Friday, September 23, 2016

CTMH Swan Lake Layout

Just sharing a quick and easy layout today.  It was designed by CTMH, but I added my own touches.  I started with CTMH Swan Lake paper, and working with two sheets of White Daisy and one Glacier sheet of cardstock, I began building my layout.  I stamped the flowers and sentiments from our With You stamp set.  Using Gold Glitter Paper and one of the new CTMH Thin Cuts, I made the word "hello".  A few Gold Sequins, and voila, a cute, quick layout!  Want to pin this layout?  Click on the title of this post, scroll to the bottom and you should see the Pinterest button!
 


Thursday, September 22, 2016

CTMH Create Kindness Stamps with Swan Lake

This month, Close To My Heart has a special promotion called "Create Kindness".  It comes as a bundle with 8 little stamp sets and 24 little 3"x3" pastel cards and envelopes (along with ink, a block and a great organizer.  I made those little cards, but decided to put the stamp sets to use with our CTMH Swan Lake paper package.  I love how they turned out!  I colored the images using our CTMH ShinHan markers, they are amazing, and I feel I have more control than I do with my Copics.  I cut out shimmery little scalloped circles from our Sea Glass Glitter paper, a favorite of mine.  Each little stamp set is available for only $2.95 by clicking HERE!  That is a steal in my opinion!!!
 





Friday, September 9, 2016

September 2016 Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I am running just a little short on time this month with just having made it home from a trip to get the four kids back to school within a day.  Yikes!  And I am very busy preparing for my crop that I am hosting tomorrow.  I promise to get a project up here instead of this placeholder as soon as I can.  In the meantime, please hop along to the very talented Creatively Artsy Card Gallery belonging to Nancy.

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! 
Done???
Good!!!
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!