Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CTMH Advent Calendar

My daughter, Amy & I enjoyed an afternoon of scrapbooking together. We haven't done this in probably over a year.

I worked on the Close to My Heart Advent Calendar. What a great, quick & useful project.

Amy spent some time yesterday picking out the colour pattern for the boxes and its frames. Then I spent approximately 3 hours today stamping and putting the drawers together. 

We have decided to make this Grandma Chris' Christmas Present. She loves to do puzzles. So, we are going to turn a photo of Amy & TJ together into a puzzle. Every day starting December 1st she will get a puzzle piece or two. Then on Christmas morning she will have a completed puzzle of her grandchildren.

My mother-in-law doesn't have a computer or know how to work one, so she won't see this post.

Materials used:
CTMH's Workshops on the Go Advent Calendar Kit
Cricut Artiste Collection Cartridge
Black Staz On Ink
Scoring Blade
Zig Glue Pen

In the kit, you get the stamp set to stamp out the fancy frames within the chipboard colourful frames and the numbers. You have to use the Staz On ink because the paper is a bit glossy and the CTMH Black ink pad wouldn't dry quickly enough. I tried it on a scrap piece of paper.

The New CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge is AMAZING!!!

There is a font on it. Fabulous dies that you can't see on the back of the box and the stamp sets that come with it are FABULOUS too!!!

If you want to get your hands on any of the products used in this post or any CTMH or Stampin' Up products......come on out to our 

Charity Stamping Pajama Party
& Yard Sale with a Twist

Thursday, August 30, 2012
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Oliver Road Community Centre

$5.00 Entry Fee
(Includes 3 Ballots for a $50.00 Door Prize)

At this party, you will make one Christmas Card with Stampin' Up and one Christmas Card with Close to My Heart. 

For a twoonie, you can do a "sweet" make 'n' take with Amy. All the proceeds going towards the Northern Cancer Fund - Chemotherapy - Leukemia - In Honour of Patty LeClair.

There will be refreshments & some sweet treats and lots of samples to look at.

After making your projects, having a snack & checking out the samples, you can participate in our fun Yard Sale with a Twist. All the proceeds going to the Northern Cancer Fund - Chemotherapy - Leukemia in Honour of Patty LeClair.

Patty LeClair is my aunt and in May she was diagnosed with Leukemia. She is spending her summer in the hospital fighting her cancer with a very positive attitude. She is truly an inspiration and I admire her greatly.

Please R.S.V.P. by Sunday, August 26, 2012 to Donna at

1 comment:

  1. Love it...a totally great gift idea. Lee-Ann :)
    Went up the tallest mtn in Maui...yikes!