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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter



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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wedding Invites.


In today`s world of digital this and digital that.  I am finding more and more brides leaning toward creating their own invitations.
I am designing invites for two girls right now.  Here are a few of the samples I gave them to look at.


The best part about creating your own invitations is that you can tweak them and make them completely yours.
Contact me for a one on one invite consultation.
If you live across the Country, no worries.  I can email you pictures of some of my samples and once you have decided on a theme, I can send you some actual samples along with a prices and a supply list.  
(there will be a small charge for shipping & handling)
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cross Canada Hop-April-Artbooking

Welcome to our April Blog Hop
 Featuring creations made with our latest Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking.  
This cartridge is awesome, filled with hundreds on images and countless ways to use those images.
 If you just arrived from Brandy`s   you would have seen some projects using this cartridge.

I decided to focus on one image--the shooting stars

Here are three projects using this image





Now hop over to Janet`s Blog  to see what she has created.

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And remember if you would like to purchase any of the supplies for the projects showcased here, you can do so off of my website or from your local Close to my Heart Consultant.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lollydoodle Unicorn Mini Album

Yikes!! It`s been almost a month since I posted something.
So, sorry.  I have been busy, working, family, working, creating, etc and forgot to post.
So hold on to your hats as I catch up and share with you some of my recent work.
I`m going to stagger my posts so you should see a NEW one every couple of days for the next month or so.
First up.
The rest of the Lollydoodle mini.  (you got a sneak peak at a couple of pages that I embossed with CTMH`s new embossing folders)



The basic instructions for this album can be found here
And that adorable Unicorn Stamp set is only available to Hostesses.  So if you would like one for yourself, and you live in Canada, contact me about hosting a gathering, either online or if you live close at your house or my studio.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CTMH Emboss It! Blog Hop

Welcome, you should have arrived here from Gina's Blog , where I am sure you were inspired to purchase one of Close to my Heart's new Embossing Folders.
 Since I am kinda addicted to mini albums,
I though I would see if I could incorporate one of CTMH New Embossing folder into the design
Here what I came up with
 and a close up.

I am quite impressed with how embossing can dress up a plain old piece of cardstock.
Now it's time to hop over to Karen's blog and see her awesome artwork

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Every Page a Pocket/interactive Mini Album Basic Instructions

I have made 4 of these albums in the last couple of weeks.
They are super easy, and yet a tad confusing,
so hopefully these instructions will make it easy for you to recreate your own.
Note: you can order all of the paper by clicking here.

Step 1.  Create the base pages, all in the same color of cardstock
               cover                 7x7 (2 pieces glued together)
              Pg 1 A & B        7x3 (2 pieces with an envelope sandwiched in between)
              Pg 2 A & B        7x3 (2 pieces with an envelope sandwiched in between)
              Pg 3 A & B        7x3 (2 pieces with an envelope sandwiched in between)
              Pg 4 A & B        7x3 (2 pieces with an envelope sandwiched in between)
              back cover         7x7 (2 pieces glued together)

So your cutting guide would look this



Step 2.  Layout all your pages with the basic B&T paper added
            See below for examples
 



Step 3.  Glue you pages together as shown below

Step 4.  Add the Flip Up Mini  Album to page 3A

             
However you could also use small flip flaps like I did in the album below
Step. 4   Create the mini fold out album
               Basically this is a 4 1/2"  x 12"  piece of cardstock in a contrasting color to your base page of your mini album.  The pic below is from the Skylark mini.


Step 5.   Add tags, and tags and tags,
              where ever you have a pocket add a tag, or two tags
              vary the size and type of tag.  Add some stamping and distressing to your tags,
              be creative.  Below are two examples


Step 6.  Embellish, this is the fun part.  Go through your album page, by page
             adding a little bit here and there.  I love Close to my Heart's my Complements for this
             Below is a tag from the Skylark mini that I have embellished, 
Step 7.  Optional---create a mini page between each page. 
              I did this in the Skylark mini by simply using cards from the
              NEW Picture My Life program  or PML for short
              Below is an example of how everything can come together


These are the basic intructions I used for the Timbeline mini , the Skylark mini   (both of these are completed and on previous posts) and the for Balloon Ride & Lollydoodle mini that I am working on.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop--Card Boxes

Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring card boxes.  Did you know that you can create your own card boxes using CTMH products? Whether they are the My Creations Card Boxes, Journaling Boxes or cricut cuts, there is just so much more you can use these boxes for. 

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 start at the beginning with  Michelle.
If you came from  Carol's  then you are in the right place!

Took me a while to wrap my head around this project.  But this is what I came up with.
 A "card" file
I have 4 cards in here, you could easily  fit another 4 cards in.
And you could have your cards ready to send, when you need them.
This project was quick and easy


The base is two pieces.
p. 47 on the Artiste Cartridge
I made the bottom of the box first and then wrapped the second piece around

As you can see my 12" strip doesn't quite wrap around, hence the reason for the cute little gift box on the front.


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is in St. Albert with Janet 

supplies used (click on the item to go directly to my shopping site--will open in a new window)


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