Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chantilly Frame

At the end of April I will be having my very first workshop in Port Alberni!  I am very excited and very glad that I meet Jenn of Beckonings Upcycled Furnishing & Home Decor at the Wedding Fair a few weeks ago.  Not only does she have a super cute shop filled with pretty, pretty things she has a large workspace in the back that she is happy to share!

The project we are going to make on Saturday, April 27th is a Bracket Frame featuring Chantilly Paper.  I paired it with Slate cardstock, Washi Tape, Parlor Velet Rubons and slate buttons.

Oh and a few bitty sparkles...

I just love how this frame turned out and cannot wait to show you how to make your own!  This workshop will be fun in that you will be able to personalize your frame…. a few ways we can do that is the paper is reversible and your “sweet” can become any word or colour you like! I also have different buttons and the ParlorVelet Rubons has several more shapes for you to choose from.

The cost for this workshop is $20 and includes all supplies.  Everyone is welcome and no you don't have to have previous paper crafting experience to create this project.  Just some patience and your favorite 4x6 photo is all you will need!  

Space is limited so please RSVP today by calling: 

Candra at 250-731-9706, email candraholmes@gmail.com
Jenn at 250-918-9113 or by visiting Beckonings at 4977 Argyle Street

And because I like to share my artwork I am entering this Frame into Heart 2 Heart Challenges for March Madness  under "Go Green" because not only does this project have green in it, it's just so SPRING!  I have also submitted it to The Memory Nest: Color Challenge!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Cross Canada Blog Hop... March!

Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring our Hinged Display Tray. This Display Tray is a 5"x7" fold out wooden tray with divided sections. It can be found on page 125 of the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book for $18.95. You can purchase one from your local CTMH consultant.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Nancy Klein's blog then you are in the right place!
At first I was a little stumped as to what to put in my display tray.... For reasons unknown I had thought that it would be much larger, in that the large picture opening was 5x7 not the entire tray!  I was going to use the tray to display my son's first pair of tiny glasses but it just wouldn't come together so I switch gears to our wedding.  It was such a lovely day and yes, we did make 1001 paper cranes! 

Product I used for this project: For Always Paper Packet (written text B&T duo paper), Tommy Paper Packet (the desert sand/textured looking B&T duo paper), Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the flowers, Artist Cricut Cartridge for the bow, Small Sparkle Flourishes, Bitty sparkles, Inks in Ruby, Honey & Autumn Terracotta for the flowers and of course the Display Tray!

Would you like a chance to win a 5x7 Hinged Display Tray?!? Visit our Jeanette Lynton's Blog! For those unaware Jeanette Lynton is the Founder and CEO of Close To My Heart and of course her blog is just full of crafty inspiration!  She is running a contest for March called "Come Unhinged" and you could win one of 20 Display Trays!  How's that for fun?

I am the very last "stop" on this hop across Canada but if you are still completing the circle your next stop is back at the beginning in Nova Scotia with "Michelle" of " My Creations with Michelle".

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own scrapbook layouts using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in April when we will be featuring Home Decor Projects.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

snuffle, sniff, sniff

Had to put that title!  It is the most heard noise in my household these days.. snuffle, snuffle, sniff, sniff.  Argh!  We keep getting cold, after cold, after cold!  So annoying.

Anyways, hope all is well with you!  I wanted to give a quick follow up to the Bridal Fair that I attended last week at the Barclay Best Western here in beautiful Port Alberni, BC.  It was a ton of fun, got to meet lots of neat new people and many of them are crafty!  I look forward to meeting with all them again to start on some of the many projects we discussed. 

Speaking of projects in a few days I will be posting a new workshop for Mother's Day that we will be doing here in Port Alberni at "Beckonings Upcycled Furnishings & Home Decor"!  Super excited and just waiting to confirm a few details before I post all the important details.  I am also participating in the CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop again this month and that project will be posted on Friday, so please come back and have a look at not only mine but all the great projects from other consultants across Canada.

A few pictures from my table at the Bridal Fair! 

I should mention that this event is set up mostly for display and very few of the vendors do any selling on site.  So I made a few pretty things to showcase just a few of the hundreds of items I can make to help a bride get ready for her big day.  The most common question of the evening, "Did you make all those flowers on the "cake topper"?  Answer: Of course I did!  2nd question: How long did it take you?  Answer: In total... about 5 hours, I made it this morning!  (I am really quick at rolling flowers now.)

I made the adorable butterfly gift boxes to give to the brides, inside was a sweet treat and my business card.  It truly was a fun evening and I enjoyed meeting not only the brides but everyone who attended this event.