Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CTMH Thin Cuts Celebrate Card for the Joyful Stars August 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to my entry for the Joyful Stars August 2016 blog hop.  If you have arrived here from my dear friend Lori's blog, you are on the correct path.
 I had such big plans for a project that I was going to have for you today featuring our new CTMH Flower Market cartridge, BUT, my poor littlest girl has been feeling so sick with a summer virus.  And when your baby is in pain, crafting gets delayed!  I have been able to share several other projects before the sickness took over our home, so be sure to look at the past three or more posts here before moving on to Joyce's blog.
Anyway, I am sharing a card that I made with our now retired CTMH Georgie paper pack.  It is a 6"x6" card, and was made just with a spare piece of cardstock.  The celebrate and heart were actually just the negative of one of my layouts.  They were cut from one of my very favorite new products, our CTMH Thin Cuts.  See, even the scraps can make something beautiful!
Thank you for stopping by to visit me.  I hope that you enjoyed my simple scrappy card.  I promise to have something better to share next month!  Now, please hop along back to Joyce's blog.

Friday, August 5, 2016

CTMH Flower Market Crazy Daisy Happy Wishes Cards

Back with 3 more CTMH Flower Market cards today!  I decided to see how the same card would look in three different colors out of the CTMH Whimsy Fundamentals paper package.  I also used some CTMH White Glitter Paper for that crazy daisy overlay, and Gold Glitter Paper for the centers.  And the sentiment...it is one of 28 (yep, 28!!!) sentiments on one of the three stamp set that come along with the CTMH Flower Market Cricut Bundle.  This set is called Sending Smiles.
Now, here comes a bribe!  If you would be so kind as to follow my blog, and maybe pin some of my projects from time to time, I will share my Cricut Design Space files from time to time! 
Have you hit that follow button up in the upper left corner yet?  Well, go ahead!  Just do it! 
Here is the link: 
Let's hope this works.  Of course, you will need the CTMH Flower Market purchased and linked to your own CDS account before you can cut it out.
It is not available for purchase through Cricut, but you can purchase it here, from me, by clicking either of these links:

Would you like to create this card for yourself?  Please become a follower of my blog, and if you do, you are more than welcome to use my Cricut Design Space file.  The flower has been perfectly sized to match mine:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/43669771

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CTMH Flower Market Friends Card featuring Rustic HomeFundamentals Paper

It is the third day of August, so I wanted to share my third card from the CTMH Flower Market.  This card came together so easily!  I love the 'Friends' banner from my new CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge so much that I decided to use some of my coveted Sea Glass Glitter Paper ($5.95 for three sheets).  I even used a little punched piece of it for the center of my flower.
 I decided that the Sea Glass Glitter Paper would go beautifully with a piece out of the Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Pack ($13.95).  The card itself is made with a Seaglass Cardstock base.  A pretty crocheted lace double bow from our CTMH Rustic Home Ribbon Pack ($9.95) completes this shabby chic little card!
Did you know there are two options when it comes to purchasing this new cartridge?  A physical CTMH Flower Market Cartridge bundle for $99 or a digital CTMH Flower Market Cartridge bundle for $79.  And you can earn either for half price if you would like me to do a facebook CTMH party or an on-line EZ Invite gathering for you.  Just leave me a message! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

CTMH Flower Market and Florence Card for Mojo Monday 459 Challenge

When I saw this week's Mojo Monday 459 Sketch Challenge, I knew that I would need to use my new CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge on my card.  After all, it featured a flower in the sketch, so it was the perfect excuse to use CTMH Flower Market, right? 
I decided that the CTMH Florence paper pack ($9.95) would be perfect paired with the Flower Market flower that I had in mind.  I also used some Florence Sequins ($3.95) and the Beyond Awesome stamp set ($13.95) for the sentiment.
I used the flower image found on page 46 of my CTMH Flower Market handbook.  I did not use the very center piece, and opted for the bling of a Florence Sequin instead.  The bitty flowers were hand cut out of some scraps of paper and added just the finishing touches that I hoped for.
I am loving my CTMH Flower Market cartridge already, and I haven't even begun to scratch the surface.  I try to sneak a cut in between loads of laundry...don't tell!  Don't have the CTMH Flower Market yet?  It is available in two formats, a physical cartridge for $99 as well as a digital format for $79, and it is only available through CTMH Consultants such as myself.  Click on the links if you would like to order yours!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Flower Market Bicycle Card

