Monday, June 17, 2019

CTMH Into the Wild

Hi, I'm back again this time with some layouts.  CTMH has a cute new line called 'Into the Wild'.  The colors are perfect for all things outdoors.

Here's a look at the LOs.

For the first LO, I cut out a large 7.5 inch star in Sapphire CS and then various circles.  Using Fern, I cut out some star borders.

For the second LO, I used a Pewter Gray LO base and the layered the various patterned paper. I used a die cut for the two circles and cut out the Explore banner from the 'Cut Out' sheet.
For the last LO, I used the CTMH Cricut Going Places Cartridge.  I cut out the scenic view title and the compass in Sapphire blue and White.

These kits will be ready to ship on on June 25.  If you'd like to order a kit, please see the kit tab on blog.  On July 13th, I will be teaching this LO class in Braintree.

Thanks for stopping by,
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

CTMH Birthday Cards

Hello and happy June!

My fellow crafters asked for some birthday cards.  I used both the CTMH 'Sweet Girl' and 'Craft On' paper packs.

For the first card, I used the 'For My Bestie' stamp of the month (sotm).  This was actually May's sotm, but I saved it for now.  If you missed out on this stamp, I have a few more in my stash.

The next stamp is from the current catalog-- its called 'My Cup of Tea'.  Its a stamp and thin cut set.  I paper pieced the tea cup to add a floral pattern.

For the 3rd card, I used the Thin Cut 'Stitched Flowers' and the Hb-day sentiment from 'Party Balloon' Thin Cut and Stamp set.

Let's shake it up with this 4th card! I just love shaker cards.  CTMH came out with a stamp set called 'One Year Older' to go with the stitched shaker circle.  I stamped a present inside of the shaker.  You can also stamp the age.

The last card I used the 'Party Balloon' stamp and thin cut set.  I paired it up with a Raspberry banner.

I'll be teaching this card class on Saturday, 6/22 in Norwell.  If you can't make it and would love a pre-cut kit, please let me know.

Thanks, Maureen
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Sunday, May 26, 2019

CTMH-- Something Fierce


I am almost caught up posting my work. 

Here's another layout of my daughter Abby.  While at camp, her friends buried her in the sand.  When I saw this picture, I immediately thought of CTMH's Something Fierce line.  The line is vibrant and is all things fun!

Something Fierce is no longer available. If you missed ordering this line and want it, then please contact me.  I have several packs for sale.

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Saturday, May 25, 2019

CB-- Deep Blue Sea Layout


If you haven't noticed, I have a thing for Carta Bella:)  The paper quality is awesome and the designs are classic.

Carta Bella's Deep Blue Sea line just came out in May and I scooped one up!  I used the paper line to document a trip to Camden, Maine.  While visiting, my husband and I took a boat tour of Camden harbor.  Being a lighthouse fan, I took some pics of Curtis Island and Indian Island lighthouses.

Here's a closer look at one of the pages:

Well that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Friday, May 24, 2019

PhotoPlay-- Those Summer Days


I told you that I'd post more!

My youngest daughter spent the day at Nantasket Beach in Hull MA. It wasn't the sunniest of days, but Abby and her friend, Emma, had a blast.  Check out those back bends!

This paper line is very vibrant and screams all things summer.  I cut out the title using one of CTMH's cricut cartridges.

To showcase all of the patterned paper, I cut a bunch of 2 x 8 strips. Here's a closer look at one of the pages:

Summer will be here shortly and I can't wait!
Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

PhotoPlay-- Fetch Layouts

Hi, I'm just catching up and posting some of my work.  I'm going to try to post more frequently.

I had a bunch of pictures of our dog, Rosie.  I can't believe that Rosie will be 10 this November!  Time flies.

My oldest daughter, Shaelin, is like the PUP-ratzi.  She is constantly snapping pictures of Rosie.  Here's a LO which captures some of these shots.  I got the sketch idea from Pinterest and carried it through to the second page.

I still had loads of paper left and did one more page.  Here, Shaelin captured Rosie sleeping.  What a cutie!  I used CTMH's Artistry for the dog-print overlay.  I purchased the title from Petticoat Parlor.

Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Monday, May 20, 2019

Carta Bella-- Baseball Layout

Hello, I'm back again with another Carta Bella LO.  This time I used the 'Baseball' line which came out in February.  Once I saw this line, I just knew that I had to have it!

The line comes with a bunch of colors, but I choose colors that matched the Red Sox.  I also cut out a some logos and some baseballs.

Here is a closer look at the first page:
See the felt Team banner-- that is from Bella Blvd.  I love to mix up layers and materials.

Here's the other side:

Thanks for stopping by and go Sox's!
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Carta Bella-- Pack Your Bags


This summer, my daughter and I traveled to China for an adoption heritage trip.  We met ~15 other girls that were Abby's Age.

I couldn't resist using Carta Bella's Pack Your Bag Collection kit.  The first layout is memories from the LONG flight home.  Seven hours into the trip and 2 movies later, I realized that we were only 1/2 way home!  As the pictures show, I am very tired:(

Here is a close up of the LO.  Using twine, I drew the route from Singapore to Boston.

I also used this paper line to document Abby's Scooter ride!  Abby hitched a ride in Hunan.  Scooters were everywhere! 

The trip to China was a trip of a lifetime.  I'll have lots more to share:)
Thanks for stopping by,
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Sunday, March 31, 2019

CTMH--- Feels Like Home 8 page LO

Hello and happy Sunday!

For some reason I am so looking forward to Spring this year.  It's strange because overall Boston did not have a bad winter.  We only had a couple of storms which is not the norm for us.

Moving onto Spring... I created an 8 page scrapbook kit using CTMH's Feels Like Home.  This line has beautiful greens, sugarplums, sapphire blue, grey and black and white colors, complete with shiplap!

Here is a closer look at the pages.  To add a little pop of color, I cut out some images in Sapphire blue.

For the third LO, I was inspired by Jana Eubank.  To create these squares, I cut out a bunch of 3 inch circles and then scored them using the Cricut. 

For the last LO, I cut out a Fern heart and embellished it with the CTMH compliments.

I hope to have lots of Spring memories to fill these pages!

If you would like to order a pre-cut kit or order a consultant guide, please see the Kits tab.  The kits/guides will be available on April 6th.

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Sunday, March 3, 2019

CTMH: So Much Happy-- 6 page Scrapbook LO

Hello and happy March!

It's been snowing like crazy in the Boston area, but spring is close-- I can feel it:)

My oldest has been studying in Europe this semester.  Using CTMH's So Much Happy line, I created some fun, travel LOs.  So far, my daughter has been to Italy, France and Germany.  Next week, she is going to Spain.  Oh what a life!

Here's the 6 layouts.

The first LO was taken from the Workshop Your Way (WYW).  Because I love all of the paper's colors, I had to have these little strips!  I changed the LO up a bit and added Journey as a title from the CTMH 'You Are Here' Cricut collection.

For the second LO, I cut out a square shape using CTMH's Art Philosophy cartridge.  This cartridge is an oldie but goodie!  And I love the Rainbow &.  Title and sun cut using CTMH's 'You Are Here' cartridge.

For the Last LO, I chose 'Best Trip Ever' as a title.  I also die cut a tag and little heart using CTMH X Thin Cuts

I will be teaching this scrapbook class in April.  Pre-cut kits will begin shipping next weeks.  Cutting Guides and e-files are also available.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Go Spring!
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