Thursday, August 9, 2018

Joyful Stars August 2018 Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to my very quick entry for the Joyful Stars August 2018 blog hop.  If you have arrived here from the blog of our host, Joyce, you are on the right track!

Today I am sharing a page that I made with the September National Stamping Month promotion, called Memories In The Making.  It will be available on September 1st.  It is a Cut Above Calendar kit.  Since I don't handle calendars well, I always turn my pages into layouts. 

Here is one layout that I put together with a very old photo of my daughter in Disney.


Thanks for visiting!  Now. Please hop along to see what the talented Debi's blog, That Might Look Good on a Card.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

CTMH Grateful Heart - FREE - Workshop Guide Layouts 1-3

Would you like FREE instuctions for my 
CTMH Grateful Heart Layouts 1-3?

Well you are in luck!

Let's see if this works!

Here is the PDF Workshop Guide. 


Remember, you can find the Cricut Design Space file in each layout post here on the blog.

CTMH Grateful Heart - Fall Blessings Layout

Want a Sneak Peek into a not yet released paper suite from Close To My Heart?

As you might remember by my Create layout post, I was given the ultimate honor by Close To My Heart at our Annual Convention this year.  I was chosen to be one of six lucky ladies to unveil a new CTMH paper suite.  Mine is called Grateful Heart, and my heart was very grateful to be able to create the most amazing projects that I could dream up with this paper suite.

I have so much CTMH Grateful Heart goodness to share with you all in the upcoming weeks, including 6 layouts.  I have broken the layouts up into groups of 3, and I have created the first cutting guide, all which I will be sharing just as soon as I share the three layouts in individual posts.  On this post, I will be sharing my third layout, Fall Blessings.  You will be treated to artwork with a paper line that won't be available to anyone but consultants until September 1, 2018.  If you can't wait until September 1st, you can always join my team by clicking here wink, wink!

Here is my Grateful Heart - Fall Blessings layout.



I can't yet link to the new products for you to have a look at them, but I will do so as soon as they are available for purchase on September 1st.

Here is a ink to the Cricut Design Space File.  You will need to own and have linked to your CDS account - CTMH Artbooking, CTMH Artistry and CTMH Flower Market to be able to cut the images for the six layouts that I will be sharing.





Be sure to become a blog follower so that you don't miss out on any of the CTMH Grateful Heart projects coming soon!

CTMH Grateful Heart - Blessed Beyond Measure Layout

Want a Sneak Peek into a not yet released paper suite from Close To My Heart?

As you might remember by my Create layout post, I was given the ultimate honor by Close To My Heart at our Annual Convention this year.  I was chosen to be one of six lucky ladies to unveil a new CTMH paper suite.  Mine is called Grateful Heart, and my heart was very grateful to be able to create the most amazing projects that I could dream up with this paper suite.

I have so much CTMH Grateful Heart goodness to share with you all in the upcoming weeks, including 6 layouts.  I have broken the layouts up into groups of 3, and I have created the first cutting guide, all which I will be sharing just as soon as I share the three layouts in individual posts.  On this post, I will be sharing my second layout, Blessed Beyond Measure.  You will be treated to artwork with a paper line that won't be available to anyone but consultants until September 1, 2018.  If you can't wait until September 1st, you can always join my team by clicking here wink, wink!

Here is my Grateful Heart - Blessed Beyond Measure layout.



I can't yet link to the new products for you to have a look at them, but I will do so as soon as they are available for purchase on September 1st.

Here is a ink to the Cricut Design Space File.  You will need to own and have linked to your CDS account - CTMH Artbooking, CTMH Artistry and CTMH Flower Market to be able to cut the images for the six layouts that I will be sharing.


Be sure to become a blog follower so that you don't miss out on any of the CTMH Grateful Heart projects coming soon!



CTMH Grateful Heart - Endless Summer Layout

Want a Sneak Peek into a not yet released paper suite from Close To My Heart?

As you might remember by my Create layout post, I was given the ultimate honor by Close To My Heart at our Annual Convention this year.  I was chosen to be one of six lucky ladies to unveil a new CTMH paper suite.  Mine is called Grateful Heart, and my heart was very grateful to be able to create the most amazing projects that I could dream up with this paper suite.

I have so much CTMH Grateful Heart goodness to share with you all in the upcoming weeks, including 6 layouts.  I have broken the layouts up into groups of 3, and I have created the first cutting guide, all which I will be sharing just as soon as I share the three layouts in individual posts.  On this post, I will be sharing my first layout, Endless Summer.  You will be treated to artwork with a paper line that won't be available to anyone but consultants until September 1, 2018.  If you can't wait until September 1st, you can always join my team by clicking here wink, wink!

Here is my Grateful Heart - Endless Summer layout.




