Thursday, March 10, 2016

Happy Spring Banner

Have you seen the Banner in a Jar post on the CTMH Make It From Your Heart blog post from Monday?  If not, keep reading or hop on over to the blog then come back!

This is a banner in a jar to either give to a friend or make for yourself.   You can give it as an easy to assemble gift or make it yourself.

It's so adorable, I'm having a workshop for it.  No jar required!


Workshop & Kits!

I designed my own banner inspired by the one above in Cricut Design Space for my Cricut Explore.  If you have the Artiste & Artistry Cricut Cartridges, you can receive my files for free with any $10 purchase from my website.  

My banner with paper embellishments $12 for a single & $20 for two banners.

Single Kit $12  super cute and easy to assemble.  All accents are paper.

2 Banner Kit $20
-2 pre-cut banner & words with Cricut Cut Embellishments
-Playful Puffies (1 full pack *shared for 2 projects)
-Thistle Extra Thick Twine (4 yards)
-4mm Clear Sparkles (72)

If you'd like to make the CTMH banner, I can add a package of Penelope Complements for $8.

To order your kit, contact me or leave me a comment and I'll send you a PayPal invoice.  To ship a kit, I'll add $3 to cover shipping.  

Kit orders received by March 23 will be available to pick up or create at my banner workshop April 1st at 7pm.  If ordering after March 23rd, kits will be ordered and shipped in approximately 10 days after I receive your payment.  

Local Workshop on April 1 (no foolin'!)
Come & create your banner on Friday, April 1 at 7pm.  This is a great mother-daughter project.  When you RSVP let me know how many people are coming so I can plan seating.
RSVP with payment needed by 3/23 to ensure supplies for your it are available.

DIY workshop
Make a purchase from my website of $10+ and I'll email the Cricut Design Space files & photos for this banners to you as a thank you! *You will need the Artbooking & Artiste Cricut Cartridges to use this file.

While there's no stamping on this banner, don't forget about Stamaganza!  Buy 2 stamp sets and get one free, only in the month of March!  We are RETIRING a record number of stamps this year.  This event is a great way to get them before they're gone!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Spring time wishes card & Stampaganza!

Here's a card I created with the new Springtime Wishes stamp set and matching Thin Cuts.  Yes, we now have metal dies that you can use in your Big Shot or Cuttlebug!  Don't worry, our Cricut cartridges are not going away. I used the card on the front cover of our new Seasonal Expressions catalog as my inspiration.  Have you checked it out yet?  Items in this mini-Idea Book are only available for 2 more months.  This includes the stamps!  

If you see a blue line around our stamps, this means we have a coordinating die set (Red lines are still for coordinating Cricut shapes)

These are the matching dies!  They come in the same type of envelope as our stamps.  The package includes a magnetic sheet so they don't get lost.  

We also have brand new gold Treasured Puffies.  They're self-stick little treasures of gold and are great for cards!  Did you see them on my card?  
You can also get free stamps this month!

Buy any two stamp sets and get one free.  (lowest priced items are discounted)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Save the Date for Spring Fling!

UPDATE:  this event is being rescheduled.  

Location:  My home in Everett, WA
Workshop schedule coming soon!  
Stay tuned for more details or join the Facebook event for current updates.  

If you would like more info by email, leave me your email address in the comments below (I won't publish comments containing email addresses)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kaleidoscope Spin Card [with tutorial]

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing with you my tutorial on creating this spin card.

The card in this tutorial will be part of my Fun & Fab Friday card workshop on Jan 29th at 6:30 pm and again on Feb 11th at 12:30 pm.  Contact me to RSVP to attend or request a kit.  You can see all of my events here on Facebook.

I posted a preview of my card on Instagram last night.  As luck would have it, my Instagram post turned out better than the one with my big fancy Nikon.  I know it's operator error, and I really need to learn more about my camera.  Below is a video of the card moving.  If you cannot see it, click here to view it on YouTube.

A video posted by Lalia Harris (@craftylalia) on

I used the Kaleidoscope papers with this card.  To see my Penelope versions, click here and here.

Before we get started, here's what I used.

Kaleidoscope Paper Pack
Spring Critters C1638
Ink Blot D1660
Spring Critters Thin Cuts Z3207
3D foam tape Z1151
Green Shimmer Trim Z3087
White Enamel Stars Z2010
Bulk White Daisy Card Base (from Value Pack) X254
Shin Han Markers Vivid Green, Leaf Green, Tender Pink & Golden Yellow
Black Memento Ink Pad
Topiary & Canary Inks
Glue Dots

2 pennies
3D foam circles I used the Studio G 12mm thick circles from Michael's Craft Store.

This is just an A2 card so I started with a basic card base and went from there.
I cut a 3.75" piece of Canary cardstock and random stamped it with Ink Blot with Canary Ink.  I did this because I'm planning a workshop and I love the Ink Blot stamp set.  If you're making only a few of these cards, I'd take the Canary Bokeh B&T paper from the paper pack.  That was my inspiration for the background.  
This Canary Yellow B&T paper would also make a great background.  A background is optional, but I like to have a little color behind the circles.  

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Nevermore is almost never-more (Get it before it's gone!)

I LOVE a deal.  Don't you?

Yesterday, CTMH added the Nevermore collection to the Clearance section of my website at 40% off.  A paper pack for less than 6 bucks!  It was  part of our Holiday Expressions for Halloween, but don't let it fool you.  It's not just for Halloween.

Check out these cards for year-around inspiration.  Many of these cards are from my card swap last year.

Created by a sister consultant.  I don't have her info.  
((feel free to let me know who you are!))

Created by Nichole Becker
Stamp set Positive Chemistry B1485

Created by Elise Sosa

Created by Carrie Ekeroth
Stamp Sets

by Debbi Foley

by Carrie Ekeroth

Click here to get the Nevermore paper pack for $5.97 before it's gone!