Thursday, November 2, 2017

Oh Deer - It's November Already

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Is it just me or do the days and weeks fly by through the year, the older we get. As a kid I remember thinking that Christmas was JUST NOT EVER going to get here. Now as an adult, we get through a holiday season only it seems days later we're entering another one! OY! 

I've been busy papercrafting up a storm (snow storm today thank you very much Mother Nature) getting ready for craft fairs, personal gift giving and teaching classes, showing others how to create gifts from the heart as well. 

Popping in today to share a card I thoroughly enjoyed creating.... 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

OH Snap! It's a Tunnel Card


I recently picked up the current Close, Paper Scissors Mixed Media magazine (Sept/Oct 2017), & was enthralled by the tunnel card how-to it showcased. I knew I had just the set to show off this card technique. With a few small learning curves it was really quite easy to make and fun trying to figure out where to put all the embellishments I wanted to add to it. 
Showcasing the Gingerbread Friends stamp set & Thin Cuts from Close To My Hearts current Holiday Expressions catalogue, this was fun from start to finish. 

This card has fortified front and back covers with an 'accordian' style insert that gives a tunnel effect as it pops out.
 As long as one isn't adding things that are too lumpy and bumpy it folds up quite nicely into a  great keepsake card for someone special. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

EveryDay 6 x 8 Album Workshop

This is a special project that I've been working on for a while now. Our nephew is getting married at the end of September and I wanted to create something special that he and his new wife could save some of their special photos in. Being that they aren't 'fussy' people I also wanted to keep the embellishments to a minimum. Let me tell you this is particularly hard for me as I love to BLING out everything LOL. I think the overall finished look is pleasing and I'm hoping they will like it as well. 

I used the new "color of the year" for Close To My Heart - Bashful, as a foundation as well as the new color palette of the Basic Colors and Basic Fundamental papers. The 'quiet' look of these paired together is subtle and not overwhelming. 

Put together in our EVERYDAY LIFE ALBUM this small keepsake will be a treasure for years to come. 

Perk Time - As a customer when you purchase an Everyday Life Mini 6 x 8 Album and Page Protectors  you can get the  instructions for this project FREE!
To purchase just the workshop instructions click on the link below.

Consultant friends - This workshop is available for $12Cdn and includes cutting diagrams, layout building diagrams and finished photos. Simply Click on the link below to send payment. File will be emailed within 24 hours. 

Everyday Workshop Instructions

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Falling For You - Part 2

This paper package is all but gone, I've used it all up - every last little piece of pattern paper. I LOVE it. It's been a delight to play with it creating three double layouts as well as approximately 30 cards. So worth it's weight in gold, in my not so humble opinion. LOL For more info on these are other products please pop on over to my website 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Falling For You - Happy Day

Falling For You is exactly what I've been doing with this amazing paper package that is now available in our brand new Holiday Expressions. The fall pattern is whimsical and has had me in it's grip since I popped open the package. The colors are fun and yet easy to work with. 

Here are a few cards from the HAPPY DAY Card Workshop. I did the original as shown in the instructions that are downloadable on my website, then a variation of that followed by the same materials using a different pattern. I'm thoroughly enjoying this package.

You can check out the new HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS by clicking the photo to the right. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Beautiful Bird

It's been a long while since I've blogged - it's also been a crazy ride since the last time! I'll have to sit down and tell you all about it soon. For now I hope you enjoy this delightful bird, featuring a few of our new products for 2017-2018. Bashful is our COLOR OF THE YEAR and it's a sublime addition to our color palette. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Mom

I adore my mom - we are very similar!

 We butt heads a lot! LOL

She is a strong woman, maybe that means I am too!

She is a cardmaker! 

She loves to craft. 

She has more craft stuff  than I do .... LOL

Most of all she loves each of us unconditionally.

I hope she likes this fun card I created for her!

xo xo xo