Krafty Kiwi

Friday, November 22, 2013

December Workshop #2

Huntingon Workshop
~  Saturday December 14 @ 7pm  ~
As the holiday season begins, with Thanksgiving next week, I would love to say how blessed I feel for my wonderful family, truely amazing friends and all that is good in my life  (which of course includes CTMH).  I'm looking forward to all the good food that comes with this holiday, and of course being with my family. 
We will be using the Huntington kit for our layouts this month.  The colours and patterns are very beautiul for this time of year.  Be sure to capture some of  your favourite moments this Thanksgiving and record them on one of these layouts. 
Products Used:
G1069      Huntington Scrapbooking Kit      $29.95
*X7174B      Huntington Paper Pack      $9.95
*Huntington Workshop stamp set
*2 Goldrush, 2 Colonial White cardstock
*Z1881      Huntington Assortment      $5.95
*Z1753      Sparkles Brown & Tan assorment      $2.95
Z2104      Barn Red Ink      $5.25
Z2114      Cocoa Ink      $5.25
Z2123      Goldrush Ink      $5.25
Z2137      Olive Ink      $5.25
Z2171      Saddle Ink      $5.25
Z1151      3D Foam tape      $5.95
(blocks: 1x1, 1x3.5, 2x3.5, 2x6.5)
*Included in kit G1069
++ tax and shipping not included ++

Additional Products I used:
B1427      Perfect Fit - Thanksgiving      $9.95
Z1873      Sarita Assortment      $5.95
Z1837      Mini-Medley Accents - Wooden      $5.95
Z1764     Just Blooms - Floret paper shapes      $5.95
Z1710      Just Blooms - Paradisepaper flowers      -retired
Badge buttons from Chantilly Card Worshop Kit
Materials need to be ordered before workshop. Please RSVP and have payment to me by 10pm, November 26.  Thank you.

December Workshop #1

~  Saturday  December 7  @  7pm  ~
The Holidays from the Heart card workshop is perfect for sending festive cheer to all those on your holiday mailing list.  Create your own merry cards using the Sparkle & Shine papers, a few glistening embellishments, and beautiful stamped images.  Card patterns are from  Make it from Your Heart Volume 2.  You will make at least 10 cards.

 Products Used:
C1567      Santa Claus Stamp Set      $13.95
X7176B      Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet      $9.95
Z2165       Juniper Ink      $5.25
Z2170       Ruby Ink      $5.25
Z2172       Whisper Ink     $5.25
Z1848      Red Shimmer Trim      $4.95
Z1812      Sparkles Clear Flourishes—Small      $4.95
Z1752      Sparkles Clear Assortment      $2.95
Z1473      White Daisy Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes (10)      $5.95
Z697       Sponge      $1.25
Z1906       Cricut Artbooking Collection       $99.00
**tax and shipping not included in prices**

Here I have switched the papers to get a different look for this card.

I made these two little cards using the new Minis My Acrylix stamps.  Tree Delights - M1032, and Sants's Greeting - M1028.  They are only $2.95 each.
Materials will need to be ordered by 10pm, November 26.  Please RSVP and have payment to me by this date.  Thank you.

Monday, October 28, 2013

November Workshop

Sparkle & Shine Workshop
~  Saturday 16  ~  7pm  ~

This month we will use the Sparkle & Shine Workshop on the Go Kit.  This beautiful paper can be used for traditional Christmas layouts as well as non Christmas layouts.  This layout can be found in MIFYH Vol 2.

This Kit contains:
X7176b      Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack      $9.95
Z1860      Sparkle & Shine Assortment      5.95
Z1812      Sparkle Clear Flourishes - small      4.95
Sparkle & Shine workshop stamp set
1 Twilight and 1 White Daisy cardstock
Instructional Brochure

Other Supplies Needed:
Ink pads in black, juniper, ruby and twilight.  
Art Philosophy cartridge

Make it From Your Heart Holiday Card Workshop.  By adding the Santa Claus stamp set (C1567 - $13.95), Red Shimmer Trim (Z1848 - $4.95) and some sparkles you can make these fun cards.  
Workshop makes 10 cards.

