Workshops, Classes, Events

Wednesday, February 11th - 7:00 p.m. Card class - Create three lovely cards using "Hopscotch" paper. Fun colours, all occasion cards. $12

Friday, February 13th - 6:30 - midnight: Girl's Night & Picture My Life Buffet: $5 Bring your own supplies and enjoy an evening of crafting. Fee covers the use of my inks, Cricut, Cuttlebug, tools and stamps. There will also be a Picture My Life buffet available.....individual cards, page protectors, etc that you can purchase "a la carte"! Only buy what you need to complete your layouts, quickly and beautifully!

Saturday, February 21st - 1:00 p.m. Shoe Box Cards Some of you expressed interest in attending this event, so let's give it a go. Each participant creates a card and makes up kits for all the other participants to create that card. Put kits, inks, stamps, embellishments, sample card, etc in a shoebox to pass around. Everyone has their shoebox when they arrive and we pass them around and create the cards using the samples as a guide (or with some instruction from the person who brought the box) RSVP by Feb 15th.

Wednesday, February 25th - 7:00 p.m. Layout Class Create a two-page layout with "Hopscotch" plus you will create your own Picture My Life Cards to compliment your layout. All materials are supplied, bring your basics such as adhesives and scissors. $15

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, May 2nd - 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m. National Scrapbooking Day Crop It's official! I will be hosting an all-day crop on Saturday, May 2nd which just happens to be National Scrapbooking Day! Venue will be the Kingston Lions Hall 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Go here for complete information regarding price and registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/852381594801105/


Friday, February 27, 2015

Hopscotch - It was my favourite game!

When I was a girl, I loved playing hopscotch.  I spent hours with my friends, drawing with chalk, tossing rocks to land on the squares, and hopping up and back on the board.  And now my favourite CTMH paper pack is named Hopscotch....seems fitting to me. 

I was challenged by Brae, my fearless team leader, to create a layout that highlights an activity done as part of our CTMH business for my team album.  There is also a challenge on the Close To My Heart blog to create a Picture My Life layout!  Now, I am not a big pocket-style scrapbooker, but it is a lot of fun and I find that combining traditional scrapbooking with the pocket style appeals to me!  These layouts are also what I am teaching for my scrapbooking class.

Here's a closer look at my homemade PML cards.  I opted to not round the edges so that they would blend with the traditional layout.  Great way to use up the leftover bits of paper from creating the 12x12 layout!

Hope you like Hopscotch as much as I do, and that I've inspired you to start creating your own PML cards to supplement the PML cards you can purchase as well.  See you next time!
Roz

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 2015 CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop


Welcome to our February blog hop featuring Card Creations made using CTMH How-To Books.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your consultant to place an order.  We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers!… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle. If you came from Michelle's blog,  then you are in the right place!

This month we've decided to make cards using the patterns from our How-To books....we have several books to choose from.  I decided to go to the "beginning" and use "Originals".  I love that our How-To books are now coil bound - it makes it easy to open to the page you want and if space is a problem, they fold over themselves and stay open.  We were also asked to use one paper pack, so I chose  "Hopscotch" (Z7194B).  Here are my creations:

 I used the "Balance it Out" pattern on page 102 of Originals for this card, and D1616 Have a Happy Day stamp set.  Ink and cardstock colours are Flaxen, Smoothie, Glacier, Ponderosa Pine, and Sunset.  I used some Gold Assortment Sequins (Z2012) and Aqua Dots (Z1853) and Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) to adhere the stamped flower.

This one is made with the pattern on page 99 called "Winning Combination"  I embossed the Sunset cardstock with our Chevron Embossing folder (Z1925), then sanded is lightly with a sanding block (Z1294)  I also used our Edge Distresser (Z1297) on the cardstock pieces. The stamp set I used for this one is D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful with Ponderosa Pine ink.  Ribbon is our retired Seam Binding ribbon and I embellished with a few Sparkles (Z1752). The butterfly was fussy cut and adhered with 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151), here's a closer look:

This card was the first one I made, using the "Lucky Three" pattern on page 59.  I used Sorbet cardstock for this one, instead of the recommended Smoothie and I really liked it.  I embossed the cardstock with our Scallop embossing folder (Z3021) and inked all the edges of my papers with Chocolate ink.  The sentiment is a combination of two stamp sets:  A1170 Doodled Designs and B1467 You Mean the World To Me, stamped at the same time with Versamark ink on Flaxen cardstock and the heat embossed with black embossing powder.  A little bakers twine from our retired basic colours and finished off with a couple of Triangle Studs (Z1928)

Lastly, I opted for a change in size for this card and used the "Log Cabin" pattern on page 84.  Again, I inked the edges of my papers with Chocolate ink before attaching them to my card.  A line of Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985) adds lots of sparkle to this card, along with some Gold Sequins.  The sentiment, M1051 Make A Wish, was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold embossing powder (Z2066).  The cake is from B1442 Belated Birthday, stamped in Smoothie ink and fussy cut out to remove the flags on top and adhered with Foam Tape.  I used our Clay ShinHan marker (Z2451) to make dots along the edge of the Flaxen cardstock, like the dots around the circles on the paper.

These cards all came together really quickly, thanks to the help of the patterns from our "Originals" How-To Book.  When you need ideas for your layouts or your cards, our How-To Books are your best resource!

Ink Colours used:  Z2111 Chocolate, Z2145 Ponderosa Pine, Z2641 Glacier, Z2196 Smoothie

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's blog  If you get lost along the way, you can head back to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Easter Fun creations.   Mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us!

