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Monday, September 15, 2014

Tuesday's Tips

This week's tip revolves around paper piecing, the art of building an image by layering bits and pieces of paper.  Most of this treat box was piece together to create the fall scene,

but I am going to focus on the owl and that tricky bit of attaching the hat.
Normally, this wouldn't be a problem because you could just glue the hat to the background paper, but I used 3D foam tape to have my owl perched on the sign. 
 First I stamped the hat and then cut it out
--leaving a bit of a tab at the bottom (see image below)
then I glued the tab to the back of the owl
and Voila! the hat is perched on his head.

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CCH and PML (Picture my Life)

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring favorite NEW products. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact myself or your local consultant to place an order. 
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers...Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please startin Atlantic Canada with Julie. However, if you came from Sandra's
then you are in the right place!

Sooo.... this is where I show you the awesome Christmas cards I made with Pear & Partiridge PML cards, well this is where I would have, if Calgary  hadn't had  an early record snowfall & then power outages, which caused my PML cards to still be sitting in Calgary.
So now, I have to fall back on my other favorite new item,

     the Brushed Paper Pack.,                                           paired with the Chantily PML Cards

I know, I have been teasing everyone with bit and pieces of the album, 
and I promise that I will post everything in October.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Chantal's 
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, click here, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us -we hope we were able to inspire you
 to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. 
We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Trick or Treats ,for Halloween.
  So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday's Tips--Spin Your Ink

This week's tips focus on storing your ink pads and PML (picture my life) cards,
I know, this is not super exciting, but if you're like me you have over 60 stamp pads,
so where do you keep them?  If you stack them up, the one you want is always at the bottom.
Which is why I love  Close to my Hearts'

Exclusive Inks™ Organizer

I had to save up for this, but I love it.  It's portable, spin-able and just plain adorable.
And available thru CTMH.  You can order yours thru me
 or by contacting your local Close to my Heart Consultant

So now that you have your ink all organized let's consider this little gem

This little baby is only $16.50 and was designed for My Acrylix stamps, but I use it for so many other things...

It's perfect for storing PLM cards
 ( I have 4 sets of  PML cards in the one pictured below ) 

or for designing cards on the go... 
everything you need fits in the box,
 the stamp, ink, envelopes, card bases and pre-cut pieces. 
 Just Grab & Go.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

30 Years of Happy CTMH Hop

Welcome.  Let me just say this is one of the BEST promotions CTMH has offered. 
 And all this awesome artwork in this blog hop proves it.
You should have arrived here from Michele's 

My project is totally out of my comfort zone.  It features really bright colors.
As you can probably guess, it's part of a mini album, which is also a gift.
So, I won't be sharing the rest of it for quite a few weeks.

However, I will share a this tip.
Base & Bling Adhesive is super strong.  And is therefore, perfect for a variety of applications.

As you can see this allows for the tag to be pulled out by the ribbons, with no fear of them pulling loose.
 I also use the base & bling adhesive when I am adhering small embellishments to embossed surfaces.

Your next stop on the hop is over at 

To find out more about the 30 Years of Happy Promotion 

Get lost along the way?  Click here for the complete list

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesdays Tips... Bag it & Scrap it.

All of Close to my Heart's Paper Packs come in 12 x 12 ziplock bags.

 I store my paper packs in the bags they come in.  If I need a second paper pack, I add the scraps from the fist bag to the new bag.  So I only have ONE bag of each theme.  This makes it easy to keep track of my supplies and it gives me extra bags.  Bags that I can use to keep works in progress in.  Or that I can use for kits that I make.

And my second tip for this week is
Get yourself a SCRAP BOX
I used to try and save every little scrap and then save them by color or theme and this darn near drove me mental.  So now when I am done creating a project, I put all the big scraps back in the paper pack bag and then the rest goes into my scrap box, which I donate to the elementary school.  They love it.  I also toss all my Ooops' in here as well. This is one of those win-win situations.  The school kids win because they get a box full of awesome paper scraps and I don't drive myself crazy.

Next week tip...
(sorry, no hints)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

SOTM --Family is Forever

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 
 Featuring the  "Family is Forever" stamp set.
  If you have come here from Amie'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 all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

I'm busy working on 3 baby books, so guess's one of the pages

supplies used
Pathfinding Paper Pack                   Dot Embossing Folder                  Chocolate Ink   
Now "Hop" on over to
to see her work!
 Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Stamp of the Month (SOTM) is only available until Sept 30! 
 Contact your CTMH Consultant
(or click here)to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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Pathfinding Paper Pack Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!
 September's Edition. If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my hearts Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects.The hearts of the west was, founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is Pathfinding paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked from Nancy Klein.

If you came from Chelsey Vorosmarty 's blog  then your in the right place, this is a go around blog so you can start anywhere! Just in case the full list will be at the bottom. SO as always grab your coffee, tea, water, relax and hop around the team with us.
I am still working on baby books
so here is another page
I love how the Babycakes PML cards work with the Pathfinding Paper
It makes assembling a page, a snap.

Your next stop is at
Thanks for joining us this month
 and come back next month to see what crafty projects we can bring to you!

The line up:
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