Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Toronto CTMH Regional Celebration - "It's A Beautiful Day" layout

Here is the last layout we made: We used the new Kraft borders on this layout. First we sponged them cocoa (you can ink them any dark colour or use the back white side to make them any lighter colour you want!). They are self-adhesive which is great. We cut a couple of them in half lengthwise as well as cutting circles out of another one to use an embellishments. We also stamped stars on the back of our layout pages, cut out the star shape with a cutting knife and then attached the yellow patterned paper behind. I love this look because it gives the look of dimension without adding bulk!

It was great to get two layouts made – all I had to finish at home was the title and journaling!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Noelle's Birthday Tea Party

Even though Noelle's birthday is in May she wanted to have a party with her friends in Toronto so on Easter Monday we celebrated with a Tea Party. We made tea cup invitations with a template I found online. Three girlfriends came over dressed in their party dresses and they each got a “pearl” necklace and bracelet (from the dollar store) to take home with them along with their treasure boxes and pink popcorn balls. After decorating treasure boxes (also from the the dollar store) with glitter glue and embellishments and playing some party games Noelle opened her presents. One of the gifts was a play-do ice cream set and the girls (and Jeremy) had fun playing with it. Before we had tea, I taught the girls how to hold a tea cup, where to put their napkin, and to only take a few pieces of food from each tray. I served weak ice tea in the teapot and then everyone had fun adding sugar and stirring it in! There was also small cookies, crackers, fruit and grilled cheese sandwiches cut out as stars and hearts (this idea thanks to the movie Eloise we watched a few weeks ago!) Noelle really only likes ice cream cake so I made an Skor ice cream cake, coloured the ice cream with pink food colouring and placed a tea cup on top filled with roses (from Daniel for my birthday! - the timing was perfect). What a lovely afternoon with some very sweet girls!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

More details about the May Special

Here's a picture of the layouts you can make from the You and Me Kit (although you can always use your imagination and make your own layouts or even cards!)

Here is a summary of the options available for the 50% off Consultant Kit: (remember only $70 instead of $140!)

May Special for CTMH!

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month in May with a fabulous promotion! During May, when you $55 for any Close To My Heart products*, you can grab an exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for just $16.50—that’s more than half off the retail value of the kit! Woo-hoo! You can also purchase the kit outright for $38.95 with or without a minimum purchase. It features two fully embellished layouts, each with their own unique personality, a D-size stamp set, and an instruction guide to step you through the creation process. As part of our promotion, we’re also offering new Consultants who join Close To My Heart in May one FREE You & Me scrapbooking kit plus 50% off their New Consultant Kit! It's an incredible value just for May! Instead of $140 it is only $70 for the new consultant kit! This is a very rare offering and if you have ever thought of becoming a consultant or even just want to get a great deal on product (actually below cost) then ask me how you can take advantage of this deal! If you want to sign up you can go to my website and click on the link at the bottom of the page.