Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Halloween at mwlw

Have you heard of my whimsical little stamps? If not you have to go check them out on Facebook they are to cute! I actually used two digis in the card,  the robot and the fence with the witch hat. I love the robot since I don't have any other robot stamps and the fence digi is unique! Plus they were a good excuse to get some new markers this weekend :p
Oh ya that Halloween stamp? I just had to have that too! I'm so ready for fall, the cold weather,  the beautiful colors and the crafting! Have you guys started Halloween crafting yet? I definitely have! Hope you have a crafty day :)

Pinterest dt #124

I loved this round of Pinterest dt assignment! 
This is the pic we got for inspiration, how adorable is it! Then I used a digi from one of our wonderful sponsors Robyn's fetish. 
I was inspired by the pic, and kept the colors and the concept, although the bear in my pic isn't sleeping it's in keeping with the bed time routine. What's your bedtime routine? What inspires you about the Pinterest pic? Let me know in the comments and have a crafty day!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

30 years of happy

How awesome are these stamps?! I can think of 5 ways to use them just off the top of my head:
3)notes in the lunch boxes
4)on project life or any other pocket style scrapbooking
5)in your agenda
Talk about a versatile stamp set! So would you believe me if I said you could get this entire set for FREE! Yup that's right, during the month of September close to my heart is celebrating #30yearsofhappy where they are giving these stamps sets away for free to everyone who purchases $30 worth of stamps. Buy $30 in stamps get the set free,  buy $60 worth of stamps get 2 sets free etc. so what are you waiting for? Mine are on their way and yours should be too! Just visit http://craftscapes.ctmh.com to get yours today!

September sotm

Is family important to you? Then close to my heart's September stamp of the month is perfect for you! Best part is it's only $5 with a $50 purchase. Order online via http://craftscapes.ctmh.com and you can get it delivered to your door in about a week, but hurry like the summer weather, once September ends this special stamp will too.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy mail!

I just love giving and receiving happy mail,  don't you? Don't know what it is? Happy mail is anything that comes via snail mail (postal mail) that isn't a bill. Be it something you purchased online, a postcard from a friend, a r.a.k. (Random act of kindness) or a penpal letter. Today I'm featuring a stamp from the new ctmh catalog called happy mail! The above stamp is just great for personalizing all the happy mail your sending out! This 12 piece stamp for $10.95 will be delivered right to your door, which you can then use to help Cheer up someone else's day. How do you get it?  That's the easy part just follow the link ;) http://craftscapes.ctmh.com/Default.aspx 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August stamp of the Month

Each month close to my heart features a stamp set which you can get for only $5! All you need to do is make sure your purchase is $50 or more and then it's yours for $5! 
This month it features the adorable bird set seen above :) this versatile set can be used for all seasons and as a variety of birds including owls, bats, penguins the combinations are only limited by your imagination! Perfect for Halloween, birthday cards, or the perfect pick me up note to a fellow owl lover. Don't delay, head on over to http://craftscapes.ctmh.com/Default.aspx today!

Friday, August 1, 2014

New catalog is here!

I am so excited to share with you guys that the new close to my heart catalog is officially here! Ctmt brings crafty goodness right to your door as long as you have a Canadian or American mailing address (contact me if your in the province of Quebec). The new catalog has something for everyone: scrapbook supplies, card making supplies, scrapbook workshops/kits, cardmaking workshops/kits, jewellery, picture my life (pocket style scrapbooking for people on the go), smash books, and even party supplies! Go check out http://craftscapes.ctmh.com and see all the new goodies today!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Pinterest dt post #114

Do you ever look at something a picture perhaps and think I have the perfect scrapbook paper for that? That's what I immediately thought when I saw the above gorgeous picture. Luckily for me it was the Inspiration pic for this weeks Pinterest design team. Using the adorable giraffe digi from Bugaboo, and the gorgeous sunset background,  this is what I created for this weeks challenge: 
I just love when things inspire you,  what inspires you when your not sure what to craft?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pinterest dt #110

 ThatWhat comes to mind when you see this: 
I think of blue, ocean, water, sailing....that was the challenge for this weeks Pinterest dt. So I went with the oceanic inspiration and the color inspiration and created this: 
Using a digi from bugaboo stamps I created this card that would be perfect for a kids birthday party invite. 
What do you see when you look at the pelican image? What does it inspire you to make? 

