Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Balmy February Goodies!

February is looking suspiciously warm for YYC... maybe a bit too warm. I'm used to donning my snow gear and thinking about ski runs now and again. But, on one hand I keep wondering when Mother Nature's going to deal us a pretty cold hand at some point (hello -30 C?) or our summer is going to be craptacular again. Well, I'll enjoy it while I still can.

I know I haven't been creating a lot of cards lately but I am also behind on getting a few together. I finally sorted out my craft room as it was getting out of hand, and I have a lot of stuff!! Maybe it's time to do a moving sale... we'll see what shakes out.

Without further ado, February specials! The first one I want to talk about is Share The Love!

Of course February 14th, Valentine's Day has already come and gone, but why confine your acts of love and devotion to just Valentines' Day? Show the special people in your life that you love them with this beautiful stamp set to decorate cards and layouts because after all - it is Love that keeps us going when times are tough, it cheers us on to achieve great things in life, and it keeps us warm at night. Share The Love D-sized set is only available until the end of February so don't wait - pick up this adorable set and donate 7$ USD to Operation Smile. 

And of course the super adorable Stamp of the Month - Balloon Animals! 

I've seen a lot of SOTM over the many years I've been a consultant and I have to say this one is the cutest yet for party invites or kid birthday cards. Heck, never mind kids, I would be all over getting a card with these animals on it. Who doesn't love balloon animals? Just put in a qualifying 50$ CAD order and this set can be yours for 6$ CAD!

Hope you're enjoying balmy February as much as me!

Monday, January 11, 2016

January Goodies & Happy New Year!!

A new year is already upon us and I hope it has treated you well so far. There are some exciting things to tell you about!

First of all to celebrate National Papercrafting Month - Live Your Day Pocket Scrapbooking cards!

If you picked up the planner sometime in the last while since it came out, you know how beautiful and versatile it is. I'm currently using mine as a meal planner and workout tracker along with a few birthdays and whatnot. Now, if you want to extend that planner into a bit of a journal or add some scrapbooking pages for a few memorable days each month you can! This collection will coordinate with the planner or if you just bought the folio without the planner pages, you can have your very own smaller scrapbook! 

This collection is only available January 1 - 31st, so get them while you can for 10.50 CAD. 

Secondly the new Seasonal Expressions is out! There are so many upcoming cute SOTM in the catalog along with new products!

Along with the new products is a new tool! I know you are all familiar with the embossing folders by now that was featured recently in some Christmas card workshops, but did you know the Cuttlebug can do a little bit more? They are debuting ThinCuts in this catalog which are to be paired with Cuttlebug to be able to cut out shapes. 

I am still working out whether or not you need a C plate (which doesn't come with your Cuttlebug package) or if you can easily just pick up a second B plate so that it doesn't crack the plates when you push the whole sandwich through. The default CB package comes with a machine, one B plate, and two A plates. 

Saving the best for last - the January SOTM: Beloved Bouquet! 

Of course this looks very Valentine's Day-ish for those of us who have a million VD sets already. But, this set not only looks like it's versatile past that with the flowers, but also that it has the correct shading every time with the coordinating background solid stamps. With a qualifying 50$ CAD order this set can be yours for 6$ more! 

Happy New Year! I'll let you know about what I discover with the ThinCuts!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas is only in a few weeks!

Wow this year went by fast. I am sad to say that I didn't get in as much card making this year as I would have liked to, but I predict there will be more card making in my future! Regardless, I have always enjoyed designing for workshops, and there seems to be a phase where you go big and have a million layers, then as time goes on you're looking for more CAS - casual and simple - designs that are easier to complete in workshops and still have that presence that your previous cards had.

Without further ado, the December constant campaign! Planners Gonna Plan!

Are you one of those people who prefer paper planners over iPhones and modern day technology? CTMH has an exciting bundle and new product to share with you this month - a planner! Doesn't it look downright gorgeous in the picture? The bundle offered during December for 2016 includes planner pages, the coordinating roller stamp and the Every Day Life album all for $35.95CAD. That's a savings of over 15% off! Track your shopping lists, menus, appointments, and anything else that needs tracking. Heck, this is even more appealing than the phone I use to keep track of my appointments. I love my iPhone calendar, but we won't get into how complicated it is for shopping lists, meal planning and even tracking spending. And yes there's probably four different apps to do it but what good is an app when you're on a plane with no wifi?

I don't know about you but I'm off to get myself one!

And of course last but not least, December's SOTM -  Candlelight Garden.

What a beautiful stamp to show your friends that you are grateful for their presence in your life! There's lots of opportunities to color with the Shin Han Touch markers too or you can keep it clean and simple and just use the outline. With a qualifying $50 order this stamp can be yours for $6 more.

Finally, I'd like to thank all my wonderful clients for their continued business this year. Without you I wouldn't be here so thank you - for your support and motivating me to design for all of you for our bi-annual workshops. I wish you the Happiest of Holidays and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in 2016!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

OMG already Day 3 of Cyber Week!!

Because that's just how I roll... anyway. 

Ready? There is a select set of product list below that is available for 25% off! And best news yet - the Artfully Sent Cricut Bundle is one of them! This bundle is amazing - gives you everything you need to make whatever card you want, White Daisy Cardstock, and coordinating stamp sets! Alongside some awesome bling for your projects and the odd stamp set.

