Friends Always

Hello friends! I’m dropping in to share another two page layout with you!

I’m crushing hard on Gimme Some Sugar. I love the colour pairings, the pattern (the flowers are great for fussy cutting and using as embellishments. Did you know that?!); it’s bright, fresh and summery. I can almost smell summer with this paper. (The pictures enable me to hear the sounds from the event- rodeo- we were at, too. I love it).

This layout is the third instalment in my layout Buffet. It’s coming up on March 24, from 5-8 pm. Kids are welcome- childcare is free at Bugz & Beanerz on Wednesday evenings! If you’re in the area, treat yourself to an evening out!

Join me again tomorrow so I can share the last project we’ll be making. You won’t want to miss it!

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Out of This World

Happy Wednesday. How did we get here so quickly? A minute ago it was Monday! I’m currently working on another project, but wanted to take a quick break to show you my latest layout.

How cute is this paper?! It’s called Stargazer, and it’s perfect for all your astronomy lovers, boys and science geeks! (My daughter is one of them). I tried tying horses and space together…how did I do? 😂

This was their first experience riding a horse, and I’m sure they’d tell you it was out of this world. Their minds were blown, and frequently ask when they can go again.

This is project two in my layout buffet. Stay tuned to see more. More is coming!

XOXO Layout

I have a new layout to share with you today. I scraplifted myself when I created it, using the new Gimme Some Sugar paper to put it together.

I haven’t filled in the journaling yet, and I’m not really sure why. I came upstairs from my haven to snap this picture before I got that done, I guess. I’ll fill it in at some point- before it’s put into an album, likely.

This layout is available as a bonus kit for those that are attending the layout buffet on March 14. If you’d like to make this yourself, all that’s required is to purchase the supplies I used and I’ll email you the instructions for free. (There’s only four items on this supply list). Embellish as you see fit!

Supplies Used:

All these products are available on my website. Visit it here. Message me if you need help ordering!

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!

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!

Holiday Break

Curious to know what I’ve been up to the last few days?

But first- how was your Christmas?

We had a nice Christmas, filled with family, a surprise guest and severely cold weather, making it a very cozy holiday. It was the best ever.

The surprise guest was my sister. We haven’t seen her since February. She almost didn’t come because road conditions were poor and forced her to turn around and go back home. But, she made it the next day. I didn’t know it until she was 20 minutes out.

My husband had the entire Christmas holiday off, so I didn’t actually get into my haven until Wednesday. And since then, I’ve just been prepping for workshops. It’s boring, but productive. 😊

I want to get it done now, so I can focus on my first love- my personal scrapbooking- before I start planning more events for 2018. I want to host another card buffet before the new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog expires. I’m thinking that’ll be at the end of March- then I’ll have Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to think about! I’m excited for what 2018 has in store for me (as in my business!) it’s looking bright and promising!

I’ve also started thinking about the twins’ birthday, which is coming up fast! Time to start planning that, too!

Are you a current customer of mine? Are you part of my Insiders Club? If not, you should get on over there! I have something special happening right now for anyone born in the month of January. To be a part of it, send me a comment and I’ll get you hooked up! (If you’re born later in the year, hold tight. I’m coming for you, too).