Workshops, Classes, Events



Saturday, Aug. 8th - 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Scrapbook Workshop $40
We will be creating 3 double-page layouts with a travel theme, perfect for summer travel photos. You will receive an entire paper pack (13.85 value), a compliments package (6.96 value) and an embellishment assortment (9.80 value) along with additional card stock needed. Please bring your basic tools and adhesives. RSVP By Aug. 5th

Monday, Aug. 10th - 1:30 - 3:30 Card Buffet Workshop - $15
Create as many cards as you like during this two-hour workshop. There will be at least 15 different cards to choose from, with new cards added on a regular basis. 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, Aug. 11th 7:00 - 9:00 Card Buffet Workshop - $15 Create as many cards as you like during this two-hour workshop. There will be at least 15 different cards to choose from, with new cards added on a regular basis. 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 8:45 pm.

Wednesday, Aug. 19th - 7:00 p.m. Hostess Club - This group is FULL!! See below for the next group starting in September.

Wednesday, Aug 26th - 7 - 9 pm Open House & Idea Book launch!! Come see the new paper collections and embellies in person, do a make & take, win some prizes...fun, fun, fun! Please RSVP and everyone who brings a friend (someone new who hasn't met me yet!) will receive a gift. I am also going to have a yard sale table - purging my stamp sets to make room for the new!

Wednesday, Sept. 16th 7:00 p.m Hostess Club 2 - 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! We need three more people to start this group!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Seaside - I can dream I'm at the beach

We have been having the worst summer weather here on the east coast....chilly temps and lots of overcast skies, rain here and there too and not much sunshine over the past two weeks.  When I decided to do my hostess club layout this month with  CTMH Seaside Paper, I was hoping I would have some great beach pictures to put on it....I can dream, right!?
 We have been doing a 12 x 12 layout, along with some homemade pocket cards so that in essence, we have two double-page layouts when complete by inserting the pocket page in between the two 12 x 12 pages.  We stamped images from this month's Stamp of the Month, S1507 "Life is Wonderful"  and also used C1594 Treasured Friendship.  Several distressing techniques were used as well - sanding, tearing, and inking.  I also cut the sea birds, fence, lighthouse, and pilings with a Sissix set that I have had FOREVER and hardly ever use....aren't they cute?

As well, Jessica will be thrilled to know that I used her leftover zip strips that I saved from the garbage on the 8 layouts we created as a club!  Thanks Jess!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Retiring CTMH Stamp Sets

Good morning!  Today I want to share a list of retiring stamp sets - and when you purchase $25 in stamp sets, get a Hostess Rewards stamp set for $5 or the Stamp of the Month Free!  Get 'em now or you'll be disappointed:

