Monday, October 8, 2012

Card class at Scraptopia

Your absentee blogger signing in here!!! Wow, I'm a little embarrassed to see it's been soooo long since I posted anything! It was a very busy summer--well and fall to I guess, seen as it's Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada, as well as the fact that I spent the day in my scrap room creating Christmas cards for my card class at Scraptopia in Nov.

So without further delay, here are the 3 cards I will be offering in the class. The cost is $5, and all you have to supply is the basic tools, and adhesive. All the cutting will be pre-done. You'll simply watch how each card is done, then rotate through the stations and make your creations.

If you are attending Scraptopia in Muskoka this Nov and would like to sign up for the class, send me an e-mail at, and get your name on the list. Space is limited to 20 for this class.

Also let me know if there is anything you would like to order for Scraptopia, send me an e-mail and I will make sure to have it there for you! It's simply that easy.

The floating ornament card; learn how to stamp using 2 colours on the same stamp.

The Cardinal card; relive the joy of colouring!

The "special" gift card; enjoy seeing how easy our new exclusive Cricut "Artiste" Cartridge makes cards! 

a peek at the inside of the Gift Card-card.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A new exclusive CTMH cricut cartridge! Oh MY!

You all know how much I LOVE my Art Philosophy cartride, WELL, CTMH has done it again! Another exclusive cartridge called "ARTISTE" and oh my, what a collection!

There is soooo much on this cartridge that you are just going to love! Lot's more 3-D items, along with an instruction book on how to assemble the 3-D items. Cupcake wrappers, lot's more flowers and tags, and cards. And of course a font too! Again over 700 images on one cartridge.

If you want to have a better understanding of what I'm "yappin" about be sure to check out this video that the wonderful Beverly (a sister consultant) posted, and generously gave us permission to share. You can visit her blog here.  She's one lucky duck, who was able to get her consultant preview copy delivered within days.

The cartridge is available for sale begining on Aug 1! Want to pre-order yours, just send me an e-mail at and I will take care of the order for you! Or you can visit my shopping site on Aug 1st and have it delivered directly to your door! Just click on the shopping cart at the top of my blog!

Stay tuned in the next few days for more info regarding the new Idea book and all the great new products!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Catching up with Studio J!!!

Thank Heaven for Studio J!!!
Having gone back to work full time after pretty much being home for the last 2.5 years, I'm finding it a struggle to keep up with my scrappin! Who am I kidding, I've never been caught up, considering I didn't start to scrap until my kids were 3 and 8, I was behind the 8 ball right from the get go. So every once in a while, I do some layouts digitally in Studio J, just to be able to finish off an ablum. As was the case this weekend, I finally got around to taking the finished layouts out of my work in progress ablum, and organizing them into thier permanent home. There were a few holes--I knew extactly which layouts/pictures I wanted in the album, so I left empty page protectors with sticky notes to "save the spot". Then sat down to get them done in Studio J.

Without further delay, here they are.......

this first one was completely lifted from one that consultants that attended the Studio J boot camp were taught during that convention. I knew as soon as I saw it I would be lifting it for these great wedding shots.

The rest I created in Studio J, using their templates. In under an hour I had them all done! I will be adding some traditional embelishments to some of these layouts when I recieve the finished product.

thanks for stopping by and I will endevour to get into my scrap room more often and come and share my creations.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Be sure to check your wish list this month and get some of your stamp sets for FREE!!! Who doesn't love free!
For the month of June only, buy 2 stamp sets and get one free! We haven't seen this sale in a couple of years, so don't wait for "next time" cause it could be a long wait!
If you need help narrowing down your list, I would suggest taking a look at the Fall/Winter 2011 idea book, becuase some of the stamps in that book will be gone come July 31st--so start there!
Simple click on the "shop" button at the top of my page to take advantage of this great deal, or send me and e-mail and I will add it to the next order I submit (and you'll save on shipping!)

