Friday, July 25, 2014

Last call ...

Just a heads up on a few things ... retiring items will no longer be available after July 31st, no exceptions.  If there is something that you just must have (and it's not already sold out!), please place your order before then via my online website - links to retiring items and my online website are at the top of this blog.

Also note, prices are going up (CTMH has been charging Canadians at par for the past couple of years but this is ending with the new catalogue + prices of items are going up a bit in general), so if there are items you want and they are not retiring, now is the time to purchase them before they go up August 1st.

If you would like a new catalogue, please email me and I'll set one aside for you.  I am charging $4.50 but you will get this back if you place a minimum $50 qualifying order after August 1st and before July 31st, 2015.  Or you can order it directly from my website, after July 31st, for $6.50 CDN.  The catalogue also goes online August 1st.

I'm working on some classes starting in September and will be emailing folks in August with the planned calendar of events.  If you would like to be included, please email me to let me know.

Don't miss out on this fabulous alphabet set - July Stamp of the Month set - Circus Alphabet.  Last day to order is July 31st.  You can either purchase it outright for $17.95 + taxes/shipping or with a qualifying minimum $50 order, you can get it for just $5.00 + taxes/shipping.

I think that's all the news - very excited for the new catalogue - I KNOW you're going to love it!!

Have a wonderful day!

ps:  I'll be offline for a week as I'm taking a bit of a break.  If you wish anything ordered before I am available again, please use my online site.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello Sunshine!

Had some fun playing with my Cricut and our Artbooking cartrdige!

Artbooking cartridge
Confetti Wishes - sneak peek - new!
Triangle border punch - sneak peek - new!
Lagoon cardstock
Ruby cardstock
White Daisy cardstock

3-D Foam Tape
Bonding Memories Glue Pen
misc 5x7" card base

cased/inspired from here

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Just Because!

Sometimes you have to send a card 'just because' and here is what I came up with - playing around in Design Space.  

I used the Art Philosophy cartridge, A Mother's Love (hostess set) and the Big Hug stamp set.  Also inked the edges of the white with Sky ink (on the while it lasts list!), Pear, Topiary and New England Ivy inks. 

Love how it turned out!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Graduation Card ...

My beautiful niece recently graduated as a Vet Tech (sorry, not the right name, I can't recall what it is officially at the moment!) and I wanted to make a card that reflects what she's doing with her life - she is an amazing young lady and anyone who has dealings with her with their animals is very fortunate indeed!

I used Design Space to write 'congradulations' on the card and I can't believe I didn't make any notes with this card because it is one of my favourites!  I've looked and looked everywhere to find where this card was inspired from but cannot find it - I'll update the post when I do manage to find it again!  It looks like I used Cocoa ink and the Universal Backgrounds stamp set (retired) and Diverse Backgrounds (retired) and it would have likely been Art Philosophy for the background shape behind the graduation cap (from Classroom - June and July).

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

An Art Philosophy Thank You!

I love how this card turned out and it made me realize I don't use my stamps as much as I should, particularly the ones that are specifically made to fit with our fabulous Cricut cartridges!  Duh, head slapper for sure!

Anyway, this card was made using the Art Philosophy cart and one of its marvelous stamp sets - also used Cocoa and Indian Corn Blue inks and the Ariana paper pack (remember to get this paper pack now before it runs out!) and Indian Corn Blue cardstock.

Have a fantabulous day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Very Late Birthday Wishes

These cards will be sent (very) late but I just simply ran out of gas at the time and am now catching up on things like these very important birthday wishes!

I used the Belated Birthday stamp set with Cocoa ink and I used Honey ink for the background.  The banner was done from the Artiste cartridge.  One of the cards also uses Honey Cardstock but I ran out so it is only the one!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Image Codes for the Close to My Heart Cartridges!

Another fabulous blogger has uploaded the codes to use in Design Space to make finding the images from the Close to My Heart cartridges so much easier to locate - she's done all 3 of our carts so far plus a few others.  


This must have taken her forever so if you go to her site, make sure to leave her some love!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Tip for you ...

I don't know if it is just me (usually it is!) but I never seem to get it right when putting our fabulous non-stick scissors back into their case so I put a dot on the scissors themselves with my handy-dandy sharpie and now I don't have to guess, I just look for the dot and know that is the side that fits into the case with the hole in that side!

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Get Well Soon


Found a genious card here and went on to make this one - I tend to never get it exactly the same, no matter how hard I try, lol!  

I used the Ariana paper (only available until the end of this month or until its gone!), the feathers were made using some washi tape which I believe is now retired and some string I'd gotten from IKEA several years ago and edged with Cocoa ink and the 'get well soon' is from Beyond Birthdays cartridge.

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, July 7, 2014

More Thank You Cards

Hello - hope the sun is shining wherever you are!  Misty here this morning, hoping the sun will come through!

Today's cards are some that I completed awhile ago but hadn't posted yet - they were meant for two very special speed skating coaches so I found an svg here to use in Design Space for my Cricut and then the cards came together!  I've covered up their names but you get the gist :)

'thanks' is from the Artiste cartridge
'coach' is from the Soccer cartridge
Stars embossing folder

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Versamat and All-Purpose Mat

So excited to see this youtube video about our mats - they are fabulous ... (come to the blog if you can't see this via email) ... the All-Purpose Mat will be available August 1st!  Can't wait!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Note for You ...

A happy soggy day to you - it's raining here - hopefully it will be enough for the gardens to lap up and then maybe we'll get some sun!  

In the meantime, surfing around the 'net this morning and found this card and fell in love ... so here is my version ... 

Products Used:

New England Ivy
B1397 Just for You - retired
Ariana paper - only available to the end of this month - don't wait, once it's gone, it's gone!
Art Philosophy for the circles - cut at 3.45
Artiste for the banner

3D Foam tape

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Circus Alphabet


Just a quick post today about our Stamp of the Month, Circus Alphabet ... here is a new youtube on different ways to use this wonderful set!  (If you're getting this via email, you'll have to go the the blog to watch the youtube.)  I'm looking forward to trying these techniques out for myself!

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!


It's Canada Day here and the sun is shining and dinner is marinating, cooling and otherwise doing what it should be doing at this point, getting ready for this evening's bbq!  Had some fun with doing up some decorations in honour of the day ... I made a banner with our Ruby and White Daisy cardstock, using the Go Canada! cartridge.  I also made a table centre-piece with the Artiste cartridge and a retired stamp set called Strong and Free and Ruby ink.

Also, today is the beginning of a new month which means new Stamp of the Month!  This month is an alphabet that includes a set of uppercase, lowercase and numbers called Circus Alphabet - yours for just $5 with any $50 qualifying order (before taxes & shipping) or for $17.95 (before taxes & shipping) ... remember you can only get it until July 31st!

Hope you are enjoying the day with us, even if you're not lucky enough to be Canadian, eh?!