Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Daddy's Birthday

My fun-loving, wonderful dad just celebrated his 65th birthday last week, and because his birthday always falls on Thanksgiving weekend, he gets the best of both worlds - birthday cake AND pumpkin pie!

Here is my wonderful Dad, with the lights of his life! These girls are craaaazy over their Gramps!


Of course I made him a birthday card - I love that he keeps all of them that I make, and just loves the time I take to make them. That in itself is the best reason for why to create a special card for someone - people LOVE homemade cards!

I found my inspiration on Pinterest with this sketch, (designed by Yatisha Yoast) and pretty much lifted the layout but changed up the papers, still keeping it masculine.





I love, love, love CTMH's Fundamentals paper assortment, so many awesome neutral shades but with great patterns.




**All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted**
Cardstock - Kraft
B&T - Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Scaredy Cat paper pack
Ink - Black
Letters - chipboard (unknown)
Ribbon - CTMH blue assortment (retired)
Stamp - Happy Birthday (C1257 - retired)

Happy scrappin'!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Thanksgiving crafting...

Here in Canada, it is our Thanksgiving weekend. Absolutely one of my favorite holidays (I think even more than Christmas!) We always spend the day up at my mother-in-laws for good ole fashioned leaf-jumping, cider, and of course turkey dinner. I can't wait to scrapbook some of our fall photos, but in the meantime, here's our family picture this year:


And of course, the extra fun in holidays, is having an extra day off, yay! I spent some time today going through my old stash of papers, and found one of my old time favorites - do you remember what the paper is called (details at end of post).

These are some of my favorite pictures of Kayla when she was two years old - she just loved playing in the puddles!



**all supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted
Cardstock - Blush (retired), Lilac (retired)
B&T - Topstick (retired)
Stickease - Topstitch (retired)
Embossing Folder - Quatrefoil
Embellishments - butterflies (SU punch), glitz gel, bling gem, white alphabet letters

Happy scrapping, and blessings to you and yours...


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

October Promos

Eek! A little late in getting this up, with some unexpected news to deal with. Better late than never!

So even though we're in the deliciousness of autumn, people are starting to think about their Christmas cards. If you've never made your cards before, it's incredibly fun, and you don't need to spend oodles of time figuring out a design for them (pssst....check out tons of Christmas card designs on my Christmas Card Pinterest board)

Check out October's super cute SOTM, Home for the Holidays. Yummy!
(A special thank you to CardMonkey Jarvis for the template design below).

Isn't the bear the best thing ever? Yes. I think so too!


Here are some cute project ideas you can make with the stamp set as well!



Looking at all these cute ideas is making me want to go break out my stamps right now and creating. And eat a cupcake. Who am I kidding.

Now, to amp up your crafty a little more, check out the October promo - Ribbon Revelry. Spend $55 and get a FREE chevron ribbon role - perfect for your card making and projects! Who doesn't love free stuff?!!


Remember, you can shop online anytime, and have it delivered right to your doorstep. As always, if you have any questions, or need help with anything, I'm just an email away.

Happy scrappin'!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Autumn Love!

It's here, and I'm lovin' it....autumn has rolled around, and boy let me tell you I couldn't be happier! It seems even sweeter being in the country now, and seeing the leaves all around us more so than when we were in the city. The autumn décor is out in the house, and I'm relishing being able to sit on my porch on these cool, crisp nights, just listening to the crickets!

I created this card using one of my fave stamp sets, Always Grateful. I wanted a masculine looking card, with a hint of fall, for a family friend who is in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant. I  pulled together a neat basket of goodies for him, and stuck in a little homemade card to cheer him up.

I used some neutral cardstock, and dry-embossed a double line about 1 1/2" apart. I then masked the top and bottom and sponge-daubed some Desert Sand ink over top. With the same ink (and keeping the mask on), I then stamped some leaves over top of the sponging. I stamped the tree in Cocoa and added a sentiment. Super simple, but I liked how it turned out.



 


*All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Colonial White, Desert Sand, Kraft
Ink - Desert Sand, Cocoa
Stamps - Always Grateful (C1559), Autumn Splendor (D1181 - retired), TLC (1354 - retired), You Are My Happy (CC1025 - retired promo)

Happy scrappin'!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Halloween Fall Creations Blog Hop


Welcome, welcome, welcome to the first official CTMH •Make•It•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop!

This month we'll be showcasing gorgeous Fall & Halloween creations. If you arrived from Diana Saunders blog, you're on the right path!

The blog hop is a big circle of creative awesomeness from many CTMH consultants, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost, you can find the full list of participants HERE.

Here is my creation - a set of thank you cards using the lovely Pathfinding paper and WOTG stamp set. Love me some feathers!






*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Cocoa, White Daisy
B&T paper - Pathfinding
Ink - Autumn Teracotta,Glacier, Cocoa, Desert Sand
Stamp - Pathfinding Card Workshop Stamp (G1083)
Embellishments - ribbon, gold bling gems, twine

Thanks for being a part of our Blog Hop! Now its time for you to head on over to Cyndy Recker's blog and see her artwork. Be sure to visit all the consultants on their blogs to view their creations - we love having you visit! Stay tuned for the next Hop coming real soon - with Christmas goodies!

Happy scrappin'

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Cricut me this....Cricut me that.

Happy scrappy Sunday peeps! What's better than ending a weekend? Uh, well, not much, because no one likes ending weekends.

BUT! The new Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge is finally here, and that means sifting through cool new crafty ideas using this new piece of WOW, to then sit down next weekend and craft some more! Well, at least for me anyways, since my day job takes up an uber amount of my time, and so weekend crafting is usually my only option.

Since CTMH partnered with Cricut, we have launched now four fabulous collections: Art Philosophy Collection, Artbooking Collection, Artiste Collection and now the amazing Artfully Sent Collection.


With over 700 images, fonts, designs, and interactivity, you know you'll find something you will love in this fantastic collection! See a sample below:


Want to see more? Of course you do! See the full shape index HERE!

Don't forget to check out and follow my CTMH Pinterest board - new swag added daily, and you can bet there will be loads of Artfully Sent deliciousness pinned on there!

Shop online 24/7 in your jammies right here - and get your scrap on!

Happy scrappin'!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Birthday Bling

Birthdays and bling. Who doesn't love those two things, and especially those two things together! Lucky for us that CTMH came out with these uber-darling NEW sequins to satisfy our craving for blingy bling. I'm a sucker for silver, so I can get my fix with these ones too!

I saw this deliciously sequined-up card on Pinterest the other day and had to create it for my friend who just celebrated her (insert young number here) birthday. I thought it was perfect to cheer her up and add some sparkle to her day! Not that she isn't sparkly and gorgeous enough already, but hey, every sequin counts, right?

So...as I wait for my next CTMH shipment to come in, I dug out these other sequins that I had sitting around that I think I found at the DollarTree. I know, I know, this blog is primarily CTMH, but lets not get our sparkles in a snag, we ALL use the occasional other stuff too! :)

This was a fuuuuun card to make. Now before you get all twitchy over the small sequins (which, yes, I glued each one on separately), hear this. It literally took 10 min to put all the seguins on. A pair of tweezers or your piercing tool picks these suckers up so easy. Take some liquid glass and spread a layer on a scrap paper. Then, just dip the sequin lightly into liquid glass and then layer the sequins in a line. You can even use a strip of liquid glass on the actual card and then put your base sequins on there and then layer others on top.

So here she is:




*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy, Hollyhock
Stamp (sentiment) - Cupcake Sprinkles (D1336) - retired
Embellishments - colored sequins from dollar store

Happy scrappin'!