Sunday, October 17, 2010

Home Made Flowers for - Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog

Come on over and join us at Lasting Memories Challenge Blog its all about the Hand Made Flowers! 
You can't win if you don't enter!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bunnies !!

Emboss Your Pages - For LMLC Blog

Head on over to Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog and join in on the fun, this weeks challenge is emboss you pages. I and not an embossing powder girl but I do love to use embossing folders!  For my layouts I embossed the spider web on each page!

I managed to make 8 layouts out of one Close To My Heart Paper Package by adding only two pieces of card stock and these is still patterned paper left over!  You will see the rest of my layouts in early November once Halloween has happened and I have my photos from my kids Halloween Party and Trick or Treating!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall Scrapbooking Retreat - All Welcome!

Fall Weekend Getaway Scrapbook Retreat
Salvation Army Conference Center
1890 Metro Road North
Jackson’s Point Ontario

This fall promises to be another excited and productive weekend filled with friends, laughter and great food!! Scrapbook for the weekend, work on those Christmas cards/gifts or bring a book and curl up by the fireplace in the lounge and just relax and enjoy some ‘me’ time. You deserve it!!

Date: Friday, November 19 - Sunday, November 21
Time: Friday Arrival 2pm till Sunday at 2pm

 DOUBLE ROOM - $200

 SINGLE ROOM - $235

Cost includes ALL meals in the dining room Friday Dinner thru Sunday Lunch, 2 nights accommodations in Hotel Quality Room with your own bathroom, Your own Full Table for scrapbooking, Snacks and drinks in the Meeting Room for you as well, but feel free to bring your own favorites. We have access to a fridge and microwave. Please keep in mind, this is a Christian Center, so alcohol is prohibited. All you need to do is bring yourself and your scrapbooking projects!
Please email me for Further Details:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fancy Folds - Lasting Memories Challenge Blog

Well its all about Fancy Folds over at Lasting Memories Challenge Blog, so get folding on your layouts and hop on over to Karens Blog, you could be in this weeks top 3.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Techniques for using chip board

Hi all! Kelli here with a  tutorial which is all about chipboard! Here we go!!

Chipboard Covered With Paper

1. Adhesive sheets (a retired product from CTMH that I purchased sooooooo many packages of when the retired) or any adhesive of your choice.
2. Dimensional Elements from CTMH, otherwise known as Chipboard! In letters and shapes.

3. Finishing Files by CTMH were the perfect tool to finish the edges of my letters. You can use your
favorite sanding tools!


* Trace your letter or shape onto your adhesive sheet
* Trace your letter face down onto the "wrong" side of the paper you're using to cover your chipboard
* Adhere the adhesive sheet to the chipboard
* Adhere the paper to the chipboard
* Use your finishing tools to file off the excess paper around the edges of the chipboard

If you are not using adhesive sheets, use the same tracing method directly onto your paper and follow the remaining steps adhering your paper to the chip board with an adhesive of your choice.

Co-ordinating 3D letters for you Project is easy and fun!

Chipboard Sprayed With Homemade Glimmer Mist

This glimmer spray paint is super shinny and glittery when light reflects one way on it.

Then you see the rich close to my heart colour when the light reflects another way.

It's very scientific!! Not! Very Simple! Yes!

Mix 50 % Create a Shade Glimmer paint by Close to My Heart and 50% alcohol (you can get it at you local $1 store) Now add as much Colour Re-inker in your Favorite Close to My Heart Shade to get your desired colour in a small spray bottle (again your local $1 store). Shake it up really well and you get a fabulous glimmer spay paint that you can use for many different projects!

Simple, Cheap, Beautiful!

Chipboard Sponged with Ink

One of My Chip Board Layouts

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chip Board Layout for Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog

Well over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog this week, its all about the Chip Board!  So, if you enjoy using Chip Board on your layouts as much as I do, you need to put one together and post it over on LMLC Blog, maybe you will be in the top three!

This layout is for a scrapbook I have been commissioned to make in memory of a lovely lady who passed away in June.  I am honoured to be trusted with this families memories and over the next few weeks I will share my layouts with you!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy 13th Anniversary, Thank You for the Beautiful Flowers!

