Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dry Erase Board

I felt like I needed to make my sister an inexpensive present to open on her birthday as she had already received her actual present before we celebrated... so after seeing some projects on pinterest, I thought a dry erase board would be PERFECT for her, plus this was really quick and easy to make!

It all started with an inexpensive photo frame, this one is 8 x10. You can write on the glass with dry erase markers all you want and it cleans easily. Dry erase board are not cheap, and who wants a plain white one when you can customize it for a fraction of the cost?!

The inspiration for this one came from her love of sewing and the birthday card I made her:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tea Party Kit

I can't believe it's almost the middle February already... so far 2013 has flown by! I was super busy last month, recently came back from vacation and now I'm feeling I need to craft! It was nice to take off some time after Christmas but... I feel like I've been neglecting my paper and stamps lol.

Anyways, speaking of  Christmas... this was a present I made my sister :) A Tea Party Kit!!!

The kit includes:
8 invitations and coordinating envelopes
8 thank you cards and coordinating envelopes
8 envelope seals
8 favour boxes with tags
8 cupcake liners
8 cupcake toppers

My sister asked me for tea party ideas a while back and showed a lot of interest in planning one so I thought this would be a perfect, customized gift for her :) I used CTMH's Tea Time stamp and "K" monogram for the the majority of the pieces.

Here's a couple close ups of some details:

I am so happy she LOVED opening this! I also loved working on a variety of items and not just cards... it was a great project to work on here and there, and before I knew it the entire package was complete and I was so proud of how it turned out.

Thanks for looking! I'm thinking I may sell kits like this, probably with a banner so stay tuned for that :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

My Little Man Mini Album (my first mini!!)

Apologies for not being around lately.... Happy New Year to one and all!!

I've taken some time away from my crafting for the past little while to focus on me. The holidays were super busy... I baked about 40 dozen cookies, 6 batches of brownies and I've needed some time to myself to recoup :) In other news, I also booked a trip to Disney World so I've been distracted with planning an amazing week lol.

My upcoming trip to Disney World actually inspired this project. I really want to make a  travel journal to capture all the memories of my trip and though I had kept a lot of souvenirs from past trips... I've never actually scrapped them. This trip is super special to me for many reasons so I'd love to record it. So I did some research on 'travel journals' and found lots of cute mini album-esque ones... but there's 1 problem - I've never made a mini album! (And surely I don't want my travel journal to be my first one lol... I need to practice the craft).

So... I went through my supplies and found some really cute masculine paper I've been hoarding for... oh gosh, I'd say about 2 years lol... and started crafting!

Here are some pages of the mini album:


I think it turned out super cute, and I feel pretty confident in making another 6..... or 14 of them :)

Thanks for looking :) And if you happen to want to buy the album - I have listed it on Etsy here.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Wedding Album is complete!

I had been working on my cousin's wedding album for quite a while... and it is complete, delivered and now I can move onto my next project (not sure what it'll be yet!). I'm so proud of how this gift turned out... it is the first time I made a scrapbook. I am a card crafter, I was never really into scrapbook layouts, but I am now! lol Anyways, enjoy browsing the pages :) To protect my family's privacy I have blurred any recognizable face in the photos.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

November Christmas Card Workshop

I am holding my first annual Christmas Card Making Workshop!

These are the lovely cards we'll be making :

Workshops will be held Saturday November 10th and 24th @ 4pm. If you can't make it but would still like to order a kit (with instructions) that's fine too! :)

I have designed 3 project kits to accommodate your budget and skill level. So please read on to see what package interests you :)

Project Kit #1 - The Beginner
Makes: 10 Cards
Cost: $18 + tax + 10% shipping
All precut supplies for 10 cards
10 Colonial White Cards & Envelopes

Note: this package does not include the Stamp Set (but you will be able to use mine)

Additional Supplies you'll need (supplied by me during the workshop):
- Cocoa, Cranberry and Olive Ink
- Adhesive
- 3 x 3 Acrylic Block

Project Kit #2 - The CTMH Card Workshop On The Go
Makes: 15 cards (plus have additional cardstock and embellishments to make up to 10 more (with additional card bases, not included).

Cost: $35.00+ tax + 10% shipping
1 Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (photo below)
3 Pear & Partridge B&T Duos Papers
4 Cardstock Sheets (Cranberry, Colonial White and 2 Cocoa)
15 Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
108 Red Glitter gems
5 yards of Tan Twill Ribbon
1 Instructional Brochure

Additional Supplies you'll need (supplied by me during the workshop):
Cocoa, Cranberry and Olive Ink
3 x 3 Acrylic Block
Adhesive (add $3.00 to your order if you'd like to use mine)

Stamp Set included with Project kit #1 & #2:

Project Kit #3 - Ultimate CTMH Workshop On The Go
Makes: 25 cards
Cost: $63 + tax + 10% shipping
Includes ALL the supplies you'll need:
Project Kit #2
Cocoa Ink
Cranberry or Olive ink of your choice (or, add an extra $4 to your order to get BOTH!)
3x3 Acrylic Block
1 Tombow Adhesive
1 Adhesive refill
... And by ordering this special package, I'll throw in the 10 additional card bases and envelopes at no additional cost!!!! ($4.00 value)

Please RSVP & Order your kits by October 25th (by leaving a comment below with your contact information, I will send you an invoice).

- Door Prizes to be won (win anything from a stamp set, ink or paper)

Interesting In Ordering Other CTMH products?
- Browse the CTMH catalogue, spend $50 and receive a free ink pad of your choice!
- Browse the CTMH catalogue, spend $150 and receive $25 worth of product.
- If total group sales reach $150 (excluding an individual order), I'll give everyone $10 worth of product!

Interesting in just buying the premade/handmade cards?
I'm offering finished card sets of 8 cards in a gift box for $20. Contact me if you're interested :)

Looking forward to crafting with you!