Monday, September 29, 2014

CTMH Wanderful Disney

I love our new Wanderful paper collection. It's perfect for vacations and so much more. I decided to use it for some random photos our the World Showcase in Disney's Epcot. This was part of last months Scrap Club if you're not a member yet you can get all the details on the Scrap Club link at the top of my blog.

I created the title with the Wanderful Workshop on the Go stamp set. I decided to create a cluster and shelf for my focal photo to sit on. By stamping your image multiple times with different colors of ink and paper piecing them back together using pop dots you can create some great embellishments cheap. The zip strip, washi, and phrase stamped below the photo creates a great shelf for the photo to rest and the embellishments a place to be anchored to. 

sorry for the blurry picture but hopefully you can see adding a few stamped images, washi, and embellishments to preprinted paper can added even more wow to a page.

If you've never looked at the Workshop on the Gos they come with all the paper, cardstock, embellishments, and exclusive stamp set along with a full cutting and assembly guide for two layouts for only $24.95  I always have lots of product left to create more layouts.

Paper & Stamps - Wanderful WOTG
CTMH Ink - Slate, Crystal Blue, Black
Arrow washi (included in WOTG)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CTMH Pathfinding Workshop on the Go

Like last week this week we're talking about Pathfinding and Workshops on the Go. Not only do we have a card workshop but we also have a Layout WOTG.

This is just one of the two layouts that you'll create with the kit. The main layout features the Artbooking cartridge but if you don't have it don't worry we show you an alternative way to complete the layout. The exclusive stamp set that comes with it is designed large enough to use for titles on your pages; one of the features I love!!

supplies used

Workshops on the Go™ Pathfinding Scrapbooking Kit Contents:
1 – My Reflections™ Pathfinding Paper Packet (X7186B)
1 – My Acrylix™ Pathfinding Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
3 – Cardstock Sheets (2 Colonial White, 1 Goldrush)
1 – Pathfinding Assortment (Z3012)
1 – Bling Gems Gold Assortment (Z2023)
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured Colors: Autumn Terracotta, Chocolate, Goldrush, Olive


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Spooktacular Hat CTMH Scaredy Cat

I get asked often about how to make projects shown in the CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book so I thought I'd take a moment and share a fabulous resource many still don't know about. You can find full recipes for all the projects shown in the Idea Book on my website.

This spooktacular hat has been all the talk since the launch of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book launched in August and now you can find a full tutorial with step by step instructions on Jeanette Lynton's blog.

Oct 31 Hat Tutorial 

Supply List
X7185B Scaredy Cat paper pack

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Friday, September 19, 2014

CTMH Celebrate Card

Today is my first post for the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team. We were given the color palette Sorbet, Cranberry, Pacifica, Lagoon, & Olive.

I was really challenged in the beginning because this seemed like a lot more colors than I'm used to but i knew I wanted to include the new Lagoon Paper bags. They also come in Slate, Ruby, and Honey colored. I decided to think outside of the box and use it as a holder for a card.

I started with the bag first since I didn't really know what I wanted to do with the card. I went through my stash and found everything I could that fit in the color scheme. The fabric caught my eye and I decided I wanted to create a flower and then a tag. The flower was made with four circles of fabric folded into quarters then I added a resin flower to the center. I cut the tag from the Cricut Artiste cartridge in sorbet and White Daisy, stamped the sentiment and then pop dotted it up onto the bag. I used some olive bakers twine to tie through it and added extra texture and dimension.

For the card I stamped the image in chocolate and then colored it in with a blending pen and my ink pads. The diamond border was stamped with a rock and roll technique using lagoon and pacifica ink. I double matted it with olive and lagoon card stock and adhered one of the CTMH clips to the top so you could easily pull it from the bag.

I hope you'll join the Color My Heart Color Dare #111 with your own project. Link it up over on the Color My Heart blog.

Supplies Used all from Close to My Heart -
Z2037 Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2048 Ink the Pink Clips
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z3009 Chalk It Up Assortment
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
C1533 Fabulous You stamp set
C1478 WOTG stamp set retired
Sarita Textile retired
CTMH Ink Pads - Chocolate, Lagoon, Pacifica, Olive, Cranberry, Sorbet
CTMH Cardstock - White Daisy, Olive, Sorbet, Lagoon

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CTMH Pathfinding Card Workshop on the Go

This months feature is all about the Pathfinding collection and it wouldn't be complete without talking about the new Card Workshop on the Go kits. If you don't have time to go to workshops or there aren't any around you then the WOTG are perfect. They include everything you need besides the ink to complete fabulous projects.

Todays is all about cards. You get all the supplies to create 15 cards, 3 of each design. BUT let me tell you there's enough paper and product here to complete about 30+ more cards than the 15 so add some extra card bases in to your order.
How fab is that?

supplies used
Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit

Included in each kit is an exclusive D-sized stamp set designed specifically for this kit, paper, Cards & envelopes, Sequins, Shimmer Trim, and the Instructional Brochure.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Share a Coke and a Smile

Today I'm back with my 2nd Design Team post for Nuts About Sketches. This was a double page sketch but I had these photos that were perfect so I just used one of the pages.

The sketch had all sizes of arrows  that I loved so I played with that and added CTMH Arrow wash tape going down between the two background papers then used various arrows cut from the Artiste Cartridge and stamped with sentiments, cork arrows, sticker arrows from simple stories with words already printed on them. I really like how it all came together so well even using multiple lines of product.  I even created the title with four different alphas from four different companies.

Products used -
MME My Girl
Simple Stories Alpha & stickers
Enamel dots

This sketch was a lot of fun to play with and I'll be using it again for a double layout. I'm really pleased with how this layout turned out but I'm not sure if it's the photos or the layout I like most. LOL

I hope you'll try the layout and share with me here or on my Facebook page,

NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Collection now available.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

400 Card Designs, 25 Card Themes & FREE Cardstock

Awesome news!! 

The NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Collection is now available to order!

Are you ready for even more details and inspiration of all the things the NEW Artfully Sent collection allows you to create quicker and easier?!

Order by Sept  20th and choose a FREE pack of card stock only through me!
When you order email me your choice of card stock and I'll have it shipped to you.
(a $14.50 value FREE)

With this Collection, you will be able to make handmade masterpieces in no time at all! Choose from cards with sentiments, cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring 400 card designs with more than 25 card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasion—even if the occasion is “just because!” Card styles include:

$99 USD / $109 CAD
(retail value of nearly $125 USD / $135 CAD)

1 – Cartridge (700 Images: Cards and Font)
3 – My Acrylix™ D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack

 Order your Cricut® Artfully Sent collection (Z3017) today.

Here are some helpful links to see all that you can create quickly and easily with the new 

CTMH Artfully Sent Sample Cards 
CTMH Artfully Sent Shape Index

Check out this video showing samples and the entire 
Artfully Sent Cricut Collection.

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and this months Stamp of the Month

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CTMH Pathfinding Banner & Wall Art

Todays Pathfinding projects feature Home Decor. I've listed a comprehensive supply list below if you want to recreate any of them.
I love our Decor Frame to change out seasonally and add those special photos that are current.

For the pinecones there's some fabulous tutorial on pinterest that you can find and the Pathfinding paper is perfect tone on tone paper for projects like this.

Supplies used for all projects
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection 

Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
X7186B Pathfinding Paper Packet

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