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!

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TEDS CTMH Card Buffet

I’m planning a card buffet for January, and here’s all the cards you can make!

A card buffet is just the same as a food buffet, but rather than eating as much as you can, you’ll make as much as you can! The process is simple- I’ll do the cutting, stamping, colouring, etc. All you are required to do is assemble the cards!

We’ll be meeting on January 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Hilltop Community Church (hopefully) here in Whitecourt. I’m still waiting on confirmation. (Hopefully I’ll hear back soon!) It costs $25. Each of the cards and their coordinating materials will be placed at various stations around the room. Pick and choose which cards you’re making, and how many of each. Just remember, when the two hours is up, so is card making! All the cards are general themed- baby, grad, thank you, sympathy, happy birthday, etc. Holidays will have their own card events.

Reserve your spot and pay for the event by January 5, 2018 at 9 am so I know how many people to prepare for, and order any extra supplies in case there’s not enough. I accept cheque, cash and PayPal.

If this interests you, we should connect. Comment below if this is you!

CTMH Fundamentals Sale

Great news! During the month of November, receive 40% off your order when you purchase any of the Fundamentals bundles at Close to My Heart. If you don’t want the bundle, that’s ok because you’ll receive 30% off individual Fundamentals products. Bundles are made up of a Paper Packet, Complements and ribbon. “Individual” means purchasing any of those items on their own. Good deal, right?!

A couple months ago, I put together a mini album to use as a sample for an upcoming workshop I hosted. I used one of the Fundamentals bundles, and I thought sharing it would be a great way to show you how the fundamentals look when it’s in use. 

We used the Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, coordinating Happy Moments Complements and Adventure Ribbon pack. 




I included the prices in the pictures, so you could see how much they are while you drool over the colours and patterns. 

Below is what I created using these products. Keep in mind, the pages are 6×8 inches- much smaller than what I normally work with!









I chose the Adventure Fundamentals solely for the name- I thought it would work well to document whatever adventures happened during the summer. I also thought the kids would like the bright colours. I loved the soft watercolored patterns and the vibrant colours to match.

The next bundle I want to get is the Basics bundle! All I can say about it is pretty! It’s full of feminine patterns and just the right touch of pink to make it utterly classy. 


This is a graphic of all the bundles, but you’ll see the Basics in the top left corner. Yummy, right?! How dreamy is the cloud complement in the bottom left? That must be why dream is on it, because that’s what it is! Dreamy!

Anyway, which is your favourite? Which would you buy first? (Or are you like me and feel like you need it all?)

Visit my website to save! http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh.ca

I’m organizing an order that I’d like to place tomorrow. Any Canadian residents that want to add to it can comment below with their requests and you’ll save an additional couple dollars on shipping just for adding to my group order! If you miss tomorrow, that’s alright. Gather a couple friends and place your order together. The same deal will apply. Saving on the Fundamentals products lasts until November 30, 2017. Don’t miss out!

CTMH Beary Christmas Album Workshop

Happy Tuesday! I’m working in high gear this week trying to get caught up and this weeks’ chores done before we head to the city again on Thursday (actually tomorrow night) for more appointments. Life is good, but so crazy these days! We have a wind warning for this afternoon, as well- I’m not looking forward to my hair being blown to smithereens. All that work this morning for nothing! Hopefully it doesn’t hit us until we’re done gymnastics tonight- at 7:30. Then it can blow all it wants. Has the wind hit your area yet?

So, my workshop last weekend was a success. All of the girls enjoyed scrapbooking and are looking forward to the next event. The wheels in the attic were turning while the girls were over, and I asked them how they felt about possibly adding to their current albums (if their parents were ok with it, of course). They thought it sounded like a good idea. I ran it past all of the parents involved, and they are game for an add-on, too.

