Damask Divas Blog Hop: Chantilly Weekly Planner

I'm so excited! This is my first blog hop!

If you came from Jamie Blades' Blog - Creative Projects, you are in the right place.

If you have jumped here and just discovered our Blog Hop, fell free to check the list at Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of Blog Hop participants.
And don't forget to enter the Damask Divas GIVEAWAY this month. Enter to win a Close To My Heart Stamp Set.

This month we are using the Chantilly Paper Packet for our creations. This is what I came up with:

I've seen a lot of "dry erase" weekly planners on Pinterest, using photo frames or collage frames and wanted to make one. I have had this 8 x 10 inches acrylic frame with magnets for the longest time now...but never really used it.
I guess you can say I just "killed two birds with a stone"...although I would never kill birds...

All I had to do was cut three 1.5 inch strips and one 1 inch strip of papers from the Chantilly Paper Packet and adhere them on a piece of 8 x 10 white cardstock, as shown.
Then, I used the stamp set that came with Workshop on the Go Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit to decorate the left side (if you buy the kit you get the papers and the stamp set!)
I used the Trinity Alphabet Set for the days of the week.
And finally, I inked the edges of the final piece.

Here's the rest of the supplies I used for the project:
Cotton Candy Stamp Pad
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad
Memento Pear Tart Ink Pad
8 x 10 Acrylic Frame with magnets

The next blog on the list is Melissa Lind's My Watermelon Moon.
Hope you have a great time on our Blog Hop checking out all the creations using Chantilly.
If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog for the full list.

Thanks for visiting!

Update (03/01/2013)
I'm entering this project in the "Home Decor" Challenge at Heart 2 Heart CTMH Challenges Blog!
Check it out!


Weekend Projects: Toilet Paper Tube Owls

If you visit my Pinterest, you'll see a board named "For Kids". There's a pin on the board that inspired me to make these owls.
I made these with my boy N. He helped me draw the eyes and glue the pieces. =)

My owls are slightly different than the ones on the pin, though.
The top is supposed to be taped down but my tape didn't want to stay in place because of the paint...so I just cut the top off...
The eyes are 1 inch paper circles that I die cut using my Slice machine.

For the wings and beaks, I used the stamp set that came with the Workshop on the Go Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit from CTMH (Close to my Heart).

Hope you try these out with your kids!



Banner Thank You Card

This is a card I made for my sister-in-law.
I used For A Friend (D1542) stamp set from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
The laurel was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed in gold. The banner was cut out and adhered with foam tape for dimension.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Be Still Card

Here's one card using one of my favorites stamps from the new CTMH Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book & Catalog: Be Still (A1141).

I'll be posting some more cards/projects with other new favorite stamp sets, so follow me here or on Pinterest! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Update (02/28/2013)
I'm entering this card in the "CAS-Clean and Simple" Challenge at Heart 2 Heart CTMH Challenges Blog!
Check it out!


Workshops/Classes at Hobby Lobby

I'll be teaching some Close to my Heart (CTMH) Workshops on the Go (WOTG) Scrapbooking, Card Making and other classes at the new Hobby Lobby in Vernon Hills, IL.

If you live in the area and are interested in joining, check here for dates and info.

Notes for all Scrapbooking Workshops: 

1. If you are planning to attend, please let me know at least 12 days before the Workshop to make sure I have the supplies in time for the class!

2. To purchase the class + supplies here:

Option A. Purchase them here, from my blog (I use PayPal), and I will order them for you. They will be delivered to your home, unless otherwise arranged (if you would like the papers pre-cut, for instance). The "ADD TO CART" buttons are on the right side of my blog.

Option B. Go to my CTMH Shop: http://lilian.ctmh.com for Workshop Kits and other supplies.
Scroll down, and at the bottom right, there will be the Month's Workshops Gathering. Click JOIN and start shopping!

3. Some extra supplies are needed to complete the projects at home: ink pads, acrylic blocks, adhesive, etc. They will be listed on each Workshop.
But for the classes, you don't have to purchase them, if you don't want to! You can use mine!

4. Don't forget your photos! Otherwise, you can add them later! =)

5. If you have any questions, e-mail me at: theLeafStudio@yahoo.com 

March 2013 Workshops:

Chantilly Workshop (Level 3)

March 27 (Wed)   1:30-4:30pm
March 30 (Sat)   4:30-7:30pm

We will be making two 2-page scrapbooking layouts (If you don't like the paisley/pink on the first layout, I have a neutral color version of it!).

