Sunday, October 20, 2019

CTMH Hawthorne LO

Hello, happy October!  Today I'm doing a corn maze with my sisters.  Before I head out, I want to share a fall LO using CTMH's Hawthorne paper line.

Love, love, love this paper line.  The colors can be used for all things fall and for masculine layouts as well. The paper worked well for documented a Homecoming dance that my daughter attended 2 years ago.  I copied the LO from the CTMH Fall catalog.  It was a one page LO and I flipped it to create the second page.

Here's a closer look at the LO:
My daughter injured her knee while skateboarding.  So, of course I had to highlight this:)

Here's a look at the second page:

Well, I hope this inspired you to get your fall scrap-booking done!  Hawthorne is only available through October 31st.  Don't miss out.

Thanks, Maureen

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Autumn Cards


I'm back again with another take on Fall cards.  I created 3 similar cards, but just switched up the paper to CTMH's Hawthorne line.

The Hawthorne line is very Fall like-- it can be used for school and all things fall.

Here is a closer look at the cards:

Thanks for stopping by and happy Fall Y'all!

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Every Little Thing Card Class

Hello, I know, I know-- it's been a while.  I just started a new job and it has taken some time to get used the commute and job.

We're hosting an overnight crop on October 3-6 in Mansfield MA.  I'll be teaching a card class on Saturday, Oct 5th.  Time TBD.

To create the cards, I used CTMH's new paper line called 'Every Little Thing'.  Like all of CTMH's paper lines, I am in LOVE!!  The new Wisteria and Julep colors are just lovely.

For the cards, I got a little help from the catalog as well as other consultants. 

The first card uses the September SOTM-- 'Random Acts of Cardness', along with a new embossing folder.  There are lots of sentiments for a variety of uses. 

The second card uses the new 'Sunflower and Sympathy' stamp and die set.  I love all things sunflowers, so this a must have stamp for me.
The 3rd card is a shaker card uses the 'Some Kind of Wonderful' stamp and die set.  Julie Carriere designed this card for the CTMH convention.  When I saw it, I just knew I had to make it.  
The 4th card using CTMH's 'Share the Seasons' stamp and dies.  The set comes with 2 die cuts and 2 stamp sets.  It is a bargain for $39.95.

The last card is my favorite.  A fellow consultant created this design.  The stamp and die set is called 'Perk Up'.

If you'd like to order any of these stamps, then please check out my store.  If you are interested in taking the class, then click on the 'Kits' tab.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Carta Bella-- Gone Camping


Every year my duaghter goes to camp, I end up scrapbooking her.  I guess its my way of dealing with missing her:)

Below is 4 pages using Carta Bella's 'Gone Camping' line.  I knew I just needed to have this line once it came out. I screams camping and all things outdoors!

For the first LO, I cut out a canoe on my cricut.  

For the second LO, I stamped some paint splatters and then I dripped some CTMH brown pait drops.  I wish I did this on the first LO.  For the second LO, I did copy this one.  I hate to copy, but I loved it.  Every time I tried to think of something else to do, I kept coming back to this. 

On this page, I cut the title using my cricut.  I'm getting good at welding words!

Since I still had pictures, but no energy to do another LO, I used CTMH's Pocket Plus Memory Protectors-- Design 1. 

Thanks for stopping by,
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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Photoplay-- Free Bird


I came across these nice pictures of my daughter with her GS camp friends.  She has known these girls for over 4 years.  This year, my daughter is too old for camp. So, she decided to be a counselor!  The good thing is, her friends will also be counselors.

I found this sketch in my CTMH 'Love of Color' book.  If you don't have this, then you must purchase it!  The book has lots of ideas.

I'm trying to use all of my supplies, so I broke out some Maya Road orange spray.  I sprayed the love chipboard and then dripped some on the white LO base.  I had random small rectangle on my desk, so I used this as well.

Here is a closer look:

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Bella Blvd-- Island Escape

Hello,  I have a week off between jobs. So, what's a girl to do??  Scrapbook!

Here's a LO I did using Bella Blvd's Island Escape.  The funny thing is these are pictures from NH-- which is not an Island Escape!  No worries, the paper still works:)

I found the sketch on Pinterest.  I love to use a bunch of different elements because flat is not me!  So, I used some CTMH twine & bling, along with Bella Blvd's washi tape, felt bow and chip board.

Here's a closer look at the page:

I hope this has inspired you to get your groove on and scrap!
Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

PhotoPlay-- Best Dad Ever


As many of you may know, my dad passed in February.  Although we had a lot of time to prepare, it was still very hard.  On one hand, I am grateful that he is no longer suffering.  But on the other hand, I'd like to see him just one more time:(

When I saw PhotoPlay's new line called Best Dad Ever, I knew I just had to have it!

The LO is very simple with one picture.  But that picture spoke volumes to me.  The picture was taken 1-2 years before my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.  Up to that point, my dad was very active-- always helping us girls paint our homes, etc.  When we moved into our Ash Street house, this was the last time my dad could help.  Climbing ladders were tough.

I am thankful for all the memories and know I'll see my dad again.

Thanks, Maureen

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Carta Bella-- Spring Market LO

Hello, just getting caught up on some posting!

Here's a LO I made using Carta Bella's Spring Market line.  I am just in love with these fun colors and black/white gingham!

Here is a closer look.  To fill in the white space, I broke out my CTMH paint set.  First, I splattered some yellow paint.  Then, I brushed out some strokes in yellow.

Thanks for stopping by,
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Color Play-- Play Ball LO


Summer time for me has always meant Fenway Park and the Soxs.

Here's a LO using Color Play's Play Ball paper line and ephemera pack.

The LO was inspired by a soccer LO I found on Pinterest.  To do it, I cut various sized strips of paper.
For the embellishments I used some Bella Blvd embellies-- felt pennant and baseball title.  The rest were from the Colorplay Play Ball ephemera pack.

Here's a closer look at the pages.
You may notice some paint splashes.  To do this I used CTMH's "Timeless Texture' Stamp.  I just inked it up in Toffee ink and presto!  No worrying about splattering.

For the second page, I used a flip flap.  There were just too many pictures.

Here's one last look.

Keep cool this summer and thanks for stopping by,
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Monday, July 29, 2019

Photo Play-- Those Summer Days


In honor of Shark Week, here is a layout using Photo Play's 'Those Summer Days' paper line.

In 2015, my daughter spent a week on Martha's Vineyard, where the movie Jaws was shot.  Its not fair that sharks get such a bad rap.  But, I hate to admit this-- I was scared when swimming recently on the cape:(  I realize that the chance of getting bitten by sharks is extremely low, but its scary nonetheless.

I cute out the Summer shape, borders, and tags using the Circut.

Here's a look at the second page.  Check out Michelle and Obama:)

Thanks for stopping by,
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