Thursday, 31 January 2013

Last Day to purchase Workshops from the 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book

Today is January 31/13!

What does that mean?  Well it means that today is the last night that you can order any of the current workshops found in the 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  It also means that today is the last day for you to order the Whooo's Your Valentine Kit.  There are also many other retiring items, embellishments, stamp sets, tools, etc.... so if there was something you wanted to get, today is your last chance!
Spellbound Cricut Kit

Scroll Album Kit

Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit

Avonlea Cardmaking Kit

Advent Calendar Kit

Clementine Scrapbooking Kit

Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit

Dakota Scrapbooking Kit

Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit

Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit

Clementine Scrapbooking Kit
Unfortunately, La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit and Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit are already sold out.  There are a few other items that are already sold out so don't hesitate, order those kits and paper packets before they are gone.

The paper and coordinating accessories that are carrying over into our New Idea Book which goes live tomorrow morning are as follows.  Avonlea, Clementine, Dakota and Scholastic.

To place an order with me you can contact me via my email or you can shop directly on my website.

If your purchase reaches $35 you then qualify to purchase the Whooo's Your Valentine for only $10, which retails for $40.  There are only 2% left in stock, so shop now.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

CTMH Spring/Summer 2013 Open House

Well today is my Open House to showcase the NEW 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book.  So if you are in the Halifax area please email me and I'll send you directions to my house so that you can attend.

I've got a great little make and take ready for you to create using the new Chantilly paper.

I also have a project ready to show you using the For Always paper, which is my favorite of the 7 New Paper Packs.

There will be a door prize valued at $40, and you can still order one for only $10 with a minimum $35 order,(only 13% left in stock) shop now!

Hope you can make it, because all those who attend today will get their own copy of the New Idea Book today.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Mother in-laws finished gift, and a sneak peak at Chantilly Paper

Well my mother in-law's birthday is tomorrow, so I thought I had better finish her gift today.  My last post showed the Pemberley Monogram Stationary, so I thought I should make a box to put her cards in.  What is more simple than using the Artiste Cartridge and cutting a magazine style holder. So here is the finished product.

I also wanted to use my new Chantilly Paper from our New Idea Book, so here is a little sneak peak of that paper line and a birthday card for my mother in law. 

If you like these projects and would like to learn how to make these or other projects you've seen on my blog you can contact me via email, or if you want to purchase any of our new products you can shop on my website starting February 1st.

My monogram stationary design is scraplifted from Lisa Stenz!  Not sure if my measurements are the same as I was judging from the pictures.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Monogram stationary Card Class = Mother in-law's Birthday Gift

So last night I taught at my card club, and we made some monogram stationary.  We used the retiring Pemberley and La Belle Vie which is also retiring.  I love the Pemberley and I'm sorry to see it leave, but we need to make room for some exciting new paper.  

My mother in-law loves homemade gifts, so I thought I would make her a set of the monogram stationary, bonus, we have the same last name.

Here is my take on monogram stationary:

If you would like to make your own set of monogram stationary, contact me via my email  to select your paper choice, initial stamp and ink pad of your choice and I will precut your monogram stationary or you can place an order on my website and make your own version.  

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

January 15/13 Blog Hop - Consultant's Choice

Welcome to the first Blog Hop of 2013. Our January Hop is featuring a “Consultants Choice”, so each consultant has a unique project to share with you. I hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, as I am the first post for this blog hop you are already in the right place; but if you came from Candra's Blog Paper Dragonfleur  then you have found yourself at the beginning of the hop.

For my project, I used Avonlea paper, which is in the current Idea Book and will appear in our New 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book. I wanted to try making the Sphere that appears in our Artiste Cricut Cartridge. It's found on page 57 with instructions appearing on page 35 of the Assembly Instruction manual. To make the sphere you need to cut 20 circles at 1", and the cricut makes the makes to fold. Before folding my circles, I inked all the edges and distressed the entire circle with chocolate ink. Then using Liquid Glass and following the insructions put my sphere together. I wanted to add some ribbon so that I could hang it, but due to a trip to emergency, I really didn't have it in me today to finish. (I'm okay, just need some rest!)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Darla of Caution: Crafting is Contagious.

