Workshops, Classes, Events

Tuesday, February 16th - 7 pm Hostess Club - This is how it works: each month you create a scrapbook layout and some pocket scrapbook cards for free ($20 value!) and commit to spending at least $25 before tax & shipping. Each member takes a turn at being the "hostess", earning $25 in free product with the opportunity to earn even more hostess rewards when she gets additional orders from non-members. It's an awesome way to get your scrapbooking done, have an evening out with the girls, and get new CTMH product!

Monday, February 22nd - 1:30 - 3:30 pm Card Buffet Workshop - $15
Create as many cards as you like during this two-hour workshop. There will be at least 12 cards to choose from, with new cards added each month. There are "rules" - you must complete each card and clean up stamps before moving to the next card, and you must start your last card by 3:15 pm.

Tuesday, February 23rd 6:30 - 8:30 pm Card Buffet Workshop - $15 Create as many cards as you like during this two-hour workshop. There will be at least 12 cards to choose from, with new cards added monthly. There are "rules" - you must complete each card and clean up stamps before moving to the next card and you must start your last card by 8:15 pm.

Saturday, Mar 5th - 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m - 12 Card Workshop $30 Come get crafty with our versatile "Regatta" papers and coordinating stamps and dies. All materials will be supplied with leftovers for you to take home. Bring your basic tools and adhesives (scissors, bone folder, tape runner, glue dots, foam tape, etc.) and your lunch and spend a crafty day with me. Pre-registration with a $10 deposit is required by Feb. 15th to allow for ordering time.


Saturday, May 7th - National Scrapbooking Day Crop - Save the date!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

January 2016 CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our January 2016 Cross Canada Hop featuring watercolour creations.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers. 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, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join My Creations With Michelle  If you came from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place!

My project is a layout that I created while attending Close To My Heart's Album Retreat in Salt Lake City, Utah! What a treat it was to spend an entire weekend creating a beautiful album. Quite a few of the layouts we did featured our watercolour paints used in a variety of ways. I will post the others here soon but for now, this is the one I'm sharing:

At first glance, you may not notice the watercolours, or how they were applied. This close up of the title reveals one instance....the title is die cut out of the 12 x 12 white daisy cardstock base and then the watercolour painted paper was placed behind the die cut opening and adhered. It's hard to see the ombre technique used with the blue watercolour paint but it's there, and then the piece was splattered with a little paint on the brush. I love this look and will definitely use this technique again.
 Paint splatters were added in a couple more location where embellishments were clustered:

 I also wanted to show you these cute little gold foil stickers....they come from our Fundamental embellishment packs, one of my new favourites.....so much goodness in one little package! Check them out!

Materials used: White daisy & whisper cardstock, watercolour cardstock, Adventure Fundamentals paper pack, watercolour paints, Charlotte paper pack, Gold shimmer trim, Grey enamel gems, PML Beautiful You cards, Gold Fundamental assortment, C1626 Hexagonal Patterns stamp set, D1686 Noted - exclusive Album Retreat stamp set. To purchase any of the above materials, click here!

Another watercolour project I did was this card, just playing around with the colours and mixing them up. There is really no right or wrong way to use the watercolour paints! Just have fun with them!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's Simply Artistic If you get lost along the way, you can head back to Michelle S's blog, 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 feature Cardstock creations. Mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 2015 CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop - Where We Create!

Welcome to our December blog hop featuring where we create! If you need ideas about how to organize your supplies and your work space, this hop is for you.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers - 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, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations With Michelle. If you came from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place!

I am fortunate to have two creative spaces is my home.  My craft room is located in a main-floor bedroom and it is jam packed with all my scrapbooking and card making supplies, along with fabric, yarn, candle-making supplies, cross stitch kits and supplies, a few odds and ends! The non-paper crafting items are in the closet...hahahaha! I hardly touch that stuff anymore now that I make cards and scrapbook.  This is the craft room:

And a closer look at my shelf holding flowers and some of my ribbon.  You can't see the book shelf to the right that holds all my stamp sets and the wall unit, that would be behind me if I was sitting in the chair, that houses my extensive paper collection!  I'll let imagination take you there.
 And then, there's the ribbon hanging on the front of the closet door, arranged by colour.....I think I have a little problem with ribbon!

The second space in my home is my classroom/studio area.  Once upon a time, I taught classes at my dining room table but we had this wonderful space in the lower level of our home that was not being used at all.  The natural light from the windows and the coziness of the wood stove in the winter makes this the perfect place to gather, teach, learn and have fun.


This room is L-shaped and so I can set up additional tables in that space for really large events.  Do you have a space dedicated to crafting or do you use the kitchen table?  As long as you have a spot to let your creativity flow, its all good.  If you are in Kingston, Nova Scotia feel free to drop in and see my classroom for yourself at one of my events.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Roz

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky of Timeless Cottage 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 in what ever space you have available to you!   We hope you will join us again next month when we will be feature Creating With Watercolours. Mark January 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 2015 CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring how we prepare for Christmas.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers. 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, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join My Creations With Michelle  If you came from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place!

