Monday, September 30, 2013

You Only Live Once Thanks

A clean and simple card today ...

Products Used:

You Only Live Once (hostess set)
Art Philosophy 3.10" and 3.3" pg 37

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Poster Tidings - last chance!

Hello - last chance to get the Poster Tidings September Stamp of the Month is Monday, Sep 30th - if you've been thinking about it, now is the time to act as it won't be available after that.

Here are a couple of cards I was playing around with ...

Products Used:

Poster Tidings
Artbooking for the snowflake
scallop border punch
snowflakes embossing folder
I think Crystal Blue ink
crystal stickles

Products Used:

scallop border punch
vines embossing folder

Have a great day!

Pemberly Thank You


Used a retired paper pack - Pemberly - to make this card - also used Just for You which I love!  I was surfing and found this that I liked and here is the result.  

I used Indian Corn Blue and Outdoor Denim on the flower base starting first with the ICB and then tapping just the edge in OD.  

Pemberly paper pack (retired)
Just for You
Indian corn blue
Outdoor Denim
Art Philosophy pg 57 2.5"

scalloped edge border punch (not ours but only because I haven't gotten it yet!)

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Truer than True

Hello!  Just a reminder that after Sept 30 you will no longer be able to get this wonderful stamp set, You are My Happy!  Simply place a $50 order and for $10 you can get this wonderful 3-D size sheets worth stamp set!  I love all the sayings on it and the alphabet will get lots of use and the icons are great too!

Here is a card I made using it and the Fashionista set 

I quite like how it turned out :)

Products Used:

You are My Happy
Art Philosophy

base card is 5x7"

Have a great day!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fun with Spin Cards

Ok, I've had a package of these circle spin cards in my hot little hands for a bit now and finally decided I HAD to use them ... did some research on best methods and here are the results ... might have a class on these, they were such fun to make!

Products Used:

frosted cardmaking  workshop on the go leftover papers and stamp set
circle spin cards
art philosophy cart:
circle cut at 2.1"
scallop circle cut at 2.3"
snowflake border cut at 1"
slate ink
cocoa ink
crystal stickles

Products Used:

cocoa ink
circles cut at 2"
square cut using exacto knife

inspired /cased from 

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Perfect Fit - Thanksgiving

Still in a Thanksgiving frame of mind so here are two more cards to help celebrate the season ... I used the Perfect Fit - Thanksgiving set, stamping the turkey after cutting out out the turkey shape from the Artiste cartridge first. On the first card I cut the scalloped square from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used the Always Grateful set on the 2nd card. 

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013



Canadian Thanksgiving is not far away so have turned my thoughts towards what it means for me and mostly it is gratitude for all we are able to have in our lives ... our family and friends, our work, our schooling, our everything!  We're very fortunate!  I used the Abundance stamp set (retired) and worked on some colouring with our markers (I'm not very good at it but keep trying), and the Stitch Wonder for the border along with Cocoa ink and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Woke Up Dreaming about creating this card ...

Ever wake up with a card design in your head along with the actual way of making it?  Well this was one of those mornings and here's the result!

Products Used:

Artbooking pg 66
honeycomb shape
cut 3/4" black and white

cut at 1-1/2" black
cut at 1-1/4" white
5x7" card base
red card stock cut at 2-1/4" x 2
black belt cut at 1-1/2 x 5"
d'vine swirl cuttlebug embossing folder
black ink
scallop edge border punch

Have a great day!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunflower Birthday

A birthday card for my dear sister-in-law :)

Products Used:

olive ink
Cocoa ink
black ink
pear ink
ruby ink
honey ink
bamboo ink
Friendship Bouquet (retired)
Artiste pg 33 cut @ 1"

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - A+ School Layouts

Here's the 2nd of a series of videos CTMH is producing from now until April showing off the Artbooking cartridge ... enjoy!

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop on the Go

Ok I have no idea why I didn't do these gorgeous cards when I first got the kit but there you go ... so glad I did them now!  Sadly the kit is now retired but if you have it in your stash, dig it out!  You won't be sorry!

Have a great day!

Friday, September 20, 2013

It's not too early ... is it??

Time to start thinking about Christmas cards and here's the result of my playing around with the Art Philosophy cart - the gold stickles really finish off the card.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy

This is the first in a series of videos that CTMH will be putting out through to April of next year exploring the Artbooking cartridge. It is really such a wonderful cartridge - let me know if you want to see it live and in person!

Have a great day!

Cased Birthday from the Idea Book

Looking through the Autumn/Winter Idea book and found a lovely birthday card I liked the look of so thought I'd try to replicate it somewhat ... used Art Philosophy and Artbooking as well as the Holiday Tags stamp set!  

Love how it turned out.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Frosted Trees

When I was putting the Frosted cardmaking Workshop on the Go kit together, I really liked how the trees were done so I stamped some extra to play around with.  Here's some of what developed ...

