Friday, October 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Cards-- CTMH


October is flying by and November will be soon upon us!  With this in mind, I'm here to show you some Thanksgiving Day cards.  I'll be teaching a card class tomorrow in Norwell MA.  If you'd like to have a set mailed to you, then please let me know.

 I've blogged about 2 of the cards already.  Here are 2 of the other cards. 

The first one is a wreath that was cut out using CTMH's Flower Market Cricut cartridge.  The stamped image is on page 24 of the Seasonal Expression's catalog.  The stamp only costs $2.95-- such a bargain!
The second card was inspired by a fellow consultant.  I just love these woodland animals and the stamp is appropriately called "Woodland Critters".  They make such a perfect card for a younger child.

I hope these cards get you in the Fall mood.  It's time for me to start my Christmas creations:)
Thanks for stopping by:)

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Friday, October 14, 2016

CTMH Rustic Fundamental LOs

Hello, tomorrow I have the pleasure of teaching a scrapbooking class in Boston.  I met my friend Tamika at work.  I'll never forget the day I entered her office and noticed a card on her desk.  The card was hand-made and the paper line was Basic Grey, one of my favorites. 

I said is that paper from Basic Grey?   And Tamika replied yes.  The rest was history... we started talking from card-making to scrapbooking to paper lines to machines to LOs to blogs to design teams and so on. 

When you have a passion for crafting you just love when you meet others who share this passion.  And you want to share this passion with new people too.

For the class, I chose to use the Rustic Fundamental paper line.  I added in the new Sea-glass line to give it a soft punch of color.  Eight crafters will be joining us tomorrow with varying degrees of skill.  Thus I kept the first LO on the simple side. 

 I added a hidden journaling card and 1 4X6 Flip/Flap (above the word LOVE).

Popping up the words OUR HOME and inking all edges highlights the elements.
To add space for more pictures, I created a film strip.  This strip can hold 3 3X3 pics.

For the second LO, I cut out some shapes using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, one of which I dry embossed. 

I also used CTMH's new 4X6 vertical Memory Protectors for pocket scrapbooking.  The Memory Protectors not only let you add more pictures, but also let you add more space for creativity/design.

Here is the second side of the Memory Protector.  I added a Journaling tab and stamped a camera since my daughter was posing so much!

You may notice those gold accents with red coloring.  I used the CTMH Picture my Life Cards and inked them in Ruby and Cranberry to bring out the red in her outfit.

I still have extra paper left over from this kit and will quickly make up some Fall cards to teach as well.  I hope the crafters enjoy learning some new techniques tomorrow!

If you are interested in purchasing this kit, then please let me know.  I will be teaching this class at the November 5th crop in Norwell as well.

Thanks, Maureen


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CTMH Thankful For You Cards

Hello and happy October!  I'm getting ready for my card class on October 22nd and wanted to use our new stamp, with coordinating dies, called Thankful For You. 

What I love about this stamp is that it contains sentiments that can be used for Thanksgiving, Sympathy, and to say Thank You!  I ended up making 10 cards because I needed all 3 sentiments:)

Below, is the first card.  I was inspired by a design from a fellow CTMH consultant.  I cut the 2 inch envelope from the CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge.  The CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge is now discontinued, but luckily I still have 2 cartridges if you'd like to purchase one. 

 For the second card, I just changed out the sentiment.  I have a friend who just lost her best friend.  I hope this card brightens her day.
We all have so much to be thankful for and always need more thank you cards for our stash. 

Here are all 3 cards, with all 3 sentiments.  They are perfect for Fall and any time of year!  The colors are vibrant.

Thank you for stopping by.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Swan Lake LO #2


I'm back to share the second LO that I created using CTMH's Swan Lake paper line.  If you recall, I used the paper line to document a trip to VT with my daughters.  I used the paper line again to document a day-trip to Boston's Public Garden.  Boston's Public Garden is home to the famous Swan Boats!  Growing up in Boston, the Swan Boats were something we visited each spring.  I thought each city had its own fleet of these beautiful boats.  It wasn't until I was older that I realized swan boats were unique to Boston.

The first LO was inspired from the Holiday Expressions Catalog.  I just took the 1 page design and made it 2 pages.  Easy peasy!

Next, I used a vertical 4X6 memory protector and added more pictures.  I used some overlays to embellish the pics.

Here are some close ups of the pages:
For the title I used the "Marker" alphabet stamp set on page 73 of the Annual Expressions catalog.

For journaling, I backed Abby's pictures with Foam Tape and slipped in a Picture My Life (PML) Tabbed Journal Card.  These Journal Cards are great!  They can be found on page 34 of the catalog.

Here is the first LO I created from Swan Lake.

You can see I got a totally different feel. That is what makes CTMH so unique-- the papers not only coordinate, but they are multi-functional.

Thanks for stopping by. If you'd like to order some of these wonderful supplies, please visit my store or let me know.

Thanks, Maureen

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jeepers Creepers Two 2-page Halloween Layouts


Hello, it will soon be October and you know what that means.... Halloween!

I created these 2 Layouts last weekend and will be teaching them at our next crop on October 22nd in Norwell.  If you can't attend the crop or don't live in the area, then the pre-cut LO's can be shipped or delivered.  Please see the "Kits" tab at the top of this page.  The cost of this kit is only $22.

The $22 also includes one horizontal 4X6 Memory Protector.  CTMH released this new product in August and I just love them.  It's a great way to add even more pictures!


This Memory Protector can go between either of the pages above. I plan to put in additional 4X6 pictures.  The new CTMH paper lines include these 'Project Life' like cards that can be used in the protector sheets.  The sheets also have a 3X4 size.  Please see page 12 of the Annual Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Halloween Crop; October 22nd-- 10am to 10pm

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

CTMH Holiday Expression Blog Hop


Welcome to the CTMH Holiday Expression Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Brenda's Blog, then you are on the right track.  Should you get lost along away, please click HERE.

When CTMH unveiled the Holiday Expression book at the Convention, I lost it!  I loved all 4 paper lines.  I chose to work with "Swan Lake" first.  It definitely has a Fall look, but as you will see in my post tomorrow, it can be used for other occasions. 

After dropping off my oldest daughter off to college in Vermont, my youngest and I stumbled upon this beautiful farm.  The farm was covered in picture perfect sunflowers.  They also had tractor and an old red truck-- both of which made perfect pictures!

Here is page 1,  I cut out the title, wreath and sunflowers using the new CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  This is another must have cartridge:)

A closer look at page 2. 

I  hope you enjoyed this LO.  Please be sure to visit all of the consultants' blogs. Next up is Vicki. Here is a link to her blog: Vickie's Blog.

Thanks, Maureen

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