Thursday, July 31, 2014

CTMH Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop: What a Hoot!

Welcome to another Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from {Lucy's blog}, you're on the right track.  If you're starting here, just keep hopping until you get back here and you will have feasted your eyes on all the wonderful artwork created with this month's set.  If you get lost along the way, just click here: for a complete list of hoppers.

On to the artwork! This stamp set is so cute!  I love it.

And here is the layout I created:

My two kiddos can be so silly and it's a hoot to watch them sometimes.  This stamp set was perfect.  Here's a close up of the two owls.  I used the new Pathfinding paper pack to create this layout.  I love it!

I coloured both owls with the new ShinHan markers.   I just love them!  You'll notice the colouring is a bit splotchy.  I chose to leave them like that because I like the added texture.  If you continue to layer the colours, it will look beautifully smooth.  And here is a close up of the bottom part.

I used the colourless blender to lighten up the top half of these letters.  And scattered around are our new Gold sequins, also love those!

Now, hop on over to {Haley's blog} and check out the two adorable cards she's created with this cute stamp set.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CTMH: Catch the Creative Card Club Fever

Did you know?  Have you heard?  I have a monthly card club.  And it's tons of fun, right ladies?  There are four lovely ladies in my club right now but I'd love for more of you to join us!

Want to see some of the cards we've made in the last few months?  Of course you do.

Each month we focus on a paper pack, a stamp set, and matching embellishments.  You order the products I've selected with your input, totaling (with shipping and tax) about $40.  I design 5 cards for you to create and give you special printed full-colour instructions that only my club members get.  You can either come to the class or create them on your own.  Super fun! On top of all that fun stuff, one club member gets $25 in free product each month.  And what's not to love about free?

This program is available even if you don't live near me or can't come to class.

Want in or need more info?  Email me at

Sunday, July 27, 2014

CTMH's Stamp-of-the-Month is a Circus!

I love the stamp-of-the-month for July and time is almost up to get your hands on it.  This set, called Circus Alphabet, will no longer be available after Thursday!  Pop on over to my website to place your order (and snatch up those last retiring products you've been planning to get).

This stamp set is so perfect for lots of projects.  Not just layouts, but cards, as well.  I made this cute card with some Jubilee and Kraft paper I still had on my desk.

I didn't have any green sparkles so I used one of my new ShinHan Touch Twin marker to colour some clear ones.  I used Topiary Chevron ribbon on the sentiment piece, attaching it with Glue Dots.  I also sponged all the edges and stamped with Cocoa ink.

So, head over to my website and get your own stamp set.  Don't forget, if you order $50, which will give you this stamp set for $5, you'll also get your choice of M-size stamp set for free!  Don't wait, both these offers are gone Thursday at midnight.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Another CTMH Oldie, But Goodie

Here I am, back with another Oldie, a project using long-retired items.  I did this layout as a sample for this super fun paper packet.  It's actually the Workshop-on-the-Go layout.

Isn't it fun?  Do you recognize the paper?  It's called Superhero.  There's a really silly story about this layout.  The kids had been watching episodes of one of my favourite shows when I was growing up, Fraggle Rock.  They particularly loved one episode called Goober and the Glob.  They decided to do their own story. So, we did a photo shoot.  I had to scrapbook this one!

Here are photos of each page:

Here's what the journaling says: "Watching a Fraggle Rock episode, Goober & the Glob, started this all off.  Super Doggie to the Rescue!  The glob, played by Nathaniel, was eating the doozers, played by Little People.  Arianna calls Super Doggie on his special phone.  He tells jokes to make the glob laugh & the doozers are freed!  Photo Shoot: Jan. 29/12"

Here's a close up of the fun stars I stamped and sponged and then popped up:

I was chuckling to myself the entire time I was working on this layout.  I love the characters of my kids.  They're still so full of personality even now, two and a half years later.  :)

What kinds of silly things have you had the chance to scrapbook?  I'd love to hear about it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Annual Inspirations Release Party!

I'm sure you're eager to get your hands on the brand new year-long catalogue Close To My Heart is just about ready to release to all of you. I've been thoroughly enjoying my chance to play with new paper, and accessories, and markers, and stamps, and ... well, you get the idea.  There's a TON of new, beautiful stuff!

You can do all that when you attend my Annual Inspirations Release Party on Wednesday, July 30, at 7pm - 9:30pm.

Touch and feel new products.  Have fun with a Scavenger Hunt/Bingo game.  Play with new markers.  Create a fun little project, which at the time of writing this post I haven't planned yet.  (Better get on that. Cough, cough.)  Sign up for my workshops.  Enter draws for new, yes NEW, product and some older stuff, too. 

