Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Close to My Heart Giveaway

This is so exciting...Close to My Heart is giving away a Cricut Expression to anyone in Canada or the U.S., all you have to do is go to their facebook page to enter.

Circut Expression Giveaway

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Surprise Guest

I had a surprise guest over the weekend and they arrived late on Friday night.  I wasn't expecting any family over the long weekend, but to my surprise we had a weekend guest.  The visit went really well and the surprise ended up to be a very good one; however, I wasn't able to post over the weekend.

Here are a couple of pictures of my project I completed today

Butterfly card from the Art Philosophy cartridge

Cardstock used was Twilight, Sweetleaf and the Emporium Paper Pack

The Butterfly card is on page 55 and I cut the card size to 5.5 inches.  I took my white gel pen and added stiching all around the edges of the card and left the folded side blank.  The flowers, butterflies and floral tag were cut to 1.5 and 2.5 inches.  I embellished the card using Pearl Opaques and I stamped the Love You image using the Heartthrob stamp set (D1309).

I hope you like this simple, but cute card.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's been a long week

It's been a long week and I am looking forward to Friday to come.  I have been away from my blog because my son was in a car accident this week and I have been busy attending to my family.  We are all okay, it has just been a small ordeal.  Now I am looking forward to tomorrow since I have it off for the long weekend.  The day looks jam packed full of picking up some craft supplies and taking care of some household items.  However, once this is all looked after I plan on working in my craft room and completing a project that is well overdue.  I think tomorrow is a great day to start a project and to share with you all.  Stay tuned for my post tomorrow to reveal my project.

Also September is a new month with a new Stamp of the Month, please take a look at my website to see what it is...September's SOTM.  You can place your order right from my site and it is fast and easy to do.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

On a mission today

Wish me luck!  I am on a mission today not only to clean house becaues the parental units are coming over tonight, but to find me some metal cookbook holders or plate easels.  I have a really good idea for my craft table and I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner.  I watch the videos and see the posts, but for some reason I never thought to purchase these metal easels to display either my artwork or paper packs.  I send out a BIG hug to my Upline who showed me the way.  I also have to thank all the wonderful consultants who made suggestions on my post to CTMH's facebook page last night who suggested I go to....Home Sense, Winners, Home Outfitters, Bed and Bath and Beyond and of course you all wish me luck today and I will post later tonight to tell you about my mission!  stay tuned...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wanted to share

I wanted to share this post from Close to My Heart I thought was really interesting.  CTMH is asking their users what they would ask Jeanette Lyton and this is also a contest for a lucky winner:


My comment was "how do you come up with the idea for the paper packs for each season (i.e. the B&T designs)?"

What would you ask Jeanette?  Think about it and go to Jeanette Lyton's blog at the link I have posted.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Painted and looking good

I am a few days late on this one, but the preparations for the craft sale this past weekend took precedence.  I finally finished painting my Embellishment centre by Making Memories and oh boy it looks great.  Here are some pictures of the finished product.  Hope you all like it and now I can't wait for hubby to get home so he can help me mount it on the wall.

Painting outside Part 1

Painting outside #2

All Done!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A wonderful weekend

I have to say for my first craft sale, it was a lot of fun and a great learning experience...I generated a few orders and hopefully some new clients.  I talked to all the people who came to my table and even handed out a few catalogues to those really interested. So there are a few adjustments I have to make which won't be so hard for the next one.  The Idea board I spent two days trying to put together (i.e. showcase tool, products and some of my artwork) was TOO I have a better idea on how to showcase my artwork.  The other adjustment is how I display the product.  The bigger products like the paper packs or the die cuts will need a taller bin to display.  I didn't realize how little space you get at one of these sales and I was lucky to get a second table at the last minute (thank you Monique for that).  One of the benefits with participating with this sale is I will be included in the mailing list of other sales in the area.  I am so excited about that!  I was also invited to two other craft sales for late November, and I cannot wait.  I had such a wonderful weekend and I definitely have to thank my supportive family and my mom for helping in the days leading up to the sale...thanks guys!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Late..late night

The effects of going to the dentist and taking antibotics are WIDE AWAKE.  I took my medicine as prescribed and found myself in my craft room until 2:30am, not tired and working on my Idea board.  Finally hubby came in to rescue me from my madness and brought me to bed (or at least he tried).  I did try to close my eyes, but by this time I was over tired and my eyes were not cooperating.  I decided rather than toss and turn and disrupt the hubby, to go downstairs and watch some t.v.  Low and behold one of my favorite movies were on...Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!  Wooohoooo a movie I could enjoy and I am not tired, a concoction for no sleep.  Well I almost stayed up to the end of the movie, but thankfully I fell asleep near the end and just in time for my youngest son to get up for work...yes people....I got a wooping 2 hours sleep and now I am trying to complete my Idea board for tomorrow.  I will post some pictures in a bit for you all to see. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

What an adventure

Today was my day to go to the dentist (hense the D Day) and oh my what an adventure!  I went to my appointment thinking I only required one tooth pulled, but the dentist ended up removing a second tooth.  I was a little fussy about the needle (who isn't) because in my eyes the needle looks 8 inches long and really scary...LOL...after a few deep breathes I was ready for the gigantic needle.  The first needle was a breeze, BUT the second one felt like it was being injected into my sinus cavity.  I practically jumped out of the dentistry chair and into my hubby's lap because of the weird sensation I felt (like when you get pop up your nose) from the freezing.  I am not too sure who was more surprise me or the dentist.  Again after a few really deep breathes I was able to get on with the appointment and have me teeth pulled.  I am a little sore, but doing well!

Tonight I am planning on spray painting my Making Memories Embellishment center and mounting it on my craft room wall...I will take a few pictures to show you what color I chose to paint it and how it looks on my wall.  If I am feeling adventurous I may take a video instead...stay tuned for my second adventure.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Slow Start out of the Gate

The first few months of being a new consultant has brought me challenges, but I am finding it easier and easier to put myself out there to share what I love....scrapbooking.  I haven't reached the confidense level to strick up a conversation with a total stranger in WalMart down the crafting aisle or with someone at our local grocery store near the magazine rack, but my collegues at work have been total sports letting me use them as guinea pigs to talk about scrapbooking.  A BIG thank you to all the ladies from my work who have listened to me go on and on these past few months...

Now I have to share the great news....this weekend I am partaking in my very first craft sale and I am totally stoked!  I am such a newbie and can't wait to showcase the new fall/winter products from CTMH and to also share my art work I have done over the past while.  I am nervous and excited all at the same time, but I know I am prepared.  I can't wait to tell you how it all went and btw my assistant this weekend is my #1 Fan, my mom...can't wait to share how it goes.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Getting Started

I am happy to announce my new blog "Get Crafting."  This is the extension to my craft room and many fabulus projects to come.  In the next day or so I would like will post some of my past projects from my begginings with Close to My Heart to one of my latest (a graduation present for my youngest son) and then hopefully I will have a date for my first official blog project to share with you all...Happy crafting and welcome!