So, introducing my newest workshop, scheduled for January 2018- Beary Christmas (Everyday Life) Album Workshop. Its for kids only, from ages 5 to 11, and its just $26 + the cost of shipping unless you invite a friend that confirms his or her attendance. Then shipping is free! (You’ll get $10 off your order). Great deal and good incentive, right?! I think so! I created this workshop with the girls that attended my last workshop in mind, but that doesn’t mean newcomers can’t participate, either! Newcomers just need to add the cost of their Everyday Life Mini Album to the total ($26). There’s three beautiful albums to choose from! Everything else is supplied. (Think tape, paper trimmer, Beary Christmas dots, coordinating cardstock and patterned paper, etc.) We’ll set aside a couple hours to get our craft on, a snack will be provided (there’s no extra cost for that!!), and I promise your kids will not want to leave. They didn’t want to leave this past weekend- in fact, one of the girls is coming over again this Saturday for an impromptu crop with the twins. Fun, right?! I might even join in the fun this time!

Want to see the materials we’ll be using to create our Christmas pages with? See below:


Next up- the extra supplies I’ll have on hand for the kids to use (no extra cost):


And, if I have newcomers to the workshop, here’s the album choices:

Choose your favourite album- you only need one! I love both the Sea Glass and Bashful albums (mint and baby pink), but the kids all seemed to love the Black and White stripes. Go figure! The Bashful album will only be available for a limited time (as is the Sea Glass, I believe), so I vote for either of them!

Thanks for joining me today! If you’re interested in signing your child up for this event, please comment below. The deadline to register is December 28, 2017. (To register, please send the workshop fee + $10 CAD for shipping to theeverydayscrapbooker@gmail.com via email transfer. The supplies will be ordered on your behalf on December 29, 2017, allowing enough time for it to ship and still get here on time!) Only available to residents of Whitecourt and/or Edmonton, Alberta.

See you again soon!

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

Summer Adventure Fundamentals Kids Workshop

Hello friends! Just dropping in briefly to share some highlights from yesterday’s Adventure Fundamentals Everyday Life Album workshop. Enjoy!


Hmm they uploaded in the wrong order. But, that’s ok. You get the jist. 

Three of yesterday’s participants want to have a Christmas themed workshop- they want to keep adding to their albums! So, stay tuned for another KID friendly Everyday Life workshop!

(For those that are returning, this event will be a continuation of what we started- but we’ll be playing with Christmas products, instead. If you’re new, it’ll be a new event to you). 

Stay tuned for more details- coming soon!

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. 

Time is Nearly Up!

Are you missing me yet? Summer is finally here in our household! We’ve turned a new leaf in terms of my husbands’ job, and its allowing us a little more financial comfort to do the things we’ve waited patiently for over the last few years. (More consistent work, raises, etc.) So although summer is winding down, its finally begun for us! We went camping last weekend, and plan on going again in two weeks. If the weather lasts long enough, I think we should push it as far into September as we can…we’ll see. The Farmers Almanac is calling for flurries by the beginning of October. My fingers are crossed that doesn’t happen!

School starts in one week, too. Who else is as excited as I am?! Life has been so busy, I haven’t had the chance to buy school supplies yet, either. Tomorrow will be our day, I think. I’ll make it that way. I also need to buy new indoor shoes for the twins, too. Oy- time speeds up rather than slows down as the kids get older. I’m desperate for some quiet me time, but I haven’t been able to find it over the last three weeks. Hopefully when school starts? Friends, excuse me while I hermit for the first month when school starts. I’ll surface again, once I’m whole again.

There are sadly just two days left to take advantage of a few things from CTMH before they expire and/or are replaced by new things. First, the deadline to rsvp to my Grateful Card Class is Thursday. I will order the kits on Friday, so if you’ve been thinking about attending, please let me know ASAP!

Secondly, the Flash Warehouse Sales that have been happening every Tuesday through this month (August) will be wrapping up on Thursday, since the last day of the month falls on a Thursday. Head over to my website to grab the deals that are available this week- if there’s any left! Hopefully there is!

Lastly, there are two days left to purchase anything you’ve been dreaming of from the Seasonal Expressions catalog. Once August is out, so will it be! A new catalog will replace it- along with all new goodies- on September 1! To order, get in touch with me, or visit the website I shared above. You can shop directly from it any time of the day, 24/7!

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope to spend time a little more regularly with you very soon! I appreciate your patience.

 

Mid Summer Fiesta Online Crop With CTMH

You know the saying ‘time flies when you’re having fun’?

Its so true. Last week was an absolute blur. I had good intentions of sharing a bit via the blog every evening before going to bed, but when I opened up the editor, my brain went blank. I didn’t have the energy or the brain power by that point in the day to get anything concrete down. So, I left it.

