Monday, December 1, 2014

Deal of the Decade!!

Ok, who loves CTMH???  I do, I do, I do!!!  Well check this out!!  TODAY only, all CTMH cricut cartridges are 20% off.  Whaaaa???  Yes, you read that right!!  CTMH currently has 4 amazing cartridges that are perfect for whatever you prefer, scrapbooking or making cards!!!

Now, hang on to your socks, the deals don't stop there!!  This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us! With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. That’s up to $7.95 USD / $9.75 CAD of savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. Remember, a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.  So you see, if you purchase the cartridge, you will qualify for the deal of the decade!!

And don't forget about the Stamp of The Month!!  This sweet set is perfect to highlight the sweet moments and people in your life!!

So hurry, these deals won't last long!!  Shop with me here.  ☺

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Hearts of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Hearts of the West Blog Hop!!  This month features the Snowhaven paper pack from CTMH.    As usual we will have lots of great projects to inspire you!!  So grab your drink of choice, and hop along with us!!

If you came from Chantal's blog, then you're in the right place.  This is a circular hop though, so you're never really in the "wrong" place.  ☺

So in November I hosted a Christmas card workshop.  I used the "just because card workshop" guide found in the Wishes Card Confidence Program, and the Snowhaven Paper Pack.  These are the sample cards I made.  Apologies for those that came in sideways.

I used a variety of stamps and embellishments.  Next is Holly's blog.

Thanks for looking!!  ☺

Friday, November 21, 2014

Birthday/Perpetual Calendar

In a couple of weeks I will be participating in a craft fair.  I made this calendar to hopefully sell at this event.  I plan on making a few of these types of calendars.

This calender uses the Designed Decor Flip Stand from Close To My Heart, and retired Chantilly Paper, complements and assortment as well as some misc bling.

Thanks for looking!!  ☺

Friday, October 31, 2014

Just For You

I haven't been too active on my blog the past little while, but I have been crafting!!  Here is a card I made a couple of days ago.  It was inspired by CTMH sister, Liz Mullins Johnson.

I dry embossed the base card stock.  The blue paper is from the (retired) Skylark paper.  The stamp set used is the November 2014 SOTM, It's The Little Things.  I used (retired) licorice self adhesive gems.  The flower is inked in Buttercup, and rock 'n rolled in Hollyhock, then I used 3D foam tape for some dimension.  The leaves were stamped in Olive and fussy cut.  Sentiment is stamped in Desert Sand.  A simple, yet elegant card!  :)

Thanks for looking!!  :)

November Hearts of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Hearts of the West Blog Hop!!  If this is your first time with us, welcome!!  I hope you get lots of inspiration from these amazing ladies!!  The papers we are working with this month is Yuletide Carol.  It's one of 2 fantastic Christmas themed papers.  I chose to do Christmas cards this month.  I took lots of inspiration from fellow CTMH sisters and the Idea Books for my cards.  If you came here from Donna Digby's blog then you're in the right place.

I was trying to see how many cards I could get out of one piece of B&T paper.  :)  So here are my cards:

For this card I used the Frosted Cardmaking stamp set.

This card also uses the Frosted Cardmaking stamp.  

This card uses the Pear and Partridge card making stamp.

This card uses Pear and Partridge Scrapbooking stamp set.

I used Adorn-able for this one.  I need to work on lining up my stamps better!!  The ornament is blinged out with tiny pearls.  Silver ink is not CTMH.

I used a stamp set called Natures Gift for this card.  Hard to see, but there is gem on the twine.

I still have about a half sheet of this B&T left, and I plan to make as many cards as I can with it.  Next on the hop is Linda Pekrul's blog.

Thanks for looking!!  :)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

November Deals with CTMH!

There's a little over a week left to get this adorable stamp of the month!!  This set of 7 coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge that is exclusive to CTMH. It's a perfect set for those Christmas gift tags, and embellishing your Christmas gifts!!

Isn't this adorable???  

You can view it and find out how to get it for $5.00 here.  And during the month of October, with each qualifying purchase, you are eligible to receive a free ribbon or trim!!  The best part, it's a surprise!!  Just click "add to cart" when prompted, and you will get a surprise when you open your CTMH box full of goodies!!!

Find out more about this here.

With Halloween right around the corner, have you seen this adorable paper from CTMH???  It's perfect to scrap your little ghosts, ghouls, and goblins!!!  :)

And these cute accessories are the perfect way to embellish your pages and mini albums!! 

You can view the entire Scaredy Cat collection here.

