Thursday, May 21, 2009

WISHES ~ Card Confidence Program

I just received my brand new "WISHES" card making book from CTMH and WOW, this book at a first glance is simply wonderful. I couldn't wait to read some more. (Yes, I actually read my CTMH books cover to cover.) It was 8:30pm time to put the kiddies to bed so Mommy got to pick the story time book for this evening. You guest it "WISHES" my 4 year old loved all the pretty cards and she actually recognized one of my favourite paper pack "Emporium" used in some of the beautiful artwork .

Jeanette Lynton has outdone herself once more, this book if full of trendy ideas, new patterns and three card workshops, its a must have book. Add it to your Wishes List ;-)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What did you do for Mother’s Day?

Layout title: CORTEO Cirque du Soleil
Layout pattern: Exclusive ~ February WOTG

I would like to thank my husband David for making Mother’s Day such a special occasion for me. It’s all the little things he did like, arranging for Mother’s Day breakfast with the girls, his Mom, our SIL "Mom to be", her Mom and myself of course. He installing our mailbox, adding the extension piece to my desk in my Scrapbooking room (this was big actually) and lastly he give me a certificate for a pedicure.

But the best thing of all was giving me an after-noon all to myself in my Scrapbooking room. This was the first time I actually sit down and played, I completed the two feature pages from the Emporium WOTG program, did I mention how much I love this concept. I really haven’t Scrapbook since last November (well last April at Regionals) but creating in my own space this was a first.

I really felt like Mother’s Day was about me this year, which is truly a gift in its self. Wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day!

Being a MOM means you are many things to many people. A friend, a teacher, a leader, a hugger, a cook, and a nurse to name a few. Thank you for sharing yourself with others.

Calgary ~ Regional Celebration 2009

I’m slowly getting back in the swing of things, relocating ones family is not an easy task. Most of my close friend will agree that I usually take on more then the average girl. I’m a busy body; it’s funny because I don’t think of myself as one but looking back now, it has been an extremely busy winter and spring is shaping to be the same.

Back in January Natalie my CTMH-BFF asked me to join her at our CTMH Canadian Regional Celebration. I though for sure we’d be done the renovations by that point and some time away would be just what the doctor ordered. Well January soon turned into April and we were still in the middle of major renovations but one thing remained the same. I truly needed some time away from it all. What better way to do so than by sharing with other CTMH colleagues and getting the chance to meet our CEO Jeanette Lynton.

My time away was amazing; it gave me that extra little something to just go on; both personally and as a CTMH consultant. Not only did a get the chance to meet Jeanette but I actually got a big hug from her. She is truly a remarkable woman.

This was my second Regional Celebration, the first being Rochester in 2007. The smaller venue gave me a chance to meet the corporate team. Their enthusiasm and level of energy is quite commendable. We crying, we laugh and we created amazing artwork throughout our two days. I left home with a suitcase full of goodies and beautiful artwork to share with my client back in Ottawa. Not to mention new found friends and colleagues. This trip only confirmed what I already knew. I was at the right place with the right people. Which made me proud, to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

Here are to very different layouts made during our Create & Take sessions, the first one is very girly and I’m all about the girly stuff as you know. (Mostly cause I have two of them).


Layout pattern: Imagine book ~ Dynamic Duo

This second layout is done using the new Back Country pp and the new workshop on the go. This was my first time working with the WOTG concept and I must say, where are GREAT!

Layout title: GONE FISHIN

Layout pattern: Exclusive ~ August WOTG