Halloween Trinkets

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pumpkin Layout
Since I no longer have babies, the new Babycakes paper pack posed a challenge for me.  I liked some of the papers so had to think outside the box.  I came up with this layout for my daughter of her carving her pumpkin.  The layout is from Magic - Enchanted.  I did use some recently retired items.
Products I used are:
Babycakes paper pack      X7173b      $9.95
Buzz & Bumble workshop stamp set      C1549      (retired)
So Grateful stamp set      B1395      (retired)
Chocolate Ink      Z2111      $5.25
Goldrush Ink      Z2123      $5.25
Sunset Ink      Z2191      $5.25
Colour-Ready Accents - Trinkets Wooden Shapes      Z1844      $6.95
Sparkles - Brown & Tan Assortment      Z1753      $2.95
Mini-Medley Accents - Pewter      Z1487      (retired)
Just Blooms - Paradise Flowers      Z1710      (retired)
**tax and shipping not included**

September Constant Campaign

You are My Happy

Here are a couple of cards I made using the September Constant Campaign Stamp Set, You are My Happy.  For the first card I used some of my Chantilly leftovers, Chantilly Card Workshop stamp, grey bakers twine and blue sparkles.  For the second card I used Sarita leftovers and pink sparkles.  The patterns are from Make it from Your Heart, Vol 2.
I also made this single page layout using Sarita and Babycakes papers, Sarita Stickease, Slate polka-dot Washi tape and blue sparkles.

October Workshop


~  Friday, October 11  ~  7 pm  ~
In an earlier post I mentioned that I was saving some of the papers from the Sarita paper pack to use for a Halloween layout.  I used the goldrush cardstock (1 in the pack, 2 in the kit: I added second from my stash).  I used the Magic layout on page 50 - Spellbound, and the cricut for the embellishments.  My daughter loves it.
Products I used are:
X7171b      Sarita Paper Pack      $9.95
Z1335      Opaques Gems - Licorice      $2.95
(Haunted Assortment - retired from last year)
9040      Magic Scrapbook Program      $14.95
Z1686      Cricut Art Philosophy      $99.00
1386      Black cardstock      $14.50
**tax and shipping not included**
Materials need to be ordered before workshop. Please RSVP and hgave payment to me by 10pm, October 2.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September Workshop

~  Saturday 21  ~  7pm  ~
This month we will make some of the layouts I made using the Sarita Paper pack.  Pick the one/s you would like to make and bring the necessary supplies.  See you then.
I made three layouts from this paper packet and still have some left overs that I plan on using for a Halloween layout.  It didn't want the stamp set, but the extra cardstock in the kit (1 goldrush and 2 gypsy) may be handy for some.  I did have to add extra cardstock, mostly colonial white as bases.
Layout 1.  This layout requires no stamping, and was inspired by extra artwork found on Jeanette Lyntons blog ( for the new idea book.  I added colonial white and gypsy cardstock.
Products I used are
X7171B      Sarita Paper pack      $9.95
X7171C      Sarita Stickease      $4.95
Z1873      Sarita Assortment      $5.95
Z1686      Cricut Art Philosophy      $99.00
9035      Make It from Your Heart Vol. 1 (#2)      $7.95

Layout 2.  This layout was inspired by the one on page 98 of the current Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  I used the lagoon cardstock as the base and had to add colonial white and gypsy cardstock.  Since the pictures of my daughter have pink in them I added some pink lace B&T from the Lucy Kit instead of the goldrush in the packet.
Products I used are:
X7171B      Sarita Paper pack      $9.95
D1555      All the Details stamp      $17.95
D1556      School Years stamp      $17.95
Z1790      Cricut Artiste      $99.00
Z1686      Cricut Art Philosophy      $99.00
9042      Make It from Your Heart Vol. 2 (#7)      $7.95
Z2195      Lagoon ink      $5.25
Z2140      Outdoor Denim ink      $5.25
Z2193      Cotton Candy ink      $5.25
Z1385      Design Ribbon, Blue collection      (retired)

Layout 3.  This layout was inspired by the one on page 99 of the current Idea Book.  I added colonial white for the base, a little of the pink lace B&T from other layout and some gyspy, sky and ponderosa pine cardstock, again to work with the pictures.  The layout is from MIFYH Vol.2 (#15).  And I just noticed the picture strip on the right page fell off...  opps.
Additional products used are:
Z2190      Gypsy ink      $5.25
Z2194      Sky ink      $5.25
Z2105      Black ink      $5.25

**tax and shipping not included in prices**

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July Workshop

For Always Paper Pack

~  Saturday 20  ~  7pm  ~

The For Always paper pack has a classic black and white look with its six B&T Duos papers.  You can add any colour to make stunning artwork.  (This pack comes with Ruby, Slate, Honey and Lagoon cardstock.)  

This month I decided to try something other than layouts for our monthly workshop after seeing the beautiful Artiste File-box & cards Gayle Gross made with this paper pack.  I was inspired to make my own.  They are super quick to make and would make a great gift or just add to your own stash of cards. 

