Friday, 18 January 2013

Monthly Scrappin' Workshops

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> Evening of Scrappin` with FREE Hostess Benefits

Join the Scrappin' Workshop Club where a great group of girls meet once a month to learn some new techniques while making a unique project. And the cherry on top, each month one member qualifies for the FREE hostess benefits (min. $25 in free product)

Workshop Details

     What:   Scrapbook Layout, Creative Card, or 3-D Cricut Project

     Cost:    $35 Order + $5-$10 Workshop fee

     Where: My Place In Cranston, SW Calgary

     When:  2nd Thursday of every month

     - Number of Workshops = Number of Members (i.e. 7 members = 7 months)

     - Missed Class: your project will be made for you but be sure to email your order by the next day (Friday)

Hostess Rewards - the Free stuff

     - Hostess qualifies for minimum $25 in Free product (based on workshop sales)

     - Gather additional orders to qualify for more Free product & Half Price Items

     - Hostess must still place monthly $35 order + workshop fee

Keep in mind, if you decide to drop in occassionally you will not receive the benefit of hosting one of the monthly workshops - so don't miss out on the Hostess Rewards
Join the FUN - Get the FREEBIES

Email Me by Feb 1st

New Idea Book Open House

New Idea Book Open House 

January 25th @ 6:30pm

Come check out the new Close To My Heart catalogue and see my favorite new products !

         ** FREE Make n' Take
         ** FREE IDEA BOOK
         ** DOOR PRIZES

 Hope to see you there... Join facebook event

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Valentine's Display Tray with La Belle Vie Paper

Welcome to my first Blog Hop!  This January Hop is featuring a “Consultants Choice”, so each consultant has a unique project to share with you. I hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers!  Thank you… and now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop.  For a complete blog list visit "My Creations with Michelle".  If you came from the blog "Kathy-It's a girl thing" then you are in the right place and it is now my turn to share… Enjoy !

Also be sure to check out the "Heart to Heart February Home Decor Challange" for more inspiration.


The project I am sharing today combines two of my absolute favorite products La Belle Vie Paper & Display Tray!  Plus "Send your Love" with the cricut mailbox project. Just in time for Valentine's Day !! 

Now, I need the perfect pictures for the finishing touch !

Workshop Date: Thurs Jan 31, 2013 @ 6:30pm

Cost: $40.00

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Supplies included in kit:

     - Display Tray (Z1750)
     - La Belle Vie Paper (retired)
     - Sparkles Black Flourishes (Z1745)
     - Sparkles Black and Grey Assortment (Z1745)
     - Foundry Pin Clips (Z1612)

     - Haunted Assortment - Grey Sparkles (retired)

Now let's start with the paper...

I absolutely love the colours in the La Belle Vie Paper Pack. The gorgeous smokey plum and blush pink tones mixed with the subtle black and neutral bamboo make for a great colour combination. I hate to see this product retire with the launch of the new idea book ! (See full retiring list)

Moving on to the bling --

From the sparkle black flourish cut to fit between the squares, to the grey sparkles used to embellish the initials of my hubby and myself.  The letters I and F were colured using the smokey plum stamp pad while the & symbol was covered in cardstock and sealed with liquid glass.  Lastly, the central embellishment was cut using the artiste cricut cartridge and folded into a spiral shape. The shimmer along the edges was added with the glitter glitz gel.

And for the opposite corner...

I embellished using more black flourish sparkles, foundry pin clips, and black gems on the cricut cut letters.  But what about the spiral flowers?  These were also cut using the cricut artiste cartridge and swirled to form 3-d flowers - Love the dimension they add !  And last but not least I added a quote or two to personalize MY display case.

And that's it... simply lovely  :)

But before you go, I'm sending my love to you with this adorable mailbox made with the Cricut Artiste collection... super cute and quick to make !

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Now Get Scrappin' but first subscribe to my blog for more artwork coming soon...

Your next stop on the January Blog Hop is "Nancy Klein's Blog" and if you get lost along the way, you can head to the beginning of the blog hop "My Creations with Michelle"  for a complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in February when we will be featuring new products from the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

January Workshop - Winter Wishes

This layout fits right into the heart 2 heart challenge for January: Snow Much Fun!

So I'm finally done adding the finishing touches to my winter wonderland layout - and I'm super excited about how it turned out. I have included a brief list of supplies used along with various images of the layout itself.

But first let's start with a short video to show off the moving parts in the layout...              

Supplies Included:
- Echo Park Winter Wishes Paper
- Echo Park Winter Wishes Cardstock
- Vellum paper (4" x 11")
- CTMH 12" X 12" Photo Storage - Horizontal Pockets (4113)
- CTMH Memory Protectors Flip Flaps x 3 (Z4114)
- Cricut Winter scene and snowflakes
- Stamped images included in kit

Purchase Layout - shipping costs may apply

Okay now for some close up's of the first page of the layout. This page was created using vellum paper over the pattern paper, along with staz-on and pigment inks to stamp the snowflakes on the vellum paper.

The winter scence was created using shapes from the Cricut Cartridges.  Check out all the bling on the vellum paper

 The second page is made to fit the CTMH horizontal photo storage page protectors.

The third page is also made for the CTMH horizontal photo storage page protectors.


Now to place pages two and three into the photo storage pages and finish off with the 4x6" Flip Flaps.  It's about the Flip and the Flap...

That's all for now, HAPPY SCRAPPIN'

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Sunday, 6 January 2013

November Workshop - Blitzen Layout

So a few months back I made the layout showcased below for a workshop and thought I would pull it out of the woodwork to share with all of you.  This layout uses four of the CTMH Flip Flaps from the 12" assortment to create a unique multi-flap layout. Once put together the layout encompasses a total of SIX 12x12 layouts!

Let's start with a video - I'm betting you'll fall in love with the layout and flip flaps just like i did :)

    So the main supplies used for this layout include:
         - Bo Bunny Blitzen Paper Pack Collection
         - Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock 
            (Wasabi, Ocean Blue, Wild Berry, Chiffon, Coffee)
         - Bo Bunny Blitzen Brads
         - CTMH Page Protector Flip Flaps 12" Assortment (Z1325)

     Purchase Layout - shipping costs may apply

Now for the how-to-make the multi-flap layout - I started with a basic two page layout.

I then took the first page and cut it in half vertically and inserted each section into the CTMH 12" flip flaps.


When these first two flaps are opened to the left and right they reveal another 12x12 page which again will be cut into smaller sections.  I love how the paper worked out perfectly with the page protectors... the tree was 8" tall and the ornaments on top 4" tall - how perfect right !

And now for the last flip flap !  When you flip up and flip down flaps 3 & 4 you reveal the last 12x12 layout which will remain intact as a 12x12 layout  :)

And the best part is the layout fits into an album with the flaps still accessible.  It even lays nice and flat...

Now all that's left is your personal touch with your favorite x-mas stamps and embellishments !

Purchase Layout - shipping costs may apply

Happy Scrappin Everyone !

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book Sneak Peak

I am super excited to share a sneak peak of the new My Reflections Paperpacks and Workshop On The Go Kits featured in the Spring/Summer 2013 Catalogue.

The new catalogue features 7 gorgeous paper themes and 9 coordinating WOTG Kits...

My personal favorite is the beachy "Surf's up" Collection - but the fun "Later Sk8ter" and versatille "For Always" collections are a close second. 

What's your favorite?

So after showing off those amazing paperpacks I should point out the launch date for the new catalogue is February 1, 2013 - so 15 days to go.

To get a FREE copy of the new Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book send me an email with your contact information...

Now Get Scrappin'