Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HWBH October

Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!

If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my hearts Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The hearts of the west was founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is Scaredy Cat paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked from Nancy Klein.

If you came from Nancy Klein's Blog then you're in the right place, this is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere! Just in case, the full list will be at the bottom. So, as always, grab your coffee, tea, water, relax, and hop around the team with us.

(Stay Tuned for updated pictures today)

This is my super fun hat! I used a paper mache hat and covered it right up with Scaredy Cat paper pack and i used Art Philosophy and Artiste and a little Artbooking Cricut Cartridges. I love love glitter so i added a little bright green. I used the crimping tool to fit some of the paper around the cone. It was a great little trick. 

I will have more instruction added here later today. Stay Tuned!!!

Your next stop is Janet McCormick's Blog.
Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what crafty projects we can bring to you! Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Guest Poster! Chelsey Vorosmarty

Happy Monday! Today I am super duper excited to open up my blog to a guest poster. From projects to organizing and tips. You will find it all right here. I am so proud to have my first guest poster to be Chelesy. This outstanding Sister consultant is incredible at everything she creates and teaches. Chelsey has been crafting up a storm in Alberta and has created very unique projects and her classes are not to be missed....

Hello everyone, I'm so excited that Chantal asked me to share on her blog today. My name is Chelsey Vorosmarty and I run Personal Touch Scrapbooking. I'm also a fellow Close to my Heart consultant, so today I'm going to share a very exciting new product.

You may have seen or heard CTMH has a new Cricut cartridge that just became available called Artfully Sent. This cartridge contains 700 images which include 250 completed cards in a variety of styles (pop up, build a scene, sentiment/border, sleeve and pocket cards), envelopes/liners and a beautiful alphabet. If that wasn't enough the collection also includes 3 versatile stamp sets including an alphabet set that matches the new Cricut font, a sentiment set (LOVE this one) and some cute frames. To get you started cutting some cards there is also a full pack of White Daisy cardstock.

Of course you can always use the sentiments and images on the cartridge for any of your projects whether they are cards or not. The pocket cards work great for Picture My Life and Project Life style scrapping or they can be incorporated into traditional style pages and mini albums. However, everything is linked in the cartridge to create cards so if you want to cut something at a specific size that doesn't coordinate with the card, make sure to turn on the real dial size function.

Here are a few of the cards I have created with the new cartridge:


With a little bit of paper and a few minutes you can create stunning cards for any occasion. Many of the cards are 5”x7” or 4.25”x 5.5” so they are easy sizes to find envelopes for if you prefer not to cut your own on the Cricut.

Thank you for reading and if you have any questions or would like to visit her blog. Please visit her picture to the right to contact her or you can let me know and i will pass it on. See you next time!! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Class Info and NEW Location!!

Join us for a fun filled Evening D.I.Y Gift Card Holders! 

Date : October 21st (register by October 15th)

Location: StirCrazy Family Fun Center 

Time: 5PM to 8:30PM

Cost: $25 bring or buy your own various adhesive (CTMH Brand)

Make 5 very different gift card holders with many new and old techniques. From embossing, to sponge work and a little glitter. Even the to go Coffee cup is super fun and interactive!

This class is not to be missed. You will go come with finished cards ready for gifting.
All cards will come with envelopes ready to use. 

You will need a tape runner or other kind of adhesive and pop dots/3D foam tape.

There is an option to add adhesive to your order and you will have extra for other projects.

There will be food and refreshments to purchase from the venue.
You can also bring your children as long as there will be someone out on the main play area watch them while you are crafting with us (children play rates apply)

Please register before October 15th to make sure there is room and to get your kits ready. Thank you for reading and please contact me if you have any questions.

Follow this link to register >>>>>>>>D.I.Y Gift Card Class<<<<<<<<<

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cross Canada Hop - September's

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring our Favorite New Things.  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, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Julie at 12x12 Travels. If you came from Terry Ann of Just a TAD Crafty then you are in the right place! 

It has been a few months since i have been a part of the Cross Canada Hop. This was not one to miss, i  have to be honest and say there was NO way i was able to narrow it down to 1 favorite but i was able to combine them in to one super duper cute card!! Not sure who it is going to quite yet. Lets take a tour of the card's recipe! 

The card is a standard A2 size (meaning 4 1/4" x 5 1/2") I always end up making this size, maybe because i love it? it is cute!! 

Lagoon Hearts (backgound) - Stinking cute and NEW!
Shimmer trim - everything needs a little shimmer
Cardstock - Thistle (EEK!!) NEW
                 - Whisper 
                 - White Daisy
Sequins - The sliver assortment (lovely) NEW
ATG Gun 
Foam tape
Sweet as Sugar stamp set - Hostess reward only and just one of my favorite. Yep it's NEW
Post it notes (for masking) 
The inks: Take a bathroom break, there is a few to share. hehe 
Black Memento Ink 
Thistle stamp pad
Cranberry stamp pad
Glacier stamp pad
Pixie stamp pad
Canary stamp pad 
and last but well used is Chocolate stamp pad. 
I also used a light blue copic marker to highlight the glass jars. 

This is a HUGE close up of the masking and the cute candy. I really love this technique. It will make your old or new stamp sets come alive! 

Disclaimer - The colors on this card are brighter then what is shown.. I may have had a little lighting problem this week. 

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nancy's Blog.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S. Blog, my creations with Michelle as she has the complete blog 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 Trick or Treats,for Halloween.  So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Candyland Snowman Class info!

For this class October 10th from 6pm-10pm.

You will be making this adorable hanging Snowman dawning candy from the popular Close to my Heart retired stamp set Candyland.

The class is $10 and will have everything you need to make it. You just have to bring your self. Bring a friend and get $3 off your project, Bring 2 and get yours for free!

You will learn how to use Copic markers, Shading with sponges, using fabric puff paint and how to make 3d items out of paper. Best of all you will be going home with a completed project ready for Christmas!

Don't forget to check out my other current class right here D.I.Y Classes

Saturday, September 06, 2014

The Everything ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter R. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has
chosen as their R element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy 

If you came from Wendy Kessler's Blog  then you're on the right track!

I chose Red, Ribbon and Roses for my "R". This is my first time with this blog hop and it is quite fun. I made the box and the roses from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Sm rose was cut at 1" and the larger was at 2"

This is a magnolia stamp, i rarely ever use stamps that are not CTMH but this one fitted it quite nicely and well my mom bought it for me, she is so cute!! Using a rubber stamp is so different then what i am used to. If you have any tips, please post them in the comments section.

Copic markers were used to color her in and i used pearls for embellishments. Im going to fill her up with some goodies and send her off to friend. Thanks for looking! 

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Melissa Hegwood's blog

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy