Workshops, Classes, Events



Saturday, October 21st 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Christmas Stamp-a-Stack with Roz & Tara We are going to change things up just a bit for this event! You will be making 20 cards - 2 each of 10 different designs, for $45. That's only $2.25 per card! Bring your lunch and we will provide a morning snack and coffee or tea. Location is the Melvern Square Hall on Bridge Street, just off Stronach Mountain Road. This event fills up very quickly so be sure to register with your payment to secure your seat! Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417495125031408


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Trick or Treat!

These little treat bags were CASed from Pamela O'Connor, one of my CTMH sisters.  She used our 6 x 6 Kraft Die Cut cards, but I made mine from scratch, cut the ovals and label with CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and stamped with the September SOTM "Wicked".  I can't wait to give these out tomorrow night!!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Card # 21 & 22 2011 Challenge

Good morning everyone!  Seems like I haven't had much time to scrapbook lately, although I have been making Halloween treat bags.  Once I get them all done, I'll post pix...they are so cute!  For today, I have a couple of really simple cards that I made from the leftover paper from my "Dinner Time" layout.  Sometimes I just put the leftovers into my card-making bin, but because it was World Card Making Day when I did that layout, I HAD to make these cards right away!
Cardstock is CTMH textured C/S, Patterned paper is Echo Park.  The die cut paper is from a Making Memories journalling book, the twine is from My Mind's Eye and the buttons were from my stash.  Edges of the papers were sanded and/or ink distressed.  The Happy Birthday is an acrylic tag that had the sentiment etched into it but it was hard to read, so I went over it with a souffle pen and backed it with cardstock. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

I have been so busy that I almost forgot that my CTMH sistah Carolyn awarded the Liebster Blog award to me!  Such an honour to have a fellow consultant award this to my blog.   Thank you Carolyn!!  Liebster is a German word that means beloved or favourite.  This award is for blogs with fewer than 200 followers.

Here are the rules to accept this award:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!
 
So now I bet you are wondering what my top 5 picks are?!  Here's a few of my favourite blogs:
 
Roxy   http://roxyrolla.blogspot.com/
Carla   http://carlacreates.blogspot.com/
Paula   http://paula-bees-space.blogspot.com/
Jenn J.  http://scrapperj.blogspot.com/
Jenn S.  http://scrappin-geek.blogspot.com/
 
Go check them out....wonderful artwork and lots of inspiration.   Have fun with your blog awards girls!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Layout # 36 2011 Challenge & 30-day Photo challenge

Hi everyone! Here's another quick layout that I did, very easy but I love it!  Fancy Pants paper and rub-ons, CTMH chipboard, a felt flower from Maya Road and I don't know if you can see them or not, but there are small felt flowers (from a set of Thickers) and bling all over the paper in the flower centers.  This paper was one of those papers that I absolutely loved and had stashed it away because I didn't want to  use it.  I'm over that now!! Those "special" photos never seem to happen often enough to justify hoarding all that paper. 

I have given up on posting the rest of my 30-day photo challenge pictures.  I have them taken and I'm working on finishing the coffee sleeve mini album, but I do have this one from day 29 - Purchased.  My mom & I went on a little shopping spree at Costco that day!  This was my haul, there are a couple of things from some of the other stores we hit too:


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Layout #35

This is one of the layouts I created on the weekend and I am entering it in Scrapbookers-Anonymous long-title-mini-challenge.  This is a long title for me...I usually only use a one-word title and it is a little hard to see in the photo, but it says "It's Dinner Time in Mom's Backyard".  The papers are from Echo Park Country Drive....it took me forever to find this collection so I will be hoarding most of it!
I also have die-cut birds from Crate Paper at the top, so this qualifies for Scrapbookers-Anonymous October challenge!  I love SA's challenges as they get me to use up some of my stash that I might not otherwise think to put on the layout!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Layout 34 2011 Challenge

Well, my world has been crazy busy the last couple of weeks.  In addition to my Close To My Heart business that I am struggling to get off the ground here in Nova Scotia, I am now the Welcome Wagon lady too!!  I know this area very well, which is why I was hired, but I was originally going to develop the Business Welcome Program in this area and organize a 50 Plus Showcase for the spring.  I'm still going to be doing that, but have been asked to do Community Welcome visits as well!  So, I've been trained for that and have started my official duties.  I was also away all weekend at a crop in Windsor, NS - had a wonderful time although I didn't get much done.  I worked on a special order for a client most of the day on Saturday, but then did a couple of cards in honour of World Card Making Day and a few scrapbook pages.  For now though, this is a layout that I did while I was still in Winnipeg but hadn't quite finished it up....it needed a title and journalling.  So this is the finished product:
 I love CTMH's "Tinkering" collection, retired now, and the Jolee's embellishment...perfect for these pictures!  This layout is an 8 1/2" x 11" double page spread, a format I haven't used in awhile.  The pictures are from my now 21 year old's seventh birthday!  Talk about being behind in my scrapbooking! lol  I ink distressed the papers so I am entering this in Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge # 35.