The stampin chef June recipe challenge

It is once again time for the stampin chef recipe challenge, you can participate from June 1st-15th via Facebook on the stampin chef recipe Facebook page! You will be entered to win your choice of two stamping chef digital stamps! This is my card for this challenge: 
I did it in honor of my fiancé's grandma that we lost a few months ago. As always the recipe challenge has 5 ingredients, what you make is up to you as long As it has the necessary ingredients. The ingredients for this months challenge are:
1) a stamping chef image
2) something blue
3) bling 
4) a flower
5) a sentiment

Can't wait to see what all you crafty people whip up!

Happy birthday to an awesome sister in law!

I am so blessed to have an awesome sister in law who I get along with and who shares my love for scrapbooking, cardmaking and all things crafty! Recently she celebrated a birthday and I was called upon to make some birthday cards. 
The first one is from her husband and their daughter. I made a purse card to celebrate her love of purses, drawing complements of my niece :) 
The second card is from me and my fiancĂ©. I realized after the fact I spelled bonne wrong...I am learning French slowly hence the typo :/ I used a fun digi from the stampin chef. 
As if her birthday wasn't excitement enough, her and her husband celebrated their 3 year marriage anniversary the very next day! So I of course made a card for her husband to give to her on this special occasion. I got the digi from an awesome company called all dressed up :) I also participated in two design teams, which will have their own posts.
So my crafty friends how much do you have to craft before considering it a crafty whirlwind?

Crafty whirlwind

Ever have one of those weekends where it's a crafty rush? I feel like I have done a lot of crafty related stuff lately, Mabey because I have started uploading things to my etsy shop that will be opening soon :) expect lots of crafty posts comming shortly...but first what I'm brimming with excitement about is that me And a good crafty friend signed up for crop and create Cornwall!!! This will be my 2nd crop (first crop and create event though) her first ever crop which just so happens to fall on her birthday! So my crafty friends, have you ever been to a crop? If so what are some of your must haves?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pinterest design team #108

Today I'm presenting you with the second Pinterest dt entry I'm participating in. For this entry I was presented with this great pic as inspiration: 
Aren't the colors great! Love the vibrant red and greens! This weeks digi stamp is from the fabulous Stamp Art digis, go check them out I found a fabulous digi from them that matched this inspiration pic perfectly! Since I couldn't think of a use for a rainy day card, I made a scrapbook layout. Perfect for capturing my niece playing in the puddles next time it rains :)
what inspires you about this pic?  What would you create my crafty friends?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pinterest design team #106

Ive joined another design team. This ones called Pinterest dt and it takes random inspiration pictures from Pinterest gives you a selection of digital stamps and away you create. This first pic is the inspiration pic. The words are part of my favorite children's book, I love you forever. 
I pulled the colors from this pic and the fact that it's mother and her child and so I made a Mother's Day card.
The digi I used is from stamping chef but they had sponsored the Pinterest dt challenge. Love when two design teams combine. I found this challenge a bit challenging as I don't tend to use soft colors often, but it's often fun to push your crafty creativity. What would you create with the inspiration pic? Feel free to show me below

Friday, January 3, 2014

Secret Santa

Our smiley team did a secret santa this year. I love the chance to give someone a surprise present that you just know they will love. I think in order to do that you have to creep or investigate. Thankfully the person I got is very active on social media so I didn't have to search very far. I did some digging and found out that they love mickey mouse. So I was thrilled when I was running errands and happened to come across mickey mouse washi tape. Then at the craft show I attended, there just happened to be a booth in my line of vision that specialized in Mickey mouse ornaments.  I am a big fan of helping out my fellow crafter so I scooped up an ornament as well. I also added little crafty tidbits I thought she could use throughout the next crafty year :) and that's how I put together this years smiley team secret santa gift.

Blue, blue Christmas

Blue christmas cards. The challenge for me on these was finding more than one shade of blue! Like how they turned out though.

Red Christmas

This challenge was great! Red is the color I think about most when it comes to  Christmas.  So I spiced things up a bit by using washi tape :)

Pink Christmas

Im dreaming of a pink Christmas?  For me not so much. The only pink I have in mind is clothes for my niece. That being said I do love pink other times of the year so this challenge was interesting.  Here are some of my creations :)

Purple Christmas

I love Christmas but usually tend to stick to the traditional green and red colors. On occasion I branch out to gold and silver lol. So this was deffinately a challenge for me. Like how they turned out though.

Merry Christmas France

Merry Christmas from France. The logic behind these cards, are Paris for the Eiffel tower and a sense of elegance. This is why i went with the more elegant looking merry Christmas rather than a French sentiment.

Merry Christmas Spain

Felix navidad!  And welcome to our next stop where we celebrate Christmas in Spain!