Saturday, August 6, 2016

CTMH New Product Blog Hop

Hi, welcome to the new product blog hop!  If you've come here from Terrie's Blog, then you are on the right track.  The hop is one big circle.  Should you get lost along the way, please click HERE.

For my first project, I worked with the "Whimsy" Fundamental Line.  Whimsy's light colors are perfect for scrapbooking summer and tropical vacation getaways.

I paired the paper with the "Baby Girl Compliments" and awesome coordinating ribbon.  You'll see that the Baby Girl compliments work well with my pictures of my then 12 year old daughter in Martha's Vineyard-- she's certainly no baby!  The compliments work for many occasions, so don't be fooled by the name.

Next up is Alyson.  Please visit her blog:  Alyson's Blog and all of the other CTMH consultants.
Thanks, Maureen

CTMH Products:
Whimsy Ribbon (z3287)
Memory Protectors 4 (z3245)

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Tabbed Journal Cards Z3278

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Whimsy Z3255
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Baby Girl Z3272
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Friday, August 5, 2016

CTMH Florence LOs


I had to today off, so I figured I'd get back to blogging!

Here is the second LO that I did for my trip to Heidelberg Germany.  I was inspired by a LO that a former consultant, Dana Kessler, created.  Dana is a CTMH rock star-- her work is unbelievable. Julie Carriere and myself stalked,  I mean met Dana at the CTMH convention this past June in Orlando!  Of all the questions we asked Dana, we didn't ask-- where does your inspiration come from?  Dana if you are reading- where does your inspiration come from?

Here is the LO inspired by one of Dana's project.  I just love the shield.

These pictures were taken in Heidelberg Square, the Old square.  Last August, Europe was experiencing a heat wave.  Stan and I had a drink to cool down.
Close-up of second page.  Used the sentiment from a now retired travel stamp-- Oh the places you'll go!

Above is the LO I featured earlier in the week. The Florence line is only available through August 31st. Please let me know if you'd like to order a set.

Thanks, Maureen

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Monday, August 1, 2016

CTMH August SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the August SOTM blog hop.  If you've come here from Terrie's Blog, then you are on the right track.  The hop is one giant circle, should you get lost along the way please click here X.

The August stamp, Purr-fect, is super cute!  You'll have fun decorating the cat-- whether it be for Halloween, a birthday or some other special event.  With my daughter taking off to college soon, I thought this would make a cute Halloween card:)

Yesterday I was in the mood to fuzzy cut.  So, I took out some cardstock, stamped and cut away! 

I used the new Fundamental X line, which is great for Fall.

The star was cut out using the new CTMH star cut die set. 

If you would like to order the SOTM (or earn it for free) and do not have a consultant, then please visit my Store.

I hope you like this little card.  Please be sure to visit all of the consultant's blogs.  Next up is talented Darly's-- here is the link:  Darly's Blog.  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

CTMH Florence Layout


I hope you are enjoying the summer.  I can't believe it's August tomorrow.  At my grocery store they have started to advertise Halloween candy!!!  I can take the "Back To School" commercials, but Halloween??

Anyway, if you haven't taken a look at CTMH's Florence line, then here is your chance.  The eclectic line debuted in the Seasonal Expressions catalog, which will be retiring on August 31st. 

The colors in Florence are beautiful-- oranges, yellows and blues.  I chose to use this line to showcase my trip to Heidelberg Germany.  We travelled up to the old fort in Heidelberg and looked down upon the city, full of orange brick roof tops.  The scenery was absolutely stunning.


 Here is a closer look at the first page. 

I inked the edges with desert sand.

To fill up the blank space, I stamped a geometrical shape in the corner and then stamped a travel sentiment.

The second page captures more beautiful images of Heidelberg's roof tops and river.

What a wonderful trip!

If you love this paper line, please remember it's only available through 8/31/16.  Please contact me if you'd like to order yours today.

Thanks, Maureen


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Card Class-- 6/18/16


I'm co-hosting a 12-hour crop this Saturday.  Below are some cute cards that I'll be teaching a class on.  If you live in there area or would like to order a pre-stamped kit, please go to Kit tab on top of blog.  We'll be making 5 cards for only $15. 

I just love the Tickled Pink stamp set with the Flamingos.  My friends laugh when I call flamingos "Pelicans", but hey I know what I mean!. This stamp set comes with coordinating dies for only $13.95. 

The pineapple stamp set called "One in a Melon" does not come with dies, but can be cut using the Artistry Cricut cartridge. 

Both CTMH's Cricut cartridges and dies make stamping and scrapbooking so much fun and easy!

Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: Tickled Pink (C1651); One in a Melon (C1650);
Paper: Calypso Paper (X7210B)
Embellishments: Calypso Washi (Z3219); Calypso Sequins (Z3215)
Other:  Black and White Shimmer Tape
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CTMH June SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH June SOTM Blog Hop.  If you came here from Tracey's Blog, then you are on the right track.  The hop is one big circle.  If you get lost along the way, please click here.