Happy Stamping everyone!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Friendship Bouquet Card

Well I've finally stepped away from the Dotty paper!!! (but rest assured it will likely reappear in future posts!!!)

I was inspired by a couple of challenges this week, the Heart 2 Heart challenge to use distressing and the Mojo Monday sketch. So I'm entering this card in both challenges!

I love distressing and don't do it often enough, but the May Stamp of the month --Friendship Bouquet was calling out to me to be used in combination with some distressing. So I got busy....I used my edge distresser on all pieces of paper--some a little more than others. I also usesd my spray pen with water and pearl paint to spritz the piece of Olive cardstock then proceeded to crumple it up in a ball, then flatten it out again. I then got out my sponge dauber and cocoa ink and inked all the edges as well as some of the spots on the olive cardstock.

I stamped the image directly on the Colonial white cardstock in cocoa ink. I then got another piece of CW cardstock and applied versa mark then cocoa ink onto the stamp (without cleaning the stamp between the 2 inks) and stamped the image, covered it in clear embossing powder, tapped off the excess then heat set it.
Using my blending pen and the honey ink pad I coloured in the flower, then used the cocoa to colour the center. I love that with the blending pen and my ink pad, I can colour in an image without having to have all the markers to match my pads, simply squeeze the ink pad together when closed, and some of the ink transfers to the lid, so that when you open the stamp pad, you simply pick up the ink with the blending pen!

I was really happy with the way this card turned out, and I know I will be getting lots of use out of this stamp set!!!

Thanks for visiting.

Supplies used:
-Stella Papper pack
-Olive, Colonial white and Honey cardstock
-Friendship Bouquet--May SOTM
-Cocoa ink pad
-Honey ink pad
-versa mark pad
-clear embossing powder
-blending pen
-edge distresser
-3D foam tape

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dotty Pinwheel card

I've created this clean and simple birthday card guessed it, the Dotty paper pack! You would think I'd be near the end of my pack, but I still have tons of paper left, (and yes I only had one pack) but with 24 sheets of double sided pattern paper, there are so many possibilities! I have been creating with other paper too, but wanted to get this one posted as I am entering it in the Heart 2 Heart Polka Dots and Stripes challange as well as CR84FN Color Challenge.

With these 2 challenges in mind it was a no brainer to pick up my Dotty For You paper pack. By the way it's still available for only $5, till May 31st, with a purchase of $35.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used:
-Dotty For You paper pack
-Colonial white cardstock
-Paradise asst. of Bakers Twine
-silver brads
-lagoon ink pad
-Card chatter-Birthday stamp set

Friday, May 11, 2012

Teacher Gifts (with Dotty of course!)

I just love how my exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge makes whipping up some little teacher gifts soooo easy! (Don't know if I've mentioned before how in LOVE I am with this cartridge **sheepish grin**) Seriously though, when I realized that it was Teacher Appreciation week, and mentioned it to my daughter, and we came up with a plan, we were able to pump these babies out in record time!!

The pillow box contains a bag of microwave popcorn, and I'd love to give credit to someone for the poem, but it's been around for a while and I can't quite track down where it originated from. This gift was for her regular classroom teacher, who is diabetic, so the popcorn was a great alternative to the chocolates in the next group!

These next little gifts were for her extra, french, we made 3 of these and  filled them with mini chocolate bars!
 The matchbook cards with Tea bags were for all the other teachers in the school (luckily it's a small school) we were on a roll and didn't want to leave anyone out, so we pumped out 20 of these guys in under an hour! Again super easy with the cartridge and coordinating stamp sets--just set my cricut to cut the desired shape 20x at the size that's conveniently located on the stamp carrier sheet, then did the same thing for the background tag increasing the size by 1/4".
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used;
Dotty paper pack
White daisy cardstock
Sweet leaf ink pad
Sunset ink pad
Thoughtful Tidings stamp set (Feb 2012 SOTM)
Art Philosophy exclusive  stamp set and cartridge