Friday, 19 September 2014

Halloween & Fall Seasonal Blog Hop

   Welcome to the *Make it Crafty* Seasonal Blog Hop!  As this is my first blog hop I've gone completely 'keener' and have done both a Halloween project and an Autumn project for this month's Halloween/ Fall theme.  If you've arrived from Carol-Ann's Blog -  you are on the right path!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost, you'll find the complete list HERE- with Julie, in The Scrap Zone.

   This month a number of us Close To My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using various CTMH products to help you get in a scrap-a-licious mood!

front- 1st layout
2nd LO shown

1st LO open

Pages 'exploded'
showing 4x6 flipflap details

List of products used on the Path Finding explosion layout :
   The layouts themselves are from Cherish, pg 44 and Make It From Your Heart Vol 2, pg 10- Right.

Path Finding  paper pack,                                          What A Hoot!- Aug. SOTM- retired
PF Workshop on the Go stamp set,                           Field Trip Alphabet stamp set- retired
PF Assortment,                                                          Woodgrain Washi tape- retired
PF Complements
CTMH Cricut Cartridges- Artbooking and Art Philosophy,
Shinhan Twin Touch markers,
Chocolate, Olive, Barn red and Goldrush ink pads
Flip flaps from the 4x6 and 12" Assorted packs.
    I used my Craft knife to create slits in the Side-load page protectors for the 4x6 flaps.

2 page Scaredy Cat layout

SC layout left
SC layout right

Showing Complement and Assortment details

 This shows the use of a 4x6 Flipflap

List of products used on the Scaredy Cat layout:
Scaredy Cat paper pack,
SC Assortment,
SC Complements,
CTMH Cricut cartridge- Artiste 
4x6 Flip flaps.

   This 2-page layout is from Cherish, pg 82- Dramatic Fashion but slightly altered.

Please contact me to purchase any of the current products above.

   Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today!   I hope you enjoyed all the beautifully inspiring artwork...Now it's time to head on over to Natalie's Blog- Scrappy Sassy Studios  and see her project!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Look for our next Blog Hop where we will feature Christmas and Winter time projects, see you back soon!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Hold a Gathering.. Or, invite me to yours!

   Interested in creating Layouts or cards?  Getting goodies for FREE?  Then contact me about holding a Gathering!  'Gather' your friends together for an evening (or morning or afternoon) of crafting and togetherness.  Together, we'll come up with a project to WOW your friends and get those creative juices flowing.

   Or, hold a 'Class'.  What's the difference?  At a Class you and your friends will complete a project- a set of layouts or cards- over a number of hours; there is a set class fee, and there is no expectation of receiving Hostess rewards (although it is nice).  It's just a period to get crafty with your peeps.  Realistically, you will hold a Gathering to make a simple, single project, with the hope that purchases will be made such that you the Hostess will receive benefits.

   Or, maybe you're in charge of a school/ church/ community/ charity fundraiser.  I'd be happy to set up at your site as a vendor, with proceeds going to your fundraiser.  I can also arrange for a Door prize or a 'Make'n'Take', or goodies for the Bling bag.  I'm happy to help You reach Your fundraising goals. 

   Contact me to arrange dates for any of the previous.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Reminder: Classes and Hostess Club

Just a reminder that registration for my Birthday Card class will close Sept 17th.  Don't forget to sign up now!

Registration for my Christmas Card class will end Oct 22nd.  Grab a friend (or 2), come on out and make some cards!

There's still time to join my Hostess club and get Free goodies!  Contact me to learn how.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Let Me Introduce You to- Chalk it up!


Chalk it up is a great paper pack- bright and vibrant!  It imitates the super- trendy notebook doodles and chalkboard appearance.  It’s the ‘go-to’ paper pack for all things school-like but don’t let that stop you from incorporating it into all kinds of other projects/ themes.  The papers feature one of the new colors- Flaxen, along with Lagoon, Sorbet and Champagne, as well as Black and Daisy white.  It’s available as a paper pack (x7184B- $10.95), or as a Workshop (G1081- $32.95).  The paper pack contains 6 double-sided patterned papers (Duos) and 6 sheets of cardstock.  The coordinating Complements (x7184C- $5.50) are 2 sheets of cute chipboard words and images, including a journaling box, banners, flourishes and word balloons.  The Chalk it up Assortment (Z3009- $5.50) is an 8x4” sheet of puffy stickers of hearts arrows, word bubbles, stars, tickets and even a couple pairs of retro glasses, in a variety of featured colors.

The Chalk it up Workshop (G1081) includes the regular paper pack and the Assortment, along with 3 extra cardstock, and the Black Striped Twill ribbon ( Z1988, reg $7.75 / 5 yds) and an Instructional brochure.  The Exclusive D-sized stamp set- a $19.75 value- includes a set of numbers, arrows, a journal box, word bubble and a set of sentiments. You’ll be using this stamp set over and over!  To complete the workshop as shown, you’ll also need Black, Flaxen and Sorbet ink pads and the following My Acrylix blocks: 1x1, 1x3 1/2, 2x3 1/2 and 4x5.  The projects as shown can be made with or without the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.

You’ll go straight to the head of the class with projects made with this paper and the featured stamp sets!


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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Class Reminder: Birthday card class

Hey there, just a little reminder that registration for my Birthday Card Class on Sat Sept 27th (9.30-1.30) and Sun Sept 28th (1.30- 5.30) will end on Sept 17th.  You will make 12 cards for $25.  All pieces are pre-cut, you stamp and put together- some fussy cutting may be required.  Get your name in soon, classes are filling up.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

September is National Stamping Month

...And to celebrate 30 years in the industry, Jeanette Lynton and Close To My Heart have released a special stamp set- #30yearsofhappy.  With the purchase of $30 worth of regular priced stamps, you will receive FREE this special set of 30 little images.

  Contact me to get your FREE stamp set today!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Stamp of the Month- September

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  This month's stamp is all about Family- Family is Forever.  It includes some sweet sentiments and images of  hearts and a tree- what image is more symbolic of family.

  You can get this lovely stamp set in 2 different ways:  you can purchase it at the full retail price of $19.75 (+tx/ shp), or by placing an eligible order of $50,you can buy it for just $5!  Contact me to place you order and get your stamp set today!

Monday, 1 September 2014

UPDATE ALERT!!!! Date change for Christmas Card Class

Please be advised, the Christmas card class will NOT be offered on Nov 1st, due to family conflict.

Sorry for the inconvenience.  I will still be offering it on Nov 2nd, 8th and 9th, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. 

Make 18 lovely Christmas and Seasonal cards for $45.  Class size is limited, spot is reserved with fee payment.