Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CHMH Spingtime Compliments + Whimsy

Hi, just getting caught up on posting!

I was lucky to visit Germany 1.5 years ago.  While in Germany, we took a day trip to Salzberg Austria.  After a quick walk from the train station, we entered a lovely garden.  Salzberg is a special place for a number of reasons-- one being it is the home to the Sound of Music!

Without further adu, here a few of 'my favorite' pictures from that beautiful garden.

I wanted to spice up this LO, but use soft colors.  CTMH's Whimsy paper line worked well here.  It coordinates beautifully with the Springtime Compliments.  I cut out 2 flowers using Flower Market.

To make the LO as wow as the pics, subtlety, I cut out lots of diamond shapes.  I then taped them down in a quilt-like fashion.  I just love how it came out!

 Here is the second page.  I continued on with the diamond shapes, but just put them in the corner. 

By using twine, I mirrored the path of these 2 cute butterflies.

Above is a photo of the 2-page LO.  I'm happy that the LO came out so well!

The Springtime Compliments are only available through April 30th. The Whimsy papers will retire at the end of July. Be sure to stock up now!

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CTMH Some Kinda Wonderful

Hi, we have a snow day here in the Boston area:)  We were in shorts a few weeks back and now we are back to shoveling!  Oh my.

Ever print pictures off your kid's phones or your own and be luck-- okay, that's nice.  The pictures consist of selfies and odd poses.  This is the new kind of life for our young ones and do I have the paper that will help document those memories!  The paper is called Some Kinda Wonderful.  And, as the paper implies, it takes those odd poses and wonderful smiles and makes it all work.

Okay, take a look at this picture.  It's of my oldest daughter sticking out her blue tongue!  (How lovely!)  By making a geometrical type LO and stamping some circles and ink blots, it all ties in with the Some Kinda Wonderful paper, stickers, and glitter shapes.


Here is a close up.  I stamped the ink spot in Whisper and the circle in Black.





















Below is another LO using the same paper line.  Here I mainly used the paper and stickers.  I love the rich colors!
 I should have put a ? after the Best Friends.  Check out the poses!  They must have been joking around.  I'll have to ask my daughter!
I inked the stickers in Whisper ink and popped up the camera.  This just adds a little something:)













Well, thanks for stopping by.  If you like these products, then contact me or visit my store.  The paper line will only be available until April 30th.

Maureen
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

CTMH March SOTM-- Tea-rrific

Hello,

If you follow my blog by email, then I apologize for the blank SOTM blog post you received this month.  I was supposed to participate in the monthly blog hop, but had a conflict last minute.  So sorry!

I'm now ready to showcase the SOTM. 

Being 100% Irish, we grew up drinking lot's of tea!  Even as a child, we drank tea.  I have to admit that I got a little burnt out of tea, but my parents never did.  They would drink 8-10 cups per day! 

As you can imagine, the Tea-rrific SOTM set with 11 images is very special to me.  Here's one cards that I plan on giving my mom.


Here is a picture of the stamp set:


Spend $50 on CTMH products in March and you can earn this stamp for only $5.00.  Please contact me to learn how.

Thanks for stopping by,
Maureen
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

CTMH Fundamental Blog Hop

Hello,  welcome to the CTMH Fundamental Blog Hop!  If you came here from Haley's Blog, then you are on the right track.  The hop is one large circle and should you get lost along the way, please click HERE.

For my project, I decided to use the new 'My Boy' Compliments (z3306) and both the Enchantment Fundamental (z3254), Rustic Fundamental (z3262) and Up-Town (z3263) paper lines.  The My Boy compliments came out in the Seasonal 1 catalog and go perfectly with the Fundamental lines.  Although these compliments are meant for boys, they worked well in the 2 LOs for my daughter!

Also, I love how the Fundamental line and the Compliments help me scrapbook day to day and non-holiday events.  Here, they helped capture two very different events.

The first LO is of my daughter going to a NE Patriot's game.  She is wearing her beloved "Free Tom (Brady)" tee-shirt:)  She actually had a second shirt that said "Free Brady, Again", which was designed to highlight Brady's on-going struggles with Roger Goodell.  Well, after winning the Super bowl a few weeks ago, I hope the whole deflate-gate/Goodell struggles is behind us!




I absolutely love the 'word search' sheets of the Enchantment line.  It always seems that you can find the words to match your pictures!  I actually found the words "Tom" and "Believe"!













 
 The second LO is my daughter Shae and her friends at the beach at night.  The picture is perfect and hence the title is perfect!  For this LO, I used a page from Rustic (wood-grain) and the B/W sheet from Up-Town Fundamentals, paired with Ruby cardstock.  It all just works, like Gr-animals-- remember those!?


























Next up is Tracey Pierce.  Please be sure to visit Tracey's wonderful Blog.