The list is below - if any of these strike your fancy don't hesitate!

Base & Bling

  • Base & Bling Snowflake Charm - faux gold
  • Base & Bling Jingle Bell - faux gold
  • Base & Bling Snowflake Charm - faux silver
  • Base & Bling Jingle Bell - faux silver
  • Base & Bling Red Bead Charm -faux gold
  • Base & Bling Red Bead Charm - faux silver
  • Picture My Life Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Card Kits and Other Things
  • Cut Above Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
  • Designer Creations Short Stack Album,
  • Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
  • Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
  • Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
  • Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
  • Designer Creations Cupcake Box
  • Designer Creations Takeout Box
  • Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Display and Containers
  • 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray
  • Designed Decor Display Tray
  • Designed Decor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
  • Designed Decor Black Shadow Box
  • Designed Decor Colonial White Shadow Box
  • My Creations Kraft Container
  • My Creations Journalling Cards Box
  • My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album
  • My Creations Hip Pics Album
  • My Creations Black Mini Book
  • My Creations Kraft Mini Book
  • Artfully Sent Cricut Collection
  • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Daisy Envelopes
  • 5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes
  • 6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes
  • 3" x 3" Colonial White Envelopes
  • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Colonial White Envelopes
  • 5" x 7" Colonial White Envelopes
  • 6" x 6" Colonial White Envelopes

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Sneak Peek of almost-finished Designs...

I did it! I put all the cards together except for ... embellishments. So you're just going to have to come and RSVP for the workshop to see the finished designs!

Used in this set of cards:
* Embossing folders
* Shinhan Touch Markers
* Cricut carts - Art Philosophy, Artiste and Artfully Sent

Date: Nov 22, 2015
Place: My house - contact me for address/directions
Time: Anytime after 1:00 PM.

I will need to put the order out soon to make our Nov 22nd workshop deadline, so please let me know ASAP if you are attending and how many you would like to make. Without further ado...

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4 

Card #5

Card #6

I look forward to seeing you all at the Christmas Card workshop! Hope you are staying warm this chilly day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November and a month to Christmas!!

I promise you I am working hard on your card designs... I have three done, but this time I will post what they look like without embellishments, and you will just have to join in to find out what the finished product looks like!

Christmas Workshop Details
Date: Nov 22, 2015
Time: Anytime after 1:00PM
Address: My house! Message me for it!
Price: 3$ / card, comes with envelopes

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

November's constant campaign is Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking, only available in the month of November and it's a fabulous deal!

When you purchase any My Legacy album bundle you will qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors free - a savings of $23.75 CAD! Each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental Stickers pack, one Peacock Fundamentals Assortment and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. So if you're itching to try scrapbooking now is the perfect time for it! 

Next up is our November Stamp of the Month - Cheers, 2016!! Can you believe that we're so close to the end of the year already? 

There's a couple lines for journalling that go really well with scrapbooking and how cool is the font on some of these sentiments? I for sure am going to pick this up - loving the Dream and Cheers and I Can sentiments. This could be yours for 6$ with a qualifying purchase of 50$ CAD! 

And finally a quick sneak preview of new product coming Dec 1st - a beautiful planner!

Check back with me for more details Dec 1st! Hope you are staying warm amid the snowfall!

Friday, October 2, 2015

October Goodies!!

Somehow I blinked and the leaves had all turned colors and there's a new nip in the air. October must be here. And there's that whiff of some pumpkin treat just around the corner.

First of all, thank you to everyone who came to my New Catalog Reveal party! It was great to catch up with you and thanks for helping me clear out some of my stash that I haven't used in a long time. For those of you who couldn't make it, I do have a few things on clearance that I'll put up somewhere soon! Included are full and partial CTMH paper packs, a few retired and used stamp sets, and a bunch of ribbon that didn't make it into the new catalog.

Congratulations to Tammy who went home with the Chocolate Party! stamp set and to Laena who went home with the new Confetti embossing folder!

If you weren't able to stop by and get a catalog, contact me and we'll arrange for one to make it's way to you.

The campaign this month is It's In The Bag! If you love CTMH products as much as I do and would love to have your own little business, now is the time to sign up!

The beautiful bag you see there on the chair is the one given to 2015 convention attendees this year when they went to Disneyland! Even I don't have my hands on one because I couldn't get away. Of course you also have all the items in that mysterious "Open Me" box to get you well on your way to earning $$ and sharing CTMH with all your friends. Contact me for more details!

Of course next up is the Stamp of the Month : Twinkle!

With a qualifying order of $50 CAD, this stamp set can be yours for only 6$ more! It makes me think of Christmas already and I can smell the gingerbread somewhere in the air... I confess, I absolutely LOVE Christmas. I'm going to need to get my hands on this cute little set. 

This segways perfectly into... Christmas Card Workshops!!! I thought I would put the bug in your ear about an upcoming Christmas Card workshop in the second half of November. Either Nov 21, 22 or Nov 28, 29 are currently up for consideration. 

I can also do card packs too where everything is precut and pre-stamped and all you have to do is assemble! 

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather outside.