Tone on Tone Stamping

The Scrap Diva Gallery

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Top Ten Reasons to Scrapbook

Here's a very late Top Ten (I'm sorry - summer kinda got in the way...):

1. To preserve your memories: and the story that goes along with it.
2. To have a creative outlet: Sometimes you just need something to do!
3. For fun: what can I say, it explains itself...
4. To create personal gifts: Nothing says your feelings about someone more than something handmade from the heart.
5. Because you take so many pictures: In the digital age, there are lots of occasions to use a camera. Why not remember them?
6. It will be a legacy for your family: Have you ever looked at your grandparents photos, and wondered the story behind them, or wanted to see their handwriting?
7. It's a great way to meet people: There are lots of ladies, right in our own community, who love to scrapbook.
8. How about a little extra money?: CTMH consultant program is one of the best direct sales companies in North America, with our consultants earning 22% instant comission.
9. Did someone say embellishments?: You can turn the most basic and simple pages into fantastic works of art with the addition of embellishments, like flowers, brads, glitter and more.
10. Opportunities for relaxation: Like the upcoming Scrapper's Staycation, in Okotoks. Join us for a full weekend of scrapping fun, right here in our backyard!

Everyday Celebration Card Kit

This is a fantastic promo from Close to My Heart. From now until September 30, purchase $75 in stamp sets and you can earn this beautiful kit for free. Or, host a gathering with minimum $500 in sales, and you can get it for free too! If you like, you can also purchase this outright for $49.95, either by calling me, or by visiting my website. It includes exclusive patterned papers, an exclusive stamp set and a set of die cut card bases, as well as embellishments and complete instructions. I took a couple hours last night and created these cards, it was so easy! I followed the directions for the cutting, and made 16 cards in about three hours. Now I have 16 all occasion cards in my stash, perfect for those last minute events.

Monday, August 24, 2009

CTMH Product Spotlight: Flip Flaps

Have you seen these new doodads? They are great for adding little mini albums to your pages, with no effort at all. Designed to fit 4x6 photos, they are adhesive so that you can layer them. I really love this Fancy Pants paper, but I had 6 photos, and only one sheet of the paper. So voila, Flip Flaps! I also put Liquid Glass and Glitter on the main snowflake to make it stand out.

New Artwork!

Hey, how are ya today? I finally got some me-scrap time in, and so here's a peek at what I created. Enjoy!

Fancy Pants everything (can you tell I love it?), and I used my Cricut and Alphalicious cartridge to do the title.

October Afternoon (I really liked the paper with the writing on it, I think it looks really cool). The letters are from Making Memories.

My Minds Eye papers and embellishments. I tied the tags on with CTMH Hemp and eyelets. I also used my cool Quickutz Squeeze tool for the Peek A Boo.

Fancy Pants (again...) This paper with the fish on it worked out really good. I also used matching fish brads for the dots on the I's.

This layout was done with the help of Jeanette Lynton's book Reflections. I found it really easy to use the two patterned papers with her directions.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Scrapper's Staycation Sneak a Peek

New "Twitterpated" Workshop

That's Amore "10 Things I love about You" Mini Album

Here's a sneak peek at the projects we will be creating at the retreat in November. It will be a great way to get your scrapbook mojo going! Don't forget, when you pay in full, you'll receive a free stamp set ($28.50 value)!

Friday's Workshop

Hey ladies,

Just to let you know there is one space left for Friday's workshop: Back Country. The fee is $35 and includes all the materials you need. All you have to bring is a 12" paper trimmer, adhesive and your creativity!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Scrapper's Staycation

Join us for a weekend full of fun and cropping this November.  Get some scrapbooking done before the rush of the holidays.  

When: November 6 @ 6 pm to November 8 @ 5 pm
Where: Lakeview Inn & Suites, Okotoks

Your $215 fee, with a $20 non-refundable deposit, includes three catered meals, late night snacks, contests and challenges, goodie bags, and over $130 of fabulous CTMH product.

On Friday night to get into the scrappin' groove, we will be creating a beautiful mini-album called 10 Things I Love About You.  Then on Saturday, we'll get to play with a gorgeous new paper line called Twitterpated (it's not even released yet!)

Register by copying the form at the bottom and returning it to me with your deposit.  As an added bonus, if you register and pay for the retreat in full, you will receive a free stamp set ($28.50 value)!  Don't delay, as space is limited.

Watch the blog for more information as we get closer, as well as a sneak peek at the projects!

Scrapper’s Staycation - November 6-8, 2009 - Lakeview Inn & Suites, Okotoks


Address: ________________

Postal Code: _____________

Any food allergies: ______________

Payment by:  Visa  Mastercard  Cheque  Cash Paypal  (circle which)

Credit Card #: ________________________________

Expiration: ________

August Workshop - Back Country

Many families camp as an affordable holiday.  This month you can scrap those memories right away, so you don't forget the funny things that happened on your camping trip.  Join us on Friday August 21 at 7 pm for the Back Country workshop.  Your $35 fee includes all the supplies needed to create three beautiful layouts to preserve your memories.  Register asap, as space is limited, and don't forget your paper trimmer and adhesive!


You do so much for everyone else in your life, so let Close To My Heart do something for you! From Aug. 3-17, place a minimum $124.95 order, and you will not only receive the August Stamp of the Month "It's Your Day", but you will also receive a current Level 2 Paper Packet!  That's $44.45 in retail value for free!  But wait, there's more! As an added bonus, CTMH will pay the shipping and GST on the stamp set and paper pack.  Time is running out, so don't delay! Shop Online to place your order, or contact me directly at