I couldn't wait to create with my brand new Close To My Heart Flower Market Cricut cartridge.  I saw this adorable little retro bicycle image and new that it would look incredible with our brand new CTMH Seaglass Glitter paper.  I love the way it looks against the yellow and white Calypso paper.  I finished the card off with some cute little flowers also cut from the cartridge.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CTMH Calypso Cards

The summery, cheerful Calypso paper suite will only be here for a few more days.  And since I will be leaving tomorrow for CKC in Lancaster, PA, I wanted to share quite a few Calypso cards with you.  I won't run through every single product with you, but I do want to mention the Art Philosophy, Artfully Sent, and even the Artiste Cricut cartridges.  They will be leaving us in just four days, and I used AP and AS in my cards below. 


Friday, July 15, 2016

CTMH Calypso Flower Lei

I decided to create something totally out of the box for my display at the Creativity Gallery at CTMH's annual convention. Cards and layouts are expected, right?  A flower lei, now, that is different.  The CTMH Calypso paper pack is front and center in this project.  The three layers of the flowers, as well as the leaves, were cut from one of my favorite cartridges ever...CTMH Artiste.  Can you believe it will be gone forever at the end of July, along with the Calypso paper?  You do not want to miss out, trust me!  And that's if the supply makes it to the end of July :(
Here is a close up of one of the flowers.  I strung them together from behind.  I have a few flowers left over, and I am planning on making my dear downline, Cindy, a corsage to wear at my Flamingle crop here in NJ on July 23rd.  I hope she likes it, and I hope she doesn't view this post before then lol!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

CTMH Calypso Hello Relax & Enjoy Summer Layout for the Joyful Stars July 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for July 2016.  If you have arrived here from Joyce's blog, you are on the right track.  Continuing on with my Calypso themed projects for this month, I would like to share my "hello RELAX & enjoy summer" layout with you.
 Although the Calypso paper pack has lots of opportunity for projects with the color pink, I set out to create a layout that I could use for photos of my son as well as my girls.  In other words, I tried to stay away from the pink!  In addition to the Calypso paper pack, I incorporated the Calypso Complements heavily when making the title for this layout. 
And what kind of a layout would it be without using my CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  I just LOVE those wave frames, cut out both big and small.  Oh, and I almost forgot the green overlay in the background of the left page.  Some Calypso Sequins scattered here and there and some Calypso Washi Tape just up the fun level. 
I hope that you enjoyed my layout!  Feel free to come back and browse the other Calypso projects that I will be sharing throughout the month of July and maybe even beyond.  Next up on the Joyful Stars blog hop is the very talented Debi's blog.  See you soon!

Monday, July 4, 2016

CTMH Calypso Card with Ornate Blossoms

This year during the CTMH Annual Convention, I had the privilege of presenting some of my artwork.  I decided to feature projects that I had made with happy CTMH Calypso paper pack.  I love the soft pastel pink and blue papers featured on this card, and I thought they would be the perfect background for a stamped image from our CTMH Ornate Blossoms and colored with our ShinHan alcohol markers.  I love relaxing by coloring images with those markers.  I created the blue scalloped border using our Scalloped Punch.  The card was finished with a Gold Bling Gem.  What an easy card, but I really like the look that I got with the colored image.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Close To My Heart Magical Convention Contest Layout 2016

I am just back from the Close To My Heart annual convention for 2016, and I have so very much to share.  So, first up is my layout contest entry.  I designed a page that centered around a core memory, my husband's return home after a very long deployment to Iraq.  We were supposed to create a layout around a core memory, like in the movie Inside Out.  Deployment can bring you through all of those emotions that come into play in the movie, including sadness and joy just to name a few.  Do you see the celebrate flip flap in the upper right corner?  That contained our deployment story. 
To complete my layout, I began with a pattern from the CTMH Magic pattern Book.  It served as my jumping off point.  As I mentioned before, I used the CTMH Magical paper packet, black cardstock for the circle overlay, and Red Glitter Paper for the streaming stars and the word "complete".  The stamped words were all from stamps that can be earned by new CTMH consultants.  All of my Cricut cuts were created with my beloved CTMH Artbooking cartridge, which can only be purchased through a consultant like me!

And that Celebrate overlay...that was a series of 3 - 3"x4" flip flaps layered together to hold my journaling.
I hope that you like my layout.  It was fun to create using my Magic book and Artbooking cartridge.  Although I did not win the contest, I am so very proud of how it turned out, and most of all that our journey was captured in the journaling for my children to look back on in the future.