The June SOTM is called "The Long Way Home".  It contains 15 stamps and is super cute!  One of the shapes is just like a Volks-Wagon van, which my daughters and I simply adore.  In fact, my daughters love VW vans so much that I don't even have to say "smile"! 

To me these vans symbolize peace, freedom and fun.  With my daughter going to the University of Vermont this Fall, we'll be visiting the Ben & Jerry's flagship store complete with a huge VW bus!  I will surely use this stamp set!

Anyway onto the art...

Here is a LO of my daughters (voluntarily) posing at a painted VW mural in Miami.  Check out their smiles-- so worth it!

To give the LO more dimension, I stamped a background image on the left-hand corner in Desert Sand.  Next, I stamped one the stamp set's sentiments on top and then put some festive, colored sequins.

To capture the entire event, I created a second page. I told you I liked VW's-- so there's a pic of me:)

Next up is Nancy.  Please be sure to visit Nancy's Blog to see her wonderful work, along with all the CTMH consultants blogs!

Thank you, Maureen

Calypso Paper Pack, Stickers, Washi, and Sequins.
Inks:  Desert Sand, Black, Pear, Lagoon, and Pixie
Stamps:  June SOTM and Tickled Pink (Flamingo)
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

CTMH-- La Vie En Rose WOTG


With my daughter's Senior Prom this week, I thought it would be a good idea to post her Junior Prom LOs!  I used the La Vie En Rose WOTG and modified it slightly for my pictures.

This paper line has one floral page that often scares people away.  But, check out this line when you use every page except the floral page-- it has a classical flair.

The classical colors, lines and shapes can be used to capture any formal event-- whether it be a prom, anniversary or wedding.  And, add in your own colors to match your theme.  It all works!

That's it for today.
Thanks for stopping by, Maureen:)


La Vie En Rose WOTG (G1100).  Only available through 7/31/16!!!
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

CTMH Regatta-- Paper and Embellishments still available


Here is another LO I did using CTMH's Regatta paper line.   I just love the CTMH inspiration books.  I had this wonderful picture of Abby at the Coronado Hotel in San Diego.  The sample LO worked perfectly!

It's important to remember that the seasonal inspirational books are only available for 4 months.  Once those 4 months are up, then a majority of the items are no longer available:(

Luckily, I still have another 2 paper packs/compliments and 1 Regatta kit left for sale! 

So, if you need one, please email me at  I already sold 3 sets last week.

That's it for today.
Have a good Monday.
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

CTMH-- May SOTM Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the May SOTM Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Lela's Blog, then you are on the right track.  The hop is one big circle.  Should you get lost along the way, please click HERE.

The May SOTM consists of 17 stamps. It's a darling stamp that can be used for both layouts and cards.  With my daughter going to college in the Fall, I find myself scrapbooking her lately.  I chose to use this stamp to help document her 16th b-day bash.

We went all out for her 16th b-day-- balloons, candy station, floral bouquets, and a 'Cake Boss' inspired cake.  My daughter Shaelin just loved the Cake Boss.  We all spent many hours watching Buddy create beautiful cakes amid all the drama!  Buddy does not live in Boston, so we went to a local bakery, Montillo's.  Although local, Montillo's is well known.  They made JFK cake's wedding cake.

Below is the cake that Shaelin designed.  It tasted yummy!  Shaelin is now 18, but I will never forget that cake and the smile on her face:)

To help create a festive layout, I used CTMH's new paper line called Calypso.  Calypso is  full of fun!

Next up is Helen.  Please be sure to visit Helen's Blog and all the consultants' blogs.

Thanks, Maureen

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Monday, April 25, 2016

CTMH-- Regatta WYW

Hello, sorry I haven't been able to keep up with my blog:(  The funny part is that I have been able to get some crafting done.  I just don't have the time to take pictures of my work and blog it!  But, I hope to change this!

Here are some LOs that I did using CTMH's Regatta Workshop Your Way (WYW).  The WYW come complete with cutting instructions to do three 2-page layouts, project life, and cards. 

I decided to give the WYW a try.  And, I'm happy to report the new program is awesome.  Yes, there are some downfalls-- mainly no stamp included-- but the LO designs are simple and easy.

Here is the first LO.  I followed the instructions exactly and just added some pennants.

This LO is special to me.  My youngest and I travelled to San Diego and visited the stunning Coronado Hotel. 

For the second LO, I had some pics of my oldest daughter's fun filled boat excursion.
The Regatta paper is just perfect for capturing the summer moments, especially if you live in the New England area! The bad news is this paper line is only available through the end of April.  If you'd like to order this workshop or paper line, please let me know.  And, if it's beyond April 30th, I most likely will still have a few:)
Thanks, Maureen
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