Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CTMH Colorful Me #Life Layout

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.  This is just a quick blog post to share with you a kit that I made that features CTMH's Colorful Me #Life cards.  Although these cards are retired, you can still get other really cute #Life cards by clicking here.  And for just $5.95 per set, you get so many cards, so many that you could make two double layouts if you tried!
This second photo shows my 4x4 Flip Flaps opened up, allowing for extra photos and journaling spots.

And don't forget Shimmer Trim!  It comes in lots of color options and adds just the right touch of bling to your papercrafts!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

CTMH Some Kinda Wonderful Layouts for Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog, and to the Joyful Stars February blog hop.  If you have arrived here from Michelle's blog, you are on the right track. 
Today I am sharing several layouts all created with the brand new paper suite from Close To My Heart called Some Kinda Wonderful.  Now, I can't take credit for these layouts.  They were designed and created by my talented downline, Beth, who also happens to be my mom!  Since she doesn't blog, she handed over these beauties for me to put out for all of you.  I really like the way she put these patterns together.  So often, with a busy paper line like Some Kinda Wonderful, I see folks trying to get every, single pattern onto one layout.  This is overwhelming to me. 
Here are the layouts...

Here are a few photos of the products in the Some Kinda Wonderful paper suite, as well as other products used in the layouts.  You can click on the names below the photos to be brought to my shopping site.

Silver Foil Tape

 I would like to thank you for stopping by my blog during this month's Joyful Stars blog hop.  Before you leave, be sure to become one of my blog followers so that you don't miss out on my projects between hops.  Now hop along to see what the very talented Debi has in store for you over at her blog, That Might Look Good on a Card.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Flower Market Layout

I set out to use up some old CTMH supplies today in a layout.  Usually, I would feel bad sharing a layout made with products that you can no longer purchase, but you could really use any CTMH patterned cardstock and get a similar layout, because the most important part of the layout, the CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge, is still available!  For the layout, I used some old Roxie paper and a package of Lollydoodle embellishments.  Here is a look at the layout.

I really like how it turned out!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dreamin' Big CTMH Projects

Dreamin' Big by CTMH.  I love this paper pack!  It's mixed up colors just speak to me.  I began making this layout at a CTMH Consultant only event in December.  It was kind of basic as designed, so I felt the need to jazz it up a bit to make it more me.
Dreamin' Big Layout
The Dreamin' Big paper pack features 12 sheets, 2 of each of six different double sided cardstock, so there is a lot to create with.

Dreamin' Big Layout Detail
 I also added some Dreamin' Big Complements, which consist of three pages of sticker embellishments and a pack of these cool white plastic words and shapes.
Dreamin' Big A2 Card
The card above is made from pieces of the Dreamin' Big paper pack and all of the flowers are the sticker embellishments that I simply pop dotted.  I added a few Dreamin' Big Sequins for some bling, along with some Black Shimmer Trim.
Dreamin' Big 4x4 Card
This next card features a bicycle cut from our CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, another must have go to of mine.  The bicycle features Sea Glass Glitter Paper, that cuts like butter on the newer Cricut machines.  And guess what, one of my Dreamin' Big Sequins seems to have fallen off of the wheel!  Oh well, you get the picture!  The word happy is one of those 3D white plastic shapes that I was telling you came in the Complements packet.
Dreamin' Big 5x7 Card
And this last card is my favorite!  It is just a cut from one of the Dreamin' Big patterned paper, along with lots of those embellishment stickers from the Complements once again.  I added some Sugar Rush Dots to the center of these flowers for a little sparkle.
All of these projects will go onto a big black foamboard to show off to my customers at my crops.  I have a big crop that I am running in PA this weekend, so I had better let you go so I can get back to packing.
All of the supplies can be found on my website, or by clicking the links throughout this post.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CTMH Sugar Rush Layout #2

Ready for the next installment of my Sugar Rush Layouts?  Well, here goes!  I created this second layout with inspiration, once again, from Tina Lovell. 

Notice the little gold hearts and embellishments here and there?  Those are all part of the Sugar Rush Complements.

The easiest way to recreate these layouts is using the Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way kit
 It includes just about everything that you need!  Well, almost everything.  I also used the amazing Artistry Cricut Cartridge, a Close To My Heart exclusive, for the ice cream cone once again.  Oh, and I should mention that the bases of the layouts are Blossom cardstock, isn't that a pretty color? 
Be sure to stop back soon for my last layout installment as well as some Sugar Rush cards that I will be sharing!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

CTMH Sugar Rush Layout #1

With every new Seasonal Expressions catalog, I like to make artwork samples to show to my customers how beautiful the new Close To My Heart paper lines are.  I had seen a set of beautiful layouts made last time around by a fellow consultant, Tina Lovell.  She had made the layouts out of Swan Lake, and I fell in love with them on Pinterest.  I decided to try to re-make her layouts with our brand new Sugar Rush paper suite.  Here is the first of three layouts that I made with CTMH Sugar Rush.  One element that you will see throughout all three of my layouts is a cute little ice cream cone that I have cut from the CTMH Artistry cartridge.  I hope you like the layout, and I hope that Tina likes my take on her pretty artwork too!

