Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Cards 2010 ~ Workshop

Its that time of year again and this year couldn't have been easier.  Using the Mistletoe workshop on the go guide, plus the additional art work from the ideas & inspiration section of the CTMH website.
I was able to create 12 beautiful cards in no time at all.  Since most of us send out more then just 12 cards, I used up the remaining cardstock and B&T paper from the Mistletoe level 2 paper pack and created another 8 cards for a total of 20 cards.  The time saving factor is in the doubling of each design.  You make 5 different designs and re-create the same card twice.  Another great time saver, is using the same layout and rotating the direction.  You'll notice that the following cards are in groups of three.  Each grouping was completed using one layout, clever don't you think!
Using the workshop guide from the all inclusive kit you can make these three beautiful cards.
These cards are features on the CTMH website, the cutting instruction can be found in the Wishes card book -layout Sentiment Secured 
 If you still need more cards, you can use up all of your cardstock and create these ones too!
and to make an even 20 add this one too.  The kit includes, a full the paper pack, the embellishments and a unique stamp set exclusive to this kit.  All you need is a little ink and a few blocks. Even after completed all of these cards you'll still have enough B&T papers to complete the featured scrapbook layout from the same workshop on the go.  You will need two extra New England Ivy cardstock bases and one Colonial White for the title and journaling. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Creations

Halloween is so much fun, its my favourite time of year, from the pumpkins to the ghosts I just love it all.  Here are some of my creations.
 Saw this on the  skip to my lou blog its the cutest party favor ever, go to skip to my lou for the template to make your very own.

This card was totally lifted from a CTMH sister, I can't remember who???  I was waiting for my new Gypsy cardstock to arrive and I just couldn't wait anymore.  So, I used the retired Hydrangea colour to re-create this great card.  Love that stamp set.

 Did you know that you can use your Cuttlebug and embossing folders on clear cards? Haaaaaa!  This was one of those moments.  I just love when that happens.

I also like to make little treats for the kids in my daughter's class; the grade 1 class will be getting these loop-pop holders.  They are cute, simple and not too much candy.  I'm thinking of the teacher here, she's got a full class.   I can only imagine, all of them high on sugar.

My oldest daughter's grade 5 class will be getting these scary treat bags. I know they still love Halloween and all the treats that come with it.  These body part gummies are just the coolest and the chocolate eye balls are the finishing touch.

Monthly Hostess Club ~ October

I was sooo happy when my Hostess picked the Hooligans WOTG, I really wanted to make this layout.  As part of my monthly club the Hostess gets to select the "workshop on the go". Lucky me, it was the Halloween one, just in time too.  As you know,  I like to change it up a little.  By simply turning the left page layout I created an entire new look.
 I still have Prisma Glitter everywhere... Those little Hooligans were lots of fun to make.  After stamping each one and using the Bonding Memories Glue Pen with Prisma Glitter they all got Blinked-up.  

This second layout is made using the MAGIC how-to book;  from the Littlest Witch to the Halloween Princess these two layouts were really fun to create. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monthly Hostess Club ~ September

September is here, it's time to get started with new routines, new projects and a whole new scrapbooking session.  This up-coming  WOTG is "OLIVIA" from our new Fall/Winter 2010 collection.  The featured layout is unique to this workshop.  The additional layout is from the new CTMH Magic book.  This will be the beginning of a new interactive way to scrapbook.  Let me guide you through tricks that will surprise and delight you.

I decided to change it up a little by using the same paper pack and different  B&T papers for the original featured layout.  I just love the action in these photos.
This second double page spread, is from the new CTMH ~ Magic How-to Book.  Again, I used the same paper pack with different B&T papers to match my photos.  You can visit the CTMH ideas & inspiration for the second layout.

I like to finish the workshop with a couple of cards with the scrap pieces.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Last Minute Birthday Invitation

September is always a little crazy with school starting, birthdays, planning for NEW workshops and well, just life... Time isn't always on my side.
My little one asked me to make her birthday invitations.  "I want PINK cards, Mommy"!   So, I started working on these very simple but PINK invitations.  Thanks to Lisa for the inspiration.
Supplies used:
Hollyhock and Chocolate cardstock
Cupcake Sprinkles stamp set
and a little bling, of course!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Triple Play, it's not just a mini-album

 Triple Play Mini Album Kit
This is truly an amazing kit, the mini album is lots of fun to make and is a great gift too!  The kit includes all you materials you need (Acrylix blocks not included) to complete this very cute mini album.  You simply need to according fold you're two inter-pages and line them up.  The binding is a little tricky but it's should worth it at the end.

Triple Play, as a cards set?

Same kit different look.  See what else you can do with this great kit.  Remember you have 3 full kits.  The Indian Corn Blue set was re-engineered into a cute card gift set.  I can't take credit for this wonderful creation it was crafted by Gloria Rogers, a very creative CTMH sister.

You'll need all the regular supplies in the Triple Play kit plus:
  • Extra Colonial White cardstock to make the pockets for the card holder and 6 card bases (3-1/2" x 3-1/2")
  • Use the main cover as your holder and cut the 2 remaining sheets to create your card fronts
  • Using your stamped die-cuts and embellish away
  • Pop them into the pockets and voilĂ , a cute card set
  • Extra ink colour used:  Outdoor Denim
  • I also used a second stamp set "SAY IT IN STYLE"
 Triple Play, as a scrapbooking layout?
    Yet another great project using this versatile kit.  The original idea came from Connie Macfarlane, using the pattern 'Magician's Choice' from Magic, this layout is truly Magical.  Notice the interactive element on the right page. You can add more photos to complete the story.
    You'll need the regular supplies in the Triple Play kit plus:
    • The NEW Magic How-to-Book
    • Bamboo and Green Garden  cardstock for the bases
    • Brown Bag cardstock for matting
    • 'Bold' color ready alphabet 
    • Inks used:  Brown Bag, Garden Green & Smoothie
    So it's your turn, think outside the mini-album and have fun!