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen:)

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

CTMH Dreamin 2-page LO

Hi, I haven't commented on the weather in a while.  Up here in the northeast, its been a mild winter with very little snow.  Last Thursday we did get our first 'real' snowfall of the season-- up to 18 inches in some parts.  Then we had snow last night, 2-3 inches. We expecting another storm on Monday and then another on Wednesday!!!  Looks like we are making up for lost time:)

Okay onto better things... here is another LO using the Dreamin paper line.  A few days ago, I showcased the line documenting my daughter's trip up to Acardia National Park in Maine.

This paper can be used to showcase trips, camping, adventures or even back-yard fun! 

 I used the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge and cut out a focal shape to place my picture and title on. 

I love the orange and red tones.


For the second page, I carried over the design and used 3 of the Project Life cards that come with the paper pack.  The cards can be used for journalling and for sub-titles, such as my Dream Big.

















Below is the 2 page LO together. I also added a Memory Protector to add even more pictures and journaling spots.  See last picture. 

 I hope you liked this paper pack as much as I did!  This line will only be available through April 30th.  So, be sure to get yours today.

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CTMH Dreamin 2-page LO

Hello, I know, I'm on a roll!

Here' a LO using CTMH's new line Dreamin'.  When some of my friends saw this line, they thought young boys.  While it does work for boys, below I'll show how it works to document any type of adventure!

This past summer, my daughter spent one full week in Maine's Acadia National Park.    Here is a LO to document that experience.


Here is the entire 2-page LO.

To fill in some of the blank spaces, I used CTMH's "Ink Blot" (D1660) stamp. Here, I stamped it in Daisy White.

Here's a look at the stamp.  This is a must have for scrapbookers! (I know you could spritz the ink on yourself, but this is a quick, clean way to get that look.)
 

The Dreamin paper line is available until April 30th or until it sells out.

Come on, scrap those adventures and/or create new ones!

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hello Lovely Cards-- Part II

Hi, I'm back again to share 2 more cards using the CTMH "Hello Lovely" paper line.

The first card uses the "True Love" (D1711) stamp set.

This stamp is this years' Close To My Heart Operation Smile stamp set.  A total of $7 from each purchase of this stamp goes directly to Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repaid cleft lips and palates in children.





































Here's a closer look at the stamp set.  It can be used for all occasions: birthdays, valentines, and get well. This stamp will be available through June 30, 2017.  Be sure to get yours!
 























For the last card, I used the "Heartfelt Thoughts" (C1661).  Page X of the Annual Catalog provided the inspiration.  I just love how this paper works with all occasions.



 Lastly, here's a look at all 5 cards using the Hello Lovely paper line.
Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
 
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Hello Lovely Cards

Hi, I'm home today sick:(  Looks like I had the flu.  I'm starting to feel a bit better so I thought I'd post some cards I made back in January for our overnight crop. 

The cards were made using CTMH's new "Hello Lovely" paper line.  The colors are soft and a hint of  Spring in them.

For the first card, I used the "Hello Lovely-Cardmaking" stamp set.  This set comes with matching dies.

I just love how this card came out-- so elegant.  To color the flower, I used Copics markers.  Afterwards, I used the gold CTMH shimmer brush and added some CTMH Gold Glitter Gems.


The images outlined in blue can be cut out using the coordinated steel die cut.  Cost of stamp and die:  $28.95.

















For the second card, I used the "Wreath" Stamp and Die Cut.  For the sentiment, I choose one from the CTMH Flower Market stamp sets.





A Wreath Stamp set (A1193).  Cost $6.95.  Coordinating Steel Die (CC1157) $10.95.















The last card that I will share with you today is the SOTM from January 2017. If you missed out on getting this stamp set, have no fear because I have extras-- just contact me.


I made this card for my husband. Good thing he is terrible keeping up with me blog:)

Tomorrow I'll be back to show you two more cards using the "Hello Lovely" paper line.

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Carta Bella Christmas Delivery-- Interactive Book

Hello,

Back again with another peek into a class that we're offering at our Winter Wonderland crop in January.

I'm here to share our talented crafty friend's work, Robyn Serino!  Last year, Robyn created a stunning inactive book featuring CTMH's White Pines.  This year she is back with another inactive book using Carta Bella's Christmas Delivery.  And, boy did Robyn nail it again!  This 6X6 book contains 10 gorgeous pages full of tags, photo mats, cards and embellishments that you can pull out and tuck away!

Below are photos of the cover and 10 pages.



























The next set of photos contain a sample of the interactive photo mats, tags, and lists, etc.

 4X4 Flip Flap
Embossed paper.
Acrylic snowflake.


 Pocket for lists and pics.
 Photo mat.
More photo mats. 

















Cost of this class is $33.00. The class will be held on Saturday, 1/14/17, in Hyannis. If you can't make it and would like to order a kit, then select this option under the Kits tab above.

Class size limited to 11.  Robyn's class sold out last year, so sign-up today!

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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