Thanks for looking, and happy shopping!!  :)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

September's Hearts of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to September's Hearts of the West Blog Hop!! I hope you have been enjoying all the fabulous creations!!!

This months challenge is the Pathfinding paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked by Nancy Klein who is the team leader of Hearts of the West.

If you came from Terry Ann Diak's blog, then you're in the right place.  However, this is a circular hop, so there is no "right" place to start!!  So grab your drink of choice, and hop along with us!!

I almost didn't participate this month.  I had the paper pack, but didn't have any mojo.  So I pulled out my sketch books, and started browsing the new Annual Inspirations book for ideas.  After a couple of hours, I had 3 cards.

For this one I used C1473 Remarkable Wreath.  The wreath is stamped in chocolate ink, and the leaves are stamped in Autumn Terracotta, then rock 'n rolled in Barn Red.

I'm not too sure that I like this one.  The acorn is from the wooden arbour shapes (retired), and I was trying to colour and shade it.  Maybe I should have left it plain.  I also used sequins and C1504 Fall Harvest for the sentiment.

For this card I used C1573 Do Your Best stamp.  I did tone on tone stamping for the background on the olive cardstock.

So there are my creations for this month, I hope you liked them!!  Next on the hop is Sonia St Jean.

And as always, we love your comments!!  Also don't forget to contact your consultant to get your hands on any of the fabulous products you see!!

Thanks for looking!!  ☺

The line up:

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Hearts of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Heart of the West Blog Hop!!  I hope you have been enjoying this hop!!  We have some very talented people, and a great color palette to work with this month!!

If you have come from Donna Thomson-Digby's blog, then you're in the right place!!  Don't worry if you get "lost", this is a circular hop, so you can join in anywhere!

For this month, I made 2 cards.  My first card uses the masking tape technique, that a fellow CTMH sister shared, and I really wanted to try it!!

I used whisper, sky and sorbet for the background, and stamped my image with outdoor denim and pear.  The stamp is from SU, and I used grey wool twine from CTMH.

My second card I really wanted to try the "smack down" technique, but I just wasn't satisfied with the way it was turning out so I went a whole other way.

The stamp I used was a hostess stamp, and is no longer available.  So cute though!!  :)  So there you have it, those are my projects for this month.

Your next stop is: Holly Young-Bowers's blog.  I hope you are enjoying this hop, and I hope you are able to join us next month as well!!  Below is a list of everyone participating this month.

1. Nancy Klein's
2. Chantal Pearson's
3. Donna Thomson-Digby's
4. Freya Hall Dunbar's   *you are here*
5. Holly Young-Bowers's
6. Linda Pekrul's
7. Jackie Vandaele's
8. Chelsey Vorosmarty's
9. Sonia Parent St Jean's
10. Terry Ann Diack's
11. Julie Kerr's

Thanks for hopping with us!!  Don't forget to tell us what you think!!  And as always, if you are interested in any of the projects posted, becoming a consultant, or purchasing CTMH projects, make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to find out more!!

Thanks for looking!  ☺

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Hearts of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Hearts of the West Blog Hop!!  This month we are celebrating Canada Day and our theme is red and white!!  Did you know that Canada is 147 years old??  Once again this month we are hopping along with other CTMH consultants from the Hearts of the West Team.  So grab your drink of choice and hop along with us!!

If you came from Sonia St Jean's blog, then you're in the right place!!  If you're starting here, don't worry, it's a circular hop!!

Now, onto my card!!  I haven't ever really celebrated Canada day, so I don't have any pictures to make a layout, so I decided to make a card using red and white.  I took a CTMH card and cut it down to 4x4.  I then took a piece of white textured scrap and cut it to 3x3.  I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and a scrap of patterned paper to back it.  I then used CTMH's 3D foam tape to give the card a bit of dimension.  I used a CTMH heart stamp and Ruby ink for the sentiment.  I was inspired by Pinterest for the design of the card itself.  

A card like this would be really easy to make assembly style with or without help!!  Your next stop is Jackie Vandaele.

Thank you for joining us this month and we all look forward to next month's challenge. We all enjoy your comments and questions, so show your love and leave one for us. Contact your local consultant for any of the products shown, or to join us. You're welcome here!

Here is the full list of participating consultants in case you get "lost".

1. Nancy Klein -
2. Chantal Pearson -
3. Corinna Murphy -
4. Donna Digby -
5. Sonia St Jean -
6. Freya Dunbar -  *You Are Here
7. Jackie Vandaele -
8. Justine Hovey -
9. Julie Kerr -
10. Anna Miller -
11. Linda Pekrul -
12. Tobi-Lyn Scott -

Thanks for looking!!  ☺