Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Spooktacular Scrapbooking

Spooktacular Scrapbooking

Here comes cute!
From now through October 31, you can get the exclusive Spooktacular 
paper packet and coordinating cardstock, as well as the exclusive 
Frightful Friends stamp set and its coordinating Thin Cuts! 

Save 20% off the retail value when you purchase these products as part of the 
Spooktacular Workshop Kit. This kit includes materials that you can use to 
create a whole set of Spooktacular artwork, including two 2-page layouts, 
two single-page layouts, and 6 treat tags!

Kit contents:
1 – Frightful Friends Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC10191)
1 – Spooktacular Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC10194)
11 – cardstock sheets (2 Black, 2 Lemonade, 2 Pebble, 5 White Daisy)
1 – Black & White Dots (Z3314)
photo placeholders
Additional supplies needed:
Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z4189)
Brown Grey TriBlend™ Marker (Z2475)
Citrus TriBlend™ Marker (Z2482)
Orange TriBlend™ Marker (Z2480)
There is also an instruction guide you can download.  

You can also buy parts of the kit "ala carte" - just pick the ones you want. 
Click here to see your choices and see the instruction guide.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Craft On Scrapbook Layouts

Close To My Heart - Craft On 

scrapbook layouts

I did not do a regular workshop using this paper pack (now retired), however, I did created a few layouts that I thought I would share.

Sweet Girl Scrapbooking workshop

Multi-page Scrapbooking Workshop

featuring Sweet Girl paper pack

This is a recently retired paper pack, however, if you have the supplies, here are some layouts you may be interested in.

For my club members who live in the area, 
we will be meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 to 9:30.
 I will also be having an Open Crop on Friday, September 20, 
10:30am - 11:00pm for you to continue work on these layouts if you choose.

Here are the layouts I have created using the papers from the Sweet Girl paper pack.  My cutting guide will not include all of the layouts, but I will have the dimensions available for any of the layouts you will care to do at the workshop if you decide to others that are not included in the cutting guide.  

I do have 2 extra paper packs available if you are interested, however, I do not have extra complements.  You would have to substitute other embellishments.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

CTMH New Product Blog Hop

Thanks for visiting our blog hop!   You'll get a chance to see many of the new products for the September/October new idea book.  A blog hop is just one big loop of crafty, fun ideas for paper crafting as you visit each of the connected blogs.  If you are coming from Krista's blog, you are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post, (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

Today I am showing scrapbook pages featuring the Every Little Thing Paper Packet + Sticker sheet (now you can order the packs with or without stickers), Every Little Thing Coordinating CardstockEvery Little Thing Vellum Die-cuts, and Every Little Thing Picture My Life Cards.  In future reference to this suite of products I will refer to them as ELT rather than repeating Every Little Thing. To get a closer look at any of the new products, click on the name of the highlighted item to see it on my website.

New colors featured in the ELT suite are Wisteria, Evergreen, Julep (color of the year), and Lemonade.  A few old favorites include Sapphire, Mint and standards - White Daisy and Black.

 You will notice a little yellow added to the floral print paper.  I added that using a water brush with the Lemonade ink.

In addition to the floral sticker on the left layout, I used ELT vellum die-cuts. To mimic the look of the sticker, I colored them in using one of our gray Watercolor pencils.

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the new products featured on 
Brandi's  blog.  

Be sure to visit the other 20 plus consultants who have joined in on this
 blog hop for lots of inspiration and to see the new products in action.
If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the 

P.S.  You can see both of or our new catalogs - The Core Products Catalog (Sept. 2019 - August 2020) and the September/October mini catalog here.  You will get your own free copy of the catalog with your next order from your CTMH consultant.


Sunday, September 1, 2019

September SOTM Blog hop - Random Acts of Cardness


Glad you could join us today!  A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas. So if you're joining me here, grab your beverage of choice, and sit back ready to be inspired by creative ideas for using this new Close To My Heart stamp of the month.

If you are coming from Krista's blog, you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Danielle's blog at the end of my post.  Each blog you visit will feature a link to continue following the hop. If you get disconnected somewhere along the way, you can find a complete list of blog hop participants here.

This month's stamp set, Random Acts of Cardness features 17 stamps that are especially great for card making, although I also see 3 captions I plan to use on scrapbooking layouts. I always love the blog hops to see the many wonderful ideas other consultants come up with.

This stamp set is available only through the month of September.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to add this to your stamp collection.  You can purchase this set for $18.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 (US) through your Close To My Heart consultant or find it here.

For this month's project I made 3 cards.

Here's a closer look.  

For the first card, I started out with using a thin cut I hadn't had a chance to use yet -- the Multi Circle Window with new papers and colors from the core idea book released today. All the little openings called out for smiles to go with the caption I chose to use.

The little smiling faces came from the Paper Pal base stamp set.  The little furry faces are from the Paper Pal Pet set and were colored with Watercolor Pencils and blended with a watercolor brush.  Shiny eyes and embellishments are the new Julep (color of the year) Glitter Gems.

With all the leftovers from die cutting for the first card, I played around to find another design to use up the frame and some of the circles.  So this is what came next.

There were still some circles left, as well as the stitched inner rectangle left over from the second card;  so play continued until this card came together.

I have to say, I had some fun playing and creating with the scraps of one card to go on to the next.  I think my favorite is the second card.  Which one is your favorite?

CTMH SUPPLIES USED  click on links below to get a closer look at these products
Paper Pack: Mix-ins
Embellishments: Julep Glitter Gems
Thin Cuts: Multi Circle Window, Stitched Rectangle Frames (Z4260)

Thanks for stopping by today.  

Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas using this stamp set on 

Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in on this
 blog hop for lots of inspiration.

If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.

#ctmhsotmseptemberbloghop, #ctmhrandomactsofcardness