Bring someone new to CTMH and/or me and you could win a Medium Organizer!

I'll also have some bargains ready for you to snatch up.  I will be adding a bunch of new stamps to my sale bins as well as some other goodies.

There are two ways to register for this event.  1.) You can call or email me directly.  Or 2.)  RSVP Yes! to my Facebook event.  

See you there!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Get 'Em Before They're Gone: Part 2

Last week I shared with you the paper packs that are on their way out.  Today, I want to share a few of the other items you won't be able to get after July 31.  Check out the entire list at my website.

Stamp sets such as:

Just a Number

Accessories like:
Kraft Keyboard Alphabet stickers

Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape

Lollydoodle Accessories

Midtown Cork Shapes

And some My Creations items such as:
Kraft Pocket Album

Check out the rest of the retiring items here and place your order before they're gone.  Don't forget that for every $50 you order you get to choose an M-size stamp for free.  (And you qualify for the Stamp-of-the-Month as well!)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Get Brand New Products Before Anyone Else!

Did you catch that?  Did you know you could get your hands on brand new product before any of your friends?  You can!  One of the many perks of being a consultant is that you can order brand new product a full month before any of your customers.  But you're not a consultant, you say.  Well, signing up in the month of July also means you get brand spanking new product in your New Consultant Kit!  How awesome is that?!

We now offer two different consultant kits, based on what type of crafting you love to do.  Here is the Card Maker's Kit:

Check out all that gorgeous paper and stamps and markers and embellishments ...  Beautiful!  And here is the Scrapbooker's New Consultant Kit:

So many yummy products to play with!  The products in both these kits were specially selected to help you get your new business off to a great start.  I know you're wondering, "How much?"  Both kits are your's for just $109.  That's a huge deal, especially when you add in all the training and support you'll receive from both our corporate office and from me.

I'd love to have you join our team of exciting and passionate Simply Creating consultants.  Check out the video I made a few months ago.

If you can't see the video, click here to view.  Then go to my website for more information and to sign up.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

CTMH: Get 'Em Before They're Gone! (Part 1)

In my last post I mentioned the special deal I have going on this month.  If you missed it, go check it out.  ;)

With our new Annual Inspirations catalogue kicking off August 1, there are a bunch of products that are on their way out.  Did you know there are 250 brand new products in this catalogue???  Wow!  That means some of the items we've already been selling have to go, and some of them are already gone, so I thought I would show some of the great products that are on their way out, but still available.

Paper packets:
For the first time, all the paper packets are on their way out.  That means everything that coordinates with them as well.


Balloon Ride

Ivy Lane


Laughing Lola





Babycakes and ProPlayer are already sold out.  If you want to get your hands on any of these sets, make sure to place your order soon, because they may be almost gone.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Special July Deal

I can't believe we're already half-way through July!  This summer is going too quick.  As a special, just for July, I'm offering this deal:  For every $50 you order, you can choose one of the M-size stamp sets, pictured below, for FREE!  Don't miss out.

If you order on my website, do not put your choices on your order.  Email or call me with your choices and I'll get them to you.

Please note, this special is only available through me, not other consultants.

Hop over to my website and snatch up those retiring items or even some while supplies last.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Seaside Summer Mini Album Workshop

It's been a little while!  Things have been crazy around here and I hope to post more often soon.  That's my goal for the very near future.

I had an incredible time at convention and I hope to post an update about that soon, but today I want to give you all the details for my next workshop!

This is a project I created at the Rediscover event Close To My Heart put on in Toronto in May.  It's so cute and actually very quick to put together, so it's perfect for a workshop.  I've got a few different options for participating in this workshop.  

Basic Kit  $38:
Hip Pics Album
Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Flamingo Dots
My Crush Best Day Ever Assortment

Basic plus Ink Pad    $47:
Basic Kit
Whisper ink pad

Basic plus Stamp Set   $57:
Basic Kit
Hello Summer

Basic plus Stamp Set and Ink Pad   $65:
Basic Kit
Hello Summer

All papers needed will be pre-cut for you, like all my other workshops.

Date: Wednesday, August 20, 7pm
Sign up deadline: August 6

Can't make the date but still want to create this project?  Sign up for a Create-at-Home kit, by August 6.  You'll receive full-colour instructions.  If you need me to pre-stamp your images, please let me know and add an additional $5 to your fee.

Email or call me to reserve your spot!