Thursday, 20 August 2015

Colouring for Therapy

Hello, my name is Jennifer, and I love to colour!!!   A brand new box of crayons and fresh colouring book would send me to my happy place for hours on end when I was little.    Well, it might not be an 8 pack of Crayola crayons anymore, but I can still spend hours on end in my happy place.  Colouring relaxes me, it de-stresses me, it makes me smile, so imagine reading that colouring can be considered therapy!!!

So.... here are some of my recent colouring projects.
My mom is a quilter so this is one of my favourite images.  It is an Impression Obsession stamp.  The paper, ribbon is CTMH (retired.)

Gus is also an Impression Obsession stamp.  The sentiment stamp, paper, and studs are CTMH.

Can't you just picture your favourite Gus sitting in his lawn chair taking in the surroundings.

I wanted to show how you can still do a quick card once your image is coloured.  This is a Picture My Life card, cut down to fit a standard 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  Cut out the image, pop it up with foam tape, and add some sequins and you're finished.

This image is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps - all about boys.

I love this new stamp set from CTMH called Balloon Wishes.  I coloured the image with Shin Han Markers (available from CTMH).  This stamp set is available free with purchase of the Marker Roll-Up only in August 2015.

How fun is this kangaroo sending birthday wishes.  I love this stamp set (now retired) from CTMH, and the beautiful Confetti Wishes paper package. Note how the image can be used on similar cards but still look unique.

So, pull out your favourite colouring medium and relax!!!



Thursday, 13 August 2015

Wrap it up in August

Where is this summer going?  It is just flying by.  I spent a lovely week in California for the annual Close to My Heart convention having a great time with friends and fellow consultants.  The new Annual Inspirations will be live September 1st and you are going to love, love, love everything!!!

CTMH has released some new products for August, along with a great special for organizing all your products.

First up:

Accessory Roll-up

When you order an accessory roll up during August you will also receive two sheets of Base and Bling stickers FREE.  The accessory roll up can be used for some many things including embellishments along with your base and bling.

I'm going to use one for my jewellery when I travel.  With 16 separate compartments and an easy roll - this will fit great in my suitcase and keep my jewellery nice and tidy - easy to see in the clear pockets.

There's more:

Marker Roll-up

I am in love with this new product.  The roll-up fits all 26 Shin Han Markers snug in elastic and then rolls up to fit in your tote.

Order the marker roll up during August and you'll receive the Dream Big stamp set for FREE!!!

This is a great stamp set for colouring,and paper piecing.

Wait - don't forget the SOTM:

The cute August SOTM is called Framed and contains 12 images of sentiments and frames perfect for any occasion.

This set is available only during the month of August (2015).

Last but not least - there's a new girl in town - ZOE!!!

The colours are so pretty - glacier, slate, sorbet, sweet leaf, canary, whisper and white daisy are featured.  The patterns are classic grid, polka dot, houndstooth, chevron and diamonds.

This is a great paper package you're going to fall in love with over and over.

So until September 1st, I hope this advance tides you over.



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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.