Friday, November 27, 2015


Purchase any two current CTMH stamp sets, get one stamp set (of lesser or equal value) for FREE.  Order online through the Black Friday Stampaganza link or email me at  

If ordering online, only place your order for your qualifying purchase.  I will contact you directly about your free stamp set.  Stamp of the Month excluded.  Offer ends Friday, November 27 at 11:59pm (Toronto time)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The La Vie En Rose #ctmhlavieenrose paper pack is really quite versatile.  Whether you LOVE the rose photographic paper, or prefer to flip it over -- the black and white patterns give you A LOT to work with.  This month, I paired it with the Jolly Holidays Base & Bling style sheet to add some subtle holiday imagery, as well as to create some really awesome holiday cards.

Take a look:

You can get the instructions for all four of these layouts, plus all 20 cards (4 each of 5 designs) for FREE when you purchase $30 in CTMH goodies (before shipping and taxes) from my website.

Get the shopping list and more details here on my Kit of the Month Club page.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
On September 1st, the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book went live and I'm sure you'll agree, it's pretty amazing.  I love so many of the new papers!  But none as much as I love SANGRIA.  The rich jewel tones, the gorgeous patterns -- this paper pack is right up my alley.  It was only natural that this be the first paper I used from the new book.

And I'm featuring faux stitching.  This technique adds such a nice finishing touch to your pieces and layouts, and it's so simple to do.  Use a piece of plastic canvas or our handy stitch guide along with your piercing tool and journaling pen.

Here are the layouts you've been waiting for ...

You can get the instructions for these four stunning #ctmhsangria layouts for FREE when you spend $30 (before shipping and taxes).  Email me with your order or shop online!

Shop Online
· X7199B Sangria Paper  $11.75
· Z3075 Red Glitter Paper $6.95
· Z3090 Red Enamel Gems $4.50
· Z3105 Gold Fundamental Assortment   $11.75
· 1388  Colonial White Cardstock  $11.25  ** 7 sheets are needed to complete this kit.

· OPTIONAL:  Z1852  Stitch Guide  $16.50
· OPTIONAL:  Z1859  Foam Mat  $5.95
· OPTIONAL:  Z2046 Piercing Tool $8.25
· OPTIONAL:  Z1979  Marvy Uchida Le Pen Journaling Pen $3.75

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
I like to find ways to take products that were designed for one purpose and use them for others.  Pathfinding has beautiful paper designs that were created for Autumn layouts ... but with this kit, I hope that you will see them in a new ray of sunlight.  You can use them for summer photos and non-seasonal layouts too!

These layouts were inspired by retired Workshop on the Go layouts.  Remember to keep ALL the instructions you receive in any kit or promotional bundle -- you can use them for other papers, themes and layouts too!

Check out these versatile layouts:

You can make these gorgeous layouts yourself!  Simply spend $30 (before shipping and taxes) on fabulous CTMH goodies -- and you will get a set of instructions, absolutely free.  The shopping list for these kits are below.  Email me with your order or shop online.

Shopping list
  • X7186B Pathfinding Paper  $10.95
  • Z3071 Jackson Assortment $6.50
  • Z2014 Base & Bling Charms - Journey $4.25
  • Z3039 Glacier Twine   $4.25
  • Z2047 Wildwood Clips   $5.50
  • 1388  Colonial White Cardstock  $10.50  ** 6 sheets are needed to complete this kit.
  • OPTIONAL:  Z679  Liquid Glass  $7.75
  • OPTIONAL:  Z726  Sponge Daubers  $4.95
  • OPTIONAL:  E1027 Framework Alphabet Stamp Set $32.95
  • OPTIONAL:  Y1002  1" x 3.5" My Acrylix Block $6.50
  • OPTIONAL:  X7186C  Pathfinding Complements $5.50
  • OPTIONAL:  Z3012  Pathfinding Assortment $7.75

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Here's another use for your spray pen!  Use it along with a stencil to create a fun title, just like I did with the Kit of the Month Club Confetti Wishes Layout #4.

Here, I removed the stickers and cut right through the backing to create my stencil.  You could also cut words or shapes using the Cricut.

See my demonstration on the Kit of the Month Club Facebook page.  You can see I also doodled around the letters after they were sprayed to make them pop a bit more.

More doodling!!

How do you get the instructions for this awesome layout and three more?  Learn more about the Kit of the Month Club!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Confetti Wishes papers are bright and fun ... but sometimes they can be a little busy.  That's when you get out your journaling pen and add some doodling to create borders and give some definition to some of your layout pieces.

Take a look at the doodling I did on the Kit of the Month Club Confetti Wishes Layout #3:

You can also get more from your Confetti Wishes Complements by cutting them in half, like I did here with the journaling strips.

How do you get the instructions for this awesome layout and three more?  Learn more about the Kit of the Month Club!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Welcome to our Cross Canada Blog Hop for July.  This month, we’re showcasing the amazing “Happy Everything” stamp set – a special stamp set that is fun to create with but also helps children around the world.  When you purchase this stamp set, $3 will go to Operation Smile, a wonderful organization that helps correct facial deformities in children.

So hop through and see all of the creative things you can do with this Happy stamp set.

·         This is a circular hop so you can start here and go all the way around.
·         If you came from Krista's “Simply Creating” blog, then you are going in the right direction.
·         If you want to travel the hop from East to West, or if you get lost along the way, visit Michelle's "My Creations" blog for the complete blog list. 

HERE'S MY PROJECT: Multicolour stamped card
This card just makes me happy, and I hope it does the same for the person I’m giving it to.  I used Paper Fundamentals and scraps from Chalk It Up and Seaside to create it.  The colours from these two kits also inspired the ink colours I chose.

Here’s how you do a multicolour stamped image.

Start by stamping in your lightest colour.  Cover the entire stamp in ink.

Continue by inking your stamp immediately in the next lightest colour, but only on a portion of the stamp.  Do not stamp on your paper in between inking.

Finish by inking directly in the darkest colour, covering only the bottom edge of your stamp.
Now stamp on your paper.

See?  It’s easy!  The biggest thing to remember is to start with your LIGHTEST colour and finish with your DARKEST colour.

Your next stop on this HAPPY EVERYTHING Blog Hop is Lucy's "Creative Expressions" 

Please take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our crafty readers ....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way.  And come back next month when we’ll be having some Summer Fun!

Here's another fun card using the July Stamp of the Month.  I like how the sentiment is broken into different stamps, so that you can use different colours and make different versions of the sentiment, depending on your project.

Mixing Seaside and Chalk It up scraps worked perfectly and is great for a friend who is starting off in a new career.  I want to cheer her on and let her know I'm behind her 100%.  And the little Base & Bling charm is awesome -- I just attached it with a little Liquid Glass.

And don't forget, you get this stamp set for FREE when you spend $25 on current stamps.  Get more details here!

Like what you see?  Does it inspire you to create something wonderful?  Get this Stamp of the Month by emailing me with your order or shop online today.

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