Sunday, October 19, 2014

This seems to be a habit...

... getting cards in for a specific deadline before I travel!! Did I mention I haven't packed anything yet? Eek! I can't believe it's getting close to Halloween already and my head is in Christmas. If you want to see what the inside of these cards look like come to the Christmas Workshop!

Date: Nov 22 / Nov 30th
Time: Anytime after 1:00 PM
Address: Email me -!
Price: $2.00 / card, includes envelope.
Bring: Yourself, scissors, adhesive, and your chequebook.

Please RSVP with Card #, amount of that design you'd like to create and the date you have chosen. 

I'm considering a cash and carry option for some of the cute little embellishments that are featured in this year's Xmas workshops... plus if you know me... there's also going to be a little something extra for all my workshop attendees. Hope to see you all there!

Card #1: Inspiration - Scrappin n' Stamping by GJ

Card #2: Inspiration - Me!!

Card #3: Inspiration - Splitcoast Stampers

Card #4 : Inspiration - Case Study 202 Winner! I am so sad that Case Study has been discontinued, but her other blog - Random Acts of Creativity is still alive and well.

Card  #5 : Inspiration -  Craftin`Claire`s Paper Moments

Card #6 : Inspiration - Case Study Challenge 182 by Joni Nina Andaya

Papers featured in this workshop are Snowhaven and Yuletide Paper - look forward to seeing all of you there!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

It's always nice to say "thank you..."

Customers make us who we are! With that said, I always include a thank you card with each customer's first order. The recipient of this was no exception and on top of it all she's a lovely, creative lady who I enjoy crafting with! 

Again with the fiddling - I knew that I wanted to use a SOTM (sneak peek) and that I also wanted to use one of the sets I bought because I wanted it, but that I hadn't used. This set takes me back to my very first days with CTMH. What can I say, we met and fell in love.

They compliment each other so well when I use the flourishes as a flower backing the typewriter. If you look really closely, the flourish on the bottom left and the top right are rock n rolled with Twilight and Gypsy ink. Always ink light first, dark second.

For the front of this card I went to town with foam adhesive. To achieve more than one layer, I simply double-stacked the foam adhesive. I couldn't live without this stuff.

I also brought the patterned cardstock inside the card and used a masking technique for the peek-a-boo flourishes. 

* Solid color cardstock
* Fiskar Edging Scissors

* Stamp set from Wishes Workshop To Go - retired
* April 2015 SOTM - Typed Note : to come!
* La Belle Vie Level 2 Paper Pack
* Red and Pink Adhesive Rhinestones - retired
* Twilight Ink
* Barn Red Ink
* Gypsy Ink
* Whisper Ink

Don't go away yet a few exciting things to talk about! This month, with a minimum order of $55 CAD, you can get one of two chevron ribbon rolls for free! Ribbon gives such beautiful dimension to any card or layout and you can use it so many ways.

Secondly if you qualify for this it means that you've hit a minimum of $50 to qualify for this month's SOTM - Home for the Holidays. Most of the images are paired up with CTMH's Art Philosophy Cartridge so you don't have to fussy cut the shapes yourself.

The nights have been nippy but the frost hasn't stayed - here's hoping for at least a few more warm days!