Products I used are:
Cricut Artiste Collection      Z1790      $99.00
For Always Paper Pack      X7165b      $9.95
Colonial White cardstock (for card base)      1388      $9.50
Black cardstock (file-box base)      1386      $14.50
Perfect Fit - Frames stamp set      D1527      $17.95
2" Scallop Circle punch      Z1392      $14.95
1 1/4" Circle punch      Z1311      $12.95
(1" images off various stamp sets for centers 
or monograms stamp $2.95 each)
Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon      Z1781      $6.95
Black ink      Z2105      $5.25
Ruby ink      Z2170      $5.25
Lagoon ink      Z2195      $5.25

*tax and shipping not included in prices

Materials need to be ordered before workshop.  Please RSVP and have payment to me by 10pm, July 5th.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

June Workshop

Surf's Up Workshop 

~  Saturday 22nd  ~  7pm  ~

I really like the WOTG Surf's Up Kit.  The colours are fun, fresh and so summery.  I made three layouts from a day trip to Bolsa Chica State Beach last summer.  My girls had such a fun time and this paper pack has captured it perfectly.

I didn't make the featured layout as I had to many pictures.  Top layout is the kits additional artwork - Magic: Mesmerize.  Middle layout - Imagine: Conclusion Combo.  Bottom layout - Cherish: Golden Section.

Products I used are:
G1029      WOTG Surf's Up Kit      $29.95
*X7168b      Surf's Up Paper Pack      $9.95
X7168c      Surf's Up My Stickease      $4.95
*Z1841      Surf's Up Assortment      $5.95
*Z1752      Sparkles Clear Assortment      $2.95
1292      Crystal Blue Cardstock (2)      $14.50
Z1825      Keyboard Kraft Alphabet      $4.95
{Color-Ready Alphabet: Bold - Ret}
Z2111      Chocolate Ink      $5.25
Z2195      Lagoon Ink      $5.25
Z2117      Crystal Blue Ink      $5.25
Z2162      Honey Ink      $5.25
Z1294      Sanding Kit      $3.50
 (Blocks:  1x1, 1x3.5, 2x2, 3x3)
* items included in Kit
++ tax and shipping not included ++

Products need to be ordered before workshop.  Please RSVP and have orders & prepayment to me by 10pm, Tuesday 11 June.


The Bonus Project in this Kit are party favours.  The two on the right I switched stamp to Perfect Fit - Birthday, and the one on the left I used the April SOTM - Sunshine.  If you follow the sample in the Kit, it uses Glitter Paper, which I don't have, and you will need more sparkles to make all 20 favours.

Additional products are:  
Z1827      My Creations Paper Pouch - Small (20)     $2.95
Z1830      Brown & Tan Glitter Paper      $5.95
Z1752      Sparkles Clear Assortment      $2.95
++ tax and shipping not included ++

And I made a little 2.5 x 3.5 card (Originals:  Bow Front), using leftovers from Kit and added four copper brads.

Teacher Gifts

Treats for Male Teachers, cards for Female Teachers (they also got a small bucket with duck tape flower pens and chocolate), and cards & chocolate boxes for office staff. 

May Workshop

Dream Pop Paper Packet 
May Constant Campaign

May is National Scrapbooking Month, and CTMH created Dream Pop, to celebrate.  There are 12 new colourful B&T duos papers, 12 glossy patterned cardstocks and six yummy specialty colours, all unique to this dreamy packet.   There are ideas and inspiration on the Packet itself and a downloadable workshop guide to get you started.  

When you spend $35* in May, this yummy Paper Packet can be yours for only $10*.  Additionally, if you purchase $5 in accessories, you will also qualify for the May SOTM -Pinwheel, for $5.   You still have a couple of days to get yours.

Here is what I have created so far

May SOTM - Pinwheel


Finally I have made it back to my blog.  Now that school is out and my youngest has recovered from her emergency appendicitis surgery (wow, what a week) I can get back to my scrapbooking, creating and to keeping my blog updated.    Some of the following posts I should have posted a few weeks ago, but I will share anyway cause its all about sharing ideas, right!

This is a layout I started in April but was waiting for some accessories to finish.  It's my take on the layout on the back cover of CTMH's current Idea Book and Catalog.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Workshop

Chantilly Cardmaking Kit

~  Saturday 20  ~  7pm  ~

The WOTG Chantilly Cardmaking Kit is bright and cheery and so fun to make.  There are all the supplies you need to make 15 cards, five each of three cards.  G1061, $29.95*.  