Take care,
Roz

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February Special - Album Allure


Our special this month is "Album Allure". When you purchase one album at regular price, the 2nd album is 1/2 price! What a great time to stock up! You won't find our gorgeous new albums in our idea books, but you can see them on my website. Why buy our albums? Here are the reasons why you can't pass up this deal:

• Albums protect and display artwork.
• Come in three colours and patterns: Lagoon Chevron, Ruby Floral and Black.
• All colour/pattern combos come in both post-bound and D-ring styles.
• Fabric covers have special coating designed to prolong durability and prevent stains. Can be easily wiped clean from minor spills and dirt.
• Album structure has been reinforced for extra durability.
• Specifically designed to perfectly fit all of our Memory Protectors™.
• Albums can fit anywhere from 25 to 50 pages, depending on thickness of layouts.


D-Ring Albums
• Easy to quickly insert pages into.
• 1 ½” D-ring is strong and holds pages in tightly. Album has an overall sturdy structure.
• Works well for divided Memory Protectors™ with raised seams. (PML)

Post-Bound Albums
• Post-bound structure combined with signature Memory Protectors™ with lay-flat seams allows pages to sit without a gap.
• Adding in pages takes a little longer, but once they are in, pages are extremely secure.
• New posts feature a fixed handle so you can unscrew them with ease.
• New magnet component to close and secure flap over posts for easy concealment of the album’s inner workings.

To purchase yours, visit http://rozkelly.ctmh.com/…/promotions/campaigns/1502-album-…

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 2015 Cross Canada Blog Hop - Valentine's Day Inspiration

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring Valentine’s Day Inspiration. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your consultant to place an order.  We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers!… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Julie at 12x12 Travels. If you came from Michelle's blog,  then you are in the right place!

My project is an interactive/display type card that I learned how to make with my shoebox group (Thanks Lynn!).  I have taken step-by-step photos to show you how to create this card.  Start by cutting four 2x2 pieces of white daisy cardstock, four pieces of 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 B&T and four pieces 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 B&T.  You will also need a base piece measuring 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 - I used black.
 Round the corners of your white daisy c/s and score your 4.5 x 2.25 pieces of B&T at 2 1/4 and 3 3/8.
Attach the 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 piece of B&T to your scored piece as shown, making sure to only put adhesive where the two pieces will meet. Do this with all four pieces.
Attach the four pieces you've made to your black base, turning base a quarter turn before adding each piece and making sure the edges meet. 

When all four have been attached, it should look like this.  Notice that the pieces can be pressed flat for mailing.
This is what it will look like when sections are standing up.
Cut three hearts at 1 1/2" using page 51 of the Artiste cartridge with Blush cardstock (ret), and cut three more using white daisy c/s.  Stamp heart image from D1539 The Happy Couple on the white daisy hearts using Hollyhock ink.  Layer these on your 2x2 white daisy pieces with the rounded corners.  On the fourth, stamp the heart border from C1596 Happy Hexagons Hostess Rewards set on the top and bottom, sentiment from D1584 Big Hug, and heart from C1617 You're the Bomb Operation Smile set using Hollyhock, Lagoon, and Black ink. 
Attach your four stamped pieces to your card as shown. I skewed the hearts when I attached them, then alternated them.  See photos below.  
Place Z1853 Aqua Dots to brace your popped up pieces.

View of the card laying flat:


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's blog  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Card creations using our How To Books. Mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us!  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January Team Brae-er Blog Hop - Year Noted


Welcome to our Team Brae-er Blog Hop that focuses on our "Year >> Noted" paper collection that is our promotion for this month.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, kindly contact your consultant.  We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers.  Now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop.  If you came from The Brae-er's blog then you are in the right place!

Earlier in the week, I shared the mini album I created using our "Year >> Noted" kit.  I had a whole sheet of B&T paper left over, as well as some card stock and gold foil stickers, so this is what I did with it all:



Materials I had left over




I only added two white daisy card bases to the paper pictured above, and I still have a tiny bit of paper left over, probably enough to make one more card.  Fun, bright, and easy to put together!!

Here is the list of CTMH supplies I used, in addition to the "Year >> Noted" paper,  to create the cards:  Stamp sets: A1170 Doodled Designs, M1051 Wish, C1618 Year Noted, S1501 January SOTM This Moment, C1617 You're the Bomb - Operation Smile set, D1539 The Happy Couple, D1629 Just to Say... (Cricut collection) B1467 You Mean the World to Me; Embellishments: Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim, Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim, Z1853 Aqua Dots, Z2012 Gold sequins, Z1701 Bakers twine(ret), Bulk362 Black Enamel Stars, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape; Z1851 Scallop Border Punch Ink colours:  Z2128 Hollyhock, Z2105 Black, Z2195 Lagoon, Z2114 Cocoa, Z2164 Sorbet.Turqoise Blue Shinhan marker


Your next stop on the Team Braer Hop is  Chris' Creative Life .

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Brae's blog at www.brae-er.com, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.

Until next time,
Roz

Monday, January 12, 2015

Year Noted Mini Album

Last week I posted about CTMH's "Year Noted" promotion, this week I am going to show you what I did with my kit, or at least part of it.  I purchased the $10 kit that included the mini album and I am in love with these cute albums. Some of the page sleeves are 4 x 6, some are split in half, giving you two slots for photos, etc.  Here is my album:












This came together really quickly and easily.  The banners on the 4x6 pages are attached to the page protector, leaving room to add the 4x6 photo on the card stock mat. I can't wait to start adding photos to this cute little album. I have enough paper left over to create at least 6 cards!  If you would like to purchase a kit of your own, you'll have to act fast -- it's only available for the month of January!  Click on the shopping link on the sidebar for more details on how to get yours.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Start the New Year off getting crafty!



In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $27) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $37  worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!