    Monday, August 16, 2010

    6 x 6 ~ according album

     This side of the album is done with the Little Princess stamp set and Cherry-O paper packet
     The second side of the album is done with the Shining Star stamp set and Cherry-O paper packet

    I've been eyeing this very cute album for some time now.  You can see it on page 63 for the Summer 2010 Idea Book.  The artwork in the Idea Book is actually 9x9.  I should have checked the recipe before starting but,  the 6x6 turned out just fine.  FIY, all recipes including basic sizes are listed right from the view on-line catalogue.  Good to know, if you are trying to replicate your own version of the artwork in the Idea Book.

    Birthday Craft Project

    I've been waiting for the right time to make this type of project with my daughter and her friends.  The Flip Flop Album was cute and simple to make.
    You only need a 6" x 12" base, folded in an according.  I pre-scored at each 3".  We stamped and embellished the album and during the party I took photos.  One photo of each friend and the guest of honour, plus random photos during the party.  While the girls where swimming (don't worry I had help for watching), I printed the photos and just before leaving we add them to the album.  The girls liked it. (So did Mom)

    Monday, July 5, 2010

    Zippedee WOTG

    My take on the Zippidee WOTG, every year we try to take the family to the RCMP Sunset Ceremonies. If you live in or are visiting the National Capital Region, you won't want to miss this ultimate family experience in the nation's capital. It runs on the last week of June and is a really nice way to start off your summer holidays.
    Also known as the RCMP Musical Ride, the red coats and sleek black horses of the RCMP are internationally recognized as a Canadian symbol of pride and justice. The Musical Ride, is a world-renowned military pageant performed with 32 horses and riders.

    The ceremonies end with the lowering of the Canada flag and if you're lucky the sunset is simply fabulous.
    I would just love to be "Safety Bear" one day.  I've been working with the RCMP for 18 years now and I just meet the New organizer, we're friends!  So that might just be me next year... Hope there's no height restriction; short bears are cute too, right!

    For more information on this project, see the details in the "featured project" on the right side.

    Die Hard Scrappers!

    At our last workshop, I arrived about 10 minutes early to open the room and to my surprise there were two of my gals just sitting and looking at their completed scrapbook pages.  Aren't they cute?  This is one of the many reasons why I just love what I do.  Sharing memories and preserving them is such a wonderful thing, don't you agree?
    Of course being the scrapper that I am, I got my camera out to capture this moment.

    Monday, June 14, 2010

    June WOTG ~ Monthly Club

    This month's WOTG is "PASSAGES" from our Summer 2010 collection.  The featured layout is unique to this WOTG.  This will be our last monthly workshop for this session.  We will all take a short summer break from our regular workshops and return back in the Fall.  I truly enjoyed being able to show you how to complete these projects.  From the unique paper techniques to simple card making.

    What I love about these WOTG:  not only do you get a unique double page layout but you also have additional projects.  Such as, this great layout shown above from our how-to book Imagine.  If that wasn't enough, look at these great cards, all of these projects were created using the same beautiful paper packet.

    Sunday, May 2, 2010

    Take a Look at our NEW Summer Idea Book

    The new 2010 Summer Idea Book is now available! See this season's new papers, stamp sets, embellishments, and more! 

    Receive your FREE copy with every $35.00 dollar order.  They are going fast! Here is a seek peek at all the new papers.





    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Official Studio J™ Customer Launch Date!

    We are excited to announce the official customer launch of Studio J™ on Tuesday, April 27

    With this launch, CTMH is offering you a special introductory promotion. You may purchase each two-page layout for just $14.95. Also, when you place a single order for 5–9 layouts, you'll receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors FREE! For placing an order for 10 or more layouts, you'll receive FREE shipping/handling plus a FREE pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in the single order.

    So, are you ready the experience CTMH through Studio  J™?  I did and I love it !  This layout was completed with Studio  J™.  From the paper to the ribbon, yes all digital.  Pretty neat, right?  For more information do not hesitate to contact me.

    April Special ~ Miracle

    This charming scrapbooking kit features spring-inspired colors and floral patterns.  It is miraculously easy to assemble with no stamping required. The brochure will guide you through easily creating two beautiful 2-page layouts.

    This kit includes: 
    Flip Flaps with complete instruction on how to use them
    Easy to use Die-cuts
    This kit works with virtually ANY color you want to highlight.
    You can contact me for more details.  Here you see the two double page layout featured in this great kit.  I was even able to make cards with the remaining scraps.

    Monday, April 12, 2010

    April WOTG ~ Monthly Club

    This month's WOTG is "SWEET HOME" from our Autumn 2009 series.  The featured layout is unique to this WOTG.  The original photo sizes where modified to a larger format.  I was working with original photos and I just couldn't cut the down to 4" x 3".

    The second double page layout is from our CHERISH book.

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    March WOTG ~ Monthly Club

    This month's WOTG is "TWITTERPATED" from our Autumn 2009 series.  The featured layout is unique to this WOTG.  Using the same paper packet, I was able to create to very different looks with the same layout.