Sunday, 28 June 2015

Happy Birthday from Confetti Wishes

I remember when I was little counting down the days until my birthday.  Now... not so much.  There are some birthdays now that we're at a certain age that demand a party.  My two brother-in-laws celebrated their 50th birthday within a couple of days of each other. Their wives planned a surprise combined party for them & actually were able to pull it off right up to the "surprise" !!!!  It was such a fun evening with family and friends celebrating the milestone with them.

Susan Williams created a fabulous workshop using Confetti Wishes which was absolutely perfect to document this event.

 Make a Wish  - - I love all the colours featured in Confetti Wishes.  Add some glittery gold bling and gold sparkle tape and the layout is perfect.

 The dance moves were pretty spectacular.  I love candid photos - they capture the spirit of the moment and bring the memories flooding back.

I needed two layouts to highlight those dance moves and special mom/dad son/daughter dances.

The afternoon was filled with games, food, and, of course, birthday cake.  The guys still didn't know the day was to continue on at the hall for dancing and partying.

When I was creating the layouts and then adding the pictures I couldn't help but smile at the memories created that night.  That's what scrapbooking is all about - documenting those little moments that become big moments in time.



Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Thinking outside the Box?

One of my favourite CTMH consultants to follow is Lisa Stenz.  She is such a talented artist and always comes up with some fabulous ideas.

I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa at Convention 2014 and couldn't resist gushing.  Lisa is on the right, me in the middle and Pamela O'Connor on the left.  These ladies were so generous with their time to take pictures while they were preparing for onstage presentations.

Lisa's presentation was using the Pathfinding paper package, and she had created this gorgeous card box and 4 cards.  (along with a myriad of other fabulous projects)

I know I fell in love right away and happily snapped my pictures in the hopes I could also create.

This is a close up of a couple of the cards - the detail was amazing - embossing, cricut cuts, layers of paper and bling.

Ta- da!!  This is my version using the Blossom paper package.  I followed Lisa's design to creat the card box - I love how it turned out.

...and the four cards again using the Blossom paper package.

Perfect for all occasion and great for teacher end of year gifts.

I'm headed to Convention 2015 and can't wait to see what is in store for us this year.... the anticipation is just like Christmas for grown ups!!!



Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Snow in July?

Snow in July?   Maybe in some parts but not where I live. We've started to warm up nicely and the boats and fisherman are out on the water.  The loons have returned and I love listening to them call to each other in the early morning.

The snow I'm talking about  isn't on the ground but in the Snowhaven Paper package!!   A very talented CTMH consultant, Susan Williams created a wonderful project using this paper and complements.  Add the black & glitter paper and some sparkles and you're finished.    I purchased this workshop from Susan to create and have available for you to purchase.  The workshop creates four 2 page layouts that are perfect for your winter pictures.

Layout #1
This is such a cute layout with sparkles galore.  The complements are chipboard pieces and add such cuteness to the layout.

Add a few sparkles and ta dah - you're finished.

Layout #2

 Warm & Cozy is the theme of this layout.  Makes me think of hot chocolate, skating, and fireplaces, and of course, sweaters.

Layout #3
Cheers to you and this layout with wonderful black glitter paper highlighting the red of the patterned paper.  Again the complements add the perfect embellishment - along with more sparkles.

Layout #4
Your spirit will be bright after making this layout.   The glacier and cranberry colours are complemented with silver glitter paper and holly berry complements.

If you would like to make these layouts, contact me today to find out how to get your free workshop.



Monday, 8 June 2015

Confetti Wishes & Ice Cream

I can't tell you guys how much I love the June SOTM - this set is just sooooo cute!!!

I was inspired by a layout created by Liz Johnson to create this double page layout.  Confetti Wishes paper package is the perfect paper for this stamp set.

 It's fun to use patterned paper for photo mats to add a little extra interest.  I chose to use the checkered yellow pattern and then used the honey triangle washi tape for more texture.  The triangle pennants are a zip strip which continue the triangle pattern for continuity.  These zip strips are such a fun part of all paper packages from CTMH.  Don't throw them away!!!!

The thistle diagonal stripe ribbon brings some colour to the border of pacifica and honey.  This has quickly become one of my favourite embellishments.  A few bling from the purple glitter gems and this layout is finished.

I coloured all images with Copic markers - these are great images to colour and cut out for your layouts and cards.

This dog just makes me laugh - having 2 labs who like to steal any food that may be available,

I hope you have been inspired by this cute stamp set - it is only available for the month of June 2015!!!



Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Ice Cream & My Crush

We consider May 24th weekend or Victoria Day as the official start of summer in Ontario, Canada.

Warm weather, sunshine, longer days, flip flops and of course, ice cream are summer staples.  The stamp of the month for June is so perfect for all your summer pictures.

Images include a cute ice cream truck, ice cream sundae, ice cream cone, popsicle, and sentiment.

You'll have so much fun using this stamp set with your Shin Han markers.

Follow the link below for all the details!!!  :)

But that's not all that's special for June 2015.  When you purchase a My Crush book and assortment you'll receive a free stamp set!!!

How cool is that?  Follow the link for all the details!!!! :)

Both these are available only for the month of June 2015.



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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.