Sunday, December 13, 2015

There is only 24 hours in a day,

This has become my life.  Since I have purchased the flower shop in Three Hills Alberta, I have been so busy getting organized and creating floral arrangements that sadly, I have had no time for CTMH.
I feel so like those people who would stop and say, 
"Oh, I wish I had time to do that" 
and I would think "Oh, just make time"
and now I understand.
Sometimes priorities change
sometimes there is no more time
However, sometime won't last forever and when I get accustomed to this new twist in my life I will have time for creating cards and scrapbook pages.  Until then.  Merry Grinchmas!




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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Roses and Funerals

Part of any Florist's life is dealing with death.  Flowers and Funeral seem to go hand in hand.
Over the last few days I have made a number of arrangements and casket sprays, many of them with roses.
This got me to thinking, why do people choose roses?  And luckily for me google provided the answer...
 roses are a very common and appropriate funeral flower, and each color rose has a slightly different connotation. White roses are the ultimate symbol of spirituality, purity, and innocence. At a funeral, the classic deep red rose evokes love and grief. The yellow rose is often given by friends to show their bond. The rarer dark pink roses are used to express thankfulness to the deceased.
Guru Tip: Roses can be mixed in with other flowers or uses in a casket spray, standing spray, or wreath.  (you can access the rest of this article by clicking here)
Here is a casket spray and an arrangement for the front of the church that I created.



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Monday, August 24, 2015

It's all in the arrangement

Well, and the flowers you have to work with.
This arrangement has only 5 roses, 3 glads, 2 stock of mini spray daisies and a bit of babysbreath and some greenery.  Yet, it looks like a million bucks.  Well actually, about $95.


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Monday, August 17, 2015

New Look at Shirley's Flowers and Friends

Nick...taking a break.  

Nathan and Ryan building one of five new shelving units
Almost done...





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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CLearing out the old, making way for the new

Sometimes you have to clear your space before you can begin.  That's what's happening at Shirley's Flowers and Friends (in Three Hills, AB) this week.  Look at all the merchandise priced at rock bottom prices..








On Sale NOW and only while quantities last

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Flower Arrangements.

So, a wee bit ago I mentioned "Just a TAD Crafty" was diversifying,
 travelling down a different path for awhile.  
Yesterday I took possession of "Shirley's Flowers and Friends" 
(located in Three Hills, AB, Canada)

Here's a few of  today's creations.





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Saturday, July 18, 2015

CTMH Convention was a blast!!

WOW!!!
That's all I can say.
This is one event that I love attending.
Close to my Heart always has awesome new products to unveil.
And this year was no exception.

I broke the mold this time and took my daughter and her boyfriend with me.
They spend their days and nights in the Park 
and I spent it with my CTMH sisters (and a couple of brothers)

Here's a few pic's





Sorry, no pictures of the awesome new products waiting in the wings.
Think of it as an early Christmas.  You wouldn't want me to spoil the surprise would you??

The New IDEA Book will be available Sept 1st.
However, You will get a sneak peak of some of the new product in August.
CTMH is releasing one NEW Paper Pack 
and co-ordinating accessories to the general public a month early. 
 That's right you will be able to order "Zoe" on August 1st.
Hopefully, I will have had time to create with this awesome pack before then.

Okay, here's a quick look at some of the fun from Convention.
If you would like to get in on the fun.
Join my team.  (Click here)



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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Just a TAD Crafty has diversified...

Which will explain my lack of posts lately.

Look for a NEW tab (Shirley's) at the top of the page in the next couple of weeks.
I have purchased a flower/coffee/gift shop, "Shirley's Flowers and Friends"
and have been busy listing my my house, packing for convention and taking care of a million little details that are required to start a business.

Here's what I can share with you  today.

my new sign


what the business looks like now
I have a million and one ideas on how to transform this place.
It's nice as it is, but not exactly my style.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks as I update you on my progress.

I will still be a Close to my Heart Consultant.
However, I will not be selling CTMH product in my store.
You can still order from me online or by shooting me an email or text.

I will have posters in my store showcasing my upcoming classes and workshops.

And if you're ever in the area, stop in for a coffee, bit of fudge or just check out the place.
507 Main Street.    Three Hills, AB, Canada 


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