I can't yet link to the new products for you to have a look at them, but I will do so as soon as they are available for purchase on September 1st.

Here is a ink to the Cricut Design Space File.  You will need to own and have linked to your CDS account - CTMH Artbooking, CTMH Artistry and CTMH Flower Market to be able to cut the images for the six layouts that I will be sharing.


Be sure to become a blog follower so that you don't miss out on any of the CTMH Grateful Heart projects coming soon!

Friday, August 3, 2018

For the Love of Crafting Card

CTMH's For the Love of Crafting...it's the August 2018 Stamp of the Month.

Designed just for girls like us!  You know, the crafters out there.

I whipped up a quick card with this set today.  This isn't just an ordinary card though.  It is special because it gives you a little glimpse into a few of the new, not yet released, products coming from CTMH on September 1st.  Here is my For the Love of Crafting card for you to look at, and below we can talk about the new goodness.


So, where to start?  Let's start with the Sneak Peek of the new color of the year.  Sugarplum.  You can see it at play in the Glitter Paper, Ink and Glitter Gems.  Isn't it so trendy and pretty.  It is like a dusty, plumy, pink.  So pretty.
Next up you may have noticed a little Silver Embellishing Thread?  It adds a fun, quirky little pop to your projects.  Lastly, you might have spied a new color cardstock called Sage.  It goes so well with the Sugarplum and Sapphire. 

My favorite new Sneak Peek isn't something so easily spotted.

Did you notice the unique, yet cohesive color palette?  It is from this AMAZING new color theory book called, Love of Color.  It covers the CTMH color rainbow, makes color combination suggestions and it has gorgeous, inspiring artwork.

The For the Love of Crafting stamp set is available this month only!  It is only $5 with a qualifying purchase on my website.

As for the new products, you will need to wait until September 1st for those to be available to the public. 

Or, do you????

You could join my GIRLplusPAPERhearts team today and you will have early access to all of the new goodies too!  Click here to join my team today.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

How to Make those CTMH Bushel and a Peck Cards

Want to know how we made those little CTMH Bushel and a Peck Cards?  
The set of 12 that were featured a few posts back?
Emma and I have made two videos.  Warning though, they are a little rough.  We dropped the phone and nearly broke it, so that is the reason for having two videos.  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our bloopers, I mean - how to videos lol!

I will post the product links below the videos.








Friday, July 20, 2018

Christmas In July Sale at CTMH

Who doesn't love a sale???


This is going to be a huge sale!  Items at 50% off, and not just Christmas items, lots of soon to be retiring items and more!!!
Be sure to check out Stampaganza while you are at my website.  Stamps are buy two get one free!  Visit my clearance items too for more great deals. 
https://andreasherman.closetomyheart.com/default.aspx

Monday, July 9, 2018

CTMH Convention 2018 Layout for Joyful Stars July blog hop

Welcome to my entry for the Joyful Stars July 2018 blog hop!  If you have arrived here from Joyce's blog, you are on the right track!

I have made a quick and easy layout that I would like to share with you today.  I had the distinct honor of being one of six Extravaganza Presenters that got the privilege of unveiling artwork based on a never before seen CTMH paper suite. 

 Although I can't yet share that with you, I did want to start getting some of my own scrapbooking underway.

The layout is made with a CTMH Convention exclusive stamp set, as well as pieces of patterned cardstock from the Central Park and Beautiful Friendship paper packets.  It is an easy layout to replicate, and you could use any stamp set that fit your photo theme.




Now please, hop along to see what the very talented Debi has to share with you today on That Might Look Good on a Card.  See you next hop!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

CTMH A Bushel and a Peck meets Documented Love Us Card Set

Want to make some really cute, really quick cards that are very inexpensive?  I have just the thing for you!  I have combined the June Close To My Heart stamp set, A Bushel and a Peck, with a set of CTMH Documented Love Us Picture My Life Cards and made 12 really cute cards! 
We cut the big PML cards down just a bit, and layered the smaller PML cards on top to create our card fronts.  We adhered those on top of a White Daisy Card Base, added our stamped girls and sentiments (all colored with CTMH ShinHan Touch Twin markers) and embellished with some Gold Shimmer Trim.  On a few cards we added hearts cut using CTMH Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts.











 
My youngest child, Emma, helped me with coloring some of the girls, and I was so proud of her effort. 

I hope that you like our cards.  Be sure to order your Stamp of the Month before it is gone at the end of this month.  I am sure that the PML cards and Stitched Heart Thin Cuts will be going quickly too, so get them while they last!


Saturday, June 9, 2018

CTMH A Bushel and a Peck Heart Card

Have you seen the CTMH A Bushel and a Peck Stamp of the Month yet?

I am here to show off its cuteness for my stop on the June 2018 Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here by way of Michelle's blog, you are on the right track!

