Monday, 21 May 2018

Introducing Beautiful Friendship 20 Card Workshop


I am so very excited to be able to release the 1st workshop from the 2018 Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog, Beautiful Friendship. This workshop is a teaching workshop, allowing you to show how to create 20 cards from a single sheet of pattern paper.

The great thing about my workshops is that you can teach it in many ways since there are 5 designs you can break it down and teach 5 cards per person, 10 cards or 20 cards.


For the 20 cards, I would recommend at least a 3 hour class.  The beginners I would suggest starting with only 5 cards.  You know your customers best, so you are the best judge on how to offer the classes.  Now let's take a closer look at each card.

CARD 1

CARD 2

CARD 3

CARD 4

CARD 5


Members of my Atlantic Scrappers Team receive the files for FREE from me to aid in their own classes.  To join my team click here.

For customers interested in this workshop, you can purchase a single set (5 cards) with emailed layout instructions from me for $15.00 which includes shipping within Canada. (outside Canada could have additional shipping charges)





For consultants who are wanting the complete files to be able to teach classes the cost is $10.00CAD




Thank you for supporting my workshops!

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

May Cross Canada Blog Hop - Celebrating Relationships

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring artwork inspired by Celebrating Relationships. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop the great part is I'm also the first stop when hopping East to West Coast. If you came from Sheena's blog then you are in the right place!


Since we are celebrating relationships I thought it was fitting to use Beautiful Friendship paper along with the coordinating Scrapbooking Stamp set.  The flower is a 2 piece stamp, base and detail.  The base is stamped in 2nd generation Smoothie Ink, and the detail stamp is in 1st generation Smoothie Ink.  The sentiment is also from the stamp set, and is stamped on Heather Cardstock on the light side, with Heather Ink.  I then fussy cut all images.  The leaves are done in Fern and New England Ivy.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen Dewis.


If you get lost along the way, you can head back here to check the list of hoppers.

Michelle    You Are Here

Colleen

Sheena

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring our Colors of the Rainbow. So mark JuneCr 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Beautiful Friendship 20 Card Workshop coming soon......



I am loving the new paper collections Close to My Heart has created for this current Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog.  They are just fabulous, and I'm so excited to be offering another 20 card 1 Sheet Wonder Workshop.

Files are almost done and I expect to have them finished for this coming weekend.  Here is a sneak peak of Beautiful Friendship.




Stay tuned.....files for this yummy workshop are coming soon!



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Sunday, 6 May 2018

National Scrapbooking Blog Hop - Postcard Perfect

Welcome to our  Blog Hop!


We will be featuring Postcard Perfect, which is May's National Scrapbooking Month Promotion.  If you have come here from Melissa'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 all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

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This month we have approximately 16 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's promotion and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!




For my project, I pulled out the Canary Cardstock from the Cardstock package, using the lighter side of this color.  I decided that I wanted to use the dotted vellum and wasn't sure how to incorporate it, so I pulled out Volume 3 of Make It From Your Heart and found layout that I could use. I used pattern 6 and rotated the design.  I used a zipstrip for the piece between the vellum and pattern paper.  I stamped my title in Smoothie ink, for a tone on tone look, added some stamped Hibiscus flowers and doodling and all done. 

Now "Hop" on over to Brandi's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, Postcard Perfect is only available until May 31th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

May SOTM Blog Hop - Classic Summer Bash

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring Month's SOTM, which is title, a set of 25 stamps.  If you have come here from Wendy'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 all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

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This month we have approximately 24 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!



I used Lemon ink for the lemons and to color the lemonade.  To color the jar of lemonade, I put a drop of reinker on one of my blocks and used my watercolor brush to paint in the jar. The straw and sentiment are stamped in Raspberry ink, and the mat is also Raspberry.  I added some doodling and black enamel dots to finish off the card.


Now "Hop" on over to Melissa's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until May 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Gimme Some Sugar 5 card kit

Have you ever lost your crafting mojo?  I recently did when trying to design for the Gimme Some Sugar workshop.  I had a class on Friday night and had no cards made just a few sketches on paper.  I was in a rut.  Thursday night I'm sitting down trying to design a 20 card workshop using my 1 Sheet wonder ideas.  

Then it hit me, ideas started popping into my head.  So, here they are the 5 card designs that I created for my Gimme Some Sugar workshop.


My workshop ladies loved them.  So because of my rut, I'm going to be creating mail out kits......just need to figure out the ways to do so, and price points.

More information to follow.

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

April Cross Canada Blog Hop - Celebrations

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring artwork inspired by Celebrations. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, I'm also the first stop when traveling from East Coast to West Coast. If you came from Janet's blog then you are in the right place! 



For both my cards I decided I wanted to keep them simple so that I could then personalize them as I need them.  I used the PML cards left over from the Gimme Some Sugar workshop, added some coordinating cardstock for mats, Juniper and Peacock.  Next I used April's SOTM and the sentiment Celebrate, stamping it in Peacock ink.  Now I have 2 cards ready that I can use for multiple types of celebrations; Birthday, Anniversary, Engagement, Birth....so many reasons that we can celebrate.

What are you celebrating?