These are the three cards as shown in the kit, except for the Sunset ink, which I didn't care for so I switched it to Cotton Candy ink

I changed it up a bit for the rest
For these three, I flipped the B&T over to the floral and added some Buttercup cardstock to the top card, and added Lagoon cardstock to border floral B&T on left card
 Here I switched the ink colours from the originals to create a different look
For these three I rotated the design which was fun to play with
And for the last three, I used the Perfect Fit - Birthday stamp set (B1417, $9.95*)

The options for this fun and versitile card kit really are limitless

Join us to make your own set of fun cards.  Orders and prepayment are required by 10pm, April 9.
* tax and shipping not included

Monday, March 4, 2013

March Workshop

~  Saturday, 16 @ 7pm  ~

I really like this paper pack.  It is warm and sunny and reminds of those lovely late spring, early summer days - before it gets so terribly hot.  This month I purchased the Workshops on the Go Kit (G1054, $29.95) and I really like the Buzz and Bumble assortment that comes with it.  The layout in the kit is in 'Make it from your Heart, Vol 1' and it's quick and easy to put together.

Products Used:
*X7164b      Buzz and Bumble paper pack      $9.95
*Z1831      Buzz and Bumble Assortment      $5.95
*Z1753      Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment      $2.95
*Buzz and Bumble Workshop Stamp Set
E1019      Bohemian Alphabet Stamp Set      $29.95
Z2114      Cocoa Ink      $5.25
Z2167      Creme Brulee Ink      $5.25
Z2191      Sunset Ink      $5.25
3174      Blending Pen      $3.95
Z697      Sponge      $1.25
Z1151      3-D Foam Tape      $5.95
(Blocks: 2x2, 2x6.5)

*Included in Workshops on the Go Kit
++tax & shipping not included++

Materials need to be ordered before workshop. Purchase the kit or any items you would like to use. Please RSVP and have prepayment to me by 10pm, Thursday 7 March.


This was a fun little project to make.  Just add one or more of CTMH's new My Creations Kraft Containers and some natural hemp to your order.  These Kraft containers are a great size at 5.75" x 3" and are a sturdy, stampable chipboard.  Everything else comes in the WOTG Kit.

Z1833     Kraft Container     $3.95ea
Z280       Natural Hemp       $2.25

Thursday, January 31, 2013


The new "Chantilly Workshop Kit" and the new "Easter Wishes" stamp set are the two products I have from the new CTMH Catalog (which goes live tomorrow) so far, and I have had a lot of fun playing with it.  I really like the Chantilly papers and accessories (stamp, pink glitter gems, fabric buttons) that came in the kit.  

Here is what I have made the past couple of weeks.  I have used only CTMH products.

I made these little Easter candy holders with some of the leftovers from the Whooo's your Valentine kit.  I also used the Chantilly kit, Easter Wishes stamp set, 2" Scallop Circle Punch, some Bitty Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems, a large Twilight Brad, and I added a little White Daisy cardstock.

For this card I used Pattern #24 (Make it from Your Heart, Vol 1), page 44.  It was fun to make and I love the colours (Pear, Twilight, Cotton Candy, Cocoa).  I added the card base and used the Just For You stamp set, Card Word Puzzle stamp set for the Happy Birthday, a little white daisy grosgrain, Art Philosophy (Cricut), and of course the Chantilly kit. 

The idea of this layout came form the Surf's Up Studio J layout, page 51.  I used Reflections Title Topper - Subtle, page 14 and Side Bar - Main Frame, page 41, the Chantilly kit, Artiste (Cricut), and added some White Daisy cardstock and White Daisy Brads.

So far I have made 2 two page layouts, a card and 3 treat boxes out of this kit and I still have product left over.  That's a pretty good deal, don't you think.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

February Workshop

Chantilly Workshop Kit
~Saturday, 23 @ 7pm ~

This month I used the new Chantilly Workshop kit.  These colours remind me of spring and the happy, sunny days that will soon be with us.  Although this layout looks more girly, there are 2 Twilight cardstock included and the other side of this flowery paper is a pattern in Pear, so it will be nice for some boy layouts also.  I used the workshop kit, G1053, which retails for $29.95.

