Friday, July 15, 2016

What have you been working on?

Hey all... it has been a busy time ~ I have been preparing our home for SALE...

 and paper crafting has taken a back seat!!!

I was able to attend an event in Oshawa previewing some of the new items in the upcoming catalogue!!!  
I can not share with you just yet ~ so I will share photos from that day!

I won a Prize... It pays to be married a long, long time & have a bunch of kids... LOL!

What an amazing group of creative ladies & gentleman (he was taking the picture)!

We LOVE Close to my Heart


There was sharing of information given at convention..

And some just plain silliness!  
Me dressed my in Calypso inspired outfit!

Keep on playing with Paper


Sunday, May 15, 2016

7 Water Color Techniques

Today we have a Watercolor tutorial for you to view from Close to my Heart!

Be sure to let us know if you tried any of these & how they turned out!

Keep on Playing with paper!


Monday, May 09, 2016

Introducing the Calypso Workshop

I just LOVE this collection...

Introducing Calypso

Order your Calypso Workshop Your Way today & come create with me... 

Let me know if you want to join us for this workshop... 
FREE with purchase of the Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

The Everything ABC's Blog Hop ~ Letter J

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop

For this hop we will be featuring the letter 'J'

This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.

Whatever the crafter has choosen as their element will be featured in their post.

If you have come from Wendy's , you are on the right track.

I am featuring Juniper ~ Ink & Card Stock
Just in time for Spring & Summer cards

Set up the stamps & do all the stamping at once by placing the stamps on card stock (cut to size) then place a 4 X3 Acrylic block on them... this way they are all positioned ready to stamp.

I then stamped several for use later... just changed up the sentiment...

I added the stem with a Fine black marker... and our ruler using the grid to keep it straight

Next Stamp the Leaf... I staggered mine along the stem...

Then I experimented with different coloring methods
 ~ ShinHan Markers & Water Color Paint ~

(use water color paper when using water color paint)

This is the card I created for the this Hop... using Juniper Card Stock & a watercolor background

Here is another Card...
 this one is using ShinHan Markers

My second Juniper Card...

I created a Juniper on Juniper background... using a Botanical Backgrounds stamp set
The tag edges have been inked with juniper using a sponge dauber
Stamped with Friendly Pets Stamp Set colored with Shin Han Markers
Some Glimmer trim & Extra Thick Twine to embellish

Thanks for stopping by...

Your next stop on our everything ABC's blog hop is back to the beginning with Catherine 

In case you get lost along the way Catherine has a complete list of participants Here!

Keep on playing with paper


Friday, May 06, 2016

Make It Crafty Blog Hop ~ Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Welcome to the •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop!

 This month we will be featuring Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

 If you’ve arrive from Sheena's Blog, you are on the right path! 

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. 
If you get lost, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants HERE

This month we have a number of Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using various CTMH products to help you get in a Spring mood.

Here is what I have created.... 
using one stamp and 4 different looks

Playing with placement... hmmmm

For the first card I used
 Pear Ink & Card Stock
B&T paper (penelope)

The next card uses:
 Sorbet Ink & CardStock
B&T paper (penelope)
Kraft Card Stock

The next card uses:
White & Kraft Card Stock
B&T paper (Regatta)
Chocolate Ink

The last card uses:
Glimmer Paper
Peacock Ink & Card Stock
B&T Paper (Regatta)

I used the following CTMH products to make these creations:
Thanks Stamp (retired)
Try this one ~ Victorian Gratitude

Card Stock

Exclusive Ink

Glitter Paper

Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today! 
I hope you enjoyed all the lovely artwork… 
Now it’s time to head on over to Pam's Blog and see her artwork! 
Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get
some great crafting ideas! 

Look for our next Blog Hop where we will feature more seasonal  projects, see you

Keep on playing with paper

Sunday, May 01, 2016

National Scrapbooking Month ~ Happy Times

Join us in celebrating National Scrapbooking Month ~ And on May 7th celebrate with your friends

Get the paper packet for free with a qualifying order
And purchase the limited time offered stamp set 
that co-ordinates with it

Check out the following video 

or go to my website for more information

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It's here... Seasonal Expression 2

Look... It is here
The Seasonal Expression 1 is now retired & the Seasonal Expression 2 is now live!

Check out the amazing paper, Stamps & Thin Cuts... Oh my ~ What should I order first?




And don't get me started on Summer Themed Stamps

Head on over to check out the catalogue online & let me know what your favorite item is...

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