Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Having some fun on a Weekend Afternoon ... :)

Hello, just wanting to show you what I managed last weekend ... I'd been seeing the retiform technique all over and wanted to give it a try so here is my playing result ...

Products Used:  D1718 No Worries-Scrapbooking, C1679 No Worries-Cardmaking stamp sets with Bamboo ink (sold out already!) and Desert Sand ink - both of which are retiring this month, and foam tape to pop up the sentiment.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


This is such a great deal - buy two stamps and get the third of equal or lesser value FREE!

This is for all of the stamps available in the current Annual Inpirations catalogue and the Seasonal Expressions Vol 2 PLUS they have brought back some favourite oldies just for this special!  (Note, does not include Stamp of the Month or the Operation Smile set, nor any bundled with the thin cuts.)

Some of my personal favourites are but you can check them all out here:

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day and Lots of News!

First off, Happy 150th birthday Canada!  So proud to be a Canadian in this great land we call home!  Hope you are able to celebrate with friends and family and make some new memories :)

 (clipart from here)

I also have news about a current promotion CTHM is running in July, Stampaganza!  

"Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!
When you add three sets to your order, we will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have!"
They are also including the Word Puzzle Stamps and other retired stamps they've brought back just for this!  These are in addition to all the stamp sets available in our current catalogues.  If you've been looking at stamp sets but haven't gotten around to getting them yet, now is the time to buy!

Our Stamp of the month is Storybook Alphabet and is adorable.  Spend $50 (before shipping and taxes) and get it for only $6.

As a Consultant, I have been able to see the new 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations catalogue early and I gotta say, they've hit it out of the park this year!  It will be available to everyone August 1st!  You're gonna love it!

The new Cricut collection, You Are Here, looks amazing and will be well utilized for sure! 700 images: shapes, titles, phrases and font!  This will be available either as a physical cartridge (comes with handbook) or digitally (does not come with handbook).  Both ways do come with 3 My Acrylix D-size stamp sets that coordinate with the cartridge and one Enchantment cardstock combo pack.

They've also created 3 Digital sets for Canada, the U.S., and Australia/New Zealand specifically that look awesome.  They are digital only however so you need to have one of the newer Cricut machines (Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Explore Air 2).  

They haven't forgotten about our awesome Thincuts though - there are new ones.  There are also new stamp sets that are layered stamping which I'm so excited about. 

They've re-done our cardstock so that it is now two toned - the base colour on one side and a light colour on the other which will make it twice as useful!  

The Basics palette has been re-done and there will be 10 new colours coming our way.  It does mean that the current Basics palette (with the exception of Black) will be retiring so if you have any ink pads without re-inkers, I would suggest you get them now (and I do mean now as they'll sell out fast!) so that you don't have to worry about an ink pad drying out and not being able to re-ink it.  (I've got to say though in my 5 yrs as a Consultant I don't think I've even had to do this once!) ... there is simply so much in this catalogue that I can't wait to see in person!

With a new catalogue coming, that means the current Annual Inspirations will be retiring.  Please don't wait to get those items you've been wanting as they will sell out fast, if they haven't already!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Scrapbooking Family

I don't do this very often but after recently visiting with family, I feel a stronger connection to my ancestors and felt I needed to start scrapbooking that family so that my descendants might have some knowledge.

Anyway, here is one of the pages I've made recently.  The picture is of my great-grandparents 50th wedding anniversary gathering.

"Family Time" is from Prickly Pear - Scrapbooking - lots of great stamps in this set!  I also used my Cricut, Design Space and here is a generic file for you to use if you so wish, there may be some pieces you need to buy if you don't already have them.

Look for more pages to come - I think I've been bitten by the scrapbooking bug!

Enjoy this wonderful day!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Where has she been?!

I'm so sorry for the lack of posts, life has taken over lately!

A quick reminder about our wonderful cardstock special this month, 25% off until Jun 30th - don't miss out!

Stamp of the Month, Hello Foxy, is so cute - again don't miss out!

So now onto a creation ... here is a card that I made recently for my cousin who together with his beautiful wife, celebrated a 50th birthday, a 60th birthday and a 25th anniversary all that the same time!  It was wonderful being able to share their special time.  I'm pretty sure I cased this from someone but can't remember from where!

CTMH Live Beautifully paper pack - retired
CTMH 3D foam tape
CTMH Fundamentals paper - retired
SU! butterfly thinlet
Tacky Glue
Bling from Michaels
Hot Glue gun
Fun Foam from Michaels

Enjoy your day and celebrate your special times!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Happy Spring Finally!

I'm so happy winter seems to have finally let go and that the daffodils are up and the blossoms are on the trees!

I saw this post on the Close to My Heart blog and I just had to do my version of it!

The "Happy" and "Spring" are from the February Stamp of the Month (retired), stamped in Memento Black ink.  The daffodil is from Flower Market and the tag is from Artistry.  I used White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, Canary and Glacier cardstock and some miscellaneous yellow cardstock.  Propped up the flower and the sentiment with 3D Foam Tape.

I've linked the Design Space file here for the Cricut Explore.  You do need to own both of the cartridges to use the file.  (Hopefully this works for you, haven't done that before!)

Have a great day and enjoy some Spring!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Cook's Birthday

Our daughter just turned - gasp - 23!   Time is really flying by for that to happen so fast!

Anyway, our gift to her is a cooking boot-camp which will give her the proper basics of cooking - it looks pretty amazing actually!  Hope she has fun!

Here is her birthday card I made to coordinate with the gift:

Products Used:
ShinHan Markers BR116, R5, R11
Memento Black ink
SU! Perfect Mix
SU! Voila
Misc Washi tape

Have an amazing day!