Saturday, August 25, 2012


Hello my crafting friends, Yes I know I left you for awhile but I am hoping you will forgive me once you see all the great things I have been making and working on to show you! As you know I signed up with Close To My Heart and was waiting on my start up kit. Well it came in and I already placed 2 orders and in the process of putting in my 3rd which will include my first customer order!!

CTMH now offers 2 different sign up kits, they have a Essentials kit for $49, which you see here. this includes Avonlea Scrap booking Kit Workshop on the Go plus the Bonus project and all you see here. The larger Master kit is $99, includes all you see here and 5 Studio J layouts, more supplies for Gatherings as well as some essential scrapbook supplies. I of course ordered the Master Kit.
CTMH had a promo for the month of August, when you sign up to be a consultant you get this bad for free. Now let me tell you I was impressed with this bag. Very heavy duty carry strap and you can also use it as a back pack. Well made and sturdy. I put all my customer supplies in it and there is still tons of room.

Now I loaned out all the cards I have been working so that a friend of mine could do the workshop I had this past Wednesday. Once they are back I will take pictures and make some blog post about them. I have also finished the Avonlea WotG and Bonus project so that needs to have pictures taken. But the one I am most excited about is the Halloween Party WotG that I have almost finished. It was so stinking cute in the catalogue I had to order it. Now I am doing a small trade show in October and I will be using it for a display. Hope I can get my name out there and find some customers and others to attend my gatherings. Here is crossing my fingers.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Winter Wonderland

Sorry I have been gone so long. Went through a slump there when I was not selected to work with DCWV. Needed to motivate myself to create again. I could not even sit in my craft room. Well that went on long enough thank you and I had to get back to crafting. I joined an 12x12 LO swap on so I had a goal. I have never done a LO swap before but I know I need to make more LOs, so I figured this would be a great way to get a ton of LOs back for an album. I have 2 spots to fill and this is the first one. For each spot I had to make a double page LO for 5 other ppl and also for me. So 6 of the same double page LOs. My first group is Winter and I titled the LO Winter Wonderland.

Pg 1 - I started off with plain white pp for the back ground. Then selected the colour scheme I wanted to use. I love snowflakes so I also decided that they would figure largely in the LO design. I used CS from DCWV, the 3 stacks I used are the Metallic Stack, the Winter Wonder Stack(2010) and the Holiday Collection solids(2010). The blue pp is Recollections shimmer CS. Next  I cut out the different elements needed to make the page. For this I use CTMH design book Imagine. I love using the design books or sketches because then I don't have to figure out The size of the cuts I need to make nor do I waste paper because they have it all laid out. Everything else about these pages is mine. All the CS is distressed with Starlite Silver ink by DewDrop. The words, snowflakes in a circle and the stamped snowflake in the right hand corner are cut using E2 CTMH exclusive Cart. Art Philosphy. The stamped snowflake is coordinating stamp set Snowflakes from CTMH Winter 2011 Catalog.  Unfortantly my stamp pads are not in yet from CTMH so I used Stampin'Up Baja Breeze and then re stamped it with DewDrop Platinum Planet to add shimer. It is a double snowflake and the small punch out one is a Martha Stewart punch, not sure of the snowflake name. Then applied it to the page using a sparkle DoodleBug Brad. The silver snowflakes are attached with a snowflake brad, and the beaded fringe was from my stash. I can't remember which of my friends sent it to me otherwise I would mention her. The word Winter has 3 little dots cut out of each letter, I applied silver Stickles to these 3 dots.

Pg 2 - More snowflakes cut out of the Art Philosphy Cart and matching stamps to stamp the images. It is not picking up well in the picture but the large snowflake also has glitter embossing on it. Using my iRock I added some bling to another snowflake. In the upper left hand corner of the page is the hidden journaling area. I again cut out an image with the E2 Art Philosphy Cart then using a Cuttle bug embossing folder I embossed the blue pp with snowflakes. Using a white sparkle snowflake brad I adhered it to the LO so that it would swing down to show the journal spot. The CS snowflake was from the Paper Studio.
Here they are together, I think they look wonderful and now need to finish assembling all the others for the rest of the swap and plan my Spring one :)

I have plenty more to make and show you, I am just waiting on my CTMH consultant package to arrive. Once it is here I should be more active here as I need to make, post and share my love of crafting and CTMH products. Thank you for sticking with me and waiting around for me to come back. May God Bless you and hold you in the Palm of His Hand.