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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Big Buckle Card

I found the inspiration for this card on Kim's blog at It's fun to do! I'll post the instructions tmw. All materials are CTMH unless otherwise stated.
  • aspen paper pack
  • aspen stickease
  • hemp (walmart)
  • festive frills acrylic stamp set
  • red glitter (no longer available)

instructions to follow!

Another Snow Globe Design

Here's another idea using Sunshine Designs snowglobe stamp! All materials are Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated.
  • colored in with stamp pads and blending pen - squeeze your pad before opening so color transfers to the top and then dip your blending pen in the top part of your stamp container
  • aspen paper pack
  • gold embossing powder, embossing pad and heat gun
  • silver glitter from the glitter stack, no longer available
  • snowflake punch from michaels

Saturday, November 29, 2008

'Masculin' Happy Birthday and Learning to Emboss!

I made for my brother-in-laws birthday. I found this idea on Kim's blog at . I used the following materials:
  • CTMH "It's A Guy Thing" paper pack
  • CTMH Photo clips
  • CTMH letters (November campaign)
  • Baseball brads (dollarama)
  • Ribbon (Michaels)

I taught my 8 year old daughter Ashleigh how to emboss last night! She did an amazing job, so thought I would share!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday!

I bought a card kit at Michaels that has 40 embossed cards and envelopes and all you have to do is embellish them! I used the CTMH chalk on this one and using a kleenex, I wiped it across the card, then added the rest of the embellishments. Nice and easy and looks really nice too!!

I'm Entering My First Contest!!!

Hello! Well, I'm entering a layout in my very first contest! We had to go to "A Scrapbookers Dream" and pick up these Christmas lights and then incorporate them into a project. Here's the materials I used:
  • CTMH (no longer available) glitter stack
  • CTMH adhesive sheets (no longer available)G
  • Gold curly ribbon
  • CTMH Evensong paper pack
  • CTMH Holiday Red stamp pad
  • CTMH distressing tools
  • CTMH Merry & Bright acrylic stamp set
  • CTMH Magical Christmas acrylic stamp set
  • CTMH prisma glitter
  • CTMH watercolor pencils and blending pen
  • CTMH (past) Connections Club ribbon

I put the adhesive sheet on the light and then pulled it down just to the screw part and added the glitter, then pulled the pc right off to add the gold on the bottom of the light. Using the stipple distressing tool, I went around the edges of the paper as well as the photo's to give it an aged look, also used the edging tool around the edges. I added the little 3x3 card to do my journalling and on the square above Ashleigh's picture, I added the words "The Magic Of Christmas Never Ends" (I forgot to take the pic before I dropped it off!)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas 'Elf' Tags

Here's 2 little 'Elf' tags that I did. The cards are 3x3 and the little squares are 2x2. I used the following materials:
  • CTMH Evensong paper pack
  • CTMH Acrylic Stamp set "Merry Pursuits"
  • CTMH Adhesive sheets (no longer available)
  • CTMH watercolor pencils
  • ribbon

Using green cardstock, you cut out 3x6 strips and then scor at 3" which gives you your 3x3 card. Now, using patterned paper of choice, cut your 3x3 square. This is what you will adhere to the front of your 3x3 CS card. Decorate your 2x2 squares as desired. Have fun!

TIP: If you're using ribbon and you want it to wrap around or if you want to add eyelets etc, do them all BEFORE adhering your 3x3 patterned paper to your card and this way, you won't see the ribbon etc! Do your 'face' first!

My First Kid's Club

Hello! Enjoying this snowy day? Well, I had my first kid's club today. They did an amazing job on their paint cans!! The class was actually only an hour and a half, but they really enjoyed themselves. My first one, so I didn't expect it to be huge. I do have 3 more kids coming, just a different day, also have 2 that may come and also sold a kit. So I'm happy with the results.
I changed the idea just a bit and let the girls glitter and/or chalk their snowflakes and one of the girls, Alyssa (6) gave her snowman rosy cheeks and hands. Too cute! They turned out awesome!
Ashleigh did hers with the darker paper, so it looks like her snowman is 'in the night time'!
GREAT job girls!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Upcoming Monday Crop!

Hello!! I just wanted to send out a little reminder that this Monday, November 17th, is my first Monday crop! Here's a few things for you to know...
  • crop runs from 9am - 2pm
  • cost is $10/person
  • use of my tools (cuttlebug, cuttlekid, quickcutz, scorpal, some punches etc

I will also have the following on hand for sale:

  • assorted paper packs $10/each
  • 12x12 AND 8.5x11 paper $.25/each
  • tape runner REFILLS $7 each

Sunday, November 9, 2008

"Warm Wishes" Coaster/Trivet Set - $15!!

One of a kind gift set, ready to go!! Can be made to order as well. This set sells for $15.00

Wine and Coaster Set

Another idea I did with the rub on transfers!

Christmas Gift Set - $25 - Comes Gift Wrapped With Tag!

Looking for that special, yet very unique gift? Look no further! This set comes gift wrapped with a tag, ready to go! All you have to do is sign the tag!

One set ready to go!! Can also be made to order!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Just a reminder that my first kid's club is coming up on Sunday, November 16th from 1-4! I currently have a couple spots left, so if you're interesting in coming, pls let me know ASAP so I can reserve your spot! Cost is $15/child.

"For You" 3x3 Christmas Card/Tag

Another card I made. This one is a 3x3 card that you could use as a card or a tag. Here is my material list..
  • 'For You' Cuttlebug embossing die and folder
  • Winter wonderland embossing powder (michaels)
  • Heating gun
  • CTMH Evensong paper pk (3x6 CS to make 3x3 card and 3x3 B&T paper for front)
  • Gold curly ribbon

'Lace Tree' Christmas Card

This is a Christmas card I did using the following materials...
  • 'Lace Tree' Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • CTMH green chalk
  • CTMH red glitter (retired glitter stack)
  • dauber to apply the chalk
  • 'Magical Christmas' CTMH acrylic stamp set
  • red ribbon
  • CTMH black ink

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Invitation Sample

Hello! I have been working on some invitations and thought I would show you. You can order these as well. These particular ones are for a friend of mine. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, it's loading sideways. The card is called a 'tri-fold' and the ribbon actually pulls from the side and the card opens up to show your invitation information or birthday wishes, whatever you choose!