A1147 Hanukkah Celebration 1-Sep
A1152 Joyful Wishes 1-Sep
A1153 Hope 1-Sep
A1155 Quick Cards—Japanese Blossom 1-Sep
A1157 Quick Cards—Island Greetings 1-Sep
A1161 Beyond Measure 1-Sep
A1162 Bright Spirits 1-Sep
A1163 Practical Planning 1-Sep
A1165 Capture the Day 1-Sep
A1166 Quoth the Raven 1-Sep
A1168 O Holy Night 1-Sep
A1169 Well Wishes 1-Sep
A1171 A Little Note 1-Dec
B1403 To You and Yours 1-Sep
B1432 Love This 1-Sep
B1442 Belated Birthday 1-Sep
B1452 Funky Blossoms 1-Sep
B1454 Thanksgiving Wreath 1-Sep
B1455 Be Jolly 1-Sep
B1456 Born to Roam 1-Sep
B1457 Tweet Me 1-Sep
B1458 Cuddly Salutations 1-Sep
B1459 Celebrate Love 1-Sep
B1461 Happy Mail 1-Sep
B1464 Puppy Party 1-Sep
B1465 Glitter Glam 1-Sep
B1467 You Mean the World to Me 1-Sep
B1468 Merriest Christmas 1-Sep
B1469 His Love 1-Dec
B1470 Love Ya Silly 1-Dec
B1471 Variety of Thanks 1-Sep
B1472 Love This Story 1-Sep
B1477 Exotic Flower 1-Sep
C1504 Fall Harvest 1-Sep
C1506 Flakey Friends 1-Sep
C1522 Creepy Creatures 1-Sep
C1533 Fabulous You 1-Sep
C1556 Paisley Perfect 1-Sep
C1557 Polar Bear Holiday 1-Sep
C1561 One-Way Borders 1-Sep
C1562 Mary and Babe 1-Sep
C1570 Lifting Spirits 1-Sep
C1576 Pick a Posey 1-Sep
C1585 Australian Salutations 1-Sep
C1586 Australian Thanks 1-Sep
C1587 Sing Glory 1-Sep
C1589 Lifetime of Happiness 1-Sep
C1592 World Traveler 1-Sep
C1593 Hats Off 1-Sep
C1595 Hello Summer 1-Sep
C1596 Happy Hexagons 1-Sep
C1597 Rainy Day 1-Sep
C1598 Noel 1-Sep
C1600 Happy Birds 1-Sep
C1601 Nursery Charms 1-Sep
C1602 Magical Moment 1-Sep
C1603 A Bunch of Thanks 1-Dec
C1606 A Thing Well Done 1-Dec
C1617 You're the Bomb 1-Dec
C1613 Paper Bird 1-Sep
C1614 Tagged with Love 1-Sep
D1469 Polka Dot Alphabet 1-Sep
D1507 Urban Alphabet 1-Sep
D1540 In the Background 1-Sep
D1541 Fast and Furious 1-Sep
D1543 Country-Born 1-Sep
D1544 Distressed Backgrounds 1-Sep
D1550 Happy Autumn 1-Sep
D1552 Magical Days 1-Sep
D1553 Yuletide Greetings 1-Sep
D1554 Christmas Village 1-Sep
D1559 Geometric Backgrounds 1-Sep
D1596 Outback Adventure 1-Sep
D1597 Hoppy Birthday 1-Sep
D1602 A Budding Friendship 1-Sep
D1603 Shreddin' the Slopes 1-Sep
D1608 Better with a Friend 1-Sep
D1615 Sweet As Sugar 1-Sep
D1616 Have a Happy Day 1-Sep
D1632 Amour 1-Dec
D1640 Celebrate Australia 1-Sep
E1026 Vogue Alphabet 1-Sep
M1043 Sprig Wreath 1-Sep
M1044 Spring Banner 1-Sep
M1045 My Happy 1-Sep
M1046 Guiding Heart 1-Sep
M1047 Timely Tidings 1-Sep
M1048 A Quick Hello 1-Sep
M1049 Blooming Heart 1-Sep
M1052 Mini Valentine 1-Dec


Cheers!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July 2015 Cross Canada Blog Hop - Operation Smile

Hello from Nova Scotia and welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring the current Operation Smile Stamp Set, "Happy Everything". When you purchase this stamp set , Close To My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that performs life-altering surgeries that give children confidence for a lifetime. They have performed over 220,000 surgeries since being founded in 1982. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant.

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 there, then you are in the right place!

I have been hosting a card buffet workshop and this is one of the cards I am offering.  It's a great masculine card that uses recycled and household items.....box board (from cereal boxes for example) and tinfoil! 
 The tinfoil is glued to the box board with our Bonding Memories Broad Tip Glue Pen, then folded over the edge.  I then embossed it with a basket weave embossing folder to make it look like a metal sheet. The stamped image is from the "Happy Everything" Operation Smile set, as is the inside sentiment - both stamped with Black ink.  CTMH card stock colours used are Black, White Daisy, and Whisper, all pieces were sponged with black ink.  I ran our black Shinhan marker along the edge of the tinfoil to distress.  Added a few black brads and voila, a masculine card for any occasion.