I still have more pieces to go so will see what they end up being later on!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You Are My Happy

This was a fun card to make - I already had the 5x7" card base so just created the flowers using my Cricut and the new stamp set You are My Happy (only available this month!) and an embossing folder.

Products Used:

You are My Happy
Art Philosophy, pg 50, cut at 1-1/2"
various inks
Liquid pearls
Wedding suite embossing folder

Have a great day!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Flip Flaps

Just got a pkg of the 4x6 Flip Flaps and thought I'd play around with them ... I also managed to get some scrapbooking done while doing that so double bonus!

Sorry about the scanning - my old scanner could handle 12x12 pages but this one can't so I had to merge them together so it's not perfect!

Anyway, the flip flaps are used at the bottom of the 1st page - neat idea - there were a lot of photos taken that day so it's a great way of incorporating them into the layout.

Products Used:
Artbooking cart
Heritage cart
Capture the Date SOTM (retired)
Black ink

If you want to see the flip flaps in action, there's a great youtube video to watch here.

Have a great day!

Nature's Gift Polar Bear

I told ya, I'm in polar bear love!  I found this retired set (Nature's Gift) and played around a bit with the twilight ink and white embossing powder.  Added a snowflake embossed background and stamped the paper ribbon with a stamp from the Frosted Cardmaking Workshop on the Go kit.

Have a great day!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Totally Inspired

Surfing the net and came across this and was totally inspired to try this technique so I did!

Products Used:

Ruby ink

Topiary ink

Saddle ink

Sunset ink

Honey ink

Artbooking cartridge

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Frosted Cardmaking Workshop on the Go cards

Ok, I just have to say it ... I LOVE how these cards turned out!

If you'd like to make these too to get a great start on this year's Christmas cards, let me know!  This kit makes 15 cards altogether (3 designs, 5 of each design) so you'd be well on your way (or perhaps even done) to getting a good supply of cards in hand.

Products Used:

Frosted Cardmaking Workshop on the Go kit
Twilight ink
Ruby ink
Olive ink

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

You Are My Happy - September Special Stamp Set!

This amazing set of 3 D-size stamp sheets is a big hit - get them while they last!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Polar Bear Holiday

I'm developing a new love ... Polar Bears!

Here is a card using our new Polar Bear Holiday stamp set to make a cute little 3x3" card that you can just tuck into a gift bag, use it as a tag or use as a card.

Products Used:
Polar Bear Holiday
Black ink
Indian Corn Blue ink
Crystal Blue ink
Autumn Terracotta marker
Ruby markers
3x3" card

Have a great day!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Laughing Lola Cardmaking Workshop on the Go

Put these cards together from the kit today and I just love how they turned out!

Products Used:

Pear ink
Black ink
Sanding block (I didn't use ours because I don't have it yet!)
Dimensional Tape
Artiste cartridge

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Stitch Wonder Birthday and Anniversary


Two cards today, both made with Stitch Wonder (it's quickly becoming my favourite new set I think!!)

Products Used:

Pacifica ink
Barn Red ink
Say it in Style (retired)
Stitch Wonder 

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Clearly the Best!

Great video showing how to best use our wonderful stamp sets!

Love it!

Have a great day!

Love You to Pieces


Love this card!

Products Used:
Artiste, pg 57 accent2 cut at 3.5"
Pg 57 accent3 cut at 3.25
Dakota paper pack (retired)
Pacifica ink
Stitch Wonder

Have a great day!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Hello and Good Bye (Thank You!)


Another set of two - one for a colleague who is moving to a different job and one who is coming back from leave.

Products Used:

Edge Distresser
A True Thank You
White Daisy ink
You are my Happy (available only this month!)
Artiste pg 65
Art Philosophy pg 50 cut at 1.5"
Cranberry ink
Harvest Bakers Twine

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hello x 2!


I seem to be making cards in two's these days!

These are super simple cards to pull together.  I had some pre-made cards with envelopes that are 5x7" size that I want to get used up so here I used the Artiste cart and cut 'Hello' twice then ran them through two different embossing folders.

Easy as pie!  (Not that pie is easy, or maybe it's 'pi' that they are referring to!?! LOL!)

Products Used:

Artiste, pg 65 cut at 2" (5x7 card)
embossed with Swiss dots and Spots and Dots embossing folders

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ombre Birthday

Love this card!  I used the ever so popular Ombre method to colour in the birthday part of the sentiment - lots of fun :)

Products Used:

Pg 63 <square5> and layer, cut at 2.5
White gel pen

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Another Thank You

This is such a great stamp to just whip up a quick thank you card in no time at all and it looks great!

Products Used:

A True Thank You
Olive ink
Reeves watercolour pencils
Blending pen
Swiss Dots embossing folder