Color option:

I'll teach you how to stamp (if you don't know how) and how to assemble the layouts! If you already know how to stamp, join us anyway! I'll share tips and techniques!
And you will go home with enough supplies to make more pages or other projects!

Chantilly Kit (G1053) is $29.95 plus shipping/handling and tax. It includes:

Chantilly Paper Packet 
My Acrylix® Chantilly Workshop Stamp Set (C-size) 
White Daisy Cardstock Sheets (2) 
Chantilly Assortment 
Pink Glitter Gems 
Instructional Guide 

To purchase the kit, go to: http://lilian.ctmh.com
Scroll down, and at the bottom right, there will be "March Workshops" Gathering. Click JOIN next to it and start shopping!

Or purchase the Chantilly WOTG kit here and I'll order it for you!
If you don't want the stamp set in the kit, click on the option "Chantilly Class" ($27).

Extra Supplies needed: (you don't have to purchase these for the Workshop)

  1. My Acrylix® Trinity Alphabet
  2. Buttercup Exclusive Inks® Pad
  3. Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks® Pad
  4. Pear Exclusive Inks® Pad
  5. Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad
  6. Sponge (optional)
  7. Sanding Kit (optional)
  8. 3-D Foam Tape 
  9. 1" × 1" My Acrylix® Block
  10. 2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block
  11. 2" × 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block
  12. Adhesive of your choice
  13. Paper Trimmer
  14. Scissors

Please bring: acrylic blocks (if you have them). You can also bring a paper trimmer and adhesive, if you prefer to use your own. Otherwise, you're more than welcomed to use mine!

For Always CardMaking Workshop

Mar 27 (Wed) 4:30-6pm (sign up before March 25th)

We will be making these 3 cards, plus one extra card for only $10.00!!!
I'll teach you how to stamp, and share tips & techniques!
Limited seats!!! All supplies included!

Extra Card:

If you would like to purchase the kit, and be able to make a total of 15 cards and get a stamp set, look for item G1060.

Included in the kit: 
1 – My Acrylix® For Always Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (C-size) 
2 – For Always B&T Duos® Papers 
4 – Cardstock Sheets (Slate, Smokey Plum, Whisper, White Daisy) 
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes 
1 – Slate Satin Ribbon (5 yards) 
1 – Purple Sparkles (72) 
1 – Instructional Brochure

Upcoming Workshops:

April 20 (Sat)- Later Sk8r Scrapbooking (Level 3)
April 24 (Wed)- Stamping Basics (make 4 cards and learn 4 techniques)
April 27 (Sat)- Chantilly Scrapbooking (Level 2)

May 22 (Wed)- Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking (Level 3)
May 25 (Sat)- Card Attack (make 10 cards and learn techniques)
May 29 (Wed)- Pick your Scrapbook Kit Class

June 26 (Wed)- Canvas Art Home Decor
June 29 (Sat)- Pick your Scrapbook Kit Class

Check back for updated info!


Happy Valentine's Day! and You're Sweet Card

This is a Valentine's Day Card I made for my oldest son N...

Supplies from CTMH:
Wheel of Life stamp set (D1545)
Cotton Candy stamp pad
Sentiment from Chantilly Paper Packet
Chantilly Workshop Stamp Set (G1053)

Other supplies:
Doodle Hearts Embossing Folder by The Paper Studio (found at Hobby Lobby stores)
Cuttlebug machine (Provo Craft)
kraft paper
Memento ink pads (Rich Cocoa and Pear Tart)

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Update (02/20/2013)
I found out about this blog not long ago...so...
I'm entering this card in the "Love is in the Air" Challenge at Heart 2 Heart CTMH Challenges Blog!
Check it out! It's full of amazing projects!


New CTMH Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book & Catalog

The new CTMH Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book & Catalog is here! 
Click HERE to browse it online!

Check out the new stamp sets and accessories!

And if you purchase $50 or more, you can buy the February Stamp of the Month (SOTM) for only $5, (instead of $17.95)!!!

Now, if you like digital scrapbooking, don't miss this promotion for Studio J.
Layouts are only $5 in February (they are usually $6.95)!