Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Birthday Sampler

How about a birthday sampler to celebrate each of your family members?

You may have seen it on my Facebook Page a couple months ago.  It may be "old" but I still have kits available!

I used the Confetti Wishes paper & Complements for this sampler.  The "Make A Wish" Scrapbook title was too big for the sampler so I created it as a banner.  This banner was inspired by my CTMH upline Michele Rowley's scrapbook layout.  

The center square can say "Birthday Boy" or "Birthday Girl."  I used our Hook & Loop Dots so they could be interchanged on the frame without causing any damage.  

They were created using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  

I had plenty of stickers left over and created 4 cards with most of the remaining complements.  If you look at these cards, you'll notice that they're created primarily with strips of paper.  They really do use up the leftover scraps.  

You can order a pre-cut kit for $25.  It will include a full color guide sent by email.

If you'd rather order with cash or check,  click here to contact me.

My kits are easy to ship. $6 covers shipping on any number of kits you purchase.  
Kits can only be shipped within the United States   Order any time between now and July 2015.
Orders for kits will ship within 2 weeks of your order.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Blossom Seasonal Sampler

Check out the latest installment of my Seasonal Sampler series!

Last night I donated one of these samplers to an Operation Smile auction and it raised $110 towards the cost of an operation to correct cleft pallet or cleft lip.  Each surgery only costs $240 through this amazing organization.  I've never been to a CTMH event that has hosted an Operation Smile auction before.  It was a bit intimidating saying "I'll donate," not knowing if this is the type of item that would sell.  I was wondering if I'd have to bid on it myself just to get back the cost of the frame.   No bidding for me.  I was too busy hanging on to my seat as the bidding hit $80+ in just a few seconds.  Thank you Kelley for your generosity and your final bid!  
It was jaw dropping, inspiring and I was a bit teary eyed.  I'll be writing more about Operation Smile in future posts.  

I want to thank Michele Rowley, my upline, mentor and brainchild of these seasonal samplers.  We've been tag teaming on creating these samplers.  This one was her "baby."  I was going to sit this month out.  I think she knew exactly what she was doing when she send me a sneak peek of her  Blossom Sampler.  It was gorgeous.  I ran with the idea, added that beautiful banner and butterfly and here it is!  Thank you Michele for your inspiration for this year and giving me the nudge to design this one.

You don't have to spend that much to create your own piece of artwork.  This month, for just $20 you can create the 12x12 sampler and 5 cards with the leftover stickers and scraps.  The frame is $28.95 plus shipping & tax (about $34)

Here's the FIVE cards.  I've never had so many stickers leftover.  

We'll be stamping 3 of the cards using the new stamp set Finding the Words D1646.  Even the cute little butterflies on the last card are part of that set.  

We'll be using the following products
Blossom Paper Pack
Blossom Complements
Oceanside Sequins
Teal Shimmer Trim
Bitty Sparkles
Whisper Cardstock
Damask Embossing Folder
Lagoon & Sunset Inks

If you'd like to order a pre-cut kit, they are $20.  
Shipping for as many kits as you like is $6.  I'll cover any additional shipping.  

My in-home workshop is Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7pm or you can order a kit to-go.  I have full color instructions on how to create this kit.  

If you're a DIYer, you can create this kit on your own.  Just order the $20 from my website and I'll send you the cutting instructions including a Cricut Explore Cricut Design Space link.  You'll have tons of paper left over after you've created this project.  You will need a scrap of Whisper and a 4x12 strip of Pear.  They aren't included in the paper pack.

You can order a pre-cut kit for $20.  It will include a full color guide sent by email.

If you'd rather order with cash or check,  click here to contact me.
My kits are easy to ship. $6 covers shipping on any number of kits you purchase.  
Kits can only be shipped within the United States   Order any time between now and July 2015.
Orders for kits will ship within 2 weeks of your order.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Subscribe to my local workshops

Here it is folks!  FB has a simple way to subscribe to my future workshop notices.  Give it a try and let me know if it works!

Upcoming Workshops! If you click the subscribe button you'll be notified of future events automatically (New FB feature)
Posted by Lalia Harris on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blossom Birdcage Card

Here's a pic of yesterday's creation...

The card is one of many on the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  The newest Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart.  It can be found on page 13 in the handbook.

I sized the card at 5.5" tall and it was a skinny 3.5 inches wide until I embellished it with a flower, leaves, and banner from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Now it looks like a full sized card yet fits in an A2 envelope.  I'll call that a win!

I used the new Blossom paper pack that is in the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog that just started at the beginning of the month.  

The flip side of this paper is that beautiful "canvas" that the card is laying on.  

The stamp set is "Typed Note" -- the April Stamp of the Month.  I really like this set because it has a TON of sentiments.  It's $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95.  This set is a workhorse.  I'd pay the full price for a set of matching sentiments like this.  Either way, it's only available for the Month of April 2015.  

Did you see that this stamp set says "Happy Mother's Day."?  That's one of the sentiments that I'll be using on the inside of this card.  

I created this card on my Cricut Explore.  
Please use this design for your personal/workshop use, not for selling kits or cards.

You will need Art Philosophy and Artfully Sent to create this card.

I did modify the design quite a bit.  I changed it so the card base is Glacier cardstock by slicing and hiding contours.    Only the front will be cut from the Blossom B&T paper so it's easier to write on the inside.  There's also a little flower and leaves for the inside of the card.  I cut the stems off of the leaves just to save on paper.  

I'm linking this post up with this week's Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge # 138 because it features the colors of the Blossom paper pack.  
Hop on over there to see other creations.  

That's all for now!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Last chance for an Advent Calendar!

Here's your last chance to create the Advent Calendar workshop!
Advent Calendar designed by Lalia Harris www.CraftyLalia.com

The My Creations Cubby is on the While Supplies Last list so I don't know how much longer it will be available.  With that, I'm holding one more workshop on Friday, July 31st at 6:30 pm at my home in Everett, WA.  
Contact me to RSVP by email or by Facebook to attend.  
RSVP with payment no later than 7/1.  I cannot guarantee the availability of these cubbies so please RSVP with a $15 deposit as soon as you can.  I'll go ahead and purchase it now.
Cost is $40 for the workshop, including adhesives and basic embellishments. If you have a cubby already, your fee can be reduced.

I can also ship your kit for $5. 

Are you a CTMH Consultant?
I have great news!  I have a full color workshop guide and cutting files for you.  
They've just been updated to include a Cricut Design Space for the Cricut Explore as well as Cricut Craft Room Files for earlier Cricut machines.  You'll be able to create this workshop for yourself and your customers with ease.  A workshop release is included.  All files are electronic and can be purchased by consultants and customers world-wide.  The cost is $8.00 USD.
CTMH Artiste & Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridges are required for this project.

To see more info about the Advent Calendar see my earlier posts.