Friday, April 21, 2017

CTMH Cut Above Forever & Always for only $7.48!!!

CTMH Cut Above kits are on sale during the month of April for half off!  That means you can score a quick and easy kit for only $7.48 when you shop with me this month! 

Today we will be focusing on the CTMH Forever & Always Cut Above Kit.  The kit comes with enough supplies to make a traditional double layout, has 12 Picture My Life cards, two top loading page protectors and two pocket page protectors.
I decided to give the traditional double layout a GIRLplusPAPER style make over.  The CTMH designed layout can be seen in the first picture of this blog post.  It was fine just the way it was, but, I couldn't leave it alone.  I made a few simple changes only.  I cut both the polka dot cardstock and striped cardstock in half.  I changed the orientation of the base pages, moved the elements around and added six gold sequins.  That's all!  And I think the layout is now more my style.  Here are some photos!

If you would like to order your own CTMH Cut Above kit, either the Forever & Always or the Little One, click here.  These kits are an absolute STEAL and won't last much longer, and they are absolutely not going to be half off after the end of this month!
Here is a link to the CTMH YouTube video to explain more:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CTMH Live Beautifully​ XO Card

I am still playing with the little leftover pieces of my CTMH Live Beautifully paper pack!  You see, I have this problem, I can't seem to throw away any of my cardstock scraps.  So why not turn them into cards?
I started with a scrap of Raspberry cardstock that I ran through the CTMH Confetti Embossing Folder.  I trimmed down the pretty gold embossed paper from Live Beautifully, and I ran it through my die cutting machine with a CTMH Heart Thin Cuts.  The Gold Glitter Cardstock Heart was created by using two different sized Heart Thin Cuts, and I adhered that down inside of my original heart.  Next, I used the Love Thin Cuts with some black cardstock for the sentiment, and used more black cardstock bits around the card.  I added a little bit of XO ribbon from the CTMH Uptown Ribbon pack.  I love its gold foil embossing!
I think I still have a few remnants of my half pack of CTMH Live Beautifully pack left after making a 20 card workshop, a two paged layout and now this second card of my own design, and I still have half a pack left!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

CTMH Live Beautifully Layout Featuring Flower Market Cartridge Accents

 Here is another layout that I created using the CTMH Live Beautifully paper pack for National Scrapbooking Month 2017.  Some of the papers in this beautiful collection can be quite bossy and not play well with others.  I am finding it easier to feature these papers, like this bold rose pattern, with supporting patterns instead of other bold patterns.  The subtle patterns that I have used work beautifully in this CTMH Live Beautifully layout.
In addition to the Live Beautifully paper pack, I added some Gold Foil Tape, and Sequins Gold Assortment for some added bling.  I stamped the sentiment and title with the CTMH Live Beautifully exclusive stamp set.  The finishing touches are roses, cut from the CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge.  I think they are the perfect accent to the rose paper.  Remember, this Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set are exclusive for the 2017 National Scrapbooking Month, and will not be available until May 1st.  I will update the links at that time for your shopping pleasure!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

CTMH Live Beautifully for the Joyful Stars April 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to my entry in the Joyful Stars blog hop for April!
If you have arrived here from my friend Krista's blog, Krista's Crafty Corner, you are on the right track.
I wanted to share a special card with you on this installment of our hop.  You might be wondering why I am saying it is special...that's because I am giving you a sneak peek.  Shhhh!  The white paper will the beautiful gold embossing is one of the papers featured in our not yet available paper pack that is for CTMH's National Scrapbooking Day campaign, Live Beautifully.  It will not be available for purchase until May 1st, and I will update the links on this very post at that time. 

In addition to the CTMH Live Beautifully paper packet, I used a number of CTMH products to make this pretty card.  The "love" cutout was made using our Gold Glitter Paper along with our Love Thin Cuts metal die.  I used Raspberry Cardstock for my base layer and also for cutting out the stunning rose from our CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  (BTW, this cartridge has over 700 images and has oh so much more than flowers!)  Before assembling the rose, I stamped it with a stamp to make the dots. The stamp was also from my CTMH Flower Market bundle.  I used tone on tone stamping with Raspberry Ink.  The center was cut from Lemon cardstock, and the leaf from New England Ivy cardstock.  A piece of ribbon from our Enchantment Ribbon Pack gave the card a little more color and texture.  I finished the rose by giving the petal edges a swipe with our Gold Shimmer Brush.

I am the last blog for this month's hop.  Please hop back to the beginning if you would like.  Here is the link to Joyce's blog, Joyful Creations.  Thank you for stopping by to see me, and be sure to check back for more projects soon!

I have added a few photos taken during the creation of my rose.  I am also going to share my Cricut Design Space Flower Market rose file with you.  This rose is the actual size that I used for my A2 sized card.  Please save my file by choosing "save as" and saving it to your own account.  Please note that you will need to have your own copy of the CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge in order to cut out my rose.  If you would like to purchase the cartridge, you may click here.  My Cricut Design Space File is:

CTMH Sugar Rush Layout #3

Wow!  I just realized that I never posted my third Sugar Rush layout for you.  Yikes, I am a slacker sometimes.  I only discovered my oversight when browsing my own Pinterest boards.  So, without making you wait any longer, I introduce you to my last, sugary sweet layout.

The layout was made out of the Sugar Rush Paper Suite.  We are nearing the last few days of this sweetie, so be sure to get yours while it is still around!

That little heart by the arrow...I have no idea how or why it was in the photo!

CTMH Florence Complements Layout

This layout began with a sketch that I had seen on Pinterest.  I had been looking for a layout that would let me really feature some CTMH Florence Complements that I had.  I dug out some very old Florentine paper that I had in my stash, added some current Peacock cardstock and Rose Gold Foil Tape , and my layout was underway.  It wasn't until I added the Florence Complements in cute little clusters, that my layout came to life.  And the best part is that the Complements are now on clearance, and they are only $1.75 for a huge set!!!  Hop on over and get them while they last.