Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Post it Note Holders

   Well first off I would like to say great work to all the ladies that where in the last blog hop and to say thanks to everyone who stopped  by for a look! I hope you all enjoyed the projects and will join us in the next one.

   Today I going to share with you the Post it note Holders that I made to give all the ladies who are coming to my retreat this weekend. They will also receiving one of the bat treat holders like the ones I posted yesterday filled with chocolate.

   I cut the base of the holder with the Artiste cricut cartridge at 3 1/2". I used retired paper from Lollydoodle,and Skylark. I scored a 1/4" space so that when I folded the paper, the edge lined up with Thanks. I just used some doubled sided tape hold the post it note in place and tied it shut with ribbon.
   I used a retired stamp called It's Your Day to make the \thanks on the front/. I stamped it once in one colour and than again in another colour and cut out the center of the one colour. The colours I| used are  Lagoon, Coca, Bubble Gum and Slate.
   These where very easy and simple to make and \I think the ladies will love them.

   Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

                          Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!!


If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my hearts Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The hearts of the west was founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is Scaredy Cat paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked from Nancy Klein.
If you came from Justine Hovey -  Then you're in the right place, this is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere! Just in case, the full list will be at the bottom. So, as always, grab your coffee, tea, water, relax, and hop around the team with us.

For this month blog challenge I decided to make a Halloween recessed window card and a matching treat holder. Halloween is my favourite holiday next to Christmas!!

   The directions for the window card are posted on here in an older post if you are wondering how to make this card.
    Once I had the card base made I cut 4 panels at 51/8" x 3/4" to go on the front of the card base. For the center of the card, I just cut the haunted house out of the printed paper in the paper pack. I used the Artbooking cart make the spiderweb fame, which I cut at 10". I  then added some black glitter to the spiderweb, which is hard to see in my pictures. I also used the Artbooking cart to cut out the bats. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the bats and I also added some purple glitter to the bats. The flowers where made by using the Artiste Cart and the Thistle paper  cut at 3 1/4", 3" and 2 3/4". I inked the edges of the flowers with black ink and spritzed them with water and than rolled them up. I also added a little purple glitter to the center of each flower. The leaves where also cut using  the Artiste carts and I used my embossing tool to give them some shape.

    For the inside of the card I used the Frightfully Fun stamp set. I masked them by using a post it note so I could stack them on top of each other. I then used my water colour pencils to colour them in.

   I cut a piece of printed paper at 4" x 4" and added a  piece of 3" x 3" colonial white paper that I stamped the Happy Halloween in Thistle ink.  The stamp is a  retired one called Backdrop-Charmed. I inked the edges of the colonial white paper in Thistle ink.

   I then decided to make a bat treat holder to match. I cut the bat from the Artiste cart at 5 1/4" and cut a liner from the printed paper at 5'.  I inked the bat with white ink and then I ink the inside bat with black ink.

    I cut the bat liner on the folded edges before I glued it to the inside. I added a black hoop and hook to help keep the wings closed. 

 I stamped on the circle with black ink using a stamp from the Magic Potions set. I cut a 1 3/4" black circle to place in the middle. The ghost and the happy haunting is from the Frightfully Fun stamp set. I also added some flowers which I inked with white ink.

Your next stop is

Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what crafty projects we can bring to you! Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.

Here is the complete list:

Nancy Klein's -
2. Chantal Pearson's -
3. Janet McCormick -
4. Donna Thomson-Digby -
5. Justine Hovey -
6. Jackie Vandaele -
7. Anna Miller -
8. Linda Pekrul -
9. Holly Young-Bowers -
10. Sonia Parent St Jean -
11. Chelsey Vorosmarty -
12. Julie Kerr -
13. Heather Myers -
14. Kerry Hammel -

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

August Specials!

   Good morning! I hope that everyone enjoyed the long weekend!! I know I did. Its so nice to sit back a relax at my trailer and I even got some crafting time in.

   For the month of August CTMH has an awesome special. If you buy any of the Picture My life programs (pgs 146-149) you will receive you choice of our Memory Protectors (pg 185) for only $3. These are great way to use those photo's that you want to use but don't have the time or your a scrapbooker at heart  but just don't know where to start.

   Also for the month of August with every $50 you spend you can buy this cute SOTM for $3 or you can also buy it at the full price of $19.97. 

  If you are interested in any of these you can go to my OBA by clicking the link to the right of the page. Thanks!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

August Heart's of the West Blog Hop!

   Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop! August Edition. If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my hearts Consultants from all over Canada It is founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is a color challenge brought to you by Design seed and hand picked from Nancy Klein.

   A fun few facts about August: It is National Picnic Month, Also this month's birth flowers are the beautiful gladiolus and the poppy!

   If you came from  Linda Pekrul's   then your in the right place, this is a go a round blog so you can start anywhere! Just in case the full list will be at the bottom. SO as always grab your coffee, tea, water, relax and hop around the team with us.
Here is the details of our late summer projects!

