeous. Scoop this deal up before its gone!

Look at all the possibilities with those divine stamps! They’re endless! You can find the step by step instructions on CTMH’s blog today! Make sure to save it to your desktop, so that you can come back to it again and again in the future!

There’s a couple ways to earn this lovely kit. First, order it online by visiting my website at http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh.ca. That’s the quickest and easiest way to make it yours. (And, when you order, it’ll ship directly to you, usually within a week!)

The second way to earn this kit is by joining my team and making CTMH your very own adventure! We are a supportive family, full of carers, encouragers and givers! Help support your family’s income, or support your very own (wonderful) paper crafting habit. Earn incentives when you reach your sales goals and extra spending money, as well! But, most importantly, share with the world your love and passion for card making and paper crafting. The potential keeps growing when you join my team. When you join my team, this kit is yours FREE. Its our little way of saying thank you for joining the family!

Sound good? Message me and we’ll get you started today on your journey towards success, fun and freedom!