Thursday, 29 December 2011

Elemental Layout

Hey, all!  I hope you've all had a good Christmas with friends and family.  I sure did!  I just wanted to quickly share with you a simple layout I made of my son.  I've been wanting to scrap these photos for some time, now, and I couldn't believe how little time to took to put this layout together!

I'm not so good at taking pictures of my artwork, yet:)

Materials used:
Paper- Elemental (Close to my Heart), Navy and yellow textured cardstock, Lagoon cardstock
Stamps- A Typeface (CTMH)
Inks- Lagoon (CTMH)
Embellishments- Milepost Shapes, Colonial White Grosgrain, Lagoon Brads, pin clips (all CTMH).

Thanks for looking and have a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

My Rock the Block

G'day, mates!  Remember when I told you about Close to my Heart's January promotion?  It's called Rock the Block and consists of a 9-piece cardboard block set (kind of like those puzzles we used to have) that comes in a box and also an E-size stamp set.  The stamp is exclusive to this month's promotion, meaning it will not be available in the new catatlogue.  Anyways, I had to order one of course, and this is how I finished it off:

I love how it turned out and so do the kids!  They love trying to figure out the puzzles.  I put a layer of Mod Podge over each side, because I knew it would be handled a lot and I didn't want the papers to lift off. 

Thanks for looking and have a good one!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Construction Site Cake

OK!  I finally got a new picture program installed in my computer so I can now post recent creations!  A bunch of you have been asking for pictures of Sean's birthday cake, so here it is...

Isn't it awesome?  I'm not meaning to brag, of course.  It was just so easy to make.  It's just a 9x13 chocolate cake with white buttercream icing.  Then I used a teensy bit of green and brown food colouring gel for the grass and the road.  I looked all over town for  construction site pieces like these and finally found them at Superstore for all of $4!  Couldn't get a better deal.  The trees came from the Christmas Dept at Zellers.  Put it all together in about 15 minutes and- voila!  Oh, yeah, the excavator's pile is a teaspoon of graham crumbs and the rocks are rolled Tootsie Rolls.  I thought this would be a lot harder to make, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Thanks for looking and have a good day!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Sympathy Card

Good Mornin'.  Sorry, I didn't have time to post on Friday, and today's not much better.  I just have a quick card to show you.  Haven't needed a sympathy card for awhile and I hope I don't need one anytime soon, but it's always good to have some on hand, don't you think?

I love the colours I used for this card.

Materials used: 

Paper- Bliss (retired), black, twilight, grey flannel cardstock
Stamps- Treasure Life (CTMH)
Ink- black, twilight, grey flannel
Embellishments- Opaques-licorice

Thanks for looking and have a (not too busy) nice day:)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Boy Birthday Card

Hello, all!

Since we've just celebrated our son's birthday, I thought I would post a boy birthday card today.  This card is so quick and easy to make!  And how perfect for a little boy's day!

What could be better than using up only scraps for a card?  I love it when I can do that.

Materials used:
Paper- navy, lime green, and White Daisy cardstock
Stamps- Happy Birthday (CTMH), Vroom (Technique Tuesday)
Inks- Sunset, Pear, Outdoor Denim, Grey Wool (all CTMH)

Talk to you later!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Great News for CTMH customers

I'm so excited to tell you that as of January 1st, Close to my Heart's Canadian prices will be the same as US prices!  This is so cool, it's just what we've been waiting for.  That means that our product prices will be dropping once again and parties will need less to qualify for Hostess Benefits!  This is going to be great!

I also want to share with you the cool campaign for December and January.  Starting December 19th, we have a promotion called "Rock the Block!"  It's a 9-block game/puzzle that comes in it's own holder that you can decorate however you like.  It comes with an exclusive E-size stamp set that won't be available after the campaign is over, so if you like it, you need to order it now!  But, the best part is, when you spend $25 out of the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can buy this great game/puzzle/gift for only $15! 

Thanks and have a great day!