My preparations for Christmas always start with making cards and I host a Christmas Card Play Day every year.  Yesterday was that day and I had a few friends over to create 24 cards!  It was a wonderful day, we took our time creating our cards, had a delicious lunch and listened to Christmas music all day long.  We even indulged in a glass of wine in the afternoon. This day always puts me in a festive mood and yesterday was no exception....now I'm ready to decorate, shop, bake, and just be merry!  Here are the ladies, working hard *wink, wink*! I don't see any wine glasses, do you?
And the cards they created:
We created two of each of these lovely cards!   "There's A Feeling of Christmas" was CASed from Pam Wallace and the "Oh What Fun it is" from Dawn Montagano.  Here are closer looks at a few of the cards:

Washi tape fun!






Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista's Simply Creating.  If you get lost along the way, you can head back to Michelle S's blog, 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 feature Where we create . So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Helllloooooooo!

Can you hear me saying "helllllooooooo" in a high-pitched shrill voice?? That is what is stuck in my head after helping my Aunt Edna move earlier this month.  The packers that came in were wonderful, but one fella said "helllloooooo" in that high-pitched voice over and over and over and now it's stuck in my head!!!  I did want to pop in here to say "Hello" though, it's been a little while since I've posted - life has just been crazy. 

It started with a bout of Shingles, then helping my aunt move, then frantically prepping for my all-day card day before I head to Salt Lake City next week for Album Retreat.  My preparations for the retreat included uploading photos to 'Studio J' so that Home Office could print them for us....FREE!  We also received two bonus layouts, so I chose to do one with photos to send with our Christmas cards and this is what I created with the second:

You may notice that this collection is not one of our currently available paper packages.....'Studio J' has tons of our retired collections to create with and some exclusive collections as well.  So much fun to do and this layout took me less than 30 minutes!!  Go play.....it doesn't cost you a thing until you decide you want to order your layouts!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring our favourite new paper packs. We 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 do.   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, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle. If you came from there  then you are in the right place!

My favourite paper collection is "Sangria" - I love the warm, fall colours and the prints in this collection.
I have only used the one patterned paper and coordinating card stocks on my layout,  and I love the bold chevron print. I made some Cricut cuts with our new "Artistry" cartridge and I've also used our stamp of the month, "Paper Garden"  I used the "rock and roll" technique to stamp the flowers and 2nd generation stamping in the bottom right corner.  This is the layout my hostess club will be doing next week, hope they like it!

Additional supplies used:  Fern Thick Twine, Foam tape, Cocoa, Poppy and Pomegranate inks. Glue pen.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's Timeless Cottage  If you get lost along the way, you can head back to Michelle's blog 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 our newest Cricut Cartridge, Artistry. So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Love CTMH's Zoe collection!

Hi there!  Today I just wanted to share some artwork featuring one of the new collections from the Annual Inspirations 2015-16 that is releasing on September 1st.  CTMH pre-released the Zoe suite of paper & embellishments and I am in love with this collection!  This is what my hostess club created with some of this collection:
This layout is from a workshop that Tina Lovell created and shared with consultants.  I made a few slight changes to accomodate my product availability....love all the doodling on this one!  Then of course I had leftovers and my group gets to create some homemade Picture My Life cards, so these are the cards we made, front and back. 

I just love the colours and the versatility the Zoe collection offers.  To purchase Zoe for yourself, go here: http://rozkelly.ctmh.com

See you next time!
Roz

Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 2015 Cross Canada Blog Hop - Summer Fun

Welcome from Nova Scotia to our August Blog Hop featuring Summer Fun projects. We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers... Thank you!

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 at http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca If you came from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place!

My summer fun thing to do is travel......well really, it's an all year thing for me, but I had hoped to travel a little more this summer since my husband is now retired.  It didn't quite work out that way, repairs to our home have kept us local but I did do a workshop with a travel theme.   Hopefully I will have some "wanderful" photos to add soon!  This first layout I am showing you is the last one created with my paper pack:

The workshop featured the Wanderful paper packCompliments, and accessories and a little stamping, and is perfect for my travel photos this summer.  I used the WOTG stamp set, along with the May SOTM - "Just Sayin", both retired.   I also used our Mini Stapler....love that thing!  The staples are so tiny....can you see them?  The next layout is one that I CASed from Brenda Rose and modified to fit my needs:
This one was lots of fun, incorporating our Black Arrow Washi Tape and a couple of cool techniques.  Love how the patterned paper is cut so that you don't loose the design in the bottom right hand corner!  Lastly, the workshop attendees did this layout that we made at our Thrive event with Brae Montgomery in Barrie, ON....

I love the layering of the papers and the use of so many of the compliments & accessories stickers on this layout!  No stamping at all on this one!   This workshop used the entire pack of paper and I  added a couple of sheets of colonial white and flaxen cardstock.  However, there is very little paper left over and I will be making PML cards with that!  Love it when I can use something completely....gives me the liberty to buy more! With our new catalogues set to launch in a couple of weeks, I will want lots more!!

Most of the products I've used are still available, some are retiring the end of the month. Just click on the products mentioned to purchase.  I have one kit left if anyone local is interested in it!  

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky of Timeless Cottage.  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. Join us again next month when we will be featuring our favourite new Paper Collections. Mark September 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.