Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Getting coaught up

Where did 2015 go???? And now it it's March 1st already 2016! The winter has been sooooo kind to us this year. Yesterday and the last day of February and it was a beautiful 16 degrees Celsius and today a very cool 0 degrees. Sheets on the clothesline anyway :)

Lots on the go for the next few weeks, I am doing a benefit crop with classes for a friend and fellow scrapper that is battling cancer. Everyone's battle is different, some are worse than others but they all have that type of fright in the beginning. You just don't know what your outcome will be until you get there. I consider myself one of the lucky ones, not everyone is around to talk about it 5 years later like me. I'm hoping she will be. Annette and I have some cards prepared for a class for the benefit. Here they are:

There is a cute little bag we will make for them to go into as well. I hope they like them.

I also wanted to share an album I made with my Stamp of the month club this past year.
I made it up as I went along. It'll soon be time to start again for this year.

Front Cover


Monday, September 29, 2014

Pathfinding Layout

Hey all, it's been a long time again. I've been very busy preparing for crops and classes. I started a WOTG club and that is going really well. I've wanted to use flip flaps now for a long time so I finally found the time (and ambition) to do it. I've received lots of compliments on the layout via facebook so I have written up instructions that I will offer to everyone for free. I would love to see everyone who takes the instructions and creates with them to post pictures of them for me to see. Once I get photos in mine I'll post those as well. I have orders for 6 kits so far, I am very happy with that so tomorrow I will get busy making those. Weekend crop retreat this weekend at the Best Western in Liverpool, looking forward to it very much. Enjoy :)     

Fall Layout with Flip Flaps (All cricut cuts are from Artbooking unless otherwise stated) Stamp sets used are from the Pathfinding WOTG and Sept. SOTM - Bases are colonial white - Cut tree (Artbooking pg 72) at 8” RDS in chocolate CS - “Give Thanks” pg 72 cut at 4 1/2 “ RDS in Barn Red - Cut 3 pumpkins pg 73 in colonial white and stamp in goldrush (size as indicated on stamp set) 2 for this page, one for the second page - Sponge pumpkin edges with olive ink (I coloured the stem with brown marker) - Stamp “I’m so glad….” Twice, once in olive ink on colonial white and cut out around the inside border. Second one is stamped in barn red ink on barn red CS and cut out around outer border. Use dimensionals to adhere them together. - Use scraps of pathfinding to fill in the leaves on the tree (I used a pencil and traced lightly the inside of the opening in the tree and then cut about an eighth of an inch bigger than where I traced. I then erased the pencil mark and glued it in place. - Cut 2 sets of leaves from pg 72,@ 2 ½” in Barn red and in gold rush (use 3 on this page and 3 on the other page. - Large piece of B&T is cut 5x12 - 7”strip of burlap ribbon - Mat under 4x6 flip flap is cut @ 5x7 - Mats in and under flip flap are cut 4x6 – one is glacier blue and the one underneath is colonial white - Arrange to your base page and glue in place.
Page 2 Fall layout with flip flap - Cut a 7x7 square of B&T for center of page ( same design as 5x12 from page 1) - 6 ½ x 6 ½ piece of barn red as a mat on it and under the flip flap - Flip flap is 6x6 from goldrush CS - Cut from cricut a leaf flourish from pg 72 @ 2 ½” in chocolate - Cut a single leaf RDS and Multi cut from gold glitter paer @ 1 ½” - All outer squares are 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ - 3 in Autumn Terracotta, 4 in chocolate, 3 in goldrush, 3 in olive and 3 in Glacier, and a piece of colonial white cut at 2x2 - There is a flip flap on the bottom left with a mat cut 2x2 (Autumn Terracotta) - Stamped images are: one leaf from the stamp set (I used sponges and coloured it with 4 different colours, huffed it and then stamped it on colonial white and cut it out, 2 lg hearts in bard red and autumn terracotta on colonial white - Stamp image on colonial white 2x2 with goldrush and glue to one of the chocolate squares and wrap with a piece of ribbon tied in a knot - Stamp “Family is Forever in goldrush on colonial white and cut out as desired, I did it by hand….there may be a special cut on the cricut though  - Stamp “sweet moments” to the bottom of a goldrush square in chocolate ink - A piece of burlap ribbon cut at 1 ¾” cut into a banner as shown in the photo, and 2- ½” pieces of B&T cut at 1 ¼” and the other at 1 ½” both of these cut into banners and glued with glue dots to the burlap and a bow made of hemp twine adhered with a glue dot on top of that. - Glue the 3 reserved leaves to the flourish - I eyeballed the small squares around the large square, glued the small ones done first and the large 7x7 last - The blank small squares are meant for 2x2 photos

Monday, May 26, 2014

Starting Over

I am going to re-visit my CTMH business and do a re-fresh. I am starting by choosing a team name. I have some ideas, but I'll wait to see what the rest of the team thinks and go from there. My long term goal is to get to Convention in 2016. I have so many ideas, it's hard to focus on one thing. I know I need to do one thing at a time or I will get very overwhelmed. I am going to continue doing my SOTM club, and I am going to add to that a Card Stock club. I have a lot of ideas for classes, crops in Liverpool and Bridgewater twice a year will continue as well as a few day crops here in Greenfield. I'll update with my plans once I make them. Thanks so much to everyone of my customers for your continued support!

Monday, February 3, 2014

This upcoming Saturday will be my first crop of 2014 :)(February 8th) Looking forward to it very much. It is also going to serve as the new catalogue launch. March 8th will be another 1 day crop at our local Fire Hall. Weekend crop at the Best Western in Bridgewater March 21-23rd Weekend crop at the Best Western in Liverpool April 11-13th. Contact me for more information. sueandmoyal@eastlink.ca

Saturday, April 6, 2013

2 weeks to Liverpool Spring Crop!

I've been busy doing projects these past few days. Some of them are dual purpose. Like this next one:

I will be using this as a Class for Liverpool and then donating it to the Greenfield Elementary School Annual Fun Fair Silent Auction. If you're interested in doing this class at the crop it's $10. Just let me know :)
This next one is a little different, but same colour theme:

This has already been donated to an auction to raise money for Operation Smile. Now I need to get onto making  some other things. I have a lot to do/make in the next 3 weeks. Oh well, I work well under pressure!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It's only 2 weeks and 2 days until the my first crop of 2013! If you haven't already signed up, and want to let me know, there is still room for more! I would like to have payment sent to me asap for those that have signed up. It's $10 for Friday, $25 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday. It is $10 for lunch on Saturday, I need to know before the 16th if you plan to have lunch. It's "make your own" sandwiches.
Remember Kristy will be there with lots of goodies to purchase from scrapbooking café online.
Here is the mini album being offered as a class on Saturday afternoon. The cost is $15 and can be paid at the crop, but please let me know if you want to make it so kits can be made in advance. There will be other classes posted in the next few days so keep checking back!
Black and white paper bag album with colour contrast:
Designed and taught by Annette Fralic:
Front cover
pages 2 and 3
pages 4 and 5
pages 6 and 7
pages 8 and 9
pages 10 and 11
This is the 2nd page with the insert pulled out. It can be used for journaling or for photos.
There is room in this album for 16 photos!
Remember to sign up in advance, I need to know by April 13 if you would like to do this album.