   For his month blog hop I decided to do a scrapbook page. I'm not much of a scrapbooker but I have lots of photo's that I want to us so here is my second layout this year.

   For this layout I used Outdoor Denim cardstock for the base. I decided to use 1"  strips of Sky, Pear, Buttercup, Sorbet, Whisper and a retired printed paper ( sorry can't remember the name) for the background. I then used Pear, Sky and Buttercup to mat each picture.


    I made the rosette using the Artiste Cartridge. I used an retired stamp to the Love This and the June SOTM Kaboom for the Fun and What a Blast flags. I put the flags on tooth picks and used 3D foam tape to pop them up.

    I used the Artbooking cartridge to cut the friends forever in Buttercup and Sorbet. I also added some Btitty Sparkles to some of the strips for that little bit of sparkle. I still have to add the journaling to the layout. I'm thinking of writing right on the picture of the kids with the seal but still undecided. I'm very happy with how this turned out.

Your next stop is Chelsey Vorosmarty's

Thanks for
joining us this month and come back to see the start of the new
Annual inspirations! Exciting!!

Here is the complete list of all the blog's :
.1. Nancy Klein's
2. Chantal Pearson's
3. Donna Thomson-Digby's
4. Freya Hall Dunbar's
5. 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

Happy 1st Birthday!

   I was asked to make a card for my cousin's 1st Birthday and she just happens to love trucks and cars. I knew exactly what I wanted to to make as I have had this idea every since I bought the Fast and Furious stamp set. I'm always looking to use my stamps in different ways and using a more boyish stamp for a girl is what I wanted to try.

   I used CTMH white cardstock for the base which I cut using the Art Philosophy cart at 4 3/4". I then cut a circle the same size from Dessert Sand cardstock which I cut to look like rolling hills. I used one of the stamps from  Distressed Backgrounds stamp set to stamp the dirt. First I stamped in Desert Sand, than Chocolate and then Coca ink. I inked the edges of the hills with Coca ink for a distressed look. 
   To make the sky I used a scalloped punch to make a strip with scalloped edges like clouds. The picture below is what mine looks like. 


   To make the clouds, just keep moving the strip around on the card and ink the edges.  I used Sky, Crystal Twilight ink. Once you have the clouds and dirt hill done you can go ahead and finish the card. I decided to stamp the dump truck stamp 4 times. Once in each - Sky, Outdoor Denim, Gypsy and Cotton Candy ink.   Than I just cut each piece out and glued them to the truck that I stamped in Cotton Candy. I than used the stamp set called Piece of Cake ( retired) for the cake. I water coloured it and placed it in the back of the truck.  I than cut out a stop sign shape and and stamped happy birthday on it which is also from the Piece of Cake set. I glued it to a tooth pick and used 3D foam tape to pop it up. I decided in the end to add some brown buttons at the bottom of the sign as the card was a little off  balance and it just needed something there.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture with the buttons.
  Everyone loved this card and thought it was such a neat idea that I think I will make a few more to have on hand. You never know when you might need another one!
   Well that's all for now and if you are interested in buying any of the supplies to make these or any other card you can go and visit my OBA. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Wedding Banners

   Today I'm going to show you the banners that I was asked to make for an upcoming wedding. These are the first wedding banners that I have been asked to make. I was kinda of worried about making these as this is different than making baby or kids ones as lots of people will see them and they need to be perfect!                                                                                                                                                                              

   My friend wanted Gerber daisies and wheat for the flowers. So I  made the Gerber daisies using the Art Philosophy cricut  cartridge in white, orange and yellow to match the colours in the bouquets Once I cut the flower layers in different sizes, I sprayed each flower lightly with water to help with the shaping of the petals. Be careful not to get the paper to wet as it will tare. I also cut stiff felt into circles on the ciruct to make the centers of the flowers.  To cut the centers I used a deep cutting blade and used  the multi cut function to cut the felt.  I was able to buy stiff felt at Micheal's as regular felt doesn't work.  I also used that cart to cut the leaves in different sizes which I also spray lightly with water to help with shaping.

   I did try to make the wheat with paper but it didn't really work that well. So I used real wheat that I sprayed with a spray varnish to help it from falling apart. 

   I used colonial white cardstock for each panel (front and back)  and I embossed each one with the CTMH Damask folder. Unfortunately you really can't tell in these pictures. I also used my favourite product Foam core board to make each panel. 
    I used  the CTMH Artbooking cart to cut the letters in brown to match the bride maid's dresses. I glue  used hot glue to attach the wheat, flowers ad leaves as I didn't want them to fall off. I used a brown ribbon to attach each panel as the bride's maid dresses are root beer in colour. 


   These banners where a lot of work but I'm so very happy that the bride loved them!!! 
Well that;s all for today thanks for stopping by to what I have have been up too! Tomorrow I plan on sharing a birthday card that I was asked to make for a girl's 1st Birthday.