 If you get lost along the way, you can come back here to see the complete list of blogs.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in February when we will be featuring a 2 page layout.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Welcome to our January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We are starting a new year of blog hops for you all featuring Close to My Heart's Stamp of the Month.

This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Happy Valentine's" throughout the month of January.  This versatile set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.  (That’s a $17.95 value!)

This set is just so pretty and has 4 different sentiments included!

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this beautiful stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!  Enjoy  our blog hop!  

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.   If you came from Donna's Blog of Diary of a Scrapbook Addict then you are in the right place!

My project is a Valentine's Day Card I made for my grandmother. I used a technique called "Triple Stamping" that I had seen done on a Youtube video, I can't seem to find the link, but it's pretty simple to do. I started with my card base and moved the dimensions in a 1/4" , then I cut a mat for the next stamped piece at a 1/2" smaller with the stamped cs at 1/4" smaller again, and then the same procedure again for the top layer.
I used Lagoon and Ruby Cardstock to make this card, and I used the single rose stamp off the SOTM Happy Valentine's Day, and stamped it using Versamark ink at a random pattern....then since the Versamark ink stays wet longer I had enough time to add the Black Embossing Powder to the images. Then I used the craft heater to heat the embossing powder which raises the image and gives it a bit of shine. My 8 year old daughter asked if she could help, and so she colored in the roses using the Tulip Alcohol Markers for me. Thank you Jaymee. I then took a little bit of Black reinker and added it to my spray pen and added a little distressing to the card, I blotted it with a sponge to help with the distressing. This is my very first time using heat embossing and the triple stamp technique, I think it turned out well, and I can only improve. If you would like the actual dimensions I used you can leave me a comment and I can send them to you.
I'm the last stop on this hop!

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love to Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious 
  3. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  4. Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie 
  5. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts 
  6. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper 
  7. Cat ~ CatScrapbooking 
  8. Donna ~ Diary of a Scrapbook Addict 
  9. Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle You are here

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Making cards with Avonlea

So over the holidays, I had a couple of birthdays in the mix that used up my birthday cards.  So over the weekend I made a few to replenish them.

I also have to make some children's birthday cards, as I used up a good chuck of those over the past few months.  I actually had to rush make one for a party that we attended a few weeks ago.

But the cards I'm featuring today are made using the paper from Avonlea.

These 2 designs were taken from the How-to Publication Wishes. The card on the left is called Delightful Dots, and the second card is called Sentiment Secured.  I changed up the layout of the cards just a little, and I added just a little embellishment to add to the simple designs.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Welcome 2013, First Post of the New Year

Hello all my followers and fellow crafters, whether you are also CTMH consultants, or newbies looking for some inspiration I want to thank you all for continuing to follow my blogs.
First I'm going to show you a card that I made for a birthday that fell over the holiday and forgot to post.  I used the retired Sonoma paper, I just love the antique feeling it has.  I distressed all the edges, and added a little bling with some sparkles.

So now I'll show you the promotion that CTMH is currently running, Whooo's Your Valentine Kit, this retails for $40 but can be yours for $10 when you place a $35 qualifying order.  

This kit includes: 

• 12—Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
• 3—12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
• 1—Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 12—Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 1—My Acrylix®
 Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

Don't delay, submit your order with me today, 54% are already sold, and this promotion is while supplies last.

The next item I'm going to show you is January's SOTM.  It is called Happy Valentine's, and is one of my favorite stamp sets.


 This SOTM can be yours for $5 when you place a $50 order, but if you take advantage of my own promotion it can be yours for FREE.  Email me your order and I will make it so.  To see my promotion visit this post from last year.  This promotion is only available to Canadian residents.

Did I mention that the new Idea Books are being shipped to us consultants?  Well, they go live February 1/13, that is when you can start to order from them, but if you want to get your hands on one early attend my Open House on January 27 at my house and you could also win a Whooo's Your Valentine Kit or a new product from the new Idea Book.  Don't forget to order from the retiring list, because after January 31/13 those items will not be available.  To view the retiring list you can visit this previous blog post.