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's 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  projects full of Summer Fun.  Mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Picture My Life/Project Life Cards

Good Morning.....just a quick little post to share today with a few cute little cards you can use in your Picture My Life or Project Life albums.  I did these cards to go along with the layout using CTMH Blossom paper that I posted last month.  I love the hybrid approach to my albums, combining traditional 12 x 12 layouts with PML cards.  It's a great way to use up the leftovers from creating the layouts too!


Here are the four cards, front and backs, that are ready to slip into 12 x 12 Design 5 page protectors.  I used CTMH's Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge to cut some of the designs and stamped with D1555 All The Details and D1595 Hello Summer with Lagoon and Sunset inks. Added a little shimmer trim and some sequin embellishments to finish them off....easy!

More to come......I promise!

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 2015 Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring Jeanette’s How –To Books for scrapbooking.

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 Deanne at www.deannejacobs.blogspot.ca. If you came from Michelle of My Creations With Michelle  then you are in the right place!

I chose to use a pattern from "Imagine" to create my layout.  If you have not used our How-To books before, I have to tell you that they make scrapbooking so much easier.  I find that sometimes I just need a starting point and these patterns give me that.  I don't have to think....I just select the papers I want to use and start cutting.  The layouts come together beautifully every single time!

The pattern I chose is Swing Rhythm on page 112.  In "Imagine", it is pictured with fall colours but as you can see, just by changing the paper you get a whole different feel. I used the beautiful "Blossom" paper found in our Seasonal Expressions 2! (X7196B)


I almost didn't bother to ink the edges of the papers to keep the layout fresh, but at the last minute I just couldn't do it!!  Out came the Lagoon ink and the sponge. The title was stamped with E1030 Handwritten Print and B1416 Keyboard Uppercase.  The word PLAY is stamped directly on the white daisy card stock, the rest of the title was stamped on white daisy with Sunset ink, then cut out and popped up with 3-D foam tape (Z1151).

I also stamped with our Operation Smile set D1653 Happy Everything and A1172 Smiles Begin with You.  I added some clear embossing powder to the "Smiles Begin with You" image to make it stand out a little more.....even though I used the dye based ink, the powder still adhered....you have to move quickly though because the ink dries so fast. 
Other supplies used:  Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim, Z3039 Glacier Extra Thick Twine, and Z3042 Coral Reef Sequins.  To purchase any of the supplies seen in my post today, shop online anytime at www.rozkelly.ctmh.com

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, My Creations with Michelle, 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.  Please 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....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope you will join us again next month when our theme is Mini albums. Mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring our Spring Theme, April Showers bring May Flowers. 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....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 mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Michelle's blog you are in the right place.

I have a couple of cards to show you today!  With a Spring theme, how could I not use "Brushed" paper to create a bright & cheery card?? I have wanted to try this "sunburst" technique for quite a while now, and one of my very creative shoebox gals (thanks Cheryl!!) brought this technique to the table.  That inspired me to use these papers for these cards:




By just changing out the sentiments and ink colours, I have three slightly different cards.  I used M1043 Spring Wreath and C1605 Happy To Be Friends with black and pear inks to stamp the sentiments.  I like the bright colours on the black cardstock, it reminds me of stained glass.

I also wanted to do a Mother's Day card and after seeing a class photo from the Cutting Garden in Halifax, I was inspired!  I loved the card they had offered so much, and knew I could duplicate it with CTMH products (although this stamp set is retired).  No patterned paper on this one, just stamping, embossing, and Cricut cuts!




I started with a piece of White Daisy cardstock and embossed it with Z1927 Damask embossing folder.  The next step was to stamp B1418 Love Doily (retired) with Versamark ink and heat emboss it with White Daisy embossing powder.  A little ink applied with a finger dauber lifts the image right off the cardstock.  The sentiment comes from our Artfully Sent cricut bundle stamp set - The butterfly and small flower were cut with our Art Philosophy cricut cartridge ....then added a white daisy cardstock banner, a little bling and a paper clip!  


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's blog - www.timelesscottage.ca. If you get lost along the way, you can head back to Michelle's blog

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 our theme is Scrapbook layouts from CTMH How-To Books.  Mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.