Monday, January 9, 2017

CTMH Adore You for the January Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for January 2017.  If you have arrived here from Michelle's blog, you are on the right track.

This month, I am sharing a quick and easy card that is made with the January Stamp of the Month from CTMH, Adore You.  I stamped this beautiful heart and colored it with ShinHan alcohol markers.  I added some gold accents onto the two biggest flowers on the heart with our brand new Gold Shimmer Brush.  I love that brush!  I also added a little bit of Liquid Glass to the centers of those flowers for an added embellishment.  Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, I used the beautiful new paper line called Hello Lovely, along with a touch of Rustic Home Fundamentals paper (the wood grain paper).

Thank you for stopping by to visit me on the Joyful Stars Blog Hop this month.  Next up, please hop along to Debi's blog to see what she has created for you.  See you next month!

Friday, December 9, 2016

CTMH Thoughtful Flowers Stamp of the Month for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for December 2016!  If you have arrived here from Joyce's Joyful Creations blog, you are on the right track! 
Today, I would like to share a card design that I made with the December Stamp of the Month, Thoughtful Flowers.  I used the stamp set to create the background flowers by stamping with White Daisy ink onto Kraft Cardstock.  I allowed the ink to dry completely, and then traced around the flowers with our Warm Grey and Clay ShinHan markers, to create the shadowing.

I decided the card needed a punch of color, so I used my Thin Cuts with Peacock cardstock to create the sentiment.  I also decided a big flower was in order, so I cut a succulent from the CTMH Flower Market Cartridge.  I really like how my cards turned out.  They were for a swap with a group of really talented CTMH gals, so I wanted something different that would showcase a technique as well as many products.
I hope you enjoyed my stop along the hop.  Now, please travel on to Debi's blog, That Might Look Good on a Card to see what special work of art she has in store for you!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

CTMH Oh Deer Winter Wonderland Layout

Last weekend, we woke up to our first snow in Northern NJ.  My youngest decided to rush right out and play.  She was so excited to make snowmen!  I fell so in love with the photos that I had them printed right away.  I knew that I wanted to use the CTMH Oh Deer paper (use the link if you need this paper pack, it won't be here very much longer and it's a beauty!), the sheet with the pinecones, because of the snow covered pines in the background of my photos.  I turned to the newest Cricut cartridge, CTMH Flower Market, for most of my cuts.  I also added a snowman from CTMH Artistry.  I felt the Desert Sand background pages needed something, so I splatted with my Watercolor Paints and Paintbrush Set.   

A little bow from the Rustic Home Ribbon Pack on top of some pine sprigs added a perfect touch. 
And notice the snowflakes...they were cut from White Glitter paper.  I think the photograph below captures the glitter a little better.  Oh, and I ran the tree through the new CTMH Snowflakes Embossing Folder and lightly sanded with a nail file.
Did you happen to notice the tiny snowflakes?  They are sequins that I found at Target's Dollar Spot.
And for reading all of the way to the bottom of this post, here is the Cricut Design Space file for you to use.  Please be sure to "save as" with a new file name before using it.  This will keep the integrity of the original file for others to use, and you will be working with your own copy instead of competing with others at the same time.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Merry Christmas Card for the November 2016 Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to my entry in the Joyful Stars blog hop for November 2016.  If you have arrived here from my friend Krista's blog, you are on the right track.
I can't believe that it has already been a month, and that I haven't posted a project in between.  Yikes!  I have been dealing with broken growth plates and infected spider bites, as well as holding another wonderfully productive crop this past weekend in my hometown of Vernon, NJ.  So, I apologize for the wait.
Today, I will be sharing a card that I made with cuts from our Close To My Heart Digital Cricut cartridge, City Sidewalks. It is a cute little cartridge, and I haven't seen all that much created with it.  I used some leftover pieces from CTMH's Swan Lake paper packet, along with our beautiful Sea Glass Glitter Paper.  I ran the Kraft Cardstock through our Snowflake Embossing Folder, which I can't link to at the moment because it has been so popular that it has sold out!  A little bit of twine from our CTMH Enchantment Ribbon Pack and some snowflakes cut from City Sidewalks provide some much needed embellishments.

I hope that you have enjoyed my City Sidewalks Merry Christmas Card.  Please hop along to see the very talented Debi's blog hop project.  Thanks for visiting!