I did miss it, though. Just in case you wondered. I thought of it nearly every day. (Must be a labor of love.) While I did get a couple layouts made while I was away to the city, I haven’t taken pictures of any of them just yet. I do have some housekeeping to share with you today, instead. I’ll start sharing those tomorrow. Once I’m done here, I’ll get back into my regular daily scrapping. (While I wait for laundry to wash and dry).

(My kids are currently watching the Princess Bride, and seriously- I nearly have the movie memorized. Its at the part where Princess Buttercup is set to marry Prince Humperdink before Wesley swoops in and rescues her. LOL. Its a classic!) Who else gets a kick out of the priest that marries Princess Buttercup and Prince Humperdink?

OK. Back to the housekeeping.

Tomorrow kicks off my renewed effort to build my CTMH business through offering classes and events (amongst Home Gatherings and online parties, if anyone is interested). I am hosting an online/virtual crop and everyone is invited. There are no strings attached- meaning I’m not here to try and up-sell and pressure anyone into becoming a customer. Although that would be ideal (and my eventual goal), I’m using this event as an opportunity to spread the word that I’m a consultant, and should anyone need supplies at any time, I’d be more than happy to help them purchase what they need. The prizes that are involved are all CTMH in nature.

There will be no sales pitch, no fine print, no catches. Come out, have fun, and craft your heart out. I have some games planned, some challenges (and they’re all easy, because I’m not sure what skill level everyone is at. Not everyone attending is a paper crafter, either).  I’ll have a specific thread open for chit chat, and once all the fun is over (you’ll have a month to finish your projects) submit your work for the chance to win a prize. IF its a hit, I’ll offer more events like this in the future.

The event starts at 1 pm MST tomorrow afternoon, and will continue until everyone peters out. I’ll only be able to commit until about 5 pm myself, because I still have my kids and husband to cook for. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t appreciate having to fend for themselves so I can just focus on what I love to do most- especially since time is set aside already (daily) so that I can scrap. But, like I said, the event doesn’t officially end until 11:59 pm MST on September 22, 2017. You’ll have until 11:59 PM MST the 24th to submit your projects to be considered for the prize, and I’ll have the winners announced by October 1, 2017.

Sound like fun? Here’s the event info!

Mid Summer Fiesta Online Crop

There is more housekeeping to share with y’all, but I think I’ll split up what I have to share and sprinkle it throughout the next couple posts. I don’t want to overwhelm everyone with all that’s new at CTMH this month! There’s some great stuff available- a new Annual Inspirations, new goodies to earn when you host an Online Gathering or Home Gathering (if you’re interested in any of this, please message me), and there’s more new goodies coming available next month (September), as well! Stay tuned. Your mind will be blown. For reals!

CTMH Cut Above Card Kit- Golden Moments

Did I mention in yesterday’s post that we’ll be creating 16 beautiful cards as part of card club in September? We are! (And, don’t forget, that’s all for just $26.50 CAD). The reason we’re creating so many cards is because we’re also creating the lovely new Cut Above card kit Golden Moments. There’s 10 cards in the set we’ll be creating. They will be a breeze to make- all the cutting is done for you, so all that needs to be done is adhere the parts and stamp the sentiment! Easy peasy! You’ll find it in the new Annual Inspirations catalog. Find it on my website here.

*This image belongs to Close to My Heart. I added my watermark for the ease of searching for my website. Either copy and paste the link or type it into into your search bar. It’ll take you directly to my CTMH website.

*The stamp set is sold separately, so you’ll just have to come to card club to see what it is we’ll be using! (Hint: its a new stamp, which means you’ll find it in the new Annual Inspirations catalog. It is part of the club supply list for September).

This blogging thing is proving to be really difficult. Unfortunately, I’m unable to share the last card in today’s post because it won’t upload. Again. Also, everything I had just saved up to this point has somehow disappeared. Le sigh.

You’ll just have to visit the events I’ve posted to Facebook to have a look at the cards we are creating this September. Here’s the link to yesterday’s post, which has the pertinent information you’re looking for!

I’m sorry this has been such a hassle! Hopefully the future will be kinder to me when I share club details!