Workshops, Classes, Events

Thursday, August 17th 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Troop Card Day Join us for an hour or two, or stay for the whole day. Bring your lunch and we will spend the day creating cards to donate to the troops deployed overseas. There will be some paper available for use but please bring your own card bases, envelopes, embellishments and adhesives. You can also bring any of your own paper, dies, etc. that you may want to use.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 - 7 pm Card Club - We will make two or three cards depending on the difficulty of the cards free with the commitment to spending $25 + shipping & tax each month. Members take turns being the "hostess", earning $25 in free product. Contact me to join the next session starting in the Fall!

Sunday, August 27th 1:00 - 4:00 pm Cricut 101 Dust off that Cricut and come learn the basics for operating your machine! Bring your Cricut and a laptop or tablet if you can (for doing necessary updates). Class fee $10

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!



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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop - Summer Albums

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring summer album creations.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local 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....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. 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 Deanne at http://deannejacobs.blogspot.ca. If you came from Michelle of mycreationswithmichelle then you are in the right place!

Vacations are so much fun and most of us take TONS of pictures while we are having fun in the sun.  How many of you actually print the pictures and scrapbook them?  If you are like me, you are still working on photos from a couple of years ago, or older!  My husband and I took this cruise in February of THIS YEAR and I wanted to document the fun we had without the pressure of creating a full album of layouts.  Picture My Life is absolutely perfect for quick and easy scrapbooks....in fact I did most of this in an afternoon!  You will notice that I still have some journalling and embellishing to do, but you will get the overall idea.







 Here are a few close ups of the embellishing I've done so far, keeping in mind that this is meant to be simple and quick, so minimal embellishing is required:



And, I also used some of the spaces to insert tickets and memorabilia!


So, this is my "summer" album, I hope you will be inspired to create one for yourself!  Supplies used:  Picture My Life Scrapbook kits - Surf's Up, Balloon Ride; Aqua Dots, Bakers Twine, Triangle Durables, Brown & Teal Shimmer tape, adhesive. 

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicola of  http://www.timelesscottage.ca  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 alternative uses for Picture My Life cards.   So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Surviving in a cottage during a hurricane and other fun stuff!

I spent this past weekend at a cottage on a lake with two lovely scrapbooking buddies!  Probably not the best weekend for us to go as we were expecting a storm on Saturday.  The forcast indicated that the storm would be down graded to a post tropical storm....wind and some rain but nothing significant.  The forcast was wrong....we had winds that topped 140 kms and lasted for hours.  We lost power mid-afternoon on Saturday and it was still out when we left Sunday evening.  We ate potato chips for supper and washed it down with a little wine.  We had lanterns as well so all was good.  The drive home Sunday was like going through a war zone....trees down on power lines and across the road, branches and leaves littering yards and roads.  Such a destructive storm, but the three of us hunkered down and weathered it together.  Needless to say, we didn't get a lot of scrapbooking done, but some!  And we had a blast!

This layout is the layout my hostess club did last month.  We were using Jubilee paper and I hated to cover up the patterns so I chose to use the one pattern and cut out the center. When I was finished you couldn't even see the seam where I started to cut, nor could the girls!  We used some old-school tools like a paper crimper and we embossed the craft paper with the Dots embossing folder from CTMH.  Minimal stamping on this layout but we all loved it!

Hope you are enjoying your summer!