About Eve #3

I would say this is the Sea-doo of the 1950's Era!
Even then, the Big Boys had to have Toys!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

About Eve #2

This page show's the fun loving couple with their first child!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

About Eve #1

Page one of this scrapbook I am making is about the marriage of Eve and Lloyd in 1941.  This entire project is being done with the Close To My Heart Paper Package called "Veranda" X7119B and all the co-ordinating embelishments and inks.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Circles, Squares or Scalops for Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Blog

This is a layout of my son's senior kindergarten trip to the zoo.  It was completed with CTMH products of course: Expedition Paper Pack level 1 & 2, antique hinges/brads and a circle tag. I distressed the autumn terracotta coloured paper around the edges of the large piece for matting and the small circle piece on the tag.  I used my x-large circle from Creative Memories to cut the patterned paper and the photos to complete my large circle.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oh, bunny!

Wascal, Bugs and Carmel

Monday, September 13, 2010

I created this card "Joseph William Bitter" a beautiful baby boy born to our Friends Amanda & Joe.  Congratulations! Wishing you Health and Happiness!

I used all Close to My Heart products and the stamp set is called "Flower Child".

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Out of the Box - for Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog

HI, its Challenge time again over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog, the theme is "Out of the Box"!  This layout is defiantly "Out of the Box" for me!  I am using my Favorite Company "Close to My Heart" but its not my favorite paper, I have had it for months and have not thought of anything I wanted to use it for.  Also, I usually don't journal (bad I know), especially in hand writing (which I know will be important to my children one day). So for me "Out of the Box" is about what I used to complete my layout and the journaling, I try and do different layout styles all the time so you could say my personal style is always "Out of the Box".

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Work Shop On the Go

This is my take on the "Mistletoe" Work Shop On The Go" in the new Close To My Heart catalogue. 

The kit contains: Mistletoe Workshop Kit (includes):

Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix® All the Best
Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment
Workshop Guide
Everything you need to complete a 2 page layout and 6 cards (2 each of 3 styles)!

Starting during our October Club night, for anyone interested we will be incorporating Work Shops On The Go!  Complete the kit on club night, and add you pictures in at home! Couldn't be easier!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

We have added two more baby bunnies to our family



Sentimental Journey - for Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog

Pop on over to Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog and try out this weeks Challenge.  Its a "Sentimental Journey" with a computer generated title and or text.

OK, so what is my layout all about! This is for a book I have been working on for myself.  It is of me at 3 years old with my brother 13 and my sister 14 with "Old St. Nick"! My whole book is done in my all time favorite paper package by Close to My Heart "Silhouette", which I am sad to say is on their 2011 retiring list, but I am very pleased that I was able to order 6 packages of it today in their big paper pack sale! Yippee! Maybe I should have ordered more.

My layout is made of mostly Close to My Heart products as usual.  The base is Black white core card stock distressed, embossed with a cuttlebug folder (and the trusty marble rolling pin), stamped in silver - pocket watches from the stamp set "Wonderful Friend" D1422 by CTMH, and the Bling is added with my new toy the I-rock, it is a tool for adhering Bling to almost anything.  The accent paper is of course the Silhouette paper, used to mount my photo and accent the side of the page.  My "computer generated title" is 1972, which is the year the photo was taken.

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Close to My Heart Catalogue Releases Sept 1st.

The New CTMH Catalogue has the "Workshops On The Go" in it!  Take it from me they are amazing, we are going to work them into our "Club Nights" for Anyone who is interested in doing them.  Order you "Work Shop On The Go" kit one club night and we will complete them together the following club night!  You get a stamp set, a full level 2 paper pack, workshop guide and embellishments! Great value for you money!  Check back on September 1st for my completed Layout!

Happy 11th Birthday Makayla

Lovingly Made by Mommy!

My Makayla had a great 11th birthday on August 21st.  We spent 3 days long with 8-9 other familys we are friends with 4-wheeling in Havlock! It was an amazing weekend! Thanks Mark and Jenn!