Products Used:
*X7163b      Chantilly Paper Pack      $9.95
*Z1814      Chantilly Assortment      $5.95
*Z1807      Pink Glitter Gems      $3.95
*Chantilly Workshop Stamp Set
Z2110      Buttercup Ink      $5.25
Z2193      Cotton Candy Ink      $5.25
Z2197      Pear Ink      $5.25
Z2160      Twilight Ink      $5.25
Z1311      1 1/4" Circle Punch      $12.95
Z1151      3D Foam Tape      $5.95
(Blocks: 1x1, 2x2, 2x3.5)

*included in kit
++ prices to do not included tax or shipping++

Materials need to be ordered before this workshop.  Purchase the kit, or any of the items you would like to use.  Please RSVP and have payment to me by 10pm, Tuesday 12th February.

All workshop are an open crop and this layout is optional.  Join us for a fun night out.
(A small fee may be charged if you wish to use my stamps/inks)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine Kit

National Paper Crafting Month is coming to an end, which means CTMH's 'Whooo's Your Valentine' kit will not be available for much longer.  You have till the end of the month to get one.

I have seen a lot of CTMH's talented consultants use this kit for layouts and cards, both for Valentine's Day and for other projects.  I decided to make a layout using the leftovers of my kit after I made three treat tubes for my kids teachers.  I added some ruby and chocolate cardstock, and some mocha opaques. 

Products I Used are:
Imagine - Up the Tempo - page 65
Whooo's Your Valentine - Constant Campaign Kit
(inc: blush, hollyhock, white daisy & glitter cardstock, stamp)
z1790      Cricut Artiste Collection      $99
x5927      Ruby cardstock     $14.50
x5643      Chocolate cardstock      $14.50
z2163      White Daisy ink      $6.95
z2170      Ruby ink      $5.25
z2128      Hollyhock ink     $5.25
z2106      Blush ink      $5.25
z1333      Opaques Adhesive Gems - Mocha      $2.95
z1392      2" Scallop circle punch      $14.95
*tax/shipping not included in price

We are not big on Valentine's Day in our house, I think it's the not growing up in America thing.  It wasn't a big deal when I was growing up like it is here.  My kids enjoy handing out cards to their class, some years we have made treats.  This year we haven't given much thought yet, but I did make some treat tubes for the teachers.  Everything is from the 'Whooo's Your Valentine' kit except for some white daisy grosgrain ribbon.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog

Yes... it's nearly time for the NEW Summer/Spring Idea Book & Catalog.  I finally got my preview copy and it is looking good. I can't wait for you to see all the fun and bright new products that are coming.  I will have books available so contact me for yours soon.

It goes live February 1 (that's less than 3 weeks!) and here's a peek at the cover.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mojo Monday 275

This is my first attempt at a Mojo Monday challenge.  I enjoyed making this card for my Mum's birthday.


I used the CTMH Avonlea paper pack for this card - I love these colours.  Avonlea is still available in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book, which goes live February 1st.  All products are CTMH.

Mojo Monday sketch 275

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January Workshop

Whooo's Your Valentine Workshop Kit
 ~ Saturday, 12 ~ 7pm ~

January is National Papercrafting Month and CTMH has this adorable kit available for only $10, when you spend $35 in CTMH products.  This kit is available until December 31, while stock is available, and has a $40 retail value. 

This kit offers a sneak peek at two new products that will be in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog.  The Treat Tubes and the Silver Glitter paper. 

*The Silver Glitter paper will be available in a 3 pack (Black & Grey Glitter Paper) and is Cricut compatible.
*The My Creations Treat Tubes will be available in a six pack and they are great for any occasion (birthday, Easter, July 4, Christmas, any holiday or celebration really).  

Products Used:
CC1022       Whooo's Your Valentine Constant Campaign Kit       $10
(includes: 12 die cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, 1 exclusive stamp set)
Z2114       Cocoa Ink       $5.25
Z2128       Hollyhock Ink       $5.25
Z2106       Blush Ink       $5.25
Z2170       Ruby Ink       $5.25
Z1970       Cricut Artiste Collection       $99
(can make without)
Z697       Sponge       $1.25
Z1151       3-D Foam Tape       $5.95
Blocks:  1x1m 1x3.5, 2x2

**tax & shipping not included in prices**

Please RSVP.  All workshops are open crop night.  Join us for a fun night out.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Here's to a fantastic 2013.  I am looking forward to this brand new year and hope you are also.  This year my goal  is to be more active with my blog, try a few challenges like 'Mojo Monday' and just be more creative with my papercrafting.  I also have several albums to get finished - but that's a work in progress!

Before Christmas I made these cute little snowmen (inspired by a couple of fantastic CTMH consultants of course).  They were simple and fun to make.  They made great teacher/staff gifts.