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Dominique
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,

Michelle You are here


Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring artwork celebrating Relationships. So mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 1 April 2018

April SOTM Blog Hop - Color Your Life

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring Month's SOTM, which is title, a set of 12 stamps.  If you have come here from 
Alayne Fleming'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 all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog
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This month we have approximately 22 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!



For my project I decided to pull some paper from the Adventure Fundamental collection.  I used this floral print in Raspberry, and stamped the Celebrate in the same ink color.  The mat for the banner is a a Lagoon watercolor pattern from the same collection.  I then used the stamp set Beautiful You for the flowers, stamping them in 2nd generation, for the first 2 layers, and the final layer in 1st generation.  I used the silver shimmer trim for my accent and some doodling to finish off the card.


Now "Hop" on over to Melinda Everitt's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Aprir SOTM is only available until April 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Cross Canada Blog Hop - What we Love about Spring



Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring artwork inspired by What we Love About Spring. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, plus it just so happens that I'm the first stop when hopping from East Coast to West Coast. If you came from Kristine's blog, Life Documented, then you are in the right place!

I just love spring, the grass turns green, the robins and other animals come back, and we have Easter.  My kids are still fairly young, so we have Easter egg hunts.  This year however, I don't think they will be outdoors, that is unless we get some warm weather and the snow melts.  Here are a few Easter cards I made for this hop.


This first card uses a mixture of papers from the current paper collections, some pink twine and Pattern 21 from MIFYH Volume 4.  I used the Easter Animals stamp set and the Easter Basket stamp.  I stamped the images in Memento and colored them using the Watercolor Pencils.  I did some blending with the waterbrush.  I little doodling around the sentiment and done.



For my second card I used the same pattern and mixed up some different patterns, added a splash of watercolor pencils blended behind the sentiment and some enamels and it is a whole different card.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen's blog, Stressed is just Desserts spelled backwards.


If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here:

Michelle You Are Here
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Celebrations. So mark April 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Introducing Stargazer 1 Sheet Wonder 20 card Workshop


I'm so very excited to be announcing the release of my Stargazer 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop.

I really enjoyed creating this workshop, the cute astronaut, super boy and super girl were fun to create.




I used colors found in the paper collection and chose to use the Watercolor pencils as my medium, but you are free to choose which medium you want.

What I love about this workshop is that there are 5 designs, with 4 of each card being created.  That means that you as a consultant can teach this workshop in a number of ways.  You can have 1 cutting guide per person, so they would create 20 cards.  You could have it for 2 people, they would each create 10 cards, 2 of each design, or you could teach it to 4 people, creating 1 of each design.

It's really up to you.  Now lets have a closer look at each card.



Card 1

Card 2

Card 3


Card 4



Card 5



Members of my Atlantic Scrappers Team will have full access to my files, you can join my team here!


You can find all past workshops Here!





To purchase these files for consultant use for teaching purposes, you can complete purchase here.






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Thursday, 1 March 2018

March SOTM Blog Hop - Birthday Time

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring Month's SOTM, which is title, a set of 26 stamps.  If you have come here from Melissa Robinson'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 all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

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This month we have approximately 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


I decided to make a birthday invitation using this month's stamp set.  I really love Peacock and Lagoon together, and so I paired them up for the invitation.  I started with a Peacock cardstock for the base and the mat for the sentiment.  I created a background paper using another stamp, stamped in 2nd generation Peacock in, and matted that with Lagoon cardstock.  The sentiment, Super Birthday Party is stamped in Lagoon ink, and I doodled around the edges.  I used some left over(retired) blue enamels for embellishment.

I didn't have a chance to finish the inside of the invitation, my family is under the attach of a flu bug.  I will add the inside in another post.




Now "Hop" on over to Catherine Nowak's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Month SOTM is only available until Month 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to our Think Pink Blog Hop!


We will be featuring this Month's Promotional Campaign, Pretty In Pink.  If you have come here from Catherine, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

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This month we have approximately 16 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's promotion and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


For this card, I used the Bashful cardstock as my base I also used the Rose Embossing Folder, its my favorite.  I decided to make it shimmer and added the clear Shimmer Brush to the embossed images.  I used the Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking stamp set and stamped in Pixie and Bashful for the flowers, the centers are in Glacier ink, and the leaves are stamped in Juniper.  I pulled the sentiment from the Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking stamp set and it's stamped in Black Ink.  I added some doodling to finish off the banner.


For this second card, I added the Gold Shimmer Brush to the debossed side of the card, the grooves caught all the shimmer.  Then I decided I wanted to make a monogram style card, and used 2 of the Hostess stamp sets for this, Farmhouse Alphabet, and Monogram Crest. 

Now "Hop" on over to Priscilla to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the November SOTM is only available until November 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Thursday, 15 February 2018

February Cross Canada Blog Hop - Love and Friendships



Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring artwork inspired by Love and Friendships. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, plus I'm the first stop when hopping across Canada, East to West. If you came from Carol's Blog then you are in the right place!


For my project I choose to focus on Friendship.  I used the Gimme Some Sugar Paper collection, and the Chelsea Gardens cardmaking stamp set to create these 2 simple 4*4 cards.  I added some doodling to the blue plaid card, and decided to leave the images uncolored.  The pink card I added some banners. I was thinking about adding some bling, but decided I liked the simplicity of these cards.


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen.


If you get lost along the way,you can come back here for the complete list:

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring What we love about Spring. So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3