Today's card began with a card base cut out of the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  I thought those hearts would make a darling background for my A Bushel and a Peck girl.   It was cut from Kraft cardstock and backed with a little piece of pink patterned paper from the CTMH Documented paper pack.


I pulled out my favorite CTMH product at the moment, 
the Thin Cuts - Stitched Hearts die set.  I can't help myself, I have been adding hearts to absolutely everything.  I thought a big Gold Glitter heart would anchor my girl to the card.  It worked, but I also discovered something amazing.  
The smallest stitched heart was a perfect match for my Artfully Sent card overlay hearts!  Using my exact cut file, that is.  Here is the link:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/96763985


I added White and Gold Ribbon and White Dots for embellishments. And I almost forgot to mention that my girl was colored entirely using CTMH ShinHan Markers!  I love the control that they offer me while coloring!

Thank you for stopping by GIRLplusPAPER for this month's Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy CTMH's A Bushel and a Peck stamp set as much as I do!  Next up is my fellow Jersey girl, Marie, at her blog NJ Stamping Queen.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

CTMH Postcard Perfect Mother's Day Card for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to GIRLplusPAPER and my entry for the Joyful Stars May 2018 blog hop!  If you have arrived here from Marie's blog, NJ Stamping Queen, you are on the right track. 

Today I am sharing a card that uses up even more of the scraps from my CTMH Postcard Perfect paper pack.  If you haven't heard of CTMH Postcard Perfect yet, it is the product suite that is being offered this month only by CTMH in celebration of National Scrapbooking Month.  I have created 7 scrapbook pages out of the paper pack and coordinating cardstock, and you can look back on my last post to see one of them if you'd like.  I do want to quickly add that my card was inspired by a Pinterest photo, and I can't give proper credit because the website was completely in Russian, or at least that is what it looks like to me!




To create the card, I started with a card base, and added a piece of Peacock Cardstock to cover the front.  I made 4 planks of wood out of the woodgrain piece of cardstock, and I inked the edges.  I then layered rectangles of Postcard Perfect vellum to create a base for my floral arrangement.  All of the flowers and leaves were cut out of the CTMH Flower Market cartridge.  What a phenomenal cartridge that is!

For embellishment, I added some twine from the Whimsy Ribbon pack, retired Cream Ribbon and some Gold Pearls in the centers of my flowers.  The center of the big poppy flower (totally not tropical right?) was cut out of a piece of CTMH Gold Glitter Cardstock.  To finish off my card, I added one of the many sentiments from the Short & Sweet stamp set.  That little, inexpensive stamp set really touches on so many occasions, and Happy Mother's Day fit so well on the woodgrain plank.  Of course, this card will best be given in person and not mailed!
If you would like to make your own card, I am sharing my Cricut Design Space file with you.  You will need the CTMH Flower Market cartridge though.  Here is the link, enjoy!
https://design.cricut.com/#/design/93391059

Thank you for stopping by my little blog.  Please visit again soon.  Now, please hop along to visit my creative friend, Krista, at Krista's Crafty Corner.  


Friday, May 4, 2018

Postcard Perfect Amazing Family Vacation Layout

 I got the urge to play with paper last night.  I pulled out the pieces of my Postcard Perfect cardstock that were left after a big project (which I have not yet shared) and got to work.  I was inspired by a layout that I had seen on Pinterest, of course, and decided it would be perfect to use as a pattern for my layout.  I already know that I am going to use a picture of our family from a visit two summers ago.  I am so not a chronological scrapbooker, and that is ok to admit, right?  Scrapbooking should be enjoyable, so I refuse to feel pressure to complete a given year's worth of scrapbooking.  
The layout began with a base sheet of small polka dotted cardstock.  I layered a sheet of that pretty white polka dotted velum, cut at 11 1/2" square.  Next up was a 10" square of palm tree cardstock.  A few banner strips of all different widths and lengths using scraps still in my Postcard Perfect paper pack, some zip strips running horizontally at the top, and a bunch of Starfish cut from a CTMH You Are Here Cricut Cartridge and out of Gold Glitter Paper.
Here is a close up of the starfish and star banner.  The stars were cut using Thin Cuts - Basic Stars, and I embossed them with a retired CTMH embossing folder for some extra texture and interest.  Do you see those little bitty stars?  They are the centers of the starfish that were left behind on my Cricut mat!  Lastly, the title was actually meant to be one big stamp from the Postcard Perfect Stamp Set.  My talented friend Alison Bawdy showed me some multicolored images that she had stamped and I wanted to try my own hand at that.  Well, it did not work so well for me!  So, I did the unthinkable...I CUT my stamp into three pieces!!!  It took a lot of guts to do it, but it allowed me to stamp three different colors in the title.  I love the way it turned out.  Thanks Alison!