Sunday, March 24, 2019

Convention 2019

Thursday, the day has arrived. We are heading into town and checking in to our hotel. Yes we live locally. Yes we could drive in/out each day. That would require fighting peak hour traffic into/out of Brisbane. That would require paying for parking (if we could find any). That would require crashing someone else's hotel room to change into our gala dinner finery. That would require driving home at midnight. No thanks, we'll stay in a hotel. :)
Clothes, toiletries, brekkie and nibblies, creative supplies, and team goodies. Check!
Custom badge bling for my team and a baggie of snacks.
Coffee/tea, sugar, chocolates, crackers, and more.
After getting our hotel room sorted out and bags unpacked, we walked to the convention center and found the registration area. We picked up our packets and then I went to the cbd while my team hit the hotel pool. Some starbucks and photo printing later, I met up with my team and got in the pool too. Sooooooo nice and refreshing!
My badge bling. :)
Have photo wall, will travel.
After Friday's sessions, I hit the town with Dannii and got dinner. We walked back to the convention center and set up our creative showcase displays. That was one.long.day.
My entry for the layout contest. Didn't win, again. It's impossible to know what the judging panel are actually looking for.
After Saturday's sessions, we hotfooted it back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. I plonked my butt down on the couch to get some of our creative projects done before getting ready. Shirley and I all glammed up.
Elona regularly takes pictures of my work to add to her inspiration files. Any time I see her I head her off at the pass and plonk down a pile of new projects on her table. ;)
You may remember Tracey as the 6th member of our wandering around Melbourne crew from last convention. I love catching up with my interstate sisters!
Close to my Heart
Our annual gala dinner gift stampset. I had a sticky girl under my tulle!
My dinner buddy Danni.
Annie
Post-dinner picture with Monica Wihongi, the President of CTMH!
Sunday morning we packed up the hotel room and headed home. I'm loving the new Convention bag! It fits over the handle of my rolling backpack!
Soft black leather, gold hardware, and embossed with our logo. It can be a shoulder bag and it can be a backpack simply by changing the straps. :D
And that's what you missed on Glee. ;)

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

It's here!

This weekend I am off at our yearly Convention.
We're celebrating our founder's THIRTY FIFTH YEAR in the business. Yes, Jeanette has been around for 35+ years!

Jump on instagram for all the fun and behind the scenes action.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

So Much Happy CTMH Blog Hop

If you arrived here from Shaunna's Passionate About Pages, welcome! Read on and hop around for heaps of inspiration.
I've been on a MASSIVE cardmaking spree in preparation for a craft show I'm doing next month. I had a very depleted card kit selection and decided I'd concentrate my efforts on producing new kits. Another consultant gave me a sheet of So Much Happy paper and off I went!

I've done up a handful of different designs and played around with the different colors featured in this pack. I'm quite happy with how they all came out!

This one was a test run of an idea. I tweaked it and am much happier with the new version. Everyone needs a "just because" type card to send out right?
I really wanted to use a pop of yellow for this one. It needed some oomph!
I saw a card by a sister consultant a while back and this is my take on it.
This is the redo of my first design. Much better.
You can never have too many birthday cards on hand. This could be for a guy and that is a very good card to have in your stash! I can't wait to gift this to the next person on my list!

To make these cards, I used my basic toolkit plus these materials. Click through or contact your consultant to purchase. Basic Toolkit: (Versamat, Trimmer, Ruler, Adhesive Runner, Glue Pen, Stamping Starter Kit), White Card Value Pack, So Much Happy Paper Packet, Candy Apple Bashful* Lemon Lagoon Sapphire Kraft and White Daisy Cardstocks, Gold Glitter Gems, Black & White Dots, Fern Twine*, LePen, Inspire* Many Congratulations* Be Bold* Happy Heart* Years of Sweetness and Angel Policy Stampsets, Candy Apple Bashful* Blossom* Sugarplum Canary Lagoon Sapphire and Clover Exclusive Inks, Thanks Thin Cuts*, Rose Embossing Folder*, and Scissors. *Retired/discounted/WSL items

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Sketch 307 AHSC - CwKD

This was a fun sketch to create. I tried for a more masculine feel with the papers, texture and colors used.


Here's what I came up with!


To make this card, I used my basic toolkit plus these materials. Click through to purchase. Basic Toolkit: (Versamat, Trimmer, Ruler, Adhesive Runner, Stamping Starter Kit), White Card Value Pack, Black Saffron and White Daisy Cardstocks, Seasons Mix-In Paper*, LePen, Angel Policy and Card Captions* stampsets, Diamond Embossing Folder*, Basic Stars Thin Cuts*, Carolina and Charcoal Exclusive Inks, Scissors. *Retired/discounted/WSL items

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Paper Party

As a papercrafter, you can never have too much paper. You are invited to join us for a Paper Party all month long!
Buy any paper packet or coordinating cardstock this month and get another of equal or lesser value at 50% off! For convenient ordering, we’ve also created some bundles that pair each paper packet with its coordinating cardstock at the discounted price. Shop the party here!

March's paper packet is So Much Happy!
There are SO many yummy projects you can make with this paper! Ask me about what's on offer.

S1903 This Happened is our new Stamp of the Month.
This set is perfect for decorating your planner pages, pocket scrapbooking cards, and other layouts in your albums. You can get this stamp for $8.25, ask me how!

There's heaps of workshops happening in my studio this month. If you want to attend any of my events, full payment is required at time of booking. I cannot stress this enough: bookings are essential and payment MUST be paid before the deadline listed.

For workshop bookings and products from my studio sales, I accept these for payment.
Direct deposit is preferred. I use Square for credit card payments. Credit cards incur a processing fee. Contact me to book your spot!

Hostesses wanted for a fun time with friends, hands on mini projects, and free products. Get all this and more when you host a party! Earn heaps of discounted or free products based on the total of all orders collected from of your party.

Do you love crafting with new friends, shenanigans, chocolate, yummy baked goods, and getting your crafting supplies at a discounted rate?

Heartwork Sisters is for you! For $142 you get not only a kit worth $300+, you also get to customize it with $82.50 CTMH Cash. You also get heaps of assistance, and new friends who share your crafting obsession!

You've seen all the new products, you've decided which of my brand new workshops to attend and which kits to make, and now it's time to shop.

It's so easy to shop with me, simply follow the arrows and click JOIN before you check out.
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Monday, February 25, 2019

Sketch 305 AHSC - CwKD



I don't have a doily die cut in my stash and none of my papers were really speaking to me. Guess what? Digital it is then!


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