Thursday, 28 August 2014

Order Reminder

If you're interested in either the Stamp of the Month- What a Hoot!, or the August Constant Campaign- Picture Perfect, where you can get an extra pack of page protectors for just $3, with the purchase of any Picture My Life kit, then remember time is running out!  Get your orders in NOW before the end of this month!

Don't forget, if you've purchased an Annual Inspirations catolog from me then you are eligible to receive $5 off your first catolog purchase.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Let’s talk more about…Pathfinding

   Well, I’ve already introduced you to Pathfinding as a Paperpack and a Scrapbook Workshop.

 It’s also available as a Cardmaking Workshop (G1083).  With the contents of the kit (Duo, cardstock, card bases, Exclusive D- size stamp set, Bronze shimmer trim, the NEW Gold Sequins and a how-to Brochure) you get to make 15 cards (5 each of 3 designs).

You will also need 4 inks and 4 blocks.  The inks are:  Chocolate, Goldrush, Desert Sand and the New Glacier.  The recommended blocks are: 1x1, 1x3 1/2, 2x2 and 4x5”.

The designs are super easy to make.  And when you’re done, you’ll have a variety of ‘Thank You’-type cards.
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Please Note:  the kit can actually make quite a lot more than 15 cards.  Contact me to purchase a Cutting Guide and Instruction sheet that will make up to 45 cards.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Let me introduce you to – Shinhan Twin Touch Markers

I am sooo happy that CTMH has adopted the Shinhan Twin Touch markers into the CTMH products family!! 
Shan Han The ShinhanArt Company is a long- established company (over 20 years) that specializes in inks for artists.  The Twin Touch are dual- tipped (fine and chisel), refillable alcohol markers that have replaceable tips.  They offer seamless color blending.  And they're odorless (at least it’s not very strong like other markers), for anyone who finds markers irritating to use because of the strong odor.  CTMH carries 24 colors, including  skin-tones and neutrals, plus the colorless blender. 
As the Shinhan Art Company is a separate company from CTMH, the marker colors are not an exact match to our proprietary CTMH colors but a ‘best match’.  See the chart below- Thanks to Card monkey for providing it.
ShinHan Touch Twin Marker Colors Compared to CTMH
Just visit Pinterest for a vast number of beautifully- colored images.  For project ideas and marker techniques, you can visit or Youtube.   Check out my Artwork tab to see what I’ve done.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Birthday Card Class- Sept 27/28, $25

what:  make 12 cards using current CTMH products
where: my place, Metcalfe/ Ottawa (unless some else volunteers their place)
when:  I will offer this class twice unless everyone is able to come the same day
Sept 27th, 9.30am- 1.30pm  and/ or Sept 28th 1.30- 5.30pm
cost:  There is an option here- $25 will get you the whole set of 12 cards but if you’re     more comfortable with $20, then it will be a class of 8 cards.  This decision will be made as a group.
Registration:  opens immediately, ends Sept 17th.  Spot is reserved and buys you the whole set  to make (whether you’re there or not**) when payment is received.  Class limited to 10 people only.
Here are some of the cards we will make ( expect some slight variation )
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Come, get together with your friends (old and new), make some cards and have some fun! 
**  If you cannot make it to the class at the last minute, you will receive the materials and instructions to make the cards.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Let’s talk about… Pathfinding

   Pathfinding is a beautiful new paperpack (x7186b) .  It’s alive with Autumn cpathfinding layout 2olors- Terracotta, Chocolate, Olive, Barn Red, Goldrush and featuring our NEW Glacier (a soft blue/ grey).  There are leaves and nuts, vines and feathers on the patterned Duo papers.  The Complements (x7186c) are 2 chipboard sheets featuring a cornucopia of images- including a squirrel, a fox and an owl, sentiments and even a journaling box.  The Pathfinding Assortment (Z3012) is a 10 piece set of printed wooden and cork shapes.

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   Pathfinding is available as a paperpack (x7186b), a Scrapbooking Workshop (G1082)or a Cardmaking Workshop (G1083).  Contact me today if you want to scrap with this paperpack.

 We will be using this one at the first meeting of my Hostess Club. 

Happy Scrappin’!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Picture My Life- Bonus with purchase

August Constant Campaign
   During the month of August, when you purchase one of our great Picture My Life kits, you have the option of adding a second 10 pack of page protectors (reg retail $10.95) for just $3!  And you are not limited to just the pocket page protectors but ANY of the  eight $10.95 packs- top/ side- loading or variety pack, too!
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   This is a great opportunity to stock up on PML and page protectors, especially if you’re planning on participating in my upcoming PML- How To class!  Keep an eye on my Classes/ Workshops and Calendar Tabs for more info on dates and pricing.

Stamp of the Month- August

The August SOTM is called What a Hoot.  It is soo perfect for up-coming Halloween, with images of owls, bats, Jack-0-lanterns and leaves.

  (And for fans of The Simpsons and Sock Monkeys- turn the image in the lower right corner upside down and you get Homer’s head and the Sock Monkey head.)

How can you get this oh-so-cute stamp set?
There are 2 ways to get this D-size stamp set  in the month of August-  you can order it at the full retail price of $19.75.  Or you can buy it for just $5, with a $50 minimum purchase.  But be warned, it’s only available during August, so get it NOW!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Let’s Talk About- PML

What is PML?

    PML is Picture My Life.  It's a super easy and quick way to do your scrapbooking using cards and pockets/ divided page protectors. And that's where the similarity to other cad/pocket systems end.  Our cards are so beautiful you won't want to use 14-ai-pml-z2018them!--Except for wallpapering your bedroom, maybe.

What we offer:

  We offer 13 different and gorgeous sets made up from some of our best-selling paper lines, like Partridge and Pear, Chantilly, Babycakes, Sk8tr, For Always, Avonlea, Lola, Surf's Up, Balloon Ride and Skylark and from some soon-to-be favorites Wanderful, Seaside and Chalk it up.  Each set comes with 44- 4x6 cards (2ea of 22 designs), 78- 3x4 cards (3 ea of 26 designs), 1- 12x12 cover sheet and a 10 pack of the divided Memory page protectors.  All this for just $27.50. 

Here they are: 

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It not Just for Pockets Anymore!

   If you're new to the pocket way of scrappin' and worried you couldn't possibly use all those cards, worry no more!  Think outside of the pocket.  These cards are great as photo mats, journaling cards or pretty embellishments on a standard 12x12 layout.  Or maybe use them on a card.  Or maybe create a stunning mini album with them.  The possibilities are endless!  If you're interested in learning how to get the most out of your card collection, I will be holding a PML- Learn How class in the following months- check my Calendar and Classes tabs for more info.

OMG!  It’s on SALE!!

  As a super treat, when you buy any PML kit in the month of August, you have the option to purchase a second pack of the divided Memory Protectors for just $3!  That’s  $7 savings.  Just mention this Constant Campaign when ordering.