Monday, November 11, 2013

It is Birthday time at our house!

We have alot of Birthdays here the end of October &  into November...
My mom, sister in law, neice in October 3 days in a row... then in November a cousin, my dear Hubby, my sister (turning the big 5 0), me, another cousin, 3 close friends & a couple work colleagues... there is also a family wedding anniversary in November!!!! BUSY!

My Mom & Neice at a Birthday celebration in Gananoque...

then the next week I had my sister come visit & had a mini Surprise luncheon party with a couple friend... complete with a dip in the hot tub... we laughed & laughed all afternoon!

My best friend, aka my Hubby went out for a drive to visit an architectural salvage store with My sister & her Hubby... before we met up with them we had to stop for Breakfast first in Merrickville!

then on Sunday we celebrated with the kids... we had cake!

the following week we celebreated my Birthday... here is my mom & baby E!

 Lots of celebrating...

This months  Stamp of the Month is Illuminate (like hubby's cake!lol) 
you can buy this stamp set for as little as $5 (conditions apply)

More Christmas preparation ~ in our classes this month we will be creting Christmas ornaments
using the Paper Packet called 'Frosted'... this is such a beautiful patterned paper

as well as creating some greeting cards & tags


Don't forget to sign up for classes ~ there is a limited set of kits for this.
email to register

Keep Playing with Paper

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

October already!  Where does the time go?  We have been spending time with our grand babies... Baby E is already 2 months old!!! K is such a great help with his baby brother.  Excited to see everyone at Thanksgiving... 

Claire Workshop on the go & artwork is what we are featuring this month....

Such soft colors

And don't forget... 
only a couple months til Christmas... 
Cricut Art Philosophy can help you with those cutting projects!

We have a Christmas cardmaking class planned for this month ~ come out to join us!

Keep playing with paper

Monday, September 9, 2013

Back to School!

The air is getting crisper & days are getting shorter ~ Autumn is so Beautiful!

Lots going on this Month ~

First is National Stamping Month... receive this "You Are My Happy"  Stamp set trio  for only $10 with a qualifying order

this Months Stamp of the Month is called "Poster Tidings"
I LOVE this stamp set!!!!

We will be using this set in the Monthly workshop along with the Huntington B&T paper...

Set of 3 cards 

And 2 two page layouts all ready for those autumn photos

And it is time to start planning your homemade gifts ~ Artbooking is a great solution for mini albums to fill with memories for loved ones or to give empty for them to fill with this years Christmas memories!

Looking forward to spending time with my friends & family and create these awesome projects...
What have you been working on?

Keep playing with Paper

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blog Hop~ Fall & Winter 2013 Idea Book NEW B&T paper ~

Good Morning,

Welcome to the K&W CTMH Ottawa facebook group BlogHop for theFall & Winter Idea Book 2013 NEW B&T paper,~ Available to purchase starting today ~

Thanks for stopping by!

I have created a 2 page layout using the 'Babycakes' Workshop on the GO from Close to My Heart ~ 
We are expecting our 2nd Grandson any day now & I am soooo ready!

Sooo from the looks of things you need stand on your head to see this... baaah haah haah... It also shows how you can rotate any page layout to get another pattern ~ it is the image & the witting that determine where the top of page is... huh!  (I will have to sort out how to get them facing the correct direction)

Thanks for dropping by ~ be sure to comment & then head over to see what Tracy has created ...


If you get lost along the way the following links will take you back.

 Laughing Lola - Tracy

ProPlayer - Caroline

Sarita - Diana

Huntington - Shelley

Frosted - Heather

Babycakes - Diana

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Autumn Winter 2013 Idea Book is coming soon... Love Cricut... check this out!

Convention finished just this past weekend in Orlando FLorida & the release of our newest Idea Book ~ there is some really great new items coming soon...

There is a NEW Cricut Cartridge called 'Artbooking' and it is amazing...

 This cartridge makes mini albums, layout pages & 3 -d items ~ 
It comes with:
Cricut cartridge (700 cut images, fonts, mini books & layouts)
3 My Acrylic stamp sets that coordinate with the cuts
3 sheets of Dimensional Elements (9 x 12)

This is a sample project that you can create!

Here is video that has tips & tricks for using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge...

Keep playing with Paper!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Looking for Teacher Gifts...

Close to My Heart has many products to use as gift items that you can embellish to create a unique thoughtful gift for teachers, friends & family...

Inspiration Handmade Gift

Here is the Stamp of the Month:

I have not had a chance to play with this set yet... 
Let's home for some fun in the Sun time this summer to play with paper ~ 

Have fun playing with paper

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 2013 ~ Stamp of the Month

This month is national scrapbooking month
 ~  Dream Pop is a really cute Springtime B&T paper pack ~ 

See a video here...Dream Pop

And here is a card I created with the May Stamp of the Month...

Keep playing with Paper...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oh Tommy Boy!

Well I was in a blog hop back in January/February & the paper collection I choose was 'Tommy' ~ 
It was going to be a challenge as it is a nautical theme collection & we are car people!!!
so I played a bit & came up with these 2 projects:

My younger Son & my DH love cars... and they attend many car shows over the years ~ 

And I made this treat container for my DH ~ He is my anchor!

This is an idea of what can be done with our hinged frame & the Tommy Paper ~ 

Have fun playing with paper...

Monday, April 8, 2013

April Showers bring May Flowers...and bees!

Good morning ~ All set for spring to arrive any day now ~ how about you?

This is a great paper collection called Buzz & Bumble ~ it is all about bees & I just love it!
I have very good friends that are bee keepers so I think of Shari & Bill at Betsy Bee Homey when I see this collection ~
 We created this 'Workshop on the Go' Layout at our Monthly get together in Kingston ~ 
as well as cards using this paper collection

I hope spring comes your way real soon